Written on 5/27/2008 08:37:00 AM by Yvette St. John

I don't have any excuse as good at Julia's, but I will be back soon as well.

I've been REALLY busy organizing and editing pictures - and promise to share some (along with my story of movie magic in Small Town, America) as soon as possible!

Technical difficulties...


Written on 5/26/2008 02:54:00 AM by Julia O'Keeffe

I've been gone for awhile but will be back soon. Real life really is overrated and has gotten in the way.

Plus, my laptop is in the computer hospital for an undetermined amount of time.

Thirsty Thursday - Old Time


Written on 5/08/2008 07:14:00 PM by Yvette St. John

I thought I'd do my "signature" drink, I guess you'd call it. Though I don't drink it all the time, it is the one thing that I consistently drink....others just come and go. Maybe I'll get into those another week ;) So introducing:

Southern Comfort Old Fashioned Sweet

1 oz Southern Comfort
1 tsp sugar
5 drops bitters
2 oz 7-Up® soda
1 splash grenadine syrup

Add drops of bitters to bottom of glass and stir in sugar. Once bitters and sugar are combined, add ice and pour in SoCo. Top off with 7-up/Sprite and add a splash of grenadine. Serve with cherries.

It's more common where I'm from to be a Brandy Old Fashioned, but I prefer the taste of Southern Comfort.

T-shirt Tuesday - Go ahead, wipe your hands on it


Written on 5/06/2008 09:36:00 PM by Julia O'Keeffe

It's nearing the end of crawfish season in southern Louisiana. Any crawfish boil is a messy occassion. If it isn't - you're not doing it right.

Why waste rolls of paper towels? Go green! As the makers of this shirt say:

Crawfish are ugly, bottom-feeding bugs . . . and they are wonderfully delicious. It is a right of passage to go to a boil and learn the process.

A shirt meant to be worn to a crawfish boil and free to be used as your napkin. Wipe your hands freely. It will just add to the design.

Pick, Pull, Suck, Pinch, Repeat.

From one of my favorite shops, Dirty Coast. No copyright infringement intended, just sharing the great designs.

T-Shirt Tuesday - A Pirates Life For Me


Written on 5/06/2008 08:37:00 PM by Yvette St. John

What can I say?

I laughed out loud when I saw this, and immediately thought: "I need that!!!" LOL

Available for order Here

Friday Fiction: A Story: A-Z


Written on 5/02/2008 10:19:00 PM by Y & J

Surfing the web, we found this great site with writing prompts. Thought this one sounded fun:

Let's write a story together. Add one sentence to help further the story (you can read the sentences before it to stay on theme). There is one catch: You must start your sentence with the alphabet letter that follows the one that started the prior sentence. For example, if the last sentence is "The sun was shining bright that morning," the first word of your sentence must start with a "U." (When it gets to "Z," start back again with "A.")

So, here's our start to it...we'll continue this until the story is complete. Julia's lines will be teal, Yvette's will be purple:

"Better late than never," is what people always say. Can't say they were especially right this time. During the last few months, I'd come to dread what was about to happen, and wished it would just go away. Everytime I thought about it, I got sick to my stomach...you know, the big ass butterflies that want out...and I thought about it often. Forget about "mind over matter" when it's your mind that's the problem.

Gary rang the doorbell, just like every other morning, and I answered against my better judgement. He had that look -- the condecsending one that made me feel two feet tall. I let him in thinking: If he looks at me like that again I'm gonna...oh, who am I kidding, he's been looking at me like that for months now.

"Joining me for lunch today?" I asked him. Killing all my hope for that day he smirked and answered: "Of course."

"Let's go for sushi," I said hopefully, thinking at least that way I'd get something good out of the deal.

My thoughts wandered as he strolled around my apartment like he owned it and in a sense he did, because he "owned" me. Never in my wildest dreams had I imagined dating an actor would turn out like this. Others envy me but they have no idea. Perhaps if I had realized just how insecure the industry made people, I would have thought twice about this.

"Quit thinking so much, we'll get sushi for lunch," he said as he opened the door for us to leave.

"Ready!" and with that, I tucked the camera in my bag.

To be continued....

Thirsty Thursday - I like it dirty...


Written on 5/01/2008 11:30:00 PM by Julia O'Keeffe

I have to feature my all-time favorite drink in my first Thirsty Thursday post.

The martini is traditionally made with gin and a splash of vermouth. Add a splash of olive "juice," and a couple of olives, stuffed or plain, and you have the Dirty Martini.

I could go into the history, the variations in qualities of gin, the benefits and drawbacks to various amounts of vermouth, the great controversy over shaking vs. stirring...

But really, it's simple: Follow the above instructions...drink...ENJOY.

Thirsty Thursday - Enchantress


Written on 5/01/2008 09:27:00 PM by Yvette St. John

This drink sounds interesting...


  • 1 Part Amaretto
  • 1 Part Creme de Cacao
  • 1 Part Triple Sec
  • 1 Splash Grenadine
  • Fill With Milk

Blending Instructions:

  • Combine alcoholic ingredients in glass over ice
  • Fill to top with milk, add splash of grenadine
  • Stir gently
I love amareto....I'm not entirely sure about the milk, but I may have to try this next time I'm at the bar ;)