Friday, August 20, 2010

Flash Friday 55 - Contrast

Perched on my regular stool
martini in hand, the familiar
potent, icy
friend
I sip
the tang, the bite,
the liquid pine tree
soothing

Through the windows
the verdant world
passes by
fog, low clouds
shroud mountains
inlets

This majestic land
makes me almost forget
This isn't my life,
it's a treat
Yes...I'll have another...

This is Flash Friday 55.  Go tell g-man over at mr.know-it-all that you've joined us by leaving your link in his comments.  It's great fun!

On the cruise, we'd meet at The Ocean Bar for happy hour each evening.  1/2 price drinks and lovely, intricate hors d'oeuvres (that we watched them prepare on the kitchen tour).  The view was unbelievable.  The bartenders friendly.  (Is it a problem that three bartenders know you by name and drink of choice on the second day of the journey??  Don't answer that...)

12 comments:

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e) said...

I'm answering "that" with a no! It's their job, and they're apparently quite good at it!

Of course, the only place anything similar happened to me was Subway. For a while there, they remembered what sandwich I liked...

Hm, poem fodder? Hardly!

RNSANE said...

Well, as someone who has done 88 cruises in my lifetime, 78 on Royal Caribbean in the last 16
years, I wrote a poem called "Bars at Sea" in honor of those amazing bartenders, many of whom have become wonderful friends. I even spent ten days in India in 1997 at the home of one. He and his wife treated me like family. Cruise ship crew work incredibly hard for, primarily, gratuities, no real salary.

RNSANE said...

My 55, by the way, is at:

http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2010/08/flash-55-friday-woe-is-me-august-20.html

5thsister said...

a delightful poem dear Tina. Keep the martini, I'll take the view and the ambiance!

Brian Miller said...

lol. it is a treat...each day is...and if we treat it like that it will be a good life. nice 55!

PattiKen said...

I like your style. Barkeep, I'll have what she's having.

Monkey Man said...

What a great 55. You took us there. Love that. Thanks for stopping by to visit. I always return the favor.

Cheryl said...

Great 55! I could almost feel the ship creaking and sighing as you languished in the bar!

Mine's (55) Fifteen is far too young . . .

G-Man said...

Very much on time!!
Thank you very much!
I loved your 55.
I'll have another as well!
Thanks for playing on time..:P
AND PLEASE HAVE A Kick Ass Week-End

My name is PJ. said...

You're very good at this, Tina!

I'm not a drinker...and you describing martinis as liquid pine trees may very well explain why....


MWAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Thom said...

Mind if I join you? What a delightful 55. How fun. Have a great weekend :)

KB said...

You're making me thirsty. Cheers!

Mine’s here.