I apologize in advance for the flippant prompt. I wasn’t thinking when I came up with it. The Eleventh hour of the Eleventh day of the Eleventh month holds incredible significance for what happened almost a hundred years ago.
Nobody who fought is still alive. There are only a few people who remember it.
Several of the military folks with whom I wokr didn’t know why Veterans’ Day is always November 11th.
To me, though, World War I was probably the most important war of the 20th Century. Its effects are still affecting events today. Other than one great-grandfather, who was an Army Lieutenant, I don’t know much of my family’s involvement.
Living a few blocks away from this during college might have sparked some of my interest – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newport_News_Victory_Arch
Given that the Eighteenth Amendment was working its way through the states at the time, maybe the prompt is somewhat relevant after all…….
Libations. Do you partake? What has been in your glass recently?
Yes, when I have access and money. Lately, though, I’ve cut back a lot. Part of it is access. Part of it is lack of desire. Maybe that’s medication-related. Who knows?
When I do have something, however, it’s normally to accompany a meal.
Apertitf (Martini, Manhattan, Sazerac, etc.)
Something with the meal (beer or wine)
Digestif (occasionally, but more often another glass of whatever I had with dinner)
I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve drank to alter my state of consciousness.
And, of course, there’s a few times where I’ve let things get out-of-hand by accident…..
As for what I like these days? With my partial hipster vibe going on (yes, I have a beard right now….), I like local microbrews. When I got laid off beginning of last year, I tried drinking on the cheap. It wasn’t satisfying.
Not a big PBR fan, and too bald to grow my hair long enough for a ManBun(TM).
Something else I fail at.
And that’s okay.