Happy Thursday! Wine and Love is a blog series created by Walking With Nora and now hosted here. The concept is simple – each Thursday, list what’s driving you to grab a glass of wine and what you’re loving. Grab the button and join in, especially this week because every participant is entered in the giveaway!
* Allergies. With the amazing weather we’ve been having, pollen, dust and all those other goodies have been flying through the air and invading my sinuses. NOT fun.
* Similar to how socks almost always lose their match, I’ve had a hard time locating swimsuit tops and bottoms that supposedly were purchased together as a match. We are less than week away from Bloggers in Sin City. I need to get my act together, and I’m thinking I have to make a last minute shopping trip.
* During our weekend road trip, Ryan and I met who we consider to be a real live most interesting man in the world. Most people have seen the Dos Equis commercials, and when we met Joe, our eyes met in slow motion as we both had that very same thought at the same time. So what makes Joe that man?
He made his $$ as a motivational speaker and according to him, can pretty much land a job in any industry. At some point, he worked for Toyota and ended up with a 1st Gen Prius that now has 200K miles and is in mint condition even after he allegedly has hit quite a few deer with it. He sold his house in Southern California and bought a ranch up in Oregon where he lives off the grid with his wife. There are lakes and streams that he fishes in and only for wild fish that nobody else gets to fish in because they’re afraid of BLM, but he isn’t. He smokes his own meats and owns a restaurant where he also makes all of the sides, including an award-winning clam chowder. He has his own well on his property that he not only drinks from, but also prepares amazing lemonade for his restaurant with.
It was a most random experience, but somehow we ended up with his cell phone should we ever wish to visit his ranch and take him up on his offer to show us his favorite place – Crater Lake. Before we made our way back to the hotel [about an hour drive from this bar that we were at], he packed us up some goodies from his restaurant around the corner.
* About a week ago, I attended a small gathering of food bloggers and publishers to meet Michael Natkin and sample bites out of his cookbook Herbivoracious. This week, I am giving away a copy of said cookbook. All who participate in Wine and Love this week will be entered. PS – For another chance to win Herbivoracious [her contest ends Monday], check out Linda’s post!
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