2005-08-04

Martinis with Dude






There is a happy skip to our 5M's steps I think, even though she laments having all that energy with M go to nothing.
Glad to see this determination in her. And I think, perhaps, that all the complimenting admirers on her site are giving her a little lift.
I think M had been draining her creativity. Here's to the return of a rejuvenated 5M.

30 comments:

Corrie said...

But I'm confused...(and 4D, no more comments about "fever dreams.") How did 5M and Dude get to drinking Martinis? She leaves the narrative at Bridgehead. Did they go to a bar together later? To her place or his? Most importantly, how many Martinis were consumed, and did any of them contain Absinthe?

4th Dwarf said...

Siren, I'd have thought a musician such as yourself wouldn't need to have everything spelled out.

I imagine they strolled over to the Freehouse after the iced cranberry. And then they probably snogged somewhere. But they didn't go all the way.

Because 5M doesn't do that. (As one shouldn't according to our first Ethics Consultant.)

In any case, realizing you're confused is probably a sign that the fever is lifting.

As to the identity of the Dude, I'd be suspecting our old friend and martini expert, the Chair, but alas, he doesn't carry a sketchbook and my sources tell me he wasn't on Elgin last night.

Conch Shell said...

Now, let me ask my fellow bloggers: is it appropriate that a man whose girlfriend is out of town ends up meeting another woman over an innocuous coffee, but then heads off to consume martinis with her? Keep in mind, this was a woman he did not already know, beyond saying "hello" on occasion.

4th Dwarf said...

I don't know, Conchie, it seems like you have an opinion. Why don't you share it with us?

coyote said...

Gee, Conch, I'm not hearing a happy skip in that voice. I'm hearing a pulsing brow torqued with a gin hangover.... but I've always been a martini traditionalist. I bet Muse & Dude went to one 'a those joints that serves spiked Kool-Aid and calls it a martini. (that's 'martini', Apostle, not 'martyni') It's kinda like a whole generation got trapped in Jonestown...

4th Dwarf said...

Goodness, this blog is full of cynicism and negativity today. Coyote, the Chair himself told me that the Cosmo at Bravo Bravo was "not bad".

I've never tried the martini at Maxwell's but surely Johnny Vegas wouldn't perform in an establishment that served a poor martini.

Our first ethics consultant has vouched for the martinis at the Freehouse.

6th Apostle said...

On the topic of recipes and martinus ("if I want more than one I'll ask"):

The Stigmata Martyr-ni:

- 2 oz of gin
- 1 oz of white vermouth
- couple of drops of fortified ruby port

Shake gin and vermouth over ice. Strain and pour into chilled martini glass. Add drops of port around the inside lip of glass so that they bleed down into the mix.

While we know the Chair has a passion for the occasional Cosmo, I'm told he wasn't anywhere near the 5M yesterday. So who knows who this mystery Dude is.

She is teasing us nonetheless. 4D, you assume there was some base-run action last night. Probably so. She is making it difficult for us to speculate, though.

Corrie said...

Well, speculate as you will, 4D, but I'm not the only one who's confused, and I can't believe the entire city has "fever." The latest comment on 5M's site is from a confused person as well. And someone who uses the word "crap" a little too freely, if I may say so.
However, as to the ethical issue surrounding martinis with a strange woman when your girlfriend is absent, I'd say that's OK. As long as it was handled well. Maybe his girfriend doesn't drink them, and he's been needing a good snort for a long time. We could consider inviting him to Chair's next Absinthe blowout. And having the occasional desire to go out for Martinis myself, I know I'd hate if my partner prohibited that kind of behavior. Have you ever been in a relationship where your sweetie-pie got jealous and mistrustful every time you wanted to go out for drinks or fun with anyone else? Not healthy. Trust is the issue here.
However, if they indeed went on to "snog," as suggested so delicately by 4D, that's a different matter. On both their parts. It wouldn't look very good for 5M if she on the one hand complains when women flirted with M, and yearns for a committed relationship, but then plunges into snogging with a guy whom she very well knows has a girlfriend. Hmmmm???
This, of course, is mere speculation (and wishful thinking?) on the pirate's part. Still, 5M better watch herself. She can't seek a committed, truthful relationship if she's snoggin' with guys who aren't free to be snoggin'.

Conch Shell said...

I do not believe there was base-run action. 5M has too much self-respect for that, given that Dude has a girlfriend who only happens to be out of town.
And ofcourse, I now think that Dude is unfulfilled with his girlfriend/his life . . . and clearly Bridgehead is a serious vegan-fair-trade meat market.
Love all the men coming out of the corners now that she's on said market.

