Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The basement

This will the first in what will probably be a long series of posts

I had a house once. And the basement was dry. And I was happy.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Finally Irene Damage Photos

Park Road
I have to confess that I felt a little guilty that I didn't have ANY Irene pics to post.  I mean there had to be some carnage somewhere.  This was blocking Park Road on my way to work this morning.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Goodnight Irene...

So for the second time in a week, there was the threat of natural disaster.

And for the second time, it was el busto.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Come on Irene.....

I'm kind of thinking that this Hurricane needs a theme song. 

Can Dexi's midnight runners really be doing anything??

(Caution Big Hair Ahead)

Quick Pic

Not much of a story here,  my friend Kim came over last night to help fit Mora's bridesmaid dress and I thought she looked very pretty standing there.

Dude, can you move the train?

Taurus v. Train (My car is the one with the cool car carrier)
What do you do when you get double parked by a train?

I was faced by this dilemma last night when walking to my car in Harrison.  The tracks are like a billion years old and I didn't even think they used them anymore. Turns out I was wrong.....

So how you do you move a train?  Just ask.  The engineer slid the sucker down twenty feet or so and I was good to go.

He even honked the horn for me.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

License to Wed....

Well as you can see by the ol' timer in the upper left, the big day is drawing nigh rather rapidly.  Krissy and I took some time this morning and went over to the clerks office on Worth Street  to get our wedding license.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Shake Rattle and Roll.....

So where were you..........

I was at my office in downtown NYC.  I had skipped lunch so when the first vibrations hit, I thought "man I am getting lightheaded."  Then the shaking continued and you could feel the floor rolling, thats the best way I can think of to describe it.  My guess is that the building is designed that way to sort of distribute the energy

7 WTC from SE of the Pit
Now I work in 7 World Trade Center which is the only building so far to be rebuilt after 9-11,  so we tend to take these sort of things very seriously.  Everyone did their best "feets dont fail me now" impression and headed downward (fast)  the whole building was empty in like five minutes it seemed.

Sweeping the Nation......

This is a video that my daughter and her friend Eva made over the summer.  They really did a great job, although I am a little bit annoyed that the recycling guy didnt pick up all the wedding shower boxes from the end of the driveway:)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

In a Pig's Eye

Sorry for being so slow in posting,  between work, wedding plans and some pesky computer issues, I have had problems posting over the last few days....

Someone who was reading this blog was slightly curious as to the stuff that Krissy and I have been receiving for wedding presents gifts.  As I said some of these, at least to my mind are slightly......redundant.

So I figured that I would show a few of these items  and let the people decide for themselves.

Today's item is this.......

The Salt Pig

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Boy Christmas

I'm in a board game club.  (I know pretty geeky)

Actually I run  a board game club (worse still)

Still its a lot of fun,  It gives me the chance to get out of the house every now and then be with a bunch of smart people who really are fun to be around.  Our regular meeting was last Monday, but Krissy demurred, she was sick but had to go into work.  She got home, ate dinner and crashed.

She missed it, because there was a wedding present and this waiting for us.....

Note that this also a welcome back cake for one of our members who was away for the summer.  Hey how much cake can someone make?

Last Day (Finally)

Mora Looking out the window at the light
I never did get my camera back, but I noticed that Maddie posted most of the pictures on Facebook the other day.  Plus I had Krissy's pics as well.

Our last day was probably the most pleasant days of week.  The weather finally moderated a little bit and we ventured down to Hatteras to see the lighthouse.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Girl Christmas

Maddie did not help set up these tables
Things are slowly but surely heating up for the upcoming nuptials.  We were over at Krissy's Mom's on LI over the weekend for the bridal shower as well as to pick out the wedding bands.

As always everything was beautifully done by Krissy's Mother.  Alex and I did most of the heavy lifting setting up.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Serious answers only

Heres the thing, 

I'm a smart aleck.  whenever I get a chance I  go for the cheap laugh. 

Today is no exception......

Thursday, August 11, 2011

"Runyon" on Empty

I was going to post the final dispatch from the outer banks today, but Maddie absconded with my camera for a trip to Hershey Park with her mother.

The first concourse at Yankee Stadium

When we returned from the Outer Banks both Krissy and I were dog tired.  we basically went to bed the moment we came in the door.  However back when the date was still far far away, Krissy had signed us for a 5K through Yankee Stadium for the day after we got back.  I was part of the walking contingent and Krissy was running.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sit right back and you'll hear a tale........

  It was a pretty nice trip that we took to the Outer Banks.  But it wasn't perfect.

The Rodanthe Pier
On the way down my sister Laura and my BIL got pulled over for speeding.

We had absolutely no luck fishing off the pier.

The kids and my sister got eaten ALIVE by bugs while playing mini-golf.......

Sorry Krissy......

This is what happens to your new last name....

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tastes like chicken......

It aint a family vacation (at least not in my family) without a fishing trip.  My father is really the big fisherman in the family,  for me its more of an excuse to hang around outside with my family and eat potato chips, but I still find it immensely enjoyable.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Flipping Out

We finally made it to our destination on Saturday at about 5PM.  My parents who took the direct root down the Delmarva Peninsula beat us by about an hour.  We had to wait about an extra hour while the cleaning people finished tidying up the place.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Up on the roof

True to my word,  last week, I went on vacation and I tried to stay off the internet as much as possible.  But I am back now and for all five of you Exit 42A fans I have a few dispatches to put together.  First up, the trip down.