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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Another Republican hypocrite bites the dust. Mark Sanford, holier-than-thou gov of South Carolina has a girl friend in South America and instead of being home with his family on Fathers Day he was in Argentina doing the "tango" with his dear friend. Spare me any more talk of this.

While I'm at it, Jon and Kate and the 8 must vacate the news and the sooner the better. Who cares about these money grubbing, lazy, whatcha gonna gimme freeloaders? Even octomom has crawled back into the woodwork...smart enough to get it that people aren't all that enchanted with fake fertility and fake moral values.

And to the emergency vets who wanted to charge 2-4 thousand dollars to treat a cat with a urinary infection...I wish you a hundred rubies, a thousand emeralds and ten thousand diamonds, and...

May they all be in your bladder!

You killed a great cat rather than treat him for a treatable disease. Oh yes, and no matter how pretty your office is, how special you look in your "scrubs", you are superfluous in a society that can't give health care to people...keep that in mind.

(This is not my cat but I loved him a lot.) RIP Max.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Hello.

Cripes, I've been blogging for a while now...check out the left side of this column. I can be one of two things: proud of my tenacity or embarrassed at how much time I've wasted. (Thanks Lauren!)

David Carradine's death is sad for me. I used to be nuts about the guy. And, best of all I have no idea why. He was my first irrational crush and then came James Spader and now the ultimate crush: Johnny Depp.

Above is the sum total of all my crushes to date.

I smell gray sole. I smell it because I just cooked it. Not sure if it's wafting up the stairs from the kitchen or the smell is on me...how to tell?

Anyhow, just wanted to say hi to the people who stop by. You stop here because you're looking for the phone number for Bumble Bee tuna or because of cat puking or because of erectile dysfunction ads or because um I don't know..I seem to get a lot of friends stopping by for a Lemon Drop Martini recipe -- cheers to those people...

maybe I should post the Prohibition Punch recipe that friend Joe made me recently...wildly good....I don't have the measurements with me, but if you're interested I'll look them up. Basically it's passion fruit juice, fresh squeezed lemon juice, Appleton Rum, hmmmmm, hmmmm, well I googled it and here it is the authentic recipe from the Campbell Apartment

Campbell Aparment is a beautiful bar in Grand Central that was formerly the private apartment of John W. Campbell. Beautifully restored, Campbell Apartment has an authentic feeling of "Old New York" and is a great place to have a cocktail and take in the ambiance. Prohibition Punch is Campbell Apartment's most popular cocktail, and it harkens back to the style of drinks served during Prohibition to mask the taste of alcohol for an audience used to drinking wine and beer.*

* from About.com by Heather Cross.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce Appelton Estate Rum V/X
  • 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
  • 2 ounces passion fruit juice
  • Splash of cranberry juice
  • Splash of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ounce Moet et Chandon Champagne

Preparation:

  1. Combine the rum, Grand Marnier, and fruit juices with ice in a brandy snifter, and stir gently.
  2. Top with Champagne.
Reprinted with permission from Cocktails in New York by Anthony Giglio.
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Very very very good...we didn't use Moet but I don't think that mattered....

Ok, I'm going downstairs to eat Rolos. ttfn

pee ess, have one glass of Prohibition Punch before you die!