Sunday, August 12, 2007

Sunday afternoon cocktails

Today's cocktail, courtesy of the clever and playful MizBubs, is:

The Frozen Watermelon Margarita

5 cups of watermelon, cubed and frozen
1 cup of tequila

1/2 cup of Cointreau or Triple Sec

1/2 cup of fresh lime juice

1/4 cup of sugar

  • Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into a margarita glass (we use wine glasses here at the Compound) and garnish with a chunk of watermelon.
  • Enjoy!


Honestly, there's just not enough time, and yet so many of us still find some to piss away instead of doing something useful with it.

My bride is the exception to this I think, at least this weekend. She set about re-organizing our dining room, which included cleaning out china cabinets and book cases.

And where did all that stuff go, at least for now? Our living room, of course:

For a while there our living room looked like the hotel room in Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas, only without the water damage and adrenachrome.

By the time cocktail hour rolled around today, she had it all straightened out, more or less. We got a big-ass box o' books headed for the library tomorrow, to be donated, and we filled our recycling bin with old magazines and papers.

Breathe easy, Bubs, it will all be better soon. Grab your drink and take a look out the front window. Enjoy the Brown-Eyed Susans. Get some sleep.


Mob said...

The traveling cleaning piles have been the bone of contention around the house here for the past few months, that second picture gave me alive, I'm glad that stuff's sorted through finally.

The drink looks quite tasty.

Bubs said...

"Cleaning piles"...I like that.

That's the worst thing about deep-cleaning your house--for a day or two (or three) when you start emptying out all your cabinets and moving furniture around the place actually looks WORSE for a while, and that can be disconcerting.

Splotchy said...

Tasty! The drink, not the mess.

That cools me off just reading about it.

anandamide said...

so your wife rearranged everything in the house, then mixed up (pioneered?) an ingenius batch of cocktails? you married well, bubs.....

Dino aka Katy said...

those drinks look yummy. i hate cleaning and have no problem finding other things to occupy my time ;)

Beth said...

I gotta make me a batch of those. And invite the missus over to reorganize my dining room.

Tenacious S said...

Let's just say that yard sales where everything doesn't sell make for piles of stuff in other locations. Spent all day today moving piles and making stacks. Salvation Army comes on Wednesday. Hallelujah!

Johnny Yen said...

Just worked my second double in a row. Send a Frozen Watermelon Margarita stat!

Bubs said...

Johnny, I'd say you need a frozen watermelon margarita just to take the edge off, then you can follow up with a pineapple tranny to complete your decompression.

Ten, same goes for you. Yard sales and cleanup is exhausting.

Beth, Anandamide, that MizBubs is something. Of course, there's a reason that I'm the one posting and commenting and she's the one actually taking care of bidness. It's lucky for her she's got me to document her achievements.

Katy, isn't it amazing how little effort it takes to avoid cleaning?

Splotchy, our drinks usually have to compensate for our messes.

Writeprocrastinator said...

Now that's a recipe, confounded forced sobriety.

That's a wonderful thing you all are doing, donating the books to the library as opposed to trying to make a quick buck at the used book store. Good karma all around.