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Wed Sep 24, 2014, 07:58 PM

What's everybody drinking this evening?

I've started with a Columbia Valley Cabernet.

But I'll be switching to Absolut vodka as the evening progresses.

I realize it's a Wednesday night, and not everyone can tie one on. But life has been sufficently bleh lately that I'm going to celebrate an out-of-town trip by getting plowed and staying up late...

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Aristus Sep 2014 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2014 #1
Arkansas Granny Sep 2014 #2
Terra Alta Sep 2014 #3
Aristus Sep 2014 #4
antiquie Sep 2014 #5
Aristus Sep 2014 #6
IrishEyes Sep 2014 #7
Aristus Sep 2014 #8
riderinthestorm Sep 2014 #9
Aristus Sep 2014 #11
riderinthestorm Sep 2014 #13
fleur-de-lisa Sep 2014 #10
Aristus Sep 2014 #12
fleur-de-lisa Sep 2014 #14
Aristus Sep 2014 #15
fleur-de-lisa Sep 2014 #18
Aristus Sep 2014 #22
Generic Brad Sep 2014 #16
crim son Sep 2014 #17
Aristus Sep 2014 #20
fizzgig Sep 2014 #19
Aristus Sep 2014 #21
fizzgig Sep 2014 #35
Aristus Sep 2014 #36
fizzgig Sep 2014 #37
a la izquierda Sep 2014 #23
Aristus Sep 2014 #24
RebelOne Sep 2014 #25
Aristus Sep 2014 #26
Throd Sep 2014 #27
Aristus Sep 2014 #29
TexasTowelie Sep 2014 #28
Aristus Sep 2014 #30
TexasTowelie Sep 2014 #31
Aristus Sep 2014 #32
TexasTowelie Sep 2014 #33
Aristus Sep 2014 #34
WhiteAndNerdy Sep 2014 #38
JonLP24 Sep 2014 #39

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 08:07 PM

1. Skim milk.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 08:08 PM

2. Work tomorrow and the alarm is set for 4:00. Just coffee for me tonight.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 08:10 PM

3. my regular

Coca-Cola.

"I'd like to buy the world a Coke..."

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 08:11 PM

4. Okay...

I'll check back with y'all on Friday...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 08:21 PM

5. Organic chamomile lemongrass tea.

 

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Response to antiquie (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 08:23 PM

6. Sounds good.

Everyone deserves the opportunity to use the word 'chamomile'...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 08:28 PM

7. Smoothie

with strawberries, apples, bananas and blueberries.

I just got out of dance class. I'm trying to eat healthier this month.

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Response to IrishEyes (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 08:29 PM

8. Sounds good.

Just the thing to drink after dance class...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 08:40 PM

9. Chardonnay and plenty of it. I've been car shopping and I'm irritated beyond belief

 

Need to "calm down" before I kill someone....

Who knew trying to find cheap wheels could be so stressful? Our 15 yr old Honda finally gave up the ghost on Monday and I've been on a frantic search for my teens next car. Under $4k, reasonable mileage, not too terrible looking, mechanically sound even if its got body issues, good gas mileage paramount....

You know? The impossible car!

I'm in the Chicago area so competition for cars is intense. I've had 10! cars sold as I was driving to see them dammit. Its exhausting driving from Bridgeview to Evanston then back to Oak Park and then over to Posen only to discover the car was sold moments before I arrived.

Grrr

I just drove a 2002 VW Passat, 84k miles, manual transmission (she's a farm kid and grew up driving stick shifts), 30 mpg, excellent condition with a few issues that are easily repaired. Asking $3400. I need a tank since she's "wild" and has already totaled another car (she's an excellent driver but came to grief at a notoriously bad intersection without a long view because of the tall corn. She didn't even get a ticket).

It's being sold in a deeply Hispanic part of a nearby town. It's not "sexy" which is why I don't think its sold yet, but appears reliable and sturdy. I put down a deposit and it goes to my mechanic for a good look-over tomorrow am.

Wish me luck. Another day of car shopping may seriously turn me psycho... This Is NOT fun for me.

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 08:42 PM

11. Good luck. Car shopping is NOT fun. I don't envy you the task.

For the time being, enjoy your wine and relax a little...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 08:45 PM

13. Amen! I hate shopping for anything. This is shopping on steroids.

 

Hate it.

