It’s Consumer Protection Day!
…in Thailand. It really is. I don’t make much of this up…much.
A jazz birthday to celebrate;
Percy Heath was born today in 1923. Mr. Heath played bass for the Modern Jazz Quartet. That alone would qualify him for any hall-of-fame worthy of the name.
“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times…”
Today in 1859 Charles Dickens’ novel, A TALE OF TWO CITIES was published. I was first in line to get my copy signed (I made that part up). “It is a far, far better thing I do than I have ever done…”
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Today in 1803 the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory for fifteen million dollars. This acquisition more than doubled the size of the young country and probably quadrupled the quality of the music.
Nine years later, today in 1812, the Territory of Orleans became the 18th state in the Union under the name Louisiana.
I have enjoyed my visits to New Orleans and I love the criminous novels of James Lee Burke. Thus I’m celebrating the state’s birthday with a;
Louisiana Well Water Cocktail
½ oz. Mandarin Vodka
½ oz. Mango Rum
½ oz. Peach Schnapps
½ oz. Southern Comfort
1 splash Triple Sec
1 splash Grenadine
1 splash Orange Juice
1 splash Pineapple Juice
Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Strain into a cocktail glass.
Start singin’ Randy Newman songs.