Just a quick note to correct some erroneous impressions that may have occurred from my last post.
- I thought the whole “tipsy” angle might be funny. Obviously, it fell short. I love people who can make me laugh and aspire to be one. Sadly, I have a more earnest nature, and never seem to be able to pull off “funny.”
- It would be hard to actually be tipsy on the 1 to 1 ½ oz. of wine consumed during the barrel tasting I did that day to determine the adjustments the wine needed. With my severe low blood sugar and not eating for hours, it was a wonder I was not passed out in a coma though.
- What I intended to convey—the vineyard tasks are and were so involved and time-consuming that every time I planned an hour of work, it easily turned into two or three. This was the first year I had professional guidance in how to manage the vines properly. I was constantly shocked by the tedious, time-consuming nature of the required chores.
The bottom line is I need to be true to my more serious nature in my writing , no matter how funny I wish I was.