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Showcase: jam jar cocktails

For my 19th birthday a friend got me daiquiri mix and a 2-6 of rum. The mix was bloody awful and my dad, being the hilarious and practical man that he is, confiscated the rum and then rationed it out – so I wouldn’t drink it all in one go I suppose, not that I would, or more importantly, even could. He poured the rum into mason jars and labeled them “white rum.” For some reason, my friends and I thought that putting alcohol in a mason jar was just absolutely hysterical, but now it’s rustic, hip, and all the rage. Sorry for judging dad, you were clearly just ahead of your time.  Continue reading

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Living the dream (without becoming a mere skeleton on a sandy stretch of beach)

In university, when I had no idea what to do with myself for the rest of my life, I would say that I would graduate and be a poet living on a beach. This obviously didn’t come true or else I would, by now, be a skeleton on some sandy stretch somewhere – typically just living on a beach is illegal/dangerous and writing poetry doesn’t bring in enough money to purchase a small private island, surprisingly enough. But if you think of it in the most idyllic frame of mind, it seemed like a sweet gig. Continue reading

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