As winter tightens its grip, a Hot Buttered Rum sounds like the perfect drink to warm up your day. But I have never made one so I, of course, turned to the internet and you can find lots of ideas. My favorite site includes a video, how to make a single cup, how to make … Continue reading National Hot Buttered Rum Day
Better every day. If you have followed this series you know I have made continuing progress as I recuperate from the broken ankle and resulting complications. At first it was a wheelchair, then hopping with a walker, then clumsily on crutches. Now I am taking physical therapy and working to get more movement back and … Continue reading Footnotes #21 – Cane I get there?
National Hat Day was clearly started by some enterprising haberdasher a long time ago. And I am one of their best customers. I have a large collection of top wear, due to my time in the theater, my use of them in magic shows and just because I love to wear them. Some may say … Continue reading Hats off for National Hats Day
Our fair island is not well known for for four legged furry creatures unless you consider the countless dogs people own and the occasional Pizza Rat ™. But our neighborhood (Hudson Heights) is high atop a ridge and surrounded on three sides by forest (or for what passes as forest in New York City). So … Continue reading Manhattan wildlife
If you follow this blog you know what this means - there are pizza deals to be had. You can find special deals at Domino's, Godfather's, Papa John's, Pizza Hut and much more than I can list here. If interested, check your favorite pizzeria or a new place you've always wanted to check. Or better … Continue reading National Pizza Week!
The great Buck Henry died this week and he will be sorely missed. I saw him perform on Broadway earlier this century in a remounting of "Mornings at Seven" and he was terrific. But I will miss him for all that he created. He was the primary screenwriter for "The Graduate." He teamed with Mel … Continue reading In Memoriam – Buck Henry
If you regularly ride the New York City Subway this is a very important topic. As I depend on the A Train, this is essential. Since the following was posted on Twitter on New Year's Eve day ... ...I have seen lots of discussion but I am mystified. The only acceptable answer is #1. It … Continue reading The Great New York Subway Seating Debate
This National Day celebrates one of my favorite treats. This buttery delight is terrific, often covered in chocolate, sometimes with crushed nuts added. Over the counter applications include the popular Heath Bar. You can also find options at quality confectioners. Or make some at home from the excellent website below: https://www.thespruceeats.com/english-toffee-520453 As always you can … Continue reading National English Toffee Day
Grab your camera or your smart phone and wake up early tomorrow New Yorkers. Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 7:20 AM will be the first Manhattanhenge sunrise of the year, and in some reckoning, the new decade. (for more on that topic stop by https://walterthinnes.blog/2020/01/01/happy-new-year-the-decade-question/) For you Big Apple newbies this is the date (one … Continue reading First MANHATTANHENGE of the new decade
As winter settles over the land, today is the day to cuddle up to your sweetheart and take a selfie. Tag with #NationalCuddleUpDay and post it on social media. Sounds like a nice warm idea. As always you can find more at http://www.walterthinnes.com and on Twitter @walterthinnes
Today is National Chocolate Covered Cherries Day and I think you would agree that nothing goes with chocolate better than cherries. Pamela used to give her boys a box of chocolate covered cherries each Christmas. Well, mint also goes well with chocolate, I mean my mouth waters for Girl Scout Thin Mints each year. Anyway, … Continue reading National Chocolate Covered Cherries Day
I thought last year was the season we would win it all but I was wrong. Turns out this season will be that magic year. I'm sure of it (as any baseball fan will let you know). Pitchers and catchers report in 43 days. Of course, hope springs eternal every year for baseball fans, especially … Continue reading The Cincinnati Reds 2020 campaign
Happy New Year and welcome to 2020. You may have heard some arguing whether it is the start of a new decade or it is not. Here is the simple answer. TECHNICALLY it is not. The system of our year numbering, though imposed retroactively, in a flawed manner and adjusted several times, there was no … Continue reading Happy New Year – the Decade question