Oh, the Wine I Will Drink


Wine. I really like it.

I especially like the ones with a good finish. That said, I’m giving it up 100% while pursuing two other finishes: the 50,000 words in the month of November required to “win” NaNoWriMo and the 13.1 miles of the  P.F. Chang’s Rock-n-Roll half marathon in Phoenix on January 17, 2010.

I’m devoting most of November to writing furiously while living in Chicago (I’m calling it “ChiMo”), but will have to tromp back to Phoenix if I freak out from the cold weather.  To stay warm there, I’ll be running…the races I’m aiming to do in Chicago: The Trick or Treat Trot, The Turkey Trot and The Rudolph Ramble.  I was logging what I’m doing, (also logging at NaNoWritMo) and it occurred to me that I’m not logging what I’m not doing.  Drinking wine!

I thought that it deserved at least an “honorable mention” in this physical and writerly fitness endeavor, so I’m handling it here.

My wine-forgone diary:

October 17, 2009 – The Carefree Station – oh man, what an extensive wine list, actually, all types of wines, beers and spirits, not to mention many several dinner menus.  Highly recommended!

October 18, 2009 – Shugrue’s in Sedona – WOW, talk about a view! We came for lunch.  Incredible menu.  I had the ahi tacos & hub had the chicken fingers (cf). I wince when the cf is ordered on such an amazing menu…but the chicken had the last laugh. I’ve never called a cf “amazing” but these were.

Sipping Chardonnay...one day...

Shugrue's...sipping Chardonnay...one day...

If you’re in the Valley, Northern Arizona, Chicago-land/suburbs, or Las Vegas, where’s a great place I can go and not have a glass of wine?


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