Sunday, July 12, 2009

Observations From A Long Saturday

Yesterday was a big day for the ol' business. Those of you that know what we do will know the enormity of it all when I say we had five yesterday. Yes...FIVE. It was a record-breaking day, & it's a record that will remain unbroken. It was a hectic & dreadfully hot & humid day.

In between 1 & 2, we stopped for lunch at a new place that has sprouted off from a very upscale & well-known place in St. Louis. Imagine my surprise when I saw this on the wine list:

(I apologize for the lack of focus -- it was, after all, taken on my cell.)

Still not spotting it? It says "Sauvingon Blanc".

It's SAUVIGNON. One mispelling I could understand (sort of), but everytime that varietal was on the list, it was spelled the incorrect way. I rank this one right up there with another nice place (that has now closed down) that topped its martini menu with the header "Martini's". Gah.

On our way out of 2, I noticed this stained glass window:

You're right - that is a girl sitting at a computer. I know I can't be the only one that finds this hilarious.

Now for something completely random... Sweaty hair that has been dried in front of the air conditioning vent really can be quite cute. Too bad you have to go through so much just to get that look!

And that's all I've got for right now. Doug & I are diving into a lovely bottle of rose' (that I will write about in the future, I'm sure), & I'd like to enjoy it without too much distraction...


Teresa said...

Really? Hello spell check!!! On Tuesday I am going to prod you to tell me where this was.

Congrats on the 5 though....I don't know of anyone else in the same industry that could make that happen.

WineLush said...

Did they spell it wrong with Cabernet as well??

Yes, those ancient stained glass windows of people on computers are great....straight from the 1400's....

Where's the pic of the AC dried sweathead???

LucyinStLou said...

Five is quite an achievement! Amazing.

I bet someone made that a recognized word in spell check (accidentally or not) and now they can't sort it out. Funny and sad all at the same time.

Rhonda said...

When Sarah reads this post, she's going to have a heart attack from those spelling errors.

That stained glass is funny. I hope to one day get a stained glass picture of me doing laundry.

Em said...

Love the stained glass....I guess sweaty hair could dry cute - but mine never does, sigh.

And your misspelt Sauv. Blanc - I'm reminded of a dinner long ago when a waitress suggested that I try the house sha-bliss.

Congrats on the 5.....

Danny said...

I find it absolutely incredulous that someone would overlook spelling on something so obvious. I am rather unforgiving of those sort of things, because it shows carelessness and lack of attention to detail.

On the other hand, if the wine and food was good, I suppose it doesn't really matter. I doubt anyone failed cooking school because they couldn't spell.