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04:39 pm - Cut with Absinthe
Frisbee potluck this afternoon. I've forgotten how refined my pie making skillz are -- I made two pumpkin pies, and figured I'd need the whole cook time to prep an apple pie. Heh. Apple pie prep time took <15 mins, plus another 10 to get the dough rolled out and pie constructed. Got invited to a party tonight revolving around a large bottle of absinthe acquired overseas. Hmmm.

Then on my drive back I got a haircut. It is interesting to consider how different people approach haircutting. bucy, for example, found a particular place he likes, and has appointments scheduled for every other Thursday (I believe). ommkarja just tends to notice when she needs a haircut, and agitates until it is resolved. Me? Completely spontaneous "hmmm, I guess I could->should->will get my haircut" (complete though process: <1min. I know bad_faerie at least has it done when she's doing something that night. How do others determine such things?

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Date:November 16th, 2002 02:06 pm (UTC)
Jamie's got some absinthe stories he could tell you... ;)
Date:November 16th, 2002 04:17 pm (UTC)

Leper drinks Absinthe, pillowcases implicated.

Indeed. I don't remember the name of the particular brand procured, what I do remember is that it was 140 proof. Whatever the wormwood content, after 140 proof liquor it all seemed rather moot. As noted at erowid, don't expect much in terms of altered perceptions from the wormwood. It is enjoyable to engage in the ritual of preparing a drink though, sugar cubes, caramelizing the sugar (which seems to be done by some and not by others... we did it in a torn up coke can we'd scrubbed the sealant off of because nobody had metal spoons in their hotel rooms at the time). The absinthe I had didn't turn milky when poured over the sugar which I gather is a chemical reaction with the oils from one of the flavorings. A friend of mine has some that it does happen with, its prettier and more interesting, and as the process seemed to be the most enjoyable part of the experience, should I do this again, I'll probably get the same kind he got. The various parties and so forth where absinthe made an appearance (you don't kill a 140 proof bottle overnight without a lot of help) were all punctuated by getting good and toxed. If there was anything it was good at, it was that. Someone still has a polaroid of me with wearing a pillowcase like a hat while attempting to caramelize sugar without burning down the hotel I was in. As such I'd deem it a "situational drink." Put yourself into a situation you want to enjoy and remember, drink some absinthe, profit!

- Leper
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Date:November 16th, 2002 04:29 pm (UTC)

Re: Leper drinks Absinthe, pillowcases implicated.

Jamie! What, I need to send you a code or something?
Date:November 16th, 2002 04:40 pm (UTC)

Re: Leper drinks Absinthe, pillowcases implicated.

wha? code? I just woke up... not feeling overly quick yet... coffee hasn't had time to sink in.

- Leper
Date:November 18th, 2002 10:53 am (UTC)
I get my hair cut once a month, thank-you-very-much.

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