Holiday Greetings from Bordentown, NJ!

Got my house decorated for Christmas!


Happy Birthday to my sister, Zenya (Beth)

Happy Birthday Beth!  I love you.  Thanks for being such a great sister.

“Passing time with you in mind
It’s another quiet night
Feel the ground against my back
Counting stars against the black
Thinking bout another day
Wishing I was far away
Wherever I dreamed I was
You were there with me Sister, I hear you laugh
My heart fills full up
Keep me please
Sister, when you cry
I feel your tears running down my face
Sister, Sister keep me
I hope you always know its true
I would never make it through
You could make the sun go down
Just by walking away
Playing like we used to play
Like it would never go away
I feel you beating in my chest
I’ll be dead without
Sister, I hear you laugh
My heart fills full up
Keep me please
Sister, when you cry
I feel your tears running down my face
Sister, Sister you keep me
I hope you always know its true
That I would never make it through
Cause you could make the heavens fall
Just by walking away
Sister, I hear you laugh
My heart fills full up
Keep me please
Sister, when you cry
I feel your tears running down my face
Sister, Sister keep me.”

–“Sister” by Dave Matthews


Christmas in July – On this day in 2012…a new car!

On this day, July 25th, 2012, I bought a brand new nautical blue Toyota Corolla S from Team Toyota.

2012 Toyota Corolla S nautical blue
2012 nautical blue Toyota Corolla S

I like it very much.  I’m happy with it.

I’ve owned only five cars since I started driving in 1991:

My first car I owned was a 1984 Chevy Camaro which was originally my Dad’s.  It was painted blue but the paint kept peeling off.  I had that car all through college though.  I had mounted stereo speakers in the back with my cassette deck stereo.  But after that bad winter ice storm in 1996, I had broken both door locks by breaking my key in the frozen locks so I could no longer lock my car without opening the hatchback and climbing through the seats to get in.  I would mostly just leave my car open after that point.

Second, was a used 1987 Honda Prelude, two-door, blue/grey color which I kind of wrecked taking the I-95 ramp from Route 1 too fast and hit the curb and guard rail.  It was a good little car though.  Except when it was really cold out, the flip-up headlights sometimes wouldn’t go up.  So sometimes you couldn’t drive it a night in the cold weather.

Next I bought a brand new 1999 silver Acura Integra.  The car would eventually get stolen just after I paid it off in five years back in 2004.  I was so pissed!  I really liked that car too.

I would then “inherit” a 1994 Toyota Camry wagon which was my Mom’s.  I drove that until it died with over 250,000 miles on it in 2012.

Now I drive a 2012 Toyota Corolla.  I hope this one lasts a long time too…


Happy Father’s Day to my Dad

Happy Father’s Day Dad!  I miss you so much.  I hope you are sailing on your forever ocean…




Mildred Jean Moon – my Grandma

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I will miss you very much Grandma.  I had so many wonderful times with you.  There are so many great memories and you made such wonderful meals and desserts over the years.  I am blessed to have had such a great Grandma in my life.  May you rest in peace.  I love you!

Mildred Jean Moon of Manahawkin, N.J. died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 at Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, N.J. She was 87.


My New Car! – a 2012 Nautical Blue Toyota Corolla S

I love my new car!  I think its great.  I got the 2012 nautical blue Toyota Corolla S in honor of my Dad, who sadly passed away in December 2011.  I think he would be happy with my new car purchase.

It handles nice.  It has a sunroof/tilt moon roof, power windows, power door locks, remote key-less entry, stereo with blue tooth, CD, MP3 capability, etc.  Great gas mileage.  I’m real happy with it.

Remember When…I went to Salisbury State University


I graduated in 1996 when it was Salisbury State University. Back then nobody had a cell phone, or a laptop, or an iPod. Windows 95 had pretty much just came out when I graduated.  I had to type my papers at the computer lab, which was basically just a word processor and had to wait to use one most of the time.  I had no personal computer of my own at that time.   I had to use the card catalog to find a book at the Blackwell library.  There were no computers in the library either.

I was a disc jockey at WSUR, which was campus TV Channel 11 at the time. I played vinyl records, tapes, and CD’s. There was no such thing as an MP3.

I lived in Severn Hall, St. Martin’s Hall, Dogwood Village, and Chesapeake Hall. I watched movies on VHS video tape.  I had to use a pay phone to call home and sometimes use my roommate’s pay phone coin sounder (a small device that sounds like quarters being put into the pay phone)!  That’s how we avoided long-distance charges.  Or I used 1-800-Collect on the pay phone.  Remember that?  It’s amazing how things have changed.

