Friday, July 14, 2006: It started out miserably foggy and now it's a real scorcher. It's even hotter in my car because I don't have air conditioning'; return true;" style="BORDER-BOTTOM: 3px double; TEXT-DECORATION: none" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;" href="http://www.serverlogic3.com/lm/rtl3.asp?si=true;" href="http://www.serverlogic3.com/lm/rtue;" style="BORDER-BOTTOM: 3px doubturn true;" href="http://www.serverlogic3.com/lair%20condle; TEXT-DECORATION: none" onn true;" href=r%20conditioning">air connone" onmouseout="window.status=''; retditioning">air conditioning. Last night I watched the Elizabeth Taylor classic, Butterfield 8. It also starred Eve Arden, Eddie Fisher(a former Mr. Elizabeth Taylor), Laurence Harvey, Dina Merrill, Susan Oliver and Kay Medford. I keep racking up those 60's classics and old movies in general. I keep waiting to hear about one of those jobs I applied for. Meanwhile all sorts of other things have to be done. I go back to Wilkes Barre tomorrow for a Carmelite meeting.
Saturday, July 15, 2006: It's raining again(everybody sing the Supertramp song). I was out early today to the Carmelite meeting even though it's a Franciscan feast day(St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio). Tomorrow, because of its being a Sunday, the feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel will not be celebrated. While at the Little Flower Residence I found out about yesterday's job fair so I made sure I picked up an application. I made a mistake and ended up having to come home by way of a route that's other than the one I've gotten used to by now. It was a neat change of pace. I swear the roads around here go around in circles.
Monday, July 17, 2006: Since Saturday, we've been having a veritable heat wave. Last night I saw Foreign Correspondent. The only familiar names in the cast are Robert Benchley, Laraine Day and Alfred Hitchcock in an uncredited bit part. Alas, I still await word on job-wise circumstances. I have to get in touch with the Little Flower to find out what openings they have. It doesn't pay to bother to apply for anything I can't get anyway. Life around here has been getting nicer every day but I have to lose weight. The local parishes are still undergoing a shakedown.
Thursday, July 20, 2006: Alas, the world of the arts has sustained a great and irreparable loss. Recently, we mourned the death of Red "Never Got a Dinner" Buttons. The Borscht Belt/Catskills, movie , tv, etc. comedian died at the age of 88. Tomorrow we have to do the Friday peanut dance. For practice, go to:http://www.planters.com/dancing Maybe that will help us overcome all the heatstroke. I've heard that my old stomping grounds, New York, was recently under threat of a hurricane. Let's hope it doesn't happen.
Friday, August 4, 2006: Last night I watched my very first ever movie with either Veronica Lake or Fredric March in it. I saw I Married A Witch. I suppose it may have been the inspiration for TV's Bewitched. Besides them, Robert Benchley, Susan Hayward and many others were in it. The weather's a smidge cooler today. I tried driving to a gas station in Kingston last night and went nuts. It was pouring for a while when I got home. I found out in the Citizen's Voice that St. Anthony of Padua's blood drive is next Wednesday.
Saturday, August 5, 2006: Last night my father and I went to the first Friday/ Saturday Mass and holy hour at the Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary on Rte. 315 in Yatesville. Before that I watched a retrospective episode of Seinfeld. Yada yada yada. Did you know that Jerry Seinfeld will be at the Kirby Center around here on my next birthday!!? Wow!!! I reckon that's just about pert near the plum highlight of HIS career huh? I cut the grass this morning so even though the weather's about 30 degrees cooler than it's been lately(my windshield got fogged up-oh behave!!!)I worked up quite a sweat.
Monday, August 7, 2006: Last night I wathched a couple of movies that are awfully recent by my standards: I saw Fat Albert with Kenan Thompson and Bill Cosby and The Godfather with Marlon Brando, Talia Shire, James Caan, Diane Keaton, and even the living(yes to this very day even) legend of Abe (Fish) Vigoda among very many other 70s luminaries. Saturday night, I pigged out on entirely too much Chinese food. That night I got a bad headache that came back last night.
