Friday, June 14, 2013


Ahhhh.  What better way to beat the heat than to sit back and relax with a nice glass of  chilled White Zinfandel, eh?

But wait!  Let's take a closer look at the label on that bottle.

Alcohol-removed wine?  Well what's the point of that?  Wine is alcohol, right?  So if the alcohol has been removed . . . why drink it?

O.K.  Enough mystery.  Here's the answer.  We have a visitor coming in for an overnight.  She once had a great love for wine.  Too great, in fact.  So many years ago she stopped drinking alcohol.  But she still likes to join in when she's around we heathen who still imbibe.

Hence, a product invented especially for such occasions.  Non-alcoholic wine.  N.A. wine, for short.  

It satisfies the urge but doesn't create the damage.  And, for some reason, it eliminates the embarrassment of drinkers confronted with a non-drinker in a social setting.

Ergo, Fre wine, as in Free, as in alcohol-free.  Might be a good idea for any of us.

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And then there's sex.  My old buddy, Danny Bananas, just sent me these.  

There were others but these are the ones I felt comfortable with sharing.

You will please note that in this post, while veering close to the edge of propriety, I have not discussed religion or politics.

Happy weekend!


  1. Very considerate. And I like Billy Crystal's quip. This time of year I personally prefer indoors, but I could make an exception. ;)


  2. I can't remember the comedian who said it, but it was a classic. "I almost had sex everynight last week. Almost had it on Monday, almost on Tuesday, Almost on Wednesday", etc. for the rest of the week.

  3. Another really great post. My favourite quote is probably Steve Martin's, closely followed by Robert de Niro's. I just know how you managed to cope with the trauma of finding the wine was 'alcohol removed'. Was the counselling long and expensive? Maybe one shouldn't ask.

  4. Sorry, that was meant to read, 'I just do not know....blah, blah, blah.

  5. We try to have a couple of wine-free nights a week, and I actually quite enjoy alcohol-free beer, with a dash of lime and ginger. But only quite. It's what's called a pussyfoot, I think, it doesn't fool either my sense of taste or my brain.

  6. Had'n't heard the Steve Martin one. I'll definitely have to use that.

    Did these come from a single source? I'd love to hear the off-color ones

  7. All are funny but the Steve Martin one really cracked me up. Thanks for the laughs.