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
Here’s what you probably realize anyway, but just for grins I will repeat.
At 3.65 a gallon as opposed to 3.00 (which is was November one last:
There is considerable difference. At 59 cents a gallon more, on a twenty gallon tank, multiplied by four weeks in a month it comes to
47.20 a month. Times twelve that is 566.00 a year. Now take into consideration that if a driver carrying goods adds that to say, 100
Gallons a month more, you will be able to see why retail items will cost more and the loser again, is us. If you drive ten miles to work each day and back,
At 20 miles to the gallon, you will have spent 3.65, twenty miles each way 7.30. Heavy traffic might mean 10 miles per gallon and on and on. We probably
Do not realize the little unnecessary trips we make every day are costly. Of course if gas goes to 4.00 or 4.50 a gallon, the cut is even deeper.
Just a little food for thought.
Today is the ACTUAL birthday of the father of our country, George Washington. Think of the advantage he had. He didn’t have to bash the previous administration. On the down side he couldn’t blame them for anything either. He was the first white president. Actually he was the first president of any color. He bought whisky on election day for voters to insure they voted right. He didn’t buy voters any I-pads because they hadn’t been invented yet. First in war, first in the hearts of his countrymen, yet married a widow. There was no TMZ to dream up an imaginary relationship with Kim Kardashian. If he did really chop down that cherry tree, there was no complaint from the Sierra Club. The dollar he threw across the
We have apparently gone statistic crazy. Today’ stat sheet includes the amount of fast food adults eat in comparison to teenagers.
Today’s stats also include the amount of births by teens (I presume out of wedlock) in the country as compared to the burbs and the city.
We also viewed info regarding what percentage of us are willing to pay off the national debt, (unfortunately, with no solution).
Why don’t we come up with some equally foolish statistics to even further confuse us.
What are the chances of my cousin Marilyn sharing the lottery jackpot with me, should she win?.
What are the chances of Slippery Rock state teachers college ending up in the Orange Bowl next year?
What are the odds of convincing my wife I need a new boat,(in light of the fact I have sunk the other three)?
What are the odds of someone mistaking me for George Clooney?
What are the odds of one of my friends returning from Vegas and telling me something other than they broke even?
Now there’s some red meat. You statisticians can reach me at this website if you are interested.
Make no mistake. I am very glad I was not aboard the TRIUMPH this past weekend. No one loves misery and it’s bad enough when you
Get whacked with a hurricane and have to do without the amenities you take for granted.
But when you pay for the misery, it’s even worse. Folks who thought they were going on a vacation only find out it was a nightmare.
That’s a different story. I am sure there will be lawsuits galore and one has come to expect that. I find it more realistic to find someone
Who kissed the ground upon arriving in
It can happen on the highway. You could get run over crossing the street on your way to buy groceries. What’s at stake here now is what the cruise lines
Can do to prevent future problems. Will the cruise lines suffer a decline in business? Probably not. Will many of us cruise again in the near future?
Probably. One thing is for sure. None of those on the TRIUMPH endured what our troops go through daily in Afghanistan.
Tomorrow is the 45th anniversary of 9-1-1. In 1968 this service served us well. In a crisis, it came in handy. Since then it has gone downhill.
People calling to complain about their dog being sick.
Callers beefing about their pot being stolen.
Citizens berating Ronald Mc Donald.
Non tee-totaling residents whining about their wife having left them.
Overweight gripers telling of no pepperoni on their pizza.
Hey, folks. Use it for the good…not the inane. Just turn the TV to the Pat Boone channel.
What else to mention other than the USPS deleting Saturday mail for the most part. It’s probably something that should have been done years ago and they
Tell us it will save a few billion a year. What makes me sad is that some will lose their jobs and that is never a good thing. The Postmaster General made
This decision and now congress which never gets anything right, wants to know the legality of him doing this. I feel confident the president would not have
Allowed this were it not legal. Congress and the government cannot run Amtrak (dismal failure) Medicare (likewise) Social Security (again) and on and on.
Unlike Midas who had everything turn to gold when he touched it, our erstwhile leaders on the hill make everything turn to something other than gold when
They touch it. We will survive with mail five days a week just like we survive any holiday when the
It …….leave it alone.
It’s so refreshing to know that the HISD is fining folks for fundraisers. Maybe they should form the group FFFF. One high school was fined because a coach, while raising money for his school sold Popeye’s chicken without divulging the fat content. (Maybe he should have written it on the drumsticks). Another fined for selling ice cream in more than four ounce sizes. There are too many infractions to name but like we have been telling you for years, the country is going crazy….(Going, you mean gone)….with rules that have affected every kid who likes pop tarts to those operating lemonade stands. I am in the 21st century just like the rest of the world but am so glad I was brought up at a time when good….meant good…not evil. Church socials, covered dishes, ice cream from a wagon sold by a guy without gloves and penny candy that was probably handled by every kid on the block before it was sold. I sold Kool Aid one summer and after every glass, would wash it in a bucket of water. (one glass, you know). I sold out every Saturday for a month before the kid down the street sold it for 3 cents instead of a nickel and drove me out of business. My grandchildren will never experience that. What a pity. George Orwell had it right. Big Brother is watching!!! The Houston Independent school district is not the only spoil sport.. All over this country, it’s happening. Yeah, I wash my hands too. But I am not the food police…thank goodness.
Maybe amidst all the hard shell “me first” attitudes is a bit of warmth within us all. Ad meter results show the # 1 favorite commercial in yesterdays super bowl was the one where the young man and his horse are reunited. (Budweiser). Among the litany of ads, this one jumped out at people proving they love horses and the love of them. I dare say a doggie ad would have done well to. The Paul Harvey voiced ad for Dodge speaking of “God made a farmer” found it’s way into our hearts also. Maybe, if given a chance and a more steady diet of “good” we would force a smile instead of a smirk. There is kindness in the world.
Unfortunately we seem to be afraid to show kindness or sincerity for fear of being laughed at. Perhaps I am a little too emotional when it comes to animals or people that remind me of my folks. I love being that way and am so glad to find others feel that way too. It’s a bit of a long shot to think any of us would change our every day routine but it is pleasant to know that people, if but for a brief moment or two can become more humane. I’m betting that the producers of those commercials hope so, too.
I really don’t care if the ground hog sees his shadow or not, because it’s probably not going to affect southeast