madwine


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L? You out there? You could always jump on a plane! It will be fun to watch Jon try to install the lighting fixture above the pool table AFTER I just had the pool table re-assembled. And I think we're close to being out of propane. Should shape up to be a fun day



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jwhite6114 wrote:Nuh huh -- 400%. 100% = the same ... oh, same plus 100% when I say increase. So the problem here was not my math, but my vocabulary.

Try this: 4x the speed, for less than a 2x the price. Better?

And while it has been a long (long) time since that was the deal, as of just two years ago there were still folks on those plans.


I am pretty sure my Dad still uses dial-up. They don't have cable. They could probably use DSL.

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jwhite6114 wrote:getting the cat drunk to traipse around in oversize sneakers like some feline clown does not qualify as "NOT harming the cat." Psychological and emotional damage is still harm.



Touche`. But I never kicked it or anything. Not even once!

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HitAnyKey42


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Loweeel wrote:HAK -- the LA Cetto is pretty damn good. Especially for that price. Super-ripe plums, black pepper, dark chocolate, nice structure.

Pick some up for yourself.



Slowly catching up this afternoon. Damn you guys were busy last night. I had gone out for happy hour, got home after 11, sat around, passed out, woke up at 4am, moved around a bit and had a glass of water, then went back to bed.

But as for the LA Cetto, I had grabbed myself 2 bottles of it myself as well when I got yours. Glad to hear it was good.

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HitAnyKey42


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Loweeel wrote:hey so I am going to be pathetic.

the GF just broke up with me. And I just had a bottle and a half of wine. So I am going to go be pathetic by myself. And drink more wine. And be misogynistic because I am super picky and I don't even know why I am posting but I have nothing else to do. And holy Manos, the Hands of Fate I am really drunk.

And I will probably delete this in the morning when I am sober (yes, I'm a bottle and half down, but how bout those frakking typing skills, folks!?!?!) but holy Manos, the Hands of Fate I feel like death that's been freezer-burnt and then microwaved. I'm getting too old for this Manos, the Hands of Fate. I just want to be done with this whole goddamn mess and find a girl who meets my impossibly and unreasonably high standards who's a little bit stable please k thx bai.

Please accept my apologies for said drunken ranting and typing, however orthographically accurate it may be.

ugh. ugh, ugh, ugh.



I just saw this and had to skim ahead before relying. And since I'm not a wordy fellow, I'm just going to tag along and offer up the same sentiments, comments, and all that Manos, the Hands of Fate (yes, just had to make the filter show up for you ) everyone else has said.

And I feel ya man, with regards to the whole finding a woman that lives up to your ideals. I seem to have a few certain ideals that are impossible to find, and something tells me that even if a woman with those ideals walked up to me, smacked me in the face, and said "Date me", I would probably somehow miss the subtle hint that she was interested. 'Tis why I am in dire need of a good friend setting a proper woman down in my lap and telling me to hold onto her.

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Off to Falltacular!

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clayfu wrote:Off to Falltacular!

(wine tasting list! http://members.cox.net/drfm3/Falltacular%20Line%20Up%20And%20Who's%20Coming.xls)



So you're going to the Smokey Mountains in October? Falltacular 2008 - Fire in the Smokies? And your link didn't open.

http://www.falltacular.com


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HitAnyKey42 wrote:I just saw this and had to skim ahead before relying. And since I'm not a wordy fellow, I'm just going to tag along and offer up the same sentiments, comments, and all that Manos, the Hands of Fate (yes, just had to make the filter show up for you ) everyone else has said.

And I feel ya man, with regards to the whole finding a woman that lives up to your ideals. I seem to have a few certain ideals that are impossible to find, and something tells me that even if a woman with those ideals walked up to me, smacked me in the face, and said "Date me", I would probably somehow miss the subtle hint that she was interested. 'Tis why I am in dire need of a good friend setting a proper woman down in my lap and telling me to hold onto her.



The main problem is that pedestal we keep trying to put them on!

Now if I could only find that 3ft midget with a flat head who's father owns a fine wine & liquor store!


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polarbear22 wrote:I am pretty sure my Dad still uses dial-up. They don't have cable. They could probably use DSL.



