Wednesday, December 16, 2009
I'm guessing there was a steady sound of the clip-clop of high-heeled designer shoes heard at both events.
Until next time, fearless readers.
Monday, November 30, 2009
More to follow after they send the link...
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
You just have to love a camera that has a built-in food photo setting. These shots were handheld with no flash in a dark restaurant. There are so many settings that it's taking a lot of time to get through the books that I got with it. Of course there are some accessories that I should get sometime in the future, but that's a long way off. The best part is that I can use the old lenses from my Nikon 8008 days. The lenses don't auto focus like the new ones, but they will work as traditional focus lenses. That really helps because I've got a 50mm f1.8 and one 28-300mm that I can use for landscapes that are out of range of the 200mm top end of the new lens. Cool.
Overall, one very busy weekend that was just jammed packed with all sorts of good food, good drinks, and great company. More photos to show at a later date, for now sleep calls.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
After that we headed back home and had the craving for scallops. The wife and daughter took a quick trip to Trader Joe's and came back with lots of fun things that would become dinner.
This idea came from a link on What's for Meat?, who got it from Cooking Light in March 2009. Good find, but wish it had a little more depth of flavor perhaps from using chicken stock instead of broth, or adding a small pat of butter at the end to tighten up the sauce and give it all a nice shine. Also, it would have been great with a nub of crusty bread for sopping purposes. Served with an adequate, but not great, Malbec.
See you then.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Although many years have passed, we still enjoy coming up to the pumpkin patch in the month of October for a morning of long drives and pretty views. It has, as many things do, evolved into a group trip with the older of the many Supper Clubs we belong to which has grown to 12 from the original number of us who venture out. Very early wake up calls on a Sunday morning aren't that fun, but once you get there, you realize why you get there so early.
Mixed in there is the requisite chasing of the kids, hay ride through the woods with the Christian pumpkins, popcorn, pumpkin/cream cheese rolls, pictures, pictures, and more pictures.
Naturally, after a trip to pumpkin world, it's off to apple world.
Couple of shots of the interior...
All sorts of apple pastries (which I did not partake in)...
Again, a trip up north is not worth it unless you are able to stop for some good que. Just outside of downtown Ellijay is one of the better ones: Col. Poole's BBQ and his hill of pigs!
The good Col. has been doing his que for more than a couple of minutes and has earned the respect of every local, state and national politician, radio personality, TV personality who graces his front door. Guess if you're famous enough, you get a piggy on the hill. Since this was Sunday, and I had just finished the SQL Saturday seminar (where BBQ was served for lunch), it seemed that BBQ was in order yet again. Here's your basic chopped pork plate, BBQ beans, mac-n-cheese, Texas toast and somewhere is an unsweet tea. Good stuff.
Overall, another successful trip to the mountains once all the clouds and fog of the morning had burned off.
See you next time from the road!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Welcome to Gainsville State College in spacious Gainsville, GA. This is the second in the series of "help yourself" professional development. The first was a couple of months ago when I took IT Project Management from Global Knowledge. That was a replacement for the class I had to miss in April because of emergency gall bladder surgery.
So, that's about it for now. Lunch was from Sonny's, not the best for me, but better than nothing!!