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Lou Holtz

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I came across some Lou Holtz quotes today... I am impressed... :)
Here are some of my favorites:
“When all is said and done, more is said than done.”
“You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.”
“Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.”
“The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it.”

Go the Extra Mile

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I Believe

"I Believe I'm here for a reason and MY PURPOSE IS GREATER than my challenges!"  - Jon Gordon
And they all said, "Amen!"

Morel Munchies

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We survived!
The morels went from this:

To this:

We dipped them in egg... then flour... then fried... and once we put the m on the paper towel we garnished them with pepper and salt.
They weren't bad.... hard to tell a distinct flavor since they were so small.
But, no ill effects... :)

A Hunting We Will Go

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Okie dokie... so no one told me they were going to look all weird and brainy like!
We found some mushrooms!  13 to be exact... and I was concerned that 5 bread bags would not be enough... :)


They are Morchella, which according to Wikipedia are "the true morels."
We spent about 3 hours and 15 minutes searching to no avail as the locals would not disclose their mushroom honey spots!  Per one local, sharing the location of his mushroom honey spot would "not do his freezer any good."  OK then! 
On our way out of the woods, dejected and morel-less, we came across a man who was down on his hands and knees searching.  It just so happened he had come across some of these elusive fungal curiosities!
I thought to myself, "He can't be here all night!" 

Once he vacated the premises, the magic began as we uncovered our first morels!
I sent a picture of the morels to my family in Texas... my mother implored:  "Google them to see before u put that in ur mouth…

Circus Funny

"When I was two years old and my sister was four, my mom took us to the circus.  I wanted to go again when I was nine.  'You don't need to go,' my mom said.  'You've already been to the circus.'"
- Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

Mushroom Hunting

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I am going mushroom hunting today!  I LOVE Ohio!  This will be my first hunt.
I was told to bring three old bread bags which is fortunate, because I just so happen to have various old bread bags, stale old bread included!  I will need to find some creatures of the billed and webbed feet variety to eat said stale bread prior to the hunt!
When asked, "Are you going by yourself?" I answered, "Heavens no child!  It's dangerous!  Who knows what's lurking about under those fungal curiosities!" :)
Always hunt with a buddy!
To learn more about mushrooms, click on the "Shroom" below!

My Favorite Birthday Gift

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My birthday was this past Thursday.
I received lots of lovely gifts... but this is by far my favorite:  a beautiful glass wine topper!

I'm not sure who the artist is... but I will find out!
It looks really neat when the camera flash hits it too!

Once Was Blind

So incredibly touching!