Meeting the Lunch Bunch
While we were in Indianapolis we drove out to Tuttle's Orchard to buy apples to bring home. They taste better than any we can buy in the store. Both our son and youngest daughter have said that they were surprised that the grapefruit and lemon... Read more
The First Joke
Pinellas County is "built out" now - all urban area, but 50 years ago it was all citrus orchards and cattle ranching, with a few small towns and some railroad sidings. But if you look in the yellow pages you will find that even today, in the mi... Read more
First Day Done
I had 20 people signed up, and one more lady walked in, so I made her a nameplate, gave her a registration form, and took her money. She said she had called last Wednesday, but she wasn't on the list so I guess she wasn't really a walk-in.
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I will have a fair class tomorrow and Wednesday. There are 20 people still signed up, but three dropped out. I hope the room is set up correctly tomorrow, and there are no new surprises with the video equipment.
It was 39 degrees this mor... Read more
Tampa Museum of Art
The BW got pushy last night and didn't want to wait until next Saturday to visit the Tampa museum, so we went over this morning. I printed out a map from Mapquest and thought I knew where to find the thing, but it didn't work out the way I expe... Read more
Losing Weight Is Not the Only Thing
One of my friends, Brewmaster Bill, posted a blog on the topic of calorie deficit – the fact that you will gain or lose depending exclusively on the excess or deficit in calories that you eat compared to the ones you burn. My reply was that he ... Read more
It was 42 degrees at 7:00 this morning, which is plenty cold for me. I couldn't see my breath, but a cold front came through, and there is a freeze warning for inland in Polk County, not too far north from here.
After reading the comics, d... Read more
Successful Trip to the Museum
Both museums were closed on Monday, so we went down to St. Petersburg today and saw the exhibit of 100 American Impressionists. I made a (nearly) U turn and parked right in front of the entrance at a meter. For $1.50 we had two hours inside, a... Read more
Paperwork and Distractions
I got up late, read the paper and had some coffee, then took the dogs for a walk. It was 52 degrees when we went out at 8 and only 56 when we came back at 9. The cold front is here again, and my thermometer doesn’t read the same as the weather... Read more
I waxed two cars today and found a blemish that needs to be fixed (piece of trim coming loose).
I have wanted to go back to J D's for hush puppies for a while, but it's so far away that it slows me down. Instead I took the BW to the Magn... Read more
I couldn’t believe it was black dark at 6 PM yesterday – and just getting light at 7 this morning. I washed both cars and cleaned out the insides today. By the time I was done I fooled around more than four hours, but I had started waxing the ... Read more
Yesterday we drove down to Largo, making a big detour around something involving a lot of cops on Starkey, a very busy four lane street. We had lunch at Freda's Café and Bakery. The BW found that they didn't have cranberry sauce on any sandwic... Read more
Good Turkey Stock
I skimmed the fat off of the stock this morning, which was pretty easy because the stock had jelled hard. The only tricky part was the center of the pot, because I could work against the sides pretty easily, but the stock wiggled like a hula da... Read more
The turkey seemed thawed this morning, but when I cut it out of the plastic bag it had ice in the middle and I couldn’t get the giblets out of the cavity. So I soaked it for about another hour, and everything seemed to be fine. According to my... Read more
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