Sunday, January 21, 2018

January 21, 2018

I used to meditate a long time ago. I recently started again. Five minutes a day in the early morning. Funny, when you do a google search for images, it is about 98% female.

A write-up in Thrillist about Sal, Kris and Charlie's Deli in Astoria:
"There are more delis in New York than Rays who claim varying degrees of fame, so when we say that Sal, Kris & Charlie's makes perhaps one of the greatest sandwiches in a city that would give Dagwood a seizure, we mean business. One of the city's best deep cuts for food, this long-standing outer-borough deli (it doesn't even have a website!) is basically a bodega on 'roids. It's cheap. It's simple. And it's exactly what the sandwich world needs right now. Get the legendary Bomb, which, as the menu states, has everything. And that's not a classic case of NYC bravado skewing facts. It literally has more ingredients than the freezer at the Cheesecake Factory -- turkey, salami, ham, three types of cheese, mayo, LTO, and so, so many more meats, dressings, and accouterments. If we listed them all, we'd get carpal tunnel. For these sandwich kings, and for the Bomb, in particular, we all should be compelled to bend the knee."

Saturday, January 20, 2018

January 20, 2018

Google Arts & Culture platform now allows you to take a "Selfie" and it will match it to a painting. Pretty Cool.

The Banquet of Ahasuerus,Aert de Gelder 1680s,From the collection of The J. Paul Getty Museum.

This painting shows a scene from the biblical Book of Esther, when, after seven days of feasting and drinking, King Ahasuerus drunkenly asks one of his eunuchs to summon the beautiful Queen Vashti. She refuses to appear, angering Ahasuerus and prompting him to dismiss her and choose Esther as his wife.

I'm the guy drinking with the cup to his mouth, not the eunuch.

Josiah Rose of Liverpool,Benjamin Marshallca. 1795,From the collection of Yale Center for British Art.

This guy doesn't look like me that much but the app is a blast.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

January 16, 2018

Saw The Commuter. Not a great movie, but it had moments. At one point Michael(Liam) causes the train's air-conditioning to malfunction which causes all the suspects to be in one car. Orient Express anyone? But, Poirot isn't an action figure. Then, a Spartacus moment.

Monday, January 15, 2018

January 15, 2018

In Cold Blood
, on TCM On-Demand.

and had eerie resemblances to the real killers.

Wow! What a finish!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

January 14, 2018

Had a real Alexa / Echo problem. Don't know what caused it, but I could see connectivity on my end could be the issue. After turning off my router and resetting echo, all is good. Took too long, but now I am drinking wine, watching Football and Basketball, and listening to a long playlist of the Marshall Tucker Band. I got into them when I lived in Connecticut. Only one original member left, but a good group.

Minnesota Vikings! Super Bowl with home-field advantage. Pictures from my Minneapolis trip. See what happens. I have a shirt I am ready to wear.

Cleaning out my fridge.

Friday, January 12, 2018

January 12. 2018

I was advised by Best Buy's Geek Squad to change my anti-virus software. My old one was Kaspersky which I have been reading some negative articles about. I'll give this new one a try and Best Buy threw in a free year if you agreed to set up a 2019 payment. Set-up was easy and quick.

Tax season is upon us, but Federal rules aren't available yet. Amazon always gives a decent price.

Thursday, January 11, 2018