Well, we lost an hour of sleep over the weekend so that must mean spring is nigh. if it’s not, I don’t know why the fuck we even bother. This has been the longest winter of all time. I feel like we are in Game of Thrones and we’ve had seven years of winter.
The only good thing about losing an hour of sleep and waking up in total darkness again is that now I have time to scramble home after work and have enough available daylight to shoot for an hour. Which is precisely how I captured these photos.
In honour of “spring” arriving at any moment, I made a bright and fresh cocktail to welcome the season. Muddled cucumber, lime juice, lime and pepper simple syrup, yuzu-lime sake and a dusting of freshly cracked pepper make for an zesty and refreshing taste of spring.
I guess the secondary benefit of the “Spring Forward” situation is that it is actually still dark in the morning, which is only good because I don’t have black-out shades and as such, have a tendency to rise with the sun. This isn’t really good for anything other than my Circadian rhythm because I am NOT a morning person.
I’m bleary-eyed and barely functional until after 10 a.m.
I’m generally a fairly articulate person but put me on a teleconference at 8 a.m. an you’l be hard-pressed to tell the difference between me and a TeleTubby.
Speaking of which, what a weird show. Who comes up with children’s TV programming? Do they have to drop acid first or is that merely a recommended part of the creative process?
Do you remember the show Pingu? A bunch of claymation penguins literally speaking gibberish.
I looked it up just now to see if maybe they were speaking Swedish or some other language I hadn’t encountered by the age of five, but no. Here is a direct quote from the Wikipedia page, “Pingu and his family speak only in a babbling nonsense language known as “Pinguish” or, in some circles, “Penguinese.”
Weird flex, but okay.
I really hope that children’s programming has improved since I was a kid. I can’t say I have much exposure to Paw Patrol but it seems like it at least has dogs who speak in a real language.
Jump in on the comments with your favourite weird childhood cartoon.
Signs of Spring
- ½ cup diced cucumber
- ½ oz lime juice
- ½ oz Les Charlatans lime and pepper simple syrup
- 1½ oz Izumi Yuzu-Lime Sake Collins
- pinch freshly cracked black pepper
- soda water
Combine diced cucumber, lime juice and lime and pepper simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Muddle thoroughly.
Top with ice and 1½ oz of Izumi Yuzu-Lime Sake Collins. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
Strain into ice-filled Collins glass, top with soda water. Garnish with ribbon of cucumber.