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On the Road for a Free Dinner

November 24, 2011 // Posted in Eats and Drinks, Life, Thoughts (Tags: , , ) |  Comments Off on On the Road for a Free Dinner

Leaving tonight for a couple of days. It’s my annual duty appearance at my brother’s house. He always hosts the family’s Thanksgiving dinner. He is the only one in the family with a nice house big enough to accommodate everyone, and his wife is a decent cook. She tries to do all the traditional foods, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, etc. and won’t let anyone help her in the kitchen. So, all I have to do is drive 8 hours and sit around drinking white wine with the family the entire day at my brother’s house. If it wasn’t for the white wine I wouldn’t be able to tolerate that much time with those freaks. But, you knew that.

Signature Dish

November 16, 2011 // Posted in Eats and Drinks, Friends, Thoughts (Tags: , , , ) |  Comments Off on Signature Dish

This girl was visiting and hanging out and talking about various things and I started getting really annoyed with her. She was trying so hard to impress everyone, bragging about all these things she can do. She likes crafts, she goes waterskiing and snow skiing, she has a fancy car – although I personally cannot stand Monte Carlos – and she likes to cook.

So, I asked her about cooking, just to make conversation. She says that she’s been cooking since she was 10 years old and loves being in the kitchen. So, I asked her is he “signature dish”? In my book, everyone who really loves to cook has one or two things that are their “old faithful.” They know how to cook it without reading a recipe and its tried and true. I believe the chef’s professional term for it is “signature dish.” She looked at, puzzled. I explained what the term meant and asked her what is hers? She shrugged and said that she doesn’t really have one – she just loves trying new recipes and everything always seems to turn out good.


New Looks

November 7, 2011 // Posted in Blogs, Technology, Web (Tags: , , , , , , ) |  Comments Off on New Looks

The color and design of my blog that you see is called a theme. It is free from the WordPress collection online at You can change the look of other things but they are called different names. I can change the color scheme of my Firefox browser, but that is called a persona. And the look on my cell phone is called a skin. It is all pretty much the same thing, the color and graphics that you look at, often as a border or background on the equipment.

Its the Money

November 1, 2011 // Posted in Life, Money (Tags: , , , , , ) |  Comments Off on Its the Money

I have a huge bowl of loose change. If I had a piggy bank it would have filled u[p all but the biggest one of those by now. The bowl is a pretty handmade wooden bowl from the Philippines that was a gift. So I like to leave it out on the dresser and look at. Except now it is filled with coins. So I need to find a way to transport all these coins to the bank and cash it in.