Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Not "The Onion"

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Day By Day Redux

UPDATE: Mr. Muir is on a roll.

We are all gaijin.

That is all.

(Via Day By Day Cartoon)

I Am Now Officially Old!

As of about 4AM West Coast time today, I have been on planet for 65 orbits around the Sun.

Lt to Rt: me, Martha, Lane

Martha and me, on a social call

Out in the yard ca. 1954

Andi and me, junior prom, 1967

Sunset, San Simeon beach, 1970 (taken by Jen's mom, Carole)

Jen's Grad Nite, before us parents got locked out.

Luncheon, post Jen's swearing in to the California Bar

Koda and me, doing what we do best

Pacuare River, Costa Rica, 2003
My internet 'persona', 2004
So far, it's been a hoot!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Feast of St. Football

The more I think about it, the more it seems that Super Bowl Sunday is like a Catholic "Holy Day of Obligation".  On feast days like the Feast of the Assumption, Catholics are required (under pain of mortal sin) to attend Mass.

Similarly, true followers of St. Football are required to observe the Solemn High Secular Ceremony of Super Bowl. (NTTAWWT.) 

The parallels are striking: dressing up in Sunday best (team regalia), more candles on the altar (team /game decorations at the house/bar), hymns (cheering), moral debates (disputed calls), and Communion (wings & beer).
OK, so, generally no one is screaming "Go! Go! Go!" during the Consecration, and there is no analog that I can think of for the half-time show.

(This, of course, from a sports agnostic, and fallen-away Catholic.)

Wiley du Jour...

...speaks for itself.

That is all.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Advancing Decrepitude

As of today, I am Officially Enrolled in Medicare!

I clearly remember this!

That is all.

(BD in two weeks...)