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Forgive Me, Readers, For I Have Sinned

It has been 3 days since my last update.  I’m going through a bit of a weird time right now.  I did not discuss my last Saturday night, so I will do that now.

On Saturday, after Roc Con, we went to Matt’s house for food, drinks, and poker.  I was ecstatic to hear that he was ordering pizza because Daniel and I haven’t had pizza in forever.  Salvatore’s is delicious, I recommend their business.  I will just throw that out there.  It was a pretty good turnout, considering that, for a few weeks, it was just me and Daniel showing up to their house and eating their food.  Jess’s brother Sean was there; we haven’t seen him since probably Park Ave Fest.  He is fun to hang around, so that was awesome.  Dan and Karen didn’t show up until later.  We haven’t seen them since Park Ave Fest either.  They don’t seem to come around the store as often now that they have moved out of the neighborhood, which is such a bummer.  But I want to give my very official congratulations to them because they recently got engaged!  He proposed while they were on vacation in Disney World.  It sounded amazing.  I’m so happy for them; they are two of the nicest people you could ever meet.  Also, Daniel and Dan get along really well because they can both nerd out together about comic books, more so than anyone else I know.

It was a great night, and I almost won the poker game.  Daniel pulled ahead in the end.  I’m so proud because I taught him everything he knows.

Tonight was Taco Tuesday which is always a pleasure.  I actually worked at the comic store this afternoon, but because it was a Tuesday, business was slow.  After Daniel finished his shift and closed up the store, we headed over to their house for tacos and a few rounds of poker.  Daniel won again!  Just another sign of Armageddon.  That, and the fact the Bills are 3-0.  I think I’m starting to believe that the world might end next year, especially if the Bills miraculously make it to the Super Bowl.  God help us if they win.

I’ll try to resume my regular updates again.  My life has been boring lately, so I haven’t had much to write about.  I hope that changes soon!

Yes, I miss when my life was like this every day.

This picture was taken literally moments before I dumped that glass of wine all over my Fantastic Four shirt and my newest bathing suit underneath it.  Awesome.

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Park Ave Fest Day 2 (Actual)

I realized yesterday that the title of my post was a bit misleading, since I forgot to talk about what I did during the second day of Park Ave Fest!  I think the second day is typically a little less crowded.  It was also pretty cloudy, and it did sprinkle on and off a few times throughout the day.  Daniel and I mostly hung around the comic store, him in his Thing costume and me just being me.  We left early because he overheated a bit and started to feel sick.

For lunch, I enjoyed a corn dog.  I’ve never had a corn dog before, so it was interesting.  It will be a while before I put one of those in my tummy again.  It was not quite how I expected it to taste, but it was good nonetheless.  If only they’d used Zweigle’s hot dogs.

It was a great festival.  I’m biased, but I think it was the best festival of the summer.  Good food, fun people, drunk crowds.

Dinosaur art and Daniel.

Park Ave Fest Day 1

Today kicks off the 35th Annual Park Avenue Festival.  We woke up shortly before 10am this morning, and left the apartment around 10:30am.  We walked to Alexander Street, which is at one end of the festival, and then made our way to Culver Street in the opposite direction, which is the other end of the festival.  There are so many booths with interesting crafts.  Kelly bought a little plastic star to fill with colorful sand (as part of a church’s fundraiser) and then she bought a bamboo plant.

Kelly and her star.

Dillon bought some fudge from Stever’s for his family.  Yes, there is quite a variety of goods here, and we haven’t even gotten to the festival food yet.  For lunch, Daniel had fried calamari, Kelly had coconut shrimp and fries, and Dillon had nachos with a cheeseburger.  I opted to find something at the apartment that was NOT fried.  For dessert, Kelly and I bought some Abbott’s custard.  It was phenomenal.

Daniel went to work at the comic store dressed as (wait for it!) The Thing from the Fantastic Four.

It's unsettling.

Matt was dressed as Captain America.  I helped him accessorize by finding a shield.  He attracted a lot of attention.  Tonight we will go to his house to play poker and drink.  It’s been a good festival so far.  I think Kelly and Dillon have enjoyed it, but they are currently splayed out on our apartment floor, exhausted.

This was all Kelly could get when I tried to take a picture with Matt. Her hilarious inability to use a digital camera still amazes me.

Park Ave Fest is Upon Us!

Kelly and Dillon are on their way to Rochester as I type this very sentence.  Today was spent getting ready for this weekend.  For me, that included cleaning the house, a lot.  I tidied, I scrubbed, I swept, I washed.  When Daniel got home, we walked to Dogtown for their special of the day, a lobster roll.  Kelly and Dillon aren’t going to arrive until almost 10pm, so we will be having a very late dinner; Daniel felt we needed a snack to satisfy our hunger until then.  And what a delicious lobster roll it was.

