Thursday, November 29, 2007

Christmas Music: Handel's Messiah

The greatest listening experience ever, in person or on cd. This version by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and choir, conducted by John Alldis, is my personal favorite out of the three versions that we own.

To learn more about Handel, visit this site or his wikipedia page.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Christmas Music & Movies

Although I have been listening to Christmas music for a couple of weeks already, I feel that now we are past Thanksgiving it's officially time to start listing some of my favorite holiday music for those of you who may be interested in what I and my family listen to and enjoy during the holiday season. I also plan on profiling our favorite holiday movies (warning: they are mostly classic films!). I am always looking at what other people are watching and listening to, so feel free to leave in the comments your favorite holiday movies and/or cd's you watch/listen to every year, old faves as well as new.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

Food At the Fair: A Critic's Review

Some people go to the fair for the Midway. Some go for the autos. Some might have been there to see a football game. We go for the food. Seriously. We open up the fair program and begin mapping out where the food vendors are. We think that we are foodies enough to be self-appointed critics of the various edible offerings at the State Fair, therefore we formed a panel of judges consisting of ourselves and the taste results are below. We have rated the various foods on a scale of 1 - 5 corny dogs, with 1 being not worth the bite and 5 a mouth watering experience.

Fried Banana Pudding:
4 Corny Dogs

Fried Oreos:
4 Corny Dogs

(One of our judges taste-testing)

Fried Latte:
5 Corny Dogs

Fried Frito Pie:
5 Corny Dogs

(Another judge taste-testing)

3 Corny Dogs

Fried Cheesecake:
4 Corny Dogs

Not Pictured:
A Texas sized drumstick
4 Corny Dogs

Fletcher's Corn Dogs
5 Corny Dogs (of course)

Plate of German food prepared by a local chef
5 Corny Dogs

And thus we conclude the review. We hope that this enables you to consume and enjoy as many fried products as are offered at the fair, and to avoid the icky fair-healthy stuff like corn-on-the-cob slathered with butter.

After all, the fair - like Christmas - only comes once a year.

And please don't be surprised if we have put on a few pounds since the last time you saw us...