Thursday Potpourri


1.  A weatherman in Phoenix wins the internet with this video of how he handled a technical snafu on his weather report.

2.  Last night, at around 11:45, we had an interesting situation crop up at our home.  I usually stay up later, and I was sitting in my chair catching up on some Top Gear episodes.  I hear some humming, and Josie comes bounding down the stairs.  She looks over at me and says “Hi Daddy!”  She was dressed, ready for school, and had her hair brush so Kristen could fix her hair.  I just stared at her – and said “What are you doing?  Its the middle of the night?”  She thought it was morning and time to eat breakfast.  Sigh…

3.  My prediction for the Super Bowl is still for the Seahawks to win.  I’m going to guess 21-10, Seahawks.

4.  Last winter, I won a teamaker.  I had always wanted to enjoy hot beverages, I just never could find one that I liked.  I don’t like coffee.  I never cared for hot tea.  Hot chocolate is always great, but isn’t the best for you!  I won a Breville teamaker, pictured below.  I had no idea that different teas were to be brewed at different temperatures and for different lengths.  Tonight – I’m enjoying a cup of David’s Tea – the Superberry flavor (discontinued).  I highly recommend their Honey Bee flavor. 

Photo Jan 29, 7 10 39 PM

Thursday Potpourri Volume 2


Thursday Potpourri is back.  Here are some random thoughts from the past week:

  1. “Deflate”gate is in full force, with the New England Patriots being accused of deflating footballs in the AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts so they could have an edge in the poor weather.  My opinion – sure they did it.  How else do you explain it?  11 of 12 footballs deflated?  Did it make a difference in the final outcome?  Whose to say, but I don’t think the 40 point drumming of the Colts is due to a deflated football.  My prediction is that New England will lose a draft pick or two if found guilty.
  2. My pick for the Super Bowl this year, between the Seahawks and the Patriots, I’ll go with the Seahawks.
  3. I took a trip to McKay used bookstore today in Nashville.  I had never been to their newer location.  Its the size of a gymnasium – its massive – and its filled with books, dvds, cds, electronics, and more.  All these items are used, and a rather decent bargain.  I filled 3 totes with books, and 1 tote with DVDS, and made a decent amount of money selling those.  Word to the wise:  If you’re over there often, take the store credit – you’ll get practically double the cash you would receive.  It is a very clean, friendly environment.  I highly recommend it