Monday, October 09, 2017

Garden Update


Nanay's Garden has been flourishing all year.  Despite the lack of updates from me, the garden has been productive.  We have harvested fresh green beans, bittermelon, and now squash.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

First NBA Game-Ever

It was a normal Friday at the office.  I was working diligently to complete my weekly reports.  The office was not full, but not empty.  It had been a week of set backs on several projects.  Having new employees start, other employees leave, and general busy work for this time of year.  As I was sitting trying to arrange orientation for the new guys,  I receive the dreaded communication alarm. (the phone rang).  Looking at the caller ID, i was fairly certain it was my Sunshine.  Always happy to speak with her, I picked up the phone and answered in a professional manner.  She comments on the answer routine, which takes a full 3 seconds to get out.

Asking how my day is going, I respond it fine, just busy as always.  She then informs me we are not going home after work.  Well, okay, where are we going?  Her answer is the Wizards Game.

I have never watched a complete basketball game in my life.  So this was a surprise.  She informed me of our seat location and the "tip off" time.  I am excited.

Our adventure begins when I leave the office.  Three secure doors later, drop the new guy off to get his ID and off to the bus.  Just missed it.

I ride a bus to the Metro, reload the Metro Card and head out to the Verizon center.  Our luck is improving we get to the Verizon center at 5 PM.  Looking for a place to eat, we settle on McDonalds.


There was a Big Mac for that!!  I went with the Grand Mac.  In all honesty, it was "OK".  As I get older, I find the typical fast food places not all that good.  The medium meal cost me almost $10.  Regardless, I knew it was more economical than eating in the Verizon Center.

Bobblehead night is always a great night.  We were the first ones in through a particular entrance.  We then looked around for our seats.

Turns out, the seats were pretty good.

 From our vantage point we could see the court. and some of the players.

Like John Wall-He scored the most points while we were there.

Marcin Gortat-Signing autographs after warmups.

The game was very entertaining, as the Wizards took a quick lead.  However, the Raptors we quick and were able to move out in front.  I was surprised how quickly the Raptors were able to get a lead.  Once they had the lead, the Wizards could only get within two points.  The Raptors took the game.

Sunshine and I had a great time and I would recommend attending a game to anyone.  The team gave us certificates for our first game, the Verizon center was easy to get around, and when we left, the Metro was very close.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Halloween Hootenanny

This years Halloween Party for Sunshine's Club of friends was hosted at the all new and improved Casa de Tronster.  A couple of weeks before the little gathering, we decorated the house and prepared many of the dishes.  Utilizing the Intranet, and multiple goole machines around the house, we were able to come up with some great ideas.

Here you will see the little "tagalongs" peeled with a strategically places piece of celery.  Now this is a simple and effective little treat with the food.  They look like little pumpkins.  If you look at the plate all of these precious little items were placed, you will see we either ran out of tagalongs or celery.  (Honestly I do not know which).  They were a big hit with the kids and adults alike.  I must have had two myself.  Many celery stick was found on or around the table, so I am guessing the kids had some.

The deviled egg plate.  Here is another one of my favorite finger foods at any party.  Tronster enjoys them so much, he normally eat two.  To make them into spider deviled eggs,  just add a couple of sliced olives.  Again, I do not know why there is always one spot open.  Tronster did not "test" any of the eggs before they were prepared for the party.  I was not at the house when these little bundles joy were created.

This was another big hit with the guests.  There were none left at the end of the night.  Sunshine and all of her friends worked really hard to produce quality products for this little shindig.

There were lots of friends and family present.  Please take a look at a few of the decorations and food that was brought and shared.  

The Front entrance included the lighted sign and singing skull.  Every time some one entered the room the skull would sing "Super Freaky".

Look at some additional decorations below.  Doors were covered, and so were the chairs.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Casa Loma

Sunshine and I recently were able to take a much needed Vacation . lucky for us we have family in toronto Canada. while there we took advantage of a program called City Pass. one of the attractions was Casa Loma . A Castle built before WWI . The owner wanted a place that reminded him of his Scottish Roots Erm in the 1920's the home cost 3.5 million dollars to build. Uafrtemwly, MR. pellet Ran out of money before he Was able to move in and live there for any length of time . The Castle Home is a great family attraction . A Couple of the cool parts include the hall in the basement close to the Cafe. this hall inehdes all the movie posters d. moves that had beer filmed at Casa Loma. There Is a tunnel that goes across the street to the carriage house and garage however it was closed the day we Showed up .

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Garden Update

Nanay has been working on hard on the garden.  She has planted several varieties of vegetables.  Every morning she rises, in the sun, rain, overcast what have you, to tend to this little piece of garden.  After the initial configuration, Transfer has had little to do with the garden except to watch it prosper. There will soon be fresh okra, string beans, tomatoes, bell peppers and the one she cannot remember what it is.  Initially it was difficult, to keep the spare change from revenging the small plants.  However, with the power of the garden hose, Nanay has prevailed.

We have also put up a small fence to prevent the urban wildlife from taking from the garden.  We shall see if it is effective.  We expect our first harvest to be mostly beans.  They are currently the only plants that are flowering.

Another experiment from was to plant a Mango Tree.  I did not know mango seeds were fairly large.  I also was unaware of the affection Nickel and Dime had for mange seeds.  They have unburied at least three seeds.  To me the seed looked like a piece of bark.  I have subsequently been instructed that was not the case.  So now when I watch the spare change, they are not permitted to eat the mango seeds.  

We are very excited to produce some vegetables of our labor.  

Keep checking back for further updates.