Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Napa Valley

In the winter of 06 I took an eCycling class that broke me down so completely that I got a cold that I simply couldn't shake. I eventually went to the doctor, who confirmed that I had bronchitis. While there, he noticed a lump in my neck. And the rest is history.

While I've told this story before, the only reason why I am bringing it up again is because I am currently taking an eCycling class, which has once again broken me down, and yet again I have a nasty ass cold that I can't shake. This time, however, for karmic reasons, I am not going to any doctor. Let the chips fall where they may.

But man, between these classes and Epic Training weekend with Jeff, have I gotten myself sick.

On to a different topic. Today was our office summer outing, which was a hoot. We rented this old, dilapidated, psychedelic 1965 party bus and toured some wineries in Napa, including Beringer (a client) who treated us to a special tour and lunch; Castellano de Amarosa, whoch is a gigantic castle which took 15 years to build and is a site to behold (though the wine was only fair), and another one in Sonoma whose name eludes me. I am not the biggest wine fanatic in the world (that honor would go to my good friend Rob) but I know enough to know what I like (mostly California Pinot's and Cabs) and it's always fun doing tastings at the different wineries. if you've never before been to Napa, it's worth the trip and it's only about an hour from our house if you are in the neighborhood.

Anyway, some random TV throughts and musings:

-- John From Cinci got cancelled. Gee, what a shocker. That show was virtually unwatchable. I

-- Tonight I watched The Hills. That show rules, but not quite as much as Laguna Beach. I"m not sure what
is better about The Hills; the characters, or the music. Both take cheesiness to new levels.

-- The Pickup Artist on VH1 has been getting rave reviews. I'm going to watch the first episode in about a half hour. I am especially excited about this as the characters come from one of my favorite books of the past few years: The Pickup Artist, by Neil Strauss. If you haven't read this and are looking for a fun, light, entertaining summer book, this is the one.

-- I am preparing for a long flight(s) and need something good to watch. Anyone watch season 2 of Weeds? if so, thoughts?

That's it for now. Gotta go take my millionth Airborne.


Crazymamaof6 said...

well i hope you feel better soon! have a safe trip!

greedo said...

I can't believe you're not watching Mad Men or that Flight of the Conchords isn't at the top of your list.

Feel better.

Jeff said...

I have been watching Mad Men on iTunes. That show is a trip, and I think it has lots of potential. But sometimes VERY hard to take given the 1950's realism. I don't know how many more scenes of pregnant ladies drinking and smoking I can take. Or kids in cars jumping from the back seat to the front. The 'best' one was the scene when a little girl walks up to her mom with a dry cleaning bag over her head with the plastic blocking her nose and mouth and the mother says "if the clothes that were in that bag are on the floor, you are in big trouble!" Not to mention the continuous smoking. I have to hand it to them, though, they are definitely true to the times!

BTW, Howard, I am fighting a bit of a cold now too...

Carrie said...

Feel better and safe travels! Enjoy your trip...sorry to miss your visit to NJ but I'll be in Florida.

Payro said...

Sick like dogs - sounds like a damn good weekend. Sorry I missed it (truly). I did some long rides (in your honor) and house hunting in DC (because I like pain).

Anonymous said...

Melissa and Ben vote for Scrubs DVDs - you'll love them.