...and happy first day of summer. Now, if only I could find a handful of young, willing and legally aged virgins with whom to celebrate anyone who gives a darn about it - that would be a grand way to kick off my weekend.
I am thinking of starting a new weekly blog post called Fruit of the Week. I do not eat anywhere nearly as much fruit as I should. As a matter of fact, most of it that I consume, I drink. Yeah, I eat some berries or a banana during the week and maybe some pineapple if we have it but not more than a day or two days worth all week. So, I try to make up for my fruity deficiency on the weekends.
For example, right now I am enjoying the juice of a lime and a half (with some pulp), two bananas, 4 pineapple wedges (cut from top to bottom lengthwise out of the pineapple and probably amounting to 1/3 to 1/2 a medium to large pineapple), and two kiwis. Those fruits were all thrown into our blender with about 9 ice cubes and set on high. I never have had a "smoothie" but figure this must be like one of them. Then I added 4 ounces of Appleton Jamaican Rum and stirred it in gently. It is A-Okay!
In the past I have mixed some and or all of the above fruits plus apples (I prefer McIntosh of Granny Smith), pears, cantaloupe, honey dew melon, watermelon, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, mulberries, cherries (a pain in the pit to pit them but well worth it), oranges, tangerines, clementines, freshly squeezed lemon juice and OJ. I usually only use a little bit of OJ, just enough to get the concoction spinning in the blender really well - maybe 1/4 to 1/2 a cup. I have also added, on rare occasion, a few dollops of honey.
I will admit that I do not always add booze to it but usually do so. The spirits I have added have included:Meyer's Dark Rum, Appleton's Rum, Bacardi's White Rum, Bacardi's 151, Bacardi's Gold Rum, Luksusowa Potato Vodka, Absolut Vodka (plain), Stolichnaya Vodka (plain), Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey, Jameson's Irish Whiskey, Bourbon (and whatever else I cannot recall right now) and some mixes of some or all those mentioned. The best have always been when I have mixed at least two or three or even four types of rum into the fruity mess and maybe added a bit of the potato vodka too - Russian Zombies!
In the hopes of promoting good health or at least healthier drinking, I figure I should post weekly (or at least biweekly) what fruits I have consumed in this manner - that is if I remember to do it depending on how many I have tonight and whether or not they make my memory a bit foggy or zombieish. As for the healthier drinking thing: Heck, I figure that at one sitting I am imbibing at least a half a weeks recommended fruit allowance and that has got to be good - at least in my opinion. Time for me to end this rant; I gotta go and pour another but this time I will add a handful or three of mulberries, from my two mulberry trees, to the mix and blend it all again
Fruity yumminess and not one bit of it having a thing to do with being Gay or from Kalifornia! I love it.
All the best, Glenn B.
PS: I have to say that adding about 30 or 40 mulberries to the remaining of the above mix, blending it again and adding another few ounce of the Appleton's was about 10x better than without the berries. That confusticates me a bit because the mulberries are almost tasteless by themselves but yet they added a tangy goodness to previously mentioned blend.
The alleged spear chucker. Do you think drugs were involved?
What does Wirecutter say, It's 'gotta be California'. Well folks, something like this could probably only happen in CA (or maybe NY). A frigging nutcase, standing on a roadway decided to play Tarzan and reportedly threw a spear at a passing car. The spear was thrown with enough force to actually pierce and stick in the fender. Had I seen a guy, about to throw a spear at me in my vehicle, I would have run him down if I had the chance (all in self defense - of course). Cars make better guided missiles than do spears.