First it was Sandy, then it was the Winter of 2014, then my hair dryer burnt
out. I just can’t win! I hate to keep harping about the bad weather, but it looks like
New Jersey is only going to have two seasons this year—Winter, and Pot Hole Repair.
But, hey, don’t worry. Spring is almost here and all we have to worry about is pollen
allergies and maybe a hurricane or two. And in between calamity you’ll have plenty
of days to take your car to a show or cruise night, sitting with friends in the warm Sun
or in the refreshing night air, listening to the best music ever made, and eating enough
fried food to turn your arteries into concrete. What a great life car people have!
I don’t like Winter; you don’t like Winter, but there are people who are
philosophical about bad weather. I have a friend who lives in Wisconsin, and when I
complain about the bad weather he says, “It’s never too cold for ice cream!” I have
another friend who lives in Hawaii and when I mention how icy and cold it is in N.J.
he says, “Ha-ha!” I’m going to remain philosophical too. Here’s my quote:
“Winter allows you to savor a bad mood.”
There were many days when I had to work outside in cold or rainy days.
And one day after a particularly bad day, a co-worker said to me, “Maybe from now
on you’ll appreciate the good days.” And so I shall. And so should you.
Go to your window right now; shake your fists at the sky and say, “You can’t beat me,
Mother Nature!” Then go hide somewhere because you do not want to make
Mother Nature angry.
Like you, I am looking forward to the car shows, the concerts in the park, or
just cruisin’ with no particular place to go. I hope to see all of you at those places.
The first place I hope to see you is at the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Seaside
Heights. I don’t know all of the particulars, but I’m sure Editor Bill can provide you
with all the correct information. Leave your house early because once you cross the
Mathis Bridge the roads look like they were the victim of carpet bombing. One or two
lanes will be closed, and you may have to drive through Seaside Heights to get to our
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