Saturday, May 03, 2008

I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful

A little over a month and a half ago, LUPEC published a cocktail book/pamphlet thing, The Little Black Book of Cocktails, featuring namesakes & favorites by LUPEC Boston. An entire page is devoted to yours truly with a gorgeous photo, my signature cocktail recipe (the Pink Lady) and two other recipes of my choice (chosen after iconic blondes: the Jean Harlow and the Mae West.) I got to pick a quote to accompany my photo too, and I chose this one, from my favorite blonde of all time:

I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.
- Marilyn Monroe

Copies cost $15 and proceeds benefit the Friend's Boutique at Dana Farber. You can pick up a copy at Toro.

As the book is on sale at Toro, my Toro colleagues have perused it. After reading my page, my coworkers Luis and Juan were thrilled: they took my quote to mean that from now on I'd be donating the tips I'd earned each evening to them.

"You don't need money, right Kitty?" Luis said. "You just want to be wonderful?"

I'm thinking that something got lost in the translation from my native English to their native Spanish.

In any case, they still haven't let me live this down.

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