Well, there's many things, actually, but uppermost in my mind at the moment is that I'm soooooooo glad I'm not a New York Mets fan.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Me 'n' the movies go way back, and while the short-term memory has proved problematic this year, the long-term is still locked-in and solid, especially in matters cinematic.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Updated 09/28/2009 – 04:56 pm
...is that the downtown section of the Village around Library Avenue and Main Street be avoided while a natural gas leak be addressed.
Village Police and the Fire Department are on the scene and in the process of attempting to contain the escaping gas by pouring water on the breach. More...
Sunday, September 27, 2009
My personal litany of well-documented gripes about Cablevision goes back over 40 years, and its still a sore subject!
Currently, they're dragging their feet getting the Village Meetings cablecast, and they have yet to bring back or replace the excellent Voom group of channels they ripped untimely from our HD line-up in January! More...
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
My wife, having been a ministering angel of mercy these past two-plus weeks, wanted a night out, which boon I could not deny her.
Plus, two solid weeks of nebulizing every four hours and five good nights of sleep, and I was ready to haul myself off my bed of pneumonia thorns. More...
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Updated 09/24/2009 – 09:51 pm
...on her hind legs and snarling at the world through her new attorney, William Keahon (number three and counting) of Dune Road, Westhampton Beach.
And it's not a very becoming sight. More...
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
It was "boys' night" at the Village Board as Trustees Toni Jo Birk and Joan Levan were missing from the front of the meeting room.
Most conspicuously absent was the Empress of Oneck who, at the September Village Board Meeting, had asked Mayor Conrad Teller to hold over for further discussion the contentious... thank you, Simon Jorna and Elyse Richman!... issue of outdoor music. More...
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Updated 09/23/2009 – 02:32 am
That would be former New Jersey Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress who has now started a two-year jail sentence which, if he's capable of accumulating "good time," means he'll be incarcerated for the next 18-20 months.
His offenses are multiple, beginning with being a jerk, and then compounding that by being cheap... almost terminally so. More...
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Updated 08/20/2009 – 11:45 pm
I had one this weekend, and as birthdays go, it was all right.
I didn't celebrate it, or really even observe it. It was Saturday, my wife had worked much of the day at one of her clinics, and so 'twas I who took her out that evening. More...
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Within hours of our last conversation Thursday morning, Rosemary Towers, assistant to Mayor Conrad Teller at Village Hall, was felled by a cerebral event.
She was discovered, unconscious, during a noontime break by her husband Tim of the DPW, and wound up at University Hospital in Stony Brook after a brief stop-over at Peconic Bay Medical Center.
Her sister-in-law Lori reports that she is more alert and in the process of what looks to be a long-haul recovery.
White light and good thoughts to the House of Towers for a full recovery for Rosie.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I didn't know much about the [celebrated/reviled... take your pick] "Sage of Baltimore," Henry Louis Mencken during his lifetime... he died at age 75 when I was still mid-teens.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Although OtBB sometimes attracts them in squadrons, I cannot abide them.
They are timorous and small of spirit, those who whisper behind the back of their hand or cower behind drawn curtains, and tremulously expect that someone else should have the courage of their conviction. More...
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Apparently this came as something of a shock to recently re-elected Trustees Hank Tucker and Joan Levan who demanded to know why they hadn't received their copies of NYCOM's opinion. More...
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
...this morning, or at least the downtown area, for the funeral services of Steve Smith as the entire firematic community buries one of its own. More...
Monday, September 07, 2009
...taking a DUI in downtown Westhampton Beach on Labor Day isn't much indication of the good judgment we expect of our elected officials. More...
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Farah's WND has been on the case of Van Jones, a key member in the Obama Administration's Council on Environmental Quality since April.
Yesterday "green jobs czar" Jones resigned after Big Media (finally) picked up the story. More...
Friday, September 04, 2009
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Updated 09/04/2009 – 07:32 pm
Short (32 minutes) meeting, modestly attended, and no real fireworks about which to blog.