There goes the last of my homemade tonic syrup. Good thing I have enough Cinchona bark to make 30 more batches…
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You have a cup half full of a mixture consisting of two types of rum, some vanilla-y liqueur, two flavors of bitters, a squeeze of lime, and a handful of ice. Do you:
Crack open a coke?
Do your homemade tonic to fill the cup all the way?
I just bought a bunch of cinchona tree bark. Next step, homemade tonic syrup!
Cheaters Mai Tai–bought some white rum. Didn’t have any orgeat (or however the heck you spell it) syrup, so used some Disaronno. Used some Tuaca, while I was at it. And Gosling’s, of course. Had a bit of pineapple sitting around so I threw some juice in, and a quarter of a lime. Cheap and cheerful maraschino cherry and a handful of ice, and call it good enough.
Tiki drinks are kinda fun, throwing one of everything in to see what happens.
The old plum tree in the backyard of the new house. Not sure if it will have any fruit or not come spring, but that’s a moot point now since we have about 4″ of snow and it’s still coming down fast. Luckily, my boss said that if I wanted to I could put off my weekly monitoring at the dam I’ve been at so much lately til Monday if it’s still bad tomorrow.
One green flipside wallet, coated in dust.
One maxpedition pouch with various and assorted EDC things, coated in dust.
One tiny little fenix flashlight, well-used and coated in dust.
One plain old leatherman, coated in dust.
One samsung phone, coated in dust.
One j-frame, in nemesis holster, with one full speed strip, all coated in dust
Two unused self-tapping screws, coated in dust.
Two bits for the power driver, coated in dust.
One receipt to big-box-home-improvement-store, coated in dust.
And a little bit more dust.
These are the joys of working in an area filled with blown in cellulose insulation.
“Obamacare is awful.”
–Michael Moore (yes, THAT Michael Moore.)
Blind pigs and etc., but that one little statement is Truth. With a capital T. I myself just discovered that if I want to keep using my allergy medicine and not live with a constant sinus infection, I’m going to have to pay twice what I was per month for it. So to recap:
Monthly insurance payment– doubled.
Monthly cost for allergy medicine– doubled.
Yearly deductible– almost doubled.
Pay more get less, it’s the American way.