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Tracy Weekdays 6 - 10pm

Hi, I'm Tracy,
Like most of the Vine DJs, I've been all over, living in South Dakota, Nebraska, Texas and more in my life.  I settled in Napa about ten years ago and have managed to plant a few little roots in my time here.  I've been working at The Vine for ten years as well and have covered almost every shift, but I like the nights best!  The best way to describe working at the Vine is that its like a family.  And in my case, that's not just a metaphor.  I met my husband here and we work together every day.  We also bring our baby, Violet (she's the one in the picture), and sometimes our dog, Cooper, to work with us every day.  If you come to my office, you will have to step over board books and dog beds!  When we're not at work, we like to go for long walks, watch movies and play in the garden.  I've also got a bit of an obsession with entertainment gossip, which tends to pop up a lot in my show!  But mostly, I just like playing Sauvignon Rock!

Email me at tracy@kvyn.com.

Posts from July 2013
by Tracy posted Jul 23 2013 3:29PM
I know most people are totally over the Royal Baby madness, but the internet is totally killing it.  I felt the need to share this list of potential baby names from Entertainment Weekly because it is very hilarious and I would totally consider naming my child at least a quarter of these names before my husband talks me out of it.  Good thing our only child was a girl.

The Royal Baby isn’t even a day old, and it’s already more popular than you, loser. According to Facebook data, there were over 1 million interactions based around Royal Baby chatter yesterday… and that’s 1 million interactions in the first hour of the newborn monarch’s life.

But let’s get down to brass tacks here: What the heck are we going to call the pint-sized potentate, who will be King of England someday far in the future when you and everyone you know has passed away into dust and ruin? Based on the UK Facebook buzz yesterday, ten names have emerged as the most popular choices, among people who have no decision in the matter and should probably spend more time focusing on their own family. The top ten names are:
1.
 George

2. James
3. Louis
4. Henry
5. Philip
6. Richard
7. Daniel
8. Andrew
9. Arthur
10. Spencer

So basically, the list mostly comes down to “names of other Kings you’ve heard of,” with #10 as the awwww-inducing nostalgia dark horse (“Spencer” being dearly departed Grandma Diana’s surname.) Now, those names are all pretty good. But clearly, the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge could use a few more suggestions in the name box. Forthwith, EW’s own list of 100 Names For the Royal Baby. Put your own in the comments: William and Kate are probably reading, for all you know!

1. Edmund
2. Edgar
3. Æthelred
4. Robb
5. Robward
6. Cedric
7. Ralph
8. Harry Potter
9. Larry Potter
10. Hermioner (male form of “Hermione”)
11. Stuart Sutcliffe
12. John Paul George Ringo
13. Scaramanga
14. Napoleon
15. Emperor Napoleon
16. Dianer (male form of “Diana”)
17. O. Henry
18. Henry IV, Part II
19. Henry V Origins: Before Agincourt
20. Downton
21. Abbey
23. The Doctor
24. The Master
25. King, the King (so his full name is “King King, the King”)
26. Kong
27. Koopa
28. Leonidas
29. Alexander
30. ‘Xander (with apostrophe!)
31. Madison
32. Wisconsin
33. Captain Britain
32. Colonel Wales
33. Rear Admiral Scotland
34. Midshipman Northern Ireland
35. Keats
36. Shelley
37. Percy
38. Frankenstein
29. Simon Belmont
30. Vlad
31. Thad
32. Chad
33. Brad
34. Lad
35. Lancelot
36. Fancelot
37. Camelot
38. Richard Burton
39. North
40. Elizabert (male form of “Elizabeth”)
41. Anthony
42. Anfernee
43. Moon Unit
44. Prince Michael III
45. Cambridge (so someday he’ll be known as “Cambridge, Duke of Cambridge”)
46. Duke (so someday he’ll be known as “Duke Duke,” and then “King Duke.”)
47. Duke Nukem
48. Quicksilver
49. Quiksilver
50. ‘Silver (with apostrophe!)
51. Silvio
52. Grizzly Adams
53. Bucky
54. Bucky Buckingham
55. Bucky “Buck Wild” Buckingham
56. Bronco Billy
57. Forrest Gump
58. Michael Clayton
59. Lear
60. Titus Andronicus
61. Titus Welliver
62. Tytus, with a Y
63. Tytys, with two Ys
64. Sherlock
65. Holmes
67. Benedict Cumberbatch II
68. Cumberbatch
69. Cumberholmes
70. Cumbergump
71. Cumberpotter
72. Cumbercumber
73. Kal-El
74. Clark
75. Cumberclark
76. Nemo
77. Brigadier
78. Abercromby
79. Abercrombie
80. Abyrcromby
81. Adam
82. Adam Warlock
83. David
84. Beckham
85. Hambeck
86. Clambake
87. Rooney
88. Joffrey (HAHAHA but f’reals good name right?)
89. J. R. R.
90. George R. R.
91. T.S.
92. J.K.
93. Shakespeare
94. Shakespeare II
95. Shakespeare IV, Part 2
96. Thanos
97. Attenborough
98. Rattenborough
99. Zoltar, Lord of the Quickening
100. Steve

