16th November 2007

Stock Up

So I was trying to be an informed investor, reading CNNMoney.com and I came accross the following headline, “Forget gas prices: Beer is going up”, of course I read on…

“Small brewers from Australia to Oregon face the daunting prospect of tweaking their recipes or experimenting less with new brews thanks to a worldwide shortage of one key beer ingredient and rising prices for others.”

What does this mean?

A possible 10 % jump in beer prices for the average consumer… (For Full Story Click Here)

I don’t know about you, but I’m going straight to my bosses and asking for a Cost Of Living Adjustment!

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14th November 2007

Peaches

You like Peaches? I’ve got the drink for you… The Bellini-tini! Yea I know, I’ve never heard of it either, and apparently you can’t find it many places, in Manhattan anyways… It has however come highly recommended to me from a good friend who just so happens to like the classier bars in Manhattan and well here it is:

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Bellini-tini

Ingredients:

4 parts Vodka

1 part Peach Liqueur

1 part White Peach Puree

2 dashes Peach Bitters

Directions:

Chill a cocktail glass with ice or in the freezer. Pour vodka, peach liqueur and white peach puree into a shaker. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake it until the shaker is very cold. Empty the cocktail glass from ice and water. Strain the drink into the cocktail glass.

Where You Can Find It (In Manhattan):

T-Bar Steak & Lounge – 72nd and 3rd

Cibar – 56 Irving pl. b/w 17th and 18th

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13th November 2007

Harvest Moon

Thanksgiving is already upon us and what better way to numb the affects of another one of Aunt Edna’s, or Uncle Bruce’s childhood tales (of which you’ve heard a thousand times before) than with a “Special” Holiday Concoction.

The Harvest Moon:

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. of Apple Cider
  • 2 oz. of Rye Whiskey

Directions

  1. Pour over ice in a highball glass
  2. Garnish with slice of apple and cinnamon stick.

The easier alternative to the previously posted Pumpkin Martini. Its always nice to have a choice isn’t it?

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12th November 2007

White Chocolate Martini

I had one of these recently and it sent me off searching the web for a simple yet quality recipe… Here’s what I found:

White Chocolate Martini

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Ingredients:

1 Part White Chocolate Liqueur

1 Part Vanilla Vodka

Finely Shaved Dark Chocolate

Instructions:

  1. Pour liqueur and vodka into a shaker filled with ice. If you wrap a towel around the shaker it will make the drink colder. Shake vigorously.
  2. Sprinkle dark chocolate shavings on top and pour into 2 martini glasses.
  3. This should make 2 drinks (Or just one for those like myself).

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12th November 2007

My Biased Opinion

NOBODY tailgates like Penn State Football fans… NOBODY travels like Penn State Football fans… In good times and in bad!

Clearly this is my biased opinion as I am a PSU alum, so… Feel free to argue, however keep these key points in mind when you do:

Things witnessed this weekend at an “AWAY” game in Philadelphia, PA. PSU vs. Temple at “The Link”:

1 – Order of fans in the parking lot… PSU fan, PSU fan, PSU fan, PSU fan, Temple fan, PSU fan, PSU fan… Sense a pattern?

2 – Arriving at 8:30 AM for a 12 PM game to an already FULL lot (one of the many FULL lots).

3 – The wonderful array of tailgate games… Beer Pong, Tailgate toss’s set up everywhere, Quarters, etc…

4 – The elaborate spreads of food, and MOST important, the endless liquor selection!

…BTW, our tailgate also featured a DJ and heated tents… Did I miss anything?

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8th November 2007

Ladies Take Note

toilet seat Down

So… It seems to me that women everywhere share the same problem… Their spouse’s/bf’s inability to put the toilet seat down. As a man I always argue the counterpoint “Well if I have to put it down, when you’re done (especially if you’re in MY apartment) put the seat up.” Otherwise you just risk us missing and hitting the seat, right??? I mean the two most common problems I hear are, “I don’t want to touch that disgusting seat,” and, “What if I fell in?” To the first point I simply respond, “Well why do WE have to touch the disgusting seat?” And to the latter, “What are you so drunk that you didn’t notice the seat was up?” I mean come on, seriously, who falls in the toilet after the age of 8 unless they are seriously INEBRIATED???

