A great weekend about town

This was a great weekend.

Fredericksburg’s annual Wine Festival at Old Mill Park was this weekend. Husband and I went yesterday, Saturday. We were there about 5 hours, and got to hit each vineyard. My favorite wine was Westwood Farm‘s raspberry wine. It was delicious, great with chocolate, and I got a glass to end the day perfectly. We wandered around the booths and then sat on the banks of the Rappahannock river, talking and waiting out a quick drizzle. Before we left, we purchased three cheeses from Marshall Farms – white cheddar, garlic and parsley, and buffalo. They are SO good and will not last long in my fridge!

We came home and took a nice nap, then headed out to Taj, a brand new Indian restaurant right near us. The food was good – I had a Lamb Do Piazzo (spelling?), and Husbie got the buffet. He had three huge plates before he finally gave up. I had leftovers as well, but the sauce for my lamb was delicious. Spicy, but not overbearing – it was a cozy, warm dish that was perfect with the cooler temps of the evening.

Friday night, we went out with friends for a late night birthday celebration at Bonefish. Great company, great food, and amazing service from our waiter Matt. This is the second time we have had a large 10+ group there, and Matt has been attentive and wonderful each time! We passed a thank you on to his manager, so hopefully he gets a nice kudos!

Hope you had a great weekend!!

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Presidential Debate 2012

Here we go!

There’s a great drinking game floating around on Facebook for this debate. I’m suspicious one or both of the candidates saw it ahead of time and are intentionally playing along. Anyhoo, I’ve realized a few things so far.

First, Romney is a faster, quicker speaker than Obama is. What does that mean? To me, it instills confidence and shows passion. Have you ever spoken slowly in an argument? Had to pause to gather your thoughts on something you are passionate about?

Second, the whole question on the economy/job creation…Romney said, multiple times, he is against reducing upper income taxation, and is not supporting any tax cut that adds to the deficit. Obama, instead of acknowledging this, just kept repeating his buzzline over and over again.

Third, Romney laid out 5 specific points in his plan to address the economy / job creation. Obama…didn’t. I’m not really sure what his plan is, but it seems to be a nice bit of circumlocution.

Fourth, Obama doesn’t seem to realize the point is to debate your opponent. Not the moderator. STOP turning your back!

Fifth, you took how many seconds of your first question to do a shout out at your wife. I love my husband, but if he’s focusing on me instead of the debate, then he’s sleeping on the couch.

Sixth, Obama keeps repeating things that Romney has already addressed. “oh, romney wants to reward companies shipping jobs overseas”…no, Romney already said he wants to invest in companies keeping jobs in the US.

Seventh, My grannie died right before I became President? Isn’t that called a red herring?

…More to come if I get around to it!