Sunday, August 26, 2012

If you drink enough cheap red wine

...the world becomes more saturated.

Presented without coherent comment:

wood divorce my wife/10

Can she play the underwater theme from Super Mario Brothers?  Would she like to marry a cheap wino?  I would listen to her play the accordion all day.  Better than listening to my wife nag me to put my dishes away or complaining about how I haven't done laundry enough.  Man we could waltz around downtown and stare off at the blue skies...

le sigh...

Monday, August 20, 2012


Of late I have decided to become a polyglot.  I am currently studying Latin.  Once I get the basics of Latin I plan on studying Irish Gaelic, Italian, and French.  I don't quite understand why I want to do this.  I suspect it is because I am losing touch with reality.  The basics are pretty straightforward and there is plenty of rote memorization.  There are also a lot of good free primers on the internet for these languages, as well as good miscellaneous web resources.

Most days I try to blend into the background.  To be as anonymous as possible.  Perhaps that goes with my current line of work?  But who knows?  I don't.  But somedays I grow tired of self-effacement and remember a time - long ago it seems - when I actually wore a Soviet officer's greatcoat around town.  I really did this and I can't remember why other than it is a cheap warm coat and it was cold outside.

I am also interested in learning about humor.  I used to like comedy but for the last 7 years have avoided most forms of humor especially stand-up.  But my souls cries out for mirth.  Really the best comedy blog on the internet is Every Day Should Be Saturday.  Is there any humor in a similar vein or caliber I should know about?  No stand up comedy.  I want wit, not jokes.

Do you ever have days you wish you could disappear?  What sort of boose do you prefer on those occasions?  Is that why I have a hankering for Canadian whisky?

Would watch Hockey Night in Canada while drinking Molson/10

Maybe I should pretend I'm Canadian? I could put a Canadian flag on my lunch bag.  Some day I worry that I'm losing my mind.  Maybe the next step is to dress like Doc Holliday all the time?  I think this though actually crossed my mind last week.

I don't know about the flavor saver though.  I guess you can wear whatever you want when you walk around shooting people.

Well, maybe I will bring back the tricorn?

Ok maybe not...

Dudes don't wear hats except for douche bags who wear baseball hats.  So Canadian it is then.  BRB buying complete Kids in the Hall on DVD.  Because they don't have Blu-Ray in Canada yet.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Blackstrap Rum

This summer is hot.  You might sit around and bitch about the heat, but remember if you were on vacation in Cozumel and it was this temperature you would probably be saying "isn't this great?".  For me, this is a vacation in my head.  We are all on vacation in the tropics.

The last time Mr. Booze was in the tropics he drank Cruzan rum.  And in my head I am in the tropics, so again I am drinking Cruzan rum.  This week's treat is Cruzan's Blackstrap rum.

Photo courtesy of some jerk on the internet I don't know.  Thanks buddy!

Yeah, so as you can see this stuff is the color of motor oil.  Kinda weird.  I guess they use a different grain of molasses.  It is a really heavy rum, as you might imagine.  It is apparently aged for 2 years, which is a long time in the tropics.  But how does it taste?

I like it.  But I can understand why you might not.  It has a slight bitter flavor in the back, which balances the sweetness up front.  It really coats the palate and has a long finish.  It is a bit spicy, but not like a spiced rum spicyness.  It is smooth but not mellow, if you know what I mean.  And it definitely has character.  Cruzan rum is sentimental for me, but also very economically priced.  A much better taste and lower price than your typical Bacardi or Cap'n Morgan.

My favorite rum is still Ron Abuelo, but I like this for what it is.  And that's the word from the bottom shelf.