Thursday, October 3, 2013
Liquor is Quicker.......A Perfect Friday Prompt
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Ok...so I walked into a bar with a poodle under my arm.....alright truth is, no poodle under my arm. I did walk into a bar recently, sat down and looked at the marketing blitz that lay before me. The amount of time and money spent fashioning bottles, labels and names for liquor floored me. There were bottles of every shape, size and color. Some ornate and very hip and trendy, some very plain and simple but appeared stoic and a bit reserved. I thought about how this marketing affects the way we think about the product and the act of drinking and strangely, I think for most people it may have more to do with what we imbibe than the manufacturing or taste of the alcohol. I know some of you don't drink, but even at that, bottles and the name of liquors hold a certain feeling and draw, it seems inevitable. the naming of wines has become an art unequaled and I know people who buy a bottle because of the name just to see if it is good, especially if it is a bit out of the ordinary or especially if it has sexual overtones.
Now, todays challenge revolves more around the names than the bottles, because I think you could write something fantastic using a few of the more common and not so common names of these alcoholic beverages. If you have a serious issue with alcohol, I apologize. I know some do, you can skip this one or play in any way you wish, but for the rest of you, I want you to come up with a story, poem, essay, box top add, again...in my world the form is of no consequence, using one of the names presented below in the poem, or using the name as a springboard to a thought process or subject matter. Get creative my little bed bugs.....it all that I ever ask...lol.
Now go forth and create......I don't have to tell you that the amount of creativity I see out of this group on a daily basis could provide electricity for the entire planet. Love you and hope this turns out to be fun, and not just a bunch of work...lol.