Tuesday, March 29, 2005
The trees shook. It looked like the whole forest was coming to greet me. I screamed, "What is it!? What is it!?" Branches creaked and cracked.
"Aghhhhhhhh!", I screeched. I crouched low and covered my face with my arm.
All at once he burst from the dark stand of pine. Wings as wide as I am tall. The creature was black as the night itself. Quickly he flew past with two flaps of his wings.
He disappeared into the night. The trees swayed gently.
The next morning we found tracks in the snow by the creek. Big tracks. Bird tracks. HUGE tracks.
It was the Mighty Teradactyl. We are not safe...
Or maybe it was a turkey.
Monday, March 28, 2005
Tybalt is a dog. He is not a "Dog".
Tybalt likes to be held and coddled. He does not like to run through fields. He doesn't really even like to be outdoors at all.
Tybalt was a guest on the farm this weekend. He spent some time on the couch, some time on his mommy's lap, and a very little bit of time walking through the woods and in the mud. All of the humans on the farm were very impressed with his tenacity. He was a good little trooper - walking through the last remnants of snow, and navigating over thorn bushes.
You may recognize Tybalt from the famous Rowe Greeting Cards. There was "Lady-Pug", "Czar Pug", and everyone's favorite "Angel Pug", to name a few.
Thursday, March 24, 2005
1st Annual Adzentoivich Woods Welcome Easter, Welcome Spring Jubilee!
So far we will be joined by the Rowe's of Brooklyn, NY and perhaps briefly by the Riotto's of Hometown, PA (forgive me if I have the town name wrong).
I understand that invitations went out last minute, and we have neither sleeping quarters nor bathing facilities to offer, so all of you who cannot attend are truly forgiven.
You may, however, wish to mark 4th of July weekend on your calendars now. We will hold the 1st Annual Adzentoivich Woods 4th of July Hoedown that weekend. We plan to have more rennovations completed by that time to accomodate the more refined folks out there who would like to - oh I don't know - bathe maybe.
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Males: 116 (53.5%), Females: 101 (46.5%) (Hey all my single girl friends...come on out...the odds are in your favor if you like the flannel-wearing, deer-hunting, beer-drinking, ATV-driving type)
Elevation: 1190 feet (no wonder it is so easy to become winded when working outside...and here I thought it was because we were out of shape!)
Land area: 1.4 square miles (I believe 26 acres equals one square mile - we own 20)
Median resident age: 44.5 years (We are youngin's compared to everyone else!)
Median household income: $26,125 (year 2000) (Well......we won't go there...but we can say this average will have to go up a bit now)
Median house value: $63,800 (year 2000) (OK...so we paid more than that - but we also got the LAND)
Races in Brandonville:
- White Non-Hispanic (100.0%) (Wow, this is a little tiny bit scary)
Ancestries: Polish (28.6%), German (15.2%), Dutch (12.0%), United States (11.5%), Lithuanian (9.7%), Irish (7.4%). (Italian 1 person...me, plus one more Lithuanian)
And for even more delightful Brandonville, PA facts you can visit here.
Hope to see you soon!
Monday, March 21, 2005
This was a true small town USA party! There were people from all of the neighboring towns. Fire Departments from all over PA had their trucks shined up and in line. There were Clydesdales, convertibles and clowns. It was truly a fun day for all.
Friday, March 18, 2005
I dreamt of my Grandfather last night. It was a very moving dream. I woke up feeling like the girl from that new show Medium. Like he was really trying to speak to me, to tell me something. It made me cry. Strange how things like this can knock you off of your focus.
He told me to "spend as much time together as you can. Go to sporting events and listen to music" I know that sounds stupid, but I think I got the message: less work, more quality time together enjoying the simpler things life has to offer. That's it. Just don't stop loving each other. Simple.
Or, it should be simple anyway...
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Monday, March 14, 2005
Now I don't know about you, but I think it would be much less unsettling if we referred to all Terrorists as Pirates. It somehow seems much less scary. I don't care if the pirates today have missle launchers, I still envision Johnny Depp in a head scarf - funny, not scary. Hot, even. Definitely not something to give me a panic attack on the subway or while driving through the Holland Tunnel.
Yes, from now on, in my world there are no more Terrorists, only Pirates.
There is already an international contingency in place - The Piracy Reporting Centre of the International Maritime Bureau - or of course, IMB as they are also known.
Friday, March 11, 2005
Wednesday, March 09, 2005
In the end it all came down and most of it has been burned by now. While you scroll through these few demolition photos, imagine the saddest music ever played.
Stay tuned for a future posting featuring a good old Barn Raising. And be prepared to come out to the farm this summer to help us fill it full of new memories.
"The Man" Won Again...
Tuesday, March 08, 2005
Monday, March 07, 2005
Wednesday, March 02, 2005
Free Ice Cream!
I went to Yahoo!'s birthday party last night. It was at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. There was a DJ and about 10 bars. Of course it was open bar and they also had passed hor's d'ourves. Everyone in attendance got two Martini glasses as a parting gift. Very nice. I would guess there were at least 800 people there.
One of the few perks of working in SEM.
1. The barn has been torn down, there are jacks under the beams in the basement, and the two Ernie's are in the Zone.
2. The barn is still standing as is, the basement is flooded, the two Ernies are on the couch watching DVDs and eating cookies.
I don't know which is more likely.