We’ve dodged the bullet for nearly two and a half years now, but Anita felt so bad the other day that she called out of work, something she almost never does. As she’d learned her manager just tested positive for COVID, she took tests Wednesday morning, evening, and then again yesterday, all of which cameContinue reading “Inevitable…”
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After endless days of cold temps and winds high enough to ground the ferry for the past 4 days, we finally have Spring weather today! As the usual group of critters gathered to enjoy the nice weather, I set to work on the grill. Every two years, I gut the grill, scrub out the tankContinue reading “FINALLY!”
Where’d that come from?
Having been a voracious reader for all my life, there are two things I’ve always tried to bring along every time I open a book. First, a suspension of disbelief. If you’re planning to be entertained and taken for an exciting ride, don’t bring along arguments of logic and physics to dispute the events takingContinue reading “Where’d that come from?”
The Daily Con Job
When you retire, you discover what a train wreck daytime TV truly is. You’re inundated by commercials touting Medicare supplement insurance featuring spokesmen like Joe Namath, George Foreman, Jimmy “JJ” Walker, and now, William Shatner has beamed aboard the gravy train too. Why them? Because you’ll recognize them. Because you’re old! And if that doesn’tContinue reading “The Daily Con Job”
Every couple years or so, I tend to re-read “Salem’s Lot” around Halloween. This was the book that first introduced me to Stephen King back in 1976 when it first came out in paperback. and enrolled me into the ranks of his Constant Readers. How well I remember that day… I’d walked into the lobbyContinue reading “Rescheduled Reading”
Will we ever see Spring?
As I write this on April 28th, the air temp outside is 48 degrees, but with the insane wind we constantly have here, the “feel like” temp is 38 degrees. The end of April. In New England. Pawtucket is a Native American word. I believe it translates to, “Yes, it is ALWAYS this damned windyContinue reading “Will we ever see Spring?”
The usual Saturday night… sit back in the comfy recliner to watch Svengoolie, and wake up in the chair long after the movie is done. Oh well, last night’s feature was “Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman”, so let’s feed it into the Roku from the attached USB and watch it this morning. This could have beenContinue reading “Missed Opportunity”
I’ve been re-watching Mike Flanagan’s “Midnight Mass” on Netflix (just because it’s so damn good!), and in a scene in the Flynn house, there’s a wall mounted rotary phone in their kitchen! A lot like the one that was in my childhood kitchen! Holy nostalgia, Batman! I do find myself smiling as I wait forContinue reading “Nostalgia…”
Sympathy for Boris
I’ve watched the classic Universal monster movies more times than I can count, so the image of Boris Karloff klomping through a graveyard with his massive boots on is well etched in my mind. One thing you don’t consider as a viewer is how difficult it must have been for him to keep his balanceContinue reading “Sympathy for Boris”
Missed Opportunity, Chuck!
Anita and I often choose to eat our dinner in front of the TV, watching the evening news. Most nights, when the news is over, we switch to reruns of The Big Bang Theory, as we get a kick out of that show. It occurred to me today that Chuck Lorre missed a golden opportunityContinue reading “Missed Opportunity, Chuck!”