Michael took this picture of the Brooklyn Bridge while we were there this week and I think it came out awesome!!
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Posted in NY, NYC, Photography, Travel, USA, tagged Brooklyn, Brooklyn Bridge, East River, Michael Henry, Michael T Henry Photography, Michael T. Henry, NYC, The Brooklyn Bridge, walkway on August 15, 2010 | 4 Comments »
Posted in NY, NYC, Photography, Social Networking, Travel, Twitter, USA, tagged animal, animals, bronx zoo, favorite animal, favorites, giraffe, Giraffes, long tongue, Michael Henry, Michael T. Henry, Photography, pictures, really long tongue, tall, tcrpmg, tongue on August 14, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Cooking, Facebook, Food, Recipes, Social Networking, tagged Beau Monde, blog, butter, chicken, chicken broth, Facebook, first garden, garden, Gardening, garlic, garlic powder, harvest, harvested, like butter, love butter, Michael T. Henry, Mushrooms, pasta, Penne, pepper, recipe, recipe group, Recipes, salt, saute, share, Spice Island, zucchini on July 20, 2010 | 7 Comments »
The pictures a little dim, but we had out first dinner with zucchini out of the garden! Michael has worked so hard on making the garden a success. He wrote a nice blog about things he learned from his first garden. Check it out.
Here’s how I made dinner:
Boneless Chicken Breasts
Pasta of choice – I used Penne
Make pasta to instructions on package. While it is cooking do the following:
Chop up the boneless chicken breasts into cubes. (I used 3 breasts)
Saute the chicken in some butter until they’re cooked through.
Remove from pan and cover to keep them warm.
Next saute the zucchini in the pan with butter. Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Heat until they are soft, but remove them from the heat before they get soggy.
Then saute the mushrooms in butter. (YES, I KNOW I LIKE BUTTER!!)
Sprinkle with garlic powder, beau monde, salt and pepper.
Combine the chicken, zucchini, and mushrooms all in a pan together.
Pour in some chicken broth, about half way up the pan. Heat until the broth is warm.
Combine with the pasta, mix and serve.
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Posted in 4th of July, Food, Holidays, Military, Religion, tagged Afganistan, air force, Amen, army, base, blank check, bless, bless them, blessing, buy lunch, cadet, deploy, deployed, dinner, families, family, flight, flying, give back, giving back, God, God Bless, God Speed, honor, life, lord, lunch, marine, marines, Michael T Henry Photography, Michael T. Henry, Military, navy, Pay it Forward, Perawawa, pray, prayer, protect, protect them, protect us, sack lunch, selfless, share, soldier, soldiers, special training, terminal, the troops, The United States of America, training, troops, United States, United States of America, US, USA, veteran, veterans on July 14, 2010 | 3 Comments »
I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight. I’m glad I have a good book to read. Perhaps I will get a short nap, I thought.
Just before take-off, a line of soldiers came down the aisle and filled all the vacant seats, totally surrounding me. I decided to start a conversation.
“Where are you headed?” I asked the soldier seated nearest to me.
“Petawawa. We’ll be there for two weeks for special training, and then we’re being deployed to Afghanistan.”
After flying for about an hour, an announcement was made that sack lunches were available for five dollars. It would be several hours before we reached the east, and I quickly decided a lunch would help pass the time…
As I reached for my wallet, I overheard a soldier ask his buddy if he planned to buy lunch. “No, that seems like a lot of money for just a sack lunch. Probably wouldn’t be worth five bucks. I’ll wait till we get to base.”
His friend agreed.
I looked around at the other soldiers. None were buying lunch. I walked to the back of the plane and handed the flight attendant a fifty dollar bill. “Take a lunch to all those soldiers.” She grabbed my arms and squeezed tightly. Her eyes wet with tears, she thanked me. “My son was a soldier in Iraq; it’s almost like you are doing it for him.”
Picking up ten sacks, she headed up the aisle to where the soldiers were seated. She stopped at my seat and asked, “Which do you like best – beef or chicken?”
“Chicken,” I replied, wondering why she asked. She turned and went to the front of plane, returning a minute later with a dinner plate from first class.
“This is your thanks…”
After we finished eating, I went again to the back of the plane, heading for the rest room.
A man stopped me. “I saw what you did. I want to be part of it. Here, take this.” He handed me twenty-five dollars.
Soon after I returned to my seat, I saw the Flight Captain coming down the aisle, looking at the aisle numbers as he walked, I hoped he was not looking for me, but noticed he was looking at the numbers only on my side of the plane. When he got to my row he stopped, smiled, held out his hand and said, “I want to shake your hand.” Quickly unfastening my seat belt I stood and took the Captain’s hand. With a booming voice he said, “I was a soldier and I was a military pilot. Once, someone bought me a lunch. It was an act of kindness I never forgot.” I was embarrassed when applause was heard from all of the passengers.
