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Trying out a new cocktail tonight, given name as Bittersweet Sour. Needs a little more sour (more sour orange?), but pretty good.
I have fond memories of my grandmother spelling out the family name and specifying "mit umlaut." Thanks for reminding me of that, cultural appropriation aside.
Alternatively, a person has a common name with a stupid alternative spelling and routinely gets angry when said stupid alternative spelling is not psychically sussed out and correctly written on their cup. "My name is Janyce, not Janice! GAH!"
I got him to sell me a cask-strength, he bottled it directly out of the barrel. Definitely not watered down. It's still not exactly worth the price, but felt like picking up one bottle for the experience if nothing else.The stuff he sells on the shelf is 40%, and tasted thin. Wouldn't have looked at it twice in a blind lineup.He did have a 100% wheat whiskey that was really interesting, wasn't available for sale unfortunately when I was there. He made it by accident...
I went to a local distillery (less than five miles from my house) and it was an interesting experience. One man operation, two stills. Tasted the white dog at a couple different points of the distillation, you could really taste a difference as the proof came down.His product wasn't anything spectacular, but it was a neat thing to do.
My father in law is one of these guys that can't sit still for five seconds. He started volunteering as a paramedic on nights and weekends for fun (totally unrelated to his professional skills), had to take a bunch of qualification classes to get into it. Somewhere along the line he got certified to teach the classes. He'd actually take leave from work to teach classes sometimes. I thought he was nuts, until I found out that he's making thirty grand a year teaching...
The other financial mentality that baffles me is people who monetize all their free time. Like, I understand if you have short-term financial goals and need to sacrifice to hit them. But people with decent jobs driving Uber nights and weekends, so they can stuff more money into their retirement accounts? If you honest to God have a hobby that you can make money on and enjoy, awesome, but that rarely seems to be the case. Pretty modern trend too. It doesn't even seem...
How can I put the proper moral value on how much someone gets paid when they keep changing the cap?
I think most of the financial independence types have relatively high incomes. The idea of retiring at 45 isn't something you can pull off unless you make six figures. They just all seem to hate their jobs enough that living a miserly lifestyle their entire life seems like a better option than working longer. I think it's a lot of tech industry people, working crazy demanding jobs making six figures at 25, but miserable quality of life.I'm all about financial prudence,...
That's a funny forum. Most of them would lose their shit about Styleforum-esque consumption, even if you can afford it. There's a big crossover with the frugal and financial independence communities, who basically view spending any money that isn't 100% "necessary" as a crime against nature.Bitch, I like nice shoes and vacations. I'll happily work my awesome job until I'm 65 if I don't have to live like a goddam monk the whole time.The rest of the forum is poor people. ...
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