Thursday, July 21, 2011
"Take the Adventure, heed the call, now ere the irrevocable moment passes! Tis but a banging of the door behind you, a blithesome step forward, and you are out of the old life and into the new! Then someday, some day long hence, jog home... when the cup has been drained and the play has been played, and sit down by your quiet river with a store of goodly memories for company." - Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
|The cabin (rented for "business") on Coeur d'Alene River|
|The view from the cabin|
In the summertime, CdA is popular for golfing, fishing, and general boondoggling. Last week, this Cascadian prep did just that - golfed for pike and fished for golf balls. I've never been very good at either. Now boondoggling - there's something in which I have great skill.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Today our beloved 12-year old Black Lab left for the happy hunting grounds, or more appropriately, "that beach in the sky." Thank you for the happiness you brought to our family. You will be missed!
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss
Sunday, July 10, 2011
In honor of the annual event in Pamplona, I whipped up a nice Spanish paella last night. As usual, I imbibed throughout the whole process and forgot the peas! Nonetheless, it turned out to be a fantastic dish - the color, aroma, and taste of saffron is one of my favorites. So, too, is Rosé...
|Last Night's Paella|
I say don't limit yourself! Leave all that pretentious BS at the door. You just might get gored if you don't.
"This wine is too good for toast-drinking, my dear. You don't want to mix emotions up with a wine like that. You lose the taste."
- Chapter 7, The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway