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Viki
01-15-2006, 01:44 PM
Well, let's see, so far this season I've watched the Eagles lose.
So far this weekend, I've watched the Patriots lose.
So far this day, I'm watching the Colts lose.

So, dear friends, borrowing a page from Mrs. "Book of Daniel" (or did she borrow it from me???), I have reached for the Sunday afternoon Dirty Martini, true and faithful friend, who might be able to spread a bit of pixie dust over even this mess.

Anyone else? You? Yes, you dear? And Mike, and all my fellow Lutherans and sister Anglicans, anyone?

Of course, there's always those Desperate Housewives and those Leaping Lesbians to look forward to as the day moves on!

OrlandoMike
01-15-2006, 03:08 PM
"Every home owner should have top shelf vodka for it's guests"

but alas I am sick as a dog this weekend, so it's Cherry flavored nyquil on the rocks for me.


150,000 home builders in town last week, and one of them gave me a head cold!

Viki
01-15-2006, 03:17 PM
Oh, no, Mike! Yuck.

But, listen, don't capitulate so soon - what a dirty martini can't fix, a good double shot of single malt 18-year aged Glenmorangie (or SOME equivalent!!!), can cure!

Surely, you have something?

Saxton
01-15-2006, 06:39 PM
Mike - I can sympathize. I've had a sore throat & sinus infection for about 5 days now. I'm used to sinus infections but the throat thing is annoying. I've been taking some nyquil-like stuff at night but to no avail.

Viki - I like the way you think! Since the traditional method isn't helping I've been leaning towards a glass of good cab tonight ... but maybe some Jameson's Irish whiskey might be just what the doctor ordered (hey, I'm Irish Catholic, not Lutheran so I have to go with my heritage;) ). By the way, I caught the last few minutes of the game and I was hoping the Colts would pull it out for Tony Dungy's sake.

Viki
01-15-2006, 06:46 PM
Mike - I can sympathize. I've had a sore throat & sinus infection for about 5 days now. I'm used to sinus infections but the throat thing is annoying. I've been taking some nyquil-like stuff at night but to no avail.

Viki - I like the way you think! Since the traditional method isn't helping I've been leaning towards a glass of good cab tonight ... but maybe some Jameson's Irish whiskey might be just what the doctor ordered (hey, I'm Irish Catholic, not Lutheran so I have to go with my heritage;) ). By the way, I caught the last few minutes of the game and I was hoping the Colts would pull it out for Tony Dungy's sake.

Ooooh, Sue, I'm part Irish, so you know I feeeeeeell you that the Colts ALMOST pulled it out. Ugghhhhh.

Right now, I'm on my third dirty martini, hanging out with my my partner, my neighbor, and our combined three dogs (2 border collies and a golden), and watching the Panthers hang on by their claws!

Saxton
01-15-2006, 06:51 PM
Viki - you're on your 3rd??? Wow, I've really got some catching up to do ... I better get the bottle of Jameson's off the bar asap! What do they say: "feed a cold, starve a fever, intoxicate a sinus infection" - well, it's something like that.

Viki
01-15-2006, 06:56 PM
Viki - you're on your 3rd??? Wow, I've really got some catching up to do ... I better get the bottle of Jameson's off the bar asap! What do they say: "feed a cold, starve a fever, intoxicate a sinus infection" - well, it's something like that.

Honey, I started with a glass of pinot noir at 2 PM, quickly moved to a dirty martini at about 4:00 pm and have been nursing that one and one more ever since. I'd seriously contemplate a 4th, but we're out of vodka! My word, what has civilized socitey come to. I should probably find some Anglican friends.

OrlandoMike
01-15-2006, 07:15 PM
Well after spending the entire day either on the couch or in bed in a drug induced coma, I am finally awake. Feeling a little better, but my pastor has advised me that I should probably make a rum and coke in preperation for Desperate Housewives.

I figure the rum will take my mind off my misery, and the coke will help with the congestion.

Right?

Cant wait to see how Bree is dealing with her gay son! Afterall I slept throught the Book of Daniel being so sick!

Viki
01-15-2006, 07:28 PM
Well after spending the entire day either on the couch or in bed in a drug induced coma, I am finally awake. Feeling a little better, but my pastor has advised me that I should probably make a rum and coke in preperation for Desperate Housewives.

I figure the rum will take my mind off my misery, and the coke will help with the congestion.

Right?

Cant wait to see how Bree is dealing with her gay son! Afterall I slept throught the Book of Daniel being so sick!

Mike, rum is not as nearly as neat as scotch whiskey, but if it's all you've got, get to it!

M4travels
01-15-2006, 07:39 PM
Oh, no, Mike! Yuck.

But, listen, don't capitulate so soon - what a dirty martini can't fix, a good double shot of single malt 18-year aged Glenmorangie (or SOME equivalent!!!), can cure!

