I have a couple words....

stop being gloomy and start being happy, doc.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Tour De Farms

Tour De Farms Saturday, September 22nd @ Critz Farms, 3232 Rippleton Road Cazenovia, NY 13035 Register online at: http://tourdefarms.eventbrite.com Website: madisontourdefarms.com Get ready to hit the road and support Madison County farmers!! Registration for our next event – Tour De Farms, a scenic bike tour of Madison County on September 22- is now open! There are three loops available (approx. 10, 20, 40 miles) all starting and ending at Critz Farms. Riders will be invited to visit a few farms along the way and then head back to Critz Farms for a Tour De Fork lunch (featuring Empire Buffalo and other Madison County products) and farmer’s market. In addition to lunch, Tour De Farms tickets include free entry to Critz Farms’ Fall Harvest Celebration for the rider’s family, a chance to win door prizes, & Tour De Farms giveaways. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door on September 22. There is an Early Registration discount available through September 14th and different ticket prices for kids and adults. There are also special tickets available for friends and family of riders who want to attend the lunch only. To sign up for Tour De Farms, go to http://tourdefarms.eventbrite.com. The event will be a perfect way for cyclists of all levels to enjoy the both the bounty homegrown Madison County food and take in the county’s scenic beauty. Thanks to Critz Farms and Empire Brewing for making this event possible! Stay tuned to madisontourdefarms.com for details on registration, door prizes, lodging, and more.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ok, geek out but this is so commie-community-cool. Syracuse has a lot of literacy services...and a fantastic library system. Put 'em together and what have you got? A concept called "CNY Reads One Book".
And the 2012 Selection is...The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

CNY Reads One Book is excited to announce that The Book Thief, by Marcus Zusak, has been chosen as the 2012 book selection.
Everyone in the community is encouraged to read The Book Thief during the months of January, February and March.

Programs related to the book will be offered throughout the area.
Check the Events page often.
A kickoff event will be held at the DeWitt Barnes and Noble
on January 12 at 7:00 PM. Get Directions »
Book club kits are available at the Onondaga County Public Library.
Reserve online, or call 315-435-1900 for more information.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

You may have noticed...absolutely nothing

Two...no, three months ago now I had a pivotal conversation with a private citizen about this blog. Then I went to Europe for two weeks. After that, realizing that a linear sense of narrative is important to telling a story on a blog, I went to my local Onondaga County library and checked out "Blogging For Dummies" (no joke). But you know what Autumn in Syracuse is like by now right? There have been myriad art openings, live music jams, Broadways musicals to attend, seasonal foods to enjoy, the regional market to haunt, bulb planting and gardening MUST HAPPEN NOW, Syracuse Crunch hockey games to drink at (at their rain water/green infrastructure ice rink), Syracuse Silver Knights indoor soccer team members to drool over, Harry Potter #7B to watch at the IMAX, and the millions of house-y things to winterize before the flurries start to fly.

To add to the insanity, this has been a perfect Autumn. Which never ever happens. Syracusans talk about the weather incessantly but in the last week it has hit a high of 71F and it has also snowed. So at least when we talk weather, we're interesting. This perfection has moved the priority scale from reading about better blogging to just getting and staying outside.

Back to this conversation though- here's how it went down. We were talking about local online resources for living here in Upstate NY. I said, "well, I have this blog...it's not super great but..." and he said, "But you're going to share it anyway." This was not in an "but you're going to share it anyway (and I'm so excited)!" way but in an "oh you're still going to waste my time" kinda way. Which, to be fair, I then proceeded to do.

This conversation inspire me to think that I have some homework and some more effort to put into this little hobby. Confession time: Syracusa has no idea how to blog. No, really, none whatsoever. I'm neither a writer, nor a social critic, and despite rumors to the contrary, I'm not a mover/shaker around here. I'm not addicted to any one thing (except perhaps food) and therefore not compelled to talk about it to everyone. And I have absolutely no interest in letting perfect strangers into the inner workings of my every move/thought/feeling as I live my life. Zero. Zilch. Nada.

Most blogs I read are written by people who fall into one of those categories. Experts. Aficionados. Writers. Live/ers. And it occurs to me that you all do not just want to read random updates on THINGS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. This blog could be more. Should be more. And it will be more.

Just gimme a little more time on my hiatus. I need to renew that library book.