Every one of us can have that one liner that always works to get a laugh. The personality of this news anchor makes me think he is the weather man. Click Read More to view these short clips of a wise guy...
Are you in high school psychics? You may have already started thinking about an instrument to build. Why not build your own violin? There are minimal parts needed and you can find them in your home.
Does your mom wear expensive perfume? Does she have a fancy box that she received as a gift last Christmas? Then you're in luck, the body is complete. Find a picture of the f holes online, print them out and trace onto the top of the box. Carefully use an exact-o knife, or ask your mom to help you cut the f-holes in the top of the box.
On the inside of the box use styrofoam pieces in the corners to create a faux violin shape. Use some fancy duct tape to seal the box.
The violin my daughter built is pictured in the top photo. Click it to hear a video of her playing it.
We had a heart magnet made out of 3 wooden hearts that had broken and was waiting to be fixed. We used its pieces as the tail and the top of the fingerboard. But you can use any small piece of wood that can hold scre…
A road trip through the heart land. Interstate highway 35 originates in Laredo, Texas and heads north until it reaches the shores of the great lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota. Our road trip on 35 kicked off just north of San Antonio, remember the Alamo!
By the way, if you ever visit San Antonio, remember to visit the Alamo where you can see the re-enactment at the barracks. Never Surrender or Retreat: The Immortal Words of William Barret Travis. San Antonio is celebrating its tricentennial in 2018, 300 years of history celebrated throughout the city.
Back to our road trip, this little Honda is carrying myself and my daughter, Frances, to commemorate prior trips made before she could contribute to the drive. Frances is now an adult woman and fully capable of sharing the ride. She is a recent graduate of Texas A&M University and will be attending the A&M Law School in Fort Worth, TX next school year, so not quite contributing to society... but watch out world once she is i…
Château Haut-Brion is a French wine, rated a Premier Cru
Classé (First Growth), produced in Pessac just outside the city of Bordeaux.
Although grapes are thought to have been grown on the
property since Roman times, the earliest document indicating cultivation of a
parcel of land dates from 1423. The property was bought by Jean de Ségur in
1509, and in 1525 was owned by Admiral Philippe de Chabot.
In 1649, Lord Arnaud III de Pontac became the owner of
Haut-Brion, and the wine's growing popularity began to cultivate. The first records
of Haut-Brion wine were found in the wine cellar ledger of the English King
Charles II in 1660.
By the end of the 17th century the estate amounted to 264
hectares (650 acres) of which some 38 hectares (94 acres) were under vine. The
wine was often sold under the name Pontac, though the Pontac family owned
numerous wine estates that could also sell their wine under the same name, it is often impossible to tell
when a wine came fro…