Ready for wastin' away

I’m already looking forward to my first Jimmy Buffett concert in several years – after a streak of about 12 years in a row, I was unable to get tickets for a while and he skipped Raleigh a couple of times. The first Buffett concert I attended was one of the infamous Springfest concerts in Kenan Stadium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Seating was free-for-all, and groups of students arrived towing in kegs and coolers full of margaritas (using the cooler tops as bars). Sharing sorts they were, too.

The second concert was at the Carowinds amphitheater in Charlotte, traveling with the Salisbury Ski and Outing Club. As far as I could tell, the group never went skiing, and rarely participated in any outdoor activities that required hiking boots or tents. We traveled to the concert on a rented bus, with a keg. I acquired a purple Hawaiian shirt for the occasion.

Today, technology has marched on, and I thought of concert preparations when I saw a gadget mentioned on the wonderful Kitchen Gadget Gals web site. The gals offer unbiased reviews of kitchen products, and recently had a preview of hot gadgets for 2009, including a Thermal Blender from Hamilton Beach. Instead of a glass jar, it uses an insulated, non-breakable thermal container which keeps your beverage of choice cold after preparation. The 48-ounce thermal jar will keep drinks cold (or hot) for up to eight hours, the gals say, and has a handle for easy carrying. The price is around $40.

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One Response to “Ready for wastin' away”

  • Comment from Mary

    Hey Debbie!
    I’m so glad you went to Bonne Soiree- They are amazing! They are coming to Celebrity Dairy to cook a special meal in April- I will save a seat for you & your old man if you want to be there!


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