Wednesday, July 20, 2005

HHI: Boat drinks

Nothing much happened yesterday except for reading, shopping at Wal-Mart (finally got a sweatshirt to wear in this COLD house), and playing Scrabble. Much to my brother's dismay, "uningrained" is not a word. Oh, and our renunion t-shirt was unveiled - I'll post a pic later. So, I thought that I'd give a treat to all of the functioning alcoholics out there - our family's recipe for that frozen concotion that helps me hang on: Sneaky Petes.

1 fifth vodka
1 12 ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 12 ounce can frozen lemonade concentrate
2 cups cranberry juice
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 2 liter bottle of 7-UP

Mix all of the above together and freeze overnight. Spoon into tall glasses.

We make Sneaky Petes every time we come down here and go through several batches of the frozen goodness. Today just may be a beach day.

I've pretty much isolated myself from the outside world here. The DVR at home is recording all of my shows, so no need to watch TV. We don't get a newspaper. All of the magazines that I brought with me are old. So I am just now getting word that Bush nominated a guy for the Supreme Court. Hmmm...I'll have to do some reading up on him.

14 comments:

the psy chick said...

COLD????? I'll trade you places! It's been averaging in the 80s and 90s here for the past month or so!

thse said...

wow! that's a lot of sugar in those Sneaky Pete's! Crispin Glover would not be pleased.

jasdye said...

what would please crispin glover? (and why the heck is a man worried about the dangerous mainstreaming of films like back to the future playing in the charlies angels movies?)

butt africa hot and droughty here in chicago.

spydrz said...

I believe the correct term for a two liter bottle is a "boss."

Kate The Great said...

So with all that sugar,,, your body must really be out of kilter.

Thank God there's some alcohol to help you balance it all out.

I know you're not a beer person, but HHI always says "Corona" to me.

mybartenderishotterthanyou said...

Mr. Glover (Crispin, not Danny or Corey) has to eat AND find a way to finance his oddball independent flicks. Hence, his involvement with the Charlie's Angels franchise...and Like Mike (for those that were paying attention)

"...even Lil' Bow Wow throwing it up."

Micah said...

psy chick - Well, it's terribly hot AND muggy outside, but inside the house it's freezing.

thse - "You take your damn hands off of her..." I wanted to see his Willard movie, but never got around to it. CG was in Like Mike? I guess we've all had sucky jobs.

jasdye - My brother-in-law had to return to Richmond for a job interview and he said it's been in the 100s there. Must be hot all over.

spydrz - Only if you're in the CH.

KtG - Yeah, my body's completely out of wack. After depriving my body of sugar and white flour, it's going into shcok with all the ice cream, rolls, hush puppies, etc. that I've consumed. And actually I've been really sucking down the Coronas (the only beer I can stand).

jasdye said...

who's Corey Glover? another '80s child star run amock?

Like Mike? he refused BttF II & III and did Like Mike?

that's sad.

Kate The Great said...

Hey, BTW.

Looking @ your Homer quote:

Now that you've got the sugar, did you get the power and the women?

Micah said...

jasdye - CG was (is?) the lead singer for Living Colour. You remember him - he always wore Body Glove wetsuits on stage.

Kate - Sadly, no. The weemon down here in HH just don't get the sugar thing. Plus, they're all upper class, so I have nothing else to offer them. Except my shining wit.

jasdye said...

I know LC did a lot more songs, but "Cult of Personality" was their one-and-done, right? So, Corey Glover isn't all that far removed from Corey Haim, et.al.

If only all of life were like a VH1 Special.

I know that Reid (is it Vernon Reid?) is still the guitarist, at least of last year.

Anyway, enough blah. I must sleep now.

thse said...

Corey was also in one of the greatest movies of the 1980's; Platoon. He played a soldier named Francis. ...We two-timer's, baby!

Living Colour's mainstream success may have been brief, but I don't think Corey Glover ended up getting strung out on crack and living with his mother like a certain Mr. Haim is widely rumoured to have done.

Given the greater scope of success [Haim was a bonfide star and a household name for a good clip. Glover never came close to that level.] and the magnitude of his descent into obscurity, I would say that there is a canyon of difference between Mr. Haim and Mr. Glover.

panthergirl said...

HOT here too.... HHI sounds great to me!

Mighty fine of you to be kicking back while your SIM alter-ego is changing diapers. ;)

Enjoy your time away!

Micah said...

panthergirl - I saw a temperature map on the Weather Channel and it seems like everywhere in the country is scorching. We get the added bonus of being extremely muggy.