Friday, January 21, 2005

My first blog

So, I've decided to see what the big deal was all about. Everywhere I turn, I'm seeing someone's Blog address and reading messages saying "come see my blog", so here I am. And yes, I'll now be one of those who post messages saying "please come read my blog." I'll have to figure out how to link my blog to my website so that it can be accessed from there. Let's hope my web skills are up to the task.

I don't intend to have any sort of structure to my blog, only that it be an open frame to post my thoughts on what inspires me and what moves me. I'll post my spiritual aspirations along with any thoughts I might have on current events, if I'm so moved to do so. Heck, I'll even post about my dog, Jack. He's such a character, he should probably have his own blog.

This Sunday is my 7 year anniversary. My husband and I are planning a wonderful dinner at Bern's in Tampa, FL. I just made the reservations for Sunday. Bern's is one of those places that really make a production out of the meal. Every course is served with serious dignity. While the meal isn't too extravagant, your waiter gives you time to eat your meal and extra time between courses to let your meal settle before the next course. Don't expect to be in and out in an hour or less. This is a true dining experience and as such takes a couple of hours or more if you include the kitchen and wine cellar tour. The entire place is dark and romantic, the various rooms, if dipped in gold, would be straight from Donald Trump's decorator. The best part of the entire restaurant is upstairs, in the dessert room. The dessert menu is bigger than a phone book and contains enough decadent descriptions of luscious treats to give you sugar shock while you read. Of course, you don't have to eat dinner at Bern's to visit the Dessert Room, you can make separate reservations just for dessert and a drink in one of their private dessert rooms equiped with a video monitor so you can see and hear the piano player as he plays in one of the larger rooms. Requests are always welcome.

After re-reading my blog, am I a walking advertisement for Bern's Steakhouse? Hardly. But I do enjoy the place, the food, and of course the desserts. It's definitely a special place, perfectly made for those special occasions. I'd recommend it to anyone who came to Tampa for a visit.

I guess, most of all, I'm looking forward to going out to dinner with my husband to a special place and having some alone time together.

Whether you enjoyed my first posting or not, I hope that you'll comment. I'd like my blog to be an open dialog between me and my readers.



6 comments:

Queen Power said...

Oh, I so felt your pain:). Dinner with the hubby, great idea!

Thanks for sharing. Welcome to the blogging world!

Queen Jaw Jaw said...

Girl...can I EVER relate. If you open up my computer's insides, just go ahead and shoot me.

By the way, stay out of the humor biz...will ya? Like I need this?

Who loves ya?

da Queen does honey...

southern comfort said...

Welcome to the blogging world!

Jack Edward said...

Vicki,
I am a FWA member from Tampa. You autographed a book for me when you spoke at the Brandon meeting. Your blog was excellent and very funny.

I have a blog. http:insuredinjury.blogspot.com It is a true story. Slightly changed but shows the problem faced by a happy fully insured person.

Keep up the good work.

Jack

Manic Mom said...

Hey Vicky, Steph from chick lit group... I grew up in Tampa, and my parents still live there and LOVE Bern's! I've been there and have had dessert in the dessert room too--beautiful! Do they still give a tour of the kitchen on the way upstairs? I'm heading to Tampa in March, may have to make another trip to Bern's. Happy anniversary! And Happy Blogging!

LILY said...

Hey Vicki,

In response to your light and upbeat and I think funny post you've also encouraged me to start a blog. I'm using it as an alternative to the Writer's Journal most pundits say we should do.

So as you said on the Yahoo site when you invited us to check out your new blog, guess I ain't a blog Virgin anymore either.

I really loved your description, could see you peeking around the corner to watch your husband's hands.

Happy Anniversary. Check out my blog too please: lilys-blues.blogspot.com. See ya gal... Lily Blue