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Counting of the Corks

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Yes indeed it is that time of year again, the annual counting of the corks!






To refresh your memory, this is the time of year that Central Patti and I count all the corks from the many bottles of Wine we have consumed in the last 12 months.

We collect all the corks from the only the Wine we have put away at La Petite Maison Dans Westwood only.

To refresh your memory
2008 - 2009 - 166
2009 - 2010 - 157
2010 - 2011

Drum Roll




137!
I know it is a little lower, but I should have counted our Vodka, Scotch and Bourbon bottles!

Cheers
The Professor

Mad as Hell

I was sitting out in the Bar “Formally Known as the KC Ice Bar” last weekend and what was going on around me to quote Eddie Chiles made me mad as hell. So what was it that made me so mad? It was the noise population going on around me. Neighbor’s mowing lawns, the pounding of new root being put on, the neighbor whose fence is next to mine replacing part of his fence and the electric drill making it’s whirring tat, tat, tat sound as it drives in the wood screws. Which by the way are as irritating as a dentist drill.

Now I realize I choose to move into the big city and many of you would say that I just have to live with this noise. While I do agree to some extent I also believe that there should be specific hours on the weekends and evenings when you can make noise whether working in your yard or putting on a new roof or siding.

One More Example

Another example was on Sunday morning, Mothers Day the same neighbor who was putting up the new roof on Saturday was back at it on Sunday M…

Happy Cinco De Mayo

Here are a few random facts on Cinco De Mayo:

Did you know that Cinco de Mayo, which commemorates Mexico's victory in the 1862 Battle of Puebla, is more widely celebrated in the United States than in its native country?

The original Margarita was a 1948 recipe created by Margarita Sames at a party in her Acapulco villa. She had the idea to mix fresh lime juice and her two favorite drinks: Cointreau and Tequila. Her cocktail kept the party going for two weeks.
NOTE: To the Usual Suspects, I only want to drink till the sun comes up.

Did you know that Cinco de Mayo, which commemorates Mexico's victory in the 1862 Battle of Puebla, is more widely celebrated in the United States than in its native country?

History of Cinco de Mayo: Battle of Puebla

In 1861 the liberal Mexican Benito Ju├írez (1806-1872) became president of a country in financial ruin, and he was forced to default on his debts to European governments. In response, France, Britain and Spain sent naval forces to Veracr…