Memermemermemer


Coping mechanisms are healthy.  My coping mechanism is humor.. sometimes funny.. sometimes silly.. sometimes super dark.  In a very scary world.. right now, my friends who pass me anything that will make me laugh.. are my favorite friends.  I had a friend in junior high who sent me a card once that read, “The one who laughs- lasts.”  I concur.

Please skip by if you are not amused.  Definitely not for everyone.. but covid19 .. eat it.

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Smile –

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia

Infused


The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.  ~Dorothy Parker

My entire life has been filled with lessons on finding ways to amuse myself.  Entertaining others. Practicing random and useless skill sets.  Finally, killing cats with curiosity.

Working in some countries has involved bringing all of the above modalities of defeating boredom to an entirely new height.  My newest projects will involve intermixing all of my weakest abilities with my strongest personality trait …. cooking, coordination, chemicals, combining, creating, counting ….. with curiosity!

Project 1 – Infusions

To be sure, I am following the instructions exactly.  Winging it will surely follow at some point.  However, to start, I want to practice patience.  In order for me to slow down and be patient, I need to start more than one project at a time.  My practice in patience will involve only talking about one project at a time.

I present to you…. Roasted Pineapple Mezcal!

 

 

To be sure, these are super simple recipes and super tasty as well!  It was interesting, time consuming, and actually quite beautiful.  If you don’t want to drink it yourself, find a pretty bottle or a good, old-fashioned mason jar, and get ready Christmas presents..office parties..uh..or whatever..

“…You can do something extraordinary, and something that a lot of people can’t do. And if you have the opportunity to work on your gifts, it seems like a crime not to. I mean, it’s just weakness to quit because something becomes too hard…”
― Morgan Matson, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour

I am also working on building up my confidence to start on oil and vinegar infusions.. fermentacion experiments, etc… but that’s later.  Back to tequila and pineapple.  I’m actually not a fan of hard alcohol but in the end, this was a success AND delicious.

So, some tricks I learned during the process was if you cannot clear out all of the fruit or other ingredients..you can freeze the concoction for a few hours, or even overnight, and the alcohol will seperate from everything else easier when you strain it. With pineapple though.. it’s just fine to have chunks.

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I have seen recommendations to toss the infused fruit, but I hate wasting it, so into the freezer you go to await your frozen margarita fate.. but for now..

Yummy!

9623045F-97FC-4BA2-BA7D-AEB64A853176Cheers!

Strong


strong

“She made broken look beautiful
and strong look invincible.
She walked with the Universe
on her shoulders and made it
look like a pair of wings.”
― Ariana Dancu

“She’s an old soul with young eyes, a vintage heart, and a beautiful mind.”
― Nicole Lyons

“You can love her with everything you have and she still wont belong to you. She will run wild with you, beside you with everystep but let me tell you something about women who run with wolves, their fierce hearts dont settle between walls and their instinct is stronger than upbringing. Love her wild or leave her there.”
― Nikki Rowe

“I walked up to Griz and poked him in the chest. “Let me make this perfectly clear to you. Though some might seek to make it appear otherwise, I am not a bride to be bartered away to another kingdom, not a prize of war, not a mouthpiece for your Komizar. I am not a chip in a card game to be mindlessly tossed into the center of the pot, nor one to be kept in the tight fist of a greedy opponent. I am a player seated at the table alongside everyone else, and from this day forward, I will play my own hand as I see fit. Do you understand me? Because the consequences could be ugly if someone thought otherwise.”
― Mary E. Pearson, The Heart of Betrayal

“Balsa seemed invincible, endowed with powers no other warrior could match, but in her profile he could glimpse the shadow of a young girl, hurt and buffeted by a cruel and hopeless fate. If he had never experienced what it was like to be at the mercy of fate himself, he would not have noticed, but now he could see it with unbearable, heartrending clarity.”
― Nahoko Uehashi, Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

“She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. ‘Time’ for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.”
― Roman Payne