Posted in Buddy, Buddy Christ, In The Neighborhood, Lenny, Nor'Easter, Pennsylvania, Shelly, Snow, The Roomie, Weather, What happened today, Winter

Stella….

A Nor’Easter came to Our Town yesterday.  Her name was Stella and she was messy and heavy.  She made snow not fun 😦

Buddy and the Roomie were ecstatic that our new Neighbor snow blew our front walkway.  Thumbs up from the big guy!

Shelly and Lenny  were a little bummed that the snow was so wet and heavy that sledding was a bummer.  They tried to build a snowman but it was like rolling the snow through quick-drying cement :(**

Stella could have been worse.  We ended up with about 4″ with drifted snow which turned to ice when as the day got colder.  This morning we woke up to 19 degrees with real-feel temps of 9 degrees.  This with Spring just days away.  Weird, right?

Posted in Eddie and Jimmy, Fort Washington, Jimmy and Eddie, Magical Adventures, Mick Mouse, Winter

Visiting History

This weekend Hope Lodge had their Charter Day Open House.  This was so much fun.  The Roomie takes us out to local Historical places if they are holding an event of some kind.


Mick likes to visit places beyond the Magic Kingdom.  So much to see in the world.  Hope Lodge gives a glimpse into the 18th Century.

Michael was in full regalia and making History come alive for the visitors with his Musket display.  We learned so many interesting facts about the Revolutionary War.   Combat and life wasn’t what we had expected.

It was a very cold day but so worth getting out and getting our knowledge on!  Mick told the Roomie he wants to see more.  Hopefully we have some cool adventures coming up.

Posted in Buddy Christ, In The Neighborhood, Lenny, Pennsylvania, Shelly, Snow, Travelers, Weather, What happened today, Winter

Spring is Quirky

Yesterday it was 63 degrees in Our Town.  Today…it’s snowing.

Buddy had the Roomie stop the car so he could get a selfie with the geese.  There were hundreds of them.  They are the black dots in the background.

They say there is a Nor’Easter coming our way on Tuesday.  Yesterday I wanted to put my shorts on and boom I’ve got to find my winter coat.

To occupy our time we played some Scrabble and SnapChat.  Lame I know but at least it’s Friday 🙂

Posted in Big Bern, Halloweenie, In The Neighborhood, Morris Arboretum, Pennsylvania, Poets and Madmen, Poltical People, Random Crap, Winter

Everything is Orange or Beige

Today was a grey day with an orangey hue.

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Vinny got to do some painting.  It was grey but not rainy at the moment so he was kind of happy about that.

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Melvin mostly gets out in the autumn months but he said that this winter is more like October than January.

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Bern is feeling the awesomeness of a day well spent outside and at the Morris Arboretum!

Posted in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, Rainbows and Dreams, Vinny, What I Did at Lunch, Winter

A Walk In The Woods

Yesterday the temps were in the 60’s.  Weird for January but after that last polar vortex (Yes, I know this sounds pretentious) it was nice to go outside without bundling up.  I loath it when my face hurts.

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The day was rather gray but who cares when you don’t even have to wear a coat.  I got to do some painting and some thinking.

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Looking down the empty road made me think of that Robert Frost poem The Road Not Taken.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
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Gosh I love that poem.

Posted in In The Neighborhood, Pennsylvania, Rainbows and Dreams, Vinny, Winter

Vinny Digs Art

Vinny is a bit of an artist in some circles.

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He’s a fan of the blues, the yellows and the oranges.

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He’s a fan of his own face, lol.

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He’s a fan of other people’s faces too…

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Not withstanding…he also has a sense of humor too.

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Vinny hopes you all enjoy art.  Whether in book, canvas or photography there is so much beauty to enjoy.  Take some time to enjoy the view.

Posted in Eddie and Jimmy, In The Neighborhood, Pennsylvania, Seasons, Winter

Hey, Where Did Winter Go?

It’s been a weird winter thus far.  Granted Jeff the Clone is loving the warmer temps but the rest of us are missing the snow.  Who would have ever thought that Eddie would say that but I have!

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Jimmy loves everything, good or bad as long as he has some of the Irish to keep him warm or if it’s warm…warmer.

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Jimmy thought he was going to blow away the other day when we had tornadoes dropping down around the ‘burbs.  We got lucky and the massive part of the storm side swiped us.

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The boys don’t have to worry about snow anytime soon.  They weather dudes are forecasting 59 degrees for the weekend.  Oh well!

Posted in Bantley, Eddie and Jimmy, In The Neighborhood, Jeff the Clone, Pennsylvania, Seasons, Snow, Weather, What happened today, Winter

Winter Storm Mars

Winter Storm Mars blew through our neighborhood.  It snowed a long time (over 24 hours) but amounted to very little.

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It started out with some big snowflakes.  Bantley wasn’t having much of this snow business.  He prefers the comfort of a warm mug of grog and a toasty fire.

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By this morning though the snow had gathered on the grassy areas and the trees.  It reminded Jeff the Clone of Narnia.  Very pretty.

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Jimmy just wanted to have an Irish Coffee and call it a day but Eddie reminded him it was their turn to clean off the automobile.  Jimmy then went and made snow angels while Eddie and Jeff the Clone cleaned off the car.  Stupid drunken poet!

Mars was anything but out of this world.  We all gave it a 1 on the Snowmageddon Meter.

Posted in Bjorn Maelstrom, Buddy Christ, Elves Are Everywhere, Files, Homie the Gnomie, In The Neighborhood, Jeff the Clone, Nor'Easter, Norwegian Explorer, Pennsylvania, Snow, The Roomie, Winter

Oh Yay…It Snowed

So in our neighborhood we got 22.4″ of snow from Jonas.  I still think it’s stupid they name the storms.  Now nobody will want a friend named Jonas because that a-hole dropped 2-3′ of snow on the east coast!

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I think that Homie needs a smaller shovel.  It do give him props for giving it a try though 😉

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I was Bjorn of the mountain.  Really there were mountains of snow everywhere after the plows came through.  Crazy stuff this Nor’easter business.

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We decided to have some fun sliding down the hill.  It would be sledding if someone remembered to bring the sled.  I’m not pointing fingers but you’ll recognize him from his thumbs up…BUDDY!

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Homie says he enjoys snow so much more now than when he was a garden gnome/elf.  He’s a big fan of keeping dry and being warm.  We all survived and the next storm to come our way has been changed to a passing rain shower so no more shoveling for a bit.  YAY!!!