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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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Today's post is going to be another montage of sorts.

Something for Dan to think about.

First up, I'd like to thank everyone for participating so encouragingly lately. And on a slightly bemused note, I can't help but blush a bit at some of the responses I've gotten over the Covid punishment, both 'pre' and 'post'! It doesn't surprise me much when a dominant like Merry makes a teasing, unsympathetic remark over me either being "horny and helpless" or butt-sore from punishment, but it is kind of humbling when subs, both male and female, do so as well. 

Is that some allegorical image of me 'learning a lesson' with ample approval?

To put an image to the sentiment, I kind of feel like the punished miscreant whose 'circle' is approving of his comeuppance. So.......um..... thanks. I think it takes something special to be that honest, and for me, after such a long punishment (Ana's 400 & Rosa's 1000....which she padded with some extra) it is actually helpful to hear from trusted friends (and family) that it was deserved.

Second, I have been in a bit of a mini-discussion at Dan's blog over "drawings" that aren't really drawings but 'artified photos'. I will do a full post on this at some point but for now here is a classic example that many might be familiar with:


Why what a coincidence? What are the chances that an artist would draw something so identical? Or how much effort did it take that woman to get her pose and even her dress folds to match the drawing so perfectly? LOL. I don't know who "Westfield" is but "bravo for you. You trace beautifully, though to your horny credit, you DID add that nipple." To those who would look at the drawing and think it an actual drawing, please take this as a life lesson in just how much a photo can be made to look like a drawn picture. So here we have an example of something stolen, altered, AND captioned....the triumvirate of artistic offenses.

Third, I will be also doing a post on art/photo/technique as prompted by a discussion on morningstar's blog, but that is going to take some time since it encompasses several issues. I do worry though that this topic may not resonate with very many. ( there will even be a musical reference to Bach! Go figure. LOL)

Bach's back.....though this is his front.

And lastly, while I know that 'cocktail recipes' tend to fall flat with many of you, I always hold out  hope that something will entice someone to share in some liquefied (or liquor-fied) joy. Here is the cocktail I invented for Rosa on Sunday:

THE SOUR VALENTINE. Rosa took this shot in our living room so she could brag to her friends from school she keeps in contact with.

Recipe for a large 14 oz glass as shown

2 oz. grapefruit liqueur
2 oz. gin
4 oz white cranberry juice
1 packet sour mix

Shake ( I normally don't recommend shaking gin, but this time it won't matter) the ingredients in a large shaker with a good handful of ice, enough ice to agitate and chill the ingredients and create a nice foam. Pour without straining into the glass and garnish with a couple of blackberries. (I used frozen)


15 comments:

  1. Westfield's art is great, I'd be interested to see if his other (or indeed any other artist's classic works) are based on photos too. I've seen at least one other of his that resembles another artwork.
    Shame he (I assume he's a he!) is one of the artists whose work seems to have been scattered to the winds as the internet has developed.

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    1. >wincing<

      I am somewhat Ok with "basing", but Q, this is TRACING. Added nipples notwithstanding. LOL Sorry but he gets no credit from me. I mean, it's one thing to use a photo as a guide, but as a template?

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  2. A 14-oz glass? Your Rx calls for 8-ozs of liqueur, gin, and cranberry. Did I miss something?

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    1. BTW, you missed something else as well: a name. It's clearly stated in our two rules for commenting. It can be fake, but you need to attach something to tell you apart from other anonymous participants. Enjoy the drink. Rosa says it tastes like lemonade even though there's no lemon in it.

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  3. Me? Unsympathetic?! Why you cut me to my core!

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    1. OK maybe not unsympathetic. How about just having a different sense of what is appropriate? ;-)

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    2. I have a warped sense of humor, but I love every aspect of you and I like that you can take an otherwise rotten day and put me in a smiling happy mood with giggles all around.

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    3. Awww, thanks, dear. And I can always count on you as one of my first and most enduring fans here. I guess we suit each other? ;-)

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  4. B and I both used to be bartenders in a different life, so share away!

    willie

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    1. That's great, but with that background maybe you should be offering the recipes! LOL

      (Actually I am currently doing a compilation for one of those send it in and we print it books as a kind of personal drink menu for Rosa (her idea). )

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  5. The drink sounds great if only I could have one but no liquor for me. Plagiarism is just rampant everywhere.

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    1. I do have "nada" recipes too. Wait for spring, I have a few that may refresh you.

      For this one I think you could substitute actual grapefruit juice for the gin and liqueur but still add the sour mix. Since there's no booze in it, you might try a dash of orange bitters for some edge but I can't guarantee it will work.

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    2. The problem with "fancy" drinks for me is that i've got to go out and get the things to mix it all up with.. and then i'm stuck with bottles of various things...

      And i'm not even going to talk about the no-liquor thing for I have faith in your "nada" recipes. And I'm curious to see what I could try in the not too distant future based on your recommended recipes. (but I'm probably still not going to go and pick up bottles of things that I don't already have! LOL)

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    3. I get that. Even we "make do" at times......which is where some of my original cocktail recipes came from.....necessity! LOL

      As for a example, there's one which is just a combination of white cranberry juice with a basil/cucumber infusion and another that's based on a ginger/honey "syrup" you make at home and add to ginger ale and pear nectar. None of these are obscure, and each can be liquored up or enjoyed virginally.

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