The Crazy Greek

I’m visiting my sister this weekend. She lives right outside of Richmond, in Midlothian. My family always enjoys going out to eat around here because there are an endless amount of options. Some of our usual suspects are Q and Maggiano’s. Please check out Q if you are in the area because it’s the best […]

Work in Progress


I’m making a throw blanket for myself.  I’ll be honest, I’m in love with it.  First of all, I’ve never made a blanket for myself, I rarely crochet things for myself besides a quick scarf or cowl here or there.  The perk of making a blanket is that once it gets to a certain size you can use it to keep warm while you work on it!

The yarn is from Michael’s, it’s their private brand: Loops & Threads.  The type is Cozy Wool in “Aster” and “Harvest.”  And I got he pattern from a small booklet by Bernat called “Around the Season Afghans” that I picked up in the store.

The pattern I’m using is for a different size yarn so I had to adjust for that, and I’m creating my own stripe pattern, so I’m adjusting for that too.  Stay tuned for the “after” picture.  Happy Friday!

You gotta know when to fold ’em!

For the past two weeks, I have been busy attending trade shows researching new products for the 2012 season.  Yesterday I went to the US Food show…the biggest and baddest food show of the season.  This company goes all out to make their customers feel appreciated.  Not only do you get a chance to taste-test an overwhelming amount of products but you are comped a stay at one of the participating casinos.  This year I was able to stay at Caesar’s.  Not only do you get a comped room, but you get to attend a three-hour cocktail party at the House of Blues.  This is no ordinary cocktail party.  It is three hours of an open bar with buttered hors devours and a great cover band.

Now wait just a second, the night was not over after the House of Blues party.  The gang and I hit up the craps table til the wee hours of the morning.  Here’s a tip that I passed onto someone last night, always play the PASS line (thank you Kylie).  For a small buy-in of ten dollars, you are able to stand around the table and wait to see your money multiply.  For the first time last night I was able to throw the dice on the table.  What an exhilarating feeling as everyone waits to see what you roll!  Though you might crap out the first time without doubling up, just hang in there and see what the next roller throws.  Last night I was able to turn $10 into $80.  The key is to knowing when the going is good and to back out.  My friend made the mistake of continuing to play for another couple of hours and lost everything.  You gotta know when to fold ’em!