Next Step: Workin' on my Whiskey Face

January 03, 2009 @ 11:53 PM • Comments (8)

We have two sizes of drinking glasses at my house. I'm normally extremely loyal to the tall, skinny glasses, since they hold more liquid. I don't know if I'm so thirsty because I'm too lazy to eat, or if I'm so lazy because I'm so dehydrated. Regardless, we can all agree that the fewer trips needed for refills, the better.

But tonight, I went to pour the remainder of the New Year's Eve sparkling white grape juice into a glass. Only a pitiful amount was left, and I knew it would look even more pathetic in a tall glass. So in a bold move, I chose to fill a short, squatty glass with the remainder of the juice, trying to avoid the "is this half full or half empty?" conversation with the cat sitting on my foot.

I distracted myself by staring into the liquid, at which point I noticed that the majority of its "sparkle" had gone the way of 2008. However, the remaining fizz still allowed me to pretend that I was drinking a classy, alcoholic beverage instead of a glorified kindergarten staple. (If I'm being honest, that's one of my favorite parts of sparkling white grape juice and the main reason I chugged it straight from the bottle through most of 2007.) While I was thinking of alcohol, I noticed that the short, squatty glass in my hand could be mistaken for a very distant cousin of a traditional whiskey glass. I mean, one would probably have to be relatively smashed to make such a mistake, but there's still a chance that it could happen.

All this to say, I have spent the entire evening drinking apple juice from a short, squatty glass (oh my gosh, could I find another word for "glass" yet?) and pretending to be relaxed and charming because of it. Please tell me you did something cooler with your Saturday night.

Jake
Jake

I'm at work. What a fun Saturday night. Oh and we are shorthanded to the max due to scheduling issues. I'll be lucky to be off by 7:30 am.

Mandy Sue
Mandy Sue

No my Saturday night was spent anxiously awaiting the return of fiance's sister and her boyfriend from their date. (We had reason to believe that he was going to propose. Which was a big deal because they have been dating for about 3 years longer than us--6--and are 4 years older than us...but I digress). At any rate, I watched 4 movies tonight (Sleepless in Seattle, While you were Sleeping, Failure to Launch, and Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium) Played a ridiculous game of Yahtzee with my fiance, and knitted. Yes, it was an exciting night...

MUCH more exciting than thinking about sparkling cider.


NOT.

Thursday's Child
Thursday's Child

Whiskey tastes better than champagne anyhow. Just sayin'.

blaez
blaez

we played a game for 7 hours straight.

Riyan
Riyan

I thought I was the only one who thought sparkling apple cider was cool like alcohol.

And as for my night? I spent it making fun of the trash on Rock of Love 3

Jenn
Jenn

Saturday I made lasagna and drank (regular) grape juice from a wine glass to make me feel more sophisticated. I think we're twins.

sthorwall
sthorwall

Am I going to ruin the mood if I say that I had a dram of whisky in my tumbler? [tumbler = short squatty glass.] (cuz you're right, hi-balls just aren't suited for whisky OR apple juice.)

thornn
thornn

@blaez: Out of curiosity, which game?