Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Burgers, Basketball, Food, Weather, Dogs, Cars, Movies, Radio Remotes - Oh My!

I mentioned last week that it has been pretty crazy lately!  This post will show you some of the things that have been taking place - both in my Full Time Job in Radio, in the Community, in my fun-job Wildtree, and in daily life. 

Kickin' things off is the radio remote that we had on Friday at the Allegheny Burger Festival and Gus Macker 3-on-3.  Here's a photo of my hubby while talking to a vendor and friend of ours on the radio during the live broadcast.  That's Dale's New/Used FJ Cruiser in the back ground that we put 92 Gold Magnets on for the remotes.  It actually works well for that station because of the Yellow in the 92 Gold Logo! 
The Burger Festival and Basketball Tourney was Friday thru Sunday.  Our Radio Remote was at the very beginning from 11 to 1 on Friday.  Saturday - my mom, dad, and I took our Wildtree Stuff down and were there from 9am until almost 10pm.  The weather was PERFECT!  There were around 200 teams.  We did pretty good for sales - not awesome - but not bad, either.  It's funny how many fellow vegetarians and vegans I meet at Burger and Rib events!  This weekend I met a young man who was also vegan and we had a great conversation.  He ended up buying some Wildtree Butter Grapeseed Oil.  The Butter Flavor is vegan - the flavoring comes from coconuts!  He was there with two of his friends that wanted to try and get him to eat a burger.  He stood TRUE.  One of the vendors there did a HUGE Vegan Burrito for me!  It was awesome!
 Sunday we dropped by a few car lots and looked to see what they had.  I will be in the market for a switch soon but I am looking for something  very specific.  It has to be SMALL since Dale's vehicle is so HUGE.  It has to be good on gas mileage.  I want to get my payment down.  $200 a month would be awesome!  It has to have a unique color that stands-out.  And Automatic.  I have to say I am sort of in LOVE with the new Chevy Spark!  But I'm not into buying BRAND NEW cars, ya know?  This one is technically USED but not by much.  It only has 156 miles on it.  I don't like this color and come to find out it's a Standard.  I'm really interested in the Jalapeno color of these, tho!
After enjoying a drive around town my husband, mother-in-law, and I went to see Star Trek - Into Darkness.  My Husband went to see it on Saturday with his brother, too!  It was GOOD! 
Sunday evening - we spent a quiet night at home and as you can see the 'furkids' were just hanging-out, too! 

Riley is such a GOOF.  He LOVES to lay on his back - which is rare for most dogs - at least the dogs I know!  He must have laid like this for at least an hour.  I also go a close-up of his mouth and teeth!  He was cracking me up!

Oh yes!  I almost forgot to mention that Friday Night we were supposed to meet up for dinner with some friends of ours!  Tom and Nicole.  Tom plays Mandolin in Dale's band.  But Tom wasn't feeling well.  So Dale and I went to dinner at a near by Golf Course and Restaurant that we haven't been to in a LONG time!  Jackson Valley Golf Course.  They had a nice salad bar - I also got a plain Sweet Potato, too!  I hope to post some photos of the overlook later today or tomorrow.

The weather has been great the last few days!  Yesterday it was 88 and 89 degrees when I left work at 5-ish.  This is totally my kind of weather!  To think - just a week ago it was snowing!  It's supposed to get a little cooler again but the forecasts have been up and down so that could all change again - and again - and again!
More happenings through-out the day yesterday...we had another LIVE remote broadcast!  This time it was from Jones Chevrolet in Starbrick.  They were having a Ribbon Cutting for their new showrooms!  They did a very LARGE Expansion and Upgrade to their facilities!  It was neat to get the grand tour!  They've been in the area for 95 years!  It's been passed down thru 4 generations!  The Chamber was there - I have worked with them in the past - as I served on the board for 6 years - and our Mayor was there - as well as the District Manager for Chevy - and other family and employees of the dealership!
Dale was EYE BALLING the new Corvette!  Grrr!  I told him he already has his Corvette!  This year I hope we take it to some car shows!  Dale told me he doesn't like the new head-lights on the 'vette's because they don't pop up like all of the other Corvette's lights do!  He's rather upset they changed this aspect of the 'vette!  I will say - the color is pretty awesome, tho!
And FINALLY...some food!  I've been really hungry for some Indian Food and last night I did a take on a dish based on what I had on hand and I am really pleased with how it turned out!  Here's what I did for this Indian Mushroom-Lima Bean Stew:

2 C Lima Beans
6 Ounces sliced Mushrooms
1 Small Onion
1 C Diced Tomatoes with Juice
1/2 C White Cooking Wine
1 T Garam Masala
1/2 tea Turmeric
1 T Garlic Paste/Spread
Pinch of Wildtree Garlic Galore
1/2 tea Red Chili Pepper

I had a little bit of this last night to taste it and I'm having the rest for lunch today!  It's very yummy!  I sort of blabbed on a little long again, today, Oops!  I'll be back later today or tomorrow with more photos and happenings!  I'd love to hear about your weekend and your thoughts!  Drop me some comments!


  1. Wow, busy schedule! I enjoy meeting and chatting with other vegans and good for that guy on staying true. So funny that the smell of cooking meat does nothing for me anymore, not even slightly tempted.

    Our car tastes sound very similar, I've always had small econo cars and love the gas savings, ease of parking, and extra space in the garage. The Chevy Spark is very cute and I'm impressed with the efficiency of the electric version too.

    Love the Indian food cravings and will never get tired of curry.

    1. Yeah...I was never a fan of meat even before I went veg! It was no problem for me at all!