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Late Post about The Posers

I have mentioned our favorite band, The Posers. The best Friday night we had in a long time was the night we went to see them at the Mohawk American Legion.

These guys rock!

The event took place in the parking lot. Food and drink was available. I had some salt potatoes while Steven had a hot dog. But of course the main draw was the music.

I danced around, clicking.
Drummer and bass, the backbone of the band.

As you can see by Steven’s ensemble, it was one of the cooler evenings. We had a blast, though. I’m glad I finally wrote something about it.

Pre-Posers Post

This is a posthaste post (an old-fashioned word you rarely hear these days, but I love the play on words). Steven and I are about to head out to the Mohawk, NY American Legion to hear our favorite local band, The Posers. They play music from the ’80’s and earlier. So danceable! So fun!

Steven may not be able to dance much; he is still not back to 100 percent. I said he can be like Jack Lemmon dancing with Joe E. Brown in Some Like It Hot, posing dramatically while I dance around him.

May be an image of 2 people
He’s so fine.

This is not the shot I had in mind, so you will have to use your imagination. They were doing the tango. I guess Steven and I are unlikely to tango tonight, but you never know.

Yes, this is a silly post. Luckily for me, it is Lame Post Friday. I’m allowed to be silly! I know, what is my excuse the rest of the time? I could expound upon how it is an empty exercise to offer excuses. That would entail some half-baked philosophy, in which I often indulge on Lame Post Friday. However, I shall not try your patience in such a fashion.

Let us call this, in addition to a Lame Post Friday post, a Preview of Coming Attractions. I will write about the good time I feel sure we are about to have. I also owe my readers a write-up of listening to Phillip Arcuri the other night. Lots of local music lately! Lucky us!

I Loves Me Some Antiques

My friend Kim and I tried to help out the local economy yesterday with a couple of Mohawk Valley Adventures. We do love to get together on a Saturday. Additionally, I needed some post cards.

They had a million of them!

We started at Mohawk Antiques Mall, on Main Street in Mohawk, NY. I have talked about their huge collection of post cards. However, I like to send my post cards to people, and these are better for collectors. We browsed the rest of the antiques.

I love this sort of thing.

I admired some handmade incidental tables. There were also a couple of great retro kitchen tables which I did not get a picture of. We saw a lot of glassware we liked. Kim purchased a set of four cocktail glasses. She promised to use them at a party, to which she will certainly invite me, when such things are possible again.

We looked for Superman.

The other thing that caught our eyes was the old phone booth. I love antique stores, even if I don’t have the money or space to buy everything I would like. This was a fun first stop. I’ll save our other two stops for future posts.

Hey, Paesano’s!

Does everybody get that headline?  It is from a Lou Monte song that starts, “Hey, Paesano, twist Italiano, whoa-oh-oh-oh!”  I used to drive by Paesano’s Pizzeria in Mohawk  on my way home from work.  When I had a job.  Today on Facebook, they offered 20 percent off to all the workers laid off from my place of employment.  How nice!  I decided if they were going to support me, I would support them.

I knew only a slight hesitation, because, you know, weight loss goals.  Additionally, I had made myself pizza for dinner twice in the last week (should have done a cooking post!).  Then I thought: antipasto salad!  Of course!  I ordered 10 garlic wings as well, because, yum.

Mohawk has an old fashioned looking Main Street.

I made my order by phone and tried to do a few chores while I waited the 25 minutes the guy said it would take.  Mohawk is a very short drive away.  I paused outside to take a picture and to pet a passing dog.

I repeat: Yum!

The salad came with some delicious garlic bread.  I greatly enjoyed my meal and have leftovers for tomorrow.  Or later tonight!

Paesano’s Pizzeria is located at 8 W. Main St., Mohawk, NY, phone number 315-866-0333.  They are open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

 

Fun at the Antiques Mall

I made another visit to Mohawk Antiques Mall today with my sister, Cheryl. We had a wonderful time wandering around looking at things and chatting. I foolishly did not take any pictures. I wonder if I could find any in my Media Library or Tablet, because I do like to use pictures.

Of course antique, second hand and thrift stores are my favorite places to look for costumes and props. I have no theatrical endeavors pending, unfortunately, but it does not hurt to keep an eye out for future possibilities.

Accessories are always fun, too.

I already have quite a few fancy bags, but there may be room for one more sometime.

I have a few dishes like these.

I love seeing things I remember from my childhood, especially when it is something I remember from Grandma’s house. These everyday items seem very meaningful to me, but I do not want to wax philosophical.

It was a fun visit. Another good thing about antique stores is that merchandise changes often. So I may make another fun visit soon!

Mohawk Antiques Mall is located at 100 E. Main St., Mohawk, NY, phone number 315-219-5044. They are open Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;, Monday and Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Tuesday.

Antiques Sleigh Me

As part of our Scattered Saturday gyrations,  Steven and I stopped in at Mohawk Antiques Mall.  I had been saying we needed to visit again, and we were both glad we did.

I don’t remember “salvage” being part of the name, but it makes sense.

We spent some time wandering around, looking at stuff.  The great thing about antique stores is that the merchandise changes often.  Additionally, the Mohawk Mall has added a number of vendors.  We did not even make it upstairs!

I thought I should take a couple of pictures for my blog post.

“That sleigh, definitely, ” Steve said.

