Keeping Busy

The first “week” of school (half-week, honestly) has come and gone and it doesn’t even feel like it really happened yet. I say that mainly because I only taught one day so far, but also because I feel like the summer term never really ended but rather continued on, joining seamlessly and without pause into the fall term. I’m not complaining, though. I like to keep busy right now.

It’s going to be a busy weekend, too: my friends Golightly and Deebeecoooper are both in town this weekend, there’s a wedding to attend, and the social functions have been piling up as well.

Last night I met my friend Brunbec at the local hippy grocery store for a wine tasting and to shop for snacks for our happy-hour-at-the-pool evening. Of all the people gathered around the wine guy quaffing samples, I was the only one to get asked for ID. My friend’s mom even joked about it, going, “What? This professor at the university gets ID-ed and no one else does?!” But in defense of the wine guy, I did roll up wearing a tee shirt and a denim miniskirt and looking a little unkempt.

[231/365] Wine Problem

As you can see, I also clearly had no idea what I was doing and got behind on my tastings, winding up with two samples at one time. Oops! Drinking problem!

(Can we also note the sheer size of my forehead there? Don’t get too close to me lest you get sucked into its orbit, never to escape!)

We ladies from the department + out-of-town guests spent the evening snacking, drinking, and floating around the pool, as we love to do in summer and as you have heard about countless times if you are a regular reader ’round these parts. What can I say? It’s the perfect way to relax, cool down, and shed the stresses of the week.

This morning I am about to head off to Saturday morning yoga with the girls, and then lunch, and then the wedding, reception, and post-reception cocktails. Busy, busy, busy!

I do owe the blog a post about my fall marathon training plans, so maybe I will get around to that later this weekend. I should also have a new post at the Sports & Wine blog coming up soon, so I’ll link to that when it happens. I know y’all are on the edges of your seats there.

Hope you’re having a lovely weekend, friends!


  1. I love the grocery and liquor store wine tastings like that. Sadly, our hippie grocer is waaaaay on the other side of town, so I don’t get there much, but the Publix that’s about 1/4 mile away holds them, and if you go at the end, they just keep refilling you b/c they don’t have anything else to do with the open bottles. What? Knowledge is power.


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