You should do a book for ... August 15 2018
It's an occupational hazard. Like an off-duty doctor being constantly asked to examine oddly-colored skin lesions, there is a point at every social event I attend where people start to play a game I call "33 Somethings."
After meeting someone new and quickly explaining what I do - no easy task in itself - you can see the ideas beginning to form.
"Do you have a <person's favorite beverage> one?"
Increasingly, I do have that book, as my tiny publishing empire continues to expand.
"R(h)um?" Mais oui!
"Mezcal?" ¡Si, señorita!
"Mustard?" Uh, no. Are you serious?
"Caesar Salads?" Wow, you must really like caesar salads.
"What about ... you know ... 33 Chicks?" I'm sorry, I think I need to plug the meter ... Nice? to meet you?
In all seriousness, I think I'm really fortunate to have such a flexible platform from which to publish and love the smiles these conversations inevitably create.
For now, my focus remains on fine food and drinks, but who knows where this crazy boat is going? As Mr. Willy Wonka put it, "... the rowers keep on rowing, and they’re certainly not showing, any signs that they are slowing…"