Monday, September 25, 2017

Sunday, September 24, 2017

September 24, 2017

$20 win.

Cadillac Margarita.

Harlan Ellison's A Boy and His Dog. Not a great movie, but worth watching.

I'm usually not scared, I take each day as it comes. I recently filed as a widower, because I am approaching Full Retirement Age (FRA.) I'm scared because I am reaching the point where I realize: 1) I am getting older; 2) I won't be working at my usual occupation for much longer. I've had a good run, my finances will be ok. I plan to continue doing something but it is a new vista and quite simply a little frightening. I will see what the future brings.

Columbo, Prescription: Murder. The first take, he had an edge in this one that didn't blend into subsequent episodes.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

September 23, 2017

Klute was on TCM on-demand. was quite good, she received an Oscar for this performance. Wiki described her as Gamine in this role. was also interesting.

Friday, September 22, 2017

September 22, 2017

Autumnal Equinox
: The equinox at which the sun approaches the Southern Hemisphere, marking the start of astronomical autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. The time of this occurrence is approximately September 22. On that day, daylight is everywhere 12 hours. Compare with vernal equinox, offset by six months.

I prefer The Lemon Ice King of Corona but Uncle Louie G's ices are pretty good.

From Fort Wadsworth, The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge looming above.

Monday, September 18, 2017

September 18, 2017

King Lear at Battery Weed, Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island.

Used the fort settings very well. According to Wiki, the architects were Robert E. Lee and General Joseph G. Totten.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

September 17, 2017

Three in a row, $50.

Saw Wicked.

The Gershwin Theatre is beautiful.

Mariand Torres, standby Elphaba, was on tap and did a great job. Fantastic voice.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

September 16, 2017


George in the sun.

: Almira Gulch/ The Wicked Witch of the West (WWW.) As I get ready to go see Wicked.

Friday, September 15, 2017

September 15, 2017

Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

September 13, 2017

I like when you order a beer, it comes with the right glass.

Monday, September 11, 2017

September 11, 2017

16 years ago, still hurts.

Grand Central Oyster Bar for lunch.

The New York Public Library is quite impressive.

Bought and finished A Legacy of Spies. Now I have to reread The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

September 9, 2017

Sunflowers in the sun.

Washington Square Park.

Figured I have to take this picture now before they take it it down or put up a plaque outlining his misdeeds.

Different colored carrots.

P.E. and D.D. Seafood.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

September 7, 2017

Who says you can't learn anything from Big Brother. "Entrance Of The Gladiators" written by Julius Fučík. Later adapted AKA "Thunder and Blazes" by Louis-Philippe Laurendeau.

Monday, September 4, 2017

September 4, 2017

If it is Labor Day weekend, it is outlet time. Must be getting old, bought underwear and kitchen utensils and one Converse T-shirt.

Finally saw Cats. Liked it. Had second row seats near the drain pipe, Cats running and jumping around me.

RIP Walter Becker. Rickie Lee Jones wrote a nice tribute in Rolling Stone.

Rock and Roll High School, Forest Hills.

From the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

September 3, 2017

DVR'd Westworld, AI issues abound. You have to love that Yul Brynner is dressed in exactly the same clothes that he wore as gunfighter Chris Adams in 1960’s The Magnificent Seven.

Friday, September 1, 2017

September 1, 2017

BB 19 has a real "Lord of the Flies" feel to it this season.

Summer ends on September 22nd but in reality it ends this weekend.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

August 31, 2017

Last Wednesday's visits included St. Paul: St. Paul and Pacific RR.

Tornado over St. Paul.

Minneapolis Institute of Art : Christ Driving the Money Changers from the Temple.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's birthplace.

Cass Gilbert designed these houses, one for his mother.

Arby's Brisket. I used to eat them in college. It truly is mystery meat, it ain't Brisket.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

August 29, 2017

Tuesday visits: MTM, a Minneapolis icon.

Nice touch at a construction site, the new Nicollet Mall.

Matt's: home of the Juicy Lucy.

Place was packed, ate at the bar. The Juicy Lucy was great.

Thanks to Google maps with bus and train routes, a quick visit after Matt's to the Mall of America. Huge, with an amusement park in the middle. I needed touch screens to find my way out.