This is the year in which I turn 50.
I know some folks find the notion of turning 50 to be a depressing thing . . . not I. Frankly, in Jerry's sometimes twisted world, it is something to celebrate.
A few days ago I was chatting with my friend Diana on facebook and she mentioned celebrating her 40th birthday with a nice cocktail at the bar in Berlin's Hotel Adlon. I immediately decided that I would have a wee celebration on the 14th of every month in 2014 (my birthday being on July 14th). I won't be traveling to Berlin or some other exotic destination for my drink each month but I will plan something to make it special.
You may not know the hotel Adlon but I bet you have heard about it . . . it is the hotel where Michael Jackson dangled his baby from a window while in Berlin. Unfortunate history - this is one of the best (if not THE best) hotels in Berlin. The rich and famous hang out here when they are in Berlin and yesterday I joined them!
I started the year-long celebration off with a chocolate/marzipan torte and a champagne cocktail with raspberry puree and raspberry liquer.