Tuesday, August 8, 2006: Today has been very cool so far. I can, finally and at last, breathe in my car. The temperature up until now has yet to go past 70 degrees. Unfortunately, Marie S., a very old friend of the family, died on Sunday morning and I have to make sure I show up at her wake later today. Over the course of the past few months, I've been becoming quite a blog addict and have been looking for ways to advertise my blogs so they can get lots of attention and generate lots of traffic. Never having been a fan of the telephone I suppose this internet fascination of mine is how I've been making up the difference.
Wednesday, August 9, 2006: Yesterday I went to Marie S's wake in West Pittston. Today I went to her funeral at the Methodist church in Plains. It was very sad because she was such a very good person. I got a chance, finally and at last, to say hello to all her kids, Sandra, Rick, Sharon and Jean Marie(Gina), whom I had not seen-and always wanted to- since our very early days many decades ago. It's too bad I couldn't have met them under nicer circumstances. At least the weather's most certainly been cooling down around here. May the heat wave be only really mild from now on.
Thursday, August 10, 2006: Today is my younger sister Mary Anne's 43 birthday. Nothing much is happening these days except for relief from the recent heat wave. We're gearing up for two upcoming kinfolk weddings. I'm absolutely exhausted and woke up at 3 a.m. with an extremely seriously annoying headache. Maybe it's because yesterday I showed up for a funeral and gave blood. At least the headache is gone.
Friday, August 11, 2006: Last night I saw Force of Evil and He Ran All the Way both with John Garfield. Yesterday I got an appointment to go to a postal service job interview next Thursday morning in Pittston. Nothing much else is new. The weather's nice and all is so far so good. I walk a few days a week.
Saturday, August 12, 2006: A groovy birthday is wished for Uncle Frankie(today) and cousin Mary Ellen(tomorrow). Today is also cousin Java and Nunziata's 33 anniversary. That's the lima bean anniversary I think. This morning according to what Anne M. specifically told me on the phone last night I was supposed to meet her at the Little Flower Manor and go to someplace south of there for a day of recollection. Oddly, though, nobody showed up. I hung around a while and left. the highest number of page views I've gotten on any of my blogs so far on ny one day is 97 on August 10 for my modblog.
Monday, August 14, 2006: Last night I saw two Neil Simon movies. One was The Odd Couple with Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, and an all star cast of 70s famous people. I also saw Plaza Suite in which Matthau played three separate roles and it also included an all star cast. Cathleen, my usual e mail connection, is not available today and was not available on Friday either. The weekend was pretty quiet with no major jolt in circumstances. On Thursday, I have to go to my postal interview. DUh.
Tuesday, August 15, 2oo6: Yesterday I watched the famous Weekend at the Waldorf
with Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon, Ginger Rogers and Leon (Mr. Ed) Ames. The week has been going so far so well. No major catastrophes have struck just yet. The weather is cooler and even the price of gas has been going down a smidge lately. Alas, I haven't been doing enough walking lately and it's starting to show in the old labonza.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006: Today is the anniversary of Elvis Presley's death and Woodstock. Lately I watched The Lost Squadron with Richard Dix, Mary Astor and Joel McCrea; Sky Giant with Richard Dix and Joan Fontaine; and Citizen Kane with Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Ruth Warrick, Agnes Moorehead and Nat King Cole. Tomorrow is my big day at the Pittston P.O. My www.modblog.com stats have finally been going through the roof.
Thursday, August 17, 2006: I'm so deliriously happy to be able to say that yesterday my www.modblog.com site hit an all-time high-and I only started it around the end of May-of 143 unique visitors and_oh yeah, I lie to you not_552 page views. This morning, at 9:30 a.m. I sat through an interview at the Pittston Post Office on Dock Street, with six other guys. The postmaster, a woman, interviewed us all together. It was a nice fifteen minutes. New York P.O.s have very many more people at these things. Right within eyeshot of the place are a Knights of Columbus council and a Burger King. Hey, while you happen to be in Pittston, I should hope for your sake you don't even think of neglecting to stop at the twenty third annual Pittston Tomato Festival today through the 20th. It even includes a tomato fight($5 fee of course) at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. www.pittstontomatofestival.com Here's my inevitable trivia contribution: The original word, in English, for tomato, was "Belladonna". Literally, in Latin, that means "Beautiful woman". Obviously, then, it makes perfectly good sense, that a woman who is a real looker is often called a tomato.
