8.19.2010

National Potato Day

Last summer, I was presenting at a conference in Fort Worth. We were at a hotel downtown - don't remember which one, but it had just been redone and was beautiful. It also had a really nice wine bar. Neither of my co-workers drink, so I went down one night to spend my per diem on a glass of wine. (Just kidding State Auditors. I would never do something like that.) So I'm talking to the bartender and saying I want a glass of Pinot Noir and he says - here, try this - we just got it. It was sooooooooo good. But it was $22 a glass, so I was like, no. I sampled another one and it wasn't near as good, so then I caved. I got the $22 glass of wine, an $8 truffle and read a book in the corner of the bar all by myself. It was seriously a very memorable and perfect evening.

I was telling Larry about this wine and how much I loved it, so he asked his "friends" at Specs to order it. (They didn't carry it.) He somehow managed to hide it from me until Christmas.... here I am opening it.

(Excuse the no makeup on my face. Do you wear makeup on Christmas morning?) Well. that was almost 8 months ago. This stuff cost a little bit more than our ol' standby wine, so I want to use it on something good. I'm all about celebrating the little things in life.... I've been known to celebrate just because it is Tuesday. But I'm trying to decide when I want to pop it open. I thought about celebrating my final car payment. But that has passed. So maybe my 33rd birthday? Or Larry's big birthday in November? Or should I wait until May and celebrate being done with grad school? I'm really wanting to open it, so I even consulted this list to see what National Days might be worthy. Today is "National Potato Day", so no. Not going to celebrate the fact that french fries are basically crack cocaine to me. September 6 is "Fight Procrastination Day" so I thought that might be appropriate - I need to fight procrastination and open the dang bottle already!!!

3 comments:

sarahsmile3 said...

I wish you a long and healthy life, but you never know what may happen. Open that bottle of wine! What kind is it? I love me some pinot noir.

Amanda said...

Hmm, that IS a tough one...but if he was able to order it once, he'll be able to order it again...and again. I believe you'll know when the time is right.

"Miss Bee" said...

We almost popped it open last night, as I got my car title in the mail yesterday. But we didn't, so I'll continue waiting....