3 on Thursday

Yes, I know we’re racing towards Christmas, but I still can’t get Thanksgiving out of my head, which is why my Thanksgiving plate graces the background of today’s post.  I suppose it’s time to stop living in the past and start thinking about the other major holiday that’s almost here.  If it’s half as good as Thanksgiving, we’re in good shape.

  1. On the Friday after Thanksgiving, Mark and Allison decided to host a wine tasting party.  They went to their favorite vintner and selected six wines (not too shabby for our group of eight drinkers), each chosen to represent one of those snobby wine terms that’s always spouted at restaurants.  We had grassy, smoky, buttery, spicy…all of the Seven Dwarfs.  We sat around and discussed whether the descriptions were real or b.s.  Getting drunk, all in the name of science.  I’m sure there are plenty of times you sit around drinking wine – at least make a game out of it like we did.
  2. Bagatelle brunch gets crazy.  3 PM there feels like 3 AM in Vegas.  It had been a long time since I last went but I found out when Steph and I recently partied it up in the afternoon with some out of town gal pals that it’s just like riding a bike.  We made friends with a table of guys and the next thing you know we’re getting bottles upon bottles of Dom.  I’m not a club kinda girl, but every once in a while it’s good to make an exception…especially when that exception leads you to drink wine out of a really long straw.
  3. I may have been one of the youngest people there, but Elton John can straight up play the piano.  At his recent MSG concert he played all the hits and I crocodile rocked with the best of em.