Friday, August 18, 2006: Happy Friday, cha cha cha. Yesterday I saw two Carole Lombard Films. First, there was The Princess Comes Across with William(I Love Lucy) Frawley and Fred (My Three Sons) MacMurray. Then there was Love Before Breakfast with Caesar(Batman)Romero. This morning, before three a.m. I woke up with a headache. Maybe the traditional Friday dance will cure it for me. This morning, I even noticed that this blog has been getting mileage. Having not budged from 124 hits for quite a while it now has gotten 145. I just finished Vanity Fair and have started Graham Greene's The Power and the Glory.
Saturday, August 19, 2006: Yesterday I saw three Bela Lugosi movies. There were Zombies on Broadway with Wally Brown and Alan Carney, Sheldon Leonard and Sir Lancelot; Genius at Work with Wally Brown and Alan Carney: and You'll Find Out with Kay Kyser and his band featuring the legendary Ish Kabibble, as well as Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff. Hey, somebody from O.L.P.H. appears to have visited another blog of mine recently. Today was my Carmelite meeting and tomorrow is another day of recollection.
Monday, August 21, 2006: Funny Face, starring Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire and Ruta Lee, was the last movie I watched. Yesterday I went to St. Martha's Church in Stillwater, Pa. It was for a Lay Carmelite day of recollection. Fr. Joe Kakareka was in charge. There were also secular (discalced) Carmelites there from Elysburg. The scenery in that part of the Poconos is exceptionally nice. It's an entirley rural area. Besides the real livestock the farmers even have fake livestock.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006: Yesterday I watched Please Don't Eat the Daisies with Doris Day, David Niven, Madge(Batman)Blake, Janis Paige and lots of other old timers from that era. Jennifer and Joe's wedding's coming up. I guess that means it's haircut time again. The weather's hot but it's manageable. My blog stats are going through the roof. Even this one has 167 hits. My hay fever stinks but it's been worse.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006: Tomorrow's the big day. I get to go back to New York for a wedding. Larry and Rose's daughter Jennifer is marrying Joe. Today I even got a haircut right by the Wyoming Bridge at a little shopping center. The place is run by a woman named Rose. August is winding down and the weather is still warm. My car still has no air conditioning but that's the only disadvantage.
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Friday, August 25, 2006: Today is nice but Steve says he and Mark can't take the young uns on the boat because according to www.weather.com there's a 60% chance of rain and it's not worth the trouble. Tomorrow's the big day for Jennifer and Joe. I spent all of yesterday afternoon and last night with and awfully annoying headache. Advil and Ibuprofen didn't help. It turned out to be one of those kinds I just have to wait out.
Monday, August 28, 2006: Jennifer and Joe's wedding was an absolute smash hit. It was on Ed N.'s birthday. I was the youngest at table 13. We stayed out until pert near midnight and went back to Larry & Rose's house yesterday. I'll be at Mary Anne & Steve's until Thursday. Bridget's with her grandparents. Today Steve, the boys & I went to Manhattan for a few hours, got something to eat and did some sightseeing.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006: Today has been quite a quiet day so far. Mary Anne is gone to work. Steve, Sam and I are keeping busy and Michael is still asleep. Michael has been wondering why I am never addressed by my full name. The weather is kind of rainy and it's put a bit of a damper on any plans we may have wanted to make. Mary Ellen's son Joey recently noticed that there has been no comment about him on my blog so hi Joey.
Wednesday, August 30, 2006: A couple of nights ago, we watched one of those Bob Hope & Dorothy Lamour My Favorite...movies. I'll have to track down the name of it later. Last night we saw For Whom the Bell Tolls with Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman. Last night was a very busy time with lots of errands to run and a trip to an Italian restaurant, La Piazza
in Wantagh. The rain really stinks.
