Tuesday, February 28, 2006

I shall rise to the Cioppino Challenge


Seems the above blogger, who also happens to be my favorite niece, posted a photo of a food item that she seems to think is quite a tasty dish. (see photo)

Cioppino happens to be one of my favorites as well. Made it a lot when we lived in the 'Keys' because of the abundance of fresh fish. Living in an area now where there is not a fresh fish market to be had. And we are still in this god forsaken state of Florida but on the Southwestern coast near the Gulf. Now I'm not saying Publix (our local market) doesn't have a fine selection of fresh fish. I'm just used to good fresh fish to make my tasy, yummy cioppino.

So it seems the above blogger/niece has challenged this writer/aunt to a cioppino cookoff.

Weel I am up for the challenge. The date of said "Cioppino Cookoff" shall remain open at this time as I am still living in this godforsaken state!!!! (someone please buy our house)

Once the house is sold we will be moving closer to the Cioppino challenger/niece......so it will make it easier to stage the cookoff.

so stay tuna'd...............................

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

I knew it would be a tough nut but holy crap!!!!

Holy crap is right..........the Realtors came thru looked, liked, praised and even asked Norm if he would like to do some work for them NOT!!!! We're moving won't have time yada yada yada.
Well here we sit a month later and not even the tiniest of a bite - not even a frickin nibble.
So here we sit and nuttin happening. Hey it could be worse!!!!! At Least we are in a good position where we don't have to sell and move on. I sure there are lot's a folks that are in a postion of an employment move have a house here and bought a house in the new location and now have tw mortgages I feel for those folks I really do. Well that is not us and I thank the dear Lord for that.

Let me leave you with some staggering statistics...................

Right now in our county on the Soutwestern coast of Florida the are approx 9000 (nine thousand) homes for sale.

In January 2005 948 homes SOLD.

In January 2006 327 homes SOLD

stay tuna'd............................

Friday, February 03, 2006

do ya spose "43" does this????

this is so typical of our Government at this moment in time

Just wanted to let you know the New Homeland Security Bill has passed. Things will be different now and Internet surfing as you know it will be tracked by what the FBI calls a "non-intrusive method." The FBI says you will not notice anything different.

For a demonstration, click on the link below:


stay tuna'd..............................