Last weekend I built the Midwest Products Japanese Zero model. It took a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon to make. It is a nice balsa and tissue paper model powered by a rubber-band. The model was fun to build and fly.
If you like model airplanes, look for this classic on Ebay. It is kit #425.
In my last post on Moonshine Jelly I mentioned a neat general store where you can get some unusual food. While I was there, I purchased some Kudzu Blossom Jelly.
For those of you who may not know, Kudzu is a vine which is native to Japan. It was introduced in the Southern United States in a variety of ways. The largest introduction was from the Soil Conservation Service. It is now considered a week, and responsible for enormous habitat destruction in the Southeastern United States.
Kudzu Blossom Jelly seems to be at least some practical use for it. This jelly is a surprisingly sweet jelly with a nice "wild" taste. I would recommend eating as much as you like and help save the South.
There are few things that I must say are quite entertaining about living in South Carolina. I went into a restaurant/general store in Pumpkintown, SC. Yes "Pumpkintown"! The general store called Pumpkintown Mountain at the Pumpkintown Opera. They have an unusual assortment of foods including Moonshine Jelly. I could not pass on such an opportunity to try such a treat.
Moonshine Jelly, Toast, and Coffee
I don't know what I was expecting. I thought it might taste like alcohol, or have a sharp taste. Actually, it has a sweet taste with a pleasant "moonshine" taste. I would recommend trying some if you get a chance. You will not be disappointed, and may even feel like you are getting away with something from them "Revenue agents".
I am not opposed to civil unions, but I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. This is one of my core beliefs, and I don't think the legislature should be so shallow to disregard this generally accepted tenet. I want to encourage an open and accepting society, but this is unacceptable to me. I feel like it cheapens my own marriage.
I know this kind of remark will likely draw some lightening rod remarks, but my personal belief system is based on a Christian lifestyle. I am not one to condemn gay and lesbian lifestyles, but please don't throw acid in my face on marriage. Perhaps my views will change in the future, but marriage seems fairly entrenched. That said, I have evolved over time, and perhaps this will too. At the moment, I see it as a FAIL on the part of the NY and other legislatures around the country.
I just read an article on UI design in SD Times. The article is a good reminder of what you should do with a UI. However, the article itself was an "eye sore". The combination of the images, logos, and colors did not follow the UI guidelines themselves. It is actually funny to read an article about UI design, and think "Wow this article layout sucks!".
Ecto by Illuminex is blogging software for the mac. It has a simple user interface and connects to almost any blogging software available. More details on Ecto can be found on their website. This post was added using it. It was very easy to understand and use. I also added some additional information after publishing and it was just as easy.