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October 22, 2014
by Gerry
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My Son Is A Teenager Today, Very Scary

Oh man, 13 years ago today I became a father, the dad to my son Dylan Michael. Today he is a teenager, so that means I’m on easy street right? Probably not. It’s a lot to take in. I’ll cope in my own little way. All will be well, plus you have to know at some point cake will be involved. Hell, who am I kidding, even if it wasn’t his birthday I’m pretty sure some cake or other form of  pastry will be hitting my mouth. See you all at noon!

TODAY’S Scary Facts: The movie The Strangers was one of the last movies that scared the crap out of me. Seriously, I walked out of that theatre clenching my butt cheeks and doing that slow waddle step out to my car. This was the movie poster, love it, very spooky with that guy back there.

Isaac Farrah Watch: The Saints 7 game win streak was snapped in Drayton Valley last night 5-4. Isaac getting two thirds of a Marty Howe hat trick with and assist and a penalty.Isaac’s Stats:  7 GP 2G 2A. 4Pts +2

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Lalalalasagna (Order it just like that)  $10.50

Fettuccine w/Rosee Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Nonna Rosa Chicken or Tomato Beef Ravioli

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

TODAY’S DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli  $2.50

October 21, 2014
by Gerry
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Time For Some Tears

So ya, I found this yesterday, and it brought a tear to my eye. Now, you can have one too. Rudy has nothing on this kid.

 

TODAY’S Scary Facts: So as we begin the stretch towards my second favorite day of the year, I present to you my Top 5 Favorite Horror Movies of All Time. If you don’t agree, so be it.

#5. The Lost Boys

#4. Sinister

#3. The Strangers

#2. The Shining

#1. Halloween

Isaac Farrah Watch: The Saints are rolling with 7 wins in a row including two shoot out wins over Brooks and Okotoks on the weekend. Next up in Drayton Valley tonight. Isaac’s Stats:  6 GP 2G 1A. 3 Pts +2

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Penne Alfredo  $10.50

3 Cheese Tortellini $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Nonna Rosa Chicken

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

TODAY’S DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli  Almond or Cherry Cream $2.50

October 20, 2014
by Gerry
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Halloween Time Is Here

Welcome to my dandy little website. Well, really, it’s not mine personally, it’s the site for that little diamond in the rough known as Little Italy Pasta Panini & Catering. I hope you had an enjoyable weekend and took in something fun and somewhat festive. I have my eyes set square on the Deadmonton House. It’s a haunted house set up at 10505 106 St, with an entire theme and back story to it. I can’t explain more of it, since I haven’t attended, but from what I have seen and heard, it’s incredible but not for all ages. Tell you what, check out their website for more details. deadmontonhouse.com It’s just a matter of picking which night to go and get a great scare on. Plus, much like all those Christmas specials in December, the next two weeks will have an abundance of classic scary movies on various channels. LOVE IT!  Also, I think we’ll try and have some festive fun around here too. Ok, it’s going to be a busy day and a busy week, time to get started. See you at noon.

TODAY’S Scary Facts: So as we begin the stretch towards my second favorite day of the year, I present to you the Top 5 Best Horror Movies of All Time according to Rotten Tomatoes.Com If you don’t agree, take it up with them. For the record, I have seen none of these. Tomorrow, my top 5!

#5. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

#4. King Kong (1933)

#3. Replusion (1965)

#2. Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror (1922)

#1. Das Cabinet Des Dr. Cagliari (1920)

Isaac Farrah Watch: The Saints are rolling with 7 wins in a row including two shoot out wins over Brooks and Okotoks on the weekend. Our man Isaac was back in action, finger snaps to #9. Snap Snap! He didn’t do a damn thing apparently.                              Isaac’s Stats:  6 GP 2G 1A. 3 Pts +2

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Fettuccine Alfredo  $10.50

Baked Pasticcio $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Nonna Rosa Chicken

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

TODAY’S DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli  Almond or Cherry Cream $2.50

October 17, 2014
by Gerry
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Driving & The Oilers Getting More Handsome

