Monday, October 4, 2010

Autumn is here!

Happy Autumn! Sorry I've been gone for so long! I've been super busy will all sorts of things. Something had to give, and unfortunately it was my blog. October has already started out as a busy month for me, but it's been busy in a really good way. I thought I'd share the highlights with you.

On Friday the 1st, Dennis and I went to see John Oliver at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair. He was incredibly funny and it was a really great show. We were in the center of the front row, which was both really cool and a little awkward at the same time. Mr. Oliver and I made eye contact many times, and every time I moved to scratch my head or push up my glasses he looked over at me. I realize this photo of him is really blown out, but that's because of the lights overhead. You'll have to trust me when I say it's John Oliver. I was a little afraid to take his picture because I was sure he'd see me doing it and say something, but thankfully he didn't.

On Saturday the 2nd, Dennis and I went apple picking in Warwick, NY. We always go to the Warwick Valley Winery. We leave with two giant bags full of apples and lots of wine to share with our friends during our fall and winter festivities. It was really a fun day and it's something I look forward to every year.

We usually pack a picnic lunch with us when we go apple picking, but this time we went to the Tuscan Cafe in Warwick because they have vegan options on the menu. Unfortunately, the vegan chicken burrito Dennis made came out as real chicken, but he realized it before he ate it and they made him a new one right away. The veggie wrap I ordered came with bagel chips, which I didn't eat because I was already eat wheat in the wrap. It was really tasty, but it wasn't very filling.

On Sunday the 3rd, my friends and I had a vegan bake sale to benefit the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. I made carrot cake cupcakes and mocha almond chip cookies. Many people baked and donated their time to work at the event. It was a lot of fun hanging out with my friends and meeting new people, but I came home totally exhausted! At last count, we made $954.75!!

Here I am with my friends Rachel, Fran and Deana. The bake sale was held at my friend Jen's store Go Lightly in Montclair.

It was a really great weekend but it left me totally exhausted! I wish I had an extra day to recover!

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1 comment:

  1. Great post Dianne! But don't forget that in addition to the $954.75 in donations we also sold over $700 in merchandise! It was a really successful day, and thank you again for being so awesome!