Friday, October 9, 2015

Look After the Place


I'm going to take a short break. Next Tuesday is my birthday, and I'm headed to Cambria with my gorgeous wife for a week away. I may do a bit of wine tasting in Paso Robles (watch out, Paso, the HoseMaster may show up...), but, for the most part, I'm just going to relax.

Writing a wine blog, especially one that relies on satire and comedy for its content, is demanding work. Don't try it. I haven't had any sort of break for several years, and I need one. I was going to schedule a bunch of reruns, the oxymoronically titled, "Best of HoseMaster," but decided to simply go away instead. Feel free to peruse the "Compost Heap" for a few old laughs. Otherwise, I intend to return October 26th. No guarantees.

I've had an interesting year. Way more interesting than I wanted, but life is like that. I wish I understood my own motivations for continuing this drivel. That way, I could fix it. No matter. While I'm away, please look after the place. I'm leaving it in your hands. You've got the keys, and the gate code, and there's plenty of wine in the cellar. Don't trash the place.

See you in a couple of weeks. 


11 comments:

Francly Speaking said...

Hey Ron, This weekend I will pour out a little skin contact Pet Nat into my shiny new Schott Zwiesel's and toast to your R&R, thanking you for another year of wisdom and sanity! cheers

Mike Dunne said...

You're a libra? Balanced? Oh, now I get it. Happy Birthday!

Don Clemens said...

Have fun, Ron! We'll expect you to come back recharged, refreshed and ready to fight the good fight against the world of wine writer pomposity and marketing legerdemain. I can't wait!
Don

Peter Fitzharris said...

Happy trails Ron! Thanks for all your insight to the real world of wine! Take in easy on the Paso peeps.
Peter

Aaron said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like a well deserved trip. Enjoy Paso!

Bob Manley said...

Ahhh, Cambria and wine tasting at Paso Robles, one of my wife and my favorite times. If you haven't discovered it already, take the main street in Cambria and head east, it turns into one of the most picturesque journeys on a winding mountain road over the mountains into Paso Robles. A far more enjoyable way to get to Paso than highway 46. I believe the road is called Santa Rosa Creek. Cheers, Bob Manley

Samantha Dugan said...

Ron My Love,
No one deserves this break more than you do. We'll look after the place, you go relax, take big chestfuls of refreshment and have the very best birthday! I love you!!

Amy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

Orris Cowgill said...

Ron...I think you should trip down to the Edna and Arroyo Grande
Valleys for wine tasting. I live in Morro Bay, you are welcome to have dinner at my home as a payback for all that great humor. 310/683-8180 or orriscowgill@gmail.com.

Divine Miss M said...

Happy birthday, Ron - enjoy your break, and come back ready to make us laugh some more.

John M. Kelly said...

Happy birthday, Ron!Enjoy the time off...