Welcome to another week of news!
Popular media would have you believe that Jewish folk have cornered the market on ignoring the religious holidays towards the end of the year. However, my family and many other families took the Christ out of Christmas a long time ago (sorry right-wing pundits!) and celebrate mostly the cultural gift-exchanging and excessive eating.
News in Asia is Imbibing in Spirits
Given that this space reports on news that is not so pleasant, I figured this week, in honor of how much my fellow unicorns love to drink, I’d give a brief primer on the liquors, spirits, wine and beer from a few Asian countries. Since many countries have their own distinct alcoholic beverages, I’ll do another […]
Friday News Bites: Arts, SCIENCE! + More
Happy Friday and Happy Halloween, everyone! If you’re celebrating the holiday today, whether at a party or with your munchkins, I hope you have a fun time. We’ve got a lot of science-y links to cap off the week, as well as the usual mixed bag of things I found interesting. Let’s get to it.
I am traveling for work, and it is THE PITS. Does anyone else long for snuggles from their pet (and/or significant other) when they are away?
Lunchtime Poll: Booze!
It’s only Monday, and I’m sure most of us are ready for a drink. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right? ….Right?
News in Asia
Hello friends, and welcome back to another edition of “News in Asia.” We’ve got good news, bad news and some pretty awesome news. Pull up a chair and let’s get started.
My wife and I attended a pretty awesome dinner party on Sunday. Though the entree was pumpkin soup, the real stars of the night were the wine and beer. I am a drinker, so I am always out looking fun new beverages. Living in Seattle, I get to hear about all the new hipster beverages […]
Dear Chicks, It’s me again! I’ve been trying to avoid you, mostly because you make me angry, but now all the more conservative women I know have been reposting your blog articles and I can’t avoid you. So I just thought I’d clear a couple more things up. I really, really want us to be […]
This Open Thread Needs A Drink
I have been given wine, and I intend to use it liberally this week.
Etiquette: Houseguest Edition
It’s pretty safe to say that at one point or another, we will all be someone else’s houseguest, whether it be at the home of a family member or a friend. In the words of the surprisingly promiscuous Benjamin Franklin, “Fish and visitors stink after three days.”
April really came out of nowhere.
Last time we talked, we discussed how to order fancy (or not-so-fancy) wine, and the proper way to send it back when it’s all wrong. Today, we’re going to talk about the etiquette of serving wine in your own home, whether it be for a tasting party, nice dinner, or Torchwood marathon day with your […]
Etiquette: Wine Time
You may have noticed that I talk about wine a lot. It’s a situation smoother, a conversation starter, and a clever agent of relaxation, among other roles. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, or you are VERY new here, I love wine. It’s rare that I don’t have a bottle sitting around. With all of […]
Toss back a few with me, will you?