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Guitar Cake

2X1C7625Meg and Diane decided to have a surprise birthday party for Paula.   Meg got her a really fancy Epiphone Les Paul electric guitar as a gift.  Wow.   Others got together and got Paula an amp.   Wow again!   Meg and Diane asked if I could make a guitar cake for the party. […]

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3 Years

Dad ParisFirst Memorial Day now today.   June 6 is the anniversary of my father’s passing.   Jack O’Donohue.  It’s funny how his death and my mother’s death have stuck with me so strong.  And Didi of course.  I don’t think a day goes by where I don’t think of all three of them.

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Memorial Day

standing_by_carI still think about my Dad.  A lot.  It’s been almost 3 years now since he passed away and it seems like yesterday.   And here it is Memorial Day weekend and it all comes back full strength.   My Dad and his brother Paul, Uncle Paul, were both in the Army.  Dad was older […]

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Grape Throat

Well I went “wine tasting” with Carolina and Haydee (C and H for short). My version of wine tasting is that you go around to different wineries, say in Napa Valley or some such place like that, and get small tastings of their offerings to see if you want to buy a bottle or two […]

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Coke and Pope

Coke-PopeAww well my babies are one year old now!   Can you believe it?   They are such big girls now but alas still kittens.   I don’t think they’ll be fully grown for at least another year. Coco (Coquette) is still the queen bee.  She does everything first and is the Alpha cat.  She perpetually has a […]

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Paree

Well it all came off without a hitch.  The whole thing.  The surprise and the second surprise! Katy and I met in the Miami airport.   She arrived first and waited for me outside my gate.   I was so excited the day finally came.  I booked the trip in June, 2012!   We gave Katy the trip […]

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Europea

8443094460_3bf378793a_zAnother successful trip to Cannes and London.  This time it was a bit funner because Janet got to go.   It was great watching her experience the flight, the locations and the experience.   First flight was great.  I don’t normally fly British Airways as it’s hugely expensive but Mick Fleetwood and Brad Pitt were on our […]

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Marshmallows! M

mallow-005Ms. Stewart introduced me to these about 10 years ago and I’ve made these every winter since.   They’re pretty easy to make but you have to be very careful with the hot syrup.   They are great in hot chocolate especially if you use a bittersweet chocolate.  The bitter chocolate with the sweet marshmallow is a […]

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Marshmallows! M

mallow-005Ms. Stewart introduced me to these about 10 years ago and I’ve made these every winter since.   They’re pretty easy to make but you have to be very careful with the hot syrup.   They are great in hot chocolate especially if you use a bittersweet chocolate.  The bitter chocolate with the sweet marshmallow is a […]

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Best of 2012

bestof2012I’ve had a few days off after my traveling and running around with Katy.  I decided months ago that I would take this week off and just recover.   I’m traveling again in a few weeks so I know I need this rest.   I’ve been sleeping to 9:30 & 10am!   Crazy. Anyhoo, I […]

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