Thursday, January 05, 2012
Dark Roman Wine
So you'd think the holidays would be a time of imbibing. And while it happened, it wasn't excessive, as I imagined it might.
First off, Rebecca and crew stayed with us. And while in theory, with her around, drinking would have been on the list of 'to do', we didn't. At all. Not one. I was taking her lead - and well, since she didn't drink, neither did I. I was trying to be a good host, I suppose.
And of course, I mentioned here, trying to drink on xmas eve, which is really more about my parent's birthdays. But I had a number of unfinished glasses of vino placed around the house and none of them finished. What a waste.
I made up a little ground on New Year's Day. NYE is for amateurs, so I don't go out and drink then. But at an open house down the street, I put away quite a bit - and all before 16:00. I did a power nap when I got home. I swear it wasn't considered "passing out". Just a Sunday afternoon nap.
Oh, and the night before that we had friend over for dinner and yes, Tom and I killed two bottles of red. 710 might have had a glass. Perhaps two. Ruckiry (not Jon's boss) Tom and Sal live around the corner and could walk home.
I took a few nights off but went out to dinner last night with a friend of mine, Jeremy. He's a funny man whose company I enjoy a lot. He was just back from Florida and ended up not drinking as he was basically detoxing after six days. I could not figure out why he opted to meet at a wine bar for dinner then. No worries. I tempered myself to one glass, but it was a nice wine.
Still I don't need to drink with Jeremy as his company is usually off the hook with great stories and inappropriate ones at that, even in private settings. He doesn't hold back much in a public dining area either, so you gotta be careful where you go with him.
And with him, I have found a new source of jokes. Inappropriate ones, at that. Well....inappropriate to some - not so much to me.
Ok. I'm ready for bed. A full day of work and one glass or red has made me groggy. Yes, I'm drafting this the night before. You know how I operate.
Song by: Snow Patrol