Sunday, November 27, 2011

Watching La Streisand on public TV with Mark.
By the way, Café Valentino is phenomenal! Absolutely excellent food. I'd recommend it to anyone.
I had 2 inches of wine at the dinner meeting. That's about 2 inches more than I normally have, so now I'm sleepy. I think I'll take a nap.

Busy day!

Well, today was a busy day. It started off with my first interpretation of the new Mass translation. Today was the day that the Church began using the new translation of the Roman Missal. I had the opportunity to read through everything last night, so I was not bombarded by brand-new things this morning. Everything went all right, but I'm still aggravated that they changed some of those things at all. Some parts of the Mass, they should have left alone. MHO.

So from there, I headed over to the fourth meeting of the Italian Museum committee. We had a dinner meeting at Café Valentino. First was meeting, then was dinner. We got a lot accomplished during the meeting part, and the food was absolutely fantastic. When I say phenomenal, I mean it.

I even had 2 inches of wine. That might not sound like much, but my norm is 0 inches of wine. I can't even remember the last time I had more than a sip. The last time I can think of was about eight or nine years ago. So now between the work, the food, and the wine, I'm very sleepy. I think I'll take a nap. :-)

Well, I survived interpreting the new Mass translation. It helped a lot that I was able to read through ALL of it in advance last night.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Ahahaha! "Olé olé olé olé..."
Color me Very Happy! I just saw that Neil Little is on the Flyers Alumni roster! :-)

Stupid Criminal Tricks

It's baaaaack! I have a stupendous example of Stupid Criminal Tricks to post

Burglar Breaks Into Home to Dry Off, Check Facebook Page

Too bad he won't be able to check his Facebook page from JAIL!

My dog is not a morning person

On Thanksgiving morning, I had to get up about two hours earlier than normal. (Ouch.) I also had to get Mini the Wee up equally early, because I had to walk and feed her before I embarked on what promised to be a long day.

When I opened up her crate door, Mini was still half-asleep. She toddled out of the crate slowly and carefully, as befits a little old lady doggie. But one part of her was moving normally. Her tiny little tail was wagging like mad.

I said to Mini, "I see your TAIL is awake. The rest of you, not so much, huh? I can relate. I'm not a morning person, either." :-)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Hahaha! I just dictated a text msg via Siri, and she knew to spell the word "Flyers" properly and capitalize it. Yes, this IS a SMART phone!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It was already late when they mailed it to me.

This missive arrived on November 22. Before I even opened the flipping envelope, it was already 12 days late. I love bureaucrats. Like I love a hole in the head.

Just got a tax form accompanied by instructions dated 11/18/11, telling me to return the form no later than 11/10/11. :facepalm: :headdesk:

Monday, November 21, 2011

No false alarms this time! DOOP DOOP DOOP! Flyers cut the deficit in half: 2-1 Carolina.
Someone seated near me absolutely reeks of smoke. It's all over their clothes. Either they're a chain smoker or they're on fire.
The anthem singer filling in for Lauren Hart did a really nice job.
Want to see closed-captions of the PA announcements in the Wells Fargo Center?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Per the radio broadcast, Jagr is done for the rest of the night. Shoot. :-( Not what I wanted to hear.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cont'd from previous post: So Thank You God for my 2nd chance. We don't always know it when we've gotten a 2nd chance, but THIS one, I know.
November 16. The one-year anniversary of my surgery. As well as the anniversary of my return from crisis later that night due to med issues.
How music helped Gabrielle Giffords heal.
Beware of ripoffs masquerading as deals on Black Friday.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tiny Chihuahua snores are emanating from the love seat. :-)
GRRRR.... freaking Niaspan side effects of itchy heat all over. It's my own fault for forgetting last night's meds and taking them this AM.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Didn't there used to be a Lancaster County smorgasbord whose name started with a Z? Does anyone recall what the name was? Thanks!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

OMG OMG OMG chocolate pecan pie at Miller's Smorgasbord OMG OMG OMG
th the new words.
Well, there you have it. I've just interpreted a Mass with the old words for the last time. In 2 weeks, my next interpreted Mass will be the first day wi

