Friday, October 31, 2008

Favorite moments

Looking back at last week's Cape May adventure, there are a few special moments that are still jumping into my head:

My first Taylor pork roll
My first Taylor pork's a Jersey thing. Laura-The-Local was unable to tell me exactly where the meat comes from, but I tried it anyway...with Laura's recommendation of "salt, pepper, ketchup". She says it's to hide the taste of the meat. Well, then. Why have meat at all?
It was good, by the way. In a preschooler-taste sort of way. Kathi would have loved it. (she has a taste for food similar to a 4 year old)

Lynne, Delia and I went to Sunset Beach to look for Cape May "Diamonds", aka tumbled, clear quartz stones. Sunset Beach is unique in that it faces Delaware Bay and doesn't get the high fierce waves that the other beaches do, presumably.
If my knees could have taken it, I would still be there, digging through the rocks.

We were also on the lookout for all the critters I had found the day before (hermit crabs, etc.)
I still don't have a name for these guys:


This shrimpy-crabby-thing was too cute. So I ate him.

And really, any time I get to spend with Delia is a good time.
I'm very proud of the way she has hit the ground running, kicking a** and taking names. This is her new ride. Suh-weet.

I was thoroughly impressed that Lynne found a stuffed turkey vulture. I think she named it Earl.
Had to do the "bird presentation" pose with the thing...with Delia and Jay helping (love the bunny ears)

That stupid black snake kept us riveted...since there weren't any birds to watch.
In this pic, Jay has just nudged the snake to get its gander up...and Jay looks as if he is about to break into a RiverDance.

(If you are wondering why I am linking the BirdJam website repeatedly...well, Jay informed us that he has a set up with Google (that anyone can get, if they really really want to) that tells them when anyone is linking to BirdJam. Ever Googled your blog? It's amazing where it can pop up. So whenever I mention Jay...or BirdJam...or iPods...or's gonna get back to him.

Hi, Jay!!!!! Just holding up my end of the bargain!
(I am so kidding. There was no trading of "goods".)

One of the memories that keeps bubbling to the surface...

I can't believe I am posting this

At the C-View on Saturday, we all got together to bond, eat and drink. I had made a pledge that I would get a corporate sponsor for my blog and bought a low-cut shirt just for that purpose. It would be my "Sponsorship Shirt".
Since my "girls" are out there enough to knock over nearby lamps, I thought it would be easy. But either everyone was too drunk or my shirt wasn't cut low enough, because I got zero sponsorships.
But I found a new way to use the boobage (must have been the Amaretto Sours talking).

Kathi had brought buckeyes for everyone, perhaps to increase the OSU mojo (nothing says "I care" like a gift of poisonous nut) and my cleavage was a perfect resting place for MY buckeye.

c-view_buckeyeboobs (450 x 600)
(Self-Edit...Due to the uncomfortable squirming of my husband, I have edited this photo...but I couldn't just take it all the way off the post. It's too funny)
And contrary to others' claims, I did NOT try to crack it.


Lynne said...

Nut crackers.


birdJam birdJam birdJam
Hi Jay!

KatDoc said...

I cannot beLIEVE you posted that photo!


You are totally wicked!


(Hi, Jay)

~Kathi, who bought her birdJam with money not favors

Jay said...

(laughing out loud...)

Hi Susan, Kathi, Lynne!

I'm still trying to figure out how to approach the sponsorship thing. I'm sure something will come to me. Think we could put an iPod there?

And... I told you those things are called 'sand fleas.' Really. (laugh) Do a Google search, there are pictures!

Jay of birdJam

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That looks like a fun beach to comb, with all those pebbles. Lake Superior is famous for its shoreline rocks.

bruss1510 said...

Wow - you actually DID post that picture! Well, since the image is burned into the brains of those who were there, might as well share it with the rest of the world! :)


p.s. birdjam birdjam birdjam, birdjam (Hi Jay!)

NatureWoman said...

Susan you are a riot! Looks like you all had a great time!

NCmountainwoman said...

Now seeing you in that shirt would definitely been worth the price of admission. Too funny!

Patrick Belardo said...

Officially, that critter is a Mole Crab - Emerita talpoidea. We always looked for them on the outgoing waves in the sand. They are really cool and harmless. They are commonly called "sand crabs" or "sand fleas."

Also, congrats on your first pork roll! We do need to qualify one thing. Some parts of the state call it "Taylor Ham" after a brand of it. It is amazing stuff. Laura steered you right with salt/pepper/ketchup and that's how it's always said - "saltpepperketchup" almost like one word.

Jay said...

Nice to have a real name to go with the sand flea. I used to dig them up on Fernandina Beach as a kid. :-)

Oh, and Hi Beth!

(You posted a comment!)



RuthieJ said...

Are you sure that wasn't SPAM in your sandwich? (kinda looks like it)
Good luck with your sponsorship quest (in spite of the censored photo)

LauraHinNJ said...

(Cracking up at Patrick's comment)

(and Jay's)


(Hi Jay!)

Of course Jay would make the bunny ears.


Patrick Belardo said...

Now that's a description of me that I haven't heard, but I like it! Thanks! I enjoy meeting bloggers in person myself. Sorry I didn't make it down this year. Next year or maybe at some other festival!

Patrick Belardo said...

Oops, somehow I posted on the wrong post. I was referring to the smile comment.

dguzman said...

Holy moly. And to think: I was sitting right across from you--good thing you didn't crack that nut in my face!

Oh, and btw--birdjam! birdjam on my walkman phone! birdjam!

Hi Jay! birdjam!