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One Month In

Off-Topic Puppy Chat

January 30, 2020

As the first month of the new year, which I am having a hard time deciding when something transitions from fresh to plain and unspecial, comes to an end, I have a thing or two to report.

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Speaking of new things that have lost their luster almost immediately-- we got a puppy. In my mind, I had visions of sitting in a big . . .

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2019 EOY Update

and a happy New Year!

December 27, 2019

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With the year coming to an end, I figured I should give a small update. 2019 was a big one for me, and in a lot of ways, I feel good about the choices I have made during the year.

Anyone who has followed along with my cocktail philosophy knows that I enjoy pure drinks. Simple drinks. I like a classic cocktail as close as . . .

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There is No Need to Measure a Negroni

August 16, 2019

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It all started as I was making my second Negroni of the evening in between flips of a big ol' steak on the grill. I had flipped the meat, put the lid back on my trusty Weber, started the timer, and ran upstairs to mix up another round.

The first Negroni, I made with my usual measurements of 40 ml Gin, 20 ml Campari, and . . .

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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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Does Anyone Enjoy Themselves at a Cocktail Bar Anymore?

I'd rather be in the backyard

July 26, 2019

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People drink for all kinds of reasons, good and bad. Some say that is why a bar is recession-proof: people will drink whether they are happy or sad. I much prefer being in the happy camp, but I can't seem to get satisfied at the cocktail bar.

My favorite drinking experiences haven't occurred in bars at all, far from . . .

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I Have No Business Writing About the Service Industry Anymore

July 24, 2019

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Next month I turn thirty-one years old. Last year when I entered my third decade of life, everything felt the same as it had before except for the intensifying joint pain and reliance on probiotics. When midnight rolled over into a new day and my thirties, I was already asleep (by choice) in a cabin in Naubinway, MI. Waking up in . . .

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