"I'm bidin' my ti-ime,
Cause that's the kinda guy I'm...."

That's a bad Gershwin tune. Yes, there is such a thing as a bad Gershwin tune. Bad as it may be, though, it perfectly describes my mood today. I'm waiting for the good people at Vook, my e-book publisher, to send me a copy of my new cocktails novella-with-recipes, The Boys' and Girls' Little Book of Alcohol.

I've been writing this book for years; it's based on my "Cocktail Chatter" column, but it has additional commentaries on all the cocktails, and the chapters have been somewhat reorganized to enhance the ongoing story.

I do hope they design it well. And I hope you'll buy it, all you people out there in the dark....