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Home For The Holidays [Monday 20 Dec 2010 at 08:01 pm]
Owen
Raiding my parents' liquor cabinet is like dating a nun.

Flavored vodka, cheap tequila, blended scotch, mint liqueur, pink wine. And so forth. My parents are twelve years old.

How about a little Glenlivet, some pleasant Chianti, a touch of dark brown rum without "spices," or maybe a good old bottle of gin? No such luck.

This alcohol is the alcohol I would buy if my sole purpose in purchasing alcohol were to seduce fifteen year old girls.
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[User Picture]From: rebcake
Tuesday 21 Dec 2010 at 04:14 am (UTC)
On the flip side, I've had people take a look at our large and varied liquor stock, and comment that they'd never be able to keep all that in the house. Our stock is large and varied because we don't dip into it very often, unlike my alky friends, who drink it all up as soon as it's crossed the threshold, apparently.
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[User Picture]From: owenthurman
Tuesday 21 Dec 2010 at 06:29 am (UTC)
My parents and siblings drink at a steady and -- to me -- slightly excessive rate. That's no excuse to quaff swill.

I'm the only one in the family who can't drink much. It makes me sick before I'm properly drunk. I like just a touch of something that entertains the palette. It doesn't have to be Lagavulin. Heck, I'd settle for Bombay Sapphire and tonic water.

Funny to be the black sheep in the family. I look like a perfect morph blend of my parents, so I'm probably not secretly adopted.

drink it all up as soon as it's crossed the threshold

Now that's how I deal with eggnog.
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[User Picture]From: manoah
Tuesday 21 Dec 2010 at 04:22 am (UTC)
What? No eggnog????
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[User Picture]From: owenthurman
Tuesday 21 Dec 2010 at 06:19 am (UTC)
That's what the rum is for. In fact, that's what the whole alcohol search was for. I have a quart of eggnog and I have a nutmeg to shave into it but I don't have a dollop of rum to finish it off. Guess I'll just have to do without.

Or I could try this second rate cognac over here...
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[User Picture]From: emac66
Tuesday 21 Dec 2010 at 04:45 pm (UTC)
OMG....I just had a flashback of my 17 year old self drinking Lemon gin. UGH!!!!!!!!! However, thinking of dark rum, now I want a Dark & Stormy. YUMMM! (Dark rum and ginger beer)
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[User Picture]From: owenthurman
Tuesday 21 Dec 2010 at 10:58 pm (UTC)
Lemon gin to a dark and stormy. Your taste has improved.
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[User Picture]From: zanthinegirl
Tuesday 21 Dec 2010 at 05:28 pm (UTC)
My folks don't drink at all, but I feel you pain in a coffee sense. My dad really liked weak coffee. And he adored flavored creamers! ::shudders::
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[User Picture]From: owenthurman
Tuesday 21 Dec 2010 at 11:00 pm (UTC)
My grandma drank several cups with powdered non-dairy creamer every day. It's made entirely of industrial chemicals from factories in New Jersey. I think it's technically a petroleum mineral product more than a food.
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[User Picture]From: zanthinegirl
Tuesday 21 Dec 2010 at 11:36 pm (UTC)
::shudders at powdered non-dairy creamer::
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