Saturday, March 5, 2011

Day 57: Casting the First Stone

Gin and Sin Cocktail
What color is the Gin and Sin, anyway?
The Gin and Sin is a combination of gin, lemon juice, orange juice, and grenadine.  The drink was pretty unremarkable except for the amount of sourness.  The orange juice and grenadine did not provide enough sweetness to properly balance the lemon juice, leaving you with puckered lips and a sad heart.  The Hula-Hula Cocktail has similar ingredients to the Gin and Sin with a far superior taste.

This drink got me thinking about sin, which is something I don’t normally do.  There’s not much reason to since there are no confessions in Pastafarianism.  With sin being so far out of mind, I had to do a little research to bone up.  It turns out there is a widely acknowledged standard of seven deadly sins, just like in that movie, Se7en.  In case you didn’t just click that link (and I recommend you always click our links), the sins are Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy, and Dopey.  Ha! Those are the seven dwarfs.  Just making sure you aren’t skimming.

The seven sins are actually gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, pride, lust, and envy.  I don’t think I’m normally that gluttonous, but I did eat a bag of Hot ‘n  Spicy Chex Mix this week in only three servings even though the bag claims there are eight servings.  I did feel bad afterwards, though, and I don’t mean an upset stomach.   I like money as much as the next guy, but anyone who has seen my money management skills would see that greed isn’t my highest priority.  Sloth? That depends on how you define it.  We have published at least an entry a day on TBIAW for two months, so that shows some kind of drive I think.  Of course I have barely moved off the couch in that same time so that might be a wash.

Sloth and Glutton
The older I get the less wrath I display.  It may not be apparent to the casual observer, but I am practically a Zen master compared to how I was in my 20s.   I don’t know if I’ve matured or if it just takes too much effort to be wrathful these days. I guess that might be another point for sloth.  I will admit that Jimmy Carter is not the only man who has had lust in his heart. That takes a lot of energy, too, though.  I don’t think I have too much envy. If anything I think people envy me and my bon vivant lifestyle.

That brings us to pride, the final sin. According to Wikipedia, pride is the most serious sin.  Uh-oh.  Of all the ones to be the most serious, it had to be pride, my greatest attribute.  Some may be shocked to hear that I have been accused of being a bit too prideful.  Earlier in my career, my manager told me I had a reputation as a prima donna.  Apparently this means I was viewed as vain, egotistical, obnoxious and undisciplined.  This was pretty insulting because I can be reasonably disciplined.

Those sins might be considered the big ones, but I'm not sure any of them compare to the ruining of a nice gin like the Gin and Sin did.

Overall Rating for Gin and Sin

Taste: 2
Presentation: 2
Ease of Preparation: 4
Drinks Until Blackout: 7 – 18%


1 oz Gin
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 tbsp Orange Juice
1 dash Grenadine

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