July 23, 2005

Seattle

There's a place in Seattle named Cascadia where they serve this.



It's called the Alpine Martini and is served with a dollop of Douglas Fir sorbet and a sprig of pine.
Sounds delicious.


I'd imagine that after downing enough of these, you might get the urge to wrap yourself in tiny lights and hang ornaments all over yourself, then stand around waiting for people to put presents at your feet. Then after a while, you might find yourself laying out by the curb wearing nothing but tinsel.

Hey, don't laugh, it's happened to me a couple of times. At least the tinsel part.

12 Comments:

At 7/23/2005 11:05 PM, Blogger BULLSEYE said...

Your blog rocks!!!

 
At 7/23/2005 11:15 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

And your blog is the work of a seriously disturbed person. (and big Bush fan, natch.)

Check out Bullseye's creation here.

Don't say I didn't warn you.

 
At 7/23/2005 11:20 PM, Blogger diehard said...

I'm getting a hangover just looking at that martini!

 
At 7/24/2005 6:14 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Diehard, the trick to avoiding hangovers is really very simple. Just never let too much blood get into your alcoholstream at any one time.

 
At 7/24/2005 12:48 PM, Blogger diehard said...

Ah hair o the dog eh?

 
At 7/24/2005 1:21 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

The only thing that could make drinking one of these pictured cocktails more fun would be if it were to celebrate something really big.

Dope, do ya think maybe the Bush numbers will keep tanking and he will be forced to jettison Rove???

 
At 7/24/2005 1:46 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Yes and no. Sadly, I don't see Rove being touched. He'll weasel his way out of this with various legalisms, though there's always the chance that evidence will emerge to nail him to the wall.

Bush's poll numbers will continue to slide until Rove or someone dreams up some awful stunt to pull, or a terror incident again puts the public into a state of fear. And the lower his numbers go, the higher the likelihood that the White House will step up the effort to deflect attention from their nose-dive with something sensational.

There was an article recently examining from a scientific standpoint just how irrational people react to situations when operating out of a state of fear.

Our actions and reactions to 9-11 were solid evidence of that. One could stand back and actually witness the panicked decision making, which often was in the form of congress enacting truly stupid measures and voting to spend ridiculous amounts of money on them, followed by the realization that it was nearly impossible to implement and didn't really work in actual practice.

A prime example is how endless attention and time and money was focused almost solely on trying to make aircraft marginally more secure, when logic would tell anyone that it would be incredibly unlikely that a subsequent attack would try to use the same method of attack they had just used, especially when it was a stroke of luck that the plan had worked to begin with. (Especially with the eerie lack of response from the military and government during the hijackings, which is another story in itself)

But Rove capitalized on this state of insanity by ramming through every measure they could think of which in normal circumstances wouldn't have a ghost of a chance of passage.

The saw the door open and they ran through it like theives while the country and the politicians were all sitting around in a fear induced mental stupor.

 
At 7/24/2005 2:24 PM, Blogger diehard said...

Remember Dope Bush's friend..I mean Osama is still out there.

 
At 7/24/2005 5:08 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Hey Dope, what happens with the sprig of fir when you are done? Do you eat it like the worm in Mexico? Or do you chew it or smoke it??

 
At 7/25/2005 8:22 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Maybe, excellent question.

I frankly am puzzled myself, now that you bring it up. I imagine I might give it a little bite to see what happens. One certainly wouldn't want to waste the precious fluid that had accumulated on the sprig.

I prefer pearl onions in my 'tinis personally.

 
At 7/25/2005 6:41 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Let's go down to the new "The Pulse" in Moline and show em this item and see if they can duplicate it?

That would be fun. Be sure to go there soon and check it out. What a nice bar and great atmosphere with reasonable prices too--- I may add. Don't tell my mom I was drinking underage though ok Dope?

She thinks it's a study session location for me..... so don't blow my cover.

 
At 7/25/2005 9:08 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

The Dope has been to the "Pulse" and can verify that it's a very cool club. It's got an incredible layout that's very cool, with lots of different areas to hang out.

I think it's a great place and recommend it as well.

 

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