Wednesday, June 30, 2004
  You Can Call him Tim

But to be accurate you should address him as Staff sergeant Naylor.Congratulations on your promotion Sarcas-bro. We are all very proud of you.


Sunday, June 27, 2004
  An Update

In a prior posting I told you about artist Isaiah Zagar. Over the last decade, Zagar has created a work of art in a vacant lot on South Street in Philadelphia. Several weeks ago the owner of the lot, a Boston real-estate partnership who purchased it in 1988, ordered the artwork dismantled so they could market the property.
Now it appears that an anonymous benefactor has come forth to Zagar acquire the site.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2004
  Joining the Club

Every couple of weeks I put together a box of things that have collected here that belong to Sarcas-sis. Usually some mail, some tapes and some newspaper articles. Today I packed up a box and the only think in there were newspapers dealing with the local real estate market. How boring. Sarcas-sis will get a box from home and all that will be inside is newspaper. This was the excuse I needed to officially start the baby buying. I picked up 2 small, adorable baby items to include in the box and make it worth the postage.
As I paid for my purchase the salesclerk at Sears asked if I was in the Kid's Club. I wasn't so she signed me up. Now for every $100 I spend I can get a 15% off coupon. What an added bonus! I get to be Grandmom AND save money! I bet lots of stores have baby clubs. I am no longer left out of the discount demographics- too old for babies and too young for the Senior Citizen benefits.
I'm not telling what I bought because it will ruin the fun for sarcas-sis. But gosh were they cute! And SO SMALL!


Tuesday, June 22, 2004
  Freecycling

Sort of like Clean Sweep,but one item at a time.


Saturday, June 19, 2004
  Abu el Banat

This is a Father's Day post. Really. Just stick with it.
One of my favorite episodes of The West Wing aired in December 2003. All President Jeb Bartlett desires for the holiday, besides peace on earth, is to have his family gather together for a traditional Christmas Eve meal. His family. His wife and his three daughters. As the show progresses it becomes clear that while he may lead the free world and command the armed forces, his daughters will do as they please. One puts her job ahead of family plans and is constantly delayed. By the time she is finally in route another daughter is packing to leave because she feels her husband has been slighted. When the First Lady suggests that things aren't going as planned the President tells her

"That's okay, I have a picture in my wallet of the three girls together in Acadia in '96...."

Later he tells another staffer:

"...fifteen years ago we took a trip to Egypt. All five of us Saw the Pyramids and Luxor and then headed up into the Sinai. We had a guide, a Bedouin man, who called me 'Abu el Banat'. And whenever we'd meet another Bedouin, he'd introduce me as Abu el Banat. And the Bedouin would laugh and laugh and offer me a cup of tea. And I'd go to pay them for the tea and they wouldn't let me. 'Abu el Banat' means 'Father of daughters' They thought the tea was the least they could do."

So Happy Father's Day to my husband. "Abu el Banat". He left a male dominated household for a world of strawberry shortcake, prom dresses and male bashing. He probably knows more about women , I mean real women,. than Hugh Hefner. And on the flip side his daughters know how to judge a man.

Apparently there were no Bedouins in earshot when three little girls would run to the door yelling "Daddy's home!"
Who needs tea?

"Dad, Kelly and I borrowed a car to move and it's stuck in the middle of the street. What should we do?"(the car and the girls were in Pittsburgh and we were in Philadelphia.)

"Guys suck! But not you dad. Because you're not a guy you're a Dad"

" Dad. You can not call a girl dressed to go to the Sophmore formal Shorty!'




Friday, June 18, 2004
  Fantasy

What secret desire do you conjure up in your daydreams? In mine, I am the woman who takes down Ken Jennings.


Sunday, June 13, 2004
  Because eggs are "too pretentious"

This is art?
If you want to see more you can Google the man. I did, but the results were too disgusting to share. You are on your own.


Thursday, June 10, 2004
  And on this date in history...

June 10, 1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Toledo OH on WBUZ 106.5 FM
June 10, 1996 Intel releases 200 mhz pentium chip
June 10, 1991 "Twin Peaks," on ABC-TV
June 10, 1990 Burger King begins using Newman's Own Salad Dressing
June 10, 1989 "Tales From The Crypt," TV Anthology, debuts on HBO 75)
June 10, 1985 Coca Cola announces they'd bring back their 99-year-old formula
June 10, 1982 "Taxi," last airs on ABC, moves to NBC in the fall
June 10, 1981 Pete Rose ties Stan Musial's NL record of 3,630 hits
June 10, 1977 Apple Computer ships its 1st Apple II
June 10, 1976 67,000 fans attends Wings concert at Seattle's Kingdome
June 10, 1975 Rockefeller panel reports on 300,000 illegal CIA files on Americans
June 10,1973 Sarcasmo is born.
June 10, 1972 Elvis Presley records a live album at NY's Madison Square Garden
June 10, 1967 15,000 attend Fantasy Faire & Magic Mountain Music Festival, Calif
June 10, 1966 Beatles "Paperback Writer" is released in UK
June 10, 1964 Rolling Stones record their 12x5 album at Chess Studios in Chicago
June 10, 1963 JFK signs law for equal pay for equal work for men & women
June 10, 1943 Franklin D. Roosevelt signs withholding tax bill into law (this is W-2 Day!)
June 10, 1915 Girl Scouts founded
June 10, 1902 Patent for window envelope granted to H F Callahan
June 10, 1854 Georg F B Reiman proposes that space is curved
June 10, 1848 1st telegraph link between NYC & Chicago
June 10, 1847 Chicago Tribune begins publishing
June 10, 1793 Washington replaced Philadelphia as US capital
June 10, 1776 Continental Congress appoints a committee to write a Decl of Independence.
June 10, 1752 Ben Franklin's kite is struck by lightning-what a shock!
June 10, 1720 Mrs Clements of England markets 1st paste-style mustard

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!








Wednesday, June 09, 2004
  Woodman. Spare That Tree

When my family moved to this house a little more than 26 years ago, we lived on a "tree-lined" block On each side of the street there are 8 sets of twins. Each set of homes had a tree in front, for a total of 16 trees from driveway to driveway. As of 5 pm today we are down seven on the whole block. A contractor for the city came yesterday and marked the tree directly across the street from our house for demolition. Today they returned, and in less than an hour,removed a tree that had stood for who knows how long.
Somewhere on that tree I am sure there was at least one set of initials, carved by a neighborhood child long since grown. I t was probably a great hiding spot for a round of statues, and a base for a game of tag. It's branches sheltered many a game of kick-the -can on summer nights. It was a home to squirrels and birds, including at least one woodpecker that awoke us earlier than we liked on summer mornings when the windows were open.
There is still a tree in front of our house. I hope we get to keep it a while longer.


Tuesday, June 08, 2004
  Any way you stack 'em..

Sounds like fun



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Wednesday, June 02, 2004
  With Apologies to Kool & The Gang



Mm oh yeah,what a night
Oh yes it's non-gender specific night
And the feeling's right
Oh yes it's non-gender specific night
Oh what a night (oh what a night)

No more cheap dates in Jersey


Tuesday, June 01, 2004
  Yabba-Dabba do!

This headline made me think of Fred & Barney "driving" to the gravel pit.


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