Mr. Frida Kahlo

October 22nd

october 21 007

A Twitterer I follow (okay, the language for that site is just nuts. Twitterer makes just as much sense as Tweet or Twit.) mentioned the other day that she prefers beer and a game of pool to wine and art. It made me stop and think. Where do I fall on that scale? I’m not opposed to pool or hanging out with those drinking beer, but I certainly would prefer a nice glass of wine and a tour through a gallery. Is one low-key and the other snotty, as implied? This sort of categorical stuff drives me nuts. I don’t want to fit neatly into either box. I’d prefer to be able to bounce between social situations and have fun wherever I’m at.
Do you ever find yourself being shoved into a label that just doesn’t fit?

october 21 008

When we were in Mexico a couple weeks ago, I fell in love with a bottle. Specifically, a bottle of Mexican tequila that I swear is a rubenesque version of a Diego Rivera painting. I thought it was so fitting that the national booze would be linked with one of their cultural heroes. Perhaps after a bit too long at the Tequila Center, I made this apparently very clear to my friends. This included clutching the bottle and giving an art lesson to a slightly amused bartender who made a fortune pouring for our group. It was no surprise last night I was gifted with this very bottle. Isn’t it interesting? (Yep, kinda like Nacho Libre, everyone else thinks I’m a little nuts.)

So, the birthday was a raging success and there is no way I’m going to get to everyone’s sweet comments this week. Thank you! A thousand times over, thank you. I have a lot of great things planned for this year, including sprucing up the blog, traveling, and writing the next novel. I also see margaritas in my immediate future. Thanks Diego! Thanks for coming along for the ride!


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16 Responses

  1. Do I ever feel like I am given a label that doesn’t fit? Umm, big yes to that. (tell someone you home school and most people immediately think they know everything about you)
    Glad the birthday was big fun!!!!!

  2. Community Shot Night > Community Dinner

  3. hmmm tequila. my favorite. that’s a nice bottle too. I would have scooped that one up!

  4. I think most people would see me as “wine and art” when really I’m more “Margarita and ‘What Not to Wear.'” Either that, or “Mixed Drink and Good Book on Tropical Beach.”

    That’s a cool bottle. You must reuse that one, after you finish the tequila!

  5. So, unrelated but not really, I’ve been meaning to ask you where you got your Frida rubber stamp..

  6. “Do you ever find yourself being shoved into a label that just doesn‚Äôt fit?” You just gave me the inspiration for an upcoming post.

    I do have to agree with you sbout the boxes. I like to bounce around too. I just want to do my own thing. I should tell you what some of my friends called me in college because of it.

  7. I always loved being able to fit into both “categories”. Heels and a gallery showing or boots and pool. Ooooooorrrr, heels and pool!

  8. I vote that the giver of the bottle gets to partake in some of the beverage inside. 🙂

  9. Happy Birthday! And during the sprucing, if you have time, could you please put categories and a search on the blog? 🙂

  10. Enjoy your margaritas made with the tasty looking tequila. In 9 months or so my first alcoholic beverage will be a very large margarita heavy on the tequila. Yummy!

  11. Loved the bottle shape. Nope, you’re not nuts, it’s just your friends may not appreciate bottles as much as you do. Personally, that’s one thing that attracts me first to bottles, be it perfume, wine, or a child’s bubble bath…it’s all in the bottle itself that’s the attention getter.

  12. Cool bottle! I’ve never been a real beer drinker or wine either. Mixed drinks are good!

  13. Happy Belated Birthday! That bottle is awesome.
    I strongly suspect that none of us really fit into the boxes, but societal pressure forces some people to put pigeonhole themselves into a particular category. It’s sad, but I hope that those of us who are brave enough to defy categorization can inspire others to take the leap.

  14. That is a cool bottle!

  15. great bottle! I wonder if they used the herb Damiana to make that booze.. Damiana has very mild marijuana like effects. Of course the alcohol will take care of the intoxication 🙂 Very interesting