A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, PLEASE

Jan 25, 2015 by

Last night, we went across the bridge and met friends at Enoteca for an early dinner.  What a nice surprise it was to have Rodney Howell playing sax.  As always, music adds so much to any occasion.  I’ve always loved music—-all types and genres.  From classical to bubble gum.  (Mmmmmm, now that I think about it, I really can’t get into hip-hop.)  I love big band, country, folk—-just as long as it’s good music.  I tend to go for the music with a beautiful voice—like Eva Cassidy, unnlike my friends who zero in on the guitar riffs.  I’m trying to think of my first memories of music.  Not the singing in the car with my Mother, but real music Spotify would recognize.  I guess my first recollection is going to see Man of La Mancha at Casa...

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NOW THAT I THINK ABOUT IT……….....

Jan 17, 2015 by

Last night at dinner, Dennis asked how my day had been.  My knee jerk response was—mmmmm, okay.  We had wound up at the Horseshoe Bay Tower Hotel (formerly Marriott) after playing golf at Slick Rock.  Along about the sixteenth hole, we had started gearing up for the famous hamburgers at the club house, but to our shock, they close at 5:00.  So, the hotel is our “go to” spot.  But back to my day….The more I thought about it, I think it was better than okay.  First of all, the sun came out—–or as those of us who have been in the Marble Falls area called it “that big ball of fire in the sky”.  It had been days since we had seen it.  We were becoming the Seattle of the Texas hill country....

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A COINCIDENCE? I THINK NOT

Jan 9, 2015 by

I noticed Texas Monthly’s article on a new French restaurant in Fort Worth.  TM, evidently, thinks this is the shove that will bring Cow Town out of the boots and bar-b-q genre.  I’ve always felt sorry for Fort Worth.  Maybe, it’s because as young ‘uns, we’d conveniently change the first “O” to an “A” and think we were really funny.  And, it’s always been in Big D’s shadow.  But, my gosh, have you ever spent time in Ft. Worth?  The downtown is wonderful—-The Worthington Hotel, Bass Hall, and the Sid Richardson Art Museum are all located in a pleasant walking area.  And, not to mention the other art museums.  But back to the TM article.  The new restaurant is called Le Cep.  It immediately conjured up a delightful memory of a trip to France a...

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SO NOW WHAT?

Jan 5, 2015 by

It’s Monday, the start of the first full week of the new year.  Woo Hoo—I made it through another holiday marathon.  Not that this year was a killer social season.  No get away trip, a couple of parties, had neighbors over for champagne and cake, and of course—the required bout of the crud.  All in all, a nice smooth holiday.  The decorations are all packed and sent back to the store room and it is nice to have the house back to it’s openness.  The yard art is down and people have stopped driving by.  Not that it was on the level of the Griswolds, but it was a colorful display that I’ve grown to love.  I used to be an all white Christmas light person, but those days are gone after I met...

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