Tuesday, November 16, 2010

"See 'ya, Katie." "See 'ya, Hubbell."

The Way We Were is my favorite movie of all time. I don't know how many times I've seen over the past 37 years .... dozens, probably. I have mentioned it in this blog 18 times. There are times I have felt like Katie -- at once too much (too noisy, too political, too inflexible) and at the same time somehow not quite enough (not girly enough, not pretty enough, not easy enough). And, like Katie, I've always loved Hubbell. And, like Katie, somehow my destiny has been to not quite be happy in love when the lights come up.

Today, Streisand and Redford reunited on Oprah. I'm watching the rebroadcast right now.

It feels so important -- like I'm watching an important touchstone of my personal life come to life. Such is the power of movies.

Such is the power of Katie and Hubbell.

10 on Tuesday -- I like vodka

Any of these cocktails would hit the spot right now.

1) Cosmo -- vodka, cointreau and cranberry juice

2) Seabreeze -- vodka, cranberry juice, grapefruit juice

3) Apple Martini
-- vodka and green apple schnapps

4) Flirtini -- vodka, cointreau and pineapple juice

5) Pomegranate Martini -- vodka, cointreau, pomegranate juice

6) Chocolate Martini -- vodka, white creme de cacao, and a Hershey's kiss

7) Fuzzy Navel -- vodka, peach schnapps and orange juice

8) Lychee Martini -- vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, lychee juice

9) Campari Cocktail* -- vodka and Campari

10) Red Snapper* -- vodka, amaretto, and cranberry juice

* I've never had either of these, but am willing to try them

30 Days of Honesty

Day 15 :: Something or someone you can’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it Caffeine! I need my red cans of Coke every day. If I didn't have any in my refrigerator, I promise you there ain't no mountain high enough, ain't no valley low enough, ain't no river wide enough to keep me from replenishing my stock. Come to think of it, I wonder if I should live without it. After all, headache medicine routinely includes caffeine.

Day 16 :: Someone or something you can definitely live without Madonna. Or Kathie Lee Gifford. About the only two things these two women have in common is how much I cannot stand them.