Friday, May 23, 2008

Seriously - how many theme parks can Orlando hold?

How did I not hear about the Jesus theme park, Holy Land, in 2001 when it was built?
Even though I was raised Catholic, I'm not religious, so maybe I just don't understand. . . but why would you want to go to a park where there is a 'blood spattered Jesus stumbling through the crowd'? Ew. Hot 90 degree day, some bloody dude wandering around reinacting the resurrection? And, people line up for photos with him? Gross.
But, look at all the fun colors the souvenir t-shirts come in...

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Free Iced Coffee Day!

It's Free Iced Coffee Day!

Visit participating stores, and get a free 16oz Iced Coffee between 10am and 10pm.

(sorry to anyone where there isn't a DD near you (like CA) I owe you a coffee when you are in town! )

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day is the new Thanksgiving

This weekend I went home to CT for Mother's Day. I don't really miss home or Milford much, but in the spring/summer when it is nice out on the weekends, all I want is to do head to my favorite hometown bar and enjoy lunch and a drink on the deck. Luckily, it was nice enough to do so Saturday. I had lunch with my parents, then my dad and I stayed to enjoy some Sam Summer Ale and Guinness.

After dinner with the fam at Sage in New Haven, I met up with two of my favorite h.s. friends - Jake and Meghan. There was an unexpected high school reunion on Saturday night, which was sort of fun - considering I was only planning to see 2 friends that night. People from JLHS* that I literally have not seen in at least 2 years, if not 5. Typically I dread the impromptu reunion - which is easy to find at any Milford bar, but this time it wasn't too bad. You never know what you will run into when you go home...
Sunday - I had a great girly mother/daughter day - nail appt. in the morning, shopping, lunch, then the 2.5 hr ride home. Well worth the trip!

*JLHS - Jonathan Law High School

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Don't Dream It's Over

A friend of mine is a huge fan of Crowded House - so we went to see them at the Somerville theater 5/5. I may have been one of the youngest in the crowd, but it was fun to watch people get so into a band they haven't seen in a while.

The band was very fun to watch - very crowd engaging, and funny. They talked about how they used to play the 'shark' game when they were kids. Where you try to get through a room in the house without touching the floor because there is a shark you are trying to avoid. (imaginary, of course.) I used to play that game, but I'm not sure I thought of it as a shark.. anyway. So the band carried on the 'shark' joke for a while, and at one point the lead singer goes to the bass player, "Nick - please don't touch the floor, there is a shark." And the lead singer gave the bass player a piggy back ride to another part of the stage. It was hilarious. Overall, a great night.

Who the heck is Crowded House? You might remember them from their 90's hit - Don't Dream It's Over. check it out on You Tube.

Monday, May 5, 2008

MS Bike 08

The MS Bike for 2008 is complete! The weekend always goes by too quickly, but the event was a success.

Riding with me was my roommate Colleen, and we met up with her friend Kate, who rode on a team for Circle Furniture. My other roommate Jen graciously volunteered her time and pb & j making skills at the South Beach rest stop, re-fueling all of the bikers. After the bike, we enjoyed a bbq at the Martha's Vineyard high school, free massages, and then headed back to our rented house for hot showers. Exhausted from the ride and weather, we made pizzas, watched a movie and fell asleep early!

Thanks girls for taking the trek to MV for the bike.. it means so much to be able to do this bike for all the people I know with MS.

Friday, May 2, 2008

I'm Feeling Lucky

When you get a chance, go to Google. Type in “Find Chuck Norris” and instead of click search, click on I’m Feeling Lucky…..

(thank you Colleen!)

Thursday, May 1, 2008

actions speak louder than words

Miley Cyrus vs. Vanity Fair

Is the picture of Miley Cyrus by Annie Leibovitz art or inappropriate? The fact of the matter is, Miley and Co. took the photo and approved it. I sort of wish they would just say, I allowed this picture to be taken and approved it for reasons x, y, z. ? Not back pedal when an ounce of criticism is made on it.

Annie Leibovitz is an incredibly talented photographer. If you look at her portraits, they might not always be the most flattering or glamorous images of the person in them, but they tend to reveal an aspect of that person's career, or personality. (This is true for her family and friends, as well as celebrities.) If a celebrity has chosen to work with her (or has the priviledge to) they probably should look at her collections, understand her style, or tell her they are unhappy with the photo before they have to defend it to the public.