Menopausal mom to 2 young adult sons (one with ASD, ADHD, tic/seizure disorders and the other with attitude).

Sunday, 29 April 2012

"My 10 Superpowers" (Monday Listicle)

I was reading a post over at My Whac-a-Mole Life (see...look over on the right again and you'll see I follow her too) and decided to also jump on the band-wagon of linking-up over at The Good Life for "Monday Listicles".  Well I think this may be my second link-up only this time I actually had to think of something to write.

The topic for this week "List 10 things you really like about yourself, things you are good at, your super powers!"  Here's mine:

1.      Purchasing wine.  I have the ability to go into a liquor store and scan the racks with lightning speed and accuracy for a bottle in my wine “bracket”. I don't discriminate therefore no country is overlooked however anything Chardonnay will be bypassed.

2.      Opening Wine.  (Images taken from Google.)  It has taken many, many years of research and practice to be able to become as proficient as I am at opening wine. So as a service to my readers, I am willing to share my knowledge to make life easier for those starting out on their journey.

This particular opener is for the Novice/Beginner. 
It is called the "Wing" corkscrew and is easy to 
to use and takes little effort.

Couldn't wait to learn how to use one of these babies.
Especially loved the sound of the "pop"!
After about 5 years using the "Wing" opener,
I graduated to this model.

I believe this was the next generation.
The "Self-Opening" Corkscrew.
Never particularly cared for this one
as it took an awful lot of twisting.

Next up...the "Lever".
This rig came with a cutter and stand.
No twisting required just coordination.

Finally for people on the go...
the "Travel" Corkscrew. Use
in cases of emergency only as
this one requires raw, brute strength.

3.      Tasting Wine.  I by no means consider myself a wine “Master” or “Sommelier” yet I’m confident I can twirl a glass with the best of them. I refrain from spitting it out as I do not think that is very ladylike and well haaaaalloooo…how wasteful is THAT!!!

4.      Drinking Wine.  My timeline in pictures (also from Google images).

Once upon a time, there was a girl who
lived in a cave. One day in her late
teens she was introduced to the
elixir of life (aka "Nectar of the Gods")
Life for her would never be the same.


She was a quick study and soon
developed a  more discerning palate.
"Real" wine however, would require a tool from number 2 above.

Moving out and learning to live on
a budget meant getting the most
bang for her hard earned buck.
Quantity over quality was her motto.


Travel to far away places (we're talking the United States, after all...she was on a budget) were on the horizon. "Baby" bottles and environmentally-friendly  packaging was discovered.

Finally at age fifty-something she
found her soul mate Kim Crawford.
As much as they would like, they only
 get together for special occasions.

5.      With superpowers like 1-4…is there need for anything else?!?!


  1. Love it! And I learned something too. Win-win! Thanks for the endorsement!

    1. My pleasure.

      You mean I actually wrote something "educational"??? Yay!!!

    2. Yeay, love this list. I think you will be an instant hit with the listicle crew. Your superpowers are very impressive indeed. I always cry a little when those silly people spit out the wine. There should be a fine for that!

    3. I'm glad somebody else has finally noticed my "superpowers". ;P

      Spitting out wine - blasphemy indeed! My wine "bracket"...ummm not so much. Haha!

  2. Hahahaha!!! I take it you like wine ;)
    I love how you did the timeline...very creative.

    1. Drats...was I that obvious??? Tee hee.

      Why do I get the feeling "Baby Duck" was waaaaaay before your time?!? :D

      Thanks for reading!

  3. Oh my gosh, you HAD me at wine! Love it.

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    1. It's obvious by your comment you must have the same superpowers!

  5. LOL Now THAT is a super power!!

    1. I only have 2 offspring...can't imagine the superpowers I'd have with 7!!! Oh yea...I'll just go revisit your list. :D

  6. Love your list and I've gone through most of those uncorking devices. Was down to the traveling one for a week or so once. That was torture.

    1. I actually pulled a muscle in my neck trying to use one of those "travel" openers. *sigh* Never again...would rather do the tetra pack. Ha!

  7. That was the funniest list I've read today so far! Love it!

    1. Does this mean I'm invited on your 48Hr Marathon of Fun??? :D

  8. I love box wine and this list is great!! You are going to have to make Monday Listicles a habit. Erin

    1. Haha...not sure I could handle the pressure. :)

      What are your choices for box wine? Wait...that may not be a good idea for me. Waaaay tooo convenient.

  9. Wow, you very well may be the coolest of the wine enthusiasts I have ever bloggy met! I'm still using the easy opener. Haha. All this time I thought it was the "in" opener.
    What did I know?
    But! I bypass anything chardonnay too! Soulmates of the weird wine bloggy kind perhaps? Kindred wine spirits? Bloggy grape buddies?
    I say YES!
    LOVE this post!

    1. MOI??? Cool??? *blushing*

      Yes to soulmates...yes to kindred spirits and especially yes to the "Bloggy grape buddies"!!! *high five*

  10. Ha ha ha LOVE the list!!!

    1. Yaaayyy...another "Bloggy Grape Buddy"!!! :D

  11. stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop and just wanted to leave you a little blog luv! Def enjoyed this post!! New Follower via email :-)

    1. Thanks for "hopping" by! Appreciate it.

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    1. Was it the Baby Duck that hooked ya??? You're probably not old enough to remember Andres winery in Port Moody like I do. *sigh*

  13. LOL love it. I miss wine. It's turned on me. Now I feel all stopped up and headachy after a few sips. I tried to make it worth it but its not. :-(

    1. GASP!!!!! I....I....I'm so so sorry. ;) But I must not worth it. :(