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The Ultimate Bake Sale

The Public Education Foundation is having their 2nd annual Confections of the Rich and Decadent, The Ultimate Bake Sale, and Amy Walker of the PEF successfully recruited Diane and me to donate a baked goodie.  Last year, you may recall, I offered a Coca-Cola chocolate cake, the first thing I had ever baked.  A very nice woman bought it and actually said it was tasty.  Clearly, she was just being polite.  But I thanked her anyway.

This year, I was all set to go with this suggestion from Patti Hilton, a no-bake fudge recipe –

The Curse of the Ugly Shirt

I love shopping for clothes between seasons.  You know, when stores are thinning out their inventory and put a lot of stuff on sale.  Dillards does a wonderful job of slashing end-of-season apparel and you can get great deals on decent clothes.  Generally, you also have a limited selection.  Here’s the shirt we talked about on the WIKY Morning Show.   I bought it last Fall for $8.  I wore it a few times before my wife noticed it and asked, “Where did you get that ugly shirt?”  I don’t think it’s that bad and judging

Stacking 'em Correctly

With record flooding across the Tri-state, we’ve heard from a number of families and neighborhoods where sandbagging has taken on the literal meaning of using a shovel and a strong back.

 

The 55 Gallon Elephant in the Room

Driving a House

 
I’ve heard from a number of folks curious about our American RV adventure to Gulf Shores (or judging from the number of people we ran into from the Tri-state while we were there, “Evansville-by-the-Sea.”)
 
The American RV rental we used was a 28 foot Class C recreational vehicle. Those are the kind built on a truck frame (as opposed to the flat front bus-like Class A RV). Handling is a big question. A few I’ve talked to were a bit intimidated by having to drive such a large vehicle. And, I was

A Spring Break of Firsts

 
It was a Spring Break of firsts - first ever Spring vacation, first time to Gulf Shores, Alabama, and the first time on any trip in an RV. American RV, in the recreation vehicle business in Evansville for 40 years, set us up with one of their rental units and off we went to the sand and surf of the Gulf Coast. 
 
My impression? It was, top to bottom, one of the nicest vacations my family has experienced. Being a long-time tent camper, I was a bit skeptical how the whole RV thing would work out for us. Come on?  Y

King (and Queens) of the Road

I’ve hooked up with American RV (US 41 & Baseline Road) to use one of their RVs on a Spring Break vacation next week.  This will represent a couple of firsts – it’s the first time we’ve taken a spring vacation and it’s the first time we’ve used an RV to camp. 

Four Bad Things for Your Kids that are Actually Good

The Coca-Cola Recipe - The Real Thing?

For years, among the biggest secrets in the world has famously been the formula for Coca-Cola.  It's up there with the secret recipe for KFC, where the government is keeping the aliens, and what happened to Jimmy Hoffa (who is not buried in the endzone at Giants stadium, Mythbusters proved that).

A New Survey Says Men Don't Hate Valentine's Day - They Fear It!

 
With Valentines Day on Monday, we’ve been talking about it on the WIKY Morning Show. 
 
We found this article interesting -
 
It would make sense if men hated Valentine's Day. It's a day where there are
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