Monday, April 5, 2010

Inspired By My Elders...

If it's good enough for Heimoff then it's good enough for me....


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Ink, I'm sharing my ink....damn I must be seriously blocked and some junk...



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Now I know Steve provided some compelling verbage with his ink sharing...yeah all I can add is please forgive the Bedazzled jeans, they fit great and I always wear a shirt that covers all that bling. Try and ignore the stretchmarks and yes that is a magnum....

27 comments:

Ron Washam said...

My Gorgeous Samantha,

Great looking tattoo, but I'd really prefer it be in Braille. More fun to read, though the dog can be intrusive.

Oddly, I have "Blanc de Noirs" tattooed on my meat compass...well, the first three letters anyway. BLA

You're not blocked, just pining away for the ol' HoseMaster.

I love you!

Your HoseMaster/Ron

Samantha Dugan said...

Ron,

I'll start working on that braille...c'mon back acne. I do miss the HoseMaster, worried that he took my juice when he took his leave....

Eric V. Orange said...

Sorta does feel like you were a combo, you two. YIN/YANG.

But...I've been away awhile.

What happened to the sayonara message Ron??? Coming back?

EVO

Sara Louise said...

You are a bada*s!
Oh, and did you bedazzle those yourself??? (joking - I too have a pair of jeans that I only wear with a long shirt, not because of any bedazzling, but a much too high waist that has to be cinched. It's not a good look)

Charlie Olken said...

OK, so it was not that sweet ass, but it is a start.

Who needs more words at a time like this? Although Ron did make good use of T and A for some time. My guess, this is as far as you are going to go so I guess it will have to be back to words when you are ready.

Ultimately, I hope you will only write when you feel the muse. Your kind of writing must be for you, not for us.

Samantha Dugan said...

Eric,

We were a combo me and The HoseMaster, two great tastes that taste great together! In all seriousness I still have Ron Washam in my life, in my heart and scary as it can be at times...in my head, much more important than HoseMaster ever was. That being said I do miss our brand of banter and being the HoseMaster's other half.

Sara,
I cringe every time I look at that picture because of those stoopid jeans! Love my ink and all but damn it...

Charlie,
Make no mistake love, I do write for you people....nothing else in it for me otherwise. If I can make you giggle, blush, cry, even squirm then I feel like I have done something. There is no pleasure in writing for me if I feel like no one is listening or I am not touching anyone so without you guys there would be no Sans Dosage...I need you plain and simple. I write, you guys read and when you comment I know I was able to make you feel something which inspires me to write again. Needy, guess I am just needy so thank you for feeding me with your comments and continued support.

Thomas said...

What's that imperfection at the bottom left-central spot, and who's Steve Heimoff???

Samantha Dugan said...

Thomas,
Still cracking jokes I see. Oh and Steve Heimoff is the winner of the 2010 Wine Blog Awards....he's like famous and stuff!

Jessica said...

Sam,

Love the ink, but my real question is..."who gets to share that Magnum"? :-)

What is on tap for tastings at the wine country next week? I'm making an appearance...

Maybe I can read the braille?

Jess

Ron Washam said...

Eric,

I took down the "Hiatus" post because I was embarrassed by the kind comments and didn't want that to be what folks saw who are still stumbling across my nonsense. I don't know if I'll come back--I think the time has passed for my kind of wine blog satire.

Thomas,

Heimoff is about eight inches below the "t" in "The Wine Country." Nice tribute, Samantha!

My Gorgeous Samantha,

It's tough being part of a legendary romance, isn't it? I'm sorry about being in your head, I just went in there to wash my hands.

Our public romance is but a tiny fraction of what we own together in private, and, for that, I am forever indebted to my evil twin, the HoseMaster.

I love you!

Your HoseMaster

Samantha Dugan said...

Jess,
I will email you the calendar of events page for The Wine Country if you have not already checked. That magnum was empty which is probably part of the reason I let them take that picture...in those jeans. Oh and "Rawr" girlie....

Ron,
I'm still not sure if we intrigued people or grossed them out....don't care really as I simply adore you!

Charlie Olken said...

Since Mr. Washam is no longer receiving comments at his former place of unemployment, The HMW, I will leave him a comment here.

He writes: "I think the time has passed for my kind of wine blog satire."

To which I reply, with love and respect: B U L L S H I T.

Eric V. Orange said...

I second the "bullshit" comment. I'm missing it. You were top of my list for checking in regular and I was telling people.

