How This Happened:

Several years ago, I came across a disturbingly whimsical unicorn shaped wine bottle holder, and bought it. That right there probably tells you 90% of what you need to know about me.  I named him “Leonard” in honor of Leonard Nimoy, who had recently passed away, and who I think would be totally fine with such weirdness; search for “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins” on YouTube if you don’t believe me. 

Anyway, at the time I was meeting regularly wth a group of girlfriends to drink and bitch about shit   offer each other support in our busy and often difficult lives, and it came to be that whenever one of us vented about something extra super shitty   shared an especially challenging or annoying experience, we would quip “and THAT’S why Leonard drinks!”  

And Leonard, the mascot of the group (briefly known as “Leonard’s Ladies”), would glare at us balefully from the coffee table – wallowing in existential angst and despair, clutching his bottle of wine….. at least until we took it off him and drank it ourselves. 

A blog was inevitable.  Up next, a hilarious memoir and major motion picture! Or more likely; continued erratic and snark-filled posts cataloging the irritating, the ironic, and the absurd…….reasons why Leonard drinks.