FOSP: PJ Whelihan’s



I recently went to dinner with my Sister at PJ Whelihan’s.  Since they had FOS on the menu I had to get it.


It was a very tasty fare.  They use more than one type of cheese and as long as the cheese isn’t bitter I’m good.  It was a tasty broth too.  I would totally get this again.

Not a FOS matter but they have delectable Pot Stickers too ;)

A Day of Remembrance – Kazimierz Smolen



Today we remember the liberation of Auschwitz.  Today I remember a brave man who survived until that Liberation.  Today like years before I remember Kazimierz Smolen.  He survived and told his story of cruelty and survival.


There are so many places in our world were cruelty continues to churn out destruction.  I hope one day we as people will truly understand what those who survived the Holocaust know and have known.


If you kill everyone there is no one to call you victor.  Also, fear isn’t respect.  If someone fears you, well, you are probably a lame ass loser and bully.  Which means you are nothing.

Read up on the holocaust and the pain and suffering of those who were deemed by one man as not worthy.  In the end Hitler was a coward as are those who torture and bully.

Remembering The Birth of Civil Rights For Everyone


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Happy MLK Day!  This day isn’t just for Dr. King but for all those who believed Social Justice could happen.  A special SHOUT to Medgar Evers whom also pioneered on the road to Civil Rights.


Without these people not sitting down and taking it anymore we would still be a backwoods suppressive society!  We salute your sacrifices Gentlemen!

FOSP – I Forget Where I Ate It



I had FOS when we were out and I can’t remember where it was we were but I do remember the soup.

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I am wanting to say this is Chillis but I’m not sure.  It was definitely one of the Chain restaurants.

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It wasn’t bad.  It wasn’t as beefy as I like it but they used Provolone cheese not Swiss so that was a good thing.  It just makes me want to got to Wildwood for some Rio Station FOS.  Now that’s super yummy!

Weird Fact #27 About Me


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I’ve got a fondness for Nuns.  Maybe because my Aunt was a nun and as a child I spent a lot of time with nuns.

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Maybe it’s because they look like penguins.  I like penguins too.

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Nun fashions changed over the years.  We always referred to them as Triangle Heads when we were kids.  Not around parents, mind you, but in our kid groups.  We weren’t stupid.

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Their habits got shorter and they showed their hair a little bit.  Sexy Nuns?  Weird right?


When we were little we even got to dress up as nuns.  It was from this I deduced Catholics are weird.  A good kind of weird, but weird.

To this day I still collect Nun dolls.  Mostly because I’m weird.

My Disappearance was kind of Lame


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I wish I had some International Espionage reason for not blogging but honestly I was just lazy.  I kind of felt like ‘what could I possibly write about’?  I’ve done some things and took some pictures but I just didn’t get my butt in gear to post anything.  So now I’m back!  The world is my oyster!


I love Trains.  If I had the room in my house I would have a train and town hobby set up all the time.  I don’t have the room so I have to admire them from a far.  I’ve had two opportunities since August to check out trains.  First is from Morris Arboretum.  They always have a great train display and it’s a local way for me to enjoy the click-clack of the tracks.


The second offering is from the Christmas Display at Longwood Gardens in December.  They moved the location this year due to construction.  I actually preferred it in the new space.  The lights that surrounded the display only enhanced my train joy!

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I’m happy to report also that for Christmas I received a plethora of Train books and clothing.  Ah, I sure do love me some trains!

Tired Now…Just Back From Vacation



Vacation is awesome!  Coming back from Vacation is somewhat less than awesome, just saying.  Being back is tiring and not as beachy.

Highlight of Vacation…Trains.  Cape May, NJ has a Model Train Museum and it was wonderful.  Granted some might not see the excitement I saw when I walked into the converted barn but then again some people just do not know how to have fun ;)

The entrance fee is only $5.00.  Score on the low cost activity but seriously…it’s trains how can one go wrong.  I enjoyed it immensely and will share photos when I’m not suffering from Post-Vacation Acclamation.

Obituary for Willow


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On August 7, 2014 I had to say goodbye to my best friend of the last 13-1/2 years.  It’s never easy parting ways but when the other dies it is 10,000x worse than any other goodbye.


Willow wasn’t just my dog.  I was her human.  On the first day of our meeting I went to the breeder to pick up the gift of a dog.  I had an awful 1999/2000 with sickness and surgeries and my friends knew before all this I was looking to get a puppy.  I had even selected the breed…Pembroke Welsh Corgi.  Fortune was on my side when my friend knew someone who had bred their Corgi’s and our companionship was forged.


Willow and her siblings were born on December 5, 2000.  In February, Willow and her sibs were old enough to be adopted.  I went to the breeder’s home and there they all were.  So many fuzzie bunnies.  It was Willow who picked me.  She came over as I played with other puppies and laid her head on my shoe while I was sitting on the floor and fell asleep.   I knew right there she was the one.


Willow Carrots came home and filled our lives with love and fuzziness!  Boy do Corgis shed like the dickens.  She was there for all the good times and there for the blackest moments of my life.  I’m not so sure she was on board when we added a sister to the mix two years later.  Mickie is a Boston Terrier.  The word Terror is in her name…enough said.


The two became inseparable.  Best of pals because Willow was so laid back to contrast Mickie’s almost manic personality.  Now Mickie seems lost without her bestest pal.  As do we all.



Her favorite season was winter.  She was quite the Snow Bunny.  She loved snacks and her favorite human food was munchkin donuts.  She liked to sleep on her back and gave you the stink eye if you woke her from her slumber.


Willow was very sick in the end but she managed to make us smile in the morning or when she’d get a boost of energy and start, what she would call, running.


She was loved by all that met her and she was especially loved by her family.

Goodbyes are painful…especially when they are permanent.

Goodbye my beautiful friend…until we see each other on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.


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