Well. Here I am, sitting at my day-job desk, getting ready to leave for the day (a bit early) and head upstate for Nena’s bridal shower, which is Saturday. Don’t worry, it’s not a surprise.

Tomorrow, our day is filled with meetings…with the florist, with the caterer, with the tux shop…even one with the pastors performing the ceremony.

Saturday, instead of hanging around during the estrogen-filled gift-giving festival…I’m heading to Cooperstown with whatever guys are around and up for it to check out the Baseball Hall of Fame and maybe a Belgian-style brewery up there.

I have to admit…even though it’s her shower…I’m pretty excited too. After all, a lot of the stuff on our registry was put put there by yours truly…and I’m hoping we pick up some new wine glasses and other fun items.

Oh…and there will be some fine wines poured (we’re taking about ten bottles up), including the current releases from Pellegrini Vineyards (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and Merlot) and some current Bedell Cellars selections, including a soon-to-be-released 2001 Reserver Merlot, their 2003 Viognier and a Gewurtz from their sister winery. Full notes to come next week.