**Rough night last night. I was home with my two youngest, waiting for Marie to bring Jack home from college. I decided to experiment with new vodka concoctions. They all sucked. I first tried vodka, blue curacao, and 7-Up (a poor man's Electric Lemonade). It was pretty bad (I give it a "4"). I then tried vodka, green apple schnapps, and 7-Up: terrible, almost like the vodka had gone bad ("0") . . . I tossed it out. I then tried vodka, watermelon pucker and 7-Up: bad ("3"). I finally tried watermelon pucker and 7-Up: passable ("5"), but basically felt like I was drinking candy.
**I then switched to vodka-tonic, with a twist of lime: "7."
**I decided to unwind while watching MLB playoffs and Hurricane Matthew coverage. Things have been horrendously rough at the office for the past two months and I'm just now feeling things returning a bit to normal. I decided to "pamper myself" (loathsome phrase) with the Weather Channel and vodka-tonics.
**While watching, I surfed for drinking news and Hurricane Matthew. It didn't take me long to find this: Palm Beach has banned alcohol sales, shuttering bars. To be honest, I couldn't imagine anything more cool than sitting in a bar on the beach while a hurricane rolled in all around me and my drinking companions.
**To be honest, I couldn't imagine more stupid than sitting in a bar on the beach while a hurricane rolled in all around me and my drinking companions.
**Overall, the Weather Channel coverage was pretty disappointing. They spent way too much time talking about "saturated ground." I was hoping for those broadcasts of dudes standing on the beach, with the hurricane tearing in, nearly toppling the broadcasters. Sample from Matthew in the Bahamas.
**They should have the reporter then pound six shots and do it again. And then do six more shots and do it again. That would be news entertainment.
**Disney World shut down for the only fourth time in its history because of Hurricane Matthew. I wonder how much that will hurt Disney's attempt to normalize sodomy throughout the world.