Tuesday, June 29, 2010

and the Winner is......

GR&DF your kind comments yesterday were so nice I really enjoyed them this morning!! The cherry coffee cake went over big - and was totally easy to make with stuff that is kept on hand. I did want to mention that I did double the recipe for the larger spring form pan I have - this of course added some extra time to baking.

Here is a little bit of odd in the our life on Red Rock by the Bay - you remember yesterday I was bitchin' (surprise, surprise) about how our phone was cut off on Friday - not bitchin' because there was no phone - but our door buzzer to buzz in people into our building is connected to this land line. Oh, well - last night for some unknown reason the phone just started to work again and it is fine. I cancelled the phone-fix-call for today as it seems to be working - could that be more weird - I know it wasn't the workmen on the roof that fixed the line as they were none in sight yesterday when we got home and the phone didn't start to work again until around 7pm or so.......

I did pull together all the names and fill a BoD last night for the drawing -

and since the Peach is the usual who-hound that draws the winners - we thought the Pete should get a chance - he was less than enthused to say the least -

he sniffed around and sneezed on this entry - Vanessa - is the winner - if you could send me your snail mail address I can get the chart out to you - my email is on my profile. Thank you all for entering my little drawing!!

I wanted to mention a new Blogger to join our ranks Miss Peggy Lee - over at "Kentucky Sampler" - if you get the chance stop on over and say Hi!!

Last night was more "Winds of War" - those discs just keep coming and coming. I also got in another film "The Shanghai Gesture" - 1941 - starring Gene Tierney, Walter Houston, Victor Mature and Ona Munson. An odd and often silly film of heavy melodrama - set in 1930's Shanghai. Most of the action takes place in a Casino run by the infamous Mother Gin Sling - and her minions. In walks rich and spoiled Poppy played by Tierney (not her best roll - and she is really very whiny lots of the time) and she starts to loose heavily at the tables. Eventually all the characters are brought together for a Chinese New Years Banquet were Mother Gin Sling reveals long buried secrets about those gathered. I would recommend this film if for nothing else then to just see the multitude of hair styles that Gin Sling wears through the film - from the odd to outrageous - the costumes and set dressing overall are top notch and over the top fantastic and worth a look.

There you go sports fans - thank you again for stopping by, do come again!!

Take care,


Catherine said...

Love how the who-hounds always pick your winners - too cute!

Great yummy shots on the previous post - I gained ten pounds just looking.

Jules said...

Congrats to Vanessa!!

The phone suddenly working makes me wonder if the property management company placed a call out as well. Afterall, it was their workers who cut the line, right?! Glad to hear you're phone is working again!!

Cole said...

Love the drawing pic with Pete ~ Congrats to Vanessa!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Glad all is back to normal. What a lovely blue penny mat you have shared with us, thank you:)

Karen said...

That's great that your phone suddenly started working again! Very cute pic of your puppy Pete. :)

Margaret said...

Wow, that's really weird about your phone starting to work again! Nice though! Congrats to Vanessa!

DonnaTN said...

Congratulations to Vanessa! I'm sure she will enjoy stitching the BP Companion! How weird about your phone line. Sometimes after a hard rain my sister's phone won't work, something involving bad wiring and water. Once it took them weeks to get it fixed. Glad yours was self healing!

Peggy Lee said...

Glad your phone is in working order again. I had something weird happen with mine this morning. I dialed a friend, got elevator music for a while, then it started ringing again. She picked it up but we couldn't hear each other. WEIRD! Like something out of those old Twilight Zone shows.
I can't begin to thank you enough for giving me a shout out on your blog today. I have found that stitchy friends are the bestest!!
Take Care!
~~Peggy Lee

Sharon said...

Way to go, Pete!! Yea, Vanessa!
Hope the phone keeps doing it's proper "phone" thing...utilities - you can't live with 'em, you can't live without 'em! :)

Isadarena said...

Many congratulations to Vanessa :-)
wow !! your little pet is just adorable and helped you a lot to choose the winner : I love all the small pets :-)
Have a nice day,