Hello hello, and I hope you’re enjoying the weekend! I sure am, just as I did this whole first week back. You know it was a good (and effective!) vacation when you really feel ready to be home. I wanted nothing more than to get back to work! And that’s a great feeling.
And now, because I feel like my gratitude cup is running over and man I have so much to be thankful for:
Le Love List
Jeremy and I were tasting in a big group at a sort of stodgy, fancy-pants (though solar-powered and woman-owned) winery. I asked the hostess what the percentage of woman-owned wineries was, and she said it’s around 12% in the area. I remarked on how that’s pretty low, and this [old; rich; white] man chimed in “Well you know, *smirk* *chuckle* it’s an expensive business!” It caught me completely off guard and because of that, I didn’t even respond. Later, as we were driving away, Jeremy told me “Man, I almost went off on that guy! What the hell does that even mean?! You know, I’ve always believed in equality, but you’ve really opened my eyes to the everyday sexism that women face.” And then I melted into a love puddle. // Espresso over ice. // Getting the confirmation email that I’ll be speaking at The third Vida Vegan Con vegan bloggers conference in Austin TX, next May. I AM SO EXCITED! // Morning walks with Waits that end up in the strangest of places (like a casino arcade at 8 am). // Hearing Waits talking to himself as he plays. // Trying to get a rec from a sommelier and saying “Basically I like poopy wine. Like wet barnyard, musty earth, like I just want my wine to smell like poop.” (by the way I’m not crazy, that’s actually a thing. In wine they call that smell brett.) Anyway, the somm nailed it and when the wine arrived and Jeremy smelled it, he exclaimed “Oh that’s perfect! Like . . . like raspberry sex-armpit!” Wine is a weird world and I really enjoy it. // This song. // This photobooth strip. // This feminist essay. // This poem. // And finally – “I’m so glad we’re the same kind of weird.”
Alright guys, I know it’s the middle of the weekend, but I sure would love to hear your Love Lists as well. Will you share? Post in the comments below, and help spread all that love!
Hope you all are having a fantastic weekend!
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