Monday, February 22, 2010

More Olympic goodness

Four man bobsled.
What do the two guys in the middle do?

No really... do they do anything at all? Or do they just sit there?

Cuz I am really not sure if I would want my big golden Olympic moment to be acting as human ballast.

How would I respond to questions about earning a medal.
"Well, I jump into a bobsled really fast, then I crouch down really low."

ooh the athleticism.

Friday, February 19, 2010



I know its February and there is still snow on the ground in most of the country (even in Texas?).
But - spring is in the air people.

To bring it into the house - now is a great time to bring in flowering trees or shrubs and force them into bloom. We like to bring in the forsythias and within a couple days they explode in yellow spring happiness. This year we brought in some magnolia branches and it looks like those will bloom too.
Also - hang out your comforters and pillows, or even your curtains. You'll be surprised how the strong smell of spring air fills the house and lifts your spirits.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


I am a huge Curling fan.

and really... its not just the outfits.

watching women's curling now...
I have to say - our women's curling uniforms are rather blah-zay.
Denmark on the other hand - well now, there's another reason to love curling.
(tried to find a pic...sorry)

Friday, February 12, 2010

speaking of DC

We are driving down there today.

Is that dumb?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thanks DC

O sure. I can't even complain about our mini blizzard yesterday.
What's another 6 inches when all those mid-atlantic people are buried under feet of this stuff.
I'll just go out and shovel quietly now.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

The Met

Tonight... tonight will be about the sex.
And apparently some violence... and drama...

Friday, February 05, 2010



We have all been couped up quite a bit for the last couple months, and even tho its not quite time for spring cleaning - its good to just do a quick dust/wipe of your corners and crown moldings. Cobwebs form more readily when homes are closed up and air movement is slow. They're also almost impossible to see unless the light hits them just right or when guests arrive.

This is one of the best uses for those long handled swiffery dusters things. But if you don't have one, no worries. Simply take a dishrag and wrap it around a broom or other long handled tool. Then just whisk it around the top of the room. Do a quick sweep of hanging lamps and fans at this time too.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Hi, my name is weese, and I am a Saints fan

I have been a Saints fan for over 25 years.
It began innocently enough - those smashing gold and black uniforms caught my eye. And who doesn't just love the fleur de lis.

I always say ..if you look good, you play good.

Meaning -- that by looking smart and tidy in your uniform you'll feel more confident. If you are confident you will play better.

Granted this has not always worked for the Saints. In fact, perhaps not at all.

But weese is nothing if not loyal.
I picked them, and so for all these years I have stuck with them.
I have never swayed.
I have never turned my back.
In fact it was during some of their lowest years when my kids surprised me with this.

So many years I put this jersey away before the playoffs.
I am thrilled to be able to wear it for the first time on Superbowl Sunday.
They'll be no party here. No laughing and joking or story telling with wild drinking or fraternizing going on in our living room this year (well...except for some light drinking and fraternizing with my dallas-cowboy-fan wife).

We are watching the game.
Game on.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

I don't get it.

Just today I found out there's more than one groundhog.
It's kinda like when I was small and saw Santa Claus twice at the mall. In different places. Within seconds.
Shattering really.

So how does this work? Is the forecast regional? Where are the boundaries?

The timing of it never really gelled for me anyway. I mean no matter how you look at it spring in New England is never going to come in the first two weeks of March. Hell - folks in Maine are still waiting in May sometimes.
So this whole concept of an early spring (i.e. less than 6 weeks away) really makes no sense.

I shouldn't think so much about these things. I get so disillusioned.
I am going to go write a letter to the Easter Bunny to make myself feel better.
Because giant rabbits delivering eggs to celebrate the resurrection of the son of G-d makes sense to me.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Round is a shape

Have you ever been to Italy and seen those tall, dark, thin women - o so impeccably dressed, and terribly attractive.

Must be a regional thing... my people are the short, round island people that live below the boot. We Sicilians are adorable - without all that annoying attractive Euro-ness to worry about.

Look at my family for goodness sakes.

This is my mother and father on their wedding day. My Italian paternal grandparents flank them. Mom is all of 5'2", clearly you can see we are not a tall people. See my cute, round grandma there. Yeah... I got those genes. Tho I have no white gloves for special occasions.

And so as is traditional for this time of year. Its time to reign in the maddness and drop a couple pounds. My svelt wife will join me in this quest, albiet on a smaller scale.

This morning she told me on her way out to work "I am not going to the grocery store until we both lose 5 pounds."

Uh o.