Wednesday, June 29, 2016

June 29, 2016

Brexit on the cover of the latest The New Yorker. Also, great article about the the crazy history of nominating Conventions: "Mencken said that going to a Convention was something between attending a revival and watching a hanging."

Monday, June 27, 2016

June 27, 2016

June 26, 2016 Citi Field
1st Set (7:47 PM start; off at 9 PM)
St. Stephen
The Music Never Stopped
(with Donna Jean Godchaux)
(with Donna Jean Godchaux)
Black-Throated Wind
Box of Rain
Going Down the Road Feelin' Bad
(with Donna Jean Godchaux)
2nd Set (9:48 PM start; Drums at 10:41; off at 11:38 PM)
He's Gone
(with Donna Jean Godchaux)
Help on the Way
(with Donna Jean Godchaux)
Franklin's Tower
(with Donna Jean Godchaux)
Days Between
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
(with Donna Jean Godchaux)
Samson and Delilah
(with Donna Jean Godchaux)

A Hippie village was in the parking lot. Beer was only $5 and a fine selection: Lagunitas, Stella Artois, Sam Adams, Corona and Land Shark.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

June 26, 2016

$8.50 credit from an e-book settlement helped to buy this.

Ok, Grateful Dead tonight. Broke out an old T-Shirt.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

June 25, 2016

Good week, $20 win.

Dain: Good morning. How are we all? I have a wee proposition, if you don't mind giving me a few moments of your time. Would you consider... JUST SODDING OFF! All ye, right now!

Friday, June 24, 2016

June 24, 2016

Cards last night. $45 win.

I like the trade. Knicks season should be fun if he stays healthy. It is his walk year, usually a great motivator.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

June 23, 2016

Perfect score !

Never noticed that the fountains at the NY Public Library are working again. Happened in 2015.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

June 22, 2016

Been a while, $23.50 win.

Monday, June 20, 2016

June 20, 2016

What is the Strawberry Moon?

It is a full moon, which occurs in June, named by early Native American tribes. It is a full moon like any other, but marks the beginning of the strawberry season. The two events coincide once every 70 years.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there.

Giving blood today, incentive to drink fluids afterwards. The blood center contacts me all the time, I give at work or at church.

At the Oyster Bar, it's a long haul to the bathrooms. You are told to walk to the saloon and the bathroom is under a fish, a Tarpon no less.

Daylilies are part of the genus Hemerocallis, which in Greek means, "beautiful for a day." They are not true lilies (Lilium spp.) as their common name implies.

One of my gifts. The Brooklyn Brew Shop has a good FAQ and videos to assist the novice.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

June 18, 2016

Wall art in Brooklyn.

The Grand Central Oyster Bar is still a treat.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

June 15, 2016

Shrew sure was interesting. The leads McTeer and Jumbo were great.

PETRUCHIO: Signior Hortensio, 'twixt such friends as we
Few words suffice; and therefore, if thou know
One rich enough to be Petruchio's wife,
As wealth is burden of my wooing dance,
Be she as foul as was Florentius' love,
As old as Sibyl and as curst and shrewd
As Socrates' Xanthippe, or a worse,
She moves me not, or not removes, at least,
Affection's edge in me, were she as rough
As are the swelling Adriatic seas:
I come to wive it wealthily in Padua;
If wealthily, then happily in Padua.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

June 14, 2016

Happy Flag Day ! Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14th in 1777.

(Joan Marcus)

Looking forward to seeing Cush Jumbo in The Taming of the Shrew. The reviews are mixed but the NYT likes it. The framing device featuring Sly is not used and replaced by an unseen narrator who sounds like Donald Trump.

Monday, June 13, 2016

June 13, 2016

Christy Turlington, Edward Burns - Calvin Klein Eternity Commercial 2014.

Eternity, recognized the Halona Blow Hole. Makes sense,

Sunday, June 12, 2016

June 12, 2016

I miss Grantland but now there is The Ringer.

Billy Crystal's Ali tribute was inspiring.

Cool stuff not for sale.

Baker's Ribs still one of the best.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

June 11, 2016

BBQ today at Madison Square Park. Ed Mitchell is back.

Ed Mitchell and the whole hog sandwich.

Smoked Alabama White Wings were a hit.

This wasn't on the menu but sure looked good.

Brooklyn place offered Beef Short Rib.

New sculpture at Union Square named Morphous.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

June 9, 2016

More Hawaii shots.

Pearl Harbor shots. The USS Bonefish was awe-inspiring. Fifty-two submarines of the United States Navy were lost during World War II.

Hawaiian shaved ice. Too much, but very good.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

June 5, 2016

The Missouri visit costs money but is well worth it.

The Utah memorial.

The Arizona memorial