Wednesday, January 11, 2012

What better to do on a rainy day than go through collected bits and bobs from the internet and stash them in one place?

A recent pass around on Facebook has been to enter one's date of birth and find out what the number one song was on that day.  Drinkify is a website that one can put in the musical artist to whom you are listening and it will give you a beverage to accompany your musical selection.  From Edith Piaf to Tom Waits; from Ozzy to Led Zeppelin, from Kurt Cobain to Alice in Chains, from Katy Perry or Lady Gaga to Justin Bieber, Patsy Cline to Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn to Willie Nelson ... Drinkify will match you.  

A couple of other articles have caught my eye in the past few days.  The first is The Eight Beers Americans No Longer Drink   "Some of America’s most famous beers have lost a tremendous amount of their national sales over the last five years. Mostly, they are full-calorie beers, and they have lost sales to lower-calorie products, as well as imports and craft beers."

Happily a couple of my personal new favorites fall into the niche seeing increases.  
Breakfast and dessert from

Moving on, I found:

to be not only entertaining, but enlightening too. 
Modern Drunkard doesn't have anything on Our Spirited Ancestors:
Early Southerners drank a lot — nearly twenty gallons of alcohol each — every year. They drank when they woke up in the morning, as they ate and worked during the day, and when they socialized at night. But how people drank was as important as what they drank. From imported Madeira sipped at mahogany tables to local whisky out of redware jugs, this exhibit explores the decorative arts that defined the early Southern drinker.
This exhibition is on view October 25, 2011 through September 2012 in the G. Wilson Douglas, Jr. Gallery of the Frank L. Horton Museum Center. Admission to Douglas Gallery exhibitions at MESDA is free with a MESDA or Old Salem ticket.


WILLIAM DRY (1720-1781) BOTTLE SEAL discovered in Brunswick, NC

So much for rainy day meanderings ...


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