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The Peels Looked Like a Pair of Goldfish Swimming in a Bittersweet Bowl

May 05, 2019

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It was foolish of him to think that the rest of the month would be like this. It was a rare and beautiful sunny April day in Chicago. The light from the slow setting sun made him squint while walking home to his apartment.

His sunglasses were still tucked in a bag from a quick trip he took last month down South to research . . .

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A Correctly Made Aviation is a Thing of Beauty

January 31, 2019

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The lock released with a loud buzz and he pushed the heavy outer door inward. He couldn't exactly remember which apartment his friend lived in but he was mostly sure it was on the third floor. Seeing as he took a cab all the way here he figured he might as well climb the stairs instead of riding the elevator.

When he . . .

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It was a Simple Drink but it Always did the Trick on a Cool Night

October 25, 2018

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The plates had been cleared and it was time for dessert. When this part of the meal rolled around he usually ordered a black coffee and watched while everyone else cracked into their large crème brûlées. He wanted a liquid dessert and didn't like to share.

After sitting through a whole meal he needed to get up and move . . .

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An Americano Before Dinner Sounded Like a Good Way to Kill an Hour

October 12, 2018

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It had been raining all day. He kicked off his soggy shoes the second he got the door open and decided then and there he would be staying in for the evening. There was no need to brave the elements and cooking dinner at home sounded nice.

There was a chicken in the fridge that would do well in the oven and throwing together . . .

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This Was a Glass of Summer Over Ice

October 05, 2018

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He was early to dinner and needed to kill some time. The friend he was meeting had a taste for hooch even stronger than his own. Sneaking in the usual martini was out of the question for now. Tonight was all about defense. He needed to make sure aspirin wasn't on the menu for breakfast.

The bartender who looked to be . . .

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A Rusty Nail is a Dram of Scotch Wearing a Flannel Shirt

September 11, 2018

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Extra innings meant that he was on edge. She had been asleep since the stretch. He usually loved West Coast away games but September baseball carries a different weight when you are only a few games ahead. The announcers yammered on about great plays from the start of the season and how players had either blossomed or shriveled . . .

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What Happened to the Rusty Nail?

Nothing...you just haven't ordered one yet

March 15, 2018

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One of my favorite night caps is a long pour of Single Malt Scotch. Sometimes however I feel like sweetening it up. In that case I grab a blend over ice and top it off with the honeyed and spiced Drambuie. The Rusty Nail as it is called now has been around for ages. The Rat Pack was usually seen with a round of Rusty Nails . . .

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