Sunday, January 31, 2016

January 31, 2016

Time for some Cold Stone Creamery Oreo cake.

Flat Earth ? Nope. Thanks Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

January 30, 2016

American Museum of Natural History visit. The Barosaurus is still here. Being attacked by an Allosaurus.

Elephant looked good.


The Titanosaurus can't fit so the head sticks out of the display room.

Duck-Bill, Triceratops and T-Rex.

Friday, January 29, 2016

January 29, 2016

Janet McTeer and Cush Jumbo will star in the Public Theater's free Shakespeare in the Park production of The Taming of the Shrew. An all female cast.

Even Google wished me Happy Birthday after I signed in.

Added a card to my list of gifts.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

January 28, 2016

Grant, from a site with lots of Civil War photographs.

Received a pastry from Panera and a free drink from Starbucks. I wonder what will be next.

Ordered with a coupon. My gift to myself.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

January 26, 2016

Yeah, what I do.

They call it stormy Monday but Tuesday's just as bad.

Looking forward to a nice Restaurant Week meal.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

January 24, 2016

26.8, lots more in drifts. Looks like I will be taking the train the next couple of days.

Godfather Epic: 7 hours and 4 minutes, on HBO on demand, a perfect blizzard movie. It has the combined Godfather and Godfather II in chronological order with additional scenes. I watch movies at home with closed-captions along with the sound. You pick up little things like pezzonovante and stronzo.

as Frankie Pentangeli is just great.

The day after.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

January 23, 2016

Snow Day, but it's the weekend. A little more snow than expected. Will garage the car.

Thank God the Liquor store is close by. Wine for the weekend. I went to the grocery store last night for supplies.

Annual trip to the Grand Central Grand Hyatt.

Boy, moving my car to a garage seven hours ago was a great idea.

Friday, January 22, 2016

January 22, 2016

The "Ultimate Snow Day" Winter festival has been cancelled because of Snow.

News is dominated by Snow reports. Seems a little off for a now predicted 4-6 inches. The wind reports are what concerns me. I will probably put the car in a garage early Saturday just to be sure to avoid drifts.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

January 21, 2016

Been a while, $24.50 win.

Jumble perfect score by one second. Should have been 25 but I can't type too well.

I will wait for the Friday morning forecast. NYC numbers keep going down. Snowpocalypse ? Not really.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

January 20, 2016

I know that long range forecasts are inaccurate. I will wait for the early morning Friday forecast for planning. It could be a snowed-in weekend.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

January 19, 2016

I always thought Jackson Browne wrote Take it Easy. Now, I realize Glenn Frey co-wrote it. Glenn Frey RIP.

Restaurant Week at Blue Smoke. $25 for wings, ribs and chocolate cheesecake. What a deal ! The cheesecake was a revelation.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

January 17, 2016

Bloody Mary time !

Restaurant Week starts tomorrow. Blue Smoke to start.

First Course
Collard Green Salad
Pickled Grapes, Persimmon, Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Tabasco Hot Honey Wings
Blue Cheese, Shaved Green Onion
Deviled Eggs
Second Course
Spare Ribs
Collard Greens
Seafood Gumbo
Gulf Shrimp, Local Oysters, Fresh Okra
Smoked Chicken Pot Pie
Warm Brioche "King Cake"
Cinnamon Ice Cream, Toffee, Caramel Sauce
Chocolate Cheesecake
Bourbon Anglaise, Chocolate Cookie Crumbs, Fudge Sauce
Key Lime Pie
Graham Cracker Crust, Whipped Cream, Passion Fruit Syrup

Saturday, January 16, 2016

January 16, 2016

Murder, My Sweet
was on TCM last night. as Moose Malloy was terrific. The book was Farewell, My Lovely but the producers thought it sounded too much like a musical.

"Let's dispense with the polite drinking, shall we?"

Holy Schmitt's Horseradish will be used for tomorrow's Bloody Marys.

Friday, January 15, 2016

January 15, 2016

Won over $50 in cards last night.