Monday, September 27, 2010

Papa's Got a Brand New Gourd

A very groovy friend of mine got her hands on a big gourd, and (knowing that I am a yerba mate drinker) fashioned a cup for me. I am still soaking it in hot water, and scraping out the white pithy lining of the gourd, but I love the thing, and can't wait to use it. You can just see the mouthpiece of the bombilla sticking out from inside the gourd:

Christmas came early!


Johnny Pez said...

By the sacred gourd of Brian Cohen!

In Stanley G. Weinbaum's science fiction stories, there's a variety TV show called the "Yerba Mate Hour".

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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Every hour can be yerba mate hour... if'n ya got yerself a gourd.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I wish I had friends like that.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I am newly introduced to the world and concept of yerba mate.

And I have been to South America (it was Rio, Sao Paulo, and Buenos Aires on a whirlwind business tour). Mostly we drank small cups of incredibly strong coffee at ever meeting (i.e. 4-6 times a day).

I'm just now getting back to sleep...

dzinergraphix74 said...

it's gourd-eous!!!!

Von said...

What a worthy gourd!
think of the fun frothy beverages that can be sipped out of that!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

think of the fun frothy beverages that can be sipped out of that!

Not as big as a beer-boot, but there was no $75 deposit.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

$75 deposit.

you folks really need to come to Milwaukee.

Von said...

Done. I can be on the train to Milwaukee like soon.
B4 - you come too.
It'll be fun.
Ooops, I wrote I'll be fun.
Well, that too.