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  1. Auguru

    Kübler UPDATE!

    I usually verify the night before (actually early morning, same day) online that the package is at the center. I then call between 6 and 7 AM to request they hold the package (or pull it off the truck). I've called as late as 8 AM successfully, but think your chances are better earlier. The main thing is to have the tracking number at hand to relay to the folks at the distribution center. I've had at least half a dozen pick ups succeed in the last year (all that I've tried to have held anyway). Much preferred over missing the drop-off and the agony of waiting another day... Certain monkeys in my area are open late, so I can just plan to pick the package up after the trucks get back to the corral, but I prefer having the package held so it doesn't bounce around in the truck all day.
  2. Auguru

    Kübler UPDATE!

    Another option is to contact the local distribution center (for whichever monkey serves ya) when the item arrives, but before it is loaded on the truck for delivery. A quick phone call early the morning of the predicted delivery and they hold it for me. I stop by on my lunch hour and don't have to worry that they missed me at home, carted it back to the truck, and trundled it about town for another 24 hours. One of the few reasons to get up a little early (for this night owl)... (Oh, my Kübler order, along with a bottle of Sazerac Rye, is scheduled for delivery on Thursday. Yeah!)
  3. Auguru

    What ya drinking tonight?

    Dang! Dilaudid! You've got everyone whipped tonight. Hope they're matching it with some good antibiotics. Make this one a short stay, Alyssa.
  4. Auguru

    Andrew's happy day!

    Happy Birthday, Andrew! Hope you had a great day! As for mediochre, I'm thinking "feuille morte"...
  5. Auguru


    Happy Birthday, Hartsmar! Nothing beats the blahs like l'heure verte...
  6. Happy Birthday, elfnmagik! Your sig got me thinking... Trappist! (Pardon my mangling of the song. )
  7. Auguru


    I watched this week's episode of Showtime's new series "Californication" with David Duchovny and what do you know: absinthe plays a minor role and is mentioned in the episode title. Episode 6 of Californication I tried to make out the label on the bottle, but it is too indistinct (or at least I don't recognize the label from anything I've seen before). Sadly, it appears the characters are drinking the absinthe straight from the bottle. No louche. Pale green liquid in absinthe glasses. They show a spoon and what appears to be a bowl of sugar, but thank ghod, nothing was set on fire... Too bad they didn't work something real into the episode. With the recent release of Lucid, this would have been a nice opportunity for a product placement...
  8. Auguru


    I grabbed a frame with the bottle. Made for TV or is this something on the market?
  9. Auguru

    Questionable Ebay Absinthe Art

    Reject from the "R" rated version of "Peter Pan"...
  10. Auguru

    Kübler UPDATE!

    Terrific news! My bottle of K53 is just about out. While not at the top of my list, it sure beats a lot of the other bottles I've acquired the last couple of years. And for the price, it's an easy purchase. Question: Any liquor stores in Vegas worth contacting for purchase/shipping? Or is it better to wait for the good folks in NY?
  11. Auguru

    What ya drinking tonight?

    How about: Alt 0188 Alt 0189 ?
  12. A slightly temperamental blanche while listening to Eyeless in Gaza's "Song of the Beautiful Wanton" CD. Gorgeous!
  13. Auguru

    Happy Birthday Alyssa!

    Happy Birthday (a little late), Alyssa! Hope it was great!
  14. Auguru

    Boggy absinthe with strange semantics

    Happy Birthday, Absinthist! (I can tell you're busy celebratin', so to add to the festivities...)
  15. Happy Birthday, Werewolf7! You've been scarce. I guess the absinthe hangovers finally got to you...
  16. Auguru

    Wow...Thanks to Everyone!

    Missed the opportunity to say "Welcome", so here it is... Bohemia? Consider peeking at the WS City Roll Call thread. Then take a gander at the WS presence on Frappr. (You can jump to these threads/sites by just "clicking" on the underlined text). As for suggestions, consider one of the Eichelbergers (Limitée 68 or the 70 Verte). The short list of commendable absinthe is actually not so short. And there are lots of opinions on where to start.
  17. Auguru

    Hello Everybody!

    Welcome, Leif! Do you have any favorites (absinthe, of course)? Regrets?
  18. Auguru

    Greetings from Massachusetts

    Optimist! Ain't you heard of Sturgeon's Law? [Oh, welcome, Dillinger! Glad to see you settling in.]
  19. Auguru


    Happy Birthday (belated), Ubu!
  20. Auguru

    The Muse Revealed

    As much as I relish a good discussion on GABA antagonists, I must admit I have a preference (at least for entertainment purposes): Care to guess which muse I prefer? (Depending on chemotype, these may or may not be candidates for "Separated at Birth (distillation)"...)
  21. Auguru

    Mansinthe In Stock at LDF

    It makes me chuckle to see "hand blown" in quotes...
  22. Auguru

    Growing Wormwood

    I don't know what to say. I know the PC was purchased at a reputable local nursery (Pike's) and had a distinct grower's label on it (I'll try to dig it up tomorrow). The leaves are more delicate/finely divided than the A.a. and the scent is notable different. Again, I wasn't expecting it to bloom, but it is not unheard of from my own reading, just uncommon. My other two PC plants are showing no signs of blooming, but they did not come back as robust as this one did this year. Anybody else have a PC bloom? I really don't think I could have mixed them up (as I mentioned before, I only obtained two A.a. plants last year and one of them died). This particular PC plant did not grow from seed at my hands, rather came back from the potted parent plant I obtained last year. Folks at Dave's Garden report it blooming, but show no photos... It is curious to me that when these plants "shot up" to form the blooms, they began to look more alike, but when they were in their early/mid Spring growth phase they looked quite different. Sadly, I have close-up photos of the A.a. foliage, but my PC shots are a little too far back for a really good comparison.
  23. Auguru

    Growing Wormwood

    Here is the Powis Castle:
  24. Auguru

    Growing Wormwood

    Here is the A.a.:
  25. Auguru

    Growing Wormwood

    It is indeed PC. I posted a pic of the plant from earlier in the summer, but will include it again, here: By August, it had become much taller/leggy and flowered! I wasn't expecting the flowering to occur, but there it was! Of note, two other PC plants (one in a pot and the other in the flower bed in my front yard) have no sign of flowers. All three are second year plants, but I guess the extra pampering I gave the one in the photo (re-potted, a little extra fertilizer...) paid off. I got all of the PC from a local nursery. The A.a. I got from Mountain Valley Growers. It didn't flower much the first year, but this second year was terrific. I'll post successive images of the flower parts of the A.a. and the PC for comparison. Pretty hard to tell apart, but you may notice the PC is a little greener and has more finely divided leaves. Afraid I didn't get pics any better than these.