Friday, July 2, 2010


Man, does my head hurt! I have finished my preliminary wine course and it went well. A few people were actually friendly and they chatted to me, so I didn't end up in the corner by myself as usual (thank goodness). The theory was very informative as it should be and for once the people weren't a problem. But the actual tasting of the wine...Now there was a big problem! I am not a big drinker and even though I used a spittoon, I ended up with a headache from hell and very rosy cheeks. I wore a scarf to the class, but halfway through I ended up getting rid of it. I was suddenly so hot and uncomfortable that I could barely focus. Not to mention that I had a hard time smelling and tasting what the lecturer suggested.

But I enjoyed it and most importantly I learned a lot. My exam is the 14Th of July, so I still have to finish that before I can really breath again. Oh, and a few people actually gave me advice on how to get a job on a wine estate. I don't mind pouring wine for tourists for a living. It will be a lot better then being an unemployed aspiring writer. Don't get me wrong, I would love to just write and make that my life, but in reality I can't. I have to be a big girl.

Not quite myself

I have no idea why, but I have not been feeling like myself. Even being in my own skin feels alien.  The good news is that I still managed t...