Sunday, March 16, 2014

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day – 2014!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to all! 

And, around here, that would mean a visit from Good Leprechaun “Patrick Moore O’Shaughnessy”!  You DO know where he first appeared, don’t you? 
Patrick and I also wish to take this occasion to engage in my never-before-evoked, self-imposed Rules of Blogger Etiquette.  The first Rule of which is to never go more than two weeks without an update – or a post noting that updates have been lacking, and that they may temporarily be somewhat slow in coming. 

Apologies to all who have visited here for the past 14 days, only to find the same old Russell Johnson / Roger Corman post.  A lengthy and disruptive event (now over – and in no way injurious to me, my loved ones, or property) has resulted in LOTS of my work piling up, along with a number of domestic obligations.  Both are being caught-up on as I write this.  Blogging will be among the last things to finally normalize. 

Russell Johnson was hoping things would "normalize" for him too!
But, it will “normalize” soon.   Swear on the spirit of a Good Leprechaun! 

Let’s just hope his evil brother “Mickey” doesn’t show up!    


Elaine said...

Glad to have you back, Joe! And I'm glad the disruptive event didn't put anybody in the hospital, though I'm sorry it bollixed up your life recently. And Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, too. I celebrate by reading "Can You Spare a Pot of Gold?" (Korhonen/Branca, DD 337) and Stanley's "Little Itch and the Shamrocks."

Joe Torcivia said...

Thank you, Elaine! Glad to have you back here as well!

The “Lengthy and Disruptive Event” to which I refer was a prolonged period of Jury Service. Six weeks, maybe more. Up early to travel, home late, and virtually nothing else got done during the period. So, no personal harm, justice (in my opinion) was done, but – as you so perfectly put it – my life was certainly “bollixed-up”.

Why, the amount of work waiting for me when I returned seemed insurmountable, let alone things to do around the house. But, we’ve been inching back into normalcy.

Mostly, this post stems from a discussion I had with another blogger (and long-time friend) whose Blog would go dark for weeks, perhaps months, at a time – and then come back in periodic flurries of posting. I felt that, as a Blogger, you owed it to your regulars to at the very least inform them of dark periods, and to post something (anything, even a cheater post of a link or comic book cover) at least once every two weeks. So, here I am putting my postings where my mouth is.

And, the leprechauns are from the VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA episode “Terrible Leprechaun” (1968). Or, as I like to call it: “It’s a leprechaun – and he’s got nukes!”

I never thought it was a good idea to pit the Seaview crew against leprechauns but, if you HAD to do it, it was probably done as well as it could possibly be! Written by former Alfred Hitchcock screenwriter Charles Bennett.

You’d think watching this episode might have been a St. Patrick’s Day tradition for me, but, oddly, it never was – until YESTERDAY! It’s never too late to start new traditions, I always say!

Always get a smile from your own traditions!