Archive for August, 2010



August 30, 2010

Just a quick post today.

We recently celebrated my mom’s birthday and got her this delicious cake from Holiday Market in Royal Oak.

Birthday Cake

Also, happy late birthday to Susanna!

This is Susanna and a random man she bought a t-shirt from:
It was from the SOA protest in 2005, almost five years ago. (I can’t believe it’s been that long!)

Susanna lives in Massachusetts or I would have gladly gotten her a cake as well 😦


Deep Fried Cheeseburger

August 17, 2010

Last weekend, this week, and this coming weekend are Cheeseburger Festival in Caseville, MI.

We were fortunate enough to check it out on Saturday when Nat invited us to her cottage. Our weekend was messy, so we were only able to go up for Saturday (and not spend the night), but it still definitely worth it.

I could wax poetic about our time on the beach or how much fun it was to see everyone… but instead… I think I’ll just share this thought with you:

Deep Fried Cheeseburgers. That’s right… two burger patties with cheese and bacon between them, dipped in batter, and deep fried. Think donut with cheeseburger filling. I’m pretty sure I died a little just looking at it, but Dave and Jon were brave enough to split one:

Dave and Jon

What’s that? You need a closer view of the deep fried monstronsity? Ok… if you insist….

deep fried cheeseburger

I think we all learned a valuable lesson here. You may like cheeseburgers and you may like deep fried things… but there is no reason to combine them.


Better Late Than Never (I hope!)

August 11, 2010

The passed week or so has been really busy. Family birthdays, finalizing wedding stuff (we have an awesome photographer now! Adam Sparkes), seeing friends from out of town (HI ANDY AND SUSANNA – THANKS FOR READING MY BLOG), and well, you get the picture.

So.. our Maker Faire pictures kinda got lost in the shuffle. We went to Maker Faire on Saturday, July 31st (ugh, now typing that out makes me realize how incredibly late on this I am). It was incredible! It was the first Maker Faire Detroit and was in the parking lot of Henry Ford (and a little bit inside, too).

Anyway, we went for the day with Jessica, Jess, Nat, and Dave F. Then later we went to a bbq at Jon and Diane’s house right by Henry Ford. It made for a long, but fun day.


3d printer
The MakerBot 3D printer.

Jess volunteering at the huge, human-size mouse trap.

Robotic Lego Chess
The robotic Lego chess set.

And my personal faves – the guys from were there doing a Coke Zero and Mentos show!

coke and mentos

Pictures are compliments of Dave.

August is my month for my The Bee in My Bonnet VQB. I’m already starting to get blocks back. I will post as soon as I have started putting them together – I’m really excited about how it will look!