Tuesday, December 18, 2007

But I have three cats!

I don't disagree with this assessment. I just wonder how I'd fare living with three felines.

You Would Be a Pet Bird

You're intelligent and witty, yet surprisingly low maintenance.
You charm people easily, and they usually love you a lot more than you love them.
You resent anyone who tries to own or control you. You refuse to be fenced in.

Why you would make a great pet: You're very smart and entertaining

Why you would make a bad pet: You're not interested in being anyone's pet!

What you would love about being a bird: Flying, obviously

What you would hate about being a bird: Being caged

Behold the Lotus Martini

Yum! I had my first tonight, and it was really very good. My best friend was in town, just for one day, and we were able to meet for drinks at the Hotel Sax. He's tired but happy. Filled me in on his Christmas plans and gifts for his family.

He seems more connected to his wife and kids these days, and that's good and important. Were I to be completely honest (and a gal's gotta be honest with her blog), I'd admit that I miss being the #1 repository for his hopes, dreams and concerns. But this is better for him. Both he and his wife are children of divorce and would never split up, would never do that to their own kids. So since he's made the commitment to be there physically, it's important that he also be happy there emotionally. It's also better for me, because I don't have to worry so about him. As long as he is there for me when I need him, can make me laugh, and accepts me as I am, I'm happier and stronger myself.

And just in case you want to whip up a Lotus Martini for yourself:

Glass: Martini
Garnish: Mint Leaf

1¾ oz Gin
¼ oz Grenadine Syrup
¼ oz Blue Curacao
1½ oz Lychee Juice
6 Mint Leaves

Muddle mint leaves with gin in base of shaker. Add other ingredients, shake with ice and strain into glass.