Tuesday Tipple

I notice that it is nearly time for one of the most dramatic telenovelas in the history of literature: The Hugo Awards.

I need to find the over/under on Scalzi having a breakdown again.

Anyway, the Drink of the Week is the perfect accompaniment for the coming debacle.



  • 3 oz. white wine
  • 1 oz. elderflower liqueur
  • ½ oz. soda water
  • mint leaves

Pour all liquid ingredients into a wineglass filled with ice. Garnish with the mint leaves. I like to muddle the leaves in the liqueur, then add ice and the wine and soda. It makes the drink more refreshing, just like Larry Correia’s epic smackdown 😉

Tuesday Tipple

My word, it’s hot outside. But we did get a thunderstorm yesterday which made things oh, so much muggier. Perfect for anything with ice cubes in it. And with that, we welcome the Drink of the Week:

Vodka Sour

Vodka Sour

  • 1½ oz. vodka
  • ¾ oz. simple syrup
  • ¾ oz fresh lemon juice
  • cherry, for garnish

Pour all liquid ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake well. Strain into a coupe or rocks glass. Garnish with a cherry.

Seriously, this should come in pitcher quantity 😉

Blurred Optics

I am not what you would call a Trump supporter. That said, I do try to be fair when it comes to tactics. This post is not a against Trump as much as it is a shout to be careful with how one presents oneself as a politician.


We all remember this still from the movie, 1984. It was mesmerizing, and frightening at the same time. The torture John Hurt endured didn’t give me bad dreams as much as this scene did.


Yes, another John Hurt film. This time his role was opposite of the one from 1984. In V for Vendetta, he played an authoritarian despot wrapped up in the blanket of Christian superiority (that was my only issue with the film). The contrast between his screen persona and the one in the alley showed the abject cowardice that drives men to do really dark things.

trump nomination jumbotron

Now, I understand the need for a jumbotron in a huge place like this. During the speeches it was necessary so that everyone in the arena can hear and see the speakers. It truly is a marvel of technology. But that said, Trump was not speaking in front of the podium at the time. And that is problematic to me. He wasn’t speaking to the audience so much as speaking AT the audience.

The Big Brother schtick has been done to death on both sides of the aisle. Republicans have portrayed Democrats in that manner, and Democrats have portrayed Republicans in that manner. But when a candidate portrays himself in that manner, there’s a problem. And you can rest assured that the opposition will use it to their advantage. The Republican nominee has to be more careful in how he presents himself. He should pay attention and learn from his daughter, Ivanka, on how to present himself better if he is to have a chance at winning the election.

Shaking Up the Blog

YAY!! I have time to write a post here!!

I’ve been thinking of retooling the way I do posts here. Now, it’s not *my* blog, but AG is sure busy and barely has time to breathe as it is, so I feel the obligation to step up and do something to give y’all an outlet.

no outlet lol

I can ramble with the best of them, but I think brevity would allow for more discourse, so several days will be devoted to simple posts comprising of maybe one or two sentences. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to add to the conversation in the comments. Yes, we will still feature eye candy and booze here. It’s what the blog does!!

With that in mind, I have three days lined up: Monday Motivational, Tuesday Tipple, and Wednesday Wisdom. If you can think of spiffy, PG-13 rated (that is a MUST) titles for the eye candy and funneh, let me know in the comments. As always, thank you for your patience and support 😉