07 February 2013

2012 YIR: October

Margie and I started a new tradition of kicking it at Friday's on the weekends when we share a night off. It's fun and we have a great time with the bartender.


Of course, I love Halloween. Prepping for my favorite holiday is something I love to do.

We enjoyed a fun day in Milwaukee and capped it off with Frankenweenie and sure enough we cried like little girls. Such a great movie!

Oshkosh has a new Veteran's Memorial that is in the works. We attended the dedication in honor of Ryan's Uncle Jake, who we miss very much.

October ended with the best birthday present - the start of the NBA season and my Miami Heat receiving their championship rings.


2012 YIR: September

For me, September is like Christmas Eve. It's the month before my birthday and fall is just starting. There are still some warmth in the air but there are also some brisk days where you can sit out with a cup of cocoa and enjoy a nice fire.

This year, the wonderful Dwyane Wade, came to Milwaukee as part of his book tour and I got to go! I love the Miami Heat and dWade. He is incredibly handsome but more importantly a fantastic role model. Needless to say, I had to make sure the hubs was properly attired.

The line was long and it went by quick but I was able to snap a picture and thank him for everything he's done for kids that watch him on TV.

The month ended with the Ruddy's picking up Annie after they enjoyed a trip to Ireland. The treats they brought back were tasty but a little potent. :D

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2012 YIR: August

August was a fun month. I enjoyed a trip to Chicago for work and learned about and played an amazing game - Cards Against Humanity!

It is truly the best and worst game at the same time and I wish I could find people to play with more often.

We ended the month with a backyard lobster bake filled with wonderful food and bugs ... mostly because I didn't think about checking for and removing the hornet's nest that took up residence in our basketball hoop.


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2012 YIR: July

I love July! It's usually the warmest month in Wisconsin and yet cooler than most of the cooler months in Florida. It's the end of strawberry season, which means I'm enjoying the fruits of my one day of picking. One of my favorite new recipes is a Peach and Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake. I think I made it about 10 times. SO delicious!

July brought the end of Christopher Nolan's Batman in the form of Dark Knight Rises, which for me was good but not great. Crazy, I know, because I LOVE Batman. I enjoyed everything that Nolan has done with Batman but I wasn't crazy about how he handled Talia only because I have the biggest crush on her (I do mean Talia in all forms ... the comic book Talia, the Animated Series and Marion Cotillard is of course smoking hot) and wanted her role to be so much more. Also, movie premiers bring out the weirdest people. It's enjoyable. :D
To celebrate Margie's birthday, we enjoyed a trip to the Mall of America. I do have to say there was some poor planning on my part because I didn't even realize there was a Container Store in the area until we were leaving at the end of our trip and there was no way the hubs was stopping.




21 January 2013

Change is good

In case you didn't know, my bro, @drastudio, is amazballs! He's always answering dumb questions I have and is currently in the process of helping make my lame blog look a little fancier, which I why I haven't finished posting my 2012 year in review and also because I've been a bit lazy.

So we're moving ... sorta. I was using GoDaddy as my domain registrar but based on his recommendation, I'm trying out Hover. I was only able to renew for a year because I'm transferring but maybe that's a good thing. Tiny commitments. :p

09 January 2013

2012 YIR: June

June started with the discovery of a fancy Coca-Cola machine at one of my favorite burger places, Five Guys. While it's super high tech and shiny, the Cherry Coke mix isn't quite right.

Margie and I also went on vacations ... I went to Seattle and she went to the 954.

Grandma Dolly and I got to check out the King Tut exhibit at the museum and it was filled with lots of fancy things. Fun fact: I love to play Senet!
 
 

I learned how to make a unique rice recipe from one of my uncles that I am so glad I never photographed ... yuck!

Once I got back home, I received a fantastic surprise from Margie - Publix cake!

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2012 YIR: May

Hmm .. looking back it seems like May was even lamer than April but not really because May starts with the best day ever - Comic Book day!!!

I got this super, sweet Batman inking along with some really nice free comics and deals.

The month of May also means it's just about time to BBQ without having layers and layers of clothes on or paying crazy prices for corn on the cob.

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2012 YIR: April

April was kind of a boring month. That is Wissy ... cold and boring while you wait for Spring to come and melt all the dirty snow and ice.

We did work on our bathroom. (I hate projects.)

Rocky and I cheered for our favorite team - the Miami Heat.

And I got bored and chopped off all my hair ... well a lot of my hair and I didn't actually chop it off myself. Sylvia the brave did. She was super nervous but I promised that I wouldn't be mad at her even if I hated it.


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2012 YIR: March

Is it March that comes in like a lion or April .. I get confused with that and frankly I'm too lazy to Google right now.

Margie and I went to Mary Poppins at the PAC and it was fantastic!!! We donated some money to the Broadway AIDS thing and got a backstage tour. It was super nerdy to see how everything works.


I also discovered Draw Something and become a bit obsessed although now only a couple people play with me.




We ended the month with the wonderful Jenny visiting us from San Fran. We had a great time at the Milwaukee Museum, eating at Nakashimas and bowling.









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2012 YIR: February

I had a blast in February ... I FINALLY ordered something from Lobstergram instead of always just looking and made the hubs a great Vday meal.


I got a fancy new jersey and a lovely cookie cake ... noms!




My sister and I found @Questlove on the way to the record store ... fine, it was a sticker but still. (haters)


AND, I ended the month going to the NBA All Star Weekend in Orlando with my brother, David.



Since I was in Orlando, it just seemed right to hit up my favorite place - the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Harry Potter land to me). I < 3 butterbeer.




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