Yesterday was my dad’s 83rd birthday. For you hipsters who wear a cardigan and fedora you can thank my dad for the style. He has a closet full of hats and sweaters in various cuts and styles that he’s collected over the years. His 50 year crusade to bring the style back has finally succeeded. He wants to thank all of you for following his lead because he no longer has to go to specialty stores to get his hats. He tells me he found this one in the teenage girl section at Macy’s. Happy Birthday Dad!!! We love you.
I like salt and fat more than I like sweets so the wife got me Cheetos for Easter. I use chopsticks to eat them…which I believed was original thought until I Googled it…original thought isn’t the subject of this post so back to the Easter treat. Since she’s a woman and it’s a holiday the gift had to have a theme. Cute, huh? One more note, I’m married so I don’t get a whole bag…just that tiny box.
A lifetime of studying the careers of successful men has convinced me that what my friends in the social sciences call “the critical variable” in success is not intelligence, at least not above a certain minimal point, but rather disciplined energy. Walter F. Murphy The Vicar of Christ
The wife and I spent some time in San Diego last week. We’re home now so I’ll get back to my regular posting schedule tomorrow…unless I have too much catch up work to do. Here’s a picture near Pacific Beach that I hope makes up for the light posts.
In our continuing series on Northern California seasons, it’s officially spring in Sacramento. Fall started in the middle of November. Winter began on Christmas Eve. And now the first blooms in my yard signal spring.
The wife and I have been in Napa Valley and Sonoma this week so rather than talk about the stock market I’ll share something with you that you might like better…a travel tip. If you ever take a trip to Northern California one of the places you should visit is Napa Valley if only for a day. It’s only an hour away from San Fransisco and barely more than that from Silicon Valley or Sacramento. When we visit we often make Domaine Carneros Winery our first stop. It offers a more relaxed atmosphere than other wineries. Instead of elbowing your way up to a crowded bar to try tiny pours of a variety of wines, you can sit on a patio overlooking the vineyards and enjoy a full glass of Champagne or Pinot Noir. A perfect way to start a vacation day. I’ll leave the rest of the vacation planning to you…because that one stop will make your entire trip.
Rafferty had been a cop for a long time, long enough to know that two people looking at something with two sets of eyes seldom saw the same thing. The Lace Reader Brunonia Barry