What I Learned This Week: #135

Monday December 30, 2019 – Sunday, January, 5, 2020

Happy New Year!

The Week in Starting the Year off Clean: As the new year begins, I attempt to have a non-alcohol-imbibing, Dry January. During the other 11 months, I drink socially, Abstaining for a month has given me a chance to evaluate my relationship with alcohol. It’s fine, people! The first 5 days this year though have been tougher for me than any years previous. It was a rough end of year. My short goal is dry til Martin Luther King Day…baby steps.

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Dry January…It’s not for everyone

The Week in (Not) Wine Pairing Food: Shrimp and Grits would be delicious with a nice, light white wine. I would say the Dry January substitute of lemonade did not quite compliment the dish. Anyway, the crispy shrimp and grits with bacon, a fried egg, and a dollop of maple syrup from Lou Vino stands well on it’s own. So good.

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Shrimp and grits…and a lemonade…and a book

The Week in Ending the Holiday Season – Part 1: Each year the after Christmas, the Episcopalian Christ Church Cathedral celebrates the story of the Birth of Christ with their annual Boar’s Head and Yule Log pageant. The show is a very sincere, joyous, old-time telling of the traditional story held in the Church sanctuary with a chorus and orchestra playing from the balcony. Around 100 performers parade though the pews singing songs of the season. The Church presents it free each year as a gift to the City. It really is a beautiful event.

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The titular Boar’s Head…A taxidermied head with glass eyes and pretty chill attitude

The Week in Ending the Holiday Season – Part 2: The table in the lobby of my apartment usually just has magazines from  tenants who have moved out. This week though, the bonus item was a end of season German Christmas CD. It was gone within hours!

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The Week In Vague Signs: Not a lot of information here, but pretty decent penmanship!

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Keys Found…no action required

 

 

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