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My favorite sitcom, Will & Grace, was responsible for one of the best drinking one-liners ever. “You say tomato, I say toe-mah-toe. You say potato, I say Vodka.” Today’s Thirsty Thursday lesson, children, will leave you running for the weekend and the nearest liquor store. If you dream of Ferris wheels and vodka filtered through cotton candy, that’s fair enough. But if you prefer your tater-booze filtered through diamonds, Dan Aykrod is the only guy on the planet who can fulfill that dream. Now that’s funny! Continue reading “THIRSTY THURSDAY A POTATO BY ANY OTHER NAME TASTES LIKE VODKA”

Thirsty Thursday Tequila TaKillYa


It’s Friday night in T-Town and the girls are itching to kick up their boots. Each of us is adorned in painted-on jeans and teased hair that would make the 80’s blush. We arrived at Cricket’s Bar just in time for ladies’ night 99₵ margaritas, and we gathered in our usual booth next to the shuffleboard because heavy metal objects sailing across a sanded table go well with Tequila. We passed the $7 point when…

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If you are in an American bar right now, chances are you’re knee deep in Hops and Barley. But if you and your Amore are O’ Solo Mio in Rome, there’s a 73% chance that the Godfather just suggested a nice vino to pair with your Clams Casino. Who are you to argue with the Big Papa?

“Why do I care who’s guzzling Continue reading “THIRSTY THURSDAY WHEN IN ROME…”

Thirsty Thursday Alternative Milk Does a Body Good


After yesterday’s explosive workout, were you disheartened this morning while pouring fat-laden high caloric cow’s milk over the flakes of your most important meal of the day?

Charge past the soggy myth that only bovine milk does a body good. These 5 alternative milks will give you food for thought. Continue reading “Thirsty Thursday Alternative Milk Does a Body Good”



The backs of my hands drag the ground as I schlepp my way to work. Somehow I must muster enough energy to plow through the mail, client phone calls, and the fires guaranteed to suck the life right out of me.  All this is dependent upon my ability to crawl through the front door. I make my way to the coffee machine, albeit at the pace of “snail,” and make that first glorious cup of Joe. But something is missing. The effects are slow to kick in, and the productivity from my 20’s fails to make an appearance – again. How does one grind through every day without enough energy to power up the blood? Is an energy drink the Holy Grail I’ve been searching for? Not being the kind of numskull that pours just anything down my gullet, I researched my Caf-Pow options. Abbey Sciuto fans know what I’m talking about. Continue reading “THIRSTY THURSDAY TOP 6 ENERGY DRINKS”



Since I’ve been old enough to illegally drink trashcan punch, woeful tales of Absinthe have been drilled into my head. Blindness, murder, and residency in a padded cell were promised results from drinking sinful Absinthe – or so I was told. Like another midnight campfire story, I was completely freaked out enough to avoid the “Green Fairy” like a leisurely wade through Louisiana swamp water. In case you’re wondering what folklore could keep a 20-something (ok, maybe I was 17) away from free bootlegged booze, let me help you out. How true or fabricated you believe these fables to be, they are steeped in reputable and historical accountings. Don’t cry later tonight under your bed covers and say I didn’t warn you! Continue reading “THIRSTY THURSDAY THE SINS OF ABSINTHE”



Two of the most prolific country artists, Willie Nelson and Toby Keith, said it best – “Whiskey for my men and beer for my horses.” So it should come as no surprise to discover that the Babylonians and Mesopotamians were on to something when they began making whiskey in the 2nd millennium BC. As early as the 11th century, monks refined the methods still used today to produce this golden liquor. What is this much ado about fermented grain mash? Scots, Gaelics, and good old Irish boys have spent over 1,000 years honing their distillery skills, and quality whiskey is the result of their toils and trouble. So what education do you need to fit in with the serious whiskey samplers in your local neighborhood whiskey bar? Who among us has the knowledge to swirl and sniff out the best smoky peat? Here’s your beginner’s lesson. Continue reading “THIRSTY THURSDAY WHISKEY RUN AMONK”



Whether you are carting your kiddos off to public, private, or home school, your little rug rats need a healthy beverage somewhere between recess and detention. All that pig-tail pulling and teacher-mocking require rejuvenation. What better way to remind your miniature demon that you’re the cool parent than packing a libation to remember? The recipes below send a clear reminder that you are large and in charge.  Don’t be surprised when Sally’s mom calls to find out how to make a “Seeing C.” Be sure to tell her that it’s an old family recipe, but you’ll be glad to share your secret in exchange for one free night of kiddie corral at her house. Continue reading “THIRSTY THURSDAY LUNCHBOX DRINKS FOR THE CURTAIN CLIMBERS”

Sherrie’s Always Write Blog Checklist for Next Week

Next week, Sherrie’s Always Write brings weekday humor and worldly insight to your inbox Monday – Friday. Each provides a 4 to 5 minute commentary on topics ranging from the hilarious made up Olympics in the Midwest to Lunchbox Drinks for the Curtain Climbers. Don’t miss our Freelance Friday Guest Blogger Benjamin Thomas as he imparts wisdom on How to Attract Readers Using Top Blogging Basics.

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