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Monday, December 28, 2009

A Good Week with Good Friends

I had a good week and managed to spend time some old friends I hadn't seen in years. I got to spend some of Christmas Eve with Brock (one of the best friends I've ever had,) I also ran into my friend Jim from high school that night. I spent yesterday with Craig and Kevin, who I don't get to see anywhere near as much as I'd like. In addition to browsing book and CD stores, (they also had LP's, - color me nostalgic, but I love LPs- there's just something special about them that other media can't hold a candle to,) we went to Romano's Macaroni Grill, where they let us draw on the tablecloth:



Then I went to my parents' house. My sainted cute, little, Sicilian, Catholic mommy made me rice balls, sausage rolls and coffee. I played a few games of pinochle with dad while I horrified my parents with reruns of AbFab on BBC America, (by the end of the night, my father was calling me "sweetie-darling.") All in all, a wonderful time.

TTFN
-Tony

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thoughts that keep me up...

Has anyone else ever wondered who would win in a catfight between Marlee Matlin and Linda from Sesame Street?

(Merry Christmas)
TTFN
-Tony

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Is the Dark Side Stimulating the Economy or am I Just Paranoid?

Why is Something Something Something Dark Side being released in stores only a few days before Christmas? Is it a secret plot to get people who already finished their Christmas shopping back in the malls?

TTFN
-Tony

Monday, December 21, 2009

Undone

Illustration Friday: Undone

(Click above for larger image.)

TTFN
-Tony

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Morning Commute Thoughts

On the bus at 5:45am. It's not too cold out. I've put the lining back in my coat and with my fleece sweat jacket underneath I feel like a penguin. The seats on some of these buses have sides to them on the aisle, so two people who aren’t twigs can't sit together. (A deliberate intention of the nanny-state? Hmmm...) A little girl is sharing the seat with me. I wonder what makes her, her sister & her mother take the bus & subway every day.

I am surrounded by Budweiser ads. It's a shame that it tastes like pee (I imagine.) Someone is going deaf to a nice disco beat. We had a nice party for Joe on Saturday (he turned twelve.) Random bumper sticker: "Positive is how I live." Something to do with ions?

Now I'm on the F. I grabbed an AM (free paper) just for the Ken-ken puzzle. I ripped that page out & stuck it in my pocket. That paper is pretty useless. I'll buy a Daily News on the way. That's only semi-useless. Here's something annoying- it's a good 1/2 mile walk from the subway to Colombian Presbyterian, and even when I worked there four years ago for another shop I've yet to find a deli on the way. I have to actually walk three blocks in the opposite direction.

Personality test- on an empty 2-seater, I move all the way in instead of sitting on the outside seat & making someone climb over me to get to the cramped spot. Aren't I so modestly wonderful? Am I just trying to offset my karmic balance?

Oh well, I’m here. Have a nice day.

TTFN
-Tony