July 31, 2018

August Photo-A-Day

Here is the photo-a-day list Fat Mum Slim made for August 2018...

How To Take Part In August Photo-A-Day:
  • Using the list as inspiration, take a photo each day.     
  • Share it on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtags #FMSphotoaday and #FMSPAD. You can also share on your blog or on Facebook by joining her group.     
  • Check out other people's photos and like them or comment on them.
  • Each day a Fab Four is picked from the photos shared on Instagram for the challenge. It’s four photos that have captured their attention from each prompt. Check the feed @littlemomentsapp to see the photos.

July 30, 2018

Family Fishing Trip

Yesterday myself, Justin, my sister and Erik went on a little family fishing excursion. Justin had gotten a Groupon for a fishing trip with the Northstar Fishing Fleet out of Captree State Park here on Long Island for four people about a month ago, so we decided to use it this weekend because the weather was supposed to be nice.

We wanted to go on the night fishing trip but it was completely booked, so we settled on the afternoon trip. Which ended up being perfect because it was such a beautiful day to be out on the water.

So we boarded the boat a little before the sailing time of 2:00pm and posted up in the front of the boat because that's where the guys wanted to be. Justin had brought two of his own fishing rods for us to use but decided on using the ones on board like Kristina and Erik (I believe it was a $5.00 per rod fee when you purchase the Groupon but Erik had worked on the fleet many many moons ago, so they gave them a discount).

We set out on time and hit up a handful of spots throughout the course of our time on the boat. Unfortunately despite catching five fish collectively (Kristina caught three, Erik and Justin both caught one and I of course caught nothing), none of them were keepers and we left the boat empty handed.

Even though we didn't catch anything, we had a great time. The crew was super friendly and helpful.

If you're on Long Island and you enjoy being out on the water, I'd highly recommend snatching up this Groupon while it's still around because was totally worth the $75.00 for the four of us to hang out on a boat for the afternoon.

July 26, 2018

Sunday Steal

1. Do You Like Pie? 
Who doesn't like pie?!?!!

2. Italian Or Mexican? 
I love them both equally.

3. Can You Bake? If So, What Are Your Favorite Things To Bake? 
I can. I love making French bread.

4. Do You Use Cookbooks Or Do You Try To Find Recipes Online? 
I glance at a combination of both to get ideas, but I tend to just wing most of my recipes.

5. Do You Own A Kitchen Aid Mixer? 
Yes I do! I got it as a wedding gift from Erin.

6. Ever Cooked A Meal For More Than 15 People At One Time? 
Yup. What do you think we do at Fat Kid?

7. Do You Like Hospital Food? 
Who the fuck likes hospital food?!?!!

8. Favorite Fast Food Restaurant? 

9. Any Picky Eaters In Your Family? 
Yup, me.

10. Soda Or Tea? 
I enjoy both.

11. Hot Chocolate?
When I'm in the mood I'll mess with some hot chocolate.

12. Favorite Holiday Dish? 
Seafood paella.

13. What Is The Most Tasteful Strangest Looking Thing You Have Ever Tasted? 

14. Fries Or Tater Tots? 
Well done but not burnt fries.

15. Do You Like Cheese? If So What Kind? 
Um, have you just found this blog? Cheese is my main source of sustenance. Justin proposed to me with cheese because he knows I love cheese more than I love him (Sorry love).

That all being said, I love burrata and aged gouda and manchego and everything but American cheese.

16. Homemade Or Can Soup?

17. Do You Like To Eat Out? 
I order in a lot of food while at work.

18. What Kind Of Food Is Popular Where You Are? (Like In Alaska It Is Seafood) 
I live on Long Island, we have everything you could ever want to eat here.

19. Do You Like Cotton Candy? 

20. Turkey Or Chicken?
I don't eat either.

21. Hamburger Or Tuna Helper? 
I don't eat either.

22. Raw Or Cooked Veggies? 
I like both.

23. Do You Like Salad? If So, What Is Your Favorite Kind Of Salad? 
Yup. I like a nice wedge salad.

24. Favorite Pizza Topping? 
I just want a plain pie.

25. Do You Like Meat Loaf?
I don't eat beef.

July 24, 2018

#Butleriverun 2018 In Huji

This past weekend we went on our annual trip to upstate New York to hang out on Phil's family property and to go rafting. It was a cluster fuck as per usual but that's what we've come to expect from every third weekend in July. But because I don't wanna go into detail about the cluster fuckness of it all, here are some pictures I took throughout the course of the weekend in Huji...

July 20, 2018

July 17, 2018

CLOSED | Overboard DVD Giveaway

Lionsgate's Overboard (2018) is coming to Digital July today and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD and On Demand on July 31 and in honor of it's release, I'm giving away three (3) copies of the movie.

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Goodhearted Sweetness”
– Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly  


The Hilarious Comedy from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures and 
Pantelion Films Splashes onto Digital July 17 and Blu-ray 
Combo Pack and DVD on July 31 from Lionsgate

SANTA MONICA, CA (June 12, 2018) – Bring the family together for the “heartwarming comedy” (Miami New Times) Overboard, arriving on Digital July 17 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand July 31 from Lionsgate.

From Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM) and Pantelion Films, Eugenio Derbez (How to Be a Latin Lover, Instructions Not Included), Anna Faris (The House Bunny, TV’s “Mom”),  and Golden Globe® nominee Eva Longoria (Best Actress, TV’s “Desperate Housewives,” 2006) star in this hilarious fresh take on the iconic romantic comedy. Directed by three-time Primetime Emmy® award winner Rob Greenberg (Jigsaw, Predestination), who teamed up to write the screenplay with Bob Fisher (Wedding Crashers, We’re the Millers) and Leslie Dixon based on Dixon’s story, Overboard reverses the roles from the original film, featuring Derbez as a spoiled wealthy yacht owner who becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee played by Faris.

