Monday, July 9, 2012

The Silence Is Deafening

It was one hell of a week, and I feel like I have been on vacation forever. Not that that's a bad thing, but it's slowly back to the drawing board today.

How was your week bloggers?

A few observations:

  • Ray Allen signing with the Miami Heat for 3 million LESS than what the Celtics offered was like a knife going straight through my heart. I feel terrible and every time he hits that crucial outside shot wearing a Heat uniform I will feel the pain of that deal.

  • Being back is great but being away is better. Food tastes better when you are away. Your clothes somehow look better and the time spent with family doesn't get any better when you are all away from your own surroundings. Believe it or not there was no drama! There were even a few miracles. How about that?

  • A true sign of summer here in Boston; Adam Sandler and his crew have been out and about filming the movie, "Grown Ups 2", The always gracious Sandler poses with local kids for pictures and his crew and cast bring Hollywood  $$$ to the city. Last year they filmed this years, "That's My Boy" in our own sleepy little Cape Cod town. I have yet to see it. Anyone out there see it yet? 

  • Frack comes home tomorrow night from Africa!! I can't wait to see his little face.Nuf said.

  • The weather? I can't say enough. It has been glorious and summer in New England is truly a beautiful thing. Years ago, I met an old woman on the beach. She was sitting next to me and we struck up a conversation. She was fascinating. We talked about a lot of topics, kids, family, life, literature and world events. I really enjoyed talking to her. I told her I was divorced and I summarized my awful divorce for her, but told her that I was lucky to have found someone new to love.(this was before I got married) When we had packed up to leave, she left a note on the windshield of my car thanking me for the lovely conversation and she left me with something I never forgot. She wrote. "A life without love is like a year without summer." I often think of her when I am sitting at the beach. 

  • Why is it that a hot dog tastes better at a hot summertime BBQ than any other place in the world? Well, it maybe better in Fenway Park, but that's in the summer too! A hot dog with mustard is quite possibly the summer's most perfect food. That, and some juicy watermelon. Then there's a S'more on a beach fire under the starry sky. Ahh, these glorious days of summer are truly a joy.

  • Today, being the first day back to normal after a week, will be great. I still have that vacation glow and life's little problems won't seem so bad. I can't say the same for tomorrow, but for now I still have today. 


Anonymous said...

A hot dog rocks, I like em with just mustard too but then again, sometimes a little kraut, onion and mustard, or just mustard and onion or just mustard and kraut or a footlong chili. XO ohhhhhh, sometimes mayo and mustard with onion. mmmmm..

Anonymous said...

I've been craving hot dogs lately..

Heff said...

Well, my weekend was better than Ernest Borgnine's, put it THAT way....

sybil law said...

Oh holy crap, I miss summers on the Cape!
So glad you had a great vacation. I think you'll have a great week home, too! (After that, well... :)

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

i love summer in the city, and yes, allen is a total felcher for signing with the heat.

the walking man said...

True story...yesterday on the freeway through Detroit a kid jacked a guys car from his driveway. The guy chased his car onto the freeway and started firing at the thief. The thief returned fire at 70 mph. While these two were shooting at each other a third party, also in a stolen car. opened fire on the other two. All of this was mid day in medium heavy traffic.

That really was the strangest thing that happened, I know we are stupid here but that just went a cut above...

Personally until I decide not to I am just giving the new book away send an email to with Polysyllabic in the subject gift of summer.

Now don't embarrass Frack with all kinds of mommy actions at the airport in front of his friends...wait 'til you get him in the car.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Walking man- you know me so well...i will behave at the airport.