Category Archives: holiday

the fox

over the years, this has become one of our favorite christmas rock songs.  all the more poignant this year with the loss of Chris Squire…


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kill me now

I just saw……….

a christmas commercial.

it was one of the marts, K or Wal.




i give up


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happy father’s day

father's day


June 16, 2013 · 1:02 pm

mother’s day

feels like just yesterday that I wrote this post. still applies a year later.


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a couple things to wrap up before the new year hits…

chasing those annoying dust bunnies out of my brain, as it were…

to the type-a women (and this one is mostly women) who have nothing better to do than bitch at the person in front of them in the grocery store express line because that person has 12 items instead of 10 – may your daughter seek the compassion she never got from you in the arms of a born-again christian cultist who refuses to work but has plenty of time to spawn a dozen children through your brood-mare child.

for the love of god when will people stop buying into the bullshit spewing forth form the following sources: the U.S. Government, Oprah, Bill O’Reilly, Donald Trump, ExxonMobil, TV News  (actually TV in general and news in general), the Kardashians, the Left wing,  the Right wing, Dave (he’s the guy always sitting in the corner at the local Dunkin’ Donuts).

New-Jersey-Prudential-CenterWe went to see Jeff Dunham at the Pru Center over the weekend.  The Pru Center is where the NJ Devils (NHL Hockey) play…when they’re playing, and the Seton Hall Pirates.  Needless to say it’s a large arena and we spent the concert watching the gigundous video screen over the stage ’cause Jeff & Co.  looked smaller than Munchkins from where we sat…so it was like spending a lot of extra money to watch another one of his videos.  But still, it was fun and funny.

After watching It’s A Wonderful Life for the 127th through 135th times this season, I noticed some additional trivial facts about the film.

  • Clarence states Harry broke through the ice at the age of nine…but Harry’s tombstone reads 1911 – 1919.  He would have only been eight.
  • When Burt the cop starts shooting at George, he misses him, but he does hit something.  The sign at the end of town that reads “Pottersville”.  The letters “sv” go dark during the shooting.
  • There was a minimum of nine years between the time Harry came home from college and the time he went to war.  That would have made him 31 years old and George 35.  (Harry was born in 1911.  Assuming he graduated high school at the age of 18, that was 1929.  Four years later he graduated college in 1933 at the age of 22.  Assuming he went to war in 1942 – recognizing 12/7/41 as the US entry into WWII – that’s nine years later – 22+9=31.  George was four years older – 35).  The fateful Xmas eve of the lost $8K and Harry’s return was after VJ Day – August 1945 – so say December 24 1945 – Harry would have been 34 and George 38.

And some people feel I think too much.

Jim CooperThere was a bake-off at work recently.  I won.  This shot is now hanging in the office.  You can stop laughing now.  Yeah that’s my cube…ahhh home, sweet, home.

Hope everyone has a healthy and satisfying 2013!


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it was a hallmark moment

the tree at palmer square

the tree at palmer square

it was as if hollywood arrived in Princeton…

Each year on christmas eve, the public is invited to Palmer Square to sing carols around the big tree.  It’s a way for the merchants to make a last-minute cash grab (to be cynical about it) and a way for the Yankee Tap room, the bar on Palmer Square, to boost their bar sales as everyone meets there prior to the caroling to tip a few.

A local choral group leads the way as the crowd gathers on the green around the tree and gives their best effort to the standards…jingle bells, frosty the snowman, hark the herald angels sing..etc.  In the past, there was a guy dressed as an 18th century town crier, urging the folks to sing, although he was absent this year.  Also missing was the appearance of Santa at the end of Santa Claus is coming to town.  Dunno why.

Something better lay in store anyway.  The last carol of the night was Silent Night.  Just as everyone stared to sing….it started snowing.  Those soft small flakes swirling around.  The excitement buzzed through the crowd.  The timing could not have been more perfect.  I thought it was a nice present, given everything new jersey and the world have been through the past few months.  Maybe a sign that things will settle down for a while.  Or maybe just a reminder that the beauty of the world is still there amidst all the ugliness we foist on ourselves.  Maybe it was nature saying she was sorry after blasting us with Sandy. In any case, it could not have been more perfect…in sight and in feeling.  And if I can take that sense of calm and beauty with me going forward, maybe 2013 will be just a little bit better.

Merry Christmas.


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for those who have never seen it…

merry christmas…


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