But...I suppose if the muse is absent...

Jess,
www.LocalWineEvents.com

EVO

Eric V. Orange said...

It took out my tongue in cheek bracket around my url

< ahem>www.LocalWineEvents.com< /ahem>

Like that.

EVO

Ron Washam said...

Eric,

Samantha is my muse and she'd never desert me. I'm not one of those people who has writers block--never had it, never will. There is an endless supply of wine blog nonsense to lampoon, I simply tired of wrestling with that HoseMaster guy for possession of my head.

Puff Daddy,

Ah, yes, the guy who's been starting a blog for a year is calling Bullshit on me. Perfect.

I actually do think that, in some ways, the wine blogosphere has moved into a place where it's so incestuous, and so limited in appeal, that the satire for it is also so limited and "insider" as to be a total waste of time. I could be wrong. I have a lot of ideas for going after folks, but the more I think about it, the more I think it's too much about me loving the sound of my own barking and not about the joy of actual satire.

OK, if I win a Wine Blog Award I may have to come back. Now there's a threat.

Samantha Dugan said...

Dammit Washam, there go the 12 votes I was counting on!

Thomas said...

Yeah Ron, but the real question is: would Sam ever dessert you?

When you meet, that is.

Charlie Olken said...

TOM P to HMW: "would Sam ever dessert you?"

Depends on the main course.

Charlie Olken said...

Note to the entertainer formerly known as HMW.

Making fun of my blog before it ever exists gives me no leg to stand on when I shout BULLSHIT at you again. But I will.

The notion that the time has passed for satire in wine blogs is BULLSHIT.

There are always plenty of targets for satire, as you note above.

As for the audience, yours was growing, but you are right, of course, almost all the commenters on the blogs are other professionals. Blogs at this point do not seem to have overwhelming numbers of ordinary punters.

They, of course, are the lucky ones. They can come and go as they please. The rest of us are stuck in an endless loop, a vinous version of Groundhog Day which keeps spinning round and round in our heads.

I expect my blog, when it appears, to have a fairly wide readership because it will be geared to my readers and they will get all kinds of feeds, reminders and pleadings to visit it. Is that a real measure of popularity? I will not be for me. I only count the number of subscribers in measuring my popularity. Everything else is just for the fun of it--including the rumored blog.

Samantha Dugan said...

Um, I know salad tossing and tea bagging are, not so sure what desserting is....

Thomas said...

"...not so sure what desserting is..."

Give it some thought--or make it up as you go along.

Samantha Dugan said...

Well, if I can use licorice handcuffs and fruit rollups I might be in....

Ron Washam said...

Charlie,

I guess I'm saying that there is absolutely a place for wine satire, and there is no dearth of material, but I found doing it personally frustrating and enervating, and the whole blog world claustrophobic.

When the most important figures in the blog world are as unimportant as Alder Yarrow and Steve Heimoff and GoodGrape (which was my favorite flavor of Funny Face Drinks, along with Loudmouth Lime), what's the point of satire? Satire is supposed to speak truth to power. Where's the power?

And when I tried to do wine reviews in an inimitable style, well, frankly, no one cared. So how was I supposed to get free samples?

So, it may be Bullshit that there's no place for wine blog satire, but is there a purpose? Maybe my 150 readers a day (ooh, like a slow day in a Napa tasting room) might think so, but that's hardly a convincing majority.

My Gorgeous Samantha,

You can dessert me but only if I get to eat the cherry.

I love you!

Your HoseMaster

Puff Daddy said...

<< And when I tried to do wine reviews in an inimitable style, well, frankly, no one cared. So how was I supposed to get free samples? >>

I suggest you rename yourself The Grape Goddess. She gets free samples, and you are funnier than she is.

Ron Washam said...

Puff Daddy,

You callin' me a Fallis?

Of course, I was a private dick. The Grape Goddess is a public one.

And, by the way, is "free samples" redundant? I hate when I slaughter the language.

Dave said...

C'mon people, let's come up with a major award for the HMW.Being late to the party I'd only begun to scratch the surface when he attempts blogocide. Thank god we have Sam to help maintain our little noble and sacred state of insanity.

Samantha Dugan said...

Dave,

Oh but baby he's back! I do agree that there should be some award we bestow upon our beloved HoseMaster, not for nothing he has been nominated for Best Writing on a Wine Blog Award, which he richly deserves.