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Monday, February 11, 2019 – Classical Flights

Monday, February 11, 2019 – Classical Flights

Good Morning, Class. Welcome to Classical Flights 101. Today we look at three famous composers who have a masterpiece with the word “flight” in one of their works. At the end of class you will select which flight you like the most and attempt to play or complete at least one of the listed flight.

Are there questions? No, you do not have to wait because it is five o’clock somewhere.

Flight of the Valkyries by Richard Wilhelm Wagner. Ten minutes of scary.

https://youtu.be/3YOYlgvI1uE

Flight of the Bumblebee by Rimsky Korsakov. Three and half minutes of anxiety.

https://youtu.be/aYAJopwEYv8

Flight of the Margaritas by Jimmy Buffet. A lifetime of relaxation.

Mad Taco weekend Appy Hour – show the app on your phone and the Flight of Margaritas is $8.99.

https://youtu.be/RdAXczGsIYs

Wednesday, February 06, 2019 – The Thought for the Day

Wednesday, February 06, 2019 – The Thought for the Day

The morning begins.

You know it is going to be rough day when you are in your bathroom and you realize the last roll of toilet paper is in the guest bathroom.

 

Monday, February 4, 2019 – The Unsuper Bowl and The Dude

Monday, February 4, 2019 – The Unsuper Bowl and The Dude

Who else wasted a Sunday evening waiting for something super to happen during the football game?

The game was on the TV, but I must say I did not watch much of it. I was doing something else – maybe flossing my teeth, or texting pics of my cat to my friends. I don’t remember.

At half time I went to the kitchen to prepare some food, but left the audio on. My plans were to return to the TV when the loud, banging noises and screaming ceased. Turns out that was the half-time performance. So I missed it. I did not get to see Adam Levine take off his shirt. I saw on social media it caused an uproar with remembrances and recalls of Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson and nipplegate. One site referred to the episode as “ when he yanked off his tank top like a Chippendales dancer at a Mormon bachelorette party.” I have no idea what that means.

Here is what I’m thinking. Adam Levine is a dude. From what I saw later it wasn’t all that and a bag of chips to look at.

Speaking of dudes, the best commercial: Stella Artois.

You either got it or you didn’t. It was super.  It reminded me of when Ms. Navasota and I go to the First Assembly of Abuelos on Sunday. If we did not get a bottle of Etancia plates might break.

And we actually saw more of Sarah Jessica Parker’s chest than Adam Levine’s.

https://youtu.be/IX8TMYRk6_w

That team with one of the Brady Bunch kids won the football game again this year. Maybe next year they could play the University of Alabama to create a little change. Sometimes its good to change up the usual –  so says Carrie and The Dude.

Let’s all go have us a “Stella Artose.”

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 – Polar Vortex

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 – Polar Vortex

I hope you are not in the polar vortex and that you are safe and warm by a fire and sipping something nice. It’s a might chilly here in Texas, but at least one can go outside and not literally freeze. By Saturday the temperature is expected to be 75. Stay warm.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

That Monday morning feeling when you hear the temperature will be 32 degrees in the morning.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 – Winter is Coming

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 – Winter is Coming

Winter is coming! Do you ever wonder if Game of Thrones is actually in the future and not a fantasy of the past? I keep my crown ready just in case it is prophetic instead of dystopian past.

But winter is coming to Texas so they say. On Friday the high temperature in the Brazos Valley is expected to be around 72 and sunny with thunderstorms in the evening. Saturday night the low temperature is projected to be in the upper 20’s with a high in the 50’s on Sunday morning.

As usual I am prepared with the four basic food groups needed for hunkering down. Sweet, salty, alcohol and chocolate. Miss Peach has input and output necessities and is ready to sit on the heated throw in my lap.

But hey! It’s Texas. The following week’s temperature will rise and hover in the sixties and seventies. But alas, February will soon arrive and that means trail rides and rodeos. This always means rain and cold. Real cowboys don’t sleep in motor homes. Just saying.

