July 17, 2004

Saturday Sun and Fun. (Update 7/18/04)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 1:33 pm

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After several days of monsoon-like rain, we have caught another beautiful Saturday. That can only mean another day on The Deck with the Usual Suspects.

We will be trying out this vodka. I have no idea how the vodka tastes, but the company certainly knows how to promote. Take a look at the model dipped in chocolate. Yowza! This will be the beer of the day, which always looks great buried in ice on a hot day, and it tastes even better than it looks.

We’re also brining over a two CD set, which contains the soundtrack of “The Big Chill” on one disc, while the second disc contains “Songs Inspired by the Big Chill.” I think even Original Bill will be happy with that.

Frankly, I’d rather hear him bitch.


Update: The CDs were a big hit. Even Original Bill liked them, dammit! As for the vodka, it turns out that there were so many vodka offerings, several of which were already opened, by the time we got to the Svedka, gutter water would have been fine. There is plenty left for the next time when everyone’s taste is just a tad more discriminating.

Ken, the Anal Cruise Director, and I lost yet another game of horseshoes, this time to “Da Chef of da Future” and “Cigar Bill” (a/k/a Tall Bill and Bill the Ham). Like the honorable men we are – men who would never think of gloating over a win – we agreed in advance that this game would be “off the record,” because we were pretty well by the time we got around to playing. Da Chef of da Future kept his word – almost. His regular partner, the Ever-Hilarious Artie, could not play, as he is still home recovering from heart surgery. Some guys will do anything to avoid an asskicking at horseshoes.

Later in the evening we actually ended up talking about looking for a piece of real estate on which we could create something like a Usual Suspects Compound. Hell, the next thing you know, we’ll be out on the streets selling love beads.


  1. Yowza, indeed!

    Comment by Craig — July 17, 2004 @ 2:27 pm

  2. Rolling Rock is my all-time favorite beer.

    I’m insanely jealous. Enjoy!

    Comment by Emma — July 17, 2004 @ 6:33 pm

  3. My drum and bugle corps rehearses (part time) in Latrobe, PA (for all you Rolling Rock fans out there). It would be cool to have them as a sponser, but with all the underage kids in the corps it would be a delicate situation at best. I, however, am one of the people who (correctly) feel that Yuengling is a far superior beer. Not that I am much of a beer drinker anyway, but whatever.

    Comment by Auskunft — July 18, 2004 @ 9:51 pm

  4. Yuengling beer is good, but Yuengling Porter is excellent!

    Comment by Jim - Parkway Rest Stop — July 19, 2004 @ 12:37 am

  5. Yunegling beer… is… well… ok I guess. Yuengling Lager is most excellent (I like beers that I can taste), and I must agree with you on the Yuengling Porter. It is an excellent and most cost effective alternative to Guinness.

    I lived for 4 years in Reading, which is only 25 minutes south of Pottsville; the lager was about the only beer you were allowed to drink. That was fine with me; it was certainly cheaper than what it costs out here in Western PA.

    Comment by Auskunft — July 19, 2004 @ 5:03 am

  6. Too bad about the Big Chill soundtrack. That kind of crap is such obvious pandering to boomers that I use it as my first criterion in rating movie previews. Does it have an “oldies” soundtrack? Yes, it’s gonna be a stinker, stay home and read book. Jazz and big band music are a different story, ’cause there aren’t enough of those Old Farts* left for Hollywood to cash in on.

    *Let’s have three cheers for the Old Farts, I hope you all live to be hundred and bitch about stuff every day of it.

    Comment by slimedog — July 19, 2004 @ 11:21 am

  7. This Old Fart enjoyed the “Big Chill” soundtrack but I absolutely LOOOVE “The Commitments” soundtrack.

    So sue me.


    Comment by Emma — July 22, 2004 @ 4:37 am

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