Saturday, June 30, 2012

366 Project - Day 182 - "Cadillac"


June 30, 2012 - "Cadillac"

Cruise Night - Sycamore Drive-In - Bethel, CT

The tail fins of an absolutely beautiful 1959 Cadillac!

I love Cadillacs. They're so much better than Lincolns. They've got more acceleration... more power... better handling... better looking... more legroom for your legs... more power...

Forget-about-it!

(lifeisgood!)

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Friday, June 29, 2012

366 Project - Day 181 - "Tired"


June 29, 2012 - "Tired"

Somehow I've managed to miss two days of pills... and was reminded of just how much a part of me they have become...

... and it's sickening!

I'm tired of having to rely on all of this just to function and make it through the day.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

366 Project - Day 180 - "A Man And His Dog"


June 28, 2012 - "A Man And His Dog"

Leica is keeping me company today. Sleeping by my side... giving me hugs and kisses... and posing for photos.

(lifeisgood!)

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

366 Project - Day 179 - "Trivia"


June 27, 2012 - "Trivia"

Dinner and some shark-related trivia at Widow Brown's Cafe in Danbury.

(lifeisgood!)

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

366 Project - Day 178 - "Eternal"


June 26, 2012 - "Eternal"

Row-after-row of Eternal bottled water on the sale rack at work.

Cool.

Blue.

Captured!

(lifeisgood!)

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Monday, June 25, 2012

366 Project - Day 177 - "Strange Companions"


June 25, 2012 - "Strange Companions"

There are some strange companions on the bottom shelf of my fridge!

Schaefer - for a bit of cheap, crappy nostalgia.

Peroni Nastro Azzurro - because it's damn good beer, and my current lager of choice.

And, of course, Guinness Draught - because... well... IT'S THE BEST DAMN BEER IN THE WORLD!

(lifeisgood!)

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

366 Project - Day 176 - "RED BULLS WIN!!!"


June 24, 2012 - "RED BULLS WIN!!!"

Red Bull Arena - Harrison, NJ

New York Red Bulls  3 - 0  D.C. United

And there was much rejoicing!

(lifeisgood!)

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

366 Project - Day 175 - "Birthday Cake"


June 23, 2012 - "Birthday Cake"

My daughter is now 14 years old.

Yep.

I suddenly feel old!

(lifeisgood!)

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Friday, June 22, 2012

366 Project - Day 174 - "Limoncello Glasses"


June 22, 2012 - "Limoncello Glasses"

I found this wonderful set of six small glasses at a tag sale recently. I think they'll be perfect for my homemade Limoncello!

(lifeisgood!)

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

366 Project - Day 173 - "Green Bananas"


June 21, 2012 - "Green Bananas"

I can't decide whether these bananas are over-ripened... or still too green to eat.

(lifeisgood!)

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

366 Project - Day 172 - "100+"


June 20, 2012 - "100+"

First day of summer... and it came in at full-force! It's 97 degrees here... with a heat index of 100+!

The fans are all on "High".

The AC is on at "Maximum Cool".

The glasses are full of ice-cold fruity wine.

And life is good!

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

366 Project - Day 171 - "Promotion Day"


June 19, 2012 - "Promotion Day"

It's "Promotion Day" for our kids.

Brandon completed 5th grade and received his Academy for International Studies Magnet School diploma at this morning's ceremonies. He moves on to middle school in the fall.

Caitlynn completed 8th grade and received her diploma from Broadview Middle School - along with the President's Award for Academic Excellence, as well as Honor Roll. She moves on to high school in the fall.

Time goes by so fast!

(and I feel so old!)

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Monday, June 18, 2012

366 Project - Day 170 - "FORZA ITALIA!"


June 18, 2012 - "FORZA ITALIA!"

ITALY WINS!!!

Italy 2 - 0 Ireland

And with this win, Italy advances to the next stage of the UEFA EURO 2012 Championships, as Group C Runner-up!

FORZA ITALIA!!! FORZA AZZURRI!!!

(lifeisgood!)

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

366 Project - Day 169 - "Twizzlers"


June 17, 2012 - "Twizzlers"

I love Twizzlers.

That's all I've got to say about that!

(lifeisgood!)

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

366 Project - Day 168 - "COOKIES!!!"


June 16, 2012 - "COOKIES!!!"

My wife baked some chocolate chip cookies tonight.

That's it. I mean... do I really need to say anything else!?!

(lifeisgood!)

