It's Always the Quiet One

Rambling about life, culture, Project Runway, and the occasional fruity drink.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

I love strawberry daquiris!

My last post topic was negative, so I thought I'd counter with a nice positive. Strawberry daquiris are the perfect drink for me. There's fruit, there's ice, you can't really taste the alcohol, and sometimes it comes with whipped cream on top. I can even have it without alcohol at all, if I want, and it doesn't taste any different! Problem is, not all bars (in fact, very few that I've been to, that are not also restaurants) will make you one. So when I go somewhere with my friends, I'm always saying "What do I want to drink?" and end up getting a Smirnoff Ice, which is vaguely lemonade-y but is not really what I want. Most fruity drinks that bars will make (rum runners come to mind) aren't really fruit at all, just syrupy. My back-up drinks are ones that include one or more of the following: Kahlua, Bailey's, or butterscotch schnapps. Drinks to avoid: anything with Jack Daniels, cosmopolitans, and the horribly nasty moonshine that J. brought back from Alabama.

I hate daylight savings time.

It messes me up. Especially the spring one. It's 12:45 on the clock, but my body says, "Hey! It's only 11:45! It's EARLY! You don't need to go to sleep yet." Foolish body. Don't you realize that you're going to have to get up at 6:15, which is really 5:15 to you?

I understand the need for DST, and I like the fact that it's still light outside at 8pm, but the first week or so after the time change just plays havoc with my sleep schedule. Well, it would it I had one. I stay up late too much, and I know it, and I should not be typing this right now. But I had to get this out of my system. :)

Oh. While I'm up, I just have to say that I love, love, LOVE Manolo the Shoeblogger, whom I found through Blogging Project Runway. I'm a tennis shoe kinda gal normally, but he makes me want to go out and buy shoes I will probably only wear once every 6 months. Plus his blogs are full of interesting and funny stuff that may or may not always have something to do with shoes, and he has made me aware of the evil that is Karl Lagerfeld.

And that's something worth knowing.