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Victor
01-19-2006, 08:38 AM
Is a loser's game. Spent the evening sitting in some gin mill at an Elks club BSing with strangers. Drank only Coors nonalcoholic, and I still feel bloated and hung over.

This after having dinner at a seafood place next door. Alaska King Crab for half what it costs in Alaska! Clams, snow crab - yummy! And cheap at this place! Two huge stuffed cougars on the wall. People at the next table ordered a 7 1/2 pound lobster! I don't eat out much, but this place has style.

LeeG
01-19-2006, 08:44 AM
no way,,it takes training to win,,practice, practice. I had two sissy NA beers last night with friends and watched them down pints while smoking cigarettes,,,I got the stink out finally,,but damn the human body is tough. Now I going help one of the friends dad who's dad has a few days left as he dies of cancer. Tough animals these human beings,,,don't forget to eat your broccoli.

Chris Coose
01-19-2006, 08:49 AM
When you talk like that I whinse.
It's like you are bashing an old girlfriend.

Paul Pless
01-19-2006, 09:12 AM
well drinking n/a beer may be a loser's game, but...

Popeye
01-19-2006, 09:14 AM
some have sleazey wayward drinking habits

others have a beer with grandma on Sunday

Garrett Lowell
01-19-2006, 09:21 AM
NA is about the same as decaf coffee: What's the point? I drink beer very rarely, but when I do it's real beer (and real good beer, at that). I eat butter very rarely, but when I do, it's real butter. If you don't do it to excess, it's no big deal.

TomF
01-19-2006, 09:25 AM
I'm with you Garrett. Real butter, real beer, real coffee, each in moderation. Also real exercize. ;)

Though I might die a few years sooner I'll have had a real life.

[ 01-19-2006, 09:25 AM: Message edited by: TomF ]

Popeye
01-19-2006, 09:26 AM
Two huge stuffed cougars on the wall. People at the next table ordered a 7 1/2 pound lobster! I don't eat out much, but this place has style. why do i keep picturing Herb Tarlek in a VolksWagen seat cover suit

Another One
01-19-2006, 10:19 AM
Now wait a minute smile.gif

Herb was more of a Pinto kind of guy. VW's tend toward your basic naugahide-wannabe pierced plastic; I don't think I've ever seen a loud plaid except maybe at car shows, where someone was aiming for the ridiculous.

On the other hand, the early VW's headliner was secured with fish glue (and smelled like it in the rain) so at least you can keep the seafood theme going. ;)

Popeye
01-19-2006, 10:21 AM
well, it wasn't always VolksWagen seat covers , sometimes it was a suit made out of Holiday Inn shower curtains

Another One
01-19-2006, 10:25 AM
http://www.metronews.ca/uploadedImages/scene-Herb-Tarlek_article.jpg

Kind of a Burberry thing he has going, huh?

Dolly Varden
01-19-2006, 10:26 AM
Alaska King Crab for half what it costs in Alaska check again. most likely from russian waters where the crabs get fat feasting upon sewage sludge

JimD
01-19-2006, 10:36 AM
I don't smoke or drink. I'm very pure.

LeeG
01-19-2006, 11:26 AM
nope,,teetotalers won't live longer,,everyone ferments in the end.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
01-19-2006, 11:43 AM
Drinking? Yeah, I've done some.

Everybody is allowed just so much booze in their lifetime. I've drank all mine.

and some of yours too. ;)

Katherine
01-19-2006, 12:27 PM
Lucky for me I'm not prone to hangovers. :D

Meerkat
01-19-2006, 04:48 PM
Beer ought to be $5/bottle ($30/6-pack) and shots should be $10 each. At those prices, my alcohol bill would be about $3/year. tongue.gif

Victor
01-19-2006, 08:11 PM
Same here, PMJ. I can't believe I used to do that for fun!

Paul Pless
01-19-2006, 08:59 PM
Beer ought to be $5/bottle ($30/6-pack) and shots should be $10 each. At those prices even I would look into the illicit manufacture of alcohol.

Katherine
01-19-2006, 09:02 PM
Paul, funny you should say that. My parents neighbors have a sugar shack back in the woods that we've always figured was brewing more then maple syrup.

Given my proximity to the Canadian border, I've often wondered how hard it would be to add a few hidden compartment to the Owens.

Paul Pless
01-19-2006, 09:04 PM
see there Kat, look at all we have in common, we both like wooden boats, travel, alcohol, and corvettes ;)

Katherine
01-19-2006, 09:05 PM
You can carry your own umbrella. :D And we both like dogs. How do you feel about cats and over protective fathers? tongue.gif

Paul Pless
01-19-2006, 09:08 PM
on my last trip home from Germany, i mailed back my clothes, and brought back - I shiite you not - 96 one liter bottles of Kreuzberg in my suitcase and carryon luggage. Amazingly I didn't break a single bottle. You should have seen the security in Frankfurt when my suitcase passed through the x-ray machine with all those bottles of liquid with the wires holding the ceramic tops against rubber gaskets showed up. I'm talking alarmed, :D m blond men with HK autopistols appeared from nowhere. :D :D

Paul Pless
01-19-2006, 09:11 PM
You can carry your own umbrella. I'm not afraid of either the sun or the rain, now overprotective fathers migt be another story - although typically most young lady's parents seem to like me for some reason - perhaps because I'm gainfully employed.

