Wednesday, January 25, 2006


Cocktail of the Week: Cranberry-Vodka Lemonade

My downstairs neighbor is not quite what I would call quiet. Especially at, say, 4 am. As a matter of fact, that is when his techno-DJ-aspiring-self is loudest. Some of you may have noticed (then again, I doubt it, since no one really pays that much attention to such things) that a lot of my posts occur in the wee hours of the morning. That would be because he has me up and I can't do a durned thing to get back to sleep. (Thump, Thump, Thibbity-Thump-Thump)

So with limited options, (I am not the police calling type, and the building manager is a friend of his.) I have opted to move.

Yup. I am leaving this huge, chic, bright, SE corner-lit, cross-breezy, high on a hill, view of downtown, lots-o-closet space, low rent abode behind to re-settle my self and my things elsewhere.

Of course, it's not just so easy with me, since I am fussy about where I lay my head and whatnot. Plus, with my limited budget, it has driven me to make a huge, huge, HUGE life change. That's right kiddies, I'm getting...a job.

Sigh. I know, I know, it's madness, cutting into my ladies-who-lunch lifestyle all for the sake of a silent retreat, but alas, it has to be. (You should have seen my friends faces at this news. The shock. The dismay. The abject horror. And finally, the laughter at the mere thought of me putting in an honest days work.) So instead of spending my days at the spa, the gym and Barneys, shopping for food and cooking up delightful dinners, then drinking the nights away; I will be clocking in at some cheerless office and counting the hours until Friday. Whoa, whoa is me. (I can sense you feel my pain) It's been a long time since I actually worked in an office, but part of me is quite excited for the change of pace. And while I will still offer my cooking classes, (the "job" I have had for the past few years) it will be on a much more limited basis.

So that all being said, I ask you to join me in a moment of silence for my last four years of blissful "self-employment" (ahem) and bid adieu to this gainfully-unemployed girly-girl world I inhabit. It's off to the salt mines for me. And that my friends, calls for a drink.

Cranberry-Vodka Lemonade

1 75o ml bottle organic sparkling lemonade
1 750 ml bottle cranberry vodka
1 cup cranberry juice

Combine the lemonade, vodka, cranberry juice, and ice, stir to combine, garnish with lemon, drink and repeat


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I am so glad you are back. I was about to send out the resuce services.
OH dear me. Can't you just tie up the guy and drag him to another building? Oh, I suppose that would be a crime.

But an office job? Sigh. Send out signals when you need some moral support, okay?
oh! Well it's worth a try! From what I understand, a lot of people get to read a lot of blogs at work which means that you will get PAID to do it! Might be a comforting thought, eh?
a JOB?!??!

omy. please tell me what it could be. i cna't imagine fresh rachael at a desk!!!!!! (except to blog)

(of course, i am jealous you HAVE a job - me - still looking ;) )

and what is wrong with techno?? ok, i don't like hard core techno, but i am a dance-music freak!
Sarah - Techno is great, just not at 4am on a Tuesday...LOL

I started my little gig here and am quite happy so far...happily, I still get to think about food all day...mmmm. Food.
Nice to have you back! I hope you like your new place, both where you live and where you work.
Oh, good luck good luck good luck!
Oooh I'll trade my job for your non job. Except I'm a mother and I don't really get paid for that so I guess that wouldn't work.

Hope you find equally as wonderful a place - without the music. And boy do I hear you on that one, except in our case it's the people above us.
Congratulations? Or Condolences?
How long has it been since we have seen each other?
I love your blog. Good luck at the new gig. We must brunch it soon.
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