I could probably write anything I want here, because no one wants to read about the writer. Ya’ll only care if I post pictures of delicious foods, booze, and cute puppies. Am I right?
I have been trying to write some kind of “about me” for about 3 days now.If you read my blog you will get to know me.
The Point: I am a writer. The only things I know for certain in my life are the following: I am a writer, I enjoy fizzy cocktails, and everything tastes better with heavy cream or butter. I wrote a book last year, and yes a real book with 250 pages typed all about my childhood. She is perfect (I refer to my book in a female context, since she is about me), she sits stashed away at the bottom of my purse next to a toy dinosaur, and expired Lorazepam. She is now complete. I am not published and I’m slowly starting to let go of the want to be published. I finished this book of things I have needed to write for 16 years, and in the beginning I thought all I really wanted when she was finished was for her to be published, but I am realizing now the most important part of writing out my childhood wasn’t for other people to read my stories, but for me to heal. I have done that. She is complete, and I am healed.
So, what the hell do I do now with my life?
And, the idea for a blog of everything I excel at was born! I’m totally lying, I had a lot of suggestions from people that support me the most to begin, and most importantly street cred to my cousin and often lifeline Mikaela. She is also my photographer. You can view her work HERE
I want to make this blog a fine wine of everything I enjoy, because hello, it is about me.
Wine/cocktails – Regardless of what any person may say you can absolutely LOVE the craft of mixology, spritzers, cocktails, and alcohol without being a deranged weirdo (maybe). When I enjoy something part of my excitement is to find out everything there is to know about it. I like knowing that you can only label “Champagne” as just that only if it comes from France or else it is “Sparkling Wine”. I like knowing fun facts about the little town in Germany that my favorite Riesling comes from. I really needed to know that Moscato is produced in bathtubs (thanks, Michelle).
I am by no means a wine snob, and this is not somewhere that you will be educated with a French professor who has traveled around the world. So, if that is what you are expecting – leave now. I am much better at tasting cheeses with wine and giving them a thumbs up or thumbs down. I will inform you which beer is best paired with Dorritos. I want to write an article on which “Mix 6 for 10% off” wine goes best with late night Taco Bell.
Whisk – I feel like this is pretty self explanatory………but I can say it aloud if it helps: I love cooking. I was fortunate enough to grow up with dinner on the table every night, and really you do not realize what a big deal that is until you are an adult. Or until you marry a man that cannot cook. Growing up we did not have some lavish lifestyle or eat at the table every night because most days it was busy being used for my brother’s “inventions”. We had dinner every night though, and we were full and fed, and I think this gives me a real appreciation for food that I was able to turn into a passion for creating my own meals.
I also had to “try” everything that was placed in front of me at least once by instruction from my Uncle Mark, and in this day and age he would probably be charged with child cruelty since people are such wimps, but it also made me think outside the box which in turn allows me to cook outside the box.
Bliss – Everything else. I have two dogs that I obsess over, and one is a little special so that is entertaining. I write puppy bios for dogs looking to be adopted for a local shelter. Sometimes, I leave my house and actually go to a local event, or eat somewhere different. My husband hangs things up in my house….I could take pictures of that?
Here is an adorable picture of me drinking wine through a jumbo straw.