Snif. Got something in my eye.
Easily one of my top 5 lunches of all time. So much fun.
I am honored to have played a small part in this historic event - even if my role was mostly just egging Merlin & Marco on to buy something obscenely large that John would be forced to buy an extra plane ticket on the way home.
Of course, once the joke was over, Merlin kindly shipped the toaster back East, saving John the hassle. Like a gentleman.
If it’s not a margarita, I’m clueless when it comes to mixing drinks.
But get a couple smart people together talking about something they love - I’d listen to this as a podcast for sure!
Making a Negroni with Buzz Andersen
Buzz Andersen (buzz on Elixr) graciously chatted with me (Marc) about his love of cocktails. I know a lot more about consuming cocktails than making them, and I suspect some other Elixr members are in the same boat. So, I asked Buzz to take us through how to make a simple cocktail that uses basic ingredients and tools we may already own. He chose the Negroni.
- Sweet vermouth
- Orange peel as garnish
- Mixing glass
- Bar spoon or stirrer of some sort
- Drinking glass (a cocktail glass to serve up, or an old-fashioned glass to serve on the rocks)
- Knife or peeler
- Pour 1 oz. each of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth into the mixing glass.
- Add ice to the mixing glass.
- Gently stir the contents of the mixing glass for 20 seconds.
- Pour the contents of the mixing glass through the strainer into the drinking glass. If serving in an old-fashioned glass, add fresh ice to the old-fashioned glass before straining.
- Garnish the drink with a slice of orange peel made using a knife or peeler.
Buzz also notes that if you get into making the Negroni often, adding a pinch of salt to the mixing glass can soften the edge of the Campari and thus improve the drink.
Apologies that my part of the audio has a ring to it. I need to invest in a good microphone. But, Buzz sounds great and I learned a lot, including the difference between a shaker and jigger!
The Negroni photos were kindly taken by Buzz.
A fun, well-made app for recording and rating what you’re drinking. I’ve been testing it out for a few weeks and I’d love to see something like this take off because the data could be extremely useful at scale (not just for individual drinks, but for bars overall).
We were so…
So proud of the Mobelux team! They’ve been working their butts off for months making Elixr perfect.
"I don’t wanna be an old man anymore”
I don’t claim to be a Weezer expert, but I’m embarrassed to admit that I always thought it was “… nomad anymore”.
It makes so much more sense now, and really changes the tone of the song now that I know the backstory too. Time for a fresh listen, maybe I’ll read along with the lyrics to see what else I have been missing.
Weezer - “The Good Life” (Live At X96; Pinkerton Deluxe Edition; 1997)
Mostly acoustic, delightful, direct, and wonderfully shambling at parts.
From where I stand, Pinkerton stands as Weezer’s high-water mark.
Relevant to this tune:
During this time, Cuomo, who was born with one leg shorter than the other, received leg surgery intended to lengthen his right leg, followed by painful physiotherapy sessions; this affected his songwriting, as he would spend long periods hospitalized, unable to walk without the use of a cane, and under the influence of painkillers.…