|What color is the Gin and Sin, anyway?|
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|
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
Ease of Preparation: 4
Drinks Until Blackout: 7 – 18%
1 oz Gin
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 tbsp Orange Juice
1 dash Grenadine