Thursday, December 23, 2004

I don't have bad taste, I've got slow taste.

Have you ever had the great feeling of discovering something new and completely cool, only to have your sense of cool completly dashed by someone else pointing out that they knew about it 6 months ago. I go through this all the time. Music, movies, art, restuarants. I show up, and there's usually a sign there that says "been there, done that". Most frequently the sign was left by one of my friends who is invariably more hip to stuff than I am. Why the hell didn't you share this cool shit six months ago when you found it.

Here's another one for you. I have the same problem with wine. I'm not a big wine drinker, but I enjoy a glass every now and then, but if someone ever says "You should try this wine. It's great. It has a woody flavor with citrusy undertones." I don't know what that means, but I'll try a glass. Here's how it usually goes:

1st glass: Hmm... Tastes like red wine to me. Maybe I should have another.
2nd glass: Hmmmmm.... Still tastes like red wine. Let me think about this. Maybe I should have another.
3rd glass: Nope. I'm not getting it. No wood, no citrus. Am I doing something wrong here? Don't get me wrong, the wine is good, but I'm not noticing the "rich boquet".
4th glass: Hey, I think I do taste some woody flavor. You know what? I don't know. Maybe I'm just to drunk to taste now.

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