Saturday, September 15, 2007


Today I went to the Carmelite meeting in Wilkes_Barre. Sister Catherine was there. Most other people didn't show up. Dana was there with his two sons, but his daughter must have stayed home. Please don't even think of supporting the Memory Walk to end Alzheimer's Disease. At the meeting I found out that they support embryonic stem cell research & physician assisted suicide, among other things on the liberal agenda. There are other groups, much more worthy of support than they, that fight against Alzheimer's Disease. Among other groups who are involved with the Culture of Death, Amnesty International is now officially in favor of abortion. Tomorrow's my birthday. John, an old pal from high school, must have been reading my blog lately. He sent me a happy birthday e.mail. I shall be spending my birthday over at St. Joseph's working at their Harvest Festival. Before that, though, I have to be the lector at 10:00 a.m. Mass At O.L.Sorrows. Java & Nunziata(aka Fred & Ginger) just sent us a video demonstrating their expertise as dancing fools. The weather was very cool & rainy this morning & I even ended up having to wear a light sweater when I first left. Now at least the rain's stopped. I passed Gino yesterday on Eighth Street & noticed that he's grown a beard. That's nice.

Friday, September 14, 2007


Today we must do the dance of the Fridays. Tomorrow I have to go to a Carmelite meeting in Wilkes Barre. It's on South Meade Street at the Little Flower Manor at 9:00 a.m. We always welcome all interested newcomers. Our meetings are on the third Saturday morning of each month. Lately we haven't been able to get around to the lessons, unfortunately, because all sorts of unavoidably necessary sidetracking seems to sneak up on us. It's hard to believe that I shall have been attending these meeting for six years as of next month. I tried to get started in September of 2001 but the first meeting would have been on the eleventh. Everything was cancelled that day. I was in New York then. Oh well, stuff happens, I reckon. My birthday is coming up on Sunday & Miz Kitti's is even on Monday. We're all getting so old. It seems like only yesterday when she & I first met. Back then we were still working at CRS in Melville with Carole & Yolanda as our supervisors. I haven't seen any of them in a while. Those were groovy days for me.


Thursday, September 13, 2007


Today the temperature has been, so far, at least a smidge under sixty degrees. I'm used to heat stroke weather these days, & very seriously prefer it, but this is nice too. I've really been delving pretty far into that Charlotte Bronte biography. It's very easy to see that, unfortunately, the woman who wrote it has quite seriously annoying left_wing leanings. I've been trying to change the style of my Myspace account. I do this with lots of my other accounts too but it's hard with this one. My birthday's coming up. It's on Sunday & I shall be spending it over at St. Joseph's working at their Harvest Festival. Last night my father & I went over to the church for a minute to give them some stuff they could use.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007


This morning I went to the Wyoming Valley Mall to give them my job application. The traffic congestion on the way was nothing short of an absolute nightmare. There were two trucks backing everybody up for miles at a time, for about fifteen minutes, over what turned out to be nothing more than just a new paint job on the road. They have a nice variety of stores but there are better places in other malls. They only have one book store & one record store. I haven't spent a lot of time in a mall in quite a while. I know Spencer's always turns out to be quite a gas. At least when I got to the video section of the F.Y.I. record store their selection was much more interesting than Blockbusters. Surprisingly, they even have all the old James Bond movies. As always, I (ahem)took a wrong turn or two, shall we say? on my way over there. My father went over to the funeral home to give Marilyn the chairs back. Lately all I've been doing is eating one thing right after the other to get rid of all the leftovers from Fran's party. I really enjoy good food but after a certain point it gets to the grossout effect. Too much food is just plain painful. Yesterday the weather, early in the day, was very bad. It was pouring out. Today, so far, is very much nicer. It's cool, & a little windy, but I'm quite happy about it.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Thirty six years ago this very day, I moved from 92nd Street in East Elmhurst to Lido Prom East in Lindenhurst. There was a torrential downpour that day too. My adolescence started at roughly that time so it was quite a jolt for me. I was forced to make new friends, go to new schools & get used to all sorts of other new stuff. Oddly, it occurred to me quite a while ago that I've always lived in places that are named after some connection to plant life. I've lived in East ELMHURST, LINDENHURST & PennSYLVANIA. It's all tree stuff. Six years ago today, the Moslems bombed the World Trade Center & the Pentagon & hijacked United Airlines Flight 93, murdering well over three thousand people. That was on a Tuesday too. I got a card yesterday from Daren's mother. It's very sad that Daren died over two years ago. Her mother said that Fr. John went to Mexico & that his replacement is from Haiti. Fr. John is the kind of a likeable character whom everyone will miss. He's extreeeemely talkatiiiive in a neat way. He's from India & has quite a hyper_thick accent. I've finished filling out my application for that book store job. Now all I have to do is just to take it to the store.

Monday, September 10, 2007


Fran's big weekend went quite well. This is the month for milestone birthdays. KrissyKrissyKrissy turns thirty today & Michael, my cousin from New Jersey, will be forty on the 27th. The party started at around four on Saturday. Michael & Terry showed up with one of their daughters. Mary Anne, Steve, Sam & Bridget were there. Fran's friends Rebecca & Dolores were there. Each had her husband & son with her. It was all too fattening. It lasted until around 11:30. I'm not used to staying up that late so I went nuts for a while. We even went out to a local diner yesterday morning for a gigantic breakfast too. Last night I saw the Woody Allen movie, "Radio Days". It was quite good. I've always been a major fan of his. A lot of my favorite actors appeared in that movie. I started reading a Charlotte Bronte biography too. Besides that, I've been filling out an application for a job at Waldenbooks, a subsidiary of Borders. The bookworm in me would really like it. St. Joseph's big Harvest Festival will be here on Sunday. I shall be working there for at least three hours on the money wheel. I should most certainly hope it turns out to be a nice day. Bad weather always spoils things like that. Uncle Frankie showed up in the library a few minutes ago. He must have something going on over here but I have no idea of what it could possibly be.