Saturday, March 28, 2009

Mom's Obituary

Darlene L. Bianchini

Hospital volunteer, wife, mother, grandmother, 59

Darlene L. Bianchini, 59, of Belle Mead died Monday, March 23, in New York Presbyterian Hospital. Funeral services will begin at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, in the Hillsborough Funeral Home, 796 Route 206, Hillsborough, N.J. 08844 followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass in St. Joseph's Church, 34 Yorktown Rd., Hillsborough. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, East Millstone. Visiting will be on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home. Darlene was born in Newark and raised in East Orange and had lived in Morris Plains and Mount Arlington before moving to Belle Mead in 1999. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her family, ceramics, traveling and the Jersey Shore. Darlene also was a volunteer at Somerset Medical Center. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Joseph; her son, Tony and his wife Megan of Flemington; her daughter, Nicole and her husband Marc Gregson of Maryland; her mother, Evelyn Durnin of Jim Thorpe, Pa.; her brother, Vincent Yaniro of Basking Ridge, and her granddaughter, Grace Catherine.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I Love You Mom

This is my mom.

She passed away last night at the age of 59.

I love you Mom and will never forget you. I am so happy for the times we spent together, so grateful for the things you taught me and so happy that you had the opportunity to see your first grandchild Grace Catherine born - just 5 weeks ago. I posted this picture of you because it is simply the happiest I think you've ever looked.

I don't know why God took you so early and why he made you suffer so much for the past 13 years. You did not deserve to suffer so much. No one deserves to suffer as much as you did. I hope and pray that you are in a better place now and are not in pain any longer.

I will always love you, Mom.

You will always be in my thoughts.

You will always be in my dreams.

And I'll always tell Grace about her grandmother.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Entertain Me...With Two New Great TV Shows!

It's been a long time, since I've posted an Entertain, so here goes.

Kings - I watched the 2-hour premiere of this show last night and loved it. It's got suspense, drama, intrigue and is a really interesting show. I'm a big fan of medieval type stories - ala Lord of the Rings or The Song of Fire and Ice - and this show has such an interesting spin on the typical king-queen story as it's set in the modern day society of Gilboa. Okay, a horrible name for a country - and I'm not even too keen on Gilboa's flag (orange with a butterfly in the middle) but it is a phenomenal show.
Ian McShane - formerly of HBO's phenomenal series Deadwood - stars as King Silas Benjamin and puts on a great performance. I highly recommend this show to anyone looking for the next best drama on TV.

Eastbound and Down - I started watching this show when I heard it was produced by funny man Will Ferrell and loved the show from the start. The show stars Danny McBride as Kenny Powers, an ex-baseball player turned gym teacher who is having trouble coming to grips with the fact that he no longer is a major league baseball player.
It's funny. It's crude. ...and it's right up my alley.
I highly recommend watching this show.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


There's really nothing else that needs to be said....

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Heeding Caution to Diaper Eaters Everywhere!

Baby Mama - previously known as "the wife" -- and I were at the doctor's office the other day with Grace -- hereafter known as Paperbaby -- and saw the funniest sign EVER. I wonder who came up with this gem. It reminded Baby Mama and I about the time that Bear Grylls squeezed water out of elephant poo on Man Vs. Wild.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Baby Mama

Per her request, here's some pictures of Grace and her Baby Mama!