Thursday, July 7, 2011


Since I am awake, I might as well update.  Honestly though, i've been awake for several hours....

My week out after four weeks in the field has come and gone, and so once again I am at the mine site.  Geologizing has been going well, with the end of our summer drill program in sight.

During my off week I was checking out our balcony garden, and noticed that the mint was running semi-wild, so I did what any good person would do. Grabbed a good chunk of it and made mojitos! The mint we have is not regular ol' mint, but chocolate mint. I didn't let this get in the way of cocktail goodness, and muddled away!

The results were good, but not spectacular. I need to invest in a proper muddler instead of using the end of an ice cream scoop. The girl's drink wasn't sweet enough for her, so I think when i'm home next that i'll make up a bottle of simple syrup to keep on hand for such an occasion.

Since I don't have a picture of our garden with the mint in it, I shall give you a picture of Horace the lovely Sundew that I picked. He is a carnivorous plant!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

*Kicks Rocks*


Remember when I said I would update this blog during the winter, and then it never happened?
Yeaaaaaaah.  My bad.

I am currently 3.5 weeks into a 4 week stay up at my current drill camp. Things are significantly less snowy, and significantly more buggy than the last time I updated. The drilling is going well, with the "rotary truth machine" teaching us new things about the region all the time. The warm weather, however, has definitely made me want some icy beverages.  The camp that I am staying at is dry, which means that I will be waiting anxiously for my time off to be getting my hands on one!

The girl and I have our summer balcony garden in full swing, and she has graciously planted some mint, which could mean Mojitos, or possibly even Mint Juleps.  Mmmmm.

I have also, for some reason, decided that I need to try a Gimlet. Gin + Lime = ???  Seems like a good plan to me!

I will be picking up a couple of implements when I get home, such as a muddler and a proper lemon/lime juicer.  Darn sick of  hand squeezing my citruses!

That is all for now folks.  I shall hopefully be better at updating this damn thing.  Maybe I should make it like a resolution, or something. Hm.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Winter Season!

Wowzers....I guess I have kinda forgotten about this blog while I wasn't in the field.

Well, summer season came and went.  I have been hired as a full-time geologist, and so i'm back in the field again for the winter!  It has been a balmy -40 Celsius for the last few days, so pretty cold and miserable!

Hot toddys may be on the list for when I head back home, but we'll see.

Anywho, rocks beckon.  Perhaps I'll throw another update on here about hot adult beverages when I'm done looking at rocks for the day! 

Stay warm, and keep your stick on the ice!