The Auction Winner

An entry in the “What was I thinking?” category…

I went to a “hoedown” fundraiser for Basketball Girl’s school last night, and when my husband got really tired and had to go home early, I came back for the live auction on my own. That might not have been such a good idea.

Released from his frugal force field, I bid on and won a big oak barrel full about 50 bottles of wine (plus a giant chocolate Easter Bunny, an enormous goblet full of Hershey’s Kisses, and this truly charming wine bottle holder.)

Keep in mind that I am mildly allergic to alcohol and so drink less than one bottle of wine a year.  He drinks a little more, but neither of us is what you would call a big drinker.

Some of the wine is good, and some of it is of the screw-top variety. I’ve never heard of Bixler Vineyards, for instance, or Jest White, but listen to this copy from the Jest White Label:  “This tempting ambrosia is blended from the most sensuous grape varietals lovingly pressed by the tender caresses of 69 nymphs dancing under the pale light of the full harvest moon.”

Now we’re trying to decide what to do with it all. Hosting a TYOB (Take Your Own Booze) party? Maybe we can corrupt some other charitable organization by donating a couple of dozen bottles. Clearly some kind of big wine blowout is in order.


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7 thoughts on “The Auction Winner

    1. Christine Post author

      Pretty much the same thing that’s already happening to the enormous goblet of Hershey’s kisses. I don’t think that bunny has a long future in front of him.

  1. Megan

    I’m in! I love Gnarly head! I also really love the phrase “Released from his frugal force field”
    I think I will be stealing that one from you, as my husband radiates that same force field.

    1. Christine Post author

      Yes, those husbands and their pesky force fields…

      Right now I’m working on our tax return. After that, it’s time to think about how to drink all that wine.


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