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Men... - Qualified Perceptions
(No, this has nothing to do with any bachelor parties...)

At the airport in Minneapolis, my dear husband heads off to the coffee stand in order to buy a Decadent Frozen Coffee Drink. I ask him to get me a Decadent Hot Coffee Drink. He returns, with some sort of vaguely coffee-themed oreo milkshake for himself, and, for me: a "Depth Charge", that is, a large black coffee with a shot of espresso in it. This wasn't quite what I had in mind for "decadent", and I don't even drink coffee without cream and sugar in it. But he says the name was cool.

Thus: Men only think about one thing, and that's BLOWING STUFF UP.

(Still, it provided me a good five minutes of teasing at the time, and makes a far better story than any normal decadent coffee drink would have, so on the whole I think I win.)

Current Mood: amused amused

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visage From: visage Date: April 8th, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hesitate to raise the point, but perhaps your dear husband is special in this regard... :)

...though, really, this post is begging for Andrea to post her Star Wars (The Three-Day) rant. :)
From: desireearmfeldt Date: April 9th, 2005 06:56 am (UTC) (Link)
"The love of a good woman can never take the place of a fast ship."

mjperson From: mjperson Date: April 9th, 2005 09:56 am (UTC) (Link)

Star Wars Rant?

There was a rant? Ooh! Can I hear the rant too?
From: desireearmfeldt Date: April 9th, 2005 11:09 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Star Wars Rant?

Well, the bit visage was thinking about was the item quoted above. :)

But here's the rest of it (to completely hijack firstfrost's post into irrelevancy :) ):

Everything I Need To Know, I Learned In Star Wars (Sept '95)

1) Use the right tools for the job
1a) If you don't have the right tools for the job, use a Polish Mine
1b) Don't use the medic as the Polish Mine Detector.

2) Your best weapons are tact and a large, blunt instrument.

3) Don't split the party.
3b) Always check your pockets.

4) When planning an assassination--wing it.
4a) Sometimes witnesses don't realize they're at a crime scene
4b) A single shot can be very quiet.
4c) Other people's problems are a great remedy for your own.
4d) People have short attention spans.

5) Always have a plan
5a) Plan on good luck

6) Never fall in love with a figment of your imagination.

7) Sometimes your friends are your enemies.
7b) Your enemies are almost always your enemies.

8) Don't take off if you don't know you can land.

9) Know your win conditions.

10) Shoot the courier.

11) Shoot the droid.

12) Don't shoot the assassin.

13) Don't shoot the storm troopers.

14) The love of a good woman can never take the place of a fast ship.
jencallisto From: jencallisto Date: April 8th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
hee! i can just see you guys as MSP having this exchange...
From: treptoplax Date: April 9th, 2005 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

no, no...

Disclaimer: Last week I wrote an email that included the exact text... "a distinct lack of BLOWING THINGS UP. I propose that we remedy this by BLOWING THINGS UP."

But your conclusion is unfair; men think about two things, of which BLOWING STUFF UP is one.
countertorque From: countertorque Date: April 10th, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: no, no...

I was going to say 3 things, but probably we can't keep track of all 3 at the same time.
dcltdw From: dcltdw Date: April 13th, 2005 12:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: no, no...


What the devil is the third?!? :)
countertorque From: countertorque Date: April 25th, 2005 01:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: no, no...

As was succinctly stated by The Layman at the NFL Pudding Strike website

"I represent the everyman, who toils through life everyday with three things in mind: Where can I get a beer, Where can I see some boob(s), and of course..."

Here, The Laymen goes a little off topic, discussing whether a Wendy's Frosty is or is not a pudding. But, I think he really meant to say, "where can I blow some stuff up?"
dcltdw From: dcltdw Date: April 13th, 2005 12:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

On coffee.

Mostly my thoughts are:

1, that's a pretty cool name for a drink.
2, what a horrible thing to do to a shot of espresso.
3, really, what they should make is a drink called QUAD DAMAGE, which is 4 shots of espresso. What I have personally seen but never drunk is a Dead Ahab, which is 8 shots.

But it's true, these aren't decadent drinks. For that, you'd want a con panna, I think.

Still. Kinda hard to defend the guy. :)
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