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.)

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.