Friday, January 25, 2008

Funny Family Cocktail Story..

Legend has it that our Grandparents on our Mother's side loved to drink and entertain their friends and family. They were "partiers" before the word "party" was a verb.

Our people come from a small town in Texas named Mart. Not far from Waco and Austin this little community was quite the agricultural town. Farmers and Ranchers (part-time and full-time) like to have a good time.

Well, once upon a time, our mother heard singing out on the farm. Not the normal "whistle while you work" singing that can be heard from the kitchen. No, this was the top of your lungs, off key singing that only rings true from the great outdoors in the summer air. She was a teenager at the time so curiosity got the better of her.

Mom strolled outside to find the mysterious melody. She looked everywhere around the house and found nothing. The singing seemed to go away by the time she reached the driveway. So she turned to head back to the house. But wait....there it is again. She turned on her heals and headed for the back of the house. But she still didn't see what her ears were hearing.

As she got closer to the back field, she noticed the large tree that normally provided the small amount of shade for a good part of the lot. She knew she must be getting closer, because the singing got louder. But there wasn't a soul near the tree, let alone anyone, or anything that could sing.

Finally she arrived at the big tree. Standing under the tree's canopy, she heard the singing again. She looked up into the tree to find her mother and her mother's sister sitting up in the tree singing their lungs out. What could cause two full grown women to climb a tree and entertain themselves in this way?


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Overwhelmed, Underwhelmed and lack of Motivation has been awhile since our last entry. January is almost over and we aren't sure how that happened.

There is a pile of work on our desk that needs to be done. But where is the motivation to get it done?

Keep moving forward...little at a time.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Vacuvin Wine Vacuum..

These Wine Bottle Vacuums are great. One of our new favorite items.

We read recently in a consumer magazine that they didn't rate well. The article went on to say that the Vacuvin Wine Vacuum doesn't work any better than the cork that the bottle came with. We totally disagree! We have had many a good bottle of wine become bitter and acidic after sitting in the fridge with the cork re-inserted for just 1 day. Air is the culprit.

Here is how they work:

The Wine Saver is a vacuum pump, which extracts the air from the opened bottle and re-seals it with a re-usable rubber stopper. Place the re-usable stopper in the bottle and extract the air from the bottle using the Wine Saver pump. A “click” sound tells you when you have reached the optimum vacuum level. The vacuum slows down the oxidation process so that you can enjoy your wine for longer.

Whether you love red or it cold or room temperature, we have had EXCELLENT luck with this easy to use vacuum system. And we don't currently sell them! We will soon carry them, because they are a must have for wine lovers who don't drink the whole bottle at one sitting...yes, there are a few of us out there.

So look for them soon in our shopping cart. They are highly recommended by these wine lovers.