I threw a party last night. This was partly done to celebrate my friends, Tone (eksilbohem) and Jone returning from Kristiansand (a god-forsaken place) for a short visit. It was a nice party. On a whim, I bought a bottle of Billecart-Salmon champagne which I served as a starter. I didn’t have enough glasses, so Eira and Dag had to drink straight from the bottle, which I thought was nice and decadent. I think they should spend more time being decadent, I think they have it in them.
There was a first shedding of guests around 1 AM and the last four stayed until about 3.30 and they even continued chatting in the hall when they were supposed to put on their shoes. I found this slightly strange (but nice) because if they wanted to leave, why did they continue to chat instead of leave? I presume it meant they were having a good time, I was almost keeling over from tiredness…
I woke up at 8 am, poor me, and the day has been slightly strange ever since. I think this is what people refer to as a hangover… I even listen to R.E.M. for some reason, after having listened to the new Tool-album for days. It’s essentially a Tool-album, but I like it. Goths don’t like R.E.M. Never figured out why. They started out in the 80s, but were never 80s enough. Go figure.
Today, the plan is to find a nice lawn and drink gewürztraminer. We have Dopff & Irion and another one which more or less says “grand cru de Alsace” but is apparently from Turckheim (wherever that is…) and costs more than Dopff & Irion. Why is it that ancient battlefields generate great wine? Anyway, it’s too hot to drink red wine, hopefully, I can drink myself happy, good wine always makes me happy. I almost managed to get rid of the old Talisker last night, there’s a slant left and I even gained a slant of Bowmore! Now I have three bottles of whisky instead of two… The talisker is more than a year old and should be drunk soon, so I presume I should invite someone over for a whisky tasting or something. The ardbeg is less of a problem, I bought it last summer and it should last longer than the talisker.
Dinner is chicken breasts(!) with rice. The last time I made this meal I used provence herbs, today I felt a bit wild and mixed oil with paprika-powder and ginger and poured it over the chicken. I am so wild.
…and you can now get a half-bottle of Krug at the new Hovedpolet in Bergen,. Krug, as you may or may know, is the only champagne that can be bought and sold as stock. It’s more valuable than Dom Perignon and Roederer Cristal and more developed. A half-bottle will set you back 500 kr, but you can drink it alone and get very very happy. Let the hip-hoppers have their Cristal, for the same price you can get the greatest champagne in the world.