Sunday, February 18, 2007

EDM Challenge #106: Draw Something Sour or Tart

Last week's challenge from Everyday Matters was to draw something sour or tart. There were alot of really good things posted from various folks: lemons, limes, sweet tarts, grapefruit....


I drew one of my favorite sour/tart things, a margarita!! Back in a former life, right out of college, I was a bartender for a restaurant called "The Depot" in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The building had once been an old train station downtown and was converted into a great restaurant and bar. We made the very best blended margarita's - a perfect combination of sweet and sour (and salt!). This is my watercolor and ink drawing.

We also made wonderful ice cream drinks. It's amazing what one can do with a blender!

Do you ever have stress dreams? Back then, when I felt stressed, I would dream that I was making a drink and I put all of the right ingredients into the blender cup. No matter how careful I was, it would come out like pink Play-Doh.

I just did a search and found out that Play-Doh was originally invented in 1955/56 as a wallpaper cleaner. Weird, huh?

http://inventors.about.com/od/pstartinventions/a/playdoh.htm

When I was a waitress, my stress dream was that I stood in the middle of the crowded dining room, with my tray. And I was naked (of course). Now my stress dreams are about packing. I can never fit everything into the boxes and am never ready to go when the moving van comes. Not hard to figure that one out....

Well, it's after midnight here, so I better go get packing!!

EP

4 comments:

u l a n said...

i love margaritas, too. and i also love your drawing of one :)

Anonymous said...

Nice drawing and I love the story :-)

aPugsLife said...

Oh yeah, I totally have stress dreams. Depending on my current job, I tend to dream that I went home forgetting to turn something off at work. Now for some reason, I keep dreaming that I am in school and it's finals day and I totally forgot about one class all year long and now I have to take the final. :) I love play doh, I even did a little sculpture in play doh and then sketched it, LOL.

Teri C said...

What a great looking margarita!! What time are you serving/