Drink Up

What a long, beautiful, and eventful weekend. My childhood friend is now married. His bride was gorgeous, and the wedding was so insanely beautiful. It couldn't have been a more perfect day. Especially those extra strong Hurricanes we drank long into the night. I have not had a hangover like that in a seriously long time.

One down, two more weddings to go! One bride to be is my good friend Kaelyn Michaels, who is a photographer, and you should visit her shop to see her gorgeous work.

I'm working from home today, thought I'd share this photograph pair (which is presently a contender for my mini food portfolio). It's obvious I have a thing for fruit in my drinks. See other fruit in drinks here.

This is kind of different, and maybe better. Fresh raspberries in a Woodchuck's Hard Cider. Ummmm, yes please. With some pistachios to munch on. I can sit on the porch all evening, drinking these &  popping nuts in my mouth. What- Ok. Obviously that was....not at all how I meant to say that. Whatever. I'm not deleting it.

I'm also reading Tim Gunn's Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work. It's hilarious, insightful and the overall lesson is just to be nice to people. Have manners, for crap's sake.

I may swear, more than I should, I know this, but I do believe in having a decent set of manners. I open doors for people (no, not only men need to do this), I say hello to anyone who makes eye contact with me, and overall I am nice to my waiters and tip them generously. It feels good to be nice to strangers, and especially when it seems everyone is in such a freaking hurry and kind of mean this type of behavior is unexpected.

I hope you don't read that last paragraph and picture me wagging a finger, because I'm not. I swear. It's always a good thing to want to better yourself. Being nice to others (animals, too) is a good place to start.

This week I am dog/house sitting. You guys know Chester, right? Just me and him all week, it's going to be glorious!


andrea despot said...

yay for dog-sitting! (i've been doing a ton of that lately.)

the colors in both of those photographs are really wonderful; i really love both of them! i definitely think they belong in your portfolio.

i could eat pistachios for forever...

manners are good! i wish more people had them, though it actually isn't that bad here in the south. though i'm prepared for a huge change when i move out west, unfortunately...

andrea despot said...

ps. i like the new blog header :)

Meredith said...

raspberries in cider sounds delicious- I wonder if a strongbow cider would be as good?

Miss C said...

I agree with:
-fruit in carbonated beverages
-being nice to strangers
-tipping well

sooo, everything

Tina Crespo said...

Thank you, Andrea :) It's funny because you aren't too far from me, but what a drastic change in social behavior as soon as you cross over into maryland and up towards Philly.

Meredith- I have not tried strongbow cider, and now I think I MUST!

Miss C - I agree with you ha :)