First Growth
End of a Blog

I haven’t been very devoted to this blog for a while now.  Let’s face it, things have devolved into a series of photos with very little writing involved.  More like instagram than anything else.  I think the world doesn’t need another half hearted blog.  It has served its purpose for me in helping me understand what it takes to pass the Advanced Exam.  Moving forward, I’m not sure that continuing will be appropriate anyway.  I’m on to a new job now, and while I never wanted to write directly about my work environment, I feel that it will be particularly important to circumvent that topic at my new place of employment.  Also, I won’t have time since I will be making my push for MS.  It is probably more important to study than to write about it all.  So let’s just leave it at that.  I have a new job that I think will provide me the resources I need to go exactly where I want to go.  And I hope you all get to exactly where you want to be going.  It’s been an honor.

Best to you all,

Patrick

In four to six weeks, I will no longer be driving to work, no longer be getting out at 2 AM.

In four to six weeks, I will no longer be driving to work, no longer be getting out at 2 AM.

Birth year wine!

Birth year wine!

#murica

#murica

In what is becoming a pre-shift ritual when working up here in Napa…

In what is becoming a pre-shift ritual when working up here in Napa…

Beating the heat with well chilled sherry. Imagining myself in Jerez de la Frontera.

Beating the heat with well chilled sherry. Imagining myself in Jerez de la Frontera.

Studying to excel at a job, not a test.

Studying to excel at a job, not a test.

2004, drinking pretty delicious.

2004, drinking pretty delicious.

Any day you taste a wine older than you is a good day. The opportunities become fewer and farther between.

Any day you taste a wine older than you is a good day. The opportunities become fewer and farther between.

Meanwhile, in my tasting group…

Meanwhile, in my tasting group…