Saturday morning I like to wake up early and get breakfast at the deli. I mixed it up a bit by going to Starbucks. I’m not a Starbucks guy. I only went because I have a gift card. I got there at 7:30 AM and the parking lot is packed. So I parked next door in the bank parking lot. I’m standing in line for five long minutes and the barista shouts, “Oh no, the tow truck is at the bank!” I look over and the truck is pulling in next to my car. I got the hell out of line and got in my car ASAP! I think the tow guy may have honked at me but I wasn’t about to acknowledge him. What a joke! 7:30 AM! The damn bank wasn’t even open! I pulled into the now empty Starbucks lot and got Cara some coffee and myself a blueberry muffin. The baked goods are behind glass. BUT, they took my muffin out of a plastic bag and heated it up. Let me tell you, it’s unappetizing to see a muffin removed from a plastic bag. I know Starbucks isn’t a bakery but at least give me the illusion your stuff is fresh. It reminded me of the time when I saw McDonalds’ orange juice being loaded into the dispenser. It comes in a large plastic bag! Rough morning. I won’t be going back to Starbucks.
Saturday afternoon Cara took her niece and nephew to see the latest Hunger Games movie. I didn’t read the books so I didn’t go. Instead, I went to the movies by myself. I saw ‘Nebraska’.
I liked it a lot. No spoilers. Bruce Dern was great and so was Will Forte. The pacing of the film reminded me of The Straight Story. I like Bruce Dern. Back in the day, HBO used to show one of his movies, ‘Middle Age Crazy’. As a kid I bet I didn’t understand the midlife crisis plot but I did enjoy this scene:
Sunday the temperature dropped about 30 degrees! I wasn’t about to leave the house! I did go to the market later but again, the odds were stacked against me, watch:
Why do I even bother!
Have a great day!
Can I take this bread back for a refund? They saw me coming!
Have a great weekend!
Frost on the windshield. It seems too early for it to be this cold. But I have begun shopping for Christmas…so it’s not that early, ha ha. The other day I made beef bourguignon. I cooked it in the slow cooker. Set it and 7 hours later, boom, tender meat. It turned out great.
Crap, I just realized something! Today is November 21. I usually play Guns N’ Roses November Rain once a day in the month of November.
I totally forgot this year! I guess I could listen to it 21 times today to catch up. Darn. I’ve been listening to an album my friend Paula let me borrow years ago, Belle and Sebastian. The album is called The Life Pursuit. It’s good! I want to go back and hear their other stuff. I can’t believe it took me this long to listen to it, ha ha.
Hey, Billy Joel tickets for Madison Square Garden went on sale yesterday.
I got shut out when Billy played a show at a Long Island theater a few weeks ago. This time around I was not going to get shut out! I was ready to go at 10 AM yesterday. The stupid Ticketmaster interface wasn’t loading for me! It was madness. Thankfully Cara was able to get a pair. We’ve never seen Billy Joel live. We’re looking forward to it!
Have a nice day.
I cooked this last night. It was delicious. Shrimp, salt, red pepper flakes, lemon juice, tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, wine and parsley. It’s a Hung Huynh recipe. He’s a Top Chef winner. Tasty and easy.
Have a nice day.
I had a great weekend. On Saturday, Cara and I celebrated her birthday by eating at one of our favorite restaurants. I enjoyed some calamari and Thai baby back ribs. So delicious! Before dinner I watched a fascinating PBS program about parrots.
I couldn’t stop watching. Parrots are smart birds and aren’t meant to spend their lives in cages. They’re wild birds! Their eggs are taken from Costa Rica and they end up in pet shops. Their wings are clipped and they spend the rest of their 80 years(!) behind bars. It was very sad. Before that show I had never seen a parrot fly! That’s nuts. Anyway, great broadcast.
Sunday I cleaned the gutters, watched some football and had dinner with family. Good stuff!
Have a great day!