Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sky Bar Steak and Sushi

I've never been to Sky Bar Steak and Sushi.

This establishment is located on the Strand in Galveston. Sky Bar was damaged in Hurricane Ike, but is pleased to announce its re-opening for tonight, Dec. 31, 2008, New Year's Eve! Renovations have been completed and offer a warm, colorful, trendy feel. The music is upbeat and the food appeals to sushi lovers, steak lovers and vegetarians. You will find sushi rolls, prime steaks as well as other offerings. You can make reservations for tonight's party by emailing your name, number of people in your party, and your preferred reservation time to Sky Bar will also serve lunch weekdays from 11am-2pm beginning Jan. 5.

That I'd like to see.

Sky Bar Steak & Sushi
2107 Postoffice St.
Galveston, TX

tv furniture

I've never been to buy tv furniture.

My husband made our tv cabinet over 15 years ago. My friend was showing me her tv stand just yesterday. It was made by some German builders who did work for her parents when my friend was four years old. They made a little table for her at the time. She wanted to keep that table and it is now her tv stand. Even though she got a new tv for Christmas, she kept her old table. I was impressed with her new tv (and old table) but she said she had to get it since the old tv was not going to work with the new digital requirements come February. I guess there may be many folks out there who will get new televisions and may even get new tv furniture to go with it.

That I'd like to see.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Day The Earth Stood Still

I've never been to see The Day The Earth Stood Still.

We went to see this movie for my birthday this week. I have not seen the original nor have I read the book. We took both our kids to the movie with us. The movie was pretty good. We all enjoyed it though my 12 year old daughter thought it was a little scary and pretty weird. There were some weird parts but it was pretty good.

I would say that it is a pretty clean movie. The violence was not over the top but the theme of the end of the world is pretty intense for some kids. I think the PG 13 rating is appropriate. My daughter found it more weird than scary, though during the movie was a little unsure. Now I just may have to go back and read the book and see the original movie!

That I'd like to see.

Italy's Best Coffee

I've never been to Italy's Best Coffee.

This is one of the newest coffee franchises up and coming in the U.S. I have never been to any other coffee franchise besides the well known Starbucks, and even then I don't order coffee! I wonder if these newer coffee houses can make it as big as Starbuck's.

That I'd like to see.

Monday, December 22, 2008

eat sushi

I've never been to eat sushi.

My husband has recently fallen in love with it and is now wanting me to try it! I did find out that not all sushi is raw. In fact, "sushi" just means the way the rice is packed/wrapped up. I was told there is some with cooked fish or with avocado. These both sound good, especially the salmon. I also was told that it doesn't smell fishy!

That I'd like to see.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Christmas Capital of Texas

I've never been to the Christmas Capital of Texas.

I learned today that Grapevine, TX is the Christmas Capital of the state. The have activities every night through Dec. 22. These activities range from a train ride on the North Pole express-complete with caroling, story tellig and candy-to the decorated hotels and malls to indoor snow and ice sculptures. You can even ride down an ice slide!

That I'd like to see.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Metro Park

I've never been to Metro Park.

This is apparently a very cool store in our local mall. I was talking to one of the college girls and she was telling me to check out this store. I don't know for sure what all they have. I think they have bags and other accessories. And I'm pretty sure she told me they carry Ed Hardy products. But what I want to check out for sure is the sale rack towards the back of the store!

That I'd like to see.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Cape Sagres

I've never been to Cape Sagres.

This point in Portugal is the edge of Europe. In Columbus' day, it was thought by those living there to be the end of the world. In the 1500's it was the site of Prince Henry the Navigator's school where men came to learn sailing, map making and navigating. Today, visitors can see what is left of Prince Henry's school; a large circle which may have been used as a wind compass to learn the direction the wind was blowing, or perhaps a tool for celestial navigation.

That I'd like to see.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

computer repair shop

I've never been to a computer repair shop.

My husband took my daughter's laptop in this week to a computer repair shop. The internal circuit board is shorted out. It is not worth repairing. The owner said he'd buy it for parts. He would only give us $20 for it. I think we should check out wholesale electronics to see about getting her a new one.

That I'd like to see.

Monday, December 1, 2008

star cinema grill

I've never been to the Star Cinema Grill.

This is a special movie theater with a special menu. It is like a movie theater only you have tables built into your seat. You can order from a special menu that includes appetizers, entrees, sides, snacks and desserts. You can push a light to call your waiter any time. No children under five are allowed in the theater and no children or teens are allowed without a parent. They show new releases and tonight they even showed a local NFL football game on the big screen!

That I'd like to see.

buying fruit trees

I've never been to buy fruit trees.

When we bought this house, the back yard contained several non-fruit bearing pear trees. I find that to be a real waste. I'd love to have some trees that actually bore fruit. We have talked about getting a lemon tree. I don't know how hard it is to maintain fruit trees but I wouldn't mind giving it a try. When the weather warms up there may be a possibility of looking more seriously into getting some kind of fruit or nut trees. The lemon is one I'd like to try. My neighbor has banana trees. My friend suggested blueberry bushes. Or maybe blackberry. I'd never even considered Mulberry trees. But I'd be willing to try any where we could eat the fruit!

That I'd like to see.