Since 2009, New York Times journalist and poet Alan Feuer has collected, curated, and shaped craigslist Missed Connections ads into featured poetry collections for the paper. These fresh and oh-so cheeky “found poem” compositions evoke romantic perspectives in otherwise mundane circumstances. For instance, whoever imagined a timeless meet-cute at a port-o-potty? Knock Knock combed through Alan’s NYT “Poetic Connections” section and transformed his work into a sweet, funny, and curious collection: I Hope You Find Me: The Love Poems of craiglist’s Missed Connections.
What if you could pair cocktails with everyday errands to keep your holiday spirits bright? Our new book Drinks for Mundane Tasks: 70 Cocktail Recipes for Everyday Chores by David Vienna tackles just that. The excerpt recipes below will help you get crap done while keeping your mind somewhat merry. Now stand up, raise a glass, and get to it!