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New Years Resolutions; Better Late than Never

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Well, I’m off to a dubious start already on my New Year’s resolutions.

1st Resolution: Be on time with my commitments.  Ok, so my first blog of 2012 is a week and a day late.  Not good.

2nd Resolution: Go to the gym at least 3 times a week.   I’ve been once since Jan 1 and I sort of waved over the machines on that visit.

3rd Resolution: Eat better; do a juice cleanse.  Does wine count as a juice?  Let me wipe my fingers from the chicken finger grease before I wreck my keyboard and write more excuses.

4th Resolution: Watch less tv; be more productive; go to the library; read more.  How can I when I’m in the middle of Top Chef Texas, Walking Dead, Modern Family?  No to mention that new episodes of Andrew Zimmern and Anthony Bourdain are just coming on! Do magazines count as reading?

5th Resolution: Learn more. Ok, let’s stop with this one.

As you may have read in a previous blog, I was ranting about having to go back and study for my CSW and how I thought I gave that up in college, and never wanted to look back – forgoing any more “tests and exams” in the future.  Oh how I hated that stress!  Well, now looking back, I was truly productive during the studying!  I learned a lot, found myself covering 3 of my 4 resolutions above because of it, and that was without even trying.  So, with a little discipline/self control, my commitment is to learn a new language.  I’m traveling to Italy in the summer, so I figure, why not Italian?  Being in the wine industry, I love our wines; no doubt, but what makes me appreciate it more is knowing what else is out there, including the Italian stuff.   So here’s a resolution I intend to keep;  and I know that it will help me with all the others.  Check back with me in a few months; I’ll tell you if Rosette Stone is really worth the money.  Ciao.

 

 

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George Blanckensee

An expert event planner and an avid basketball and sports fan, George can tell you about all the best off-the-beaten path eateries.

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A Napa Valley native, Kali returned to the area after a stint on the East Coast and can be found documenting the latest happenings at the Chateau. When not behind the camera, she likes to experiment in the kitchen, travel, and enjoy the outdoors

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