Is it Friday yet? And who drank all my Scotch?

Clearly someone snuck into my home last night and drank all my Scotch, so now I’ve got to go buy more, because who can possibly face a Friday without Scotch? It is Friday, isn’t it? Well, it ought to be…

Then there’s this blast from the past to consider…

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About E.M.Smith

A technical managerial sort interested in things from Stonehenge to computer science. My present "hot buttons' are the mythology of Climate Change and ancient metrology; but things change...
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18 Responses to Is it Friday yet? And who drank all my Scotch?

  1. E.M.Smith says:

    Then there’s Amy….

  2. E.M.Smith says:

    then there’s this…

  3. E.M.Smith says:

    Then there’s this, from times gone by…

  4. H.R. says:

    Did you check the dogs’ breath, E.M.?

    Mine don’t care if it’s blended or 18-year old scotch. It’s all the same to them.

    I’m still trying to figure out how they unscrew the cap without opposable thumbs ;o)
    I did hamburgers on the smoker grill tonight, first time evah!.Yum!

    All my life, I’ve nuked hamburgers on the grill to make them crispy on the outside and juicy with a pink center on the inside. With the smoker grill, it took a smidge over 1/2 hour to cook measly 1/3-pound patties. It was really strange to cook burgers low and slow, but they came out really juicy and delicious. They still had a pink center after 1/2 hour…. hard to get used to that.

    P.S. I always have a tallboy working to help me out on the grill. My favorite is “Icehouse” at $0.99 a can, but it is a really, really good plain ol’ beer. They used to sell it in bottles, but I haven’t seen it sold that way in ages, just the 24 oz can. That works out to $3.00/six-pack for a creamy, yet with a bit of crispiness, beer. It’s really good stuff, but you’d need a mass spectrometer to detect the hops in it, unlike the hoppy micro-brew ales. It’s 5.5%, so not watery stuff, but not a freight train like that Unholy ale.

  5. Another Ian says:

    Rereading for resampling?


  6. jim2 says:

    The C. Isaak’s song is a beautiful painting.

  7. philjourdan says:

    There are songs that you hear, that you just know define a whole genre from long ago, yet you cannot place other songs that fall into the category. This is that kind of song (there are so very few, I can count them on the fingers of one hand).

    I love this one. Yet I know it is far younger than I am

  8. E.M.Smith says:


    About 1990 I first heard it… I’ve been haunted by it ever since. Every “Nubile young thing” that catches the eye, the song kicks off… I think it is an aspe synethesia thing… but not being a normie I don’t really know… It just is. I love and the song plays…


    Dogs “breath”? Um, butt … breath…. butt… breath… um, what was it I sniffed…um…

    Why, CERTAINLY I sniffed the dogs, er, “breath”, and it was reminiscent of her long silky tongue as it caressed what could never give her the puppies she wanted but fine.

  9. Larry Ledwick says:

    Then there’s this, from times gone by…

    “To Dream The Impossible dream” was my senior class motto the year I graduated.
    I have always loved that song and few do it justice like he did.

  10. H.R. says:

    @E.M.: “Why, CERTAINLY I sniffed the dogs, er, “breath”, and it was reminiscent of her long silky tongue as it caressed what could never give her the puppies she wanted but fine.


    I see you replenished your scotch supply. Still, you should have given the dogs a breathalyzer test. The ‘walk straight line’ test is invalid for dogs as they will zigzag to every blade of grass sniffing to see whose calling card was left.

    *sniff, sniff* “Hey! Rex was just here. Good ol’ Rex. Hope he’s feeling better now after his nuts were whacked. He was walking awfully funny for a while there… could barely lift a leg. Had to squat for a week.”

  11. Graeme No.3 says:

    @ H.R.
    Try putting a little of your beer into your hamburger mix (with garlic, onion and optional herb (dried oregano or greek rigani) and spices e.g. freshly ground black pepper. Some flour to thicken and perhaps touch of ground allspice.

  12. beththeserf says:

    Say, E.M. and jest who stole the cookie, (whisky) from the cookie (whiskey) jar?
    … A song… Oh my! )

  13. H.R. says:

    @Graeme No.3 – That’s a tasty flavor combination. I do seasoned burgers from time to time, although I have to leave out the garlic. The Mrs. has heathen taste buds.

    Today is our 43rd wedding anniversary. I have been the cook and provisioner for our household the whole time. It took me several years to get my wife to eat any vegetables other than corn, green beans, and peas. She was raised on those – canned – and meat was hamburger with salt as the only seasoning. It only took 6 or 8 years to get her used to salt and pepper :o)

    Now she likes asparagus and broccoli and squash, though it took many years to get her to eat those. Since we got a lot of really good tomatoes out of the garden this year, she now actually likes fresh tomatoes. I can’t blame her much for not liking them when only store-bought tomatoes were available.

    I believe I’ve posted her recipe for green beans, but I’ll give it again. Open can of green beans. Empty the green beans into a sauce pan. Turn the burner up to heliarc welding temperature, place the sauce pan on the burner, and leave the kitchen. Return to the kitchen when the smoke alarm goes off. Give the pan to me for a salvage attempt.

    So far, she has done that with green beans every time. I try to stop her before she cooks green beans, but sometimes she manages to get past me. She always seems surprised when the smoke alarm goes off.

    OTOH, she is an excellent baker and produces State Fair quality baked goods. I don’t bake, so on the main the division of kitchen labor has worked out pretty well.

  14. andysaurus says:

    I bought my brother a 16 YO Ardberg for his 75th birthday. It was a bit of a stretch on my pension, but I only have 2 brothers. My other brother came over from Malaysia to celebrate the birthday, and we all had a small glass. It is worth the money. The best of life is made of such moments. Come to think of it, I have some open bottles and they only evaporate don’t they? …

  15. E.M.Smith says:


    Yes! It’s that most horrible effect of Global Warming and it seems to regularly cause my Scotch to evaporate, any time the bottle has been opened. The only answer is a new bottle to replace the one undergoing Climate Catastrophic Evaporation… So drink up quickly lest you wake up one morning and it’s all just evaporated in the night…


    Maybe you can convince her that Green Beans are best cooked in a slow cooker?…

  16. ossqss says:

    @BethTS, this was my fav. I actually used this in a presentation to 700 business folks on new technology developed ;-)

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