The Girl’s Gotta Work

the incident

August 23, 2012

When your boss comes to you and tells you he really likes how you write, you smile, chuckle, and say thank you (especially when writing is not necessarily a main part of your job.) But, when he insists that you really have a special ability to tell someone to “Fuck Off”, and that you may [...]


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another lull

May 6, 2011

The lack of posts could be attributed to the new job… or the fact that I’m drivin’ and lovin’ my new car… or that I’ve caught up with the technology age and finally got an iPhone… We’ll blame all three. But we’ll also point the finger at the work blog that I’ve contributed to twice [...]


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stare, swirl, sniff, sip, swish/slurp, spit/swallow

March 23, 2011

(The Very Basics was supposed to be the title, but the alliteration was just too annoyingly perfect to pass over.  Plus, it’s a little more obvious as to what this post is about, no?) What do you do with the wine in your glass? Drink it, obviously. But if you’re at a winery you only [...]


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my new world of wine

March 21, 2011

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 [...]


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open mouth, out comes dumb

March 9, 2011

Yesterday morning was my first wine trail meeting, at a very early (for me) 8am.  Appearing awake and alert was my goal, but my brain was struggling to cooperate. After a quick introduction to a few people my boss runs out for a second, leaving me alone.  No big deal, I thought, as a woman [...]


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if it comes in 3′s…

March 3, 2011

If you caught me 2 weeks ago, I’d say things have been looking up.  After a whole ‘lotta time wondering if I was wandering down the road towards Old Barmaid’dom, I landed a sweet new gig.  In the wine industry.  Locally.  It’s pretty much “right up my alley”, if all are to be believed, because [...]


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happy birthday!

February 10, 2011

That’s right,  one year old. A birthday pressie? Site redesign. YAY!


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health review (?)

January 8, 2011

Around the time I started this blog I posted about my New Years General Resolutions.  You can go back and re-read it if you so desire, but I can summarize it for you with ease- I wanted to be healthier.  I think I’ve achieved this.  Not to suggest that I’m a picture of health and [...]


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top ten for two thousand and ten

January 2, 2011

It’s common for blogs to do a year in review and countdowns and such, so I’m jumping on board with my top ten.  That Girl Kyle has only been in existence since this past February, but out of some 70 odd posts so far, here’s the ones with the most reads. 10.  the insanity rant [...]


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bring on the wine

October 27, 2010

Recently I set a new goal for myself- to pursue certification as a sommelier. As for the exact path I will take… I’m still deciding. But who cares- I’ll iron out the details on that some other time. However, when the opportunity arose last week to join a friend at the New York Wine and [...]


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did you really just ask me for that?

July 10, 2010

Dear General Public That May Not Frequent Bars, Pubs, Grilles, Taverns, Nightclubs, Taprooms, Watering Holes, Gin Mills, Dives, Cantinas, Bodegas, Speakeasies or Anywhere Serving Alcohol (henceforth referred to as “establishment”); When entering an establishment that you are unfamiliar with, please be aware of your surroundings.  Look around, note how many other patrons have chosen the [...]


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