Thursday, November 26, 2009
I am thankful for:
- Joni, she's cooking the turkey today - and I can't wait to eat that cranberry stuff she bakes! Yum
- my family for always listening to me ramble on and supporting me in everything.
- my friends who are always there for me. (and for listening to me ramble!)
- my health and employment.
- the paws who run my life!
Have a fun day!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I have a chow hound in the house right now and he got into a goodie bag for a friend. I heard something and he was so busted! Maybe he was just looking for his golden ticket?
I was able to cut some of it into squares and the other parts are just chunks. I had a nice plate of crumbs and smaller pieces that I've been eating all day.
Above was shot with the phone 'cause I was too distraught to find the real camera.
This is the finished product. This picture makes the cakes look small but they are 2" square or so ... and various shapes.
Jess, I was doing so good.... I even made 1/2 of the cake sans walnuts!
Person A: Facebook account is hacked
Person B: Logged into Facebook and thinks he/she is chatting with Person A
Person A: (not the real person A) convinces Person B that he/she is stranded in London, has been robbed, is injured, etc. etc. etc. and needs money NOW. Not later, NOW.
Person B: is in distress thinking his/her close friend is in trouble and wires money to London.
Person A: (again, fake person) collects the cash and deactivates the Facebook account, after taking all personal info, deleting all friends, etc.
This is real people. It happened to close friends of mine. Seriously. Monday. In a matter of hours while Person A was at work. Person B is now out of an undisclosed amount of cash. It is not recoverable.
I'm not kidding.
Google this: Facebook London Scams or any variation.
You all know I deactivated my FB account a while back. Well, Monday evening I went in and hid all information, deleted most friends, etc. I'm not taking a chance.
I know it does not seem possible that this could happen. Apparently these con artists are VERY convincing.
Just wanted you to know that it does happen to real, intelligent, loving, caring, compassionate, people. It could happen to anyone.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Here are some videos I shot at the show - not the best audio, I was using the little camera.
Old style spa area near the deep end with more geckos.
It took almost 24 hours to refill the pool. This was taken at night, about 6 hours after the water started pouring in.
6am the next morning:
Friday, November 20, 2009
I personally always return my cart to the store and when I arrive if there is one in the lot, I'll take it in with me. Just doing my part to keep the carts in line.
What I don't understand is why peeps can't walk the dang cart to the corral? Just a Friday morning rant. Tiny in the big scheme of things I know...
Friday, November 20, 2009.
Monday, November 16, 2009
They sleep together.
Elsie shares her blankies.
Elsie likes to be right next to him and they both have to be right next to me.
..and they play....
when he doesn't play, she chews on his hind leg or nibbles at his collar or ear. He bites back sometimes but they are both gentle biters. LOL I've heard only one yip from her so far today.
She's going in for the attack.
Throughout the process they've done a few acid washes and also applied coats of this and that.
Yep, that's Miss Daisy in this shot:
Today he re-grouted the tile around the top of the pool and applied two more coats of something on the surface.
Then, he was very patient as I tried to decide where to put the dang lizards! We moved them here and there and back. I finally decided on a few on the steps....
I had sweet potato pancakes at the Arcade, the oldest restaurant in Memphis. I'm gonna make some just as soon as I get to the market and the ingredients! This place is a block from the Civil Rights Museum. If you go there, eat here!
While browsing the many gift shops at Graceland I kept seeing these chocolate bars, chocolate guitars, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. I finally looked at the back of one expecting to see McChocolate or something but there was a name I didn't recognize: Dinstuhl's. Of course the librarian in me had to research this place. I found out that they are like the Esther Price of Dayton. I went to one of the stores before I went to the airport and had to partake. The reason they are in Graceland is because Elvis used to buy his candy here. He had Lisa Marie's Easter baskets made by Dinstuhls, etc. Chocolate fit for a king. Works for me. I even bought some chocolate covered grapes. Don't knock it 'til you try it. They were awesome.
I have to admit that this was the nicest place I stayed on this journey. The Marriott at Thousand Oaks.
I was looking for a few books so I (of course!) googled 'used books Memphis' and found this little place close to downtown. I loved this shop and hope it stays in business forever. Support your local used book and music stores!
I think that about wraps this jaunt for now. It was loads of fun, exhausting, saddening, enlightning (sp), and I'd do it again next week.
Although, I do want to go to Nashville the next time I'm scheduled for Memphis. I will take one day and go back to Clarksdale and reconnect with the blues roots.
I hope I didn't bore you too much!