Saturday, March 24, 2007

Didn't Know She Was English

I borrowed a DVD from KrissyKrissyKrissy yesterday. It was Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. Would you believe that up until I saw it, it had literally never even occurred to me that that Renee Zellweger girl was even English? Hugh Grant was in it too. It was quite an interesting film, though I don't usually bother with new stuff. As the greatest American throwback, I like a nice supply of anachronisms. Uncle Frankie showed up yesterday. It was just a typical day around here. Entirely too slowly but surely for my taste, the weather's been improving. Although there's still a significant amount of snow & ice, spring is gradually getting the last laugh. As always, the young uns at the library will be very busy today. A guy is here today to give them a demonstration about safety. There's another guy here because of a community service requirement for the confirmation requirement for the local young uns. I really like this environment much better than Copiague's nut house.

Friday, March 23, 2007

First Friday Of Spring

Today is the beginning of the very first weekend of spring for this year. The snow & ice have been finally & at last meling & thawing all over the place. Very soon, with any luck, the flowers will all be in bloom & the birds will be able to stop having anxiety/panic attacks about weather to stay in the south, stay over here or what. Last night I watched The famous Hitchcock movie,Suspicion with Joan Fontaine, Cary Grant & an all star cast of many other familiar names & faces. I've always really enjoyed Hitchcock & this one has always been a very favorite of mine. The guy who played Napoleon Solo & Ilia Kuryiakin's employer, Inspector Waverly in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was even in it. He's the guy who fired Cary Grant for stealing 2,000 quid. Last night I ate quite a whole lot of candy. It's very fattening & can be quite habit forming, so I usually like to stay as far away from it as possible howsoever much I may enjoy it. Today being Friday, there'll be no meat. Have some fish with your Friday dance. A couple of days ago, I left my Christian Prayer book at O.L.Sorrows but today I got it back thanks to Howard the sacristan.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Mistake About Blood Drive

Well, folks, it appears I was all wrong about their being a blood drive at St. Cecelia's. It turns out that there's not been one over there for a while. The weather around her, finally & at last, has been getting groovier & groovier, although tonight & tomorrow we're expecting showers. KrissyKrissyKrissy is still in New York. Uncle Frankie & Fran came over last night for a few hours. There are lots of little young_uns in the library these days. The traffic in this teeny weeny parking lot can get out of control so we have to mooch some space from the church next door. That was pure hell when things were much more covered with snow & ice. Now there's less but it's still extremely seriously annoying. Right now the young uns are listening to the Monkees' "I'm a Believer". Lately I've been watching "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire". Maybe someday I should try to get onto it assuming it's still even on. As far as I know, it may_alas_be only in reruns by now. Regis Philbin & Meredith Vieira are both pretty groovy & Art Fleming & Alex Trebeck are most certainly no slouches either. All my trivial pursuity knowledge should do me a world of good on those kinds of shows.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Whoa, Spring!

Spring has finally & at last sprung, as of 7p.m. last evening. To my undying chagrin, though, there's still a lot of snow & ice on the ground. On my way into the library today, I slammed the door onto my finger. That's not such a fabulous feeling. I have to go give blood at St. Cecelia's in a few hours. I wonder if they'll let me. Recently I got kicked out of the Red Cross place because of a heightened pulse rate. Easter very fast approaches. I've always liked Easter. At O.L.P.H. I was always expected to lector at the Mass on either Holy Saturday, or at least Palm Sunday. Either way, it's a strenuous time to have to get through. I hope Eddie & all the other lectors over there are getting by well without me. At O.L. Sorrows I don't do much of anything so far. A very definite disadvantage of Easter is that it's always been entirely too fattening for me. After a while, I can't even enjoy all the food anymore. Too much of anything is poison. As the old saying goes, moderation rocks. KrissyKrissyKrissy went back to New York this morning. One of these days I hope she gets a chance to pick on all the Bethpage people for me. I just found out from another blog that New York City, where I don't happen to live, is giving away all sorts of things for free today in order to welcome the new season.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Bad Anniversary

I just found out on Virushead's blog that today is the fourth anniversary of W's invasion & subsequent occupation of Iraq. In case anybody's been wondering about how W. will go down in the history books, Dr. Heidi most certainly paints a mighty nauseating picture of what B43 has been doing to us for the past 4 years. Just think: In the length of time some kid could be spending getting a high school or college education, these people have been getting tortured to death just to perpetuate an old grudge.

They Looked Just Like Two Gurus In Drag

On this day In Beatlehistory, John Ono(formerly Winston)Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar near Spain. A mere eight days before, on cousin Leonard's birthday, oh, not that there's a known connection, of course, James Paul Mccartney married Linda Eastman at London's Marylebone Register Office. Well, after a last smidge of heavy snow last night, that didn't amount to much anyway, the weather's nice again today. There was a bit too much ice on my windows this morning though. Tomorrow is the very first day of spring. I absolutely despise all the cold, snow & ice so that's very good news for me. I just found last year's KofC ID so I can bring my fourth degree card to my council one of these days & make sure I get to trade it in for a brand spanking new one. One of these days I have to get into the habit of going to the council so I can bug the hell out of those characters like I used to do to all my N.Y. KofC homeys. Tomorrow I think there will be a blood drive at St. Cecelia's in Exeter. I'll try to get there. I have to make sure I don't get kicked out again though like the one at Hanover.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Feast Of St. Joseph

Well, finally & at long last, the snow seems to be over. Let's just hope we have no more for the rest of the year. There are only two days left to go before spring yet. I really can't wait! Yesterday I made sure I got back toDavid Copperfield again. The library was most probably closed on Saturday. On top of that, my Carmelite meeting was cancelled. South Street in Wilkes_Barre would have only driven me stark raging nutso anyway. Gas is going up like crazy again, I see. Has anyone heard that Cheney intends to resign? That would be smashing news, but I haven't heard any details so far. We've been at war for no purpose for around five years & there's no known end in sight. Easter is coming up. I see all the cute as a bug's ear decorations & candy are making their appearance faster by the second.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Blizzard Finally Over

I'm really beyond plum tuckered out with all this snow. At least it only lasted a very short time. My backache from shovelling, however, will linger for quite a whileNobody likes a white St. Patrick's Day. Fran & Uncle Frankie came over yesterday for the big party. It was very fattening. When I went to 10 a.m. Mass today at O.L.Sorrows Frank & company finally & at last let me be one of the ushers. I got to wear a groovy green jacket & black & white striped tie. That was my big accomplishment for the month, I reckon. They were selling stuff in baskets in the back of the church. Believe it or not, I got an invitation from O.L.P.H. KofC council 794 at 400 S. Broadway, Lindenhurst, N.Y. 11757 to go over there tomorrow for their blood drive. Hey, if you're in the neighborhood, pick on Joe, Tom, Mark, Jim, Kevin, etc. for me. They give a full meal for each donation unlike most blood drives. I wonder if my absence makes anything at least a smidge less annoying there. If so, I'm quite happy.