January 30, 2011

"She makes him sound like a cocktail onion, or maybe a shrimp."

"I’m picturing those little fake swords that they use for appetizers at parties, though she probably means the metal or bamboo skewers one employs in a shish kabob."

Oh, I was picturing one of these, when I wrote that, but now that I think of the original situation, one of these was all it took.

6 comments:

Triangle Man said...

The wine libel is perpetuated In the comments to that post.

The Crack Emcee said...

I noticed the "skewer" line and liked it. Don't know why I didn't comment and say so at the time. Probably because I was at work. Oh well.

Freeman Hunt said...

When I was a little kid, I thought those drink skewers the height of fanciness. A Shirley Temple would show up at the table with an orange slice or a maraschino cherry skewered by a plastic sword, and I'd feel quite sophisticated.

Attila Girl said...

Ha!

I like the wooden ones with a single blunt end--I think these are them:

http://www.amazon.com/06710-Cannister-Piece-Tooth-Pick/dp/B004AGVARC/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1296421577&sr=8-9

They seem to hold the hold the most olives in a dirty martini.

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