So how’s the short week working for you? That was the last long weekend of the year unless you manufacture your own, so hopefully you all enjoyed yours. Now, of course with long weekends, comes traffic, lots of it. Keep in mind, there’s always a great chance you will hit some construction on the roads. Now a few of us were talking about a particular scenario we see often. You have 3 lanes merging into two, and so you have the long line of cars but you also have the empty lane, the lane that people will drive along  until it runs out. Well, some will argue that it is perfectly ok to fill that lane completely and you create the courteous alternating car merge. Others say, or scream rather “Screw you asshole, trying to cut in front of everyone, you can wait!”  The more I thought about it, the more it made sense. It’s not like those self centered folk that drive along a shoulder to skip the cue. These are the ones that are on the road, and just driving up to the merge point, in essence, shortening the traffic jam. How come they never talked about this in driver ed? Maybe the city can start a campaign with some of  the $43 Million in photo radar money they “earned” last year. Seeing as that’s apparently the type of thing the money is earmarked for, about a $1,000 of which was “donated” by yours truly. Why not, educate people as to how to handle it properly, or not. and lets see how that goes. Oh and while I am on my driving rant today, hey Albertans driving into BC, you’re not in Alberta anymore, settle down and quit driving like dinks in my home province. Seeing so many aggressive drivers on the roads into BC last weekend and sure enough they had Alberta plates, settle down, please…..Things really start getting fun after today. After a few weeks off, tomorrow night I return to my team the Klondike Maulers. I’ll be back on the ice chasing my unfulfilled dreams of hockey glory, and seeing as I play defense, and the current plight of the Oilers, maybe, just maybe the Oilers blue line could get a bit more devilishly handsome. I may not be as silky smooth a skater as I used to, ( I am 42 after all) but it couldn’t be that much worse with me back there, right?  Plus,  I would bring in some panini for after the game. Oh sure, they may have to be low fat free range chicken with quinoa, sprouts and light mayo on 58 grain gluten free torpedo buns, (because that seems like what Dallas Eakins has them trying to eat) and they would go so good with the warm water and room temperature milk they get after the game (at least that’s what I think they’re drinking). Than again, maybe not, I’ve read what people say about some of the Oilers on Twitter, I couldn’t handle that. No, I’ll just keep doing my own thing, the Oilers will have to get better and more devilisly handsome on their own.

TODAY’S UberFact: Researchers have found that the average person will form about 400 friendships during a lifetime, but only 33 will last.

Isaac Farrah Watch: The Saints are on a road trip to Brooks and Okotoks this weekend. Isaac could be back in the lineup.           Isaac’s Stats:  4 GP 2G 1A. 3 Pts +2

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Baked Shells Alfredo  $10.50

Baked Ziti $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Cream of Mushroom or Italian Wedding

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

TODAY’S DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli:  $2.50

October 16, 2014
by Gerry
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Everyday is The Superbowl

Happy Thursday one and all. Today I am coming off the high of an amazing day yesterday. It was insanely busy with a hot school lunch and 3 caterings, plus our regular services. We were prepared and we rocked it. Everyday is the Superbowl, you need to be ready to go. True, some days are easier than others and some days I shit the proverbial bed, but not yesterday, The crew and I were magnificent. Let’s see how today plays out. Oh and I need a Halloween costume, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Have a great day, see you at noon.

TODAY’S UberFact: People who don’t count on their fingers as children become better at math later on in life.

Isaac Farrah Watch: The Saints are on a road trip to Brooks and Okotoks this weekend. Isaac could be back in the lineup.           Isaac’s Stats:  4 GP 2G 1A. 3 Pts +2

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Cheese & Spinach Raviolli  $10.50

Chicken & Peppers Rigatoni Alfredo $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Italian Wedding or Cream of Mushroom

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

TODAY’S DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Almond or Nutella $2.50

October 15, 2014
by Gerry
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Tough Times In Oiler Land

The way I see it folks, things are bad right now, but I’m not truly able to put into words what the Oilers need to do, but Rocky is…..


 

If that doesn’t help, you can always look on the bright side of life……

 

TODAY’S Oilers Fact: The Oilers are really bad.

