Saturday, March 17, 2007
Happy St. Patrick's Day. There was a blizzard all day yesterday so we spent pert near all of half the top o' the mornin' shovelling snow. My shamrock socks are in the drawer right next to me right now. I suppose the homosexual rights activists will be all on their uppers about the parades. Irish Catholics have to put on their green clothes & stuff because orange is the official English Protestant color. It's New York's official color too, as any sports fan would know. Over in Ireland English Protestants are murdering Irish Catholics by the millions. Today there'll be corn beef & cabbage galore around here even though the real Irish Irish never even so much as think of touching it with a ten foot sheilaleigh. I'm only half Irish so with me it's hit'n'miss. One year I even met RFK at the big Manhattan parade. That's my big St. Patrick's memory.
Posted by iamthewalrus at Saturday, March 17, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
Oddly, people have started to notice recently that Sinbad, the really famous black comedian, is still alive. Unfortunately, there have been no recent reports of any news about Francisco Franco, the infamous Spanish dictator. I always like to keep very close track of things like this. If there are any changes with either of them, I shall be happy to let you know.
Posted by iamthewalrus at Friday, March 16, 2007
Well, I finally got my very first ever official third degree ID from my Pa. KofC council yesterday. Thanks, Wayne. Now I have to make sure I get my fourth degree dues paid up. Since before 8 a.m. today there's been a raging blizzard here. After tomorrow it may taper off. It will spoil a whole lot of St. Patrick day parties & parades though. Tomorrow I have to go to my Carmelite meeting & I hope I can remember my shamrock socks for the big day. The library people have to answer quite a whole lot of questions about whether they're closing tomorrow & even today. When will this absolute garbage ever end? March sucks. That's one of my mottos. A while ago, I found a Hispanic blog dedicated to Ringo Starr. KrissyKrissyKrissy is finally back. A couple of days ago, when I was cleaning my glasses, one of the lenses popped out on me. I sort of expected that to happen sooner or later anyway.
Posted by iamthewalrus at Friday, March 16, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Yes, folks, it worked out for me today. I finally got to the Oblates' Seminary with absolutely no trouble whatsoever. The only catch was that the weather has been icy cold & pouring out since about 2:30 a.m. this morning. Spring has temporarily held back a smidge. I really can't wait for the very nice weather finally to come. Cold & I just aren't on friendly terms. March has always bugged me like crazy. The bad weather just doesn't want to let go. It's always been an oddly annoying metaphor for me. The latest craze among my kinfolk is finding out each other's anniversaries. I've been getting lots of feedback but not perfect attendance. We started out with birthdays & now it's this. These characters can always be counted on to find some excuse to keep things rolling. It's always nice to be able to keep in touch. KrissyKrissyKrissy should be coming back tomorrow, I reckon.
Posted by iamthewalrus at Thursday, March 15, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
It seems that everytime I try something I'm not very familiar with my boogie man gets his revenge. Today I accidentally veered left instead of right on my way to the Oblates' seminary. Instead of going onto the southbound lane of 315 I ended up going north to Lackawanna County. The congregation was founded on this very day in 1878 in Asti, Italy. All went really well after a bit of backtracking though. On the way home I took the back road through Yatesville & ended up on Main St. in Plains. It's quite a very interesting experience having to drive through this area. My part of New York is so flat. On Saturday I have to go to another Carmelite meeting. At least I have the trip well memorized by now. It will be St. Patrick's Day.
Posted by iamthewalrus at Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Today's weather was smashingly close to seventy degrees. Of course, there was still lots of ice on the ground, left over, believe it or not, from the Valentine's Day blizzard. I'm really looking forward to all the upcoming hot weather. People say we'll go right from winter into summer without spring but I like that just fine & dandy. KrissyKrissyKrissy was back for the day but is going back directly to N.Y. immediately after work tomorrow. I'd go nuts under the same circumstances. The Oblates' novena to St. Joseph continues but tonight I went to St. Anthony's where they prayed to St. Anthony. St. Patrick's Day is on its way & I'll be quite smashing in my shamrock socks. I suppose the homosexuals will try to destroy the parade, as they do every year. It's too bad that general got into so much trouble for simply telling the truth about the moral ramifications of homosexual conduct. I guess it's a free country only if you agree with the left wing propaganda. For the rest of us, it's a totalitarian police state. Yesterday was my cousin Leonard's birthday.
Posted by iamthewalrus at Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Monday, March 12, 2007
Today because of the novena to St. Joseph, I made sure I went to Mass at the Oblates' seminary on Rte 315 in Lafflin. Of course, as I shouldn't even so much as have to be bothered with telling anybody by now, I messed up the directions. I went on the northbound lane & ended up in the Scranton_Wilkes_Barre Airport. Hey, if anybody ever wants to go there, I'm his best bet for a ride. I should have gone south. After a few extra minutes & much extra aggravation, I finally got there. At least the weather's been most certainly very nice today. Last night at the meeting I heard we should be shooting up into the sixties pretty soon. I ate chili & drank whisky with the regulars. It was just a typical meeting.
Posted by iamthewalrus at Monday, March 12, 2007
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Well, folks, I reckon my very favorite time of year is finally & at last here. The clocks have sprung once again ahead rather than falling back. Folks such as KrissyKrissyKrissy & others who have to drive at odd late/early hours must like it too. It gives all of us a break. Most, though notoriously not all, of my clocks have been so far set aright. I'll be braver, more courageous & bolder with lots of things during this time of year. Congress finally wised up & gave in early for once. Today is Holy Name Sunday so tonight is the big HNS meeting. I'd better not eat so much during the day because they like to pig out at those things. The weather is really nice today but I noticed a few sheets of ice when I went for the paper. St. Patrick's Day is getting closer by the second. On top of that, the local churches are getting ready for the Feast of St. Joseph. The Oblates of St. Joseph have a few parishes around here. Their main church is in Lafflin on Rte. 315.
Posted by iamthewalrus at Sunday, March 11, 2007