Monday, June 18, 2007

The Wacko Macko and Paul Poon (or: Skinny Dipping Is Awesome!)


[this is a photo of what the Wacko Macko kinda looks like, if you gussied it up a bit and added a lemon]

A few posts back I mentioned that LP and I would be creating a new drink called the Wacko Macko, consisting of Hawaiian Punch, DeKuyper's "Island Blue Pucker" flavor and Everclear, and that it would be Fabulous and the Official Drink Of Summer. We finally had the chance to create it this weekend when Richard,Niner, LP and I went up/down/across to the lake house in Indiana.

After spending roughly $60 on ingredients (and since Everclear is pretty much illegal in the MidwestWTF? – we had to settle for Vodka), LP and I got down to it, like chemists in the science lab. I’ll spare you all the details, but after a couple variations of the HP, the Island Blue Pucker, tonic water and limes, we’ve decided that the Wacko Macko needs some minor/major re-tooling to become that perfect Summer ’07 Drink. Not that what we created this weekend was bad – quite the contrary – but we may need to substitute the Hawaiian Punch with something like Tang. And maybe add some other stuff to zing it up.

Regardless, I ended up having two big glasses of Wacko Mackos in the space of about 45 minutes. They were that good, people.

And like most great scientists experimenting in a lab throughout history, we unintentionally created another equally amazing product that was completely unexpected but equally impressive through the course of our experimenting – the Paul Poon.
The Paul Poon (see photo above) is a mixture of the Island Blue Pucker, tonic water and lime and vodka (its kinda like the Wacko Macko but without the Hawaiian Punch to make it sweet). Some may say that the Paul Poon is better than the Wacko Macko. That is up for debate.

All I know is that after two Wacko Mackos and some of the ol’ Paul Poon** the next thing I know is we’re all in the lake sliding down the slide, diving off the diving board, and jumping on the big trampoline - all in the middle of the lake.

Oh yeah - and then my shorts are off and I’m Skinny Dipping. Whoops.

Last week I had described how nothing makes you feel like a kid again than a good Public Urination; I’m here today to tell you that a good Skinny Dip pretty much has the same effect. It was almost like a was a 4-year old child. ***

The rest of the evening is kinda spotty – I recall an attempt to play 80’s trivial pursuit thwarted by rain, frozen pizza AND pizza rolls (score!), an in-depth conversation about the speculative sex life of a mutual friend, watching the original 1970’s Superman movie, and the inability to make up the bed for sleeping.

I may someday live to have a few regrets – maybe even some regrets about this past weekend - but the skinny dipping incident will not be one of them. Thank you Wacko Macko (v1) and Paul Poon for giving me such pleasure.


PS – we were not able to meet up with Cooter this time around. But I have faith that sometime soon we will.

** I think it is OK to refer to the Paul Poon as the Ol' Paul Poon. It has a nice ring to it, no?

*** A 4-year old child who happened to be drunk.


18 comments:

lp said...

Here here Cherry, skinny dipping is always good! Life is meant to be fun so I say eat, drink, be merry and regret nothing...and don't worry, if you can't make your bed, I will make sure you take your Advil and are tucked in again.

One Lil Aussie said...

The Wako Mako sucked, the Paul Poon was MUCH better! However I think it was the shots of Pucker and case of beer that Niner and I drank I think is what tipped me over the drunken ledge!

NAME: Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

I am officially inviting myself to the lake house next year for cocktail alchemy, and, of course, Cooter's twenty-SECOND birthday.

Prashant Sridharan said...

I hope you remembered to, uh, prepare yourself before exiting the pool. It's the single most important thing about skinnydipping.

5 of 9er said...

I'm glad I stuck with beer.

Jenny! said...

Everclear is all over the midwest!!! You just need to know where to look (I can't divulge my sources). The Whackomacko sounds a bit like what we call Jungle Juice!

Jenny! said...

Are there pictures of you naked ass floating around???

Julie_Gong said...

I wish I could have experienced Paul Poon. He sounds delicious!

blythe said...

but did you put the pizza rolls on the pizza? hot pocket hot pocket?

KAZ said...

I'm a genuine chemist (honest).
So if you need any distillation, I'll come over with my Leibig condenser.

Mr. Shain said...

ok blythe, serious, the insider inside references with your brother about hot pockets just need to be kept quiet.

cherry, the 4 year old reference is odd. it's a little old to be doing that sort of thing without shame, and much too young to be exploring the bounds of his sexuality.

blythe said...

ok shain, serious, who ordained you blog critic? everyone knows (yes, including my brother) that hot pockets are comedy gold.

Mighty Dyckerson said...

Paul Poon.....Wasn't he a dictator from Cambodia?

ReckenRoll said...

I am down for some Paul Poon.

'nuff said.

Airam said...

Ha! I want some poon!

K.I.D. said...

Was Cooter's bday party at the DQ?

classyandfancy said...

I am opening a restaurant that serves only Totino's Pizza Rolls & Combos. Cherry, I will place your dollar on the wall.

Laaw-yuhr said...

I shall have to try your wacko macko. You may also like what we have in Texas known as "iceberg" punch:

1/2 gallon of vodka
super concentrated lemonade (about half a jar of country time diluted in 24 oz. of water) or to taste
2 gallons of sprite/7up
i gallon of green sherbet.

You will need a large punchbowl for this operation and make sure all items are chilled. First dissolve lemonade and water, then add vodka and sprite. Right before consumption add sherbet aka the iceberg. Enjoy as nakedness and hallucinations ensue.