ThomOli: October 2007

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

a beautiful sunday in central park

Sunday we met up with Thom's family for the donor walk in Central Park.

what day was it again?

My favorite tech lead at work all dressed up for the occasion.

saturday night - part two

As I mentioned - there's always dancing...

First there was dining room dancing

Then Omar showed up fresh from a 26 hour flight from Australia.

But Thom couldn't resist Omar's white linen suit. (That's Omar in the background in Omar's clothes)

Ghostly dancing.
Camille and Etnyre take it all in during their first trip to the Thomoli household.

...and lots of cleanup.

future jesse

Meet My Future You - Find Your Own Future You

Find your Future You

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some people are so amazing and it makes our life seem so small...

One Year On Earth is about newlyweds who are traveling the world for a year!

via Style Me Pretty

wish i had the guts to send this to someone

the beautiful project

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Something you should know about attending festivities at our house. Be prepared to dance.

Sometimes bubbly helps the dancing skills.
Haverly drinks cava from her pumpkin prize trophy. No, seriously.
Phil - fresh from Burma. And Hogan giving the other bald man (Matt) the evil eye.
And it starts. That's Toto's "Africa" people.

Thom's Vegan White Russian keeps it going...
Tung tries his best to avoid the insanity.
A short interlude for dessert.
Refusing to sing.
"All Night Long" by Mr Lionel Richie. So good and so bad.

It didn't end there. Not even close. More to come tomorrow...
The weather cleared up just in time. Ok, so maybe we rushed it a little bit.
endive spoons with blue cheese, cranberries and walnuts
homemade porchini and shitake pierogi

foccacia from the greenmarket
prepped bruschetta (artichoke and eggplant versions) and brie/pear tarts
cheese - beautiful, wonderful stinky cheese courtesy of jackie and matt

As expected, a few things fell by the wayside during the course of the night. We didn't get a chance to make the soup or squash side. But we were stuffed anyway with pasta, salad, and so much more.

setting the stage...

We started our Saturday evening with some pumpkin carving fun. And some people were a bit competitive. Ahem.
In case you're wondering - Miss Haverly Damon is the artist behind that prize-winning cat. We'll be missing her talents when she moves to Chicago next Spring.
Getting into the fall spirit. Most of these come from Provincetown.
Yes, I did have to try every kind of pumpkin beer at Bierkraft. Sigh. I could live there.

And in case you're curious - the Lakehouse one (first onleft) is definitely the best.
His love for Penguin doesn't diminish despite several replacements. Wonder if he notices the difference?
Thom scrubbing the windshield on the way to vegetarian dim sum.
Me watching Thom work (that's what I do best).
Tung at veggie dim sum. In Hannah's glasses - but don't they look good on him?

Saturday, October 27, 2007

today's menu

for this evening's party we've got a lot going on...

hor d'eouvres:
foccacia (from the greenmarket)
endive spoons with blue cheese, walnuts and cranberries
phyllo cups with brie and pear
mushroom pierogi
mushroom agnolotti dipped in mushroom parmesean sauce (from fairway)
artichoke bruschetta
caponitina bruschetta

sweet potato bisque with sour cream (trader joes)
my famous couscous lentil salad
orecchiette with broccoli rabe, tomatoes and "sausage"
sweet and sour pumpkin and acorn squash
pumpkin pie with whipcream and thom's version of a vegan russian

we'll see if everything actually gets made. there's usually at least one disaster. documentation to follow...

Thursday, October 25, 2007

a talent I wish I had

It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw
up.The frog throws up its stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of
it’s mouth.Then the frog uses its forearms to dig out all of the
stomach’s contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.

Stuff you didn't know

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don't hate me

it's awesome. Thanks Hav.


juicy crittoure

Monday, October 22, 2007

so simple

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that purple one looks a bit like Jasper

for when we win the lottery (my that list is getting long)

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