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Free Christmas Movie Night at Wahoo Calvary Church

Come join us for a fun night of family entertainment as we celebrate the Christmas season.

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Christmas Movie Night

Calvary Church 558 W. 16th Street Wahoo, Ne

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Pumpkin Pie Shake

Tomorrow is October 1st and fall is beginning to crest in Nebraska. The days are warm, the evenings are cool, and football games are saturating the airwaves. These are my favorite days of the year.

Today I found an appropriate HMR shake drink to match the season. It is called a Pumpkin Pie Shake. It is delicious and I am enjoying one as I write this. Below is the recipe.

In a blender combine:

8oz water

1 scoop of HMR Vanilla 120 shake powder

1/8 tsp of pumpkin pie spice

4-6 ice cubes

Blend, and pour into your favorite glass.

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2011 in Fall, food, HMR, Nebraska, shakes

 

Like a kid with a new toy

I found a new toy for my blog site and I want to show it off. It’s a polling widget. Since this is my favorite sports time of the year (college football season) is almost upon us, I will kick this baby off with a Nebraska football poll. The Nebraska football team begins this year with brand new coach, Bo Pelini, and expectations are high in Lincoln, Nebraska. So my first poll will be a question about their wins this season. You will find the poll at the top right in my sidebar. Please vote and give me feedback on possible other polls to create.

 
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Posted by on August 22, 2008 in Huskers, Nebraska, poll

 

Saturday night in Lincoln

Last night Robin and I had a rare night out together. What did we do with that rare night out? We went to a rock concert. Though we might look like old fogies, we aren’t. We can still bang our head, and bang our head we did. We headed out in the single digit temperatures to Lincoln, here in Nebraska, for a benefit concert called “Camp Out For Kids” featuring Alter Bridge, Another Animal, and local band Down Sumner. The venue was the State Theater, which is an old traditional theater that has been turned into a concert hall with dance floor, bar, and tables and chairs in the mezzanine seating area.

The concert was great. The local band Down Sumner opened the evening with some very good songs that I had not heard before. The band was pretty talented and very enjoyable. Another Animal was the the next band, and the level of talent and professionalism went up a bit. I have only heard of couple of their songs online and I did like them enough. I had found out that the band contains members of the rock band Godsmack which has quite a fan base of it’s own. The band was very good and I liked most of the songs they performed. The lead vocalist was very interactive with the audience which gives them a plus in my book. Another Animal played for about 30 minutes They could have played longer but everyone was there to see the next band.

Out of the tour bus into the freezing Nebraska air and onto the dark and warm stage in the State Theater came the headliner, Alter Bridge. They heated up the old theater by launching into “Come To Life” from their new release Blackbird, followed by “Brand New Start” and then the heavy rhythm of “Buried Alive. They performed many favorites such as “Before Tomorrow Comes”, “Open Your Eyes”, “Broken Wings”, and “Rise Today.” The band was very tight and gelled very well together live. Mark Tremonti who plays lead guitar was very impressive even though you could tell the guitar techs were having some problems with his gear. He would excite the crowd with his head bobbing and bone crashing guitar playing. Myles Kennedy, their lead vocalist was very charismatic and interactive with the audience. I knew this guy could sing as evidenced on the bands two albums. But seeing and hearing him perform live was a real treat. He challenged the crowd to sing as well as he “humbly” does on the range challenging “Open Your Eyes” as a sing along. This challenge reminded me of his bit performance in the film “Rock Star” in which he is given the mic out of the audience while he is singing along with the superstar lead vocalist of the fictional band Steel Dragon. Myles Kennedy did not disappoint me live as many vocalists do. The guy can sing and he has a great vocal range.

The one thing that was a sore spot was the venue’s lack of crowd security. Robin noticed the anger problems developing on the main floor before I did and almost had to push an event security staff person into doing his job. This kind of thing is going to happen when you serve alcohol to folks without self-control and no accountability from the event staff. The concert as a whole was great and very entertaining. I am still trying to regain the hearing in my left ear, which, as a young head banger, used to be an indicator of a great concert. At 48, not so much. The ringing is almost gone now. Rawk On!!

 

Let it snow ……

Today in Nebraska we received about 3 to 4 inches of snow. It started around 7am and has really tapered off now at 3:30pm. It has been beautiful to watch. When it slowed a little bit, my wife and I walked down to the local Family Dollar store to pick up some things. It was not to cold and it was kind of fun trudging around in the white stuff. We are expected to get more snow this weekend but such is the normal winter pattern here in the Midwest. I thought I’d share a few pictures I took earlier. The picture above is one of our Christmas light bulbs partially covered by snow on our back deck. Click on the picture and it will take you to a couple others at Flickr.com.

God bless.

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2007 in Nebraska, snow