The Automatic Reboot
There are days when your brain just needs a reboot.
Maybe you've had a sleepless night. Maybe you've had a busy day. Maybe your eighty-five-year-old mother-in-law who insists on wearing her reading glasses for non-reading-related activities is convinced there's a flock of sheep grazing on your deck...
Please note the picture at left. These are not sheep.
Maybe it's all of the above and you'd been so preoccupied dealing with everything--plus a couple of dozen other things that didn't even make the list--that you forgot about the promo-spot you had scheduled on blogtalk radio until hours after the fact. Awesome!
Days like that, all you really want to do is go to bed and worry about it tomorrow. But those sheep won't feed themselves, you know! And with a wound-up, elderly in-law wandering about the house... Well, to mis-quote a famous apron I once read in a Tacky Souvenir Shoppe, "If Mama can't sleep, can't nobody else sleep neither." Or use proper grammar. Obviously.
When the words of that bedtime classic, Go the Fuck to Sleep, are muddled up in your brain with the final lines of Robert Frost's poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, and it all begins to seem Just Too Much, take heart because I have just the cure for what ails you.
The Automatic Reboot.
Step #1. Take your largest coffee mug.
Step #2. Combine 1 shot cinnamon schnapps, 1 shot Kahlua and 1 shot Irish whiskey in said mug.
Step #3. Fill mug to the brim with very, very, very strong coffee. I like Wake the Fuck Up! for this.
Step #4. Dust with cinnamon. Or nutmeg. Or cinnamon and nutmeg. Whipped cream is also nice.
Step #5. Drink.
Step #6. Immediately begin to feel better.
May also be chilled overnight and enjoyed cold the next day...although, in retrospect, 8 a.m.might have been a little early to indulge.
For more coffee-related cocktails, check out Starbucks' coffee-ice cream martini or these favorites from Starbucks' Secret Menu.