Thursday, April 9, 2009

Conversation Starter

Last night I was introduced to the absinthe Lucid, thanks to my favorite bartender Denise at my neighborhood bar. I think she could tell the bar was in need of something. I was there with a glass of wine getting paperwork done I knew I wouldn't do at home. There were was a woman who had been on her Blackberry for about an hour straight, and a couple of guys in town for a science conference looking intently into their beers. While Denise is good for conversation, she couldn't break the silence. But once she offered up the absinthe, advertised by her as a hallucinogenic that was once banned in the U.S., no one could resist. Even Mr. Law Enforcement dude in town for training was a little fearful. I already knew some of the history of the drink but never had it in a bar. We were also intrigued by how it's served. Filtered over a piece of raw sugar and then diluted with water until cloudy, made for conversation enough. After a few moments of hesitation, we all took the shots. Within minutes we were talking our heads off finding out where everybody was from, what we did, who was married, etc. I now have a better understanding of what it means to be lucid!

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2 comments:

City Girl said...

LOL - Denise totally changed the situation around with that :) Thanks so much for adding me to your blogroll :)

City Girl DC said...

Hey City Girl - no problem! Yeah, Denise is great. I may need some more of that lucid soon...