This Wine’s a Shoe-in

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Have you ever found yourself on a picnic with a bottle of wine, but no opener?  Then take off your shoe!

Yes, your shoe can be used to open that bottle of Cab or Merlot or Chardonnay or Pinot or Rosé or all the aforementioned, even works with blends.  This is how it’s done:

  1. Remove shoe
  2. Take foil covering off the bottle to expose the top of the cork
  3. Insert bottle of wine into shoe with the bottom of the bottle taking the place of the heel of your foot and the neck of the bottle standing in for your leg
  4. Holding the bottle with one hand and the shoe with the other and using some muscle, repeatedly whack the bottom of your shoe against a tree until the cork has moved out enough that you can pull it the rest of the way out with your very own bare hands
  5. Pour the wine into glasses and enjoy! (or drink directly out of bottle if you forgot the glasses too)

 

 

 

This Rocks!

 

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What fun a simple rock can be!

The blue guy is from when I was in kindergarten, so he’s got a little wear and tear on him.  We collected the rocks and our teacher painted them for us.  The shape of the rock and the way it felt in my hand was what sold me on it.

And the first gift that my niece, Chloe gave me when she was just a toddler was a rock (just glad that she handed it to me and didn’t throw it!).