November 24, 2007

Traffic's Down.

This sounds like a good time to bleg. After all, with no one actually reading the thing, imagine what's happening to my morale. But remember: there's nothing wrong with me that some money and premium gin won't fix.

(Darrell, you're soooo off the hook, here: I'm directing this toward the gin/cash deadbeats out there, and they know who they are. I'm still doing fine on Damrak, but I'm low on No. 209 [amazing stuff from SF] and could use some more Citadelle. I was about to take the Cascade Mountain plunge, but got Junipero at the last minute, instead. I wouldn't mind some more Hendrick's, of course. I've lost my passion for Dry, which is a step above normal Beefeaters, but can't compete at the Citadelle/Junipero/209 level. These gins take the clear beauty of London dry gins and add just a bit more juniper, plus a little bit of 1-2 compatible botanicals [usually involving citrus peel]. The way to make a martini with these guys is to get some really clean, fresh ice, pour the gin atop, and say the word "vermouth" out loud. Nothing else is necessary; even adding an olive would be a crime with these gins.

I'm thinking of doing a three-way "shootout" between Junipero, No. 209, and Citadelle.)

Posted by Attila Girl at November 24, 2007 04:32 AM | TrackBack

And I did notice that your Yahoo avatar is wearing new duds. The temperature must have dropped to the low 70s, eh? Stay warm!

Posted by: Darrell at November 24, 2007 11:53 AM

I'll have you know that it's dropping below 50 here every single night, and once in a while it does so during the day!

It's terrible.

Posted by: Attila Girl at November 24, 2007 01:45 PM

I know! And tomorrow, the day will be 1 minute and 4 seconds shorter than today. If that's not a reason to start the premium gin showdown, I don't know what is!

Posted by: Darrell at November 24, 2007 02:04 PM

What do you mean dropping readership.

I'm here everyday.

Posted by: Chuck at November 24, 2007 09:00 PM

Thank you, Dear. I'm just trying to guilt-trip the less-assiduous into sending me booze and money.

Posted by: Attila Girl at November 24, 2007 09:07 PM

It got 25 degrees out at my farm last night. Not pleasant, considering I'm still crashing in my camper, which is *not* insulated for this kind of weather.

I'm still thawing out...

Posted by: Desert Cat at November 25, 2007 04:59 PM

You need one of those "expedition-rated" down sleeping bags!


(Or get two high-quality bags that zip together, and take Daisy Cat out there with you . . . that'll help--two bodies result more heat than one, and I'm not even being dirty, here.)

Posted by: Attila Girl at November 25, 2007 07:15 PM

What I have is two 1500 watt electric heaters going full blast, and there's still a chill on the floor and near the windows.

I'm working on converting an old travel trailer to a well-insulated mobile cottage. With four inches of foam insulation and minimized window area, it ought to stay comfy in the cold and the hot weather.

That still leaves the outdoor weather to contend with. I don't go out there just to hibernate.

Funny though, it was 25 at dawn and 60 by mid afternoon. That's the desert for ya.

Daisy Cat doesn't have the same level of enthusiasm for the farm that I do. She came out for Thanksgiving, but went back to town for the rest of the weekend.

Posted by: Desert Cat at November 26, 2007 06:32 AM

You didn't buy close enough to a rifle range! Big mistake ;)

Posted by: Attila Girl at November 26, 2007 10:05 AM

Psh. The neighbor has a dry pond with high banks that he's offered for our use as a target practice range any time we want.

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