I should have gotten Steven to pose next to it for perspective.

It is a full size sleigh.  I would LOVE to have such a thing in my front yard.  If Frankentree was not taking up so much space. Actually, that particular sleigh is too nice to be left out to the elements,  and I do not have a big enough indoor space for it, so I was not too regretful to leave it there.

The piece I really wanted was a chair with a place for wine glasses. I noticed that as soon as we walked in the door.

“Not everybody has a chair like that,” another customer agreed.

What a place to lounge on a summer day!

I look forward to weather compatible with such furniture!  It being only January, I have a little time to save up money for the chair.  It is good to gave a goal for the new year.

Mohawk Antiques Mall is located at 100 E. Main St., Mohawk,  NY, phone number  315-219-5044.  They are open 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Saturday,  closed Tuesday.

 

Time for Scattered Saturday

It is time for a Scattered Saturday post.  I feel it is better than waiting till tomorrow and hoping to make two posts (never a sure thing, however early I make the first post).

I ran this morning, making a long enough run to keep myself confident for the Reindeer Run 5K, a mere week away (yikes!). I even had some good in-head narration for a Running Commentary blog post.  However, that was not to be.  I shall instead try for a Scattered Saturday.

Our friend Kim picked up me and my husband Steven shortly after noon.  We went to Herkimer Original Cheese, where we sampled and purchased some yummy stuff.  We went to the Mohawk Reformed Church, where we bought some used books and jewelry.  We stopped at Side Streets for a drink.  We went to the Lutheran Church on Henry Street in Herkimer for a vendor fair, bake sale and basket raffle (Steven won something!).

Our last stop was at Valley Wine and Liquor in Herkimer, where we sampled some wine and also purchased some.  We adjourned to our house for a libation and to make plans for further Mohawk Valley Adventures next week.

I realize I can make better blog posts about these stops.  Perhaps I will at some later date.  For now, I shall return to enjoying my Saturday. Happy Weekend, all.

 

Beginning Our Local Christmas Shopping

Today was Shop Small Saturday.  I did shop somewhat small, but not at as nearly many places as I could have.  Nevertheless, I think I can come up with some semblance of a blog post on the places we made it to.

Kim, Steven and I started out at Kayla Marie Creations on Rt. 5S in Mohawk,  where Steve and I have beem, but Kim has not.  I did not take a picture but believe I can find one in my Media Library.

Isn’t she pretty?

This was not in my Media Library,  but here is Kayla Marie herself. We had a wonderful time looking around and finding a couple of gifts to purchase.  From there we went to New 2 You Consignment Store in Ilion, where we found a few more cute things, for ourselves and others.

Steve making his purchases, with the proprietresses of the store and their nice dog.

After that, Steve Kim and I went to Salvatore’s in Herkimer for a snack. Naturally we took a couple of pictures.

Steve and Kim, toasting.

 

The three of us by the tree.

 

Me and Steve.

We had quite the fun afternoon.  I guess we could have hit a couple more local businesses,  but we do what we can.  There are still a few more weeks before Christmas!

 

Let’s Start Christmas Shopping!

Well, I was all set to do my usual Friday Lame Post, but instead I think I will write a little more about Kayla Marie Creations.  I started to talk about the shop yesterday, but my sinus infection flared in a manner most uncomfortable.  Today I am still feeling whiningly bad, but yet want to communicate something other than said whines.

On Route 5S, a wonderful place to shop.

I just finished and emailed my article to Mohawk Valley Living magazine.  I strongly urge all local readers to pick up the December issue when it hits the stands. In the meantime, I highly recommend Kayla Marie Creations for Christmas shopping and for your own personal decor.

A few of the non Christmas items available.

I was mostly taken with the Christmas decorations, but as I say in my article, Kayla Marie offers year round beauty.

And a few of the Christmas things.

I don’t want to share all the pictures I took,  because I also submitted them to the magazine. The beauty part is, she always has new stuff, so when I go back there (I have more Christmas shopping to do, as well as picking up a few items for myself), I can take more pictures!

All of these earrings are delightfully lightweight.

Before I close, here is one more picture, just to remind my husband of these lovely earrings.  After all, I have a birthday coming up.

Kayla Marie Creations is located at 262 Rt 5S, Mohawk, NY, phone number 315-360-0058. For more pictures, check out the Facebook page!

 

At Least the Wrapini Was Good

I was determined to not be sick today.  Or at least to act as if I was not sick.  Or at least to get things done despite being sick.  Dammit, shouldn’t those antibiotics have kicked in by now?  But it was not such a horrible day.

After making it through my work day, I came home and took a fast shower.  Then we headed to Kayla Marie’s Creations on Route 5S in Mohawk.   I want to write about it for Mohawk Valley Living  magazine.  My husband Steven graciously accompanied me.

It’s a great store!

I took a lot of pictures.  Oh dear.  My determination to not let my sinus infection stop me is fading.

Here’s the deal: I can only do so much.  I did eight hours of work, with as much productivity as I could manage.  I went to a Mohawk Valley business and got material for a magazine article.  I went to Salvatore’s in Herkimer for some dinner with my husband.  I tried to make a decent blog post.

So apparently I did not meet with success on the last item.  Maybe I can think up a catchy title and we’ll call this a Non-Sequitur Thursday post.  Then I’ll take my next dose of antibiotic and hope for a better tomorrow.