Hidden Figures

Watched “Hidden Figures” tonight.
What a magnificent movie!
5 stars out of 5.
Go see it.
http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/hidden-figures

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The Search for the perfect coffee machine

What I want is a good coffee maker that’s convenient and environmentally friendly.
After looking at espresso machines, Nespresso, and other exotic machines, I’ve reached a conclusion.
I’m not buying any of them.
I’m sticking with my 4-cup drip coffee maker and my Keurig.
The drip coffee maker is the least expensive and most environmentally friendly alternative. Also uses an unlimited variety of coffees.
The Keurig comes in handy when I need a cup of coffee right away. I also like the fact that it has no heating pad.
So there!

 

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale

My younger daughter just brought home a six-pack of Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale.
I tried it.  It’s surprisingly light and has an amusing bouquet.

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The Santa Clause Movie

We watched “The Santa Clause” movie tonight on Netflix streaming.
I forgot what a funny movie this is, especially the one-liners.
In one of his best roles, Judge Reinhold plays the psychiatrist stepfather who always wears ugly sweaters.  Maybe this is where the craze began.  However, I was quite impressed with those sweaters. Whoever made them had a lot of imagination.

Although the critics gave it luke-warm reviews, I give it 5 stars out of 5.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Santa_Clause

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Making Christmas Fudge

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 Heating the sugar, butter, and water

 

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Bubble, bubble, toil & trouble

 

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Adding the chocolate

 

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Adding the marshmallow cream

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Adding the walnuts and pecans

 

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Adding the hot mixture to the pan

 

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The finished product after cooling off

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The finished product after cooling off.

 

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While I was making fudge, my lovely wife was making these cookies.

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Moon over Christmas Lights

I took this photo of the moon rising above our neighborhood just now.

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Recommended book – Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Recommended book – Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance 

A respected friend recommended this book to me.
Once I started reading, I could not put it down.
It’s an autobiography of a young man born and raised in Appalachia. He managed to rise above poverty, go to Yale Law school, and become a famous attorney.
It gave me a better understanding why conservatives vote the way they do and why many are discouraged by the Democratic party.

I recommend it, too.

Andy 

https://www.amazon.com/Hillbilly-Elegy-Memoir-Family-Culture/dp/0062300547

 

 

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