happy international hot chocolate day!
time to cozy up with your favorite mug for a day that’s devoted to the delicious chocolate beverage
ancient Mayans drank chocolate made from crushed cocoa seeds mixed in water in 500 BC
they knew a good thing.
“watch the sunrise at least once a year, put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate,
lie on your back and look at the stars, never buy a coffee table you can’t put your feet on,
never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline,
don’t overlook life’s small joys while searching for the big ones.”
-h.jackson brown, jr.
image credit: bon appetit magazine
7-ELEVEN HAD TO MANDATE CUSTOMERS NOT FILL TOILET BOWLS OR KIDDIE POOLS WITH SLURPEES.
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For nearly a century, popular convenience store chain 7-eleven has been quenching consumer thirsts with Slurpees, and other refreshments. (It got the name 7-Eleven owing to its original operating hours—from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.—starting in 1946.)
With success comes the occasional hiccup, and not just from one too many Slurpees. As the world once again celebrated Slurpee 7-Eleven Day on July 11, it was not without some historical issues. Beginning in 2015, on this special day, 7-Eleven offered to fill up containers brought in by customers for just $1.50. The problem? Some decided to drag in kiddie pools, toilet bowls, and sleds to game the system. The following year, the store mandated that any container had to fit in a 10-inch cutout set up in stores.
p.s. for some inexplicable reason, the detroit market is the Slurpee capital of our nation
“had I known I was going to face down death today, I totally would’ve bought myself the Slurpee.”
credits: pinterest, google
happy national cocktail day
in this era of zoom happy hours, the quarantini, and more than lots of stay home time
what have you been mixing up in your quarantine cave?
do you find yourself using
whatever you can scrounge up in your kitchen?
is your go-to
a cornhattan, pickled okra and tonic, dandelion/parsley wine, a salsa sour?
what have you managed to blend, shake, mix, mash, stir, or sling together
to create your new signature drink?
all cocktails and mocktails welcome here.
“life is a crazy mixture of intoxicating cocktails.”
image credit: lisa zador
i bought both of these
on the same shopping trip
if I drink the two of them
can I call it
each is fermented after all
can i call it
“there’s eternal opposition between yin and yang.
no third party at all, but treason occurs sometimes.”
whiling away the day
at the casual and welcoming
houses of grape and grain
“come, gentlemen, i hope we shall drink down all unkindness.”
-william shakespeare, the merry wives of windsor
leelanau peninsula, michigan, usa – summer 2018
with a hundred possible self-serve drink combinations,
what could possibly go wrong?
all that we have to do is choose all of them.
“the risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.”