Sunday, September 25, 2016

September 25, 2016

The Magnificent Seven wasn't bad. I'd rate it #3 of the versions, but it was entertaining. and were great. Two lines from the 1960 movie:

Vin: Reminds me of that fellow back home that fell off a ten story building.
Chris: What about him?
Vin: Well, as he was falling people on each floor kept hearing him say, "So far, so good." Tch... So far, so good!


Calvera: If God didn't want them sheared, he would not have made them sheep. 

The debate will be worth watching. You can say it will be historic, I remember listening to the Kennedy / Nixon debates on the radio.

Don't usually order desserts but the S'mores Chocolate Bread Pudding at Giorgio's of Gramercy is something special.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

September 24, 2016

White Pumpkins.

Buckwheat Zydeco, R.I.P. ''What you gonna do,'' asks Buckwheat Zydeco, ''when the zydeco turn it up on you?''

Friday, September 23, 2016

September 23, 2016

New Survivor theme seems interesting: Millennials vs. Gen X.

I will be checking out the new Magnificent Seven. Mixed reviews so far.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

September 21. 2016

Been a while. $21.50 win.

Al Jarreau, Take Five.

Dave Brubeck - Take Five.

Monday, September 19, 2016

September 19, 2016

Perfect score !

Sunday, September 18, 2016

September 18, 2016

I was about three blocks away from the explosion last night, I was eating at Madison Square Eats. Heard something, didn't register. Then ambulances , followed by Fire trucks and then NYPD, all speeding down the cross-street where I was, West 25th street. When helicopters were deployed, you knew it it was something out of the ordinary. Thankfully, no deaths.

Night shot of Empire State Building.

Had the Truffleist Cheesesteak at Madison Square Eats last night. Excellent rendition of a classic sandwich.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

September 17, 2016

Gourds galore.

The Fall version of Madison Square Eats is now in session.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

September 14, 2016

Nice Rainbow.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

September 11, 2016

Fifteen years ago. I still watch the entire memorial ceremony and still cry.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

September 10, 2016

The Pigeon Tunnel was good. Tales of betrayal are what he does best.

From 1997, an interview with John le Carré in the Paris Review. And, here is an appreciation of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

September 6, 2016

I am a big The Maltese Falcon fan.So, I am grateful to Rex Parker for mentioning Rhea Gutman, the Fat Man's daughter. Either forgot her or missed her in the reading. Rhea: wife of Cronus and mother of Zeus or a flightless bird related to the ostrich and emu.

as District Attorney Bryan, often left out when shown on TV. Great scene with the DA stenographer:
"You getting this or am I goin' too fast?
- No, sir. I'm getting it all right.
- Good work."

Monday, September 5, 2016

September 5, 2016

Recent gift, like that a guitar is the driver.

Must be getting old, outlet trip, bought pots and underwear.

With my brother and cousin, the discussions were on Joyce and Shakespeare. I have to try Ulysses again. My cousin the English teacher recommends reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man again. Kinch, Mulligan resonates with me.

As Mulligan affirms soon after first calling Stephen "Kinch," he is the source of this nickname: “my name for you is the best: Kinch, the knife-blade.” Ellmann confirms that Gogarty gave the name to Joyce. He remarks that it imitated “the cutting sound of a knife” (131), but the association seems obscure.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

September 4, 2016

Perfect score !

Annual Tanger outlet visit with the Grandkids. Keeping my eye on Hermine and it should be okay.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

September 3, 2016

Beef on Weck with a Callicoon Brown Cow Porter at the Callicoon Brewing Company.

View of Kauneonga Lake, NY from The Fat Lady Cafe. Good food !

Callicoon Creek.

Army blanket, wool and warm.

As kids, we called this back-woods rock, Plymouth Rock.

The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life by John le Carré is next on my purchase list.

My brother told me about Microwaving Corn on the Cob. Yes, it works.

Friday, September 2, 2016

September 2, 2016

Upper Callicoon, Falls Mill.

Trout Town, Roscoe, NY. Brewery was great, love the urinal.