Another week, another drink recipe. A cocktail is always an appropriate hump-day recipe to share. After the busy workweek we’ve had with the onslaught of students returning to campus and sorting out all the things, it’s a time for a good stiff drink. As a co-worker of mine said today, “if I was a drinkin’ gal, I’d be a-drinkin’ tonight!” I assured her I’d have a drink for both of us, if she was going to pass on the whole thing. Instead, I went for a run and have rehearsal but ya know…details. It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy this bev for all of us and it doesn’t mean you can’t keep enjoying it as the last days of summer drag on as we shift into fall. I got a prelim of fall today as I blazed through piles of leaves during my run, which actually made me jump because I wasn’t expecting to hear the loud crunching sound! West Coast > East Coast when it comes to jumping right into fall. I am so excited to see what the rest of the season brings. In fact, we may treat ourselves to a little PNW wardrobe flair this weekend: more flannel shirts, mid-weight sweaters, a new puff vest, and weather-appropriate wind/rain jackets. So thrilled for this beautiful weather and feeling fortunate to have moved here! Also, speaking of all wonderful PNW things, everyone needs to check out this hilarious Instagram account mocking the stereotypes of the area here. Trust.