Drink Bacardi Like It's Your Birthday
To make a mojito, first put several sprigs of mint and two slices of lime in a glass, and muddle them with a - a muddler, I guess. It's a longish implement with a spiked, flat piece at the end, and you use it to squish the limes and the mint together and get the juice out of them. I guess you could also use a meat tenderizer, but you'd have to have really good aim.
Then fill the glass with ice and add a dash or two of sugar syrup and a shot or two of Bacardi. Top it off with club soda and voilà! you've got yourself a pretty tasty drink.
To make potato salad, boil the potatoes about five minutes longer, use more onion, and don't forget to thin the dressing with a bit of vinegar so it's more piquant and not so goopy. Otherwise, perfect.
To make drunken conversation with a stranger in your friend's backyard pool, try to avoid the subject of death.
It was late, and Robbie and several of Diane's other guests had already left. Tony and his friend Larry, Diane's husband Mark, and a few other people were lounging idly in the water. A fine sprinkling rain had begun, and the sensation of tiny droplets of cold water on my face contrasted deliciously with the warmth of the pool. It was full dark out. Another party guest remarked that we weren't so bright, swimming around during a rainstorm - we were just asking to be struck by lightning.
"What are you talking about?" laughed Mark, "it's not thundering."
"It's raining," pointed out the swimmer.
"Yes, but it's just a little rain, there's no storm," said Mark.
"I'm more worried about dying of cancer," I said.
My fellow party guest was taken aback. "Why would you worry about that?" he asked.
"Well, it just seems like the most likely thing to kill me," I reasoned. "Well, that, or I get cut up into pieces and stuffed into the trunk of some stalker's car."
"Cut up into pieces?!" he repeated, sputtering slightly. "Where on earth did that come from?"
"It could happen," I said.
"The trunk of a car??"
"Well, not loose, of course," I clarified, "I'd probably be in a plastic bag."
"No offense," he told me, "you're fine, and all, but that seems very unlikely."
"Oh, you don't have to be super fine to have a stalker," I said, "there are plenty of crazies to go around."
"I want out of this conversation," he said.
To impress men, just shut up and drink your Bacardi.