Too Damn Close, and I Give Up

19 08 2010

I give up! I can’t not talk about Dragon*Con. It’s too damn close and not close enough. I can’t wait. Anyone got a TARDIS? Time machine of any sort? no? Damn.

I can’t wait to see all the Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, DC Comics, Marvel, anime, Doctor Who, Torchwood, BSG, Buffy¬†and Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, video game and many other cosplayers. Okay, those links all link to zazzle, and I get money if you buy anything from Zazzle within 45 days after clicking those links, but the links are relevant to their hypertext. Buy from them, buy from me. I need the money. I can’t get a job, I’ve been trying. So please.

Please?

Okay, anyway. I still can’t fucking wait ’til Dragon*Con… how many more days is it? Shit! that many? Damn you, time, and your apparent¬†linearity even if you are wibbly wobbly and all that. Grr.

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Nerd Drink Recipes

24 07 2010
  1. Cthulaid
    • Ingredients:
      • 3lbs white grain sugar (5 if you are a sugar-fiend)
      • 2 cans of pre-mix cool-aid (cherry and hawaiian punch)
      • 10 packets of blue raspberry lemonade cool-ade flavoring
      • 1 2ltr bottle of mountain dew (regular)
      • 1 2ltr bottle of mountain dew code red
        • (you can replace the code red with 4 cans of cherry Jolt cola)
      • 1 750ml bottle of raspberry flavored vodka (we prefer smirnoff)
      • the largest bottle of Yago Fruit Sangria you can buy
      • 1/2 750ml bottle of catdaddy moonshine (optional)
      • 1 bottle of raspberry lambic
    • mix vigorously. decant into reasonably portable bottles.
    • makes about 3 gallons.
  2. Pie
    • Ingredients:
      • 1 qt. Everclear
      • 1 gal. Apple Juice
      • 1 gal. Apple Cider
      • 7 sticks Cinnamon
      • 4 Cups Sugar
    • Mix apple juice, apple cider, sugar, and cinnamon sticks together. Boil until cinnamon sticks lose flavor. Add Everclear. Refrigerate
  3. A Slow Comfortable Screw With Captain Jack (Harkness or Sparrow; your preference) – 11.67% alcohol
    • Ingredients:
      • 8 oz Orange juice
      • 1 oz Sloe gin
      • 1 oz Southern Comfort
      • 1 oz Vodka
      • 1 oz Captain Morgan Tattoo
    • Mix well. All measurements are approximate.
  4. Sonic Screwdriver – depending on what proof vodka you use 7.78 – 8.89% alcohol
    • Ingredients:
      • 6 oz sprite
      • 2 oz Blue Curacao
      • 1 oz vodka
    • Fill highball glass 1/3 full with ice. Add the Blue Curacao and vodka, and then pour the sprite over top of it to mix it all together.
      • This is my own modified version of a recipe of the same name found here.
  5. Grog
    • Ingredients:
      • 2 oz rum
      • juice from 1/2 lemon
      • 1 organic sugar lump (If your sugar is ever ‘inorganic’, you’re doing it wrong.)
      • 2 cloves
      • 1 stick of cinnamon
    • Boil some water. Fill a mug with the boiling water. Dump all ingredients in the boiling water. Let steep for at least three minutes… and if you’re following the recipe from Dragon*Con TV, take a sip of the grog. Spit it out. Mix all left-over rum with Coke. Drink rum and Coke until you forget the taste of grog.
  6. Romulan Ale – 26.67% alcohol
    • Ingredients:
      • 2 cups Blue Curacao
      • 1 cup clear rum
      • 1/2 cup grain alcohol
      • 1/2 Viso Will
    • Mix in a sealed bottle. Chill till ice cold. Serve. Die.

This post will likely be updated as my knowledge of nerd drinks expands.





Still Off Topic

18 07 2010

I thought these needed to be published elsewhere besides Twitter. If you are actually a fan of Stephenie Meyer and the Twilight Saga… you’d do better not to read this.

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Dragon*Con III

13 09 2009

Saturday… after I woke up anyway. I woke up in time to see the D*C parade at 10 with Ian. Sam, Maia, and Teeter were in the parade. Sam was the 10th Doctor, Maia was Rose (technically from an episode in her first season), and Teeter pretended to look like Donna….

Sam is the one in blue, and Maia and Teeter are the two to his left (the right side of the photo).

Later that day I got separated from Ian and wandered around the Con for a bit, finally meeting up with Sam. I kept him company while he waited in line to get an autograph from Terry Gilliam. We talked about a lot of stuff. After that he went up to his room to shower before the BSG party. And I wandered around the Conagain… until the BSG party. Was one of the first in line. The BSG party was interesting, and I wish I could have stayed longer, but I was tired… like I was practically asleep on my feet… and I had to walk a mile to my hostel. So that’s how that night ended… early… around midnight.