If you are like me and enjoy some pasta, then here is something you will like. Kraft recently came out with a self grating Parmesan Cheese. Compared to the other Kraft Parmesan Cheeses this new version is even better. Below is the old version on the left and the new version on the right. Give it a try as you can truly taste the difference.


No Sashimi for you.

Like many people, I was very skeptical about eating Sushi for the first time. Now it is one of my favorite meals. Of course, I won’t eat any of the raw stuff. I am a cooked sushi fan. No Sashimi for me. I have been eating Sushi for way over 4 years and have a long list of favorites and am willing to give almost any sushi a try. Below are some of my favorites.

Artic Roll
Blues Club
California Roll
Crunchy Crab
Crunchy Shrimp
House Cucumber Roll
Lobster Roll
Philly Roll
Rock n Roll
Sekisui Roll
Mi Mi
Tornado (no spice)
Shrimp Nigiri
Cucumber Roll
Vegetable Roll

I would be willing on making my own Sushi to save some cash, but I still have not mastered the rice. I did take Sushi Classes at Viking with instructor Jimmy Ishii a few years ago with Tony Roy. Only part I did not like about the class is that the Sushi Rice was already prepared and you were not really shown how to make it. The only thing they gave you was a recipe.

Hopefully, I will master making sushi in the near future.

Nico Valentine’s Day Photos

Here is a photo of my godson Nico Putman. Of course, more can always be found at I am just a little late posting it online.

Look out Boston

Maybe Cartoon Network should have done the following. Of course, it would not have gotten them as much publicity.

Go to Lite Brite and create your own.

Anna Nicole Smith Dies

Anna Nicole Smith died today. Read more at Yahoo News.

King Cake is Here.

My king cake from Randazzo’s Camellia City Bakery arrived today. Looks a little different than last time I ordered a king cake. It seems DHL took the business away from Fed Ex. I look forward to jumping into that king cake and enjoying it.

In Flight Cookies

While traveling to Krakow, Poland I always got to taste a little snack on the plane. Until now I have not been able to remember the name. The name of the cookie is Punselie’s and they are normally served on the international Delta flights.

They are 2 crispy cookies with a caramel filing and in my option taste very good. They can be found at Punselie’s web page. Order some, because I know I will.

My Krakow Music Mix

Below is my Krakow Music Mix. Most of the song I listend to on the drive from Krakow, Poland to Prague, Czech Republic over and over again. It seems most of the stations play the same music over and over again.

I am sure Perry will comment on my selection in a negative way.

Dark Chocolate

I am not much of an M&M’s fan, but I think I just found something that will make it a little bit easier for me to enjoy them. I am not really a fan of Milk Chocolate as I prefer the Dark Chocolate. Not sure why, it just taste better to me.

M&M’s has launched Dark Chocolate M&M’s. I will be sure to grab a little bag of these suckers to snack on at work.

Photo Scanning

A while ago I posted something about looking for companies that will scan all of those old photos. I looked online and found a few places online that specialize in mass photo scanning.

I would do this myself, but I do not have 10-20 minutes per photo to spend scanning photos. Especially if I have over 800 photos I would like to scan from the past. Most of these being from when I was a kid and when my parents were children.

The bad part with these services is that you must send your photos out and pray that they do not get lost. How does insurance cover that?

Now I need to find out which ones ship to India or Costa Rica for scanning. Even more of a chance of your photos getting lost.

A few companies I found are listed below:
Dig My Pics
Brite Pix
Digital Pickle
Scan Cafe

More good news

I have been lucky to find out today that there is a Pepsi Machine on my floor. And of course, we all know what that means. If there is Pepsi, then that means that there is Mountain Dew.

Although, I will be continuing my effort to cut back on Mountain Dew it is nice to know that the machine is close by in case I need a quick boost.

Come Full Circle

Full Circle: through a series of developments that lead back to the original source, position, or situation or to a complete reversal of the original position — usually used in the phrase come full circle

Well, it seems I have come full circle. About 4 years ago my office was located at the International Paper Tower 1 on the 6th Floor. My office was then relocated to the Willow Lake office where I lived for about 4 years. Today, I walked into my new office which is in Tower 1 on the 6th Floor. Funny part is that my actual office location is in the exact same spot as the one I had when I first started with International Paper.

Still Employed

For those of you that were not aware, my position as a Customer Service Rep has been relocated to Krakow, Poland. That, of course, is the reason I traveled back and forth to Krakow over the past year. All in all I spent close to 120 days in the wonderful city of Krakow training my replacements.

Well, tomorrow I start my new position at International Paper. I interviewed for about 11 positions and made a choice. I will be a Supply Planner. Not sure on all the specifics, but I will post more info later.

So, wish me luck as I will be training and learning lots withing the next few weeks.

Time for King Cake

It is that time of year for King Cakes, not that you can’t have them all year round. I have ordered a medium King Cake that will hopefully arrive this coming week. The cake which purchased online at Randazzo’s Camellia City Bakery.

I will be sure to let everyone know how good it taste. If you want to find out for yourself go to Randazzo’s Camellia City Bakery and order one.
Keep in mind that the price includes the price of shipping.

Nico’s First Snow

Here is a photo of Nico sitting in the snow. More photos can be found at

Snow in Memphis2

Here are some photos I took this morning. Yes, it did snow but it was only 1 to 2 inches. One of me in the snow, my pops car covered, and my foot steps in the snow. More photos can be found at

Snow in Memphis

Even though we have snow in Memphis, TN Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, so we should have an early spring.

Photos of Memphis Snow to be posted soon.

Happy Ground Hog Day.