I sometimes read a famous chef explaining that they rely on the essence of a few key ingredients to shine through in their signature dishes. I echo this philosophy with my signature drink, vodka lemonade. No chicago summer is complete without it.
There are a few easy and cheap ingredients added in measurements of either 1 or 3. Follow these simple instructions to enjoy some warm and fuzzy summer good times.
1 can frozen lemonade
3 cups vodka
1 cup sugar
1 cup lemon juice
Pour 1 can of frozen lemonade into a 2 qt pitcher. Add 3 cans of water. Add the vodka, sugar, and lemon juice, and stir like hell. Cut 3 lemons into 8 wedges/lemon, de-seed, and squeeze into the pitcher. Drop in the lemons. Stir more. Drink up.
You can mix it up slightly by using a flavored lemonade.
If you are headed to a team event such as dodgeball, pour the mix into empty gallon water jugs and tote to the game.
A gallon = 4 quarts (I always forget this). So double the ingredients to fill a jug.
However much you think you need to make, make triple the amount. People pour this stuff down like its their job.
I hope this recipe brightens your summer events, I know it is always a big hit at mine.
Last night's dodgeball festivities proved a couple of truths about the Derelict My Balls dodgeball team. The later the game time, the better we play. The reason: We have more time to drink before the game. To those unclear in the ways of dodgeball, this statement makes no sense. It would seem that the more you drink, the worse your hand-eye coordination, which would lead to dodgeball slaughter.
However, our team tends to play a little timid - until the force of the Vodka Lemonade (VL) mix hits the brain. The power of the VL takes our dodgeball wallflowers and grows them into dragons. Team members that would normally park their butts against the back wall are in the middle of the rink head hunting. Girls that might cower and hide behind other people are now hollering "Get out bitch!" at the other team. Good times all around.
Trying to explain 40 people running around a roller hockey rink throwing and dodging 10 balls is not easy. Its best to show with a video captured by our team mascot Chris Bonn-
TheMeditationMind.com opened its doors recently. The site go-live date culminated a serious amount of work behind the scenes. Going through the process of starting a business has made me grow in ways I could not imagine. Now that I have a business up and running, I realize that all the effort just got me to the starting line. The real work ahs begun.
The site concept and development grew directly out many of the personal development efforts on this blog. It all started with defining my life purpose, To experience the joy of having no limits on life, consciously present with ultimate freedom, and inspire others to follow this path. My life purpose resonates very deeply with me. It also, unfortunately, has no resonance whatsoever with my day job as a technical architect and manager at Motorola.
Realizing that I cannot continue to indefinitely ignore that my job has become work and not play, I took the passion test. Ranking as my 3rd passion was the desire to lead spirituality workshops. This was the most surprising development of the passion test. I truly was surprised it even got written down as an option, and then when I went through the ranking process and discovered it was #3 I was shocked.
I did not know how to proceed with this passion. I was not even sure I was fully committed to doing so. I created an affirmation from this passion that read “I am thankful that I am leading sold out meditation and spirituality workshops worldwide, in an easy and relaxed manner, and a healthy and positive way.”
When I think, read, and visualize this affirmation, it generates a very strong positive feeling within me. I am an avid practitioner of meditation. Meditation’s strongest benefit is the connection one feels with a level of spirituality, God, whatever you want to call it. Being an instrument that helps broaden and deepen meditation’s reach in the world is a worthy aspiration to me. By launching a site on meditation, I can utilize my technical skills, meditation knowledge, while not getting bored because of the new challenge of growing a business.
At this point, I was feeling pretty good about my new goal, but I had a lot of tasks to accomplish and not enough time to get them done…as does everyone. Focus and concentration is a huge challenge in the internet era. I relied on listing the top 5 most important actions each day and carrying it around in a note card. I did my best to work on only the items on that card until they were complete. This drove 30 pages of original meditation articles in addition to the myriad of things necessary to get a site live.
My vision is for TheMeditationMind.com to become the #1 internet meditation resource. The site represents a tangible creation brought forth from using neural-science and the law of attraction principles. I am looking forward to applying the law of attraction principles that created the site into growing the site to match my vision.