Rosh Hashana. Day two off, in what the Hebrew calendar Gods made into a four day weekend. Shanah tovah u'metukah.
"Do not be wise in words - be wise in deeds. - Jewish Proverb
Yesterday was gorgeous. I went out to Coney Island for some sun and views of waves, and to reflect on the death of my dear Aunt Jeanne Lee who passed over in the early morning hours yesterday in a hospice... Way too young at 64-ish.
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face". - Eleanor Roosevelt
Today is supposed to be not so gorgeous... Heavy rain and severe storm warnings. Perfect to stay in and do stuff.
Attention all future Queens of England. Please don't take your top off outdoors unless you deliberately want to be photographed... This is silly! To all princes and future Kings... Take it all off and do nasty things in public... Take lots of pictures... Please.
Am starting my day with a pot of fresh coffee. And my first batch of Steel Cut Oatmeal in a very long time. A tedious chore that I need to get myself back into the habit of making...
New Krups coffeepot is working good. The money I coulda saved on Starbucks and bodega coffees over last 30 yrs coulda put a kid thru college... I'm making 12 cups at a time... Drink a couple of em and chill the rest for future iced coffees.
Cutting back on saturated fats is my new health goal... So less eggs. And less whole milk in the coffee... So will wean off and down to skim if I can stand it, and will desperately try to precook these oats and keep em in the fridge for microwave reheats... Lots of nuts and fruit added, too.
Ralph's Italian Restaurant, 56th and Ninth Ave, had a bankruptcy sale last week. Anyone know the outcome? Since 1956, it was a white tablecloth establishment throughout Hell's Kitchen's roughest decades... Personally, I miss their Linguine with White Clam sauce.
Follow these 15 simple things and lose a lot of weight.
"Peanut butter and jelly is still the best sandwich..." - Larry King
Good online timer with a perfectly noisy alarm when the oatmeal timing is all done: http://timer.onlineclock.net/
Been a while since a Dis and Dat Post (with tip of hat to Nicomar)...
Will JibJab do a good 2012 election video? IF they go trying to make it look all bi-partisan with Romney-Ryan campaign lookin equal to Obama-Biden. Just forget about it!
New rule: Any state that votes for the disaster that is the Republican ticket will find their state removed from the United States... Democrats within those states will have 90 days to relocate to a Blue State. All these Red States can form their own United Hates of America... What do you think?
There's a question on a popular dating site that asks: Could you date someone of the opposite political view...? I vote a resounding no! Heard of someone who tried to date a Republican... He went to a party and tried to urge his outspoken Lefty friends to please not discuss politics at all... Long story short... How could casual discussion *not* sway toward values? Well, the couple abruptly broke up...
I got a hit on the dating site the other day from a guy who identifies himself as a "Centrist"... WTF? I don't think I want to meet this one for coffee either... Too wishy-washy. LOL
Are you ready to support Obama-Biden 2012?
"I'll never grow old because first I'd have to grow up and that's never going to happen". - Dr. Thanatos on Twitter.
I ask you: Why isn't Angela Lansbury a Dame? She damn well should be!
Heard a rumor that MikeLaw peeked at Postcards from Hell's Kitchen lately! He would make a GREAT blogger! There, I said it. (Again.)
Seven ways to transform your life, from seven expert yogis
When did the Hell's Kitchen Gold's Gym on West 54th switch over to Crunch? Snuck that one right in there.
Brooklyn is now the second most expensive place to live in the entire U.S. As a shock to no one, Manhattan is first. Here's: What $2,600 Can Rent You Around New York City...
Apparently the Google's Bacon Number Kevin Bacon search thingie doesn't care about we little people! Only the biggest stars are included. So, hey Google, before you go touting the genius of your new tool, how about if you make it work properly? Meanwhile: The Oracle of Bacon knows all.
"The older I get, the more you can just kiss my ass". - Cranky Pappy on Twitter.
I love my water! Seven reasons why you should drink one more glass of water today.
"Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes... by remaining silent." ~ Dalai Lama
Shana Tovah to Blackie Schackner, amazing harmonica artist, now in his 90's, resting in a Nursing Home in AZ this Jewish new year. Love to Bertha, too.
Boy Scouts like hiding child molesters but gays aren't good enough? Boy Scouts Face Release Of Damaging Child Sex Abuse Files. Boy Scouts of America has become a homophobic HATE organization. Hope all this newest publicity fixes that!
Bernadette Peters asks a favor on Twitter: Please take a moment to read and share Broadway Barks latest article about Black Dog Syndrome. Black is beautiful!
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does". - William James