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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Bring your own eggs

I will be driving a company vehicle in the St. Patty's Day Parade on Sunday. This will be my 3rd year in a row, it's grown by leaps and bounds, and I enjoy it. Wifey accompanied me the last two years, but she says it's boring and wants out this year. So a couple of the grandsons are going to ride with me, a first for them.

Plus, The City of Wilkes-Barre's Annual Cherry Blossom Festival is slated for Saturday, April 24th & Sunday, April 25th, 2010 from 11am-7pm. That's always a good time provided that the weather cooperates.

If you want to take a shot at egging me during the parade, here's my divisional lineup...

Division #7, sponsored by Luzerne Optical Laboratories, LTD, RM Recovery

Walker/Float/Vehicle Line-Up Location: right side of South Main Street, adjacent to the Volunteers of America parking lot

1. Luzerne Optical Laboratories, LTD. Sponsor banner
2. Wilkes-Barre Hardware Bar, Giant Balloon – Pot of Gold
3. Northeast PA Miners – 1-2 vehicles, 10-20 people
4. Uptown String Band
5. First Baptist Church Wilkes-Barre – fire truck, motorcycles, cars
6. US Census 2010 – 1 vehicle, 6-10 people
7. NEPAMoney.com – 1 vehicle, 4 people
8. Nationwide Car Sales – 1 float
9. RM Recovery Sponsor banner
10. Tom Bretz & Son – 2 antique fire engines
11. Kraft Foods – 1 float, 15 people
12. Rolling Angels 4 Armed Forces – 20 motorcycles
13. Hall’s Auto Service – 8 vehicles
14. J.C. Ehrlich – 1 vehicle
15. T. R. Customs Car & Truck Club, Avoca – 1 vehicle, 5 people
16. NEPA Paranormal – 1vehicle, 10 people
17. 109th Artillery Heritage Association – Carey Giadosh – 2 floats, 3 vehicles, 10 people

Good luck with that. But remember, I could drive that truck right through the crowd in pursuit of you iffin' you happen to get lucky and hit me. Chicken arm.

By the way, NEPA Paranormal? What in tarnation is that? Man, I never figured Art Bell would have a big following in this area. But come to think of it, there ain't much normalcy going on in NEPA. Well, that is, unless you consider rampant corruption normal. Ghosts in the parade? we shall see. Well, not really.

I talked to two local bloggers on the much ballyhooed cell phone today. Two in one day. That's a first for me. It seems we're going to have one of these blogger soirees and soon. Or as I had mistakenly referred to them, we're planning another Beer Storm.

If you've got a weak stomach, leave the police scanner off when that night arrives.

This one was forwarded to me...

From: "NEPA Tea Party, LLC." dan@nepateaparty.com

Subject: Reminder: Kanjorski Healthcare Picket

Hello Everyone,Don't forget about the Rep Kanjorski Picket taking place today (March 9) from 4pm - 5:30pm outside the Stegmaier Bldg in Wilkes-Barre.

For further information, visit our webpage and click on the events tab located in the top toolbar. Bring home made signs!
Bring friends!

Thanks, NEPA Tea Party, LLC.
Dan McGrogan
Luke Shook
Norm Wahner

I didn't know we had a local branch of those boisterous Tea folks. Although, that name, NEPA Tea Party, LLC., that sounds like a business, like an importer of fine, exotic teas or something.

Got me, man. I'm pretty much limited to Turkey Hill's orange tea myself.

You know, I figure if you could smoke tea so as to make yourself hallucinate and all, this Tea Party uprising would be a strictly democrat phenomenon. I mean, didn't all of those no-good, lazy-assed hippies turned congressmen once experiment like all hell with dried banana peels? I dunno. It just seems as if republicans are more apt to drink fermented weeds while bemoaning the loss of St. Dale from NASCAR. That sort of thing.

Ah, tradition.


1 comment:

Stephen Albert said...

There's also a St Patrick's Day parade in Wilkes-Barre??????

Sorry, I just couldn't resist that as I write this in anticipation of 100,000 (mostly drunk) visitors coming to Scranton on Saturday.

Erin go freak'n bragh...