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Factoid from the Life of Roz and Dick

October 26, 2011

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The other day Dick said to a friend: "Roz was the first girl I could out drink and the first girl I couldn't out eat.*

(Dick was a distance swimmer. I was a distance runner.)

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*Actually I could have out drunk him. I just never cared for alcohol.

D (coming into the room and leaning over my shoulder, reading): Actually I don't think you could have.

R: I could and I can. Want to go at it right now? Pour 'em out.

D: Christ, she's a little dog who thinks she's a big dog.

Obviously dear reader Dick and I are not going to do shots at 10:30 p.m, which is when I am writing this. I just know I could out drink him (he only has two drinks a month). Unfortunately all we have in the house is good bourbon, good Scotch, and good beer. "Good" as defined by Dick's tastes; I don't drink any of that. I like Pernod. (It tastes like "Good and Plenty.")  

    • Zoe
    • October 26, 2011
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    If I could fly, I’d join you for a Pernod–one of my all time favourites. Have a good one, Roz, and Dick, too.

  1. Reply

    Thanks Zoe. Alas Dick claims that there is some long forgotten Pernod in the house somewhere, but since I recently reorganized the pantry to make room for more of the ever increasing collection of cleaned yogurt containers (I use them for various painting tasks and frankly we already have a life time supply so it’s time to recycle some of them) I know it’s not where it should be!

    Have a piece of chocolate today in virtual solidarity with me (and “small dogs” everywhere); I know I’ll be having some chocolate later this afternoon!

    • Leslie Schramm
    • October 26, 2011
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    Pernod, Ricard and the truly strange Spanish version Olatz. Happy to drink any of them with you. ( I think the Olatz was a Pernod, there was a drunken moment many years ago in a hostel in Spain, it might have been cleaning fluid; barman still poured me it.)Learnt a long time ago I didn’t care for the drunk and falling over, and since then have always had a little of something different. Strange vodka’s, Icelandic Moss Whisky ( has moss floating in it )salted liquorice and ammonium chloride flavoured gin, Liqueur flavoured with violets. Beer made of weeds, Absinthe. Single malt straight from the cask; undiluted. The water I wash the brushes in; that one was meant to be the coffee. Always happy to referee the drinking competition. Will bring crazy whisky for the winner, enjoy the drunken singing.

  2. Reply

    Leslie, clearly I’ve been out of the loop. I’ve never heard of Ricard or Olatz! Keep away from that cadmium ladened water though!!!

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