Monthly Archives: November 2017

An impromptu Wednesday night on Broadway to see Dear Evan Hansen

Although the Ipes maintain a well-curated family calendar, we do appreciate a little spontaneity now and then. Late Wednesday afternoon, Namita found two orchestra seats for the 8 pm performance of Dear Evan Hansen over at the Music Box Theateron … Continue reading

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Our new Sony A/V receiver and Klipsch subwoofer arrived this week

I have some major/minor updates to share. I picked up the new Sony A/V receiver from Best Buy last Sunday. Although I have unpacked it, there was not much to do except stare at it, and plug it into the … Continue reading

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Attending the ISACA NJ Recognition Dinner and Ceremony

It’s been a year since I earned my CRISC designation, but somehow I missed the original cutoff for the ISACA NJ chapter’s recognition ceremony. Really? I never even considered they might have something. Anyway they invited me and others to … Continue reading

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We bought new Klipsch reference speakers and a Sony A/V receiver

Up through the end of 2014, we have only ever had one TV. I mean, really, we had a small townhouse. In the new house, we found a need for another flat panel. We bought a budget Vizio TV for … Continue reading

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An Irish lunch with Doug & Kathy

On the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend, we drove up to Ramsey to have lunch with close (and sexy) friends Doug and Kathy. This was our 2nd attempt to eat at Shannon Rose, an Irish restaurant that’s pretty well known. Although … Continue reading

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Hanging out at Shady Brook Farm

You know, Thanksgiving weekend this year has been pretty busy for us. Saturday night after seeing Coco and running errands, we met up with a few neighborhood families to check out Shady Brook Farm in nearby Yardley, PA. It’s a … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Coco (2017)

On Saturday during Thanksgiving weekend, we went to see Coco, Pixar’s latest animated film release. The film is unique in terms of theme, cast, and that it started active production in 2011 (Trivia alert!), setting the record for being the … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Ipes

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We finally have a new microwave

It’s been a year since someone mysteriously cracked our original microwave. No one has confessed at this point, but it was time for one anyway. We had this yellow GE over-the-range model that came with the house back in 1998, … Continue reading

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Damn I love a good ribeye steak

Tuesday night and what to make for dinner? Ribeye steaks! It helped that o worked from home Tuesday. I roasted potatoes in tbe oven, sauteed peas and carrots, grilled up four ribeye steaks. Pretty tasty (and easy) for a Tuesday … Continue reading

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