Tuesday, April 21, 2009

One day I'll roll in a Ferrari

What's my dream ride? What is your dream ride and why?

Ferrari F430

Ferrari. I just think they are awesome. Sleek, powerful, fast, precise. I've only had a chance to sit in one, but someday I would like to ride or even drive one.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Elkhart Municipal Band

Bar 1-2 of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue played ...Image via Wikipedia

Yesterday was my first performance with the Elkhart Municipal Band. I am only a sub, but I enjoyed it very much. The performance included the 1812 Overture and Rhapsody in Blue - performed by Nicolas Roth. There was a good crowd for the concert at Elkhart Central, I'm guessing around 500 people? The band played well and the response from the crowd was nice. Thanks Bryce for letting me sub for you it was a great experience!!! On a side note I noticed some of the performers had stars on their jackets, when I asked what they were for they told me each star was for five years in the band. Some people had 8 stars!!! WOW!!!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Oh, to be in Las Vegas

Prices are at an all time low in Las Vegas right now. It is really making me want to schedule a trip. But, so far I have not scheduled anything.

Las Vegas is my favorite city. The lights, the people, and the buildings. Mostly the buildings. Oh and then there is the food, the shows, and the gaming. I'm not a big gambler, I know the odds are against me. There is just something about this place that just renews me. Maybe I just feel I can get away from everything there. Not that everything is bad here, because things are actually very good here. You almost never have to worry about the weather. Time always goes by to fast when I am there.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Back to cooking basics

I love to cook. However I do not cook as much as I should. The other night I made Grilled Talapia with Tuscan seasoned risotto. It should be noted that I make my risotto not from a box or pre-fabricated bagged rice, pre-made meal type thing, but from abborio rice, chicken stock, and a lot of stirring the old fashion way. It just tastes better and is how it would be made if you ordered it from a restaurant. I unfortunately did not take a photo of this meal. On Sunday morning however I did decide to go back to the basics of making scrambled eggs. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to make scrambled eggs, but after watching a certain famous chef I decided to see if I could improve my technique. The result? Much better tasting and looking scrambled eggs!!! It is not that my old scrambled egg technique resulted in bad eggs, it is that this just took them to the next level. This chef actually tests all his potential new kitchen hires by having them make scrambled eggs....now that is seriousness about egg making!!!