Sunday, October 19, 2008

Only Here...

I live in Kentucky but being right on the river I work, shop and 'go out' across the river in Ohio. There is an awesome Mexican restaurant locally that has become my husband's favorite place to eat. Toro Loro (one of several around our area now in fact) is authentic Mexican food, not some glorified mexican fast food place. You can get anything Mexican you want, even things you don't know you want and you can even be serenaded as the Mexican guitar music and singers make their rounds. But I never would have expected this...

The same "family" of Mexicans that own and operate that great Mexican place have opened a new Italian restaurant in town. WHAT?? That's right... only here in Southern Ohio (and I'm sure a short distance across the river into Kentucky) can you eat some great, authentic Italian food, in a sort of western looking atmosphere (with its wooden benches, floors and walls), be served by Mexicans (those same friendly faces we saw a few days ago down the road at the Mexican place) and listen to country music. Who'd 'a thunk it?

Not a site you'd ever guess you'd see but I have to say... Man! can those Mexicans coo Italian food. I may go back again for lunch tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Back To School At 40 Something ??

I never dreamed that my decision to go back to school would involve so much research. The time and effort just to get all the information, review the options, make a decision on where to attend and getting the ball rolling should be worth credits in themselves. I set out to search for Distance Learning classes specifically so I don't have to be gone from home any longer than I currently am for my full time job. I have always been a night owl and definitely NOT a morning person. After a long 8 hour day in the office, I'm ready to come home, change into my comfy clothes and just chill out... not head into a classroom in the evenings. I'd only grow to hate school and maybe even give up on it. I want to come home, change, eat with my family and maybe even soak in a hot bath before hitting the books or taking a test. And I'm pretty sure there's not a campus classroom anywhere with a deep bathtub in it. I do some of my best thinking in there... relaxed, de-stressed and mind fresh.