Sunday, July 29, 2018

Riding the rails




I visited family in New Jersey this weekend and I took the train! It was my first time making the trip and it was a nice scenic ride. It sort of made up for the interesting folk that hang out at the Trenton New Jersey train station at 5 a.m.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Don't do it Dunkin Donuts

Most New Englanders have a soft spot for Dunkin Donuts (Dunks if you want to sound like a local). Sometimes you just want a donut and an iced coffee and you don't want to pay Starbucks prices. Over the years Dunkin Donuts has been adding in more non breakfast items. I'm not going to Dunkin Donuts for a chicken salad sandwich. Dunkin Donuts has a new CEO and he wants to make some changes. Less donuts and more espresso. Worst of all is the plan to drop the Donuts and just call the chain Dunkin'.

I work in the Prudential area and the amount of coffee choices are mind boggling. In the Prudential Mall alone there's Starbucks, Eataly, Blue Bottle Coffee and Dunkin Donuts. We have plenty of fancy coffee options. What we do not have is plentiful donut options. First quarter sales have already dropped and I'm curious to see if the trend continues or if people won't really miss the donuts after all.

This is how I remember Dunkin Donuts. I actually met Fred the Baker (Michael Vale) at a cookout many years ago.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Would you rather

Eat beets for a snack?


Or eat buttered popcorn flavored jelly beans?


Trick question! The answer is I'd eat both and I did.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

What I did on my Vegas vacation


Stayed in the pool all day with a frozen drink.
Had my first In-N-Out burger (it was so good!)
Rode the High Roller.
Lost my sunglasses, bought a new pair, found lost sunglasses.
Lost $20.00 on a slot machine.
Went to the Neon Museum where I petted not one but two cats.
Went to a bar in Old Vegas that made me feel like I was in Hogwarts.
Watched the Greatest Showman twice on the plane.
Had the best time with my girls.

Monday, June 18, 2018

The hotel ghost is also a fan of TLC

We're back from our weekend on the Cape. I wasn't in the blogging mood yesterday after dealing with Sunday Cape traffic but now it's time to regale you with tales from my weekend.

The plan was to arrive early on Friday and spend some time by the pool. It ended up not being warm enough for that so we lazed about the hotel room until I convinced Derek we should just go have an early dinner. We ate at Kelly's 134, which we liked the last time we were in West Dennis. The food was meh this time around but the service was good. We moved to the bar and had a few drinks. It seemed like it was mostly locals. It was a nice low key night.

Now let me tell you about our haunted hotel room. Saturday morning Derek tells me that the tv turned on by itself twice. I slept through the first incident and was in the shower the second time. Then the smoke detector goes off in our room for no reason. Derek doesn't believe in ghosts but I say the evidence points to a friendly ghost who enjoys watching TLC.

Saturday morning we left the ghost and played a round of minigolf at Pirates Cove. I actually won for once. I have to document that because it doesn't happen often. After minigolf we took an Uber to Susan and Jason's house for their wedding celebration/house warming BBQ. I ate my first red snapper hot dog. Apparently it's a Maine thing? It was a hot one but the drinks and sunblock were flowing.

Sunday morning we checked out of the hotel and met up with Derek's parents for lunch. They just so happen to live on the Cape so it worked out perfectly. We got our seafood fix and were sent on our way with a new frying pan and more food!

I ended my weekend by watching my favorite guilty pleasure, 90 Day Fiancé. It's terrible and I love it. I was reading the live Reddit thread tonight and laughing so hard Derek had to come in and check on me to make sure I was ok.

Remember when Luis accused Molly of being a Christ-hating witch? And their relationship somehow survived and kept on going for months? Pepperidge Farm remembers.

and

The way mother Chantel speaks, it makes it sound likes she’s reading her lines off of a TelePrompter. 

Congratulations you are now under investigation.

This will only amuse you if you watch the show so get on that and come back and laugh with me.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

I'm just a summer girl.

How is tomorrow June? I feel like May just flew by. Derek and I celebrated our one year anniversary on May 20th and I feel like that kicked off the summer season.

Derek was working late last night so I met up with Fiona and Katie at Harry's. We enjoyed some summer beers and watched some of the playoff game. The Vegas Golden Knights officially have the best intro in hockey. Sword fighting, catapults and Imagine Dragons? It was awesome.

I think it's safe to say that I like summer's seasonal beer selections better than fall. I get sick of pumpkin flavored beer pretty quick. Harry's had Jack Abby's Blood Orange Wheat on draft and oh boy is it good. It doesn't quite beat Harpoon's Camp Wannamango but it's in my top three summer beers at the moment.


Just looking at this picture puts me in a summer mood. My summer will be busy but it's mostly fun things. Here's a quick run down: A Cape wedding, ladies Vegas trip, camping, lake time up in Maine, New Jersey trip to visit family and hopefully plenty of rooftop/patio/outdoor time.

I even bought myself a fun summer hat.


As you can see I need a little extra sun protection.