…….And a Man sat alone, drenched deep in sadness.
All the animals drew near to him and said, “We do not like to see you so sad. Ask us for whatever you wish and you shall have it.”
The Man said, “I want to have good sight.”
The vulture replied, “You shall have mine.”
The Man said, “I want to be strong.”
The jaguar said, “You shall be strong like me.”
Then the Man said, “I long to know the secrets of the earth.”
The serpent replied, “I will show them to you.”
And so it went with all the animals. And when the Man had all the gifts that they could give, he left. Then the owl said to the other animals, “Now the Man knows much, he’ll be able to do many things. Suddenly I am afraid.”
The deer said, “The Man has all that he needs. Now his sadness will stop.”
But the owl replied, “No. I saw a hole in the Man, deep like a hunger he will never fill. It is what makes him sad and what makes him want. He will go on taking and taking, until one day the World will say, ‘I am no more and I have nothing left to give.'”
The Cape Cod or Cape Codder is a type of cocktail made with only fruit juice and spirits. The name refers to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, a peninsula and popular tourist destination located in the eastern United States which is famous for growing cranberries. A Cape Cod is made with vodka and cranberry juice, and may be garnished with a lime wedge. Proportions vary, with sources giving a recommended vodka-to-juice ratio of 1/4, 1/3.7, 1/2 and 1/1.5, while other sources do not recommend precise proportions. Some sources recommend lime juice instead of a lime wedge garnish.
This is what I was hoping to down a few of this long weekend, while chillaxing at home. I imagined me, fried chicken for dinner, several glasses of vodka & cranberry juice. Knowing about the 4 day weekend in advance, I even purchased a set of long glasses for juice/cocktail drinks so I could enjoy drinking them in these glasses. Especially since I loved the way the vodka and Smirnoff Espresso vodka looked in similar glasses 2 weeks ago in Couchyn Bar. By the way, I actually thought I was buying just one single glass at Rs.412 + taxes and thinking it was expensive for just one and finding out that it’s actually a 6 glass set.
So anyway, I’ve had a bad cold and cough and phlegm infection since Tuesday and today the cold and cough is gone but the infection remains. Oh all the bad luck! 4 days off and if I cannot drink then I will go crazy. Well, I could drink but I don’t drink if I am unwell or recovering.