Obsessions | DUNE

Greatness is a transitory experience. It is never persistent. It depends in part upon the myth-making imagination of humankind. The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he is in. He must reflect what is projected upon him. And he must have a strong sense of the sardonic. This is what uncouples him from belief in his own pretensions. The sardonic is all that permits him to move within himself. Without this quality, even occasional greatness will destroy a man.

  • from Collected Sayings of Muad’Dib by the Princess Irulan


Chefs Collaborative National Summit 2011 - New Orleans : Adam Seger Hum Spirits

Crescent City Serenade

A spirited tea punch made from biodynamic rose petal chai tea, Hum Botanical Spirit, Death’s Door Organic Gin, Cresecent City Farmer’s Market cucumbers, Hollyfield Farm Tatsumas, Sweet Potato Syrup, PawPaws NOLA wildflower honey, Mayhaw-Jalapeno Gastrique

Shit was intense.

Zevia Guiltless Mojito

Thanks again to our friends at hum Botanical Spirit for sharing this mojito recipe with us! Highball glass: - Dozen+ crushed mint leaves - 2 lime wedges - 1.5 ounces hum Botanical-infused Rum - Ice - fill with Zevia Black Cherry hum includes four incredibly rich botanicals- fair trade hibiscus, organic ginger, organic cardamom, and kaffir lime. It is a must to try! And makes a great hostess gift for the holiday season. Of course, enjoy responsibly.


My lovely German Christmas

There was no snow on the ground on December 24th. In fact, walking around in Gau-Algesheim, Christmas spirit humming in the air, the heavens opened up and it began to rain instead. However, this was not enough to put a damper on Christmas (pun intended, obviously). 

So, a little about German Christmas: The main event, the fancy dinner, the gift giving, and all that jazz occurs on the 24th of DecemberThe first half of the day was totally normal then in the early afternoon we went to church together. Afterwards, the children (we’re all 16 and older), were dismissed to our rooms while our host parents prepared for the evening. When we came back downstairs, my host parents handed us all a glass of champagne (sorry Rotary) and we toasted. 

Whilst sipping that splendid glass of bubbly, we began opening gifts. (I would just like to point out that I spent like eight hours wrapping gifts. I got shiny wrapping paper, bows, and miles and miles or ribbon. Don’t they look swell?) Gift giving works as follows: one person is allowed to pick any gift under the tree, whether it is for them, from them or for or form anyone else. And then the person who opens the gift that was selected gets to pick the next gift. So many hugs were given, it was great.

I hope everyone everywhere had an equally great Christmas. 

(General blog update, I’ve got a few posts about language camp and Berlin and New Year’s drafted. All 15 of my followers, does anyone still read these?)

no-more-ice-creams asked:

‘I Am A Shadow, The True Self’

She was sitting near a valley, her body was hidden in a field of her blood made in shapes of rose petals made of the darkness and pain she felt, wanting out, her eyes demonic glowing a bit. She was humming but sees the spirits worried.

The Ghost and the Shifter


Iri had began making a habit of visiting Gravity Falls lately. Especially to the lake. He wasn’t sure what it is, but he felt drawn towards it. And it felt as if there was this strange yet mystic energy radiating off the cool crisp water. It felt absolutely wonderful to be at such a quiet place too.

The spirit hummed happily to himself as he walked towards the shore of one of the most secluded part of the lake. No people ever wandered this far out, so Iri felt like he would be safe here and undisturbed.

He walked towards the water, letting out a relaxed sigh as his bare feet meet with cool water. It felt absolutely lovely on his skin. From there, he simply enjoyed the feeling of the water, whilst also absorbing the lakes energy into his spiritual core. His ghostly glow seemed to light up a little brighter as he continued. 

But his peace was soon disturbed as he heard a snap of a twig behind him, his head twisting to the side to look at the newly arrived stranger.

send me a ✍ to see a glimpse of a muse i might want to play. 

   A low and full hum works from the spirit’s lips and there is a smirk present on filthy lips.

❝Mmmm….You’re sooooo….grotesque.❞

         With a twirl of his smoke body, the entity is looking from upside down, his entire being flipped. 

                 ❝Would you like a kiiiiiiiiss?

Guiltless Boozy Float

Our friends at Hum Botanical Rum created the most AMAZING Guiltless Boozy Float. Such a fab way to dress up an old favorite! Build in a highball or rocks glass -2 Scoops Frozen Fat Free Vanilla Yogurt (Stonyfield Zero Fat Oikos Vanilla is yummy organic creaminess) -1.5 ounce hum Botanical Spirit Fill with cold Zevia Ginger Rootbeer If you haven’t tried hum Botanical Rum yet, it’s a MUST! This fragrant spirit is infused with ginger, cardamom, kaffir lime and hibiscus. Such a delicious treat to taste and smel! And of course, please induldge responsibly.