Turned into a leprechaun

My Fellow Inebriates,

There’s no green beer here, but I modeled for some art this morning…

P was going to give me shamrocks instead of ears, but she relented and drew both.

P was going to give me shamrocks instead of ears, but she relented and drew both. AND a bottle of vino. It’s okay to be a leprechaun.

And there I am again with my gold(schlager).

And there I am again in V’s picture with my gold(schlager).

“Guy Exists on Beer Alone for Lent”

Check it out, my fellow inebriates…there’s this dude in Iowa who’s giving everything up for Lent except beer.

beer for lent

And to my parents: Tell me why we’re behaving so godlessly?? We could be doing this too.

What the hell don’t we like about Catholicism??

Oh. Right.

Dan Lacey's painting of then-Cardinal Ratzinger wearing pancake vestments

Dan Lacey’s painting of then-Cardinal Ratzinger wearing pancake vestments

But we totally like Dan Lacey’s painting.

 

BUTTERY RUM MARDI GRAS GOODNESS—For you, MFI, not the angels, your kids, or the pope

My Fellow Inebriates,

For those of you still eating solid foods, here’s a fantastic way to include alcohol in your Mardi Gras pancakes:

YUMMY BUTTER-RUM PANCAKES

  • 1 cup maple syrup (or, if your kids go through it fast enough to bankrupt you, no-name fake syrup like the kind at LBHQ)

  • 2 tbsp butter

  • 4 tbsp rum (or whisky/bourbon/vodka, etc.)

  • Pancakes (optional)

Here goes…

In a small saucepan, heat the syrup and butter, stirring until the butter melts. Then REMOVE AND LET SIT FOR 5 MINUTES while your mother finishes making pancakes or whatever the hell she’s doing.

THIS IS CRITICAL!!! YOU DO NOT WANT THE SYRUP TO BE TOO HOT WHEN YOU ADD THE LIQUOR. YOU DO NOT WANT ONE PRECIOUS MOLECULE TO EVAPORATE. DO NOT GIVE THE ANGELS A SHARE*—WHAT HAVE THEY DONE FOR YOU LATELY ANYWAY?

After five minutes, stir your chosen booze in.

Okay, so now you have a delicious, buttery, booze-enhanced syrup. DO NOT GIVE IT TO THE KIDS—WHAT HAVE THEY DONE FOR YOU LATELY ANYWAY?

And finally, drink the syrup straight pour your syrup over your Mardi Gras feast. Ahhhhhh!!!

Dan Lacey's painting of then-Cardinal Ratzinger wearing pancake vestments

Dan Lacey’s painting of then-Cardinal Ratzinger wearing pancake vestments

*an·gels’ share (njlz)
n. Informal
The quantity of an alcoholic liquor lost to evaporation during the distilling process.