Wild Snowflake ::
as most blogs go, this is the same...
my life, my thoughts, me, me, me.
Friday, February 27, 2004
A big yummy thank you for Stitch's blintzes... groundmeat, potato, cheese, blueberry, and apple (my fave). Because of a full tummy of carbs and oil I was able to stomach the demise of Richard Hatch (he's so evilly good).
Tonight Lucky and I are going to The Stone Pony to celebrate its 30th Birthday... Soozie Tyrell, Pat DiNizio, and Glen Burtnik are lined up. I'm not expecting any "special guests" considering that on Saturday, Joe Grushecky will be playing. And Mr. "Special Guest" usually likes to play with him. (Sold out show : ( I wanted to go so that I could see the Beaver Brown Band)
Anyways, perhaps Mrs. "Special Guest" will show up tonight, considering it was her friendship with Soozie that got her added to the E Street Band.
Oh... and this summer we're going to see David Bowie at the Arts Center. It's a good thing that Lucky thinks drooling is attractive.
Thursday, February 26, 2004
You know, since I did all these shoutouts today... I really should do one to my honey. Last night, Lucky learned how to do the Sidekick couples dance. I thank him for trying. For a guy who didn't get the dancing gene, he did fantastic.
Subliminal messages in the new $20? You decide.
Ack, you know I normally stay away from politics but the whole Bush/marriage sanctity ammendment is really irking me. Those who say it's ok for religious beliefs to runneth over into government state that there really isn't a separation between church and state since "God" is used in government papers.
Ok then... Here's a little something from what I like to call the Declaration of Independence... "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
PS: You can send a congratulatory bouquet to those SF couples by going to this site... Flowers for Al & Don (get it?) is collecting monies via PayPal and buying flowers in bulk so that more couples can get acknowledged.
Congrats to BigD for getting his master's thesis approved. He will be walking with the other scholars at Drew knowing that he has added more initials to his name in addition to the BA and JD.
Happy Birthday to Princess Cinnabunny... Can't believe it's been a year since your arrival. And very soon you will be an older sister!
Wednesday, February 25, 2004
I'm so excited about my new little nauga zip wallet by JNA Designs. It was my first e-bay purchase and it was to a glitterati!
Tuesday, February 24, 2004
This weekend, Lucky and I met up with Duckie and some of his pals at a DaVinci's Notebook concert... it was pretty good. However you could tell that they hadn't been rehearsing that often (they are going into semi-retirement). I also enjoyed the opening act We're About Nine.
It was a soldout concert (which was great since proceeds go to charities I like) so we had to sit on the floor. I was wearing a skirt, a short skirt, which meant that I had to sit in a lady-like position which caused my bottom leg to fall asleep every 15 minutes.
Thursday, February 19, 2004
You are Schroeder!
Which Peanuts Character are You?
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Can I say how much I lovvvve this idea? Considering all the wine bottles I have, this is a project that is calling me.
Thought some of the TSCers out there might be interested in knowing that Kim Pearson has a blog. She became The Signal's advisor the year after I graduated.
Are these tears of happiness or sadness? I don't know... "Stuttering John" is moving to LaLaLand to be Leno's whipping boy. Considering that I've been listening to Stern even before John was an intern (yep, during the WNNNNNNBC and WOR-TV days), he's like family to me... I even have his CD.
Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Ok I might be one of those girly geeks who actually knows that Kato used to be Japanese on the Green Hornet radio show until Pearl Harbor... so I am excited to hear that Kevin Smith will be making the movie.
With Disney buying the Muppets and Comcast trying to buy Disney, what is the world coming to?
I need to hear some reassuring words from George Reiger.
Monday, February 16, 2004
Well, Snowflake Day was a tremendous success... Valenzano was the champ, winning everyone's heart with its Shamong Red. Perhaps it was not a fair fight as Cream Ridge did not have the Sangria or American Riesling which were our past favorites.
A late lunch was had at Mastori's, the über-diner. Silly me did not order the turkeyburger so there will be no review (although I had a piece of Lucky's and it was scumptuous!)
Friday, February 13, 2004
Happy Snowflake Day!
As many of you know, each year I try to get a group of friends together around Valentine's Day to celebrate the blessings I have because of them. In the past, friends have joined me at the Crayola Factory, Dave & Buster's, and Peanut Butter & Co.
Tomorrow, eight of us will be travelling across NJ to visit Cream Ridge Winery, home of a yummy American Riesling and Valenzano Winery, creator of the überwine... Shamong Red.
I would like to take this time to thank those who aided me yesterday in cleaning out my freezer at Survivor Night (now I no longer have those packages of Omaha Steak crabstuffed flounder taking up space)... according to this article, you not only helped me get ready for the move but you are helping me live longer. (I knew there was a reason why I allowed you all to be in my presence!)
Thursday, February 12, 2004
Today I tried my first Caribbean food. I had a beefpie which was a little hot pocket with seasoned groundmeat (around the size of a P.O.G.), some pumpkin soup which looks very acorn squash in color (I asked for a bit of spice so it has a nice kick), and to top it off, some coconut cake. I'm drinking Diet Mauby Fizz which is flavored with mauby bark. It's bottled by Pepsi and tastes like a root beer with a medicinal finish.
