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.


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...


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


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

abeer ahmed said...

For the latest news visit us on cnn.com

一笑千年 said...

The earliest designs were preotwuq simple affairs, often mere "Roger Vivier " of leather to protect the feet from rocks, debris, and cold. Since vivier shoes use more leather than sandals, their use was more common in cold climates. By the Middle Ages, turn-vivier shoes had been developed with toggled flaps or drawstrings to tighten the leather around the foot for a better fit. As Europe gained in wealth and power, fancy roger vivier heels became status symbols. Toes became long and pointed, often to ridiculous proportions. Artisans created unique footwear for rich patrons, and new styles developed. Eventually the modern roger vivier flats , with a sewn-on sole, was devised. Since the 17th century, most leather roger vivier pumps have used a sewn-on sole. This remains the standard for finer-quality dress vivier shoes today. Until around 1800, vivier shoes were made without differentiation for the left or right foot. Such roger vivier sale are now referred to as "straights".[citation needed] Only gradually did the modern foot-specific vivier shoes become standard.Since the mid-20th Century, advances in rubber, plastics, synthetic cloth, and industrial adhesives have allowed manufacturers to create roger vivier chaussures that stray considerably from traditional crafting techniques.