On Monday I made plans to see a movie with a friend on Friday night. I didn’t hear from the friend during the week, but assumed we were still on. Because I worked until 6 we were locked into the 7:45 movie, so I suggested we could meet before and get a beer.
Unfortunately the person wasn’t able to meet up before hand, so I debated getting the beer solo or going home for a few minutes before the movie.
I wasn’t in love with either idea. There was a little traffic, and I was conveniently slowing down at the Exit for Lilydale. I knew Sunfish Cellars (an excellent wine store) was off of that exit, and I thought they served wine by the glass, but wasn’t sure of their hours.
I pulled in, opened the door, and thankfully saw the bartender (or rather Sommelier). I was the only person there, but received excellent service, delicious wine, and a great pizza. Throughout my conversation with the bartender he also gave me a few sips of other wines they currently have available.
I could have been annoyed with my friend who didn’t want to get a beer. I could have gone home and had a quick beer alone, but stopping in to a quiet bar for a delicious glass and good conversation was exactly what I needed.
Last week was crazy. I’m feeling the pull of the winter blues, and while I have moments of light, those dark moments sure are tough. Now alcohol in general is a depressant, but one glass is not going to be my demise.
I highly encourage getting out and trying new things. Especially when you’re feeling a little disappointed that others aren’t in the mood to do what you want to do. Go out. Do what you want, what will make you happy.