Today's Throwback Thursday is a vacation to a San Francisco more than two decades ago. During that trip we stopped by Boudin Bakery at Fisherman's Wharf where I picked up some of their delicious sourdough bread. Along the way I picked up some bottled water, which was still a bit of a novelty in those … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – a Joke in Alcatraz
Time for National (yawn) Napping Day
The day after the Daylight Savings Day returns is National Napping Day because of the hour sleep you lost over the weekend. If you are reading this at work just show this blog to your boss. He is legally required to offer you an hours nap at your desk to compensate. Really. Would I lie … Continue reading Time for National (yawn) Napping Day
A belated welcome to Daylight Savings time.
Yep, it happened while you slept. An hour removed from your day and sleep. I know I should have warned you of it yesterday but time got away from me. Just like it did last night. So hang in there. The hour will be returned next fall but no interest accrued.
National Marching Music Day
Today we celebrating those parade happy musical groups who bring inspiration, uplift and excitement to our city streets. I have friends who have been in marching bands of universities and other organizations. They are rightly proud of their skills and accomplishments. I am happy to know them. But what I secretly enjoy about this day … Continue reading National Marching Music Day
Throwback Thursday – You’ll never guess what this really is…
Came across a photo I have not seen in a while and you will never guess what this is... Was it me working construction? Doing excavating? Heavy machinery? None of the above but playing at it. This is me back in my acting days doing a shoot as an extra in Miami. I was one … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – You’ll never guess what this really is…
Let The Spring Training Games of 2023 Begin!
Yes the day has arrived for Spring Training Games to begin. The newly named Cleveland Guardians take on the original professional baseball team Cincinnati Reds today at 3:05 PM. May the Reds get their work in, test the new baseball rules, try new lineups and may I hope, maybe, perhaps win? Regardless the baseball season … Continue reading Let The Spring Training Games of 2023 Begin!
National Margarita Day
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!
Cincinnati Reds position players report tomorrow and a quick summary of some new rules
Spring Training begins in earnest tomorrow as the rest of the team shows up to start getting their work in. Also they will spend some time learning about the new rules in their sport for which I have included a summary below. This is my secret hope. We've done next to nothing in the off … Continue reading Cincinnati Reds position players report tomorrow and a quick summary of some new rules
In Memoriam – my oddest pairing ever…
In past In Memoriam posts I have made personal observations on notable passings. Some were writers (Terrence McNally), composers (Stephen Sondheim), baseball players (Joe Morgan), actors (Brian Dennehy), former co-workers (Norman Nadel) and family members (my dear cousin Kim) among many others that can be found in the archives. Today I will be presenting the … Continue reading In Memoriam – my oddest pairing ever…
Cincinnati Reds Pitchers and Catchers Report Today – All is Right with the World…
Ever since I was a little boy, and in so many ways I still am one, the beginning of Spring Training has given me a thrill. Ball hitting glove is the sound of the day. Soon, bats will be added, then test games, then spring training games and finally Opening Day. But don't let me … Continue reading Cincinnati Reds Pitchers and Catchers Report Today – All is Right with the World…
Happy Valentine’s Day
A Happy Valentine's Day to all and I hope you remembered it before you got to this blog. (Because if you forgot this holiday you are in for a world of hurt bub, you've got a lot of making up to do and good luck getting a decent table at the restaurant your significant other … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day
National Pork Rind Day as we focus on Pig Skins Game
As I do not have a rooting interest in this Super Bowl, I can focus on another National Day that happens at the same time. Marketers have already tied their Pork Rind Day to go with the National Pig Skin Championship. As you know pork rinds are just a polite name for the skin of … Continue reading National Pork Rind Day as we focus on Pig Skins Game
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
National Bagel and Lox Day and a Florida source
When I lived in New York City there were many places to find a decent Bagel and Lox sandwich. Pickings are thinner in the Sunshine State, but still possible. Biting into a delicious bagel slathered with cream cheese, cured salmon, onion and capers is a delight. Finding the right bagel is key. There is a … Continue reading National Bagel and Lox Day and a Florida source
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
Groundhog Day? Again?
Groundhog Day was a quaint oddball holiday back in the '70's and 80's. What was a meaningless little lark and meteorologist oddity all changed in the 1993 Harold Ramis movie "Groundhog Day." If you haven't seen it, you must and if you have seen it, you have probably seen it many times. It is a … Continue reading Groundhog Day? Again?
Super Bowl LVII
If you see a Bengals helmet below, you know that my beloved Cincinnati Football team is in the next Super Bowl. Not a single stripe on either helmet so guess my Bengals are out of it this year. That's for three reasons really. The Kansas City Chiefs is an excellent team, one of the best … Continue reading Super Bowl LVII
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
Celebrating Wordle on National Puzzle Day
I like many puzzles, primarily word based puzzles like the New York Times Crossword Puzzle and Spelling Bee games. As I've mentioned before, my favorite word puzzle is the game Wordle. Each day a five letter word is issued and you have six chances to guess that word. There are various rules and I choose … Continue reading Celebrating Wordle on National Puzzle Day
Conference Championship Games on the road to the Super Bowl
Well the final playoff bracket happens tomorrow as the last four teams standing vie for an invitation to the Super Bowl. Of course my observations are all shaded by my orange and black Cincinnati Bengals lenses. The NFC starts out tomorrow afternoon with the San Francisco 49er's visiting the Philadelphia Eagles. For weeks leading up … Continue reading Conference Championship Games on the road to the Super Bowl
Throwback Thursday – Me, Ron and Gin at our Mount Airy home…
Two weeks ago I shared a memory of me taking my own sweet time walking home in the rain when we lived in our Mount Airy home, a neighborhood in Cincinnati. Came upon a photo of the three of us - left to right - Ron, Gin and me on the patio of that home. … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Me, Ron and Gin at our Mount Airy home…
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
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