It was a tough year (again) to be a Mets fan. The promise of the first half was frittered away almost immediately in the second. It was hard to watch. At least they still have the best local broadcast team in baseball. These annual highlight videos of the guys goofing off are fun, but I’d rather have a compilation of great plays that lead to a playoff berth…
It’s still fun to cook up a new-to-me cocktail for podcast recording but I struggle sometimes with inspiration. Googling for cocktails kind of sucks.
That the is The Princeton, according to this great 1971 4th edition of Playboy’s Host and Bar Book. I wouldn’t have considered adding lime juice to a dry martini, but the result isn’t bad at all.
There are a jillion recipes in this book, but also a lot of old-school party hosting rules and advice. Like, it goes into the right kind of ice and explores a wide range of glassware options. Sadly, despite being a Playboy publication, no nudes.
I got my semi-annual round of golf in the other weekend. I am not a good golfer.
There was a time in my early 30’s that I played enough to get okay for a casual golfer. Now, I get out there to hang with my golfing friends and enjoy some cocktails at a country club that would never have me as a member.
I’ll check back in after the winter round. I can do better than 115.
These are still a lot of fun so we’re still at it.
I read a book! Adam has some YouTube inspiration! And we both have new tunes to recommend! Enjoy!
(12:31) The Rook by by Daniel O’Malley
(16:48) “Pray for Haiti” by Mach-Hommy
(23:15) “The Ballad of Dood & Juanita” by Sturgil Simpson
(32:28) Modeling/Diorama Youtube Boylei Hobby Time || Plasmo || Luke Towan || Studson Studio
Adam – Gin (Beef Eater) + Tonic (Fever Tree)
Mike – Negroooooooni with Few Barrel Gin
Followup and Footnotes!
Music Break: Kelly Lee Owens – “Melt!”
Safe As Milk Tunes on Spotify
Recursion (ep. 159)
CW Pencil Enterprise (ep. 122) closing up shop
The Adventure Zone – Ethersea
Subnautica Below Zero (ep. 101)
Pete Alonso successfully defended his Home Run Derby title.
Dude is such a galoot. I love it.