Thanks to everyone who tweeted and commented and celebrated Wine Friday today! I celebrated with Joe. Except he doesn’t really drink a lot, so he ate sandwiches and I drank a very nice un-oaked Chardonnay.
Here’s what I learned (by asking my wine expert friend Kyle):
Acidity in wine makes your mouth water and saliva helps break down food. So it makes food and wine a natural pair. “Plus, who really likes doing shots of vodka when eating?” – Kyle
Higher alcohol wines do not pair well with food (gewurztraminer is the exception–we’ll discuss that later).
Did you learn anything about wine this week or just enjoy and relax?
I’ve wanted to live in Canandaigua NY since I was approximately 12 years old. Growing up in Penn Yan (pop: 6,000), there were limited opportunities, and I was just sure I belonged in Canandaigua. It was bigger. There were more people (and so I thought–fewer ding dongs)…and they had gymnastics. But that’s another story for another day!
Of course, I’ve lived in Ithaca NY and Boston…Penn Yan again, and Rochester NY since then. But now I’m on my way to living in Canandaigua (yes, with Joe), across the street from my mom and Fred. The rent’s cheaper. The place is nicer…and it’s in a house so it feels more like a home than this stanky apartment complex.
Matthew spent a few days with me this week. And man, we worked hard. I mean, we spent the whole entire time packing, cleaning, moving…No resting or recreation over here!
Tomorrow: Moving more stuff. Joe’s playing golf and then playing cards with friends…but he has his car full of boxes to drop on his way (yes, the boxes I packed…so now I have to pack more before I can load my car again. It’s fine–I’m a better packer than he is and I’m also getting a killer workout.).
I can’t wait to get my stuff all settled in the new place—I know for sure that I am going to need to go shopping. I drive by all these antique stores (like 7 of them) on my commute between new and old apartments. I was contemplating going “antiquing” and picking up stuff there. But really, I don’t want other people’s old stuff. I like new stuff.
What are you doing this weekend? Does moving (or other things) stress you out and make you feel impatient, or do you just make it happen and go with the flow? I’ve been feeling impatient, but I know it’s happening now!
Come and visit me!