Looking at that I guess its' purpose is to turn an otherwise perfectly good statement into a question. Huh, who knew?
The province of Newfoundland, well they have a language entirely of their own. You'll hear someone being desribed as "right crooked" in Newfoundland, which means they are cranky. "Yes b'y" is a term often used to express anything from agreement to surprise. The word "that" is expressed "dat" as in "Dat dere's shockin b'y". It really is quite an art form to have a conversation with a born and bred Newfoundlander. Disclaimer: I am in no way shape or form making fun of these people (okay I lie like a rug), Newfoundlanders are the NICEST people you will ever meet, but c'mon y'all have to admit you have some fucked up language skills. Muuuahhh love y'all.
Look what I got today.
I told Daffy since she's broken my "blog award" virginity, she's now responsible for my life...just like the old chinese proverb. There should be a ceremony so I can buy a new dress and give an acceptance speech. There would also be a red carpet at my imaginary award ceremony, obviously.
Now if anyone lives near Daffy, you should probably check on her throughout the day. I'm thinking taking dog insulin rather than human insulin has to have some type of affect (effect? I never now how to use those damn words) on the body. Perhaps she'll start barking and pissing on trees. Just sayin....
In all seriousness, thanks Daffy girl, I will treasure it foreva' (or until I get another award in which case your award will be forgotten like a drunken one night stand).
For reading to the bottom of my rambling thoughts you get a reward. Yeahhh you (or yous as our Newfoundland friends like to say)!! I present to you (by popular request) my sangria recipe. Now keep in mind this is not out of a book. This recipe is a culmanation of years of effort on my part. I was like a mad scientist turning my kitchen into a lab complete with bunson burner and glass tubes. Trial and error if you will. I have made countless jugs of sangria over the years perfecting this recipe. It required the consumption of gallons of red wine in the pursuit of the perfect combination, this was a sacrifice I was willing to make (okay, it was no damn sacrifice at all, shut up). Do not use a fine bordeaux, get the cheapest damn bottle of red you can find. A fine wine is wasted on sangria because you're adding shit to it. You can use a merlot, or whatever red you like, it doesn't matter as long as it's red. Leftover red wine works great too.
2 bottles of red wine
1/2 cup of brandy
2 cups of freshly squeezed orange juice (I have used concentrated frozen but it makes the sangria sweeter...the freshly squeezed is much better)
1/4 cup of sugar (eliminate this if you're using the concentrate orange juice)
1 cup of sparkling water (use ginger ale or club soda if you don't have sparkling water...it's the fizz that you want..you can also increase this a bit if you like your drinks fizzy)
3 cinnamon sticks (do not use ground cinnamon .. it will leave flaky crap in your sangria)
1 orange cut in slices
1 lemon cut in slices
Put the wine, orange juice, sugar and cinnamon sticks in a pot and simmer the shit out of it. Try not to boil it because it will affect the taste of the wine. Put it on low heat and leave it for about 1/2 an hour. You want the flavor to come out of the sticks and the sugar to melt. This will make your house smell unbelievably good.
Take it off the stove and add the sliced lemon and orange. Cool it, add sparkling water just before serving.
Sangria is a great drink because you can do so many things with it. I once added a crapload of fruit (cut up strawberries, peaches and kiwi) for a summer bbq. I had bought little bags of spice at a craft fair once to make apple cider, and decided on a whim to throw them into a pot with a bottle of wine. OH MY GOD it was orgasmic it tasted that good. That was actually what got me on the whole kick to create my own recipe, because I couldn't find the damn little satchets of spices again.
So go forth and drink.