Sunday, September 25, 2011

Noisy pews, Devin's muse, Dad's news, Liberal views, and don't pull my Schweddy Balls!

Good afternoon.

Well, life goes on with a song in my heart. Yep. That's how it is. I've spent the past few weeks working on several church hymns in an effort to cover for a church organist who has been on vacation. She returns next Sunday. Let me hear you say "HALLELUJAH!" Someone told me I played too loud, and the pews were vibrating. Amen.

Devin is in Los Angeles visiting Michael. Michael, as you may know, has been one busy person. He's going to school and working 2 jobs. I know he's taken off some time while my brother is there, because I've heard about so many things they have down while he's there. In fact, the only thing I've heard from him is how they went to Disneyland and Universal Studios and the wax museum and other places, so I guess Michael is allowing for some fun time for the 2 of them. I did get a whimsical post card from him. Ha Ha Ha very funny. I can't tell you what it said. He returns on Friday.

My dad had a prostate biopsy a couple of weeks ago. His PSA was above the high normal. Well, the results weren't as good as we had hoped. He has a small, non-aggressive cancer. It only involved one specimin, but it will require treatment. He has done a lot of research, and he's not in any mortal danger, but it will have to be addressed at some point before it becomes a bigger problem than it is now. And guys, it's "prostate", not "prostrate".

I got a kick out of Berkeley's "Increase Diversity" Bake Sale, where whites pay full price, blacks (a.k.a. African Americans) pay 75 cents, Hispanics pay $1.50, etc. It's called "racist". On yeah, and the complaints, according to the media, are coming from Republicans. Why does this confuse me? Isn't this how our society works? I'll leave it at this. And why isn't Al Sharpton "outraged" that whites pay the most? Hmmm Can we say 'DOUBLE STANDARD'? What I say is simple: SHUT UP!

I tried one of Ben and Jerry's ice creams. Can you guess? Schweddy Balls! It wasn't bad, but the malt balls and rum didn't get along very well. I have a pint (1 serving for me) in the freezer right now. I bought it because I feared that those who were so offended by the name of it might win out and have the product either pulled or renamed. Imagine pulling my Schweddy Balls! Can they do that? Oh, I'm so offended. They have a little fun with something made famous on Saturday Night Live, and some crusty old nuns have to bitch that it's offensive. Maybe it was the liberal soccer mom with her prissy ten-year-old daughter. Give me a bloody break! Maybe what I say should be this: STFU! I dropped that puppy right on the counter for all to see.

Well, all I'll say is that I'm not too happy with where our society is headed. Does anybody notice? Must not. We're doing nothing. Enjoy!

Have a good week.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Lee watered the lawn, and other stuff.

Good evening.

Lee blew through here, depositing several inches of rain and blowing things around. The good part is the rain. We needed the rain. Today was a crystal clear, beautifully cool day. Windows are open, and it feels more like New Jersey than Florida. I'll take it!

My dad had a prostate biopsy last Wednesday, and he's going to get the results tomorrow. We're all hopeful that it's benign, as the doctor had indicated. He had no symptoms, but his PSA level has been on the rise for the past several years. I'm not sure whether or not I've ever been checked, although it's probably one of the numbers among the list of numbers I see when I have my annual physical.

School is going well. It's amazing how old the school year seems once the first week is over. I've got some gems this year. But then again, I do every year. It helps with my sanity -- or at least removes any that I had remaining!

Things are going well. Not much to say, except no news is good news. I hope your news is all good, and you're having a good 4-day week.

Have a great evening!