Aside from shivering our initial impression was favorable. Once seated the hostesses rattled off specials and we changed our mind. We didn’t catch a single thing she said. But we knew we were going to order from the menu anyway. Besides she was gone before we could say a word.
Moments later our charming waiter, Cam, arrived with menus in hand and a smile. We ordered and we waited and waited. And I continued to shiver. Note to self … bring a jacket next time.
Tom ordered the Serious Burger with onion rings and a side salad. We both liked the onion rings … crispy and especially good with their horseradish doing sauce.
I ordered the Build Your Own salad and neither of us was disappointed. Another note to self: be sure the waiter knows I want medium rare not well done.
The floor manager stopped by after she noticed we had waited a bit for our check and offered us a 15% off coupon. I’m good with that.
I love new recipes and as one who enjoys eating as well, I found some recipes I have tweaked to my own liking. Of course, being a blogger, I have gladly posted a link to those who originated the recipe. I mean, it’s only right. Right?
Why is it that passion often overrides common sense? About six weeks ago I was approached by someone whom I believe will become a good friend. She asked me about designing a website for a local non-profit. Our local art center, in fact. A place I would love to call home and I’m not even an artist. But, something draws me there. Maybe it’s the people. Maybe it’s the building. Maybe it’s how I feel when I’m there – surrounded by the art of local artists, the almost musty smell … the kind of smell that reminds you of what once was. It’s a good smell. Comforting and yet, refreshing. High ceilings, wood floors, and the ever-present art on the walls. It’s a simple place. A place where one can breathe one of those enormous cleansing breaths that make you realize you’ve been holding your breath for too long. Our stressful lives can do that. Breathe. Suck in the aromas of yesteryear and let your creative juices run through your fingertips – maybe someday something you’ve created will find its way to the walls of the Ann Rudd Art Center in Ozark, Alabama.
So back to passion vs common sense. I knew I already had a full plate with working part time, volunteering for the Ozark-Dale County Humane Society (ODCHS) as their treasurer and calendar fundraiser chairman, handling my aging mother’s monthly financials, grandchildren, yoga, meditation, cooking, cleaning, blogging, walking/hiking with my dear husband, Tom, and there are always those grandchildren. Life is good. Busy, but good, very, very good.
But, I have a passion to help and I love to design websites and help non-profits develop a presence. So, there you have it … I’m hooked. And, it’s not always easy but I’m up for the challenge and like ODCHS, the people are awesome … so there you have it.
And, no … I cannot design a site for you. But, ask me another day. Who knows?
Why is cat litter scented? I mean, really, do people really want to smell floral scented cat deposits? Just scoop the deposit and move on. I can’t imagine the cat deposit stinking any longer than a humans once the source of the odor is removed.
Have a pacifer-using child? How about removing the gadget before snapping a picture? I can’t tell you the number of pacifier-pusses I see on Facebook. OK, I’m old and my children didn’t use pacifiers so I am biased but I would sure like to see a lovely toddler smile without a gadget. Say Cheese!
I am one of those annoying people who drive the speed limit – well, most of the time. I drive in the right lane leaving the left lane open to pass. Yeah, it’s the law – slower traffic keep right. So, the next time you pass me, please refrain from flipping me the bird because I’m not speeding like you. And, thank you to the most recent speeder who showed me how karma works. Hope you have the cash to pay your ticket.
This is a collection of graphics, TED and YouTube videos, and other items I’ve gathered as I discover just what our food ISN’T in today’s supermarkets … make those markets not super at all. The pictures below speak volumes about how we are nourishing our bodies … or not.
Many of the pictures have been taken from a multitude of sites and Facebook pages I follow. I credit those who run the sites and have left any reference to another site on the graphic or video. And, I thank them wholeheartedly for working so diligently to educate people about the dangers in today’s foods.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a “simple button” you could press to instantly simplify your life? I fear it would be like all those gadgets we buy to make life easier and as fabulous it would be to press a ‘simple’ button I’ll bet it would end up in my ‘er’ drawer … you know … slicER, gratER, peelER, etc.