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Posted 03 September 2009 - 11:24 PM

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So the combination is 1-2-3-4-5. That's the stupidest combination I've ever heard in my life! That's the kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage!- Dark Helmet; "Live free or die. Death is not the worst of evils." - Gen. John Stark; "Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it." -Robert Frost; "It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." - Samuel Adams, Brewer/Patriot
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 12:19 AM

I submitted my story for the contest. It was very fun to write, at any rate.
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 04:02 AM

Also, what are the things it's "touching"?

I'd rather not say.

Well...as for the religion discussion...I was brought up a Catholic...I am NOT a fan of the Catholic Church.

Yeah, I was raised Lutheran. Part of why I am this way is because I had to do a ridiculous amount of weaseling just to get out of that faith. And I got a lot of flak for it from family members.

Does it have a goat named Brett?

http://news.yahoo.co...ews/ynews_en879

How dare you call me a goat?
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 05:36 AM

Noon at Raptor's country. * He sees Frooty* She's early today. Must be 6 AM there in Ohio. :wave: to Frooty.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 07:53 AM

I'm back. Hold the applause please. :P

TF really rolled along the last few days, nice intro to the new bar Fasty.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 08:24 AM

Noon at Raptor's country. * He sees Frooty* She's early today. Must be 6 AM there in Ohio. :wave: to Frooty.


Yep. It was six am-ish. I was just checking the forum briefly before dressing and heading to school.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 09:25 AM

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So the combination is 1-2-3-4-5. That's the stupidest combination I've ever heard in my life! That's the kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage!- Dark Helmet; "Live free or die. Death is not the worst of evils." - Gen. John Stark; "Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it." -Robert Frost; "It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." - Samuel Adams, Brewer/Patriot
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 10:37 AM

Fun, yes. That's what school is... not.
Jazz band was good, but the rest of my day is going downhill.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 11:00 AM

What shall I do with my day today? Mow the lawn??? Go to the beach...go shopping...do the laundry.......boo!

BEACH!!

I cannot believe that it is already fall weather. It is so strange. We really only got about 3 weeks of real summer...and only a few days of the really hot stuff. I dunno...It doesn't bode well for the winter...It could be a nasty one!
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 11:57 AM

*walks into Ten Forward, and walks behind the bar, and without anybody watching him opens the net on www.wired.com and copies the geeky cocktails and makes them for all*



Sissy Klingon
Activity: Good for softening the blow of ‘The Undiscovered Country.’

If you can’t handle real Blood Wine, pataQ, try this one out. Strong, sweet and sophisticated, just like Worf circa TNG, when he couldn’t win a fight to save his life.

1 shot Flor de Caña rum
1/2 shot Raspberry Pucker
1/2 shot Bombay Sapphire gin
Cherry Bomb Jolt

Instructions: Mix the booze together in a shaker and pour over ice. Add the Jolt to taste.

Neon Geek (Matt Blum)
Activity: Good for drinking with action shows/movies.

1/2 oz Mountain Dew, Sprite, or 7-Up
1/2 oz Bourbon
1 oz Cinnamon Schnapps

(Sodas are listed in order of preference.) Mix together with ice, then pour into a margarita glass. Garnish with mint.


Green Acres Punch
Activity: Great for relaxing after (not before!) some heavy-duty carpentry.

2 oz. Flor de Caña 4-year old
1oz. Flor de Caña 18-year old
0.75 oz. rich demerara simple syrup*
1 oz. lime juice
6 oz. HOT STRONG Green Tea
1 mint sprig

Instructions: All of the ingredients should be combined and left in a container overnight. Strain the next day, then refrigerate and drink at your leisure. Pour the punch into a glass and garnish with a lime wheel and mint sprig.

*Demerara syrup can be made in a pot over low heat on stove top.
2 parts demerara sugar to 1 part water. Heat and stir until dissolved.

Romulan Ale
Activity: Drink while rewatching TNG episodes.

1 1/2 oz White rum
1 oz Blue Curacao
7-Up
6 drops Tabasco sauce

Instructions: Mix all ingredients together. Pour into a tall, narrow glass. Add a grain of salt.

Sazerac Cocktail (Bill Gurstelle)
Activity: Sipping while sitting in a leather easy chair reading Douglas Adams’ ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide.’

In 2008 the Louisiana House of Representatives voted to make the Sazerac the official cocktail of New Orleans. It’s a great mix of flavors and packs a kick. A favorite with those who understand the art of living dangerously.

1/2 cup ice cubes
1 sugar cube
3 dashes Bitters
2 ounces rye Jim Beam or Old Overholt RYE (not bourbon) whiskey
1/2 teaspoon of absinthe
Lemon twist

Chill an old-fashioned glass by filling it with ice and water. In second old-fashioned glass, mix together sugar, bitters, and 1/2 teaspoon water thoroughly. Add cognac or whiskey and remaining 1/2 cup ice, and stir well, at least 15 seconds. Take the chilled glass, discard ice and water and pour in absinthe. Swirl it around so the absinthe coats the interior of the glass. Add rye whiskey mixture into the chilled, absinthe-coated glass. Add lemon peel and enjoy.

