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I've got so much to do today to get ready for my little surprise weekend which kicks off tomorrow!
I say surprise because Dave booked it, and is keeping it a surprise from me!
While I absolutely love surprises... He is scaring me a bit with this one!
I really have no clue what I'm getting myself into regarding where we are staying, but think I know everything else, because I booked and planned the restaurants, and entertainment. But the stay...hmm...he's acting kinda strange about it and saying some rather odd things.
So I'll let you know when I know...I just hope that I like it (insert me crossing my fingers here)!
Today being Thursday is always TBT here on the Daily Scoop, and I love searching out and digging through old pictures to share with you and either laughing or crying while I'm at it coming up with some endearing and some awfully funny ones!
But first I'm gonna share some of the pics that we took at the stables yesterday of Cosette and Dream.
They really both enjoyed each other's company and always have such a good time together!
I also did manage to begin switching out the Summer for Winter clothes, only to realize that Cosette has outgrown almost everything!
It was actually quite amusing as I asked her to try on several articles and neither of us could stop laughing at the way a few of them fit.
Oh my...I think this girl need some new winter clothes! Luckily I already placed a few orders for things that I figured would be additions to her already existing wardrobe... I'm just waiting on the arrival. Speaking of which, I have just been getting boxes upon boxes each day...Tis the season! A few of the items that arrived yesterday really put a smile on my face, as they were items that replaced missing articles from my LOST LUGGAGE - it was like seeing an old (but new) friend! Um, yea can you tell that I really like my clothes! LOL
Alrighty, now on to some TBT pics:
Before seeing Taylor Swift (2009)
MLB All Star Game Parade (2010)
Ice Skating (2012)
National Park Road Trip (2013)
Okie Doki, Cosette, Jet, and Chaplin are waiting for me to wrap things up and go Christmas shopping with them!
And then lots more chores to take care of later this afternoon, before taking Dominic to his evening/night classes.
Before I go, don't forgot to check out Elisa's column and take the survey that she has included. We are both very interested in your feedback!
Gotta run, catch ya back here tomorrow! -T
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We are quickly approaching the end of the week here.
Over here, today is the last full day of school for the week. The first Friday of the month is always a half day for the girls. For me, that means no lunch making!! Yay! It's the little things in life that make me smile!
Me and My Sister, Danielle in 1995 at Adolph's Asti Restaurant, NYC
Today is also Throwback Thursday here on Travelin' Cousins! I have a cute picture and little story to share with you here on my Daily.
Here is me and my sissy, Danielle back in 1995! Don't we look adorable! lol
We were at one of the "funnest" NYC restaurants, Asti, in Greenwhich Village.
Now, before I go on to tell you about this strange but lovable eatery, I have to preface it with the fact that it closed (sadly) in 2000.
So my little story is more of a bit of NYC history, rather than a recommendation of places to visit, which is quite apropos for Throwback Thursday.
Adolph's Asti Restaurant (1924-2000) (credit: Trip Advisor)
Okay, so, now I'm really gonna date myself...if you ever saw the movie, Big, with Tom Hanks, you may remember the scene when he and his friend Billy go out to dinner for his birthday at Asti.
Adolph's Asti was an Italian restaurant in New York City's Greenwich Village. What made it so unique and "fun" was that many of the waiters were professional opera singers who routinely performed for the restaurant guests!
So, why the opera theme? Well, it was opened in 1924 by Adolph Mariani (father of opera great Lorenzo Mariani).
If you ever visited this upbeat restaurant, you could attest to the fact that every square inch of the walls was covered with portraits of composers, librettists, singers, and other opera memorabilia.
The patrons were delighted with the accompaniment of a lively piano, as the wait staff belted out opera!
Everyone that sang opera, from the worst amateurs to famous stars from the Met and City Opera that sometimes made appearances, was welcome to sing! Located at 13 East 12th Street for 75 years, Asti made for a fun and memorable night!
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