Monday, August 31, 2015
Sunday, 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
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Thursday, 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
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Monday, 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
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, not bad. Simon Pegg 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.
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
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
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.
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.