The Princess Leia
Activity: Writing yourself into your favorite fanfic.

Classy yet strong, just like its namesake. The acai-flavored VeeV adds a little tang to your ‘pagne while the gin supplies the kick.

1/2 shot Bombay Sapphire gin
1/2 shot VeeV Acai liquor
Champagne

In a champagne flute, add the VeeV and Sapphire, stir, then top off glass with your sparkling wine or champagne of choice.

Sapphire Collins
Activity: Harvesting parts from a busted piece of consumer electronics.

2 parts Bombay Sapphire Gin
1 part fresh lemon juice
3/4 part simple syrup
Club soda

Instructions: Pour first three ingredients into a Collins glass with ice and stir well. Add more ice and top with club soda. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Royal Tea (Royalty) (Curtis Silver)
Activity: I like to drink while using the Adobe Creative Suite to edit videos and pictures of my kids.

Arizona Iced Tea (original with lemon)
Crown Royal
Fresh lemons

Fill 16oz cup up with ice to brim, then iced tea to three quarters cup. Fill in rest with Crown Royal. Cut a lemon in half. Squeeze one into the cup and discard. Take the other half and cut it into fours. Put that right into the drink




Cherry Grog (Michael Harrison)
Activity: Perfect for a night spent powerleveling your guildies through Deadmines (again) or roleplaying your way through the pirate city of Freeport. Splice the main brace, mateys; just don’t overdo it and pull a Leeroy Jenkins, ya lightweight.

Collins glass (or a pewter beer stein, if you’re feeling saucy)
Mountain Dew Game Fuel, Horde Red
Light rum
Lime juice
Limes

Instructions: Fill glass with cracked ice and drop a shot or two of spirits over the ice. Fill the rest up with the Game Fuel. Add a splash of juice and garnish with a wedge of lime

The Mom Mellowing Cocktail (Corrina Lawson)
Activity: It is best consumed after a long, exhausting day, to clear the mind.

Two fingers of vodka with lemon flavor
Any flavor of diet cola but Diet Coke with Lime works best.
Add ice.

This is your basic soda & hard liquor mixed drink but I drink it for two reasons:
1. I cannot drink vodka straight.
2. It is somewhat low calorie, with the use of diet soda.

Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster (Matt Blum)
Activity: Best to drink with the old HHGttG TV show or the decidedly-mediocre movie.

There are multiple versions this legendary Hitchhikers Guide beverage. This one comes from webtender.

2 oz Vodka
1 oz Triple sec
1/2 oz Grenadine
Pineapple juice
7-Up or Slice

Instructions: Fill Collins glass with ice. Add 2 oz. of vodka and 1 oz. triple sec. Fill glass almost to the top with pineapple juice, add Grenadine for color, and top off the glass with 7-Up or Slice. Shake or stir until the drink turns a light orange-pink color.

Humongor (Curtis Silver)
Activity: All-night HALO benders.

Bottle of Jonnie Walker Black or Red
Liter of Mountain Dew
One large sports cup

Mix 50% Jonnie Walker (didn’t use the cheap stuff to avoid headaches) and 50% Mountain Dew, warm, in a large sports cup. CHUG.


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The Ramos Gin Fizz
Activity: This cocktail takes a lot of shaking to fix — great for combining with dice-shaking activities like D&D or Yahtzee!

Ah. Born in 1887 to Henry Charles “Carl” Ramos. Not technically a cocktail, but a fizz. A morning-after drink for clearing the haze after you’ve had a few too many the night before. Downright delicious; a creamy, frothy, fragrant, lovely way to set things right again with the dawning day.

1 1/2 oz Old Tom Gin*
3/4 oz Cointreau
3/4 oz Fresh squeezed Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Fresh squeezed Lime Juice
3/4 oz Heavy Whipping Cream
1/2 oz simple Syrup (2:1)
1/2 an egg white (this drink is traditionally built for two, in which case, double the recipe and use the whole egg white)
2 oz Club Soda
3 drops Orange Flower Water

Pour the citrus and egg white in a Boston Shaker with the spring from a
Hawthorn strainer and dry shake for one minute. Keep ingredients in the tin
and in the glass add the Gin, Cointreau, Cream, and Simple Syrup. Fill with
ice reconnect with the tin and Shake for one minute. Strain into a large
Highball glass (no ice,) top with Club soda, and garnish with Orange Flower
Water.




Lucid Frappe
Activity: Great for moistening a parched throat after an invigorating soldering session.

