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  1. Best Bohemian Birthday Wishes to you, Ted!


    :happybday: :holiday: :happybday: :holiday:


    I'm not late - just Bohemian! ;)


    Actually, it's probably time for a new eyeglass rx, as I knew it was your birthday. I was on the forum last Sunday, but didn't see any posts, so I didn't think you were hanging around these parts any more. I know you're a very busy fellow!


    And I did drink a glass of Lucid to your health! :cheers:

    (I'm letting the rest of my NO age a year or so. We'll see if I can hold out that long!)

  2. Before absinthe I never cared one bit about glassware. I couldn't have told you a thing about it. Now I've got more of it than regular glasses. And that's all I look at when we go antiqueing. It used to be instruments, now its glassware. Tis a funny mistress this green fairie.


    Same thing happened to me. Except for me it was cat figurines among other things.


    Even though I live in a town known for its antique stores, I'm getting a lot of blank stares when I ask about absinthe glasses. One woman even asked me, "Do you mean reading glasses?"



  3. Actually, you should have seen the mess that could be had with early bottles of Jade where corks crumbled and remnents of wax had to be carefully cleand off the bottles opening.


    Yeah, my Jade NO was a real nightmare to uncork.


    But the drink itself is certainly worth the trouble. Good thing we absinthe drinkers have a little more patience than most other drinkers!



  4. To celebrate my rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, a uniquely American absinthe, Ridge Blanche.


    Great minds think alike. ;)


    I celebrated with a Ridge Verte, followed by a Ridge Blanche, followed by another Ridge Verte...


    Enjoyed the opportunity of sharing this great stuff with a few of the unintiated.

  5. Wow! We drove past this place several months ago on our way to a Steampunk exhibit at the Muzeo. It was not yet open at that time.


    I have no experience with root beer and absinthe. Might be fun to try it. Could be just the thing to take the edge off in this heat.


    Dying to go back to NW Montana...

  6. I have friends who are smokers that recently discovered e-cigarettes. They've gone digital, and all but given up analog. They have purchased many flavors, including absinthe, to refill their e-cigarette cartridges.


    I have never smoked a cigarette, nor had the desire to try one, but I couldn't resist giving the absinthe flavored e-cigarette a try. Rather enjoyable, but not really a substitute for the real thing. I still prefer to drink my absinthe! :cheers:


    Second-hand vapor is certainly preferable to second-hand smoke! ;)

  7. Trying to get a handle on typing with my iPad. Still easier than removing my first jade cork so many years ago.


    Ha Ha! ain't that the truth!


    I feel so much better knowing that I'm not the only one! :)


    Talk about anticipation! :dribble: Hey, they could use that in a commercial. Oh, wait. I guess it's already been done by some catsup company.


    I have not yet purchased my 2nd Jade, but do any of you battle-hardened veterans (or is that bottle-hardened?! ;) ) have any tips for me when the time comes?

  8. There is some reason to believe that excessive absinthe-drinking leads to effects which are specifically worse than those associated with over-indulgence in other forms of alcohol.[/i]
    That's a true statement. It keeps your wallet flat.


    I'll second that. By that standard I should definitely be a member of AA (Absinthists Anonymous, of course). When I think of the shoes I could have spent that money on... and in three months, I'd still have the shoes.


    But shoes just don't taste nearly as good.






    But long after those shoes have worn out, you would probably still have the friendship of numerous fellow absintheurs. :cheers:


    I have a couple of cats who seem to prefer the smell - and perhaps even the taste - of shoes to absinthe, especially if the shoes have been recently worn! :dead:

  9. (Look it up. You'll be surprised, or maybe not, at how many Christian traditions were taken from the pagans.)

    Or not suprised at all.


    Not surprised, and not arguing; however the Jewish roots of Christian traditions should also be mentioned. Kind of trippy to contemplate the various threads woven into the rich tapestry of human culture.


    I'll leave it at that, as this is not the place for opening that can of worms.


    On the other hand, if it's a bottle of wormwood that you want to open, then by all means! :cheers: