Been working laboriously to concoct four new cocktails for an upcoming event. This is a much harder task than the reader might think. For one, there's only so much research, creation and experimentation you can do in a day before you just fall down. Actually, I'm being a bit flip - last night I couldn't go to sleep thanks to all the potential variations and permutations came rushing into my brain.
Creme de Menthe, Anisette, Grappa...we haven't tried any of these yet. And my liquor cabinet (generally a point of pride) has expanded to the point where it is out of control. Obscure liqueurs with one shot missing line the shelves.
So, at 3:30 am, I made myself a decent concoction and took it with me to watch the end of The Basketball Diaries. I truly wanted to see the movie (although I've heard it's awful, Jim Carroll was my favourite writer when I was young) which is always the key to falling asleep and calming my tourettic brain as Jonathan Lethem would call it.
So, this mixologizing, teaching and several urgent writing tasks have kept me from the blog. Rather shameful, I'm aware. Until I have more time for this medium, maybe some readers will enjoy reading this.