Girls Weekend ~ Wine Weekend

When 2 friends that you have known for over 30 years travel more than 1250 miles to visit you... you get some wine. You live in the Texas Hill Country, so why not pick up some Texas wine at your local HEB.

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Penny Stocks/Short Selling

Penny stocks or shares to short. Huh, you are used to buying stocks and waiting for them to mature. You then cash in your shares and retire to a life of leisure. Unless, you don’t.
In this sense you need to borrow your shares ahead of time. Or, put in your order and sometimes they can short it right away.
Everybody wants to short, and everyone knows it’s a scam. “No borrow, no cry!” J
The biggest problem is having no shares to short. That is part of the game. And a game it is. Gambling in my mind is a game for those who are not afraid to lose money.
E-trade interactive trading is a good way to go. They are better for shorting stocks between $2-5 dollars a share. Be careful on shorting bigger companies, that’s a Wall Street game.
Shorting is a very dangerous game, because a stock can keep going higher, even if it’s an outright scam. When many people are betting on a stock going lower, that’s called a short squeeze. Because, if it goes higher, you lose money as a short seller. You are …

Notre Dame Cathedral - Built for the masses to understand the word of God

The Gothic cathedral was a liber pauperum, a "poor people's book", covered with sculpture vividly illustrating biblical stories, for the vast majority of parishioners who were illiterate. To add to the effect, all of the sculpture on the façades was originally painted and gilded. The tympanum over the central portal on the west facade, facing the square, vividly illustrates the Last Judgement, with figures of sinners being led off to hell, and good Christians taken to heaven. The sculpture of the right portal shows the coronation of the Virgin Mary, and the left portal shows the lives of saints who were important to Parisians, particularly Saint Anne, the mother of the Virgin Mary.

The construction of Notre-Dame began between March 24 and April 25, 1163, with the laying of the cornerstone in the presence of King Louis VII and Pope Alexander III. Four phases of construction followed, mostly under bishops Maurice de Sully and Eudes de Sully (not related to Maurice).


White wine cake recipe totally addictive, it's beautiful, ultra-moist, and so easy!

Ingredients Vegetarian ∙ Serves 12
Refrigerated 4 Eggs Baking & Spices 1

Indian Spring Festival

Happy Holi

Holi is a Hindu spring festival, originating from the Indian subcontinent, celebrated predominantly in India and Nepal, but has also spread to other areas of Asia and parts of the Western world through the diaspora from the Indian subcontinent, also known as the "festival of colours" or the "festival of love".

The great Indian festival lasts for a day and a night, which starts in the evening of Purnima or the Full Moon Day in the month of Falgun. It is celebrated with the name Holika Dahan or Choti Holi on first evening of the festival and the following day is called Holi. In different parts of the country it is known with different names.

The vibrancy of colors is something that brings in a lot of positivity in our lives and Holi being the festival of colours is actually a day worth rejoicing. Holi is a famous Hindu festival that is celebrated in every part of India with utmost joy and enthusiasm. The ritual starts by lighting…

Wine Glossary: A-E

A | B | C | D | E

Wine Glossary - A
Acidity - A naturally occurring component of every wine; the level of perceived sharpness; a key element to a wine's longevity; a leading determinant of balance.

Alcohol - The end product of fermentation; technically ethyl alcohol resulting from the interaction of natural grape sugars and yeast; generally above 12.5 percent in dry table wines.

Alsace - A highly regarded wine region in eastern France renowned for dry and sweet wines made from Riesling, Gewuerztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, and others.

Amarone - A succulent higher-alcohol red wine hailing from the Veneto region in northern Italy; made primarily from Corvina grapes dried on racks before pressing.

AOC - Appellation diOrigine Controlee, a French term for a denominated, governed wine region such as Margaux or Nuits-St.-Georges.

Aroma - A scent thatis a component of the bouquet or nose; i.e. cherry is an aromatic component of a fruity bouquet.

AVA - American Viticultural Area; a denomi…

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