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A Surprise for GF

on October 14, 2010 - 12:13pm

The best thing to come out of my trip to Vegas was a surprise from Yetch. We'd spent the day apart and when we met up at the hotel again, Yetch was uncharacteristically excited, saying only "I have a surprise for you".

I was very curious. You see, Yetch is almost always running at an even keel. There are few things that cause his calm demeanour to blip from its steady, laid-back consistency. If he's almost giddy, it's got to be good.

And it was.

I'd ranted in the past about how it was next to impossible to get a bottle of Crystal Head Vodka where I live. Some of you were even kind enough to offer to send me an empty bottle, and I thank you for that. It seems now I won't have to trouble you after all.

When I took it out of the box, I wasn't disappointed. It's just as cool as I thought it would be.

A big thank you to my darling Yetch.

A Little Bloody Mary with your Bloody Mary

on September 29, 2010 - 1:24pm

This is an interesting packaging idea for vodka, and would make for a nice hostess gift I think.

I spotted this on the artist website of sokkuan.

You can drink spirits while you invoke spirits of the same name. All you need is some vodka and a (bloody) mirror to say the dreaded chant of Bloody Mary. How many of you did this as a child (not the drinking, but the chanting)? I can very clearly recall scaring myself silly in a darkened bathroom, and swearing very loudly for someone to "turn the fudging light on" (quote not verbatim), not knowing my mother was waiting on the phone to talk with me, and able to hear my potty mouth.

That was much scarier than catching a glimpse of Bloody Mary in the mirror.

Here's a description from the artist:

Playing on the well-known Bloody Mary legend, my design of this multifaceted handheld mirror reflects my fascinations with dark, quirky, mysterious yet beautiful essences exuded by both Bloody Mary and Sophie Black.