hey everyone! sorry its been a little while since I last updated! so to catch up a bit, ill do a little recap on a few things that have gone on since I last updated….
The Flyers came up short in the Stanley Cup Finals… Hawks won it in game 6. It was a disappointment, to say the least. A few weeks ago I had a dream that the Flyers won the stanley cup and I was running down Broad Street with a bunch of people going absolutely crazy….it was awesome. I guess ill have to wait for a while to have my dream finally come true… 😦
Last Sunday my family and I went Flounder Fishing on our boat (our boat is named Danimartina– after my sisters and I…Mary, Danielle, and Christina). I would like the whole world (or blogworld at least) to know that I, Christina, caught the most flounder! This is a BIG deal to me because I am usually the WORST fisherman in my family. WOOHOO!!!
but anyway… we were drifting around for awhile and decided to reel up and head home for the day…only problem was that we were stuck!!!! The water suddenly got REALLY shallow we were stuck on the ground. on top of that…the tide was QUICKLY moving out and if we didnt do something right then and there we would be stuck there for 6 hours waiting for the tide to come back in. So my dad told us to jump out of the boat.…hm okay then. so we all jumped out and pushed together (I wish someone would have seen this and took a photo of my whole family out of my boat, in the water, pushing the boat together..hahah). some guy on a waverunner came over and told us where to direct the boat so we could get to deep water. after pushing for quite some time we were FINALLY free!!!! It was pretty funny.
uncle art with a Keeper (18 inches or more is a keeper)
Monday night my sister made some broiled flounder….yum yum yum. Fish always tastes better when you know it was caught by you/your family, doesnt it? My mom made fried flounder too but I forgot to take a photo.
My sister also made this Cold Pasta salad with fresh jersey tomatoes, goat cheese and basil (plus some other stuff)…she got the recipe from her boyfriend (todd)’s father. I am sure she will post the recipe to her blog soon…it was SO GOOD!
Yesterday was my last day of summer classes!!! I took Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II.…. I cannot tell you how happy I am that it is over!!! all I did everyday was go to school from 8-4:30, come home and study for my two exams the next day, go to bed, and do it ALL over again…it was starting to get old by the end and I was starting to go crazy!!!! it was very tough to stay motivated to study in the summer…but I did it and ended up with two A’s…holla!
after I was finished with my last two exams yesterday, my sister and I ran the schuylkill river together. we did 8 miles together and in the last bit of the run we did 20 second sprints. it was a great workout. I havent done a longish run in awhile so it felt good to get some miles in!
part of the schuylkill river--- art museum is in the background---the one with the stairs that Rocky ran up fyi
After the run, we went out to dinner at a place in Philly called Mercato.
We shared the Market Salad: strawberries & bibb lettuce, caramelized red onion, goat cheese, hazelnuts, butter croutons, white balsamic vinaigrette…. it was pretty good….ive had better (movie: Liar Liar haha)… I’ll give it a 7/10 …
we each got the same thing for dinner…Pappardelle with roasted mushrooms, caramelized cipollini, crispy parsnip & arugula, sage brown butter….. this was absolutely AMAZING. we both licked our plates clean. this was full of flavor. loved it. 9/10. I really liked Mercato…the atmosphere inside was so nice! It was small inside but decorated really nice…very welcoming haha. and they had the windows open…felt so nice!
We decided to skip dessert and head to our favorite gelato place in philly…Capogiro!
the people that work here are so nice! they encourage you to taste as many flavors as you want…so taste we did!!! I felt bad to keep asking for samples but they didnt mind at all! They even had Avocado as a flavor! at first I thought it sounded gross for a gelato flavor but the guy said it was pretty good- so I tasted it and it actually was pretty good! very creamy.
I got Fiore di Late (which is like a sweet creme), cappuccino, and chocolate banana. Mary got the same thing but instead of the chocolate banana she got this vanilla banana rum flavor.
Mary with her gelato!
not too much going on today…just have to pick up my car from the dealership (getting service done) and teach spinning at night! have a good day!!!