For some reason, Dante really loves the bath mat in the bathroom. Sometimes, when I can't find him in the living room, I find him sitting in the bathroom just hanging out by himself resting on the bath mat. So one day, I decided to put the bath mat in the middle of the living room floor. And look who sat right on it! Hahahahahhaha
Aunt Judy bought the cats new toys. And what neat toys there were. We've never seen anything so extravagant before. This one in particular had a handle, and on the bottom of each one was a toy to play with. One of the toys had a fevver and the other had a ball! How cool is that? Dante especially loved the toys.
Here is another video from the concert in Coney Island.. This is Pat Benatar singing "Love is a Battlefield". She still sounds and looks amazing. I just realized today that summer is quickly coming to a close. It makes me so sad! This summer flew by so quickly! It's been a fun summer filled with lots of activities!
Photos from the show.
When we first got to the park, we saw the band's tour buses!
The best thing about Summer in NYC is that there is a plethora of free events and shows. Tonight, The Donnas, Pat Benatar and Blondie was playing and all for FREE. It was an amazing concert! Pat Benatar and Blondie really reminds me of my childhood. I remember dancing to their songs when it played on the radio. So fun! I must say, these Ladies can still ROCK. Here are some pictures and video from the show. Enjoy.
Debbie Harry singing The Tide is High.
Here is The Donnas on stage.
Debbie Harry on Stage
I have other photos of Pat Benatar and video, I'll post in the next posting.
Yaffa loves to stick out her tongue. I'm not sure why, but sometimes we catch her sticking out her tongue for like 10 minutes. It's adorable! Doesn't she look so funny? Cutie pie! I suspect that this might cool her down with her tongue sticking out. Or maybe she's just taunting the other cats.
Okay, okay, so it's only been two days since the cats have been out of wet cat food. They had the dry Friskies, but they love, love love their stinky goodness. So off I went yesterday to Petco and picked up their favorites. Okay, kitties, no more of those stink eye looks anymore, alrightie?
This is not something I usually make in the middle of summer but I had a craving for it. This week, I made homemade Chili with ground beef, kidney beans and yellow onions topped with melted cheddar cheese. I made it a bit spicy with Cayenne pepper, chili powder and black pepper. I also baked country biscuits with a cheddar cheese and scallion topping. Soooo good!!!
Our nephew had a 4th birthday party and they had the cutest cupcakes at the party. Elmo, Big Bird and Cookie monster. All the kitties were so curious but we wouldn't allow them to have any. Aren't they so cute? They were delicious too!
Dante rarely lies down with his belly all exposed, but this particular day I caught him with my camera. I would love to give him a belly rub, but I don't dare because he gives the biteys. Isn't he so cute though? Tempting, right?
Oh, from my last post, a lot of people asked what Zeppoles were. Zeppoles are Italian donuts, that are around here fried and then immediately dunked in powdered sugar.
Wikipedia says they can also be stuffed with jelly or cream but in Brooklyn, we can only find them with powdered sugar. They are best eaten when freshly made and hot out of the fryer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeppole
Every summer, near our neighborhood, there is a street festival called "Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival". The festival celebrates with the feast that honors both Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and San Paolino. The festival last two weeks and with a procession of the statue through the neighborhood. (see images below) I finally got around to posting these photos!
My favorite part of the whole festival are these beauties! ZEPPOLES!! Brooklyn Zeppoles are Ah-Mazing! There is so much yummy Italian street food throughout the festival! Delicious! This is a statue of San Paolino. Weighs about 4 tons and over 100 men lift it up and down the street!
Novice urban gardener & beekeeper documenting my adventures in gardening in NYC. I garden by trial & error. My goal is to grow my own organic food, recycle & conserve.
I would love to do a seed exchange or plant exchange with other New Yorkers. Contact me if you are interested.