Everybody stay warm and cover your petunias.

Friday, January 4, 2019 – Snarky Friday

Clemson! Orange is the new Crimson.

ROLL TIDE!

It was a long night in Waco, wasn’t it, Geno? Way To Sic ‘Em Lady Bears!

68-57 over UCONN!

Thursday, January 3, 2019 – I’m Still Mad and PETA

Thursday, January 3, 2019 – I’m Still Mad and PETA

Georgia is still on my mind. You had one thing to do. Next year you can play Notre Dame for The Let Your Fans Down Bowl. The Aggies will see you in Athens.

As soon as Bevo jumped into the crowd, the officials at The University of Texas should have begun their retort letter to PETA. You knew it was coming. PETA it seems does not like live mascots for colleges and universities. This is the same group that wanted to build a twelve foot marble monument in Bryan to the chickens killed in a truck accident on Highway 6. Here’s what I’m thinking. Unless those chickens play football, sing like Lyle Lovett or Robert Earle Keen, there is not going to be a monument to chickens other than this one.

Photo by me 2014

But back to Bevo. Bevo it seems does not like dogs. Read Pulitzer Prize winning Austin American Statesman columnist’s Ken Herman’s take on Bevo, dogs and PETA. I feel certain that PETA poked Bevo.

http://statesman.com/news/20190102/herman-what-spurred-bevos-sugar-bowl-sideline-freakout

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 – Happy Day After

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 – Happy Day After

Whether you are celebrating Boxing Day, Kwanzaa, St. Stephens Day, something else or just the day after Christmas Day, I hope you are enjoying it.

It was a wonderful and blessed Christmas Eve and Christmas morning at my house of celebration. I had to get this Red Flyer to help carry my new items back to Bryan.

 

These are a few of my favorite things; Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens … Yeah, I know you’ll be singing it all day.

Santa really nailed this year. I got two puzzles; three calendars (No, that is not too many), gift cards to Barnes & Noble, socks, slippers, a super cool flashlight, the ever popular money, and so much more.

I got a beautiful, plush gray bathrobe that is so soft I may never take it off. Bathrobes have always been somewhat of a luxury item so it has been a long time since I have owned one. I think if I add a nice pin or a lovely brooch and pair it with a lovely contrasting scarf, I can wear it as a dress. I could be overdressed at Wal-Mart though.

You cannot tell me that my sister Dale was not there. You could taste the love in the gumbo, the Natchitoches meat pies, chocolate roll and in the Nanny cake. I also know that at some point she and Santa came into the room where I was sleeping soundly in the dark and turned on my Christmas hat with the lights.  Nice touch to slam the door on the way out so I woke up to flashing lights. Thought I had passed out on the dance floor again.

And if you need more proof that both she and Mama were hanging around check out this text that was shared last night.

Merry Christmas. I had to share I am using 2 of your mom’s recipes today thinking of her and you all. Love love

At least two of us (I was one) were actually eating a piece of that cake when the text came through. Over the years it has been called a Pound Cake, a Doy Cake, Honeyboy’s Birthday Cake, Honeyboy’s Christmas present and now The Nanny Cake. I guess at one time it was called a Butter Cake.

HB was there too. I know this because he always got puzzles; three calendars, gift cards, socks, a robe, slippers, a super cool flashlight, the ever popular money and so much more. Same things I got this year. And as he would say “There is lots to be thankful for.” I am.

Monday, December 24, 2018 – Christmas Eve

Monday, December 24, 2018 – Christmas Eve

May all the blessings and joys of this the most precious holiday shine brightly you and all of your loved ones.

I hope you hear these words tonight!

“Peace on earth, goodwill to all.”

“… and I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight – Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

If you listen very closely, you might hear Santa say…

“And on January 13, in the year 2020 in the city of New Orleans – the Aggies will win and will be Number One!” WHOOP!