Monday, March 06, 2006

Barbarian Drinkfest: Be There the Ides of March


It's time for another Bay Area Regional Bloggers and Readers night out. Let's meet up on Wednesday, the 15th of March, at Ben & Nick's Bar & Grill , at 6 PM until Bart closes.

I know it's a school night but we want to start before all the amateurs come out for St. Paddy's day.

Which makes me think of this interesting essay I found at Waiter Rant about What Your Drink Says About You, here a select few of his observations:

Cosmopolitan – Prissy, over ordered and passé. Favored by Manolo Blahnik wearing Candace Bushnell devotees who spend all their money on shoes but live in rathole apartments. Rapidly becoming an old lady drink.

Sidecar – The last time you got laid was 1932.

Chardonnay – You know what you like. Boring. Predictable. The Missionary Position of White Wine.

Pinot Grigio – You’re pretentious or don’t know what you like. You follow the herd. The Circle Jerk of White Wine

Chocolate Martini – You’re immature or have a sweet tooth. Good for masking the taste of Roofies.

Vodka on the Rocks – You want to get drunk as fast as possible.

Gin neat – Only for mad dogs and Englishmen.

Campari and Soda – You’re a gourmand. A good aperitif. A bitter drink for bitter people.

Manhattan – Old fogey drink. Stuffy. Where did I put the bitters?

Sweet Vermouth on the Rocks – You’re so old that if you’re not already in the grave you soon will be.

Pinot Noir – You’ve seen Sideways. Nuff said.

Galliano –You’re a waterbed, lava lamp, reel to reel, gold chain wearing, wall to wall shag carpet loving, swinging 70’s disco fool.

Gimlets – You’re old fashioned and like to drink. Usually the libation of classy cerebral babes"

Rob Roy – You’re an alcoholic.

Margarita – You’re fun, good in bed, and naughty with a sense of style. If you don’t have it with salt you’re a wimp.

Shirley Temple – What? Are you five years old? On the wagon? Get the fuck outta here.

Bloody Mary – You need an excuse to start drinking before lunch.

Mint Julep – You’re a hospitable Southern guy/gal. Good stuff. Rarely ordered.

Tequila – You’re not afraid of spending a little time in jail.

Champagne – You’re reserved, classy, or a stripper.

Vodka Red Bull - Party person, young, possible cokehead.

Southern Comfort –Where’d you put the Lynyrd Skynyrd eight tracks? I know I saw ‘em around here somewhere.

Mojito – You’re not afraid to try new things, have low frustration tolerance and are prone to wild rages.

Rum and Coke – You’ve been arrested for assault once or twice.

16 Comments:

Blogger Mags said...

Remind me never, ever, ever, to order another Cosmo ever again.

See y'all on the 15th.

1:18 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Hey, they forgot the martini drinkers. The pure martini drinkers that is, not the flavored stuff which is not really a martini, just a sweet drink in a martini glass.

5:21 AM  
Blogger Azael said...

See you all on the 15th. It's been a while...

8:53 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

Hey, not sure I can make it. Same reason as always. I'll see what I can do.

And uh, nothing wrong with peach martinis! LOL

9:58 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

Can someone check that link for the place out please. It's not working and I don't know where it's at. Thanks!

9:59 AM  
Blogger Scaramouche said...

Angie,

I fixed the link. Sorry, I cut& pasted an old link and didn't check if it still worked. My bad.

It seems they now have their own website.

6:09 PM  
Blogger Generik said...

No mention of my drink, Irish whiskey neat. I think that one also qualifies in the "you're an alcoholic" (or maybe "you want to get drunk fast") category. Rum and Coke is Mrs. Generik's drink, and I have no comment on how many times she has or has not been arrested for assault.

Why do I get the impression that the person who put this list together drinks Margaritas?

Anyway, of course I'll be there, because what the hell else do I have to do on a Wednesday night?

7:16 AM  
Blogger Simbaud said...

An equally revealing test of your true personality type: Favorite Stooge.

Moe -- You’re not afraid to try new things, have low frustration tolerance and are prone to wild rages.

Larry -- You know what you like. Boring. Predictable. The Missionary Position of Stooge Love.

Curly -- You’re a waterbed, lava lamp, reel to reel, gold chain wearing, wall to wall shag carpet loving, swinging 70’s disco fool. You’re fun, good in bed, and naughty with a sense of style. You’re not afraid of spending a little time in jail. You’re reserved, classy, or a stripper.

Shemp -- The last time you got laid was 1932.

Joe -- Old fogey Stooge. Stuffy. You want to get drunk as fast as possible. A bitter Stooge for bitter people.

Curly Joe -- What? Are you five years old? On the wagon? Get the fuck outta here. The last time you got laid was 1932.

11:40 AM  
Blogger Kvatch said...

.Hey, they forgot the martini drinkers. The pure martini drinkers that is, not the flavored stuff which is not really a martini, just a sweet drink in a martini glass.

I'm with Patricia. Martini's all 'round. Shaken, not stirred.

3:37 PM  
Blogger Tom Hilton said...

Kvatch and Patricia, I'll join y'all in a martini on Wednesday. Gin, of course--'vodka martini' is a contradiction in terms.

Manhattan – Old fogey drink. Stuffy. Where did I put the bitters?

Well, duh. I started drinking them at 18 because I knew if I ordered a Manhattan I would never get carded. It never failed.

6:53 AM  
Blogger Mags said...

All I know is that after a full night of Manhattans, I feel nothing BUT like an "old fogey." To the tenth power.

11:25 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Uh I probably wont' be able to make it, but I sent an email to many people inviting them to show up. So hopefully you'll see some new faces.

And as a warning, not everyone may be left leaning. :)

11:37 PM  
Blogger Generik said...

I don't mean to be elitist or anything, but one of the things that I've liked about these get-togethers is that we are all, pretty much, left-leaning. I'd hate to have to get drunk with some right-winger and then start arguing ideology. Or even have to listen to him or her start spewing crap about "liberal traitors" or "Bush Derangement Syndrome." That kind of defeats the purpose of these get-togethers, IMHO.

3:51 PM  
Blogger Rory Shock said...

sounds like a good time ... shots of jack and brewskies not on the list ... uh ... I guess we know what that means ... but despite my being a gavone I'll drink to you from the far coast ... to you mates

7:59 PM  
Blogger Scaramouche said...

Don't worry Generik,

We always have Shystee ready to throttle the unruly...

12:50 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

Not to sound bitchy, but then we should change the name "Bay Area Resident Bloggers and Readers", to "Left-Leaning Bay Area Resident Bloggers and Readers Only". Or do we really want to represent the Bay Area? And all its views?

And assuming there is to be any "spewing crap" from anyone on the right is just as bad as them assuming we are all wackos.

You can get people of different thoughts together without any blood being drawn. And we can all learn from each other. Or at least start to understand each other.

6:12 PM  

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