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Re: The "developed country problem" thread
« Reply #525 on: September 07, 2017, 04:08:08 PM »
  There is no breakfast buffet waiting for me in my apartment when I get up.  :'(

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Re: The "developed country problem" thread
« Reply #526 on: September 07, 2017, 05:24:53 PM »
  There is no breakfast buffet waiting for me in my apartment when I get up.  :'(

You need some bitches.  :zoinks:

  I don't need any more mouths to feed.  :P
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Re: The "developed country problem" thread
« Reply #527 on: September 07, 2017, 06:18:00 PM »
  There is no breakfast buffet waiting for me in my apartment when I get up.  :'(

You need some bitches.  :zoinks:

  I don't need any more mouths to feed.  :P

Then you need skinny bitches.  :zoinks:
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Re: The "developed country problem" thread
« Reply #528 on: October 01, 2017, 08:07:52 AM »
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Re: The "developed country problem" thread
« Reply #529 on: October 01, 2017, 08:37:02 AM »
I had to use bottled lemon juice on my smoked salmon at lunch rather than dressing it with a squeeze of an un-waxed Sicilian lemon like I usually do.

I imagine this is what it feels like to be a refugee.

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Re: The "developed country problem" thread
« Reply #530 on: October 01, 2017, 08:39:25 AM »
I had to use bottled lemon juice on my smoked salmon at lunch rather than dressing it with a squeeze of an un-waxed Sicilian lemon like I usually do.

I imagine this is what it feels like to be a refugee.

  We should start a GoFundMe to send you these vital supplies! :lemon: :'(
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Re: The "developed country problem" thread
« Reply #531 on: October 01, 2017, 05:28:02 PM »
The store near my house no longer has the Mexican Coca Cola in the glass bottles anymore I have to drive to Home Depot to get them..   Not really sure why but Home Depot always has them in the cooler by the check out :dunno:
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Re: The "developed country problem" thread
« Reply #532 on: October 02, 2017, 06:20:54 AM »
The store near my house no longer has the Mexican Coca Cola in the glass bottles anymore I have to drive to Home Depot to get them..   Not really sure why but Home Depot always has them in the cooler by the check out :dunno:

Actually, I get this....  I've always thought that Coke tasted better out of the small glass bottles.  The stuff in the cans tastes kinda "canny".  There's a bargain store near me that still sells the small bottles.  It goes nicely with Johnny Walker Black Label or Haig Clubman (with a small slice of un-waxed Sicilian lemon, of course).

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Re: The "developed country problem" thread
« Reply #533 on: October 03, 2017, 01:55:48 PM »
The store near my house no longer has the Mexican Coca Cola in the glass bottles anymore I have to drive to Home Depot to get them..   Not really sure why but Home Depot always has them in the cooler by the check out :dunno:

Actually, I get this....  I've always thought that Coke tasted better out of the small glass bottles.  The stuff in the cans tastes kinda "canny".  There's a bargain store near me that still sells the small bottles.  It goes nicely with Johnny Walker Black Label or Haig Clubman (with a small slice of un-waxed Sicilian lemon, of course).

Always liked drinking out of bottles better than cans or even glasses.
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Re: The "developed country problem" thread
« Reply #534 on: October 04, 2017, 02:29:52 PM »
Same, definitely tastes better out of glass bottles than cans or even plastic bottles. And don't get me started about either diet coke or that rotten coke zero crap. Its not meant to be health food its meant to be pleasurable to drink.
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Re: The "developed country problem" thread
« Reply #535 on: October 04, 2017, 02:46:47 PM »
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Same, definitely tastes better out of glass bottles than cans or even plastic bottles. And don't get me started about either diet coke or that rotten coke zero crap. Its not meant to be health food its meant to be pleasurable to drink.

Nah....  It's meant to be a mixer.

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Re: The "developed country problem" thread
« Reply #536 on: October 04, 2017, 03:52:30 PM »
I don't tend to use a mixer as such, not unless the alcohol that is going to be consumed is something like pure, or azeotropic concentration ethanol (95% EtOH, 5% H2O, these have to be diluted or they can actually burn mucous membranes), I find that it just makes more volume to consume. I just neck it in one and then follow it up AFTER with the coke or other chaser, so as not to bulk it up but still leave it strong enough to try and trigger a gag reflex due to the strength and the vapors.

That said I am not a very heavy drinker.
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Re: The "developed country problem" thread
« Reply #537 on: October 05, 2017, 02:51:11 AM »
I don't tend to use a mixer as such, not unless the alcohol that is going to be consumed is something like pure, or azeotropic concentration ethanol (95% EtOH, 5% H2O, these have to be diluted or they can actually burn mucous membranes), I find that it just makes more volume to consume. I just neck it in one and then follow it up AFTER with the coke or other chaser, so as not to bulk it up but still leave it strong enough to try and trigger a gag reflex due to the strength and the vapors.

