Last week I attended my cousin’s high school graduation. He’s like my little brother so I was super proud of him. I’m glad that I was there for that important life moment…even though he invited me half an hour before it started!
As I sat in the audience with family and friends of these young graduates, I noticed a few things.
These types of events can be somewhat boring and the real entertaining bits come from the people around you…sorry but, kinda true. Like, did we need to hear 3 songs by the choir? Probably not, but I couldn’t help but try to recall my feelings from when I was up there waiting to graduate or perform at a choir concert or a school play. It was awesome. It felt like that moment was the most important moment of my life up to that point it time.
I’m sure we all had that feeling numerous times. But when you’re just 18, those moments are huge because all we know is school, our family and friends and we’re trying to get validation from those around us. So any additional “spectacle” is...a spectacle.
These kids who finished kindergarten through senior year ARE just kids. They are glorified first graders who know more facts. For the most part they have little outside of school and family experience.
They’re so cute. And young, and impressionable, and excited. They have their entire future ahead of them because they DO! A high school diploma is like the one inch that separates you from being able to ride the rollercoaster or having to watch your tall friends freaking freak out on the ride…of life…
We’ve put together Summer Bucket List. Below are 20 items that we will check off this summer. Share with us what’s on your bucket list and keep us updated using the #PixieChickBucketList
Spring has sprung, flowers are blooming, our red wines are going back onto the bottom shelf of the wine rack to save for winter and we are making room for our summer favorite: rosé. When you think of a rosé, maybe your immediate reaction is “That’s going to be too sweet for me!” or “Why is this wine pink?”, but jumping to conclusions could have you missing out on some of the best wines you’ve ever had.
Some self-proclaimed “wine experts” scoff at the idea of drinking a rosé, but this light and pink wine has been around as early as the 600 BC. The ancient Greeks began diluting their red wines by mixing it with their white wines, establishing this technique as a sign of prestige and class. This method, along with pressing red and white grapes together during the harvest, remained popular and sustained the demand until the 1940s. Starting in the 1940s, and even through the 80s and 90s, a select few producers opted to substitute quality for sales and began making the sweet, slightly pink rosés and in the long run tainted the name. With the release of Sutter Home’s White Zinfandel, the notoriously sweet pink wine, the perception of the name “rosé” had been changed.