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Not a single person has asked about the new job, but I’m going to tell you about it anyway. Afterall, I’ve dished out $80 for the new layout of this blog. It’s only fair that I get a couple rolls in the hay for loose change like that.
That doesn’t make sense? Oh well. Readership has fallen off (due to lack of new and engaging content, perchance?) so I’m not too concerned.
But work. Yes, I’m fully immersed in the local wine industry. You know, if you’ve read the current (and always verbose) “about” section on here, or if you’ve seen some other posts I wrote back when I was more ambitious and less procrastinator (ie the first 4 months or so of my
blogging career… ahem… let’s go with internet presence…) that I kinda dig wine.
But, I suck at talking about it.
I’m genetically predisposed to excel at bull-shitting. It’s a skill rarely listed on resumes, but I certainly honed this gift during my college years, and sales years, and bartending years and… well, everyday life has afforded me countless practical application opportunities as well. However, I’m now entering the world of “the know.” People I’ll be interacting with will know if I’m pulling things out of my ass, and I’m not fond of truly being uninformed.
In truth, I don’t like looking stupid. I’ll be the first to acknowledge (in serious situations) if I don’t know the answer, and will proceed with diligence to find out if it’s something that sincerely interests me.
In the new job I’ll be in the position to not only inform and educate coworkers, but also the general public. There will be times where I know all the answers; there will be times where I have no clue what someone is talking about (*note, this could be a result of me being struck with The Dumb, but it could also be because I’ve encountered another accomplished bull-shitter); there will be times where I think I know what I’m talking about and will be corrected (I hope. Please, be kind and be gentle, but if you know I’m unknowingly spouting true bullshit then call me out on it.)
Because I know the world of wine can be daunting and intimidating, and because I believe that education can do nothing but enhance experiences with wine, I’d like to share things that I learn with you. That’s right- Mom, Dad, Sue and Lisa, my four readers, I want to make you wine smart. But I’m too lazy to repeat the same thing to each of you, so I’ll put it on here.
On Wednesdays. (Wine Wednesdays! This is not something fabulous I thought up. I wish. It will also replace Wordless Wednesdays because as much as I love photographs, I’ve not got the skillzzz to post something engaging that frequently, and we all know that I’m much better with words. Lots. Of. Words.)
But maybe not every week.
And we won’t start calling me a “wine blogger”. I won’t drink a bottle and review it on here. We’ll do technical talk and things. And it’ll pretty much be about the Finger Lakes, ’cause that’s the way we play.