That said I am not a very heavy drinker.

I remember (kinda) drinking in Amsterdam with three friends.  We were drinking a bottle of Polish Spirit (About 90% alcohol?).  We had to dilute it with neat vodka to make it drinkable.  The hangover was legendary.

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Re: The "developed country problem" thread
« Reply #538 on: October 05, 2017, 12:04:11 PM »
Heh. Yeah 90% is too strong. The stuff I keep around for the lab (mostly at least) is 95% azeotropic ethanol, I wouldn't go to the trouble to get it rigorously anhydrous only to dilute it for drinking, about £20 a bottle, russian, undenatured. Doesn't give a foul hangover if you don't drink too much of it, but it HAS to be diluted down from 95% before you can drink  it without burning the stomach (did once and it was awful) But one little teacup of the stuff filled about 3/4 full and the rest made up with some less fiery beverage of choice can easily go down in one go and be followed up by a liberal, generous and greedily gulped down pull from something like a carton of fresh orange juice, guava juice, lychee juice or something else tasty. Actually this stuff tastes better than cheap vodka, since unlike the drinks industry, for a chemical vendor, if they sell 'ethanol, 95%' (albeit written in russian) and undenatured, then that is what it must be, as far as the person who buys it is concerned, thats what they ordered and they did so for a reason. So probably better quality than cheap vodka where I just BET they collect the heads from the distillation, and the tails, and distill it down for the last, dirtiest scrape of the bottom of the barrel, before using that, maybe diluted with more, cheapish low quality spirit and selling that. I find now that I can't stand cheap vodka, people say vodka has no taste or smell but it does, it does when you've actually had both high quality (and expensive) vodka intended as a craft-made spirit for drinking, and diluted pure ethyl alcohol. And to me now it makes my gorge rise, won't drink that crap. (and why would I when I'd get one mug out of a 5th, maybe plus one shot, for about £6.70 or so, or an entire liter of azeotropic EtOH that is both convenient to render drinkable by dilution alone, is specifically intended to have water as the only other non-trace level byproduct for uses that actually NEED ethyl alcohol,  not methanol, isopropanol, n-propanol, the butanols and fusel-alcohols as are found in grain spirits, especially those of poor quality, for £20 and free shipping, no sky-high rates of tax-rape either by the UK govt. If that was sold here it'd probably cost about £30-40 in tax alone, perhaps more, before the price of the goods just in alcohol duty. I don't see why they  ought to profit off my back when they have done me no service, but rather, demanded money with menaces, threaten and bully their way into people's pockets.)

I can't imagine drinking 90% spirit using vodka as a diluent though, damn. No wonder that fucked you up pretty hard :P

This russian stuff, not intended FOR drinking but still safe TO ingest, when diluted, it really has a whopper of a kick to it. One teacup part full and with at least 1/4 full of something nonalcoholic is enough that I'll feel warm all over in a few tens of seconds, slightly intoxicated with a minute to a minute and a half, briefly incoordinated and then wake up 7 hours later. Gives you just enough time to chase it down with a cold drink, put some music on whilst laying on the sofa and to smoke a cigar and briefly, intoxicates somewhat before one blacks out. I don't drink it to get drunk, not much of a drinker actually. Rather, if in physical pain and have to wait hours before something like a med refill whilst everything is already wearing or near worn off, and there are a few hours to kill, thats the kind of reason I'll drink it, or other alcohol. To serve as a fairly predictable and effective general anaesthetic for periods of up to 5-6 hours or so once in a while, if needs must. Otherwise I tend to stick to beer, although I won't turn down a margarita or mojito especially, those have to be two of my favourite cocktails, if I had to pick three, the other would be one of my own,  something I call a manhattan project; a tall, narrow glass with a layer of care+ brand codeine cough syrup (which is flavored/preserved with chloroform, which is essential to the flavour of the cocktail), this topped off with mostly tesco own brand limeade carbonated pop with a little vodka added, a squeeze of fresh lime, then at the top two slices of fresh lime are hung off the glass, poking inwards and a slice of lemon is used to make a fruit 'cage' to hold in place a teaspoon to a teaspoon and a half of diethyl ether, solubilized with 30ml or so of vodka and some sugared lime juice plus a pinch of freshly grated lemon and lime zests floated on the top of that, and outside the 'cage', ideally some ice cubes floated on top of the finished cocktail.

Its getting harder to find that brand of cough syrup though so I don't often get to make it, very rare now to find a pharmacy that carries it, and whats more if they do, that will sell it; so usually it has to be bought online. And theres only enough for two cocktails in one bottle, so its a nuisance to get enough especially if more than a couple are to partake, at most it can be stretched to three servings per bottle.

The 'manhattan project' (my little pun on the manhattan cocktail, and the united states' nuclear warfare program :autism:) does both taste pretty good and pack a hell of a punch to it, though, for all the scarcity of one of the key ingredients.                                                                                                             
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