Saturday, September 30, 2006

Bottle of Wine; Fruit of the Vine...

Still sober. Interesting wine tonight. This was a late harvest Riesling c.2003 from Zafarana Vineyard , located in the Old Mission Peninsula near Traverse City. 2003 was a very short and low quality season so the vineyard owner decided to scout out other local vineyards for a blended wine of similar grape character.
This was my first venture into a late harvest wine. It was sweeter than I thought it would be, but with the spicy New Orleans style pasta I had for dinner, it was very complimentary on the tongue. I picked up pear/apricot with a tinge of apple . This would also be great as an after-dinner wine and is modestly priced at about $11.00. It's only for sale in Michigan for some odd reason. I don't understand the Michigan wine laws one bit!

Thursday, September 28, 2006

A Swift Kick is Perhaps Due

Why are men so pissy about shopping ? Hubby needed some new shoes.He had one shoe actually peel-the leather came off in small striplike peels. I am assuming this was the interaction of the salt with the leather. It might help if he were to wear his rubbers but that's a moot point now. We found some in his size and it was buy one pair get another pair 1/2 off. Not a bad deal-altho the last time it was buy one/get one free. So he slips on the shoe-says its okay without tying it or walking in it-but its a different size than what he normally wears which is a wide or D width. Now you can't take shoes back if you've worn them outside. I remind him of this and that he needs to pick out another pair for the half off one. He says he doesn't need a second pair-and I said get them anyways because its a good deal and I know as soon as we were to leave with one pair, he would say he needs another within a few weeks. Its not like the shoes are gonna spoil in a box in the closet or plain old black-tie shoes even go out of style. At least not as long as wearing shoes is common practice.

It's the same with OJ, socks, Kleenex----he would only buy what he needs for today not thinking that he will need more later in the week . Example-I asked how much OJ was in the fridge, did he have enough to get thru this week (I had bought 2 half gallons last week). He said yes, he had enough for this week. I asked if he would have enough for next week. No, so he would need some more by Sunday. I have to always drag it out of him-he would never volunteer any extra info unless I play 20 questions with him. I really got pissed off-he knows I hate to shop-and any of you from Flushing know how scary going to the Meijers on Pierson Road is at night and that is why I need a body guard to go there. Why did he think it was okay to even think I wanted to come back to the store Sunday to replenish his stupid OJ? Or his signal that he needs more granola bars is leaving a flavor he doesn't like on the counter? I thought the cats had knocked it off the fridge . And you know he would never go shopping on his own. I can't even remember the last time he actually bought anything by himself except gasoline. I am tired of being his mommy. And really tired of yes and no answers-that actually go around in circles. I am beginning to think men over 50 regress into newborns language-wise. So I next expect babbling-that will go well with the unannounced farting.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Haunting on the Porch

I am so in the mood for Halloween. I sorted all the ridiculous boxes of boxes of decorations in June to see what I might be in need of. Umm...I could start my own scare factory-not really nasty scary but silly scary. This is one of my favorites. I hope to have a companion for him soon-a witch would be nice. And of course, Frankie will serenade us again this year. Maybe I will finally use the fog machine that I got for Ben and he never needed it.

The need to get away from MySpace....

MySpace is nuts! All the glitter, flashing, outages and inappropriate postings including pictures is just too much. And also there is no one my age or from my school to connect with. But maybe that is a good thing-I had very few friends in HS-and one recently died. MySpace is just not what I want or need, so this is a new start. I have another blog for personal musings I may let others view someday. But for now this is my public face and the other will be my rant and rave, blow up and bang my head into the computer screen time out in the corner place until I feel like I want to share.