Thursday, July 30, 2009

Moose Knuckles & Ice Cream

So it's no surprise that I'm a HUGE NKOTB fan and that I've seen them 4 times since last October. It's also no surprise that I love taking pictures, and what better things to take pictures of then those 5 Bad Brothers from the Beantown Land?

The last concert I went to was at the end of June. I took a whole load of photos, but never did get around to uploading them or viewing them all on the computer. Sure, I reviewed them on the camera itself, but we're taking a 2x2 screen here....

Imagine my suprise when I come across the money shot. So I did what any other blogger/Twitter whore would do .... I twitpic'd it.

And my fellow Blockheads took to that photo like flies to a fresh pile of ... yeah, they REALLY liked it. It was RT'd (retweeted for those of you born yesterday not familiar with Twitter) countless times and the views continued to increase.

Imagine my surprise when I was reviewing my @replies and came across one from JON OF NKOTB!!! While my heart nearly exploded right out of my chest, I attempted to read the HUNDREDS of @replies that were coming in at an alarming rate.

The views on that photo skyrocketed and it's still cruising through cyberspace. It's currently on it's way to almost 20,000 views.

What was this photo you ask? I will simply say MOOSE KNUCKLE.

Fast forward to this week, while I'm driving home from work, having a phone conversation with my BFF. She explains that she was getting caught up on Twitter and had no clue what the heck I was talking about in regards to the Moose Knuckle. She said she thought maybe it was a new flavor ice cream.

And while I'm laughing at her, I tell her, "Yeah, you can find it right next to the Padussy flavor...."

Monday, July 20, 2009

More than halfway

I'm just over halfway done with my 52 Things list.

I'm lacking severely in the number of bottles of water I've consumed as well as how many books I've read for the year. And there's a couple things on the list that I know I likely won't be able to complete (get a new tattoo) and one thing that I think I will take off the list (attend BlogHer conference) and replace with something else (?).

As for right now, summer is just speeding along. We'll be going on vacation next month - traveling to visit family in CT and then day trips to NYC, RI and MA. Very much looking forward to it!!!

Maybe once I return, I'll have found my - still missing - blogging mojo.

Monday, July 06, 2009

And we're officially in the 2nd half of '09

June is over, we've celebrated another 4th of July and the summer is whipping by faster than I'd like.

I know I have been quiet, and that I haven't been stopping by to comment on your blogs either. I apologize. For awhile I just didn't have much to say; my mood was sour and I just felt like I was in a rather dark place. Once things started to turn around, I just didn't know what to say.

Now we're in the heart of summer and we're busy playing outside, going on road trips, indulging in sprinkle coated ice cream cones and hanging out with neighbors for our weekly music in the park event.

The week I was off work was busy toting the boy child to birthday parties, throwing birthday parties for the girl child and other errands and activities. Even though the week was incredibly busy, I loved every minute of it. And that Monday I returned to work, I dreaded more than anything.

It was one time that I thought to myself that I could really stand to never work another day in my life. Thankfully I got through the work week, and we had quite a bit of family time for the 4th of July. I didn't dread work nearly as much today.

One thing is for sure, however, and that would be that the next week off can't come soon enough. We'll be heading to Connecticut next month, and are planning a day trip (possibly overnight) to New York City. I have no idea about the city, how to get around, where to stay, just how far apart the Statue of Liberty and Times Square are (can we walk?) and all that.

So if you've got any advice, I'd love to hear it. We'll be traveling WITH the kids, so obviously where to stay, what to see and how to get around depends greatly on them as well. The 2 musts we have are seeing Lady Liberty as well as Times Square. Any suggestions? Recommendations?