Scratch the cable question

Uh, yeah, so in typical P & J fashion, we scored something for free. We thought long and hard over the cable thing. We considered the feedback we got from you, the Internet. Thank you. Then, we were having dinner with our landlords on Friday night and we told them about the cable company’s deal.…

To get cable or not?

We haven’t had cable since 2005. Mostly it was a cost decision. Before then, we had always caught a deal, or the cable company accidentally gave us cable in some cases. So once we actually had to pay, we decided $700+/year was too much to pay for something we don’t watch that often. And it’s…

Chi-town revisited

It has become our annual tradition to spend Mother’s Day with MamaF and GrandmaL in Chicago. Last year, we saw the Cubs play (baseball). This year, we saw the “tigers” play … I say this because Saturday, we went to the Lincoln Park Zoo and Conservatory, which were … wait for it … FREE. I…

The 5th of May

Cinco de Mayo is supposed to be a celebration of Mexican pride and heritage to recognize their defeat over the French army in the 1860s. Instead, we Americans use it as an opportunity to dress silly and drink heavily. 2007 – Cinco de Mayo party at our house in Danville. This is J and his…

Because of swine, no wine

At Mass yesterday, the priest announced we would not exchange the sign of peace (which involves hand shaking, for the non-Catholics) and they would not offer the wine (blood). For the creature-of-habit church-goer, this was quite odd, but good I suppose. But see, I am one of wholesome faith who always believed that since the…

Don’t be late, recreate.

I have to rag on J once again, well because it’s one of my favorite things to do. He has a meeting today with other NH parks and recreation directors. Guess where the meeting is taking place? Not, not some board room. At the New Hampshire Fisher Cats’ baseball game. In a box. With beer.…

Restitution checks

Gather round kiddos, it’s story time. When we were in Danville this month, I had a strange piece of mail waiting in the mailbox. Mind you, we stopped our mail 18 months ago, but somehow, the post office delivered a check from the Superior Court of Arizona. From 2004-2007ish, I received checks for $10-20 from…

Home Sweet Home

While on business in Orlando, I ran into two things: Gators. Did you know they are 90% muscle? And Beef. Did you know he is 90% muscle too?? As for the gators, they were in my hotel, which was pretty spectacular. Probably one of my top 5. But very, very expensive. My employer is NOT…

Sex in the Suburbs

Last night, I had a little GNO with theAccountant and Hallmark4ever at Jose Tejas while I was in NJ for 40 hours. And let me tell you, it was like a Sex in the City episode! There’s just nothing like getting best friends together for girl talk. And it all came out … the good,…

April Foolishness

It came and went and no one played any jokes! How disappointing. For those of you who know my husband know he pretty much plays an April Fools joke on people every single day. He’s the crying wolf type of boy. So since I seemed to miss out on all the fun this year, care…

Buzz Buzz Buzz

So I told you we had another dance on Saturday night. The theme was something along the lines of got cabin fever, think spring. Our thoughts led us to the bee and beekeeper (whose company is called Bee Be Gone Inc.). Most other people were wearing bright colors and flowers. But they knew to expect…

Lightening strikes twice?

I went to Boston today to take another medical writing class toward my certification. I know, such a fun thing to do on a beautiful spring Saturday. But it’s worth it. Anyways, whenever we go to Boston, we make 2 pitstops.1) REI — CHECK2) Baja Fresh — EPIC FAIL!I pull up to the Baja Fresh…