Tuesday, July 31, 2007
My morning routine always includes a 20-oz cup of flavored Green Mountain Coffee (I don't love it for the caffeine - I try to get mostly decaf). Ironically, I really really dislike the taste of regular coffee, but love any variety of flavored coffee. In fact, the place I go every morning generally has up 6 or more flavors of GMC available in addition to the "regular" coffee. But, I digress...
So, in case you're keeping track, Fat-free Half & Half is the new "#2" on Judy's list of Greatest Inventions EVER.
We got Jasper a little pool and are trying to get him used to it. He is a water dog, after all!
We have been meeting so many canine friends around the Village. Among them: Cooper, a very bulky 4-month old Chocolate Lab; Toby and Bo, two yellow labs on our street,; Murphy and Mulligan (6-month old Goldens); Lily and Sunny (also Goldens); and Casey's old buddy, Scooter, a 3-year old Flat Coat Retriever. Every night on our walks it's a frenzy of leapy and playing bitey-face. His favorite friend, hands down, is Sheba, a long-haired Calico cat, who through her regal bearing and no-nonsense approach, is the undisputed Queen of the Street.
P.S. How in the world did it get to be July 31?!
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Steven: If you're an adult how come you just ordered a burger off the kid's menu?
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
A couple of times each summer a great local group of teens performs at the event. They are called "It's My Party", and they are three young girls who sing classic "girl group" songs from the '50s and '60s. Always a big draw, they are a lot of fun to watch and very entertaining. I would encourage you to catch them if you can. They'll be at Car Cruz Night a couple more times (August 7 & August 28) this summer. They'll also be at the Thursday night Gazebo concert (Kennelly Park) next Thursday, August 2.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
On another note, on Friday morning we went to see the new Harry Potter movie at the IMAX theatre. That was really fun, and we'll probably do that for the next two movies. Then, Friday night, we had every intention of going to Borders to get the new HP-7 book (although we had not reserved one), but I've never been much of a line-waiter, so we went to the store around 9:30pm, but left within an hour. I went out the next morning and got a copy at Wegmans, along with our morning bagels and donuts. We are looking forward to the CD release so we can listen to it as a family when we travel. We do so enjoy Harry!
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Anyway, as the days went by we and did not hear any more about this situation (except for the media was asking the witness to contact police), I began to think that maybe it was a hoax. Especially since the description of the males seemed very stereotypical and racist. I told Mark on a walk last night that I was going to talk to the next Village police officer I saw to determine what became of the case.
Well, today on the news it was announced that the young woman involved was arrested for falsely reporting a crime. What a relief - but a good reminder that we should never take our "safe" town for granted, and should continue to keep a close watch on our children. There are crazy (and evil) people out there...
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
- I'm a self-admitted bad cook and I hate to cook, and
- I love to eat out!
Still, you need to consider the source - this comment came from the picky eater who wants Kraft Mac-n-Cheese or canned ravioli every meal, and thinks last week's meals at 4-H Camp was the best food she's ever eaten (ditto for her brother - he gained two pounds at camp!!!).
Friday, July 13, 2007
- Monday night: Out to Mom Shiao's (Mark's mother - rhymes with "cow") for my favorite Chinese pork dish (followed by a raspberry/pina colada smoothie from Fairport Village Coffee).
- Tuesday night: burgers on the grill followed by another smoothie run at FVC.
- Wednesday night: yummy pulled pork and jambalaya at The Beale Street Cafe.
- Thursday night: a walk over to Donnelly's for great pub food.
- Friday: before picking up the kids this afternoon, we're going out to one of my favorite lunch places in Rochester - The Open Face Sandwich Eatery. There is nothing like their pickled ginger carrots - I know it sounds a little weird, but I'm hooked!!
The week was still good, even without the food fest. We mostly just enjoyed leisurely walks at night with the dog, and chatting with neighbors and friends we met along the way.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Tonight we're not doing anything very exciting for the 1st night of eating out - just going over to Lindburger's in Penfield for a good juicy burger and some crispy sweet potato fries.