I've celebrated National Margarita Day previously on this blog but always combined it with some other event. Today I am only celebrating this wonderful day. Well, sorta. As far as I am concerned they are specifically designed for Mexican restaurants. There is nothing that goes so well with a Margarita as a Mexican menu. I … Continue reading National Margarita Day
National Cherry Pie Day and where I get mine free!
I've said it before and I will say it again. I love pie and my favorite is Cherry Pie! Today the National Cherry Pie Day comes on Monday and that is appropriate. Whenever possible I get mine free on Mondays. Here in Florida (and I assume nationwide) you get a free slice of pie on … Continue reading National Cherry Pie Day and where I get mine free!
First ever International Snowmobile Ride Day
Yep, they keep adding new Days to Celebrate and Nope, I have never ridden on a snowmobile. And I am unlikely to anytime soon since I have moved to Florida. But I am still excited. This day was established by BRP - Bombardier Recreational Products. Back in 1937 Joseph-Armand Bombardier invented and patented the snowmobile … Continue reading First ever International Snowmobile Ride Day
Ocala Spyder Ryders Cruise to the Yalaha Bakery
What a beautiful day for a ryde. What a great destination (I've recently posted about the great German Bakery here in Central Florida). What a nice group of people. There were a dozen Can-Am Spyders, from RT's to F3s. And, of course, there sits my Josephine in the far right of the group. And of … Continue reading Ocala Spyder Ryders Cruise to the Yalaha Bakery
Quick Ramble on Polar Vortexes and Florida Ryding
Way back in 2018 I rambled on about bomb cyclones and polar vortexes when I lived back in New York City. Pre-war buildings and steam heat worked wonders. NYC this weekend is about to get another severe winter freeze getting down to below 15 degrees Fahrenheit. For my friends there please stay inside and stay … Continue reading Quick Ramble on Polar Vortexes and Florida Ryding
I found a new location to celebrate National Croissant Day
When I moved from New York City about 18 months ago I seriously missed the many ethnic food shops that Central Florida simply does not have in abundance. Sure, after a few months here I came across an authentic French Bakery that I adored. However they soon closed after the landlord booted them out to … Continue reading I found a new location to celebrate National Croissant Day
Today is National Florida Day and all the strangeness that comes with it
National Florida Day celebrates the day this region of the US officially became a state. No wonder it happened during a winter month. Florida seems to attract an entire bevy of odd characters. Watching the local news is practically a three ring circus. This season is my favorite all year. Moderate, even warm, days make … Continue reading Today is National Florida Day and all the strangeness that comes with it
Luckily National Pie Day falls on a Monday
There are many Pies that are celebrating with their own National Days throughout the year, but today is a generic National Pie Day. You can bet I will be celebrating them throughout the calendar but today, let us celebrate all types and flavors of pie. And the fact it falls on a Monday is luck … Continue reading Luckily National Pie Day falls on a Monday
A Tour of the “Ma” Barker House
Tucked away in a clearing of the forest at the Carney Island Recreation & Conservation Area is a local Marion County gem that is hard to find and not very well known. It is known as the Bradford-Barker House and was the center of the longest shootout in FBI history. Want to know more? So … Continue reading A Tour of the “Ma” Barker House
Today is National Winter Skin Relief Day
Before recently moving to Florida, I had spent 27 winters in the northern US (and 15 winters earlier in my life). I can assure you that my skin dried out, developed cracks and was a major irritation. The cold dry weather and extra dry indoor heating is a major contributor to the condition. But here … Continue reading Today is National Winter Skin Relief Day
Today is National Technology Day
National Technology Day on January 6th recognizes how technology changes the world and looks to the future of technology. As usual I seem to spend more time looking to the past. After yesterday's post about old-time computer stuff from the 1980's another memory popped up and I wanted to continue the thread for National Technology … Continue reading Today is National Technology Day
Back to Blogging in the New Year
Yes, I've been missing from blogging for quite some time. Many reasons, no good excuses. A death in the family, a brush with COVID, lots of unexpected happenings, and general malaise all contributed. Once I stopped blogging it was hard to start back up. I didn't write blog posts, read other blogs, or even think … Continue reading Back to Blogging in the New Year
Happy Fathers Day to all and especially my Dad
I've already written many times about my Father on Fathers Day and how I miss him. Hope you celebrate your dad today and everyday and cherish him if he is still with you. This is still my favorite picture of me and my dad. It was taken several decades ago. As always you can find … Continue reading Happy Fathers Day to all and especially my Dad
