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I Is Famous

It’s not QUITE like that time that Maker’s Mark was AWESOME-SAUCE and linked to my blog from their FB page and sent me about 1,500 page hits and freaked me the F out for a moment; but it’s delightful nonetheless!

My friend over at The Stimson Chronicles hath nominated me for one of these:

Cameron is one of those peeps raising two lil’uns but who still finds time to blog, re-organize her pantry and is slowly but surely making her new house into a home. Thanks, dude! And keep up the good work!

In return for granting me my new-found rock star status, I shall pass along the good will to the following:

MaryNeff over at A Charming Day – her design ideas are, of course, amazeballs and inspiring to me.

Elizabeth over at Southern Blossoms – I’ve never met Elizabeth, but she seems like one of those true Southern Belles who I’ve always envied for their sense of style and grace.

Ruth at This G.R.I.T.S. Tale – Ruth is another one of those Southern girls who actually cooks. Unlike me. And it always looks delightful. Unlike me.

Please go check out these ladies – I mean, it’s Thurday…which is practically Friday afternoon sooooo it’s not like you have anything better to do. I mean, clearly. Because you’re here. Reading this right now. And frankly, this doesn’t speak well of you and how you spend your free-time. But I’m not a judger. I mean, I am. But, never about you. NEVER!

The rules for accepting your award…

1.  Thank the person who sent you the award.
2.  Link back to that person’s blog.
3.  Copy and paste the award to your blog.
4.  Nominate 3-5 other bloggers who inspire you (they need to have less than 200 followers).
5.  Let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.

I got my Father’s Day gift idea email from JA today. It contained the following photo:

DYING! And yet, duh, not a shocker.

I have recently become obsessed with most things JA. Am currently coveting about a dozen lamps, pillows and the most amazing cocktail table ever.

The price tag is a bit overwhelming, but something about it calls to me. If I get a Christmas bonus this year, it might be purchased and living in my house by New Year’s. We shall see.

**EDIT** I totally just noticed that corkscrew is RIGHT above the DILF pillows. I DON’T THINK THAT WAS AN ACCIDENT.


I’m suffering from the Winter Doldrums, which basically means I don’t feel like doing shit that takes protracted thought. This, along with the shitshow that was our new home purchase, has resulted in my ignoring the blog. Now, I could lie and say that along with the New Year I shall find a renewed dedication to this shit, but I won’t patronize you. We both know I’m a lazy bastard who’s not making any money from this crap so you’ll get what you get AND YOU’LL LIKE IT DAMNIT.

Now that I’ve passed along some Christmas cheer I present thee with the DRW – The Bourbon-Cherry Seltzer.

Photo by Ken Burris, Recipe from

I have not tried this, but it involves cherry-infused bourbon. Which, yes, you have to make yourself but I think it would totally be worth it. Provided you could resist the urge to drink the bourbon whilst its soaking up delicious cherry flavors.

You will need the following:

  • 1 cup bourbon, such as Maker’s Mark
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 cups whole fresh cherries, stems left on
  • 2 cups seltzer water

To prepare the cherry-infused bourbon you must microwave the bourbon and brown sugar in a microwave-safe dish until hot, about 1 minute. Stir until the sugar is dissolved, then pack the cherries into a small jar and pour the hot liquid over them; gently press on the cherries to make sure they are submerged. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 week or up to 1 month. I’m sort of wondering if you could put that shiz in a crock pot on low for like a day to speed up the process. Because I love nothing more than instant gratification – especially when it comes to booze.

To make the actual beverages, fill four 12-ounce rocks glasses with ice then add 3 tablespoons cherry-infused bourbon to each glass (THREE TABLESPOONS? That’s it? Please. I think we can all handle a bit more than that). Top with about a 1/2 cup of seltzer in each glass. Garnish with 2 or 3 whole bourbon cherries. The remaining bourbon cherries can be refrigerated for up to 1 month.


Heather can’t read well.

That is a serious prob.

You should fix that shit.

Emily is hard.

Your name has three syllables.

Get a shorter name.

MaryNeff Newsom

Has really excellent taste.

It’s sort of not fair.

Ruth, what can I say?

You live really far away.

You should move closer.

HEY! That totally rhymes! Anyway, here’s another haiku for you…

Dear Adrianne Bugg.

You have adorable kids.

I still don’t want one.

I’ve been up since 5am so I’m keeping this one quick and dirty.

It’s the Orange Margarita (on the rocks). I haven’t tried this exact recipe, but I’m posting it here mainly because the proportions of booze to non-booze ingredients are right up my alley.

You will need the following:

  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • ice cubes

If I have to tell you what to do after you’ve gathered the aforementioned ingredients, you should just stop reading this blog because you may be dumb. Now, ALLEGEDLY, this makes enough for two 8 oz drinks. But I won’t judge if you pour that shit directly into one 16 oz glass. Because that is probably what I will be doing. Tonight.

Enjoy my peeps.

Also…..STAY TUNED FOR HAIKU THURSDAY. Haiku Thursday will involve me composing a personalized haiku for you. To get your haiku, you have to comment on this post. It’s going to rock your faces off so BE PREPARED.