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Old 06-15-2018, 02:53 AM   #1921
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the drunk drugs thread sure isn't the same anymore now that the average netphorian is a boring 35 year old determined to "live better" or whatever
1. I'm a boring 36 year old
2. I have NOT decided to live better

 
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Old 06-15-2018, 06:04 AM   #1922
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Had some friends over for lunch today and I made lasagna because yes I am that boring and suburban and we lived dangerously and split a bottle of Pinot noir four ways.

My husband and I know nothing about wine, and refuse to spend more than $35 on a bottle which leaves us between a rock and a hard place in Singapore.

But we’ve found this wine at the duty free shop at the airport and just keep buying bottles every time we come through.

Recently I bought a bottle of tanqueray malacca thinking it would be interesting but it just smells and tastes like gin. Which isn’t bad, I love gin. But still disappointing. Why bother?

(Answer: because dumb expats like me will impulse buy it)

 
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Old 06-15-2018, 06:23 AM   #1923
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I like to stop at the duty free shop

 
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Old 06-15-2018, 06:23 AM   #1924
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Nothing boring about lasagna, vix.

 
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Old 06-15-2018, 07:48 AM   #1925
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gin & tonic is the best.

 
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:11 AM   #1926
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Vertical Horizon and Tonic came here a few years back. That was pretty cool too, I have to imagine.

 
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:11 AM   #1927
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i always appreciate someone who knows how to comfortably receive you with simple good food. i wish i was confident in my simple good food skills.

 
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:11 AM   #1928
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Holy shit, why aren't Gin Blossoms and Tonic touring together like ALL THE TIME?

 
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:32 AM   #1929
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i always appreciate someone who knows how to comfortably receive you with simple good food. i wish i was confident in my simple good food skills.
Rice, beans and steaks is my usual go-to.

It's pretty foolproof too. Can substitute the meat with grilled mushrooms if you wanna go the vegan route.

 
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:56 AM   #1930
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I've never spent $35 on wine. I think my max is $20....but I usually spend about $12.

 
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:50 AM   #1931
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My husband and I know nothing about wine, and refuse to spend more than $35 on a bottle which leaves us between a rock and a hard place in Singapore.
lol, i think $10 would be my limit. generally 6-7$ for wine.

 
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Old 06-15-2018, 12:56 PM   #1932
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I've never seen a bottle of wine for $10 or less. Lowest price I've seen is, like, $15. But in Canada, provinces put barriers to trade on liquor from other provinces. Even trying to bring large quantities of cheaper beer from the next province over will get you fined at the provincial border, and your booze seized by Mounties.

Local liquor industries are vehemently anti-competition, and the provincial governments yield to them because of how much tax revenue liquor provides.

So, we all end up paying more for liquor.

I usually don't spend more than $20, maybe $25 for wine. I'm no connoisseur, I just get whatever's got an interesting label and see if it tastes good. This has only led me astray once, when I brought what tastes like vinegar to a New Year's party. I've been to a few wine tastings, but I hardly retain the information given to me.

 
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Old 06-15-2018, 03:37 PM   #1933
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I'm probably going to get wine coolers on Father's Day, cuz I feel like I deserve the best

 
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Old 06-15-2018, 03:44 PM   #1934
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there's a provincial border in alberta?

 
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Old 06-15-2018, 03:47 PM   #1935
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we can get 10$ bottles in Québec, but most are crap. some are good enough to drink with your spaghetti. Many wines at the 12-14$ range are actually pretty decent.

 
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Old 06-15-2018, 03:51 PM   #1936
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you can check out our prices here. taxes are included.

https://www.saq.com

 
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Old 06-15-2018, 06:21 PM   #1937
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another Friday another failed attempt at getting the attention of my New Rose

the fancy blue vest has no reason to talk to a bright orange vested dock worker

*sigh*

 
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Old 06-15-2018, 06:25 PM   #1938
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my birthday is in a few days just a reminder guys

 
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Old 06-15-2018, 06:31 PM   #1939
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No entiendo.

 
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Old 06-15-2018, 07:54 PM   #1940
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I don't either

 
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Old 06-15-2018, 08:32 PM   #1941
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You're definitely dabbling in some stage four irony when a high-vis vest isn't cutting the mustard.

 
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:39 PM   #1942
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sometimes she sees me looking at her and looks away, which I don't mean to look like I'm always looking, I'm actually actively not looking, which is hard because it requires that I look to know where to not look and sometimes I look up and she is looking at me eek so I look away

 
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Old 06-16-2018, 12:06 AM   #1943
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Just talk to her. Rejection isn't the worst thing.

Well, being rejected by everyone ever is absolutely the worst thing. But I mean, no particular rejection is that bad. Just the cumulative weight of all of them together confirming that you're an inferior human being with nothing to offer and nobody will ever love you.

But, like, each one on its own is— it's, you know— it's tolerable. So, go for it.

 
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Old 06-16-2018, 12:14 AM   #1944
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moving to houston has been exciting but i'm still 36 and boring, just 36 and boring in a new city

 
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Old 06-16-2018, 12:54 AM   #1945
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sometimes she sees me looking at her and looks away, which I don't mean to look like I'm always looking, I'm actually actively not looking, which is hard because it requires that I look to know where to not look and sometimes I look up and she is looking at me eek so I look away
It's entirely possible that the cumulative total looks, i.e. the number of individual gazes she impliedly casts upon you each time you are caught looking plus the looks she potentially sneaks in that you're never made aware of, turn out to be exact and therefore prove you are soulmates kept apart only by a mutual sense of insecurity.

 
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Old 06-16-2018, 07:17 AM   #1946
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Lol that's kinda cute.

 
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Old 06-16-2018, 12:07 PM   #1947
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She's probably thinking "Where do I know that guy from?"

Soon, she'll stumble across the video for The Perfect Drug on YouTube and everything will click into place.

 
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Old 06-16-2018, 02:17 PM   #1948
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What's taking you so long, Elph? If it were me, I would have been rejected and crying about it to Netphoria already.

 
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Old 06-16-2018, 03:09 PM   #1949
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moving to houston has been exciting but i'm still 36 and boring, just 36 and boring in a new city
turalyonw3 lives there if I'm not mistaken, you could meet up and be good friends

 
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Just talk to her. Rejection isn't the worst thing.

Well, being rejected by everyone ever is absolutely the worst thing. But I mean, no particular rejection is that bad. Just the cumulative weight of all of them together confirming that you're an inferior human being with nothing to offer and nobody will ever love you.

But, like, each one on its own is— it's, you know— it's tolerable. So, go for it.
I didn't really plan on going for anything, I'm still with my woman friend who can't read this place, I just can't help my curiosity, want to know her name maybe, but I also genuinely don't want to make someone at work uncomfortable

 
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