Tuesday, May 4, 2010

If I May, I'd Like To Clarify:

For Ray's birthday, we drank white grape juice in the West Point Graduation goblets we got with Abe.  If you're going to toast to health and happiness, it feels lame clinking your plastic cups.

I took a look at the pictures just now and thought, "where'd the chardonnay come from?"

Even tricked myself.

Since we're on the topic of chardonnay, though.  Maybe I can tell you about the only time I have drunken (drank?) alcohol. It also happened to be some chardonnay.  I was working my summer job at a restaurant in Moses Lake.  There were two ladies that came in every Thursday for their weekly lunch date together.  These ladies always had a glass or two of chardonnay with their lunch.  I was clearing their glasses after they'd gone and one of the glasses was half full.  It tipped over as I was carrying it on the tray and (picture this next part in slow-motion) a single drop of chardonnay flew up into the air and landed on my lip.  Without thinking, I licked it off.  I have NO clue what it tasted like because I was too busy laughing and DYING at the thought of just licking an old lady's left-over chardonnay off my lip.

My encounter with booze was brief... and memorable.

6 comments:

maddie jane ellsworth said...

happy b-day Ray.

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

So how was it?!

I love your memories. I love your ability to recall them with great clarity. I always get excited when BLOG-ography is lit up in my google reader.

Samantha said...

My only stint with alcohol was on my honeymoon! haha. I was on a cruise ship and asked for a virgin margarita. I took one sip of it and my face turned red because I KNEW it must have alcohol in it. I had them take it back and get me a new one. But it was funny to joke about- I had made it through all of the peer pressure of early youth but decided to kick back and go crazy on my honeymoon!

Samantha said...

And happy birthday to your husband Ray! Whom I've never met but already like because he makes you so happy!

Katie said...

That is a funny story! I was going to ask you the other day how your venus fly trap is doing. Thank you for jumping on the tramp with Jake and playing marbles! He loved all the attention and fun!

Laurie Bingham said...

Oh Cal, I miss you! Remember the home made singing card you made me for my birthday? That was awesome. Hope Ray had a fantastic birthday!

Did you get my message? I would love to see you when I come to Seattle for my training...