I don't have a tough work day tomorrow so I can indulge... Thank Gawd.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 08:42 PM

10. Sangria!

Tasty but not too potent. Cause, ya know, work tomorrow.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 08:44 PM

12. Hey, fleur-de-lisa!

I seem to remember you joining me for another drinking thread a while back. Good to see you again.

Sorry you have to work tomorrow. Most people do. I'm just lucky I scored a continuing education gig out of town. Still have to get up early. First lecture starts at 8am. But at least, it ain't, you know, work...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 08:55 PM

14. LOL!

Probably quite a few drinking threads, if I remember correctly. I'm learning to restrict my DU adventures to The Lounge! It's vicious out there!

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #14)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 09:01 PM

15. It is...

We're much nicer in the Lounge...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #15)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 09:09 PM

18. Perhaps all DU posts should come with

cushion-y slipcovers ?!?

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #18)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 09:13 PM

22. Definitely!

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 09:04 PM

16. Ice water

I work hard at being boring. I have to plan ahead and make ice.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 09:05 PM

17. Hard lemonade, TYVM.

I'm celebrating the fact that we haven't had a real frost yet. Hi, Aristus!

On edit: I can't believe I still remember how to make smilies here on DU.

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Response to crim son (Reply #17)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 09:10 PM

20. Crimmy!

You made it!

Good to see you!

Yeah, it has been while since you've been here. But it's good to see you now!...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 09:10 PM

19. i'll crack my first sunshine I'm a couple hours

i'm going to be here for another few hours yet.

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Response to fizzgig (Reply #19)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 09:11 PM

21. FIZZ!

Great to see you! Glad to see the anniversary trip was a barn-burner. Congratulations!...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #21)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 11:57 PM

35. it was one of the best times i've ever had

one of the top three times of my life, i can say that without a doubt. our actual annivesary is friday, a night for which i made plans with my gf she laughed at me when i told her why i had to cancel.

it's been a longer week already, but i'm home and just cracked my first beer, so i'm feeling pretty ok.

how's the night treating you?

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Response to fizzgig (Reply #35)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 12:02 AM

36. I'm wasted.

I have to sound sober for when Mrs. Aristus calls at bedtime...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #36)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 12:04 AM

37. good luck with that



are you at least having a good time?

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 09:24 PM

23. Emergen-c in sparkling water.

I'm grading papers...

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #23)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 09:27 PM

24. Well, stay sharp. Sounds like you're a teacher...

Teachers ROCK!

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 09:29 PM

25. White wine

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #25)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 09:33 PM

26. What kind?

Chardonnay? Pinot Gris? Gewurztraminer? (at the rate I'm getting sloshed, I'm surprised I could spell that..)

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 09:41 PM

27. Random beers. Thinning out the herd.

Drinking a can of Montejo (from Mexico) right now.

On deck: a can of Okicim (Poland) and Taurino (El Salvador)...

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Response to Throd (Reply #27)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 09:45 PM

29. Variety is the spice of life...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 09:44 PM

28. Pepsi.

Finishing up with the dinner.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #28)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 09:46 PM

30. Won't the caffeine keep you awake?

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Response to Aristus (Reply #30)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 10:05 PM

31. Yes, but I need to stay awake for awhile.

There are a few writing projects that I need to take care of tonight.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #31)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 10:09 PM

32. Okay, well, I'm not going anywhere.

I'll keep you company while you work...

Just takin' it easy...



Sometimes (and take this with a grain of salt, 'cause I'm smashed) I miss Texas.

I miss the smell of honeysuckle...

I miss the sound of the cicadas...

I miss the heavenly barbecue...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #32)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 10:20 PM

33. Yes, yes, yes...



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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #33)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 10:26 PM

34. Okay...

I don't miss that.

I'm smack-dab in the reddest city in Washington. And it's still got a loosey-goosey hippie vibe to it...

It's pretty laid-bak here. Much more so than down home...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 12:33 AM

38. Coke, neat.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 12:36 AM

39. Tried out the Margarita Mikes' Harder Limonade

Hardly ever drink but alcohol is alright, the problem with alcohol is too much alcohol.

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