I usually do a lot of drafting/brain-storming on my lunch break or sometimes in between meetings and work processes. I jot down ideas, draft a post and then finish it up later. If you don’t hear from me for longer than a few days that usually means one of three things, a) I had a very boring week and nothing to say, b) I had a a very busy week and nothing noteworthy happened or c) I had a very busy week and something noteworthy did happen, but I had not one free minute to sit down and write about it. I admire people who find the time to write every day (just for the sake of writing) or who schedule posts way in advance, as I am definitely not capable of that. Some days I just can’t open the computer when I get home, let alone string together sentences that make sense and are remotely interesting to anyone but me. But that’s ok and this shouldn’t remotely resemble an apology or anything like that. Just a little bit of an explanation, I suppose, as I had a fantastic weekend a week ago and didn’t get to share it last week. That’s why I am going to do that now, if you don’t mind.
Saturday (4/14), I spent in Sonoma Valley, more precisely Dry Creek Valley, with my friend Susi and her family tasting wine, delicious food and soaking up some sun. I also had some ground-breaking revelations regarding wine! You must know that I am not really a wine drinker. I know nothing about wine and honestly, most wines all taste the same to me (and mostly not very good), which is really embarrassing to admit, as my dad is real wine connoisseur and he would throw his hands up in horror, if I would ever admit this to him so bluntly.
So, in order to blend in and sound somewhat like a grown-up, when someone asks what kind of wine I like, I answer “oh, I like cabs” (because, who doesn’t like Cabernet Sauvignons, right?) Well, turns out, I don’t. At least, they’re not my favorites (as I find them to be too acidic – which most dry wines are).
I tried a Syrah (Shiraz) at Quivira Vineyards (where we attended a wine release party) and even though this is a dry wine (very strong taste at first) I definitely could appreciate the fruity aftertaste. I also learned that not all wines of the same type taste the same, so I see a lot of sampling in the future to maybe find a wine I can completely fall in love with. Recommendations are very welcome.
The weather was beautiful and we had a lovely time.
Sunday I had brunch with some lovely ladies. (Have I mentioned how much I love weekend brunches? No?) Katherine, Gina, Suki and I met at Bab’s Delta Diner in Suisun City (pronounced “suh SOON” /səˈsuːn/). It’s a really cool location close to the Suisun City Marina, right next to the water. I’m not sure what the water body right there in Suisun is called, but it’s part of the Sacramento-San Joaquin (inverted) River Delta, one of only a few inverted river deltas worldwide (sorry, the geography geek is coming through!).
Despite a lengthy wait and a crabby hostess, who first wrote down our number incorrectly (4 instead of 41), then acted like it was our fault (“we called for ‘4’ multiple times”), went ahead and blamed another employee for the mistake, and finally practically stared us out the door when we didn’t get up fast enough after paying our bill, the place, our waiter, company and food were really awesome! I want to do this again, ladies!
Now, tell me about your weekend before last or even the last weekend! Did you have fun?