Isaac Farrah Watch: The Saints are rolling with 5 wins in a row. They beat the Calgary Canucks 8-3 and the Camrose Kodiaks 4-3 on the weekend. Next up is a road trip to Brooks and Okotoks on the weekend. Isaac is still watching while his shoulder heals.      Isaac’s Stats:  4 GP 2G 1A. 3 Pts +2

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Baked Cheese Gemelli  $10.50

Mushroom Cream Linguine $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Tomato Beef Raviolli or Nonna Rosa Chicken

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

TODAY’S DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli  Almond or Nutella Spice $2.50

October 14, 2014
by Gerry
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Some Inspiring Young Ladies Out There

Okay, well as far as weekends go, that was pretty good. I am starting my second day as a 42 year old devilishly handsome Italian in very good spirits. I suspect there will be a plethora of goodies waiting for me later today or perhaps nothing at all.  I do need to weigh in on something very cool that’s going on in “Murica that has a sweet local connection. By now you may have even heard about  12 year old McKenna Peterson. Her dad Chris used to work here in Edmonton at the old A-Channel. Now he plies his trade down in Phoenix. Plus he and his wife Donna threw the best Superbowl Parties. In any case, back to McKenna. She loves basketball, plays it well. Last week, she was going thru the Dick’s Sporting Goods catalog only to discover there were no women featured in any of the ads for equipment and whatnot. McKenna pens a letter to the President of the store, Chris tweets the letter and a sensation was born. Media agencies allover North America and even some in the UK picked up on the story. At first the response she got back from the company was “sorry, we’ll do better”. Well, the storm kept growing. Her story was featured on countless TV, Radio and Newspapers thru out North America.  This Wednesday, McKenna will be appearing on the Meredith Vierra Show in New York.  Producers from The Ellen Show have also reached out.  The President of Dicks issued a letter to McKenna and has invited her and her family to the store to meet and apologize to her in person. I absolutely love this story. If you don’t like something, if you see something is absolutely wrong, bring it up, stand up, say something. You are never to small to be heard. Good for you McKenna. I know you’re folks are very proud. A difference maker, just like that. Another awesome inspiring young female difference maker is 17 year old Malala Yousafzai. 2 years ago, she was shot by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan. Two years and a day since the attack, she won the Nobel Peace prize. Since her attack, she has been an advocacte for human rights in education and for women in Pakistan, where so much Taliban rule basically eliminates both rights and education for women. Her’s is another inspiring story of standing up, being heard and taking a stand for the betterment of society. Now I’m only stating that these two young women, both from very opposite sides of the world, both stood up and spoke out. In one way shape or form, good things can and will come from this. Well done ladies, you should both be very proud. Now, it’s time for this guy to get lunch started. Best part is, there will be no turkey on the menu at all. See you at noon.

TODAY’S UberFact: By having at least four orgasms a week, a man’s chances of prostate cancer are reduced.

Isaac Farrah Watch: The Saints are rolling with 5 wins in a row. They beat the Calgary Canucks 8-3 and the Camrose Kodiaks 4-3 on the weekend. Next up is a road trip to Brooks and Okotoks on the weekend. Isaac is still watching while his shoulder heals.      Isaac’s Stats:  4 GP 2G 1A. 3 Pts +2

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Rotini Alfredo  $10.50

Spicy Sausage Penne $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Tomato Beef Raviolli or Nonna Rosa Chicken

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

TODAY’S DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

 

October 10, 2014
by Gerry
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It’s Oilers Over Reaction Friday

