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Old 09-06-2014   #46 (permalink)
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Picking up some 25 kilo sacks of salt for the water softener, buying Kathy a little Singer sewing machine, slow cooking a top sirloin roast, drinking some rum and diet cokes and wine, spending some time in the sun, taking a siesta...damn, I am tired already
I was rather jealous because your retirement was sounding great but all this work you have to do fixed that.

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I was looking forward to going to my hometown today to see my Mom at the cemetery and then down to Arthur Avenue in the Bronx (the real little Italy of New York) to stock up on goodies for tomorrows opening NFL Sunday. That was the plan until my wife went out with her friends last night for Girls Night Out and got food poisoning. So now our plans are out the window while she spends the night and day on the toilet.

To make it worse, there are no good college games until later tonight. I'm bored. Maybe I will try and teach this dopey dog of ours to do some tricks.
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We aren't doing much this weekend which is a good thing. Currently doing chores but hoping to go out for some fajitas and margs later.


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I was looking forward to going to my hometown today to see my Mom at the cemetery and then down to Arthur Avenue in the Bronx (the real little Italy of New York) to stock up on goodies for tomorrows opening NFL Sunday. That was the plan until my wife went out with her friends last night for Girls Night Out and got food poisoning. So now our plans are out the window while she spends the night and day on the toilet.

To make it worse, there are no good college games until later tonight. I'm bored. Maybe I will try and teach this dopey dog of ours to do some tricks.
Food poisoning sucks You should update the post a pic of your pooch thread with pics of your dopey dog
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I was looking forward to going to my hometown today to see my Mom at the cemetery and then down to Arthur Avenue in the Bronx (the real little Italy of New York) to stock up on goodies for tomorrows opening NFL Sunday. That was the plan until my wife went out with her friends last night for Girls Night Out and got food poisoning. So now our plans are out the window while she spends the night and day on the toilet.

To make it worse, there are no good college games until later tonight. I'm bored. Maybe I will try and teach this dopey dog of ours to do some tricks.
Arthur ave? No kidding! What's the name of that deli/store? Something market. I'm going to need your address! I've got some Arthur ave stickers sitting on my desk! pm me!
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Arthur ave? No kidding! What's the name of that deli/store? Something market. I'm going to need your address! I've got some Arthur ave stickers sitting on my desk! pm me!
The Arthur Avenue Retail Market? It houses a few butchers, delis, produce kiosks, bakeries, etc. Borgatti Pasta is our favorite go to for homemade pasta, Peters for meats and slab bacon, Madonia Bakery for semolina bread, DeLillo for pastries, Randazzo's for seafood, Mikes Deli for cheese. Borgatti is very cool, it has been there for almost 100 years. They make the dough homemade in the back and then cut it to your specifications. It is a very old school place, no frills.There are dozens of stores there. Arthur Avenue is a street in the Belmont section of the Bronx. It is pretty much surrounded by ghetto's but Arthur Avenue is very safe, no one wants to screw around on that street.
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Arthur Avenue in the Bronx – Visit Little Italy in the Bronx for Butcher Shops, Bakeries, Specialty Stores and More / nycgo.com

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I was rather jealous because your retirement was sounding great but all this work you have to do fixed that.

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It was a hard day. Went to the City Center mall. Kathy bought some make up and we spent time looking at stuff we are not going to buy and for stuff we did not find. Went to La Europea, the store with the best wine selection in town and bought some bottles. It is a national chain. The first one we were in was in San Miguel de Allende in 2006.

Then we went and bought Kathy's sewing machine. Stopped by and bought a roasted chicken on the way home. Lunch was followed by time in the sun and the pool. Now I am sipping some wine and waiting for the charcoal to get started so I can put a top sirloin roast on Cap'n Cook.

Life is hard. Deferring the 25 kilo bags of salt until tomorrow. Have to pace myself.
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The Arthur Avenue Retail Market? It houses a few butchers, delis, produce kiosks, bakeries, etc. Borgatti Pasta is our favorite go to for homemade pasta, Peters for meats and slab bacon, Madonia Bakery for semolina bread, DeLillo for pastries, Randazzo's for seafood, Mikes Deli for cheese. Borgatti is very cool, it has been there for almost 100 years. They make the dough homemade in the back and then cut it to your specifications. It is a very old school place, no frills.There are dozens of stores there. Arthur Avenue is a street in the Belmont section of the Bronx. It is pretty much surrounded by ghetto's but Arthur Avenue is very safe, no one wants to screw around on that street.
Here is a link for you, pretty cool.

Arthur Avenue in the Bronx – Visit Little Italy in the Bronx for Butcher Shops, Bakeries, Specialty Stores and More / nycgo.com
It's a trash and trinkets place. Godfather t shirts hanging outside, and such. I did a bunch of touristy stickers for them. Arthur ave, Italian flag, some Godfather stuff... One that might make sense to you, "leave the gun, take the cannoli." I have no freakin idea what that means, but you might.

Anyway, address please.
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It's a trash and trinkets place. Godfather t shirts hanging outside, and such. I did a bunch of touristy stickers for them. Arthur ave, Italian flag, some Godfather stuff... One that might make sense to you, "leave the gun, take the cannoli." I have no freakin idea what that means, but you might.

Anyway, address please.
I have no idea what that means either. Maybe it is supposed to be funny? If so, it failed. I don't really remember too many of those crappy souvenir places on Arthur Avenue, you see them all over what is left of Little Italy in Manhattan but not the Bronx. There might be one on the far south end of Arthur but I don't remember one in the retail market. That is why I like that area, it is authentic. I will go next weekend. Provolone bread, yum!
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Heading to the Renaissance Festival in a bit. Top 10 weather day and crowds should be just right since many will stay home to watch the Vikings first game.
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It's a trash and trinkets place. Godfather t shirts hanging outside, and such. I did a bunch of touristy stickers for them. Arthur ave, Italian flag, some Godfather stuff... One that might make sense to you, "leave the gun, take the cannoli." I have no freakin idea what that means, but you might.

Anyway, address please.
It's what Clemenza told Rocco Lampone after he shot Paulie Gatto.
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It's what Clemenza told Rocco Lampone after he shot Paulie Gatto.
Those your Cleveland friends? I know you run with a rough crowd.
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Celebrated the Irish drubbing of Michigan this morning at brunch with an "Irish Bellini"

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Got home at 12:30 last night, today is a lovely Indian summer day....we slept in, had coffee on the deck, did the unpacking and some laundry.... Don went for a bike ride and I went and got groceries, watered outside, made some guac, and now we are watching our Riders kick some Winnipeg ass....love Sundays! And it's my four day work week, whoo hoo, small blessings.
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Very happy to not have much to do this weekend. Been running strong for 6 days. Out of town the last 4.
Steaks on the grill with some of the last local sweetcorn, hearts of romaine split and lightly rubbed with oil and grilled a bit to wilt, then a blue cheese dressing. Maybe the bottle of Merlot I brought back from Chelan. Weather is about 85f and no wind or clouds.
Now to go make the lawn look better.
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