Thursday, December 18, 2008

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen ...

The Viper will be on holiday for most of the next two weeks without much desire to surf the superwebs, so don't expect much in the way of posting here. I will likely schedule a pre-written item or two, so check back occasionally.

Here's Tom Waits with a very special message ...

A Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis


And now for a recipe to keep you in the spirit until you read me again ...

A Christmas Story
INGREDIENTS:

A Christmas Ale
Goldschlager
Frangelico
Bailey's Irish Creme

MIXOLOGY:
Put that Christmas Ale in a mug and drink half of it (or have your bartender serve you half a mug). Combine one part Goldschlager and one part Bailey's with a splash of Frangelico in a shot glass. Drop shot glass into the mug with the remaining Christmas Ale and drink it down. You'll be feeling merry in no time.

[Drunkard's note: This shooter was created last year by my old friend Burke at the Zephyr Pub in Kent, Ohio. It has since started to spread across the region, making its way to Akron this year.]

Enjoy your holidays, teammates! Run well and drink well. Goodbye for now. Cheers!

14 comments:

Roisin said...

I miss the Zephyr oh so much...probably my favourite bar in Kent, thanks mostly to the fact that they did not ban me for life after my 21st birthday party.

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

BLAAARRRGH!! I just remembered! It was the Ommegang that you maybe did/maybe didn't dip your taint in!

You win this round, Mr. Viper.

This almost makes me regret having drunk that bottle.

Vanilla said...

Happy Holidays friend! I hope that Santa brings you what you want, even though you clearly haven't been nice this year. Not even once.

Xenia said...

Lucky bastard.

Enjoy the holidays. Corri bene e bevi bene.

P.S.--Might want to check the spelling of the first verb in your first sentence.

Viper said...

Check! Thank you.

Nitmos said...

See you on the other side! Happy holidays.

Carolina John said...

Enjoy the holidays, V. We all will too. I'm going to suggest that shooter at the company holiday party sat and see how many idiots bite down. Good call!

Ted said...

Viper - Have a Happy Holidays !

The Christmas Story, the drink sounds good to me.

tfh said...

Enjoy your two weeks of freedom!

(I think it's freedom. Who knows exactly what your "holiday" entails.)

X-Country2 said...

Enjoy your two weeks of chillaxing.

Vanilla said...

I'm not sure what you've got in store but I think I found a project for you to work on. Check this out.

Jess said...

Oh, I love Bailey's! It's like candy. Enjoy your holidays!

S said...

Happy Holidays! Enjoy your vacation!

MCM Mama said...

Enjoy your holidays! Can't wait to hear if you make the 1000 miles!