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  • My first adventure with Viking alcohol

    I went to a post-Christmas get together at my wife's best friend's house last night. I knew very few people, but the main draw was some Norwegian concoction called glug. (The word has those two dots above the 'u', but I can't figure out how to type that) It's pronounced gloog.

    I looked over the recipe a bit, and it's primarily red wine, but it's also got fermented raisins, orange peel, brandy, and a few other things in it. It takes a long time to prepare, and it's served not-quite-hot. Besides the overpowering fumes as you raise the cup to your mouth, the liquid then seems to suck all moisture out of your mouth as you swallow it, so you feel like you're drinking heat.

    Apparently, the Vikings drank this to stay warm. It doesn't surprise me. My breath after drinking a very small cup (I was a glug virgin, and I was driving) would have melted ice off a driveway.

     But if I ever get the chance, I'll drink it again. Hey, it would be cheaper than heating your home this winter....

  • Team FP/G Through Week 8

    1.  Big d's Monsters  45.45 (-0.09)

    2. Chalkdust Torturers  44.69 (-0.15)

    3. Toronto All-SARS  43.92 (+0.76)

    4. Arnie's Army  43.48 (-0.06)

    5. Hogscraper  43.48 (-0.24)

    6. Ram Tough  41.70 (+0.19)

    7. BIG AND OLD AND HURT  40.64 (-0.14)

    8. Ballfan1  39.98 (+0.52)

    9. Lynx  36.92 (-0.16)

    10. Peoria Opies  32.82 (+0.29) 

  • Team FP/G Thru week 7

    1. Big d's Monsters 45.54 (+0.26)
    2. Chalkdust Torturers 44.84 (+0.10)
    3. hogscraper 43.72 (+0.31)
    4. Arnies Army 43.54 (+1.24)
    5. Toronto All-SARS 43.16 (+0.06)
    6. Ram Tough 41.51 (+0.07)
    7. BIG AND OLD AND HURT 40.78 (+0.82)
    8. Ballfan1 39.46 (+0.02) (leaving Kidd in the lineup is better for the team than not)
    9. Lynx 37.08 (-0.20)
    10. Peoria Opies 32.53 (+0.41)