Flip Flops Are More Than Just Shoes

By now y’all have heard about the murder of Kate Steinle at Pier 14 in San Francisco, allegedly at the hands of Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez, an illegal immigrant who had committed seven felonies in the US and had been deported five times previously. For years many Americans have been complaining about the federal government’s lack of enforcement of our current immigration laws, to no avail. But now with the high profile murder happening in a high profile city famous for its sanctuary status, certain high profile politicians are voicing their displeasure and complete opposition to sanctuary cities and the harboring of dangerous illegal immigrants.

Hillary Clinton joins a chorus of Democrats, which includes California senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, in condemning San Francisco’s ‘sanctuary’ policy in the aftermath of a deadly shooting allegedly involving Francisco Sanchez, an illegal immigrant released by the city.

Only they were for it, before they were against it.

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Girlie Drink of the Week

Today’s tipple is a classic. Yes, I have posted this one before but A) it’s in the previous incarnation and 2) I want to provide access to the recipe for those who wish to pin it or save it. Everything old is new again.


Whiskey Sour

  • 2 oz. bourbon whiskey
  • 1½ oz. lemon juice
  • ¾ simple syrup
  • lemon wedge and cherry for garnish

Pour ingredients into an ice-filled shaker and mix well. Strain over ice into a rocks glass, and garnish. Cherry is for looks, but the lemon gives it an extra punch of sour. If it’s too sweet, adjust the simple syrup to taste. And don’t forget to do your best Don Draper impression when drinking it :)

Dos and Don’ts of Aggie

Gee…..Zeus. I should wait until I’m sober, but spell check is pretty good on this tablet.

Never try to reason with your kids after a glass of wine. I’m pretty sure I just let one of them off the hook for something. Just hoping it’s not a misdemeanor.

Never watch a fantasy movie while drinking. Plot is already convoluted enough. You don’t need to figure out why Aramis is talking to a Hobbit.

Addendum: Stephen Fry will make you cry.

Never try to follow three conversations even when you feel ten feet tall and bulletproof. You’ll find that you agreed to refinishing furniture you don’t own.

Ok. That may actually be fun to do.

Never begin a craft project after imbibing a cocktail. The felt flower you thought you created would give Picasso nightmares.

And finally, never forget to sign out of your social media accounts. I don’t have to explain this.

Hope y’all had a great weekend!!

I never want to hear the term “gay rights” ever again

I have never, ever liked that term.

The term itself is plural, n’est pas?? But when we ask our gay friends about it, it all comes down to ONE right: the right to marry. So, technically, it’s a singular item clothed in a plural voice. And that irked me no end.

Until this past week, when the same SCOTUS which had declared not too long ago that same sex marriage (SSM for short) was an issue for the states (Yes, Justice Elena Kagan said that), decided that SSM was protected under the 14th Amendment. States rights be damned, full speed ahead! We now have SSM legal in all 50 states.

Or 59, if you’re Teh Prez*.

And…..now what? Will the LGBTQXYZ3.14159 peeps go all Kumbaya with the rest of us now that they have their last acquired right? Hardly. Let the Solicitor General’s own words sink in:

SCOTUS SG SSM decision

We were told the churches would be left alone. I don’t care where you The Reader opine in church taxation. My point is the same group of people who usually scream for the “separation of church and state” are now willing to get the same State involved in matters of the Church. And I am of the opinion that you can’t have it both ways.

You got everything on your list. You got that last, precious right and now you have no more rights to conquer. But no, you want gay privileges. And that isn’t going to win you any friends.

This whole thing about rights started out with good intentions. Laws changed to accommodate changing social mores and to provide those who felt the sting of inequality the safeguards necessary to make things equal and better. But those same good intentions are now being perverted into a very slick boulevard to Hades. You have a guy and his wife and girlfriend applying for a marriage license for all three to marry each other. You have pedophiles arguing that their desire for kids is just as natural as heterosexuality and homosexuality. And pretty soon, you will have people marrying dolphins here, too.

I’m starting to think the states should get out of the marriage business altogether. I have been unfriended on social media by liberals for merely posting the above graphic and daring to ask if this was the intent all along. Usually I am calm and nice on social media (which is why I tend to vent here), but this crap is about to seriously damage my calm. Gay or straight, one shouldn’t be condemned for personal views. So it is with every bit of sweetness that I say:

You have your right. Now STFU, live your life in peace, and leave me to live mine as well.

*Teh Prez said he had been to 57 states and had two more to go 😉

Girlie Drink of the Week

Running late, because groceries don’t get shopped for themselves. I have no idea what that means, either. However, this weekend is Independence Day, and barring aliens who can’t speak and can be taken down with a laptop showing up and trying to take over our planet, we shall be hosting friends and enjoying the freedoms so many fought and died to protect. There shall be whiskey, and bourbon, and scotch, and also this, because it’s pretty and I like it.

born free cocktail

Born Free

  • 1½ oz vodka
  • 1 oz. watermelon schnapps (yes, it exists)
  • ½ oz. cranberry juice
  • ½ oz. lemon juice
  • ½ oz. blue curaçao
  • ½ oz. simple syrup
  • soda water

In a highball glass filled with ice, pour the watermelon schnapps and cranberry juice. carefully add the lemon juice, the vodka, and the simple syrup to layer the “white”. Then very carefully layer the blue curaçao on top, and finish with a bit of soda. I would mix the ingredients for each color separately and then compose the drink. Of course, you will end up stirring it anyway, so there’s that 😀

Is this smart or evil?


At first look, it makes sense that the only button without a braille label is for the light. But now we’re left thinking about the poor blind guy laying in the hospital bed racking his brain trying to figure out what the unlabeled button is for … since it doesn’t seem to do anything.


Girlie Drink of the Week, Return of H&B Edition

Can you believe this shizznet??? We are BACK, baby!!!!

The Boss finally capitulated and decided it was less of a PITA to reopen for business than to listen to me wail, and whine, and sob, and bitch about it. Unfortunately, the posts at the previous incarnation can’t be imported. That means all the old stuff will be new again.

But not this week’s Girlie Drink. This is the best way I have found to satisfy my sweet tooth. This week anyway.

salted caramel martini

Salted Caramel Martini

  • 2 parts RumChata™
  • 1 part caramel vodka
  • sea salt

Rim a coupe glass with sea salt (or table salt) using water. Pour the RumChata™ and vodka into an ice-filled shaker and shake well. Strain into the coupe, and serve with a drizzle of caramel if you wish. You can garnish with salted caramel cubes instead, which I find to be even better because you can eat them as you drink and saves you the embarrassment of dragging your finger into the glass for the last of the caramel.

So I hear 😉