Deep Thoughts Only Partially Influenced by Wine

"Where there is impossibility, there is possibility; and where there is possibility, there is impossibility. It is because there is right, that there is wrong; it is because there is wrong, there is right...Thereupon the self is also the other; the other is also the self." --Zhuangzi

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Life, Part Deux

Yes, yes, I know.... It has been about a year and a half since I bothered posting. I see the dust and spiderwebs have made quite a home here. I of course wonder if the TV still works in here.

Anyhow, this thing called life has definitely changed in that year and a half. Though I suppose it was never really in question, I have started down the slippery slope into the world of wine careerwise. It is slow going at the moment though that is to be expected I suppose given I simply have no real idea where I am going with it, only that I am going to have fun doing whatever it is that I have not decided what I am going to do other than drink wine.... See, fun! :)

I have done a lot to empty out my life of clutter over the past year and a half as well, and although some clutter exists, for the most part the clean up has been done. I will admit the emptying out process has left me feeling empty at times, but I think I prefer that to being full of crap. Besides, it really has not taken me long to fill it with my passions and curiosity about life.

Many of my posts in the previous life of my blog followed the misadventures of my online dating experiences and for the most part I think I learned at that time that I am simply looking for something very different than I can find in that world and thus, with the exception of another brief attempt with eharmony, have decided romance works best when you can see what they are over time rather than in 200 words or less.

The pathway to finally choosing to follow my passions came about through a very active online social group. As much as the online dating thing has failed me, the online friending thing has been very successful and I have met quite a few amazing friends through it. Though, I am very active in it (big suprise, I handle most of the wine events), for the most part (as many in the group do) I have tried keep much of my life not directly tied to the group, out of the group given the large numbers of miscreants and characters in the group. This includes the dating side of the world. Though many in the group seem to try and some seem to succeed (I know of two marriages and two additional engagements in the past year, year and a half), many others seem destined for disaster and for some reason I have ended up as psychotherapist over a glass of wine in many of the trainwrecks. I will admit that part of the dating hesitation is that I do not want to be referred to as cheap, boring or bad in bed. Nevertheless, I enjoy the camradire.

I have downsized on the house thing and now live in more city center instead of the middle of nowhere. The house is still under my ownership five months after moving in mostly because I am still getting rid of stuff. Arrrrrghhh!!! Nevertheless, the new place is nicely situated among many winebars in the area and this keeps me happy.

I am still traveling as much as I can though much of my traveling in the next few years will be wine education or just wine related. I am taking about 21 people up to Northern California in a few weeks (up from seven last year) for a wine tasting festival. Mid-march, early May, and the first half of June will find me in Denver and Dallas for wine coursework/certification exams. Lets see.... previous Scuba Certification, Wine Certification.... I wonder if I will try to start the world's first underwater wine bar?

This should suffice for now.... More later.

Cheers Y'all!
Whoever is still around anyhow.

2 Pennies for My Thoughts:

  • At 7:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    So good to hear from you again! I wasn't expecting much when I surfed over to your blog. Imagine my surprise when I found a new post! Woohoo! Mary G.

  • At 6:45 PM, Blogger Aaron Grey said…

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