You, you will be mean/ And I... I'll drink all the time!

I just came across this video on the preparation of absinthe (how do I find these things? I don't even remember) and it reminded me of our parties back when I was living in Vichy. I tasted some absinthe at one of those parties, but it didn't make much of an impression. For one thing, about 4.5 years later, I don't remember what it tasted like. For another thing, even when I came home from the party that night, I blogged about tequila and Michigan accents instead.

It all seems like so much work, with the special flatware and the sugar cubes and the searching for dancing fairies in the sugary drink as you dribble water into the glass, drop by drop. I don't think I have the patience for that. Absinthe is a little too high-maintenance for me. I do not need to drink anything that involves a ritual.

Except tea, of course. Obviously.

srah - Monday, 5 November 2007 - 10:51 PM
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Comments (16)

gravatar alfie - November 5, 2007 - 11:03 PM -

Moulin Rouge!

gravatar srah - November 5, 2007 - 11:08 PM -

Why is it that you are never online when I want you to be, but you suddenly pop up when I post a new NaBloPoMo post?!

That's five points for Alfie now! I'll try to do some more early evening blogging to give the rest of you a chance to catch up.

gravatar alfie - November 5, 2007 - 11:31 PM -

When did you want me online?

gravatar srah - November 5, 2007 - 11:33 PM -

I dunno. Seems like I'm always calling you to say "Get online!" or telling you to look at websites and you go "Ughhhhhhh... I don't have my laptop. Gahhhhhhhhhhhsh."

gravatar alfie - November 5, 2007 - 11:43 PM -

To be fair, half the time I'm either in my car or at work when you call.

gravatar srah - November 5, 2007 - 11:45 PM -

And you're never online then!

gravatar alfie - November 5, 2007 - 11:53 PM -

Yeah, sorry for the lack of internet in my car and on the fields/courts/rinks. I'll get on that right now.

gravatar srah - November 6, 2007 - 12:01 AM -

Capital, capital!

gravatar katie - November 6, 2007 - 6:54 AM -

This quiz is discriminatory against people like me who are only able to be at a computer about twice a day. :( Darn kids! Why can't they teach themselves at school while I blog all day?

gravatar katie - November 6, 2007 - 6:57 AM -

By the way, that video is creepy.

gravatar srah - November 6, 2007 - 7:03 AM -

Yes, it is.

gravatar alfie - November 6, 2007 - 7:28 AM -

Actually, she is endeavoring to post when she knows I won't be around. Sadly, she keeps assuming I won't be around at times I am, like 7am.

gravatar tiff - November 6, 2007 - 7:35 AM -

I need like a text message the minute you update so I have a chance... not that I'd know the song anyway...

gravatar srah - November 6, 2007 - 8:02 AM -

I didn't post today at 7am! I've learned!

Tiff, there must be a way to do that, but I don't know what it is.

gravatar jday - November 6, 2007 - 1:53 PM -

P and P- do I get points for id'ing the "capital, capital"? One of the best movies ever made (the 5+ hour one, natch).

gravatar srah - November 6, 2007 - 2:00 PM -

No actual points, but you do get the satisfaction of knowing that right after I wrote it I had to search the Internet to figure out which Austen movie/character I got it from.

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