I'll have a Gimlet please  

mosinnagant 47M
17 posts
7/14/2005 7:55 pm

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I'll have a Gimlet please


for those of you who may not be aware, a gimlet is a tool with a grooved shank and screw point used to bore holes for dynamite in rock.
back in the 1920's the 21st infantry regimental teams completely dominated military sports. they became known as "Gimlets". nowdays if you see a gimlet walk by you know that is a soldier whose unit has seen some of the toughest action in american military history.

to many people a gimlet is something entirely different, at least on the surface. to these a gimlet is a classic cocktail made traditionaly of gin and sweet lime juice stirred then poured over cracked ice. from what i gather, no one really knows when the gimlet was invented(the drink i mean), but we do know it is a very old british and american favorite. the gimlet, like it's boring tool namesake is unpretentious. it doesn't promise you anything it can't deliver on time and with relative ease. it harkens back to a simpler age when people, tools, and cocktails were unfeigned and without guile.

life in the 21st century doesn't agree with me i think. too many new-fangled things, that to me, seem to break to easily. not just things, but people too. when i was growing up, we had a GE electric can opener. one of those heavy clunky metal things with a spinning knife sharpener in the back even. good lord that thing was a wedding gift to my parents some 52 years ago and wouldn't you know it, it still works to this day. they don't make can openers like that anymore you know. nowdays they are made of plastic and a few injection molded bits of metal. they hardly last a year if your lucky. and you pay. oh do you pay. year after year we keep insisting on substandard quality and for what? because it looks like a better deal? what do these shiny new things promise us but repeated cursing and a continuous drain on our pocketbooks?

people have become the same way sometimes it seems. representing themselves as something other than what they are. to a degree this is understandable, with people most everything is ultimately subjective. like the old saying "beauty is in the eye of the beholder"(not talking physical beauty necessarily). yet still, we all from time to time put up with too much of this false advertising from the people we try to begin relationships with. the rub is that when you realize all of this, it may not do any good as most people around you have become so jaded, or desensitised if you prefer, that honesty and openess cannot be distinguished from the lies of any two-bit player.
i suppose all i can hope for is that when you see me next time and ask me what i'm drinking, you'll know what i mean when i tell you " I'll have a Gimlet please."

playfulwithyou33 56F
961 posts
7/15/2005 7:25 am

(to simpler times!)

Oh, heck no, they were also times when more people were trying to jam their belief systems down your throat as well...You think this site would have been able to exist back then? Probably not.


mosinnagant 47M
17 posts
7/15/2005 9:38 pm

yes, it's much better nowdays that we all have united together and no one is doing any jamming anymore.
why just the other day it became the law of the land that if your neighbors don't like you, they can confiscate your home(in the name of imminent domain) and build a shopping mall there in it's place.... i know i feel better.


playfulwithyou33 56F
961 posts
7/16/2005 12:54 am

touche (just was thinking it is easy to wax poetic regarding the "good ole days", that's all)


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