Check out my kitchen cabinet – one whole shelf is dedicated to wine glasses:
I have 15 wine glasses. There’s only one problem: I don’t drink.
Well, let me clarify that a little bit. I rarely drink. In the 4+ years since I started losing weight, I’ve had a drink on 7 occasions: Last Christmas. On two different New Year Eves. At the wedding of my friends Heather and Adam. At a party celebrating the wedding of a Swedish princess (where I didn’t just drink, I got drunk). On a date at a fancy restaurant. And, last fall, I had a glass of Prosecco while taping a Food Network show (which is airing in about a month, stay tuned for details!).
Break out the abacus, and you’ll find it averages out to one event every 7-8 months. And none of those events happened in my own home. My kitchen is completely dry, except for a bottle of champagne that’s being saved for a TBD special moment, and a bottle of brandy for cooking that I haven’t touched in years. If I have friends over for dinner, I’ll make it a BYOB affair, and ask them to take any unconsumed B home with them.
All of this means I have very little use for the wine glasses. Since my kitchen is very small and has limited storage, I’ve been eyeing that shelf as a potential new home for my reusable water bottles and protein shake shakers, all of which are currently an eyesore because they live on the counter, as I have no place to put them.
Two items that will stay on the shelf are my “Passions” martini glasses, because swag from a cancelled soap opera are bound to be pricey collectors items one day, don’t you think?
They’re technically “Martimmy” glasses, named after the show’s signature drink, which was named after one of the show’s most famous characters, Timmy, a doll that came to life thanks to a witch’s spell and spoke in third person and was played by a little person named Josh Ryan Evans who, thanks to his particular type of dwarfism, looked like a small child until he died at age 20 from a congenital heart problem. See clips of Timmy in action here.
But I digress. I’m thinking of getting rid of my wine glasses, but am not sure what to do. Do I get rid of all of them? Occasionally a few of them get a little use, when I have guests, but that’s happening less and less frequently. I can imagine getting to a point where I might drink a little more socially than I do now, but I’m fine with limiting those occasions to ones outside my home. There’s no good alternative storage space for them either. And none of the glasses (except the Martimmy ones) have any sort of sentimental meaning, so were I to part ways with them, I’d probably just donate to Goodwill.
So… what would you do? Keep them? Give some or all away? Would not having any wine glasses make me a bad host? Speak up in the Comments Section!
Lastly, I told myself after last week’s 63-story stair climb race that I’d take a little hiatus from climbing stairs, but it turns out I couldn’t stay away for long. I took the subway downtown the other night, and was confronted with exactly 105 stairs to get back to street level.
I wasn’t dressed for a workout but that didn’t stop me from sprinting up them. And it was fun. And I forgot to time myself, although that would’ve been a nice touch. Maybe next time.
Keep it up, David!