Here's the Scoop by Brian Sweeney

Here's the Scoop: April 16, 2008

 

Keep those letters coming


Here's the Scoop: April 9, 2008

Mellow tuning
I’m not sure when this change happened, but I really have come to enjoy listening to National Public Radio (NPR) stations. Some might say it’s an age thing. They’d be right, in a way. If I never hear another screaming disc jockey that will be OK with me. Really.


Here's the Scoop: April 2, 2008

Tim...ber!
Did you ever feel like you’re the only person around who is not aware of a new trend or phenomenon? I recently had that experience when some people started chatting about “Ax Men.”


Here's the Scoop: March 26, 2008

Common misery
This has to be the weirdest time of year to live in the Catskills. Weather.com shows us that the average high temperature for March in these hills is only 37 degrees. Yet we crave more. A lot more.


Here's the Scoop: March 19, 2008

Taking the test
We tried to come up with an appropriate title and finally settled on the obvious: The Boyfriend Test.
There would be no need for pencil and paper. No 45-minute time limit. No cheat sheets. Nope, The Boyfriend would pass — or fail — on his own terms. For those of us who like to make snap judgments, the test would not take long.


Here's the Scoop: March 12, 2008

A tangled web
Soon, probably in a few months, the Catskill Mountain News will be entering a new era. We’re going to have a thing called a website or is it web site? Doesn’t matter, we’re getting one.


Here's the Scoop: March 5, 2008

Hogging another meal
Pork, The Other White Meat. Or, so they say in the advertisements.
This week at our house, it’s Pork: The Only Meat. At Every Meal.
For some reason, we had an absurdly large hunk of pork for dinner the other night. It was quite tasty. If I didn’t know that then, I had a much better idea after an assortment of pork delights.


Here's the Scoop: Feb. 13, 2008

Toner. Cheap
“Yo, listen up!”
If you want to grab my attention, those are not the words that make my ears swivel around and have me eagerly awaiting the wisdom that’s sure to follow.
On the on hand, a perky girl announcing, “Hi, I’m Amber Reilly,” will have me listening intently to her reason for calling. But only once. And briefly.


Here's the Scoop: Jan. 23, 2008

Undefeated champ
I haven’t written about our “new” cat in nearly a month, so I think it’s time. I’m not sure, but I can eventually see this whole column turning into a retelling of the adventures of “Holly The Christmas Cat.” We’d probably have to change the name of the column a bit to “Where’s The Scoop,” in honor of the apparatus used to empty the litter box.


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