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Old 07-07-2020, 02:08 PM
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What surprises me in a thread like this when some folks view it from the perspective of there being little to do, is that this site is an acoustic guitar forum, and I can't think of a much better way to while away countless hours at home than figuring out music on the guitar.

This is not a comment about drinking (or not drinking), but about boredom that sets in from having to be at home more than pre-COVID-19, so this could be said in several of these threads.

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Old 07-07-2020, 02:25 PM
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This is the off-topic section, so I think that this topic would belong here of all places.

If anything, since my wife has had to work from home (the bulk of which is spent either on conference calls or Zoom meeting) it has greatly impeded my ability to make any noise whatsoever, much less "goofing off" playing guitar. Our home has an open floor plan with less than 2,000 sq. ft., has hollow and hollow core doors so holing myself up in the guest room is also not an option. It's also been over 90*F for the past week so I cannot play outside either. She works from 6:30am-5pm and I have been told in so many words that I need to be utterly silent. She also goes to bed at 9:30 and demands quiet after she turns the light out.

So yeah...I could go on but I think I've just talked myself into a drink!
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Old 07-07-2020, 02:35 PM
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So yeah...I could go on but I think I've just talked myself into a drink!
Given the constraints you’re under, and the previous mention of cheeses, who am I to ‘diss a Brie’?
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Old 07-07-2020, 04:14 PM
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This is the off-topic section, so I think that this topic would belong here of all places.

If anything, since my wife has had to work from home (the bulk of which is spent either on conference calls or Zoom meeting) it has greatly impeded my ability to make any noise whatsoever, much less "goofing off" playing guitar. Our home has an open floor plan with less than 2,000 sq. ft., has hollow and hollow core doors so holing myself up in the guest room is also not an option. It's also been over 90*F for the past week so I cannot play outside either. She works from 6:30am-5pm and I have been told in so many words that I need to be utterly silent. She also goes to bed at 9:30 and demands quiet after she turns the light out.

So yeah...I could go on but I think I've just talked myself into a drink!
Somebody get that man a DRINK!

Wow! You certainly have a challenge there. I suppose you could practice meditation for hours on end and eventually reach the point at which you could even levitate.

Another option might be to really get into reading whatever style of writing really grabs your attention so that hours pass without you noticing.

Building models might be another possibility. For that, you probably need to be sober.

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Old 07-07-2020, 04:56 PM
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...I cringe when I'm served a Guinness in a frosty mug!
I cringed just reading about it. It should be served cool in a (room temperature) pint glass. And spending a few weeks in Ireland, I also appreciate the importance of a proper pour.
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I cringed just reading about it. It should be served cool in a (room temperature) pint glass. And spending a few weeks in Ireland, I also appreciate the importance of a proper pour.
'Cellar temperature' is a much-misunderstood concept here in the US.
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It's so light that bubbles SINK in it! (if someone can explain the physics of bubbles sinking in Guinness, I'd love to know)
https://www.livescience.com/20731-my...es-solved.html

Before finding this link, i thought it had to do with Stout being infused with Nitrogen rather than Carbon Dioxide, but according to several articles, it's the shape of the glass?

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Old 07-07-2020, 06:10 PM
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I can't think of a much better way to while away countless hours at home than figuring out music on the guitar.
Right. With a pause for the cause every so often...
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'Cellar temperature' is a much-misunderstood concept here in the US.
Misunderstood???

How about totally alien.

The only reason American Beer is served cold is because it has no taste.

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Right. With a pause for the cause every so often...
Pause for a cause or to slip in a nip.



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Old 07-07-2020, 06:21 PM
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OK...back to the thread ... somebody get me a drink!

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Old 07-07-2020, 06:34 PM
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I don't know if alcohol sales are up.

I definitely know alcohol purchases and consumption are up.



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Old 07-07-2020, 06:38 PM
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The only reason American Beer is served cold is because it has no taste.
I say you've got that backward:

American beer has no taste because it's served ice cold

Drink a cellar temp (or warm!!!) Budweiser and tell me it's got no taste! It's actually a pretty serious beer!

When I lived in Michigan I was a total beer snob. Bell's Two Hearted Ale was my go to, but I always had an inventory of craft stuff. Then I moved to Alabama. For a while I was a Coors light man, but now I've "moved on" to Natty light! It's cheap and it goes down easy on a 95* summer day (or a 30* winter night).
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I say you've got that backward:

American beer has no taste because it's served ice cold

Drink a cellar temp (or warm!!!) Budweiser and tell me it's got no taste! It's actually a pretty serious beer!

When I lived in Michigan I was a total beer snob. Bell's Two Hearted Ale was my go to, but I always had an inventory of craft stuff. Then I moved to Alabama. For a while I was a Coors light man, but now I've "moved on" to Natty light! It's cheap and it goes down easy on a 95* summer day (or a 30* winter night).
I dunno, the only time I could keep a room temperature American beer down was when I was 16 years old and stashing 12 packs behind our garage.

Room Temperature American beer?

That's why American's invented ice (the refrigerator)

Totally in my opinion

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Oh goodness, i just had a chilling (pun intended) thought.

Room Temperature ROLLING ROCK



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