Last night I tried Saki for the first time. It was not at all what I expected. The Cap'n cleverly let the bottle soak in the hot tub for a few minutes so that it could be served warm in the traditional manner. The initial taste was light on the palate, but it had a bit of a smoky dry vermouth finish. It went very well with the huge spread of Chinese food we were eating. I know that Saki is a Japanese wine, but none of us are into sushi, and a little cross-culturelism isn't a bad thing. And as good as the Saki was, it really set my taste buds yearning for a cold beer, and there was plenty of that. Because of a little miscommunication between Flannery and I, we had both purchased beer, so our little fridge was just groaning with a variety of good brews that I seldom have the money to buy. I felt like a king as I layed next to Flannery last night and we both agreed that it was amazing that so many good times could be squeezed into so short a time. Then we slept the sleep of the just, or at least, the just after.
To top the whole thing off, I slept in today, and for a life-long night owl like me this was better than a fat wallet. I rose promptly at the crack of noon to a quiet house, took a long hot shower, made coffee, and lounged in the barber chair in my flannel robe and tried to think about what I had done to deserve to be this lucky and happy. My work called and left a message on the answering machine asking me if I would like to take another paid holiday next week, and if so, when. This just keeps getting better, and we haven't even gotten to Saturday when Blogfest Ohio will descend on Mulligan's Pub to celebrate Flannery's Birthday.
Honestly, the only thing that could possibly make this any better was if you were here.
"Wish You Were Here"Doc