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-- By Carla in Goodrich , Michigan on Fri, 30 Nov 2012 at 00:12.
When I was 9 I Remember working in my grandfather's Gardens , summer so sweltering, slow my legs felt like clay.
Grandpa would tell me (in italian of course) time to take a break. We would sit under his grape arbor I helped him build.Then for a moment he would disappear into the patio kitchen and come out with a tray on it was to frosted glasses, ice water and a strange bottle wirh a funny looking green liquid in it. Never any sugar, poured from the bottle into a glass of vitualy frozen water I recall that murky green color as he handed me my own glass he would say"cin donno bella mia" ( 100 years my beautiful ) I'm still enjoying this now. Grazi mi nonno!!! Ti amo
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About the effects of absinthe
When it comes to the effects of drinking absinthe, people's opinions -- and experiences -- vary wildly. Some go as far as to claim the drink is psychoactive, while others say there is no "secondary" (that is, other than alcohol-induced) effect at all.
As early as 1993, Matthew Baggott posted his Absinthe FAQ in the Usenet newsgroup "alt.drugs" (there wasn't much of the web as we know it back then). As you will suspect from the newsgroup's name, the issue of absinthe's "psychoactive qualities" was one of the interests of the document.
Some people take it further still. We definitely do not recommend any experiments with Paxil and absinthe (nor, for that matter, mixing any medicine with alcohol). Anyway, it's quite clear which way the wind blows here, since Jasmine Sailing's bizarre piece more or less concludes absinthe is a narcotic. Is it really? Yup, it does read like the girl was out of her mind when she wrote the page -- and no, we don't think the Fairy was to blame!
A far more sober look at the effects of the Green Fairy can be found in "The Return of the Green Faerie", an article written by Frank Kelly Rich of the Modern Drunkard magazine (no pun intended). Recommended reading.
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