Saturday, May 31, 2014

May 31, 2014

Strawberries now down to $4.75 a pint. The taste of these is incredible, sweet, juicy.


in For a Few Dollars More is terrific. is also good as the Hunchback.

Swordfish Tacos tonight.

Friday, May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014

Went to a memorial service in Brooklyn. Heard a spirited version of I'll Fly Away.

Monday, May 26, 2014

May 26, 2014

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Finally, New Jersey Strawberries. $5.75 a pint but the taste is worth it. Also, picked up some flounder, will make a Shrimp/Flounder thing with white corn meal and Old Bay Seasoning.

Finishing up on The Dirty Dozen. is very good as Franko.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

May 25, 2014

Flagship Brewery opened in Staten Island. Good beer, good place.

Went to Stop and Shop, my purchase : four bags of Sharp Cheddar grated cheese and a twelve-pack of Corona. The check-out girl said "Hmm Beer and Cheese", I said for Mac and Cheese and the woman behind me said her sons will be right over.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

May 24, 2014

Summer really is here, New Jersey Strawberries have arrived at the Greenmarket. Well, got there late and all gone. Tomorrow and Monday still give me a chance.

Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco was my pick at Barnes and Noble.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

May 22, 2014

Memorial Day coming up, expect it to be in the eighties. Time for BBQ and Coronas.

Monday, May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014

Just received an e-mail, 50% off on Family meals on Memorial Day. Sold !

Keeping up my Bond watch on Netflix, You Only Live Twice. Roald Dahl wrote the screenplay. Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers series comes from Donald Pleasence's Blofeld.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

May 18, 2014

Memorial Day next weekend, the official start of Summer.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

May 17, 2014

Lasagna, haven't made it in a while. Fresh noodles from Mama's of Corona.

The Borough Distribution schedule for Shakespeare in the Park just came out:

For free tickets to MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING:
Wednesday, June 4 –Bronx
The Point
940 Garrison Avenue
Thursday, June 5 – Brooklyn
New York City College of Technology (City Tech)
300 Jay Street
Friday, June 6 – Manhattan
Harlem Stage at The Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue (at West 135th Street)
Saturday, June 7 – Queens
New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th Street, Flushing Meadows - Corona Park
Tuesday, June 10 – Staten Island
Snug Harbor Cultural Center
1000 Richmond Terrace
Wednesday, June 18 – Bronx
The DreamYard Project
1085 Washington Avenue

For free tickets to KING LEAR:
Wednesday, July 23 – Staten Island
Snug Harbor Cultural Center
1000 Richmond Terrace
Thursday, July 24 – Bronx
Lehman Stages at Lehman College
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Friday, July 25 – Brooklyn
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
145 Brooklyn Avenue
Saturday, July 26 – Queens
Queens Museum
New York City Building; Flushing Meadows - Corona Park
Tuesday, July 29 – Manhattan
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street

Just received my fast pass for the Big Apple BBQ Block Party , same day as Queens distribution of Much Ado. Same thing every year.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there. Mine is gone as well as the mother of my children. Still, I will hoist a drink to the memory of both and all the Moms out there.

Goldfinger Bond Girl's (Jill Masterson played by ) death was still jarring.

Views of Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.

Brooklyn Bridge Park is beautiful, landscaped a lot like the Highline.Inside the structure is a Carousel.

Nice waterfront views of Manhattan.

Went to Brooklyn Smorgasburg Sunday at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5. Dan and John's Wings and Sunday Gravy Chicken Parm sliders hit the spot.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

May 10, 2014

Goldfinger's as Felix Leiter didn't quite impress as a CIA Agent, more similar to a Real Estate Agent. I'm watching a bunch of Bond movies on Netflix. At least Jack Lord in Dr. No had a degree of menace.

I can feel the new season coming. Ramps and Asparagus are here, the berries to follow shortly. Picked up a seafood medley: Grey Sole. Weakfish and Swordfish. Will cook up a Mushroom, Wine, Lemon Juice, Red Pepper, Garlic, and Ramp Sauce for the fish. Ramps now $4 a bunch, expensive weed but tasty.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

May 8, 2014

When I work out in the gym, I usually watch P.T.I., but last night they had this video on one of the TVs. A real train wreck of motifs: Fame, sex, death. Out Madonnas Madonna. Still, a catchy song.

Of course, I had heard it on a KIA commercial. They only show the last part on TV, but the whole ad is pretty amusing. Seems like I get new music from ads now.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

May 6, 2014

24 Live Another Day premiered last night. I don't watch many series and have missed some good ones but I will always make time for 24. Thank God for the DVR, I'll watch it later.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May 4, 2014

Mexicue at Madison Square Eats was great. Two sliders washed down with Greenport Duck Porter.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

May 3, 2014

Coronas and Tacos for Dos de Mayo.

From The Suits of James Bond: "In From Russia With Love, Bond wears a charcoal flannel suit to dinner at the gypsy camp. This is a typical Anthony Sinclair suit: a lower two-button style, natural shoulders with roped sleeveheads, a little drape and a nipped waist. This suit jacket has double vents, four buttons on the cuffs and flapped pockets. The trousers have double forward pleats with button-tab waist adjusters and turn-ups."

Just finished From Russia With Love on Netflix. The best Bond movie. is remarkable. He died a short time later and was deathly ill during the filming.

Friday, May 2, 2014

May 2, 2014

Dos de Mayo, sorry Dos Equis but Corona is on sale. Weekend here we come!

So, they moved the blocks of stone using sleds and water.