Saturday, November 10, 2012

Book club

Oh book club I love it
Especially the wine
My mother says read the book
But I have no time

Too many duties
And too little time
But great friends, food and wine
Keeps the conversation prime

After 2 glasses--

Friday, November 9, 2012

High School Football

There's no better place to be a high school football fan than in South Texas!!!! They pulled me in quite easily. Artificial turf, video screen and an awesome team. I love watching kids that know what they're doing and may have a future. Almost better than a pro game. It's the perfect night for an outdoor game around 70 degrees. Forty-five minutes to kick off... We're 9-0!!! Playoffs here we come.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

USTA Football

On my way to watch a college football team that I am not a fan of...yet. A&M plays LSU today, now there's a game I'd like to see. But, it'll be good to support the local boys. The Roadrunners. That was the mascot of my grade school. I still have a Rogers Roadrunners sweatshirt stuffed into my cedar chest. Ahhh good old times...

Now have you heard of Austin Rehkow? No, we'll you soon will. He is a high school football player who just booted a 67 yard field goal to put the game in overtime. That is 4 yards longer than the recent NFL record by David Akers of the San Francisco 49ers. His team went on to win that game, and you can bet college scouts will be waiting!

PEANUTS: I always worry about the wrong things. - Charlie Brown

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Presidential Debate

Ok, I'm late to post about this considering there was a blog up about the binders while it was still happening. The minute Romney said he had a binder full of women we knew it was going to be exploited. I myself have had many laughs because of it. I personally don't see anything wrong with using a binder. I have a binder of things I like, designs I might use, crafts I want to do and recipes. Besides cutting each other off and calling their rival a liar, not much new was said. I was surprised at the president's claim that they didn't know that our diplomat in Libya needed more protection?  If our government is not aware of what is going on over then we are in a sorry state. My favorite twitter feed during the campaign was after a comparison to George W. Bush, a satirical statement said Bush was going to come crashing through the ceiling to defend himself! - like a true super hero -

In news this morning Newsweek magazine is going only digital after the first of the year... could that be a trend?  Being in the publishing business it is the close of an era and a new dawning for the digital medium! Better for the trees. Easier to get that last minute story in. But, what about all those with out a digital device. There will still be die hard anti-digital people out there that matter, and they are being left behind. I'm not sure it is the greatest idea.

I have to close again with PEANUTS:  IN FIRST-AID CLASS I LEARNED THAT IF YOU HAVE OFFENDED SOMEONE, THE BEST TREATMENT IS TO APOLOGIZE IMMEDIATELY... - Marcie

and a good day to all, I'm off to support all who depend on me...

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Homework help

When it comes to school projects I just can't help myself, I love to help my daughter. If she only let's me watch I let her bounce ideas off me and I often throw in my own ideas to make her think. Her most recent school project was a catapult she built with a partner and they worked hard on it. I also worked on my own version of the project in miniature format.  We then combined my plan with their supplies and basic structure. It turned out so well and I am proud of both of them. In my head I believe that's what parents are for. Teachers are to teach and parents are to help. They will be decorating the finished project this weekend before they turn it in next week. I will post a video, it is killer!! I miss my dad's wood shop, this would have been built in half the time with a power saw... : (

Recent Wired magazine talks about the new replicator 3-D printer. I could have used that to design a catapult on the computer and sent the final product to a desktop printer. Imagine that? I worked at a company that built water slides for most of the major waterparks in the world. They owned a 3-D printer and at the time I didn't think it was such a rarity. I come from a printing background and used one of the first dye sublimation printers and laser printers and digital cameras way before they became main stream. I was used to this high tech world and thought if you could think it, it existed or soon would. So now we will be able to buy this $2700 printer (less than the cost of my first computer - Mac II-si) and print out jewelry, lampshades, models, and coffee cups... what about the coffee??? This comforts me and urges me to go to the garage and take out the handsaw to help my daughter with her project.  It may be a last trip to the garage, next year we may just hit print!

Thank you and good night, and now my fairwell PEANUTS quote: 
"How you spend your time is very important..." - Lucy

Monday, October 1, 2012

school night

Ok, its Monday, and a school night so no talk of wine. Its been a tough day in the red light district so I will digress. Let me go to my twitter feed and pick out a subject.

Wow, this is interesting and sounds similar to an episode of Grays Anatomy I've seen. The world's first live-tweeted and live-instagrammed hearing restoration surgery will take place tomorrow, 10/22. The woman, Eleanor Day, 79, doesn't even have a twitter account, but her cochlear implant surgery was live this morning. The hospitals communications department is making this possible to raise awareness for hearing loss and how the surgery can repair this. It is happening at 7 a.m. and after only an hour to 2 hours it'll be over and Eleanor Day will be able to hear again after 5 years in silence. Good luck and happy training for those of you watching.

