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    Cool Cruiser

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  • Location
    Ormond Beach, FL
  • Interests
    sailing, gardening, herding cats, cooking, reading
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Home Lines (now defunct)
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    All of them.

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  1. Thank you for today’s Daily, Rich! I have to laugh because when I read it was Hermit Day, my mind immediately jumped to the bar that you eat! I prefer to celebrate that one, honestly. Frankenstein deserves his own day. I enjoy oatmeal in its cookie form, but that is about it. Morning Dailyites & my Sisters! Joy another red wine! I know our Canadian Dailyites are concerned about their recent COVID spike, but the NY Times had a great article comparing the “spike” of several countries. Canada’s & Germany’s spikes were much smaller, because of the way their Governments handled the outbreak. So be sure to celebrate that! @summer slope that is quite a recipe! I might try a sip, if someone made one for me. But I would hate to pull together all the ingredients only to find it too sweet or rich for me. Great quote! Pass on the meal. I do not even bother buying candy. When I first moved to Florida, I lived in a gated community that had a Halloween map, so people could let Trick or Treaters know they were welcome. I had six visitors, and three of them were parents. Needless to say, I had a lot of left over candy. When I moved to my current place, I had a chance to ask my neighbors, who had lived here since the community opened, and they all said they had never had anyone visit - ever. This might be one of the things I miss most about Maryland. Prayers for all who need our support. Cheers to all who are celebrating! Stay well everyone! ******** This classic Tuscan Chianti has excellent ratings and a great price - if you find it. I found it for $12.99 at one place online that ships. #33 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2019 This wine, with its full, balanced flavor, bears honest testimony to its territory and ancient tradition. The moderate use of the wood, the use of large casks, according to the past experience, allows the wine to preserve the most natural characteristics of the Sangiovese grape, bringing them into harmony: fruitiness, freshness and tannin. Blend: 90% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot, 5% Colorino WS92 Wine Spectator: An elegant style, offering black cherry, blackberry, iron and earth flavors, with a hint of wild herbs. The vibrant structure keeps this focused and drives the lingering finish.
  2. I finally remembered to snap a pic of my Pink Mulhy Grass in bloom. Sadly the vibrant pink has faded a bit, but you get the idea!
  3. You really need to put forth more effort to celebrate National Chocolate Day. Really.
  4. Val, as much as I love chocolate, this picture stole my heart. I would have a difficult time not giving in to “that look”!❤️
  5. And if they are the only person they endanger, that would not be an issue. But secondhand vape smoke carries particles that endanger others, so one might want to take precautions if one often finds oneself in a room with a vaper.
  6. Which is encouraging, but we still won’t know the long-term effects for some time. I know there is a Utah medical community looking at the lung-damage in young COVID survivors. It is too soon to know if that will eventually heal itself.
  7. I know! It is almost as if Mother Nature has a bullseye painted on the Gulf states this year. They have received more than their share for the next decade!
  8. Thank you for persevering & posting today’s Daily, Rich! As long as it is chocolate day, all is right with the world! I gave my lungs the gift of health 31 years ago, when I quit smoking. Rich, I love this quote! Roy thank you again for alerting us about the thread problem & updating our lists. Today starts the first of my Fall maintenance activities - my annual gas fireplace inspection & pilot lighting. Now if Fall weather would just stay for good, I would be happy. Prayers for all who need our support. Cheers to all who are celebrating! Stay well everyone! *********** This iconic Rhône red blend has excellent ratings, and surprisingly decent prices - starting at $37.78! I admit, I was shocked. I might have to put this one on my list. #58 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2017 Beautiful, deep and bright ruby red color. Complex nose, with fruits (cherries, fresh blueberries) and spices (rosemary, juniper and cedar). The mouth is broad like the nose. Crisp cherries with garrigue notes bringing the freshness on the finish. Very smooth tannins with a nice elegance. Blend: 70% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, 6% Cinsault, 4% other AOC varieties WS94 Wine Spectator A beautiful wine, with dark fig, warm boysenberry reduction and alluring creamed raspberry flavors streaming forth, accented by graphite, black tea and pastis. There's a healthy dose of singed apple wood through the finish, but it's well-embedded as everything pulls together. Best from 2020 through 2040.
  9. The first time I tried to open this thread, I received an error message and was directed to try again. The “Try Again” button didn’t work. But then I went back to the Topic List and selected this thread again & it worked! Thank you for letting us know, Roy & providing the updated list!
  10. I am fairly certain the local weather folk would announce “the end of the world”, if my humidity was that low! Stay safe!
  11. Thank you for today’s Daily, Rich! Go Navy! When I lived in Annapolis, it was wonderful having the Academy right there. The midshipmen would march from the gates of the academy to the stadium for each home game. Always got the crowd going! I got to sail the Bay dodging Naval vessels being used in training sessions, and then the Commissioning Week events with the Blue Angels practicing over the Bay. Lots of great memories there! Roy thank you for keeping our lists! Morning Dailyites & my Sisters! We have a white wine today! Love all cats, but black cats are so sweet! I love a good story, but I am not the best story teller. I have actually had the drink du jour! This might be a first. Another lovely morning here. I know Fall is out there somewhere, just waiting for the humidity to leave for a few months. Prayers for all who need our support. Cheers to all who are celebrating! Stay well everyone! ******** This “lithe” White German Riesling is considered “off-dry”. Very good ratings, a prices starting at $19.98. I am not a fan of sweet Rieslings, but this one sounds like one I would enjoy. And who can resist a “silly value”? #66 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2018 An appellation-wine, Barrel X is Lauer’s Platonic ideal of what a Saar Riesling should be. In Burgundy, this would be the equivalent of a Bourgogne Blanc. Grapes are sourced from multiple vineyards in three different villages of the Saar. This is always a thrilling off-dry and a silly value. WS91 Wine Spectator A lithe white, showing fine clarity and focus, with orange blossom aromas followed by kumquat and nectarine notes on the palate. Off-dry, offering ample acidity for balance, with a mineral-infused finish. Drink now through 2020.
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