Monday, March 30, 2015

March 30, 2015

Typing rather than moving letters via a mouse has improved my perfect score ratio.

Won the third prize in Take Five , $17, been some time for a cash win. It has been mostly free ticket wins.

The Imitation Game DVD release is tomorrow. I read the book that the movie was based on in 2008: Alan Turing: The Enigma.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

March 29, 2015

Did the Broadway thing yesterday: The Lion King matinee. Terrific show, incredible staging. The kid playing young Simba, Isaiah D. Negron , was amazing, 11 years old.

Times Square was incredibly crowded because of construction. Slow walking at certain points.

George M. Cohan: "Ladies and gentlemen, my mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my sister thanks you, and, I assure you, I thank you!"

From inside the Minskoff Theatre, massive on the inside, 1621 seats.

Victor's Cafe for Ropa Vieja, Spanish for "old clothes."

Monday, March 23, 2015

March 23, 2015

Jumble perfect score.

Richard III finally gets a proper burial. He should have taken care of Buckingham:


My lord, your promise for the earldom,--


Richmond! When last I was at Exeter,
The mayor in courtesy show'd me the castle,
And call'd it Rougemont: at which name I started,
Because a bard of Ireland told me once
I should not live long after I saw Richmond.


My Lord!


Ay, what's o'clock?


I am thus bold to put your grace in mind
Of what you promised me.


Well, but what's o'clock?


Upon the stroke of ten.


Well, let it strike.


Why let it strike?


Because that, like a Jack, thou keep'st the stroke
Betwixt thy begging and my meditation.
I am not in the giving vein to-day.


Why, then resolve me whether you will or no.


Tut, tut,
Thou troublest me; am not in the vein.

Exeunt all but BUCKINGHAM


Is it even so? rewards he my true service
With such deep contempt made I him king for this?
O, let me think on Hastings, and be gone
To Brecknock, while my fearful head is on!


Saturday, March 21, 2015

March 21, 2015

For a brief shining moment after Thursday's picks I was 8000 out of millions. Now, with Friday's picks i am in the millions.

Hope this was the last of the snow.

Friday, March 20, 2015

March 20, 2015

Spring !! Oh yeah, 2-4 inches of snow today.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

March 19, 2015

The tournament starts in earnest today. B-Ball heaven.

Survivor Worlds Apart is so far, so good.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day ! Time for Soda Bread and Irish Coffee. Topped off with Guinness tonight.

Green Bagels.

Soda Bread and Irish Coffee,Dropkick Murphys for the music.

Monday, March 16, 2015

March 16, 2015

More Atlantic 10 action. Great games.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

March 15, 2015

A-10 Semis. Donnie May in the house. Going for the CHIP today.

Downloaded The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies to Flixster. No more DVDs. First ten minutes are awesome.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

March 14, 2015

Super Pi day ! "The tension between order and randomness is one of the most tantalizing aspects of pi."

McMahon's near the Barclays Center. William Least Heat Moon in Blue Highways used a rating system for diners in which the number of calendars hanging about determined the quality of the diner . For bars , I use Moose heads. This one passed.

A nice venue to watch a Basketball game.

Time's cover appears to give Hillary horns. No sweat, they've done it before.

Friday, March 13, 2015

March 13, 2015

The second of three 2015 Friday the 13ths. Paraskevidekatriaphobia abounds.

Looking forward to Tuesday, Irish coffees and Soda Bread. Kerrygold is the butter, they even have it at Stop and Shop.

Time for a little Barclay Center action. Great arena, food and beer are top notch.

St. Patrick's Day warm-up.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

March 10, 2015

Finally, a visit to Blind Tiger. Great beer, terrific food.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

March 8, 2015

The other day i could not remember who had sculpted The Rape of the Sabine Women. Ah !: Giambologna.

Smith and Wollensky for Restaurant Week, it never disappoints. Received free Cappucinnos.

Snow again, expect the weather to go right to Summer with little or no Spring.