Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Years Eve

So, I realize it has been forever, and I do mean forever since I last posted anything here. It is New Years Eve, Stan and I are at Katy and Matt's. Stan and I bought the Nintendo Wii and are finding ourselves slightly obsessed with playing it. Because of this obsession, we brought the Wii with us, and have managed to infect them with the power of the Wii. Over the course of the day today, Stan and I have not spent any time with people who did not have a Mii, I think its a discriminatory thing!

Dinner was your basic meat and potatoes, only not so basic. Thanks to Rachel Ray's 2, 4, 6, 8, Great Meals for Couples or Crowds it was grilled flank steak with a yummy marinade that had everything but the kitchen sink, rosemary and thyme roasted potatoes, and a blue cheese, tomato, and basil/shallot dressing. Followed by the typical chocolate cake and milk; rich, flourless chocolate cake, with whipped cream on top! Next time I will remember to take pictures!

As our evening moved away from the Wii to a game we could all play, Jenga became the game of choice. After a particularly messy tumble, we realized we had a missing block. Who knew that dogs could destroy a Jenga block in under 3 seconds! I got out of playing when they decided that the rules of the game were to pull 2 Jenga blocks at the same time!

A brisk walk down to the lake to catch a glimpse of the exploding colors and booming sounds finished out the night, and the year. As a New Years Resolution, not only am I joining the masses and vowing to drop some weight, I am also going to work on turning this blog into a food blog as well as a place for me to share the fruit of my creative juices as I take another creative writing class this spring.

Friday, August 04, 2006


Ok, so last weekend, July 29, I spent all day at Paddle Power. Paddle Power is a fundraiser and awareness event for suicide prevention. A full day kayaking and canoeing the Connecticut River for 16 miles, with dinner and entertainment at Pastures Campground.
Suicide is something that touches many peoples lives, whether in a loved one who
thought about, attempted, or committed suicide, or themselves experiencing the same. Now, normally this is a two day event, and in that time, 100 people lose their life to suicide. This event was only one day this year, and so every 18 minutes, we lose a person to suicide.
There is no better group of people than those at Paddle Power. When you get people to get together to celebrate life, you know it is gonna be a good day.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

It's all about the....

Let's see if I can keep thing going this time, I have tried in the past, and had no luck, but hopefully people will remind me some!