Thursday, December 31, 2009

FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT: Likker in a Purdy Bottle for New Year's Eve

12/31/09- Lot of folks told me how much they enjoyed this post from New Year's Eve 2008. I visited the alcoholic beverage store this afternoon in hopes of observing some sort of exchange that would translate into a funny post, but alas, it was not to be. ENJOY! Be SAFE! Have a wonderful and Happy New Year!

Your friend,
Belle
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I'm not a big drinker of alcoholic beverages. I enjoy an occasional gin and tonic in warm weather. I've just discovered Zing Zang, a fabulous Bloody Mary mix which is actually just fine without the vodka, and I enjoy a Manhattan every now and then during cooler months.
Only recently has an alcoholic beverage (red dot) store opened in our town that I'm comfortable going into...on the rare occasion that I would need to shop for such, I would go to Summerville. In other words, I need a place that doesn't look shady with people standing out front drinking out of a brown paper bag.

We're entertaining tomorrow so I stopped by the red dot store in our little town this morning. They did not carry Belvedere, so I purchased Grey Goose and picked up a small bottle of Knob Creek and some sweet vermouth. As I was checking out, I heard the following conversation from a couple walking around in the store...

Woman: That's a purdy bottle...maybe we should get some of that?

Man: What is it?

Woman: I don't know but it's in SUCH a purdy bottle. The bottle would look purdy sitting on the kitchen counter. I like it...it's really purdy...

Man: But WHAT IS IT? (his phone rings and the woman walks over and picks up the purdy bottle) HELLO...hey there goodbuddy...yep...just now buying some likker. Yep...yep...yep...we'll be there directly. Yep...yep...Bernice wants to buy some kind of crap in a purdy bottle but what the ****, it's New Year's so I reckon I'll let her.

I didn't like hearing "what the ****" but it was at "so I reckon I'll let her" that I REALLY wanted to explain a few things to him southern belle style, but refrained.

Happy New Year's to all...and if it's your heart's desire I hope you get something in a purdy bottle!! This is what Bernice walked over and picked up.




28 comments:

  1. Oh my, bless Bernice's sweet little heart. She was just tryin' ta purdy things up.

    Have a Happy New Year!

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  2. I am not a fan of entering liquor stores, either. I always send my husband.

    Your story was cute. Bernice is right, the bottle is purdy and Chambord is yummy.

    We are trying to sell our house and move SOUTH!!! I am hoping I can reasonably fit in, but even if I don't, the stories that I can share will be fun. And I will most likely inspire some Yankee tales of my own.

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  3. Sounds like there are some interesting characters in your neck of the woods! ;-)

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  4. OH NO! I thought I was the only REAL SOUTHERN BELLE in the South! O.K., so I'll give you N.C., but I claim AlABAMA! HAHAHAHA!...Love your blog! It's great! Come visit with the Fry Family, too!
    Blessings in 2009! AND ROLL TIDE< BABY!
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  5. Oh my, bless Bernice, I reckon she has her a true blue redneck! Right kind o' him to let her have a purdy bottle tonight! hehe
    Love the story :)

    Have a Happy New Year!

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  6. Are you sure you weren't in Tennessee today when this convo occurred? Happy New Year!

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  7. I bet I know those people! Either they were my Sister in Law and Brother in Law OR! They are regular Southwest airlines passengers. LOL!!

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  8. Well I reckon that things coming in a "purdy" bottle actually taste worse :)

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  9. He probably would not have appreciated your explanations. Rednecks usually don't like women folk talking back you know.


    For the record I love love love Chambord.

    Have a Happy New Year!!

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  10. Haha! It's amazing at the things one overhears sometimes! Happy New Year!

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  11. looks like a really purdy bottle indeed! Now if I can just work my southern drawl, then the better! :) Happy New Year!

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  12. Just stopping by to say hello or howdy! I liked your post that was purdy funny!

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  13. yeah liquor stores are kinda scary in some areas!!

    poor poor bernice! I hope she got her purdy bottle!!

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  14. dat shure iz purdy.

    :)

    happy new year, belle!

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  15. It looks like there might be a genie in there and that would be purdy neat.

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  16. Happy New Year to you and your lovely family. Great post, it's amazing what you can overhear sometimes. But it really is a purdy bottle! Kathy

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  17. Zing Zang is the best! I drink it without alcohol all of the time, LOVE IT!!

    Isn't it funny, after reading this, I feel bad cussing "in front of you"

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  18. Too Funny! I actually have one of those "purdy" bottles I keep near by. I love a splash of Chambord in my vodka martini. Just a splash mind you..."a little dab will do ya".

    Happy New Year!
    Hugs!
    Kat

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  19. Happy New Year to you and your family. May your life continue to be blessed. Thanks for the entertaining posts and for always stopping by to check in on me and my family.

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  20. I don't drink so I don't go in liquor stores...but I sure would have loved to be in that one if you had given him a "Southern Belle" makeover...that would have been fun to see!

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  21. LOVE zing zang and LOVE your blog! Glad you like Swoozie's, I'm their senior designer!

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  22. mixing this (Chambord) with champagne...soooo good!

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  23. Haha!! What a funny story! Happy New Year!! : )

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  24. My very favorite blog post of all times!!!

    It was a bit alarming to see that dreadful photo on my comment last year. I am happy I replaced it with a W.

    Here I sit, in the South, in our new house, happy that you blog, and wondering if I will stay up to midnight. Happy New Year!

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  25. Sounds like there are some interesting characters in your neck of the woods! ;-)

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  26. Love the story! Thanks for sharing it and I hope that Bernice enjoyed her "purty bottle liquor" last year!

    Happy New Year!

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  27. Hilarious. And Zing Zang is the ONLY Bloody Mary mix out there.

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