Andrea Berman’s Beach City Buzz

Greetings, friends, and welcome to the Beach City BUZZ.  We’re smack in the middle of January, with not a whole lot to look forward to except Groundhog Day. Woo hoo!  Spring is still 60+ days away, we’re sure to get more snow (well, OK, MAYBE we’ll get more snow), and next month is the dreariest time of the year – especially for me, because I get to celebrate being another year – dare I say – older.  So here’s a little ode to January:  Holiday merriment has come and gone.  Short days/long nights are making me yawn.  Springtime seems so far away, January blahs are here to stay. No more vacation time for a while, there’s little here to make me smile. New Years resolutions have all been broken, I’m back to eating, no exercise and smokin’.  It’s a time of year I’m always hating.  Barely see friends – we’re all hibernating.  But wait, dear BUZZers, please don’t despair, the New England Patriots bring us reason to cheer!  It’s the excitement that we all are cravin’ ~ on Sunday when they play the Baltimore Ravens!  Thank you, Pats!  Go red, white and blue! We’ve now got something to look forward to!  We can sit our butts in our favorite chairs, grab some pizza, chips and maybe some beers.  Those sad winter doldrums have turned right around, and (hopefully) soon we’ll be Super Bowl bound! Touchdowns! Defense! Incomplete passes!  Can’t wait til Sunday – we’ll kick Baltimore’s a$$es…Here’s the SuperBUZZ:  Some special people around the Beach City are celebrating their special days this week, so Happy Birthday wishes are heading out to Sylvia Corin, Renee Griffin, and Mona Giuffre.  Sending our best as you all become one year better, and here are two birthday tips for you – forget the past, you can’t change it.  And forget the present, I didn’t get you one…Ann Onymous snailmailed the BUZZ with a tip o’ the hat and a round of applause for Billy Churchill, new Revere Firefighter, who was also President of his Class #197 at the Mass. Fire Academy!  Congrats, Billy!…Diane Colella emailed this BUZZbit:  On Wednesday, January 23 at 12:00 p.m. the Revere Woman’s Club will hold its monthly meeting at the Revere Youth Center, 150 Beach StreetInterim President Beverly Collins will coordinate the luncheon with hostess Frances P. Ferrante.  Light refreshments will be provided by Patricia Toomey, Louise Viarella, Gloria Weeder and Lorraine Zolla…Wandering thoughts:  Coffins are creepy – unless you put fluorescent lights inside and tell people it will make them tan; I can’t stand people who blame everyone else for their problems. I’d be successful and happy by now if it wasn’t for them; Why hasn’t someone invented a smoke detector that can tell the difference between “blazing inferno” & “toast”? I hope one day I am wealthy enough to donate to every charity that sends me free address labels; I’m taking care of my procrastination issues – just you wait and see…From Mayor Dan Rizzo’s January Newsletter:  Another Community Crime Watch Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 30th at 6:00 p.m. in the Whelan School Cafeteria. Officials from the Revere Police Department will be teaching best practices for Crime Watch formation, including building organizations across the city, with planning committees, coordinators, and block captains; Communicating using email, phone tree, meetings, special outreach, and partnering with other community groups; and identifying different tasks that people can take on. For more information email revere_mayor@revere.org or call 781-286-8111…For fans of ethnic jokes, we can’t resist re-telling this one:  An Englishman, a Scotsman, an Irishman, a Welshman, a Latvian, a Turk, a German, an Indian, several Americans (including a southerner, a New

Englander, and a Californian) an Argentinean, a Dane, an Australian, a

Slovakian, an Egyptian, a Japanese, a Moroccan, a Frenchman, a New

Zealander, a Spaniard, a Russian, a Guatemalan, a Colombian, an Israeli, a

Pakistani, a Malaysian, a Croatian, a Pole, a Lithuanian, a Chinese, a Sri Lankan, a Lebanese, a Ugandan, a Vietnamese, a Korean, a Czech, an Icelander, a Mexican, a Finn, a Panamanian, an Andorran, a Venezuelan, a Peruvian, a Brazilian, a

Portuguese, a Mongolian, a Hungarian, a Canadian, a Haitian, a Samoan, an Armenian, an Albanian, a Micronesian, a Virgin Islander, a Bahaman, a Cuban, a Cambodian, a Romanian, a Chilean, a Jamaican, a Filipino, a Ukrainian, a Dutchman, an African, an Ecuadorian, a Costa Rican, a Swede, a Swiss, a Greek, a Belgian, an Italian, and a Norwegian walk into a fine restaurant. The maître d’ scrutinizes the group one by one and bars their entrance saying, “Sorry, you can’t come in here without a Thai.”…As we wrap up this week’s Beach City BUZZ, here’s a new word to add to your vocabulary – and it is especially useful to older folks – Exhaustipated.  It means “too tired to give a crap”…That’s it for the BUZZ, BUZZers.  Do whatever makes your heart sing, and remember:  If you want a successful relationship, find someone who likes the same thermostat setting you do…This week’s SMILEMAKERS:  Kevin Drohan, Michael Wells, Bob Alioto, Andrea Zelano, Richie Testa, Chris Porazzo, Selma Freedman, Rick DeLeary, Tonia D’Eramo, Paul Beckford, Marie Rennie, Alan Jacobson, Natalie Bono Bayersdorfer, Paul Mundis, Duane Spagnuolo, Jane York, Haley Russo, Joan Sacco, Edwin Martinez, Darren Merrill, Joe Fiorello, Linda Scippa, Mary Gallagher, Debby Levenson, and Manuel Bolivar…Heeere’s the CHUCKLE (from Janie Jeffers): I just realized something — My dog sleeps about 20 hours a day. He has his food prepared for him.  His meals are provided at no cost to him. He visits the doctor once a year for his checkup, and again during the year, if any medical needs arise. For this he pays nothing, and nothing is required of him. He lives in a nice neighborhood in a house that is much larger than he needs, but he is not required to do any upkeep. If he makes a mess, someone else cleans it up. He has his choice of luxurious places to sleep.

He receives these accommodations absolutely free. He is living like a king, and has absolutely no expenses whatsoever. All of his costs are picked up by others who earn a living. I was just thinking about all this and suddenly it hit me like a ton of bricks ~

My dog is a CONGRESSMAN!!!…Got news?  Comments?  Announcements? Suggestions?  Is your group having a meeting or fundraiser? Know someone’s who celebrating a birthday, divorce, new baby or anniversary?  January 19 is National Popcorn Day!  Got a corny joke?  Email AndreaRevere@aol.com, pop it in a snailmail at PO Box 101, Revere, MA 02151, and read it in the REVERE ADVOCATE!