Saturday, December 11, 2010

Blizzard Warning Winter Storm Warning

From the National Weather Service:

Be careful out there!

EDIT: 10:16 PM the National Weather Service scaled the warning back to a Winter Storm Warning.

"Miracle on 16th St-Spaghetti fundraiser to help the children of Racine"

Bump: Don't forget that the "Miracle on 16th Street" Spaghetti fundraiser for Racine children takes place in two days, on Monday, Dec. 13, at Dino's Restaurant.

Originally posted Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 7:16 PM:

From Racine Uncovered:

"MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 13TH FROM 4-9 P.M. After reading the stories about the homeless children of Racine, I felt that community needed to do something. I had an idea but didn’t know if it would work. Well, there are miracles that happen in Racine and we can thank Dave from Dino’s Restaurant for it!

"No child in Racine should ever go without the basics to keep warm during these winter months, they should never go hungry or without a pair of socks.

"Dino’s Italian Restaurant is pleased to announce the “Miracle on 16th Street” pasta dinner fundraiser. It will be held Monday December 13th, from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. located at 1816 16th Street.

"Delivery/carryout will be running the same special until 11 p.m. (delivery charge not included). There will also be raffles and coupon offers along with a special guest waitstaff. Dino’s is also running a special the entire week until December 19th. Any pasta dish ordered. $4.00 will be donated towards this effort.

"All proceeds are going to be donated to SafeHaven and Cheryl Holewinski at Julien Thomas School to get the necessary items that the children need."

Click on the above link for more details. There is also a flyer for the event available here:

Friday, December 10, 2010

Why Santa Didn't Answer Your Letter

That video is why I don't send Santa letters anymore. Now, I just text him.

(Sorry, I don't mean my blogs to be of a scatological bent tonight. It is purely happenstance.)

Litter Kwitter®

Uh-huh. Now all they have to do is train cats to feed themselves and to go to the store and buy their own food. My cat, Charlie, already likes "water sports." His water dish is kept in the bathtub because he likes to play with it so much. He stretches out on his side and repeatedly taps the dish with his paw to make it spill. If I leave it out by his food, it will be overturned. He also likes to drink/lick directly from the bathroom sink faucet. When it comes to the toilet, I don't want to encourage Charlie to "go there." Pretty soon I would have to rent a two bathroom apartment.

Four for Fridays

Hello everyone! Friday already? The days are seemingly are starting to blur...Oh well...This week's questions are about Christmas.

1) Are you into the Christmas spirit yet?

2) Have you decorated your place yet?

3) Do you traditionally celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve or on Christmas Day?

4) What is your favorite Christmas movie?

Enjoy your weekend!

Open Blog - Weekend

Have you heard? It's Friday!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Fifty Kilowatt Tree

Hope you don't live next to this guy...

Indepedence Road

It's that time of the year to go out and look at Christmas lights. On the western side of Racine, we a subdivision that we affectionately call Independence Road. On this street and the other surrounding ones, EVERY house is all decked up for the holidays. Dazzling! Should've worn my sunglasses!

How To Wrap A Cat For Christmas

"Haw, haw, haw!" I scoffed, nearly choking on my laughter. "Charlie would shred the wrapping paper, then me."

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

30 Years Ago Today...

Almost forgot to post this...The Dakota by Christine Lavin.

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my merry elves! How are you? Racine finally got its first snowfall of the season. Oh joy. Wouldn’t it be nice if it was also the last? Ha ha, I tease. (Not really…) Of course, after the snow came the freeze, and then appeared the patches of ice and frozen snow on the streets and sidewalks and stairs. Oh my, all of a sudden I had to remember how to take little baby steps again. Winter has arrived. Let the trudging begin! Onward through the snow and ice, slowly but steadily, we will make it. Up ahead is the warm glow of Christmas. Let us enjoy.

Our mesmerizing and stupefying Green Bay Packers replied to the previous week’s loss with a convincing win against the San Francisco 49ers this past Sunday at Lambeau Field. Because of the spectacular playing by the Packers, there was no need for me to take any, uh, special interest in the game. Weren’t they cute in those old-time uniforms? (If I was a little younger, I might be a Packer’s groupie.) I cheer on our courageous Packers in their quest to vanquish the Detroit Lions this coming Sunday. May victory once again greet your glorious efforts, o mighty warriors of green and gold.

I am a big fan of the Christmas season. I enjoy the decorations and songs and various traditions. Junior and I put up a tree and decorated the rest of the house, including the outside. In an effort to get others into the Christmas spirit, I’ve selected a couple of videos to post this week. I hope that you enjoy them. The first is “Christmas Canon” by Trans-Siberian Orchestra:

The other video is the ending to Frank Capra’s classic movie, It’s a Wonderful Life:

“Remember, no man is a failure who has friends.” How true. And I have all of you dear, dear Irregulars and regular readers for friends. It makes me feel warm inside. It makes me feel like Christmas, every day of the year.

Please send your holiday hollering and seasonal ranting to:

Thank you one and all for reading my blog this week. I hope the holidays bless you with peace, love and understanding. May you and your families experience the magic and joy of this time of year. Kakistocracy!

Open Blog - Wednesday

No, I don't know what that image means.

Monday, December 6, 2010

LCD Soundsystem - "New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down"/Normal Bob Smith - "Amazing Strangers"

"'New York, I love you, but...' by LCD Soundsystem
All footage by Normal Bob Smith shot at Union Square, NYC
Amazing Strangers"

I've always felt attached to people like that. In any large gathering, the craziest person will always seek me out. I don't know why.

Open Blog - Monday

I've had jobs like that.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Touch-a Touch Me

More fun at the expense of the TSA...a tribute to Rocky Horror.

I flew out of Nashville today. They have the sub-millimeter scanners at the airport and exactly zero of them were in operation. Saw plenty of groping going on. I checked in on Foursquare and thought my status should have gotten me their groping badge, but it didn't. Try again next flight.