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“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87617 Jun 21, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Speaking of etiquette:

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/entertaining-...

Entertaining Etiquette: When Are Evites Acceptable?


"Guess I'm "old school." If you're sponsoring any kind of function, the correct invitation is a paper invitation. If I'm not "worth" an actual, physical invitation, then don't invite me."

Well, shee-it! That was an easy decision. Thanks for the guidance.
Sounds like it just won't be a party without that bag of fun there.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87618 Jun 21, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I agree

dahgts wrote, "
S/B top of the line cheese, pate and a great wine."

I know nothing of this brand, but it's the Black Label. Sounds to me like they consider it top of the line.

BTW, it always puzzles me that people just assume wine is such a great gift. Unless you KNOW that the recipient is a wine drinker, its just as much a stab in the dark as tri-color pasta. I would appreciate the candy more than any bottle of wine and would not be able to tell the difference between a $2 bottle with a screw cap and a $500 bottle that's been in the cellar for decades.
You can always re-gift wine, which is cool. But yeah, I only do booze if I know what people like.

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#87619 Jun 22, 2013

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#87620 Jun 22, 2013

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#87621 Jun 22, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks Da'
You're welcome.

For any Seinfeld fans out there, different comedians and cars.

http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87622 Jun 22, 2013
Sitting on my back deck and my neighbor is playing with her toddler grandson. She's far louder and obnoxious than the kid and my dogs occasionally bark at her. All of a sudden she screams "OUCH!" I guess he bit her, heh. Baby high five to you, young padawan.

Since: Jan 10

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#87623 Jun 22, 2013
France and Italy switched to screw tops a long time ago, they said Americans think they're being snobby by clinging to cork. ;)

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87624 Jun 22, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
France and Italy switched to screw tops a long time ago, they said Americans think they're being snobby by clinging to cork. ;)
Plus, you avoid bits of cork in your wine.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#87625 Jun 22, 2013
I just bought 5 bottles of italian wine, all have a cork.
FYI Cork is the bark on a tree, it is harvested and grows back in 9yrs.

IMHO, that is much more eco friendly than a synthetic cork that never decomposes.
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
France and Italy switched to screw tops a long time ago, they said Americans think they're being snobby by clinging to cork. ;)

Since: Oct 12

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#87626 Jun 22, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
France and Italy switched to screw tops a long time ago, they said Americans think they're being snobby by clinging to cork. ;)
I stil get mostly corked ones....have you tried a box, yet?....

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#87627 Jun 22, 2013
Hey Chicago Forum-

Guess it's time to watch some hockey, huh?

Since: Jan 10

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#87628 Jun 22, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>I stil get mostly corked ones....have you tried a box, yet?....
Boxed wine is great!

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#87629 Jun 22, 2013
Older daughter introduced me to Pink Martini. Saw/heard them live in Grant Park
Woo Hoo.

Younger daughter suggested Pandora and now I have found Pearl Django.

Kids are good for something after all.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#87630 Jun 22, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>I stil get mostly corked ones....have you tried a box, yet?....
Some is not half bad. I have had surprising luck with the boxed stuff from Cost Plus World Market, but I still like it when it comes from the bottle.

We got a thing on Amazon called a Metrokane wine saver. It is a vacuum pump cork for wine bottles. I just replaced ours after 4 years. It cost around $14 plus shipping and works very well on opened unfinished bottles.

Since: Jan 10

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#87631 Jun 22, 2013
Watched sin city tonight. Second time for me first for nick. Good, interesting, well-craftd movie based on a frank miller graphic novel.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#87632 Jun 22, 2013
Had my sister and nephew over for dinner/hanging out. She brought her friend's 5 year old (asked first) who(m?) she is babysitting with her. I am so so so not into kids.//and this one was pretty well behaved.

Slurpee time!

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#87633 Jun 23, 2013

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#87634 Jun 23, 2013
Thanks, daghats!

Screw top wine is for trailer trash.

Went to a party yesterday! Good friends, good beer, good bud, good times!

Happy birthday, Jammer!

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#87635 Jun 23, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
Thanks, daghats!
Screw top wine is for trailer trash.
Well, if you consider a VP with a 6 figure income living in one of the most expensive areas in the city that has 100+ bottles of moderate to higher priced wine in a climate-controlled wine keeper, many of which are screw top, a trailer trash type, then you are absolutely correct.

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#87636 Jun 23, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
Thanks, daghats!
Screw top wine is for trailer trash.
Went to a party yesterday! Good friends, good beer, good bud, good times!
Happy birthday, Jammer!
Your location is Braidwood, so there!

And speaking of swelling, this is for the guys.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/leaves_...

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