First off, thank you to Kim Bee of Cravings of a Lunatic for following my blog!
What's new at our place? Just the usual......cocktails, reading and growing stuff.
Vodka Gimlets - a refreshingly cold drink to start off with
appetizers. Read about it at Cocktail Puppy
Interested in a crazy combination of liquor that will get you tanked without
you realizing it's sneaking up on you? Three words - Brave Bull Shooters. This isn't a cocktail so it's not headlining at Cocktail Puppy. This was a stumble upon kinda drink that seemed like a great idea at the time.
Kahlua and Tequila shooters. Equal measures.
They taste like a vibrating dessert as it hits your tongue and drains down the back of your throat. Your eyes open wide with delight as first drop meets tongue.
Warnings: The caffeine in the kahlua will keep you from sleeping if you (stupidly) enjoy several shots an hour or so before bedtime.
They'll also make you behave poorly. Your mother wouldn't be proud. Nuff said.
The Garden - If I could bottle my satisfaction over some tomatoes, peppers and herbs...I'd be a millionaire. Clearly we need more of the growing containers which Doug received as a gift. This one came from Worm's Way but I think you could get them at a local garden store.
(Couch Pirate Kobe looks around to see if he'll get busted stealing tomatoes)
The tomatoes are so healthy and plentiful. It was helpful for us to log details of what, when and where we planted. Good info for next year - what areas are the better ones for particular veggies or herbs.
Italy in Reading 2011
I have read four books toward my Italy in Books Reading 2011 challenge.
Just finished Eat Love Pray (enough to make you want to drink listening/reading to all that whining) and have started Daughter of Sienna. Getting involved in the challenge has motivated me to read more. I don't win anything and it's not a blog hop.....I just miss being the voracious reader I used to be prior to all these electronic/computer/mobile devices that distract me. My reviews are over at Novel Meals
No TV shows - Just Netflicks
We are no longer subscribers of Direct TV. No complaints about the service, they are fantastic...but we don't watch television programs much anymore. We would scroll down through the guide and find...nothing. (Of interest to us at any rate) With over 200 channels you'd think there would be something. Food Network has become nothing but contest-type shows...seems like it anytime I looked.
We suspended the service the first week of May and honestly, except for House and NCIS - I don't miss it. After a bit of time I don't even think about those two shows either. Saves us a bit of moola too.
That's it in a nutshell. I hope June has been going well for you :-)
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