May’s Random Observations

As I stated a few months back, I often have thoughts/ideas for a post but just have enough to go with or can’t completely wrap my head (warped though it may be) around an idea. So I like to post shorter, random thoughts from time to time. Now is one of these times.

Just had my annual physical. My doctor suggested I see the dermatologist, just to check on things (a.k.a age spots). A few days later, my lab results came in and I have a slight Vitamin D deficiency. The solution, get more sun, which is strange because I think I get plenty of sun and was just in Florida a few weekends ago. Knowing my dermatologist, he will tell me to wear plenty of sunblock when I’m outdoors. I’m so confused (more than usual).

I like to take Cosmo for walks in the reservation behind Old Short Hills Park near where we live. Most of the dogs are very well behaved and are running around off leash. Occasionally she will get into a little barking match with a dog, usually one that is poorly trained and is therefore on a leash. Inevitable that dog owner barks (get it) at me for having my dog off leash. My reaction is to pull Cosmo away and walk off but what I’m thinking is “f@#^ you you idiot. If it’s my dog’s fault, why isn’t my dog on a leash.” I’d like to put a choker collar on some of these idiots. Wuff.

What the hell is wrong with Pennsylvania highways? I started driving from the NY metro area to Syracuse through Pennsylvania in the fall of 1979, which was the beginning of my sophomore year. My strongest memory of that first trip was the hour it took me to get from the 12 miles from Water Gap to 380 because of the construction. Yesterday I picked up my son as he just finished his sophomore year there. Not construction on 80 but 2 sections on 81 north of Scranton, which is better than the 4 sections of construction that were on 81 in 2007 when my daughter Allie was entering her freshman year at SU. That normally 3-1/2 hour drive home took over 5 hours. If you don’t there is something seriously wrong with the infrastructure in our country, I give you exhibit A, the highways of Pennsylvania.

I have no idea what is causing all this insane weather but I’m sure Mother Nature is getting a good laugh. Had the AC on in April but had to turn the heat back on May. Well actually, Linda turned the heat back on. My rule is the heat goes off for good no later than April 15th and stays off until October. I’ve added that to my list of things that Linda doesn’t really pay attention to me about but why she should be different than everyone else.




About IraSez

I am the owner of Monarch Communications, a graphic design/advertising/website design firm in Millburn, NJ. You can take a look at some of our work at I started IraSez at the urging of my wife, a couple of friends and several facebook friends who actually encouraged me to write a book. They think I'm funny but some of my latest blogs have covered some rather somber topics. In my spare time, I run the local SU alumni club. I'm in the 9th year of a 3 year term or as us SU grads called "fuzzy math." I'm SU '82, wife is SU '83, daughter is SU '11, son is SU '14, even my nephew goes to SU. So yes, we bleed Orange. I like to play golf, watch the same movies over and over, and take long walks with my dog on the trails in South Mountain Reservation behind Old Short Hills. If you see a guy wearing something with an SU logo chasing after a dog named Cosmo, that's me!
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