Let’s Play the Secret of Monkey Island, Part 8

What is the pointy end for?

Last time we left our hero Guybrush Threepwood outside of Captain Smirk’s Big Boy Pirate Gym. He’s been standing there for the past two weeks waiting for us to care again about his adventures: “I am a big boy! Sword training, cannon firing, and hook grappling, huh? Well, I only have one of those things so…” Continue reading

What Secret Power Does this Lego Have?

I have a Pinterest account. I use it as a visual bookmark system for items I’d like to purchase, food I’d like to try, or as a reminder to do something. I only have about 217 pins though, so I’m not a power user.

Hands down the most repinned and liked item I’ve ever submitted to Pinterest is the custom LEGO set above. It’s very cool no doubt but what about is so compelling to people? This item has been repinned from my account over 300 times! What secret does it hold that I’m not seeing?

Seriously, though that’s a really neat build. The creator, David Hensel, creates angles and building that I wouldn’t think possible with Legos! They feel so cartooney and alive.

Cocktail of the Week: Little Word

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This weekend was the hottest one so far here in Davis, with temperatures reaching 104° F. So, I really didn’t want to do anything but lie around in a kiddie pool full of ice… But, life doesn’t always give us what we want! I had to make a cocktail for the blog and do a bunch of other chores and errands, etc., etc. I knew I wanted the cocktail to be simple and cold though. Something like a nice ice, cold lemonade. Something like the Little Word.

the ingredients

The ingredients

Little Word

  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 3/4 oz. lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. St. Germain
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup

Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled glass. garnish with lemon slice.

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Perfect. Just perfect. Sweet lemon with notes of elderflower when it first hits the tongue with a pleasant alcohol finish as it washes down the throat. Cool, crisp, subtle. Plus, this drink is incredibly simple to make and takes almost no time at all. I could see this becoming the cocktail of Summer 2014.