Wednesday, April 23, 2014


 So I was browsing through Wikipedia today, something I like to do every once in a while. For some reason I read the entry on the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, which I had been to a few times when I was 11 and 12.
 A bit later, I was checking my BookBub email (they let you know about free & cheap books for your Kindle and I suppose Nook). Lo and behold, they had a listing for a 99 cent special e-book all about the World’s Fair! What
synchronicity…so of course I bought it!
 Strange how things like that happen every once in a while…(cue: Twilight Zone theme…doo-doo-doo-doo…)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


“They walked right in on camera. They’re playing the odds and they’re getting arrested. But if you can’t fix stupid, we can arrest stupid,”(Polk County,FL Sheriff)Judd said.
The sheriff said the operation zeroed in on more than 40 people, with some stealing things worth next to nothing.
“We saw the smallest retail theft was a $1.50 for some Pringles. And when asked why in the world you'd steal Pringles, his response was well I’d been smoking marijuana and I had the munchies,” Judd said.

Sunday, April 20, 2014


 According to a study by Caltech & UCLA there is one nerve cell in the human brain that reacts to pictures of Jennifer Aniston, and only Jennifer Aniston. There is another one that responds to pictures of Halle Berry - even in her Catwoman mask! 
 Isn't that just crazy; just think, millions of nerve cells and each one responding to just one person...

(from Feb.2014 National Geographic)

(those 2 neurons are working overtime now, aren't they?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

BEER# 1122

San Miguel Cerveza Negra: A nice tasty dark lager (more like an amber) with rich caramel tones made from roasted pilsen malt.
This showed up in a 9 pack (they used to be 10 packs) of mixed bottles from World Market that my daughter bought me for my 40th anniversary. Interestingly, this beer from the Philippines is from the same brewery that brewed the first beer on my beer list.(Not really sure, but I know when we lived in Wilton after coming back from the Philippines my Dad used to get a case every Xmas from someone he worked with over there & he always let me try things like that - so legend makes it beer#1). 

Really enjoyed the Cerveza Negra, hopefully I’ll be able to find a 6-pack somewhere so I can drink 5 more and share 1 with my beer buddy Jim.
 Hey, that’s what friends are for!

Monday, April 14, 2014


By Matthew Pearl:
‘…often a reader will read a magazine critic’s notice of a book, after having already read the book himself, eager to compare perspectives, and think, “This cannot be the book I read! There must be another version. in which everything has changed, and I shall have to find it, too!”’

Friday, April 11, 2014


The legendary King Gambrinus…and all you beer folk know who that is. So raise a glass and toast the real King of Beers on his something-or-other birthday. Na Zdravi, Mabuhay, Salud, & Prost, Cheers in any language!


Thursday, April 10, 2014


"50 Cent ordered to pay millions to Bradenton company."
(However, he will not be allowed to pay with
50 cent coins.)

Saturday, April 05, 2014


When your parents told you that “I’m telling you for the last time…”,
it rarely was…

Back in the spanking days they always told you that ”This will hurt me more than it will you”,
but it never did…

But if they told you “You’ll always be my little boy (or girl)”,
you pretty much were…

(It’s been 4 years today…still miss you Mom)

Friday, April 04, 2014