Memorial Day Weekend 2007


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Event #1 Friday – Mila’s Citizenship party

Arrival: ~8pm
Departure: 4:30am
Lets just say that I had to see some of the videos that I took to jog my memory about the party!

Event #2 Saturday – Club Lakewood Memorial Day Party

First drink: 1pm
Last drink: 4am
Dave ended up ordering a second keg! Teresa and her friends came by later in the evening and ended up the last ones to leave!

Event #3 Sunday – Closing show for Hall of Hungry Ghosts (Mom and Teresa’s play) & Cast Party

Play started at 2pm
Left the cast party shortly after 6pm
The play was fantastic! Sunday was definitely the better of the two performances that I saw. Very proud of both Mom and Teresa!

Event #4 Sunday – Pepe’s going away party

Arrived after 7pm
Went to bed at 7:30am
LONG night – given the fact that I was already exhausted from the nights prior! Suerte en Nueva York Pepe!

Event #5 Memorial Day – Cubbies Rooftop Outing

Bloody Marys and Mimosas – 11am
Last drink for the day – 8pm
On just over 3 hours of sleep – I’m not really sure how I made it through the day!

Almost a week later, and I’m still not sure I’ve fully recovered! I ended up taking Tuesday off for some much needed R&R. The rest of the week went by quickly, and this weekend has been much more relaxed. Did I want to participate in every event? Yes. Did I have to stay up until the wee hours of the morning? No.

One of these days I’ve got to set my limits – before I find them the hard way!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We’ve been cooking for the last 3 hours! Finally changed into my “dinner clothes” and ready to sit back and let everything bake! As Teresa is now a vegetarian, I made what is starting to become a traditional dish – Lasagna Florentine. I made a double batch and am saving the rest of the sauce for December. Can’t wait to eat as I haven’t had anything since dinner last night! Hope everybody out there has a fantastic Thanksgiving with their families! Its amazing when I really think about everything we have to be thankful for!

As predicted

Our last minute costume

This weekend was totally insane. Outside of the fact that I spent most of the weekend helping Katty with her move, my uncle and aunt were in town, I sold the Jetta, and there were more than a few Halloween parties to go to! Let me begin with Friday morning…

We often park Katty’s car in the alley next to her building when bringing a bunch of stuff up or down the stairs. We always put the hazards on and we never leave it there for more than 15 min. Until Thursday night. It totally slipped both our minds. Friday morning we went out to get her car and go sign the lease – when we got outside we saw a familiar car sitting in the alley. I was convinced it was somebody else’s car as we would never have left it there! Luckily there was no ticket. But the leaving the Hazards on all night kills the battery. D’OH! As Katty called AAA I got out of the car and decided to ask the only guy walking down the street if he had a vehicle and jumper cables. He sighed and said… “yea, I do”. He totally came to our rescue! The situation was resolved in 5 minutes! Of course it just added to the stress factor already present!

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We are family


We met my great-uncle Meyer on Monday of last week! He lives in New Orleans and came in to meet much of his family that he never had. It was fascinating to hear his stories about my great-grandparents and how their family accepted the fact that a Jewish woman wanted to marry a catholic priest – very open-minded for the era! My great-uncle Meyer is 96 years old, and still smart as a whip! Thankfully I got some of those genes! It was really fascinating meeting him and learning more about the family history!

As you can see in the picture as well, Teresa has come home from her 6 months abroad in Spain! It was so great to see her and I look forward to the time we get to spend together before she heads back to NYC! Welcome back Teresa!