Wild Snowflake ::
as most blogs go, this is the same...
my life, my thoughts, me, me, me.
Friday, December 23, 2005
O'Connor's Beef N' Ale House closed yesterday. My mom, Lucky and I were among the last customers there, eating up the prime rib and delicious bourbon pecan pie. I can't believe it's now closed... The Watchung restaurant was opened for most of my life. People had been stealing pictures of the walls, etc which is why the manager decided after we left to close a day early. The lights were flickering oddly; according to our waitress, it started on Tuesday when the closing was announced in the paper and some of the staff thought the inn's ghosts were saying goodbye (a few years ago, a medium had shown them a photo she had taken that had an apparition of a lady in a bonnet floating above a table... I took a photo of the same table last night; no bonnet chick).
They are tearing down the restaurant to build a senior housing development. 26 condos going for $700,000-$1million EACH... ah progress. Gone will be the place where I first tasted Guinness, where my girl scout troop learned about the restaurant business, cuts of beef, and how to put together the proper do-it-yourself ice cream sundae. Gone is another unpretentious remnant of the Watchung Mountains pre-1985.
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Codey is almost out of office but he's keeping active... Apparently he won a raffle to take a chance at making a half-court shot at his son's basketball game and made it! He donated the Nets tickets since he has season tickets already. Wadda mensch!
Speaking of Codey... he just announced the five finalists in the NJ slogan contest to replace the "NJ... We'll win you over" suggestion that took a NY PR firm $260,000 to come up with.
• New Jersey: Expect the Unexpected
• New Jersey: Love at First Sight
• New Jersey: Come See for Yourself
• New Jersey: The Real Deal
• New Jersey: The Best Kept Secret
You can vote here.
Next year, I will be concentrating on my new blog, The Jersey Tomato which will concentrate more on all things Jersey... hope to see you there!
Monday, December 05, 2005
Just in case you want to see what we saw at the Devils & Dust concert, go here.
On Friday, Lucky and I took off from work to have our engagement photos taken. The photographer had told us that since he didn't do them initially (since we planned the wedding in 88 days) and because it was raining when we got married, he do them for free. Alas, the day we finally figure on (after eight months), is one of the coldest and windiest days ever. It wasn't really that way when we left in the morning but by the time we got to Sparta (by the lake), the weather had really changed. I felt sorry for the vendors setting up on the Boardwalk for the Lake Mohawk Weihnachtsmarkt .