Archive for January, 2008

ASC and Las Placitas

Monday, January 21st, 2008

We went to All Souls Unitarian in DC today. Having over 500 people at a service sure adds to the service. The choir sang wonderfully. Afterward, we had planned to go to a Belgian restaurant, but there was a 45 minute wait. So, we stepped across 8th street to Las ...

Vista: Font size not big enough in Windows Mail’s main window?

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

Do you find the default font in Windows Mail's main window (see Figure 1 — shown after resizing to 12 points) too tiny to read? What? You say the default 9 points isn't big enough? It's not big enough for me, either. Fortunately, it's not cast in stone. It's controlled ...

Mert’s in Charlotte

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

We're at the Homewood in Charlotte, NC (on Yorkmont Road). I wanted fried chicken for dinner, and read about this place called Price's. Unfortunately, they closed at 6 and aren't open on Sunday. Instead, we went to this place called Mert's. The chicken was soggy because of proximity to other ...

Homewood Suites in Mobile, Alabama

Friday, January 4th, 2008

We're at Homewood Suites in Mobile, Alabama. We rose this morning and went to the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum in downtown Baton Rouge. They had several interesting exhibit, including some pastels on paper by Will Henry Stevens, a modernist who worked in Louisiana. I'd never heard of him, but ...

Rosedown and Oakley

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

We're in Baton Rouge, having spent good chunks of today visiting Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville. Afterward, we walked around the grounds of Oakley in Jackson, Louisiana. We ate lunch at a little place in St. Francisville, called Feliciana's Seafood. We had dinner in Baton Rouge at a place called Drusilla's ...

New Orleans

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

We've just spent our 2nd night on the 6th floor of the Country Inn & Suites in Kenner, LA. Yesterday, we ventured into New Orleans, in search of Storyville. We found it, and were also looking for Louis Armstrong Park. We encountered many closed gates. We were close to giving ...

Tuscaloosa to New Orleans

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

We're in Kenner, Louisiana, just outside of New Orleans. Last night, we were in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Alabama is a strange place. We had decided to eat at a seafood restaurant, but found that it and several alternatives were closed. Yes, it was Sunday night, but these were popular restaurants. As ...