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Saturday, October 31, 2015



Burnie here.  I know it's been a while since I've been able to write.  Let me fill you in on what's been going on.  First, mom went on another of her geographical explorations.  She spent some time in Italy where she saw "David"

 Then she went to a couple of other places. And saw the sun rise


 
And the sun set



She also saw a lot of art


 
And she also learned to cook



But did I get any of that good looking food.  NO!!!

And where was I when she was out gallivanting.  She stuck me in the hospital, not because I was sick again, but because I needed to get my shot twice a day and mom couldn't ask any of her friends to stick me with a needle twice a day.  Oh well, the service was good in the hospital and Crash stayed home, so she didn't get a chance to bother me.

Just because mom left me and Crash behind when she went away for two long weeks, here's a picture of her when she went to visit the mountain of marble.


It looks like they made her work for her fun.
 
Now that she's back, she's already planning her next trip sometime in the Spring.  I hope she lets me write again before she goes away again.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Politics and the Media

Today, it's time for some political musings.

I'll start off by saying that I have not made up my mind, I see some good in all of the republican candidates.  My problem is with the media.

All the while that Donald Trump was leading in all the polls, particularly in Iowa, most of the commentators were reminding us that it is too early to tell and that a win in Iowa does not necessarily mean that you will be the nominee.  Just ask Mike Huckabee.

Now that Ben Carson has taken the lead in Iowa, it seems to be a different story.  So many of the commentators celebrating that fact as if a win in Iowa really, really matters.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Adventures in Cooking

I was going through my bookcase this morning and found a cookbook that didn't seem familiar.  I went to list it on my cookbook inventory (I know, so geeky) and found that it was already entered.  As usually happens whenever I check out a list, I started going through the inventory.  My collection now numbers 264 cookbooks.

I'm pretty thorough when listing these books.  I note the type, name, author and date purchased or received as a gift.  After a try a recipe, I enter that, the page and any comments on the results.  To my surprise, I found that I have made many recipes from these books and don't remember doing so, except for a few.

Now, I'm sitting here wondering why I'm still only eating some rather plain chicken or salmon most every night.  I've gotten into such a rut.

Now that the weather is starting to cool down I hope to recover my adventurous spirit and try some more new recipes.  After all, all that plain chicken and salmon masquerading as diet food has done nothing for me except make me crave more interesting foods.

Let's see what I can find to make tonight.  Keep tuned for my report.