Yeah, but even dial up is cheaper than $12.80 / $22.80 an hour. I suspect the folks who have those accounts don't use them, or if they do only sporadically. Ask CJ -- she'll know .

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jwhite6114


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MarkDaSpark wrote:The main problem is that pedestal we keep trying to put them on!

Now if I could only find that 3ft midget with a flat head who's father owns a fine wine & liquor store!



I see why you would need a pedestal.

Frankly, I don't buy the whole pedestal argument (uh oh -- here we go again!). The pedestal argument says we think so highly of someone that when they can't live up to our high expectations of them we are disappointed. The counter to the pedestal is "we're only human." But really, do you go around thinking other people are SOOO much better than you? I'm actually a little relieved sometimes when someone shows they are human (because that takes some of the pressure off of me). If anything, I think too highly of myself, which is bad for many things, not the least of which is taking it too hard on myself when I don't live up to my own expectations.

AS this is all prompted by the misfortune of our good friend, L, I'll throw this out: don't compromise your ideals or your expectations, but recognize that everyone is human and no one will fully live up to your standards. Your perfect friend (because after all, that's where it all starts) will not be perfect, but that is part of the deal. You will get to help each other grow; you will get to forgive each other for mistakes; and you will get to learn from each other every day.

Really man, hang in there. It's all life, and you'll find yourself better for this in the long run. In the meantime, do whacha gotta do to get by (but be careful of any indecent suggestions from MW -- remember, she may be a killer, too).

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madwine


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jwhite6114 wrote:I see why you would need a pedestal.

Frankly, I don't buy the whole pedestal argument (uh oh -- here we go again!). The pedestal argument says we think so highly of someone that when they can't live up to our high expectations of them we are disappointed. The counter to the pedestal is "we're only human." But really, do you go around thinking other people are SOOO much better than you? I'm actually a little relieved sometimes when someone shows they are human (because that takes some of the pressure off of me). If anything, I think too highly of myself, which is bad for many things, not the least of which is taking it too hard on myself when I don't live up to my own expectations.

AS this is all prompted by the misfortune of our good friend, L, I'll throw this out: don't compromise your ideals or your expectations, but recognize that everyone is human and no one will fully live up to your standards. Your perfect friend (because after all, that's where it all starts) will not be perfect, but that is part of the deal. You will get to help each other grow; you will get to forgive each other for mistakes; and you will get to learn from each other every day.

Really man, hang in there. It's all life, and you'll find yourself better for this in the long run. In the meantime, do whacha gotta do to get by (but be careful of any indecent suggestions from MW -- remember, she may be a killer, too).



Nah, I'm not a killer (at least not this close to Father's Day)!!

K, no F-Bombs yet!! But he's still using the tape measure. Stay tuned



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Whoops!! I spoke too soon.



iByron


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bhodilee wrote:Here's something I've always wondered. Do the Chosen People choose Jif? ...



That's just insanely funny. So much so in fact, that I'm consciously typing deadpan for balance.

Really. Oh the hilarity.

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jwhite6114 wrote:Yeah, but even dial up is cheaper than $12.80 / $22.80 an hour. I suspect the folks who have those accounts don't use them, or if they do only sporadically. Ask CJ -- she'll know .



Heh. As one who still has a Compuserve account (not even the Classic Compuserve; no, sir, this is an original!), I pay $9.95 a month for, um, 5 hours a month for dial-up. Which is fine; I only use it for email, and never exceed the time limit.

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jwhite6114


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madwine wrote:Whoops!! I spoke too soon.



See, I usually start out with F-bombs. Then it's all down hill from there.

My eight-year-old has recently decided he is offended by swearing and now corrects his mother and me all the time.

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JOATMON wrote:Heh. As one who still has a Compuserve account (not even the Classic Compuserve; no, sir, this is an original!), I pay $9.95 a month for, um, 5 hours a month for dial-up. Which is fine; I only use it for email, and never exceed the time limit.



CompuServe Classic is the original. CompuServe 2000 was the new service based on AOL's platform. CompuServe Classic is the one with numeric id's (such as 70004,1741). If you're on Classic, there are about 150,000 - 200,000 others like you. And it's going all the way away soon.