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Friday, June 15, 2012

366 Project - Day 167 - "Promotion"


June 15, 2012 - "Promotion"

Tonight is my daughter's Junior High Promotion Dance. The school-year is coming to a close... and in a few short months she'll be starting High School.

Where has the time gone!?!

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

366 Project - Day 166 - "Thirteen Years"


June 14, 2012 - "Thirteen Years"

Thirteen years ago today I married my best friend!

And to celebrate we're having an absolutely amazing dinner at La Zingara.

I love you Holly!

(lifeisgood!)

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

366 Project - Day 165 - "Tough Day"


June 13, 2012 - "Tough Day"

A very long... very tough day at work. Tension so thick you could cut it! I couldn't wait to get out of there!

Thankfully my very good friend Mr. Lenny had already planned for us to go see "Prometheus" in 3D. But first, a stop at Pepe's for some pizza and a VERY much needed pitcher of Peroni!

And I love how the "Zombie Einstein" on Lenny's t-shirt adds to the tone!

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

366 Project - Day 164 - "Nest"


June 12, 2012 - "Nest"

A nest of shredded cardboard, used as packing materials.

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Monday, June 11, 2012

366 Project - Day 163 - "Canon"


June 11, 2012 - "Canon"

Long day.

Quick shot.

My red plastic water bottle from Canon Cameras.

(and that is that!)

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

366 Project - Day 162 - "Summer Sunday"


June 10, 2012 - "Summer Sunday"

Grilled Venison Burgers...

Sesame-Seed Buns...

Crispy Fries...

Lots of ketchup.

Just another Summery Sunday at our house!

(lifeisgood!)

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

366 Project - Day 161 - "Famiglia!"


June 09, 2012 - "Famiglia!"

The newest member of the Pia Family (Norwalk Branch) - Liliana Marie Pia!

Surrounding this little bundle of joy are (from left-to-right): Big sister Jessica... Mommy Angel... Big Big Sister Frannie... and Proud Papa Peter.

Doesn't my brother have a beautiful family!?!

(lifeisgood!)

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Friday, June 8, 2012

366 Project - Day 160 - "Red and Black"


June 08, 2012 - "Red and Black"

Rows of packages of Go Raw Chocolate sitting on their display at my job... their black fronts and red sides creating a pattern that my camera couldn't help but capture.

(lifeisgood!)

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

366 Project - Day 159 - "Fresh Abstract"


June 07, 2012 - "Fresh Abstract"

Fresh Organic Kale... posing for my camera.

(lifeisgood!)

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

366 Project - Day 158 - "Cold"


June 06, 2012 - "Cold"

The metal skin of my tower-fan... keeping the living room cool on a rather warm night.

(lifeisgood!)

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

366 Project - Day 157 - "Empty"


June 05, 2012 - "Empty"

Another "Pasta Night" at the Amerigo Vespucci Lodge.

Lots of salad...

Lots and lots of pasta...

Conversation and laughter...

Italian TV...

... and the emptying of carafes of wine.

(lifeisgood!)

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Monday, June 4, 2012

366 Project - Day 156 - "Soft"


June 04, 2012 - "Soft"

Misty-rainy-day-soft-roses-blooming-fragrant-beauty.

(lifeisgood!)

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

366 Project - Day 155 - "Schaefer"


June 03, 2012 - "Schaefer"

The original Colony Grill - Stamford, CT

A stinger pie...

An ice-cold Schaefer beer...

And lots of happy-ness with family.

(lifeisgood!)

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

366 Project - Day 154 - "PARTY!!!"


June 02, 2012 - "PARTY!!!"

Today we were FINALLY able to have my son's 11th birthday party (his birthday was two weeks ago... but scheduling conflicts prevented us from having the big party until now).

Chuck E. Cheese... Lights... Noise... Balloons... Laughter... Games... Pizza... Cake...

... and this wind tunnel full of flying tickets he had to try to catch. He played a smart game: Borrow a friends sweatshirt to stuff tickets in... and grab as many of the larger bonus tickets as possible. He ended up making a killing!

Lots-and-lots of happy-ness!

(lifeisgood!)

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Friday, June 1, 2012

366 Project - Day 153 - "Ernie"


June 01, 2012 - "Ernie"

This is "Ernie". 

Ernie is "the band" for one of our favorite local performers: Mr. Happy Cloud.

And tonight we're sitting in Molten Java coffee house in Bethel, CT - listening to Mr. Happy Cloud and Ernie perform what I like to call "Happy Music".

(lifeisgood!)

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