Can’t say I’m not glad the week-end is upon us. The more the week advanced, the more I was looking for something to pick and throw at my colleagues. Seriously, sometimes it’s easier to wear the mask of “Mr. Don’t give a damn” but sometimes the constant yapping has a way to sticks into one’s craw. One more week and I’ll have the luxury of taking a couple of days off. The odds of going away from La Cité have dropped significantly but one never knows.
Add the fact that Fall weather is now here to stay – although it seems that Joaquin will not grace out with its presence, no that there’s nothing wrong with that and I have to admit that my week has not as fruitful as I would have liked on the data gathering front. I did manage to get my hands on the French translation of the Arkham Unveiled sourcebook for Call of Cthulhu RPG.
I have to admit that I have always been fascinated by the whole concept of what has become to be known as Lovecraft Country, in homage to HP Lovecraft. In fact, When I sometimes like to take a page out of how the Ravenloft campaign setting was set up, and turn the United States and Canada into a series of domains, where Massachusetts would become home of the Old Ones, Maine, would be home to Stephen King’s shenanigans, and either New Orleans or La Cité (as per Vampire: The Masquerade canon) could fill in as home of the vamps…
I did find an unexpected source of inspiration at work away from the Scions of the Apocalypse, as I got my hands o both new Nexus (Nexii ???) phones. Have to admit that, while they look like nice phones (especially the Huawei 6P), I’m quite content with my Nexus 6 and not that eager to trade up. Add the fact that Tesla announced their new Model X SUV and this week felt like a cornucopia for gadget lovers like yours truly.
In order news, I finally started something that was on the backburner for a long time. After the Invasion Cocktail event, I had vowed to return to some of the spots I had discovered to look at them in a more relaxed setting. Unfortunately, I always had to postpone my visits, something I will start to remedy, especially with my week off. Besides, with all the closings (and near-misses) going on in La Cité’s bar scene, I might need to find some new drinking spots. </gallows>
So first is the Rosewood, which I had visited at the same time of dearly departed Spirit House (come to think of it, the third place I had visited, Le Mal Nécesssaire, had permit troubles also). i was surprised to see that the place was empty during Happy Hour on a Thursday, but it was a good excuse to chat up the bartender who told me that, Tuesdays nights are the best bet to visit as they have live shows, Something to look forward, especially given the fact that it’s close to work.
First, I tried the Cherry Poppins, Jim Beam, Cherry & Thai Basil Syrup, Lime juice, Cherry Bitter and freshly ground Black Pepper, I really like how the bite of the pepper plays out with the tartiness of the cherries and despite the fact that it felt like a Summer drink, on this bright and sunny Fall evening, it felt just right.
The same could not be said about my second pick, L’Ananas Torché (Torched Pineapple), while I can understand the logistics behind it, the grilled pineapple chunk had probably been done earlier (or was it the day before?) and felt almost like it had been candied. It distracted from the mix of Bacardi Superior, Cinnamon syrup, Lime juice and Mint leaves. To be honest, had they used fresh Pineapple juice instead of this sad little piece of fruit, it would probably have made a much better drink. As a matter of fact, I might try this at home next time I get my hands of some President’s Choice Pineapple juice…
Will I return here? Definitely! Next on tap will be the Midway Tavern, As they’ll be hot next week to the Montreal qualifiers for the Made with Love mixology contest, which saw Le Mal Nécessaire’s barman, Romain Cavelier winning the Nationals. My first visit at such an event, can’t wait!!!
Today’s MtG Tarot is AVENGER OF ZENDIKAR Hmm, sign of a turnaround coming on? I like if!
Feels like: Thankful
Playing on CJFL: Prokofieff: Flute Sonata in D major Op.94 – I. Moderato – Sergei Prokofieff