Archive for the Cold Beverages Category


Posted in Cold Beverages on July 18, 2009 by darbydale

Just knowing this blog is sitting here saddens me.  I even read through it.  I doubt the three writers, the two groupies and the five regular readers actually miss it.

Anyway, I’m sucking down Jack Daniels, so I thought I’d spew here for a bit. Sure, I’m probably starting up another blog across town, but that won’t stop me from posting my second rate drivel here.  Frankly, I have stupid thoughts almost constantly, so there’ll be plenty to go around.

Can I recommend that if you aren’t drinking from quality glassware, you start now.  It doesn’t have to be expensive.  Just go to CB2 and order whatever you can get for $2.  I’ve been drinking from a variety of crappy kitchen glasses for years and wasn’t satisfied.  Now, I’m drinking from a proper glass and think I have a legitimate shot at alcoholism.

Oh, speaking of drinking.  This blog is basically awesome:


Take the Quiz about Your Alcoholic Beverage K-nowledge

Posted in Cold Beverages with tags , , on March 19, 2008 by lindendale

Here’s me:


16.9 Fluid Ounces

Posted in Coffee, Cold Beverages, Science on January 15, 2008 by darbydale

Up until now, I’ve felt a little intimidated by the requirement to actually have a point or theme in each post. Definitely a higher standard than I’m accustomed to holding myself to. With that in mind, I’m completely abandoning that requirement.

Currently, I’m basically sailing on the beneficial effects of 16.9 ounces of Red Bull. Like most people, I drink Red Bull for the promised effects of heightened productivity and the socially condoned high. My guess is that if the activity I was trying to be productive in was directing amateur porn videos, I could probably safely get by with the 8 ounce can.

Anyway, since I’m approaching a period that is going to require heightened productivity and extended periods of concentration, I’m once again wondering what the perfect combination of caffeinated beverages is for my situation.

In the past, I’ve generally gone with coffee with enough cream to avoid getting an ulcer and enough sugar to provide a light sweetness. This works until my average sleep per night drops down to around 5 hours. At that point, I start drinking Red Bulls at 4PM. For various reasons, it is very helpful for me to be sharp between 5PM-11PM and the Red Bulls are consumed with that in mind.

Anyway, I’m now beginning to wonder if there is a more effective way to handle this. Could I go to straight espresso and merely space the shots out through the day? Does the Diet Dr. Pepper I drink for hydration and maintaining my caffeine productivity high really make a difference?

These are the questions that vex me.

In Praise of Malt Liquor

Posted in Cold Beverages on January 8, 2008 by lindendale


I was just thinking about malt liquor, as I am oft to do. It’s not just for pouring on the curb anymore!

Back in the day, a fella could get a 40 of Magnum malt liquor at the SuperFresh for $1.09. That’s a buzz for a buck, baby.

Check out this fine comparison review. Also, for all things malt liquor, check out the lunatics at

Now, I don’t want to leave folks thinking that drinking the malt is without its perils. Check out this kid below. He’s looking pretty crazy and belligerent. Do you really think you are going to be able to reason with this guy? He has left that plane friend.