In a splashy new twist, Overboard focuses on Leonardo (Derbez), a selfish, spoiled, rich playboy from Mexico’s richest family and Kate (Faris), a working-class single mom of three hired to clean Leonardo’s luxury yacht. After unjustly firing Kate and refusing to pay her, Leonardo falls overboard when partying too hard and wakes up on the Oregon coast — with amnesia. Kate shows up at the hospital and, to get payback, convinces Leonardo he is her husband and puts him to work — for the first time in his life. At first miserable and inept, Leonardo slowly settles in. Eventually he earns the respect of his new “family” and coworkers. But with Leonardo’s billionaire family hot on their trail and the possibility of his memory returning at any moment, will their new family last or will Leonardo finally put the clues together and leave them for good?​

Take home Overboard, Pantelion Film’s highest grossing film to date, and go behind the scenes with the cast and crew with three featurettes and an audio commentary exclusive to the home entertainment release. The Overboard Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

· “Chemistry Is Comedy” Featurette  
· “Culture Clash” Featurette  
· “Captains of the Ship: Bob & Rob” Featurette  
· Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Rob Greenberg, 
  Writer-Producer Bob Fisher, and Producer Benjamin Odell

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Cast: Anna Faris, Eva Longoria, Eugenio Derbez, John Hannah, Swoosie Kurtz, Mariana Treviño, Cecilia Suárez, Omar Chaparro, Josh SegarraJesús Ochoa as Vito   
Director: Rob Greenberg    
Writing Credits: Leslie Dixon, Bob Fisher & Rob Greenberg
Producers: Eugenio Derbez, Benjamin Odell & Bob Fisher
Rated: PG-13

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July 16, 2018

Ramen & Rosé

Yesterday Day, Toni and I headed into New York City because we bought tickets to go to Rosé Mansion.

For those of you that haven't heard of Rosé Mansion, it is an Instagramable pop-up experience that boasts that they are "making all of your Rosé dreams come true" this summer.

Here is a blurb about Rosé Mansion from their website:
This summer we’re making all of your Rosé dreams come true. Wander the rooms in the mansion while sipping Rosé from around the world. Each room will transport you to a different place and time. Along the way you will learn about the history, science, and economics of this magical beverage.  

Travel to Ancient Rome, stop by the Finger Lakes, blend your own wine, swing from a gold chandelier, and more before you end your journey in the greatest Rosé wine bar on the planet.  

Buy a ticket for a specific date and time. All tickets include entrance to the experience and wine samples equaling about two glasses of wine. Additional glass, bottles, and snacks are available for purchase in the Grand Tasting Lounge. Must be 21 years old to enter.
We got to the city a little early so that we could go and have some ramen at the new Midtown location of Ichiran, which was just as delicious at the Brooklyn location and all of the Ichirans that I visited while in Japan.

After eating away more ramen than we should have (We were all super gluttonous and had extra Kae-Dama [Noodle refill] because we got coupons for a free one), we headed towards Fifth Avenue and the glorious pink door of Rosé Mansion.

We got there a tad early, so we wandered around a few of the shops before going in for our 1:00PM ticketed time.

The entire experience took us less than an hour and was beyond underwhelming.

Don't get me wrong, I love me an Instagram pop-up experience but this one was super disappointing. The lighting inside of the venue was was terrible and it was hot as balls inside. Like we were all sweating, which doesn't make for a cute Instagram picture.

Honestly, I don't think that it was worth the $35.00 we paid (We ordered our tickets early, so we got the tickets at a discounted price) for the eight 1oz pours we got in our flimsy cups.

Brands Sampled:
Lekker Rosé
Maison Marcel
Osmote Rosé
Casteller Cava Rosé
Apothic Rosé
Domaine Houchart Rosé
Vetrere Azienda Agricola San Salvatore Rosé

Despite being disappointed, I will commend them on their crowd control and wonderfully sweet staff.

So yeah, I don't think any of the three of us would recommend this pop-up experience to our friends. It was a great idea but poorly executed.

After all of that we walked over to Calle Dao to have cocktails because we weren't about to spend $40+ on the bottles of wine that were in the "Grand Tasting Lounge" at Rosé Mansion.

Once we finished our super delicious cocktails (Which got us all a little tipsy), we headed back to the Long Island Rail Road to go home because we were over being in the city. 

Foo Fighters At Jones Beach

Saturday night Justin and I went to see the Foo Fighters (His eleventh and my tenth time) here on Long Island at the Jones Beach Amphitheater. And can I tell you, it was a beautiful night for some rock and roll by the water.

As always, the Foo Fighters delivered and put on an amazing show. Throughout the course of the concert they had a few guests pop on stage, including; Dave Grohl's daughter Violet singing backup vocals to Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers playing drums to John Travolta for God knows what reason. It was pretty awesome.

All My Life
Learn to Fly
The Pretender
The Sky Is a Neighborhood
Sunday Rain
My Hero
These Days
Another One Bites the Dust / You're The One That I Want / Imagine / Jump / Blitzkrieg Bop
Under Pressure
Stay With Me
Monkey Wrench
Dirty Water
Best of You
Big Me
Times Like These
This Is a Call

I look forward to seeing them for my eleventh time tonight at Madison Square Garden with Phil.

July 9, 2018

Baseball, Booze & Dinner In Huji

This past Saturday a bunch of us headed to Citi Field to tailgate and watch the New York Mets play the Tampa Bay Rays, followed by drinks at Mikkeller NYC and a very very late dinner at Louie's Grill & Liquors to celebrate Phil and Gino's birthdays. Here are some random pictures I took throughout the course of the day using the Huji Cam app...