Monday, July 25, 2016



In and out of the house today, I was not as glued as I wanted to be.

A rough start to be sure, with the leaked emails and Wasserman-Shultz walking away - the Bernie Burners being their obnoxious selves all afternoon. Pre gavel five thousand reporters set free in Philadelphia with nothing to do but talk to the nuttiest of nutty Sanders people doing their dog and pony show out in the streets of Phiadelphia. We settled in to watch full time about seven pm.

Touch and go from the start, Bernie Bros, chanting through the prayer, not showing ANY respect to the people on the stage, on and on - to the point of being ridiculous . Things were not looking good, and then SUPERMAN from New Jersey came to the stage. The pride of Stanford, Oxford and Yale Law School : CORY BOOKER.  ( I have not looked for tonights speeches on youtube yet, I plan on posting them all tomorrow ) He was amazing , uplifting and on point.

Followed by one of the greatest convention speeches ever : MICHELE OBAMA, this one you have to see, and I will post in the morning if you did not see it.

ELIZABETH WARREN AND BERNIE SANDERS ended the night , Sen Warren did her job well and Bernie was Bernie, and we can get into that in the am as well,,

I think that tonight was a BIG win for the good guys.


Wegmans Chicken Parm
Green Beans

( Al Franken )


Real sort of all day long rain, first one in months... means I have to mow the lawn again, for the first time in , forever . I killed a good chunk of the front yard by mowing a while back.

 Weeds seem to grow fine with out any water.

Out and About

Lots of running around this morning here and there.

Breakfast of Champions at Costco

 24 deviled eggs at Wegmans.

As a rule, if you are not buying Kobe Beef or Caviar , Wegmans is a most reasonable place to get your work a day groceries. But, I ran across these today 16 bucks! I should go into business !

 Then back and forth between two different Lowes that are almost twenty miles apart looking for a new refrigerator. Old houses are great, but buying major appliances for an old house are different.  Your very standard refrigerator is 36 inches wide - our space is 35 and 1/2 inches , seriously. The one that I really wanted was a much more simple French door type, with no external ice/water maker. Something I am not a fan of . ( these new fangled ideas....)

SO went went this one, which is small enough - BUT not in this color, basic standard stainless steel.
If I had my whole kitchen to do over I would not go with any stainless , color or white, even black, but we are not going to swap out everything.
This is the dark stainless, which is NICE, but the sales guy talked us out of it, saying it would not look at all good with all stainless. The thing is , we dont get it for a  couple of weeks, which is something I just hate. Buying stuff and not getting it!

Classics from the Classic City

Im not at all sure what this online magazine / blog is, but this is a fantastic little trip down memory lane. Pretending that you were as cool as this guy who went and saw all these bands while the rest of us were dancing to top 40 hits at O'malleys.

Sunday, July 24, 2016



And even more so after that fantastic speech he gave on Saturday. He was my second choice after Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown ( as much for him and his voice as for his wonderful wife, if you do not follow Connie Schultz on Facebook do so! ) .

But - were it Senator Brown, Gov, Kasich would get to pick his replacement in the Senate, making it that much harder for the Democrats to re take it. 

I will find that speech and put it on here. I am fired up and ready - just need to stop fussing with the Berniebots. BE A GOOD WINNER, Kyle ....

Friday, July 22, 2016


Rack of Lamb

Potato Salad
w/ dill

w/ feta

This is Neil's plate, and yes, he likes his lamb that rare, I had the two end pieces that were more cooked. A busy weekend here, so I made us something nice tonight.