Later I walked to the front of the plane so I could stretch my legs. A man who was seated about six rows in front of me reached out his hand, wanting to shake mine. He left another twenty-five dollars in my palm.
When we landed I gathered my belongings and started to deplane. Waiting just inside the airplane door was a man who stopped me, put something in my shirt pocket, turned, and walked away without saying a word. Another twenty-five dollars!
Upon entering the terminal, I saw the soldiers gathering for their trip to the base.
I walked over to them and handed them seventy-five dollars “It will take you some time to reach the base…. It will be about time for a sandwich.
God Bless You.”
Ten young men left that flight feeling the love and respect of their fellow travelers.
As I walked briskly to my car, I whispered a prayer for their safe return. These soldiers were giving their all for our country…. I could only give them a couple of meals. It seemed so little….
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to ‘The United States of America ‘ for an amount of ‘up to and including my life.’
That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.
Lord, hold the troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen.
Posted in Social Networking, Twitter, Facebook, Food, Cookies, Nostalgic, cupcakes, tagged M&Ms, NY, Michael Henry, Michael T. Henry, Michael T Henry Photography, yummy, Cake, Bettie's Cakes, Delmar, Delmar NY, YUM, frosting, A Cupcakery Cafe, Bettie's Cupcakes, cupcakes, cakes, peanut butter, peanut butter cup, coconut cream, coconut creme, double decker, double decker bus, brunch, bus, 1963, Bristol, 1963 Bristol Double Decker Bus, hot weather, unique, red velvet, cream cheese, cream cheese icing, cream cheese frosting, icing, M&M, cookie, Lorraine Murphy, pinupmakeover, pinup makeover on July 11, 2010 | 2 Comments »
We went to Bettie’s Cake’s Double Decker Bus today for brunch. The bus is a 1963 Bristol Double Decker Bus. The 2nd floor is seating, though in this hot weather it was too hot to eat up there. The set-up was really unique. This weekend they are parked in at 250 Delaware Avenue in Delmar, NY. They change the location quite often (they’re mobile for a reason!) so check out their Twitter and/or Facebook to find out where they are. I bet the owner Lorraine Murphy can tell you too!
Sierra had a peanut butter cup cupcake, Michael had a coconut cream cupcake and I had a red velvet cupcake with cream cheese icing. They were all really yummy! I also got an M&M cookie. I’m eating it right now, and almost 12 hours after I bought it, it’s still good!!
Hopefully we can visit them again soon.
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Posted in 4th of July, Holidays, Military, Photography, tagged 4th of July, celebrate, celebration, family, fireworks, hug, hug a soldier, hugs, Independence, Independence DAy, July 4, loved ones, Michael T Henry Photography, Michael T. Henry, soldier, soldiers, sparklers, tcrpmg, Thank You on July 4, 2010 | 3 Comments »
Today we celebrate our independence.
Hug a soldier and say Thank You.
Spend time with your family and loved ones, and remember, many soldiers can’t be with their families today.
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Posted in blogging, Books, Charities, Chihuahua, Facebook, FJR-1300, Harley Davidson, Isabella, La Dorkas National MS Walk, Motorcycles, Movies, No Destination, Photography, Social Networking, The Weeklies, Twitter, tagged 13, albany airport, Angela Jorczak, Barista's Espresso Cafe, be present, bella, Bella Swan, best pizza, birthday, birthdays, chi-a-poo, Chihuahua, Cullen, Cullen Clan, dessert, dessert room, don't keep score, down, downer, eclipse, Edward, Father's Day, Gift, happy birthday, hilton garden inn, Hudson Valley Mall, Isabella, Jacob, job search, Kingston, Kingston NY, Kristen Stewart, LaDorkas, live in the moment, live in the moment and don't keep score, lucky 13, martini, martini bar, martini station, Michael T. Henry, Motorcycles, MS, Multiple Sclerosis, National MS Walk, National Multiple Sclerosis Walk, NY, OMG Facts, Peter Facinelli, Photo Gallery, Pizza, PSA, Ray's Helova Deli, recap, Robert Pattison, Rose, roses, simply the best, Stress, stressing out, Taylor Lautner, tcrpmg, Team Edward, Team Jacob, The Weeklies, Twilight, twilight saga, Twitter, Twitter Job Search Guide, unemployed, watch for motorcycles, weeklies, When In Rome, wipeout, Worst, Worst Father's Day Gfit on June 25, 2010 | 12 Comments »
The Weekly Re-cap: I told you about Ray’s Helova Deli and showed you Isabella worn out. We talked about The Worst Father’s Day Gift Ever and Simply The Best Pizza. Later in the week I told you about my friend who said “Live In The Moment and Don’t Keep Score“, and put out another PSA (Public Service Announcement) about Watching For Motorcycles.
