Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Juy Duty

I finally had the privilege of jury duty. I have to tell you it started out traumatic. I arrived at the assigned parking garage only to find that the meter was not working. Some poor woman was stuck handing out parking lot tickets to the hundreds of people trying to get in there for jury duty.

Actualy, jury duty wasn't so bad. The chairs were very comfortable. It was very quiet with the few exceptions of a couple of blowhards on their cell phones trying to feel important.

I knocked out about 50 pages of my novel that only gets my attention before bed. Life is good.

Always remember life is an adventure.........You never know what's around the corner, make the most of every moment.

Monday, August 13, 2007

You have to do it yourself

Remember the old saying "if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself."

In search for the delicious vine ripen tomato? Go out and pick yourself which is what I did early Sunday morning.

This is a picture of the first tomato I picked at Gilcrease Orchard. We picked several pounds we also scored beautiful eggplants, spaghetti squash, zucchini, cantaloupes and the juiciest watermelon.

I spotted at couple of pumpkins already in the works. I can only imagine how big they will be come October. As for now I have a few tomatoes to eat!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Nature Discovery Park's Farmers Market

This explains how I missed the Farmers Market.This was one of perhaps 3 signs advertising the market.

The Market was held at the Aliante Nature Discovery Park which is off Aliante Parkway and the 215 beltway. (This is a busy area a couple of banner signs would be appropriate.)
We arrived at 6:00 filled with hope to purchase farm fresh produce that we would create some culinary masterpiece with and instead found disappointment in a extremely small selection of produce. I purchased a tomato, a head of garlic, a red onion and 2 yellow onions. That was entire selection of produce.
A few other vendors offered barbecue, hot dogs and fruit smoothies. They even had a booth with a couple of women selling their candle creations. These things were all nice but not what we came for.
I spoke with the owner and she assured me that there would be more next week as 2 other farmers would be joining her with their produce next week.
I will give it another shot next week and see if it improves.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Wine Tasting

I managed to stop by and check out Bella Vino about a week ago. It's a great shop. I bought a bottle of French Merlot that was reasonably priced. The owner was friendly and helpful.

Bella Vino is tucked away in the newCentennial Plaza shopping center at 2745 W Centennial Parkway #120, North Las Vegas 89084. Telephone #396-8700. Major cross streets are Aliante Parkway and Centennial. http://www.bellavinowinecompany.com/

Bella Vino has Complimentary Wine Tastings on Thursday evenings between 5:00-8:00pm. Tomorrow's tasting will be Perfect Summer Reds.


Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Stop to smell the roses and the tomatoes

Sometimes I forget to stop and smell the "roses".

Years ago I can remember asking my Dad where he got the pale purple roses that were on the kitchen table. He rolled his eyes and replied "the front walk". Oops, how did I miss that! Right under my nose all the time.

I felt the same way the other morning when I picked up the newspaper and read that Aliante's Discovery Park has a Farmer's Market on Fridays. How many times do I pass that park and I missed that? Well, not this Friday. I can't wait. Produce can sometimes be kind of iffy here in Las Vegas. It seems like the Hotels and Casinos get the choice stuff.

A Farmer's Market in the neighborhood means I could possibly score a vine ripened tomato or some fresh corn on the cob for the weekend and that makes me happy.

The Farmer's Market is from 4:00 to 9:00 pm on Fridays. For more info check out http://www.ci.north-las-vegas.nv.us/DynamicContent/NewsEntry.cfm?NewsEntryID=2106.

Cross your fingers!!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Not your everyday pole dancing story..........

A guy spends most of the night drinking and watching strippers pole dance, he then gets kicked out of the Palomino club and tries to run the security guard over.
Next the drunken fool gets into a high speed chase with the police.

Here's my favorite part....he wipes out and hits a truck with his SUV.....and then a pole!

I swear its true. This is what I woke up this morning on the news.http://ktnv.com/Global/story.asp?S=6891532

I love the irony. Only in Las Vegas. I love Las Vegas.