Saturday, June 13, 2009


Last night it rained but this morning it's been nice so far. Today is the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua. I went to St. Anthony of Padua church for 7:00 a.m. Mass in Exeter this morning. As of today each Facebook user may now have his own official site name for his profile page. Mine is Strawberryfieldforever. Up until now they'd been using real names & long numbers nobody could handle. I wish ICQ would wise up & make the same change. Today O.L. Sorrows in W. Wyoming will be having a car wash as a fund raiser. I shall be going because my car could most certainly use quite an especially good washing. It's only $5. I was originally on the schedule to be the lector at 5:00 Mass but Cheryl has promised to cover for me. Tomorrow's Father's Day. We wish a very happy day to all who qualify. It promises to be a very busy weekend. Yesterday's funeral in Yatesville for that state trooper made all the headlines & was on the news all day long. I'm still reading those Catholic books & have started reading Virgil's "Aeneid".

Friday, June 12, 2009


The weather was really dreary all day yesterday but it never ended up raining until maybe after I went to bed. So far today it's been much nicer. Summer, my very favorite season, is only nine more days away. Today unfortunately there should be lots of traffic because of that policeman's funeral in Pittston. It's time once again for our weekly Friday dance. This weekend is Father's Day so there will be lots of partying. Mother's Day inevitably ends up getting more attention but it will still be very busy & very fattening. Yesterday I ate a bowl of Kellogg's Corn Flakes. They're not the most interesting cereal I know of but they're pretty good. Lately I've been getting quite a whole lot of people on Twitter who want to follow my site. The really odd thing is that I have no message to spread. Eighty per cent of the people on Twitter have no more than ten followers each. I now have around two hundred fifty followers. I'm not a self_help guru, activist or anything like that. I have no specific religious or political agenda. I just say random pointless things. I suppose there are very many people who understand that the life without non_sequiturs is not worth living. That's my variation to Socrates' famous theory.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


It's supposed to start raining today. The weather has been getting awfully boring around here lately. Because of the recent murder of a state trooper from this area, all of Pittston will be filled to overflowing with traffic tomorrow for his funeral. It will rival the traffic at the funerals for the victims of the Moslems' attack on the World Trade Center, Pentagon & Flight 93. An old white supremacist attacked the Holocaust Museum yesterday in Washington, D.C. That's a good example of the mess our country's in these days. I saw Fr. Mitch Pacwa on EWTN last night. Fr. Charles Mangano was his guest. Fr. Mangano & his sister Laurie are famous in the Diocese of Rockville Centre for their musical entertainment. He is now pastor of Cure' of Ars parish in Merrick. Rockville Centre's diocese will soon have EWTN. That's good news because I could never stand Telicare. Of course all the cousins are still making plans for the Fourth of July in Hilldale. Amazingly I graduated from high school exactly thirty two years ago this very day. Time waits for no one & it won't wait for me.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Life has been going by very quietly lately. Today we wish a very happy birthday to Ruthie, a friend from my days in Queens. Yesterday I was watching the news & couldn't help noticing that two young employees of a New York IGA were getting an award for helping an eighty nine year old woman who was being mugged. I didn't hear anyone mention the name of the specific place but the picture of the shopping center looked exactly like the one in Copiague at the intersection between Great Neck Road & Montauk Highway. Yesterday on TV there was a warning about a tornado in Wayne County. The storm watch lasted until around 8:00 p.m. I looked it up & it's at the far northeastern corner of the state on the N.Y. border. All we got around here was a lot of noise from thunder. The storm was relatively slight & didn't last. The TV went out for a second but that's as bad as it ever got. I'm still reading all those books. I have to read them very slowly because they're all so deep.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


Mary Anne called last night. She first called accidentally in the middle of the afternoon, while trying to get through to someone else. I've done that before. Her family was recently in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. Uncle Frankie showed up for a while yesterday too. My father called Michigan last night. I'm not absolutely positive but I think he talked to Alan. The only other choice would be Leonard & it's hard to tell. Tomorrow's Ruthie's birthday. She's one of the little red haired girls from 92 Street & she's two years younger than I. It's so weird because I knew that crowd when we were just kids over in St. Gabriel's. Although the weather was very nice yesterday there was a major thunderstorm that started at around 4:00 a.m. It lasted until around 7:30. When I got home the weather was damp & warm with temperatures approaching seventy degrees. That's pretty warm compared to what the weather's been like so far. I'm still reading those big intense books. I have to get ready for all the eggheads I shall have to face for the Fourth of July.

Monday, June 08, 2009


Today is Jennifer's birthday. She's cousin Larry's daughter. We wish her quite a very happy birthday. My parents called Sam yesterday for his birthday & we all got to talk to him for a few minutes. He's been doing a lot of celebrating for his big milestone. Technically I wasn't supposed to lector on Saturday but as usual that backfired. The girl who was supposed to be there never bothered to show up so I got stuck. I'm getting more than a little sick & tired of it by now. Certain parties take everybody entirely for granted. Yesterday Uncle Frankie, Fran & Lisa showed up. There was a lot of fattening food including some extremely seriously weird, exceptionally spicy olives from Wegmann's. Because the air conditioner in my car hasn't worked in quite a while, I intend to take advantage of a coupon my father found in a newspaper over the weekend. Driving in hot weather can be overwhelming without air conditioning. Now that the weather's been getting nicer each day, I suppose I should take advantage of it by getting as much exercise as possible.