Wednesday, July 31, 2013

dinner - and some prep

Got the steak all ready to put on the grill and no gas!
SO - get all manly and 
I never do this, rarely use charcoal BUT the steak tasted great, so maybe I will start. It was not really hard at all....

 snacks for the wait...
 Turns out Koda likes peanuts!

Big Salad w/ Steak
and farm stand tomatoes


 The wacky Summer weather has lead this this!  Almost the first of August and this is all that is at my local farm stand, with TODAY being the very first TOMATOES of the season

A picture of Koda in some water

Yes, I know, BUT , this means that we got a good long walk in today...Not to hot to wear long sleeves and pants and still got plenty of bites...


Tuesday, July 30, 2013


" US and THEM "

Really, that's what you came up with Fox ?

Blame this one on Dr. Tinkler for sending me down a James Croden k-hole first thing this morning.....
 This was going to be hard from the get go - Americans talking about class - and with out the Welsh... really, all you could have done would have been a Detroit / Windsor thing.. but Detroit, in 2013 ? So it looks like NYC ( sort of  ) v  Pennsylvania Amish....

BUT, parts of this look funny. That actress though is NO Ruth Jones, who there for a while , I did love more than life ...... But you do know they tried ABFAB as well......

From London's The Telegraph " Billericay has been been replaced by New York and there will certainly be no mention of Barry Island but hit British comedy Gavin and Stacey is set to return to our screens via US remake, Us & Them.
Broadcast by Fox, original creators James Corden and Ruth Joneswill be executive producers on this sitcom but none of the original cast is set to feature. However, the characters will be similar and the storyline will remain faithful to the original show.
Jason Ritter, star of Parenthood and The Event, and Gilmore Girls actress Alexis Bledel will play young lovers Gavin and Stacey, while party loving Smithy - the role that launched James Corden's TV career - will be played by stand-up comic Dustin Ybarra."

James and Ruth will pocket that Murdoch cash though, so win win....

Monday, July 29, 2013

Ya'll heard that the Pope ♥'s the gays didn't you ?

 From Huffpo :

Pope Francis has had a busy week at World Youth Day in Rio as he visited his slums and prisons, blessed the Olympic flag and brought three million people to Copacabana Beach for a final Mass on Sunday morning.
Now he has made another headline, this time when the pontiff said, "Who am I to judge a gay person?" ( the rest )

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Nanci Griffith (et al.) - Who Knows Where The Time Goes

My little town

Saw Karen ( spelled wrong ) out on the trail today -
" come over for dinner ?"
Koda was in a posey mood today
 Flowers I took next door
 Pre game snacks, with mucho mucho vino!

yummy yummy dinner
like I SO need to tell yall about sweet potatoes on the grill, and will
Young Fletcher in a post big afternoon ball...

Friday, July 26, 2013

July 26, 2013 Mendon , NY

The one where I blow ALL my butch street cred......


Chicken Kabob
Pork and Eggplant Kabob
Veggie Kabob
Cous Cous with tropical fruits

Baked Potato Salad

Rocket and Orange Salad

Daily Koda

Day three of just perfect day time weather - you non - Canadian folks just don't even want to know...

Natalie Merchant - Verdi Cries



dinner ( Thursday )

I was at a picnic....

L.O. ( Lower Ontario ) Summer

 Day two in a string of perfect Summer days
So much more like it, as I write this at 12:30 am the temp is on its way down to the low 50's , wore a jacket to take Koda for his late night business walk. Air off, windows open, extra blanket at the ready.... my kind Summer....

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Meanwhile back in Pennsylvania ....

It started a couple weeks ago, when Pennsylvania's elected attorney general chose to join many other attorneys general and NOT defend the undefendable DOMA in court, leaving it to the GOP Governor. Head lawyer in the state says DOMA is out and just today, Bruce Haines, a county official in suburban Philadelphia, Montgomery County - took the AG up on it, and just started handing out marriage licences. Five couples so far.... married in the eyes of the federal government, not so much the folks in Harrisburg....
Will keep an eye on this one for yall, not sure where it is going to go.. but I will say that just ONE slow dance with Neil ( to Georgia On My Mind ) over the weekend and some doors are being opened!.....


Lamb Chops
Corn Pie
Cuke Salad

Daily Koda

Now THIS is what upstate New York Summer's are supposed to be like!
Nice cool crisp night out there now, windows open air turned off, bright and sunny and DRY today - tomorrow the same way.

It's George

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their son George Alexander Louis, Kensington Palace has said.
He will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.


Asian Noodle Salad

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


The first of a full lifetime of photos for the new royal.
The man who would be King in 2100 

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Little HRH The Prince of Cambridge
She is 30, he is 31
Prince and Princess of Wales 
Little Prince William, the future Duke of Cambridge
She is 20 , he is 33

It is so easy to forget how young Diana was.....

My part of the blogosphere is exploding with the fact that both ladies chose polka dots when leaving the hospital - I think these two photos just totally fit everything about these two women, well , woman and pretty much girl. You see the photo of Diana and Charles and filter it through everything that was to come - and what we know of what had happened to her already. The most famous woman in the world at twenty years old....
What is also shows is what a seemingly happy " normal  " couple that the new breed of Royals is -

Nothing brings that home like this... William behind the wheel, baby in a baby seat with Mom in the back.....

G.R.I.S. party !!

 Neil's garden group came over today to get ready for their
big sale coming up this weekend

I cooked them some burgers and hot dogs
other people brought stuff.
Koda loves company
Here is a giant flower that bloomed today.