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Merry Yuletide!

  1. Dec 24, 2006 #1

    arildno

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    Merry Yuletide and sunreturn celebration to all of you at PF! :smile:
     
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  3. Dec 24, 2006 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    Happy Holidays everyone!!!

    Arildno, what are you doing for the holidays?
     
  4. Dec 24, 2006 #3

    Gokul43201

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    Better still, tell us what yule be doing for the holidays.

    <okay, I hear the groans, you can stop now>
     
  5. Dec 24, 2006 #4

    arildno

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    I'm going to eat pork, drink aquavit and copious quantities of beer, visit family, eat some more, celebrate the 40th birthday of a friend, drink some more and then belch my way through the rest of the holidays. :smile:
     
  6. Dec 24, 2006 #5

    arildno

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    Snigger. I sniggered
     
  7. Dec 24, 2006 #6

    Gokul43201

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    Yumm...last time I drank aquavit was almost exactly three years ago (Christmas eve).
     
  8. Dec 24, 2006 #7

    Ivan Seeking

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    What is aquavit?

    We had to cancel our plans for today. Tsu came home sick and then gave it to me. Hopefully we'll be up for a feast on Christmas day.
     
  9. Dec 24, 2006 #8

    Gokul43201

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    It's a caraway flavored distill (I was told to pronounce it ah-kuh-veet - arildno can correct that). Incidentally, it translates identically to whiskey (more correctly uisge beata).
     
  10. Dec 24, 2006 #9

    arildno

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    The Wikipedia entry seems pretty accurate:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akvavit
    Ordinarily, I find aquavit a bit too "sharp" for my liking (that would be the anis and caraway seeds' fault), however it is well-suited to fatty(?) meats like pork ribs and such.

    I prefer the well-rounded "Gammel Oppland" ("the Olde Uplands") which is not as sharp as, say, Løiten's.
    Hope both of you get well soon!:smile:
     
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  11. Dec 24, 2006 #10
    Akvavit ??? Ok, this is something new. lol

    Best Wishes to everybody

    greets
    marlon
     
  12. Dec 24, 2006 #11

    Evo

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    Aquavit. :yuck: Arildno, you told me you didn't drink that stuff.

    Ivan, hope you and Tsu feel better soon.
     
  13. Dec 24, 2006 #12

    arildno

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    One glass only. During Christmas, never else. It is a tradition..

    I mercifully forget the experience during the rest of the year..
     
  14. Dec 24, 2006 #13

    Pyrrhus

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    Happy Holidays!!
     
  15. Dec 24, 2006 #14

    Moonbear

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    No! Nyquil and Near Beer are for New Years Eve celebrations, not Christmas! :grumpy: Next year, I think you should suggest she not give you any early gifts like that. :yuck:

    If I get myself to the store before the seafood counter closes, I'm going to enjoy some sort of fish for dinner tomorrow (I'll see what they have before deciding what it'll be). If not, it'll be something far less interesting.
     
  16. Dec 24, 2006 #15

    arildno

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    Flounder is a nice fish! :smile:
     
  17. Dec 24, 2006 #16
    I wish everyone the very best holiday! May our blessings be as many as the posts on PF.
     
  18. Dec 24, 2006 #17

    Evo

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    I was just saying how I wanted a flounder. They are wonderful. :approve:
     
  19. Dec 24, 2006 #18

    Math Is Hard

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    I seem to remember Aquavit tastes a bit like Nyquil. Get well, you guys.
     
  20. Dec 24, 2006 #19

    Moonbear

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    Nah, they're only good as frozen paddles! :devil: I want a fish with flavor...though flounder might be all they have left by now. :rolleyes:
     
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