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What Would You Do With an Extra Hour?

Tomorrow, for most of us in the United States, we will be getting an extra hour due to Daylight Savings time.  Daylight Saving Time begun in the US during World War I in order to save energy for war production by taking advantage of the later  daylight hours between April and October.

Here are several things I am thinking of doing with that extra hour:

  • go out to celebrate at breakfast, lunch or dinner
  • go for a walk somewhere outside and take my dog with me
  • catch up on my reading
  • catch up on Nashville episodes (recorded but have not seen one)
  • make a holiday shopping list
  • see some friends or family
  • reorganize my laundry room
  • sleep in (I generally cannot do this)
  • go on to Pinterest and set alarm for an hour
  • work on my budget for next year

Do you get an extra hour this weekend?  What will you do with it or if you do not, what would you do with an extra hour?


Today I want to share with you a new app I just downloaded for my phone.  The name of the app is Vivino.  This app is designed to help you make notes on wine you have tasted and enjoyed.  You simply scan the bottle label and the app lets you rate it and add notes.  Now, I really need this because I want to remember wines that I have had and I really do not have a good place to make notes.   I have saved a couple of wine labels in the past, but I have no idea where they are now so this is great for me.  It is also very easy to use and just takes a couple of minutes at most.

For example, here is a bottle of one of our favorites.  It is a wine from the Orin Swift Winery in Napa Valley called The Prisoner.

Once I scan the bottle with my phone, the app does this:

I rated it four stars and can add more notes if I want.  It will tell me how it ranks overall within the United States and within its region.   This would have come in really handy the other evening when I was at this place.

The app claims that it recognizes 500,000 wines and also lets you connect with you friends on Facebook.   This pretty much eliminates having to guess what some of your friends would love for a present doesn’t it?   On their website, you can see peoples notes from all over the world which is also pretty cool.

The best part is the app is free and is available for the iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows phones and the iPad.  However, you must be at least age 17 to download the app.

How do you keep track of beverages and dishes you enjoy?

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