by Tracy posted Jul 19 2013 4:52PM
Like most people, I love my phone.  I feel rather naked without it.  Just knowing that its settled all nice and comfy in my purse makes me feel a little more secure.  I left it at home today and actually asked to borrow my husband's cell phone before he, very kindly, yet suppressing a smirk, pointed to the landline in front of my face.  Cell phones have become so ingrained in our culture that watching movies made before cells seem antiquated.  I mean, how did people live without constantly being able to communicate with each other?
But my phone does so much more than call people!  I have games and blogs and texts and all kinds of things on my phone and successfully waste lots of my time.  I could decry the downfall of humanity or something like that, but I'd rather see how my Enchanted Realm is doing, while I text my mother yet another picture of my daughter.
Speaking of my daughter, she is the main reason I now love my phone more than ever.  Back when she was getting up two to three times a night, my phone was both my night light and my entertainment during feedings.  I've got her entire life documented in photos on my phone.  And now that she's older, my phone is my last ditch effort in entertaining her.  She loves the camera.  So much so, that my photo gallery looks something like this:
But she's rather hard on my poor cell phone, so I need to find the most indestructible phone case ever.  Any ideas?
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by Tracy posted Jul 12 2013 4:56PM
So... I'm apparently late to the game when it comes to the Syfy channel.  Not to say I've never watched anything on it.  One sick day, I watched a marathon of Quantum Leap reruns and I was totally hooked on the first season of Being Human until all my other shows came back from hiatus and I totally lost track of what was happening.  I keep meaning to binge watch the rest of the season, but it doesn't really fit in my current TV watching parameters.  But, other than those two instances, I've never watched much on the Syfy channel.  I've never watched all of these amazing movies that pit C list actors against weather disasters, mutant animals, or both.  This has culminated in the most amazing sounding movie ever:  Sharknado!  Did anyone watch it?  All of the hype on Twitter and online is making me really want to hate watch it.  Not convinced?  It stars Tara Reid and Ian Ziering against a tornado of sharks!  Still not convinced?  The most amazing GIF ever was created from it!  Are you in yet?  Let's have a viewing party!  Who's with me?
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by Tracy posted Jul 5 2013 1:29PM
Anyone who knows me, knows I read a lot.  And I mean a lot.  I actually didn't mind the 3 am feedings when my toddler was first born, because I could nurse her in one arm and turn the pages in my book with the other (and if I had a Kindle book, I was over the moon!).  I did mind the sleep deprivation, but the actual act of getting up and nursing was made better because I could read a book.  
Now, just because I read a lot, doesn't mean I'm super smart or an intellectual or even above average on the intelligence spectrum.  (I do, however, have a really fancy vocabulary where I use words like spectrum in blog posts.  Its fun.)  No, I'm pretty much your average kind of girl because, even though I am always reading something, I am often times reading junk.  
Now, in literature and in life, what's good and what's junk is totally in the eye of the beholder.  However, there is a certain stigma amongst the bookworms of the world on what is considered 'good' literature and what is just junk.  Anything written by authors named Dickens, Austen, Shakespeare or Salinger is considered literature, but anything with a cover featuring shoes, lipstick or jewelry is considered chick lit.
Yes, I am an avid chick lit reader.  I love it.   I love the sassiness, I love the absurd relationships, I love the ridiculous plot lines.  Because, when all is said and done, I like to have an escape from the absurdities of reality, and chick lit provides me with that escape.
That's not to say that I only read junk.  When Entertainment Weekly released its 100 Greatest Books of All Time list last week, I was rather proud that I had read a quarter of them, and intended to read at least a quarter more in the next few years.  But reading lists like that tend to send me down a small shame spiral with the feeling that I am squandering my brain on unchallenging drivel.  Which I don't believe is true either.  
I think there needs to be a balance.  One can't live on dessert all the time (as much as my niece tries to convince me that she can, I know better.  And so does the outfit she once threw up all over after a few too many cookies.)  While I will count the days until the latest Janet Evanovich novel comes out, I do try read at least one "classic" every month or so (and now that I have that handy list, I may even up the amount).  I just tend to find the lighter "classics".  While The Road   got great reviews and sounds like it was very well written, I'm just not up to post-apocalyptical reading right now.  Unless its a funny apocalypse.  Maybe in a few years when I've grown up a little more.  In the meantime, I've got a new book count down going on.  Four words:  William Shakespeare's Star Wars  Is your mind blown yet?  What's your reading guilty pleasure?
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