On the plus side…

| November 6, 2012

I have an amazing bottle of scotch. The Macallan Cask Strength. That’d be 120.2 proof, to you mere mortals. Wake me up in four years. In the immortal words of Glenn Reynolds, the Instapundit: If Obama wins, I’ll be as gracious and generous as the Democrats were in 2000 and 2004.

Coffee, Coffee – Yum Yum Yum

| December 2, 2009

Go here: Mystic Monk Coffee. Find and click on the link for “Jingle Bell Java.” (Look at the bottom right of the main page. (Or click here. Either way.) Order at minimum 20 pounds. It comes in 12 ounce packages, so you’ll have to order at least 27 packages. Don’t argue with me — just […]

Call me late for dinner, just don’t call me…

| December 22, 2008

… an ingrate. Many many thanks to loyal reader MJ, who, having read about my dilemma last week, sprung into action and shipped me six packs of Starbucks ground coffee. It was a complete and much welcome surprise. I figure that’ll get me through the end of the year. I have the Best. Readers. Ever. […]

Crisis Averted

| December 16, 2008

Having acquired a supply of coffee (Folgers Columbian) and freebased the grounds, I should be good to go for the rest of the week. As soon as I stop bouncing off the walls, that is.

Columbian Crisis: Day 2

| December 15, 2008

It’s my second day without coffee. Real coffee, I mean — not the instant decaf I have on hand. Instant decaf is to real coffee as an AMC Gremlin is to a Deusenberg. I don’t know how I could have let this happen. I am sorely tempted to find out what Diet Coke tastes like […]

The horror…

| December 14, 2008

Kismet woke me up earlier than usual this morning. I have had maybe four hours of sleep. I have no coffee in the house. None. No instant coffee, even. Just decaf. This is a personal disaster beyond compare, beyond belief. Sure, there’s a Starbucks five or six miles from here… but a trip out of […]

Water of Life

| April 6, 2006

Matt, writer at the Lone Star Times, could not be more wrong when he calls this discovery “God’s Liquor Cabinet”: Astronomers say they have spotted a cloud of alcohol in deep space that measures 463 billion kilometres (288 billion miles) across, a finding that could shed light on how giant stars are formed from primordial […]

Post-electoral Shindig

| November 2, 2004

Voting is done here in the east, so now all I have to do is tend the under-the-covers stuff at Blogs For Bush (where, amazingly enough, I happen to be the webmaster.) (And where, amazingly, the server has not completely melted, despite record traffic volume.) Whether it’s a win, lose, or draw for Bush, I’m […]

And Claymore Whisky, too.

| September 22, 2004

Via one of the mailing lists I’m on, What Next? Uzi Bourbon? The creator of one of the world’s most famous guns, the AK-47 assault rifle, launched another weapon in Britain Monday — Kalashnikov vodka. Yep, it’s a real booze. Here’s their website. A couple comments from my shooting friends: I wonder if Feinstein, Schumer […]

Wee Dram

| April 6, 2004

I almost forgot to mention the Tartan Day grand finalé…. No Tartan Day would be complete without a drop of the single malt scotch whisky. Tonight’s feature: Isle of Jura. Tonight is my first taste-test with this particular distillation. The verdict: Of course it’s good. It’s a single malt. This whisky is different from most […]

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