George Roberts
01-19-2006, 09:13 PM
Victor ---

You do not know how to drink ---

Always drink alone and at home. No sense in paying for others to drink. No sense in getting into a car accident.

Always drink enough. No sense in liking the experience.

Never drink too much. You want to wake up in the future.

I find a pint of whiskey every few years does a good job.

George Jung
01-19-2006, 09:15 PM
How'd that one turn out, Paul? Did you get the complimentary colonoscopy and orifice check? How much of your ill-gotten-booty made it home? :D

Paul Pless
01-19-2006, 09:15 PM
not so sure about cats, someone mentioned earlier they were all potheads, I'd hate to have share

Katherine
01-19-2006, 09:17 PM
You skipped the cat question. :D

If I'm on a trip and don't feel like carrying the luggage or parts, I just have it shipped back to the office.

Ok, you answered the cat question. My two cats are currently totally stoned on the fresh batch of catnip my roomate brought them.

[ 01-19-2006, 09:18 PM: Message edited by: Katherine ]

Paul Pless
01-19-2006, 09:18 PM
How'd that one turn out, Paul? Did you get the complimentary colonoscopy and orifice check? How much of your ill-gotten-booty made it home? I got every bit of it here. smile.gif but it was a sonofbitch to repack my suitcase, which originally had taken me a full hour of careful planning and preperation, on the floor of the airport in frankfurt within 5 minutes so that I wouldn't miss my flight.

Katherine
01-19-2006, 09:19 PM
Paul, I already gave Leftie the lecture on how to get everything past customs without a hassle, looks like you need the same lecture. :D

Paul Pless
01-19-2006, 09:19 PM
I just have it shipped back to the office.
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Its illegal for a private citizen to ship alcohol into the united states via the postal system or even common carrier such as UPS; I've tried.

Paul Pless
01-19-2006, 09:21 PM
Paul, I already gave Leftie the lecture on how to get everything past customs without a hassle, looks like you need the same lecture. Maybe I'll take you with me on my next trip to Amsterdam and you can show me how to on the way back. Nothing like firsthand observation of how its done. :D

Katherine
01-19-2006, 09:22 PM
Pack it in a car about to go on the boat, don't ask me how I know. ;)

Katherine
01-19-2006, 09:24 PM
I ship a lot of parts internationally. We still get the occasional SNAFU, but there are certain things that can be done to smooth the proccess.

I may take you up on the Amsterdamn thing. ;)

[ 01-19-2006, 09:24 PM: Message edited by: Katherine ]

Paul Pless
01-19-2006, 09:24 PM
One of my best friends controls the ripenning process for bananas for Dole, you should see the stuff they find in banana crates coming from S America. Its usually white and comes in brick form. They find it almost weekly.

Katherine
01-19-2006, 09:25 PM
Spare tires can hold quite a bit if there's no tube in there.

George Jung
01-19-2006, 09:28 PM
And they say education is a waste....

Katherine
01-19-2006, 09:37 PM
I seem to have learned a lot of odd things over the years. :D

Katherine
01-19-2006, 09:44 PM
Originally posted by Paul Pless:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr /> I just have it shipped back to the office.
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Its illegal for a private citizen to ship alcohol into the united states via the postal system or even common carrier such as UPS; I've tried.</font>[/QUOTE]Shipping on the corporate accounts helps smooth things along.

Paul Pless
01-19-2006, 09:46 PM
Are you saying that shipping my lebanese blonde or my northern lights on the nissan Corporate account will make it go smoothly?

this is just the kind of bs I don't need the government or overprotective fathers reading about :D

Katherine
01-19-2006, 09:49 PM
Ok, I think they'd draw the line at slavery. :D However, shipping under an established corporate account, along an establishe route, makes getting parts through much easier.

Paul Pless
01-19-2006, 09:50 PM
slavery :confused:

northern lights and lebanese blonde is hashish available legally in Amsterdam ;)

Katherine
01-19-2006, 09:53 PM
Forgive my ignorance. The Northern Lights I'd heard about (don't ask how), the lebonese was new.

Paul Pless
01-19-2006, 09:54 PM
besides your the only slave for me ;) tongue.gif

Katherine
01-19-2006, 09:55 PM
Originally posted by Paul Pless:
besides your the only slave for me ;) tongue.gif I don't follow orders well, just ask my boss. :D

Paul Pless
01-19-2006, 09:55 PM
perhaps we should move over to the sugarbreeches thread, or even pm tongue.gif

Meerkat
01-19-2006, 09:57 PM
Maybe Paul is the order follower - Mistress Katherine. :D

Katherine
01-19-2006, 09:58 PM
Yes, I'm sure Paul G will be around shortly breathing hellfire and damnation. tongue.gif