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Well, ha ha ha. Firefox crashed on me and I lost the post I wrote (glad it’s not quite midnight). It’s funny, because I wrote all about how I’d been sent a book, a bottle of wine and a cd to read, drink, listen to, and write about.
I wrote about how very, very late I was in posting my opinion, and then, just as I was getting the last link in, it was eaten.
The cd was Diana Krall’s from this moment on. It’s very good. (DUH.) I knew it would be when I said I’d love to have it sent to me. I like to put it on while I’m working in the mornings and drinking coffee. I am planning to buy a copy for my dad for Christmas, in fact.
The book was Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children. In all honesty, I didn’t read the whole thing, but that was all about me and not a reflection of the book. I haven’t read much of anything lately, except the last Lemony Snicket story. I did read enough of it to say that’s it’s a very welcome and needed addition to my bookshelf. My boys are insistent on getting school lunch every day, and I like to tell myself that has something to do with their foul mood when I pick them up in the afternoon. I think they just eat the starchy stuff and toss the veggies and fruit. I’m looking forward to reading all of it and seeing if I can convince them to bring a lunch to school – maybe just a couple days a week to start. I’d liked to have had this in my library before the kids started school; it would have been even more helpful then.
Finally, the wine! I had a very funny moment when I clicked on the link and for a second thought that the bottle sold for $178. That’s the per case price, though it’s on sale. Anyway, I thought, "Oh, shit! I shouldn’t have drunk that (drank that? drinken it?) while I was putzing around in the kitchen cooking supper and baking!"
That said, I did enjoy the wine. It’s a cabernet/merlot blend. It isn’t what I’d normally buy, but it was good, so I’m happy to have expanded my horizons. Also, the label is really well-done, and I took a photo of the bottle. See?
The website says that it’s all about the fruity flavors, but I seem to remember it also having a little spicy/tobaccoish note (in the most positive way — I like that) too. I think. It was a long time ago, after all.
It’s nearly midnight, and I’ll be damned if I screw up the NaBloPoMo now.
Happy Thanksgiving. I’m thankful for the internet.