Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Am in the process of getting over a reoccurring problem with my left foot. Not as bad as some of the time, but still swelling and some pain. All the cause of youth, When I was younger I played sport like one who thought I was indestructible. And with out going into any detail, did loads of damage to my left foot, among other areas of the body not mentioned here. As I said before, was a youth I saw myself as indestructible, at 62 I realize I was gravely mistaken.
But have had a good day. First day where my foot allowed me to take the long walk to the local Big Lots, Great prices on preserved Kalamata Olives, Artichokes, and Capers. Which gives rise to the possibility of a recipe or two in the near future? My latest desire is to make Capers and Anchovies common ingredients in the cooking in the good old USA.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
I watched the 2nd round coverage of the current PGA tour event on the Golf Channel, and Tiger implode. And listened to all the commentary, was I watching a total different turn of events, was I the only one who saw what I saw, or were others reluctant to say what they thought.
Sure Tiger’s game showed a bit of “rust”, sure he sprayed the ball around the course, but he always has. The key to Tiger’s game has always been his will, his ability to focus, and his ego that is he in his mind always knew he was the best.
I have no idea exactly what rehab he has gone through but I assume that part of it was to see his own faults. And I’m, guessing that’s something, which never crossed his mind. As I watched the last few holes of his round I saw him “give up”. Seeing over many years that was shocking. What made Tiger what he was that supreme confidence, that supreme ego, and also one of the best athletic bodies on this earth.
Is he a little rusty, yes, is he not in the best shape of his life, probably, but I believe the real problem is he’s lost his mental edge.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Beware the following is a rant.
(Rant alarms have been activated)
The word is that the college basketball championship may be expanded to 96 teams from the current 65 teams. This is a straight money based decision. Since going to 64/65 teams a 16th seed has never won a game. Why extend the tournament to another week when there is only a minuscule chance of any of the 31 lower rated teams to win a game. Money is the only reason when competitive games should be the only reason. If we must sit by and watch the NCAA force this upon us, then at least give the top 32 a bye in the first round and let the last 64 play what is essentially a play in game to the tournament. Frankly I think 32 teams are more then enough to establish a nation champion.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Temperature was only 40*F today, but for this time of year that really isn’t that bad, with very little wind. Now I rarely eat a salad that is a lettuce based salad in the winter. But once it starts turning warm I have a hankering for them. Now I realize that 40*F may not be your definition of turning warm but with the subzero temperatures we can get here in the old northcountry in winter, it feels warm.
I had picked up a small piece of flat iron steak yesterday, and decided to get some salad fixings for lunch today. Now for me lunch is usually the main meal of the day, retired as I am.
I usually buy one of the pre-packaged lettuce mixes, and really don’t care what the mix is, the one I got today was a European mix, what ever the heck that means, but I always buy the one with the longest freshness date.
An English cucumber, a plum tomato, this time of year obviously hothouse but… oh well, and a sliced hardboiled egg. Got some sliced button mushrooms, a slow sauté, with a couple of cloves of garlic, and once fully cooked a dash of sea salt and a couple of grinds of pepper. Also salt and peppered the veg. Then grilled the flat iron steak to a medium. Salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce, okay so I had to walk to the kitchen and get the bottle so I spelled it right, sue me.
When done, several very thin slices, on the salad with the mushrooms, some crumbed feta cheese, and a store bought balsamic vinaigrette.
Some iced tea and a couple of pieces of crusty bread, lovely.
Actually I debated whether to use feta or blue cheese, but since I still have a bit left of the steak, maybe blue will get in the mix tomorrow.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Life is weird; there is a theory that we are connected to everyone else by six degrees of separation. But some times the connection is much less then six degrees.
Talked to my sis today, she and her husband are in the market for a new home. They currently live in a huge 3 story Victorian place, and as their have an empty nest are looking for a small place.
One of the houses they’ve looked at is just outside the city limits. In their talk with the owner they discovered that he grew up in the Alden area outside of Buffalo New York. Which is where we grew up. But moved away to the Northcountry of New York after my senior year.
My sis asked what family and he said, “My dad is KL”.
Dang, while not my best friend KL and I as in the same class at school for 13 years, and was a good friend. Dang it is a small, small world.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
This has been the winter that wasn’t here in the old North Country. No severe cold, no monster snow storms, basically a ho hum winter.
I’m not much of one for drama shows, normally I only watch reality, or educational series, but I must admit being hooked on two drama series on cable.I like “Burn Notice” on USA, and “Leverage” on TNT. Or is it that I am in love or at least in lust with the roles of Fiona (Burn notice) and Parker (Leverage), I will admit that strong, athletic, insane woman have always been my lady of choice.