May 7th, 2006


cinco de mayo recap

okay... forty second weekend recap before we go to church!

Friday was Cinco de Mayo, so we celebrated by grilling hamburgers. I've seen plenty of mexicans grill hamburgers so it's fine. We also had chips and queso and margaritas (duh) and about six people came over. I've learned to make frozen margaritas and it's pretty exciting... I never order them in restaurants, because usually if you order a margarita on the rocks you get one made fresh for you at the bar, but if you order one frozen it comes out of this big spinning slushie machine and it's disgusting. I hate the taste of cuevo margarita mix. they make okay tequila (okay... not great, at our house we buy sauza when the price is right) but the mix doesn't resemble anything that I think a drink should be. Really, I hate all margarita mix. People shouldn't buy it... it's overpriced and stupid.

which brings me to... Spacefem's Quick Fast Frozen Margarita

You will need:
1 regular can of frozen limeaid
The same can of tequila
Half that can of triple sec

Mix liquids (not ice) in a pitcher and you'll probably have about 1 liter of margarita concentrate, as I call it. Put half of it in the pitcher, and then fill with ice until the pitcher is at 1 liter (if you used a little can of limeaid you'll only have half a liter anyway so you won't have to split it up... you also might have a huge pitcher, we don't). Blend until, um, blended. Bueno!

For not so fast but better frozen margaritas, mix frozen limeaid, tequilla, and triple sec with two cans of water and put it in the freezer overnight. The alcohol will keep it from freezing through. That's the style way to do it but it takes planning, which heavy drinkers like me and my roommates don't have.

Okay well damn I spent so much time talking about margaritas I have no time for Saturday... not much went on there anyway, we recovered, went shopping, tried to stay out of the rain, went to the club last night, it was good times.

history search of the day

Okay, does anybody remember that weird hip-hop/house mix or whatever used in George H. Bush's campaign against Clinton in 1992? Don't ask how I got to thinking about that, but the funny thing is, as soon as I brought it up, Marc remembered it too. Marc remembers all music so I didn't take this as a sign that it was terribly mainstream but still, now I'm determined to find it somewhere. it's fabulous bad campaign history, that's why, right by the cartoon people singing "I like Ike! You like Ike!" in some museum somewhere, I think we should have clips of George H. Bush singing, "Hard times, hard times... Something's gotta change!" Googling hasn't found anything so far, but maybe someone else remembers more of the song and can help out. It got radio play and I think that's the most amusing thing about the whole deal, besides the whole idea of a wealthy white conservative reaching out to the Youth Of America with via top 40 stations.