Yesterday I said, “Next Up: Portrait of Dorian Gray” (only I couldn’t italicize in a headline). However, today being Lame Post Friday, I make bold to be lame enough to NOT have Mr. Gray and his pretty picture be next on Mohawk Valley Girl. (Is that a contradiction in terms, bold enough to be lame? Might make a good headline.)
Actually, I think I will begin a new feature today. A subspecies of Lame Post Friday: Flustered Friday. In fact, I am pausing in my Flustered Friday gyrations to make this post. Then I will continue to Flus (yes, I know that is not a word; don’t be so didactic!).
When I got home from work, I went running, feeling pretty damn virtuous for running two days in a row. I thought about it all day at work, hoping to instill it in my mind so I would not have to talk myself into it. It worked. I had meant to run on the mini-tramp again, watching more of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with my beloved John Barrymore. However, the weather seemed so fall-like that I decided to run outdoors.
After a good run, cool-down walk, stretching and shower, I put on my short terry robe, got myself a glass of chocolate milk (my recovery beverage of choice) and sat down with the laptop. I was going to make a Running Commentary post. First I checked my Facebook notifications and emails (I have four but only check three on a regular basis). Soon I started to feel tired and brain dead. This would never do. I had plans with my friend Kim for 5:30. I wanted to get my blog post done first so I would not have to worry about it. I ate a small snack and tried again.
Eventually I went to the message string with Kim to double check the time for tonight’s adventure. Not 5:30, but 5:00!!! It was 4:36 by my computer’s clock when I made this discovery. It was actually better to go at five, because Steven worked till six so I had a good shot at being home at least not too long after he got there. I had time. It! Could! Work! (You remember that line from Young Frankenstein, don’t you?) (If you don’t, go watch Young Frankenstein! It’s a great movie!)
First I had to get dressed. What to wear, what to wear, what to wear? I need to do some serious work on my wardrobe. Then I saw one of Steven’s Hawaiian shirts that would go awesome with my yellow capri pants. I put it on. Ooh, wrinkly. I knew I had not put my iron away the last time I used it. Did I have time? YES! I scrambled around finding a notebook, pen, Tablet and purse. I was ready in time, yes!
Our adventure was to DikinDurt Distillery on Smith Road in Herkimer. I intend to write an article about them to submit to Mohawk Valley Living magazine. I’ll probably write a blog post as well (preview of coming attractions). It was a fun visit. We must go there again. For one reason, you can only try three moonshines at a time. For another, Steven will like to join us.
After leaving DikinDurt, we thought to go to Valley Wine and Liquor in Herkimer, where they often have Friday tastings. We stopped by my house first to pick up a couple of school supplies. You see, Valley is having a promotion that if you donate a school supply, you get 10 percent off your purchase.
We tasted some flavored vodka. We liked it but did not buy any. Then we walked all around the wines deciding what too purchase. Having enjoyed some blueberry moonshine at DikinDurt, Kim was looking for blueberry wine. We found several choices as well as some other fruits. I decided on some Faustino Tempranillo and Great Western Champagne.
As we left the liquor store, I mentioned to Kim that I was supposed to cook supper but really should have started cooking at five. Oops! When we got to my house, Steven was not there yet.
“Get cooking!” Kim said.
“I think I’ll get fixing myself a drink,” I said. Kim approved that modification of plans.
I got to pouring myself a glass of wine. I’m still drinking it. Steven came home while I was typing just now. We still have to figure out what to do for supper. I know it will not involve going out, because Steven is already in his sweatpants (that man is FAST when he gets home from work). At least my ironed Hawaiian shirt made it to the distillery and the liquor store!