Saturday, August 28, 2010
Enjoying a glass of wine should be easy....
So, my bff gifted me with a bottle of wine back in May for being her maid of honour. I decided tonight to open said bottle of wine. Not an easy feat! The bottle had been sealed in wax which a beautiful touch. But sealing a screw top bottle in wax is not smart, especially when the wax does not easily peel off (is peel the word I want??). At first, thinking it was a cork, I merely inserted the cork screw and figured I could pull the cork out with the wax. This is when I discovered it was a metal screw cap. AWESOME!
So I started to use a knife to try and chip away the wax. It was stubborn. And almost cost me a finger and possibly my eye. I sent a text out asking for a blow torch. Whoever answered first was guaranteed to share the wine with me. Shout out to J Dubya K for responding and promising to bring one by...later. I couldn't wait for later (is this a sign of alcoholism?? Meh!).
I continued working the wax with a knife and considered using a lighter, heat from a candle, even the stove. Finally a chunk of wax came off and VICTORY was mine!
Now I am enjoying the fruits of my labour (do you see what I did there???).
This seems to be the way my life is going these days. Having to work hard and put my life at risk for life's luxuries. Sigh....