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Happy to Note...

Made my self a rather stiff gin and tonic just now. No, not on purpose. But it is a little stronger than I intended.

And the happy part is no extraneous appendages were sliced, cut, sheared off , stabbed or otherwise injured while I was slicing up the lime.

Didn’t ask the Lime how it felt about being drawn and quartered. Could have been screaming bloody murder for all I know, I don’t speak Lime.

Other than, “Pucker up!!”

I started to slice torture the lime with an older (and duller) knife, I’ve got. Had to give up as it was like using a frickin’ nail-file to do the job. Went back to the ceramic blade. My word, that thing is SHARP!

Haven’t been able to find my whetstone for some time now.


Been listening to a French gentleman (He may be Algerian, I’m not sure) by the name of Pierre Bensusan today. Picked this up in a link from metafilter:

So naturally I went and picked up and album the song came from. “Intuite”. If you get a chance and dig guitar finger pickers, give it a listen. I’m finding this guy’s expressions pretty interesting.


Ordered a new keyboard today. The batteries really seem to be flying through their charges with my older keyboard. They’re rechargeable, but still. That doesn’t make it any less of a pain in the ass to change them.

So I ordered a solar powered from Logitech. And it is full size, with a numeric keypad. I miss my number pad. I should see that thang about mid week.


Finished my shopping (I’m pretty sure *grins*) for The Offspring’s birthday next month. Got something for (step daughter) alleycat2681, but I’m not sure if she’ll be here for hers or not. I believe she is currently touring with Disney on Ice in Vietnam.


That’s all I’ve got for today. I am going to finish up ‘The Hobbit’ at some point tonight and maybe a ‘Whovian’ episode as well.

See if I can sit still that long. HAH!


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Apr. 22nd, 2013 01:55 am (UTC)
Ah, the G&T. Appropriate for everything from BBQ to Indian to Chinese to a hot summer night. I never liked them until Gary made me his version, and now they're my go-to drink (though in bars, I have to carefully instruct the barkeep, otherwise I'll get Potter's gin and the carbonated water out of a hose).

We use Bombay gin (not Sapphire), Schweppes, and extra fresh lime. You?
Apr. 22nd, 2013 02:10 am (UTC)
Bombay is nice gin. I'll have to remember that the next time I'm out of it.

2 oz Tanqueray, 4-5 oz Schweppes, and fresh cut lime.
Apr. 22nd, 2013 02:16 am (UTC)
The fresh cut (or sawed, or hacked) lime is key.
Apr. 22nd, 2013 02:22 am (UTC)
HA! It is CUT into eighths, thankyouverymuch!
Apr. 22nd, 2013 02:24 am (UTC)
Well, the first one is. After that, it gets a little hazy...
Apr. 22nd, 2013 02:25 am (UTC)
Fair enough!
Apr. 22nd, 2013 02:39 am (UTC)
I loved the Lord of the Rings movies and can re-watch them anytime but somehow, The Hobbit bores the crap out of me.

Johnny Walker is my poison of choice these days. When I'm not indulging California's finest. Or sometimes, with.
Apr. 22nd, 2013 03:31 am (UTC)
Oh I agree, LOTR was (were?) great. Well yeah, I guess that is what it is. B-O-R-I-N-G. The Hobbit is not required to be a 9+ hour epic. Or I'm just not really into it. And I bought the damned thing, so I HAVE to watch it. At least once.

But I guess it's Peter's cash cow. Either that or he just can't stop himself.

I've talked to Sir Johnnie a few times myself. Got the end of a Dewars White here. It's all right, but I ain't married to it. And don't get me started on Glen Moray. Smooth.

Was just in the mood for something fresh tonight. As a plus I got to play with edged instruments. And the lime was the only thing cut.
Apr. 22nd, 2013 04:41 am (UTC)
Hendrick's Gin is the best. Very good also with cucumber muddled, Hendrick's, shaken, and served martini style (I sometimes add jalapeno.

Also, more people slice/cut themselves using a dull knife than they do a sharp one.

Apr. 22nd, 2013 05:34 am (UTC)
OMG! Jeebus! Holy Moley!
Apr. 22nd, 2013 05:38 am (UTC)
LOL-- to which comment? the gin or the knives or both?
Apr. 22nd, 2013 05:46 am (UTC)
Just your comment in general. Been a long time, princess. *laughs* Didn't know you still cared about us over here. *grins*

And I'll take the gin under advisement. And the dull vs sharp blades? Well I suppose that's true, however, not generally so in my experience. I guess I'm just gifted.
Apr. 22nd, 2013 05:49 am (UTC)
My hubs sliced a tendon in his thumb all the way through with a butter knife. LOL-- I read all the time, I just don't comment. I am not a big Gin fan, but love Hendrick's. My Bar owner friends tell me that is normal, it is not a "juniper" heavy as most... so, so smooth.
Apr. 22nd, 2013 05:55 am (UTC)
heh. Okay, so HE's the gifted One. I think that takes REAL talent.

Guess I'm just lucky. Rather do that with a sharp instrument than otherwise, I think. Although that didn't help me much this last time! It was pretty deep.
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