6th Apostle said...

I think it's time the Scout goes in for a little commentary. Nothing too aggressive. Maybe something like, "Oh 5M, you're teasing us.."

coyote said...

But let's just suppose the Scout should consult with the Ethics Committee first...

6th Apostle said...

After re-reading her post, I don't think there was any base-run action. I'm guessing maybe the reference to the post-martini Dude "being different" had more to do with some of the discussion that was exchanged -- as opposed to any bodily fluids.

Corrie said...

After the pummeling about the head that Scout received from Agatha's big old velour carpet-bag, the last time commentary was made, I'd think Scout may have lost the taste for that sort of thing. And Lord only knows, Scout doesn't want to further irritate the Ethics Committee.

4th Dwarf said...

By the by, this "Willowss" character is a blog spammer. Leaves comments so that his sites will go up in Google ratings. Might not have even read 5M's posting.

And why send the Scout to ask what Bob has already asked about in such a fine pungent fashion? I like that Bob. He gets the 5M, and maybe he's trying to ingratiate himself, but not in an evil way.

Scout said...

I think I should hold off on the next reconnaissance mission for a few days, allow the others to woo her.

6th Apostle said...

Oh Scout, you're such a tease...

Conch Shell said...

What is a Dude?

Traditionally a dude (pronounced 'düd', or 'dyüd') is a dandy; a man who dresses flashily. But in recent years, the term has taken on a colloquial meaning at variance with that: it now means a male friend, comrade, or associate. Formerly, the word was associated with Western movies. The new usage entered the mainstream from California surfer slang from at least 1968,referenced in the movie 'Easy Rider', and today is strongly associated with Generation X.

I believe M and 5M, being Phd types, mean it in its Dandy sense.

Conch Shell said...

Oops, for the CRTF, that's excerpted from Wikipedia.

Corrie said...

Maybe M thinks the Dude is dandy...

coyote said...

Candy is dandy...
The Dude has 'tude.

Conch Shell said...

Well, I noted that some of us do songs, some of us do cartoons, some of us create games, some of us do interesting things on the web margins.
Do any of us write bad poetry?
No.
So I thought I'd change that. (I need to hide it down here)

ODE TO 5M

There once was a bird
Trapped in the store
A sad, sorry sight
For all to behold.
As they went about,
their daily chores

There once was a girl
A woman no less
Who muddled about
Looking for a place in life

But then came M
Who caught her in
A delusional web
For M never was
what she hoped him to be
And so she wrestled
in a passionless land
Unaware of the others
who kept to themselves

And then she stepped forward
Bravely hinting at more
But he took his bow
Breaking the spell.
She stumbled loose,
walked through the door
And suddenly realized
she was free to explore.

Where will this end
It’s hard for us to guess
But at this moment
Conch Shell professes,
That progress is in store.

4th Dwarf said...

Now I'm confused. Who is drinking the martinis and who has a fever?

Agatha said...

Nice work, Conch Shell. We were ready for a new genre.

The Independent Shaken, Not Stirred Observer said...

No discussion of martinis would be complete without an examination of why Agent 007 prefers his favourite libation the way he does.

coyote said...

Roses are red
Violets are purple
Too many 'tinis
Make us all burple

Agatha said...

OK - I'm determined to win the bad poetry contest.

There once was a beautiful muse
Who felt she had nothing to lose
So she drank with the Dude
which improved her bad mood
Say the ESIs: "It's good news!"

coyote said...

'tain't poetry, people -- it's doggerel...

Conch Shell said...

This is the spirit!
Have a great weekend all, I'm off to familial waters. I leave with one parting thought:
When a hermit crab takes over an abandoned conch shell, scientists don't start calling the crab a conch, do they?
Discuss (just kidding).

Agatha said...

Conch - when you get back, we need to talk about your new picture. Please tell me that's not Celine's husband, uhmm... blowing you?

coyote said...

Okay, to recap: Some of us write appalling verse. Some of us have icons depicting unspeakable acts. Some of us applaud 5M's liaison with Dude. Some of us think that there were no base runs linked to the martini (definitely plural,I think, Apostle)incident.

Regarding that last, I'd just like to point out that a few weeks back she played the lcp so close to the vest -- and, come to think of it, with a similar type of teasing introduction -- that a week or two transpired before we twigged. Stay on your paws, ESIs, and stick to the evidence, not what you imagine 5M's character to be. There's enough of that going on over at her blog. And I'm an empirical kinda coyote.