"What all the wise men promised has not happened, and what all the damned fools said would happen has come to pass." - Lord Melbourne
"We voted for these people. We should be allowed to taser them." - Mike
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"The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted." - D.H. Lawrence
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." - Edmund Burke
"If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." – Thomas Paine
"God doesn't call the equipped - he equips those he calls." - Barbara Curtis
"Hand-written notes in cursive writing are still the finest personal way of saying thank you. The people who send those after interviews are the ones who get the jobs."
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. Since we’ve been commemorating Texas events this week, I thought I would post THE quintessential Texas recipe – Chicken Fried Steak. This recipe comes from The Pioneer Woman, ‘cuz she knows how to do Southern Comfort Food right – … Continue reading
Today is my Dad’s 82nd birthday. I can’t tell you how very glad I am that he is still here to celebrate with us - Paul lost his Dad last year, so I certainly cherish the fact that my Daddy is … Continue reading
March 5-6th were very important days in Texas history, as those were the days which led up to the fall of the Alamo, a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution which would mark the beginning of the end of Mexican rule.
. Today is Mardi Gras – also known as “Fat Tuesday” – so what better song to celebrate the fun than the song that has become synonymous with New Orleans and Dixieland Jazz than”When the Saints Go Marching In”? We’ll … Continue reading
Welcome back! When we left off last weekend, Paul had just finished joining an additional strip of wood to the back of the upper mantle piece: Because of changes to the position of the right column and the addition of … Continue reading
. My dad sent me this a while back; since today is Texas Independence Day, I wanted to share them with you: Due to the popularity of the “Survivor” TV show, Texas is planning to do one entitled: “Survivor – … Continue reading
. Growing up in the South, a girl isn’t considered a good cook unless she knows how to make a proper roux for a good pot of gumbo. It never ceases to amaze me how something as simple as flour … Continue reading
In honor of Gioachino Rossini’s birthday (it’s actually February 29th), I wanted to share this adorable performance of a piece that has been attributed to him, affectionately known as “The Cat Duet”. While this piece is normally performed by two women … Continue reading
. . In 2003, the BBC’s “French and Saunders” did this laugh-out-loud spoof on the second Harry Potter film for the UK’s version of Comic Relief: 2003′s UK fundraiser performed a spoof story entitled “Harry Potter and the Secret Chamberpot … Continue reading
All of the wood in this house has been original and untouched, so all of the finishes are shellac/varnish rather than modern-day polyurethane. That means that we have been able to strip the old finish off with denatured alcohol and … Continue reading