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madwine


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jwhite6114 wrote:See, I usually start out with F-bombs. Then it's all down hill from there.

My eight-year-old has recently decided he is offended by swearing and now corrects his mother and me all the time.



Mine charge Daddy a quarter! So, they like to be around him!! They get rich$$$$



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madwine wrote:Mine charge Daddy a quarter! So, they like to be around him!! They get rich$$$$



Good luck on the collecting part

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madwine


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jwhite6114 wrote:Good luck on the collecting part



Yup!!

K, it is up!!! And only a few F-Bombs later Soooo the boys made hmmmm, cha ching! No, he sent the boys out to ride their bikes.



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Hey guys. Thanks for all the good advice and support. I really appreciate it.

About as much as my head did not appreciate the late-night cigar this morning. Those are always the worst headaches. I need to remember to drink more water when I smoke.

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HitAnyKey42


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Has anyone that ordered the CaddyO Wine Chiller & Tote a couple weeks back gotten them yet or been notified of them being shipped? I haven't heard anything about my order and it's been 2 weeks now. Is this long of a wait before hearing anything normal?

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jwhite6114 wrote:getting the cat drunk to traipse around in oversize sneakers like some feline clown does not qualify as "NOT harming the cat." Psychological and emotional damage is still harm.



JW is on the GOOD people list!

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cheron98 wrote:JW is on the GOOD people list!



Just don't lock a feline in a room with a stork-like avian after giving them both viagra (or catnip, or spanish fly). A Cat-Heron can be pretty scary!

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MarkDaSpark wrote:The main problem is that pedestal we keep trying to put them on!



That still exists? There's still men out there who make an attempt to put their ladies on a pedestal? Really?

That's so sweet!!

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jwhite6114


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Loweeel wrote:Just don't lock a feline in a room with a stork-like avian after giving them both viagra (or catnip, or spanish fly). A Cat-Heron can be pretty scary!



So is this cat wondering if the heron is real because she is getting ready to flee, or because she is starting to get a little turned on?

Actually, scratch that question. The correct question is, what the hell are you talking about?!

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jwhite6114 wrote:I see why you would need a pedestal.

Frankly, I don't buy the whole pedestal argument (uh oh -- here we go again!). The pedestal argument says we think so highly of someone that when they can't live up to our high expectations of them we are disappointed.



See, I consider myself to be put up on a pedestal when I screw up, and my guy says "That's ok, I love you anyway." And that no matter what stupid things I do, the only things he ever says to his friends are all the good things I do. Because hopefully the good outweighs the bad. Also, when I get treated as an equal, and not as a possession.

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cheron98


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Loweeel wrote:Just don't lock a feline in a room with a stork-like avian after giving them both viagra (or catnip, or spanish fly). A Cat-Heron can be pretty scary!



um... what?

*rereads it*

what?

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HitAnyKey42


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I originally wasn't planning on opening any wine this weekend, but I should probably open one in honor of Loweeel to help him commiserate. Problem is that I don't really plan on really eating much of anything special tonight (maybe just a couple hot dogs and other munchies) and the second half of the bottle would probably get finished tomorrow night after I get home eventually after softball.
Hmmm...what to do.

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jwhite6114 wrote:Why should anyone be able to pinpoint Nebraska on a map? Is there a reason one should be able to do this?



I'm not even mad by this, there really is no reason to be able to pinpoint Nebraska on a map. This place relatively vacuums, except that cost of living is cheap and it's a decent place for kids.

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bhodilee


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iByron wrote:That's just insanely funny. So much so in fact, that I'm consciously typing deadpan for balance.

Really. Oh the hilarity.



That's what happens at 1 a.m. when I'm exhausted. I coulda gone on, but I figured I was probably treading into offending someone zone.

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cheron98


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HitAnyKey42 wrote:I originally wasn't planning on opening any wine this weekend, but I should probably open one in honor of Loweeel to help him commiserate. Problem is that I don't really plan on really eating much of anything special tonight (maybe just a couple hot dogs and other munchies) and the second half of the bottle would probably get finished tomorrow night after I get home eventually after softball.
Hmmm...what to do.



How is that a problem? You don't need to eat anything "special" to enjoy a good wine.

