Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro mocktail)
6 Mint leaves
1 oz Lime juice
1 oz Grapefruit juice
.5 oz Simple syrup
~2-3 oz Non-alcoholic Ginger Beer
My Neighbor Totoro may have been the first anime I ever saw. I watched it in 3rd Grade, back when I didn’t even know what anime was! Since then I have become a huge fan of Hayao Miyazaki, with my favorite movie of his being Princess Mononoke. I wanted to pay tribute to the director by making a mocktail inspired by one of his more famous characters. What’s your favorite Miyazaki movie? Chat with me about it in the comments of the video below. Make sure to subscribe to the Geek & Sundry Vlogs channel to get updates on geeky cocktails and subjects daily!
"To-to-ro? You’re Totoro!… I bet you’re Totoro…"
Game of Thrones Drinking Game
It’s finally here! Game of Thrones returns to television tonight on HBO. No doubt there will be many viewing parties, like this one put together last year by Geeky Hostess, and what party is complete without games? The Savory has put together a drinking game for the season. From the looks of it, you won’t need to worry about any of your favorite characters dying because a few minutes in and you’ll probably be completely numb and on your way to forgetting the entire night.
Please drink responsibly.
(That title? I’ve been listening to a little too much Modest Mouse lately.)
Practice was pure joy yesterday, and if you weren’t aware, my definition of joy consists of heavy bass lines. Lots of ‘em. I’m happy to say, Heather delivered. After only several weeks as our official bassist, she’s gotten right into the swing of things. For someone who hasn’t played nearly as long as myself and the rest of the band have been messing with our respective instruments, she held her own.
As we rode the Queens-bound F train home, Heather and I had a discussion about our vastly different experiences in taking up an instrument and what it takes to master one.
[I write this as I wait for Joan Jett to front Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Live streams save lives.]
When the stage has been cleared and you’ve cashed in your drink tickets, packed up your equipment, and shook all the hands you could before heading out the door, you’re not really thinking about what the next course of action is. You’ve just played your band’s first gig with overwhelming success, and all that’s really on your mind is the extra swagger in your step and getting home to where your bed awaits.
The next morning, however, you’re game for round two. Or so I was. If I had to guess, I would say the rest of the band felt the same.
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