Friday, July 31, 2015

July 31, 2015

Pizza, Pizza, Pizza ! New Park, Howard Beach.

Denino's Staten Island.

Saw Cymbeline, great cast, Lily Rabe is amazing, Patrick Page and Raúl Esparza were terrific. Not that good of a play, but the cast went over the top trying to sell it.

Local wildlife.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

July 29, 2015

Golf trip, visit to Davy's in Mt. Arlington, NJ.

Golf, shot pretty well for not having picked up a club for a year.

Monday, July 20, 2015

July 20, 2015

Another perfect score.

John Constable with pastoral scenes. My parents liked them enough to hang prints in the living room.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

July 19, 2015

Jersey Boys was a lot of fun, Tkts with 1/2 price tickets had great seats.

Sunday Morning did a piece on J.M.W. Turner and included scenes from Mr. Turner. is always interesting. I downloaded the movie and will watch it later.

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan. What I will read after Ulysses.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015

July 16, 2015

Pier 76 was the next stop on the Staten Island Pizza tour. This is an offshoot of Joe and Pat's. Jeremy Pappalardo, the owner, is the son of Gerry Pappalardo of Joe & Pat's. Thin, I mean thin crusts, are a Staten Island thing for their pies.

Flagship Summer Ale washed it down.

Piccola Venezia in Astoria is a classic old-school Italian Restaurant. Little things like free cookies with the coffee and homemade Grappa sealed the deal.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

July 15, 2015

Tried the new Starbucks Brisket sandwich. Not worth another try, more like a bad Sloppy Joe on Toast. At least I received four bonus stars which qualifies me for a free drink today.

Here's a review from Texas Monthly BBQ:

"The only smoke comes in liquid form, the sandwich relies on the onions for heft much like the Taco Bell 99 cent menu relies on beans. The squishy layer of meat and onion paste is more of a distraction from an otherwise decent grilled cheese."

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

July 14, 2015

Happy Bastille Day ! Comment ça va ?

Bloom County returns, Facebook only.

Monday, July 13, 2015

July 13, 2015

Can't resist, ordered it. My son said he wants to read it, so I guess I'll read it too. I'll even get around to seeing Capote.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

July 12, 2015

  as Groggy in For a Few Dollars More. He was Tuco's brother in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Kiss Me Deadly was wild with the blue suitcase. Intricate plotting, bonus was as a henchman.

was cool.

My summer project: Ulysses. Stephen Dedalus, Daedalus. Latinized form of the Greek Δαιδαλος (Daidalos) which meant "cunning" or "curiously wrought".

From Artist: "I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe whether it call itself my home, my fatherland or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use--silence, exile, and cunning."

Saturday, July 11, 2015

July 11, 2015

Corn !!!!!

Flowers in the sun.

Grandpa Val’s BBQ - opening day Smorgasburg Queens.

$10 a portion, kind of steep. But some really good Q.

Artisanal ice-cream, expensive but excellent.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

July 9, 2015

Never read it, will give it a try. Borough distribution:

Wednesday, July 29 – Staten Island
Snug Harbor Cultural Center
1000 Richmond Terrace

Thursday, July 30 – Bronx
1085 Washington Avenue

Friday, July 31 – Brooklyn
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
145 Brooklyn Avenue

Saturday, August 1 – Queens
Queens Museum
New York City Building, Flushing Meadows - Corona Park

“Every life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves.”

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

July 8, 2015

$19.50 win !

My Summer project, only $4.18 after a 20% coupon and a $25 gift card. I downloaded the Gutenberg version. I need help with the slang. Don Gifford’s Ulysses Annotated seems appropriate.

Monday, July 6, 2015

July 6, 2015

Carli Lloyd's marvelous shot from midfield.

A vibrator or a quote from ULYSSES by James Joyce ? :

He kissed the plump mellow yellow smellow melons of her rump, on each plump melonous hemisphere, in their mellow yellow furrow, with obscure prolonged provocative melonsmellonous osculation.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

July 5, 2015

Today is officially Lazy Sunday. Beer, wine and leftovers. Yankee game, the Woman's World Cup.


Forest Hills Greenmarket saves my July 4th weekend with Riverhead corn.

I always loved the line "My heart soars like a hawk"

Jack Crabb: Grandfather, I am glad to see you.
Old Lodge Skins: Glad to see you too, my son. My heart soars like a hawk. Do you want to eat? I won't eat with you, because I'm gonna' die soon.

My Heart Soars
By Chief Dan George

The beauty of the trees,
the softness of the air,
the fragrance of the grass,
speaks to me.

The summit of the mountain,
the thunder of the sky,
the rhythm of the sea,
speaks to me.

The faintness of the stars,
the freshness of the morning,
the dew drop on the flower,
speaks to me.

The strength of fire,
the taste of salmon,
the trail of the sun,
And the life that never goes away,
They speak to me.
And my heart soars

Saturday, July 4, 2015

July 4, 2015

No corn today, next week. Advised that the rain this year threw off the cycle.

Happy July 4th ! May the Fourth be with you !

Pinwheel steak and Flounder tonight. Sides are Broccoli, a bunch of mushrooms with scallions and Rice with black beans and shrimp

Twilight Zone Marathon today on SyFy.

“Martin Sloan, age 36, vice president in charge of media. Successful in most things, but not in the one effort that all men try at some time in their lives—trying to go home again. And also like all men, perhaps there’ll be an occasion, maybe a summer night sometime, when he’ll look up from what he’s doing and listen to the distant music of a calliope, and hear the voices and the laughter of the people and the places of his past. And perhaps across his mind there’ll flit a little errant wish: that a man might not have to become old, never outgrow the parks and the merry-go-rounds of his youth. And he’ll smile then too, because he’ll know it is just an errant wish, some wisp of memory, not too important, really: some laughing ghosts that cross a man’s mind, that are a part of the Twilight Zone."

Cool July 4th uniforms today.

Friday, July 3, 2015

July 3, 2015

Tour of the South Shore included TIKI bars.

Pretty big places for area.

The Southern Rock afternoon with Battle Flag briefs.

Local bird.

Blueberries at today's Greenmarket. Was told by Migliorelli Farm that they would have corn tomorrow.