Nothing really exciting going on, to be honest. We had a cook off to run the judging for on Saturday in Loudon, NH. It's a bit of a drive but a good event. A bit of a rain shower in the afternoon, but it blew over really fast and didn't really dampen the crowd too … Continue reading Monday Musings: Bits and Pieces
Late posting this today. Apologies. Busy day with some catching up needed. Anyway, Saturday was the first of our New England area chili cook offs. It was the Massachusetts State Cook Off, aka The Beast of the East. As usual, the BaldMan was chief judge and I was scorekeeper. We had a good turnout of … Continue reading Monday Musings: The Rain In Winchendon- Wait, What?
Saturday was the 33rd annual Massachusetts State Cook Off. The BaldMan was Chief Judge, and I was Scorekeeper, as we have been for the past several years. It was a lousy day. So lousy that we decided not to bring Lambeau, even though this is one he could have gone to, and put him in … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: Chili Again, and Doggie School
Well, it wasn't a full vacation. Just a weekend, and there were obligations along with the fun, but it was a good weekend, so I'm counting it! A couple of weeks ago, we went to Arlington, Vermont to be Chief Judge (the BaldMan) and Scorekeeper (me) at the Vermont State Chili Cook Off. We always … Continue reading Monday Musings: What I Did On My Summer Vacation
We cooked at the New England Regional Chili Cook Off on Saturday. It was in Somers, CT, where we have been many times for chili cook offs. Of course, most of the time over the past four years, we have been there in the judging area, either as Chief Judge and Scorekeeper, or helping those … Continue reading Monday Musings: Chili, Competing Again, and Recovery
I have gotten to chapter three in revising this year's NaNoWriMo project. The working title is Two's Company, and it is sci-fi, specifically space opera. I've figured out a sub-plot and have started weaving that into the story. Things are getting fleshed out more, and some bumpy spots smoothed over. So, progress is being made. … Continue reading Monday Musings: Writing, Weather, and Other Random Thoughts
Well, I have been sitting here for a few minutes, trying to figure out something to say. Now, that's a comment on my life, isn't it? These Monday posts are supposed to be general updates, stuff that's happening, and random ramblings on the world and life in general. And I can't come up with anything. … Continue reading Monday Musings: Life? What Life?
We were out of town again this weekend. We were running the judging area at a chili cook off in Connecticut. First time at this location, which was a park along a river bank. It was a day long festival with six or seven bands for entertainment, a whole line of food trucks, and the … Continue reading Monday Musings: Catching Up, and a Reminder on How to Get a Free Book
There was no Monday Musings post yesterday. We were away for the weekend at a chili cook off, and I needed yesterday for a recovery day. Funny thing is, I didn't really feel as tired as I usually do right after the cook off on Saturday, but by the time we stopped for lunch on … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts
The two day Maine back to back chili cook offs, that is. We served as Chief Judge and Scorekeeper for Saturday and Sunday's events. They are held in Wells, ME, which is a lovely town on the ocean. There were high points, and some very low ones, and I have to admit to not necessarily … Continue reading Monday Musings: Remember the Maine