Tuesday, 31 January 2012

A Few of my Favourite Things...

Today is my 38th birthday, and as I am going to Australia tomorrow on vacation I had to work. My 24 year streak of not going to school or work on my birthday came to an end last year when quarterly meetings were scheduled to the 31st. Actually, they were rescheduled because "someone" was in London on the original date. Seeing as how I made a fuss about the first date, I had to swallow my pride and go to work. A surprise birthday cake made an appearance at our afternoon break, so in the end, I had my birthday miracle after all.
But that was so last year. This year, I decided that since I have to work, why not make a tasting party out of it? I've been told before that it's worth paying to see me drink, and at $25 per person, 12 brave souls have done so. On the agenda are 8 different drinks paired with 4 different appies that are among my favourite things. It is a combination of wines and food I have sampled in my travels as well as an all-star line-up from previous tasting events I've held in the past year at the store.

And what do I plan to serve as a few of my favourite things? Start humming the rhythm to the song from Sound of Music and sing aloud the below verses:

Bombay Sapphire with Vermouth and Campari,
Nuts, cheese, and olives with a fine Fino Sherry,
Tete-de-moine cheese with Alsatian Riesling,
These are a few of my favourite things!

(insert waltzy beat for next verse)

Pinot Noir wine with an escargot pastry,
Slow-roasted lamb and a big Amarone,
Finish with port or Tokaj from Hungary
These are a few of my favourite things!

When my day bites! When my job stinks!
When I'm feeling sad,
I pour me a glass of my favourite things
and then I don't feeeeel sooooo baaaaad!

Happy Birthday Me!


  1. Happy birthday and bon voyage!

  2. Happy birthday Dave! My streak of wiishing you belated felicitations remains intact.