Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Here Comes the Rooster - Tierra Del Sol Malbec

Chill'n on the train with some local kids. Funny anyone under 30 these days is a kid to me, even though I'm not much older than them.  I break out a bottle I happen to have on me.  It was for later but I'm sure I can find another. They are going nowhere and honestly I have no clue where I'm going.  So we decide to sample the wine.  I say cheers and pass around a bottle of Tierra Del Sol Malbec 2009.  

When it returns, I turn off my computer, take a healthy swig and catch a glimpse of the passing landscape. It is soggy out there.  Not good news for the grape harvest. The report of continued downpours must have farmers rushing to pull their fruit.  What might be a bad year for grapes has part of me smiling though.  The chill in the air tells me this same storm is dumping white gold at the Mountain.  I'll be skiing in no time; maybe I do know where I'm going after all.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Craig's Sale - BYOB

When you read on craigslist that Craig is having a garage sale and then you get a FB invite to attend, it's kinda something you can't ignore.  

"This is going to be a party", were the first words that went through my head.  Immediately, I go to the calendar to save the date.  At that point I realized I already have a pretty nice little weekend planned, pretty nice little weekend indeed.  Shoot, if we have enough time you might see me sleeping it off in Bed Bath and Beyond.  (They have the comfiest beds)

Fall for me is always a busy time of year.  Winter is right around the corner, and for those that don't know were to find me, like a bear I tend to disappear once the snow starts falling.   Also being harvest season there are lots of loose ends to tie-up.  But maybe the busiest part of fall is football season.  You never want to miss a game, especially one at home.  The demise of my first business can be traced back to the time I missed the season opener.

So wouldn't you know, "the garage sale to end all garage sales", happens this weekend.  A classic busy weekend in the fall.  But if you're like me, you realize you can bare down and get it all done.  Weekends with the fun potential that this weekend promises are weekends that you need to go out and enjoy. 

Looks like it's time to breakout the wine I made from last harvest, dust off the old debit card (I hear they'll have paypal at the event) and get after it.  Cheap stuff to buy, a good buzz and laughs with friends; who can turn that down? who'd want to, especially in these interesting times.  I'll see you at the sale