Archive for May, 2009

Port Tobacco, MD Archeological Dig

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

After a compelling all-music service at MVUC this morning—featuring a brass quintet from the U.S. Marine Band (President's Own Honor Band)—Karen & I decided to head over to Johnny Boy's in La Plata, MD for some BBQ. Their BBQ is always good, and today was no exception. After lunch, we decided ...

The Graduate (Magna Cum Laude)

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

This morning was an early one. We needed to be at BU for Katie's 9 am convocation ceremony, which meant leaving the hotel by around 8, which meant getting up at around 6:30, which meant going to bed early, which meant… who knows what. I sure am glad I don't ...

Beer you can wear…

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Yesterday, we picked Katie up at about 11, and then headed to the Samuel Adams brewery in JP. They have free tours and free samples. Lesson: just because they hand you a 275 ml caña-sized glass for beer samples doesn't mean they're going to give you 7 ounces of beer. ...

In Burlington, MA

Friday, May 15th, 2009

We just arrived in Burlington, Massachusetts. We left home at about 9:15 this morning. It's been a long day. We actually got to Boston a little before 7 pm, but went directly to Arlington Street (UU) Church for an invitational young (plus not young) adult circle service. As UU church services ...

Fresh worms and caterpillars—yum!

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

A robin built a nest under a canopy at my sister's house. She (the robin, not my sister) laid eggs, and a number of them have hatched. Today while we were enjoying a Mother's Day potluck, the mother was feeding her babies fresh worms and caterpillars. "Sorry! All out! And ...

Hurry up and wait!

Monday, May 4th, 2009

So. We got a Verizon notice on our door that they're going to start laying fiber in our neighborhood "soon." From what I can tell, we will be the last in our area to have fiber installed. Notwithstanding, the notice says "Your community will be among the first to receive ...

Piola—not quite

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

We tried pizza from Piola (on Wilson Blvd) tonight. It's an Italian chain that is making inroads in North and South America. We thought they'd be swamped, so we ordered carryout—a thin crust pizza and a thick crust pizza, both with "spicy salami" (aka pepperoni). Alas, what we got was ...