Monday, August 31, 2015

August 31, 2015

The end of Summer is drawing near, by that I mean Labor Day weekend.

in The Hustler.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

August 30, 2015

Staycation and a quick road-trip before Labor Day. Been working hard , time to relax and hope I don't get bothered too much.

Supermoon: the term ‘supermoon’ is not astronomical. Scientists call this event a ‘perigee moon’: it takes place when the full Moon reaches the closest point to Earth on its oval orbit. This point is called perigee and it is about 50,000 km closer to our planet than the opposite side of the Moon’s elliptical path – apogee. Native Americans used to give every full moon a special name. For example, the full moon in August was often referred to as the Sturgeon Moon.

Had Potato Gnocchi with Mushroom sauce last night, delicious.

R.I.P. Dr. Sacks.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

August 29, 2015

Sunflowers in the sun.

DVR'ing The Hustler tonight. Going to key on George C. Scott yelling "You owe me Money!"

Thursday, August 27, 2015

August 27, 2015

Staten Island Pizza Tour continues: Brother's on Port Richmond Avenue.

Sicilian is their specialty, it was delicious.

The Grandma slice was great too.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

August 24, 2015

Saturday night winner: $24.

Barbounia's Lamb Terracotta was a revelation, outstanding.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

August 22, 2015

Blade Runner 2 is moving forward. Watching the original now, is great as Leon.

Callicoon Waterfalls.

Dominick's Hot Dogs are the best.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

August 20, 2015

Dog days of August are here. The Romans called them "caniculares dies," or dog days. Late summer heat and rising Sirius (dog star) was the inspiration. Now often reckoned from July 3 to August 11. In Ancient Rome, the Dog Days ran from July 24 through August 24.

Boiling Frog theory crops up now and then in business and political reports. Seems like frogs have their own reaction. Still a good analogy.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

August 16, 2015

46 years ago: Woodstock.

Iconic photo, I knew the woman with the broom.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

August 15, 2015

Sahara, I watched it because it had Bogie in it. Sandy and gritty. Bogie is good.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

August 13, 2015

Restaurant Week visit to my favorite NY Steakhouse: Smith and Wollensky. A terrific deal.

Next stop, he Capital Grille.

Monday, August 10, 2015

August 10, 2015

My Firefox started getting very buggy, I tried uninstalling and kept getting a NSIS error. System restore would not work. Well, just so happens a new O/S is available. That did the trick. Pretty good so far.

I never got into Siri with Apple but Cortana for my desktop is pretty cool. She sang me On Top of Spaghetti this morning.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

August 9, 2015

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, not bad. is quite amusing.

I watched MI-3 a while ago just to see Philip Seymour Hoffman. I had liked him in Magnolia, which also featured Tom Cruise, a weird thought-provoking movie if there ever was one.

Greenmarket bounty.

So, I have to watch them all. Netflix has one and two. Just watched three on TMC. Ghost Protocol is the only one missing, I saw it but now want to watch it again. Will rent it on HBO Demand for $2.99.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

August 8, 2015

Cafe Milano, 401 Forest Avenue, Staten Island was the next stop on the Pizza tour.

An excellent Grandma Pie.

Great version of thin, hard-crusted pie, Staten Island style.

$9.99 a twelve pack. Back to old-school Bud Long Necks.

Inherent Vice. Watched the movie and now to read the book.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

August 2, 2015

Water's Edge for Restaurant Week, great views and the food is better. Calamari was fantastic as was the Lava Cake. I call it a hot ring-ding.

Water Fowl.

The United Nations from the water side.

Chapter 3 Proteus was a bear, needed lots of help to understand. First big batch of interior monologue.