May 272011
 
15 things to keep you busy on Memorial Day weekend

Reading time: 4-6 minutes   Memorial day weekend is here, and if you’re like me you sometimes find yourself wondering what to do on a holiday weekend, especially with everything you have to choose from in the summer. On the other hand, if you REALLY ARE like me you have bigger problems than just trying to fill your spare time on Memorial Day…problems like trying to avoid the men in the little white coats carrying straitjackets… Since you already have so many options for the weekend that you are probably walking around confused, trying to decide what to do and

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May 262011
 
Remember Minnie’s best advice

What I really liked about Minnie though was her countrified wisdom. She was a true hillbilly… It was no act… But hillbilly does not equal stupid, and Minnie had some gems of country wisdom that all folks, city and country, would do well to follow, then and today.

I was turned on to one of her best pieces of advice while watching a video of “A Tribute to Minnie Pearl” that included an interview with one of the Statler Brothers.

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May 202011
 
Ya know…I kinda like y’all!

You see, I like writing this blog, and since you are here reading it I assume you like what I write. It is sort of a symbiotic relationship. I write stuff, and you read my stuff, and we support each other that way.

The only way we can do that is for both of us, you and I, to be able to do our part, and that is what this blog post is all about… Staying able to do our part.

In case you all haven’t noticed, my posting has been a bit sporadic. Sometimes you will see two or three posts in a week, and sometimes you’ll be lucky to see two or three new posts in a month. Off and on, I have been having some cognitive thinking issues for about a year, and in the last two or three months the frequency and intensity of my “altered mental state” (fancy medical jargon for “more nuts than usual”) have been getting closer together and lasting longer.

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May 042011
 

I didn’t see how a recipe so simple could produce such rich and complex flavors, but it does…so don’t pass this by without trying it at least once. I think you’ll find yourself making it over and over. It’s a staple in north African countries, and now will be in my kitchen. It probably will be in yours as well.

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Apr 272011
 
Get rid of mom on Mother’s Day

So…this morning I get an email from SeededBuzz about a contest they are publicizing to get rid of your mom on Mother’s Day…but don’t worry moms of the world, the contest only gets rid of you for a weekend.

The contest is to win an all-expense paid trip to Sardinia, Italy for the winning mom and a traveling companion of her choice, with lodging at the Faro di Capo Spartivento, a top rated hotel by TripAdvisor (Actually, the airfare and hotel transfers are included. I’m not sure about meals. So sue me.)

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