I spent last week at a luxury resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.
I'm not saying that to brag - I'm mainly saying it to remind myself that I have a pretty good life. I have to do that because sometimes I get so caught up in one aspect that is dragging me down that I forget overall how blessed I am.
My friend (my buddy, my wingwoman, my sister-from-another-mister) re-tweeted something today that really hit me: God's 3 answers to your prayers: 1. Yes 2. Not yet 3. I have something better in mind.
Can I accept that? Hmmm.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I had a wonderful time this weekend in Sonoma at the Wine Road's annual barrel tasting event. I *finally* was able to drag one of my wingwomen with me, so I didn't have to go solo: yipee!!
Even though it was wet, the day was mild and the sprinkles ended up scaring away the crowds that had clogged Sonoma the previous day. Penny and I went to over a dozen wineries (there were more than 140 participating!!) and realized that next year, we were going to make a weekend of it!
We were able to taste of variety of fabulous wines, right out of the barrel, that will be ready to be bottled in about 12-18 months. Most of these were 2009 vintages and it looks to be a really good year for the reds! All of the wineries we visited (with the exception of one big mass-producer ::coughKJcough::) were extremely friendly and welcomed us warmly. Many, after learning who we work for, shared great stories about their interaction with our company - something we had not expected, but really appreciated.
I ended up with about half a dozen bottles from various wineries - the ready to drink *now* kind! This is truly a fabulous event, and for the price ($20 in advance/$30 day of) you cannot beat the value + education you will get!
Posted by JT at 10:40 AM
Friday, March 4, 2011
In real life (IRL) I have a pretty amazing job: I am the top-ranked data security person at a very large company that makes some very good wine. Over the years I've supported servers, email systems, survived six seasons of harvest, and have done everything from climbing up a 1/2 million gallon tank to riding a bike through a mammoth warehouse. I love this place.
Posted by JT at 11:37 AM
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
At the end of last week I sent out a call via twitter: "Where at My Wingwomen this Weekend??!" It was a plea for my girlfriends to join me in doing something impulsive, because I didn't have the rugrats. I had my eye on two events - the first was Affairs of the Vine Grand Pinot Noir Tasting in San Francisco and the second was a group of wineries having an open house in Sonoma.
Posted by JT at 12:07 PM