Wednesday, March 31, 2010

nearly one of the lads

This 'crack open a can' feeling is new to me. I've never liked beer or cider or even soft drinks, so drinking has involved fussing about with corks or swizzle sticks while trying not to trip over my chandelier earrings. But since I spotted Tinned Premixed Gin and Tonic in the local shop, I'm nearly one of the lads, able to grab a cold can and settle down, feet up, to dish out a compelling blend of opinion and dodgy facts along with the best of them.



Sure, it's not my beloved Bombay Gin, it lacks a slice of lime, and the tin is wimpishly small, but it's a first step toward being one of the casual, carefree people you read about in American novels who can leave a lit candle unattended even though the label says not to.

I also have four new goose-feather pillows. It's a wonder I'm here, typing this post, at all.

39 comments:

  1. Looks like you will be having a rather lovely Easter weekend...

    Happy Birthday to your beautiful little pink one too! Please send her some cyber hugs from Down-Under!

    Thank you for visiting the other day-I was thinking of baking this weekend but I am wondering if I should get hubby a couple of your G&Ts instead! My son will have more than enough Easter chocolates to keep him happily amused for the next few weeks!

    Best wishes to you and your gorgeous family this Easter,
    Natasha.

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  2. Just don't overindulge with a six-pack of your new RTD friend, as I'd hate you to dribble on your new pillows. xx

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  3. we don't have those here( California) too bad for that!!! A nice little "to go" drink to pop in your purse..Hey I love those boots...

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  4. I agree. How are you not tipsy, snoring and drooling on your new pillows?

    Have you tried Tanqueray 10 yet? Unreal bananna peel.

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  5. Ah, Devon, you speak my language! Yes, Tanqueray 10 is lovely. I wish they'd sell it here. If you have some, send it right along. Mark it Fragile, This Way Up, all that usual stuff. Handle with care.

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  6. All that 'tinny' needs is a small, brown paper bag and you'll be set for life.

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  7. I like your red docs near your tinnie - it adds to the "new you". And Devon is spot on about Tank 10 - a whole new level of excellence. But that requires mixing work, so stick to the G&T in a can.

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  8. That is a lovely little scene. Love the tough girl boots!
    I think I'll crack open something now....probably a guiness.
    Happy Easter!

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  9. no only are you nearly one of the lads but if you drink enough of those you will be Nearly Australian. We love our pre-mixed spirit drinks (I use we in the Royal sense naturally). Hopefully when I pop in for a drink, tired from my 33 hour journey, the Bombay Sapphire, lemon wedge and cut crystal glass will be waiting for me.
    Happy Easter. xoxo

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  10. Too funny! I have never been a drinker, just don't have a taste for it. Tea is about as hardcore as I get, pathetic I know.

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  11. haha I can just see you now Mise.... you'd fit right in over here.. tinny in hand.... and docs on your tootsies

    I used to be a beer drinker.. but never out of a can.. not an etiquette issue.. just can't stand the taste of any drink out of a can.. and they never did make Jim Bean with Lemonaide in a tin. Now I don't drink any alcohol.. so it's boring Julie

    I think you look quite settled in for Easter.. hope it's a good one.. don't get too tiddly and forget where you hid the eggs... xxx Julie

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  12. G&T's have always been my favorite mixed drink. Especially lovely is the idea of a premixed drink--all of the pleasure and none of the bother. I'd probably be shoving a lime wedge right into the can myself!

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  13. I have to say that I gasped a little when I read of this wondrous product...when will it show up in US stores?!! Very jealous of both your can and new pillows.

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  14. doesnt everybody leave lit candles unattended?
    i'll try almost anything once... can or bottle. happy easter
    ~laura

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  15. Uh-oh, I think you're on the slippery slide to the beer factory tour, Mise. But such things do have their place. But I'm glad you counter-balanced it with some goose-feather pillows.

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  16. I am a big fan of any drink small enough to fit into a handbag. I suspect this is how many women get through excruciations like dry in-law dinners and the 80s.

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  17. do they sell pre-mixed margueritas too? Lord, I'm moving to Ireland!

