A parade for me on post 158..

Well, not just for me. I had a few errands to run this morning and I found myself going onto Long Beach Island. Not for any reason mind you. I was out on a sunny day and not in a hurry to return home. When I got to LBI I saw signs that the annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade was today, and starting in 30 minutes. I then realised I was out of touch. For the past five ish years we had one or two children marching in this parade. This year nobody is marching, and I did not even remember that the parade was coming up. Out of touch.

I have a www.ustream.com account. You have never heard of Ustream? The website allows you to broadcast streaming video from your computer, phone , whatever and have that video viewable in realtime in the web. This link will take you to my Ustreampage where you can see the videos from today. I also shot this picture

Ship Bottom Christmas Parade 2011

while watching the parade.

I am writing this in the afternoon since I am leaving to go north in about twenty minutes. I am leaving the computer home tonight. With the recent BSD episodes, maybe lugging it around is not the best idea. I will finish the post after the concert tonight on my phone.  The app for the phone is useful, but typing a lot on the phone keyboard is a chore. DS1 sent some video while I was at the parade. He is working the Wheeling Jesuit men’s and women’s basketball games today. I figured that his internship would have been over when the fall sports ended. I guess not. They have him for two more weeks and then they need to find a new intern.

And this morning that damn bird (affectionately called “Birdo” ) was working the windows pretty hard. He worked the kitchen window, the back porch slider, the front bay window and the front door. What could it want?  I haven’t a clue. It is entertaining though.  That is it for now. I have to get going. I will pick this up later from Scranton (hopefully).

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Christina
    Dec 04, 2011 @ 01:43:38

    Have a safe trip!

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  2. john davitt (@johndavittwx)
    Dec 04, 2011 @ 08:30:50

    Hmm. The bird was at it on a sunny day. That ruins my theory that he/she only comes around on cloudy days to see it’s reflection.

    Reply

  3. sillygoose
    Dec 04, 2011 @ 16:52:56

    Is the birdy a crackle? What is causing BSOD? control panel system tools alerts and all. Need surf fishing advice shore was delightful this weekend the hunt continues, we stayed at the motor lodge by Island beach entrance was oceanfront and awesome

    Reply

  4. Mike J
    Dec 05, 2011 @ 18:53:17

    I am in the band that you took the picture of! We are a classic rock band, “Friends”! I spend my summers on the Island and just love that parade! Check us out on the we at http://www.friendsclassicrock.com or like us on facebook friendsclassicrock. We would love to hear from you!

    Reply

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