Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Catching Up

I had a nice long weekend.  I caught up on films — “Parasite,” “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” “The Favourite,” “Knives Out” — saw a Cirque de Soleil Alegria performance (the first time I’ve seen a circus in a tent), wrote a ten-minute play, and basically ignored politics and the major media except the crossword puzzles.

In doing so I missed hearing Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas put forward the theory that the corona virus was a Chinese plot because it originated in China; that Trump wowed the crowd at a rained-out Daytona 500 and his press office put out a picture from 2004 of Air Force One photobombing the bleachers; that topless anti-dairy industry protestors took over a Bernie rally in Vegas; that all that kerfuffle about Bill Barr slapping down Trump for tweeting was all staged so he could sound independent even if he didn’t clear it with Fox News.  But the peacocks in my neighborhood are in raging heat.  That I did hear.

What’s next?

Monday, January 5, 2015

Well, I’m Back

Break’s over.  I’m back to blogging on the usual schedule.  Please try to contain your exuberance.

The time off gave me time to do things around the house like pressure-clean the patio, do some real housecleaning, get caught up on a lot of reading, and enjoy the holiday celebrations with friends.  I also had a great time at the Miami 1-Acts Festival.  We had a bit of a scare before the second performance of A Life Enriching Community; one of the actors woke up the morning of the show with the flu.  But a couple of calls later and we had a real trouper step up and do her part like she’d been rehearsing it the whole time.  The next theatre adventure is the One-Minute Play Festival coming up January 17th and 18th.

I also got a lot of writing — and re-writing — done on the novels-in-progress, and I am striving to keep true to my prediction that I will finish at least one of them by the end of the year.

But enough about me.  I suppose I could recap all the news I didn’t write about, but you probably know all of it already.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Catching Up

Thanks to Bob and the Old Professor for a swell party last night: lots of friends from all sorts of places; theatre, the car club, school.  And the food was great and plentiful.

Some news items that caught my attention this morning:

– The passengers aboard the sight-seeing ship to Antarctica that got stuck in the ice on Christmas Eve have been taken off via helicopter.  There wasn’t a risk of it turning into the Donner Party; the ship had plenty of provisions, but I’ll bet they got tired of watching the live version of Happy Feet over and over.

– Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has temporarily blocked the implementation of the Obamacare contraception mandate for religious-based organizations.  No, this does not apply to Hobby Lobby.

– The Northeast and New England is bracing for another heavy snowstorm and very cold temperatures.

– A federal court has permanently blocked the implementation of one of Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign promises: mandatory drug testing of welfare recipients.

– People lined up around the block all over Colorado to buy marijuana legally sold for recreational use for the first time.

– The fecal matter is impacting the ventilating device for the people involved in the George Washington Bridge lane closure incident, and starting to land on the shoes of Gov. Christie.

– The Morning Joe crew is still a bunch of Villager chin-strokers even without their eponymous host.

What are you doing today?

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday, June 21, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

News Flashes

A few things I saw while looking around the internet during daylight hours:

  • “I said what?” — Ohio Gov. John Kasich was for civil unions until he found out what he said.
  • “I called dibs!” — Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum discussed teaming up to form a “unity ticket” to run against Mitt Romney last year until they couldn’t agree who would be at the top of the ticket.
  • Dodged that bullet — Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) says he’s not gay, so he won’t marry one.

Carry on.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Week In Review

Okay, we’re back. Made it safely to Perrysburg; no trouble at the border, not too much road construction on the way, and we got to see a part of southern Ontario we hadn’t seen in twenty years. By the way, going through Sarnia and Port Huron is the same distance as going through Windsor and Detroit, and there’s a lot less traffic. (Plus, the Blue Water Bridge isn’t owned by a right-wing whacko.)

So, what did I miss while I was gone?

The Week In Review

Okay, we’re back. Made it safely to Perrysburg; no trouble at the border, not too much road construction on the way, and we got to see a part of southern Ontario we hadn’t seen in twenty years. By the way, going through Sarnia and Port Huron is the same distance as going through Windsor and Detroit, and there’s a lot less traffic. (Plus, the Blue Water Bridge isn’t owned by a right-wing whacko.)

So, what did I miss while I was gone?