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Why I Use a Thermos for Cold Martinis Outside

August 13, 2019

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The problems with making and drinking Martinis outside become evident almost immediately if you happen to be a purist like I am often accused of being.

Any amount of time that lapses while the drink sits in a cocktail glass can be detrimental to the overall temperature. So, to mix up the drink and then navigate from the . . .

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I Like Bad Margaritas

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July 29, 2019

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I am going to come clean about something: I like the premade Margarita jugs at Costco. There is one in my fridge right now. You can unsubscribe below.

If you are still with me, I'll explain. I enjoy a bad margarita. I like gross stringy Ninja Turtle style cheese pizza, inferior Mexican food, and all the harmful snacks . . .

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He Grabbed Two Bottles of Squirt Soda Out of Pure Defiance to the Weather

February 04, 2019

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He barely survived the trip home due to the obscene temperature outside. Walking in, he turned on the kitchen light to a loud pop and a flash. Darkness. Letting out a loud sigh he walked right back to the elevator. He checked the temperature again-- negative twenty. When the doors opened on the first floor he was wrapped up, . . .

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This Was a Glass of Summer Over Ice

October 05, 2018

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He was early to dinner and needed to kill some time. The friend he was meeting had a taste for hooch even stronger than his own. Sneaking in the usual martini was out of the question for now. Tonight was all about defense. He needed to make sure aspirin wasn't on the menu for breakfast.

The bartender who looked to be . . .

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The Instant Transition Shocked Him Every Time

September 12, 2018

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He had been home for a week. The early afternoon drinks and cigarettes while watching the sun slowly set had made a profound impact. He had not even unpacked his suitcase yet. The contents still held the sweet, floral, spicy, and a touch fishy scent of Marseille.

Watching the sun reflect off the shiny buildings on Lake . . .

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A Rusty Nail is a Dram of Scotch Wearing a Flannel Shirt

September 11, 2018

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Extra innings meant that he was on edge. She had been asleep since the stretch. He usually loved West Coast away games but September baseball carries a different weight when you are only a few games ahead. The announcers yammered on about great plays from the start of the season and how players had either blossomed or shriveled . . .

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It Turned The Color Of A Sunrise

August 27, 2018

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As the front door to his apartment clicked shut he opened his eyes. A good stretch ticked the exercise box on his mental list of things to do that day. Today's paper was on the counter by a short note apologizing for eating the last yogurt. It was signed with a small heart.

Slipping on a worn pair of jeans and a . . .

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