Thursday, July 24, 2014

Winning in Vegas

We are off to the World Market Center in Las Vegas next week for the relentless pursuit of something new and exciting.

World Market Center, Las Vegas

To paraphrase Hunter S. Thompson, it is Las Vegas, where the lights never go out. At any time of day or night, there is madness in any direction. People wandering the streets, some looking for action and some just looking. And in the casinos, at the tables and slots, gamblers test their luck. 

There is a universal sense that you can’t lose. No matter what one is doing, tonight you are going home a winner. 

Stressless Vegas recliner

The Stressless Vegas recliner is designed for comfort. You don’t need to gamble here. With soft contours and plush cushioning, the Vegas recliner is a winner any way you sit. Using the Stressless patented Glide® and Plus® systems, the Vegas responds to the slightest movement of your back, neck or legs. With a full 360° swivel feature and adjustable headrest, the Vegas Stressless recliner delivers unparalleled comfort.

Stressless Vegas recliner


Friday, July 18, 2014

Magic Stressless recliners

Split personalities - which kind are you?

Though I wouldn't mind a pina colada on a balmy beach, winters needs to be nippy, with me in my sweats and a cup of hot chocolate, tucked away in a mountain cabin, just go easy on the snow.

Though the mountains are fine, there is nothing so stirring as a day on the beach with a Bloody Mary and nothing to do but to dream of a life as a pirate.  

Singing, Yo ho, all hands, hoist the colors high. Heave ho, its off we go.

Friday, July 4, 2014

How to Survive on a Desert Island

How to survive on a desert island.

Robinson Crusoe, by Danial Defoe, First Edition, 1719

What would you do: swim with the sharks or look for the nearest cliff to jump off?

Armed with a copy of Robinson Crusoe, plus DVDs of Tom Hanks in Castaway and John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, and James MacArthur in The Swiss Family Robinson, you know what you are into, a rip-roaring time and the most amazing experience that you’ve ever faced. It is a chance to pit your wits against all comers.

Are you ready? 

Rule one: Don't Panic. It is the phrase on the cover of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, classic science fiction and another good book to bring along.

Rule two: Relax in the Stressless recliner that just happens to be on the beach. Its neck and lumbar support give out-of-the-world comfort. Stressless has been building recliners since 1971 and no one does it better.

Rule three: Whip up a drink. Make El Yunque, preferably with Don Q Rum. Mix the following ingredients in a container - 3 oz. Don Q Añejo, 1/2 oz. Grand Marnier liqueur, 1 oz. fresh lime juice, 1 oz. simple syrup, 10-12 fresh raspberries,1 orange peel twist. Mush the raspberries gently until puréed. Add rum, liqueur, lime juice, simple syrup and ice, then shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an orange-peel twist.

This recipe yields two servings.You will be need the second drink.

Rule four:  Take a sip of El Yunque and gently recline. Feel the breeze on your skin as you relax. |

You don't need any more rules.