1. After more than a decade, I’ve rediscovered Mystery Science Theater 3000 (viva Netflix!). People who have seen this will understand. If you haven’t, run–do not walk–and find episode 424: Manos: The Hands of Fate.

2. The cocktail of the moment is the Gin Rickey: 1 part Rose’s Sweetened Lime Juice to about 1.75 – 2 parts gin (depending on your workday), over ice. Mint sprig garnish is optional.

3. The summer solstice is TOMORROW; does it strike anyone else as sad that after just a week of feeling as if summer has finally begun, we’ve already reached its high point?

4. And speaking of summer, alpacas know how to stay cool: Play in the sprinklers!