Back to Boonton

I know summer officially ends September 21st but for most, summer is over after Labor Day weekend. I’m heading out to NJ for the week and will be spending the holiday in good old Boonton, the town I grew up in! Labor Day in Boonton was fun, for the small town we had a big Fireman’s fair that lasted 4 days, a parade with fireman from all over the state and fireworks. When you’re a little kid in a small town, this seemed almost like Disneyland! I still enjoy it as an adult but now I see it more like the town fair it really is. The only downfall to this whole event was once it was over on Labor Day Monday the next day was back to school. Yes, for the parents of all these students the holiday for them continued on.

For anyone who needs a Daily Dalia fix “daily” I wish I could have my staff give you some re-runs for the week but I don’t have a staff.  I could get on a computer everyday and pick one of my past favorites for you but I’m on vacation and I doubt you read my blog when you are on vacation so we are even. I am leaving it up to you to find your favorite reruns and reread them…I will be back after the day you are not allowed to wear white.


Quick Saturday Story

I took my manfriend’s son to the doctor; his ear has been hurting for 4-6 weeks. On and off ringing, feeling clogged and hard to hear out of the one. After asking him numerous questions the doctors reply was to chew some gum and blow bubbles, if it’s not better come back in two weeks. He had already told her he has tried to chew gum but then she questioned if he “blew bubbles” (he’s like, I’m not six anymore). Is this what the medical profession has come to? It reminded me of that old Joke

Patient: doctor, my arm hurts when I do this.

Doctor: well don’t do that.

I expressed my “disbelief” at the front desk and was told very nicely to call membership (this is Kaiser) and complain. Supposedly the doctor’s in that particular day were “per diem”. I’m wondering if they are now going to send us to a specialist to find out exactly what brand of gum to chew…I would have to think Bubble Yum would be better then Trident!

Anyone else out there have a dumb doctor story?

T.V Quotes

Here are a few quotes from some of my favorite shows, please share your fav’s!


Alex: Mallory, someone stupid called… sometime today… about something trivial.
Mallory: Alex, you know that could be any one of my friends.



Becker: Who the hell is this guy? The president? Does he have the launch codes or something? I mean, how inflated does your ego have to be to think that the earth’s gonna spin off its axis if you miss a call? Frankly, I’d pay extra for a device that would make it harder for the world to find me.


Kate: Oh, my God! How could you lie on the bible?
Lewis: Well, it’s simple. I’m a single, forty-one-year-old janitor. What’s God gonna do? Take that away from me?



Frasier: You refused to take me to see West Side Story on my eighth birthday.
Because of the gangs! Those would be scary to any kid!
Even gangs that dance?
Martin: Especially gangs that dance!



Chandler: Want some chocolate milk?
Ross: No thanks, I am twenty-nine.



Mike: My grandmother thought that a homosexual was a person who slept with one person their whole life. We were gonna let it slide but she kept telling the mailman she was a homosexual.



Karen: You know CPR?
Jack: Oh, yeah. I had to do it on my father when I told him I was gay… Only I think it just confused him even more.

Like the corners of my mind…

So yesterday I pop in the CD The Jazz Singer…I had the album years ago but I haven’t listened to it in probably 20 or more years. Low and behold the words poured from my mouth…I was amazed how I remembered most of them. I just think the memory is an odd thing. To this day I still have to ask which screwdriver is which but then again, I don’t really care about screwdrivers so maybe that is the reason. If there were only 2 kinds of shoes, pumps or wedges, there is no way I would forget that. And why do I remember “conjunction junction what’s your function” from Sesame Street about 35 years ago but I seem to forget a part of a movie I saw 2 weeks ago. And don’t get me started on people’s name, sometimes I have to play games in my head to remember. I know age has to do with the beginning of being forgetful I just wish my brain was on my computer and I had to power to delete exactly I want to forget and save what I want to remember.

And the VP is…

VP Home

VP Home

I remember when I was a kid I watched soap opera’s loving the “can’t wait until tomorrow to see what happens”. Then I got aggravated, they kept me hanging too long, it seemed like the carrot was being dangled in front of my nose for eons and I lost interest. I don’t like things to be dragged out for eternity and that’s how I’m feeling about the VP selection. I used to be curious but honestly now I’m like “just freaking pick one”! They say Barack is going to wait until the last possible minute for the announcement and that McCain has to wait for the perfect timing after Barack; it’s this whole game. McCain’s advisor says “If they go first, you have more information”. Aren’t they picking someone they think will do a good job…shouldn’t it be that easy? Some websites are giving us clues…is it Miss Scarlett or Professor Plum? Or you can sign up to receive a text be the first to know…I think I can wait an hour or two to find out what man he chose. Unless it’s Hillary, I just don’t care.



Clothes can make the man

Rumor has it that menswear sales began outpacing womenswear last year. Fashion observers say “the main catalyst fueling menswear buying is the slimmed-down styles shown on the runways a few years ago and have recently garnered mass appeal”. I am tired of the baggy look; it’s nice to see some form fitting styles on men (although now they may not get away with that beer belly). Some men are saying that updating their wardrobe is helping them to land better jobs in this time of recession. The best part of this story is that some major brands like Nautica, Levi’s Dockers are changing…NO PLEATS! Finally jackets have higher arm holes with narrower sleeves. Men like when women wear form fitting clothes so give us the same consideration. Now if we can just get rid of those low pants that guys wear that barely stay on them with half their butt hanging out. I actually saw a guy that had to hold is pants up with one hand because he was wearing them so low…how asanine is that.

Back to School

OLMC in 1882

OLMC in 1882

If you are mall shopper like me, you can see the hustle and bustle going on for back to school shopping. From grades 1st through 8th I only the pleasure of buying supplies since I went to Our Lady of Mount Carmel and was given a uniform. I was always ready to go back to school…did that make me a geek? Whenever I ask kids now they look at me like “are you crazy, I don’t want the summer to end”. After surveying many teens, of course my curiosity got the best of me. I was told by a 12 year old that it is a “generation thing”. I wasn’t sure if I agreed with that so I called my sister (who is my generation) and she thought school is so much harder today than it was years ago back in the dinosaur days that we went. I guess I do have to agree with that, it does appear that there is more homework given and kids with all their sports/activities are having a hard time getting to the unimportant studies. I think today kids are given too much to put on their plates by both parents and teachers. There are more stressed kids today then ever…sad. So in conclusion…I guess I wasn’t a geek, I was just fortunate enough to grow up when school/life was easier. I don’t think I even knew what stress meant until much later in life…whew!