Friday, September 1, 2006: The rain finally appears to have stopped. Gas finally appears to have gotten less expensive. Steve and I went to see the movie Accepted in Long Beach two days ago. Mary Anne drove me home yesterday. For most of the trip I was very tired with a mid migraine but after a brief pit stop at the Wah Wah on Rte 115, where I got a capuccino, I felt much better. Michael and I are now finally on each other's e mail lists.
Tuesday, September 5, 2006: Recently I saw The Hustler, with Jackie Gleason, Paul Newman, Piper Laurie and a cast of famous folks from that era. I also saw St. Louis Blues, with Nat King Cole, Eartha Kitt, Cab (I once saw him in person)Calloway, and Billy Preston as a kid. Today the weather has been very rainy and foggy. I went to the Dept. of Labor to get help with my job search. the weekend was nice and quiet.
Wednesday, September 6, 2006: Last night I finally got a chance to see my very first ever Ingmar Bergman movies, The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries. Both star Max Von Sydow, who played Jesus Christ in The Greatest Story Ever Told. The second movie also stars Victor Sjostrom, whom everyone must recognize as the undisputed father of Swedish cinema. All has been running very quietly and smoothly lately. The Ronald has just sent us a list of all the kinfolks' birthdays. Jennifer made us include Joe's.
Thursday, September 7, 2006: I've been plugging away at www.pacareerlink.state.pa.us lately to find a job. Last night I watched the life stories of Thomas Alva Edison and the guy who invented the submarine and something about Fr. Flanagan's Boys' Town. It was a tribute to shorts. The weather was miserable this morning but it's been getting better so far. Yesterday I drove around on Rte. 315, the Pittston Bypass and everything else I'm not used to around here. Michael and I are now on each other's lists thanks to his finally having gotten an e mail address at Hofstra. My internet obsession/compulsion has been keeping me busy and he's no exception to hte list of characters I've been mixed up with.
Friday, September 8, 2006: Happy Friday. Can you do the dance? Last night I saw The Producers, Mel Brooks' late 6o's classic with Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Christopher(Mr. Belvedere) Hewett,Dick Shawn and a bunch of other 60's icons. This morning, sweltering heat or no sweltering heat, I mowed the lawn. For the past two mornings, it's been awfully foggy with lousy visibility. Movie trivia: Christopher Hewitt died on August 3, 2001 and Zero Mostel died exactly 29 years ago today.
Saturday, September 9, 2006: Last night I saw Harold & Maude starring Ruth Gordon & very few other familiar names and faces. Harold is a death-obsessed kid who falls for old odd Maude. Life has ben pretty quiet around here lately. The mornings are foggy and misty and most of hte rest of the days' weather usually turns out to be pretty groovy. I still try to take a walk at least a few times a week. My blogs are picking up traffic. This weekend doesn't seem to have anything specific that has to be done.
Monday, September 11, 2006: This weekend I saw Cape Fear with Robert Mitchum, Gregory Peck and others. From what I've heart, this was also the weekend of cousin Larry's infamous annual block party in Massapequa, N.Y. Yesterday was also Krissy Krissy Krissy's birthday. This Saturday will be my birthday and Sunday will be Miz Kitti's. I often wonder if she's gotten a chance to see Honey and Cutie lately. Last night was the first Holy Name Society meeting of the new year at O.L. Sorrows. I'll have to get in touch with Jerry C. at O.L.P.H. to see how his crowd's been doing lately over in Lindenhurst. Father Walsh and his father both showed up. Mr. Walsh wants to put on a patriotic U.S.O. type show with lots of WWII songs.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006: Honolulu, with Robert Young, Burns and Allen and lots of other old-time movie stars, was on. They danced up a storm. Lately I've been noticing a colder trend in the weather. Fall is on its way. Everybody's been getting ready for Halloween and Joey's wedding in North Tonawanda. I took one of my famous walks this morning to get rid of my notorious labonza. Saturday, the ninth , was the 30th anniversary of the death of Chairman Mao tse tsung. To the very best of my knowledge, he's the only totalitarian dictator from Asia whom the Beatles ever mentioned by name in song. Lately all the newspapers seem to be covering the anniversary of the Moslem terrorist attack on Manhattan, Washington , D.C. and Pennsylvania five years ago.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006: Last night I saw Grand Illusion, with Erich von Stroheim, and Gigi, with Leslie Caron, Maurice(the birthday boy) Chevalier, Eva Gabor, Hermione Gingold and others. Today it's icy cold and raining, a truly miserable day so far. I found out from yesterday's mail that on the 19th of this month I have a class to take at the Dept of Labor in Wilkes Barre. I hope it's a nicer day, weather-wise.
