Thursday, November 26, 2009

100,000 starfish and waffles

And just like that, in the wee early morning hours of this November 26, the odometer turned ... clocking in the 100,000th visitor to felix's daily starfish and waffles!

The esteemed editor of felix's daily starfish and waffles celebrates 100,000 visitors with a sweet and refreshing Bears' Pear Honey Fizz.

I guess it's only fitting that this happy, humbling occasion occurred on none other than Thanksgiving Day. But make no mistake, there's no turkeying around here: for each of our 100,000 visitors, we give you 100,000 sincere thanks. May you still be with us when it comes time to celebrate a million.

Until then, let's drink and be merry! And, wouldn't you know it, in typical starfish and waffles tradition, we've come up with an original beverage idea just to fit the bill.

Bears' Pear Honey Fizz
1/2 lime, juiced
1 splash of acacia honey
1 shot of pear-flavoured vodka
250mL sparkling lime seltzer

Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice. Add the ingredients in the order listed above. Stir. Garnish with a wedge of pear. Drink and be merry!

100,000 mammals agree: sweet and satisfying, the Bears' Pear Honey Fizz will make you wish you were celebrating 100,000 every day. Well, maybe not every day because then you might have a problem. But you know what we mean. Chug-chug ... cheers!

Still thirsty? Check out the links organized under the heading "Bartending School" on the left of this webpage for more original starfish and waffles drink recipes.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

domo arigato, mr. roboto

November is bad poetry month here at felix's daily starfish and waffles - yay! Lucky you. On tap for today: the haiku, a poetic form universally appreciated much like other popular Japanese exports such as sushi, superior electronics, and Hello Kitty. Hai, sugoi!

Torii in the mud flats at Itsukushima-jinja (Itsukushima Shrine) in Miyajima, Japan. (2002). I suppose this picturew would've been more interesting had I waited for high tide.

Retro Music
80's. So bad, it's
Good. Dōmo arigatō,
Mr. Roboto!

Helpful Winter Advice
Det snöar! Men det
Är inte vitt snö. Varning!
Ät inte gul snö.

By the Sea
Par la plage venteuse,
Rendez-vous, sous les étoiles.
Vous, je me souviens.

The Good Life
Vino Toscano.
Vino, grappa, vino, sì!
La dolce vita.