22 November 2009

Winery Road Trip

My parents stopped at a winery on the way home from visiting us this past summer. They are now fresh out of their supply and asked me to pick some up before going home for Thanksgiving next week.

In the little town of Cannon Falls, there's a neat little winery that uses a blend of grapes from Minnesota and other regions. Cannon River Winery sits in the heart of downtown. For $5, you get a full sampling of whatever is currently available - with the exception of the reserve (which requires forfeiture of an extra dollar bill) - from their wide variety of wines. I sampled about 14 different wines and found a few favorites of my own (Nouveaux, Minnesota Meritage, Lorraine's White, Sogn Blush). The reserve was also very tasty - but for $24 it seems a bit pricey for local grape goodness.

Little did I know, but Cannon River Winery supplies the famous Mancini's Char House with both a house white (West 7th White) and red (Mancini's Levee Red) vino. Both of which are quite good - and remind me of several good nights at that establishment.

13 November 2009

Friday the 13th

Today is Friday, November 13th. Are you worried about what might happen? Is the world going to end? Don't walk under that ladder! Beware of black felines crossing the path in front of you...

Want to know what's really weird?!?! I don't have to work another Friday until January 15, 2010! Of course, now that I've said that statement on this unluckiest of unlucky days something is bound to go wrong - isn't it?! =)

I've never believed in superstitions - but yet, I'm quite entertained by them and will sometimes say something just to get a reaction. Let's hope that I don't anger the spirits and jinx myself! ;)

*knocks on wood*

05 November 2009


Elizabeth and I attended her co-worker's annual Halloween party. While last year's bash was held in a small apartment, the hosts (Nick & Tawny) have since moved into a house - and a very nice one, at that! Tawny expanded her Halloween decorations collection and did a great job at making everything spooky - with fog and everything.

This is one of the pictures hanging on the wall. At the party, we thought it looked very similar to David Bowie - what do you think?

Later in the evening, we were entertained by their two dogs. They're pretty funny, especially when they started having a howling contest. They did some other things, too - but this is a PG blog, so we won't go into that. :)

01 November 2009

Birthday, Dinner & A Movie

Last night, Elizabeth and I went to a friend's birthday celebration. It was a surprise dinner at P.F. Chang at the Southdale Mall in Edina. Miranda invited us to join in on the festivities to honor her fiance Gabe on his 30th birthday. Dinner was pretty good - I tried a new drink that I didn't like, but Elizabeth picked a good one (usually it's the other way around)! Gabe's brother and sister even dressed up for Halloween. :)

We had a great time at dinner, then the four of us went to see This Is It at our nearby local theatre. Michael Jackson was in really good form and looked ready to go. It would have been an awesome concert, that's for sure.