Just a tease …

Well, it looks like our days of illegal cable are coming to an end. Lately, channels have just been disappearing and yesterday, J noticed ESPN was gone. ESPN is pretty much the only reason we entertained the thought of cable. I don’t know if our issues have something to do with the digital converter box,…

March Madness

And I’m not talking about basketball … We bid Alaska3 goodbye as she wrapped up her Spring Break with the trip to Burlington, 3 snowboarding adventures, St. Patty’s feasting and overall cousin-to-cousin bonding. We absolutely loved hosting her and we hope our future is full of hosting college students, whether it be exchange students or…

Riding …

So I took a snowboarding lesson today. And I learned a few things. 1) I suck. 2) The chairlifts are a lot more daunting when you are 31 years old and there’s a 400 lb snowboard hanging off one foot. 3) I forgot to take ANY pictures, so I have no proof. You’ll have to…

The Ides of March

It’s Spring Break! For some people … like my cousin, who I haven’t seen in, oh, about 3 years. So Alaska3 is visiting this week (she is a senior at a college in Connecticut) we are determined to show her the best of New England. First up, we hit the Burlington, Vt., area. Ben &…

Baking up a storm

I volunteered to make a variety of desserts for a fundraiser my woman’s club is having tonight, so I’ve been knee deep in chocolate (just about my favorite thing) all week. I was happy with the finished products–snowballs (sugar balls with chocolate inside), chocolate crinkle cookies and black bottom cupcakes. I was even prouder when…

Children of the 80s

J has been hounding me all day to write a tribute to Corey Haim. “Because we grew with him on our TVs,” he implored. Well, we did. When I first met and started dating J, one of the first things he did (besides make me listen to From Good Homes) was let me borrow “Dream…

More concerts …

I think I am the official “concert partner” for a lot of people. So it’s only natural that I joined my sister QuickQuestion for a concert this weekend. On Saturday night, we went to see Celtic Women. I really didn’t know much about them, but I’m glad QuickQuestion roped me in. They were a pretty…

Good things happen in 3s

You are seriously going to hate me for telling you this, but this has been a lucky week for us. First, I won that snowboard (which I have yet to pick up or decide what to do). Wednesday, J got an e-mail saying he won tickets to Riverdance. Then Thursday, J found $20 while walking…

Friday Randomness

I don’t like writing random posts, but today it’s necessary. I am extremely displeased with our weather up here. Storm after storm is hitting NJ and PA and missing us. The latest storm brought my parents 2 feet of snow, and us, just hurricane-force winds and rain. BOOORRRIIING. On the flip side, NH is in…

The Movie Theater

As I’ve mentioned before, J & I don’t frequent the movie theater. But we made plans to go Saturday and see Avatar in the IMAX theater. We figured that it may be a likely Oscar winner, which means we have to watch it eventually to complete our goal of watching all the Best Pictures, and…

City of Sisterly Love

I’ve returned from my long-awaited and snow-delayed weekend in Philly and it was divine. Seriously, what’s better than girl time and good food? I was visiting my college roommates—Chile and Charlotte—and 2 other friends from college—theChief and RedJeepTrvlr—with whom I worked on the newspaper. I stayed at Charlotte’s house. Some would say I picked the…

And the Oscar goes to …

J and I have been making our way through the list of Academy Award Best Picture winners, a goal we set in 2008, but thought would take us through our retirement. Instead, we may actually finish by the end of 2010. We have never really been “movie” people, but watching these Oscar winners has been…

Snowpocalypse

I’m blogging from NH and I’m not happy about it. I’m supposed to be in Philly having a girls’ weekend that took months of planning. Mother Nature had other plans. Not only is she currently dumping 2 feet of snow on the Philly area, she is giving us not one inch. What the great googly…

Dream Big

Last night, J and I went with some friends to the Banff Mountain Film Festival Tour that came through NH. These are not your regular films; these are for adrenaline junkies. We got to see a sampling of 8 films from the actual festival and they all involved mountain sports. I like to think of…

Thawing out in Florida

Shiver me buccaneers, J & I had a weekend full of pirates and cannons in Tampa. I’m not sure why anyone would want to play around with pirates or the idea of pirating, but everyone in Tampa does. At least once a year they do. This weekend was the annual Gasparilla Invasion, or re-enacting an…

8-2-2

This is our soccer record for the first winter session, which ended last night. I couldn’t be prouder! We’ve been playing with the same team for over a year now and we’ve really gotten our sh%& together. We still have a lot of players come and go each session, but there’s about 6 of us…