Good morning and welcome to Oilers Over Reaction Friday. Oh hell, people didn’t even wait until the end of the first period and they were already losing their minds on Twitter as the Flames jumped out to a 2-0 lead. By games end some clown even tossed his jersey onto the ice. Remember in ’06 when the tradition of throwing beef onto the ice during the playoffs started? Let’s bring that back instead. Well folks, it’s game 1 of 82. No team has ever gone 82-0. Oh sure  a victory would have been nicer especially with all the alum in town for the ’84 Champions Reunion, but whatever, it is what it is. I’m curious to get a feel for people’s thoughts on Twitter today and around town and see how many want Dallas Eakins fired already. Again, it’s the day after the first game, keep the over reacting to a minimum….So it’s a long weekend Friday, the last of the pleasant long weekends as after this we have Remembrance Day which falls on a Tuesday and then Christmas is a Thursday. Plus it’s Thanksgiving which is always fun. Oh and ya, my birthday just happens to fall on Monday so perhaps a candle in the turkey is a way to go? In case you missed the suggestions,( and these are just suggestions for your ease of mind if going shopping because you feel the need to pick me up a little something), I like Crown Royal, Port, Cigars, Cherry Pie, Tickets to Motley Crue & Alice Cooper concert next month and Halloween Mini Chocolate Bars,  but please, no socks. We’ll be spending the weekend in Cranbrook checking up on my folks, but back in action on Tuesday. See you at noon!

TODAY’S UberFact: A woman from Michigan named Barbara Soper gave birth on 10/10/10, 09/09/09 and 08/08/08 — The odds of that are 50 million to one.

Isaac Farrah Watch: Isaac can now  add strep throat to his injured shoulder for keeping him out of the lineup and off work for a few days. Get well soon Isaac, the dishes are piling up. The Saints play 2 this weekend at home. Tonight against Camrose & Sunday against the Calgary Canucks.  Isaac’s Stats:  4 GP 2G 1A. 3 Pts +2

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Lasagna  $10.50

Fettuccine W/Mushroom Cream Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

 

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

TODAY’S DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli  Skor or Pumpkin Spice $2.50

October 9, 2014
by Gerry
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Happy Oilers Season Opening Day!

Well well well, here we are for many this morning is like Christmas Day with the Oilers coming back for real tonight against the soul less Calgary Flames who were beaten by the Canucks last night. Another season begins and for the next few days, there is hope. How long that hope lasts is on the team itself. I’ve spoken with a few friends of mine and have heard many in the media echo the same thought; can the Oilers play meaningful hockey after Christmas? Like I mentioned earlier this week, I have a vested interest in them not finishing higher than 6th because I have a bottle of Port coming my way. I want to see the Oilers in the playoffs again as well. This city really comes alive when the Oilers are in the playoffs. Hell this city is electric when they string 3 wins together in a row. Good luck Oilers, I know you’ll be working hard. Now, before I get started putting lunch together and it is a doozy today as you’ll see below. I have to take this moment for a Throwback Thursday posting as well. To honour the soul less Flames coming to town tonight, I think it would be nice to remind everyone (or introduce you to if you never seen this) one of the cheesiest videos ever made starring the Calgary Flames. It’s really just……so……bad……Yes, this happened……


 

TODAY’S UberFact: If you drink enough fluids in the morning, you will feel happier, sharper, and more energetic throughout the day. No word if those fluids include Espresso with Sambuca.

Isaac Farrah Watch: The Saints beat the Bonneyville Pontiacs last night 6-4 and Isaac can now also add strep throat to his injured shoulder for keeping him out of the lineup and off work for a few days. Get well soon Isaac, the dishes are piling up.                              Isaac’s Stats:  4 GP 2G 1A. 3 Pts +2

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Chicken & Prosciutto MacNCheese Alfredo Day  $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Nonna Rosa Chicken

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

TODAY’S DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Pumpkin Spice or Skor Cannoli $2.50

October 8, 2014
by Gerry
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Time To Laugh

Ya, I’m pretty tired. Lots of stuff going thru my mind. So please enjoy these funny bits on your Wednesday.


 

TODAY’S UberFact: In 2002, the average user spent 46 minutes on the Internet a day – In 2012, the average user spent 4 hours on the Internet everyday.

Isaac Farrah Watch: The Saints are in Bonneyville tonight.  Isaac is still out, but he is back to using both hands so we’re pretty happy about that here at the cafe.  Isaac’s Stats:  4 GP 2G 1A. 3 Pts +2

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Beef Rigatoni  $10.50

Cheese Tortellini Alfredo $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50

Spaghetti w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Nonna Rosa Chicken

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

TODAY’S DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Pumpkin Spice Cannoli $2.50