Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday Tipple

Crikey, after the past 24 hours I reckon I'll need a tripple tipple!


Yesterday morning we had a 4.1 to remind us the earth is still moving, then this morning we had several then a 4 then within half an hour we had a 5. In our building it felt bigger than that, but it was quite shallow and close to the city hence the feeling of "OMG".


If anyone has a palace in Tuscany that isn't being used at present, I'm sure a contender for housekeeper!! (Actually, I could almost settle for an unwanted, up turned compost bin just as long as it doesn't shake, rattle or roll..)


Gloom Chaser


30ml Grand Marnier
30ml orange curacao
30ml lemon juice
7ml grenadine
ice


Pour all ingredients into shaker, shake then strain into serving glass. I'd use a champagne saucer if they weren't all broken! Decorate with an orange twist.




15 comments:

TheUndertaker said...

Hey Saggie, Auckland far enough away for you? : )
I was on the phone to the banks call centre today when she suddenly exclaims: "Oh, I'm so sorry, we're having an earthquake, got to go" and the phone goes dead...
Big one too huh. Thinking of ya down there, rattling around

The Sagittarian said...

Undie, I hadn't considered a sprint to Auckland! Mind you, I mthink I have to be there for work sometime soon so hopefully I'll get that break!

Steve said...

"Shake and strain" - sounds to me like you could just leave it onthe table and let nature do it for you!

The Sagittarian said...

Steve - its our new party game! We have mostly converted - we're all quakers now!! :-)

Selina Kingston said...

oh my honey! i had no idea that you were still getting the shakes...and such big ones. thinking of you x

Barry Coidan said...

Tuscany's ok except far too many wealthy retired Brits. Also you'd have to put up with Italian bureaucracy. Now that really does need a shake up.

The Sagittarian said...

Selina - aw thank you, most days we cope quite well but when we get the bigger ones they give us the creeps!

Barry - oh well, back to the compost bin in Steve's backyard....

ρομπερτ said...

Over here, below 3.1R it isn't reported anymore. The strongest so far was a 4.9-er for me.
More than willing, I'd like to join you for the tripple³.
A safe and sound Wednesday for you all.

daily athens

Meggie said...

Somehow I am glad I don't live there any more. Hope it all settles down, it must become very unnerving.
Love the music, ta very much!

...louciao... said...

"She's taken her girls away from the town" they sing, soothingly. I see how you might relate.

The earth's not shaking here, the fall colours are magnificent, supper's on the table, BrOwen's just getting out of the bath, and the wine is not just breathing it's panting. So put on your silver bracelets, drape that shawl over your ivory shoulders and come sip with me (once we've finished guzzling the triple Gloom Chaser, that is).

Stickup Artist said...

On my last photo shoot I was standing on the San Andreas Fault, the most geologically active area in the US and well overdue for a big shake up. The earth breathes, rolls, and trembles. It is extremely unnerving to say the least. A Triple Gloom Chaser sounds just the thing for the old earthquake kit we keep in the garage. I think that would come in more handy than the tin can chile!

Owen said...

Jeez, I really think it's time to put up a tent in the yard until the shaking is done...

I really hope it will calm down soon, that cannot be much fun, no matter how many triple tipples you guzzle.

If you want to come take a vacation in France for a few months, just come on over, we'll figure out where to put you up...

ρομπερτ said...

me thirst. hope you are having a peacefilled friday. thank you once again very much for the book.

Pearl said...

Stop by Minnesota -- the ground never moves here, although it does tend to freeze a bit...

Pearl

The Sagittarian said...

Robert-Glad the book got there!

Meggie- Honestly, its hard to know when it's going to go quiet!

Louciau- I know, my girls don't want the shakes but they don't want to eave either!

Stick Up- We had a 4.8 this arvo, very freaky!!

Owen- I'm on the next flight. luv!

Pearl- I'm doing a stop-over there!!! Actually, I have a friend from Minnesota. Maybe we should visit!!