Sunday, September 30, 2012

September 30, 2012

Zywiec-Porter is the victory beer. Go Yankees !

Magic Number is now Four, Lou Gehrig's number.

Yankees clinch a playoff spot.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

September 29, 2012

Yankees Magic Number to win their Division is Five, Joltin'Joe's number.

To make the playoffs, the Magic Number is two, Jeter's number.

GQ has a great Oral History of Cheers.

I do the On-Line Jumble every morning. Most of the times I finish in under a minute. I rarely get a perfect score, under 30 seconds, because just moving the letters is time-consuming. Not today, but it was a short answer.

Purple Cauliflower in the Sun.

Cornucopias start to emerge.

Another Cornucopia.

Interesting Gourd.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

September 23, 2012

The Secrets of the FBI by Ronald Kessler is a follow-up to his other book on the Bureau, which I had read,: THE FBI: Inside the World's Most Powerful Law Enforcement Agency. The interesting parts were about the TacOps group and background on how Hansen was caught. Money is so important in Spycraft. He really goes after Freeh and Sessions. Blames Hillary for Foster's suicide.

Autumn in New York, Ella and Satch.

"Thieves! Fire! Murder! Such a thing had not happened since first he came to the mountain! His rage passes description- the sort of rage that is only seen when rich folk that have more than they can enjoy suddenly lose something that they have long had but never before used or wanted."

Saturday, September 22, 2012

September 22, 2012

Score from the Bronx Zoo yesterday: Tigers 1 - Humans 0.

More street fairs, good Spinach Pie.

What a name, Fairy Tale Eggplant.

Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette.

Beer for the weekend, Blue Point Toasted Lager.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

September 16, 2012

A guilty pleasure of mine is Big Brother. I know it is scripted ala Wrestling, they even have "Babyfaces" and "Heels." I can't help it, I see it as a Psychiatric field test. Now, it is Dan v. Ian. Who will the winner take with them ?

I faithfully watch Meet the Press every week. Today was David Gregory's best performance. But , the line of the day goes to Bob Woodward: "You can't have a Government Policy to deal with angry people."

Apples at the Forest Hills Greenmarket.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

September 15, 2012

Autumn is coming, the decorative Gourds are out.

Monster Decorative Gourd.

Fish on ice.

Some more Bowery street art.

Saw this in Barnes and Noble but didn't buy it. Then , there it was in the Queens Library "Hot Picks" section. War stories told to a professional writer. But, there are some great lines. Lots of Queens County action.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

September 13, 2012

Getting ready for the movie, have to re-read The Hobbit or There and Back Again.

Beorn is a great character.

Can't wait to see the Shape-shifting special effects in the movie.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

September 9, 2012

Man, was that a blown call. Yankees tied for first, hope they can win today. Apparently, the umpire, Jerry Meals, has a history of blown calls.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

September 8, 2012

Guinness Black Lager is the weekend beer.

Google's Star Trek Doodle was great. Takes you on a little adventure with sound effects. Each screen gives you three options, Tribbles in the transporter room overhead compartment in the second screen

Scroll over the "I'm feeling lucky" button and it changes to one of several options: "I'm feeling trendy" ,"I'm feeling wonderful", "I'm feeling Hungry" and "I'm feeling puzzled.

There are now two sellers of White Corn. This is the best of the season.

Flowers still all over the market.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

September 2, 2012

The Hi-Res pictures from the Mars Rover Curiosity are outstanding.

Plaque at Union Square commemorating Labor Day.

Onions at the Forest Hills Greenmarket.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

September 1, 2012

Heirlooms Display.

Plaque with Academy of Music.

Buddhas in the sun and one monkey.

Easy Tomato Sauce. I don't usually make fresh because it turns out too watery. I asked and was told to let it simmer two hours or more.

Street Fair on Fourth Avenue had Boston Chowda. I would have tried it but for the heat and it was 10:00 a.m.

These looked interesting. People carrying them looked like cult members or aliens.

Jack on the wall, Bowery.

Alec likes the Monopoly Man.

Occupy Wall Street is not dead.

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” opens this year on Dec. 14. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,”  will be released a year later, on Dec. 13, 2013. " The Hobbit: There and Back Again” will be released July 18, 2014.