Mindful Musings…

Mindful musing of the moment: 
Someone asked me the other day if I thought that two people who have been married for fifty-plus years would be as happy in that relationship as they might be if they had divorced thirty-five years earlier and found a new spouse.  Basically…

can you achieve the same degree of happiness with more than one person?
The answer to that question is best debated over a really nice Pinot Noir carefully poured into a beautiful piece of Reidel stemware.  Since that isn’t possible right now, if anyone has some insight to contribute, please leave a comment.

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.)

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!