Saturday, March 20, 2004

Wine Cellar

After watching Simply Wine With Andrea Immer we headed out to Corridor Fine Wines in Laurel last night to pick up some wines. Now that we have that and our wine chiller, I wanted to keep better track (so I can remember we liked in the past). I found You can see our "wine cellar" here. In particular, the idea of getting a California Sangiovese and a Concha y Toro Casillero del Diablo came from the show.

Friday, March 19, 2004

Tourney Update

Well, Day 1 of the tournament wasn't too kind to my picks. In retrospect, Dayton, Southern Illinois, BYU, Arizona, and Princeton weren't the best underdogs to pick. In retrospect, Nevada and Manhattan were. I picked 5 underdogs? And none of them right? Yeesh. I'm off already today, with 2 underdog picks already backfiring on me. Fortunately, I didn't pick the underdogs very far through, so I still have all of my second round picks alive.

Thursday, March 18, 2004

Tourney Time

Well, the NCAA tournament has started again, and this year both of my alma maters are in the NIT. Well, Georgia was in.

My picks are here. I picked 4 ACC teams in the "Elite Eight". Hmm.

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Render Unto Caesars

We had a nice weekend vacation. Saturday night we headed to Newark, Delaware. OK, that wasn't the major part of the vacation. We mainly chose it because it was on the way to Atlantic City, and it had a Hampton Inn, which allowed us to notch our 20th Hilton Hhonors night of the year.

The next day, we headed off to Atlantic City and Caesars. Huh. I just noticed that the web site refers to it as "Caesars", not "Caesars Palace." I guess that's only for the Vegas location. Christina's friend Heidi was celebrating her 40th birthday, and we joined in. We had a lot of fun, but I didn't pull out the camera until Monday morning, as we were leaving the parking garage. Sorry.

I had never been to Atlantic City before. I found it like what I imagine Las Vegas would be -- if you put it in New Jersey. Sigh. Still, it whetted my appetite for a potential visit to Las Vegas this December for a math conference.


Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Where have I been?

Inspired by Jeanene's post, I am creating maps of places I've been to. I'm only counting overnight stays as visits.

I've also added these to the bottom of my travel page.

Christina has her own maps.