Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy Saint Paddy's Day

I guess it's been a while. Any who Went to the SSI Parade yesterday and had a great time. The weather was perfect sunny & around 60 degrees. Met up with some old freinds I have'nt seen in awhile as well as great freinds we dont get to spend as much time together as once did and made some new freinds as well. I did only see about 2 minutes of the actual parade but our annual parking lot RV party was awesome. There was plenty of drinking goin on and plenty to eat as well. All the sliders the Fennells borught went quick and there were only 6 of the 90 sub sandwhiches left. All the chips & the veggie tray went. So thank you to everyone who helped out so I wont have to eat leftover subway for a week. Cant wait to do it agian next year. It's alot of work but well worth it. IF you didnt go this year, you made a poor choice. Hope to see you next year and when the weather is that good it s goin to be a great time. Surprizingly we did not see alot of police around like in the last couple of years. But there was no need either. Not a lot of whack jobs this year. The place was packed but we didnt see any fights, screaming matches, people peeing in alleys or against buildings and hardly anyone falling down. Bill & I stopped by Gorgans & Ginas party afterward. It was good to see them again. It really was a wonderful time. Thanks to everyone who helped out setting up, cleaning up and maintaining the fun, especially my brother Pat, the Fennels, Sahoullie (I'm sure I spelled that wrong) and his posse Pete Casey Bill Dr. Ellias and the countless others who contributed to a GREAT time being had by all . Its always good to enjoy good times with great friends you see every day, some you see once a year (at the parade) and others we havent seen in years. Talk to you soon, hope to see you at the parade next year. Cant wait for the second great event of the tailgating season..opening day. GO WHITE SOX!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

RIP Stormin' Norman

SHocked to hear Bulls & Rush street legend Norm Van Lear died to day.

The White Sox got their first Spring training win today.
NFL free agency starts tonight at 11:00. Pretty slim pickens this year but some nice veteran WRs were just cut loose, I hope the Bears take a look at Laverneous Coles, DJ Hacket, or Joey Galloway. The free safties have been snapped up, perhaps they will sign the safety TB cut loose, I beleive he is a SS but we need depth there as well. Very poor safety class in the draft. There are always some surprise cuts in the NFL and the current econemy may force more teams to cut pricey veterans. Angelo has pounced at the stroke of midnight EST before but seems to be put off by the current crop. Hope it's a new "office" tonight. Thinking of giving up Mob Wars for lent.....cant give up FB too addictive and it would be a waste to give up cookies with the Girls Scouts just coming in. OOH maybe I will stop procrastinating at least with household chores. See ya

Right wing addictive cookie giant chickens

Just watched an HBO documentary by Speaker Pelosi's daughter about right wing republicans. I know it is not representative of all republicans, and it even said so in the film, but it is pretty scary how many Americans think like that. One guy was really convinced Obama was the anti-christ. I hope he's wrong. My 401k went up a bit today as 5/3 stock soared to $1.94 there's talk it may hit $6 by Friday (hope it's not a take over) if it does we'll be just $64 short of the 18 month high. How do you suppose they make girl scout cookies so addivtive. I swear you open a pack & within 5 minutes they all gone. Some how we were talking about hormones & stuff in foods like milk & meat and a lady I work with mentioned how she is really getting anxcious at how big chickens are getting in particular Perdue whole fryers....they're like turkeys. I can't stop picturing 6 foot chickens running a muck causing chaos. I say... I say ....I say son. I'm starting to lose interest in Mob Wars. There's no end to this frickening thing, they just keep making bigger boards with bigger nails. See ya

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Loving that Drew Barrymore more & more

Just found out thanks to a Leno repeat that Drew Barrymore was voted the person you would most like to take a Greyhound Bus trip with. I can certainly see that. She's so effervescent. She told a story that she once rented an RV to travel across the US for a month. Just spun a bottle on a map and took off. She said it was the best trip she ever took. I love this woman. You know her grandfather played Mr. Potter in the greatest movie ever, It's a Wonderful Life. She maybe channelling Mary Hatch Bailey. She says she also likes to hang out with a bunch of friends and just have a good time, play games watch movies whatever. All her friends make a point to get together every year between Christmas and New Years, last year they went to Mexico. I'm hoping I win that $145 million MEGA GAME tonight so I can do that too. Pres Obama once again did not disappoint. YES we can and YES WE WILL! Dont want to go on to long so see ya.

