The Good

Every week I find more material than I need for “The Good” portion of this post, and this week was no exception.  I want to call out a couple of items this week.

First, my friend Steve Paulo from Notes From the Cellar posted a list of wine-themed movie quotes. From my communication with him online, I picture Steve as being a movie quote guru, able to rattle off the perfect line from a movie (or song for that matter), for absolutely any situation.  I also wanted to congratulate Steve on completing his first 6 months of wine blogging.  Kudos Steve!

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the Tweet and Taste Michigan event that I participated in this week.  Shannon Casey from Michigan by the Bottle did a great job of putting this event together, and I had a great time experiencing Michigan wine for the first time.


The Bad

Okay, so I’m trying to use my VAST influence on the wine blogging world to be a force for positive change; I like to give a little back to the community. :)   That being said, I want to use this portion of the post to call for the return of The Wine Whore to the blogosphere.  This last week elapsed without a post from my old pal Randy, and I miss him.  Come back to us Randy, you whore, you!

PS – Randy, I certainly understand how crazy things can get here in the real world, so please take this in the spirit it was intended, as good clean fun. I honestly hope to see you posting again soon, but I also understand that stuff gets in the way sometimes.


The Ugly

1Wine Doody

A big welcome back to the Hosemaster of Wine, who is back to his old hijinks, this time roasting 1WineDude, Joe Roberts.  I have to say that Joe’s fear of puppets seems to be perfectly logical in the face of the horrifying image that the Hosemaster uses for the post.  I halfway expect to be brutally murdered by the Howdy Doody puppet after it jumps out of my computer screen.  <Shiver>.

Update: The Twitterverse is aflutter right now with the news about some new anti-consumerist legislation that is in front of congress right now. Thanks to Brian from Norcal Wingman for mentioning this in the comments. This is definitely going to be ugly for consumers if it goes through.