Thursday, February 04, 2010


Today it's time to wish a very happy birthday to Fr. Frank Pavone, a big name in the pro_life movement. We also say happy birthday to my cousin Alessandro, who lives in Italy. Last night, I entirely mistakenly went to O.L. Mt. Carmel in Pittston, expecting to attend a meeting. Last month, though, wasn't an isolated incident. They're always going to be on Thursdays from now on. Tonight's the next meeting. Aunt Lauren came over to visit yesterday for a little while. I'm still trying to figure out how to play "Norwegian Wood" on the guitar. It seems to get a little easier each time I pick it up. The weather is still too cold but I can handle it fairly well so far. Valentine's Day is coming upon us. Yesterday I got a Reese's peanut butter cup in the shape of a heart. The blood drive at St. John's Church, in Pittston, is going to be this Sunday. I got a card in the mail from the blood people yesterday with my Columbia magazine.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010


today is the Feast of the Purification of Mary

quisque me ad cenam vocarit, valeat.   

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The weather is still consistently ice cold. I've been trying to learn to play the Beatles' "Norwegian Wood" lately. The version in the "Acoustic Guitar" magazine makes much more sense than the version in the large Beatle book I have. Yesterday I also read a few more pages of "The Merchant Of Venice". Today is Groundhog Day. Alas our friend Phil saw his shadow so we can expect yet another six weeks of winter. Today is also Nicolas' birthday. He's the older of my cousin Mark's sons. Judy, from the Carmelites, called me a few days ago. Aunt Lauren called my mother yesterday. Yesterday I went to Dunkin' Donuts in West Pittston & got a bagel with bacon & eggs, & a hot chocolate, for breakfast. I've never been in the habit of eating breakfast but I have a lot of coupons.

Monday, February 01, 2010


The weekend was bitter cold but very nice & quiet. The temperature was consistently in the teens. The only thing that bothered me was that Cheryl called on Saturday & asked me to lector for her at 5:00 Mass. She's a real pain. They were selling tickets over there for next Friday's night at the races. I used to like those things at My old Lindenhurst Knights of Columbus council. My mother & Fran went shopping for a while on Saturday afternoon. Yesterday I went to Barnes & Noble for a while. I got the latest issue of "Acoustic Guitar" magazine. Today February begins. On Saturday I saw "Diary Of A Country Priest" again & last night I saw "Wild Strawberries" again. Unfortunately I got a little bit of a headache yesterday but it wasn't very bad. I took a couple of Excedrin for it. Yesterday I listened to the Beatles' entire "Abbey Road" album.