tweet of the month: must lose martini

Personally I've never gotten martinis. I'd rather people visualized a handmade ceramic mug of black coffee, or maybe chai.  What in my writing style do I need to change to update this impression?

UPDATE:  Yes I know it's a compliment, because James Bond drank martinis, while lots of cranks drink coffee.   But if I had the necessary refinement to be a connoisseur of all the ingredients of a martini, I wonder I'd have room in my head for transit planning, languages, urbanism, natural history, philosophy, coffee, gardening and all the other things that seem more important …

In any case, if you need to visualize me with a martini, please go right ahead.  Perhaps I'll do a very posed photo with one sometime.  

12 Responses to tweet of the month: must lose martini

  1. EngineerScotty May 23, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    Shaken or stirred?

  2. Jonathan May 23, 2013 at 10:55 pm #

    More stress and a certain, on-edge wildness, if you’re going for ‘coffee’, I’m afraid…

  3. Zoltán May 24, 2013 at 6:44 am #

    but what of Agent Dale Cooper? He was a master of cool in the face of the terrifying (if at times prone to on-edge wildness) and very often holding a mug of black coffee.
    Then again, you wouldn’t catch Jarrett expressing Agent Cooper’s love for rural life in a place we are to presume completely devoid of local transit.

  4. Eric O May 24, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Perhaps feature a hipster on a bike for your next cover. That would take care of this problem.

  5. Eric O May 24, 2013 at 11:07 am #

    I’m still caught up on that “light breeze” part. Not bad for a Portland writer, hey.

  6. Robert Wightman May 24, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    To give you the “Martini Look” you would need to borrow one of Sean Connery’s wigs and tuxedos. To me you are more of “Tea, Earl Grey Hot” person a la Jean Luc Picard.

  7. EngineerScotty May 24, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    Maybe it’s his stint in Oz, but Jarrett’s dome reminds me more of Peter Garrett (Midnight Oil’s frontman) than Patrick Stewart.
    Or as I suspect he tells the replicator in his quarters: “Beer. Bridgeport. Cold”.

  8. Eric Goodman May 24, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    You do know we’re counting on the local distilleries to revive our urban centers now that beermakers have lost the anti-gluten crowd. But Martini’s – meh. Cognac is made for writing.

  9. Brendan May 24, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

    I don’t know, I love a good cup of coffee. It makes me feel engergized and it elevates my mood! We need to stop the negative stereotypes of coffee drinking, like TRANSIT! See, it all comes together.

  10. Brendan May 24, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

    It makes me feel energized and engergized. Why not.

  11. Jarrett May 24, 2013 at 10:51 pm #

    EngineerScotty. Inside I’m much more like Patrick Stewart than Peter Garrett, but I do tend to bounce around in some speaking settings, which is admittedly a Garrett trademark.

  12. neil21 June 6, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    It’s the profile pic (greenery, dappled light) and the voice…

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