Sunday, November 30, 2008

Enter the Green Fairy...

"Absinthe Drinker" by Viktor Oliva

I was introduced to Absinthe this past week, a very interesting libation. I enjoyed it immensely. The really wonderful thing is, my friend left a bottle and a half with me. I've almost finished the half bottle.

I do so love a drink with a ritual...

The Classic French Absinthe Ritual

The classic French absinthe ritual involves placing a sugar cube on a flat perforated spoon, which
rests on the rim of the glass containing a measure or “dose” of absinthe. Iced water is then very
slowly dripped on to the sugar cube, which gradually dissolves and drips, along with the water, into
the absinthe, causing the green liquor to louche (“loosh”) into an opaque opalescent white as the
essential oils precipitate out of the alcoholic solution. Usually three to four parts water are added to
one part of 68% absinthe.

The Virtual Absinthe Museum - The World of Absinthe and Absinthe Antiques: Absinthe Spoons, Glasses, Fountains, Posters, Vintage Absinthe Bottles. Absinthe History and FAQ.

Poster critical of the ban on absinthe in Switzerland

my wish list...

My mother keeps saying, "I haven't gotten a list from you yet"
Which means, 'If you want a christmas gift... you'd best better tell me what you want' 
Yeah, she really talks that way.

Okay, Mom... here's ONE of my wish lists:

My Wish List

I really like the proliferation of "Wishlist" features on websites.  If for no other reason than they remind me of stuff I'd like to buy when I have the bucks.  
I just placed two new items on the Amazon wish list, the Nosferatu (The Ultimate Two-Disc DVD Edition)  and Metropolis (Restored Authorized Edition).

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sookie Stackhouse fever...

Well, the True Blood finale was last night. I'm not sure how I will survive until next summer! Thank God I still have a few books left to read. I'm up to book #5 - Dead As A Doornail and have 3 left after that. And there's the True Blood Wiki with lots of resources for the fan having withdrawal tremors.
Here are a few more True Blood/Sookie Stackhouse links:
Tru Blood - The official site of the TruBlood beverage

Friday, November 14, 2008

Vampires, werewolves and shifters... oh my!

I'm into book number 4 of the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. I'm really enjoying these books. If you like True Blood... you MUST read the books.