On Christmas Eve I received an unexpected visit from Momma, who makes incredibly delicious cookies and other scrumptious desserts. She brought an awesome holiday gift box and I would say more but I am hoping to parlay my cookie tasting experience into a "trolling" review for HowChow. Let me just say I went right for the gingerbread cookie and I was not disappointed.
I finally broke down and decided to try out the digital Baltimore Sun with an offer of 99 cents for four weeks. Or was that 99 cents a week for four weeks? I'm not sure I really understood what I was getting. I guess I thought I was getting unlimited access to all the online news, but instead I am getting an actual electronic "edition" delivered to my in box every morning. It takes some getting used to. My first impression (on an iPad) is that it feels like scrolling through old-school microfilm at the library. I have discovered a few additional nifty features, though. You can click on individual articles to get a closer view. And there are numerous purple-highlighted "hot links" that will take you to other sites for additional information. As of this point, I am not sure I will continue when my four weeks is up. We'll see.
My husband and I went to dinner at The Second Chance Saloon in Oakland Mills Friday night. It was just a year ago that the place was fighting to maintain its very existence. If you wrote a letter or signed the petition, thanks. The Second Chance continues to be a bright spot in Oakland Mills and draws people from all over our area. They have made numerous repairs and updates to the physical space. It's looking good.