In the interest of trying to kill my sore throat:
1) 101.4 oz of water
2) 8 oz peppermint tea
3) 22.3 oz San Pellegrino Limonata
4) 10.5 oz R.W. Knudsen Grape Spritzer
5) 12 oz Sly Fox Rt. 113 IPA
6) 3 oz Bitter Truth Sloeberry Blue Gin & X.L.R. plus very small tastes of various other liqueurs/bitters.
7) 19 oz Progresso Chickarina Soup (the 19 oz counts the solid food)
How do I feel? Still crappy!
I left work around noon after I realized that all the work I thought I had to do today? I had pretty much finished on Friday, so I didn't feel as bad about ducking out. I came home, got some mapo tofu, which was a favorite comfort food back in college and which I don't think I've eaten since then. It was delicious and spicy and good for the sick.
After sleeping from 1 till 4-ish, I dragged myself out of bed and went over to Astor Wines for the Bitter Truth thing, largely because I've had most of the bitters, but they have a whole bunch of products in their line that I have really wanted to try but haven't had an opportunity to. I liked their sloe gin a lot (and how can I not like anything with berry blue in the title?), but the XLR was a little disappointing, mostly because it tasted like a less complex Fernet Branca. Which isn't to say it was bad, but I'll stick with Fernet Branca for that. Their Pimento Dram was really good, really spicy. The guy from The Bitter Truth was awesome and what with all the stuff he was giving us to taste, the free tasting in the store actually took forty minutes. Forty minutes! Usually it takes about five. He also had some really good tips for infusing stuff, and that was cool.
Then I went to my psych appointment, which was nice and mostly positive, and then I went back to get more vodka to make some lilac liqueur, because the vodka violets seem to be much nicer than the gin violets. I picked way more lilacs than I needed and they smell crazy sweet-- much sweeter today than they did when I picked them.
Then I came home and drank more non-alcoholic fluids and just kind of vegged out.
I did, however, finish this!iridesce57
made a very generous donation to the tornado relief effort, and in return, he asked me to draw a picture of alephz
. This is the kind of thing that I probably should have done a long time ago since they are both dear friends but I somehow have never drawn them. Probably because they live too far away to be regularly involved in my daily life.
Anyway, here you go!
I hope you all enjoy that.
Now, it is time to go to bed. Blah. I really hope I'm not this sick tomorrow, although if I am I am not dragging myself out of bed.