Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Top O' the Morning!
People keep asking what Willamena is doing for St. Patrick's Day.

If you remember, she celebrated last year with tours of Irish Bars on the Upper East and Upper West Sides of Manhattan. (I'm sure she left some out, send me the ones you like!)

Since St. Patrick's Day falls during Holy Week this year, maybe McMena will tour New York City churches. As you can see, she already made a stop at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

New York City is still planning on having it's parade as usual on St. Patrick's Day, March 17tth. But because of Holy Week, Ireland's bishops have shifted the feast day to Saturday, March 15.

Here is how other areas are reacting to an early Holy Week and Easter.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

The First Day of Six More Weeks of Winter.

Whether the ground hog saw his shadow yesterday or not, we still have to wait until March 20th for Spring to begin.  Groundhog day also just happens to mark the half-way point of Winter. People around the world celebrate the day as Candlemas.
For those wanting spring-like weather to consume our last half of winter, too bad Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow. 
However, Staten Island Chuck and Chuckles in Manchester, Connecticut did not see their shadows.
Because I'm not looking forward to six weeks of cold and snow, I'd love to think that these two rodents closer to me than Phil, are correct, except, that the rat dog herself, SAW her shadow. 
We were walking west on 79th street just out of Central Park, and there is no question: Six More Weeks of Winter.