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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 August 2013
by Tracy posted Aug 30 2013 4:16PM
So, I've been trolling the internet for the past half hour, trying to find inspiration for a blog post.  I've found lots of things that are funny:

Lots of things that are adorable:

Things that made me hungry:

And even things that made me consider having another child (if only to decorate another nursery):
But I can't say I've been inspired to write a blog post about any of these things.  I contemplated writing a post on how the Kardashian family's ability to be famous for nothing is either the downfall of our society or the beginning of a cultural renaissance, but its almost a three day weekend and I just can't focus on that right now.  So I'll save that post for another time (or, lets face it, never.  Even writing the sentence made me die a little inside), and leave you with this:
Happy Labor Day Weekend!!!!
by Tracy posted Aug 23 2013 5:17PM

Ben Affleck was announced as the new Batman in the sequel to Man of Steel, the latest attempt to make Superman relevant again.  I haven't seen the movie, but the reviews I read were not good, ranging from the movie is mediocre to this is the worst thing I've ever seen to you are killing my childhood.  One could argue that no matter how good your movie is, if its about a beloved superhero, you are screwed.  
Except for Batman.  Now granted, there are some truly horrible Batman movies out there.  George Clooney has apologized for Batman and Robin numerous times, but I still can't forget those rubber nipples.  But the latest iteration of Batman, the Christopher Nolan era, if you will, those movies are seriously among my favorite movies.   I just watched The Dark Knight Rises on Wednesday for the tenth time it seems like and the other two are on frequent rotation in my household.  Which leads me to my problem with casting Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman:  Its too soon.  
Ben Affleck is a talented actor.  I've liked everything I've seen him in (I have avoided bombs like Gigli like the plague).  I was rooting for him to win for Argo all awards season long.  But I think that having another Batman, this soon after such an iconic trilogy was released seems like jumping the gun.  Granted, the new Superman script hasn't even been written yet, its not set to go into production until sometime next year and won't hit theaters until 2015, but it still feels like too soon.  By the time the new movie hits the theaters, The Dark Knight Rises will be three years old.  Is that enough time to forget, or at least distance myself from the Nolan era Batman?  I don't think so.  But, who knows, maybe I'll change my mind in July 2015.
In the meantime, the fanboys are going nuts over this news.  Check out some of the freakouts:

he last one is my favorite.  Even politicians are getting involved!
What do you think?  Is Ben Affleck a good choice for Batman?  Is it too soon to have a new Batman?  Do you have better things to do than obsess about Batman?

by Tracy posted Aug 16 2013 4:53PM

Sadly, I would probably take the picture, then save the kid.  I mean, it doesn't look like the camel is biting down hard or anything, right?  Lucky for my child, I am married to a guy who would save her first, then take a picture of her covered in camel spit.  So she's got about a 50/50 shot at surviving a camel attack unscathed if she's viewing said camel with both her parents.  Which is really making me rethink taking her to the zoo...
Happy Friday!
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by Tracy posted Aug 9 2013 5:08PM
Spoilers.  As a pop culture enthusiast, I have mixed feelings about them.  While part of me likes to go into a movie or TV show not knowing how its going to end (unless its based on a book I've read), I still have a hard time staying away from them.  I think part of the reason is that I like to be current on what's going on in entertainment, but simply don't have the time or money to see every TV show and movie that sparks my interest in a timely manner.  So I turn to spoilers to make myself seem in the know, when I really only know what some guy leaked to the bloggers at Entertainment Weekly.  If I know I'm going to watch the said movie or TV show within a few days of airing, I will do my best to stay away from spoilers, but the farther away that viewing date is, the more likely I am to check out those articles that say 'spoilers ahead, don't read unless you've seen...'.  
In fact, there are dozens of shows I've never watched, yet I know what happens on them because I can't stop myself from reading the spoilers.  Game of Thrones is a good example.  I knew most of what happened in the first and second season because I read the spoilers, assuming I'd never get around to watching the show (due to an unfortunate lack of HBO).  But, thanks to Netflix and a husband who spent the majority of my pregnancy reading the books, we started binge watching the first two seasons.  And yes, the big twists were a little bit lackluster because I knew they were coming.  But I still enjoyed the show and the little things the spoilers didn't cover.  You would think that this experience would teach me to look away when the season three spoilers started rolling in, but no, I am fully aware of the Red Wedding and what it entails (if you have more restraint than me and haven't heard what happens from Aaron Rodgers Twitter feed, good for you!).  However, I have managed to stay away from most of the other spoilers from the season... so far.  Its going to be a while before season three comes to DVD, I might need a fix!
There are some shows that I read spoilers for because I know I will never watch them.  Breaking Bad is probably the best example.  I find the premise of the show intriguing and the cast amazing, but I just can't make myself sit through the weekly erosion of the human spirit.  So I read what happens, marvel at the plot twists, and can make small talk at parties when the show comes up.  Its a win-win in my eyes. 
Of course, its that need to be in the know that often gets me in trouble with said small talk.  If I run into a true fan, my ignorance rears its ugly head and I am forced to admit that I haven't seen the whole show, just some episodes.  Which is still an overstatement, but let's not get into semantics.  
Anyway, that's my dirty little spoiler secret.  I can't stay away from them, so don't ask me to.  But I promise I will not spoil things for you, unless you have as little willpower as I do.  
Anyone else have problems staying spoiler free? 
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by Tracy posted Aug 2 2013 4:49PM
Dear Blog Readers,
I'm a busy lady.  I've got lots of balls to juggle, knives in the fire, other metaphors that mean I'm tired and have a teething one year old.  So, I'm going to attempt the unthinkable:  I'm going on vacation.  Not a long vacation, mind you, but long enough to require some people to fill in for me.  I've drafted the following help wanted ad:

Oh how I wish I had drafted this ad, but the geniuses over at Cheezburger.com have that honor.

And no, I probably don't need minions, but if they are as cute as the ones in Despicable Me, I want them anyway!  Do minions do laundry or just take over the world stuff?  Because I've got piles of laundry to do before attempting to leave town and a minion could really come in handy.  
I say attempt to leave town because we have been trying to vacation all summer and haven't managed to leave town yet.  But, its only August, so we're still in that summer window.  
Wish me luck!

Yes Sad kitty, I will be back on Wednesday.  Enjoy your weekend!

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