Sunday, June 28, 2009

Plays In The Park

No sign is up is the usual place on Rt 1 S by Roosevelt Park, so I thought that there would not be Plays in the Park this summer, given the current economic situation.

Fortunately, I looked into the matter further, and found that, yes, the Show Will Go On.

A highlight of the summer season is to be a production of Singin' In The Rain.

I have copied this text from the plays in the park website:

SINGIN ’IN THE RAIN, the most famous and beloved movie musical of all time, has been faithfully and lovingly adapted for the stage from the original award-winning screenplay. Each unforgettable scene, song and dance is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number – complete with a live on stage rain storm!

Imagine that! A Live On Stage Rain Storm!

Very appropriate chice of play, given the weather we've been having. I hope that they economized on the rain special effect by just leaving the roof off the stage.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bumper Stickers

I don't approve of bumper stickers or magnetic ribbons, etc plastered on the backs of cars. I feel that that sort of self-aggrandizement looks tacky. A car is much more authentically and esthetically adorned with dings, scratches, dents, rust, bird poop, insect juice, or Wash Me finger-painted into dust on the back window.

IMHO, If you have something to say, put the bumper sticker on your forehead. Or better yet, say it on the web.

However, on to way to Teaneck today, (great brunch you guys, thank you! Happy Father's Day to all), we saw this bumper sticker. After a high speed chase on Route 1, I managed to capture this shot and put it on the web. Where it belongs.

I think we sort of spooked the guy driving the car by chasing after him and snapping pictures of his car. He looked to be in his 20 somethings, by the way. Certainly old enough to be tired again.

Cool Bird

Black-crowned Night Heron

Sunday, June 14, 2009

This is just wrong!

Not as good as the Trader Joe's brown rice medley anyway.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Cute Baby Bunny Videos

I never said anything about not posting Cute Baby Bunny Videos

Monday, June 1, 2009

My Pi Does NOT Have the Swine Flu

My Pi has been feeing under the weather for the past few days.

I thought for sure it was the swine flu because

1. He has most of the symptoms

2. He recently visited a primitive neighboring foreign county with inferior health care - Canada.


3. There have been several swine flu cases in the local community:

According to,

“Health officials on Thursday confirmed the first three cases of swine flu in Middlesex County, including two involving students from a private school in Piscataway … The school, which health officials did not identify, has been closed since Friday, May 22, and will remain closed until Monday, June 1, Middlesex County Health Director David A. Papi said in a statement. ”

But the ace reporters from mycentraljersey did not stop there. With a little further digging they determined that:

“Officials from the Timothy Christian School and the Diocese of Metuchen, which operates St. Francis Cabrini and Our Lady of Fatima schools in Piscataway, said the cases were not at their respective institutions. Likewise, representatives from the Lake Nelson Seventh-Day Adventist School, the Little Children-God Pre-school and the An-Noor Academy all said the cases were not at their schools, which were open.

However, no one at YST could be reached for comment. No one answered the telephone at the girls' school, but a telephone recording at the boys' school, said: "The boys' school has not had issues with the flu, and we therefore will be having regular sessions. However, we have asked all boys whose sisters have had the flu to remain home. We've also asked anyone whose sons have any symptoms at all to please keep them home and contact us right away."

(Once I heard this report, my throat started hurting immediately. Psychosomatic, I'm sure.)

According to my Pi, YST is probably is trying to keep this whole thing quiet because it could potentially interfere with future shidduchim. Can you imagine the repercussions - pigs - heimesha school - shidduch? I don't think so!

For the full story, see

But my Pi has bronchitis, not the swine flu. At least according to Dr G at HP Medical during his first available appointment at 3:20pm (I could be dead by then!) on Monday.

However, I'm still keeping a close eye on my Pi, just in case he starts oinking.

Cute Baby Pigs