Thursday, June 30, 2016

Where We Been...

Yes, blogging has been light and I apologize. In the real world, I'm a IT Specialist for a very large legal organization and we are in the midst of replacing all of the computers, laptops, servers, switches, etc. for our attorney's and their support staff (over 600 positions) so blogging will be light until it is over.

In the meantime, I've still be gardening but we've also been working that around different projects like this one.

We had the drywall replaced in our laundry room.  My brother-in-law did it while we were away on a trip (soon to be on The World on Wheels) where, due to an unfortunate misunderstanding, he was almost arrested when neighbors mistook him for a robber. The Sheriff's response included three patrol cars and a helicopter!

Well, it's done, now I just have to clean up the mess.

Some of that scrap wood will be burned off in our outdoor fireplace when it gets cooler.

For now, I'll just keep gardening on and enjoying our little slice of paradise.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Casualties of War

Just when I thought my garden was going good...

Among the crops I planted for this year's vegetable garden were three varieties of corn.  Corn has always at least done a bit well for me and this year's crop was looking very good.

Then, on trash day when I brought the cans back in, I saw this...

Something, I guessing a local raccoon, decided to eat the whole lot. All of it. Every bit.

I guess it's just supermarket corn for us this year.

The horror...the horror...

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

GREAT GADGETS: Condiment Squeeze Bottle

Yep, the same kind you squeeze ketchup out of at your local diner. 

This comes in so handy, I put guacamole in it and squeeze it out on my food for a quick boost of healthy flavor, like I'm doing here with my omelet to go.

I think we got this for less than a dollar at Smart and Final.


Saturday, June 4, 2016


It's not all drinking, all the time. You need some food to go with those drinks now and again.

One of the best examples of pub food is the humble tube steak known as the hot dog.  Tim and I are somewhat of hot dog snobs, for instance we need to taste a hot dog at each stadium we go to (Yankee stadium? Great. Dodger Dogs? Suck).

Watch the Video!

Recently, Burger King introduced hot dogs to their menu and we wanted to try them and compare them with the offerings at our more well established hot dog chain, Weinerschnitzel.

Burger King's version is all beef. Weinerschitzel's classic dogs are not but they do offer an upgrade to an  all beef sausage for an extra dollar. This makes both dogs the same price, $2.49 in our area.

One is an obviously better tasting dog.  You can see which one in our video above.



Friday, June 3, 2016

THRILL RIDE: Highway 41 in Central California

My home state of California might be the location for some of the heaviest traffic in the country, but it is also home to some amazing backroads.

Last week, driving up by Paso Robles and Atascadero, I saw on the map that I could save about 10 miles by going from Highway 46...where James Dean Atascadero via highway 41 and skipping the detour through Paso Robles.

Watch the Video!

I'd never been this way before but what a surprise! Having the road almost all to myself, I mounted the video camera, turned on record, and captured the ride.

The video above takes you along this great and thrilling highway as we drive from highway 46 to Atascadero via highway 41.

Hope you enjoy the ride...don't go on a full stomach!

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