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Re: Let's play: what's your poison?
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2017, 09:02:08 PM »
'Scuse me, they're reminding me they prefer to be called pool men.
Indeed, such shocking disrespect for trained and qualified Aquatic Recreation Technologists. At this rate it won't be long before we start slapping their butts...

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Re: Let's play: what's your poison?
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2017, 09:04:05 PM »
Scotch is my usual preference, but I do like a nice Swiss blue absinthe during the winter months (I'm not sure why I think of it as a winter drink).

Because absinthe and bright light don't mix? Or is that just me...? *blinks*

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Re: Let's play: what's your poison?
« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2017, 09:13:20 PM »
A bottle of Dr. Pepper in one hand and a snickers bar in the other.

That's what I lived on in college. Except the Dr. Pepper was diet. Also, lots of Tab (anyone else old enough to remember that?)


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Re: Let's play: what's your poison?
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2017, 09:36:51 PM »
Also, lots of Tab (anyone else old enough to remember that?)

They still make Tab.  ;)

The question is, does anyone else remember 7-Up Gold?

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Re: Let's play: what's your poison?
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2017, 09:44:40 PM »
That's what I lived on in college. Except the Dr. Pepper was diet. Also, lots of Tab (anyone else old enough to remember that?)

I remember that!  Can't believe it's still out there (must be in specialty stores or online only).
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Re: Let's play: what's your poison?
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2017, 09:47:52 PM »
Tru-ade (non-carbonated orange soda) was the occasional treat of my youth.

Who needs a beverage when the creative juices are flowing? 

Alcohol? Not for me. I already have too many vices.

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Re: Let's play: what's your poison?
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2017, 09:48:49 PM »
I'm recovering from a stomach bug and just had a shot of Pepto-Bismal.

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Re: Let's play: what's your poison?
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2017, 09:51:06 PM »
The question is, does anyone else remember 7-Up Gold?

Vaguely, but I left for college about that time and never tried it.

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Re: Let's play: what's your poison?
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2017, 09:52:31 PM »
Indeed, such shocking disrespect for trained and qualified Aquatic Recreation Technologists. At this rate it won't be long before we start slapping their butts...

What do you mean start...?

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Re: Let's play: what's your poison?
« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2017, 10:06:44 PM »
I'm recovering from a stomach bug and just had a shot of Pepto-Bismal.

Works better if you just drink it.

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Re: Let's play: what's your poison?
« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2017, 10:12:42 PM »
A can of 7-Up Gold and an apple were my lunch way back when.  Well, 1988 since 7-Up Gold didn't last long as apparently I was the only one that liked it.

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Re: Let's play: what's your poison?
« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2017, 10:14:36 PM »
What did 7Up Gold taste like compared to the regular?

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Re: Let's play: what's your poison?
« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2017, 10:21:45 PM »
Works better if you just drink it.

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Re: Let's play: what's your poison?
« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2017, 10:26:02 PM »
What did 7Up Gold taste like compared to the regular?

Well, it was a loooooong time ago.  LOL.  It tasted good with an apple.  It was a spiced drink, supposedly similar to ginger ale but I grew up on ginger ale and 7-Up Gold was not ginger ale.  It was an unused Dr. Pepper recipe.  I should try mixing ginger ale and Dr. Pepper sometime and see if that stirs up any memories in the taste buds.

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Re: Let's play: what's your poison?
« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2017, 10:28:40 PM »
Well that sounds interesting and yummy.  Wish they'd bring it back as maybe a summertime trial.  Don't they do something like that with craft beers?

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Re: Let's play: what's your poison?
« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2017, 10:34:36 PM »
Well that sounds interesting and yummy.  Wish they'd bring it back as maybe a summertime trial.  Don't they do something like that with craft beers?

I wish they would.  I have WIPs set in the eighties so maybe I'll have to make sure to have characters who drink 7-Up Gold so that if it ever gets made into a movie, 7-Up will have no choice but to re-release it.

Ah, who am I kidding?  (A) Nothing I write will ever be made into a movie and (B) they'd probably change the soft drink to whoever paid the most for product placement.

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Re: Let's play: what's your poison?
« Reply #41 on: May 19, 2017, 11:14:23 PM »
It's warm now, so the weather calls for cold fizzy water, light margaritas and I suppose some very chilled white wine with frozen grapes, because why not?


I've got a bottle of cheap Boone's Farm that I'm drinking out of a faded Jimmy Neutron cup while I work on my next book.

Wow, I'm thinking that statement right there just might be the perfect definition of the word "pathetic." Okay, so my new writing goal is to sell enough books to be able to afford a slightly less pathetic wine. And some wine glasses.

I'm more surprised Boone's Farm is still around. I'm not even old. For our British members, Boone's Farm is something akin to what you guys call alcopops, I think.

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Re: Let's play: what's your poison?
« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2017, 11:50:17 PM »
Milk. Proper, whole milk that hasn't been skimmed, half skimmed or otherwise interfered with.

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Re: Let's play: what's your poison?
« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2017, 12:32:57 AM »
What is the 'summer' you people keep referring to? I'm in the UK after enduring the wettest spring in Seattle for something like 100 years.
So my answer would probably be rainwater, except my other half bought some berry flavored cider (the alcoholic type, not the American version, which is apple juice). Very nice.


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Re: Let's play: what's your poison?
« Reply #44 on: May 20, 2017, 01:00:48 AM »
Beer, though not of the trendy craft variety. In winter, the type of beer we call 'bitter' in the UK which, contrary to popular belief, we drink lightly chilled and not warm. Not too chilled, though, as it destroys the flavour. In summer, the type of beer we call 'lager' - Peroni, San Miguel, Stella, etc. Any time of year, red wine.

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Re: Let's play: what's your poison?
« Reply #45 on: May 20, 2017, 01:21:33 AM »
While normally it would be an ice cold Budweiser, right now it's Aquafina and yogurt.

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Re: Let's play: what's your poison?
« Reply #46 on: May 20, 2017, 01:33:31 AM »
Coffee.  Lots of 'em.

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Re: Let's play: what's your poison?
« Reply #47 on: May 20, 2017, 02:02:44 AM »
Lady Grey tea and Walkers shortbread biscuits or chocolate...



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Re: Let's play: what's your poison?
« Reply #48 on: May 20, 2017, 02:41:04 AM »
White wine, must be French, preferably from Burgundy region.

Macon Village (when feeling broke)
Chablis (regular wine)
Sancerre (when purse is plump enough)


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Re: Let's play: what's your poison?
« Reply #49 on: May 20, 2017, 03:50:01 AM »
Pinot grigio.


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