Favorite drink while writing (or procrastinating)?

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Favorite drink while writing (or procrastinating)?

Postby Matthew MacNish » 02 Apr 2010, 17:07

Just brought home my first bottle of Geikkikan. Right now drinking it on ice with a twist of lemon and a grate of peel. It's good but tastes a little like Vodka and water.

I definitely prefer it hot with fresh sushi, preferably Toro, Sake and Hamachi, raw and cold. Anyone ever had Sake at home before?

Not writing at the moment BTW, just forum posts, getting ready for the Hawks/Cavs game, wonder if we can beat the Eastern Powerhouse like we took the Lakers to the woodshed last night. Nathan, that was for you sir.
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Re: Favorite drink while writing (or procrastinating)?

Postby r louis scott » 02 Apr 2010, 22:47

When the weather is cool, I like a nice cup of coffee liberally laced with brandy. If I feel that I have been especially productive I will treat myself and drop a Hershey's Kiss into the mug. This of course is a Friday/Saturday night thing, since that coffee will keep you going into the wee hours.

Typically, however, I take some Canadian whiskey and pour it over some ice cubes. Not too many ice cubes. Maybe three. Four if they are small but almost never five. Well, five if they are very small but never six. If I get six ice cubes in my glass I give one to my dog. She considers it a delicacy and chomps on them with great gusto.
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Re: Favorite drink while writing (or procrastinating)?

Postby Matthew MacNish » 04 Apr 2010, 08:14

Sounds tasty.
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Re: Favorite drink while writing (or procrastinating)?

Postby r louis scott » 04 Apr 2010, 18:23

Matthew Rush wrote:Sounds tasty.


Pretty good. Sometimes I stretch it out a bit by adding a maraschino cherry and a touch of vermouth. I take the extra steps when I need to ponder before sitting back down at the keyboard. Back when I was a smoker that was my pause, but now I sometimes need something else.
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Re: Favorite drink while writing (or procrastinating)?

Postby abc » 04 Apr 2010, 18:57

Port!
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Re: Favorite drink while writing (or procrastinating)?

Postby gonzo2802 » 05 Apr 2010, 10:39

Geez, ya bunch of lushes! ;o)

I just came in here to say Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha, but now I feel kind of square.
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Re: Favorite drink while writing (or procrastinating)?

Postby mmcdonald64 » 05 Apr 2010, 14:02

I drink Rockstars, either the Sugar-Free one or the Zero Carb one. The first time I ever had one, I wrote almost 5k that day. Good stuff too! Ever since then, I've been trying to recapture the magic of that writing day. It hasn't happened, sadly. ;-) The closest I've come is maybe 3k in a day.
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Re: Favorite drink while writing (or procrastinating)?

Postby dios4vida » 06 Apr 2010, 09:06

I'm with you gonzo, I was coming in to say a nice steaming mug of English Breakfast, Green Ginger, or Mandarin Orange Spice (those are TEAS for you uncultured people out there :-P ). I get sleepy when I drink and I can't have any alcohol on the medication I take anyway so I steer clear of it. When I did drink I either went for rum & Coke or a nice Moscato (sp? It's a sweet white wine).

I do believe it was the great C.S. Lewis who said "There is no book long enough or cup of tea large enough to suit me." (I think I need to go read Narnia again now!)
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Re: Favorite drink while writing (or procrastinating)?

Postby A.M.Kuska » 06 Apr 2010, 19:33

I go to starbucks when I need to focus, and anymore, to get away from puppy. I order a "surprise" which is whatever the lady feels like making me. No black coffee. No tea. ^^
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Re: Favorite drink while writing (or procrastinating)?

Postby marilyn peake » 07 Apr 2010, 17:23

Definitely, Starbucks mocha latte grande. I had two yesterday and two today, and managed to complete a complicated outline. :)
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Re: Favorite drink while writing (or procrastinating)?

Postby miahayson » 08 Apr 2010, 01:36

dios4vida wrote:I'm with you gonzo, I was coming in to say a nice steaming mug of English Breakfast, Green Ginger, or Mandarin Orange Spice (those are TEAS for you uncultured people out there :-P ).


Tea all the way! Drinking makes for really fun writing but not so brilliant reading in my case so I stick with the Tea :~)
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Re: Favorite drink while writing (or procrastinating)?

Postby ganstream1 » 08 Apr 2010, 06:17

Plain water...

Or coffee if there's any left...
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Re: Favorite drink while writing (or procrastinating)?

Postby charlotte49ers » 10 Apr 2010, 18:49

I love a cool glass of Pinot Grigio beside me when I write. It relaxes you *just* enough. And it tastes good, too. :)
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Re: Favorite drink while writing (or procrastinating)?

Postby lexcade » 10 Apr 2010, 21:42

i like hot chocolate with a little (or a lot, depending on my mood and the need) of royal crown. it's soooooo good.

i've also fallen in love with that drink that tastes like chocolate cake... mmm....

i don't drink when i write, but i might start.
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Re: Favorite drink while writing (or procrastinating)?

Postby Quill » 11 Apr 2010, 09:10

Whiskey, straight up.

Kidding.

A stout mug of coffee is a great way to start a writing day, although in deference to my kidneys I partake in this only some mornings. On others green tea.

In the evening relaxing, reviewing my glowing prose of the day, I might indulge in a nice lemon Perrier with Pepsi, half and half, an uber-fizzy treat.
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