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#1 Jerolin

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 05:28 AM

I was just curious how much Absinthe everyone around here consumes in a month's time. I currently can only afford to drink about 1 liter a month, but this month I went a little Absinthe crazy and ordered a 50cl bottle of Jade Nouvelle-Orleans, Montmartre, and Eichelberger. :cheers:
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 05:45 AM

There have been months during which I've consumed four liters, or more, and others when I've been totally abstemious, or just into strong beer.

It would really be difficult for me to come up with an average consumption rate, although I will say it's considerably lower than it was a few years ago...old age really slows one down like that. :)

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 05:53 AM

Same here; I go through phases. Sometimes I'll drink a glass or three almost every night for a week or two, then I'll cut back to a couple glasses a week. I think I once went for several weeks without drinking any. In between, I drink whisky or cocktails.

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 05:55 AM

I rarely drink more than two glasses a night, but sometimes I'll drink more. I don't think I've ever had more than 4 in one night. Usually I just move to beer...because it's much cheaper.
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 06:09 AM

Definately in cycles. Sometimes, I'm just not in the mood. Now that it is warmer, the bottles I have will likely start emptying rather quickly. I agree with Absomphe, in that sometimes I've gone through a 6-bottle order in about 6-7 weeks, while at other times, I have gone almost the same amount of time without absinthe, but hand-in-hand instead with scotches or cocktails. Just depends. Some days, no absinthe, others, but oh so rarely, 5 or 6 absinthes.

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 06:25 AM

When among several friends between 20cl-30cl per 3-4 people, if at home, usually one glass but sipped very looong to savour it uttermost. In a month? :g: Probably 1-2 bottles but yes it depends on mood,
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 06:27 AM

Same here; I go through phases. Sometimes I'll drink a glass or three almost every night for a week or two, then I'll cut back to a couple glasses a week. I think I once went for several weeks without drinking any. In between, I drink whisky or cocktails.

You described my drinking to a T.

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 08:18 AM

Phases. Sometimes I just do it on the weekends, maybe 3-4 during the week. Other times I go with Beam/coca-cola complimented with a shot of Jameson's, Keith Richards, beer or nothing alcoholic.
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 08:30 AM

Yup. Seasonal, too. Holidays, especially around the end of the year will certainly see a spike.
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 08:30 AM

Usually I just move to beer...because it's much cheaper.

Not for me. I won't drink cheap absinthe or cheap beer.


Same here; I go through phases. Sometimes I'll drink a glass or three almost every night for a week or two, then I'll cut back to a couple glasses a week. I think I once went for several weeks without drinking any. In between, I drink whisky or cocktails.

You described my drinking to a T.

Leave me out of that, Peridot!
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 08:35 AM

You're such a snob! :tongue:
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 08:46 AM

T73, that does remind me about my own beer consumption.

But it's hardly worth mentioning because I don't have access to anything really good. Which is why it didn't even spring to mind when agreeing with Hiram.

We at least have decent stuff that wasn't locally available when I lived in Mississippi. And the more beer I buy the more bottles I get for bottling my own brew. Buying bottles from the homebrew store feels lame to me (except the 22oz ones I needed, in which beer cannot be sold in this state). Half the fun is emptying them myself.

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 09:07 AM

Once the initial novelty wore off, it isn't so compulsive! We might have one or two sometimes. Then it may be a while. It is so worth enjoying in moderation. For us, tequila (good quality), and our recently discovered gins alternate with days when nothing is consumed. Then there are those really special dark beer days......trying to make it last, although readily available Obsidian Stout is quite good(Deschutes Brewery distributes ales in twelve states: Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, California, Hawaii, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and Wyoming).
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 10:43 AM

Too much.

Not enough.
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 10:44 AM

Well put, Gertz.

Ditto.
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 12:19 PM

Too much.

Not enough.



I have to agree,I am still in that, compulsive....er um obsessive, stage :cheers:

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 12:21 PM

:cheers:
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 12:23 PM

I don't drink at all unless it's a social occasion. Although, due to the stress of teaching, I've been considering shooting heroin. ;)
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 12:30 PM

Now, there's the answer! :twitchsmile:
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 01:29 PM

I don't drink at all unless it's a social occasion. Although, due to the stress of teaching, I've been considering shooting heroin. ;)

Understandable. Every time I start feeling that way, I grab my chainsaw and play logger for a day. The physical activity relieves a lot of stress and makes me appreciate my job a lot more. However, it has never made a committee meeting less of a boring exercise in futility. :cheers:

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 02:08 PM

Can't do the loggin' here but certainly do the gym for stress relief.
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 02:15 PM

Ebbs and flows for me. I could have one or more per night for weeks, and then go months without having any.
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 02:24 PM

I don't drink at all unless it's a social occasion.


Like the christening of a virgin package of pork rinds, for example? B)

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 02:40 PM

Sounds like a good occasion! In fact, I'll drink to the IDEA of that occasion! :cheers:
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 02:49 PM

Anyone ever have any cracklin'?

Like pork rinds but with a bit of meat attached, deep fried and hot. An absolutely mind numbing artery clogger. Only in Louisiana but not NOLA (lest anyone out there seen them elsewhere). In da kkkountry.

Naw, not bad, really. But you gotta go to the New Iberia/Lafayette area to get it.
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 02:56 PM

MasterPC could be so kind and post a pic or a link how it looks like?
From the description it looks, smells and haunts my stomach very familiar.
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 03:00 PM

I LOVE cracklin! We can get it up here in Northern VA at some spots, but funny enough, I had some of the best cracklin' when we were in Madrid this past September! Whodathunk?!?
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 03:01 PM

:tongue:

Anyone ever have any cracklin'?


Xit, I'm old, bro...

My joints do that every day! :wave2:




Desert Wolf, don't even comment on my multiple joints, m'kay?

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 03:06 PM

The first picture is what it looks like. You can see the meat on one end.

Not that appetizing in appearance but it is wonderful in the mouth. Crunchy, chewy, hot and delicious! Oh, and, of course, a bit of Louisiana spice going on!

I gare un tee! Woo wee!

Shabba, I am floored! Really? Where in Va.? I'll have to search to see if I cun get somadat down heyah!
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 03:15 PM

Everything looks delicious! Thank you very much. Have had something similar but cannot recall the name
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