Saturday, October 31, 2015

October 31, 2015

House on Haunted Hill. I saw it when I was eight years old. I remember being scared. Any movie with  ,  and in it is worth sitting through.


Beverly Pepper, My Circle: In special recognition of Beverly Pepper’s 93rd birthday, the monumental sculpture My Circle, 2008 is on view in Union Square. The sculpture continues the artist’s contemplation of time, materiality and place, and is part of Curvae, her series of curved forms. By using Cor–Ten steel, a corrosion–resistant material that naturally and quickly develops a weathered–looking patina, Pepper is able to speed up the oxidation process, and in so doing suggest the concept of elapsed time through the sculpture’s skin of rust.

Like many of her monumental works, My Circle engages the viewer through the interplay of convex and concave forms. The use of opposing forces – vertical and horizontal, interior and exterior – creates a lyrical meditation of space that is at once dominant and intimate. The artist has stated that “Seeing, touching, and the physical sensory engagement is the way into my sculpture; my intention is that the meaning of my work rests in experiencing it, similar to the performing arts where listening and seeing the moments of a performance where meaning is revealed through experience.” She notes that My Circle, standing at fourteen feet tall in Cor–Ten steel, for her recalls an image from years ago relating to the symbolic character in Zen Buddhism where it is known as the Enso, a drawing in ink of an open or closed circle. The closed circle represents the totality of experience and life. The open circle represents the imperfection found in all things, and is known as the circle of enlightenment, its symbolism referring to the beginning and end of all things, the circle of life, and the connectedness of existence. What Pepper is drawn to within this narrative is the notion of the “connectedness of existence” and how we can connect people and populations through art.

Friday, October 30, 2015

October 30, 2015

Halloween and Daylight Savings time "Fall Back." Candy sales are pretty good this year.

Vote early and often.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

October 28, 2015

$19.50 win.

Mets Rally with free beer.

Branzino at Piccola Venezia.

Monday, October 26, 2015

October 26, 2015

Verrazano–Narrows Bridge.

Nunzio's is as good as Pizza gets.

Legal Sea Foods gives you huge portions.

"Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres"

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

October 21, 2015

You can find most glitch fixes on the internet. My I-Phone developed a Text Box turns grey issue. The Grey hid what you were currently typing and it was quite annoying.Basically, the cure is a reboot with extra steps. Fixed now.

DVR problem, reboot fixes. I think a reboot solves about 85% of most issues.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

October 20, 2015

"It's true....all of it...."

“The force. It’s calling to you. Just let it in.”

Irony , all around us.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

October 17, 2015



Tuesday, October 13, 2015

October 13, 2015

I was on Hylan Boulevard, so a Pepperoni Pie from Nunzio's for Take-Out Tuesday.

Monday, October 12, 2015

October 12, 2015

Economic Theories have some great names, from Paul Krugman's column : Mystery Meat and Puppies and Rainbows.

I watch The Good Wife for .

Trip to Riverhead outlets with the Grandkids. Nice fireplace, a cool Ferrari and lunch at TGIF's. Food is so-so but their deserts are awesome.

Another place on the Staten Island Pizza tour. Joe and Pat's on Victory Boulevard. Run by the family that now runs Pier 76. Jeremy Pappalardo of Pier 76 is the son of Gerry Pappalardo of Joe & Pat's. Had an excellent Sicilian slice.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

October 10, 2015

Was playing with my fixed-up laptop and wanted to test a DVD player. Three hours and twenty-six minutes later, it works. Great movie, , and make it special.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

October 7, 2015

No Victory beer. Better season than expected but they ran out of gas by the last month. Will keep tabs on the Mets but will not have the rooting interest.

William Gibson from his Paris Review interview: "When I’m writing a book I get up at seven. I check my e-mail and do Internet ablutions, as we do these days. I have a cup of coffee."

The above pictured quote was from the same interview.

Internet ablutions, great line. I do it every morning, checking news, finances and stupid stuff I follow.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

October 4, 2015

I am all in for London Games. I can now watch Football at 9:30 am.

Fat Bastard Pinot Noir is the wine for the weekend.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

October 3, 2015

Gourds are fun this time of year.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October 1, 2015

Season 31, Survivor Second Chance is pretty good so far.