Saucey

So, as you guys know, I like a good cocktail.  My favorite is the stiletto (yummy, yummy, yummy in my tummy, tummy, tummy).  But then life steps in and when you go to make yourself a SECOND drink and you realize that you’re out of bourbon (even though you really should have noticed that when you made the first drink, but you were so excited to take that first sip that you got tunnel vision).  And then…it might not be such a great idea to drive to the store to get more.

SO.  You have a few options.  You could NOT have a second drink (hahahahahahahaa), make a different drink (why bother), walk to the store (double hahahahahaha), OR you could find an app that connects you to a liquor delivery service and have this little angel show up at your door:

SauceyNotice how the sun makes it look like he’s wearing a halo.  And I’d like to point out that I opened the door and immediately asked if I could take his picture for my blog.  Without batting an eye, he posed like this.  I mean…sold.  I love these people.

If you can’t tell from the upside-down label, the name of the app is Saucey and it delivers beer, wine and liquor all over Los Angeles.  Granted, it’s not bargain basement prices, but it’s not much more than the grocery store.  AND tip is included (although I forced him to take a tip because I gave them the wrong address – I’m glad I didn’t attempt to drive somewhere).  AAAANNNNDDD they donate a percentage of their profits to a charity that provides clean drinking water to those in need around the world.  You liquor-drinking tree-huggers will probably love that.  Although, you’d probably drink wine.

This is my version of drinking responsibly.  You’re welcome.

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Outlander

OK.  I’m gonna be honest.  Another big reason I’ve been MIA lately is because I’ve become re-obsessed with an old love of mine – Outlander.  “What’s Outlander?” a stupid, stupid, stupid person asks.  It’s only THE BEST!  OK.  More specifically, it’s a series of books by Diana Gabaldon and it is awesome.  I’ll explain it to you if you PROMISE not to laugh because the premise sounds kinda dumb.  PROMISE!  OK.  From the Starzzzz website:

The “Outlander” series spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history, and adventure in one epic tale. It follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945, who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743. Upon her arrival, she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. But when she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior [Ed. note - hubba, hubba, ding, ding], a passionate relationship is ignited. Now, Claire’s heart is torn between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

Stop laughing. It’s not a straight romance novel.  I promise.  But.  The main character, Jamie Fraser (more specifically James Alexander Malcolm McKenzie Fraser – we psychos call him JAMMF), is the best.  Well, the main character is actually the woman, Claire, but whatever.  (No, she’s actually a good character – stong-willed, smart woman, blah, blah, blah).  It’s all about Jamie.  First off, he’s a redhead (BIG POINTS).  Second, he’s awesome. Generally.  I really can’t explain him.  You just have to read the books.

ANYWAY, after 1,000 (OK, 23) years of waiting, the books are FINALLY being made into their own series on Starzzzzz. And when I heard that, I nearly lost control of my bowels. See, I had read all the Outlander books FOREVER ago. Well, books 1-6. I didn’t realize that a 7th had been released AND the 8th was scheduled to come out in June (she’s like George R.R. Martin – she takes years to write each book). So, I set out to read all the books in preparation for the show and the newest book. And let me say that these are lengthy books. Each is 1,000 pages, give or take. But I read the newest one in a week. I pretty much shut out the world.

Blah, blah, blah, THE SHOW!  It’s being produced on Starzzzz by the same guy who did the reboot of Battlestar Galactica which I LOVED.  And as soon as I caught a glimpse at the guy playing Jamie (Sam Heughan), I almost strapped on some Depends:
Jamie FraserJAMMF 1I almost edited Claire completely out of that last picture, because like I said, WHO CARES???!!!

So, needless to say, I’ve dun lost my mind and cannot read enough interviews, see enough promo videos, and re-read Outlander enough times.  I’ve actually re-read the first book (the one that this season of the series is based on) about 10 times now.  OK, maybe more.  And I got the book on tape (I’m so caught up right now that it took me a second to remember the word “audiobook”) for Ryan to listen to.  We’re about 4 chapters in so far.  I am DELIGHTED by each detail.  I can’t tell if Ryan is silently rolling his eyes or completely enthralled.  I don’t have the guts to ask either.

OH, and if you want to see more information (because, DUH) about the transition from book to Starzzzz show, here you go.


And I know I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again – YOU’RE WELCOME!  And if you see a news bulletin about a strange lady wearing a giant, old-timey dress standing outside of Comic-Con in San Diego next week, just know that I’m sorry.  And I’m sure you can send cards to the loony bin in care of Lizzie Fraser.  Tulach Ard!

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Watercolor Basics

So…I think I just received a sign.  See, I’ve always wanted to try to paint or draw.  In elementary school, some school helper told me that I wasn’t creative, so it kinda stuck.  When it came time to choose electives in high school, I opted out of art completely and just went with music.  Needless to say, I’m still at an elementary school art level (meaning I can work the HELL out of a bottle of glue and glitter).

Then yesterday, as I was sitting at my desk and wondering for the millionth time why Annie wasn’t a based-on-a-true-story about my life, I stumbled upon a tutorial on Pinterest.  Scratch that, TWO tutorials.  I think that qualifies as a sign that I could be the next [whoever is famous for watercolor painting - I never took art history either].  And before you nay-say all over my sign, no.  I wasn’t looking through a Pinterest folder called “How to Watercolor.”  Man, you guys are total jerks.

Anyway, here’s the first one.

Watercolor basicsWatercolor Basics.  I’ll be honest.  The donut got my attention.  I’ll be more honest – my “new” work computer doesn’t have working speakers (it’s like I’m living in a third world country here), so I have no idea what this girl is saying.  She could be saying to worship Satan.  Or WORSE, giving terrible painting advice.  But, you know, there’s a donut.

Watercolor basics - Alison ShowHere’s the other from The Alison Show.  It has a WEALTH of information and is part of a series.  So, no donut, but lots of info.  Although, maybe the video has just as much information.  Since I’m currently working in the year 1983, I can’t listen to it!!

So, just expect lots of watercoloring (that’s actually a word, right) in the future.  Maybe I’ll do self-portraits!  They would consist of masses of ginger/greying hair and owl-like eyes with a deer-in-the-headlights stare.  NAILED IT!

Anyway…back to my 5.25″ floppy disks and Pong!

 

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