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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Are we having fun?

A few summers ago I went to Italy with a few cousins, a few aunts, and my grandmother. While there, our tour guide, Fabi, was quite the slave driver. My grandmother's famous catch phrase "you can sleep when you're dead" never made more sense (although the very superstitious Italians weren't happy to hear us say it). Anywho...

One lovely evening, after a grueling day of touring, we sat at dinner (which was, as usual, a table covered with fabulous food, and even more fabulous wine) totally exhuasted, my Aunt Judy asked, "Are we having fun?"

To which Aunt Susan answered, "We're having WINE!"

Well, we learned something about my Aunt Susan that night, and naturally this became the theme of the trip.

So, I wasn't shocked when I came upon this picture on my cousin Joe's blog a few days ago...
There was my Aunt Susan, living it up at a tailgate party! :)

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Why Emmitt should win...

Ok, any former football player who does the Hammer dance totally deserves it...

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Road Trip

Last weekend I went on a road trip up to North Branford, CT to visit Erica. North Branford is one of my favorite places to visit. Sit at the table in Erica's kitchen, and you're going to wet your pants laughing so hard with her very Italian family. Her Grammy is a riot, that woman can't NOT be funny.

Anywho, after an afternoon of mani's, pedi's, and spending money that neither of us had, Erica and I went with JohnFingBozzuto to his frat bro's beer pong tournament. John assured me it would be a "sausage fest," and he was right. Many boys for a single girl. Couldn't play in the tourny, it was brother's only, but I played quarters...and my team lost miserably.

Then we went to the after party. Another good time, and we learned that apparently I do have a fondness for Jersey...who knew??

Sunday rolled around, and we picked up David from the train station, made dip, and headed for Warwick (we gets down baby!). We picked up Jenn, and headed over to Helen Ave for a BBQ in honor of Kate being home for a few days! There was friends, food, drink, and more important...a moon bounce!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

When I last left you, I had just posted pictures of the squirrel. Sorry most were poor quality. And since he has run off and not returned, I have had little to post about...ok, not really. Some interesting things have happened.

1. I burned myself on a door. Yes, a door. It takes great skill, and involves a precise shade of paint and certain timing based on the direction of the sun. Most people can't do this.

2. My grandfather turned 90...nice big family party. I didn't know 75% of the people there, but I was related to most of them.

3. My favorite day of the year came and passed, with little excitement. There wasn't even a family argument at the annual 4th of July wiffle ball game! But we saw Oakie...so all is good!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Grabbing frantically at the wire Posted by Picasa

Sliding down wire Posted by Picasa

Going back for more Posted by Picasa

Success...finally! Posted by Picasa

Monday, June 26, 2006

An Update

So I've still been watching the birdfeeder. It's true...and kind of pathetic, I know. Anyway...the squirrels are back. Well, one to be exact. This stupid thing still thinks he can get to the food. I just watched for 20 minutes as the thing tried to jump from the branch, straight down to the ledge. He must have done it at least 5 times. And every time he ricoched right off the hood that is there just for that purpose. I tried to take pictures. Really, I did. But when I finally got out my camera, he only tried one more time, and the camera didn't take the picture in time. I'm going to keep trying though...don't worry!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

My Backyard

I have a great room. It's in the back of the house, and my desk and computer are positioned so that I can see right out into the backyard.

My dad has a great yard. He takes a lot of pride in his yard, and is constantly working on it. When he used to leave the house to go to work, the first thing he did when he got home was wander around the yard, making sure everything was still as it should be. We generally didn't see him for about a half an hour after he got home. My dad hung up a birdfeeder in the backyard a few weeks ago. He hung it on a brach that wasn't near any other branches thinking this would stop the squirrels from getting to it. He was wrong.

I watched as a squirrel shimmied right down the wire and positioned themselves on the birdfeeder. Well, then a second squirrel went down after it. The third tried, but it was too much, and they all fell off. It was quite amusing. So, the smart buggers figured out that only 2 at a time could sit on the birdfeeder. I spent a few days watching the squirrels go up and down the wire from my window.

After a few days of this, I just had to tell my dad that it was the squirrels, not the birds, enjoying the food. No matter, he bought a hood for the birdfeeder. This would solve the problem he was sure. Now we could all enjoy watching the birds. But those damn squirrels (that was so my grandfather talking just then)! I sat at my desk and watched again, as the squirrels out-witted my dad. They continued to climb down the wire, and ever so carefully climb down the hood, until they could leap to the wire continuing down to the food. This was even more fun to watch than before! The more he tried to keep them away, the more amusement I got.

Finally, my brother stepped up to the plate. He took a stick of butter, and rubbed it around the edge of the hood. Now when the squirrels got to the hood, they just slid right off. Imagine a greased playground slide. So I watched in utter amusement as the squirrels slid right off the hood, over and over and over again. They're persistant those squirrels. But they finally got the hint, and they now must be content to sit on the ground, under the birdfeeder, hoping that some bird will knock a few pieces of seed onto the ground. I suppose I'll just have to find something else to amuse me now. Oh well!