of mojitos and mint

Posted on Sunday 12 November 2006

sense :: taste // Mojitos, thanks to Stirrings Simple Mojito

This weekend, so far, anyway, has been a whirlwind of activity, and it doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon.

Friday we barely had time to grocery shop and relax before crashing out for a long long well-needed night of sleep (I haven’t slept that long, or that deeply, in ages, and it was very welcome) and today we rose, got ready, and immediately headed out to do some shopping-first to buy Raevyn some shoes, then to pick up drinks for tomorrow (I’m getting to this) then off to pick up some video games that we’d been meaning to replace for a while now (my copy of Burnout 3 went missing, and my copy of Crimson Skies must have cracked in one of our moves, and Raevyn’s copy of Harvest Moon wasn’t reading correctly…all this to replace games, and we picked up a copy of Okami at the same time. Seriously though-if you’re looking for a good, clean, fun PS2 title that’s rich with Japanese mythology, beautiful cel-shaded art, and an immersive and amazing storyline, Okami is your game. I can’t praise this title enough.) and off to Burlington Coat Factory for some bargain clothes and a replacement long topcoat for the coming cold months.

My old, much-loved gray London Fog topcoat was old when my father was wearing it and even older when I hijacked it from him, and now is at the point where both side pockets are torn through and I can put anything in them, and the lining is torn so badly that it’s not nearly as warm as it once was. It was a wonderful coat, and its replacement expensive, but I got what I paid for this time around, and I think this one will last me just as long, if not longer.

We meandered over to Target afterwards to pick up a few more things, one of which I foolishly didn’t try on when I was at the store and have to return tomorrow, but all in all, it was an excellent weekend to help bring both of our threadbare winter wardrobes back to life. I’m pleased.

Tomorrow one of Raevyn’s friends is in town, and in the afternoon the glorious Tim is headed over for tosadas and beer and to stay the next couple of nights since both he and Raevyn have the day off, they’ll be hanging out in downtown DC and Baltimore while both I and Brooke have to head to the office. No holidays for us. Just as well though, this weekend hurt the wallet!

So now, after the days adventures, Raevyn’s in bed and I’m sitting here with a tall glass of mojito that I made earlier in the night, sipping and relaxing. I love mojitos, they’re probably the most refreshing alcoholic drink I’ve had, and one of the few rum drinks I’ll tolerate (you get sick on the stuff once and that’s pretty much it for you) but one bottle of that mixer goes a long long way, and I’ve got plenty of it left, not to mention the fresh mint I bought to make the mojitos with. Heck, I should just make a pitcher and keep it in the fridge.

Maybe in the morning I’ll get up and make myself a bloody mary. I bought the celery, after all.

6 Comments for 'of mojitos and mint'

    November 13, 2006 | 11:58 pm

    Big awww on the worn-out topcoat. Something uniquely special about an old coat that belonged to someone you love. Hope the tostadas and mojitos were good.

    November 14, 2006 | 10:48 am

    The topcoat is still in the closet…I just can’t bring myself to give it away quite yet…

    The tostadas were delicious, albeit incredibly messy! Saturday night was mojito night though, and Raevyn went to bed early-so the bulk of the mojitos were all mine to sip over the course of the evening. I have to admit, the fresh mint leaves and sugar I put at the bottom of our glasses were an excellent addition, even though the mix didn’t call for it. 🙂

    November 15, 2006 | 2:41 pm

    Your glass of mohito was indeed impressive!

    November 15, 2006 | 3:49 pm

    T’was impressively tasty, as well! ^^

    November 15, 2006 | 10:29 pm

    Ever since reading your blog entries II have been craving tostadas and minty beverages . . . you and Selva really remind me how suggestible I am . . .esp to food-related posts.

    I’m trying to knock off a bit of weight before Thanksgiving/Christmas. Do you have any plans for blogging about mineral water or Splenda?

    November 16, 2006 | 9:30 am

    ::giggle:: I should probably start, I wouldn’t mind losing a few pounds myself. ^^;

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