xine wrote:Having some Golden Monkey...hoping to find some oolong around here, as to beat my cold.
Adagio Golden Monkey as well...drinking a little more black these days...but it has to be first order of the day or it ain't happening.
Growing up, my parents would have "cocktails" every evening before dinner w/o fail. They drank the same thing and same brand forever, still do...booooorrrrriiinnngggg. Anyway, I had to learn the hard way that I could not follow their path.
As I wrote a few days ago in Vegas, a very foolish exhibitor coerced me into trying his RTD "tea" despite the fact he would not tell me what it was. Although I did not "drink" intentionally, this was the first "drink" I had had in over 20 years. I am perhaps more angry about this today than I was when it happened. I was stunned when it happened and was waiting for my world to come crashing down all around me.
A recovering alcoholic (which I do consider myself although I did not go through any program and self diagnosed) is very proud of the period he/she abstains and generally mark milestones in the journey. Now, I must mark my journey with an *asterisk* because of this knucklehead.
I am quite comfortable around alcohol...doesn't bother me at all if it is around. Also in Vegas, the group had wine one night, I asked for a splash in my glass so I could smell it. I love the bouquet of wines.