Monthly Archives: June 2011

Beaufurb The Furby Does Atlantic City

Achievement: #28. Take Pictures of a Silly Mascot in 10 Famous Places

Hello, readers! Didn’t want you to think we’d forgotten about you! We were just off on Vacation #2 in a three-week span (didn’t quite plan for things to work out that way, but a very important event popped up this … Continue reading

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The Elaborate Monthly: Filet Mignon And Curried Potatoes

Achievement: #34. Have One New Elaborate Homecooked Meal a Month

For our June dinner, we returned to the grill. We managed to snag a great deal on filet mignon at Kuhn’s, and picked up a whole bunch of it for $7.99 a pound! Honestly, I wish we’d picked up even … Continue reading


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Beaufurb The Furby: A Niagara Falls Adventure

Achievement: #28. Take Pictures of a Silly Mascot in 10 Famous Places

Well, if you read our post about our trip to the St. Rosalia church festival, you know that we purchased our official mascot for our mascot photo Achievement. I got this idea from a series of photo postcards we saw … Continue reading

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A Visit To Historic Fort George

Achievement: #70. See Something Historic

I admit, when I first came up with this Achievement, I was hopefully remembering our drive through Gettysburg on the way to our friends’ Lancaster wedding back in 2009. It’s a cute little town, with lots of things to see, … Continue reading

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Wine Tasting In Niagara-On-The-Lake

Achievement: #73. Drink Wine in Canada

For two years in a row now, we’ve taken a summer weekend trip up to Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL for short) in Ontario, Canada, and primarily for two reasons. The first is the incredible Shaw Festival, which is a several-months-long celebration of … Continue reading

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In Which Michael Is The Only Man Attending The New Kids On The Block – Backstreet Boys Show

Achievement: #51. See NKOTB and BSB!

Well, my fellow Yinzers, it’s official. I have seen the same group live in concert in both the 80s and the roaring 20-teens (if someone knows what we’re supposed to be calling this decade, please inform me, because I’m lost). … Continue reading


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Canada, Eh?

Achievement: None Tagged.

Hey everyone, just a quick note to say that we are back in the States, many, many wine bottles wealthier, and loaded up with even more photos and stories! It’s going to take a little bit to get everything edited … Continue reading


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Oakland Restaurant Challenge: Burma-Tokyo

Achievement: #4. Eat at 15 Oakland Restaurants

Yesterday was a crappy day. It was beautiful outside, and not really all that muggy, but it was full of crappy appointments, and crappy news, and crappy phone calls, and then when I went to the mall to try to … Continue reading


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St. Rosalia Church Festival & The Birth of Beaufurb

Achievement: #23. Firehall or Church Bingo | #28. Take Pictures of a Silly Mascot in 10 Famous Places

Last night, we went to our first church bingo! Oh yes, I did just say first, notably as opposed to only, because playing bingo in the basement of the St. Rosalia parish last night reawakened a secret, inner church bingo … Continue reading

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The Fancy Wine Monthly: 2006 Sandrone Barbera d’Alba & 2006 Colonial Estate Eclaireur Old Vine Grenache

Achievement: #95. One Fancy Bottle of Wine a Month

(Ladies and gentlemen, after a brief hiatus, my husband has dutifully returned to his monthly Fancy Wine Blogs! Without further ado, here is his entry about our April and May selections!) You may have noticed that there was no April … Continue reading


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