A brief guide for the weekend.
It’s hard to operate a home bar without good barware, as explained in
All the Essential Barware You Need at Home
From Liquor.com, a short on a bourbon-based cocktail (at right) called The Inside Job.
Lots of anti-oxidants.
Perhaps a bit frothy, but a
Dye House cocktail (left) (from Samuel Nelis, Waterworks Food + Drink, Winooski, Vermont via Gaz Ragan) looks cool.
The Jameson Slushie
From Gastronomista, this idea (right) beats all hell out of an Icee:
My mother has always enjoyed an old-fashioned at Christmas. See this below from Liquor.com:
And finally, from Crave, a return to
The Perfect Martini, which is likely a bit sweet for many these days.
At the end of the week, I am always grateful for the many blessings bestowed upon me. I am reminded that “it is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes” (
Which, in turn, puts me in mind of Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s “Lucky Man” (1970):
A glass of ice water, please.
The nice folks at the
Birmingham Bar Association (and white-collar criminal defense lawyer Steve Shaw in particular) invited me to deliver a lunchtime CLE on a white-collar subject of my choice. The topic ended up being “The Five Best Ways for Your Client’s Employees to Get Indicted.”
One could come up with more ways your client’s employees could get indicted, but life is short.
Hunting for 18 U.S.C. Section 1001.
Here is the handout:
The Five Best Ways for Your Client’s Employees to Get Indicted. Download it. It’s not legal advice, but it has some fairly useful material about bribery, obstruction and honest-services fraud in the Eleventh Circuit, as well as quotes from Men In Black (1997). We spent a fair amount of time on practical considerations in working with businesspeople involved in white-collar investigations, including this piece: Stalking Horses, Pitchfork Crowds, Narrow Neckties, Mr. Rogers’s Slippers and Indicted Employees: 6 Steps To Dodge Being Deweyed.
All about the ratings.
And, there was even a caution against the “Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. Syndrome,” named after the star of the old television series
The FBI. Watch this 140-second video on the Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. Syndrome.