Hotels/restaurants/ money savers in that order.
Michelangelo Hotel Room
Al with Esat Aloshi at Rosie O'Grady's
We always stay at the Michelangelo. Everything is around
Food: Carmine’s 44th and Broadway. They tell you to split entrees…because they are so huge. Salad for one and pasta for one will still leave food on your plate. Be prepared to wait a while. Its popular.
Carnegie Deli. .a NY must. Huge sandwiches but very good. Landmark place. 52nd /7th. Alternative with great desserts, Roxy Deli. 47th on TS.
Ben Bensons for steak but I prefer Uncle Jacks 56th st. or Ruth Chris….yes …Ruth Chris, next door to the hotel.
Ellen’s starlight diner, brk, lunch, or dinner. Singing waiters cheap food. Great experience.
Chinese…WO Pah….(call me about this one)
Get the 27.50 subway card….good for a week, will save you over a hundred dollars or more on cab fare and it’s fun and safe.
Food: McCormick and Kuleto’s. waterfront. Great seafood, a tad pricy, entrees around 25 to 30 but every table has a great view of the water including
ELO trading post. On Sutter. Most magnificent Asian fusion food around. Butternut squash dumplings and ribs the size of
Uncle Vitos. Pasta and ravioli and home made pizza. Less than ten bucks and cheap wine and beer. Bush @ Mason.
Sears….like the store …..on Sutter. Home of silver dollar pancakes, great breakfast, super reuben sandwiches and full meals at a very low price.
Aliottos, Scomas, seafood at the wharf…lot of money touristy, good..but touristy.
Clam chowder in the bowl which is made of cut out sourdough bread. Five bucks and great...Pier 39 at the Wharf.
If you are going to
Ten years ago today, it was “Shock and Awe”. George Bush (43) will probably go down as the instigator of the war, but in hindsight, we all
Are right. Right? After all, we all knew who was going to win the Super Bowl, how cold it would get this winter and whether Lindsay Lohan
Might go to jail or not. (Well, maybe not that one). In retrospect we all could make the right decisions. One thing is for sure. It’s a done deal.
Hitler made the wrong call on the
Against it”. Way to go, that’s like saying : “strike three…no wait ball four”. It’s tough to make the right moves and we are all human. Yes, that war is one we
Are still paying for….just like all of the previous wars. There is no “good war”.
We’ve had a few notables from southeast
I really love daylight savings time. It’s really great. We get to lose an hour in the spring, gain it back in the fall.
I know, I know. The crops. I don’t grow crops. I do grow whiskers every day and I do grow older each year.
I don’t add or subtract a year or even a day for it. I could grow deeper in debt but that doesn’t make much sense.
We are growing the size of our debt, nationally and not adding or subtracting any time. So, it’s an hour gained in
The spring, so you can walk your dog later. Or lose it in the fall and burn your lights longer. Or you can get out in the
Field and plant your crops later at night. Maybe Arizona has the right idea.
either have a Droid or a Galaxy. I really can’t tell which. I don’t know it it’s male or female. I can call on it but still have trouble hanging up. The keyboard is too small and
I keep writing words like xioeo and kbqup and ovmsz. I will keep trying. My wife has put my Siamese cats picture on my home screen and cat seems to be telling me to quit being
Stupid and learn how to use the bleep bleep thing. I am now in the 21st century. I do not long for the good old days, because I hated pay phone booths. I never had the right
Change and they always smelled bad and had some gal’s number on it that said “for a good time, call …….”. I don’t miss cars that have no air conditioning and I would
Much rather heat in a microwave than on a stove top. I love the internet and color television so I will learn how to love this Droid, or is it a Galaxy? I love the new days and the
Fact I am still here. I don’t care about class re unions where people tell each other “they haven’t changed a bit”. Have to go now, my Galaxy is sending me a message.
So, it’s March. The old adages, (which no one seems to use anymore) are still there.
“March….in like a lion, out like a lamb”. There are others, too.
“ A stitch in time saves nine”
“Penny wise and pound foolish”
“Only the good die young”
My favorite, which is more attuned to the philosophy of today is
“No good deed goes unpunished”.
I know…it’s not a bakers dozen or early to bed, early to rise, or always wear clean
Underwear, in case you get in a wreck….but hey….it’s March. There’s the March
Hare, March Madness and a lot of other things to consider. There’s the fact that
Income taxes are due next month and Easter is just around the corner and pretty soon it
Will be time to start mowing the grass again..Now, aren’t you happy?
Among the world’s greatest musicians, you will always find the name Van Cliburn.
Very unassuming, but so talented a gentleman who walked this earth and loved every minute.
He soothed the savage beast with his music. He probably did more to further relations during the cold war than any other American.
He was a good friend to
He sold more classical records than virtually any other American.
He was a humble man, who made light of his super accomplishments and yet was so steadfast in his will to please.
He will be missed dearly by those of us who love classical music and the piano.
Though he is at rest his music will live on.
So they are doing the “Harlem Shake” and getting expelled from school. If you have seen it on You Tube, you know it’s relatively harmless but not according to school boards. In
Isn’t is amazing that the storm which dumped untold amounts of snow on
It isn’t a named storm…such as
I am not taking lightly the plight of those who suffered on the east coast, but it is rather bizarre how a passing remark seems to suffice to the
National media. I also realize there are as many people in that area hit by
HOWEVER THESE ARE STILL PEOPLE. They eat, breathe, suffer and cuss just like any other red blooded American. There will be no fundraisers.
There will be no nationally sponsored events. There will be no front page headlines. The governors of these states will not shake their fists at
They will just dig themselves out of the snow and the slush and resume their lives. Am I correct? Probably so.