Tuesday, November 16, 2010

While I'm Putting Off Actually Working...


A Revolutionary Euphoric Mood Enhancer!”
According to Der Baron/Austin's latest, Venus is about to go direct at last. This amuses me somewhat for various reasons...

Meanwhile – beware the dreaded Sippin' Syrups. They really do cause drowsiness... Knocked me on my ass all yesterday. Crazy shit, man.

The drink did, though, heighten dream lucidity a bit. I may play with it a bit more and try to figure out what active ingredient was causing it if I can, as added lucidity never hurt anyone. (The St. John's Wart extract, maybe? Lavender extract? I don't freaking know!)

Entry edited because, err, it hadn't really shown up anyway. And I decided to shut my face until I'm done. Madness is afoot. That is all.

8 comments:

Scylla said...

I've found the liquor "Schwartzhog" to be particularly useful. It opens one up like absinthe, but it's more from the chest than from the brow. Some of my most lucid "flights" followed a hearty shot of Schwartzhog dedicated to Witchmother and Witchfather.

Jack Faust said...

I shall purchase some of this Swartzhog tomorrow for experimentation! That and because, well, intoxication is always good. Especially intoxication with particularly interesting side effects...

Scylla said...

I do love it so, it's sweet not unlike damiana tincture. According to Wiki it contains wormwood, Lovage root, and ginger at least. Best of all it's pretty easy to find in "taster" bottles. Which I've sucked my way through rather slowly.

It's less stout than Jager, less vicious than absinthe, and warms the cockles - oddly enough an effect attributed to Lovage root!

It's right up there with Barenjager, and Pama as my favorites. I really want to track down Strega liqueur and Damiana liqueur. And Crystal Skull vodka for the kick-ass bottle.

Pallas Renatus said...

@Jack: I just read through the ingredients list, and I'm not surprised it knocked you flat, lol. Definitely want to track some down and give it a try.

@Scylla: I'm totally bookmarking this entry just so I can remember to try all the things you've mentioned. I don't get out much besides the cognac and gin I keep stocked in the freezer. Clearly this needs fixing =)

Karmaghna said...

For those moments when Sippin' Syrups has you down and out try a little pick-me-up called Four Loko. It's caffeinated beer! Better hurry though, the manufacturer is cutting out the caffeine due to pressure from the health sector.

Pallas Renatus said...

"Pressure from the health sector" being those concerned about the idiots who chug several of the already-huge cans in some show of bravado, then go off hopped up on caffeine (instead of passing out) to take more shots. Personally, the cynic in me just views this as chlorinating the gene pool.

Karmaghna said...

Took a glance at the Sippin site. Did you drink the entire bottle? Each bottle contains 2 servings...just saying.

Jack Faust said...

@Karmaghna: I've tried a few different "beer/energy drink" hybrids over the years. I wish I could remember the name of the one that was pulled off the market for having a natural form of amphetamines - it was strangely delicious. Like, mango. But it fucked you up like woah--

I'll have to get some Four Loko before it vanishes... And yeah, I totally drank the whole bottle over a period of three hours. I bought another one a few days ago, and drinking a quarter of it didn't affect me quite as much.

@Pallas: Now, now... Even Fratboys need protection! Err, let me rephrase that: "only Fratboys need Protection."

@Scylla: In The Secrets of Western Sex Magic, Fr. U.D. gives directions on how to make Damiana liquor at home. He also gives instructions on what amounts to being a "Damiana fatty" in the event you don't want to drink it. I haven't ever used a Damiana tincture, nor bothered making the liquor - because I am a lazy, sorcerous ass - but I did drink Damiana Liquor a few years ago at Pantheacon. It was fairly pleasant, though I enjoyed Absinthe far more...

I also need to get some Crystal Skull vodka. The dog's wanted one of those skulls as his altar piece for a looong time.