Yard Sale’s a Commin’!

May 29, 2011

The Great HSS Yard Sale/Potluck Party is just around the corner… There’s great stuff to be had…

Getting ready by the racks,

Two cats blogging…


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.


The Things You Might See at the Upcoming Memorial Day Yard Sale here at Harwich Spirits Shoppe

May 28, 2011

I’m tellin’ ya… You’ve just got to show up for this Memorial Day Yard Sale and pot luck extravaganza… You might even see stuff like this…

For sale:

-or-

For sale:

Just think of this event as an old fashioned version of eBay, but with food…

No kidding… This is a “must show”!

By the racks and all the other stuff,

Two cats blogging…


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.
vvv


2011 Joplin Missouri Tornado

May 24, 2011

I’m going to take an “HSS Timeout”… You’ve probably seen photos like the ones below…

Odds are that you’ve never seen a twister, but I have. I can tell you straight up that the experience was one of helpless and hollowness. I was stuck in a traffic jam, and there was no place to go. It was literally a crap shoot as to which way the tornado would move.

This isn’t just about lost lives, broken bodies, demolished homes and businesses… No one who encounters a tornado is ever quite the same again…

To help, the American Red Cross is always a good starting point…

Cisco the blogging cat…


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.


Don’t Forget!

May 23, 2011

As regular readers of this blog already know, our second annual Memorial Day Yard Sale and Potluck is coming up a week from today. We do this because Massachusetts state law prohibits liquor stores from selling on this particular holiday, so why not use the outdoor space for something fun, like a yard sale? And to attract more customers, why not offer free food?

Yes, there will be snacks to share with all the buyers–maybe cookies, maybe burgers, maybe hotdogs, maybe maybe other things. We don’t know yet, because it’s all the vendors who will be providing the pot luck, and they ain’t talkin’! But I can tell you this: last year there were all of those things and more! So if you’re a vendor, don’t forget to bring something yummy to share. And if you’re a shopper, be sure to stop by before all the goodies (both edible and buy-able) are gone!

And in order to lure you into our yard sale clutches, I’ll leave you with an easy and delicious recipe that one of last year’s vendors brought: Portable S’mores:

  • Take one full-sized graham cracker and break it in half in the middle.
  • Place two squares of a plain chocolate bar (Hershey’s or other brand) on one half of the graham cracker
  • Cut a large marshmallow in half and place both halves on top of the chocolate
  • Top with the other half of the graham cracker.
  • Wrap loosely in aluminum foil.
  • Now make 11 more just like that.
  • Place each packet over hot coals for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Open carefully and enjoy.
  • Serves 12.

Take it from a cat who knows; these things are incredibly delicious!

See you a week from Monday!


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.


CDC Zombie Alert!!!

May 20, 2011

Get A Kit,    Make A Plan, Be Prepared. emergency.cdc.gov

That’s right… The United States Government’s Center for Disease Control in Atlanta has issued an alert and preparedness guide in case of an invasion of undead brain eaters. We’re talking a full-blown Zombie Apocalypse! I kid you not. (Do you really think I could make the graphic above? Just click on the pic and it will take you to the actual CDC dot gov site and see for yourself!)

Pay no attention to the fact that prepping for a zombie attack is eerily similar to preparing for a hurricane, flood, tornado, or other disaster. Just get ready for the inevitable zombies.

As I write for this blog (and others), it has become enormously frustrating to see that for the most part, safety posts go completely ignored. People treat them with the usual, “Yeah, yeah,yeah… Blah, blah, blah…” and then go about their merry way. That’s not the way it’s supposed to work. Fate has a nasty habit of making sure that sooner or later, everyone gets to greet the fertilizer wagon… And to that point, here is my favorite zombie preparedness site

Cisco, Ponchita, and Ben’s ghost are all waiting by the racks…


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.


2nd Annual Memorial Day Yard Sale/Potluck Gala Info

May 19, 2011

Hey,

Cisco the blogging cat here… The newspaper ad below kind of says it all, or at least most of it…

What the ad doesn’t say (and is difficult to convey) is the “Small Cape Cod Town” feel of the thing… This is part yard sale and part family gathering…

Hope to see you there…

Two cats blogging by the racks…


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.


Complete “Cape Cod” by Henry David Thoreau and Two Other ‘Must-See’ Web Sites

May 16, 2011

Hi…

Ok, so you want to read the entire “Cape Cod” work by Henry David Thoreau… Just click to the pic on the left, and there you go… In general this is just one of the collection of free books from Project Gutenberg — an attempt to push into public domain all non-copyrighted literature… there are roughly 33,000 publications available for the PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android and other portable devices. But that ain’t the only cool site on the Web…

Check out “Freecycle” — a depository of all things still good, but “in the way”. If you have a corner hutch that doesn’t fit the new living room, Freecycle it and give it to someone who needs one. (Like you need yet another humongous object clogging the garage!) If, on the other hand, you need an old, working 8-track player for your BTO collection, speak up! Somebody out there might have just what you’re looking for… Pretty much, the rules are that stuff has to be of some honest value (typically usable ‘as-is’), and there’s no “Plundering for eBay…”

Finally, there is the Cornell Ornithology Department… If you want to know all things birds, go to Cornell…

Two cats Googling by the racks…


Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.