I Used to Love Air Travel

These days, not so much.

Today in 1992. Englishman Dave Gauder, 224 lbs., pulled a 196 ton Jumbo Jet three inches. Dave…think about it…three inches will not solve the problem. Just chill, check yer bags, and get on board.

Birthday doin’s today;

–          Today in 1962, Marilyn Monroe sang “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy. Hoo boy!

–          Harold Pinter’s bleak play “The Birthday Party” opened in London, this day in 1958. Did I mention it was bleak?

Drink 4cast 4 today

Didja ever wonder where “melba toast” came from? Well, probably not.

Dame Nellie Melba was born today in 1861. Dame Melba was an operatic soprano from Australia. She built a remarkable singing career on three continents. The French chef Auguste Escoffier created Melba Toast and Peach Melba in her honor.

Today we shall have a;

Brandy Melba Cocktail

2 oz. Brandy

½ oz. Peach Brandy

½ oz. Raspberry Liqueur

½ oz. Lemon Juice

4 dashes Angostura Bitters

Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker.

Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Add crushed ice.

Warble away!

Cheers!

Roger

5/19/2013.

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