Friday, April 6, 2012
Firewater Friday - The Birth of a Blog Post
Have you ever wondered how bloggers get their ideas? Think about it . . . some bloggers, like me, write about something or other every single day. How do I get all those fabulous ideas . . . and all that time to cook, too! For me sometimes it's a random thought that inspires a post and sometimes it's something like this (a real IM conversation between hubby and me) . . .
So there it is . . . sometimes that's how it happens. And now I have a blogpost.
Now, about those eggs. Hubby's family has an Easter tradition where they bump their (presumably) hard boiled egg against someone else's. Whoever's egg cracks loses. What do they lose? I have no idea . . . their sense of egg tapping pride perhaps? I thought they made the whole stupid thing up . . . his family is pretty goofy (in a goodly way) and it would surprise me if this was some silly game they came up with.
Well, if Wikipedia is to believed . . . an if it's a Wiki page it just has to be true, right? . . . then apparently this is an Easter tradition that goes back a bazillion years or something like that . . . or 1979 years ago, at least.
Anyhoo . . . the egg fight is supposedly an Easter traditio wherein you are supposed to hold a hard-boiled egg and tap the eggs of other participants to break them but to keep your own undamaged. Yeah, good luck with that! Cheating is rampant but it's all in good fun.
This egg tapping thing can be found in many different cultures around the world but has it's roots in pagan beliefs. For obvious reasons, the egg was a Pagan symbol of the rebirth and early Christians co-opted this metaphor as the rebirth of man at Easter in light of Christ's ultimate sacrifice.
Speaking of Easter . . . do you know how our calendar Easter day is selected? It is always the first Sunday after the first Full Moon after the Spring Equinox (thanks to Dicky for the bit of pagan holiday info).
So . . . go bust up some eggs! Happy Easter or Solar/Lunar Pagan Holiday
Coconut Cream Cake
2 oz. Pinnacle Cake Vodka
2 oz. Milk
Splash Coconut Rum
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.