Friday, February 09, 2007

Budgeting Dilemma

Should the purchase of bourbon and sweet vermouth be placed in the "entertainment" or the "groceries" portion of the budget?

Mmmm. Manhattans.


  1. Are you kidding me? You need a whole seperate category for "booze" or "cocktails"!

    Priorities, my man.

  2. I've never had a manhattan before... huh...

    I think you should loosen your string a little and buy yourself booze :-)

  3. Liquor provides carbohydrates, the energy of life. Therefore, it's "groceries." Unless you have greedy friends who drink all of your liquor, than it's "entertainment."

  4. Shawn says groceries. But keep in mind that he drank a bucket of vodka Christmas night, so he might not be the most reliable source. ;)

  5. grocertainment. i suspect there will be many items listed under this category.

  6. Alcohol is good for you in moderation. It gets to qualify as "groceries" if you only have one or two drinks. More than that is "entertainment". Not that there's anything wrong with that. ;)

    Grocer... tainment. Actually, I believe that word describes the use of cucumbers or zucchini in, ummm, creative physical endeavors. Yes.

  7. Cukes? Zukes? Nah, not when there's far better suited items out on the market. But there's nothing that can replace a lovingly hand-carved, patiently aged piece of ginger...

  8. Mmmm, ginger.

    Mary Anne, eat your heart out.

  9. Anonymous9:16 AM

    I suggest it's a toss up between:

    a. Survival staple, akin to toilet paper and toothpaste, or

    b. Medicine. Drink yer juice, Shelby.

    Though the most amazing Manhattan is crafted with a splash of dry vermouth and bitters as well. Skip the cherries and go for a twist!

    Chin up,