April Apr 2906:43 am CDT
In America, we obviously don’t have a monarchy. All the pomp and circumstance associated with the Royal Wedding in London today is something foreign to us — no pun intended. However, it’s important to remember that birthright does not bring entitlement. This doesn’t mean that in America we never had “royalty” of our own. Case and point:
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April Apr 2819:10 pm CDT
“There’s an evolutionary imperative why we give a crap about our family and friends. And there’s an evolutionary imperative why we don’t give a crap about anybody else. If we loved all people indiscriminately, we couldn’t function.”
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April Apr 1813:22 pm CDT
This seriously made my day. What a great parody — spot on! The subject is The Douche, an urban-dwelling bottom feeder.
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April Apr 1308:39 am CDT
“The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.”
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April Apr 0610:10 am CDT
A recent New York Times article on the split of wine from food had me thinking. A significant percentage of wine in the United States is not drunk during a meal, according to a new consumer survey. Has there truly been a separation of enjoying wine with food? What happened to wine pairing? Do cheeses and truffles play a part anymore? My mind is spinning and I haven’t even had anything to drink!
The more important question is: how does this change wine-making? Does the industry start making and blending wine for a palette that doesn’t have any food with their glass of vino? One good thing I take away from this article is that the number of wine drinkers has gone up. It is good to see that wine has become more accessible to a larger audience over the last few years. Hopefully, with the influx of wine bars, proprietors in the wine industry continue to strike a balance with different ways that wine can be enjoyed. In my hearts of hearts, I believe that wine and food should stand together. Maybe not necessarily full-on meals but definitely snacks, cheeses, chocolates, nuts, etc. You can try to separate wine and food but ultimately the two will always have a symbiotic relationship. To me, wine just tastes “better” paired with a complimenting bite of food. If anything, wine, when paired with an hor d’ourve, can bring out many more dimensions and notes to the experience than on its own. Sure, good wine can stand alone…but it sure is a lonely world out there.
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April Apr 0508:36 am CDT
Hola! From rainy London, we head over to Barcelona: sun, Gaudi, tapas, Spanish guitar and bull fighting! Viva Espana!