Author: Kevin

Gamla Stan, Stockholm, SE

Tep Wireless or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Internet

Going overseas is incredible. I don’t need to tell anyone how great it is to experience new cultures, explore the world and eat great food. I do think that an oft overlooked reason for why it’s great is that you get to leave your life behind for a week or two. Cut the cord. Go off the grid. When else can you be unavailable via phone, text, email and it be considered completely okay? I love that aspect of travel and think it’s important to take breaks from all the connectedness that our world affords us.

However.

I am a technophile and an information addict. I’m used to getting answers instantly when I have a question. I feel safe being just about anywhere knowing that I can navigate my way home with the device in my pocket. Managing without the internet for two weeks would not be a problem as I grew up before ubiquitous connectivity was a thing. I actually even love analog maps. So why not just do some extra planning and write some locations down in advance and go from there?

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Hello Daiquiri

Making cocktails has been an interest of mine dating back to my early twenties. I was fascinated by drinks that tasted great but weren’t simply masking the flavor of the spirits involved. While throwing some vodka in twelve ounces of juice certainly makes a drinkable drink, it lacks something in the romance and presentation department. Making a drink can be a soothing ritual. When I made my first Long Island–at a time when I abhorred both gin and tequila–with just a splash of soda and touch of lime I was hooked.

How could something that was basically just booze be so delicious?

That said, I am not a mixologist and have never tended bar. I am however, an engineer, and I live for improving things where I can. I get to make drinks for Michelle and myself at home and enjoy striving for perfection as well as keeping things interesting. Otherwise, we’d probably just drink negronis or whiskey all the time. While there are worse fates, it’s easier to keep an appreciation for your favorites when you toss in a martini, daiquiri, aviation, or martinez every once and a while.

So about daiquiris…

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