Saturday, September 16, 2006

Dan Aykroyd

Next week our anniversary. Next week is also the kick-off of the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival. Coincidence? I think not! These wine industry people are truly thoughtful. In the spring, Fielding Estate Winery had a special Sample & Shop event on my birthday and now, on our anniversary, a special luncheon. They really go to a lot of trouble just for me, don't they?
The tickets for the luncheon came last week. The guest speaker is none other than Dan Aykroyd!

I love Dan! I've been watching Saturday Night Live since the late 70's and The Blues Brothers is on my list of all-time favorite movies. So much so, that my dearly departed, late great Dalmatian was named Elwood.

Here's my Elwood. He's been gone about 10 years now and I still miss him terribly. Dogs should really live longer, don't you think?

I also really liked Driving Miss Daisy and My Girl. Jim is also a fan and one of his favorite movies is Ghostbusters.

Mr. Aykroyd has recently undertaken an investment venture in Niagara Cellars Inc. so he's a wino like us. Should be a fun time!


I've hit the big time! I'm famous!


R2K said...

I dont want to be off topic, so I love DA. In everything, even mygirl 1 and 2.

Anyway, I just posted your images to NY bathrooms. It is a great post I think, thanks alot.

Not So Vivacious Vegan said...

Wow! Two special events, just for you. They really know how to treat a girl right!

Have a terrific time. I can't wait to hear how Dan Aykroyd turns out.

kleo2 said...

Love your Dalmation, and yes, i think dogs should live longer, healthier lives for sure. It's so unfair that we only get to spend a short amount of time with them. Elwood looks elegant and sweet.

And i do love how the events are run to fit your world and celebrate you. Perfect!

I like Dan! Ghostbusters!! (don't get me started on my lifelong crush on Ray Parker Jr., who wrote and performed the title song to the soundtrack!!!)

Have fun on Wednesday (like i need to tell you that!) and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!


Anonymous said...

Elwood was so gorgeous. That is a great picture. cool Canadian!

Megan the Vegan

BionicBuddha said...

Great take some wonderful photos and I always enjoy looking at delicious culinary preparations and fresh fruits and veggies!

Anonymous said...

awww... Elwood was soo handsome.. Dogs should definitely live longer.

Your tofu from last post looks amazing! YUM!

also, I can't than you enough for turning me onto the Tragically Hip.. I am sooo in love with this band! I will be buying a CD a week most likely til I have them.. (I allow myself 15 bucks a week in fun money for books/music usually.. !!


Ellen said... sure are living it up with famous people lol! "Happy Anniversary"
Have fun at the Wine Fest.

Anonymous said...

oooh, sounds fun! Happy Anniversary! (and belated birthday too!) :P

The photo of Elwood is gorgeous. I stared at him for a long time when I saw that. Yes, they should live longer. :(


Vicki said...

you're a lucky lady to have an opportunity to drink some wonderful wine while listening to dan -- he is silly funny! can't wait to hear about it. and the sesame tofu below looks so yummy, carrie -- i need to check into la dolce agains soon...

Tanya Kristine said...

I love Elwood. So gently and nuzzly looking. yes, dogs do not live long enough...i love my boy in 2000 and i still miss him. AND dream about him!


can i have some wine please...?

Tanya Kristine said...

i think i already had seom wine...'he looks GENTLE and nuzzly looking" and "i LOST my boy in 2000"

funny slip. i did love him 2000. and 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 - 2000.

shananigans said...

That is just too cool that your birthday and anniversary happen to be scheduled with these special events. Happy Anniversary. Dan Aykroyd is hilarious, lucky you! I didn’t even know he’s Canadian. You guys are everywhere.

Dogs should live forever, it’s just not fair. Elwood is beautiful.

I was just catching up on your posts. I’m so jealous you got to go the veggie food fest, sounds like so much fun. That tofu looks yummy, I have a problem with cooking anything in under an hour, I need more recipes that facilitate that.

funwithyourfood said...

Dan Aykroyd and a wine festival? Heaven eh?
all you need is a little hockey to top it all off

Pets need to live as long as their owners. it hurts too much once they're gone. Like a whole in your heart.