Monday, November 07, 2005

Potpourri of craziness...

Will the chaos never end? I'm so very much looking forward to this weekend. We've got a girls night planned with my potluck " sisters" (aka "the Aunties") which will be a great way to wind down the busy schedule I've had over the past month or so. It's a Shopping Soiree.... should be a ton of fun.

Tomorrow night, my husband and I are hosting a South African wine tasting for a law firm in Boston. The General Consulate for South Africa will be there. It's a little intimidating only because South African wines aren't something I drink on a regular basis. So my studying for this party is predominantly book work, since I won't be tasting 4 of the 6 products until right before we get started. (Of course, we have to sample prior to tasting, to ensure the bottles aren't corked. ) So it's going to be three hours of tasting, talking, sampling, educating and dare I say - selling. We're doing this in a format less traditional than most of my wine parties, so I think there will be better opportunity to acquire some purchases from attendants than usual. We don't go with a pitch to sell, that's not the goal of our parties. But where this is a corporate function as opposed to a private home party, there's always the chance that someone will want to order what they're drinking. So that would be nice....

I do believe I'm actually going to make it back to kickboxing/karate this evening. I hope so - I could use an outlet for some stress, as well as an energetic "pick me up". While I like feeling energized in the a.m. with daylight savings - I despise the weary, tired and sleepy feeling I get around 4:15 pm. By 6:30, it feels like midnight! I couldn't imagine living in Alaska where it's dark 24 hours at a time for a period of weeks.

Happy Monday!

12 comments:

Bougie Black Boy said...

i'll await a great write-up about the wine-tasting. sounds very bougie and i'm jealous!

clew said...

FAW-FAW-FAW! Hosting a wine tasting party. Aren't you the one! LOL!

Have a good time, and don't be nervous. I'm sure you'll shine! :)

clew said...

p.s. I went to a wine tasting event once and we all got a nifty little silver cup on a chain to wear around our necks- for sampling the wines. Looked like little baby chrome plated frying pans. Very ... what's the word? Oh yes - "bougie" ;).

Let me know what's good so I can pick up a bottle and impress my friends!

Rebecca said...

hahaha, well....owning a fine wine shop DOES have it's benefits. ;)

I can make some excellent recommendations for you. :) I'll be sure to post about the tasting after it happens. It ought to be very interesting.

naive-no-more said...

Good luck! I'm sure you'll do just fine.

If next weekend is anything like last weekend, it can stay Monday for me for a while.

I'll post about it when I get a chance. And you update us too.

Kodijack said...

Hiya! Kick, Punch, leg sweep!

Whew...I am tired. You will have to take over from here.

Three hours with strangers ought to be fun.

JAX said...

It's so wierd now that it's getting dark again so early. I hate it.

In Ireland, it stays light until 11 pm in the summer!

Hope your wine tasting time is fabulous!

steelcowboy said...

This time of year is SO hard...

clew said...

Oh WOW! I didn't know you owned a wine shop... See what happens when I don't read your blog back to the beginning when I found you? ;)

McSwain said...

I've seen South African wines mentioned on a few of the sites I read, but never tried one. Let us know what's good!

Laura said...

Whew! Good luck tonight! I'm sure you're busy right now though. Sell sell sell! ;)

bigwhitehat said...

I know nothing about South African Wines.

Do you sell Llano Estacado Cabernet?