Posted in In The Neighborhood, Jeff the Clone, Jeff the Clone, Pennsylvania, The Roomie, What happened today

An Ordinary Day with Jeff the Clone

Everyone thinks my life is wildly exciting.  Yes I’m a former Storm-trooper from the future, and yes I’m a clone with mad skills.  My life is not all glamour and parties though.  Like yesterday, yesterday I ran errands.

So my day started with a little work.  These are star charts.  TJ and Tourist Dave thought they were Jackson Pollack paintings.  Um…no.  I tried to explain Space to them but they broke out in song and dance.  I gave up.

I got in the car.  The Roomie drove and we went to Target.

I targeted in on the soda we were picking up because of the awesome price.

I pointed out that perhaps it was time to fill up on petrol.  I’m a former soldier we do what needs to get done.

Then back home and I read a book.  So ended my ordinary day….Clone Style!

Posted in Bjorn Maelstrom, Norwegian Explorer, The Roomie

Bjorn’s Flash Back

I’ve been looking at old pictures of some of my adventures.  I thought I’d share some of my favorites.

The trip to South Carolina was part of our pilgrimage to Orlando, Florida.  We stopped in every state on the way.

Savannah, Georgia was also part of that pilgrimage.   I loved this very old city.  It had southern charm and so much history.  There is a raw beauty about Savannah.  Sometimes it’s hard to describe. If you can, I recommend a visit to the port community.  It’s known for its Art School, Spanish Moss and incredible historic homes with exquisite iron work.

Baltimore, Maryland has a beautiful Inner Harbor.  So many activities to keep you busy all day.  They also have many delicious venues to get food.  The National Aquarium was a lot of fun too.  It’s on the way to Washington, D.C. so if you are going that way check it out on the way.

This picture was taken at Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia, PA.  This site was a particular favorite of The Roomie.  She loves anything 1700’s which Philadelphia has in spades.  She even loved that it rained that day.  Lack of crowds offers more adventure time and one gets to really experience the site.  I was digging the cannons…loud but very cool.

Cleveland, Ohio is the home to Rock ‘N’ Roll.  They Museum offers many things.  From Michael Jackson’s glove to Elvis’ motorcycle.  Cleveland is also known for it’s Art Museums and our favorite…The Christmas Story House.  The Roomie enjoyed Lakeside Cemetery.  She’s all about Cemeteries too.  She was digging the Cemeteries in Savannah too 😉

I’m not sure where my next adventure will be but I know it will be a good one.

BJORN

Posted in Barry, Buddy, Buddy, Eddie and Jimmy, New Jersey, Poets and Madmen, Poltical People, Summer of Barry, The Roomie, Weekend Adventures, What We Did On Our Summer Vacation

Air Victory Museum

The Roomie heard about the Air Victory Museum last summer but this is the first chance we’ve had to see it.

The Summer of Barry continues with this museum.  They had a piece of the 911 site and an exhibit to the tragedy of 911.  It is a part of American History now.  It brought up sorrow but it was an important exhibit.

There were many planes.  Model Planes and some helicopters.

Buddy is a history lover from way, way back.  There were exhibits for Amelia Earhart and the Hindenberg Disaster.

Barry was thinking how cool it would be to fly one of these jets.  Fast and Furious….mach 3 style!

When we left we headed over to Mt. Holly, NJ for some lunch.  Jimmy and Eddie found the food amazing and the beer even more amazing, lol!

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!!!