Finally, after all the waiting, the results were in.
I WON BY 800 VOTES!
I check the website.
“Congrats to the top three vote-getters and their recipes. Stay tuned to see which of these three cocktails takes the grand prize on June 3 in NYC!”
You have got to be fucking kidding me.
All the website stuff said May 15, on or around, date subject to change.
I booked a non-changeable, non-refundable, non-avoidable vacation from May 22-June 11.
Out of the country. (Yep, chickens, your polymath is not currently stateside, and is very grateful for being able to schedule posts ahead of time!)
I call Mionetto, and am told that the date changed due to some important employee who was having a baby and they wanted her to be back from maternity leave. I am tempted to rail at the gods, but the sweet girl on the phone says she will check to see if the date is firm and get back to me, she has a meeting later that day, she feels terrible and is sure that they will want to try and fix it.
NEXT: The Polymath Waits