Saturday, October 31, 2009

Must.............. Blog.................Now

Damn, it's the last day of October and I haven't posted this month. I promised myself I wouldn't let a calendar month go by without a post so here goes.

It's classic fall weather in Vancouver, wet, cold, sometimes wet and cold. It's great for the braise, roast and slow cook in me but it truly does inspire apathy. I have tons of little thoughts pass me by but I just can't seem to make myself sit down and write about them.

I haven't had any great new wine, or great new beer, lately but I'm planning on popping the cork on either a LaFrenz Shiraz or Quail's Gate Old Vines Foch, last bottle of each, tomorrow with raclette so that will give me something to talk about.

Elsewhere my world is in "Meh", sports wise my teams are awful, Redskins are 2-5 and looking like Deadskins and don't get me started on the Maple Leafs. My job is going through the Fall blahs and it is difficult for me to stay motivated when the restaurant is really slow.

The only bright spot so far this fall has been coaching daughter's U11 Silver soccer team, it is a mixed blessing in some ways,but the pros far outweigh the cons. Fourteen ten year old girls who are only peripherally interested in practice and slightly more in actual games have their hair pulling moments (my hair, by me) but where else can you watch an impromptu hip-hop throw down to "Evacuate the Dance Floor" in the fading light of an autumn evening ?

It's Halloween and daughter is going as a Zombie Vampire, not much of a reach, I'll give out candy and then turn out the porch light and have a whiskey while listening to the sounds of fireworks in the distance before toddling off to get a good nights sleep. Soccer game is at 9:15 am tomorrow and the sugar buzz will have worn off so it should be interesting.


  1. Anonymous6:00 PM

    This is vaguely related because its autumn...
    What wine smells best when accidently spilled on a portable electric heater? Curently I'm working with an Airworks oil- filled heater and a domestic sauvignon blanc. Any tips?

  2. I always prefer a Riesling with oil filled heaters, something at least Auslese so the petrol blends with the fumes of the heater.

    If you are using an electric I like something sweet and citrus like a muscat.

    Just one man's opinion.