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Monday, April 21, 2014

Eggs Benedict

I know there are lots of things to finish and I am still on my way, but the grass in the yard is jut getting outrageous. I got a used mower for 50 bucks outside of town. It is an electric mower, so I had to get the extension cord for it. The mower doesn’t have a big power, but it is enough for the yard. The only complaint is that the extension cord is just a little short. I am glad Saturday was well spent, and the front yard is not that embarrassing any more. After the “Robocop” on Sunday, Ken wanted to make the Eggs Benedict because Medowthorpe Café was closed on this Easter. He spent about half an hour in the kitchen, and the eggs benedict came out to be just fine.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

WhiteMoon Winery

Sundays are normally relaxing for me and there is always something fun to do too. After getting up late, I had the brunch at First Watch just down the street. The food was alright-nothing special, but I’d always remember how slow it was to get our food. Since it was Sunday, it was no big deal to wait extra minutes for the meal. What bothered me was that I felt sick after I left there. I wasn’t sure it was the coffee or the food. I was dizzy like I was drunk the whole time when we were driving to WhiteMoon Winery in Lebanon. Even the fun music in the car made me want to vomit, and the wind brushing my skin was like knives. I got better after we stopped by at a gas station where I got some water.  WhiteMoon Winery is actually a little far from Lexington, and it took us about one and half hours to get there. It looked like a big garage from outside and I didn’t even see the logo. There were only two chairs inside for the customers, and obviously we were standing while tasting the wine with cheese. The owner of the winery has her electric engineering degree, and it is very wise of her to import different grapes everywhere to reduce in the initial investment. The winery is well organized and managed, and there are lots of small gadgets to purchase. I didn’t ask her about the revenue, but I could just tell that she is smart enough to have a successful business like that. We bought that wine smoothie powder there, and I guess it would be fun to make some at home.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

A Birthday Party

Vince’s birthday passed during the week days, but Mike decided to have his birthday party on Saturday so that everybody can gather together. After all, that was Vince’s first birthday party. Vince is a big Mickey Mouse fan, so Sandy bought him a big Mickey Mouse birthday cake with both chocolate and vanilla favors. The cake with ice cream actually was very nice. The next day, we watched “Captain America: The Winter Soilder” in IMAX. It was a great movie with a very smooth story line and stunning fighting scenes. I thought it was better made than “Man of Steel” since it was more difficult to tell which part was computer animated and which part was real. But of course, it would be the high resolution effect in IMAX. I really hated the fact that I had to go to the bathroom in the middle of the movie because of three nice cups of coffee at Sunny Street Café prior to the movie, although I waited until there were no fighting scenes.

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Horseshoe Bend Vineyard and Winery

Last year, I visited Wildside Winery, and it was great fun. Although I am not a drinker and as a matter of fact, I don’t drink at all, I found wine tasting actually very interesting. There are a lot of wineries in Kentucky, and they vary a lot in terms of quality, service and so on, like Chrisman Mill Vineyard is the typical bad example of the wineries. So when we got to Horseshoe Bend Vineyard and Winery, I told the lady about my past experience, and she was very understanding. I see myself as someone who can easily be entertained, so the sweeter the wine tastes, the more I would like it. It was not surprising that I didn’t like some of their dry wine, but I did enjoy their fruity sweet wine, especially that dessert wine. The lady also showed us their basement where they kept their barrels and wine. I surely enjoyed the experience there. The only issue I had was the winery is a little far from Lexington, about 40 miles away and the road condition is not quite promising when you get close. But I guess paying a visit there on a nice breezy spring Sunday afternoon would be nothing but joy and fun.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Smitty

As I spend more time with the dogs, I gradually start to think that I am more of a dog person because I feel I know dogs very well. After last visit to the humane society at Versailles, Ken decided to adopt a cat even though he is very allergic to both dogs and cats. Russian blue type of cats would be his first choice as it’s said those cats don’t shed as much as other types. I spent a lot of time at that animal shelter with all types of cats, and I was very overwhelmed to make a decision. I guess what was holding me back was that I am concerned that the new cat might not get along with those playful dogs at home. Jacob and Eddie are two very young dogs and they live in their simple worlds where playing is the only important thing to do. So seeing a cat at the house would be the first time for both of them. Aside from my concern, Ken still brought back a cat called Smitty to give it a try. He has a beautiful Russian blue coat and he is super friendly. I was actually thrilled that Smitty would just walk up to me and let me pet him when the dogs were not around. Unfortunately, Jacob thinks he is something we brought back for him to play, whereas Eddie doesn’t even know what was going on and he follows Jacob everywhere. I guess after a few days, Smitty should get used to the sound, smell and voice of the household. So far, he still hides in another room from Jacob and Eddie.

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