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HitAnyKey42


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cheron98 wrote:How is that a problem? You don't need to eat anything "special" to enjoy a good wine.



I know that. It just sometimes helps in choosing one to open.
I guess I could just pop open one of the ones I got from WL a couple weeks ago. Those are earmarked as everyday drinkers.

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cheron98 wrote:um... what?

*rereads it*

what?



Don't ask, don't tell ???


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We (six of us) had five bottles last night. Started with a bottle of my homemade patio white, then shifted toa a Penfold's Chiraz, a cheap cabernet, and a Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (Arduini 2006) and a 2003 Buttonwood Merlot. Maybe some kind of warm up for the CT woot gathering next week.

Make that six bottles, as we finished with the best of the night - Wellington White Port.

Not surprisingly, I am not drinking tonight and working on hydrating before tomorrow's Father's Day 50 (mile bike ride).

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So I decided on the '05 Las Rocas Garnacha. Not sure if I'm going to decant it or not. Most likely not, as I don't feel like dealing with the decanter tonight. I'll pour a decent amount into my big ass glass and let it sit for at least 15-20 min or so before drinking. Maybe I'll have a bit while munching some cheese before making my hot dogs.

What are you all drinking?

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jwhite6114 wrote:As for drinking, last night I had another glass of the Stained Tooth, but it was about the same as the night before. On the plus side, it held up well for the second day -- wouldn't even have guessed it was a day 2. But there was no better flavor than the night before. Being that I didn't pour until nearly 9:00, and was not all that excited about the wine, I had no more than one glass. So now I have a last glass in the bottle to finish. But tonight is poker night, and this month's game is a far-game (30 minute drive) so I won't likely be finishing that bottle tonight. Oh well. Maybe the TC Field Blend will get a few more days to settle before I pop one after all.



So I had the last glass of Stained Tooth Syrah tonight (day 3) -- and whadda ya know?! THERE it is. The fruit and the flavor finally came out. Tannins are still very present, and this did not at all taste like it had been open for three days. It was not quite a Wellington or SB Syrah, but it was much much better than the previous two days. If it had been like this the first night it never would have made it to day 3.

I'd say this one really needs more time in the bottle. On the first night it spent over 90 minutes in the decanter and had rough pour at that. Glad that it finally come out.

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HitAnyKey42 wrote:What are you all drinking?



Night #2 of the SB Syrah Rose. First sip of this right out of the fridge was interesting -- there is a different flavor that I haven't figured out yet. Not a fruit flavor, something savory. Also night #2 of Wellington Syrah Cuvee R, that's been out of the fridge warming up for a while now. And...maybe the 04 Epiphany Grenache Rose, we'll see how long the night lasts. Doubtful we'll make it that far. I still have to make chocolate chip cookies for tmw.

Going to grill a halibut filet and use leftover avocado salsa from last night on it. I'm also munching on fresh arugula and strawberries (not at the same time) from the farmers market. And letting some cheese come to room temp for later.

yathink2


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Tonight, 2004 Hazyblur Shiraz McLaren Vale. Its been in the decantur for about an hour. Very smooth, smoky, raspberry flavor that I really like.



yathink2


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oppsie wrote:Night #2 of the SB Syrah Rose. First sip of this right out of the fridge was interesting -- there is a different flavor that I haven't figured out yet. Not a fruit flavor, something savory. Also night #2 of Wellington Syrah Cuvee R, that's been out of the fridge warming up for a while now. And...maybe the 04 Epiphany Grenache Rose, we'll see how long the night lasts. Doubtful we'll make it that far. I still have to make chocolate chip cookies for tmw.

Going to grill a halibut filet and use leftover avocado salsa from last night on it. I'm also munching on fresh arugula and strawberries (not at the same time) from the farmers market. And letting some cheese come to room temp for later.



Let us know if you figure out that flavor on the SB Syrah Rose day 2, even if it is carrot juice?

Got a flash update last night that *@#%*% up my firefox, now I am on Opera so I didnt get to see your carrot juice explanation, and too lazy to go find it now



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HitAnyKey42 wrote:
What are you all drinking?

Just had the Epiphany Grenache Rose. Had it with scallops with mushrooms and whiskey sauce.



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