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In Briefs: Refusing a Drink at a Party

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: I know there are those of us on this list who do not drink– and I’m totally cool with that! Really! My question, though, is: is there a way of politely saying, ‘no thanks’ at a party when someone offers you a drink without actually saying, ‘no thanks, I don’t drink?’ Not to be picky, but they are not asking you if you drink. They are asking if you would like a drink. Is there a way to be lighthearted or blase about your refusal without making your host/hostess suddenly feel like a big ‘ol lush? Because while I love my non-drinking bretheren, I find that many of them have way of letting their non-drinking status be known that totally RECORD SCRATCH falls with a thud and kind of kills the conversation and makes for an awkward moment. Especially when the person offering them a drink is just being polite and trying to be a good host (generally speaking). and is not trying to pump you full of booze (generally speaking) until you black out and forget your own name. If they offer you a snack and you’ve don’t want any, you can say, ‘no thanks, I’ve already eaten.’ But to an offer of a beverage, I guess you can’t really say, ‘no thanks, I’ve been drinking in the car on my way here.’ Anyway. Deep Thursday Thoughts here. Anyone have a solution?

CHRIS PUMMER: No thanks. Also, your processed snack might be made with genetically modified corn, and I don’t eat that or gluten or meat or dairy or eggs or fish. You’re being a great host, though. Continue reading

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In Briefs: Ice Cream

HOWARD MEGDAL: Just tried cappuccino ice cream made from coconut milk. It is UNBELIEVABLE.

That’s it. I’m bringing money to gym class tonight and that fancy pants ice cream truck better be there.

HOWARD MEGDAL: Now I feel like a bad influence. Also, I just ate more ice cream. Do you know how much fat is in coconut milk ice cream? It’s like an All Star Team of Fat.

ZOE RICE: I was going to say coconut milk is supposed to be super fatty. but in general i prefer not to disparage ice cream in any way.

HOWARD MEGDAL: Yes, Rachel got ice cream with almond milk- half the fat of mine. But I’ll be laughing… All the way to the Big and Tall Shop.

EMILY SAIDEL: Remember Cake vs Pie? This is why ice cream wins. Continue reading

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