Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

It’s Mardi Gras – Is Your Mojo Working?

February 21, 2012 19 comments

Mardi Gras


It’s Mardi Gras once again. Fat Tuesday, the official finale in festive and inebriated manner of the Carnival season – one last day of reckless, wanton behavior before everyone gets all spiritual on Ash Wednesday, the official start of lenten abstinence. Yes, whoop it up one last time, and whoop it up good!



As a public service announcement, since so many of you may be imbibing in excess, I thought I’d pass along some helpful information dealing with the morning after.  See, you may not remember much the following day, after a long night of whoop ass drinking and carousing er… festivities. When you do finally awaken from that drunken stupor and, if you believe you’ve gone to church to get your ashes, just make sure the markings look something like this:

And not like this:


Drunk Sharpie Art



Enjoy the festivities!



If You Were Me…

January 7, 2012 33 comments

I have returned from a most restful and peaceful holiday getaway.  Of course, the irony is not lost with my previous post, which proclaimed “I’m back!”, whereupon I then immediately proceeded to disappear from it all.  While I certainly needed and enjoyed a semi-comatose uneventful existence in a tropical setting, it was refreshing only in a way a good nap or night’s sleep may be.  Naps and sleep are necessary, but now I’m awake, refreshed, and full of energy, looking to do something that will stimulate my incessant curiosity.  There are places to go, people to meet, things to discover.  And that, my dear readers, is where you have an opportunity to stimulate me.  (I can only imagine what the google search engines will do to direct spam my way with that last sentence)

So… if you were me, what kind of things would you plan to do in this very young, new year so full of hope and promise?  Where would you go?  What would you see?  What would you want to do or accomplish?  And most importantly – Why?

I’ll leave it to you dear readers (that is if I have any left after my prompt disappearance) to give me some interesting vacation and touristy ideas to ponder and stimulate my imagination.  Who knows, I might wind up with a few holiday getaways I could never have imagined myself, and that’s what seems so delicious about it all.

I thank you all in advance for your thoughts – random ones of course…


I’m Back!

December 16, 2011 34 comments


Er… um… well… sort of anyway.

I’ll be brief.  I’ve been out of town the past several weeks on some pressing business matters. I am exhausted, the paperwork is sky high in my office, my social calendar is completely filled with holiday parties, and my wife and I are hosting one next week as well.  She has been diligently working all by herself to prepare for our holiday dinner party without my help, since I was out of town.  There are Christmas lights that need to be strung outdoors, a home to prepare, errands to run, menus to plan, and a number of other things I need to do to ensure I stay out of the dog-house with my wife, not to mention that awful pile of paperwork awaiting me in the office.  In other words, I’ll be rather busy and rather scarce around these parts the next few weeks.

I did however feel the need to update my blog.  I was feeling rather self-conscious of that portrait of me on the screen from the last post staring back whenever I came here.  Since I don’t have much time to write, I thought I’d put everyone in the holiday mood with (you should know me by now) something musical that is just a little bit off the beaten path.  I hope you enjoy it.



To all my friends and followers, I truly wish you all the very best this festive holiday season.  Peace.


Be Back Soon – Part # … (I forget)

November 23, 2011 15 comments


This time of the year is always hectic for me under the most normal of circumstances.  Take a combination of my normal workload in the field of Finance, combine it with my favorite hobby/avocation of coaching High School basketball, add in the Winter Holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas looming ahead, and voila!  Overload.  I’ve been out of town on unplanned business matters the past week and have just returned from my travels (memo to self: do NOT travel ever again on Thanksgiving week!) to an office piled high with paperwork needing my attention; all before I return to my home and my wife, both in high need of some lots of attention before dozens of guests show up for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.  Crazy week for sure!

So dear followers… if you’ve missed me, I apologize for the inconvenience; it isn’t because I don’t love you all.  I’m just a little crammed for time.  I’ll catch up with my reading and comments after I resurface from the food coma that is Thanksgiving dinner in our home.  I’ve much catching up to do!  Meantime, I hope you all don’t mind if I take five from my WordPress duties…


Dave Brubeck Quartet – Take Five


Wishing all my American friends a most Happy Thanksgiving Holiday, and all my other friends a splendid Thursday.


Be Back Soon!

October 14, 2011 10 comments


I will be away these next few days, so I will not be around to ponder and blog about any random thoughts,  nor will I have time to do what I truly enjoy most around here – comment on all your wonderful blogs I enjoy reading so very much.  So if you are wondering why this Bill-The-Cat character hasn’t dropped in and poked you with a snarky comment or two, it is not because I don’t love you anymore.  I’ll just be busy for a few days.

If you should become bored or are in search of something interesting to read, I urge you all to look at the sidebar to the right and click on a few “Blogroll” sites I have so much fun visiting.  You’ll be glad you did.

I promise to catch up reading you all when I return. Have a terrific weekend everyone!



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