Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Christmas Skull...

The legend...

One of the most compelling archaeological mysteries is the story of the 13 Crystal heads.  These heads are believed to be between 5,000 and 35,000 years old and were carved over a period of several hundred years but without any tool marks.  In fact their very construction defies the laws of physics and common logic.  They are believed to offer spiritual power to those who hold or possess them. 

 Oh my.  There hasn't been a more intriguing mystery since the burial place of the arc of the covenant.  And this Christmas my husband unwrapped his mystery gift and discovered one of these skulls.  And to make things even more exciting it was filled with vodka!  

After seeing a T.V. segment on the comedian Dan Aykroyd's special brew I was hooked.  Although at the price they sell this liquor, it should come with a personnal friendship with Mr. Aykroyd.  Just say'in.  

So we mixed up our first martini ever. Here's the recipe for 2 drinks.  Place 1 pearl onion stuffed olive in each martini glass.  Pour 4 shots of vodka into a shaker filled with ice.  Add a 1/2 shot of vermouth.  Shake, pour and enjoy some Christmas spirits.  Much better than a visit from Bob Marley!

And the icing on the cake was setting the Crystal head along side our Mayan mask.  Hmmm.  The disappearance of the Maya.  Another one of life's mysteries. 

 But it is not a mystery who won my Penzey's giveaway.  My high school art teacher Mr. Urness.  Or Don to his friends and family!

8 comments:

Wanda..... said...

Love your festive looking frog header, Sharon! Know of the 13 skulls and the Mayan Civilization also, but Dan Aykroyd's Vodka is new to me!

Don Urness said...

With Vodka that nice you might want to just throw the vermouth over your shoulder. That looks like a legend in the making. Thanks again. Don

Au and Target said...

Gosh, you've stumbled on the perfect gift - for me! Wish we had such things in Malaysia.

DJan said...

I wondered when the mystery of the crystal skulls would be solved. Are we there yet? I hope you had a great Christmas, skull and all! :-)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

skulls?
yikes!
love
tweedles

Anne said...

Such an interesting story. I wonder,too if the mystery was ever solved. What a festive drink for Christmas.

Don Urness said...

I just got back from the post office when, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a box full of goodies from a student of Christmas past. I can not wait to try them Thanks again
Don

Christina Rodriguez said...

When the bottle is empty, you should make and store some homemade liqueur inside! I was thinking of picking up a bottle and then painting it once all the booze was gone.