Well… Germaphobes & fellow drunkards alike listen up… I don’t know what took so long but it seems that a 9-year-old boy all the way out in Iowa has come out with the solution, The “Privy Prop”. (Click Here For Story)

Now all you have to do is step on this device with your foot and seat moves up and down, HANDS FREE!!! Why it took a 9-year-old to come up with this seemingly SIMPLE idea is beyond me, but hey kudos to him… Germaphobes can now rejoice, however drunkards be wary… You still have to remember to actually press the device for it to stop you from falling in!

To all my female readers, feel free to weigh in.

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7th November 2007

Designate a Driver OR…

Ever have the problem of choosing the designated driver for the night? Deciding with the flip of a coin, Rock Paper Scissor, Odds/Evens, or the numerous other ways to choose one person’s misery for the night… Well here’s an alternative for ya…

Recently, a routine police patrol was parked outside a local neighborhood bar in Wisconsin. Late in the evening, the officer noticed a man leaving the bar so intoxicated that he could barely walk. The man stumbled around the parking lot for a few minutes with the officer quietly watching.

After what seemed an eternity and trying his keys on five different vehicles, the man managed to find his own car which he fell into. He was there for a few minutes as a number of other patrons left the bar and drove off.

Finally, he started his car, switched the wipers on and off (it was a dry night), flicked the hazard flasher on and off, tooted the horn and then switched on the lights. He moved the vehicle forward a few inches, reversed a little and then remained stationary for a few more minutes as more patrons left in their vehicles.

At last he pulled out of the parking lot and started to drive slowly down the street. The police officer having patiently waited all this time, now started up his patrol car, put on the flashing lights, promptly pulled the man over and carried out a breathalyzer test. To his amazement the breathalyzer indicated no evidence that the man consumed alcohol at all.

Dumbfounded, the office said “I’ll have to ask you to accompany me to the police station. This breathalyzer equipment must be broken.”

“I doubt it,” said the man. “Tonight I’m the designated decoy.”

At least the sober one gets a laugh out of it. So designate your decoy today!

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7th November 2007

Snoozing Burglar? Or Desperate Drunken Ex-BF?

You be the judge…

Joshua J. Smith of Akron was charged of burglary after he entered his ex-girlfriend’s home, hid in a closet and… fell asleep!!!

Whether it was the alcoholic odor or stench of beer farts… His ex-girlfriend was lured by a strange odor over to the closet the following morning, only to find Smith passed out inside.

Startled and confused he awoke and fled the scene leaving his shoes behind… Josh, if you’re looking for your shoes, please check the nearest police station… Oh and stay for a few questions as well, I’m sure they have a few for ya!

For Full Story, Click Here

For all you jealous ex’s out there, think twice before you drink and stalk!

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6th November 2007

Rum-Spiced Cider

Perfect on a cool Fall day.

Ingredients

2 qts. apple cider, preferably fresh and unfiltered
1/3 c. packed light brown sugar
2 pieces (2 inches each) cinnamon stick
12 whole cloves
12 allspice berries
2 c. dark rum
1/2 stick (4 tbsps.) unsalted butter, sliced into 8 pats (optional)
8 long cinnamon sticks, for garnish

Directions

In a non-reactive pan combine the cider, brown sugar, short cinnamon sticks, cloves, and all-spice. Set over medium-low heat, partially cover, and slowly bring just to a boil, stirring occasionally and skimming any scum that forms on the surface.

Meanwhile, divide the rum among 8 large mugs. Drop a pat of butter and a cinnamon stick into each mug if desired. Strain the cider into the mugs and serve immediately.

This recipe serves 8.

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4th November 2007

Red Bull and Vodka, Hold the Red Bull

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I don’t know why no one thought of this before, but here we go folks caffeinated vodka that actually tastes good! Pink offers the effects of a red bull and vodka without the red bull for those who prefer other mixers and an energy boost.

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