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the happiest place on earth no. 21: rocktown beer and music festival.

Rocktown Fest V is today… here is Rocktown II showing we can still do it in the rain!!!!

i love my burg.

It was a day of music, singing, and dancing; of froth and foam and cheers-ing; of sideways rain and tropical-storm winds gusting; of sunshine and warmth and rainbows shining; of laughter and smiles and happy loving; of food and friends and mud-stained frolicking… it was, quite simply, a perfect day. The most wonderful day of the year. The day of the Rocktown Beer and Music Festival.

From 2:30 til 9pm on April 21st, throngs of music-loving, beer-craving people of all ages, from tiny tots to retirees, college girls and frat boys to yuppies, hippies, parents, and all the rest, assembled at the Turner Pavilion to sample beer from 30 breweries, hear music from Yarn, the No BS! Brass Band, and The War on Drugs, and nibble freshly prepared dishes from the Joshua Wilton House, Jack Brown’s, Dave’s Taverna, Billy Jack’s, Clementine, and

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Sweet and Sticky Spareribs

dinner! subbed agave for corn syrup

Isabelle at home

I had to call my mom again about this recipe.  It’s hers and I make it every now and then but I always seem to have a question about it!  I wrote it down this time…so I’d remember and since I wanted to share with you, I needed exact measurements!

A few days ago, I decided to make it Chinese night.  I made my chicken fried rice because it’s always a winner here…so much so that I doubled my recipe.  I took a short cut and used store bought egg rolls that Matt bought. (he shouldn’t go to the store hungry…just sayin’)  I wanted to add another element to this meal so I thought my mom’s sweet Chinese spareribs would be perfect.

Here’s a funny story about my experience with Chinese food.  When I was in college I lived with Helen.  She is an actual PRINCESS.  (she’s going to kill…

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Toddler critiques Nutcracker: The Motion Picture

Nutcracker: The Motion Picture (1986) is available on Netflix instant streaming. Maurice Sendak did the costumes and set design. So it’s amazing, but really really creepy. Particularly the pervy uncle with the eye patch. I watched the beginning with my almost 2 year old. Here are his thoughts.