Surely, you have something?
Go for Laphroaig! Once you get the flavor of peat, you'll never go back for anything else (well, at least whiskey-wise)

Michael

OrlandoMike
01-15-2006, 07:40 PM
Opened the fridge and grabbed a beer, for some reason that sounds good right now.

Nice and cold on my sore throat.

Well the "Sunday Saga" starts in 15 minutes, cant wait!

Saxton
01-15-2006, 07:46 PM
And I am drinking wine (for my sore throat). Let's all pretend that we are at the Rose and Crown tonight - this is our virtual reality pub! Pull up a stool and joing us.

M4travels
01-15-2006, 07:49 PM
Well, even though I said go for Laphroaig, I've just been told we're heading out for Mexican food, so it's margaritas for us tonight... funny, it was margaritas for us last night, as well.... I'm thinking Friday night we did something VERY similar. Tequila is a very good friend. :hyper:

Michael

Kevin&Randall
01-16-2006, 06:43 AM
No dirty martinis for me.... :crazy2: I'm not an olive fan.

Although we did have a great weekend with friends that included Margarita's for me and Long Island Iced Tea for my husband.

As a former resident of Colorado, I must root for the Broncos to go to the Super Bowl. That way I have a "reason" to watch the beer commercial extravaganza.

I'm WAAAAAY behind in my Despirate Housewives, Lost, Grey's Anatomy. But thank you technology for our DVR.

Randall

:earsboy:

Viki
01-16-2006, 08:29 AM
Hey, Mike, we must have been sipping from the same glass. I woke up this morning with your cold and loads of work in front of me. Ugh! Hope you're feeling better.

OrlandoMike
01-16-2006, 08:52 AM
Physically I am much better, mentally I am still dragging from all of those nasty meds! LOL Even asprin makes me "dumb"!

PennyW
01-16-2006, 09:17 AM
We are such creatures of habit ... every Friday night is "Mexican Night" at our house. I luv me some Patron Silver!! And my wife makes the absolute best Margaritas!

Viki - we bought some Vanilla Martini mix at Williams Sonoma over the weekend. That's on my drink menu next weekend. I'm still wanting to try one your dirty way :scared1: too.

Boy, I wish we were all back at the Rose and Crown!! ::yes::

vascubaguy
01-16-2006, 09:41 AM
Darn too bad I missed this thread yesterday, it would have given me the encouragement needed to top off my Diet Blackcherry Vanilla Coke with the Capt Morgans!

Either that or fix a mango martini... mmmm
Oooo, or a White Chocolate Martini! (lil white chocolate Godiva, vodka, & an optional splash of milk)... mmmmm

I don't do the dirty ones, I like mine fruity! :teeth:

pamdaniels
01-27-2006, 09:58 PM
I do love a good shot of any Patron...no Margarita's for me. I am also a Martini Master. I have every flavor of Van Gogh, in addition to Grey Goose, Pravda, Stoli's and, Belvedere. Myfriends and family always tease me that they are planning an intervention. Well tonight I will be spending time with Mr. Belvedere and a little Mango Van Gogh.

Viki
01-28-2006, 08:09 AM
I do love a good shot of any Patron...no Margarita's for me. I am also a Martini Master. I have every flavor of Van Gogh, in addition to Grey Goose, Pravda, Stoli's and, Belvedere. Myfriends and family always tease me that they are planning an intervention. Well tonight I will be spending time with Mr. Belvedere and a little Mango Van Gogh.

Oooh, I like your style Pam. Last night it was just two glasses of pinot noir. I TRY to save the martinis for Sunday afternoon and I'm much more into savory than sweet (which is a nice way to say I like the taste of liquor), though my partner makes a great watermelon-tini.

Do you have any favorite recipes?

Viki
01-29-2006, 01:49 PM
hey, guys, it's Sunday, which means the end of the work week for me. I'm contemplating a dirty. How about you? What's your pleasure and are we waiting until 5 pm?

Viki
01-29-2006, 05:20 PM
You tea-totelers! I, too, applied some self-restraint, and did not indulge in my first dirty until well after 5 pm, but I am now well into my first and wondering where some like-minded friends might be? Yoo-hoo??? Anyone out there not blind to the advantages of a libation or two?

SeattleRedBear
01-29-2006, 05:56 PM
Oh Viki. I'd like to but I can't. Still at work and heading right to costco afterwards. Plus it's not 5:00 yet (although I believe it's always 5:00 somewhere) :thumbsup2: Have one for me...I'm limited to :surfweb:

I think a bunch of people are out of town having fun this weekend without us!! I bet Rick's downing one right now! :drinking1:

Viki
01-29-2006, 06:42 PM
Oh Viki. I'd like to but I can't. Still at work and heading right to costco afterwards. Plus it's not 5:00 yet (although I believe it's always 5:00 somewhere) :thumbsup2: Have one for me...I'm limited to :surfweb:

I think a bunch of people are out of town having fun this weekend without us!! I bet Rick's downing one right now! :drinking1:

Oh, yes, 5 indeed! Here it's nearly 8!

