It is the end of week five of quarantine, and things have invaded my home.
There’s something living in the wall. It scratches and turns around. The space is too small for it.
There are small black bugs that ignore the lucious lures I’ve set out for them and instead scamper up and down the walls, turn upside down in utensil drawers, wait for me to set them upright in a moment of softness.
There’s a large fly named Loretta who talks to me when I try to write and leaves out the window when asked.
I have discovered at least seven new personalities of my own during this time.
Anyway, here are some things that I have been drinking.
- Cider. Cider is better than beer. That is because it is sweet and tastes good.
- Vodka with blackcurrant juice and simple syrup infused with baies roses. This is, I think, the best thing I have ever made on my own. Probably because I was only using things I happened to have (OK, sidenote, I no longer keep interesting food in my house because I kind of hate cooking now, but I will hereafter be like, oh yes, I just whipped this up with some *flips hair* blackcurrant juice and rare pink peppercorns I happened to have lying around) so I couldn’t follow a recipe, I was just extremely bored and going insane. (This was like three weeks ago, when the progressive verb could still be used; we are now in past perfect territory.)
Anyway, so, I made it on my own, and didn’t have to worry about “is this right??? is this real? is this authentic? is this a real thing?” and just did it. IT WAS REALLY GOOD. I would make this even when I wasn’t quarantining. Haha, just kidding, I will run for the hills as soon as this is over and will never make my own food or drink again.