Happy 2008.

I can’t claim this little gem as my own, but I can apologize for my late start today (damn DSL) and give you some eye candy to try and make up for it. After lots and lots of holiday travels – which still aren’t quite over – I’m more off-track than I’d anticipated. Bear with me. Please?

:: image via James White


On the Rocks: Vodka Crème Brulee.

Three of my favorite words in one cocktail: Vodka Crème Brulee.

– 2 oz Grey Goose La Vanille (or vanilla flavored vodka)
– 1 oz Frangelico
– 1/2 oz Cointreau
– 1 1/2 oz half and half

Garnish: vanilla stick

Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with vanilla stick.

:: cocktail and photo via Cocktail Times


Pinhole Camera Kit.

I have an admitted fascination (RE: unhealthy obsession) with cameras. I figure I own something like six or seven all together ranging from your everyday point and shoot 35mm to my Dad’s old Minolta. The missing pieces are a fisheye and pinhole. Well, my friends, I think i just got one step closer to crossing the latter off the list when I came across this pinhole camera kit. The downside is that it apparently takes 1-2 hours to construct. It might just be the price I have to pay …