Sunday, January 27, 2008

A Saturday morning breakfast

On Saturday we went to a place called Angie's. It is downtown, a quick walk from our apartment. It is nearly impossible to find hash browns in diners in New England. We miss the hash browns most from Stan's in downtown Mount Pleasant.

Linsey reading the New York Times, after ordering turkey-hash, wheat toast, coffee and water. 
Stephen reading the paper while eating an egg sandwich made of a bagel, fried egg and bacon. It also came with home fries -- the large potatoes that make a meal feel more like Thanksgiving dinner than breakfast. But, it still was delicious.
Linsey's coffee, in a Life is Good mug. Angie's coffee is good. Linsey mixes her's with cream and sugar.                 

Thursday, January 24, 2008

New Blogs

So our family blogging has inspired many of my friends and family to join in the fun. Allow me to introduce you :-)



This is my cousin Carrie and her fiance, Jim. Carrie and myself and my sister are the three youngest of the Wuepper grandchildren, so we've always had a special bond ( i.e. getting stuck eating at the kiddie table.) Carrie used to love Beverly Hills 90210 and I remember when we were little and used to play house or whatever it was, her name was always Kelly and her boyfriends name was always Dylan. We also used to have this "adventure club" (I wish I could remember what it was called) but we gave ourselves flower names like Daisy and Marigold, made puffy paint t-shirts with our flower names on them and "explored" my grandma's back yard or this big, wooded ditch next to her house. I remember once we found some kind of animal skull at her brothers graduation party. Anyway, we used to have lots of fun, and we still do. I'm so happy she is getting married to a fun guy like Jim. He beat my cousin Tim in leg wrestling at Christmas time, which is a really big deal. Their blog is called forever2bengaged.


This is Lynne. She is one of my best friends from college. We lived together for one year in the lovely Park Place apartment complex in good ol' Mt. P. We were both transfer students to the photojournalism program. She lives in Greenville SC with her fiance, John. I'm going to be the maid of honor in her wedding this July! Lynne and John started a new blog about their adventures in SC called garbosma (which is a combination of their last names.)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Ooops




One of Linsey's darts was a little off target.

Nice Dahts

video

Playing darts on MLK day earlier this week. 
Linsey had two ginger ales.
Stephen had three Hoegaardens.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Heath Ledger



My favorite Ledger movie is The Patriot.
Maybe I'll watch it soon in memory of the guy.
Sad story. Dead at 28.
At least we'll get to see him one more movie: The Dark Knight.
It's Batman flick that is sure to be good.
I bet it will make a lot of money now, too.
Ledger plays the Joker.
What is your favorite Ledger movie?

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Wedding cake







This is the wedding cake that Linsey made for some friends from work, who were married Sunday. She also made the little cakes, called petit-fours.  We delivered the cakes this afternoon (and missed the first half of the Patriot's game). It looked very nice in the reception hall. I was quite impressed with her work.




Wednesday, January 16, 2008

My first dog?


I've decided that my first dog should be an English bulldog -- mostly because they are so damned cool looking.

The other day, a small English bulldog puppy was trouncing through the Daily News parking lot with its owner, happily splashing in puddles but shivering slightly because of the low winter temperatures.

Every since then, all I can think about is how nice it would be to own one of these animals. So if anybody sees any good deals on English bulldog puppies, let me know. And if anyone knows how I can convince Linsey that this is a good idea, also let me know.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Alright, Michiganders

All you Michiganders have a hefty task in front of you.
Hopefully you choose wisely.

The Fruit Street Free Press will not judge those of you who reveal your favorite candidate in the comments section of this posting. However, we do reserve the right to belittle you if you make the wrong choice.

The editors at this blog, however, do endorse a candidate. See if you can guess which one by only using the pictures below. And feel free to belittle our choice as well.







In Boston

An old church in the shadow of a modern sky scraper. I like the look of it. When we walked by I used the word juxtaposition and Linsey laughed at me. I suspect she thinks I'm a dork.
In Faneuil Hall Market Place. It is a tourist trap, but fun to visit. Check it out here
Linsey waiting to board the Green Line on the T. 
We stopped walking around for a little while to eat some chicken wings, chips and chili and watch the end of the Colts v. Chargers. Linsey drank vodka and sprite with a splash of cranberry juice and I drank 23 ounce Coors Lights. I wanted a pitcher, but our waitress said: "We don't serve pitchers to just one person, you sick drunk."
This is the board that shows the times and track numbers for trains heading to points north of Boston. Ours headed back to Newburyport at 6:30 p.m. It was delayed slightly, by about 5 minutes. 





We got into Boston at about noon. We took the T to Back Bay to shop on Newbury and Boylston street. I bought a much needed pair of shoes from Steve Madden. They were on sale for $39, down from more than $100. I also bought a book, called Sacred Games, by Vikram Chandra -- using the remaining money on a gift card from the Wueppers. You can look at it here.

Linsey bought two tops from J. Crew, both which were on sale. One she bought for $20, on sale from $88, and the other one for $39, down from $80. She also bought makeup -- lip gloss and powder -- from Sephora. 

Sometime between buying things, we stopped at a hip little restaurant called Sonsie, on Newbury Street, for brunch. It was quite good. You can check it out here

Linsey ordered a turkey sloppy joe with homemade potato chips. I got the turkey and pastrami hash with sauteed onions and peppers and poached eggs. Lots of the beautiful, rich and seemingly quick-to-judge yuppies and hipsters who partied Saturday night were there eating breakfast and sipping bloody Mary's. 

Most of the women wore large, face-covering sun glasses throughout breakfast, even though it wasn't too sunny and we were indoors. We thought that was strange. 

We also took a walk through the Boston Common, where we were going to check out the ice skaters and maybe go ice skating ourselves. But we were sidetracked by my need to use the restroom, one of which we finally located in the bowels of a nearby Macy's department store. 

For the train-ride home I bought a New York Post and Linsey continued to read The Fountainhead. We got home at about 8 p.m. 

It was a fun day.

In Newburyport

A fishing boat on the Merrimack River.
Clouds reflecting on the Merrimack River.
After walking around Newburyport for a while, we decided that we should spend the day in Boston. So we took off to the train station to take in the day in Beantown.

Shots of Family, through the World Wide Web


Dan and the two Cassandra's on the computer.
Maisy and Cassie, with Kim lurking in the background.
Alden, looking slightly confused, and Eli "chatting" with me on the internet.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

This is ...

She saw how much fun everyone else was having with their blogs so she started one, too!
www.spotsyspot.blogspot.com
You should leave her some comments so she feels loved!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Building a Cake





Linsey agreed to make a wedding cake for some friends at work. This last weekend she did a practice run. The cake looked good and tasted good.



Monday, January 7, 2008

Who to vote for?

This is a fun quiz. Take it to find out which presidential candidate best matches up with your ideals.

Click here.

Feel free to post your candidate here under comments after you get your results back from the quiz. My candidate, according to this quiz and who I do not support, is John McCain.