Monthly Archives: May 2018

Memorial Day Weekend 2018

The Ipes spent a pretty enjoyable Memorial Day weekend relaxing and doing all sorts of things. The kids weren’t marching in the town parade this year, so we even got to sleep in on Monday! On Friday night, we had … Continue reading

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Mazel Tov, Kaiya! It’s a Bat Mitzvah!

Joshua’s long time friend (since they were two years old) Kaiya celebrated her bat mitzvah over Memorial Day weekend. It’s our first second bat mitzvah ever! I think we’re on a roll here. We attended the religious service at 10 … Continue reading

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We went to see Solo: A Star Wars Story opening weekend. It’s not perfect, but it’s fine. Stop panicking.

We went to see Solo: A Star Wars Story opening weekend back at the end of May. The film’s production had a slightly troubled history. Lucasfilm dismissed original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller due to creative differences (never a good sign) and … Continue reading

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I watched Deadpool 2 (2018) over the weekend — the sequel is not as good as the 1st film

On Saturday night, I went with two other guys to see Deadpool 2 (2018), the sequel to the R-rated 2016 action comedy superhero film from 20th Century Fox in collaboration with Marvel. My wife and I were supposed to see it … Continue reading

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Lily and I went on a field trip to the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton NJ

Lily’s 5th grade class went on a field trip to the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton NJ. Now, I’ve never been there before, but I know Nums and Josh have gone on a field trip prior. I’ve seen the statures … Continue reading

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Blondie’s “Dreaming” is one of my favorite 80’s pop songs

When I met you in the restaurant you could tell I was no debutante You asked me what’s my pleasure, “A movie or a measure”? I’ll have a cup of tea and tell you of my dreamin’ Dreamin’ is free … Continue reading

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I watched Sunset Boulevard (1950) for the first time

On Mother’s Day, we rented Sunset Boulevard, the 1950 American film noir directed and co-written by Billy Wilder. It’s a famous American film starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden. Supporting actors and actresses include Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, and even a … Continue reading

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Ryan & Ethan’s 1st Communion

Last Saturday, we attended a 1st communion for two boys Ryan and Ethan. It wasn’t a random event — we’re friends with their parents. 😉 We had a number of commitments that day, so we ended up arriving at the … Continue reading

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One Dad, three Moms, four Sons and at least one Daughter went out last Friday Night

Last Friday, we spent the evening in separate family quality time events. Nums and Josh got together some friends at Ruth’s Chris for a Mommy-Son dinner. They ate steak Not to be complete outdone, Lily and I made plans to … Continue reading

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The Girl Scouts learn some self-defense forms with Master Brooks of CMB Karate

Lily and her Girl Scout troop visited CMB Karate recently for one of their regularly scheduled troop meetings. Master Christopher Brooks spent time to teach 6 out of 7 of them self-defense moves. I say 6 out of 7, because … Continue reading

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