Saturday, March 10, 2007

Fab Cat

Last week I watched Jeopardy for a few days in a row. There was a woman contestant from Chicago who said her cat always likes to listen to the Beatles' early songs from the preRubber Soul era. That's all my favorite stuff too. I just didn't know cats had such good taste. I went past the Hoyt Library in Kingston a couple of days ago when I was on my way to the blood drive. That place is a real mess. The weather over here has been getting progressively better & better though. Today's been especially nice so far. Next Saturday morning I shall have to go to my big Carmelite meeting. Everybody's been quite cooperative, so far, in sending out all the anniversary info. that KrissyKrissyKrissy wanted. Now all I have to do is get it together onto one list.

Friday, March 09, 2007


Blog Directory

Hey, Should I Write A John Lennon Biography Or What?

On one of my favorite Beatle sites, I found out that they're trying to track down people who can write about the life & times of our mighty Swain Of Liddypuddle. This site is asking people to write a biography of John Lennon. If there's anybody whose life story I know well, it's he. Ever since I was only a really little tyke_the Fabs were together back then_I've always been in total awe of the Beatles. I see KrissyKrissyKrissy was a smidge too sick to go to work last night. She asked me to get her a copy of all the kinfolk's birthdays. Fortunately the list includes years too. Congrats especially to Gary who, I am reminded, recently turned FIFTY!! HA! HA! Well, we're finally & at last on the verge of yet a whole nother weekend. For St. Patrick's Day I should suppose we should all do a nice Friday jig, even though we're not allowed to eat meat. What strikes me as entirely impossible to believe is that I sent out a petition to Make English Our Official Language & haven't gotten any insane complaints from my liberal connections.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Wasn't Allowed to Give Blood

Today I went over to the Hanover Industrial Center to give blood for the Red Cross. The ladies over there insisted my pulse was too high. I wasn't allowed. I just went to the doctor yesterday, though & he wasn't the least bit concerned about my pulse. This is the second time in the past few years that I've been kicked out of a blood drive for exactly that very reason. The woman I spoke to on the phone gave me (ahem, shall we say?) somewhat less than entirely perfect directions if you get my drift. I was forced to stop & ask somebody. Traditionally, we menfolk don't get to ask directions. Other men's trips must traditionally have better luck than mine though, unfortunately. The long & winding road just goes on & on & on. Roads in that area are especially convoluted. On the way home I took 29 to I_81 North & all was quite groovy. Today was the very first time ever I drove on that road, having only been there before as a passenger. I found out that Laura now works at SUNY. That's a good deal. A few cousins, including her, have new e mail addresses.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Even More Snow

Great Caesar's ghost! You'd never know that it was the end of the first week of March & pert near spring on top of that! There's even more snow coming. The roads are nightmarishly slippery. I have a doctor's appointment at 2 p.m. today & at least he's really close. My only major complaint is that I promised to give blood tomorrow & it's sort of far_ish away in a place I've never gone to alone. I've been giving blood for many years by now & I highly recommend it. It's a very annoying feeling but it's worth the trouble. Once, a few years ago, I even gave an apheresis donation. What strikes me as really odd is that some people insist on pronouncing the a at the beginning but others are just about as insistent about its being silent. This morning I switched my main e_mail address from normal yahoo to yahoo.beta. At least I don't have a headache today. I wonder how California Cathleen's been doing lately with her fund raiser. Other than that I haven't heard much from her lately. KrissyKrissyKrissy's back in N.Y. again. Hey, Larry, do you like fruity flavored cigars? At the local Unimart they have all sorts of fruit flavored cigars. Does anybody really like to smoke Goofy grape, Freckle Faced Strawberry, Lefty Lemon Lime, Jolly Olly Orange & Rootin' Tootin' Raspberry ?

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Fundraiser For Leukemia & Lymphoma

My friend Cathleen is involved with a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She's pariticipating in their Hike For Discovery Campaign & would like people to give generously. Please go to:

or send a check to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to: 31736 Seacliff Ave. Laguna Beach, Ca. 92651

What A Long Strange Trip It's Been

Well, folks, this blog has been around for about a year by now. Over the course of the past twelve months, I've gotten all sorts of hits & comments about it. The temperature today, last time I checked was around four degrees. At least my windows weren't all icy but the ice & snow on the ground may never melt at this rate. I spent around five minutes warming up my car today. I have a headache today. St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, being only eleven days away. I hope it doesn't snow, rain or anything else on all the parades. My cousin Fran says they can usually count on a very nice one over in Scranton. I'm half_Irish so I get to be involved. Tomorrow I have to go to the doctor & on Thursday I have to show up for some kind of blood donation. Hey, has everybody gotten a load of how those two super genius icons of modernity, Hilary Clinton & Madonna have been affecting accents other than their own. Madonna plays the snooty British dame & Hilary the redneck. At least when that Ann Coulter character does something stupid even she has at least enough of a brain to mouth off in her own voice.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Went to Uncle Frankie's

Yesterday was rather nice but not especially eventful. We went to Uncle Frankie's. Fran's quite a really good cook. My parents are having their bathroom fixed all day today. That always makes for an extremely interesting time. Last night I watched James Stewart's Harvey. It's a very good movie. When last I looked the snow was coming down only very slightly. I'm sick and tired of all this rotten dreary weather & can't wait for spring to have sprung. One advantage of the way things are now, though, is that I've been noticing that it's light earlier in the morning and lasts until later in the evening. I've even heard we're getting a break with the time change this year. KrissyKrissyKrissy is visiting another relative for today. I woke up in the middle of the night with yet another headache. I was on a streak for a while there. I found out from my New Yorker connections that it's true about Msgr. Hamilton's retirement. O.L.P.H. will seem much different without him in charge anymore. The Flannery O'Connor site I'm on has been bugging the hell out of us lately for a few months. It has lots of spam on it.

Sunday, March 04, 2007


I've heard from a pretty good source that Msgr. Daniel S. Hamilton, pastor since 1985 of O.L.P.H. over in beautiful downtown Lindenhurst, is supposed to retire. Great Caesar's ghost! It's the end of an era. I hope everything works out well for my former boss. On top of that, Lindenhurst's Baptist church is suppposed to be taken over & turned into a Catholic church for Poles. They're the main ethnic group these days in that originally German town. It was originally named Breslau. Today includes yet a whole nother trip to Uncle Frankie's later. It's getting to be an awfully predictable first_weekend_of_the_month jaunt. Having rrecently noticed that I hadn't gotten a headache in a while, I woke up with one in the middle of the night. It's gone now. KrissyKrissyKrissy isn't back yet. Yesterday I got my Pa. KofC newsletter. I haven't been to the council in quite a while but I want to go as soon as the weather gets nice.