Saturday, August 30, 2008

How to peel a mango

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How to Peel a Mango

Step 1. Remove the peel

Step 2. Chop off the stem.

Step 3. Stand the mango up on the flat end you created by removing the stem.

Step 4. Slice away the flesh, being careful to not slice into the core. If you feel resistance or hear a crunching sound you're cutting into the core.

Note: parrot may regard mango with suspicion.

Chimney Bluffs

Possible things to do today:

  1. Nerd it up in front of the computer
  2. Sit on couch, watch TV, nap, and eat
  3. Get some exercise and possible take some cool pictures.

I chose #3 and went to Chimney Bluffs State Park, near Sodus Point, NY.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

California - Day 5

Today I visited my Alma Mater, UC Santa Cruz! Home of the Banana Slugs! Check out the awesome redwoods up near the bookstore. This was an amazing place to go to school for anyone who has never seen the campus, it is up on a hill in a redwood forest overlooking the ocean!

We got some loot at the Bay Tree Bookstore before heading down towards the beach.

It was a perfect day to be in Santa Cruz, it must have been in the 80's, not too hot but yet nice and warm!

Of course we had to go to the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk! Who could resist carnival food and rides?

I went on the Merry-Go-Round....

And the Ferris Wheel.....

And the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster (Built in 1924!)

And I played the squirt gun game, and of course won!

California - Day 4

I took BART out to the city and met my sister for lunch. We had Thia Food. Then we just shopped around the Union Square area. I got a cute little purse and a scarf thing. My sister got a new tank top.

Then it was back to the pool again. The whole gang showed up for dinner....

Dad's famous homemade pizzas! Yum!

California - Day 3

Day three started off with the trip to Berkeley for some wonderful Mexican Food. These enchiladas were made with a guajillo chili sauce and sour cream, oh man were they good!

We rode around in my sister's old 70's Scamp and went t-shirt shopping up on Telegraph.

Then we hightailed it back to the swimming pool where we splashed around, layed in the sun....

and tried dad's home brewed beer.

Then I just played online for a bit in the evening and got hooked up with an old HS friend!

Quote from Abraham lincoln

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Kalifornia - Day 1 & 2

That's how they say it now, you know. The govenator renamed it. Well we have had a fairly jam packed week so far. We flew in via JetBlue, how come we had the only row in the plane with the TVs not working?

Oh well, we amused our selves with cross stitch and Rob's card tricks, oh and of course, naps! The flights were on time in fact I think we even got in a little early. My sis and her man picked us up and we went directly to In and Out Burger. Can't come to CA without stopping there huh? Then is was out to "the crick" to jump in the pool! Dinner was ham, scalloped potatoes (both done on the grill) and salads. My mom makes the best salads!

The next day we were off to San Francisco. We saw great and amazing stuff starting with lunch at Boudin's Cafe with their famous sourdough bread. Then to the Musee Mechanque to play mechanical games, take photo booth pictures and make lots of squished pennies. Then we walked over to Pier 39 and first visited the sea lions, they rock! We then strolled through the tons of tourist trap shops and bought souveniers and jewlery, yay! Afterwards we hit the Aquarium of the Bay and all sported their lovely "Save The Bay" crowns as we wandered the exhibits (pictured above). We walked through the giant tank tubes seeing all sorts of bay and sea animal life. We were able to pet some sharks too. We then headed out to Crissy Fields, a beach near the Golden Gate Bridge, saw Haight & Ashbury and headed out to dinner at the Spaghetti Shack (apparently featured on one of Rachel Ray's shows).

When we got back to "the crick" we went night swimming!

Monday, August 25, 2008


Sunflower field on the corner of Route 65 and Caulkins Road, Pittsford, NY. This beautiful sight is here nearly every year.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Horsing Around

Today we were blessed to see a riding event by the Pony Club down in Livonia, NY. A friend of mine from work, Bentley, invited us down and in the process we were able to make friends with his own horses.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008


Me, Mike, and Howard working in Orlando

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Great Horned Owl

This is my animal of the day!

Dinosaurs in Florida

I spotted this dinosaur on the side of Interstate 4 heading from Orlando to Tampa.

Friday, August 8, 2008


I planted a sunflower in front of my office at work. It's starting to open up!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Village Clock

Pittsford post clock at 8:00 AM. You can see how this clock was made Here. The clock has a built-in GPS receiver to set the time, and optical sensors to know where the hands are so it can accurately set the motor-controlled pointers.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

They erected a new sign in front of Park Point, listing all the stores that are allegedly going in:

  • Barnes & Noble @ RIT
  • TC Riley's Irish Pub
  • lovin cup (sounds like some kind of coffee shop)
  • King david's Restaurant
  • Wok With You Asian Cuisine
  • 7 Days Convenience Store
  • Paradiso Pizza
  • Gallery Salon Too
  • Abbott's Ice Cream