Tuesday, October 30, 2012

They're Here!

My calendar, Arkansas Bridges 2013, has arrived almost 2 weeks early. It looks really nice and I've already ordered anther batch.

If you'd like to buy one, send me a message They are $20 each, which includes shipping in a padded envelope. Discounts are available if you order more than one. I'm also working on a bulk price for bookstores and souvenir shops.

I'm excited, yet I'm also scared spitless. It's always been a love affair between me and the bridges and now I'm sharing that love with everyone else. 

Oh, and I've also created a Facebook page which will feature a few photos from my calendar as well as a little bit of background info from each bridge.

If this is successful, next year I may do a calendar of old gas stations. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Celebration

Coming Soon: 
Arkansas Bridges 2013: A Celebration of Bridges Spanning the Natural State.

Photo Wall Calendars by Vistaprint

After years of thinking about it, I have finally published my first photo calendar. This one features various bridges across the state of Arkansas.  A few of the bridges include:
  • Cannon Creek in Madison County
  • Old Lee Creek Bridge near Van Buren
  • Cedar Creek, a stone arch bridge at Petit Jean State Park
  • West Creek in Paris
  • Old Greenville-Lake Village Bridge over the Mississippi River
  • Plus 7 More 
I'll have a limited quantity available beginning November 15 for $20 each plus $6 shipping and handling. Drop me a line if you're interested. If these do well, I have a couple other projects I'm hoping to work on. :)

CORRECTION: Calendars are $15 each plus $5 shipping. I was able to get a better deal than expected.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Not Perfect, but Still Great!

As I've probably said before, there's not really such a thing as a "perfect" pizza: everyone has their own recipes and their own way of doing things. But ever so close to perfection is Ferraro’s Pizzeria & Pub in Memphis.

I stopped in recently on a rainy Sunday evening after spending the day at Mud Island. I had driven by it twice before that weekend so decided it was time to give them a try. The service was good (though I did have to ask for Sweet n Low for my tea), though the booth seats were a little hard.

My business associate, Judy, ordered a salad, but they were out of the Ginger and the Greek salad dressings, so she settled for Italian. I'm not a big salad person (I'd starve to death if I was a vegetarian), but I'm told the salad was very good, though she doesn't like cucumbers.
The pizza was wonderful! New York-style thin crust with plenty of toppings and lots of flavor. I ordered pepperoni & sausage while Judy splurged for pepperoni, sausage and beef. The pepperoni was tasty: not too strong, not too greasy,  and the sausage looked and tasted homemade...let's see Papa John do that. The sauce was mild: not too spicy, maybe slightly bland for my liking, but still good. It was really tough for me to only eat half and save the rest for breakfast. Judy was the same way: it took a lot of willpower to only eat half.

Our server kept our drinks filled and even offered to box up our leftovers.

I had my leftovers for breakfast the next morning. The crust wasn't crispy but that was because the pizza sauce had soaked through, but no big deal. The sausage seemed a little spicier, though. I was surprised, but pleasantly so.

Next time I'm in town, I intend to stop again. Maybe I'll try a Meatball Parmesan sub or a Calzone.

Oh yeah: they also have 28 inch party pizzas.  The table across from us had one and I was so hungry at the time, I almost begged for a piece.

It's a little hard to find, though: it's on Jackson Ave, 2 blocks east of Front St.  If you go too far, you may wind up on the I-40 on-ramp. 

I can't wait to go back.