I grow mint. I use it in cookin' an' fer iced tea.
But I reckon one of these days, jes' fer the novelty of freakin' out my intimates, I'se goin' ter try a Mint Julep. The whole clan will fall down in shock and mebbe think The End Is Near.
I'se a fan of Walker Percy--doan he look like a fella you'd like to sit on a bench an talk to? Another shockin' thang I'se gonna do one day is git myself cute-i-fied up a notch an go out an sit wif' some ole geezers on a bench--jes' surprise the whiskers offa 'em when I sit down an' say,
"Howdy do, sir. Ain't it a good day to visit? Lemme ask ya, what has ya been readin' recently? Here, hand me some of them bread crusts so I can hep ya feed these pigeons."
Anyhoo, this is what Walker has to say 'bout Bourbon, an it includes his own recipe.
"This is not written by a connoisseur of bourbon. Ninety-nine percent of bourbon drinkers know more about bourbon than I do. It is about the aesthetic of bourbon drinking in general and in particular of knocking it back neat...."
The rest of his essay is here: http://www.claremont.org/publications/crb/id.764/article_detail.asp
Aunty done got herself into too many book clubs. One of 'em is a bit more serious, an' thas' the one that is re-readin' Percy. plus a bio of the fella.
But here is a partial list of the frivolous group:
The Glass Castle
Peace Like a River'
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
Dreamers of the Day
Spies of the Balkans (looking forward to this one)
The Gift of Rain
I recall that Fishy wuz doin' a mystery readin' group--how is that goin' Fishy?
Is any of the rest of y'all in book groups? What does ya read?
What summer book wuz yore favorite?
An the BIG question fer some of us wuz, does read on a book or a E- Reader...so far, the real thang wins.
Now, about that mint julep...