Today is the 30th birthday of the CD. And those are going the way of the cassette tape or have. The mp3 have rendered them archaic.However, my large adult collection of CDs will not end up at the thrift store like my case of classic 80s pop and rock cassette tapes did. Regrettably. But, I did not move on from many of my CDs so I'm sure I will always have a CD player. 

I'm trending a pattern on my blog, signing off with a PEANUTS QUOTE:  The only way to deal with people who talk too much is to let them know just how boring they really are... Lucy

Friday, September 28, 2012

Deep Purple


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Ok, I'm on a roll, my second blog... tonight I want to talk about a good wine. Deep Purple, not the 70's heavy metal band... you know the tune that everyone can mimic. This is the Lodi Zinfandel 2009 from California. I love the psychedelic label and honestly the name made me buy it the first time a few years ago. Lodi in Polish means ice cream, and I love ice cream almost as much as I love wine.

This is what wine.com has to say about it ... "Scents of blackberry, black cherry, and plum with a touch of black pepper and clove. Jammy fruit from entry through mid-palate, finishing with wild berries and a dusting of cocoa."

and they say it goes with everything...
 
PAIRING: Zinfandelicious with braised short ribs, lamb burgers, cassoulet, spaghetti & meatballs, country-style pork ribs
alcohol by volume: 13.0% 
 
Zinfandelicious! wow, its so good it has its own word. I tried it and it has become a favorite of mine in my price range, around $10. I highly recommend this wine to anyone who loves Zinfandel.

ps. check out the the description on the front label: ok, I'm going to type it out here after 2 glasses... :)

FRUIT BOMB
BLACK BERRY
VANILLA FUDGE
EXPLODING
NICE & SPICY
MONSTER FRUIT
BLACK PEPPER
HEDONISTIC
CINNAMON CLOVE
     OVER AND OVER
DRINK ME
WITH PIZZA BURGERS 
AND BROWNIES

It is very yummy - by that statement alone you know I'm not a wine snob. I just think there is a certain point in a woman's life when its either drugs or wine, and wine is my drug. And this particular drug is tasty. I see they throw in the subliminal hedonistic... while the good life is all well and good I prefer to use my drug as a relaxer.

I'm checking my tweets... 
 
hmmm, I find the funniest, oddest things on twitter...
 
So, Jerry Seinfeld started a web series titled "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," I saw the last episode. He starts out picking up his guest in a car and they continue to drive to a California coffee house to get coffee and talk. They are really more normal than we think, except between the two of them I'm sure they made quite a bit of money off of one cup of coffee. This last episode he talked with Michael Richards, better known as Kramer.  And yes, they talked about The Laugh Factory incident, when Richards splurged some racial slurs at an audience member in West Hollywood. He was in the moment and is regretful. I hope he comes back to comedy. I'm going to check out the other episodes as well.

And I'll end my rant with my PEANUTS QUOTE:  He's funny-looking kid, but he knows how to make a girl happy. - Peppermint Patty
























Thursday, September 27, 2012

too much??

Have you ever experienced a little too much wine and what follows; I like to refer to as too much information, too much opinion and perhaps way too much drama? Yes, we've all been there either in person or while online. And online drama is so much easier even without too much wine. Courage and confidence  after a glass of wine is explosive for me, so I want to talk about wine, friends, family, beer, food, travel, music, books, politics, how to build e-books, and tweets. Oh this will be fun.

Going backwards from my list here is a recent tweet from @mashable Justin Bieber Fan Tribute Gets 200,000 Retweets -- Almost a Record - 9/27/12   And his tweet was this, "RIP Avalanna. i love you" This is a reference to six-year old Avalanna Routh, who died  of cancer Wednesday. She had a publicized meeting with Justin after connecting with her idol on Facebook and was know as Mrs. Bieber. Even if you aren't a fan of Justin Bieber that is true fan love. I give him kudos for caring. RIP AR.

Another tweet from today starts like this, “A fiddler, a mandolin player, and a guitarist walk into a bar…,” no, that’s not the start of one of my bad jokes, but a meeting place for these bluegrass artists trying to teach business leaders how to perfect their communication skills. They are three experienced musicians perfecting effective collaboration on the fly with complete precision. There is a crucial need for diverse employees working together for the complete customer experience. You must learn about each other and augment and distill the new culture. While this is difficult to do in large organizations, with creative leadership you must do more that lead, you must also learn to play.

I’ll end this rant today with a quote from PEANUTS
Linus to Charlie Brown: I think you’re afraid to be happy, Charlie Brown… Don’t you think Happiness would be good for you?