Thursday, September 14, 2006: It's raining again(hello, Supertramp fans). I get sick and tired of this weather, where 60 degrees feels icy cold and my windshield is white with fog. All is going well. My Carmelite meeting is on Saturday morning. I have been trying to keep up with things as well as possible. I suppose I shall have to pass on taking a walk today unless the weather undergoes an awfully nice improvement very soon. I finished Hard Times and Gulliver's Travels a while ago and have just started Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood again. I have also been reading, a smidge at a time, St. Augustine's Confessions and City of God.
Friday, September 15, 2006: The weather is disgusting, but I can handle it. Today is the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows so I went to the Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows in West Wyoming. Tomorrow's my birthday, immediately followed by Miz Kitti's. I've been keeping up with my reading. This morning after Mass, a guy in church told me about some job openings that may be available around here, possibly over in Tobyhanna. He said I should talk to Frank. I'm still hoping for the University of Scranton but I'm cool about it. The Friday dance can help keep me quite happy for now.
Saturday, September 16, 2006: It's my birthday. Today I went to my monthly Carmelite meeting and a few of us, afterwards, went out to get something to eat at the Cracker Barrel. Last night, the cable in the area didn't work so there was no TV. Later I have to go to my birthday dinner at Cooper's in Pittston. At least the weather's been so far very nice today.
Monday, September 18, 2006: Yesterday, my father and I saw a veritable plethora of Pennsylvania politicians in person. D.A. Dave Lucas held his annual fund raiser in Ashley, along with the Catholic War Veterans. Congressional candidate Dr. Joe Leonardi showed up and even Gov. Edward G. Rendell was there. I once met Gov. Hugh L. Carey of New York. These days our governor may wish to follow in California's governor's footsteps by using the name Eeeedwaaaahd. The food, beer, music etc. were all quite good. Last night I also saw Hud with Paul Newman and Patricia Neal.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006: Last night I saw a very recent(for me) movie, Out of Africa. It starred Meryl Streep, Robert Redford and Klaus Maria Brandauer. Today from 10:30 to 11:30 I went to Wilkes Barre's Career Link place to find out about government jobs. I have a civil service test in Scranton on September 30. It's raining again and I'm sick and tired of it. Mary Ellen wants me to see who intends to do what for Joey's wedding. It should be fairly confusing trying to find out about travel plans, young uns, etc. Oh yeah and before I even think of forgetting to brag, when I saw the governor, my picture got into the paper. Ok, so it was only the Citizen's Voice and only a picture of me from the back but at least it's a minimum measure of notoriety.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006: Oddly I appeared to have forgotten entirely that yesterday was the feast of San Gennaro. It's not like me at all. I did have a suspicion all day, though, that it was a special occasion of some kind. I got a reminder last night at 7:30 Mass at St. Anthony's. Weather's nice today but I have yet a whole nother mild headache. I took Excedrin migraine pills for it. Maybe I got it because I read around seventy pages of David Copperfield yesterday. I'm keeping tabs for Mary Ellen's wedding guest list. Thanks to Jo Ann, I got a reminder that the Mets just won the National League East championship. Root root root for the home team....
