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Farewell, Sweet Prince

I had to say goodbye to someone very important to me last night.

I had to take Sasha Baron Cohen off my List of Five*. It's one of the harder things I've had to do. Natural childbirth? PFFT.

*List of Five: the five celebrities you get to have sexual relations with when married.

When even Jon Stewart is uncomfortable with your shenanigans, that means you're obnoxious in real life. Even though SBC is so, so smart, and clever...I think he might actually be a crazy person in real life (in the bad way.)

So now I have a Wild Card to fill.


1. Viggo (always)
2. Daniel Craig
3. Sophia Vergara
4. Darren Criss
5. WILD CARD. Probably to be filled by Javier Bardem. (That's what she said! As she pointed at herself!) Or Jeff Goldblum. (I can't help it.)


Note: I am not actually a crazy person, and I do not believe that I will actually cross anyone off my list. Le sigh. ;D

ION, I decided yesterday that there is NO WAY I would put a Forum on HDJM. People just can't help themselves and turn into pedants and a-holes too quickly, and I am determined to keep HDJM a place of fun and smiles. I mean... there's an entire internet full of places to bitch about things, right? So. *hands*

Also, I've been beta reading flaming_muse's latest fic and I get CHILLS thinking about how wonderful it is. And it's not even finished yet. Oh, is it going to be a treat.

Finally, a website I subscribe to sent me a cocktail recipe that I am dying to try out (and play with.)

The Redefined Daisy

1 1/2 oz base spirit (gin, tequila, rum, vodka)
3/4 oz cointreau OR elderflower liqueur (I'm seeing this everywhere. I approve)
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice (1 medium lemon)
2 barspoons of grenadine or raspberry syrup (that would be awesome with the cointreau)
soda water
fresh mint and raspberries for garnish.

Ice cubes in a shaker with first 4 ingredients, shake well, pour in glass, top with soda, swirl, and put in garnish. NOM. Hello, poolside delight. (My choices would be silver tequila, cointreau and raspberry syrup. Which...makes it almost a margarita, I know. But lemon isn't the same as lime. And I might swap out the soda water with mineral water. In fact, that's pretty much how I'm going to make one this weekend. O_O YAY PLANS.) :D

Other combo I'd use: light rum, elderflower liqueur, grenadine. And mineral water. I just don't want the calories, one, and I don't want the acerbic taste of soda water, typically.


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May. 8th, 2012 05:21 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised Will Ferrell isn't on your list in SBC's place!

I used to be so sure about my five, but I have no idea now. Let's see...probably Nathan Fillion; David Cook; hmmm...those are the only two I'm sure of. OH Idris Elba, of course. I would totally put Matt Bomer on there if he were not otherwise inclined. Hm. This is tougher than it used to be!
May. 8th, 2012 05:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'd want to marry Will, not have a wild shag. :D

IDRIS ELBA. He rotates in and out of that list, too. Rawr.

Matt Bomer is on my "List of gay men I would love to take a chance on turning straight for a night" hahahaha.
May. 8th, 2012 05:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah, SBC seems to have hit in the crazy juice and has no intention of stopping. He makes me embarrassed for him.

I need to have more recipes using grenadine. I made some last summer and realized I only need two or three Manhattans a year! The Shirley Temples have been delicious, but, again, only two or three a year. This refined Daisy sounds like I could drink it all Summer long.


I was concerned about how easily a forum could devolve.
May. 8th, 2012 05:37 pm (UTC)
I had to turn off the Daily Show last night. =/

Doesn't that recipe look delicious?!

I like the idea in principle, but let's be honest: people on the net like to Be Right and make others see things their way. *shrug* Better to know before I set one up.
May. 8th, 2012 06:35 pm (UTC)
<3 <3 <3

oh my god this fic is going to kill me
May. 8th, 2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
IT IS ALREADY KILLING ME. In the best ways. It is so, so SO wonderful.
May. 8th, 2012 07:41 pm (UTC)
My List of Five are mostly, unfortunately, happily married at the moment. Maybe that's why I like them.

Hugh Jackman, Johnny Depp, Jon Stewart, Tom Hiddleston (OMG LOKI *DIES*), Robert Downey Jr.
May. 8th, 2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
RDJr comes in and out of mine, too. Oh, Johnny. How I loved you...
May. 9th, 2012 03:32 am (UTC)
Who wouldn't love RDJr coming in and out? HEYOO!

