Monday, August 9, 2010

How To Keep Cool

Continuous days of heat does tend to wear one down and sap energy levels. So... to be proactive I've made a list of some things that might cool you off or at the least distract you from the endless weather newscasts.
1. Enjoy the book Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. This story is a series of memories by Jacob Jankowski, a 93 year old man who lives in a nursing home. His story begins when he is 23 and preparing for his final college exams during the time of the Great Depression. A tragedy occurs with his parents being killed in a car accident Jacob leaves school and subsequently joins a circus to become a veterinarian. The symbol of water as purification is portrayed many times throughout the story. Currently the movie is being filmed with Resee Witherspoon and Robert Patterson.
2. Plan a movie date with a friend for the opening this week of the movie Eat, Pray and Love
3. Take note there are plenty of people out there who do not have AC so if you are fortunate to have it think about inviting a friend or family member over who less fortunate and would love to have a cool place to escape to
4. Drag out photo albums or go online and find some of your favorite winter pictures. Reflect on how long and cold the MN winter season is and perhaps you may have forgotten
5. Try the following drink recipes to cool off in then find some shady spot to enjoy your drink
3 cups of ginger ale
4 TB. grenadine
4 TB. orange juice
3 scoops orange sherbet
Blend together ginger ale, orange juice, and sherbet. Pour into ice filled glasses.
Optional: add 1/2 cup rum
Cherry Blossom Cocktail
1- 1/2 0z cherry brandy
1/2 oz triple sec
1-1/2 oz lemon juice
simple syrup to taste
Mix over ice

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