For dinner, we prepared some stuffed shells.  We are waiting to pop them in the oven until Dillon and Kelly are closer so that dinner will be hot when they arrive.  I’ve already downed one appletini.  Maybe I will keep a tally this weekend.

After prepping the shells, we walked to the comic store.  Tomorrow is going to be huge and I know they are discounting everything.  So if you have been eyeing anything, this weekend is the time to buy it.  Daniel helped Matt set up the tent while I tended to the store.  I am now competent at working the register.  Hurray!  After the tent was set up, I made some charts for Matt for the Magic draft he is holding tonight.  It was a Wacky Draft.  I have no idea what this means, but everybody that came seemed excited about it.

Finally, we walked to Wegmans to pick up a few other things for dinner.  On the way back, I stopped into CVS to pick up a gift for tomorrow’s poker game at Matt’s house.  The only guideline that it must be a gift of $5 or less.  Mine is awesome, and Daniel agrees.

Brand new pictures will be happening tomorrow. Until then: more views of Bald Head. I'm the one under the towel-tent.

Thursday Shopping

Thursday is the day we always go shopping for groceries.  Typically, Daniel comes home Thursday afternoon, we make a list, and then drive to the Pittsford Wegmans.  Today was a little different.  I told Daniel I would meet him on campus, and then we could go shopping in Henrietta.  So I rode the bus to campus and Daniel left work a little early, at 3pm.  We drove to Henrietta, but instead of going straight to Wegmans, we stopped at the mall.  On Saturday, Park Ave Fest begins.  All of Daniel’s friends at the comic store are dressing up like their favorite heroes.  Daniel didn’t want to be left out, so we had to pick up a costume for him.  I won’t spoil it.  There will be pictures of him in costume this weekend at the festival, but I highly recommend seeing it for yourself if you can make it over here.  It will be worth it.

After he found his costume, we did go to Wegmans to pick up supplies for dinner tomorrow night.  As I’ve mentioned, my sister Kelly and her boyfriend Dillon are visiting this weekend.  For tomorrow’s dinner, we decided on stuffed shells with spinach and sausage.  My stomach is growling just thinking about it.

Lastly, we had to stop at Marketview Liquor.  I picked up some Sour Apple Schnapps for when we go to the beach.  I also picked up a bottle of wine for myself for Saturday.  It’s going to be a great festival.

I hope to see some familiar faces, but I know it will be crowded.  Try to stop by the comic store and visit Daniel!

Another random image from Bald Head. Can you tell I'm excited?

Exciting Things

One week from tomorrow, Daniel and I will leave for Durham and then onto the beach.  We have many things to keep us busy until then.  Tonight we visited Matt at the comic store for Game Night.  Nobody really came in, and we played Killer Bunnies and poker.  I’m absolutely addicted to poker right now.  While we were playing Killer Bunnies, I dealt 2 cards to each of us, as you would in Texas Hold ‘Em, paused and thought “That doesn’t look right.”  And it wasn’t because you start with 7 cards in Killer Bunnies.  Brain fart?  I think so.

Tomorrow we are going shopping.  We will need food, booze, and a costume for Daniel to wear to Park Ave Fest.

Kelly and Dillon are coming on Friday.  Saturday is the first day of the festival, and then we plan to go to Matt’s house for more poker and drinks.  Kelly doesn’t know how to play, so I’m very excited to teach her.  I’ve heard Dillon is familiar with the game, but I know I will end up schooling him.  I hope all of these plans actually work out, since Dillon has work on Sunday.  I will do my best to convince my sister to leave Sunday morning instead of Saturday night.  That would ruin all of the fun.

Finally, we just have to get through three days next week, and then we leave on Thursday.  I’m so excited.  Everybody needs something good to look forward to.  I’m lucky because I have lots of things in the coming weeks.

In honor of Park Ave Fest 2010. I hope this guy shows up again!

The Visitor

While Daniel had to work today, my mother and I grabbed some breakfast at Jay’s Diner and went on a brief shopping trip to Target.  My mother loves Target.  She’s crazy about it.  She needed to pick a few things up for Nate’s and Lori’s new baby Paige.  She also ended up buying me and Daniel little essentials.  Like toilet paper.  So much toilet paper.

She left shortly after 11am to go to Herkimer, and then home.  I think she had a good time.  She almost even won at Settlers of Catan last night.

It was nice to have her visit.  Next up:  Kelly and Dillon visit for Park Ave Fest!

I'm getting very excited to go to the beach. I can't stand it.