We hadn’t originally planed on it, but Phaedra & I ended up having an impromptu New Year’s Bash at our home. Three generations of LaPreta’s plus our friends Stacy & Mike helped us bring the new year in. Thanks to Anthony, we’ll have enough cold-cuts & antipasto to last the whole year. Thanks to my overzealousness, we’ll have liquor to last just as long. Photos of the night can be seen on our family website. Phaedra & I wish everyone a great 2008.
As a holiday bonus, at the end of this post, you’ll find some Calvin & Hobbs’ snowman comics, written and illustrated by Bill Watterson.
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Well as you can tell from this, and the two previous posts, Phaedra and I are back from our trip down south. Every other year we’re suppose to spend Christmas (and subsequently Phaedra’s birthday) with my family in Miami. They live in Kendall on one of the few lakes not connected to the canals (and therefore safe to swim (unless you really like alligators)). We had to skip last year due to hurting my Continue reading We’re Back…
At least it should be. Yes we celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day and Cinco de Mayo, but these are not American holidays. Repeal Day commemorates the anniversary of Congress repealing the Eighteenth Amendment and giving us the government’s approval to consume alcohol in all it’s glorious variations. Repeal day is Continue reading Dec 5th – A New American Drinking Holiday
My parents (Elsa & Pete), and my sister (also Elsa) are up from Miami to visit us, my grandmother, and to spend Thanksgiving with some old friends. On Sunday we all got together with the Eva, Anthony, the kids, and Mattie. We all had a good time eating (anti-pasta, gravy w/ meatballs and hot & sweet sausages), drinking, and Continue reading Hernandez Visit LaPreta
We went Tuesday night to celebrate Marylou’s birthday at her home. As we both work in the city, by the time we got to her home, the party was in full swing. After eating a quick Chinese meal, we got in a few rounds of laughing and drinking before the birthday cake got brought out. We had a great time and want to thank Marylou, and her daughter Louisa, for inviting us. Continue reading Marylou’s Birthday