Category: Just Stuff
How Do You Say I Love You?
This is so true. What are some other ways you say “I Love You”. Leave a comment with yours ways below.
Advice on Aging
Many of us are between 65 and death, i.e. old. Someone sent me a list of 21 pieces of advice for aging . . . it’s good advice to follow as we grow older.
REMEMBER: “Life is too short to drink bad wine and warm beer.”
19 Useful Party Hacks To Try Over The Long Weekend
Planning a party for the Memorial Day long weekend. Check this out . . .
The Five Types Of Nicolas Cage Movies | FiveThirtyEight
Just had to share this article.
It categorizes the work of this nearly uncategorizable actor. He is one of my favorite actors. Especially liked him in “Face Off” (my all time favorite movie) and “Firebirds”.
My Philosophy Precisely
You can buy wine on Sunday: Governor signs bill, liquor stores can open Sunday
It’s official. Starting this weekend, Tennesseans will be able to purchase wine and liquor on Sunday.
Gov. Bill Haslam signed the measure into law Friday, according to his office.
That means you’ll be able to buy wine and liquor in liquor stores perhaps as early as this weekend. It remains to be seen whether liquor stores will open this first weekend to take advantage of the new law.
But under the new law, sales of wine in grocery stores on Sundays must wait until Jan. 1.
► More: Sunday wine sales in Tennessee: What you need to know
► More: Gov. Bill Haslam says he’ll sign legislation allowing Sunday wine sales after Senate passage
The news comes after a somewhat controversial bill made its way through the legislature, including debates on whether there is biblical support for drinking wine.
The bill’s passage is to the chagrin of opponents who argued the Bible does not support drinking alcohol and to others who called the measure an affront to the state’s Southern culture.
But it’s a victory for the bill’s leading sponsor, Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, who also carried the previously passed measure to allow wine in grocery stores.
In addition to the Sunday sales, the new law has several other provisions.
Here’s the breakdown:
- Liquor stores can start selling wine and liquor this Sunday at 10 a.m. until 11 p.m.
- Liquor stores can’t sell wine and liquor on Christmas, Thanksgiving or Easter
- The new law requires liquor stores to mark up spirits by 10 percent and wine by 20 percent
- The first Sunday grocery stores can sell wine is Jan. 6, from 10.m. to 11 p.m., but they may sell wine on any holiday
- No additional liquor store licenses will be issued in jurisdictions that have issued licenses prior to April 1 or to applicants who have filed after April 19, until July 1, 2021
National Cheeseball and Malbec Day
This was our dinner last night to celebrate the National Days. We love things like this on our deck. Weather was wonderful!!
Lawmakers pass ruling to END Auto Emission Testing in Tennessee
The end of auto emission testing in Tennessee only needs the signature of Governor Bill Haslam….
On Monday (4/16/18) evening, lawmakers in the Volunteer State voted to end what many view as the burdensome auto emission testing of vehicles. The bill was introduced by two Chattanooga lawmakers who said that the testing is no longer necessary because Tennessee is now in compliance with federal clean air standards.
Opponents of the bill say the state’s vehicle emissions testing in metro areas is an important tool to ensure clean air. Many residents don’t agree and also want to see the testing dropped.
As passed, the bill actually bans counties from entering into or renewing contracts regarding vehicle inspection and maintenance programs to maintain compliance with national ambient air quality standards.
If the governor signs off on the legislation, we could see the end of emission testing as early as June.