Hey WSJ, May I have a word with you?

I can’t really think of an academic way to say exactly what I’m feeling, so I’m just gonna go ahead and say it the way we’d say it here in Chicago:

Wall Street Journal…why don’t you get off of McDonald’s nuts…quite frankly, it’s unbecoming.

OK!  I got that out of my system.

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The Wide World of Teas

I am an avid tea drinker. I can’t quite remember exactly when I began drinking tea, or who introduced it to me for that matter….but now I’m a believer, and even more so, I’ve become a proselytizer. Give me 30 mins. and I will show you the world that can exist in a tea cup, in all its wonderment and subtlety.

Now, let me also say that if you’ve never had tea that didn’t come in a cardboard box, or sit in your cup in a little bag, you’ve never had tea. You’ve had s**t in a cup. And s**t is not tea.

That stuff…it isn’t tea. It’s not real tea. More accurately, it’s not good tea. Lipton, Celestial Seasonings, etc….those are the McDonald’s and Burger Kings of the tea world. They’re not toxic waste, but if the only hamburger you’ve ever eaten is a McDonald’s burger….oh my!!! You’ve never had a hamburger!!!

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On the Dark Side of the Moon…

For a single person, a wedding invite is a precarious situation based on ones outlook on life…particularly on their single life.

What situation will you be in in X months??? will you still be single, or will you have a +1 to accompany you to the big event.

Well that’s exactly what my purchasing tickets to Wine Riot was like.  Would I have a special someone to take to a big 4 hour wine tasting ?  Well, at the time, the event was 4 months away, and I, the eternal optimist, was sure that I would meet someone whom I would love to take with me.  So, I purchased two tickets…on January 25th, at 12:22am.  And life went on…

Come May 2nd, I had totally forgotten the fact that I’d purchased two tickets.  So when I opened up the email, sent months before, and it said “Here are your 2 tickets to Wine Riot,”  it was like a hard smack in the face.

2 tickets???  Here I am…4 months later.  Single….dismally single.  At that cold, hard realization, I didn’t even have the heart to attempt to find someone to take the 2nd ticket.

However, on the bright side, a friend of mine had also purchased a ticket to go to the event, and so we planned to hang together, and to enjoy 250 wines from around the world.

The event was amazing.  I encourage you to go to it if it comes to your city.  I was happy to have a partner to go to the event with.  It definitely lifted my spirits, and made me feel much better about the evening.

And in true fashion, the evening twisted in a direction in which I’d never have imagined, when my tasting partner and I ended up on her couch drunk on wine, and in a torrid make out session…which evolved into much more than making out.  The only word I can use to describe the situation from my perspective is amazing.

My life is so strange.  Unfortunately, the young lady in question, when sober, has little to no romantic interest in me.

In some odd, poetic, paradoxical way, this situation is perfect.  Poetic justice perhaps.


Daily Prompt: 32 Flavors

Vanilla, chocolate, or something else entirely?

In my quest to be more active with offering my voice into the blogosphere, sometimes, we need help for inspiration.  That’s where The Daily Post comes in.  They offer ideas and inspirations to get the creative juices flowing.

So, let us evaluate this question for a moment.

What flavor just gets your mouth watering?

Peanut_Butter_n_Chocolate_Quart_7974lWhat can I say about this little tub of abstract yumminess?  It can be in a cone or a cup, pre-packed or handpacked.  I would eat this flavor until I pickled my liver if left to my own devices.  There’s just something about the creamy chocolate goodness, coupled with the salty, sweet, crunchy peanut buttery goodness that just makes it incomparable.  Many brands offer this flavor, only Baskin Robbins pulls it off right.  Good Lawd!!! Peanut Butter and Chocolate, I salute you!  Peanut_Butter_n_Chocolate_0602l