Bloody battles / Mr. & Mrs. T Rich & Spicy Bloody Mary Mix

Let it be known that I am not impressed with certain people right now. Cheh! (Eric and Steph, with the Bathroom Reader stuff and emails)

Hey, this post describes a bloody battle AND has a recipe for a Bloody Mary mix – what a quirky coincidence! 😀

Today’s Lopsided Yet Truly Morbid Fact!

The Battle of Cold Harbor, the final battle of Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s 1864 Overland Campaign during the American Civil War, is remembered as one of American history’s bloodiest, most lopsided battles. Thousands of Union soldiers were slaughtered in a hopeless frontal assault against the fortified troops of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, the majority of them in the first eight minutes of the battle. Northern commanders simply refused to send any more of their soldiers to the slaughter, and for three days and three nights, the two armies just sat there, neither commander willing to ask for a truce to collect the wounded or bury the dead.

Nearly five acres were piled thick with the dead and the dying. A lucky few crawled to safety. At least one wounded soldier, unable to do so, slit his throat in plain sight of his fellow combatants. By the time litter bearers were finally let onto the battleground, *two* of the thousands of Union wounded were still alive. Grant himself said of the battle in his memoirs, “I have always regretted that the last assault at Cold Harbor was ever made. At Cold Harbor, no advantage whatever was gained to compensate for the heavy loss we sustained.”

Culled from: Portraits of the Civil War


Ruthless Rhyme Du Jour!

I’ve been reading Ruthless Rhymes for Heartless Homes and More Ruthless Rhymes by Harry Graham, a collection of hysterical poems originally published in 1899, and I thought I’d share with you some of my favorites.


When skiing in the Engadine,
My hat blew off down a ravine.
My son, who went to fetch it back,
Slipped through an icy glacier’s crack
And then got permanently stuck.
It really was infernal luck:
My hat was practically new —
I loved my little Henry, too —
And I may have to wait for years
Till either of them reappears.

Ruthless Rhymes For Heartless Homes


Wretched Recommendations!

-kokoro shiki- heart mode has a film recommendation:

Ginger Snaps (2000)

“It’s the only werewolf movie I like. Ginger Snaps is an odd and unique interpretation of getting your first period and lycanthropy. If for nothing else, see it for some truly amazing staged death photography shots in the beginning, and some stunning gore effects.”


Morbid Trinket Du Jour!

How cool are the miniature bile dolls that Ugly Shyla creates? Pretty damned cool!

And the baby doll necklaces? Creepy as hell!

The rest of her stuff is cool too, but a bit too expensive for a Comtesse.

Thanks to Virginia for the link.

Mr. & Mrs. T Rich & Spicy Bloody Mary Mix

Here’s a way to clone the famous and very popular Bloody Mary Mix from that couple with only a letter as a last name. It’s a simple-to-make blend of tomato juice and spices with some prepared horseradish and canned jalapeno juice thrown in for a “spicier, zestier” drink. Mix this with vodka over ice and you’ve got a delicious cocktail. But if you’re not in the mood to get zoinked, this clone recipe is also a great way to kick up your tomato juice, just for drinking straight.

1 46-ounce can tomato juice
4 tablespoons lime juice
3 tablespoons juice from canned jalapenos (nacho slices)
3 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
dash garlic

1. Combine all ingredients in a 2-quart pitcher. Store covered in the refrigerator.
2. Directions for mixing a drink, as per the original mix: “Add 3 parts Mr. & Mrs. T Rich & Spicy Bloody Mary Mix to 1 part vodka, gin, rum or tequila, over ice. Mr. & Mrs. T Rich & Spicy Bloody Mary Mix is also delicious by itself. Simply pour over ice and serve.” Makes 52 ounces.

Your Dating Style:
Casual Dating

You are all about taking things as they come. You may just date someone once, or it could turn into a lifelong thing. You just enjoy the mystery of it all.

‘What is your dating style?’ at QuizGalaxy.com

Here’s another take on the matter from Quiz Heaven:

What is your dating style????
romantic at heart
Take this quiz at QuizHeaven.com

Kinda-sorta… only maybe not? *shrug*

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