Terrible Swift Sword

Were our nuke negotiations with Iran successful? A good sign is that conservatives in both countries are saying their side gave away too much.


It’s gratifying to discover how much power i have when i wield my terrible swift sword in restaurant reviews.

The other day i wrote about giving the Orbit Room’s pizza a try and finding it insufficiently tasty.  Took only a few days before i read in the Chronicle of the establishment’s closure.

Feed Matte well or you die.

Of course, i’m surrounded by friends who feed me well out of generosity rather than fear, a case in point being my friend Steven who recently gave me some fruit from his calamondin, an offering even more generous considering that the plant is little more than a bush growing in a pot and produces few fruit.  Here’s one.  They’re about an inch in diameter and have a distinctive taste that’s a delicious combination of sweet and sour.


Crush one into a glass, add a shot of gin, four shots of diet tonic water, and three ice cubes.  Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, just what the doctor ordered.


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  1. Cowboy Bob
    Posted 7 April 2015 at 02:17 | Permalink

    Cute little piece of yellow fruit
    but the drink recipe needs more booze.

    • Matte Gray
      Posted 7 April 2015 at 10:03 | Permalink

      Hee hee. The problem is that after years of reduced alcohol intake my tolerance has plunged and i get a very pleasant buzz off one shot. Two makes me a little drunk, which is nice at home with friends but not a good idea when i have to ride home. All that said, many thanks for giving me a good idea. I’ll make myself one of those drinks tonight but put only two shots of tonic water so as to let more flavor of the Bombay Sapphire come through.

      Note: It’s much better with just two shots of tonic water. Thanks, Cowboy Bob.

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