Quality TV for a Change

February 20th, 2010 by Admin No comments »

Saw Westminster Kennel Club dog show the other night. The movie “‘Best in Show” was on the same time.

Flipping between the two, couldn’t tell the difference! Except for occasional hilarious comments by Fred Willard’s character. Fantastic!

New iPhone!

November 2nd, 2009 by Admin No comments »

Test post from the new iPhone 3GS, via the WordPress app.

Happy Birthday, Sweet Lou!

November 11th, 2008 by Admin 1 comment »

Louie usually doesn’t sit still long enough for us to shoot a good, non blurry photo.

Click the play icon to see my girl in action…

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Birthday Girl

Birthday Girl

Happy Birthday, Young Man!

October 21st, 2008 by Admin 1 comment »

Eleven years ago, give or take 10 minutes, the GG enjoyed an Arturo Fuente Hemingway, to celebrate the arrival of Smackie. Along with Louie’s birth, this day was the highlight of my life. I was touched, inspired, scared, and in awe.  He is truly an All-American Boy.

Click on play to see an in-depth discussion with a young Smackie…

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Fourth Birthday

Max Catching

Max In The Lake

Max is Caught

Fort Construction

Our New Friend

May 28th, 2008 by Admin 1 comment »

The GG is looking for a name/nickname for our new pet.  Please comment with your vote.  Any name but “Yogi” will be considered:

Ace\'s Friend, Yogi

Yogi has had enough


March 28th, 2008 by Admin No comments »

“I’m sick of following my dreams. I’m just going to ask them where they’re going and hook up with them later. ”
     – Mitch Hedberg

Baseball Camp

January 9th, 2008 by Admin No comments »

Are you looking for the 2008 Farmington Youth Baseball Winter Instructional Camp?

Youth Baseball

Click here.


November 23rd, 2007 by Admin 1 comment »

I’m still full.

Thanksgiving Tips – T Minus One

November 21st, 2007 by Admin No comments »

Eat Fish, Not Turkey

We’re all set. The only thing to do today is to brine the turkey which will happen later this evening.  Well, maybe I will start the giblet gravy by making the stock.  We’ll see.

Muppy is bringing her famous scalloped corn thing and cranberries. J & D are bringing dessert and Angel. Gramma is bringing dressing and beans.

Thanksgiving Tips – T Minus Two Days

November 20th, 2007 by Admin No comments »

The GG apologizes for the absence, but life has gotten in the way. But enough of the small talk. Let’s get to some tips for creating a great Thanksgiving meal.


It is two days before the big day, so here are a few tasks that can be addressed early:

1. Get a high definition TV. The GG did, which explains the lack of new blog content. Any future posts will also be bland, uncreative…crappy, since my mind is mush.

2. Prepare cranberry sauce (a.k.a., Spiced Cranberry Orange Relish)…

1 lb. bag fresh cranberries
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 apple,cored and cut into 1/2″ dice
1 pear, cored and cut into 1/2″ dice
zest and juice of 1 orange
1/4 tsp. of each: ground cinnamon, ground cloves, ground nutmeg
In a medium saucepan, bring the cranberries, water and sugar to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer, add apple, pear, orange zest, orange juice and spices. Simmer for 10 minutes until cranberries pop. Cool relish to room temperature. Refrigerate relish until ready to serve. 

Serves 6-8.  Can be made several days in advance.

3. Line up people to bring almost all of the dishes.

4. Make vegetable stock so it is ready for brining the turkey tomorrow. See the Alton Brown Good Eats recipe. It rocks.

5. Pick up the turkey.

6. Buy plenty of liquor. You’ll need it…and not just for stocks and gravies.