Dec 24, 2010

Guard Dog

Sammy is guarding the presents this Christmas Eve.

Dec 23, 2010

Twas The Afternoon Before Christmas Eve

Café Europa
Laurel Mall - Hazleton, PA
Grandma and I stopped for coffee while doing some last minute holiday shopping.

Dec 22, 2010

Holiday Chocolate House

2010 Holiday Chocolate House
Hershey's Chocolate World - Hershey, PA
This candy cottage is made up entirely of food, including chocolate bars making up the siding and the door, upside down Cookies n' Creme bars as the shingles, and Kit Kats and Kisses throughout, including massive Hershey Kisses on the roof.

Chocolate World at Christmas

Hershey's Chocolate World
Hershey, PA

The Cocoa Beanery

Cocoa Beanery Coffee Shop
The Hershey Lodge - Hershey, PA
A quick stop for coffee before we get started.

Dec 21, 2010

Milk and Cookies

The Hershey Lodge
Hershey, PA
Back to our room after the show for a long winter's nap.  When we got there, we found that there was milk and chocolate chip cookies waiting for us.

Christmas in Chocolate Town

Christmas in Chocolate Town
The Hershey Lodge - Hershey, PA
This was a dinner musical show held in the Great American Hall at the Hershey Lodge.  The show was a very nice mixture of Christmas music, skits and stories, and an appearance by the giant Hershey Bar in a festive Santa hat.

Dinner was served before the show and it was delicious.  As you might imagine, the dessert was especially good - a Yule Log made with rich Hershey's chocolate.

Dec 19, 2010

The Legend of Charlie

Christmas Boulevard
Berwick, PA
Charlie's Angel looks like she's going off to fight Ganon for the cure.

Chicken Of The Hawaiian Sea

Tuna Ahi
Outback Steakhouse - Wilkes-Barre, PA

Dec 18, 2010

Songs About Angels In The Home Of The Devils

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Prudential Center - Newark, NJ
I swear, I will never get tired of seeing TSO during the holidays.  Unfortunately, they tend to come to my area of Northeast PA several weeks before Thanksgiving, so I'm not quite in the mood to listen to a couple hours of Christmas music.  Thankfully, it's not too far of a drive to Newark, so I got to see them at the Prudential Center where the New Jersey Devils play.

Dec 17, 2010

Santa Tux

Mohegan Sun Arena - Wilkes-Barre, PA
Every year during the last home game before Christmas, the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins invite fans to participate in the Teddy Bear Toss between periods.  Fans throw new stuffed animals onto the ice and the staff gather them up for the Tobyhanna Army Depot who distribute the toys to children throughout Northeast PA.

The Penguins mascot, Tux, dressed up like Santa for the game and collected some of the teddy bears.

Dec 14, 2010

From The Forbidden City

Bok Choy Boy toys
Super King Buffet - Wilkes-Barre, PA
I wonder what the folks who work at this Chinese buffet think when they walk in and see these in the lobby vending machines.

Dec 13, 2010

Can I Cast Silencio On The Audience?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: part one
RC Theatres Movies 14 - Wilkes-Barre, PA
They made the right decision by breaking up The Deathly Hallows into two films.  There's way too much content to try to shoehorn it into one.

Dec 12, 2010

The Kube in New York

Rubix Kube
The Canal Room - New York, NY
We saw Rubix Kube for the first time in Jim Thorpe back in April, and they were so incredible that we had to check them out on their home turf.  They have a standing gig at The Canal Room for most of the year.

Dec 11, 2010

Bryant Park at Christmas

The Rink at Winter Village
Bryant Park - New York, NY

Dec 10, 2010

The Sub at Dusk

Henry Student Center - Wilkes University
Wilkes-Barre, PA
The third floor is where the buffet is.  If I'm not in class or in the library, that's probably where I am.

Dec 9, 2010

Colonel Tree

Wilkes University
Wilkes-Barre, PA
This is the Christmas tree outside of Einstein Bros. Bagels in University Center.

Dec 8, 2010

Study Break Selfie

I swear, I'm happier than I look.  Just a little sleepy from studying for finals.

Dec 7, 2010

Last Week of the Semester

Wilkes University Department of Psychology
Breiseth Hall - Third Floor
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Finals week starts on Monday.

Dec 4, 2010

Breakfast of Champions

Limited Edition Pancake Krimpets
Technically, I can say that I had pancakes for breakfast.  That's healthy, right?