I’m big on documentation. And I’m a programmer, believe it or not. I’m a flowchartin’ fool, and I love to add logic tables to my work. What’s a logic table? I’m not sure why it’s not more common than it is, because it sure beats a lot of the excuse for documentation I’ve seen. And it’s so readable that you can even show it to the users and after a little guidance, they’re able to figure it out. It’s a great tool, and is very under utilized.
Last Saturday night I proved that I have mastered the art of grilling chicken wings. Oh yeah, easy as pie, you say–just slap’em on the grill and you can’t go wrong. Which is true. But, if you want something that will add a little twang. A little sizzle. A little fire to the mix, then check out this formula.
Grill the wings, but for the last 5-6 minutes, cover them with Masterpiece Marinade–Lemon Pepper. You don’t need to cover both sides, just the top one will do. Yes, the bottle says marinade, but I use these Masterpiece marinades as a glaze. They’re thick, so they don’t run right off the meat. I use the Masterpiece Steak Marinade for… uh, steaks. Again, you don’t need to marinade, just add salt and pepper directly to the meat, and then cover with the sauce. Both sides for steak.
I was looking to enhance my video and mp3 world, and started researching new players. I already had a Sansa Clip, for listening to music and audio books in my car, but I wanted something I could take into work with me, so I needed at least another mp3 player.
Recent pictures of Owen–what a cutie.
Jordan and I experimented with making custom candles–it’s so easy, even a PaPa can do it. I found the plan on the internet–buy a large candle, wrap it with decorative ribbons (or write your own message on one), and dip it into melted paraffin. Joila–a custom candle. It worked great, and now we each have a one of a kind candle.
I normally don’t care for musicals, but we took a chance on this one, because it’s so well known. And what a surprise and treat it was. The actors were superb, and Glinda was hysterical. What wonderful singing–and the comedy lines had us in stitches. Some of the great scenes were:
- The wizard (as a robot head)
- The Wicked Witch towering over the crowd at the end of the first half
- The slap–followed by a scream that turned into a horrendous cackle (brought the house down)
- The duet by the Wicked Witch and the hero.
- The line “step away from the green girl”
We had pretty good seats, about halfway up in the orchestra area, far left. E505-507. Next time I’ll shoot for E501, as that’s the seat next to the aisle. These seats had an aisle in front of us, so we had good leg room.
We took our oldest granddaughter, Megan (16). She loved it.
Got up at 3 am, flew out of RIC at 7:10, $490, Northwest.
Arrived 2 pm, via Memphis. We checked our bags this trip because of the orange alert on liquids in carry on’s. We dropped our bags off at that office and took the same van for the airport back up to the main drag, then bus to town. Then took taxi, on driver’s recommendation to Labna. Had Yucutan Tour–steak, beans, pico deguyo, guacamole, $125 pesos. Exchange rate at airport was $10.70, on street $10.60. Great place, atmosphere. Mariachis sang Cucuroo, Paloma, Grenada, Meso May, tipped $100 pesos.
This was a play at the Folger Theater, in Washington, DC, and one of the best I’ve ever seen. it’s a Shakespearean type play (actually written by Euripides over 2,000 years ago). When the actors use the typical language of the era, it’s just too hard to understand.
But this play had been updated, so the actors used “normal” language, and even wore conventional clothes. It was kind of shocking to see Mentes, a sea captain, come onto the stage directly off his ship and appear in a suit and tie. But then again, the play was full of surprises.
Here are a couple of recent examples:
We’re riding down the road and Jordan asks me if I get the Disney Station on my radio.
Jordan: What? This car sucks.
We’re walking the dog around the high school. I stop for the dog to “go.”
Jordan: Come on, old man.