One of my best girlfriends moved away about 20yrs ago. We caught up with each other over the weekend and laughed for an hour reliving our night of The Slumber Party. I have to tell you all the story..., at least part of it. It was a perfect storm of coincidences. Because we owned a … Continue reading The Slumber Party and The Gypsy
What is it about Bread, the staff of life??? Allegedly, it was a grain shortage which started the Syrian conflict, which beget the great migration into Europe. Have to have our daily bread....it's in our prayers. Yet, bread has been a sore spot for me, my entire life. I can't make bread..... just ask my … Continue reading Bread ~ The Yeast Is A Tricky Beast
Tonight, I was standing in the meat section of the grocery store, trying to decide whether or not to purchase the scraps of a beef tenderloin, which is Filet Mignon....... for $21/lb.... on sale. It's normally $27/lb at our grocery store. I remember when whole beef tenderloins were $10.99/lb and the butcher would trim them … Continue reading 20210610: Filet Mignon and the $1000 Pot of Chili.
Last year for us. By year three, I had befriended Leigh Barnes, who owned the Memphis Bridal Gallery. She was the undisputed queen of "bridal and fluff" and a penultimate go-to source for about a 200 mile radius. I learned a great deal from her, and she was funny/bright/professional/self-deprecating..... I liked her. She was kind … Continue reading 20210530: Bridal Show Year Three
We learned a great deal in year one of the Bridal Show and refined our efforts for year "deux". Background is no longer necessary. The big difference in year two was the addition of ABC News. We had a local murder in town, and the B&B was heavily involved in assisting the FBI (feeding them … Continue reading 20210527: Bridal Show, Year Two, and The Network Offer.
The bridal show was a natural outcome of a confluence of events. We bought the B&B in March of 1994, it was a private sale we had worked on with the original owners for 2 1/2yrs. At times, we doubted whether or not the sale would EVER be completed. During that 2 1/2yrs, I had … Continue reading 20210526: The Bridal Show, Part One
There is an enormous difference between "retail" and "wholesale" pricing. The discovery of this concept, getting a better deal, should be taught in high schools. I grew up in the Midwest suburbs of Chicago. My parents were upper-middle class, well educated, well traveled. If we needed something, we went to a store to buy it. … Continue reading 20210522: We All Love a Good Deal
Remember this guy? Mikola Zlochevsky? Former Ukraine Oil and Gas minister? The guy who ended up living in Monaco because he stole so much money out of Ukraine. Yeah, he allegedley sold state assets to a bank which he owned. And all the IMF money which went into the bank...... kind of disappeared. The same … Continue reading Again, It All Comes Back to Ukraine.
Marica made a comment this morning about a Cabinet Appointment which beget a whole series of responses as to OUR versions of dream kitchens. I made the comment about using commercial Stanley Tool Chests for under cabinets - and how much I LOVE the extra space, durability, and heavy duty drawer glides. At our old … Continue reading The Dream Kitchen
Here it is. My son bought a Nissan 300ZX all on his own, and he is restoring it. Of course, that means I am involved in auto restoration as well. It's been quite an education. There are many sides to this problem/adventure.... most are good. This is what happens when young people don't get married … Continue reading We Have a New Baby in Our House.