Monday, May 29, 2017

May 29, 2017



Memorial Day.



The Dirty Dozen
on TCM today at 5;15 pm. is still my favorite. Saw him last night in an old Columbo: √Čtude in Black (1972.)

Sunday, May 28, 2017

May 28, 2017



Finished Julius Caesar, Mark Antony is the key.

ANTONY:
Blood and destruction shall be so in use
And dreadful objects so familiar
That mothers shall but smile when they behold
Their infants quarter'd with the hands of war;
All pity choked with custom of fell deeds:
And Caesar's spirit, ranging for revenge,
With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
Shall in these confines with a monarch's voice
Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war;
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
With carrion men, groaning for burial.

The military order Havoc! was a signal given to the English military forces in the Middle Ages to direct the soldiery (in Shakespeare's parlance 'the dogs of war') to pillage and chaos.



Lee Van Cleef was the only reason I watched The Magnificent Seven Ride. has a bit part and is good,

Saturday, May 27, 2017

May 27, 2017



$19 win and three free tickets.



Perfect score !



On sale, will give it a try. None have fructose.




Friday, May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017



The Alamo with the sign for the Crockett Hotel in the back right.



Memorial Day beer, drinking a Sorachi Ace right now.



TCM on Demand: Point Blank. is the bad guy. You know him best as the Mayor in Dirty Harry and Dean Vernon Wormer in Animal House.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May 24, 2017



$21.00 win !

Sunday, May 21, 2017

May 21, 2017



Focus !



I was waiting for Krilencu to try to escape from the Staten Island wall art.



I am re-reading Julius Caesar in preparation for Shakespeare in the Park. Cassius is such an interesting character, played him in the 1953 movie.



Frozen Margarita time, trying out the Magic Bullet, so far so good.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

May 20, 2017



Party by the water in Staten Island.



Wall art in Staten Island.



Two pies to go.



The San Antonio Spurs use this quote as a motivator. Since my grandfather was a stone-cutter, the quote resonates with me.


Friday, May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017



Next major city to visit: Minneapolis.



Bought the Magic Bullet for making Pesto and other things. I used to have a mini food processor but I don't know what I did with it.The Magic Bullet has a terrific recipe book and I might try making a frozen margarita.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017



Borough Ticket Distributions for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM:

Brooklyn


Saturday, July 15
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
145 Brooklyn Ave
Brooklyn 11213

Wednesday, August 2
The Center for Family Life
PS 503/PS 506 at 343 – 60th Street (between 3rd and 4th Ave)
Brooklyn

Staten Island


Wednesday, July 12
Snug Harbor- Staten Island
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island 10301

Friday, July 21
Snug Harbor- Staten Island
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island 10301

Bronx

Thursday, July 13
DreamYard
1085 Washington Ave
Bronx 10456

Monday, July 24
The Point
940 Garrison Ave
Bronx 10474

Queens

Friday, July 14
Queens Library at Flushing
41-17 Main St
Flushing 11355

Tuesday, July 25
Queens Library at Central
89-11 Merrick Blvd
Jamaica 11432

Wednesday, August 9
NY Hall of Science
47-01 111th St
Corona 11368



Some money coming in, will pay for the Chicago trip and Hamilton tickets. We'll see what else.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

May 14, 2017



Mimosas in honor of Mother's Day. My mother and wife are gone but they will be sharing this with me today. Was sick from a new brand of antibiotics last night. Was taking it after a tooth extraction. I hear carbonation helps settle the stomach. Also, drinking a lot of liquids will flush out the medicine.



$5 coupon, no cooking today.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

May 13, 2017



A new book by my favorite biologist Robert Sapolsky.



Starting today: Madison Square Eats.



JULIUS CAESAR is the first play in the Shakespeare in the Park season. The borough distribution is:

Wednesday, May 24
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
145 Brooklyn Ave
Brooklyn 11213

Thursday, May 25
Snug Harbor
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island 10301

Friday, May 26
The Point
940 Garrison Ave
Bronx 10474

Saturday, May 27
NY Hall of Science
47-01 111th St
Corona 11368

Thursday, June 15
DreamYard
1085 Washington Ave
Bronx 10456



No Ed Mitchell this year.Just ordered my fast pass.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

May 9, 2017



Perfect score !



Blade Runner 2049 new trailer. What is human ?

Sunday, May 7, 2017

May 7, 2017



Saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Not as good as the first but still good. is terrific. I remember him from Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.

Spoilers ! Stay to the end: Credits.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

May 6, 2017



Thanks to sites like Eater and Thrillist, I can explore the foods that I would like to try, like: Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria.



And, the Chicago-style hot dog.



First time across the new Kosciuszko Bridge.



Lilacs all over the Greenmarket.



Ferris Bueller's Day Off was a love note to Chicago. The Art Institute sequence was a wonderful scene. A must visit when I go.



Going to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 tonight.

Friday, May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017



Cinco de Mayo ! I have Tequila, now for some limes, a mix and some Gran Gala for Cadillac Margaritas.



Some money coming in, need to take time off. First stop Chicago. In the future, Cuba and Sweden. Also, San Francisco.



Cadillac Margarita.