Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I can't believe my luck...

I've been on line recently trying to track down old friends from years past. Not sure why we do that when we get older but never the less, I was looking. I ran across a blog from a person in the Phoenix area that mentioned the name I was searching. I dropped in to take a read and staring at me out of the screen was my friends wife!! Amazing luck, right?
I asked the blogger if they would pass my email address on to him and today I got a response. Wow. I haven't seen or talked to this guy since about 1980 or so. We were great friends back then, chasing girls and generally raising a little hell, all in good fun.
I'm really looking forward to catching up on what's been going on in his life as well as his family.
A real blast from the past...

Sunday, April 27, 2008

You've gotta try this...

This is awesome. If you put this on your head your tongue will beat your brains out trying to get to it.


Why you need to build this:

This pie is low fat, very low sugar and if you don’t tell anyone they’ll never know. It’s perfect for your friends that can’t have much sugar in their diets. And it’s tasty!!

Gather your tools:

pie pan

wire whisk

Bill of Material:

1 cup Graham Cracker crumbs

½ stick of real butter

6 of those little paper packets of Splenda

1 ½ banana

1 ½ cups cold fat-free milk

2 pkgs. (4 oz.) Jell-o White Chocolate Fat Free Sugar Free Instant pudding

½ to ¾ tsp ground cinnamon

8 oz. tub of Cool Whip Sugar Free whipped topping

Some Assembly Required:

Melt the butter in the microwave. Put the Graham cracker crumbs and Splenda into the pie pan and pour the butter over the top. Mix it completely then press it up the sides and into the bottom. Slice the bananas into medallions about ¼” to 3/8” thick and install one layer thick on the crust.

In a large mixing bowl add the milk, pudding mix and cinnamon. Stir with your whisk for a minute or so. It gets thick quickly. Gently stir in the Cool Whip. Spoon the mixture over the bananas.

Refrigerate for 4 hours or so.

Tips and Notes:

The easier you stir in the Cool Whip, the fluffier your pie will be.

As written, this has about 5 grams of sugar per serving. If you want to reduce this to about 1 gram, use some sugar free shortbread cookies in place of the Graham Crackers.***


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Thanks James Hetfield...

And if I close my mind in fear 
Please pry it open...
And when I start to come undone
Stitch me together...

I'm in a Metallica kind of mood...

Sunday, April 13, 2008


Just this morning I returned from Indianapolis after attending and working at FDIC 2008, which is our industry's largest trade show. I was responsible for setting up, working the show floor, and tearing down our massive show display. I'm exhausted.
We stayed at the Marriott across from the convention center and I must comment about their excellent customer service. I would recommend that hotel except for one thing. The beds SUCK!!! I haven't slept for a week.
I may blog more on this later but for now I'm too tired.
Did I mention that it snowed on us last night?
I love Florida...

Sunday, April 6, 2008

No fun for my kayaking friends...

Typical spring day in north Central Florida...

Handcuffed by time...

I can't believe how busy a single, no kids guy can be. Every time I think about this blog I'm always in the middle of something else and I can't seem to find the time. So today I'm making time.
This morning here in north central Florida we are experiencing a phenomena that is unique to our area, and that is "liquid sunshine". It's bright and sunny this morning but it's raining. The first time I experienced this I thought I was in the twilight zone. I was driving down the Turnpike headed for Orlando, window down, tunes blasting and something wet hit my arm. Of course I thought some bird had made a deposit but the fluid was clear. What the?!?!? Then came the drops on the windshield. I had to look up into the bright clear sky to be sure I wasn't hallucinating.
It's a bit wild...