A Weekly Offering of This n That

Rainy Day is my alter ego. She is the little angel that sits on one shoulder and whispers in my ear to forgo that 6" piece of triple chocolate fudge with the four scoops of ice cream on it; she is also the little devil who sits on my other shoulder and convinces me that I can eat just one bite of each and be satisfied, and then laughs with such great abandon when in fact, I eat the whole thing, she falls off my shoulder. Mostly, Rainy Day helps me see the humor in living and, mostly, she encourages me down the right path. Not necessarily the straight and narrow one (how fun is that?) but the path that offers the most adventure and fun.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Rainy Day is in Love!

OMGGSA! (Oh My Goodness Gracious Sakes Alive!) Rainy Day has found true love and everlasting happiness! Well, maybe not the everlasting happiness, but a lot of happiness for perhaps a short period of time?

As those of you who have known Rainy D for many years know, she's been in love with Paul Newman since before he married Joanne Woodward.  Because he took Joanne, instead of Rainy D, poor Rainy D had to console herself with buying Newman's Own salad dressings. He, of course, never acknowledged her undying love – or all those salad dressings in her larder.

And then, she discovered Newman's Own Cabernet Sauvignon. But, this not about Paul or his products. (For those of you not familiar with Newman's Own brand, please check out their website. The products are good, and all the profit goes to charity. 

Oh, the Newman's Own wine is wonderful, and I do have to give it just a wee plug. Yesterday at the store, Rainy D bought a bottle of Paul's wine, and then she saw a new wine. Well, new to Rainy D – Chocolate Shop. Now, Rainy D being an All American Gal loves Paul Newman, and she really loves Chocolate. If she can't have the one....

Rainy Day could hardly wait to get home and open the bottle of wine. She's never been big on the wine lover's pretentiousness of sniffing the cork. After all, when you buy cheap red wine, it smells like cheap red wine. But this wasn't cheap. It wasn't overly pricey, but it wasn't cheap. She uncorked it and then she sniffed.

Oh, decadence in a bottle. A deep red wine with chocolate perfumes. Or, was that a dark liquid chocolate with red wine perfumes? She wasn't sure. She poured a bit, and then she poured a bit more – into two glasses – she shared with her daughter. Oh, yes, Rainy Day fell in love! Head over heels in love. Listen carefully, and you can hear her sighs of happiness....

In the interest of honesty (and Rainy D is, if nothing else, honest!) she needs to let all of you know, she is receiving nothing in return for her endorsement of either Newman's Own or Chocolate Shop Wine. In fact, she is relatively sure they would rather get their endorsements from professionals with known and recognizable names, than from some alter ego named Rainy Day.  However, she does recommend Chocolate Shop, The Chocolate Lover's Wine and she urges you to try a bottle or a glass. Unless, or course, you don't like Chocolate or Red Wine, and if you don't, then how can you possibly be a friend of Rainy Day?
She also urges you to buy Newman's Own brands. Not only do they taste good, the profits go for good causes.

(Again with the honesty bit (sometimes Rainy Day wishes she wasn't quite so darned honest!). Yes, Rainy D loves chocolate, and red wine, AND Paul Newman, but if you really want to bribe her – try licorice.  Of course, red wine and chocolate will work, too – but not as fast;-)

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