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A Day Trip to Rochester

Kelly and I took a short trip to Rochester today. I really wanted to see Matt before he moved to Seattle in January, so my main purpose for the trip was to attend Game Night at the comic store. Kelly and I ate a late lunch at Magnolia’s, and then we went to Wegman’s in Pittsford (or, Mega Weg’s, as some like to call it). I had a request from Adrienne for Cocopop, which I’ve only ever seen at Wegman’s, and Daniel wanted a particular cereal. I do miss Wegman’s.

We also went to Eastview Mall for some holiday shopping. I’m visiting my brother tomorrow, so I wanted to get everything for him, his kids, and my sister-in-law wrapped and ready to go.

Finally, it was time for Game Night. I got to see Matt’s wife and kids briefly, then Kelly dominated us in Settlers of Catan. And then I lost miserably in poker, too. But it was great to see them, and a trip to the store means that Matt gives me and Daniel all of the stuff that they haven’t been able to sell. This includes random, terrible comics and bizarre action figures that probably shouldn’t exist.

I had a good afternoon in Rochester. It was nice to visit, but I don’t think I could ever live there again.


“He was bound to love you when he heard you sing, Christine.”

Today started out kind of slow.  Daniel and I lazed around for a very long time until we decided to take a drive to Wegmans for dinner supplies and dessert.  I tried to surprise him with Pop Rocks while he wasn’t looking, but he spotted them before I could hide them properly.  We shared a pack in the car before we walked back into the apartment.  That was fun.

For dinner, Daniel made cheesy risotto with sausage.  It was amazing.  But when he opened the bottle of wine to use in the risotto, the wine opener pushed the cork into the bottle instead of pulling it out.  (That was my fault, but it is difficult to explain.)  So we ended up drinking almost the entire bottle before dinner was even ready.

Now we are watching The Phantom of the Opera.  A few things about that.  I want to see the Broadway show so badly.  Daniel saw it in Durham a few years ago.  In the movie, Raoul is played by Patrick Wilson who played Dan Dreiberg and The Night Owl in Watchmen.  It’s kind of weird because now we’ve all seen his butt.  Also, he looks a lot older in Watchmen.  And I had no idea that Gerard Butler played The Phantom.  But that explains a lot, like how The Phantom isn’t a very good singer but we are expected to believe that he trained Christine.

He is a goofball.

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?

Top 10 Favorite Snack Foods

I’ve been thinking about writing this post for a while.  It’s pretty random, but I’ve been thinking about my eating habits a lot lately, particularly when it comes to snack foods.  Below are my vices favorites.

10.  Popcorn

It’s really fast and easy, it’s crunchy, salty and buttery…what is there not to like about it?  Daniel is a popcorn fiend.  Whenever we sit down to watch a movie or a TV show, he insists on making some popcorn.  I used to be pretty lukewarm to the stuff, but now I love it.

9.  Potato Chips

Once again, I never really loved potato chips until recently.  I always thought they were too salty.  But there is nothing better than sitting down with a sandwich and enjoying a few crunchy chips with it.  Of course, this post isn’t about side dishes; it’s about snack food.  So occasionally I will just grab a handful and eat them because they’re delicious.

8.  Cheez-its

They are my greatest weakness in this life, and always have been.  I’m more immune to the power of chocolate than I am to these crunchy cheese-flavored crackers.

7.  Yogurt

Hey, look.  A healthy snack!  I love yogurt.  While I love all yogurt, I really do prefer plain or vanilla.  I don’t need it to be fancy.

6.  Raisins

I love raisins.  I used to hate them enough to avoid them and any foods with raisins in them.  As I’ve grown older, my tastes have changed.  I’ll say it again:  I love raisins.  But my favorite are the chocolate-covered variety.

5.  Nuts

Nuts are good.  Another salty food.  Come to think of it, it doesn’t seem like there are many snack foods that aren’t salty or crunchy.  I think that’s what makes a snack food a snack food.

4.  Doritos

Like Cheez-its, they are a weakness.  I haven’t had Doritos in probably over a year now, but I still think about them…often.

3.  Fruit

I love fruit, and it’s a great snack food.  I live in upstate New York, so I’m already gearing up for the fall when I can go apple-picking.  Apples are probably my favorite fruit, with grapes a close second.  But when it comes to fruit, I like almost anything: oranges, pears, grapefruit, clementines, strawberries, bananas, kiwis, pineapple…I think I’ll stop there.

2.  Corn chips and salsa

Why, I’m eating some right now.  But don’t tell Daniel because we are about to head to Matt’s and Jessica’s for Taco Tuesday.  He wouldn’t want me to spoil my appetite like that.  I think of it more as priming myself for more “Mexican” food later!

1.  Cereal and milk

This is hardly considered a “snack food”, but I couldn’t help but include it because I actually look for excuses to eat cereal.  Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day if for no other reason than eating cereal is most acceptable at that time.  I go to bed thinking “Tomorrow might suck, but at least it’s another day I can eat cereal!”.  I like to have a variety in the house, so if I am craving a sweet cereal, I can eat Wegman’s Graham Squares or Honey Wheels.  But if I want something less sweet (but still pretty sweet), I can eat things like Cheerios or Rice Crispies.

I’m surprised nothing with peanut butter made the cut.  What are some of your favorite snack foods?

Wine doesn't count as a snack food right? Because that would drastically change this list.

The First Cookout of the Summer

Tonight, Daniel and I invited our friends Mark and Kate over for some grilled Zweigle’s hot dogs, corn, and other various cookout foods.  Kate and Mark supplied the beer.  It was a delicious dinner, and then we went upstairs to watch a few episodes of Archer.  We also enjoyed some warm apple pie (homemade by Wegman’s) and ice cream (courtesy of Kate) for dessert.  It’s always good to hang out with Kate and Mark.

It was a fun night.  Now Daniel and I are watching Watchmen.

The Boynton House

Despite bad weather reports, today turned out to be an absolutely beautiful day.  So the first thing that Daniel and I did this morning was take a walk.  We decided that we needed to purchase some beer, since Matt and Jessica are celebrating the one year anniversary of the store by throwing a little party tonight at their house.  We proceeded to walk over to the East Ave Wegman’s.  Usually, if we are walking to Wegman’s from our apartment, we just walk all the way to the end of Park Avenue, which ends at East Avenue.  However, today I was feeling adventurous.  I decided that we would cross Park Ave and go down East Boulevard to get to East Avenue.  What a good decision this turned out to be.

You see, Daniel and I have lived in this neighborhood for over a year now, but once in a while we still discover some very cool things.  Today, we found a house designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1908.  It is currently undergoing some restoration, but it still  looked awesome.  It is called the Boynton House.  Daniel was very excited about it because he loves Art Deco design.

It doesn't exactly match the design of the other houses in the neighborhood...

The Boynton House.

It was difficult to capture all of the angles. But it is a beautiful house.

I loved all of the windows.

From the back of the house.

From what I’ve seen around the internet, it sounds like it is still a private residence.  I am quite jealous of whoever was able to snag this when it was on the market last year.