100,000 mile milestone

My car reached a milestone today, 100,000 miles. I got my Honda Civic brand new back in 1998. I am the only owner and nearly all 100,000 miles were driven by me.

I’m happy to say that I had very little trouble with my Honda over the last 10 years. What trouble I did have was very minor and easily fixable. Here’s to the next 100,000, I hope they’re as pleasant and easy going as my first 100,000.

Favorite TV shows of the week: November 23rd to November 29th

1) Dexter – “About Last Night” No Change
2) Boston Legal
– “Thanksgiving” +6
3) Entourage
– “Return to Queen’s Blvd.” No Change
4) House – “Last Resort” +10
5) Fringe – “The Dreamscape” -3
6) Pushing Daisies – “Robbing Hood” No Change
7) Chuck – “Chuck Versus the Gravitron” +4
8) Heroes – “The Eclipse, Part 1” No Change/+9
9) Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – “Strange Things Happen at the One Two Point” No Change/+11

Harry Bush

This guy called DeLorenzo’s today. He was asking what our hours were. I don’t think I ever answered him due to me laughing so hard. It’s these little things that I find most enjoyable.


Don’t forget. The 2 hour special of 24: Redemption will be airing tonight at 8PM on FOX. It is a warmup to the new season that starts in January. Time to get excited once again!

R.I.P. Mamie Labella

My aunt passed away late Thursday/early Friday. Here is the obituary from today’s Trenton Times. She will be greatly missed.

Mamie LaBella

Mamie (Valeri) LaBella, 85, entered into God’s Care Friday in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Born in Trenton, she was a lifelong area resident.

Predeceased by her parents Guilio and Caroline (DeCarolis) Valeri and a sister Catherine Parziale, she is survived by her husband of nearly 63 years, Leon J. LaBella; four sons and daughters-in-law, Andrew and Anne LaBella, Robert LaBella and Barbara Cease, Leon and Linda LaBella and Larry and Sherri LaBella; two sisters, Sue Aregnano and Mary Motchnik; her grandchildren and their spouses, Kelly Anne and Richard Hinton, Andrea and Tony Esposito, Julia LaBella and fiancée, Brian Cirillo, Sabrina and Dennis McAnulla, Nicholas LaBella, Dana LaBella, Anthony and Adrienne LaBella and Adria Cease; four great-grandchildren, Anthony Esposito, Joseph LaBella, Isabel Hinton and Madelyn McAnulla; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Carmella LaBella, Molly Constantine, George and Jean Lanna, Mario and Sandy LaBella, several nieces and nephews, and many family and friends.

The funeral will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday from Chambers D’Errico and Correnti Funeral Home, 825 Chambers St. in Trenton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Anthony’s Church, 626 South Olden Ave., Hamilton. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hamilton. Callings hours will be 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid-Jersey Chapter, 246 Monmouth Road Oakhurst, NJ 07755 (envelopes are available at the Funeral Home).

Favorite TV shows of the week: November 16th to November 22nd

1) Dexter – “The Damage A Man Can Do” +4
2) Fringe – “The Equation” +5
3) Entourage
– “Play’n With Fire” -1
4) It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia – “The Nightman Cometh” -3
5) The Office – “Frame Toby” -2
6) Pushing Daisies – “Oh Oh Oh It’s Magic” Not Aired
7) 30 Rock – “Gavin Volure” -1
8) Boston Legal – “Kill, Baby, Kill” -4
9) South Park – “The Ungroundable” +3
10) Kath and Kim – “Desire” -2
11) Chuck – “Chuck Versus the Fat Lady” -1
12) My Name Is Earl – “Nature’s Game Show” -3
13) Family Guy – “Tales of Third Grade Nothing” -2
14) House – “Emancipation” -1
15) Eli Stone – “The Humanitarian” -1
16) American Dad – “Pulling Double Booty” -1
17) Heroes – “It’s Coming” +1
18) King of the Hill – “A Bill Full of Dollars” -2
19) The Simpsons – “Homer and Lisa Exchange” -2
20) Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – “Complications” -1

The Wrestler

The trailer for the new Darren Aronofsky film “The Wrestler” is finally officially online. I’m a big Darren Aronofsky fan, I loved The Fountain even though most of my friends are pretty mixed about it. Although Aronofsky didn’t write The Wrester it still looks like a great film with a great performance from Mickey Rourke. I’m definitely looking forward to this one.