MakingBook
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December 25th, 2012 at 8:30:44 PM permalink
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Costco has had a great Malbec wine on sale, which I loaded up on. We had a bottle for dinner, which was good beyond words. To be specific, it is called "Las Acequias" (2007). I know the purchaser for Costco's wines usually does a terrible job, he this stuff is fantastic, and only about $8 a bottle. My Christmas gift to the forum -- stock up! I have about 50 bottles stockpiled, and I think I'll buy more..



I just ordered one case online (not Costco) @ $7.50 each. Shipping costs push the total price to just under $10 per bottle.

Thanks for the Christmas gift!
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December 25th, 2012 at 8:34:25 PM permalink
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Thanks for the Christmas gift!



You're welcome! I hope you like it. The first glass may not hit you right, but it grows on you, and goes great with food.
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December 25th, 2012 at 8:35:24 PM permalink
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At dinner I shot the campaign cork right into the chandelier, breaking one of the crystals, against my wife's suggestion. .



The best way to open a bottle under pressure is to
grasp the cork firmly and twist it to break the seal,
then twist and rock the cork at the same time till
it comes loose with a pop. Its in your control at
all times and you won't lose a drop or kill someone.
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December 25th, 2012 at 8:44:36 PM permalink
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The best way to open a bottle under pressure is to grasp the cork firmly.



That's no fun. I wanted to entertain my two younger kids by shooting the cork as high as possible.
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December 25th, 2012 at 9:10:05 PM permalink
You'll put your eye out, Ralphie..
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December 25th, 2012 at 9:43:50 PM permalink
So my daughter invited me over for Xmas dinner. Been years since I ate her cooking. Now I remember why. Just finished puking.
Damn Kids.
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December 25th, 2012 at 10:49:51 PM permalink
My Christmas was relatively successful.

Though this year, it just didn't feel like Christmas. The day sort of just jumped out at me and before you know it, it's over... well, a couple of hours past over. I'm Christian, but I just really didn't get into the spirit of Christmas this year. It's just come and gone.

My oldest daughter's 15, and she already got an early present in seeing Shania in Vegas two weeks ago, so it was sort of anticlimatical for her. She got a few minor gifts, nothing over $50. My wife was very happy with the stuff I got her, said that the stuff I picked out and found for her was extra special, so bonus points there for redemption at a later time. Then my parents came over for dinner which was happily uneventful. But the afternoon and the day was spent preparing for the meal, then the meal itself, then the chit chat and cleaning up... just too busy of a day. Next year we're going away!!!! (I say that every year).

But like the Wizard, I'm not complaining. I'm blessed to have family, a home, a job, and so on.

Hope everyone else's festivus was as meaningful as mine.
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December 26th, 2012 at 5:00:57 AM permalink
Happy Kwanza everybody. The theme today is "unity."
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December 26th, 2012 at 5:46:03 AM permalink
A Joyous Festivus To The Rest Of Us!



A full review of my family's annual holiday trip to the Church Of The Loaded Dice will be coming in the next couple days.
Short version: Three days at Mohegan Sun. I came back about $300 lighter, but had a great time.
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December 26th, 2012 at 6:25:23 AM permalink
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Didn't Penny finish it while they were gone?



I don't recall what she does, but no furniture is ever shown assembled.

Quote:

I've seen most episodes 3-4 times, but this some seems to have aluded me, as I've seen it only once.



Really? I've seen it a few times and I don't recall any mention of you ;)


About champagne corks, the proper way is to firmly grasp both bottle and cork, then slowly and gently twist the cork while pulling it out. If you insist on launching the cork, don't do it at the dinner table. Even if yu don't cause damage to the chandelier, or the ceiling, or crack a light bulb, or hit someone in the eye, odds are good that champagne will spill all over the floor.

So next year, or for new year's, do it on the front yard.

At my dad's business we had a Christmas party the last work day of December (then we shut down the palce for two weeks). There was no champagne, but plenty of bubbly white and pink cider, with hard plastic "corks." Over the time I worked there, I estimate three fluorescent tubes died in late December from cider "cork" hits.
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