To Do

582. Tour a brewery

Completed April 2005 I toured a brewery and a distillery. On the same day. One right after the other. First, the Guinness Brewery in Dublin. It was one of the most interesting parts of my trip to Ireland. The interactive exhibit there was designed by a branding firm called Imagination. It was absolutely fabulous. I […]

569. Have an ice cream flavor named after me

Updated May 4, 2009 Yes, I would like to be as famous as Cherry Garcia or Phish Phood or One Sweet Whirled. I think it should be the ultimate vanilla ice cream – Mexican vanilla beans, with bits of rich vanilla shortbread and maybe creamy white chocolate chips.

482. Drink champagne with a crazy straw

June 13, 2009 Champagne is a frivolous drink – it’s got all those silly bubbles, it tickles your nose, it makes you drunk really fast. Why not have a little fun with it? It’s not supposed to be serious. Dom Perignon, after all, claimed he was drinking the stars after he discovered it. How serious […]

474. Make a thermos full of margaritas and watch fireworks

Updated September 6, 2009 Ideally, this might happen on Independence Day, but since I do live in Southern California, there’s really no reason I can’t drink a thermos full of margaritas and watch fireworks on New Years’ Eve. This is such a simple thing, and it’d be so much fun, I can’t believe I keep […]

466. Buy the house a drink

Sure, I’d be the most popular person in the room for the rest of the night.

424. Create my own love potion #9

Is a love potion something to drink or a perfume?

314. Sip Jack Daniel’s

I’ve had Jack Daniel’s but I’ve never sipped it or learned to appreciate it.

312. Tend bar

Updated July 4, 2009 The bartender probably meets more people at a party than anyone else – the bartender is the first to arrive, the last to leave, and the person everyone sees – even if it’s just for a club soda. I have a hard time at parties a lot of the time. I […]

233. Have a tea party

Just like a little girl having tea with her stuffed animals.

27. Sip a mint julep at the Kentucky Derby

Horses, costumes, and mint juleps seem to be the best of Kentucky.