(I couldn't help it!)
May. 8th, 2012 08:55 pm (UTC)
So, is that top 5 in order or is it interchangeable? Do people move up and down the list or generally stay where they are? If I was you, I'd keep option 5 as a permanently open spot just because it's nice to be flexible. I have no idea what Sacha Baron Cohen has done to warrant removal but I always found him a bit too hairy, so I can't disapprove of your decision. :D

And hooray for Flaming Muse fic. I hope it's a long one. I hope it's an epic that will make Gone with the wind look like a novella. And can I ask you a question about beta-readers? (Hope you don't mind) - how do you go about getting a Glee beta reader? Do you know of any active sites where people are offering their services? I've tried the LJ comm, but not had any luck so far. Any advice or shoves in the right direction would be gratefully appreciated.

And finally, hooray for cocktails. I make a mean Blue Drink myself, because in my world cocktails should always be brightly coloured. Ooh, and I love a raspberry martini with sugar around the rim of the glass. Mmmmm. Cheers!
May. 8th, 2012 09:17 pm (UTC)
It's just the list - no preference is intended. I really need a List of Seven. Stupid made up rule...

I do like keeping a Wild Card open, as well. LOL.

Re: betas. I fell into a wonderful relationship (both friendship and writing) with FM over the past year or so, but had asked trusted friends that were either pro-writers or grammar/character nazis to assist me. (FM pushes me like no one else has, so I would never consider using anyone else. But we're exclusive. ;D)

You might ask on Tumblr (or leave it as a question in K_B, either standalone or at the end of a fic post, that you're looking for one.)

Mmmm, cocktails! I used to make up a new drink for every Glee recap (based on the show's theme) but I think I was always drinking alone... I've made it into a cocktail book, I just need cover art to finish it out.

CHEERS! *clink*
May. 8th, 2012 10:21 pm (UTC)
Heh heh heh, I like the fact that you and FM are exclusive but you have a list of 5 people you're allowed to sleep with! :D

I think I need a copy of that cocktail book, it sounds fab. I have a book that is a combination of cocktail recipes and classic film memorabilia. I like it because whenever I have a cocktail from it and look at the pictures, I feel like I'm Myrna Loy in the Thin Man. :D
May. 9th, 2012 12:26 am (UTC)
I approve of Number 4. and could totally understand Jeff Goldblum being number 5.
May. 9th, 2012 01:24 am (UTC)
I just got back from NYC where I saw J. Goldblum in a short robe five feet in front of me. He's def. on the wildcard list. (And please, you know #4 is #1. ;D)
May. 9th, 2012 01:04 am (UTC)
List of Five
OMG, I so approve! Viggo, Daniel, Darren, and Javier (not sure how I feel about Sophia....) are such wonderful choices. [Had it been a few years back, I would have had to add Raul Julia (as in Tequila Sunrise 1988)].
May. 9th, 2012 01:25 am (UTC)
Re: List of Five
Sophia Vergara, imo, is the most beautiful woman alive. Good lord, she's attractive.
May. 9th, 2012 02:21 am (UTC)
On Essene's 5? Philip Seymour Hoffman.
May. 9th, 2012 03:36 am (UTC)
I vote for Goldblum. I'm pretty sure he's the reason I still have a thing for tall, lanky nerds, including my current boyfriend. Plus now he's got that whole "hot college professor" thing going on.

I blame many viewings of Jurassic Park, Earth Girls Are Easy, and the middle parts of The Fly (after the transport, but before everything starts falling off, when everything is awesome and shirtless) at an impressionable age.
May. 9th, 2012 01:11 pm (UTC)
I second Jeff Goldblum. I can't help it either.
May. 11th, 2012 07:00 pm (UTC)
Jeff Goldblum all the way! He's been on my list as number one forever. He used to be number two behind Christopher Walken but I decided to put CW in his own category of greatness.

Mmmmmmmm Jeff.
May. 11th, 2012 08:30 pm (UTC)
I saw him in a short little robe with nothing underneath. Like, five feet in front of me. It wasn't a problem for me AT ALL. Rawr.
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Are You Actually

Reading this? I'm just curious. Because that's really detail-oriented of you. Feel free to stop reading. But you can see that there's more here, so are you going to keep reading? Really? That's pretty dedicated. I'm impressed. No, really. I'm not being sarcastic, why do you get like that? See, this is the problem I have with your mother - yes. YES. I'm going there. It's time we put all of our cards on the table.

I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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