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I won’t bore you with a long explanation, but it’s life and it’s a 100 proof sort of night.

I won’t bore you with a long explanation, but it’s life and it’s a 100 proof sort of night.

Notes on a Conference: Day One
Maybe, if you’re even considering going to an 8am session you should reconsider spending the late hours of the evening prior enjoying the whiskey and grilled cheese bar just down the block from your lodgings. But sometimes it is just too nice of a night, and you can go out without a coat on, and you tell yourself you’re just going for a nightcap. And if you stay for more than one drink, don’t worry, because good friends, and good conversation, and laughing inappropriately loud in a bar full of bearded gentlemen sipping whiskey is well worth missing some early morning talks.
And you may think that there are an inordinate amount of sessions on fluvial morphology, but really there are like five. That may still seem like a lot, but you know, whatever people are into…
And do remember, if you want to meet handsome, intelligent men from the Netherlands, do attend sustainable transportation session, specifically those focusing on bicycling. 
And don’t forget to take off your name badge before leaving the conference venue. How embarrassing to be waltzing around Manhattan with your lanyand name tag still on!
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Notes on a Conference: Day One

Maybe, if you’re even considering going to an 8am session you should reconsider spending the late hours of the evening prior enjoying the whiskey and grilled cheese bar just down the block from your lodgings. But sometimes it is just too nice of a night, and you can go out without a coat on, and you tell yourself you’re just going for a nightcap. And if you stay for more than one drink, don’t worry, because good friends, and good conversation, and laughing inappropriately loud in a bar full of bearded gentlemen sipping whiskey is well worth missing some early morning talks.

And you may think that there are an inordinate amount of sessions on fluvial morphology, but really there are like five. That may still seem like a lot, but you know, whatever people are into…

And do remember, if you want to meet handsome, intelligent men from the Netherlands, do attend sustainable transportation session, specifically those focusing on bicycling. 

And don’t forget to take off your name badge before leaving the conference venue. How embarrassing to be waltzing around Manhattan with your lanyand name tag still on!

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This afternoon I was invited to two parties. A gnocchi party and a bacon party. Finger crossed that the invite for another whiskey party lands in my email tomorrow (Austin, I’m looking at you). Maybe we should also plan a workout party or a run a 5k party so that we don’t all gain 20 pounds this winter.
My friends are kind of the best. Just sayin’. 
(Photo from the whiskey party Austin threw two years ago).

This afternoon I was invited to two parties. A gnocchi party and a bacon party. Finger crossed that the invite for another whiskey party lands in my email tomorrow (Austin, I’m looking at you). Maybe we should also plan a workout party or a run a 5k party so that we don’t all gain 20 pounds this winter.

My friends are kind of the best. Just sayin’. 

(Photo from the whiskey party Austin threw two years ago).

I am thirty years old. In general, I like to be snuggled into my bed by 11pm, if not earlier. I have to be at work and functioning at nine am every weekday. So.If I am going to stay out entirely too late chatting at the bar with friends while looking for the perfect damask wallpaper, and making new friends on account of our love for movie musicals and British period dramas, then I am definitely drinking the good stuff.
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I am thirty years old.
In general, I like to be snuggled into my bed by 11pm, if not earlier.
I have to be at work and functioning at nine am every weekday.
So.
If I am going to stay out entirely too late chatting at the bar with friends while looking for the perfect damask wallpaper, and making new friends on account of our love for movie musicals and British period dramas, then I am definitely drinking the good stuff.

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I mean, that’s all one really needs. Good whiskey and good friends.
— me, from an email I just sent to a dear friend who will be in town this weekend.
edit: who is in town right now!
Just arrived home from the whiskey tasting party.  And these weren’t even half of the options.Now trying to warm up after the walk home from the bus.  Maybe I’ll listen to this mix and try to beat my mild case of insomnia.

Just arrived home from the whiskey tasting party.  And these weren’t even half of the options.
Now trying to warm up after the walk home from the bus.  Maybe I’ll listen to this mix and try to beat my mild case of insomnia.

okok-illtellyou:

leftbrainright:

I love you, Templeton Rye.

I’m planning a whiskey-tasting party during my visit to Chicago.  You should come and bring this!

Wait.  What?  Why haven’t I heard about this?  I’m invited, right? Come home soon.  We miss you, and we want to drink whiskey with you. xo.

okok-illtellyou:

leftbrainright:

I love you, Templeton Rye.

I’m planning a whiskey-tasting party during my visit to Chicago.  You should come and bring this!

Wait. 
What? 
Why haven’t I heard about this?  
I’m invited, right? 
Come home soon.  We miss you, and we want to drink whiskey with you. xo.

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