Sunday, February 26, 2012

February 26, 2012

Time for Lasagna.

Golden Apples in the sun.

A little crowded.

Went to Outback last night. It may be a chain but it is the best chain yet. Great Margaritas too.

Oscars v. NBA All-Star Game. Well, this B-Ball fan will be watching the Oscars after the first half. Why ? Because the All-Star game sucks ! Face it, the game is not worth watching. The Dunk contest last night was horrible. So was the Three Point contest.

The game is never in competition with The Oscars but is so tonight because of the abbreviated season. I watch the Oscars because I love the pure phoniness of it all. I will check out the All-Star score during commercials. Haven't seen any of the nominated films. The only movie I want to see is Tinker, Tailor...

Monday, February 20, 2012

February 20, 2012

Happy President's Day ! Guess the President.

Grover Cleveland was the 22th and 24th President, which is why there are 43 pictures but 44 presidents.

01 Washington, George Federalist
02 Adams, John Federalist
03 Jefferson, Thomas Democratic-Republican
04 Madison, James Democratic-Republican
05 Monroe, James Democratic-Republican
06 Adams, John Quincy Democratic-Republican
07 Jackson, Andrew Democrat
08 Van Buren, Martin Democrat
09 Harrison, William Henry Whig
10 Tyler, John Whig
11 Polk, James Knox Democrat
12 Taylor, Zachary Whig
13 Fillmore, Millard Whig
14 Pierce, Franklin Democrat
15 Buchanan, James Democrat
16 Lincoln, Abraham Republican
17 Johnson, Andrew War Union
18 Grant, Ulysses S. Republican
19 Hayes, Rutherford Birchard Republican
20 Garfield, James Abram Republican
21 Arthur, Chester Alan Republican
22 Cleveland, Grover Democrat
23 Harrison, Benjamin Republican
24 Cleveland, Grover Democrat
25 McKinley, William Republican
26 Roosevelt, Theodore Republican
27 Taft, William Howard Republican
28 Wilson, Woodrow Democrat
29 Harding, Warren Gamaliel Republican
30 Coolidge, Calvin Republican
31 Hoover, Herbert Clark Republican
32 Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Democrat
33 Truman, Harry Democrat
34 Eisenhower, Dwight David Republican
35 Kennedy, John Fitzgerald Democrat
36 Johnson, Lyndon Baines Democrat
37 Nixon, Richard Milhous Republican
38 Ford, Gerald Rudolph Republican
39 Carter, James Earl Jr. Democrat
40 Reagan, Ronald Wilson Republican
41 Bush, George Herbert Walker Republican
42 Clinton, William Jefferson Democrat
43 Bush, George Walker Republican
44 Obama, Barack Democrat

Too bad they don't know how to spell Beauregard.

Presidents' Day at Union Square.

The NY Post is unbelievable. Tonight it's The Nets, where it all began.

Flowers in the sun.

By Brother Jimmy's BBQ.

By Gramercy Park.

Today was also "Bait and Switch" Parking rules Day. Only Alternate Side Parking was suspended and Meters still had to be fed. According to PVB only New Year's, Memorial Day, Independence Day , Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas are Major Legal Holidays. Could have fooled me. I got tagged for $35.

The Nook Color has a lot of features. I'm still trying to learn how delete things. Maybe this Guide will help.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

February 19, 2012

From today's NYT Crossword: Swans Reflecting Elephants by Salvador Dalí.

The Linsanity continues as the Knicks beat the Mavs. Game ball to Novak.

Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs will be a good read. I've read Isaacson before and he is a terrific writer. Of course, I purchased the E-Book version, digital seemed appropriate.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

February 18, 2012

The Linsanity Tour ends, but I'm damned glad I can watch the Knicks again at home.

Saturday mornings used to be cartoons and creature movies. Did a reunion piece today with 20 Million Miles to Earth. What more could you want ? William Hopper, a Ray Harryhausen beast and a homage to King Kong where the Ymir is killed atop the Roman Colosseum.

Friday, February 17, 2012

February 17, 2012

Yikes! Bad week. My on-line address book was hacked or hijacked. Everyone was sent a Viagra ad. First skimmers, now this. Changed passwords on all sensitive accounts and will now change them every 3 months, No more ATM visits, just checks.

I get books like this because I learn something new every time.

Tonight against the Hornets, let the Linsanity continue.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

February 14, 2012

Started the day with Amo, Amas, Amat in the NYT Crossword. Finished with Mimosas and Godiva truffles.

My guilty pleasure, Survivor, starts tomorrow.

It's St. VaLINtine's Day ! Jeremy Lin wins game with one second to go.

Monday, February 13, 2012

February 13, 2012

Watched the Grammys last night to catch the Beach Boys. Brian Wilson looked medicated but still sounded great.

Taylor Swift performing Mean was a revelation.

What a treat seeing Joe Walsh.

Parea Bistro for lunch. Excellent food, terrific service.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

February 12, 2012

Happy Birthday Abe !

Went to a Dive Bar to watch the Knicks. I was pleasantly surprised by Four flat screen TVs and $3 PBRs. A Knick win in the last minute sealed the night.

The Knicks win but Rubio looks like the real deal. He is super fast and not soft at all. Great court vision. Lin came down to earth but played with grit.

"The Pope was a thug, but he was a learned thug" from The Swerve: How the World Became Modern.

My oldest son has to read Frankenstein and I only read the Classics Illustrated Comic Book. Now, I'll try the original. Also picked up Joyce's Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man and Dubliners. Inspired by the NYT Magazine article : My Debt to Ireland.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

February 11, 2012

I was victimized by an ATM Skimmer device yesterday. The thieves got $1,400 before I noticed the theft. I was lucky and caught it just hours after the theft. The bank will reimburse in 72 hours, I was told. The ATM was in the Bank's Branch. Now I have to be Hyper-Vigilant about my ATM use. I have been careful to only use it at my Bank's branches, now I have to do a thorough inspection even at a Bank branch. Yikes !

Tonight it is Rubio v. Lin. Will go to a bar to watch, since I have Time-Warner cable.

Lockout wounds forgotten as fans regain Lintrest

Lincredible !

Watching a lot of old Columbos. This one with Ruth Gordon was particularly good.

Abigail Mitchell: I'm beginning to be very fond of you, Lieutenant. I think you're a very nice man.
Lt. Columbo: Don't count on that. Miss Mitchell. Don't count on it.

Friday, February 10, 2012

February 10, 2012

Gaffel Kölsch is the beer for the weekend.

Tonight will be total Linsanity.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February 7, 2012

Youngest son made it to the parade.

Eli was great on Letterman last night.

Monday, February 6, 2012
Top Ten Things Overheard In The New England Patriots Locker Room After The Super Bowl
(cut from tonight's "Late Show")
10."Did we win?"
9."What matters most is we had fun"
8."We should have Tebowed"
7."When's game two?"
6."President Bush is on the phone"
5."We still get paid, right?"
4."On the bright side, we still get to shower together"
3."Why is Bill Belichick naked?"
2."Who cares that we lost -- I'm married to a supermodel" (Tom Brady only)
1."Well, at least we don't have to go on Letterman"

Sunday, February 5, 2012

February 5, 2012

Let's go Giants !

Atomic Wings will be served. 50 Buffalo / 50 BBQ.

Sixpoint Gorilla Warfare Coffee Porter is the beer for the game.

Jeremy Lin went wild last night, 25 points, 7 assists, two steals.