Monthly Archives: November 2010

unHoliday Decorations

  I returned to work this morning to this lovely creation in the elevator lobby.  Is it just me, or does this creations seem to celebrate autumn, rather than a traditional holiday occurring within a few days of the winter … Continue reading

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Post-Thanksgiving Wrap-Up

Before falling asleep Thanksgiving evening, I remembered to turn off my weekday alarm on my cell phone.  When Terry and I finally woke up, we discovered a house transformed (see photo to the left).  Being gracious guests, we refrained from … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving from North Texas

Terry and I drove five hundred miles in record time against a stiff south headwind yesterday to visit our offspring and their significant others.  Even though we left over an hour later than I had planned, we arrived in Denton … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pies and Moon Pies

I ran to the grocery store after work this evening to pickup supplies for pumpkin pie baking.  Finding a parking spot proved challenging as everyone else must have had the same idea I did.  I managed to get in and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Part I – Potter & the Deathly Hallows

I’m at a distinct disadvantage, compared to my daughter, never having read any of the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling.  I once attempted to listen to the first book as an audio book. While entertaining, it still didn’t appeal … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Macaroni Grill

I treated myself to lunch at the Macaroni Grill Friday.  The pleasant atmosphere and strains of jazz standards created a relaxing ambiance.   I selected the Scallops and Spinach salad from the lunch menu, one of a dozen or so items … Continue reading

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Meteors and Moons … Oh My!

I completely missed the annual Leonid meteor shower thanks to cloudy and cold conditions and a bout of insomnia that left me tossing and turning and eventually snoozing through my alarm.  I might be able to catch a few strays … Continue reading

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