You're right, of course, folk are off having fun. I'm finishing my second and that will be it, as I prepare to enjoy Desperate Housewives and the L Word. Let's see what those Moira-shunning snobs are up to!

OrlandoMike
01-29-2006, 07:40 PM
OK Viki,

I'll join ya!

The women of Wysteria lane is a repeat tonight, but I dont think I have seen this one, so getting primed for the show.

Besides, I started a small war on the tip planning thread! OOPS

Viki
01-29-2006, 08:37 PM
OK Viki,

I'll join ya!

The women of Wysteria lane is a repeat tonight, but I dont think I have seen this one, so getting primed for the show.

Besides, I started a small war on the tip planning thread! OOPS

You're right, Mike, but you gotta love Leslie Ann Warren, our own little Cinderella!

Viki
02-12-2006, 03:29 PM
Hey, friends, I save the dirtys for Sunday afternoon, after a long week and a day of work. I've got one more task to accomplish, but then it's time to suck on an olive. Anyone care to join me (with a dirty or the adult beverage of your choice)?

PennyW
02-12-2006, 04:05 PM
I'm with ya Viki! About time for a cold one after finishing with the weekly house cleaning! Then off to my mom's for dinner. We just got this nifty little grill pan, which works nicely in a pinch (or in cold weather - we've actually had a little snow today). Enjoy your dirty! :smooth:

Viki
02-12-2006, 04:15 PM
I'm with ya Viki! About time for a cold one after finishing with the weekly house cleaning! Then off to my mom's for dinner. We just got this nifty little grill pan, which works nicely in a pinch (or in cold weather - we've actually had a little snow today). Enjoy your dirty! :smooth:

Oooh, we had a little snow today too - 12 inches, but who's counting?

Gwen took care of it, God bless her, and worship was cancelled, so I was free to work all day on lesson plans for a week-long course I'm teaching next week in CT. I have just now enjoyed a sip of my dirty. Yum. What are you having? Have a great meal with Mom!

True North
02-12-2006, 05:31 PM
Hey Viki!

For us here it is a cold Molson as we watch the Olympics. Have to drink some Canadian beer and cheer on our team! I was supposed to be studying tonight, but I just don't think it will be happening. Oh well.... ;)

Viki
02-12-2006, 05:38 PM
Hey Viki!

For us here it is a cold Molson as we watch the Olympics. Have to drink some Canadian beer and cheer on our team! I was supposed to be studying tonight, but I just don't think it will be happening. Oh well.... ;)

Hey, how about your Canadian girl taking that downhill, do-two-tricks-in-the-middle, event last night. Very exciting and I was rooting for her all the way!

What are your guys and gals competitive in this evening?

Saxton
02-12-2006, 06:18 PM
Hey Viki!

For us here it is a cold Molson as we watch the Olympics. Have to drink some Canadian beer and cheer on our team! I was supposed to be studying tonight, but I just don't think it will be happening. Oh well.... ;)

Noah - I was thinking of you and Gen today while I watched some of the Olympics on CBC (one of the benefits to living so close to Canada!). I got to see the luge competition and one of your guys took a very nasty spill. It's amazing they don't kill themselves.

Probably no alcohol for me tonight ... going to give my taxes a final review before I submit them (but maybe that's enough reason to make me drink!!). But I do have some cold Molson in the fridge.

True North
02-12-2006, 06:23 PM
To be honest, not a whole lot to expect from Team Canada tonight. We tend to pick up a lot of our medals in the second week of the Winter Games. Canada traditionally does better in skating and team sports. With Vancouver hosting the games in 2010 a lot of money has gone into winter sports though so it will be exciting to see what happens this year. Canada's plan is to "Own the Podium" in 2010 (as in get more metals then anyone else.) In Salt Lake City we were fourth, with this years goal is 3rd., which means we probably need to win more then the US. (Maybe a friendly DIS rivalry :) ) I hope we can do it! You don't hear much of Canada during the summer games so it would be nice to see us standing tall in the winter. It has also been a tough 2 years for our country so a bit of unity would be great too.

Jennifer Heil's win yesterday was wonderful! She is always so kind in any interview and seems so happy/proud of her win. She got her medal today and had the biggest smile on her face as she sang along to "O Canada". It was a great moment!

True North
02-12-2006, 06:36 PM
Noah - I was thinking of you and Gen today while I watched some of the Olympics on CBC (one of the benefits to living so close to Canada!). I got to see the luge competition and one of your guys took a very nasty spill. It's amazing they don't kill themselves.

I know! I am so impressed that he can just get up and walk away. Despite the fact I am not good at any sports, I would love to try that some day. I know it must be hard but it sure looks like a big fun slide to me.