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Nunzio's picture

My Lenten season; Simmer would be proud

Our girls take the Lenten season of sacrifice and good will seriously. They really set an example. They can't be bothered with sacrificing things that they'll never miss. For instance, one year, Betty gave up pizza for Lent, which completely threw a wrench in the Friday night pizza routine, at the most important time of year for eating pizza on Friday. This year, Betty gave up seltzer water (believe it or not, she really enjoys it) and Claire gave up chocolate. These kids are on the Varsity team of Lenten practitioners.

So, the girls and I were driving home one night last week, talking about Lent and arguing about what to listen to on the radio. Claire wanted Radio Disney. Betty wanted Q102. I wanted WMGK, because it was around 7:00pm and that's when they Get the Led Out. Claire then had the audacity to suggest that I give up Led Zeppelin for Lent. What a ludicrous suggestion. "Never in a million years", I said! I should keep her in for a week for even thinking it. A pox upon her vocal cords!

But then, Hey Hey What Could I Do? How could I say no? She gave up chocolate, for crying out loud.

So, on several occasions since then, I have had to change the station when Led Zeppelin comes on. It's a Heartbreaker. But When the Levee Breaks and Jesus rises from the dead and exits his tomb to Bring It On Home to the Houses of the Holy, I will Boogie With Stu. It will be Celebration Day. In the Evening, I'll be doing the Bron Yr Aur Stomp, Down By the Seaside. Hmmph! The Ocean, Over the Hills and Far Away, it doesn't matter. That's the Way I'll Ramble On.

Thank You, Claire, you Hot Dog. But, then again, It's Nobody's Fault but Mine. She's my daughter.

Simmer would be proud.

What are you all doing for Lent?

dan's picture

Elephant Painting

I've seen elephants who can put paint on a canvas before,
but here's one that actually does an elephant outline, flowers, etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He7Ge7Sogrk

qbert4578's picture

Just giving myself some props...

http://www.dailypennsylvanian.com/home/index.cfm?event=displayArticle&uStory_id=52042a5a-6408-484b-9259-c0e08ee0b9b6

One of the programs I run at UPenn. One of the few times the Daily Pennsylvanian has written a positive piece about HR! ;)

jim.shreds's picture

coin collectors out there?

inherited a coin collection recently and dont know what to do with it.

are there any reputable coin dealers nearby?

dan's picture

Everything is Amazing, and Nobody's Happy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoGYx35ypus

please ignore the generational bashing & the (bleeped) profanity -
everybody needs to see this!

Shovelled_Up_Dead_Corpses_Rotting_You's picture

am I the only young adult male in Fishtown without facial hair?

I was just sitting in Rocket Cat at the bar for the last hour and it sure feels like that sometimes.

thank goodness the NHL season is almost over and hopefully the Flyers will go long so I can finally fit in.

lilroja's picture

Canceling YMCA Membership...Info please!

My husband signed up for a YMCA membership in Ardmore yesterday (Sunday). He wants to cancel it now though. He paid a $100 sign up fee. Can he get the sign up fee back? A worker at the Y says no, but their manager wasn't in at the time. I thought in PA there was a 3 day right to cancel and I hope that includes getting the sign up fee back. Anyone have info?

jim.shreds's picture

build your own rain barrel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGFDlkJOdaM

lowes part list:
212957, 22690, 22681, 22682, 22034, 25010, 21516, 20992

need to find a 55 gallon drum now.... ideas....

lauraska's picture

Got laid off!

Hey all,

I am joining the ranks of the unemployed. If anyone has any work that needs to be done, let me know. Hell, I'll even be Stan's construction assistant.