Sick of winter?
Go to Jewel, buy their fattest ribeye.
Walk into your back yard or back porch or whatever, fire up your grill.
Back in the kitchen, throw Lawry's lemon pepper+garlic salt+dried rosemary all over your steak.
Press it in with the heel of your hand.
Feel the beef.
Dash on some Lea and Perrin's.
Take a martini glass and fill it with crushed ice and water.
Fill your shaker up with ice as well, and use good gin.
Shake it violently, counting 30 shakes.
Use two slices of a pairing knife to cut a little canal of lemon peel.
Throw out the ice water and pour the martini.
Rub the white of the lemon peel around the edge of the glass, twist it over the top, throw it in.
Drag that and your steak out to the grill.
Hey...it's actually nice out here, isn't it?
Really cold gin is really good in really cold weather.
Throw on your steak and...
Now is the time.
Right when you can smell the sizzling beef.
Look up to the sky and...flip...it...off.
It's still only January, so I'd recommend repeating as necessary.
This little Winter Ritual never fails, and it's even more satisfying if there's actual snow coming down.
Then, you've got a functional reason to sport the Cubs hat.
ps: have you gone to this "Lost" website? Figured out these new characters and (I'm certain) vital clues?
Give it a minute to load.
I haven't done the whole thing yet, but after watching oh, maybe 4 minutes of American Idol last night the computer is waay better than tv.