James Bond orders his first Vesper, an extract from Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale (1953):
‘A dry martini,’ he said. ‘One. In a deep champagne goblet.’
‘Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon-peel. Got it?’
‘Certainly, monsieur.’ The barman seemed pleased with the idea.
‘Gosh, that’s certainly a drink,’ said Leiter.
Bond laughed. ‘When I’m … er … concentrating,’ he explained, ‘I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold and very well-made. I hate small portions of anything, particularly when they taste bad. This drink’s my own invention. I’m going to patent it when I can think of a good name.’
He watched carefully as the deep glass became frosted with the pale golden drink, slightly aerated by the bruising of the shaker. He reached for it and took a long slip.
I won a couple eBay auctions for old Kodak Folding Pocket cameras. They’re in the mail and I’m anxious to get them.
First one is a Kodak No. 1 Autographic camera. It came with the stylus, which is pretty unusual… they get lost easily. The Autographic cameras have a small door on the back where one can use the stylus to make notes directly on the film.
The second one is a Kodak 2C Junior Autographic. It’s pretty clean except for a small piece of the fabric missing on the front. I love the brass and metal on both the cameras.
So I was perusing second-hand stores today and actually found a Raspberry Beret!
I was working part time in a five-and-dime
My boss was mr. mcgee
He told me several times that he didn’t like my kind
Cause I was a bit 2 leisurely
Seems that I was busy doing something close 2 nothing
But different than the day before
That’s when I saw her, ooh, I saw her
She walked in through the out door, out door
She wore a
The kind u find in a second hand store
And if it was warm she wouldn’t wear much more
I think I love her