The lady tried to encourage me not to get it "It eez ahnquired taste."... But I figured what the heck... not bad but not good. It's supposed to keep up your stamina.
In the interest of science "what was I going to say next?"
Wednesday, February 11, 2004
It's official... I will be moving back to my little hometown. "Shackin' up" with the man I love. (I know.... ahhhhhhhh, ain't that sweet). Unfortunately, the wonderful Chinese restaurant that helps give the town its unique character seems to have closed. But as wise Stitch once said... "One cannot enjoy true happiness without experiencing sadness."
Monday, February 09, 2004
So you are wondering... where did Snowflake and Lucky go this weekend when they were in Cape May? Why, Congress Hall of course!...
I definitely recommend this hotel if you are wanting to feel all grown up. They have complimentary NY Times; a fire in the lounge where Teddy Roosevelt would have felt at home (at night it turns into a martini bar); and a bathtub that has no auto-overflow valve so you can immerse your whole body in Aveda-softened water. Yup, trial-sized bottles of Aveda's rosemary mint shampoo and CONDITIONER (most hotels have gotten to the 2-in-1 mode which just does not work for my hair), lotions, 2 soaps, and a body cleanser... all went home with me. And contrary to what Lucky believes, I was not tempted to take the terrycloth robes with the cute little CH logo on them.
I watched the last episode of Ed on Friday. And it was sad... no longer can I try to urge the car in the beginning of the show to not turn left at the theater and go straight to my apartment. What are the chances that a TV show will be filmed in small NJ towns again?
Although it was a jumpingtheshark type of show to begin with, I'm glad that it did last 4 seasons. RIP Ed Stephens (at least my Gilmore girls are still breathing)
From my notes, at least six Grammys went to dead artists... 2 each to Warren Z, 2 to June CC. I wonder if this was a record?
And yes, I did cry when they did the tribute to Warren. I'm sure he's getting a chuckle up there... it takes 'til I'm dead before those in power recognize my genius?
Sources for handcrafted jewelry...
Friday, February 06, 2004
From the Stone Pony website The Stone Pony is proud to announce its 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 and 28.
"Very few clubs are around long enough to announce their 30th anniversary celebration," said the Pony's Domenic Santana. "We're positive that with the upcoming redevelopment of the city, the Pony will be around for many more anniversaries."
On Friday, SOOZIE TYRELL will be joined by the GLEN BURTNIK BAND and PAT DiNIZIO of the Smithereens. On Saturday, it's JOE GRUSHECKY & THE HOUSEROCKERS and JOHN CAFFERTY & THE BEAVER BROWN BAND along with Dawne Allyne. Doors for each night will open at 7:30. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Commemorative merchandise for the 30th anniversary will be available. The celebration will include guest appearances, photo displays, slideshows and more.
Since 2004 is the Pony's 30th year, many more big events are planned, including a giant Memorial Day bash.
I am very excited. No, not about Rudy being voted off the island last night (I got teary-eyed)... Lucky and I are going to Cape May for the weekend (avoiding the jacked-up Valentine rates). Granted, it's supposed to snow/sleet/slush tomorrow. Who cares, I'm going to enjoy every crab-eating moment.
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Thursday, February 05, 2004
Sometimes it's reading an article like this that make you glad that your family is almost normal. How do you spell "dysfunction" ... J-A-C-K-S-O-N
Wednesday, February 04, 2004
Oh, you know what... I totally forgot to mention that I saw "Gigli" this weekend. Did you know that Christopher Walken and Al Pacino are in it? (I'm sure they will be mentioning this on their resumes as often as Courtney Cox-Arquette mentions Misfits of Science ... which I personally loved).
This movie wasn't as bad as it was all made to be, it just was boring. Kinda like a movie that the Lifetime channel would view or something that would go straight to video and star Michael Pare. The writing was pretty stilted and no one could save this movie. However, was it bad enough to be good... no. That is an honor reserved for movies like Cannibal the Musical.
Lost in Translation lost me... why is Bill Murray being offered as a Best Actor nominee? A bunch of us went to see the movie at Rutgers Film Co-op. Kobie was in from Japan so it seemed appropriate to go. And it was interesting to see a different culture. However, I can watch that on the Travel Channel and actually get more information. My boss' sister and BiL actually walked out on it because it was so boring. I wouldn't have done that (the only one that made me want to do that was "The New 101 Dalmations") but the movie was definitely lacking something.
Why they are making such a big deal out of this whole Janet Jackson thing, I don't really get. She did not mean for her boob to be shown... just the bra (that shiny thing was a fancy nipple piercing and not a pastie) and Justin got a little too excited. However, I do think that it's ridiculous that Spike Lee is saying that artists are sinking to new lows to get attention. Yep, Mr. "Look at me, noone else is named Spike" Lee isn't saying that to get attention, is he?
Monday, February 02, 2004
Mamela just gave birth to two healthy boys Saturday morning. Considering that tomorrow is the anniversary of my dad's death, this is a nice diversion.