Friday, December 18, 2009

Why Scotland has so many pubs

This is the definition of coffee shop and ale house weather:

Weather like the fog blanketing San Joaquin County today is the reason why countries like Scotland and Ireland have so many pubs.

When you often walk to and from place to place in damp, chilly conditions, it's nice to know you don't have more than a block or two to walk until you can duck inside for a quick warm-up.
Too bad I'm spending the rest of the evening in the office.


Mike McLellan, D. Min. said...

Right Jon... but along with the fog and rainy weather there are also things better than Bud and Old Crow.

Jon Mendelson said...

Funny you should say that. When my father used to order whisky, and they would ask him what he wanted, he'd always reply: "Anything but Old Crow." True story.

Mike McLellan, D. Min. said...

'Tis a shame to have to wash a glass because you poured Old Crow. I was not a whiskey fan until I tried whisky. I think it has to do with being reminded of Scotland and especially places like St. Andrews. If you go again this year remember I will be glad to caddy for you.