Tuesday, May 15, 2012

2013 Scion FR-S

i think this may be my next large purchase. the ultimate car for a car enthusiast for under $25k....not bad! and she's a sexy lil beast too!

intro Sommelier course- passed!

i had an amazing opportunity to take the intro wine somm course. I was definitely a wild card entry, and would love to tell you more about it in person. it was an amazing experience. the 3 master somms were SO knowledgeable, non-pretentious, and just fun to geek out about wine with! it was a 2 day intensive course that revolved around the intro wine booklet, (which i rec'd the morning of the 2nd day...again, wild care entry) most people had been studying (which i would recommend). we worked on the process of deductive wine tasting, which was cool to blind taste about 10 wines over the course of the 2 days.

sight. nose. palate. conclusion.

and of course, there are specifics to drill down further into what varietal the wine is, where grown, what region, what climate, acidity, tannin, viscocity, vintage, and color. whew! tough stuff, but SO fun to learn about. :) the training and education i learned in this course (in addition to the amazing knowledge i've learned while working at 3rd corner) are priceless, and the more i learn, the more i can't wait to learn more and more!! and sure enough, i passed. our entire class passed! cheers!

Watch what God does and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. his love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn't love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that.
Ephesians 5.1-2 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Bluegrass Day at the Flower Fields

 i love bluegrass. it reminds me of my grandma & grandpa and reminds me of stories my mom used to tell about falling asleep as a kid, listening to hours of jam sessions in her front room of the house she grew up. i love that. music is so important in shaping who we are. it inspires, heals, motivates, and allows us to unleash our rage and creativity.

i invited some of my favorite human beings (what i call my friends) to attend this event at flower fields. fun fun!

 the inland empire corvette club pulled into the scene, further making my heart beat louder for bluegrass, flowers, and cars...a few of my favorite things.

orchid hut- exotic beauty
i roll with a good posse.

surfing gnome : might as well be a wikipedia definition of a dutch idonesian, aka my legacy. haha
we had such a fun day! finished off a day of good music, flowers, corvettes, friends, and a pint. a good ol fashioned hometown throwdown. a great way to spend a day of my retirement from the computer software sales/marketing industry