I had an epiphany just a little while ago about what I have been doing wrong on all the little side business ventures I have gotten myself involved with over the years, with the exception of my farming adventures. I tend to get focused on production types of items, that require a good deal of input, usually my time, to complete the item. And in the end, I have just that, one item that is good to be sold. What most business ventures need to be truly successful though is a product, good, or service that you make once and sell it many times.
A quick celebration is in order. Actually I suppose that there are several that are in order when I get down to it. The first, and perhaps biggest of them being that that sometime in the past week the post counter rolled over the 600 mark. That is a pretty good milestone. In addition, another mark of importance is having gotten back into the swing of things with the blog.
I think I am hitting almost all of it below – yep, I got college basketball, the Hall of Fame balloting for Cooperstown, college football, the NHL lockout being resolved, and a rant about fishing at the collegiate level. I guess that does leave out NASCAR and horseracing, but if any of the above are your interest you are in look and if none are appealing check back later, as I am sure I will have something else in a few days.
Science has finally answered a question for me that I have had for years. As I am sure is know, I occasionally like a decent tasting wine, especially that is not at the extreme in dry, but just the same I am not overly fond of one that is really sweet either. What I have not been able to figure out though is the seemingly overpriced wines that I often run into. At one time, I had the mistaken thought the more expense clearly the better the wine, especially as the wine ratings tended to always go with the more expensive varieties. Today, science confirms, that for most people a cheaper vintage will do just fine.
Not usually my thing to even mention restaurants all that much unless I am going off about some crappy customer service experience I have had with them, however Chuy’s deserves my mention and more. It is a relative new coming to Lexington and really not my kind of thing so much, given that it is a big chain and a chain of Mexican/Tex-Mex food at that. I think this one will give so many of our semi-local Tex-Mex food places a good run for their money and I think the attitude and price will more than compete with the other one or two more upscale Mexican places in the local area.
Continuing with my observation of some issues of late, here are a few more that I am feeling the need to bring up. A little bit of a political bend again, but not all of them and even the ones that are can also go into other categories. Speaking of observing, I know some folks gave some really good feedback way back when I first started the idea. How is it being viewed now? I know the biggest request I have had is more consistency with when it happens, which is something I am working on. Right now I am leaning toward Monday and keeping Friday as the big happenings in technology. Anyway, on to my observations…