It’s been a while since I posted about the television and music I’ve been enjoying, so here’s a little bit of that plus a drink recipe — enjoy!
I have never before really considered myself to be a fan of Fleetwood Mac. I know and have enjoyed many of their songs, but it’s never been a band I really sought out. For some strange reason, though, I am all about the Fleetwood Mac lately. I heard a live version of “The Chain” on the radio a few days ago and couldn’t get it out of my head, so I wound up downloading Rumours. It turns out I know and love every song on the album and I’ve been listening to it obsessively for the past several days. “Second Hand News” has already made it to my running playlist.
While you all know I am a Bourbon devotee, I also really love gin. For some reason, though, I tend only to drink it in the spring and summer. Something about it says warm weather to me. Well, guess what season it is now? So I’ve been experimenting with gin lately. The best gin is Hendrick’s, and about this I will brook no disagreement. My current favorite way to mix this is with mint and cucumber:
Muddle a few mint leaves and cucumber slices and put these + ice in the bottom of a glass; mix a shot of Hendrick’s and a tablespoon (or less) of simple syrup in a shaker; pour gin mixture over the ice and salad; fill up the glass the rest of the way with seltzer. Tastes like summer and deliciousness. My next project will be a Hendrick’s martini with a cucumber garnish. Mmm hmm.
If you follow me on Twitter, you know I’m in the middle of The Great Buffy Re-Watch of 2012. I love this show and this must be the 4th or 5th time I’ve re-watched it in its entirety. I am just starting season 6 tonight. Season 6, due to my extreme Team Spike partiality, is my favorite. I don’t just love it for Spike, though: there’s so much fascinating stuff that goes on with each of the characters. I’m getting close to the end, though, which means I’m aready thinking about what’s next. Possibilities include: Angel, Dollhouse, Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls, Alias, Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who. I have already seen each of these shows before, so none would be new. I’m in the mood for a marathon of the beloved and the familiar. I’ll probably do Angel next (to stay in Joss Whedon territory), but I might do Veronica Mars, to appease my need for badass female leads. I know you’re all on the edges of your seats, so I’ll keep you posted.
I also recently saw Cabin in the Woods, Joss Whedon’s newest project (and The Avengers is coming out soon!), and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. A great cast, a clever story, funny and scary and disgusting moments, smart writing, and thought-provoking ethical ambiguity. And a really great poster, don’t you think? I just love his stuff, and the thrill of seeing “A Mutant Enemy Production” on the big screen really can’t be overstated. Have you seen it? Highly recommended.