26th October 2007

“Innocent” Observations

Have you ever been to a bar and just observed how men and women operate?  What makes them tick?  What determines their approach toward the opposite sex?

There’s no doubt that personality dictates behavior and confidence.  I’m also sure the amount and type of alcohol consumed plays a major role.

Half the fun of going to the bar is to boost your own ego and watch other people having fun, isn’t it?

Single men and women likely make up the greater population of those who spend time in bars and clubs.  Men and women meet easily and find that a few drinks help boost their confidence with the opposite sex.  If they are single, he might earn himself a nice close slow dance or maybe even a fun little dirty dance with her.  They’ll probably cozy up at a table in the corner and spend the evening smiling at each other and sharing secrets.  He might get her phone number, they might share a few kisses and touches, and depending on their inhibitions or lack of, they might end going home together.

One of the great things about being in a bar or club is people watching.  Don’t you just get a secret little kick out of watching people getting flirty and having fun, regardless of their marital status?  You know you’re secretly cheering for the married guy who is the father of three children, and having had just enough beer to make him feel bold, getting sucked into a lip-lock with a twenty-something tattooed little number who is most definitely NOT his wife! 

And you KNOW that the married woman who suddenly finds a guy’s hand planted on her butt is getting a thrill that confirms to her that she’s still HOT, right?  (Maybe she should be more careful about leaning over that table!)  And you’ve gotta give points to the guy being friendly with a woman, pointing to his cheek and asking for just a little peck.  As she complies, he quickly turns toward her so the kiss lands on his lips, much to her surprise.  She feigns shock, but the quick look to her girlfriend and the giggle that follows proves she enjoyed the attention thoroughly.

It all just goes to show that bars and clubs are a great place to let loose in your free time. And for those needing an ego boost, I highly recommend you put on something sexy, make tracks to the nearest establishment, order up your favorite beverage, and see where the evening takes you.

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26th October 2007

Holy !@#$ The Temperature Finally Dropped

Those of you in the “seasonal” part of the country have probably forgotten by now that Fall weather means a significant drop in temperature come (LATEST) the end of September. Enter global warming… A “political ploy” (Or so some people thought) turned reality… Its now October 26th!! And the temperature has finally fallen into the 50’s… And last year we saw 70 degree weather on into January!

Ok, done with my little rant, onto more important things… More DRINK RECIPES! To keep you warm for the “cold” season:

Almond Coffee Cream:


– 3/4 Cup Hot Coffee
– 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
– 1 Shot Almond Liqueur (Or almond extract for the kids)

Directions: Just mix together and serve

Gin Toddy


– 1 1/4 oz Dry Gin
– 3/4 oz Lemon Juice
– 2 oz Boiling Water
– 1 tsp Sugar
– Garnish with a Cinnamon Stick

Directions: Pour into a wine goblet, stir and add the garnish

Ski Lift


– 1 oz Peach Schnapps
– 1 oz Coconut Rum
– Hot Chocolate
– Whipped Cream
– Shredded Coconut

Directions: Pour all the schnapps and rum into a coffee glass, fill with hot chocolate, top with whipped cream and sprinkle the coconut flakes (Perfect for after a day on the slopes).

These are just a few of my personaly favorites, for more drinks that’ll keep you warm (In more ways than one) click here.

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