Happy Hour [13/8/21]

It’s that most cursed day, Friday the 13th. I am superstitious. Thanks to my Italian grandmother, I will never lay a hat on a bed, toast with water, or tell a mother her infant is beautiful. But I do not suffer from triskaidekaphobia, fear of the number 13, or paraskevidekatriaphobia, fear of Friday the 13th. It’s just another day, no more dangerous or murderous than others. And any Friday is better than Monday regardless of the date. If you, however, need some help warding off ill fortune, try eating one of these seven lucky foods. Or mix a protective potion using sage for good energy.

Superstitious Sipper

  • 1 1/2 parts Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 part simple syrup
  • 2 sage leaves (plus more for garnish)
  • Soda water
  • Cucumber slice (for garnish)

Preparation: Muddle together sage and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker or mixing glass. Squeeze in juice from half a lime, add tequila and ice. Stir and pour into glass. Top with soda water and garnish with a sage leaf and cucumber slice.

What are you doing this afternoon, Deadsplinters, hiding under the covers, or enjoying the end of the workweek?



  1. MMM that looks like a tasty cocktail!

    • Doesn’t it? I’ve never thought of using  sage in a cocktail, but why not?

  2. i would definitely have at least one of those cocktails (after one you probably want to direct me back towards beers….coz that looks plenty quaffable…and well…that just wouldnt be safe for anyone in the vicinity)
    anyways…..mostly im limping around being bored (and you know what they say…nothing is more dangerous than a bored kender)
    ive been watching the historical videos about the boer war (i was surprised to find out they had colour cameras back then and a country music soundtrack…i guess it took ww1 to knock the colour out of film)
    other than that i went for a milk run to the supermarket……forgot to get milk… got a pretty fucking sweet deal on a smoked mackerel tho….it was delicious
    now umm…well im pretty much just waiting to see what my music assignment for the day is and generally finding odd shit on youtube 

    • @farscythe And that’s why I stay as busy as possible! Because when I’m at loose ends I find dangerous ways to entertain myself.

      • right?
        for the moment im captivated by this video tho…..

        soo…i probably wont cause anything to explode in the next 10 minutes or so

        • @farscythe This is what I’ve become. Watching puppets living my old life. I guess it’s better than getting in trouble.

          • i dunno if its better than getting in trouble
            its just that trouble got bigger
            younger me didnt give a shit if i lost a job or a house…it was just me i had to look out for then…
            now if i fuck up i fuck up others too…and that aint cool

            • Definitely, being a responsible adult is no fun.

  3. I’m going to the chiropractor in 30 minutes and hoping he isn’t some woo-woo weirdo and can actually help me out. 

    • fingers crossed 🙂

    • @brightersideoflife Good luck, I hope it helps. If not, have you ever tried the heat patches? I pulled a muscle in my back once and they helped a lot. 

      • After a severely painful adjustment (thanks, seizing back muscles!), I was told alternate periods of ice and “gentle walking” so that’s what I am doing.

    • Last night in Tahoe? That is some bad luck. I advise you to drink more margaritas and toss some of the salt over your left shoulder.

      • Good call.  We just had our bad luck moment when my wife was towing my niece behind the jet ski.  They wiped out, the tow rope wrapped around her leg & she may have tore her ACL.  My wife feels really bad, hoping it is just a sprain.  She just went to emergency room.

        • @Loveshaq Oh, shit! A sprain is bad enough, I hope it’s not a torn ACL! 

        • jeezus, that sounds painful…
          hoping for the best possible scenario

    • ooh… they are practically next door…
      although, there is so much good bars/food within a few blocks of me, I rarely bother to go further than that, so I haven’t actually been to their location, but I’ve had there stuff on offer at the bars more local to me…

  4. Oh, nice. I ate soba noodles yesterday and have leftovers. Same with greens, as I eat those every day. Maybe it’s also a convenient excuse to buy cake. 
    But just like Memorial Day and Columbus Day (now appropriately re-named Indigenous People’s Day) I always forget about Friday the 13th. I’m not superstitious and I generally don’t pay attention to holidays I don’t get to take off work. I’d also be fine with living or working on the 13th floor of a building. 

    • I’ve always liked the number 13, nothing unlucky about a baker’s dozen, right? I don’t have cake but I do have pistachio cannoli from my favorite bakery. That’s gonna be dinner tonight. 😈

      • Mmmmm. You can’t go wrong with pistachio. 

    • A long time ago, I sorta “adopted” the unlucky things, under the reasoning that I am often at odds with damned near everyone, so what’s unlucky for them should be “lucky” for me, for certain values of “lucky”
      Mostly I just appreciate the number 13 and black cats.  And I may flaunt some of the more weird and specific superstitions.
      I’ve never managed to look into it enough to find any confirmation, but I’m wondering if the broken mirror thing is related to vampires and something about souls?

      • @lochaber I relate to this. I’m extremely contrary. 

  5. I’m a Scorpio, so Friday the 13s are one of our minor holidays. Hail Satan!

  6. Cocktail hour is upon us. Thank goodness. The lady who has a dog spa van is arriving any minute to do nail trims. It is worth it, if one puts a value on aggravation. Cheers! (Oh, I care nothing for Friday the 13th; I actually approved a tech product “go live”, finished two marketing campaigns, and am almost done with a third one today. The rest of the week sucked eggs, because of last minuting all of the above.)

    • @Elliecoo If I had four dogs I’d absolutely do the mobile dog spa. I hope you have a fun weekend, you earned it.

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