Sunday, March 28, 2010

Final Four Bound!

How sweet is it to be a Mountaineer fan right now??? I'm certainly hoping for it to be even sweeter in the coming days -- I do have such a sweet tooth, you know!

I thought you would be interested in Tony Caridi's call of the final seconds of the WVU v. Kentucky elite eight game. It's a great day to be a Mountaineer, wherever you may be!

This is also a great article about the game -- and the moment.

Exciting news that Truck Bryant will be able to play, according to reports, even if it is in a limited capacity.

I love this team! I love that the team didn't cut down the nets in Syracuse (watch the video, below, to the end to see what Huggins says about it) - as they're not done! I love the Mountaineers!

Let's Gooooooo Mountaineers!!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010


If you're like me, you get really excited to get something for free. If you're a "foodie" who loves to cook, this will get you even more excited!

While stuck on I-79N yesterday (and by stuck, I mean car in park, engine turned off) behind a wreck, I was listening to Martha Stewart Radio's "Cooking with Emeril." He's celebrating 20 years as a restaurant owner in New Orleans and was broadcasting from Emeril's, his flagship restaurant. I can attest (as can Jake), that whatever you get there is delicious! Same goes for Nola's which is in the French Quarter -- the first time I went there was St. Patty's weekend (with Jake) in 2001. My mouth is watering just thinking of the scrumptious meals I have had at Emeril's, NOLA (always an obligatory stop for me when I'm in New Orleans as it is my fav!), Emeril's Delmonico, and the Delmonico Steak House (Las Vegas). To say that I'm a fan of his cooking style or his restaurants might be an understatement.

Right now, you can download (for FREE!) "Emeril's Celebrates 20 Years: Favorite Recipes from Emeril Lagasse's New Orleans Restaurants" from Martha Stewart Radio's website. I highly recommend the NOLA's Shrimp & Smoked Cheddar Grits! (I must find someone who will appreciate grits enough for me to make this the Yankee Boy isn't a fan...)

I don't know how long it will be available, so you should probably act fast! (Otherwise, you'll have to sweet talk me into sending you a copy!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Funny Stuff!

With many thanks to Rikki for sharing this with me! I love I love School House Rocks! And this is just plain funny!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I Called Bank!

I'm getting anxious for tomorrow's tip-off...but thought you would appreciate this article from the NY Daily News...which reported that Da'Sean apparently did call that bank shot against Cinci...

Da'Sean Butler's three-pointer beats buzzer and Cincinnati Bearcats in Big East quarterfinals

Friday, March 12th 2010, 4:00 AM

Da'Sean Butler nails a shot beyond the arc, giving West Virginia a  quarterfinal win over Bearcats.
Da'Sean Butler nails a shot beyond the arc, giving West Virginia a quarterfinal win over Bearcats.

West Virginia senior forward Da'Sean Butler banked in an off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the third-seeded Mountaineers a 54-51 win over 11th-seeeded Cincinnati in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament at the Garden. And after he put up the crazy shot over the outstretched arms of Cincinnati freshman and former Lincoln star Lance Stephenson, Butler called it. "I did everything I could, I was all over him," Stephenson said. "I even fouled him. But he got it up and he even called it a bank shot."

That made the seventh-ranked Mountaineers (25-6) the only top four seed to survive yesterday's quarterfinals. They will face Notre Dame, which upset second-seeded Pittsburgh earlier in the night, in tonight's semifinal at 9.

"We saw the other teams lose; it was a warning," said West Virginia sophomore Kevin Jones, who finished with 17 points. "We didn't want to go out like that."

The Mountaineers could have very easily been the fourth victim last night. The Bearcats, who rallied from an 18-4 deficit to trail just 26-23 at the half, put together another late-game rally. The Mountaineers led by nine with 5:42 to play, but Stephenson scored six of his 19 points during the Bearcats' 13-4 run, which he capped with a 3-pointer that tied the game at 51 with 42 seconds to play.

Cincinnati, which won its first two games of the tournament by a combined four points, forced West Virginia to turn the ball over on a shot-clock violation with seven seconds to play, but the Bearcats gave it right back. Dion Dixon lost control of the ball in the backcourt off an inbounds pass, and his turnover gave the Mountaineers the ball with :3.1 left.

After taking the inbounds pass, Butler put up his shot from just inside the NBA 3-point line. "I took one dribble and shot," said the Newark product, who finished with 15points. "It felt good and it looked good as soon as it hit glass."

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Support the Upshur Cooperative Parish House Community Garden

"teach a man to fish", or, in broader terms, teach a county to garden.

Upshur Cooperative Parish House Community Garden

Voting ends March 31st. Cast your vote daily to support this Upsher County project!