Monthly Archives: April 2013

Do you LIKE to Barbecue?

It’s just about that time of year for those of us up north. The smell of burgers and hotdogs fills the air everywhere you drive. That’s right – BBQ season is almost here! There is nothing like the smell of food being grilled. I absolutely love to grill, and I’ll grill a variety of foods. There is something about grilling that just makes food taste better. Especially over a charcoal grill while tailgating. Besides the traditional foods that people grill (i.e. steaks, burgers, hotdogs, chicken) I enjoy grilling many other foods whenever time allows. My specialty, by far, are chicken wings. Granted, they take anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes depending on the size of the wings, but man are they awesome. I enjoy wings much more when they are grilled. Then of course there is the secret sauce that goes on them afterwards. I also LIKE to grill fish. It can be any kind of fish. From catfish to mahi to salmon. All taste outstanding on the grill. Vegetables are another good choice to grill. I tend to do zucchini and squash. And if you never tried it, put a small pizza on the grill. It takes a little practice, but it is worth it. Here’s looking forward to a great BBQ season!¬†What do you LIKE to barbecue?

Do you LIKE watching sports on TV or in Person?

Second weekend of April means one thing for avid golf lovers – A Tradition Unlike Any Other – The MASTERS. My family has been watching golf on Sundays longer than I can remember. Every Sunday we gather at my Grandparents’ house and every Sunday I walk through the door and golf is on the TV. It’s like clock-work. Pretty much year round from January to November. I enjoy watching golf on TV, but I LIKE playing it a whole lot more. I know a ton of golfers’ names, definitely more so than NASCAR. It’s fun to watch the Major tournaments, but if it were up to me I’d much rather watch baseball or hockey this time of year. I can watch baseball, any game, on any given day. I just love the game (how the heck could Barry Bonds not throw out Sid Bream who had one good knee?) Watching baseball live is even better than TV. I enjoy the stadiums and watching who is getting loose in the pen and how the position players move according to who is up. Aside from baseball, hockey is by far a great sport to watch live in person. Just being part of a sold out crowd all cheering for the same team and hearing the siren go off when there is a goal is awesome. I’ll watch the Pens on tv, but being there is so much better. I’m not a huge NASCAR fan, but I find it hard to watch cars go around a track on TV. But, I have been to a few races and being ther in person is a hundred times better. I think it’s because of the atmosphere and loud noise. Basketball is another sport that I’d rather be there in person to watch. I couldn’t care less about the NBA regular season anyway, but I do watch the playoffs on TV. I can’t comment on soccer because I have never been to a soccer match – not even a high school one. I suppose it would be awesome to be at Azteca in Mexico City though. Finally, of course, there is football – college and NFL. Both, which are fantastic in person and on TV – especially on high definition. I like going to Beaver Stadium with over 100,000 fans. I also like going to Heinz field and seeing all of the Terrible Towels being waived. If I had to choose though, I’d prefer to watch it on a big screen – especially when it’s 0 degrees out. What do you LIKE to watch in person over the TV?