10/23/20; Pub Crawl Morris Illinois

Since Pritzker shut down all the Gin Mills around Chicago, due to COVID, I had to go to Morris which is in Grundy County (which hasn’t been shut down) where I had a good time with Milanne & Dave S. Pretty cold outside, I found out that Eric sold his townhouse in 8 days! Apparently his torture chamber was a highly sought after feature.

Morris was “hopping” with many refugees escaping Pritzker’s COVID mandate around Chicago. Rather than get “kicked” out of Gin Mills, this time, we vacated the premises before we got kicked out with a pre-planned itinerary. We’d leave a $0.25 tip and head for dodge. We did kind of get lost when we went from Gin Mill #2 to Gin Mill #3, resulting in a rare chance to “sober-up,” due to the cold weather (totally inventor-rating). It’s easy to get lost in Morris IL, with its 20,000 inhabitants, it’s over 18 blocks long.

I was surprised Milanne was even in town. Milanne didn’t go to visit her Brother in Houston this year, I thought this was due to hurricane Delta inundating Houston with a flood, but that was wrong. What’s the point in visiting your Brother when he’s in jail? No that wasn’t it either, maybe it’s because Milanne wants to vote, no that’s not it either because her Precinct Captain does that for her. I actually think Milanne stayed because Dave S does such a bum job cleaning up after her numerous cats when she’s gone.

We lamented on my Boozetorium of yesteryear, with the exploding wine bottles I concocted, always challenging opening a bottle of Castleberry Wine, without getting your head blown off. Milanne says she still has a case in her basement right next to the Kitty Litter box (a place of honor). She told me, no wine bottles have exploded in over 2 years! No more Boozetorium’s for me, I’d ruin the carpet, at my apartment. When I make wine I always ended up with a really sticky floor, so sticky in fact, when I was wearing slippers once, my foot would came right out of the slipper, a novel experience. I had to “hop” back over to yank the slipper off the floor, if my bare foot would’ve touched the floor, I would ended it having to wash it. The linoleum floor I had in Elmwood Park is a lot easier to clean than my carpeted floor in Lockport. My wine really doesn’t taste that hot, but it really has a kick.