Dear Malbec – Where do I submit my resume?

1000Dear Friends –

Thanks for visiting.  Today was kind of an exciting day at  I received a notification from WordPress first thing this morning that I had exceeded 1,000 likes.  Then later in the day, I received notification that today, October 1, was my all-time best day for “Likes.”

So THANKS!  Thanks for “Liking!”  I Like “Likes!”  Actually I LOVE “Likes!”

It is such great encouragement to me to continue writing and sharing here at

And speaking of writing, today’s #Writing101 Assignment is entitled, “To Whom it May Concern.”  Our task is to pick up the nearest book and flip to page 29. Find a word that jumps out at us, and write in the form of a letter.  (Keeping with the “theme,” I am writing to all of you in the form of a letter also.)

The nearest book to me as I sit here watching the Pittsburgh Buccos (we made the Wild Card Playoffs this year!) this evening is “All the Light We Cannot See” (our current “Best Book Club Ever” selection – which I am VERY much enjoying by the way).

all the light we cannot see

So I turned to page 29, and lo and behold, the word “Malbec” (fancy that!) shouted out to me…  (Doesn’t it just bounce off the page and glare at you?!)

page 29So here goes…

Dear Malbec –

There’s something I really need to tell you, and I’m just not sure how to say it.  I don’t want to hurt your feelings, but there is something about you that really gets on my nerves.  It’s just one small thing, but it’s been bothering me for some time.

First, let me tell you there are many things I do really like about you.

I love your dark, inky purplish color.  Red wines are by far my favorite over white.  And pink?!  I would rather drink nothing than drink pink or rose!

I love your ripe fruity flavors:  black cherry, plum, blackberry – awwhhh!

I love your spicy aromas and smoky, earthy, tobacco, peppery flavors that create such interesting complexity on my palate.

But here’s the thing:  I am so irritated that you are called full-bodied, and IT’S A COMPLIMENT!   It’s so unfair.  I want to be a Malbec!

Where do I submit my resume?

Sincerely yours,




18 thoughts on “Dear Malbec – Where do I submit my resume?

  1. You would have passed 1000 a long time ago since I comment and forget to “like” things…..Great post on Malbec! You are quite the engaging writer, dear.


  2. I LOVED this post. So funny…..your blog is going to explode before you know it. You will either have to write a book (which would be fabulous) even if it was short stories. Or a cookbook with stories.


  3. LOL!! That’s right! Full-bodied is awesome. i always say I am living in the wrong period….Rubens would have loved me. Great post, Jodi, and I agree with Mallory! Your blog has it all and I would click the “love” button if there was one.


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