The Weekly Read: The Twitter Job Search Guide – I’m not too far into the book, but I have found a couple good people to follow because of this book so far….
The Weekly Movie: When in Rome – It was kind of cheesy, but still funny.
The Weekly Time Waster: Stressing out about things I have no control over. I’ve gotten very good at not doing this through the years, but due to my weekly downer – it’s getting to me more….
The Weekly Downer: I still don’t have a job
The Weekly Worst Piece of Crap on TV: Wipeout – I don’t get the point of this show. Watching people get hurt has never amused me….
The Weekly Food: The food at the Hilton Garden Inn Albany Airport’s Grand Re-opening event was incredible! The dessert room was a wonderful touch
The Weekly Birthdays: Kristin Millius Finch, Dominick Papandrea, John Paratore, Shannon Moul McManigal, Jaye Kaye VanValkenburg, Karyn Niekrewicz-Green, David Butler, Jamie Dwyer, Jenna Lynn Soto, Stephanie Capone, Alec Gabler, Andrew Badera and Sara Caraway Kowalski. I hope you all had wonderful birthdays! Leave me a comment and tell me what you did that was special for your big day
The Weekly Craft: I haven’t been in a crafting mood and that makes me sad
The Weekly Activity: The job search is in high gear!
The Weekly Charity I’m Pimping: LaDorka’s – National Multiple Sclerosis Walk
These women are incredible and walking for a good cause. Please donate whatever you can. They have a hefty goal. Every dollar gets them closer to a cure for MS.
The Weekly Countdowns: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (June 30, 2010) 5 more days!!
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The Weekly Re-cap: You saw my Boston Self Portrait and Breakfast In Bed With Bella. I told you about Holy Cow: The Best Ice Cream In The World and My Yummy Salad. Bella’s friend Tequila came for a visit and I’ve had a couple sad days
The Weekly Read: I’m really starting to miss reading… though a bought a couple more books at tag sales today to add to the pile I’d like to read….
The Weekly Downer: Being given the cold shoulder by someone I care about.
The Weekly Food: Refer to my Yummy Salad Blog
The Weekly Birthdays: Brooke Bergin, Kate Birchenough, Jodi Hilbrandt Vosburgh, Mary Millus, Tara Kenny, Robert Ruggiero, Stacey Zakrzewski, Melanie Beale, Hildegard Pleva, Aimee Crump Coates, Andrew Pleva, Chris Stoppenbach, and Ivona Popowczak. Happy Birthday to you all! I hope you all had a wonderful celebration on your big day! Tell me what you did to celebrate your birthday in the comments:)
The Weekly Craft: I crocheted another scarf!
The Weekly Activity: Eating Village Pizza and walking Bella and her friend Tequila. We also went to Boston for a few hours…. Oh, and I almost forgot – yesterday we hung Michael and Angela’s photo gallery up at Barista’s Espresso Cafe in the Hudson Valley Mall in Kingston, NY. I’m sure I’ll mention more details about it in the future.
The Weekly new people I’ve found on Twitter: I’ve barely spent any time on Twitter this week. Who do you think I should follow??
The Weekly Charity I’m Pimping: ME! No seriously… This Sunday June 6th 11AM-2PM (rain or shine) is The Stroll for Epilepsy – Dutchess to Ulster County at the Walkway Over the Hudson. My Friend Marcus Molinaro and his wife Christy will be walking for their daughter Abigail Faith. Please show your support.
Weekly Grand Totals: Number of times I’ve eaten at Village Pizza III this week: 2 (Hopefully we’ll get a chance to talk about that more next week!!)
The Weekly Hypothetical: If someone relied on you to do the same job for 2+ years and then with no explanation had someone do that job instead and gave you the cold shoulder – would you feel hurt?
The Weekly Not-So-Hypothetical: Why the hell don’t people return phone calls?? (In the business sense, not personal calls)
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Posted in Boston, HTC Touch Pro 2, MA, Photography, Technology, Travel, USA, tagged Boston, camera phone, cell phone, Dell, eye, HTC, HTC Touch Pro 2, MA, Michael Henry, Michael T. Henry, Photography, picture taken, self portrait, surgery, tcrpmg, Touch Pro 2, Tuft's Medical Center on May 29, 2010 | 1 Comment »
Today Michael and I took his Mother out to Boston to Tuft’s Medical Center for eye surgery.
All went well and she’s back home and comfortable.
While in the waiting room I was playing with the camera on my cell phone and I took this picture.
I was surprised you can see me so well! (Especially considering how dirty my laptop screen is!!)
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