Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday Evening Post

Avocado tattoo.
Giant inflatable mushrooms.
Local cucumber as big as a baseball bat.
Headlines from the Weekly World News?
The week in pics.

Mrs. L proudly showing off her giant cucumber.  Personal gardens are awesome edible science experiments.

Little guy chows down on a banana...

While his Dad catches some rays in the flooded back yard.  
No one will ever accuse him of not watering the lawn.

Three generations gathered at my Mom's favorite charity to assist with stuffing backpacks for local children who have only one week before school starts.

When we finished up, J caught a glimpse of this message on the warehouse shelf.  Mom always finds a way to show her approval.

When it comes to naming a vessel, simplicity is a good policy.

Sketchy behavior.
(Nyuk. Nyuk.)

M made a house visit to this new little cousin.

 J spotted an avocado tattoo on the server's leg at Cheu Noodle in Philadelphia.

If her intent was to whet my interest in the super food, well miss, mission accomplished.

Too bad she didn't have an ice cream cone tattoo.

M and J got a chance to catch up with Aunt M.
It is now official.
Even without counting his 'Fro, M is taller than she is.

I don't know where she finds this stuff, but my wife has a knack in collecting the bizarre every week.

This one is too easy.
Susan "Bee" Anthony.
Nailed it!

It's Saturday, it's beautiful, and I have the whole day off with no obligations.
I got up with my best friend and we ended up in Annapolis at the Silopanna Music Festival.
We had no clue what to expect.

This is Matt and Kim.
They rocked the house.
I asked them to sign a shirt for my son, but I had no pen.  They were gracious enough to pose for a pic with it.
If you ever get a chance to see them play, don't question, just go.
Thank me afterwards.
I give them 6 out of 6 sweet potatoes.

We had great food and beverage, awesome seats in comfy adirondack chairs, and when day turned to night, the Flaming Lips unleashed a huge potion of whacky nuttiness.
They had the glitter and confetti cannons turned up to eleven.

Sorry there is no sound, but I took a quick video.  As you can see, there is a duo of giant inflatable aliens dancing on stage.
This was after two giant mushrooms and caterpillars left.  The singer then crawled into a giant hamster ball and rode on top of the crowd.
You guessed it:
6 out of 6 sweet potatoes from this music critic.
If someone says, "Hey.  Flaming Lips are playing.  Would you like to come?"
Run. Don't walk.

Sunday dinner made by loving wife.
Poached egg on top of veggie hash.

See you next week.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sunday Evening Post

Stellar week!
It may go down as top ten material...
or at least as one of the seven deadly sins
Here are images to prove it.

This young man is in the throes of telling a scary camp story about a stranger who "vants to vash your vindows".

Cookie Monster ice cream cone.

Remnants of a Dangerously Delicious Key Lime pie, a gift from Baltimore.

The Bearded One put on a birthday display of pounding two Helen's Double Sausage Sandwiches in one sitting.
Elvis looked on proudly in the background.

He was so proud, in fact, that he requested the Bearded One place his first born on his lap so that he may bless her for all eternity.
(Don't show this photo to child protective services).

"The most beautiful thing in the world to me is a baby looking as pretty as her mama".
-Elvis Aaron Presley

After Tiger Woods pulled out due to a back injury, E took number one at the local putt-putt tourney.

Watching while a barista serves up a fancy-pants coffee to me in New York City.
Poor Dunkin'Donuts won't ever be the same.

I wanted to reenact King Kong by climbing the Empire State Building, but I eventually settled on climbing this rock in Central Park.
You can't see them, but little toy planes are buzzing all around my head.

 I saw this piece hanging up in a kids' clothing store.  That was my favorite part of the old Batman show.  The incredibly deep quote on top reads:
"You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain".

I know they did it for humor and to sell some booze, but trust me when I say that Love will always reign supreme.

I try to keep things at least PG-13, but I saw this T-shirt equipped with a John Waters quote and laughed out loud.

He has a new book out called Car Sick and it is the memoirs of his adventures hitchhiking from his Baltimore home to his pad in San Francisco.  Could you imagine picking this guy up at a truck stop?

Umami Burger, embedded with truffle oil and topped with an egg.

On our way back south, we popped into Princeton where I saw Albert Einstein's playing cards on display at the public library.

Green Tea ice cream to finish a wonderful meal at Sagami's near Camden, NJ, and fuel us up for the ride home to DE.

Good times had by all.

See you next week.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sunday Evening Post

A lot of birthdays this week and for some reason, comic book characters.
The week in pics.

J and M continued their Miami expedition
by eating through the Gulf.

Cuban toast and cafe leche.  The breakfast of campeones!

 Two counts of statutory rape.
(I crack myself up).

These two gentlemen hang at this bus stop everyday to catch up and chat.
The one on the left is a Korean War veteran and the one on the right was a fighter pilot during World War II.
If you happen to be down in Key Biscane, look them up and say hello.
You'll be glad you did.

 It's a tough life, but somebody has to do it.

M turned 13 this week and received a slew of attention and well wishes.

Magic hands received an awesome cake that we all helped make disappear.
It all goes by so quickly.

My brother also received word that he got the job he had interviewed for, so congrats were in order for him as well.

I am a huge fan of comics and have been all of my life.  I have followed the stories of Marvel Superheroes since the seventies.  I am happy that the stories are still fresh and that now, both young boys and girls are forgetting about the real world for a little while and immersing themselves in America's mythology. 
Wolverine and Black Widow in a pose-off at the Annapolis Barnes and Noble. 
Thor, the God of Thunder, wielding his mighty hammer, Mjolnir.

Looks like E met some real life heroes at the US Forest Service office.  He even got sworn in as a Junior Ranger.
That is one official looking handshake.

My other nephew got bit by the fishing bug.

J had a big birthday as well and received happy wishes from this guy.

One of the first stops after summer camp for these three was the Krispy Kreme doughnut joint.  I hope the "fresh from the oven" light was turned to on.

Jersey Girl body butter.
It smells like hairspray and Marlboros.

For his birthday, I took my son to go see the movie Guardians of the Galaxy.  Spider-man was there to show his support
(and everything else).

See you next week.