Question of the Day

What’s your favorite cocktail?

Margarita for me please. If I make one at home I use the following recipe:

1 ounce lime juice (freshly squeezed. I’m not a savage)
1 ounce simple syrup (You can adjust this to 1/2. I just like things sweet)
1 ounce triple sec (60 proof if you can find it)
1/2 to 2 ounces tequila (Patron is nice but too expensive. I usually go with Milagro blanco or 1800 silver. Whatever the brand it has to be 100% blue agave)

Shake with ice and pour into an ice cold cocktail glass. I don’t bother salting the rim.

How I Stopped Eating Food

This seems a bit hoaxy:

Food is the fossil fuel of human energy. It is an enormous market full of waste, regulation, and biased allocation with serious geo-political implications. And we’re deeply dependent on it. In some countries people are dying of obesity, others starvation. In my own life I resented the time, money, and effort the purchase, preparation, consumption, and clean-up of food was consuming. I am pretty young, generally in good health, and remain physically and mentally active. I don’t want to lose weight. I want to maintain it and spend less energy getting energy.

I hypothesized that the body doesn’t need food itself, merely the chemicals and elements it contains. So, I resolved to embark on an experiment. What if I consumed only the raw ingredients the body uses for energy? Would I be healthier or do we need all the other stuff that’s in traditional food? If it does work, what would it feel like to have a perfectly balanced diet? I just want to be in good health and spend as little time and money on food as possible.

I haven’t eaten a bite of food in 30 days, and it’s changed my life.

Hiking in Red Rock Canyon

Vegas Girl takes a hike through one of my favorite spots to visit when I’m in Vegas:

On Saturday, I took the team (my son and our dog) to a trail near 13 Mile Campground (also known as Red Rock Campground). We’d decided to climb a small hill there (about 200 feet, according to the topo map, although I thought it looked higher than that). Saturday was cool and windy, which we were glad for not long after we set out.

The trail starts at an abused patch of desert filled with uprooted yuccas and dog droppings, but beyond that the trail leads uphill and into the desert. The land gradually gains altitude with three hills that gently increase in height. At the crest of the first hill, there’s a great view of Red Rock’s cliffs and Calico Basin.

Housekeeper Who Stole a Bag of Frozen Meatballs Facing As Much Jail Time As Steubenville Rapist

From Alternet:

A housekeeper at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point is facing two years in jail for allegedly stealing a bag of meatballs. Estelle Casimir, 56, who had been working for West Point’s food service company, Watson Services, for 28 years, was purportedly seen carrying the bag in an area where she doesn’t work. According to an affidavit, when supervisors approached Casimir and questioned her about the bag she was carrying, she told them she was throwing it in the garbage. Casimir was reportedly only responsible for cleaning the latrines in the mess hall, not disposing of food, and according to supervisors, could have thrown the bag in a closer garbage instead of the downstairs dumpster she said she was headed to.

Angry Driver Starts Fight with Teens Who Cut Him Off, Pulls Out a Gun After Getting Beat Up

From Gawker:

According to unconfirmed reports, the man had followed the teens to their home in Newport after they cut him off on Highway 70 near James City.

The man, identified as 40-year-old Bradley Turner, and his wife, identified as 30-year-old Christy Turner, turned themselves in at the Lenoir County Courthouse yesterday afternoon, and spent a short time behind bars before being released on bond.

The couple reportedly had a toddler in their car at the time of the incident.

Bradley Turner was charged with multiple crimes, including discharging a weapon into property, going armed to the terror of the people, and two counts of assault by pointing a gun.

Christy Turner was charged with two counts of assault by pointing a gun.

A date for their next court appearance has yet to be set.