Saturday, July 25, 2009


I'm not on the schedule to do any lectoring this weekend. My turn's not until next weekend. I'm pretty sure it's Sunday at 10:00. Because it's Mary's turn today, not Cheryl's I shall most probably not have to be bothered with covering for her. Oddly yesterday afternoon I didn't end up drinking an coffee. I came quite close to making tea though. I haven't drunk tea regularly in very many years unfortunately. I especially like it with sugar & honey. Last night I broke open my Beatle book yet again & played some of my very favorites of theirs. Uncle Frankie showed up for a while yesterday. He & my parents went shopping for a few hours. Maybe he didn't go with them. All I know is he left at the same time they did. I read more of "The Possessed" yesterday. Seven hundred pages can be very time consuming.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Uncle Frankie came over for a while yesterday. As far as I know that's the first time he's shown up since the weekend. Fran called too, just in time for him to talk to her. Her birthday is on August 2 & there's supposed to be a party for her this coming Sunday. Uncle Frankie wants to make a pineapple cake for her. It rained a little for a while yesterday. It was only a slight storm though. Last night I tried recording "Burn Notice" again. I made a mistake though & most of it didn't come out. I've done that a few times before too. Yesterday & this morning I read a lot more of "The Possessed". It's always been one of my favorites. I got a nice letter from Grace in Lindenhurst yesterday. She sent me some very nice pictures of Daren & family. Daren's birthday was July 21. Of course I made sure I played my guitar yesterday. My old Ovation, although I got it around twenty years ago, still sounds mighty good. Today we must do quite a rousing Friday dance. Nicky's birthday was four days ago, so we shall say happy birthday to her. She lives in Italy. I assume she's a cousin of mine because we have the same last name.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


There was a visiting priest at St. Joseph's this morning. Our new pastor must not have been available. Yesterday for supper I ate pork chops & apple sauce. That's quite a traditional Brady Bunch meal. I read more of "The Possessed". It was very controversial when it was first written. Like all Dostoevsky's works it deals with things like religion & politics & the meaning of life in general. Last night I made one of my quite regular attempts to get through to Fr. Mitchell Pacwa on EWTN to ask a question on his weekly talk show. There was a Benedictine priest on the show talking about Gregorian chant. I got through & asked a question. I practiced my guitar yesterday too. "Oh! Darling" has always been a very favorite of mine so I practiced it for a while. The mailman showed up later than usual yesterday. He was somebody other than the regular guy in my neighborhood. Whenever somebody covers for the usual guy, there's trouble because he's never on time. I didn't get anything interesting anyway.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Uncle Frankie's been a little ill since Sunday night so we haven't seen him lately. His sinuses were giving him trouble lately. Maybe they've kicked in again on him. I made sure I read some more of "The Possessed" yesterday. It goes by fairly fast for such a big intense book. I'm also consistently practicing all those old Beatle songs. "P.S. I Love You" & especially "Do You Want to Know A Secret" are getting easier each day lately. I went for gas & the paper this morning at the Unimart over on Shoemaker Avenue in West Wyoming. Gas there is the least expensive in the area these days. It was only $2.39.9 per gallon. Today we have to wish a rousing happy birthday to Agnes in Newfoundland, Canada. I've never seen her in person but because of the internet, I know she's out there somewhere. KrissyKrissyKrissy recently hurt her foot. Hope all goes well for her.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


The library was crowded yesterday so I got kicked out early. I went to Barnes & Noble for a while. There was nothing interesting going on over there. It was just an average day. It was also the fortieth anniversary of man's very first steps on the moon. I can still remember that day even now, even though I was only nine years old at the time. I saw Woody Allen's "Match Point" yesterday. I've always been quite interested in Allen's movies. They consistently appeal to my very offbeat side. On Saturday & Sunday I made sure I went over to St. Anthony of Padua in Exeter, to their annual feast. My parents, Uncle Frankie, Fran & Lisa, & Gino & Michelle went on Sunday. There was quite a lot of eating & gambling for one & all. I even got some beer too. This year I didn't win anything though. I'm still playing "Do You Want to Know A Secret?" every day on the guitar. It's easy to play but hard to remember the exact chords for it. Today would have been Daren's birthday. Unfortunately she died around four years ago. I'm still reading "The Possessed". It gets even more interesting each time I read it.