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.





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.





Dragon*Con IV

15 09 2009

Sunday… oh Sunday. I woke up early… couldn’t find my glasses and had to put in my contacts… and I still got relatively close to the front of the line for the Leonard Nimoy interview/Q&A…. Well… it was supposed to be… about half-way through William Shatner–who was supposed to have already left–showed up, andhe started interviewing/conversing with Mr. Nimoy. That was definitely… fascinating….

After that I wandered around the Con a bit… and then Patrick Stewart… well he talked about his career and then had a Q&A session. That was very entertaining… even though I was close to the back for that one… I don’t like being close to the back. When it ended I went over to one of the other hotels and got his autograph.

Finally, after all this I met up with Ian again. And together, we met up with some webcomics drawers… and drank. I got buzzed… but I didn’t wake up with a hangover so I don’t think I was drunk… though… I did have to concentrate a little harder to walk straight. I learned I am over-analytical when I drink… and I talk a lot… though I don’t lose my inhibitions–except about talking. We went back to the hostel at about 3am.

Unfortunately, Monday’s not really worth mentioning… I woke up at 8 and went home…. Never did find my glasses… I miss them.