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 Christmas, Elves Are Everywhere, Fear, Holidays, Mr. Nigel Murray, Pablo, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, The Roomie, Travelers

Christmas Fun – Part 2 – A Christmas Carol

We went with the Roomie to see ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the historic Walnut Street Theater.

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Mr. Nigel Murray loves the theater.  He said it reminded him of his days in London.

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We all wondered if he wore clothing in London?  It’s not a question one just blurts out and he wasn’t being forth coming.

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Pablo gave the show 12 nubs up!  He was loving the songs and chuckling along like the rest of us.  It was a wonderful day In Town.  We are all starting to feel the Christmas spirit!  God Bless us Everyone!

Posted in Autumn, Bjorn Maelstrom, Christmas, Holidays, In The Neighborhood, Norwegian Explorer, Pennsylvania, Seasons, The Roomie, Weekend Adventures

Forced Retirement

It is with sad heart that after 12 years of travel and adventure Bjorn Maelstrom is being forced to retire.  This weekend saw his worst injury today.

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While visiting Historic Hope Lodge to ring in the fun Christmas Season Bjorn suffered another radical amputation.  If you follow his travels you know that he’s lost both hands, his tail, his nose and his hair due to many individual circumstances.  This time he has lost his arm.  He is running out of parts to fall off.

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So for his future safety and under much protest the old boy is now shelf bound.  His family and friends will keep up the travels and adventures but for the foreseeable future Bjorn will be a quiet old man in retirement 😦  This makes us all sad since he was the one who started it all.  Hang in there our Norwegian friend.

Posted in Autumn, Eddie and Jimmy, In The Neighborhood, Pennsylvania, Smurfs, The Chef, The Roomie

Can’t Talk Now…Watching The Crown on Netflix

The Roomie was watching the Netflix hit “The Crown” and got us all hooked.  She’s evil that way.

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Eddie was especially into the mini series.  He went about talking in a British Accent.

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We also suspect he has a crush on The Queen…or perhaps it’s Claire Foy.  He doesn’t seem to differentiate between the two.

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Chef Blue loved the costume but really he wanted to see more food on the table.  The group pretty much all liked it.  Bjorn is sure he would have liked it had he had time to watch.  Instead he was working on his new career.  We have no idea what that means or what that is but Bjorn is happy and that’s all that matters, lol.

Posted in Autumn, Bjorn Maelstrom, Christmas, Fear, In The Neighborhood, Norwegian Explorer, Pennsylvania, The Roomie

Getting Ready For Christmas

Every year the Roomie reads us Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”.

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It’s an old-timer kind of tradition but we humor her.

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Fear got all scared because there were ghosts in the story.  No matter how much we tried to assuage him it was for naught.  The little dude is destined to be afraid of everything.  I guess that’s why his name is Fear.

Posted in California, Eddie and Jimmy, Elves Are Everywhere, Homie the Gnomie, Jeff the Clone, Jeff the Clone, Jimmy and Eddie, New Jersey, The Roomie, Weekend Adventures, Wildwood Crest

Going to The Beach

This weekend we went with the Roomies to the Beach.

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Gru has put the word out that all off this is his…you may borrow his beach for a fee.

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It was too cold to go down to the water but after the Nor’easter we got a week ago Homie was shocked that the beach looked this good.

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Jeff the Clone declared this beach superior to his visit to Tatooine.  That was like Death Valley.  No fun!

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Jeff the Clone has decided this is his new house.  Until Gru explained that it is on his beach, thus, it his domain.

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Jimmy and Eddie discuss why they’ve been angry that none of their travels have been included on the blog.  These guys are super famous and stuff.

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Don’t you people know who we are!  We are the drunk guys who gave you the California Trip of 2012!!!!

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!!!

Posted in Autumn, Bjorn Maelstrom, Fort Washington, Norwegian Explorer, Pennsylvania, Seasons, Sunday Madness, The Roomie, Weekend Adventures

Welcome To The Revolution!

This weekend the Roomie and I headed out to watch the Revolutionary War Battle Re-Enactment.

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We live in an area that is filled with Historic places.  The battle took place in the back field of Hope Lodge.

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Today’s battle saw the British taking the field.  That’s revolution speak for winning.

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I’m not sure if you can see behind me are the red-coats.  The uniforms were really cool since this supposed to be like 239 years ago.

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It turned out to be a beautiful day for a Skirmish in the back field.

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If you get a chance go visit.  This place is fun, historic and just a nice way to spend a Sunday.

Happy Autumn!

Posted in Autumn, Bjorn Maelstrom, Morris Arboretum, Norwegian Explorer, Pennsylvania, Seasons, The Roomie

Autumn With More Milkweed Pods

The trees are in full color now.  The Roommie wanted to see if the milkweed pods were exploding yet and as luck had it they were.

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They were all over the field.  I think I saw her doing a little jig.  It was kind of an awkward moment.

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I snagged my Milkweed Seed and made my wish.  I sure hope it comes true!

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We went to the wheel pump house because it’s not far from the field of Milkweed Pods.  It was a great lunchtime!
I can’t wait to see where we go tomorrow!

Posted in Bjorn Maelstrom, Cleveland, Ingrid Maelstrom, Norwegian Explorer, Ohio, The Roomie, Weekend Adventures

Visiting Ohio – Part II

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I’ve repeatedly told the Roomie that I do not like to travel this way (especially since my nose fell off) but she insists on it.

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While in Cleveland we went too the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  It was fun and loud, lol.  Being from the tranquil forests of Norway it was an eye opener for Ingrid and Me.

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So much history in one place.  We had so much fun.  Elvis and anything 50’s early 60’s are my favorite but Ingrid is all about Queen.

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The view from the 3rd level was amazing.  It was an overcast/rainy day but Lake Erie looks awesome in the distance!  To lean all about the celebrities, the Bands and the era’s of music from Carl Perkins to Beyonce was super cool.