The citizens of Athens chose Athena to be their patron when she offered them the olive tree. Olives were sacred to the owl-eyed goddess.
That’s why I’ve always considered a dirty martini, made with olive juice, Athena’s beverage.
After a busy day, I invited the fetching, but straight Steve Green out for a cocktail. After stopping to purchase a wireless so I could blog this convention more regularly, I had that dirty martini while he enjoyed a citrus one.
We had a great chat about politics, movies and life. He is also a fan of Young Frankenstein and the Star Wars movies. It’s cool finding another blogger with such great tastes in cinema. His wife is one lucky gal.
ADDENDUM: If you like your politics with a little bit of smart snark that’ll make you smile, check out his blog, Vodkapundit.