When it comes to the wine and spirits community, and the people in it, they all seem to be, well, a little batty. I mean this in a completely good way. Creative, super intelligent, colorful as all hell, and passionate about what they do; that may be a nicer way to put it. Something shapes us as people, and then shapes our choices and how we are all perceived. I may not win awards when it comes to my own perception, but what I witness does parlay into how I react and what I involve myself in. Meet the lady behind the glass, and enjoy a few “off the cuff” moments of my life. Some of these things really make me giggle…
Breakfast Battle – Reconstruct or Deconstruct
When you order an omelette, and put it between two pieces of bread, are you reconstructing a deconstructed egg sandwich or are you deconstructing the omelette to reconstruct it into a sandwich? We have been arguing this subject for, I am not kidding, years. If you have an answer, please contact me so we can put this to bed! (and please do NOT agree with my friend Matt…)
It has been great to witness my parents move into drinking something more than wine out of a box. I think they had an out of body experience when I took them to wine country. Your tastes will change with the slightest bit of education and practice. Bravo to you Ron and MaryEllen! Do they understand what I do for a living? Probably not.
Girlfriends Are Important
I never understood how much. Now, I mean really authentic, true to self, glorious women. I have had women I call friends through my life, as we all have, but I never understood why they made me doubtful, or just gave me an ugly feeling. The women I know now celebrate each other. They make me laugh until I cry with just a glance. They make me work through my bullshit. When great things happen, or not so great, I am anxious to share everything with them without the fear of being judged.
Drink beyond your portfolio! Compare and know what else is out there. I have never believed in standing still, but watch a lot of people do it. When I am not working, I can be caught drinking many other things besides wine. If it is wine, it will most likely be Italian; I love the stuff, and it was my first wine job. Hits close to home.
Obvious, but not a thought always practiced. I am making a commitment to make more time for mine. We are close in our own way, and it works for us. It’s no one’s business how you do the family thing-just do it. I am so proud of my sister pictured here; she is a single mom working her butt off to raise my nephew. You can tell from the picture she is doing a damn good job!
I am obsessed with everything good in the world. Affirmations, burn the sage, chant, sit in a yoga position for days; I don’t care. I am surrounding myself with beautiful people, feel good moments discovered or arranged, not so serious but fulfilling romantic relations (love is found on many levels), and the most delicious food I can find!
More to come!