Sunday, April 30, 2017

April 30, 2017

$50 win last night at cards. Was up over $100 at one point and got cold near the end.

Had Shiner Bock and it bought me luck.

Reposado, meaning rested, mostly aged in oak barrels from 2 to 12 months

Means roast goat kid. Cabrito is known for its high quality at an affordable price.

Asparagus in the house !

Breakfast Radishes in the sun.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

April 29, 2017

The NYT Crossword let me know that I never read this one, just ordered it. 15% coupon and big discount if ordered online. I compared Amazon Prime to Barnes and Noble and BandN wins.

Also, just learned that George Smiley is expected to return in a new novel: A Legacy of Spies.

Friday, April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017

Perfect scores !

DHL from Egypt. Nice graphics.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

April 23, 2017

" small your world will become when all your thoughts are about power and tactics."

Falstaff: Give Me Life by Harold Bloom is next on the reading list.

This was added to the order. DVD for $5.99 from Amazon Prime.

The next time I am at Arthur Avenue, a visit to the Sausage chandelier.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

April 22, 2017

At first, I thought it was food poisoning but since everyone in the house came down with it: norovirus. Nasty piece of change, just starting to feel better. It hit the NY area and impacted many schools. The one I caught in Peru lasted nine days, this one three days.

I know it as The Road Warrior not Mad Max 2.

"Greetings from The Humungus! The Lord Humungus! The Warrior of the Wasteland! The Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla!"

Fargo the movie, still good, you betcha.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

April 16, 2017

Happy Easter !

Candy after 40 days of fasting.

80° plus today.

Take-out Easter with $5 coupon.

Forsythias starting to really bloom.

The Pear trees are ready for their short splendor.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

April 15, 2017

Perfect score !

Good video on Showtime : The Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds. I bought the 50th anniversary CDs of Pet Sounds. It is now officially Summer with tomorrow hitting 80°.

First sign of things to come. Ramps !

Finishing up my Seneca kick. His relationship with Nero belied his written product. Fascinating.

Friday, April 14, 2017

April 14, 2017

Ok, baseball season, I'm ready to start watching the Yankees. A good way to read books and look up when something happens.

I usually don't watch the early rounds but this weekend's games look good.

Chocolate after 40 days of no snacking.

The leftovers from St.Patrick's Day are being taken care of tonight.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017

Bed Bath and Beyond coupons, bought Ellen DeGeneres sheets on sale. Hadn't washed my old sheets in quite some time, new sheets feel good.

Old Speckled Hen was not named after a chicken but a paint splattered MG car.

From their web site:

"In 1979 the MG Car Company celebrated the 50th Anniversary of its move from Edmund Road, Cowley, Oxford to Abingdon. They asked Morland & Co. to brew a special commemorative beer for the occasion, for which they would suggest the name. The name chosen was ‘Old Speckled Hen’, which took its name not from a bird, but a car: a paint-spattered MG Featherlight Saloon. Back in the day, this was the MG factory run-around, fondly referred to as the “Owld Speckl’d Un” due to its mottled appearance after several years parked under the paint shop."

Monday, April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

$18.50 win !

Cherry Blossom time.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

April 9, 2017

Palm Sunday. The ashes from Ash Wednesday are made from palm branches blessed on the previous year's Palm Sunday.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

April 8, 2017

$25 win !

German beer.

Golden Apples in the sun.

Monday, April 3, 2017

April 3, 2017

Championship game tonight. Don't care for either team. I will root for Gonzaga because Bing Crosby went there. The NYT recently had a story on North Carolina's "Fake Classes." Is that real "Fake News?"

Nusquam est qui ubique est. Vitam in peregrinatione exigentibus hoc evenit, ut multa hospitia habeant, nullas amicitias.

Who is everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends.

Near Madison Square Garden. 24 is still good, not like before but still good.

Keen's was another time capsule place. Excellent food and service. The Affogato was a special treat.

Tried Chick-fil-A, pretty good.

Herald Square Macy's had a Spring festival.

Forsythias are starting to flower.