We sure did have a good time…

I have to tell you, I’m exhausted.  It’s with good reason though. June is only 30 days, but I think I spent at least half of them celebrating the birthdays and weddings of friends, family, and friends that I’ve known so long they’re pretty much family, and even some complete strangers. I made 8 dozen … Continue reading

Happy Birthday

My brother turned 37 last week. To celebrate we took his kids out to our family cabin in northeastern Pennsylvania. This was their first trip into the wilderness, and considering their love of Wii and cartoons, they handled it very well. On our first hike Brandon, who loves nature in the form of Animal Planet, … Continue reading

Weekend Adventures

It officially being spring and all, I decided to have a bit of an adventure this weekend. Finding myself in New York on Friday with a rare day off and some time to kill, I decided to take an N train out to Coney Island, a place that I have often seen on television but … Continue reading

Snow Day

It snowed all day yesterday. The day before that it was so warm that I ran errands wearing a hoodie and nothing more. I spent most of yesterday sitting by my window watching flurries blow around in the sky, but never hit the ground. When I left for work, I didn’t even bother donning my … Continue reading

WE WON!

It has not been mentioned here yet, but I think this would be the appropriate time to tell you that I love baseball. I love baseball and Philadelphia and we just won the World Series for the first time in 28 years. Even the following day I have to say that I’m still in a … Continue reading

OM NOM NOM

I realize that the whole cupcake fad has more or less come and gone, but really, how far can it go? Who doesn’t love a single serving size of cake with an overabundance of delicious frosting. To celebrate the fall weather that we’re finally privilege to, I made my favorite pumpkin cupcake recipe, with some … Continue reading

Saturday

I went out last night, which is a rarity these days. It was rainy, but the first bits of fall are finally starting to penetrate and break up that awful stench of summer that permeates this city. There was drinking, there was dancing, there were boys falling on the floor, and there was some relieving … Continue reading

Keeping it All Together

It’s raining out today. Kind of cold. Windy. I haven’t gotten out of bed except for the two minutes that I went wandering around for the menu for the restaurant that we live above. I knew what I wanted, but I didn’t have their number. So, after a few minutes of fruitless searching I returned … Continue reading

Money Shot

There comes a time in day, usually around 19:00 these days that the sun takes a break from bearing down into our eastern facing apartment and heads over to the other side of Broad St. leaving us with a kitchen full of soft grey light that makes even the jar of mayonnaise look kind of … Continue reading

Moving Right Along

Change is in the air, and no, I’m not talking about the 60 degree weather we’re having in February. Frankly, I kind of hate 60 degree weather in February. Where is my blizzard? Where is the reality stopping torrent of snow that is so fun to look at, but so aggravating to deal with? I … Continue reading