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The Front Yard in Springtime

April 24th, 2007 - 6:02 pm

Dear Whomever,

I promise to lay off the global warming gags already, if You’ll give it a rest with the snow.



PS Pretty please.

A Quick Note to the Instaman

April 22nd, 2007 - 7:03 pm

Dude, you’re lagging.

Green Stephen Bulbs Change Statistics

The only lights I haven’t changed are the standard-sized ones on dimmer switches. And that’s because nobody makes those. Yet.

Your Weekend Cocktail

April 20th, 2007 - 12:30 pm

The Lemon Float

Freely adapted from Joe’s Lemon Drop, available at Plate World Cuisine in Colorado Springs. Joe is a damn fine bartender, but my version is prettier — Melissa made me practice making it. A lot. Sure, it’s a girly drink, but it’s also a great way to get my wife to drink something with a high proof.

You’ll need:

A martini glass.
Some sugar.
1-1/2 ounces of premium citron vodka.
1/2 ounce of Cointreau.
1/2 ounce of Chambord.
1 teaspoon of simple syrup (Just sugar fully dissolved in water. Make a big batch ahead of time and refrigerate. Alternately, you can try using a teaspoon of sugar, but it won’t quite dissolve in the cocktail.)
Juice of 1/2 lemon.
1 drop of vanilla extract.

Rub the exposed end of the lemon around the rim of the glass, then sugar the rim. Pour the Chambord into the glass, careful not to mess up the sugar.

In a cocktail shaker, mix the rest of the ingredients over ice and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Here’s the fun part. Over the underside of a tablespoon, slowly — slowly — pour the cocktail into the glass. Done correctly, the liquid will hit the sides of the glass, leaving the Chambord mostly undisturbed.

Drink quickly. Repeat until naked.

Better Late Than Ever

April 9th, 2007 - 11:01 am

You don’t have to go any further than your deck to find all the global warming.

The Global Warming Files: Fight the Future

April 7th, 2007 - 10:03 am

Fresh flowers, fresh snow – it must be springtime in the Rockies.