The guys got started erecting the pavilion in our backyard yesterday. It is turning out a bit taller than I expected.
There's some debate over whether we should attach this structure to the garage to gain some rigidity. If the rain holds out this morning, we'll get even more done and have a sense for whether the pavilion was the right choice. I'm skeptical as I write this on morning two.
Earlier this winter, I wrote about the old Lou Malnati's menu and mentioned that as I was waiting around for my pie to finish up, I spied an old Chicago Tribune article posted on the wall that included the original Lou Malnati's Italian Salad Dressing Recipe. The Tribune reporter called it "prized". We were set to host a little pizza party over the weekend, so I figured I'd give it a shot. Here's the article as seen through my mobile phone's camera.
I'm not a wine drinker, so the fact that the recipe called for Burgundy wine didn't strike me as odd. I went shopping at Angelo Caputos in Addison - a really incredible shopping experience - and when I got to the wine section I found Burgundy wine was carried ONLY in those HUGE jugs. And they were dirt cheap. The only issue is that needed just 4 ounces. We ended up with a whole-lotta-wine that Nat won't drink.
I've taken the recipe and modified it a bit by eliminating the percentages (60…
Having been through the prototyping process on Penny Hockey Boards, I made a few modifications. First, they shrunk in size considerably. From 12" wide and 16" long down to 12" long and 8.5" wide. After the side rails are attached, the playing surface will be 12" long, 8" wide. The name of the game is also being changed from Penny Hockey to Topper Hockey (more on that later....). Also, because the board shrunk, the space behind the goal also was squeezed. It started at 2.5" from backline to center of the goal and now with the production units, I've cut that distance in half. The final change comes in regards to the pegs - I've changed the configuration a bit and removed some. The "guard" pegs - which are located just outside the goal mouth were widened, and one of them were removed. The peg modifications were made to simplify and enhance gameplay. My intended audience is my nephews who are all under the age of 10. Scoring …
Yesterday on the Dan Patrick Show, they had Bill Hader on the show to promote the big 40th Anniversary of SNL show that's airing tomorrow. In the interview, Dan Patrick asked Hader (who has appeared on Stern and was/is hilarious) who on the show made him laugh. He said that Jon Hamm and (surprise!) Taylor Swift were very funny as hosts. And that one of the fellow cast members who always made him laugh was Will Forte.
He pointed out the sketch where Forte was a basketball coach and decided to do a motivational dance at halftime. Everyone - including Peyton Manning, Keenan Thompson and Bill Hader himself have to cover their faces because they're laughing so hard.