I used the laundry facilities in the basement or sometimes go to Pickles and then have a beer while I wait for my clothes to dry.  I had to go to my teacher’s office during office hours if I wanted to communicate with my professors.  Most of my professors used the TV/VCR cart and an overhead projector.  I also worked for Instructional Media Services and would drive around in a golf cart all over the campus and was responsible for putting TV/VCR carts in the classroom or change a lightbulb in a projector!  Those were the days!

Unfortunately, I haven’t been back to Salisbury since I graduated in 1996. I know a lot of the buildings have been changed, torn down, and rebuilt for a much bigger, brighter campus. I would love to see the new campus someday soon.


My Dad, Bill Moon, July 2nd, 1946 – December 18th, 2011

In loving memory of my Dad, William (Bill) A. Moon, born July 2nd, 1946, died December 18th, 2011.

I will miss you so much Dad.  I love you so much!  You taught me so much and showed me so much and gave me so much.  I wish we had more time together but I am so grateful for all the moments we did have.  You showed me Annapolis, MD and the Chesapeake Bay, Key West, Marathon Key, and other Florida Keys, and lots of places in between.  Thank you for taking me sailing so many times.  Thanks for helping me out with my automobiles, building train sets, fishing, eating delicious meals with you, relaxing and listening to jazz, and so many other joyous things.  I will never forget them.  Thank you for buying me a guitar, which I still have, and hope to practice and play in honor of you.  You are a great Dad.  I know that you are proud of me, and that you just wanted me to be happy with myself and my life, with whatever I decide to do.  And that is how I will honor you.  I’m going to try to be happy with myself and my life, because you taught me that.  You taught me that life is short and you should do something that you love to do, whatever that may be.

I know that you are not suffering and are free, and that you are, “…sailing the high seas on your forever ocean…”

With so much Love,

Your son,



What I remember on 9/11/01

09-11-01_world_trade_center-2I remember it was a beautiful sunny clear Tuesday morning.  I remember thinking to myself that it would be nice to take the day off and do something nice outside.  But I went to work anyway.  The weekend before I attended my first Maloney’s Bike-A-Thon in Margate, NJ.  A drunken bicycle ride down the shore starting at 7:30 AM.  It was fun.  A little ridiculous, but fun.

That Tuesday 9/11, I went to work from my apartment in Monmouth Junction, NJ to my job @ Health Answers in Pennington, NJ.  I didn’t want to be there.  A coworker woman notified me of a plane hitting the World Trade Center and I could care less because it didn’t affect me at the time.  I think I actually said, “What a moron.  How could you not see a building that big?”  I had no idea it was a commercial plane.  I thought it was a bi-plane who lost control and accidentally hit the building.

I then heard later about a second plane hitting the World Trade Center and once again I thought to myself, “That’s weird.”  As I was busy with work to do, I started getting pissed off that people were gathering around listening to the radio instead of working.  “Don’t you people have work to do,” I asked myself.  “How come I am the only here working?”

It wasn’t until I heard the news about a plane hitting the Pentagon, that I finally realized, “Oh shit, were under attack!”  It was so hard to believe at the time.  Then, finally I heard about the plane that crashed in Shanksville, PA which was supposedly in route to crash into the White House.  I remember thinking how brave those passengers & crew were and remembering that the biggest evidence of what happened on this day would come from that particular plane crash.

I received an e-mail around 12 noon on that day stating that because of the horrific events of the day that our office would be closing.  I had no cell phone at this time.  I remember leaving work, driving in traffic on Route 1 North back up to Monmouth Junction, NJ.  I finally got home.  My phone didn’t work.  It kept saying that “all circuits are busy.”  I turned on the TV and watched the World Trade Centers collapse.  It was unbelievable.  I couldn’t believe what I was watching.  I thought the world was coming to an end.  For some reason, I thought that it was about time we got our asses kicked just because we’ve been telling other countries what to do for years.  I also thought to myself, what a genius plan!  I thought the terrorists were geniuses.  It almost worked to perfection!  But it was the passengers & crew of United Airlines Flight 93 that spoiled that last crash.  What heroes!

9/11 was a big wake-up call for this country.  How can foreigners come into this country, train to be pilots, get through security with box-knife cutters, hijack our own planes and destroy our own buildings killing so many innocent people?  It was, and still is, very disturbing.  I couldn’t imagine being on any one of those planes, or in the World Trade Center on that day.  It was horrible.