…by Anura Guruge
I am allergic to little cats but am very partial to big ones (and I will refrain from making any of my jokes about ‘pussy cats‘ … including one of my favorites: ‘Thank you. I needed that too. How did you know my name was Katz?‘)
Deanna sent this to me, because she loves to tease me.
I am old enough to remember when Harrods, in London, on the 7th floor if I recall, had an exotic pet department where you could indeed buy a tiger — albeit if you had the money. I was just starting my professional career and wasn’t making enough to afford a tiger at the time. I didn’t even won a color TV at the time. By the time I could afford a tiger Harrods had been forced to close down that department! Story of my life. But, if you have a ‘Rescue Tiger’ that needs a good home, you know who to call. I am even willing to compromise. I would settle for a Bobcat. Honest. Saw one on TV (on CNBC) this morning. Yes, CNBC shell shocked from the Obama re-election has gone soft. Rick ‘Tea Party’ Santelli, like all good bullies, has gone into hibernation now that he had his bottom spanked. So, they are now showing small felines. Wow. I am so tempted to crack a joke about ‘kittens’! See below ↓.
…by Anura Guruge
It is always the 3rd Thursday in November — at least that is the day that the bottles of the new pressing are released for sale in France.
The ‘nouveau‘ is French for ‘new‘ and that is what it is all about. The new red wine made from the Gamay grapes from the Beaujolais grape growing (and thus wine producing) region of France.
It is typically produced 6 to 8 weeks after the grapes have been picked. There is usually very little tanin and the wine is invariably ‘fruity’, those the taste and palatability varies from year to year; this, the unexpectedness, being very much a part of the tradition. Most years it is very light and easy on the tongue. You can drink large amounts in a short period of time.
Beaujolais Nouveau Day is a very big deal in the U.K., especially in London. There are ‘friendly’ races, involving trains, planes, automobiles, hot air balloons and helicopters, to see who can get the first bottle to London, on the day. I think they manage to get it into London by 11 a.m. (the one hour time difference with France helping) — and definitely by lunch time. When I worked in London it was obligatory to go to a pub that evening to celebrate the ‘nouveau‘.
I just looked up the NH Liquor Stores to see what their plans were for this year’s ‘nouveau‘
and discovered that they are having a complimentary [i.e., FREE] wine tasting!
But, undated as you can see, might be OLD. So check.
So we should be all set. Noting close to us. I will keep you posted.