Happy International Sushi Day
I really like sushi so am happy to celebrate this day. But not all sushi. Those restaurants who insist on having the sushi chef choose your selection don't suit me. For instance, I'm sorry but I don't like eel. Yet that seems to be one of the sushi chef's favorites. So I'm not a sushi … Continue reading Happy International Sushi Day
“Happy Birthday, Leonard” to be mounted in Sarasota
My short play "Happy Birthday, Leonard" will be part of the Theatre Odyssey Seventeenth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival in Sarasota, Florida. There will be three evening shows from Thursday, June 9 - Friday, June 11 at 7:30 PM. There will also be a matinee at 2 PM, Sunday, June 12. I will be at that … Continue reading “Happy Birthday, Leonard” to be mounted in Sarasota
Tonight is Opening Night
For those in Central Florida, hope you will come to see the play. For those farther away, please say a quick and quiet prayer that it goes all right. Been a long time since I was in quite this type of situation. Tonight is opening night at the Living Drama Theatre in Eustis, Florida for … Continue reading Tonight is Opening Night
Throwback Thursday – My father would have been 85 today
My father died far too young, taken by his addiction to nicotine and cigarettes. I miss him a lot and thought I would dredge up two nice photos from the past. Below are photos of my father in 1938 and me in 1960. Both enjoying the sun on a blanket on the lawn. Happy Birthday … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – My father would have been 85 today
Celebrating Cincinnati Cuisine #6 – Cincinnati Style Chili (with a call out to National Peppermint Patty Day)
In celebration of the Cincinnati Bengals returning to the Super Bowl after an absence of more than three decades, I will post a unique Queen City Flavor Experience each day until the big day. Many regions of this country developed food or drink preferences that have withstood the national big brands swamping America with their … Continue reading Celebrating Cincinnati Cuisine #6 – Cincinnati Style Chili (with a call out to National Peppermint Patty Day)
Merry Florida Christmas
As you might imagine, Christmas in Florida is a little bit different. We'll have no snow but lots of fun and maybe a special sleigh ride through the swamps. As a matter of fact, with my recent quarantine beard growth I just might be able to play the role of Santa if I keep this … Continue reading Merry Florida Christmas
Throwback Thursday – A coming birthday for my brother
For this week's Throwback Thursday I am wishing a Happy Birthday (coming this weekend) to my favorite (and only) brother. He is a fabulous person and quite literally a life saver. Not only is he a great guy he has always had good taste. Below you will find a photo of him proudly standing on … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – A coming birthday for my brother
Follow-up Review to items from VikingBags.com and VikingCycle.com
It is always fun to unwrap and admired new motorcycle gear out of the box. But check back in a few months after the items have been rigorously road tested on both long and short trips. The real value is how they last and serve your purposes. That is exactly what I did. You may … Continue reading Follow-up Review to items from VikingBags.com and VikingCycle.com
Throwback Thursday – Happy Thanksgiving!
I've only been doing Throwback Thursdays on a regular basis for less than a year. Since Thanksgiving always falls on a Thursday, you can be sure I will have to mount many of these entries over the coming years. Luckily Thanksgiving means a gathering of families and lots of photos along the way. I hope … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Happy Thanksgiving!
National Tie One On Day
Nope, this is not what you're thinking. Drinking to oblivion comes after the Thanksgiving Holiday from listening to your crazy relative explain all their political conspiracy theories to you over the turkey dinner. National Tie One On Day is all about helping out with the coming feast. Tie on your apron, roll up your sleeves … Continue reading National Tie One On Day
CELEBRITY DIVORCE is shortlisted in Dubai!
My recent ten-minute play CELEBRITY DIVORCE has been shortlisted for the Short+Sweet Festival in Dubai, United Arab Emirates! This means that the script is a finalist and that participating directors will select plays from the group to present in the festival that will be presented between January and March in 2022. Of course the same … Continue reading CELEBRITY DIVORCE is shortlisted in Dubai!
Part 3 of an extended Throwback Thursday – Theatrical Network before the internet!
My final installment of a celebration of the anniversary of the opening of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. The beautiful theater (see my Wednesday post for a photo) could be configured for our exceptional Naples Philharmonic, but also for touring performances of other musicians and Broadway touring productions. From my early days of leading … Continue reading Part 3 of an extended Throwback Thursday – Theatrical Network before the internet!
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