Monday, October 24, 2011

Iroquois Summer

There is nothing--absolutely nothing--like a gorgeous upstate Indian summer day.

Wait a minute...are you still allowed to say "Indian summer"? It doesn't seem very PC to me. Especially on the tail end of the drive to change high school mascots that may be offensive to Native Americans. (Example: The logo for the Canandaigua Braves used to be the profile of an Indian Brave. It's now Native American wampum. Or a Native American belt. Or something indistinguishable but Native American-esque.)

Regardless, a warm fall day may be delightful in Manhattan, but it is truly breathtaking in the Finger Lakes.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

And the Wegmans empire grows...

It's happening, people. Wegmans has invaded Massachusetts!

As a former Wegmans employee and a former resident of Massachusetts, I am filled with pride by this announcement. I mean, hey, I did love me some Stop & Shop when I lived in Chestnut Hill, but it's just not the same. Their store brands were only average. The prepared foods were nothing to write home about. There was no bulk candy section.

But now that Wegmans has opened the doors to a new store (with "employees twisting and turning their hands, legs and torsos to spell out Wegmans, just as the Village People did with their hit song, 'YMCA.'"), Massachusetts will never be the same.

To read more about my warm and fuzzy Wegmans feelings, click here.

P.S. Massachusetts, I'm totes jeal.