Thursday, December 31, 2015

December 31, 2015

in Execution, part of the Twilight Zone Marathon on SyFy. This year it is every episode in order. Execution was based on a short story by George Clayton Johnson, who died recently.

Goodbye Forest Hills Barnes and Noble. No sales for last day.

Another gift, Magnum Cream liquor.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

December 30, 2015

Inside the new Staten Island courthouse.

End of the Staten Island pizza tour. I had received a $25 gift card to Pier 76. Two pies to go, one plain, one mushroom--$25.05.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

December 29, 2015

One more book to get, waiting on a coupon.

Monday, December 28, 2015

December 28, 2015

Another perfect score.

Kylo Ren of the First Order. Ornament was too expensive, but 50% off today.

Hahn's Super Dry.

Koonunga Hill Cabernet.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

December 27, 2015

Good dog.

I am a Jack Daniels guy but if you give me Bourbon as a gift, I will drink it.

Saw Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens. It was good. Don't want to post any spoilers. If you are a fan, I think you would rate it #3 in the series. Still wondering who Rey's parents were.

And, who is this Supreme Leader Snoke ? Some theorize that he is Darth Plageuis.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

December 26, 2015

Happy Boxing Day !

Received $15 worth of scratch offs. Won $32.

A gift of wine that is outside my usual price range.

Friday, December 25, 2015

December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas ! I am almost done with wrapping presents.

Another perfect score.

Star Wars kitchen stuff. I think I have lost my mind.

TWC free movies on demand (508 in NYC) has the Yule Log and other Christmas scenes. Channel 11 also has it this morning.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

December 24, 2015

Ok, ok I have to get the Darth Vader toaster. $40 at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Took time off from the Staten Island Pizza tour to visit a neighborhood Pub. Danny Blaines of Bay street. Great food, friendly place.

Showtime on-demand has The Seven Five. Heard it is really good.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

December 23, 2015

I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.

Their faithful Friend and Servant, C.D.

December, 1843.

No Alastair Sim this Christmas, that's okay, will do. I always liked as Marley.

9:15 am tomorrow on Turner Classic movies, DVR time for a viewing on Christmas Eve.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

December 21, 2015

The tree is up. Bought a small one.

My favorite decorations.

Books for myself with a $50 Barnes and Noble gift card.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

December 20, 2015

A friend of mine visited New Zealand and sent me these Hobbit shots.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

December 19, 2015

Started off at the Grand Central Oyster Bar, New England Clam Chowder with Oyster Bar Stout. Vanderbilt Hall Holiday Market still has great stuff.

Had to pick up an ugly Christmas Sweater for my son. Yeah, this one is Butt Ugly.

Then, on to Bryant Park. Found some great earmuffs for an eight year old girl.

Union Square Greenmarket was next, the pigeons and rats are all stuffed.

Love this Banana decoration. I have a mini one for my Christmas tree.

My shopping is done, lots of gift cards and liquor made things easier as did on-line shopping.

Notice the eyelashes on the headlights.

My new kitchen ornament. It is a series of measuring cups with smaller spoons inside.

Wreaths at the Greenmarket $12. Sold !

Seafood linguini, Peconic Bay Scallops made it special. They are in season and $29 a pound.

Friday, December 18, 2015

December 18, 2015

Another perfect score.

Going Christmas shopping today. Already completed about 50%. Did part of it on-line. My annual Christmas jaunt, hitting the Christmas Villages at Grand Central, Bryant Park and Union Square. Staples and Barnes and Noble are also on the list. Will also pick up a Christmas Tree.

Restaurant Week Winter 2016 is coming.

Bethel and Most Righteous Bourbon from Catskill Distillery were my presents relating to summers upstate.