Close, Stephen, close. As the whiskey hot chocolate brought warmth between friends, the crisp, cool refreshing mint julep brings a blanket of easiness and coolness over this shithole of a thread.
Or maybe that's just me catching more of a buzz. Either way, it's a win-win situation for me.
Re: winter... Winter always seems to be a cold, wet, drudgery of an affair at the time. But something is always whispering in my ear, "you miss me, don't you. You know you miss me."