RP's Theatre of the (Almost) Absurd

Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Boring Truth

Elon Musk's Fast-Track Idea As we speak, or read, as the case may be, there is a huge boring machine gnawing its way through the deep, dark pitholes of the greater Los Angels area. The idea is to build a tunnel, or network of tunnels, underground that will house high-speed transportation to relieve... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

It's Only a Sparkler...

But boy, did it burn... When I was barely three years old we lived in an urban area that permitted fireworks for the Fourth. Heck, back then everywhere permitted fireworks on the Fourth of July, didn't they? The people next door had a boy who was about my age, and they allowed him to have sparklers... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 2, 2018

What Do You Do With a 14 Year-Old Kid?

In This Case... We had a delightful time with Grandson #1. He's the one you may recall, who sustained the multiple skull fractures last September. Miraculously, there is barely a scar, though he has two titanium plates in his head. After having been in Mexico last week he was in the mood for a good... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

No Blog Right Now

One of the grandsons (literally #1, as opposed to #1A, since they are twins) is spending the night tonight, so I'm going to pass on blabbing on my blog - at least blabbing on and on. Everyone had a wonderful time in Mexico and returned refreshed and relaxed. I'm relieved. Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Unmentionables: Girdles and Pantyhose

They Wore What? Over in RP's Quick Pix, there is a reference to these things (a lingerie garment) that women used to wear called girdles. I'd forgotten all about such items of clothing ever existing. My mom, who was thin then, though that made no difference - it was a required and essential part of... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

A Word from Joe Longo-Geremia

A Short Note to Everybody Just thought I'd tell those of you who remember Longo-Geremia (Joe), who is a cousin of mine, that I spoke with him yesterday, and he said to say hello to the folks on Blogit. If you don't know him, or don't remember him, he had posted poetry here since 2008, and is now in... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Shine, Hooch, Bathtub Gin

"Don't You Ever Drink It!" And I never did, Mom. Mother had warned us from an early age about the dangers of ever drinking anything "homemade" that was an alcoholic beverage. She said we'd have no way of knowing what was really in it, and then proceeded to tell us stories of people who'd died from... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

What's a Mother to Do?

"Ya Can't Tell 'Em Anything..." My girls are great, just a bit testa dura (hard-headed). They are adults. They don't need Mommy telling them what to do. Especially an opinionated Italian mama whom they say almost enjoys worrying about too many little things, like this latest cause for obsession:... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Dragged Out to Sea

"It was dark and murky..." With the advent of yesterday's Solstice, it brought to mind one summer when I was about 10 or 11 and my family went swimming in the ocean off of Santa Cruz, CA (and no, we didn't live anywhere near there). It was the first, and only, I might add, time we'd ever been to... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Dream On

A Glimpse into the Future? When I was expecting my second daughter, I had an unusual dream about a machine, like an x-ray machine but not an x-ray machine, that enabled one to see the baby (in this case, my baby) while still inside Mommy. In my dream the baby was not in the normal head-down... Sign in to see full entry.

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