I swear to Godzilla…

Week 4 of the year of drinking adventurously!  And it’s a fail!

The view from my front door at about 3PM Saturday. I’d already shoveled the front walkway once.

I tried, I really did.  I knew the storm was coming.  Rather than wait till the last minute, I started looking last week for the Japanese whiskey that was to be this week’s offering.  According to Jeff’s book, Japanese whiskey rivals the best products of Scotland and Ireland.  Who knew? I live in the suburbs of a major East Coast city so I figured one of the larger liquor stores would stock at least one or two varieties on their shelves.  Nope.  I searched for it online.  The closest liquor store to carry it is in East Brunswick, New Jersey; a trafficky hour and a half away.  I couldn’t even find it on the menu of any of the local Japanese restaurants.  I will have to refer you to Lula’s blog to see how she liked it.

Now, you would think I’d take advantage of this enforced downtime to write, edit, research or something.  But you would be wrong!  We brewed our own beer!  You knew I’d get around to alcohol at some point, right?  Rather than bore you with the details (and I intended to bore you with the details but I bored myself just writing them, so…), I will just say that when this batch is finished fermenting, we will hopefully, have an English Ale.  And because this week’s adventure should have taken me to Japan, home of the legendary and awesome radioactive monster, Gojira (Godzilla), I thought it would be the perfect day for a Godzilla movie marathon!  That didn’t happen either, my husband can’t sit through them.  Although to be fair, that might have something to do with the fact that I own the boxed set of the original Toho Productions movies, in Japanese with subtitles! (I could bore you with those details, too.)


Nevertheless, sometimes marriage is about compromise and in order to satisfy my desire for giant alien monsters, he agreed to watch Pacific Rim, which I found on TV.  It really doesn’t take much to make me happy!

Anyway, sorry to fail on week 4.  I am slightly more  optimistic about next week, however. The drink of choice is from China.  Philadelphia does have a Chinatown …  Anyone up for a night on the town?

(Header image courtesy gizmodo.)

29 thoughts on “I swear to Godzilla…

    1. I love snow, but this was one of those “be careful what you wish for” moments! 😦 Was your son able to get a flight out on Sunday? I know the Carolinas got hit by the storm, too.

      I didn’t know there was Japanese whiskey either! And apparently, it’s some of the best in the world! Alas, I didn’t get to sample it.


  1. At an event this Saturday, I wound up in conversation with a reverse-wine snob–knows nothing about wine, REFUSES to know anything about wine, but is deeply conversant with whiskey, Scotch, and bourbon. And, because of your recent posts, I had a little more than usual to add to the conversation!! (My former contribution would have been limited to something like, “Chivas tastes good…”)

    I will be waiting to hear more about Japanese whiskey and watching for it in our travels!


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  2. Hubby just made his first batch of beer before Christmas. Our beer snobby friends said it was better than some of the local craft beers in restaurants, so he was pretty happy. His was a German Oktoberfest Lager. Can’t wait to hear how your English Ale turns out!
    Oh, and you should get some Mothra in your collection. I LOVE Mothra!

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  3. What’s better than Japanese sci-fi and whiskey when you’re snowbound. I live north of Boston and had over 8′ of snow last year. That’s a lot of wine and movies for me. 😉

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