Hmm, I hope that doesn't apply to wine with dinner. (Fortunately, I don't even like the hard stuff.) But I love being able to buy wine in supermarkets here, from all these little local vineyards I never heard of. It's far from top-of-the-line stuff, but some of it is surprisingly good.

My granddaughter (age 15) just had her wisdom teeth removed. It was the first time she'd ever had novocaine, and she wasn't able to drink the consolation milkshake her dad got her afterwards. Dribble, dribble.