Hi everybody!!! (Hi Dr. Nick!). I just got home a little bit ago from Sylvan Lake. Brian and I had a wonderful time. Brian's aunt and uncle were nice enough to offer to let us stay at their lake house, so that's what we did! diaryofroses
lent us a ton of Miyazaki films, so we watched one every morning and every night. We went to Stew Leonard's in Danbury, CT (yes, this is actually an experience) to stock up on food for the days we were going to be there. I was sad they no longer have the petting zoo, however, they still had the Party room. Thursday was just a get settled in day. I Grilled every night except for last night, but we'll get to that later. So, dinner for Thursday night consisted of Grilled Tilapia, grilled yellow squash, and rice. We ate on the porch and drank in the country air..I mean inhaled it. LOL :)
Friday, we decided that a Dutchess County atlas would be very helpful, so we headed to a nearby Border's, which we got lost getting to. As we were lost, but on the right track (we were never truly lost), We were stopped at a light and this elderly woman started walking up to the car. Brian rolled down the window and she asked if we could take her to the post office up the road. We debated and ultimately decided to do so. After all, it was only 3 lights away (still a 10 mins drive). She was a loon, but didn't try to kill us or steal anything, so it was ok. We dropped her off and went on our merry way to Borders (we had crossed the road we needed when we were dropping the woman off at the Post Office). Brian bought an Atlas, a crazy puzzle of DOOM, a cookbook, and got me "Star Trek: A Singular Destiny" by kradical
. Sooooo awesome so far the 2nd time around (first time I read it, I took it out of the library and it was really awesome then too...and now I own it). After Borders, we headed back to the house and I made us lunch. Brian started to separate the puzzle pieces, and doing the puzzle became our afternoon activity. A work in progress
, Almost done
, Another view
. I made turkey burgers with grilled asparagus for dinner, and started to marinate Saturday's dinner.
Saturday, we decided to do Walk-across-the-Hudson, where you cross over the Hudson on a pedestrian bridge that used to be the bridge for the train. It was really really neat. We decided to do the loop that also included walking over the Mid-Hudson bridge. On the way to that bridge, we read a sign about Bridge Music. Apparently, a composer named Joseph Bertolozzi wrote a composition using only sounds that come from the Bridge. He used mallets and things to make those sounds. Go here to learn more about it
. We had a great time and I'd definitely do it again! Dinner on Saturday was Grilled chicken thighs that were marinated in Daddy Sam's Just Slop it On BBQ sauce, with Grilled corn on the cob seasoned with limes. Friggin scrumptious! I suggest everyone try to find this BBQ sauce.
Sunday, we woke up to pouring rain. Oh shit, the grill was still outside. Fuuuuuu!! We had decided the day before that we were going to see "Despicable Me" at a movie theater, so I asked kradical
if he could research where and when it was being played. We ended up going to the Showtime Theater in Newburgh and went to the 1:30pm showing. The movie was cute and funny and awesome and I WANT A MINION! Then we went across the street to the Mall and hit up Game Stop because why the fuck not?! After that, we were hungry for dinner, but there was no way I'd be grilling in the pouring rain (I should tell you that we had no access to an oven, so this was our only source for cooking). So, we went to Uno Chicago Grill. Yummy dinner. On the way to Uno, we stopped at the Regal movie theater down the road and found out they were showing Inception at 7pm. We went after dinner! Never in my life have I ever seen movies in 2 separate theaters in one day. I've done the multiple movies in one day in the same theater though. Inception was amazing and confusing and a complete MIND FUCK! But soooooo worth it. Made for interesting discussions for the rest of the night.
Today was a clean the house day and make it look better than it was when we got there. We finished all the Miyazaki films, took our time cleaning, packed up the car and were on our merry way around 4:45. We hit absolutely NO TRAFFIC the whole way home. That includes the Throggs Neck and the Cross Island! So awesome. We stopped by Brian's parents house to drop of a watermellon and they fed us. I got home at 7:30.
There is no way in hell I will be able to get through Livejournal posts (From Wednesday night til today) in any kind of timely manner. So, if there is anything that needs my attention ASAP, please point me to it in the comments here.