Saturday, November 12, 2011

e update.
Now that I'm updated to iOS 5.0.1, we'll see if the battery life of this phone has improved any. Although really, my battery life was fine even before th

Friday, November 11, 2011

It's Veterans Day, and I'm thinking of my 89 year old father-in-law who served in World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hooray! I found a way to report the robo-calling bastages who keep calling my freaking cell phone!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

The only thing so far that got the Emergency Broadcast System test was WBEN FM. My TV, SMS alerts, & NOAA radio gave no sign of the test.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Congrats, Mayor Nutter!
My 6ABC app just broadcast a headline saying the New York Times reports that PSU is planning JoePa's exit. Wow. I'm floored.

Monday, November 07, 2011

RIP Joe Frazier. My 6ABC app just gave me a bulletin with the sad headline. So sorry to see this news. :-(
Tostitos Scoops + Amish corn relish = happy taste buds. :-)
Dear Political Phone Calls: GO AWAY.
You know you and your friends are not wild partners when "one more for the road" means taking an extra after-dinner mint.

Just a bit of catching up

On Saturday, we had a meeting of a new PA-based deaf-blind group. We also had a tech demo there. One of the deaf blind members had created a special braille device when he was at Temple University. It allows for a very large display of one braille cell. This is useful for people who have limited finger sensitivity. They can connect the device to a keyboard or computer. Then they place their entire hand, or forearm, or any part of the body over that braille cell, and read the letters one at a time. Our deaf-blind friend JEJ, who lost the ability to read braille two years ago, was able to understand the braille letters on this device. He said he NEEDS this device in order to resume reading books again. He used to read constantly and he really misses doing it. So the engineering students at Temple are going to get a list of specs in order to build a device for JEJ. God willing, this will all work out. Let us pray.

I just dictated this entire post, with a few manual corrections for some unusual words, via Siri on my iPhone. My hands are killing me right now, so typing is tough. Technology can be a godsend.

Experimenting with the Vlingo app for the iPhone. It, like Siri, allows for voice dictation.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Saturday, November 05, 2011

And no sooner do I observe that the Blue Jackets goalie wasn't the issue, we score on the replacement goalie.
3-0 Flyers in the first period. Columbus is changing goalies, but he wasn't the problem by far. Without him, we'd have a bigger lead.
Per Tim Saunders on the radio, the Flyers' top line has been together for 7 games, with 14 goals and 30 points in that span.
Don't look now, but the Flyers are having a good game. 4:09 into the first, it's 2-0 Flyers. :-)
For what they're charging for these hockey tickets, I should think they would be able to afford filling the toilet-seat-cover dispenser.
We gain an hour of sleep tonight! Yaaay! Occupy Dreamland FTW!

Friday, November 04, 2011

FINALLY. The roofers came today to fix the skylight, which was accidentally sealed shut when we got the new roof months ago. 'Bout time!
Time to take part in Occupy Dreamland.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Talbot is awarded a penalty shot and SCOOOOOORES! 3-2 Flyers!
NJ ties it, causing dissent as the Devils fans sitting behinds get jeered by the Flyers Faithful.
Aaaand Parise cuts the lead to 2-1. Must be the night for guys named Za to score.
GIROOOOOUX makes it 2-0! :-) Don't look now, but the Giroux/Hartnell/Jagr line is scary good!
Rinaldo! From Couturier! Rookie players FTW! 1-0 Flyers! :-)
JVR was supposed to be in tonight's game, but was a very late scratch. Announcers don't know why. Shelley replaces him in the lineup.
Goalie matchup for tonight: Hedberg (NJ) vs. Bobrovsky (Flyers). Briere is on the ice for warmups, even as I type. I hope he plays.
Hail Mary, Full of Grace, thank you for the parking space. Amen. ;-)

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Lappy is on the Flyers pre-game show as an analyst. <3 <3 <3 *Such* a nice, genuine, down-to-earth person. I can't compliment him enough.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Hooray, Bank of America bowed to pressure and nixed the $5 debit card fee!