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05 May 2013 @ 04:47 pm
LJ Idol "An Adventure Of 'Yes'": Hors d'Ouevres  
You try not to rush toward the food, but it's hard to be casual. You eat one of everything, several times, hoping that makes it less obvious that you are steadily trying to approximate 'lunch.'

You converse with people from the other tour groups. One fairly tanked guy with wild hair raves about his eco-friendly vegetation-control business, and how he's looking for investors. He offers you his card, and while you're not interested, this is a New You, so you take it. The card says, Goatscaping. You excuse yourself to use the bathroom, and stay on the other side of the crowd after you return.

You don't remember much about the last winery, except that you enjoy it. Everyone piles back onto the bus for the drive home, and the mood is drowsy and pleasant. You fall asleep surrounded by the snores of the other passengers, only to awaken to a loud BOOM! off in the distance. Everyone is as confused as you are, even after the driver points to a distant column of smoke spiraling up into the sky.

Still, it was a great trip overall, well worth the time and money. Or do you think otherwise?

 
 
 
Raised by Wolvessinnamongirl on May 11th, 2014 10:23 pm (UTC)
I'll go back through the other adventures but this is the first one I did and it made me laugh because it so easily captures something I'd do. Firstly the taxes/flannel sheets and wanting to be a new person but not wanting to do much out of my comfort zone; secondly I live in wine country and have always wanted to take one of those tours; thirdly this: "You try not to rush toward the food, but it's hard to be casual. You eat one of everything, several times, hoping that makes it less obvious that you are steadily trying to approximate 'lunch.'"

That is me to a T, at almost every function where there are snacks. Oh, and fourthly, I'm friends with people who are considering getting goats and possibly seeing if they could rent them out for yardwork, and at least 1 person in Portland has made that successful, so seriously, good work - it's not only amusing and fun, it's eerily similar to something that would happen to me IRL.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 12th, 2014 06:08 am (UTC)
This is also the one I'd be more likely to do, though I'd probably try out the rare red wine, instead. But the rest of it... I have problems with low blood sugar, and in a situation without a meal when it's time to eat... I can get pretty desperate!

We also have a few companies here in Sacramento that rent out their goats for weed cleanup and such. But, even though it's accurate, to name your business "Goatscaping" seemed exactly like the kind of thing that would make a stranger go, Ummm... yeah. Excuse me.

So glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for reading!
Raised by Wolvessinnamongirl on May 13th, 2014 12:30 am (UTC)
Goatscaping is a tad ridiculous of a name, it's true. Though I have no idea what I'd name such a company, if I were to go that route.