Where does the time go? I meant to blog about Rent at WAHS on Saturday after the show. Instead we went out for small plates at trendy Grille 3501 that night, spent Sunday working on odd jobs and taking in our alma maters' sporting events, and that was the weekend. About the musical first: the arts academies at William Allen always produce some amazing performances and this was no different. I have seen the Broadway version - on Broadway! - and comparisons would not be ludicrous.
The early week has been a blur of this and that around the house, and two consecutive nights of me beating Jenelle home. Tonight was a P&R meeting and tomorrow is the first day of Jenelle's Easter-based spring break. The weather is supposed to be excellent and we're cooking up a trip to NYC to check out the High Line, buy a(nother) jar of McClure's pickles, get a great burger, scout some trendy Manhattan flea markets, and enjoy a day in Gotham. We haven't been since October and I'm eager to get back.
Halfway around the world, Gram is on VofJ in Bounty Bay off Pitcairn Island. Fantastically, identically opposite NYC in every way.
Back home. Men's hoops in Emmaus last night. Work today. Trip south after work for shirts and bbq. Loft for the night w/ MSU game. Weekend!
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010
In Western Michigan for a few days in the middle of the week...Wings on TV, bd's Mongolian for dinner, clear and cold weather. That's Michigan business travel.
The rest of the weekend was about spring chores around the house. We cleaned the garage, tried to get some yard work done, talked to a few people on the telephone, and made ourselves the first grilled meal of the summer.
Last: Justin got into Wayne State Medical School today. Feels a little funny that my brother in law is on the road to being a doctor, but that's why it's exciting news.
Saturday night's alright.... for watching the Mason Cup on the web. It was post-spring weather here today: 74 and blue skies. We got our first Rita's of the season, did some errands, hit Foliage Farm to scout out trees for the front of the house, and are now in for the evening.
Thursday night, in addition to mens' hoops, was a chance to pitch a P&R-backed signage plan to the Lower Macungie Board of Commissioners. It was pretty much as expected, with a fair amount of hemming and hawing/consternation over the price tag and not a lot of thinking about the benefits that weigh against those costs.
Friday was a big day for Jenelle as a group of PA's 'Distinguished Educators' visited her AP classroom. Apparently all went well and the VIPs were impressed with the kids' use of classroom technology. It was a pretty big deal for Jenelle so we headed to Casa Toro for a bit of celebration and a nightcap.
Saint Patrick's Day means birthdays for a couple of friends, quiet of facebook but chaos on TFLN, and corned beef and cabbage with horseradish sauce. The weather in the val has been beautiful, so we were in the front yard lopping last season's grasses and wondering if we could make them into a rug. Yesterday we took advantage of the weather by going for our first walk around the neighborhood - first grilling smells of the season.
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Monday, March 15, 2010
It's Monday, Jenelle's at a school meeting, and I'm already done waxing up the skis for summer storage, which was my job for tonight. Top Gear's latest series is over and the kitchen is clean. Huh.
We did lazy nothing this weekend. Friday night Emmaus Theatre debuted "The Blind Side" so we went. Saturday night Jenelle went out with the girls, and I tried to figure out the FTP migration of the site which you are now reading but quickly got bogged down in CNAMEs and DNS registries and the like. Sunday we went to the bookstore because the library is closed, then to Wegman's, then home. That was literally everything.
Another long break that is more attributable to tired legs than anything... and that can only mean one thing: more skiing. I joined Dad and the Iron Blosam crew for 3.5 tough days in the powder of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Day 1 featured thigh deep fresh in Gad Valley at Snowbird and a buffalo burger which will live in infamy. Days 2 and 3 were Catherine's Area, Ballroom, Cecret Saddle, Supreme/Robin's Run, and everything in between at Alta. Day 4 was back at the 'bird for top-to-bottom laps on the Tram and
around Gadzoom. Total vert: 100k+. I don't know if PA's rainy/warm spring weather will afford us another outing, but it's been an epic ski season either way.
Besides skiing: getting boots ready for skiing, catching up from skiing, talking about skiing at work, and burning skiing muscles at East Penn men's hoops on Thursday nights.
A few weeks back I got a very scary email from blogger: 'We will stop supporting FTP publishing on March 22.' If there was an HTML code for skull and crossbones, I would have used it here. The date has been pushed to May 1 and I'm trying to work through their migration data, but be pre-advised that my current plan is to migrate the site to blog.jenelleandcorey.com and I'm not too current on the workings of web2.0 so there could be some outages. Hopefully all will be complete by the end of March and redirect to the new URL seamlessly.
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