It’s good to be green…
I remember Kermit the Frog celebrating his ‘Froginess’ with fondness. I celebrated being a child – you can quickly forget to celebrate being an adult between driving to work, cleaning, laundry, cooking, working, eating, shopping and just being.
On my way home from work on Friday I stopped into the LCBO on Summerhill (it’s an amazing, unbelievable place for the uninitiated and I will have other blogs and photos on that soon). It has been a long week. Very productive but intense – and a foreboding March is on the Horizon, followed by an exciting and scary busy April, May and June.
I was looking for a few of the fine products I had tried at Leslieville Cheese this week plus a few extra bottles for the blog. My cart was full – mostly with a briefcase with two laptops. A woman yelled at me from about 20 feet “inviting” me to free food and wine. I was not entirely in the mood. I pulled my cart closer and she gently offered to watch it, handed me two sampling tickets and ushered me in with a welcoming smile.
Pleasant music played, people were happy. Two chefs cheerfully cooked away and made food to pair with the two wines being offered. One sample was an entire piece of perfectly prepared pork, the other a small salad and smoked salmon roll in rice paper. A television showed the movements of the chefs and I had a blissful 10 minutes to enjoy me in the company of people enjoying them. It was extravagant.
It’s great to be an adult (an odd thing to say at 35 I suppose!).
I am opposed to a lot of the money that I perceive the LCBO throws away in a market with no competition. Tonight I was so thankful and it really made my night. 10 minutes of sweetness.