Hot wings adventure was tasty

I have a U Joint T-shirt that my Atlanta kids gave me for Christmas. The U Joint is a great place for hot wings located in their old neighborhood near Decatur. We frequent it every chance we get when we?re in Atlanta. Our grandsons have grown up on these delicacies. We have lots of photos and videos of them eating hot wings.

When I wore the shirt recently, I was inspired to pick up a package of wings at the grocery store. But I don?t know how to fix them. Because I was the one buying them, it became my project to fix them.

What?s really nice is that I have someone in the house who is really good at coaching me in the kitchen. Let?s say I?m involved but not in charge. I cut up wings, made the sauce as the ingredients were handed to me, dunked them in the sauce and heated the oven.

Baking them seemed a little healthier than other methods. Forty minutes later, out they came. They made for a very good Sunday night and Monday noon.

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The following retirement plan appeared in the London Times and looks pretty good to me.

Outside the Bristol Zoo in England is a parking lot for 150 cars and eight coaches, or buses. It was manned by a pleasant attendant with a ticket machine charging cars one pound (about $1.40) and coaches five (about $7).

The parking attendant worked there for 25 years. One day, he didn?t turn up for work.

?Oh well,? said Bristol Zoo management, ?we?d better phone up the city council and get them to send a new parking attendant.?

?Err, no,? said the council, ?that parking lot is your responsibility.?

?Err, no,? said Bristol Zoo management, ?the attendant was employed by the city council, wasn?t he??

?Err, NO!? insisted the council.

Sitting in his villa somewhere on the coast of Spain is a bloke who had been taking the parking lot fees, estimated at 400 pounds (about $560) per day at Bristol Zoo for the past 25 years. Assuming seven days a week, this amounts to just over 3.6 million pounds ($7 million).

No one even knows his name.

Actually, this is an urban legend and never happened. Interesting idea, though.

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I am really looking forward to the KU-KSU basketball game Wednesday night. It has all of the makings of the best game between the two schools in many years.

The Wildcats are good at winning with their ?take no prisoners? style of play, which seems to be working well for them. I don?t know of another team that is more aggressive in all phases of the game.

KU is in for the roughest night of the season, but I won?t bet against them. That the Hawks lost Saturday is not a good thing for their opponents.

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I attended the Chamber?s legislative coffee Saturday, along with a host of other interested people from this area.

The state keeps running out of money?with the figure being more negative every month. The choices seem to be more cuts, more taxes or both.

The solution to our current problems existed many years ago, but no one planned for a rainy day, or figured out a way of dealing with unfunded federal mandates or figured out how to curb the growth of government.

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