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Our 2012 crop of BN.

Hooray for Beaujolais Nouveau and Red Feet Wine Market!

By     |    Nov 15, 2012
Posted in: Ithaca, New York, Wine     |    No Comments

Today is the third Thursday of November! Today is the day that Beaujolais Nouveau emerges from the temporary storage rooms of French wineries and makes its way around the globe, bringing joy to wine lovers (then leaving them with terrible, terrible hangovers on the third Friday in November). Oh, Beaujolais Nouveau…some people hate it a lot, some people hate it a little. I don’t know anyone who would say that they love the wine. For […]

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The falls through a gap in the trees.

So, I’m trying to think of a clever title for this post about gorges near Ithaca…

By     |    Nov 13, 2012
Posted in: Hikes, Ithaca, New York, Trumansburg     |    1 Comment

That’s what everyone says, right — “Ithaca is Gorges.” We have, at last count, three items in our (downsized) house that bear those three words. You can’t go anywhere here without seeing these three words stamped or printed or carved on every object imaginable. The phrase even has an entry in the urban dictionary. With that said, um…yes…this area is gorgeous. Reminding us of that fact on a regular basis […]

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Making friends is hard…

By     |    Nov 7, 2012
Posted in: Best Of, Ithaca, New York, Reality     |    1 Comment

Browsing around Ithaca Craigslist for couches, I spotted the “Strictly Platonic” section and was intrigued. We don’t have any old friends still living in the Ithaca area, and I don’t really know how to make friends anymore. Especially without a job (i.e. especially when I rarely leave the house). So, strictly platonic, you say. Why not? Here’s the first one that caught my eye: Couple seeking Coulpe – mw4mw – […]

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A beacon for weary travelers.

Ithaca Food, Ten Years Later

By     |    Nov 5, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Food, Ithaca, New York     |    No Comments

This weekend, we were at Just a Taste in Ithaca and we thought we recognized our waitress. “Have you worked here for a while,” I asked. “Yeah. A loooooong time,” she said. “Like ten years? We haven’t been here for ten years and you look familiar.” “Longer than that,” she said. I knew it! One of the most fun parts of being back in the area is sampling our old […]

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The storm before the storm before hopefully some calm.

So Far, Not So Smooth

By     |    Oct 29, 2012
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Our re-introduction to non-transient society has not been smooth. We arrived in Trumansburg on Friday to find our place still under construction (wet carpet, wet paint, wet roof). We ended up camping in the Finger Lakes National Forest instead, where we had our first rowdy camper expedience of the trip — our neighbors arrived drunk at 1AM, set up their tent in the rain, and attempted to start a bonfire […]

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We finally get to find out what is in this box.

It’s moving day!

By     |    Oct 26, 2012
Posted in: New York     |    No Comments

It’s finally here — after spending 14 months without a traditional home, today is move-into-our-new-apartment day! We’re so excited to have our own place and a whole new area to explore. I’ve never been so excited for a moving day in my life. After all this time, we have no idea what we have anymore. Unpacking is going to be like a massive shopping trip.

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The Tony Jenkins Jazz Trip.

barVino: The Coolest Place North of I-90 in New York

By     |    Oct 25, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Food, New York     |    No Comments

In the sleepy Adirondack town of North Creek, there’s a new restaurant. It’s called barVino (lowercase ‘b’ and uppercase ‘V’ and all one word). They have live music every Wednesday, a great wine list, and a tasty beer list. They also serve delicious food. After visiting one of Lisa’s dad’s projects in Tahawus (pronounced “Ta-HAUS” — two syllables, not three), we stopped in for a bite. Dishes are small, meant for sharing, […]

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The view from the top of the falls.

Fall in the Adirondacks

By     |    Oct 17, 2012
Posted in: Best Of, New York     |    2 Comments

Once, I asked my Dad why he and my Mom had decided to live where they did — in the middle of nowhere, upstate New York. He responded: “The Adirondacks.” Our visit this past week reminded me why I was satisfied with that one-word answer.

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Well, it rained through the sunset. This is after we built the fire back up.

Full Circle Bonfires

By     |    Oct 16, 2012
Posted in: New York     |    No Comments

Almost exactly a year ago, I stood next to the biggest bonfire I’ve ever seen in Northern Wisconsin. Cripes, was that a YEAR ago? Now we’re in Upstate New York, and it was time for another bonfire. This one promised to be nearly as big … if the weather held. So not quite as huge … but still a pretty awesome October tradition.

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Everything's inverted when you look through the glass half-full.

Home Sweet…Trumansburg?

By     |    Oct 15, 2012
Posted in: Ithaca, New York, Trumansburg     |    1 Comment

It’s official – we finally have a place to call home – a real apartment, not a bedroom on wheels. It’s got walls, doors, a few sinks, a fridge. A stove that doesn’t fold up into a suitcase. A roof and a porch. It even has two toilets. TWO toilets! Our toilet count will shortly increase by like 200%!! In two weeks, home will be a two bedroom duplex in the […]

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