Friday, March 2, 2018
Good morning crew,
The wife has a little adventure planned for us tonight. Last week she sent me an email with a link to what looks like a bar, or maybe a liquor store, and asked me if I was interested in having dinner there.
"In a liquor store?" I asked.
"It's not a liquor store," she answered, "it's more like a distributor. And it's not just dinner, it's a party. They're introducing a new whiskey, so we have to reserve tickets."
"I get it, it's a whiskey tasting with food."
"It's more than a tasting, the ticket price includes a bottle of their new whiskey."
"I'm in." I told her.
So it's going to be a bit of a gamble. I have been to some very nice parties that have been hosted in breweries and other industrial spaces.
Or, it could be a damp, smelly warehouse with mouse turds on the floor and furnished with folding chairs. But I've sat though worse for a bottle of decent whiskey.
I'll find out what we're in for in about 8 hours.
Laugh it up,
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