One of my favorite shows of all times is Frasier. The writing, to me, illustrated comedy at its finest; the relationship between the characters Frasier and his brother Niles, their father, Daphne (their father's live-in physical therapist), Roz, the producer of Frasier's radio show and others is timeless, priceless, and amazing. I am not able to determine a single, favorite episode; it is just not possible as there are too many.
One of the occasional characters was Daphne's drunken sot of a brother from Manchester, England -- Simon Moon, played by Anthony La Paglia, the star of Without A Trace. It is a testament to his abilities that he can play, and do so well, two antithetical characters. Every once in a while, I want to see him as Jack, the FBI agent, launch into a Simonesque diatribe, sure of himself, a veritable font of misinformation, and totally inebriated. A favorite line -- to Daphne on her mood before her impending wedding, "You wouldn't be the first Moon to walk down the aisle carrying more than a bouquet." I miss Simon and Frasier, Niles, Daphne, Martin, and Roz.
We babysat for a short bit this morning. I've included a photo of middle daughter and baby. They're both so cute, I can't stand it.
Richard and I are packing as we leave tomorrow morning for a cruise to Bermuda. We're really excited about seeing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge from underneath!!! We've arranged for someone to stay here and look after the gardens, and, of course, the business is run from our house and although people will be checking online, I'll be away from my blog. I'll miss you all.
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.