Squirk's Overseas Experience

The tales of one Kiwi returning to Mother Britain and exploring the Big Wide World... without being eaten by a shark.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Friday night party

The student residence has a lot of rules. Some are just plain retarded, like "absolute silence after 10pm". Some are slightly more reasonable, like "clean your dishes immediately after use". We're equal-opportunity, though, so we ignore them all.

Isabel, one of the "old family" here, was leaving Germany behind and returning to Spain. Her flight was Saturday morning, so we needed to celebrate on Friday. All the old family came back and ate a Cuban rice dinner with the new family (thus breaking the "no guests" rule) and then we all hung around playing a famous drinking game for a couple of hours (thus breaking the "no parties" rule, probably).

By the way, did you know that there is a drink called "martini" that is not a martini cocktail? It's apparently spirit by itself, and it tastes great with a slice of lemon. But don't mix it with vodka, red wine, white wine and multivitamin fruit cordial unless you're sure that you won't draw the "horrible cocktail" card when it's your turn.

Later, in the pub, we had our own little scandal; an "old family" Italian getting smoochy with a "new family" Spaniette.

The Italian slept over (on the couch, I might add), thus breaking the "only paying residents may sleep here" rule.

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1 Comments:

  • At 12:46 PM AEDT, Blogger Andrew Brown said…

    I DON'T THINK MARTINI BRAND VERMOUTH IS ACTUALLY A SPIRIT AS MUCH AS IT IS A BRAND AND ALSO A FORTIFIED WINE, AND YES IF YOU WANT A GIN MARTINI ASK FOR A GIN MARTINI, AND A MARTINI WITH VODKA INSTEAD OF GIN IS A BLASPHEMY PERPRATRATED BY JAMES BOND AND IS JUST PLAIN WRONG

     

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