Saturday 9: Nights On Broadway

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here. 1) It's estimated that there are more than 200 separate streets called "Broadway" in the United States. Does your town have a Broadway? Not that I know of, but Philadelphia does have a Broad Street, which is a main thoroughfare through Center City. Locally, I don't think Norristown (or Audubon, or Eagleville) has a Broadway. 2) Think of the last time you celebrated well into the night.... Read more →


Albums I Have Known and Loved

My pal LA did this meme - it originated with her friend Dawn - and she challenged all and sundry to hop on the bandwagon. So here you go! Waiting for Columbus (Expanded Edition) - Little Feat If I were stranded on a desert island, this is the album I'd want to have with me. I was at one of the concerts where Little Feat recorded this live album; it was the. best. rock. concert.... Read more →


Our Chicago Problem

Well, it wasn't exactly our Chicago problem, as in Joe and Mary's Chicago Problem. No, it was really American Airlines' Chicago Problem, and they solved it quite nicely. We were on our way home from Weetacon (more on that lovely weekend later) and connecting to our flight to Philly. We had a rather tight connection at O'Scare O'Hare and had to make the trek from Concourse L to Concourse H quickly - not quite a... Read more →


Crafty Shopping at Sugarloaf

Today we went to the Sugarloaf Craft Festival, one of my favorite ways to spend too much money! But before we did that, I went to the eye doctor for a checkup, particularly a check on the pressure in my eyeballs. The doctor wanted to see if my chemotherapy was affecting my eyes, especially given my diabetes. Happily, all is well! Then Joe and I went to lunch at a very nice tavern. In honor... Read more →


Four Years!

Four years ago today we loaded up the truck and moved to Bev-er-ly! Oh okay; we let some very good movers load up a truck and we moved to Pennsylvania! "So - after four years there, how's it going?" I hear you cry. Well, it's going just fine. Here are ten things about that finery. We still love our apartment; in fact, we just renewed out lease! We now have a different sofa (Ikea, EKTORP),... Read more →


Saturday 9: On and On

On and On (1977) by Stephen Bishop Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here. 1) This song describes the plight of "poor ol' Jimmy," who caught his girlfriend kissing someone else. Have you ever spied on a romantic partner? Nope - I never had a reason to, thankfully. 2) In this song, Stephen Bishop sings that he "smiles when he feels like dying." When did you recently put on a happy face, even though... Read more →


Again with the Nor'Easter!

So here's the reason we lost power last Friday. Joe took this picture this afternoon, as he took a walk in the snow. Can you see that the power pole snapped? We got the power back just about 24 hours after we lost it, but the tree remains suspended on the lines. I don't know what the power company did, but I'm glad they did it! Anyway, this new storm waffled between rain, sleet, and... Read more →


Nor'easter

Well, the power just went out. Dang, I thought we'd escape that particular eventuality, but no. Anyway, I'm connected to the interwebz courtesy of my iPhone personal hotspot - thank God for unlimited data! - but that's not going to last long given my iPhone was only at 70% when the lights crashed. So, to recap. This is one bad nasty storm. It wasn't supposed to snow this far south, but the storm had other... Read more →


Second Verse, Same As The First

Today was Day 1 of Treatment 2 for my SLL. Now it's almost 9:00 PM and I am drinking espresso. There may also be a shortbread cookie lurking around the demitasse cup. It went just fine. Day 1 is the long day, but today the long day was a shorter day compared to the first long day - only 4½ hours. I got all of the same poisons life-saving drugs as last time, but smaller... Read more →


Glorious Gershwin

I love the music of George and Ira Gershwin. I love big bands. So when we signed up for our Lively Arts series this year, we jumped on this concert: Michael Andrew is the leader and singer for the Gershwin Big Band, and he is fabulous! He's the epitome of the big band singer, so suave in his tux and groomed to the nines, his baritone rich and full. He even has some great steps!... Read more →