Monday, November 19, 2012

Run, Turkey, Run!

photo from Andrea Westmoreland,
So did you parade it up with the Lorax and friends?? Seems like that event has gotten exponentially more awesome every year. We loved the Fraggle and the dance teams. Uniondale is always the best marching band, and they didn't disappoint.

Your local Turkey Day fun is far from over.  You can run off those extra giblets at the 12th Annual Shippan Turkey Trot. You have to check out the pictures on the website to see what they've been up to for the past 12 years.  There's skippin sumos, lumbering Lincolns, kickin ketchup bottles, marathoner Mario Brothers and even a bouncing baby turkey.

Come see your neighbors all decked out in their craziest costumes running for a fantastic cause.  Donations go to Shelter for the Homeless, which provides welcoming space for up to 100 people and hot meals every night.

Join in the fun at 280 Ocean Drive East between Shippan and Fairview on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22nd at 9:30am.  The racecourse is just under 2.5 miles and you can see it here. Better be ready to run at 10am because it starts right on time!  Bring canned food or cash/checks to support the Shelter and participate in the race.

Go to the Turkey Trot website above or email for more info.
Or take a look at this video I shamelessly ripped off their website:

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sandy Damage in CT

Sandy was awful, up and down the tri-state, no question. New Jersey got it the worst, that seems clear. Parts of New York are still without power, and people are suffering. Still, one thing that bothers me is that nobody seems to be talking about Connecticut.

The big media chains are focused on New Jersey and New York, but a little online searching reveals some horrible devistation in Connecticut. Apparently, Milford was devistated. At least one video I found shows a person's yard filled with boats in Rowayton. I found one NYT video about Stonington, but that one was a rarity.

I don't mean to diminish the suffering of others, but I do wish that the media would recognize that Connecticut wasn't spared, and there are people in need in our backyard too.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Most Exciting Thing Ever!

I knew Chocopologie was opening its doors soon, but I was THRILLED to learn exactly when! CT Bites says they are welcoming us with truffled open arms along with music, champagne and (shockingly) chocolate on November 11th. See CT Bites for more.