Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September 30, 2015

Kelly Gissendaner and Gregory Owen conspired to kill her husband with Owen actually doing the deed.

When both were arrested they were offered plea bargains which would guarantee them only life sentences. Owen took the offer, but Gissendaner’s lawyer talked Gissendaner into refusing the offer since he never thought a jury would hand down the death sentence.

Due to this difference, Gregory Owen is serving a life sentence but is up for parole in eight years, while Kelly Gissendaner’s death sentence was carried out with her singing Amazing Grace as she faded and died .

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September 29, 2015

I'm having bad luck with Toshiba laptops. My first one was a touch screen and it developed a cracked screen. The local computer guy said he couldn't fix it and no replacements available. Also, with the cost, just get a new one. Saved the data and bought a new one, but with insurance this time.

Well... it developed hard drive failure. Since it was still under warranty I have to ship it to Toshiba,$29.99 for shipping and box, the insurance reimburses. Data lost, but I had backed up the important stuff.

Monday, September 28, 2015

September 28, 2015

Camera App and i pushed the wrong button. This was a shot of the Blood Moon.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

September 27, 2015

Barraca in the West Village. Tapas and Paella, excellent Sangria.. Nice place, although very noisy.

Triple Play tonight for Moon watchers: Supermoon, Lunar Eclipse and Harvest Moon.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

September 26, 2015

Brooklyn Brewery Oktoberfest.

Cornucopia time.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

September 23, 2015

My local Stop and Shop has a great beer section. They also have a roll-your-own six pack for $10.99. So, I took four Oktoberfests (Sam Adams the only one that uses "C"), a Shiner Bock and a Sam Adams Cherry Wheat. I am looking forward to Sierra Nevada and Brooklyn Oktoberfests.

Monday, September 21, 2015

September 21, 2015

The Go Green East Harlem Cookbook Edited by: then Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. He is now NYC Comptroller.

Made Rao's Lemon Chicken last night.

The Monty Python Encyclopedia. Both books picked up at Strand's for $5.36.

Woman Yes?
Man Burglar, madam.
Woman What do you want?
Man I want to come in and steal a few things, madam.
Woman Are you an encydopaedia salesman?
Man No madam, I'm a burglar, I burgle people.
Woman I think you're an encyclopaedia salesman.
Man Oh I'm not, open the door, let me in please.
Woman If I let you in you'll sell me encyclopaedias.
Man I won't, madam. I just want to come in and ransack the flat. Honestly.
Woman Promise. No encyclopaedias?
Man None at all.
Woman All right. (she opens door) You'd better come in then.
Man enters it through door.
Man Mind you I don't know whether you've really considered the advantages of owning a really fine set of modern encyclopaedias...(he pockets valuable) You know, they can really do you wonders.
Cut back to man at desk.
Man That man was a successful encyclopaedia salesman.

Huge influence on Monty Python was Spike Milligan. On his grave: Duirt mé leat go raibh mé breoite, Irish for "I told you I was ill."

Sunday, September 20, 2015

September 20, 2015

Saw Black Mass, a little slow but Johnny Depp is amazing.

Saw coming attraction for new Kray Brothers biopic.

Of course, memories of the Piranha Brothers returned:

Vercotti: Doug (takes a drink) Well, I was terrified. Everyone was terrified of Doug. I've seen grown men pull their own heads off rather than see Doug. Even Dinsdale was frightened of Doug.

Five Napkins was okay, a little pricey but the burger was good.

Football and Oktoberfest !

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

September 15, 2015

IKEA visit, had to have the meatballs.

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church on Showtime On Demand.

Monday, September 14, 2015

September 14, 2015

Carolans is an acceptable Irish Creme with Bailey's being too expensive.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

September 13, 2015

Lets get ready for some Football !

Light to Sky at JFK Airport Terminal Four.

From the Ground Brewery at the Greenmarket, $10 for a 22 oz. bottle but a good, fresh brew. Associated with Migliorelli Farm.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

September 8, 2015

Another perfect score.

Annual Tanger trip. Some good deals.

Greenwich Village Art Show,

Monday, September 7, 2015

September 7, 2015

Didn't make it to the brewery, but did have some recently released Octoberfest.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

September 6, 2015

Boston trip. The Harbor is beautiful, never realized Logan Airport was on the harbor.

Greenmarket Hairy Green Balls.

Tsundoku: describes my room to a "T."