Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Pulled Pork Sundae

Isn’t this a novelty! A concoction of pulled pork made to look like an ice cream sundae!! It’s called Pork Parfait! Don’t you want to try one!?

Read more about it here!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Speedy Catch Up

Boy am I behind!! Here are the highlights of the past week-o-fun!

Two Fridays ago, Mom and Dad and some of their friends came up and stayed at my apartment to go to the Johnny Lang concert! We pre-gamed, took the subway downtown and partied outdoors for hours jamming to Johnny Lang!! Afterwards, we came back to my apartment and spread out all the way from the living room, to the deck! Imagine seven of us drinking, dancing, and having a good time! It was the best time and I was so happy to host everyone!

Speed up to last Wednesday, the Black Eyed Peas concert... which meant I missed my championship softball game (yes we won, thank you!). The concert was alright, it was my first arena concert in YEARS. The speakers were kind of jacked up to the point where you couldn't hear the words clearly. OH and some "older" people sat all around us telling us to not yell or sing! Um I paid my $20 too and HELLO PEOPLE, YOU'RE AT A CONCERT!! The BEP were encouraging us to sing!!! They are a fun, upbeat, energetic band!!! What were you expecting!? That kind of put a damper on the evening… Should have went to my softball game... damn! I don’t think I’ll do an arena concert again for awhile. I’ll stick to the great outdoors of Darien Lake, thank you!

That brings us to this past weekend where my college best friend married her boyfriend of the last four years! One last wedding drive to Massachusetts! Friday we all got together for mani-pedi’s and then a relaxing swim before the rehearsal dinner. The food was fantastic and Lindsay gave us the prettiest earrings and bracelet to wear with our dresses! Saturday morning we got up early for hair and makeup, and before we knew it the flowers arrived and then the photographer! When the bus picked us up it was real, and before I knew it I was walking down the aisle! It was a very joyous and happy time for me, to not only be part of, but to see my friend happy, in love, and marrying a man that was good to her. She was gorgeous in her dress and hard to take your eyes off of. I cried plenty of times... seeing her walk down the aisle, the vows, my speech, their first dance, their childhood slide show, the father-daughter dance. It got to be disgusting after awhile! Not really, I tried to cry "cutely."

When all was said and done, the evening was magical and perfect. My dress was gorgeous, my bouquet was beautiful, and my hotel room fantastic. My best friend was happy, married and off to her honeymoon in Cancun shortly after! Success!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I Hope You Had the Time of Your Life

The Green Day concert was by far the best concert I have seen all summer! Not only did they start early, but they played (and entertained us) for three straight hours!! There were people of all ages there partying with friends, parents, kids, etc. At one point the stage was filled with a whole group of different ages that Green Day had encouraged to climb up there and just dance their freaking hearts out!!

Apart from the great music that made me dance all night, the show itself was entertaining with two different displays of people being pulled from the crowd onto stage. The first was an mid-30’s gentleman who didn’t know any words and kind of made himself look a little foolish, but what was even worse (for him, great for us) is that he was followed by a 12 year old boy who rocked out ALL the lyrics and kept singing verse after verse after verse!!

But not even he was the young wonder of the night!! The leader singer Billie Joe started pulling members out of the audience, one by one, to replace band members. First they found someone to play the drums, second they taught bass cords to another teen, then, the icing on the cake, was Bille Joe bringing up a young girl to play main guitar. The taught her three chords to play, then started up the band and began to sing. And this young girl didn’t miss a beat!!! Billie Joe even had his arm around her at one point singing the lyrics right by her ear!! At the end she got up on a speaker and jumped off, really rocking it out. We were going CRAZY in the crowd!! I could not believe his young girl just ROCKED OUT a Green Day concert!! Then Billie Joe gave the girl his guitar and we all yelled and screamed and cheered even louder!!!

Another one of my favorite parts is them performing the Buffalo Bills “You Make Me Want to Shout” song. They would start it up, do a few verses and then stop playing, just so we’d scream and tease and beg for more!! When they were singing the softer part, and we all got down low, he stopped and teased us again until no one’s knees could hold them that close to the ground anymore!! Being from Buffalo you need to believe that we were all going “buck wild!”

Of course every song was great, every song rocked us out (my knees can prove it from jumping up and down all night) but the best was the finale to “I hope you had the time of your life,” and yes Green Day, we did! Thank you and have a GOOD NIGHT BUFFALOOOO!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

OAR with Special Guest Citizen Cope

Saturday was my first experience with the Buffalo Rocks the Harbor concert series. We were right next to the water while listening to the concert! Boats were tied up and floating in the harbor all around as well. Citizen Cope was the opener and I hadn't heard of them before, but man did they rock! OAR was great as well and really got the crowd jamming to their favorites! Buffalo DOES Rock the harbor and I had a blast! I d can’t wait to go back tomorrow with my parents and their friends for Johnny Lang!! I love summer in Buffalo!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Moondance Catamaran

Last night SKM had their first employee “Booze Cruise!” We met at Templeton Restaurant on the canal, boarded the Moondance Cat, and set sail! It was my first experience (I seem to be saying that a lot lately!) out on a Catamaran Sailboat!!! I’m hooked on this awesome vessel! We cruised out to the Niagara River, raised our 2nd sail, and coasted for almost two hours! Most of us sat up front on the nets hovering right over the water. At first we were gingerly stepping on the nets, not knowing what to expect. Once the Captain said it could hold 10 huge men, we were had no fear! This cruise was so much fun and it was a great way to get to know my new co-workers outside of work. I’m happy to report I fit in quite nicely! :o)