Saturday Reminders—4/16/16


Another week of mostly single parenting in the books and believe it or not, both of the boys are still alive. I can not speak to their emotional well-being at this point, but I saw both of them this morning and I can confidently say that they are both still breathing.

Today will be a trying day for all of us however, as both of the boys have Little League baseball games. The games themselves are painful enough, but when you mix in (at least some of) the parents, it comes close to unbearable. Before you cast me as overly judgmental, realize that I am pointing the biggest finger at myself.

Last week, I almost blew a gasket when the volunteer umpire blew an infield fly rule call in Sebastian’s game.

Sebastian is seven.

Yes, I do need to get a bit of a grip on things.

In other news, last night’s Sip and Spin (I teach a Spinning class followed by a wine tasting) went off swimmingly. I chose five wines from the Loire Valley (a sparkling rosé, a Muscadet, a Vouvray, a Pinot blend from Cheverney, and a red Chinon) and they all seemed to be rather well received.

It may have turned out to be my last such event here in Philadelphia after conducting them for over a dozen years. That is still a bit up in the air, since the decision lies firmly in the hands of the owner of the gym who thinks that for whatever reason, people do not drink wine during the warmer months and therefore having any further tastings would be a waste of time and money.

Can’t argue with that kind of illogic.

I do have an announcement for you before I run off to the baseball field for the next seventeen hours (where I promise to try and contain myself today—I would say “control” but we all know that is not going to happen):

  • The deadline for the current Monthly Wine Writing Challenge (“Pleasure”) is Monday (4/18), so get thee to your keyboard and start writing! You can find all the details HERE.Pleasure

Have a great Saturday folks!


About the drunken cyclist

I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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4 Responses to Saturday Reminders—4/16/16

  1. leggypeggy says:

    Don’t kill the kids and, above all, don’t kill the umpire. It’s just a game.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. dwdirwin says:

    Ah, you’re one of THOSE sports parents that make me sit at the far end of the stands 😉

    Liked by 1 person

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