Okay, so here’s my first attempt at uploading a photo here on my Pretty New Blog.  If it’s there, great, if not, que sera sera.  Par for my course.  At any rate, I wanted to share it cause it made me laugh.  I Googled “winter storm”.  The reason will be evident as you read the rest of my post, but this is one of the images that came up.  It’s John Travolta combing his hair in front of the mirror from Saturday Night Fever.  wtf???

PD and I had a lovely evening.  We went out for dinner to celebrate our 17th First Date Anniversary.  We went to a place we like, aboot a half an hour from home.  Just aboot every year, we get some weird ass weather on this night that makes for some interesting travel.  Last night was no exception.  While we were enjoying our Chicken Romano (me) and our Chicken-stuffed-with-crabmeat which was covered in yummy garlic and wine sauce and scallops which I forget the name of (PD) and broasted red potatoes and baby carrots with a side of angelhair pasta in marinara sauce with a yummy salad and to-die-for Italian bread and a couple of Augustiner draughts, it had started to snow like a sonovabitch outside.  So of course, the ride home took forever and my arms were tired from white-knuckling the steering wheel and clenching my teeth for an hour.  In all actuality, it wasn’t that bad. I’m embellishing for effect…  But the food was way worth taking our lives in our my hands.  😉

Later last night I got some awesome news, via the right-before-commercial-break announcement on SNL.  Are you ready for this???  Next week’s musical guest is none other than one of my all-time favorite bands, ARCADE FIRE.  I’ve never seen them perform, live or otherwise, so I am thrilled to pieces.  Many, many pieces.  Enough so that each of you can have a bit and there will still be some left over. Yes, I am that thrilled.  So don’t y’all be callin’ me or showin’ up at my door next Saturday night between 11:30 and 1 am.  I will be bizzy.

Going to sign off now and get all pissed off when I see that the photo didn’t show up. Don’t worry, I’ll get over it.


  1. Just so you know I wasn’t kidding (which I would NEVER do), looky:

  2. Can you please send my piece via post. Thanks.

    Also, you’ve not worn out your welcome by any stretch of the imagination.

    Also… actually, that was about it.

  3. I’m glad you and PD had a wonderful evening! Probably the only thing that could’ve made it better would’ve been an aniversary gift from that freeloader Big Red! And since you’re in pieces, would it be wrong of me to ask for your cardigan?


  4. Ben- Please specify which. Include a second and third choice in case your first selection is out of stock or on back-order. They are going fast.
    That second bit, good news.

    Natalie- Thanks, sweetie. PD has been lonely, seems BR has found new digs. Cardigan, hah! Someday I will explain that here. It’s worth sharing.

  5. I can’t see the picture. 😦 But it could be because I’m at w-o-r-k. Shhh……

    I believe U2 started all of their concerts in the recent tour with an Arcade Fire song.

  6. Alvis- No Bud, it’s not you. It’s incompetence. Mine, all mine. Nobody else can see it either. That’s why I put the link in my comments.
    You a U2 fan? I love ’em. Can’t believe I didn’t know this. You know what song?
    I’m wanting to come visit you, just haven’t found the time yet. I will!

  7. No picture here either….even tried to reload it.

  8. Nice look, good looking theme too. I though you were only considering moving. I didn’t know that you had done it! Good job! Looks like Blogger is having a mass exodus.

    Take care,


  9. Mishka- Thanks for your confidence, as misplaced as it may be 😉 Guess I’ll have to practice. It only took me like a year to master that on Blogger…

    NaVo- Hi Baby 🙂 Yeah, where were you when we moved the heavy stuff??? (wink wink) I’m still jealous of your site. I’m thinking of just leaving my old blog and making it a ‘Mat’s mecca of sorts… we’ll see. I’ve got so many damn passwords and accounts floating around. I have to keep a notebook of all my info and it makes me crazy every time I log on somewhere. My dream blog tho, has a custom banner, designed by moi.

  10. Yeah, I wasn’t seein the pic at first. Thanks for the link in the comments.

  11. M+- Hi, you’re welcome. 🙂

  12. Well, I’m assuming all of the good bits are taken, and anyway my wife would just confiscate them, so you know, a toenail, or a piece of your brain perhaps.

    Doesn’t matter. It’s the thought that counts.

  13. I got two winks from One Wink, Ha! So go for it. Make your dream blog now. Work on it until it’s perfect and then unleash it on the world. You’ve gone this far with WordPress and Blogger, you’d be amazed at what you already know regarding building your own. Trust me, it is worth it. As far as passwords, keep three or four and rotate their usage, that way, if you forget which password a particular site uses, you’ll be able to figure it out quickly.

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