Getting Lit S3EP08: The Kiss Quotient
Ilana and Wendy talk about the Kiss Quotient by Helen Huang, an interesting novel about an autistic heroine, written by an autistic woman. Also the hottest Disney character is…let’s say it together…Robin Hood.
What Michael Looks Like
He groaned as suspicion dawned. “Don’t tell me… you’re a Korean drama fan?”
She tilted her head as a smile peeked over her lips.
“I do not look like Daniel Henney.”
“No, you look better.”
Here’s what Daniel Henney looks like (in a three piece, because Michael is fancy AF). Check out more hotness here.
Ilana’s Drink: Something Sweet
1 1/2 ounces Amaretto
3 ounces 7 UP or Sprite
3/4 ounce simple syrup (cooled)
3/4 ounce lemon juice
3 frozen dark pitted cherries (plus 1 for garnish)
Slice of lemon for garnish (optional)
Make simple syrup is you need, then mash up the cherry in the bottom of the glass for color. Put everything else in.
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