Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Look! Up in the sky!

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a......... flying pig?!

Under the non-light of an eclipsed moon, the Boston Red Sox win the World Series in a sweep.

Long live Fantasyland!

<singalong> Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true!

For the first time in a long time, I have not been rooting for the Series to go the full 7 so that I (selfishly) will go the least amount of time between the end of the current season and the beginning of the next.

'Scuse me, I gotta go dig a big hole to see if Hell has indeed frozen over.

Monday, October 25, 2004

Happy Monday!

Thankfully, I was feeling good last week, when I had to go to the UN and my friend's initiation, so I managed to do both.  But, after a week of trying to act like a normal person, I came down with a bad cold and spent the whole weekend in bed.  This morning, all I had to do was go to the doctor to get some forms signed and stop at the grocery for more juice and soup; I came home completely exhausted.  Fortunately, I did think ahead while I was at the grocery, and picked up some frozen entrees, so I had Ginger Chicken for lunch, and will be having a good dinner, too, without much work.




Wall of Fame

Wrote this on 10/16, but haven't had a chance to post it here till today


Greetings from one of the Wall of Fame's first inductees, and one of the newest!

Skelly and I both converged on Copiague to raise a little hell for Homecoming Weekend.  Tonight was the induction ceremony, and Skelly made sure to point out that not only was his sponsor one of the initial honorees, but also the person who had come the furthest for the event.  (JetBlue $99 -- you no longer have any excuse for not coming to visit me!)

When one of the emcees made a comment that certainly Skelly was the only Copiague grad in South Dakota, he was quickly corrected by Skelly that Ray Decker is also there, and by me that I know *both* of them.  Skelly's going to be eating a bit of crow when he gets home -- there's a West Islip grad whom he has been razzing on the radio about how Copiague was going to kick some W.I. butt in the homecoming game, and ... well, you know what our football team is traditionally like.  Ray, could you bring him a tall cold one to wash down that crow, please?

We've both been having fun wandering around town and counting how many people scream "Omigawd, is that YOU?!!!"  25 years after leaving, and we still can't go anywhere unrecognized.

Anyone who wants to be nominated next year, just get in touch with either me or Skelly, and we'll be proud to affix our names to your application.  (In fact, we've got in mind to do a joint nomination of someone who shall remain nameless until he/she gets the congratulatory call inviting him/her to participate in next year's induction.  Bwahahahaha)

Skelly had bribed me with the offer of dinner if I nominated him.  I settled for brunch.  Anyone want to join us tomorrow morning?

Karen & Joe

World Peace Ribbon

I wrote this on 10/12, but haven't had a chance to post it here till today.

Ever since we donated the World Peace Ribbon Project to the International Day of Peace Vigil, my contact with that group has been after me to come to NY to meet with her.

So, Mom and I ventured into The City today, to have lunch with a representative of the United Nations.  We now have a lovely thank you letter (which I will retype for you later -- much too long to do right now).  After lunch, she suggested a visit to the UN gift shop.  Susana was, unfortunately, summoned back to work, so she arranged for her friend Lina to meet us at the gift shop so we could use Lina's employee discount.  So, I got some T-shirts and a tote bag, at 20% off.

Then Lina invited us to have a snack at the coffee shop, so we could sit and talk some more about The Ribbon, which apparently *everyone* at the UN has now seen and appreciated.

The Ribbon has been shown at the annual International Day of Peace Vigil, at Red Cross events, at 9/11 survivor support group meetings, etc., and everywhere it has been shown, it has been appreciated, and people come up to Susana to say how touched they are that complete strangers made this ribbon to memorialize their friends and loved ones.  And Susana makes sure to tell them about the people who had the idea, rather than taking the credit herself -- she sees herself as just the caretaker for this work of art.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this project, and especially to Nathalie for having the idea!!!