A couple of old friends from Europe dropped by this evening. It had been a while, we haven't seen each other since before Jillian and I were married - possibly even before we started dating in the late Noughts.
I've truly missed these old, dear friends. It was a heartwarming reunion for the three of us, and now that they're back in my life, we'll always be in touch.
The only two things I miss from my bachelor days are cocktails and cigars, and with Autumn a little under a month away, it's time I cleared a path to my liquor cabinet.
It's been a while since my cocktail heyday, and I am terribly out of practice. If it weren't for muscle memory, I don't think that Martini I made around Christmas would have turned out at all. Worse still, I couldn't remember my signature Martini recipe... the same recipe I used thrice daily for several years! This is not good. Not good at all.
Hell, when I went to have a little Pernod this afternoon, I realized I didn't have the glassware anymore! A most of my barware was broken when we moved to Westdale in 2015, so I was forced to use a generic glass tumbler. So uncouth! Suffice it to say, this next payday, I'll be buying a cheap set of glassware (Hiball glasses, tumblers, etc) from Wal-Mart until I'm able to invest in a quality set.
(My Martini glasses were in a separate box, and survived the move.)
Anyhow, time to take stock. Do any of you know where in Winnipeg I can buy soda bulbs/chargers for my soda siphon? I've tried a few Wal-marts, Canadian Tires, and Superstores, but none have stock. I'd rather buy local than order online...