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Celebrating With Monkeys And Drinks . . .

Posted by 2 Dollar Productions Tuesday, June 19, 2007

It's time for a mini-celebration in Austin as I managed to finish the rough draft of my second comedy script, "Monkey Business," early this morning.

This has taken about six months to write, which was probably about a two months longer than necessary as I got deterred by a modeling trip to New York and life its ownself and that combination pushed out the date until now.

Since nearly all pitches involve describing a brand-new script in terms of movies already released, I'll go with "Monkey Business" as:

The bastard lovechild of "Risky Business" and "Old School" with a subtle brush of "Little Children" thrown into the mix (the parts not involving pedophilia). That sounds like a comedy to me.




For now, I plan to let the script sit for two weeks, and then pick it up following the 4th of July for a brutal and savage re-write that should take me until the end of summer.

But that is weeks away, and a great celebratory summer drink that I recently discovered is The Paloma. I highly recommend one this summer as I read about it a few months ago, and also noticed that the recent Playboy named it the "Summer Drink For 2007."


I am nothing if not current in my drinking. So with that in mind, here is how to make one, and as soon as I can finish working for the day, I plan to test out my mixing skills.

The Paloma:

* Chill one large glass in the freezer
* Fill it with ice
* Add two ounces of tequila (I use Cazadores Resposado)
* Squeeze in one large lime
* Add a pinch of salt
* Top off with grapefruit soda (I use Squirt)
* Mix, throw in a hunk of lime and drink

It is easy to make, goes down even easier and causes anyone drinking it to ease up on their morals. Enjoy.

-BDS

17 comments

  1. Mixed drinks defeat the purpose of drinking. The purpose, as I see it, is to drink away your problems. Adding steps of complication adds to your problems and decreases your ability to drown your pre-existing problems. I guess what I'm trying to say is: hand me that bottle of old No. 7 and shut up.

     
  2. You're missing some of the fun with the preparation as it feels like you've accomplished something AND then you get to drink. A sense of accomplishment is always a good thing.

     
  3. Do you think I could use Vodka? I kinda screwed myself on tequila a few years ago.

     
  4. Wendy Says:
  5. Congrats on the screenplay and good luck on the rewrite! Doesn't "paloma" mean "dove" in Spanish? Can you fly after you drink it?

     
  6. nobich Says:
  7. yum!! I'm in!!

     
  8. Anonymous Boxer - Possibly. But who doesn't have a bad tequila story (I know I do). That being said, it didn't bother me in the Paloma and you need to buy a decent brand to put in it which probably helps too.

    Wendy - Thanks as I'm sure you know that it's a good feeling to put it aside (if only briefly). As for the drink, I'm not testing the flight theroy and I hope nobody else does either. Ha.

    Nobich - They're pretty damn tasty in my opinion.

     
  9. Congratulations on the script. Writing is hard. Admiration and respect. You deserve the drink before embarking on the rewrite. Savage and brutal? I don't envy. I've never had the consistent vision to write properly. I'd love to see the draft.

     
  10. How do you think it would work as a crushed ice mixture?

     
  11. Getoffmylawn - You've obviously got some bit of it as you blog with great frequency and sometimes with substantial length.
    Appreciate the good words, and give me the length of the savage/brutal re-write before it sees the light of day.

    Sarcastic - I am a fan of crushed ice, although Sonic has the best kind. So I think you'd be fine with the crushed. Let me know.

     
  12. vivavavoom Says:
  13. great recipe!

     
  14. Miss Ash Says:
  15. I drank 7 too many Tequila Sunrise whilst in Japan one evening. I had to be up at 4am to catch the Shinkansen that day....man that was a brutal morning.

    Good luck with the script!!

     
  16. Vivavavoom - It is an easy drink to make which suits me very well.

    Miss Ash - Ouch. That sounds pretty brutal and I generally loathe tequila for stories just like that one. But I make an exception for the Paloma.

     
  17. Was 911 called when you had a bad tequila incident?

     
  18. Linda Says:
  19. Woo hoo, have a Paloma for me!! (sounds yummy, you may have given me a new summer refreshment) A finished screenplay is worth celebrating, good luck with the rewrite.

     
  20. Anonymous Boxer - I surrender. You've got me beat as a long night with the toilet sufficed for me.

    Linda - Thanks, and the Paloma is a great summer drink. Trust me - I know.

     
  21. JLee Says:
  22. Congrats on finishing the script. It's been a long, painful birth, eh? That drink sounds awesome...I'll have to give it a try, although Tequila can knock me on my ass too if I'm not careful.

     
  23. Thanks and I was leery of the Tequila as well, but if you buy something decent (take my recommendation) then it went down smooth.

     

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