Thursday, August 9, 2012

Two years, two months, and two days without Internet access and the Betty Boop Shot

On this day in 1854, – Henry David Thoreau published Walden; or, Life in the Woods. Later to be known simply as Walden, it would be the literary result of his a two year, two month, and two day retreat from "Over Civilization" in English-style 10' × 15' cottage in the woods near Walden Pond.

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion."
— Henry David Thoreau

Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Henry David Thoreau

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
Henry David Thoreau


On this day in 1930, Betty Boop would make made her cartoon debut in Dizzy Dishes.

The Historical Inebriant: The Betty Boop Shot

1/2 shot of Patron
1/2 shot of Peachtree Schnapps
1 shot cranberry juice

Mix in shaker with crushed ice, strain into a shot glass.  Makes 2-3 shots


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