Commentary: July 2013 Archives

Whiskey!

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Had a whiskey tasting night last night.

Whiskey

Order of perference:

  1. Connemara Peated Irish Whiskey
  2. Longrow Red Cabernet Sauvignon Cast 11 Year Old
  3. Glenmorangie Extremely Rare 18 Year Old
  4. Glendronach Revival 15 Year Old
  5. Arran Malt 100 Proof
  6. 1986 Adelphi Cragganmore 26 Year Old Cask Strength

The last one was just too sharp and bitey to enjoy drinking.  The others weren't bad.  I liked the peaty ones the best of course :)

Difference

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Ten years ago this month I was in the countdown to my 30th birthday.  And I was pretty depressed about it.  You see for a Christian not to be married by the age of thirty meant there was obviously something wrong with you.  I truly believed that.  I *knew* there was something wrong with me. (me).  I was in a lot darker place back then.  I felt like I had very few friends.  Although I think mostly it was the hormones (but that's a story for another blog post).

But then I met Stu in 2005 and generally I've been better.  Things still piss me off, and I still get depressed, but I'm not *lonely*.

And in contrast to ten years ago where I was dreading my birthday, this year I'm pretty excited about it.

This is an idea that's been kicking around my head for a while now, but I don't think I'm really the person to make it happen.

What I want to do is have a monthly "Jigsaw Exchange".  This would be a monthly meetup (similar to Bookcrossing meetups) in a cafe or pub where people can come along with some jigsaws and exchange them with other peoples' jigsaws.  It'd mean a never-ending supply of jigsaws for me and the guys at work, as well as being able to share my jigsaws around with others.  Other than a small collection of jigsaws that I've had for a long time, I rarely feel the sentimental need to keep jigsaws anymore.  Jigsaws need to be loved by all!  And with the price of jigsaws even at second-hand places like Vinnies, sharing them around would be very economical as well.

So if anyone's reading this and has the motivation to do it, please do ;)

Superman III

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The sweetie didn't turn the TV off after Harry Potter last night, so we had on the start of Superman III.  But then once I was far enough into it I couldn't help but watch it.  It's completely ridiculous of course, but I hadn't seen it in years, so ended up staying up far too late to see the end of it.  Doh!

Last week I finished reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.  I never even knew what the story was about before I read it, so went into it with no expectations.  

Having just read "Careful he might hear you" a few months back, I thought that the clarity of mind was too great to be written from the point of a view of a six year old.  The mind/narrative of a six year old seemed to be a lot more believable in Careful he Might Hear You than To Kill a Mockingbird.  

But other than that, yeah fairly good.  Must see if I can see the movie some time.

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