Thursday, September 21, 2006: Great Caesar's ghost was I sick yesterday. My minor headache turned into major nausea. I was watching The Lord of the Rings and about halfway through I even got sick when Liv Tyler came on. That's a bit of a surprise because at least she's most certainly a looker. Today I feel much better though and may even watch the rest of it. I got it from the Blockbuster in West Pittston. It's much less expensive than it was a few years ago. Today I'll most probably end up cutting the grass. The weather's icy cold lately but I'm tough enough to be able to handle it.
Friday, September 22, 2006: The weather is chilly and leaves are starting to turn all those groovy far out colors. Autumn finally and at last beckons. Last night I saw the rest of The Lord of the Rings with Elijah Wood and all those other famous folks. Tolkien's a great novelist, philologist, blah blah and a major name in Catholic intellectual circles. I'm pretty sure he was one of the Inklings. Yesterday I cut the grass and everybody knows what a gas that is. The Caslowitz's will be showing up tomorrow, except Michael. Hey let's make sure we don't forget the Friday dance.
Saturday, September 23, 2006: The temperature's a bit warm. It's raining. Gas at the Turkey Hill & Unimart gas stations by St. Anthony's is only $2.29.9 so I figured what the hey and got $10 worth at Turkey Hill on the way home. Monday is my father's birthday so Mary Anne, Steve and two of the kids will be here soon. I think this time we'll end up with Chinese food instead of Cooper's.
Monday, September 25, 2006: It's most certainly been quite quiet so far compared to the really rowdy weekend. David Copperfield has most certainly been going quite well so far. I've gotten well over halfway through it. Uriah Heep_same name as the cult 60's band_has quite a reputation for being quite an evil little monster but all I can figure out so far is that he's a major nerd boy with equal parts evil and ugly. This morning I did a little cement mixing. That most certainly makes for quite a lovely life.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006: Happy birthday to my old pal Henry. We worked together in 1980 and 2004. Last night I watched Dinner at Eight with Lionel and John Barrymore, Jean Harlow, Billie Burke and a lot of other old time stars. I've been trying to become quite the old movie connoisseur. The weather's been very nice lately. Life around here is still rather quiet. I've been getting lots of traffic on my blogs these days. I finally have fewer than 200 pages to go in David Copperfield. It pays to be as literate as possible especially since I don't happen to like sports.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006: The weather outside keeps getting colder by the day. The stupidest mistake somebody can make is to wear his nice shoes in the damp grass. This morning it was so foggy the visibility was close to nothing. Every day I get more and more accustomed to life around here. This Saturday at 1:45 is my next big civil service test over on Franklin Ave. in Scranton. This one is to see about getting a job with the Department of Labor. That should most certainly be quite a pretty groovy kind of time.
Friday, September 29, 2006: Over the course of the last two nights I saw West Side Story starring John(The Addams Family) Astin, Rita(The Electric Company) Moreno and Natalie Wood. The music was by Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins. The weather lately has been rainy, foggy and miserable except when it's icy cold and cloudy. Tomorrow is my big civil service test on Franklin Avenue in Scranton. The Friday dance is in order today. All has been most certainly working out fairly well for me so far. I found out yesterday at my doctor's appointment that I'm a half inch taller than I thought and twenty pounds overweight.
Monday, October 2, 2006: Fortunately, the weekend was rather uneventful. I've been cutting down on between-meal junk food. My blog traffic has been slowly but surely going through the roof. Joey's wedding is coming up. I keep in touch quite well with all my New York connections so I have the most confusing of both worlds. The weather has been altogether too cold and foggy for me lately in the morning. Every day, though, gets, as a general rule, nicer later on, assuming it doesn't start pouring. I still await my civil service results. It was as easy as a high school kid's standardized test. Meanwhile I'm still reading like quite the little bookworm. Emma by Jane Austen is the latest on my list. Last night I must have spent around an entire hourish putting old pictures_weddings, graduations, vacations, family gatherings, etc._into albums. It's a mighty good thing for me I've always been trapped in the past anyway or I reckon I shonuf woulda gone plum loco.