Monday, February 8, 2010

February 8th - Tip Day

Tip # 88: Nor'easter is not a holiday.

Well I survived my first ever Nor'easter, and let me tell you, 28" of snow sounds more exciting on T.V. then it is in real life.  Brian and I headed out to Philadelphia last Wednesday to go to my friend Sarah & (her husband) Dan's baby shower (which got cancelled due to that considered irony?).  Don't get me wrong, we had lots of fun on Wednesday, Thursday, and most of Friday checking out the city, hanging out with Sarah and Dan, and pigging out on cheesesteaks.  But the fun machine ground to a halt from 9:00 p.m. on Friday until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday when it snowed 28" (I believe that was the final total).  Luckily we packed hats, scarves, and mittens..but no boots (wah wah wah wah...waaah) .  We did venture outside during the blizzard, but Philly was a ghost town.  The entire city was pretty much shut down.  Not even a Starbucks was open.  We ended up hanging out in Macy's for a while before freezing our butts off in the snow.  Eventually we ended up back at the hotel because our feet were soaked and starting to get numb.  So on our final night there, we ended up sitting in the hotel room and watched the movie Precious (seriously, that movie made me want to jump out our 16th story window..totally depressing).

But luckily, we were able to leave on our scheduled flight on no missed work...oh darn.

This was a great dessert we had at a place called Naked Chocolate.  It was a white chocolate and dark chocolate mousse atop a little piece of chocolate cake.  Yummy!!  They had really good hot chocolate as well. 

The black and white picture at the top is from Independence Hall. 

But I'm back in Chicago ready to bust out these recipes. (It's good to be home)  BRING IT Bon Appetite!

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