Sunday, July 20, 2014

Blood and Sand

 Stayed in a place right on the beach this vacation. Nice thing about it other than being able to open up the glass doors to the patio and seeing the WAVES. It had a great pool and an awesome bar.
During the day I did the typical Island rum drinks. But at night I was thirsty for something more.
Part of this Inn was built in the late 1800's. One of the first places on the Beach in South West Florida where people could could stay. It is known as one of the best shelling beaches in the world. Due to the island being 70 percent natural reserves. It hasn't been built up with Condo's, flashy restaurants, car lots or fast food joints.

I was in the mood for a classic drink. Scotch.  The bartender looked me up and down and said.
BLOOD and SAND for you Sir.   All I can say is Im hooked. Its cherry-orange-spice burn smooth. Its a bit like blood - a bit like sand. Every day is Halloween. Even in the Summer on the beach.

The Blood and Sand Cocktail

1 oz scotch (blended or single-malt is fine)
1 oz. fresh blood orange juice
3/4 oz. cherry heering
3/4 oz. sweet vermouth
orange peel or maraschino cherry to garnish
Place ice in a cocktail shaker. Pour in the scotch, fresh blood orange juice, cherry herring and sweet vermouth. Shake until chilled. Pour into an old-fashioned cocktail glass, then garnish with a wedge of orange peel or a maraschino cherry.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

We go We Stop We don't stop


All interpretation, all psychology, all attempts to make things comprehensible, require the medium of theories, mythologies, and lies.

- Herman Hesse

Getting out of town mid-week to a place where I can look out see the ocean. Salt in my hair warm breezes. Drinks with umbrellas. Drinks with just ice. I'm still without a camera since the beach incident. Lens wont open nothing works. I may go with a water-proof outdoor type when I rustle up enough info and money. Just when I was starting to get into it again. Guess it wasn't meant to be. For now.

Got a call out of the blue from a competing company. As of late many, by many I mean ALL of our outside sales reps have jumped ship and left to work for competition. Typical coporate moves that have gone awry has weakend sales and day to day account service has suffered. Anyway I was offered a job with a competitor who hired the outside guy I worked with and built up accounts with. I turned it down.They only offered to match my salary. I cant see moving for the same money when ive invested over two years building my reputation. A few of my biggest accounts went over to the other side. Fine. I see them coming back at some point. Least that is what im hoping. I cant figure out the direction of this company but im there for now. Least until they turn out the lights.