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45 days ago 29 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
In the sports world, being benched is not a good thing as you are taken off the playing field and assigned to “riding the pine” and hopefully motivated to think “Put me in Coach I’m ready to play!”  However, in real life, a lot can go on while one is sitting on a bench (even, I suppose, in sports).   As pictured, the center of Key West society sits at a bench across from the prime live rock and roll venue Green Parrot Bar on Friday nights at 5:30 for “Sound Check”.  For those...
46 days ago 2 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
It was one of those tough decisions. We were in Aruba and scheduled to fly back to New York last Sunday. The weather forecast in New York was for a snow storm and the prediction was ominous. We called the airline. The flight had not yet been cancelled but the airline would change our reservations to a flight on Monday. Thoughts of being stuck at the airport raced. Then, a telephone call from my brother-in-law with the ever-increasing predicted accumulation. Followed by ...
46 days ago 9 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  Have you ever been sailing in the British Virgin Islands? I’ve been preparing for a couple of months. Learning the glossary of terms these salty sailors use, is a language all on its own. If you know me, even just a little, you’re confident I’m comfortable with the proficient use of swear words. Why do terms suddenly change when one steps on a water vessel? Why does left suddenly become Port, or right become Starboard? My husband asked “have you taken care of our provision...
48 days ago 6 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  I can’t believe I just said that . . . It’s been a less than white winter. We have seen so little snow in New York this season that it seems to be a kind of low snow record. We have seen so little snow that school districts across the city jumped to close for a snow day. So, when the forecast predicted a bit of a storm Sunday night into Monday, I was kind of excited. We settled in Sunday night watching for the snowflakes to start falling. It had felt like snow all day...
49 days ago 8 comments Categories: Food Blogs Tags:
I need to thank Nancy for inspiring this blog. One of my favorite apps is OpenTable. I love just clicking on the app and making dinner reservations in a matter of seconds. I will rarely, if ever, go out to dinner on a Saturday night to a restaurant that does not accept my OpenTable reservation. I have also, successfully used OpenTable when traveling to various cities to make meal reservations.   And, as much as I depend on OpenTable, I know that I don’t truly understand i...
When March arrives I anticipate and look forward to Spring. I think more about Baseball with opening day at the end of the month of late. Some other things of note occur on the Sports side. March Madness means College Hoops and pools for many. Football Free Agency starts in less than two weeks on March 14 (the draft about six weeks later, April 25-27). Yet as a bit of snow yesterday demonstrated, it forecasts no real relief on the weather side. But for me still the small roun...
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51 days ago 22 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Just yesterday I was having lunch with a friend of mine in a diner on Long Island. After we sat down, the owner came over and asked...did either of you drop $300 dollars?     I didn't but my friend checked his pockets and he was missing that exact amount of money. We were both blown away that this guy found it and brought it over.   Would you have done what that owner did? Be honest......
53 days ago 3 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Greetings from the Happy Island of Aruba. So, we’re walking on the beach and see two women taking pictures of delicious-looking fruit bowls. Couldn’t resist asking where they (the fruit bowls) were from. “Eduardo’s Beach Shack just over there.” As they pointed away from the water. We walked a little longer before turning around and began searching. It wasn’t long before we found Eduardo’s. We ordered our bowls and walked and found a spot to enjoy. After a few minutes, t...
54 days ago 6 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
  Redheads live by their own rules.   Flawed, but fearless, these creatures are always pushing the social envelope. “Gingers” understand themselves and their unique superpowers in ways very few people do. “Flame-throwers” aren’t afraid to take charge and are the persona of boss, without the bossy. BAMF. Warriors at heart.   Lilith the supposed first wife of Adam, is said to have had red hair. She was ultimately kicked out of the Garden of Eden because she refused to subordi...
55 days ago 6 comments Categories: Entertainment Blogs Tags:
  I must admit, I didn’t even notice that there was no host Sunday night for the Academy Awards. The opening musical number was fabulous – Queen with Adam Lambert was a "wow". Followed by three just plain funny women – Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. And then off to the awards! In my opinion, the show moved faster and with more intention than some wandering prior years. The fashions were as always, well, fashionable. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper steamed up the...
56 days ago 7 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
I am writing this blog on Saturday afternoon. I woke up early (for me) to get to my 8:00 a.m. Weight Watcher meeting. Then I went food shopping and did some personal errands. After that, I stopped by a friend's house who recently had hand surgery. I brought her some groceries, help tidy up her apartment, put away her laundry etc., all of the basic chores that she's having trouble doing.   I then went home and tidied up there. As I then sat down to write a blog, all I could th...
After I put last week’s blog to bed, I noticed responses on twitter to a New York Times column that appeared on line last weekend – ahead of its appearance in print, one week ago today. The op-ed played on the apparent rejection by Queens residents of Amazon. The writer – incredulously to this commentator and many who shared their own valid views on twitter – found my home borough “a good place to leave.” Worse, the Times gave a title, “When Queens was lame” that so mislabele...
57 days ago 13 comments Categories: Movies Tags:
Although I made my yearly predictions a couple of months ago, I'm going to take a shot at the Oscar's that are airing Sunday night.   Here are my predictions: Best Actor - Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody Best Actress - Glenn Close in The Wife Best Supporting Actress - Regina King in If Beale Street Could Talk Best Supporting Actor - Mahershala Ali in Green Book Best Director - Spike Lee for BlacKkKlansman Best Picture - Green Book   Let's see how we do :-)...
59 days ago 25 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
When I was young, except for sports stories and related trivia, I was pretty empty headed.  And maybe that was a good thing, as there may now be less useless information clogging  my cranial band width.   Passing on how I got from there and then to here and now (maybe a story for another time), it is indisputable that I presently suffer from an unquenchable thirst for facts, knowledge, gossip and trivia.   I can’t get enough of it! Sometimes this gets me in trouble, as I’m co...
60 days ago 11 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
I was listening to a discussion among news commentators about the Jussie Smollett situation. I am reluctant to characterize it as a hoax, alleged attack, alleged hoax, or anything else. One commentator’s take away rang most true for me. He (I think it was Jeffrey Toobin) noted all of the quick reactions—from public figures and others — when the alleged assault was first reported.   The lesson for all of us is not to jump to conclusions. We are subjected to so much news and ...
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