greediness kills!


knicks v. spurs

tonight, i went to my first ever basketball game. it was the knicks vs. the spurs at madison square garden. a friend of mine had gotten tickets from her company to go the game and sit in their box. she also had gotten extra tickets, last minute. but these seats were not in the box. instead, they were courtside. she offered me the courtside tix and i snatched them up. the game itself was not that great, but the seats were awesome. we were 4 rows away from the knicks!

first we had gone through the VIP section (no waiting to enter MSG). at first, since we didnt have box tickets, we didnt know if we would've been allowed. the guy scanned our tix, searched my bag, and then just let us go. so we get up to the company's box, and dropped off our things. there was a lounge area filled with appetizers and drinks for the "meet & greet" part of the show. the celebrity we were meeting was John Starks! john starks!!! how crazy! i had the hugest crush on him back in junior high. his posters were all over my room. right under the top bunk so he'd be the last thing i saw when i went to bed! (no, i didnt tell him that!). anyway, i got his autograph and took a picture with him. what a cutie! he's old, and not very tall but still cute.

well, the knicks lost, altho the 4th period was pretty interesting. anyway, here's a picture so you all can be jealous and hate me. :-)

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happy halloween!

so, i dressed up this year. (finally!) but only because we had to, for work. well, we didnt have to, but if i didnt, i would've been the only one. here is my outfit. i think i should've won the contest, but i didnt. didnt even place top 3. why? because the judge thought it'd show "favoritism". what a load of bull. i thought my outfit was awesome. okay, i didnt wear the hair- i lent the hair to someone else. maybe if i did, i would've won. oh well. i'm glad i didnt. the prizes were gift cards to places i dont even go to!



i'm not sure if these have been posted. these were from either weeks ago or months ago.


Labor Day Weekend in Macungie

It's Labor Day Weekend and all the New York Sham's trekked down to Macungie to celebrate the long weekend and to celebrate the Jayden and Kaylee's birthdays.

The first night there we played Trivial Pursuit 1990's Edition. My first question had to do with Patty Hearst. I don't feel terrible not knowing the answer because they wanted to know what name she used when she was kidnapped, it was Tania. This information was not in the normal literature that Hearst provided me on my first day. The game went on forever and we finally ended without a winner, though Steve declared himself the winner.

Day two in Macungie consisted of birthday games for the kids. Ben had "Fan the Kipper" where everybody makes a fish and then you have to fan it in a race. You can see at one point that Kaylee is stepping on Ben's fish and of course the adults were more into it then the kids. Ben also decorated the dining room for the birthday dinner. Henry and Kaylee helped make the birthday cake while Dada and Steve made the chocolate mousse for the cake, which was very delicious. Perry also tried to take a nap, but Henry woke him up with the drum set that Perry had gotten the kids one Christmas. The kids also got into it too. Time was spent in front of a laptop playing a video game. Another game we played was Marco Polo in Dada's living room. We really got into it and we're very lucky nothing was broken, except a vacuum cleaner was knocked over. When it was time for the birthday dinner, we had grilled hamburgers, Italian sausages with peppers and onions, pasta salad, regular salad, chicken wings, pineapples and mushrooms. And of course the birthday cake, which Kaylee seemed to enjoy more than Jayden, Jayden was drinking his Pepsi.

Day three, we went to the Great Allentown Fair. There were rides for kids and adults, games to win prizes, lots and lots of food, a pig race and much more. Henry played the bottle toss game. When we went to Great Adventure for his 25th birthday, he won one of those huge prizes (a huge gorilla with two little gorillas on each of his shoulders, we couldn't fit it in our trunk and had to put it in our back seat, squishing Steve and Ben for the rest of the ride back), but he didn't win this time. Perry played the game where you have to throw ping pong balls in little fish bowls. He won a fish. We stopped to watch the pig race, but couldn't see much from where we were standing. I think Pig #2 won. And of course we had some food there. Henry got fresh squeezed lemonade that wasn't a bit tart. We had kettlecorn, corn dogs, deep fried cauliflower and cotton candy. When we got back, we tried playing catch with the kids, but in the end, it was just the adults playing catch. Dinner consisted of some of the leftovers, some fresh chicken wings and a spinach, mango and avocado salad with grilled beef on top, very yummy! The adults ended the night with Texas Hold 'Em (Henry won) and a game of Cranium. It looked like Dada and Perry were going to win, but Henry and I were able to pull an upset and win. Sorry to Ben and Steve. whois info After Dada went to bed, Perry read out most of Data Head questions and I think we finished the rest of them Sunday morning. We're going to need to pick up the booster pack for the next time we play.

And so our Labor Day weekend has ended and most of us are getting ready to go back to work tomorrow and a couple of us are getting ready to start school tomorrow. Back to the real world...


Marco Polo (the game, not the person)

Henry and I (and the rest of the Shams) went to Pennsylvania for Jayden and Kaylee's birthday party today. At any Sham event, it involves a lot of food and occasional naps (by the adults). Ben also had some games for us. One of the games, that I've never played, ever, is Marco Polo, except we played on land, not on water. It really was a lot of fun for the kids and adults, probably more for the adults. We were confined to Dada's living room only. The kids were usually caught first. I got a video of one where Henry was "it". It was hilarious! His round of being "it" lasted about 2 and a half minutes. Through out the game there was a lot of pushing, shoving, running around and some dodging and rolling around the floors. I had no clue Henry was still so nimble, but he'll probably feel it tomorrow.

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