Dear Edina Liquors,
Yes, there IS a reason for my weekly purchase of a large cardboard box chock full of liquor, cordials, champagne, and various liqueurs. Please rest assured that it is not because I am going on a bender, bout or undertaking any other variety of bacchanalian carousing.
Its true that things looked a bit grim last week. Really, I can understand the concern over what must have appeared to be an escalating situation. What is one to think when such a regular and, well, awfully enthusiastic, consumer of intoxicating wares appears promptly at the door at 9:01 a.m. looking exhausted, pale, sweaty, clad in rather tatty sweats, with abominable hair and not a stitch of makeup (save a swipe of Burt's Bees tinted lip balm), three weekday mornings in a row?
Truth be told, a bender would have been rather glamorous and enjoyable compared to last week's extensive four day re-shoot of 27 jelly shot portraits at the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen. (Long story. Book related. More later . . .)
So, Edina Liquor staff, thank you for your concerned and knowing looks. Its nice that you care . . .
P.S. If you have a moment, would you mind shouting out to the folks at the grocery store that my recent bi-weekly Knox gelatin mini-case purchases are unrelated to any health issue. Thanks!