Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Salmon or Sal Bass? He just substituted one fish for another!

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Looking for Salmon in the Irondequoit Creek at Corbett's Glen in Brighton


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Here's Rachel in her impromptu straightjacket.  


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Tops Grocery isn't know for their exotic food.  Kiwano Melon?  It tastes like cucumber, banana and lime?  Jelly texture?  


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Finally got to see the salmon spawning.  It was really awesome.  Giant fish swimming upstream and jumping up the waterfalls.  It was just like those nature shows except for the grizzly bears trying to catch them.  That's Rich in one of the many "Hudson River School" photos I've taken since moving to Rochester.


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Somewhere in there is a giant salmon...


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And, a salmon is about to jump or already jumped.  What lame photos for such a cool event...


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Rachel with a couple of boys trying to see how close they can get to the salmon


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Megan!


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Me...


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Three Bells.  The littlest one's hip hip name is Lil' Arby


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WhatchaGotCookin? Eats! on the Erie Canal in Fairport.  We had a donor event there last Saturday that was a lot of fun with lots of great food.  Megan and I walked by last summer (on our epic walk from Pittsford-Fairport and back) and thought it would be good.  We were right


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Setting up on what turned out to be a perfect day


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Donors!


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Yesterday was an epic "Cleaning Day."  So, we cleaned everything and rearranged the whole office.  Now, I can see everyone instead of starring at the wall.  It really has changed my worldview


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Gertie with my new desk ornament I found in the cabinet I cleaned out.  


That's about it.  

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wii Love Birthdays!

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THANKS TO MY WIFE it is 1988 again and I have the original Nintendo!  So, when she had to go to Ithaca for a conference that weekend, I had to perfect Mario Kart, Goldeneye, Sports, and MLB2011.  Megan must either really love me or really hate herself because she knows I get addicted to beating these games.


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Then again, maybe it's her Mario Kart addiction I should be worried about...


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Birthday dinner at Dinosaur BBQ!  THANKS TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY FOR EVERYTHING!  YOU ARE AWESOME AND I'M LUCKY TO KNOW YOU!


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Sarah (Lee) the cat.  You should adopt her because she's super easygoing


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Petey's first bath.  You could hear him wimper a mile away.


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Our friend Amanda volunteers with Junior League and they had their holiday sale at the Dome Arena in Henrietta.  I've never been to this place, but I want to know a lot more about it. There has to be a wikipedia page about it or something.  Maybe we should live here instead of getting some suburban single family home...


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Not only was there a holiday sale, but an RV show!  Ok, if the owners of the Dome Arena won't sell to us, we'll get an RV instead.  


That's about it.  I'm hungry.  

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Upstate Living

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TAILGATING AT RALPH WILSON!  Your choice of ribs, Philly Cheesesteak, pork tenderloin, a variety of brats and hot dogs, chicken, hamburgers, Buffalo Wings, and so much more.


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Illegal Motion


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When we made this walk last year for the Bills vs. Lions (a.k.a. Loser Bowl 2010 where they both tried to lose) we made this walk alone.  Amazing what a few wins can do!


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I am now aware of breast cancer because I have seen so much pink.


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Skydivers!  I think they jumped about 5 minutes early because he had the flag and all, but there was no national anthem.  They were talking about fan conduct or something on the PA and then he came onto the field.


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The skydiver with the Bills flag missed the mark and crash landed.  Still, no national anthem...


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Michael Vick about to have a really bad game.  Or as one sign read, "Awaiting a con-Vick-tion."


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I'm not only a member of the Rochester Chapter of the Ruvell Martin Fan Club, but I'm also the president.  If you don't know who he is, he's the 5th wide receiver for the Bills and we went to the same high school in Muskegon, MI.  The last player I championed was Kyle Orton who later went on to QB both the Bears and Broncos until last weekend.  


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It's not the first soldout Bills game I've been to, but it is the first one where people were actually in their seats watching the game and cheering.  Also, the first one I've attended that wasn't during a snow/rain mixture.


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I hope it wasn't a long drive


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Apple picking in Victor at The Apple Farm on 444


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Where's the camera stick!


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Fall in Upstate New York.  


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Macoun or Cortland?  What am I, the scarecrow from Wizard of Oz?


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Eve in Paradise picking apples.  Luckily for me, this Eve is really afraid of snakes.  We saw two this weekend and she almost had a heart attack.  


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Apples by the bunches!


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It's like living in a painting sometimes


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Some kind of amazing tree.


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So many apple trees.


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This tree is struggling to hold all of them apples!


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Bernardo's Pizza and Subs for lunch in Victor.  The pizza was really good and I'll have to get a sub the next time we're there because they looked awesome.  A great deal with huge portions.  The retro decor is amazing and I could look at all the old radios for hours.  


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Still no salmon in the Irondequoit Creek.  None in Corbett's Glen either.  Last year, I missed seeing all the salmon coming up to spawn.  Now, it appears I'm too early.  If you see them jumping, let me know ASAP.  I can be at the creek in a matter of minutes!
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