Just some mental meanderings on a lot of stuff. Let’s talk about scotch, cars, and TV’s.
One thing I believe Manhattan is slowly taking from me is my boyish love of amazing cars. Now, I don’t believe the world could ever take from me my pure passion for automobiles, but I actually walked right out of my doorway today into a 2010 Porsche Turbo, skimmed over it with my eyes, and then walked right on by without a flutter of my heart. There are just too many Aston Martins, Bentleys, Maybachs, Porsches, Lambos, Ferraris, etc… all over the streets! I am beginning to become numb to them. Which upsets me. This place is saturated with everything of excess.
Scotch: I went out and invested once more in a bottle of Balvenie Doublewood 12 year Scotch. I love scotch. I love the tastes and smells; the complexities. What really fascinates me with Scotch is the history of every single bottle. Whenever I drink a wee dram of it I have visions of a gray haired old man bent over a wooden cask in a damp and dreary Scottish barn, 15 years earlier. I think then in some sort of time lapse sequence of everything that occurs around that bottle until finally its contents end up in my glass. It’s incredible. All of that work for a small moment of joy. It sure makes you savor every single sip. I really want to someday try a classic bottle, something like an old Macallan 40+ year old Single Malt. Something ancient and priceless. Is there a positive difference between a 12 or 18 year old bottle and a 50-60 year old bottle? Is it worth it? What about even a 25 year old bottle? These are all things I want to figure out with first hand experience.
Shannon and I don’t own a TV and I think we finally might break down and get one. We aren’t planning on getting cable, or even putting on an antenna, but we really miss having the TV to watch DVD’s on. My question to you guys is this: Has anyone had any experience with internet ready TV’s, or just streaming Netflix though your TV? I wonder how easy it is and how well it works. If it actually works well I won’t mind spending a little extra on a netflix ready TV, but if not I can save a ton getting on older model! So let me know if anyone knows anything about it!
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