We had a limo to our high school prom, too. What makes YOU so special?
I love playing when the weather is nice, but I've also dodged hail the size of...you guessed it...GOLF BALLS, tornadoes and even the occasional alligator just for a round.
Tony Romo tees it up at the new Top Golf in Allen
Jeez, you'd think I'd learn. But then, you'd be wrong internets.
So, when the folks at Top Golf invited me to the grand opening of their new three-story, 65,000-square-foot golf entertainment complex in The Village at Allen (TX) a couple of weeks ago I said. "Please accept my RSVP".
Nah...I really said, "You mean I don't have to dodge alligators in a tornado-driven hail storm to play golf? Put me down for a YES." Oh, and they've got Mushi, too. So, make that a definite YES.
Top Golf is a great way to get my golf on without dodging the occasional hail stone the size of a canned ham. It's a terrific concept that protects you from the elements while delivering a first rate golf experience.
No, this isn't some cheesy hit-the-imaginary-ball-into-the-video-screen set up. You play with real golf balls and real golf clubs at one of the 94 hitting bays (open-ended booths stacked three stories high, facing the driving range) where you can order drinks and food and even watch sports on TV. Is that COOL or what?
Is that COOL or what?
No night putting...but plenty of everything else
I also love collecting cookbooks. They spill from our kitchen island to the pantry to my desk in the laundry room. Bob says we have so many that I could use one each night and not repeat myself for years. (You know how he can exaggerate!)
But when I get serious about cooking, I find myself preferring proven favorites like these new, go-to compilations from the pros at Fine Cooking, Bon Appétit and Better Homes and Gardens:
Fine Cooking Appetizers
Desserts 4 Today
How to Squeeze a Lemon
Bon Appétit Desserts
We're giving away:
Click "Read More" for a taste of the delectable recipes in store for winners and details on how to enter. Contest ends June 30!
Bob and I practically live in our backyard this time of year. We enjoy "gardening" (he digs holes for my perennials, runs drip lines from the sprinkler heads and kills weeds; I supervise), lunching on the patio and relaxing in the pool.
Ok, NOW I get it...
It's sandal season in Texas so you won't catch me without a splash of color on my toenails.
My poor fingernails, however, are another story. I usually ignore them, pretending to prefer an au natural look. But the truth is I hate holding my hands still long enough for polish to dry and it just never seems to last on my hard-working fingers (I guess that's the price of all this blogging!).
Remember when self-help tips were limited to books like I'm Okay, You're Okay and The Power of Positive Thinking? Life really was simpler then.
I think we know the answer to that one...
Miss Charlotte and I just celebrated our 33rd anniversary in New York City.
I know what you're asking yourself internets, HOW COULD SHE STAY MARRIED TO HIM FOR 33 YEARS?
It's one of those questions kinda like if Elvis, Jim Morrison and Roy Orbison were in a Heavenly Band, who'd sing lead vocals? Some things, we'll just never know.
It'd been a while since we'd been to the Big Apple, so we had a good time getting reacquainted with Manhattan and some of its better known boroughs. In short order, we checked Brooklyn, the Bronx, SoHo, The Village, the Upper East and West Sides, Museum District, Theater District, Times Square and Central Park off our list.
And that was the FIRST DAY...I'm kidding.
We'd been to the BIG CITY before and gotten all the LOOK. AT. ALL. THE. TALL. BUILDINGS. out of our system, so there wasn't any burning desire to do hardcore touristy stuff. That doesn't mean we hung out in our room and watched mixed martial arts cage matches all day on pay-per-view (I vetoed Charlotte's request)...we got out and mingled with the fine folks of the largest city in America. Boy, did we mingle. Here are the highlights from our street seens...let's go to the videotape:
Grooming Trend You Never Thought You'd See AgainIf you answered, "What is the Hitler moustache" you're correct! I had a mid-town Manhattan WTF moment when I saw a red headed guy at the corner of Broadway and 47th Street sporting one of these. I wasn't sure if he'd been one of those Boys-From-Brazil experiments gone horribly wrong, or he was just trying to get a reaction. Either way: CREEPED. ME. OUT. Sadly, no photos. I've seen Marathon Man and didn't want him to go all Laurence Olivier on me.
There's no line at the Gauguin nudes exhibit, let's go over there.
My favorite Cinderella is the 1965 Rodgers & Hammerstein classic starring Lesley Anne Warren, Stuart Damon and some simple glass slippers with the power to change a girl's life. I watched it year-after-year growing up, and blame it for my unfailing fixation on heels, wedges, flats ... make that shoes of any sort so long as they have some style.
So when the folks at Crocs suggested I check out a pair from their comfort collection, I was torn. Try some shoes? I LOVED that idea. But Crocs? Hum... Weren't they those huge, brightly colored clogs that looked nothing like Cinderella's dainty glass slippers?
Then, I remembered that my sister-in-law Cyndi, a Nicu (that's neonatal intensive care unit) nurse often on her feet for 12 hours a stretch, swears by Crocs. She and all her nursing buddies say they're like walking on clouds. So I took a peek at the brand's new summer line, which includes hot, new styles like the Leigh Wedge and Carlie Flat that warmed me up to the idea of trying Crocs in no time.
Crocs Carlie Flat Animal Wave
You could win a foot-pampering pair of stylish Crocs flats or Oka B. heels ... FREE.
Click "Read More" to choose your favorite styles and colors. Contest ends June 16!
Oka b. Vera Heels