Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.-Rousseau

February 28, 2009

Aaaaah, life is good!  It’s a beautiful day out, I’m going shopping for new cookware after I get out of the library, and I’m just in a great mood.  No philosophising here, I’m just going to jump in and let you in on the latest and greatest coming up this week.  Just an FYI…it’s finals week for the college night students, so it’s a little busy with students trying to write last minute papers and needing help with their Works Cited pages…if I can’t post all I’d like, I’ll be back at it Monday night!!!  Please check back, I’m sure there will be some adds…

Of grape and grain

Some really cool events going on this week, and one idea I’m tossing around that I’d like to share with y’all.  First off, (and this is one I will be at with the girls!) this one at Martha Clara Vineyards sounds like a HOOT ( a bit over budget, but sometimes you have to just bite the bullet)!  Copying and pasting here:  Wine Food Pairing – 5 courses of Hawaiian style food paired with our wines. Prizes given away for best Hawaiian themed costume.
$30.00 at the door, $25 in advance…next Saturday!  WOOHOO!!!!

Mora’s is doing their “Wish they all could be California…Wines!” tasting next Saturday as well!  FREE!

On Saturday at 2PM, winery guests can enjoy the smooth sounds of The Shenole Latimer Quartet while savoring a glass of wine at Raphael Estate Vineyards.  I’m a fan of Mr. Latimer’s…and once you see him, I’m sure you will, too!

I’ve chatted on here about making wine and cheap wine parties…I’ve come up with a great friends’ night in idea!  Wine Spectator has online courses to help you learn about wine…from beginner to expert.  Hook your PC up so your TV acts as a monitor, get a few friends and bottles together, and schedule a few nights on the calendar…good people, good wine, and if you split the cost, this can be a real bargain!

Movie night

This sounds interesting:  “Sunshine Cleaning” at the CAC. Great reviews, and seems to be quirky, a possible sleeper worth catching…I’ll paste the summary–“Once the high school cheerleading captain who dated the quarterback, Rose Lorkowski (Amy Adams) now finds herself a 30-something single mother working as a maid. Her sister Norah is still living at home with their dad Joe, a salesman with a lifelong history of ill-fated get rich quick schemes. Desperate to get her son into a better school, Rose persuades Norah to go into the crime scene clean-up business with her to make some quick cash. In no time, the girls are up to their elbows in murders, suicides and other specialized situations. As they climb the ranks in a very dirty job, the sisters find a true respect for one another and the closeness they have always craved finally blossoms. By building their own improbable business, Rose and Norah open the door to the joys and challenges of being there for one another–no matter what–while creating a brighter future for the entire Lorkowski family.”

WoodSongs at the Movies has a great lineup this week!  Catch David Bailey and Richie Havens this Wednesday! 

Guitar hero

This Thursday at Once and For All, Raina Rose will be playing…come on down and support independent music!

A bit above budget, but a can’t miss show–The Refugees will be at the University Cafe!  Don’t miss these Grammy nominated musicians in a rare local performance!

Gathering Time will be at the Garden Stage this Friday!

I’ll have more on Monday nite…check back then!

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