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Why hasn't all the rum gone? [Sep. 25th, 2009|03:55 pm]
Douglas Spencer
Some of you will be aware that my birthday is imminent, and I'm preparing for the attendant celebrations.

Some of you will also be aware of a recent discussion in another place about recipes for trifle. I made mention of a trifle incorporating chocolate cake, rum, meringue, and custard.

I thought I'd make just such a trifle. "I wonder," mused I, "whether there's any rum in the house".

Finally, some of you will be aware that I've been doing some major tidying-up around here, and on Wednesday I got as far as the drinks cabinet.

Yes, there is rum. There are, in fact, truly startling amounts of rum. And whisky, and brandy. There are about four litres each of rum, whisky, and brandy -- and some of it is rather nice stuff. There's also a litre or so of vodka, a litre or so of gin, and rather smaller quantities of various other spirits and liqueurs.

Of course this stuff lasts for ever if you don't drink it, so I'm confident that it's in reasonably good condition. If you were debating bringing along a bottle of one of these spirits tomorrow, you might wish to set it aside and instead help me get through my current stock.

There's also a certain number of bottles of wine (sparkling and otherwise) and beer, some of which is quite old and all of which has been stored incorrectly, and any of which therefore might be really quite nasty. But if you're visiting on Saturday, you might be called upon to attempt an assault on this little hoard.

See some of you tomorrow.

[User Picture]From: viclet
2009-09-25 03:23 pm (UTC)
Hi Doug

Due to some bad scheduling by my employers, I'm on the late shift tomorrow (2pm-10pm), so unfortunately can't make it. I hope you have a wonderful time, and get through a good amount of the booze yourself :-)
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[User Picture]From: cobrabay
2009-09-25 04:01 pm (UTC)
I plan to make it along. I'm theoretically on call-out all this weekend, but since you are only 10 minutes walk from my office, and I'm perfectly willing to test freshly cut code while drunk, I don't see that as a problem.
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[User Picture]From: alexmc
2009-09-25 04:17 pm (UTC)
"It compiles. Ship It!"
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[User Picture]From: alexmc
2009-09-25 05:13 pm (UTC)
When are we supposed to turn up?
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2009-09-25 09:15 pm (UTC)
Any time after around three.
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[User Picture]From: cdave
2009-09-28 08:40 am (UTC)
I told C that fans are not like normal people, and fashionably late is not the way. Sorry I couldn't help with more of garden destruction.

Thanks for the invite. We had a lovely day.
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[User Picture]From: darth_tigger
2009-09-25 05:18 pm (UTC)
Have a splendid time. I won't be there as I will be preparing to run round Greenwich, but I shall be thinking of you!
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[User Picture]From: whotheheckami
2009-09-25 07:27 pm (UTC)
We shall bring mixers and mix! ;@)
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[User Picture]From: beermat
2009-09-25 07:32 pm (UTC)
rum not all gone? not far from lower early? I could set my fried mark lemmingman onto it, it'd be gone in < 60 secs :)
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[User Picture]From: beermat
2009-09-25 07:32 pm (UTC)
s/fried/friend/ :)
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