I’m still in New Years mode. My parents are still visiting in Israel. As such, every day includes some sort of adventure, for good or bad. I have so much interesting food and wine news and gossip to spread, but I just don’t have the time and energy. So, I’m making this particular post short. Juicy chunks of meaty entertainment must wait.
But…I’ve got great links! Enjoy them!
“Open That Bottle Night” (OTBN) – is the last Saturday in February, this year, February 27th. This was started by two of NY’s leading wine critics, and I think it’s a fine idea. Looking back at the subject of my earlier post, it’s nice that there is an attempt at creating a holiday devoted to “that special wine bottle.” No more hesitating or excuses for not opening the best!
“A Cheeky College Essay” – A lovely little controversy or silly brouhaha revolving around a college essay that was so humorous and loved, that the dean of admissions at my alma mater, the University of Chicago, sent it to remaining prospective students still going through the application process – in order to ease their nerves. Read this. Hilarious! My alma mater is famous for its college essays. There are incredibly creative prompts, the essays inspired reveal the personal side of the applicants, and I know that these are taken into account (sometimes heavily, depending on the student’s academic situation) when decision time comes around. I personally spent ages writing and refining mine, going through up to 6 or 7 drafts, and at the time I was so proud of the resulting essay, believing it to be the finest writing I ever produced. And it probably was.
“Carpe Diem? Maybe Tomorrow” – Fantastic little article about research into pleasure…and why we put it off. Basic message – we need to place deadlines on fun – or we won’t have it. New years resolution to us all: have fun NOW. A great read. Let’s hope we can cash in those frequent flier miles, take that vacation, and open that wine…soon. (with thanks to Bruce for sending it to me)
Champagne, in brief – a nice little history and how-to tasting guide for Champagnes, brought to you by France Guide, the official tourism website. I like this site. Don’t know why. They have catchy little gimmicks like entertaining vlogs, fun quizzes and giveaways. And I love France. So it’s cool. And hey, as far as capitalistic industries go, I’m good with tourism. Get out there! See another country (or state or city)! It’s good for you, and I bet it’ll be fun, too! In France you can drink lots good wine for cheap(er)!
Fun, beautiful, attractive, and appealing things…to me: