Daily Archives: March 24, 2010


proof noun evidence or argument establishing or helping to establish a fact.

Under the Frequently Asked Questions at Coachella (btw 23 days to go…) I have learned that if you want to purchase booze you will be expected to show proof of age.

I don’t get proofed at the supermarket when I buy wine or when I’m out with my girlfriends, but when I go out with my boyfriend, I am always – without fail – proofed.  This means that I will be getting proofed at Coachella, and I hate getting proofed.  Getting proofed makes my blood boil.   Here’s how it usually goes down…

The young waitress comes to the table, and asks if she can get us a drink.  The moment I order a glass of wine, she smiles and asks to see my ID.  I fumble through my bag for my wallet, trying to mask my irritation.  As we both know, this isn’t a compliment.  As much as I may look younger than forty-one, I  certainly don’t look like I’m under twenty one.  No, we both know this is about another kind of proof. Continue reading