Saturday, March 28, 2009

Irish and Okie From Muskogee

I just have to ask, what is it with the Irish and the song Okie From Muskogee??!!! My husband and I went to Ireland about a year and a half ago. The first night we stayed at a really neat little old hotel with a courtyard bar and there was an Irish band. The first song they sang was Okie From Muskogee!! I could not believe it! I just wanted to hang out the window and yell "Hey, this Okie from Muskogee wants to hear IRISH MUSIC!!!". I did live in Muskogee a couple of times a couple of lifetimes ago. Then last night on the tv show Ballykissangel, there it was again!! Okie From Muskogee!!! Is it just that this song seems to be the "perfect country/western song" or what?? Maybe I'll find out someday.

It's been quite a while since I've posted. We went to Eureka Springs and set up at an antique show there and did quite well. The weather was ok, rainy on Saturday but that may have been to our advantage as it was too wet to work in the yard so people may have come to the show instead. We did sell more than we ever have before which was very good esp considering "the economy". Took our daughter and a friend of hers, and then my oldest son and his wife came down and spent the night. We ate at Gaskin's Cabin which is a fabulous place to eat. The original cabin was built by...Gaskin in about 1849--he was a trapper and bear hunter. Now it is a great place to eat--steak, prime rib, fish, and shrimp cocktail. The night before we ate at Rogue's Manor which is also a fab place to eat. We HAVE to eat at both of those places every time we go to ES and I highly recommend them. They both have vegetarian offerings that are outstanding just in case you don't eat meat. I usually have the Mediterranean Pasta which is vegetarian at Rogue's Manor, and it is outstanding! And then prime rib at Gaskin's which is fork tender and to die for.

And I had to visit Little Bo Peep's yarnshop, I always spend a small fortune there. It's a tiny shop but Michelle has a wonderful selection of yarn. She also has some antiques. And she hosts the Knitwits knitting group, I keep hoping to make it down there on a Tuesday for a meeting.

It's never a dull time in Eureka!! We go at least 3 times a year and there's always something fun and relaxing to do. Well, I'm going to go look at the snow falling!! Roz

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Requirement # 11 GRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

Ok, here's the link to my LibraryThing catalog. My head is SPINNING!!!!! TOO MUCH TOO MUCH TOO MUCH!!!!! We're SOOOOOO near and yet so FAR from being finished with this next part. And I'm still WHINING about it. Thank HEAVENS for Land of Fluff's Amy!!!! Now on to 12-15.
Plus, I think Joan of Arc standing here is appropiate too!!!
AHHHHhhhhh, yes, my brain is all full of blogging and RSSing and this is what it looks like. But I've FINALLY got the image generator down, I THINK. YIKES!!!! BEAM ME BACK TO THE 60's, SCOTTIE!!!!

RSS Feeds

Well, This one I'm not too fond of at this point. For one thing, the video was GONE--and all I had was the audio part and I'm more a visual person so...that was hard for me. And I'm not sure that I will use this part of the techno-stuff very much. I'm also not sure that I want that much stuff coming at me. So I'm a bit of a whiner about this part. I'm coming into the 20th century rather slowly, I STILL have a ROTARY PHONE, and I sorely miss the card catalog, and dates actually STAMPED in the front of my library books. I used to love flipping through the card catalog and find a book that I would never have found otherwise. But I AM enjoying the "23 things" as a whole.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Technology, I hardly know ye!!

Well, as far as technology is concerned I've come a far ways--for me anyway. I've learned to blog, and it's FUN!! I've learned how to post pictures even though they don't always go where I WANT them to go. I've recently bought my third digital camera--although since I have an 18 year old daughter I didn't get to use the first two before she broke them. I'm afraid I've forbidden her to touch this one. What a mean mom!! Hmmm...that might be a good birthday present for her.

I'm listening to my first book on CD--never even listened to any on cassette. I'm not sure I really like listening to books--my mind tends to wander and I have to really force myself to focus but I do like the freedom to do something else while I'm listening.

I'm probably the only person left to have a ROTARY PHONE, yes, one with a DIAL. My daughter's friends do not know how to use it!! It was really kind of a hoot to watch their faces when they asked to use the phone but now since everyone has a cell phone (me too!!) they don't use ours anymore. I will have a rotary phone until I absolutely HAVE to get a touch-tone one, it has such a great ring.

All in all, except for the phone thing, I've enjoyed technology!!! Roz