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  18. Oh Mise,
    I know all about these Schweppes little beauties. It was my Dad's favourite tipple when he was in the nursing home. He was 91 when he died and drank the pre-mixed G & T's virtually 'till the day he died.
    A bit on the small side for me but, I'll force myself !! haha.
    Have a wonderful G & T inspired Easter, Mise.... just don't start walking down the street, drinking them and leaving your can on someones garden wall !! XXXX

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  19. Whilst those premixed G&Ts are genius I'm delighted to hear about the pillows,they will change your LIFE! There's nothing better than a sound nights sleep on a plump feathered pillow!

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  20. That's a marvellous little table. Imagining it as normal-sized transforms the can from wimpishly small to comically huge. Out of politeness I will not extend the idea to your feet — except to note that the boots are very nice.

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  21. Are you sure you are not typing from the comfort of those pillows in bed!!

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  22. Love the red dockers! I remember seeing Pimms in a can, which was quite a nice idea for picnics rather than faffing about with corkscrews. I do like a beer on occasion, mainly music festivals!

    I would love to be one of those carefree people who dare leave a candle! Every time I see one of those films where candles are placed on the floor near long white window drapes, I always wince slightly.

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  23. You're so hilarious, mise!!! "tinny" is a great word for the can...love your red boots.

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  24. Just think, Mise, if you install a bar fridge next to your bed and take your favourite books and laptop, you won't have to leave your goose-down pillows for the entire weekend. I was going to wish you a Happy Easter, but really...you're already there. Meredy xo.

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  25. That is an adorable little can! Ethan's family likes to illuminate their home with candlelight, which means unattended candles in every single room. It's all very charming but I'm always so anxious when I'm there, expecting the dog's tail to catch on fire or a coffee table to ignite into an impromptu living room bonfire.

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  26. I was going to say what Meredy said - but she said it first. At the moment I'd only need one of those small cans plus the goosedown pillows and the docs wouldn't be off my feet before I'd be dreaming of the next tinny...

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  27. photo looks like you've been the one studying collage...or else you ARE a giant , I'm sorry mise, but if that can is half the size of your foot then i'm afraid it can only be a lady can ..congrats on reading a porshe manual though ,but ,i can't help thinking you only got that because it's pink.

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  28. Mise you are so clever. Now you need some pool boy to bring it too you on command as you watch the tellie. That's American style I'm afraid!

    Who knows maybe Bombay will be next?
    Have a lovely Easter weekend & I hope you get to break in the pillows x

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  29. Now you need one of those hats that holds a can above each ear with a plastic tube to your mouth. Then you could sip while flat out on the goosedown.

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  30. Crap boots, Mise, but nice sentiments. X

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  31. Ha! I suspect there is a lot of twisted sentiment in all that! Just sometimes it is nice to have feet, can moments but often they just aren't all they were cracked up to be - way too much builders crack involved generally I find! (not me of course - just bound to be more in the vicinity when feet/can combos get going!) happy egging.
    x

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  32. shoes that look dashing
    hi friend

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  33. You are so funny! I've always liked beer, but bottles all the way. No cans, thank you. Anchor Steam Brewery is my favorite. If you tried an Anchor, you just might change your mind about beer...

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  34. Enjoy Mise, it sounds perfect to me! Best wishes for a wonderful Easter with your family.
    Jeanne:)

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  35. Are there lots of American novels in which people are carefree and leave candles burning unattended? If I tell you I can crack open a cold one and hang out like one of the lads and am well on my way to being a carefree American who leaves candles burning will you tell me who makes those amazing boots? They are amazing!

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  36. i bet you can even pee standing up now - have you given it a try?

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  37. Lovely lovely lovely! Have you discovered the premixed tins of Pimms yet! Icing on the cake! Cx

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  38. I don't like spirits or beer at all, cider's ok but my poison is Baileys or wine, and then only in small quantities or I pay for it next day - very low alcohol tolerance I think. The pillows sound comfy, too many asthmatics in this house to countenance anything so natural!
    By the way, I replied to your comment on my knitting post over at the post in case you don't get notifications!
    Catherine

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  39. Implausible Yarn: the boots are Vagabonds.

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