Itchy

Quince got the dreaded bath last night, hates them he does, but it was necessary because despite treating him with flea repellant we found some on him yesterday. Totally explains why I am covered in bites but know I have avoided the mossies outside the house. Bill has escaped being eaten thus far, but then Quince comes and snuggles up to me in the morning not him.

Must not scratch. Aargh.

We have a very handsome, but miffed dog here now.

Other great and important things worthy of note:

I suck at Yahoo! Towers. Yesterday I managed to claw my way up from an abysmal rating in the 1100s to a meagre 1300 status, then blew it all again. I swear Yahoo! Towers hates me though, everytime I did win it seemed to forget to adjust the ratings. Yet when I lost, it had no problem whatsoever dropping me into the pits of the laughably inept.

Snuggled up on the couch and watched The Big Lebowski with Bill. A Cohen Brothers film he hadn’t seen before. He was so amused in places that he literally fell off the couch and rolled around the floor in fits of hysterics. Added to that, the film features a naked Julianne Moore, so I’d say it was a winner with him.

The spider has annoyingly gone back into hiding after Bill tried to burn it’s web and egg sac with a match. Don’t like not knowing where it is one little bit. Probably going to jump out and scare me again when I least expect it.

Smirnoff Ice…I wanted to relax, watch a movie and enjoy a nice cold refreshing Smirnoff Ice. But no, in America Smirnoff Ices are crap in disguise and unlike the variety consumed merrily in the UK, are not a delicious mix of “vodka with the classic taste of lemon” but “a premium malt beverage with natural flavors.” Huh? Smallprint on the label calls it a “flavored beer.” I am not impressed. (Though I still drank two and ran around the house going “wheeeee!” just the same.) It’s all something to do with the fact that the law prohibits the advertising of “hard liquor” on television, so take out the vodka, call it a malt beverage and hey presto it’s a flavored beer and all is dandy. Loons.

4 Responses to Itchy

  1. king_prawn June 26, 2003 at 11:16 am #

    It’s all something to do with the fact that the law prohibits the advertising of “hard liquor” on television, so take out the vodka, call it a malt beverage and hey presto it’s a flavored beer and all is dandy.

    It may also have something to do with the fact that in a number of states (like NC, for one…I’m not sure about Georgia) you can’t sell “hard liquor” except at designated places. In the case of NC, they’re state-owned/run liquor shops, and I think it’s that way in some other states. (Imagine, for example, if beer and wine were available at any shop but spirits were only available through either Oddbins or the Thresher chain…that’d be pretty much the same situation). So spirit-based alcopops just wouldn’t have the market placement they need.

  2. kaypow June 26, 2003 at 12:12 pm #

    Actually, yes you are right. Seems like in Georgia it’s also so they can sell the product at the supermarket.

  3. king_prawn June 26, 2003 at 11:16 am #

    It’s all something to do with the fact that the law prohibits the advertising of “hard liquor” on television, so take out the vodka, call it a malt beverage and hey presto it’s a flavored beer and all is dandy.

    It may also have something to do with the fact that in a number of states (like NC, for one…I’m not sure about Georgia) you can’t sell “hard liquor” except at designated places. In the case of NC, they’re state-owned/run liquor shops, and I think it’s that way in some other states. (Imagine, for example, if beer and wine were available at any shop but spirits were only available through either Oddbins or the Thresher chain…that’d be pretty much the same situation). So spirit-based alcopops just wouldn’t have the market placement they need.

  4. admin June 26, 2003 at 12:12 pm #

    Actually, yes you are right. Seems like in Georgia it’s also so they can sell the product at the supermarket.

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