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> Requisite introductory post from a Bay Area denizen
Coralyne
post Sep 2 2012, 06:59 AM
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Well, I joined that other forum recently and figured I might as well sign up over here too, given I'm currently in MUST READ ALL THE THINGS (about absinthe) mode. So, um, hi! I'm a Silicon Valley-dwelling engineer-nerd-type catlady with way too many hobbies. I live in a house in the San Jose area with my awesome significant-other and our quartet of spoiled kitties.

As for how I got interested in absinthe…well, once I was disabused of my adolescent belief that "wormwood" was actually wood that had been infested by hallucinogen-secreting worms, shock.gif I became mightily intrigued by the fact that absinthe had this whole complicated sordid history. The green color and tendency to show up in vampire movies helped pique my interest too.

All that aside, though, the thing that finally compelled me to try the stuff was learning that it tasted like anise and fennel and other interesting tasty herbs and whatnot. It sounded like the exact beverage I would have designed to my own taste specifications if I'd ever gotten around to doing something like that.

Anyhow…to avoid making what should be a short story long, the first absinthe I ended up trying (just last month!) was Lucid, and the second was Ridge Verte. I liked them both a lot, though at this point I definitely think I prefer the Ridge as it's a fair bit more complex and seems to have more interesting "stages" of flavor. I'm certainly planing on trying other types as the opportunities present themselves, and I look forward to continuing obsessively reading along the way.
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Coralyne   Requisite introductory post from a Bay Area denizen   Sep 2 2012, 06:59 AM
absinthion   Welcome and cheers!   Sep 2 2012, 07:46 AM
Tibro   Someday this, too, will be a zombie thread. Unti...   Sep 2 2012, 09:03 AM
Coralyne   Someday this, too, will be a zombie thread. Unt...   Sep 2 2012, 05:44 PM
Tibro   My suggestion is not to question yourself. Trust ...   Sep 2 2012, 05:52 PM
Stroller   Welcome. :cheers-hiram:   Sep 2 2012, 03:25 PM
Provenance   Welcome. Now show us your tits!   Sep 2 2012, 04:57 PM
Coralyne   Welcome. Now show us your tits! http://thu...   Sep 2 2012, 05:46 PM
Artemis   He was complementing you (maybe). Clever or colo...   Sep 2 2012, 06:05 PM
Coralyne   the worm-holy remnants of the nightstand of a medi...   Sep 3 2012, 12:31 AM
Artemis   Nice tits, by the way.   Sep 2 2012, 06:06 PM
L'Assommoir   Hello! :glassglow-hiram:   Sep 2 2012, 07:23 PM
Provenance   I was going to say that I found the tits photo dis...   Sep 2 2012, 07:41 PM
Coralyne   I was going to say that I found the tits photo di...   Sep 3 2012, 12:41 AM
Bruno Rygseck   Welcome, Coralyne. When I was young and first hear...   Sep 2 2012, 10:12 PM
Artemis   You mean it's not?   Sep 2 2012, 10:16 PM
Bruno Rygseck   Wasn't it sold under the counter after the ban...   Sep 2 2012, 10:26 PM
Absomphe   You mean it's snot? I've certainly trie...   Sep 3 2012, 02:15 PM
Tibro   Fake tits and eager pussy waiting at the door. I f...   Sep 3 2012, 03:48 AM
Coralyne   eager pussy waiting at the door. :blink: OK,...   Sep 3 2012, 06:02 AM
thegreenimp   Or at least a fun place to drop off the Imp for an...   Sep 3 2012, 05:46 AM
sbmac   Welcome! Please post away. Nobody ever asked ...   Sep 3 2012, 01:31 PM
Steve   Welcome, Coralyne! I hope you'll stick aro...   Sep 5 2012, 01:03 PM
Père Ubu   Welcome. Let your senses be your guides. Especiall...   Sep 6 2012, 02:58 AM
Jay   I'm going the wrong way around, but a belated ...   Sep 6 2012, 09:56 PM


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