Thursday, June 26, 2008

On Summer Heat and Ingenuity

Nothing like a hot, humid day to bring out the inventor in me.

I've been out-and-about all day today, and am too fucking tired and hot to walk to Mac's or 7-Eleven for a Slurpee.

So, with no electric fans in the house, and my central air conditioner being out of commission, how's a guy to keep cool?

Put on a pair of shorts? Done! Take off my shirt? Done.

I'm still too hot!

Well, how about making myself a drink?

I'm still on antibiotics, so martinis are out.

Let's see, checking the freezer, I still have a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream left. Still have a bit of Coca-Cola left... Why not make a float?

What the hell, I still have a mouthful of Wild Turkey left in the bottle on the counter... that shouldn't be enough to react with my medication...

So, I made myself a bourbon and coke ice cream float!

Not bad, if I do say so myself! I must remember to make more of these when my prescription is done and the antibiotics have left my system.

OK, now raise your glasses. It's time for a toast...

Here's to a long, hot, humid summer!