Monday, February 23, 2009


Did a fine job of procrastinating today, but eventually I did get the snow shoveled again, (damn wind) grocery shopping done & had started cooking dinners for the week before the Amazing Race & Big Love came on. The bits of the Oscars I saw seemed alright. I liked the 5 former winners presenting. Hugh Jackman did a pretty good job. I thought he was a curious pick for host but I now understand he has hosted the Toni's a few times, not that anyone ever watches those, are they even televised any more? My mom & her friends in the Alzheimers wing were going to watch the red carpet hoping to see Elizabeth Taylor & Bob Hope. No luck there but they did get to see Sophia Loren who still looks pretty good considering she gotta be pushing 70 right? Good Gravey she's 74! I think they should do another Charlies Angels with Sofia Loren, Rachel Welch (she's 68 and did you know her mother was Irish American and she was born in Chicago) and Ann Margaret (she'll be 68 in April). Hell throw in Connie Stevens (she's 70) and we can re-do the dirtiest show on television the Golden Girls except these ladies are looking better today than the original cast did in the 80s. BTW I did finish cooking and preparing the meals for the rest of the week.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Read the Tribune on line lately?

Yes I am the William W. who gave what he thought would be Ozzie's line up as well as what he would like to see in the "Hey Missy! Sox Line Up section in Fridays web edition of the Trib. Check it out & add your version of the line up in the Hey Missy blog

Just Stuff

Really getting tired of the snow...enough already.
I like the Bulls trades not blockbuster but improved and better prepared for 2010
Tyrus Thomas appears to be coming on.......its about time.
Can't believe Joe Crede is a frickin' minnesota twin, why couldn't just go join Rowand in San Fran? Come on the stinkin' pyranahs.... really?
If you havent been watching PYSCH you should give it a try. Of course you cant for a while since today was the season finale already. Crazy cable stations and their mixed up schedules. It was on Friday nights at 9:00 on USA in case you were looking for it.
I relaly dont like that they pushed back the switch to digital TV broadcasting. They were running the PSAs like every 5 mintues, if you didnt prepare its your own damn fault.
Kinda worried about the 5/3 stock closing at only $1.03 today, of course part of me wants it to go to $0.99 just so I could see it. It can then go immediatley to $99.00 that would be good.
Watched Conan's last Late Night show today, it was nice....classy.
Alrighty then see you in the funny papers. Hee Haw

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Biggest Loser

They are having an audition sponsered by Subway at Navy Pier this Saturday 2/21/09. I dont know how these people can get off work for 3 + months. I'm pretty sure it does not qualify as a medical leave and only 1 person wins the $500k and only 1 other wins the "at home" prize of $50k. I must admit it can be pretty inspiring, but I also can't see to control the urge to stuff my face while the show is on.

Ooh a request

Theme from the courtship of Eddies father:

People let me tell you ‘bout my best friend,
He’s a warm hearted person who’ll love me till the end.
People let me tell you bout my best friend,
He’s a one boy cuddly toy, my up, my down, my pride and joy.

People let me tell you ‘bout him he’s so much fun
Whether we’re talkin’ man to man or whether we’re talking son to son.
Cause he’s my best friend. Yes he’s my best friend.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Top 10 TV Theme Songs to Guide Your Life

The guiding your life refers only to the theme song not necessarily the tv show itself:

10. Diff'rent Strokes
9. Seasme Street
8. Mary Tyler Moore
7. All In The Family
6. Courtship of Eddie's Father
5. The Jeffersons
4. Laverne & Shirley
3. Golden Girls
2. Friends
1. Cheers

Honorable Mentions:
WKRP In Cincinatti
Giligans Island (It's Never a 3 hour tour so be prepared & make the best of it)
The Greatest American Hero
The Facts of Life
Family Ties
Silver Spoons

Real Songs that were also theme songs besides Friends
Bosom Buddies
Wonder Years
Mad About You
Welcome Back Kotter