Sure, I get that smug self-satisfaction of knowing that I am giving the most awesome gift EVER in the history of awesome gifts, but dammit- I just want to keep it for myself.
I deserve it more. Don't I? I suffered through two- count 'em TWO whole work days this week feeling like my veins, sinuses and lungs were filled with jell-o pistachio pudding (remember that one? The pretty green one with chunks of nuts in it? It was like green snotty evil with shards of disappointment and nuggets of failure suspended in it. Remember that?)
We have a wedding to go to in the lovely metropolis of Duluth, MN tomorrow night. The groom is a looooong time high-school friend of my Mr's. The bride (who we like) is relatively new to us, but she's cool. She doesn't seem to mind that J hasn't taken down the lace curtains and lawn ornaments from the former owners from when he bought the house something like 4 years ago.
She must be a saint.
Either way, we're a.o.k. with her.
We've known J forever. He was one of the few that stood up to me when I was being a "difficult" wife (to put it mildly), and he (like me) lets go of a grudge pretty easily. He is notorious for the "purple teeth" of red wine drinking, and once he dry humped another friend while wearing a construction helmet with antlers, and somehow Sammy Davis Jr. was involved...
I love J. Tons.
I don't know a ton about the future Ms. J, but...
One thing I know for sure: They like wine...and I like wine. Glorious.
So, rather than sign them up for a "wine of the month" club where they get "iffy at best" selections from some wine geek with a ponytail, ill-fitting jeans and a penchant for masturbating to Smurfs cartoons, I signed them up for their own personal wine club.
I bought one of my favorites (Gundlach Bundschu Pinot Noir) to wrap, and I am enclosing a card foretelling the arrival of six other of my personal favorites. (I picked three wineries I love, and chose two wines apiece. It wasn't hard to find two from each. I could have easily chosen 3 or 4 from each one.)
My choices (hey, it's the weekend and if I want to be a wine snob now so be it. Yeah.):
From Roshambo winery:
- 2005 "Imago" Chardonnay
- 2005 "Reverend" Zinfandel
From Croze Winery:
- 2005 Smith Wooten Cabernet Franc
- 2005 Croze' Vin d' Une Nuit
Finally, from L'Ecole #41:
- 2006 Columbia Valley Semillion
- 2005 Columbia Valley Merlot
Now I'm thirsty.
Wine will help my cough- right?
What's your favorite wine(s)?
Franzia chillable red? Chateau Latour '58? Thunderbird "grape"?
Don't be shy...(I drink crap too, if it helps. Right now I have a glass of something that cost $7.99/bottle. I'd say it was full-bodied with a hint of aluminum and wood chips, and the lingering flavor of Welch's white grape). Delicious.
Have a good weekend, my little glasses of fermented squirrel sweat wine.