JR's birthday was last week. I took him out for dinner. He ate a mountain of seafood. I had a side of asparagus and a baked potato. We were each very happy with our meal. JR is now considered in the Senior set which for us means DISCOUNTS! Almost everywhere. We have already signed up at our local Krogers for the 10% discount on store brands. This even includes their organic products. We save about $20 per month with this discount. Most of the other discounts are for restaurants that we never go to, hotels that we have gotten discounts for last 10 years and car rentals that we rarely rent. But, they are there when we need them. On his next birthday he will be entitled to the best discount (in our estimation) a National Park Golden Pass! There is nothing we like better than a National Park and at $10 for a lifetime membership we will be all over that. Sadly, DisneyWorld doesn't offer very good senior rates because that is our second favorite destination.
I co-authored a couple of chapters in a book last year. It is finally coming out in print. I should be getting my advanced copy in the mail in the next few days. I'll be sure to let ya'll know about it. Of course, I don't expect any of you to go out to buy it because it is written for anthropology ethnographers.
I think I've eluded to the documentary film I was making with a public historian colleague, well as of today when we fix all the copyright problematic music (graduate students are a blessing and a curse) I will be posting it to the world. The university media relations and the alumni association want first crack at it but the PBS station will be getting that. In fact, I should call them now. As soon as it is available I'll post the link. It is only 27 minutes long and has received rave reviews.
"One of the best researched, written and edited pieces that has come across my desk in a long time." Mr. Adams, KUHT program manager
"Well, it took me forever to get to watching it, but I LOVED it! It was thoroughly interesting and engaging, and you put it together very well! I loved all the music. Good job! I hope that a PBS station snatches it up!" Gretchen German, actress, writer and blogger extraordinaire.
My friend Carolyn and I have been going to almost weekly wine workshops at one of the local upscale supermarket. Last night was the only one I missed. And, of course, it was the one where they tasted $50+ dollar bottles of wine. I am not pleased.
That is about all I can come up with at the moment. What's doing in your life?