Update: Yesterday was a rough start to things for the week. Did something I haven’t done in quite a bit: managed to go totally zombie and apparently shut off my alarms and oversleep. Woke up to a text message at 8:18 a.m. from James asking if I was planning on coming in to work. Eek. Yes, but late. *sigh* Symptom of the sleep deficit I was running on from the weekend I guess. It was a Good weekend, though.
After work yesterday, I ran by HEB to pick up the second half of my Androgel prescription. They of course didn’t have it ready, despite my calling in on Friday and using their automated system to request the (half) refill. Which was supposed to be ready by 11 a.m. on Saturday. I was really not very pleased. Got it eventually sorted out, got my meds, grabbed some Atkins stuff, some eggs, and got out of there. I’m a poor, poor boy until payday – and that paycheck is going to have to stretch a whole bunch of different ways already.
Said “yes” to a “want some company” message last night. Ended up watching Yes Man with Mummy Chick – I was a tad amused, because if I hadn’t said yes to her on a general sort of “sure, might as well” basis, I wouldn’t have seen that surprisingly excellent movie. I like the core concept the movie is based around a lot.
It had been planned for a while now, at least a week and a half or so, if not longer, that the Gamer Club 4th of July party that was to be hosted at Kara and Matt’s apartment this past weekend would have Jello shots. I’d offered my experience with this particular creation some time ago, and thusly I was going to help party prep with these lovely bits of delayed-effect intoxication bliss. Then, Friday afternoon, I receive this text from Kara:
“Mountain dew and everclear jello. Figure out how to make it happen.”
Easy. I’d already read about Everclear jello shots thanks to the lovely and useful My Science Project (check out their informative and entertaining site, with multiple pages documenting their jello shot experiments) – and the Jell-O packages themselves make it clear that you can use soda instead of cold water. After some texting and chatting, the plan evolved a bit more, to make the jello shots even more potent, not using merely Mountain Dew, but Rockstar energy drinks. Caffeinated Jello Shots, for a party in which a bunch of geeks/gamers would be getting together on a holiday. Yes, the potential for chaos was great indeed. After polling the attendees of the party for ideas for a good name for these caffeinated, strong Jell-O shots, the one that stuck was: Jello Shocks.
After some more communication and plotting planning, ingredients were acquired and assembled – Kara’s cat Oscar indicated he wanted to be helpful – or at least involved.