Monday, April 07, 2008

Oops, where did that bottle of red wine go?

So. My company (hereafter known as "the MAN") has installed a fancy new firewall that blocks me from, well, pretty much everything. Including blogs - anything categorized as "social networking." Bah. The MAN has benevolently granted us 90 minutes of "quota time" every day, which is better than nothing I suppose but I feel all pressured to read fast and comment fast and post fast. Because we're only allowed to have quota time in 10 minute increments. Gah! Faster! Your time is almost up!

So. Right now I'm posting from home - I made Chris bring his laptop home so I'd have internet and could post. Only I had to go to Abby's soccer game. Then I had to make some dinner - just for Chris and I because the girls are with their grandparents - and then I had to surf around facebook because I just got on today (during quota time - it sounds like nap time, doesn't it?) and THEN by the time I was done with all that, I'd had three glasses of red wine. So instead of something good, you get this.

Um, let's see. We went and saw Bon Jovi last week - THAT was awesome. They've still got it after 25 years in the biz - and while Richie Sambora may or may not have alcohol issues, what he does have are some bad ass guitar skillz.

Chris likes to watch the military channel, and ohmygod, it is so boring. It's on right now and he's like "honey, look at this!" and then he starts talking about something military related that's on t.v. and all I can hear is blah blah blah.

Did I mention I've been drinking? We aren't really red wine drinkers, but since Chris recently found out that his cholesterol is like in the stratosphere and that red wine can help that, well, we decided to try drinking it on a regular basis. Historically, I'm not a red wine drinker, but in a show of support, I got on board. I keep telling him that just one or two glasses can help his cholesterol and we don't have to drink it a bottle at a time, but somehow it happens anyway. And then I succumb to peer pressure - I can't let him drink alone, right? Before anyone starts staging an intervention, let me just say that this is the first time we've drank any wine in like a week, so it's not like it's every night. You know, for the record.

Alright. I've taken up enough of your time with a totally worthless post. See what happens when I get performance anxiety? I've been putting off writing a good post because I felt like I couldn't dedicate the time (Quota time! Ten minutes! Here comes the MAN!) and then when I could actually put some time into it, you get the blog equivalent to a drunk dial. I'm a great friend.

What? The bottle of wine is gone? That's ok...I love you man.

9 comments:

-J said...

On the bright side, they say you're supposed to have about a glass every night, which is really exciting if you have really large glasses that can hold an entire bottle. Not that I would know anything about that.

Edge said...

Maybe you can ask The Man if you can combine quota time and drinking. Man that would be interesting.

Few people know this, but you can email your posts in using .. um ... email. Blogger has gotten around the whole social networking nazi's with that. And if you can install your own software at work, you can install Windows Live Writer and post using that.

Or you can work at a university where they can't block ANYTHING in the name of research and surf child porn to your heart's content.

Looking forward to our interview. You'll enjoy it.

~Jef

Cheryl said...

Boy, I sure wish I had to drink red wine. But it is good for your heart--one glass a day though. My dad sold wine and he had a bumper sticker that said "Wine is heart smart" but the instead of the word heart there was an actual heart. Anyway in typical teen fashion, I ripped it off the car when it transitioned to me. But now I have much fonder feelings toward the thing...

Mr. Fabulous said...

I hate it when I get performance anxiety. All that money on the hooker--WASTED.

Alice said...

dude, i am SO ON BOARD the "i drink wine for my heart!" train. next stop: liver damage! oops. but NO HEART DISEASE, dangit.

BeckyO said...

I'm new to your blog and I'm liking it. I'm also a stepmom so thought we'd have a fair bit in common...well it turns out we do - we both started drinking red wine because it's good for our husband's heart :)

My criteria for wine - cute label, cute name and less than $10, if I can get it for $4.99 even better!

If you have a Trader Joe's near by try their wine selection - good cheap stuff.

Screw the Man! and drink more wine.

dasi said...

At least now you have a good excuse if you become lazy like I have been!! ;) And maybe I'll try that red wine thing, too - it helps with stress, I'm thinking, right...?

Chris said...

Hmmm the heart smart is with red wine because anti-oxidants? I guess all the wonderful Croatian whites I have been drinking have not been assisting my health. I guess it is back to a glass of beer a night!

Marissa said...

hilarious. i am also a new fan of red wine for health reasons (and because it's just so tasty!) and scott is also obsessed with the very boring military channel. we have much in common. ;)