Thursday, January 29, 2009

Clearing Up Some Points about My Behavior at the Grace's Plaza Wine & Spirits Opening

Posted By on Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 3:23 PM

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To begin with, I did NOT "crash" the Rob Bironas Fund/Grace's Wine Store grand opening event last night. I was invited. To go with my husband. Who just happened not to want to go. Also, people my age do not "crash" -- we simply attend unofficially.

Also, I CATEGORICALLY DID NOT "sneak" my friend Kriste into the party. I merely put a camera around her neck and stood next to her with a reporter notebook. There were other media there, too, with white hair and a name that sounds like "leather." They got all the attention, while we kept a lower profile and tried not to stick out too much.

Also, I did NOT "steal" the snacks. I just put aside a few of the

Macke's tidbits (okay, they were in my pocket) when it became apparent

that Kriste wouldn't arrive in time to get any. Hey, it was a big crowd.

Also, I did NOT get "drunk" on the sip-at-a-time wines. I simply "sampled" about a dozen of them. Okay, more than that. But it was less than 20, and it gave me a new list of "go-to" wines when I need to take a bottle somewhere. l enjoyed nearly everything I tried. Except for a couple. When I shut one eye, I could still read the names of them so I wouldn't accidentally try those again.

It's true that I DID intercept two adorable college

girls working the party, wearing Red Bull Cola coolers on their backs

and handing out samples. They were tailed by two totally hot guys -- I

don't think the girls realized how hot those guys were. Hotness is

wasted on the young, don't you agree?

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I DID ask for and receive a Red Bull Cola. If you know or recall what Tab tastes like, then you will already know what Red Bull Cola tastes like, but

made with sugar. A strong, pronounced cola flavor, and not very sweet.

It lacks the corn syrup of Coke (yay!), but also the mouth-filling body and

saturated sweetness. It tastes like colas did before all those

other flavors like caramel and vanilla crept into their formulations.


The Cola girls were peppily answering any questions we, the cola-consumin public, may have had about Red Bull. Which was mostly "is there extra

caffeine in this?" (No.)  I'm not clear about the wisdom of introducing another cola product to the market when soft drink sales are down. Maybe you mix it with vodka and champagne. Maybe the hot boys could show us what to do with it.

Which brings me to my final point: I did NOT get the phone number of either hot guy. I am

happily married, so I would never do that.

But maybe, I think, it's

possible that Kriste has them. 

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