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01 December 2008 @ 09:07 am
Twitter summary (books, thanksgiving, firefly, dr horrible,bsg, nano)  
I've just noticed that my tweets haven't copied over since the 25th. Things I tweeted about:
  • books left in Long Stone, with photo & my recommendation
  • my first Thanksgiving meal & what I ate. A link for a whiskey blog
  • Firefly, hats and Jayne
  • Dr Horrible
  • democracy in Battlestar Galactica
  • congrats to nanowrimo finishers

See http://twitter.com/mollydot for content. I can't copy text as I'm still internetting by phone. Feel free to quote from twitter if you're commenting here.
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
ext_112271 on December 3rd, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)
Hey, a link! Cheers :-)
a very caring potato: cocktailmollydot on December 3rd, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
Got into a whiskey conversation at the thanksgiving meal. I was able to tell them about the new distillery thanks to your blog. I decided the easiest way to get the blog address to one of the guys was to twitter it.

Had an 18 year old Bushmills. Nice. Not that I'd be able to tell the difference between that and a normal one. Had a sip of Middleton tonight. I'm trying a lot of whiskey for someone who isn't drinking :-)
ext_112271 on December 3rd, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
I heard Michael Colgan tell a story recently. He didn't drink at all for many years and was once at a function where another theatre dude said he didn't drink either. Next thing, other theatre dude plucks a glass of wine off a tray as it passes. Colgan says, "I thought you didn't drink". Other guy replies, "I don't. This is culture."

Whiskey is our culture. We can't remain ignorant of our culture, can we?

You were really living high with your aged Bushmills and Midleton! I scored some free whiskey at the Craft Fair today.
a very caring potato: cocktailmollydot on December 4th, 2008 09:32 am (UTC)
Tee hee hee.

I was wondering whether it would be ok to enjoy the odd whiskey. But I had a very small amount of red wine on Tues and my head was killing me yesterday. Ok, red wine is famous as a migraine trigger, but it'd be the tanins, and I think it's tanins and other related substances that make whiskey taste interesting. Apparently the best alcohols are the clear ones, like vodka, but I don't think people drink vodka for the taste :-)

I've never been a big whiskey drinker (never been much of a drinker at all), but if I was to allow myself a little drink now and then, I think whiskey would be a good one, as you can take your time over it, and one could do me the night. Except for the tanin issue :-/
ext_112271 on December 4th, 2008 01:31 pm (UTC)
It probably helps that whiskey is not aged in new oak. That definitely cuts way back on the tannins. It's possible to pick up oakiness or dryness in some whiskeys but I've never found that tannic bitterness you get in red wine.
a very caring potatomollydot on December 4th, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
Maybe I'll give that a go then. Are you free Friday evening next week? I'm thinking of going out for birthday drinks. You could help me pick a whiskey to try :-)
ext_112271 on December 5th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
That would be nice. Can I come back to you next week? I have sworn to ship something in the coming week, come hell or high water. I must deny myself all pleasures until it's done.
a very caring potatomollydot on December 6th, 2008 01:39 am (UTC)
No problem. If you ship, will I get to hear what it is?

Drinks details in later post.
ext_112271 on December 6th, 2008 02:03 pm (UTC)
You will be the first to know! I'll probably mention it on my weblog anyway. Don't expect anything big :-)
a very caring potatomollydot on December 6th, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)
Small & useful/fun is better than big & awkward!