Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Danbury Day

This is definetly a "Danbury Day".
kinda overcast,
kinda quiet,
kinda melancholy,
maybe an early morning or late afternoon sprinkle or mist.
That is what we came to call them after we had moved many miles away. We still do obviously. It was usually a Sunday that these low brow days appeared. But that's okay, we recognized them and eventually appreciated their slow-paced, low -keyed,reflective, ambience.
They sounded like "Southern Sundays"(alabama) or "You've Got A Friend" (carol king) Or"Alone Again"(gilbert o'sullivan),
and"Hello, It's Me"(t.rundgren), Ooh,ooh,Baby,Baby,(linda ronstadt). They looked like those songs sounded.
Do you remember those days in a tiny little hamlet with the humidity so thick you could cut it with a knife, the mosquitos almost the same, the air that still?
Those days, those sweet,sultry,simple days,
The life you had back then-
Or now?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

It must be Summer.

If you were wishing summer would hurry up and get here so you could veg out on some beach or lay around all day poolside reading one of those trashy dimestore paperbacks, or take that trip to that small villa in the Italian countryside...Wish no longer. It is 93 degrees here today and yes,in my book, Summer is here! I long for summer about 300 days a year - don't you?
Those fabulous fall days of late October I am perfectly content and not doing that longing thing. And maybe a few days when Spring is new. But other than then, Yea, I'm wishing for the hot,humid,torrid, beer-drinkin, flip-flop wearin, sprinkler runnin, margaritaville days of summer. Smell it. Kinda sweaty,kinda salty, kinda baby lotionish,..... kinda hotter-n-hell. Makes me want one of those famous Cerveza Margarita's from the Junior League of Victoria's CookBook-Ropin the Flavors of Texas. For some instant Summer try this:

1 12 ounce bottle of Corona Beer
1 12 ounce can frozen Limade
1 12 ounce can lemon-lime soda (Diet Sprite)
12 ounces Tequila
margarita salt
Combine beer, limade, sprite, and tequila. Cover and refridgerate until well chilled.
Serve over ice in a salted glass. garnish with lime wedges.

You'll probably want to quadruple this unless you are drinking alone. But BEWaRe...this shit will knock you on your ass! My husband calls it my "Crying Juice", so if you're prone to crying after drinking tequila be forwarned.
Well, I just looked, out of Tequila and Corona, no wonder my eyes are red and I still have this headache from last night.
I'm off to the store.