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Getting these custom Glenairns for big 4-0 trip

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michang5

Three of my best/oldest friends and I turn 40 the next 10 months. To celebrate, we're meeting up a Dude Ranch in Colorado this weekend. Seven days of horseback riding, whitewater rafting, shooting, fishing, camping, etc. It is going to be epic.

I'm in charge of introducing my these Scotch- and beer-drinking plebes to bourbon.

This morning, I decided to order customized Glencairn glasses for us. A quick Googling led me here and Dave Coffey has been graciously helping me make this a reality.

The gods are smiling on me because Dave lives between the Denver airport and where we're staying the first night, so I can pick up the glasses in-person.

Keeping my fingers crossed that all turns out well and we have the best trip of our lives.

P.S. The attached photo is my own Photoshop retouching job. I expect final product to vary in appearance.

P.P.S. For those scratching their heads... one guy is a Navy doctor, another is wrapping up his Ph.D, the third is a huge Simpsons fan, and I'm a Big Lebowski fan and Chinese.

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tanstaafl2

Three of them I understand. But shouldn't it be Bart, not Bort, for the Simpson's fan? Or is there a story within the story?

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Tony

That is very cool.

Have a wonderful trip.

Best regards, Tony

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michang5

At tanstaafl2: Here is the quickest explanation of Bort --

When this same friend joined my family on a trip to Disneyland last year, we all got custom Mickey ears. His said Bort. Surprisingly only one nerd... I mean person... saw it and said something. It made the whole joke worthwhile.

:)

And thanks, Tony. I'm so very excited.

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Tucker

Curly might like his own glass.

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yountvillewjs

Sweet glasses and idea.

Also Dude, 'Chinaman' is not the preferred nomenclature. Asian-American, please.

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fishnbowljoe

Great idea. I hope you all have a great time. Cheers to you and your friends. Please post later and let us know how it went.

Joe

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MyOldKyDram

Damn. Now I want one. :(

Sounds like a great trip!

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michang5
Curly might like his own glass.

We're planning to watch City Slickers Saturday night. :)

Sweet glasses and idea.

Also Dude, 'Chinaman' is not the preferred nomenclature. Asian-American, please.

I made a shirt last year that says "I am not the preferred nomenclature." :grin:

Great idea. I hope you all have a great time. Cheers to you and your friends. Please post later and let us know how it went.

Joe

I will definitely update and provide a few pics, especially of the glasses FILLED!

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smknjoe
I made a shirt last year that says "I am not the preferred nomenclature." :grin:

That's awesome! I already like you...

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ChainWhip

Oriental anyone?

(before anybody gets in a huff, this is a joke from/by an "ornamental")

j/k

BTW, that's a very cool idea and congrats on your big 4-0.

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tanstaafl2
Oriental anyone?

(before anybody gets in a huff, this is a joke from/by an "ornamental")

Sound familiar! That tends to be the term that is used by my fiance's, who is (mostly) a "Chinawoman", family, mostly her mother, and led to my home bar being calld the Tanstaafl Ornamental Bar & Grill. Most of the guests at our party, who are generally "Occidentals", don't know what it means.

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ChainWhip
Sound familiar! That tends to be the term that is used by my fiance's, who is (mostly) a "Chinawoman", family, mostly her mother, and led to my home bar being calld the Tanstaafl Ornamental Bar & Grill. Most of the guests at our party, who are generally "Occidentals", don't know what it means.

"Occidentals" - I like it! :D

It's all in good fun... It's just I'm "sensitive" to people who are "sensitive" about these kinds of things - living in Seattle, I've never been in a population that is so averse to talking about/acknowledging race. Heck, I grew up in New Orleans and even there people were much more comfortable with their own racial identity & being in a multicultural community.

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michang5

Here are the glasses. LOVE THEM!post-9509-14489819194151_thumb.jpg

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p_elliott
Here are the glasses. LOVE THEM![ATTACH]15655[/ATTACH]

.........very cool

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ChainWhip

Well played sir...

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JKLS

So what bourbon are you bringing along to convert your scotch & beer buddies?

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Balcones Winston
Three of them I understand. But shouldn't it be Bart, not Bort, for the Simpson's fan? Or is there a story within the story?

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Balcones Winston

Hoping we don't see a later post in "how did you break your Glencairn today" thread :eek:

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michang5

Thanks, guys!

I had two pours of Blantons (bottled for Heritage Liquor, on sale for $40!; bought two) last night. Everyone else stayed away because they wanted to acclimate to altitude. Wusses.

Plan for everyone to have a drink tonight and take a new pic.

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tanstaafl2
LOL. I guess you didn't watch enough Simpsons

Bort is hilarious

I freely admit I have never watched the Simpsons so I definitely would have missed the joke. I have seen an episode or two here and there but just never seemed to appeal to me.

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michang5

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The Glen...whatever was not my choice.

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michang5

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Elk Mountain Ranch is fantastic. And the scenery nearby is pretty impressive, too. Highly recommended!

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Yeti

As I sit in front of my office computer at 7:15pm I am definitely envious of you guys.

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coffeymates

Chinaman, the other pics are too fun. Did not see the men of the mountains or y'all with your horses. Hope you have found good use of the glasses since returning home from dude country. CC

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