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Weather Weasels

Well, its clearly winter here in Raleigh, you can tell by the weather weasels.  The weather weasels get on the evening news and say the magic words and the whole world goes into a frenzy.  Wintry mix, snow or ice are guaranteed to send everyone into the grocery store (I personally feel that periodically the weasels are bribed by the grocery stores, milk, bread and beer sellers).  Not only does everyone rush to the store, but the schools also prematurely delay opening, before even one flake falls. 

So, I end up at work, on a cold miserable day, no snow and nothing fun.  And the kids get to sleep in.  Why did I ever bother growing up? 

Darn those weather weasels.  I hope they get it right next time.  

In the meantime, at least I have bread and milk 🙂

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New Year’s Day Meal

New Year’s Day was quiet here in Raleigh. Late in the afternoon I decided to finish off the beef that we enjoyed on Christmas Day. Luckily I had my trusty Henkle VS (Very Sharp) knives that I had been wanting to try out. Trimming the silver skin and fatty tissue from the leg-o-beef was easy as slicing up hot buttah. I used my potato brush with the finger grip to keep it from slipping to clean two large potaotes. I sliced them lengthwise with another large sharp knife and then into quarters. Tomato, onion, and cucumber slicing is easy when you have a VS knife.

A quick salad, pan baked potatoes, and of course you have to have red beans and rice on New Years Day. All an easy task when I have such great tools to make the slicy bits fly…

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It’ early in the month and a great time to come up with a theme for the year (I mean – look at the Audi wall for some possibilities).

Suggested Favs:

  • The Year of the Rat (Chinese)
  • Ratteriffic (A nice variation on a theme)
  • This year, the world got a little older
  • Party like it’s 2009!!!
  • Where’s my rocket car?
  • Election? We don’t need no stinkin’ election
  • But first, The Primaries
  • Buy more stuff from China – and give it to your enemies
  • 2008 – No Sleepin’ Late
  • Where’s My Jet Pack?
  • 2008 – Cause I’m Sleepin’ Late
  • Oh No – Not Again!!

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  • What do you want to know about Fran?
  • She’s a dead shot. Or at least can kill you dead with a shot (even if you’re a harmless mommy bird protecting her young). She shows no mercy.
  • She can really light up a party. Literally. Set other people’s houses ablaze. She will show no remorse, just giggle and toss her head.
  • She once decided to up and run a 5k race, just to see if she would break a sweat. She didn’t. (Oddly enough, she floated through half of it – and we have the photographic proof).
  • She can talk you into anything. And make you think it was your idea all along. (It brings to mind a story of how four room-less tourists took up with a man on an oxygen tank in his private home in Jackson Hole. Or, how some lovely children got to tour an American Embassy abroad, even though it was closed to the public.).

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