Waiting for…Martini Time!

It’s nearly 4pm.  On my desk is my mother’s own hand-written guide to bartending, so to speak.  A shopping list of cocktail ingredients will accompany me to the store this afternoon.  My mission is identified.  While the Pink Martini Lounge is a great place to visit, to share ideas or leave comments, you’ll also be able to see what these drinks look like as I re-create them for you.


Here’s the much-awaited photo of my mother’s compilation of recipes.  This was my old school writing book, grease-splattered and dog-eared and turned into a bartender’s guide Not for the weak at heart. 

Friday Morning; A fish story

While patiently waiting for the “PC Tech” expert to arrive, I’d like to stress the importance of the word, “escalate.”  We are at the mercy of our internet connection and our wireless phone company. If your connections are down, lost or disappear and when your distress phone call finally reaches a human being, chances are they are at the bottom of the food chain (a remora fish, so to speak.)  I have learned that if I employ the word “escalate” accompanied by “I want to cancel my service” miraculously I am transported at light speed to someone, if not at shark level, then possibly at barracuda stage. 

So, here I wait on a Friday morning, for this PC Tech to arrive.  His mission: to re-construct the spaghetti-like pile of cords, wires and cables associated with my overloaded table of gizmos and gadgets into a functioning hi-tech armory.  I’ll let you know the results.  Happy Friday! (Sadly, it’s not Martini time yet.)

One more thought for the day…

I really have to get my act together and get this done earlier.  So many ideas to try.  Knowing the importance of a Mission Statement, I’ve written a very rudimentary sample and tomorrow will review and revise.  Online I found a fab web designer for Blogger, but cross your fingers that she’ll take on another customer.  Her website said, “Sorry, no more new designs.”  Maybe she can modify an existing one…something pink, sassy, with a hint of 1950s illustrations.  I can visualize it…so it will be. 

No martini tonight…opened a 2007 Kenwood Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.  Was pretty darn good. Trying to conserve on my Grey Goose!  TTFN. Luv ya!

Early morning thoughts…

I have a plan for the Pink Martini Lounge. If I put it in writing, it’ll come to fruition.

The Pink Martini Lounge: A place to go for a few laughs, relationship venting, food/wine thoughts and just about anything you’d talk about with your friends at a trendy watering hole.

There. My mission is in focus…now to get a sassy design and blog away!

See you soon.
PS…I can make a most fabulous Washington State Apple martini, not with Crown Royal, either!

So many ideas…

Trying to design a logo/theme for Pink Martini Lounge. Poured a glass of wine; didn’t help. Tried another; no help again. Better hire a graphic artist for something 1950’s-ish. There’s a wonderful website I found last night through Twitter – http://www.martiniinthemorning.com/ . Their music is all the wonderful old standards that were before my time, but I eventually grew to love years later. Crooning away are the originals (Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney) and newer talent (Michael Buble, Steve Tyrell, Diana Krall). My 22 yr old daughter bought Bobby Darin on iTunes tonight. Wonder if 50 Cents will be remembered 50 years from now?

I have made a commitment to tackle Julia Child’s once-again famous Boeuf Bourguignon. I don’t have the right cookware, but will do the best I can to re-create perfection. Just the idea of having the melange of aromas in my kitchen is enough to get me started.

Good night – must look for Pink Martini Lounge theme.

The New Pink Martini Lounge

From the looks of it, today was a pretty good day. Examiner.com said, “Congratulations! You’re the new Destinations Travel Examiner, Orlando Edition. I said, “What?” and proceeded to jump up and down very rapidly, causing all four of my cats to run for cover. They can use the exercise.

The Pink Martini Lounge is my new personal hangout. Walking into my own Martini Bar, sitting anywhere (within reach of my computer’s keyboard, of course) I am completely at ease. I can talk talk talk to my private bartender (you, the reader) for as long as I want, saying anything that might pop into my head. Mostly I think I’ll share my slightly skewed impressions of my world as I see it. Other times, there might be something newsworthy to report. What happens in the Pink Martini Lounge, stays in the Pink Martini Lounge. Unless, of course, it is so cool, so amazing that you feel compelled to share it with the world. Like a great new Martini recipe!
That’s all for tonight. Gonna wrap it up and hit the sack. Til tomorrow…Good night!

Travel

This page will be the alpha-index listing to restaurants and lounges that I discover through my travels around the world. Each alpha-index entry will contain the link URL to my review of that specific restaurant or lounge.   

This page will continually be updated as I continue to find more places to add in to the list.