Lucifer himself.

Lucifer Falls tries to steal our souls!

By     |    Dec 6, 2012
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“Why don’t you climb up on that ledge to take a photo,” Paul said. “That way you’ll cut out all that stuff in the foreground.” I mumbled a response about how I kind of liked the stuff in the foreground, but what I was thinking was, “Nice try, Lucifer. I’m not going to make it that easy for you.” Lucifer had already made me dizzy, the way he popped out […]

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The unpack.

So … What’s Next? Collected Conversational Fragments

By     |    Dec 4, 2012
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So … that was cool, huh? Yeah, we miss the road. I mean, sure, we have an apartment, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end. Think of it as us catching our breath. No, we don’t have much planned. No, we don’t have real jobs. No, we’re not broke, but we’re not as fixed as we were before. Sure, the PowerBall would have been nice, but I tallied up everything […]

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My 6 star kitchen.

Small town living is good for my cooking

By     |    Nov 29, 2012
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I’ve been pretty down on small town living so far. I thought I was ready for a small town after Chicago, but going from a city of 3 million to a town of 1,700…it’s been a bit of an adjustment (even when you forget all those spots we visited in between). Feeling at home in a close-knit town of 1,700, for ten months and/or the foreseeable future is a stretch, […]

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Paul’s / Steve Martin’s Holiday Wish(es)

By     |    Nov 27, 2012
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If I had one wish that I could wish this holiday season, it would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing together in the spirit of harmony and peace. If I had two wishes that I could wish for this holiday season, the first would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing in the spirit of harmony and […]

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I can haz turkey?

Lots of Driving, Lots of Fun

By     |    Nov 26, 2012
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Wow, what a long weekend. We’re back in Trumansburg after about 1,500 miles of driving and 15 pounds of turkey eating. What fun! We returned to a not-yet-done roof and a still-ugly house … and a thermostat reading 45°. Our pilot light has been re-lit and we’re rekindling our excitement for the area with a copy of Edible Finger Lakes. Lisa’s already learned that there’s a local salt vein we […]

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Can't wait for our plates to look like this again!

Happy Thanksgiving 2012!

By     |    Nov 21, 2012
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Well, this is the blog’s second Thanksgiving. Last year, we jumped on a plane in Phoenix and flew to Wisconsin. This year, we’re doing the drive from Trumansburg to Wisconsin. We’ve got CoCoVan filled with bottles of our local, Finger Lakes wine (and some French stuff too). It should be a delicious day! An no TSA, hooray! We hope you all have wonderful turkey-fueled feasts planned with your friends and families. […]

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The Best Chinese Place in Trumansburg, New York

By     |    Nov 19, 2012
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On one of our first nights in our new place, Lisa met one of the staff from the local Chinese place on the street. It “served the best Chinese food in town,” the woman promised Lisa. We ordered take-out a few days later — they were right. When we first moved to Chicago, we lived around the corner from a place that bragged it served the best Chinese food in […]

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Our 2012 crop of BN.

Hooray for Beaujolais Nouveau and Red Feet Wine Market!

By     |    Nov 15, 2012
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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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Cell phone coverage here!

Lisa’s favorite place(s)

By     |    Nov 15, 2012
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The question we’re most often asked is: “What was your favorite place?” This question is impossible to answer, because we didn’t have one favorite place. I usually reply by listing a few places I loved, then pretty soon I find myself throwing out just about every single place we visited that I didn’t hate, while the questioner, having long ago lost interest in the answer, stares blankly at the ground. Now that […]

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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
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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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