Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy Halloween! Part 2

"I hate when women use Halloween as an excuse to dress like sluts." - Britta, Community

This night could have been tons of fun - Halloween on a Saturday night!! Practically everyone in costume - awesome! BUT we could have done without the pouring rain during the parade, that plus the throngs of people... Probably could have done without the 5+ miles of walking either... [insert map, if available] but on the bright side, at least it wasn't cold!

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Sunday, November 08, 2009

Happy Halloween! Part 1

"Guys, we can’t give up on Halloween! It’s a magical night where women dress slutty and drink too much. Where we can hide our bodies in bulky costumes. We’ve got to keep trying!"
- Frank, 30 Rock

Being one of our favorite movies we've seen this year (it really exceeded my expectations), we decided to be characters from the movie:

Of course, as it always ends up, not so many people could appreciate our costumes or how they were related since many hadn't seen the movie. Brian was just another cowboy, and I was just another scary clown. But other than the restraints my costume provided, I really enjoyed being a clown zombie.

I've grown to love the task of making our own costumes for Halloween, even with our troublesome sewing machine (if ours actually worked properly, it would save me SO much the outfits wouldn't have questionable seams that may rip open at any moment). And this year I made my shirt and pants. Brian made the yellow "buttons", and all the other accessories you could buy at a store or online. Brian had to convince me to use the fabric (called Monkey Love Dots) I eventually used for the shirt, and I'm glad I did, since it worked out so well.

My makeup was better the first night, as I had more time to work on it, but I wore the teeth more on the second night...

Friday, October 30th 2009:

Whalers, Punishers, Young Guns, Blazing Paddles, Screaming Monkies, HS United, Fantasy Footballers, & Friends,

You are invited to a Halloween Party on Friday, October 30th, 6:30 PM at Woods Manor.

Of course, the usual activities will be available: beer pong, darts, foosball, air hockey, pool, flip cup, etc. However, as this is a Halloween party, the following is also in order:


Awards will be given out for:
- Scariest
- Funniest
- Prettiest
- Most Original


How many worms can you eat with no hands in 60 seconds? Can you identify the mystery food? Will you eat… that?

Plus more!

What to bring:
- Costume (mandatory)
- BYOB – Of course, I’ll also have many complimentary Halloween brews available.
- A Fear Factor food (optional) if you’d like to help out

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Monday, November 02, 2009

Happy Halloween! [the movies]

Friday, October 30th 2009:

Saturday, October 31st 2009:

Friday, July 03, 2009

After the Sag, we visit the Merers

A rather smooth ride down, with just some traffic in the NYC area and a stopover at the folks' place to drop off and eat some of our delicious leftovers, we relax and chitchat with Randy and Ellen over some lamb kabobs and Randy's homemade tzatziki sauce, which I liked and was alone in that sentiment. We relaxed outside under the pergola (yes, never thought I would ever use, let alone write that word) until twilight and headed inside to watch some Meet Dave with Randy's folks, while waiting for Dude, Where's My Car to come on. The twins had been snoozing away, an hour or so before we got there, so we didn't have a chance to see them that night (and apparently we also just missed Aaron, who was on his way up from North Carolina). We too ended up going to bed not too long after Dude started since we had an 8:30am leave time for Saurin's wedding...

Friday, June 26, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Surprise brunch at The Village, an art exhibit, and then a stroll around the West Village and Washington Square Park, ending at Lenny's before heading back to CT

This kid got a little more than he bargained for, being light enough to get a boost from the fountain.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Luke's Baptism

How to celebrate in southern CT: wear a typical southern CT Sunday attire (note: I am out of my element here, as there were numerous wardrobe changes that everyone had input on), tasty catering, including lechon + mang tomas, pigs in a blanket hors d'oerves among others, yummy cake with sweet frosting and...a moonwalk
(requirements per person include height: less than 60", weight: less than 270lbs (?! hmm...) )

Dinner with the Boyz (aka crashing Saurin's Bachelor Dinner)

Saturday, June 13th 2009: Dinner at Blue Smoke

Rhapsody in 'Cue - yum!

A "typical" Friday night in NYC

Friday, June 12th 2009:

Catch Ida Maria at Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel
- one of my worst show experiences: music was good, but I really needed my earplugs for this. I was in the front row, sandwiched between two obnoxious women - one was tall and blocked my view most of the time, because she was on my right (and I had to look right to see Ida Maria sing) and she had a camera glued to her face and wouldn't let up; the other insisted on whistle-blowing, you know the two-finger, extremely loud kind, at the end of each song right into my left ear...literally since she wasn't much taller than me. Fudge! My left eardrum became mush...and still is. Grrrr

Take the A to pick up the car downtown by Church & Thomas, drive to 1st and 1st and have dinner at Marfa with Elmer, Hoong-San & David just after 10:30pm.

Walk to The Pyramid Club for 80's night around 12:15am. HS fell asleep at the end of dinner, so Elmer and HS took off, while David and I danced, somewhat begrudgingly, to the 80's until around 2:45am. The DJ actually REALLY sucked - playing consecutive songs by the same artist, playing songs from artists we've already (and just recently) heard from, and playing the entire song - not mixing songs...except for when he played "Sweet Dreams" by the Eurythmics - he actually stopped the song in the middle and changed it to another. Ugh, where did they get this guy, and he was using a laptop - how do you mess that up?

The place was so dark that we didn't mind going on the stage in the back, which gave us a fun perspective without being self-conscious about dancing. Interestingly enough, as it got later into the night, more lights ended up being turned on. And gender lines became increasingly blurred. I almost felt like I could blend in with my purple Pete Yorn shirt...

After hearing yet another Whitney Houston song, we decided to leave.

I had the pleasure of finally meeting David's boisterous dogs (I already forgot their names) and one of them gave me a "kiss" on the lips (ewww!) - even David doesn't like when the dogs do that to him. But they're adorable nonetheless.

And then off to home in NJ, late (or early) enough to hear those birds chirping as I pull into the driveway...