Saturday, June 27, 2009
Glendy and I took an interesting Wine Politics class at the University of Chicago. The teacher was Tyler Coleman from Dr. Vino and we focused on wines from Australia and Spain. I found the history of Yellow Tail particular interesting. But of course the best part was that it included tastings! We tasted 14 wines, half from Australia and half from Spain. Most of the exercises in the class had us trying to guess which country the wine was from. I was surprised that I preferred so many of the reds over the whites during the class. Also, it reconfirmed that Tempranillo is my favorite lately.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Tonight we went to a fun even at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Sponsored by Bottlenotes was a huge wine tasting with a over 100 wines. My favorite wines were the Perfecta Merlot 2005 (who'd have thought I'd like Merlot?) and the Radee Pineapple Ambrosia NV (a really great dessert wine). We got a bit of a buzz tasting all those yummy wines and ended up going for sushi dinner (and 2 more bottles of wine) afterwards.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wow! Michael Jackson died today. As I think back on Michael Jackson, I'm surprised at how much a part of my life he really was. From a pre-teen, through high school and even after I was first married he was having popular songs. So many different aspects of him: the glove, the moonwalk, grabbing his crotch, marrying Lisa Marie... And the more I re-familiarize myself with his songs, the more amazed I am at how talented he was.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
It was a great day for baseball! My mom's friend threw out the first pitch. The weather was perfect. It was father's day so the ballpark was packed and the crowd was all out to have fun. Oh, and the Cubs won!
All the pictures from the day are here.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Tiffany wanted to check out the Body Arts Festival at Navy Pier and since it was her birthday she got what she wanted. I thought it was going to be cooler than it really was. We were kind of bored so finally I asked one of the vendors about improving the note tattoo I had behind my ear. He added several more notes scattered about. You still can't see it unless I pull back my hair.