2022 was one hell of a roller coaster year. I started the year by getting a new-to-me car (yay!!). In March, my aunt passed away after a hellish battle with brain cancer (boo! F*ck cancer!). Over the summer, I got a significant raise (yay!!). Somewhere in the fall, I started working waaaaaaaayyyyyyyy too much. Like […]
Quarantine Diaries Days 3, 4, 5, and 6: Thinking Outside the Box and Stay Home!!
So days 3, 4, 5, and 6 of quarantine were spent thinking. On Day 3, Saturday, my Mom and I went to Stoller Family Estate and picked up my wine club shipment. If you’ve ever visited Stoller, you know that the drive in is STUNNING. You also know that they’ve got a lot of buildings […]
Quarantine Diaries Day 2: Virtual Happy Hours
So in these days of uncertainty, we’re all trying to cope. For us wine people, it’s no different. So how have we been coping? Virtual Happy Hours! What are Virtual Happy Hours? Just exactly what they sound like. Happy Hour done from the comfort of our own home using videoconferencing software such as Zoom or […]
Quarantine Diaries Day 1: Life in the time of…Corona???
…and no, not the beer. The world is an ever changing place. Especially now. We all know that SARS-CoVID-2 (aka CoVID-19 aka Coronavirus) is running rampant throughout the world. Which is scary. It’s placing us into an unprecedented time of unrest and the unknown. A lot of wineries and breweries are being hit hard by […]
Well, it certainly has been a minute since I’ve graced this page. I honestly have a good reason. From my last post up to now, my life has been full of stupid sh** like fighting the US Government (an uphill battle), working 45-50 hour weeks (sometimes more), and honestly…just figuring out where I want to […]
Coming out of hiding.
Well, real life has certainly applied since I last posted. After a crazy summer, there’s a lot to report. But I’ll start with what I’ve been drinking … 2017 Shallow Seas Rosé This stunning rosé from Real Nice Winemakers is a Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Riesling blend. The nose is full of nectarine and wild […]
An Open Letter to the Women After Me
Dear faithful readers: Please allow me to take this momentary detour. This letter is personal, and if it applies to you or someone you know, please seek out the appropriate resources. Domestic Violence is more than just a physical assault. It is emotional, financial, and psychological abuse as well. National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.799.7233 YWCA […]
New Year, New Outlook
Wow. It’s been a ride since I last blogged. Some events I experienced since my last post will come with time. I need time to put my emotions, thoughts, and experiences into words. Others will be shared immediately. However, I’m currently limited on my access to technology. Let’s just say that the thieves who had […]
Thoughtful Thursday: A Reflection
On Monday, I shared this post about walking away from the fires and the storms that life brings us. The irony is that there’s something deeper that spurred that post. My life has been…well, for lack of a better term, the proverbial fan has had fecal matter hit it and it’s continually spewing things. While […]
Manic Monday: Walking Away from the Fire
“Sometimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realize out worth and value, but because we finally realize our own.” ~ Robert Tew If you haven’t noticed, I sort of abandoned the blog. This was not an intentional move, […]