1 oz. Lucid Absinthe
0.5 oz. of Simple Syrup
6-8 Fresh Mint Leaves
1 oz. of Soda Water

Muddle mint leaves in the bottom of a frappe style glass. Add absinthe, simple syrup and fill with crushed ice. Pour mixture into shaker and shake vigorously. Pour contents into glass, top with splash of soda water and garnish with mint sprig.
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 12:03 PM

Cherry Grog (Michael Harrison)
Activity: Perfect for a night spent powerleveling your guildies through Deadmines (again) or roleplaying your way through the pirate city of Freeport. Splice the main brace, mateys; just don't overdo it and pull a Leeroy Jenkins, ya lightweight.

Collins glass (or a pewter beer stein, if you're feeling saucy)
Mountain Dew Game Fuel, Horde Red
Light rum
Lime juice
Limes

Instructions: Fill glass with cracked ice and drop a shot or two of spirits over the ice. Fill the rest up with the Game Fuel. Add a splash of juice and garnish with a wedge of lime

I've been told the Game Fuel stuff is an affront to humanity.
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 12:31 PM

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 12:46 PM

I like it actually...



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Posted 04 September 2009 - 12:50 PM

I like it actually...

Yeah but you like all kinds of terrible things.
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 12:53 PM

I'll have a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster...

But the Mom Mellowing Cocktail made me laugh!!

Just harrassed the National Grid guys enough to possible get the gas leak in the intersection repaired sooner than later. They have been "monitoring" it for about 4 years now. Lucky for me, they are replacing meters in the neighborhood, so when the supervisor came by to see what the guy was checking, I pounced on him...

We'll see...I still have 2 telephone poles side by side on the end of my lawn. One is old, bending over and full of holes from where the guys climbed it...WITH the wires all still attached...the other is spanking new...no wires not even attached to the old pole...Some day they will come and move the wires...and take out the old pole...someday....

So much for going to the beach. Not enough time, now.
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Are we ever really HERE, man?

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 01:26 PM

And why does everyone say they never agree with me?

I'm sorry, you're right, you are very agreeable. :P

See, I object to that. I'm not sure what you're implying with the last sentence, but if you're implying us unbelievers may suffer some divine punishment, I'm offended by such scare tactics. Most of us are willing to respect our beliefs; you ought to respect our lack of belief. Besides, if there is a God, he's kind and would not punish us for failing to believe in him when we have every reason not to.

Yeah, this point has always bugged me. I could question it further but I think I have a pretty good idea what the answer will be and that will just spark a longer conversation of whether or not something/someone else exists, so I won't do that.

It's a good rule of thumb, regardless of religious/non-religious beliefs, to be responsible for yourself and your own actions and live life as a person you can stand to be around, for as long as your life lasts, otherwise you are totally screwed. Beyond that, everyone should be free to believe whatever they want, without those beliefs being disrespected or attacked and without inflicting those beliefs upon someone else. Everybody do your own thing and let other people do theirs - simple as that.

Alrighty, I could go for a chocolate milk!

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 01:35 PM

Hey Allee! Yum chocolate milk...

Ya know...if I knew anything about this Dark Tower thingie......I guess I'll have to do some research...

What is my pal The Clown up to?
"Please, dear God, don't let me phlox up." -Shepherd's Prayer: Freedom 7

Are we ever really HERE, man?

"...death is my bread and danger my butter - oh, no, danger's my bread, and death is my butter. No, no, wait. Danger's my bread, death - no, death is - no, I'm sorry. Death is my - death and danger are my various breads and various butters. ." -Woody Allen

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 02:00 PM

Ya know...if I knew anything about this Dark Tower thingie......I guess I'll have to do some research...

:wave: Yeah, I'm with you on that one.

But I figured fasty would still let me into the joint.
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 02:16 PM

Holy crap...the kids will be home in 1/2 an hour...

Who is that snoring in the back of the bar?

*checks*

Oh...it is just Boris...

*takes off clown nose...snoring stops*

I wish he would remember to take that thing off when he goes to sleep.

Oh..and when did the dating site pop up in the banner thing below??

Yeah....I got the hots for the guy with one red eye...NOT!
"Please, dear God, don't let me phlox up." -Shepherd's Prayer: Freedom 7

Are we ever really HERE, man?

"...death is my bread and danger my butter - oh, no, danger's my bread, and death is my butter. No, no, wait. Danger's my bread, death - no, death is - no, I'm sorry. Death is my - death and danger are my various breads and various butters. ." -Woody Allen

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 02:36 PM

Guess which of Boris's references made me laugh? Yeah, it was the WoW one. :P

It's a good rule of thumb, regardless of religious/non-religious beliefs, to be responsible for yourself and your own actions and live life as a person you can stand to be around, for as long as your life lasts, otherwise you are totally screwed. Beyond that, everyone should be free to believe whatever they want, without those beliefs being disrespected or attacked and without inflicting those beliefs upon someone else. Everybody do your own thing and let other people do theirs - simple as that.


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