Monday, October 16, 2017

34th Wedding Anniversary Today


Endless Love by Lionel Ritchie and Diana Ross was our wedding song.  Karen picked it all those years ago.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Happy Birthday to New York City Culture's Best Friend


October 15 is the birthday of Roy Herschaft who easily New York City Culture's best friend.  As he is retired for over 10 years he enjoys opera, ballet, concerts, theater, and movies.  While he is out enjoying himself he records cultural programs on Channel 13.

I met Roy all those years ago when we were students at Forest Hills High School.  We used to walk along Saunders Street in Rego Park and then down 67th Avenue to school.  The topic of conversation was often the WMCA and WABC music surveys.

By the way, today is also the 12th anniversary of Bruce's Journal.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

LIU Post 52 Southern Connecticut State 35


It was cloudy and dreary in the morning, but the weather cleared up in the afternoon so we drove up to the LIU Post campus in Brookville to see college football.  Most of the Division II games that we have seen there have been high scoring.  I guess it is difficult to organize defensive strategies.  The 87 points for the two schools meant 12 touchdowns and 1 field goal was scored.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Random Comments of the Day

Austin Rogers lost on Jeopardy last night, thus he is leaving after 12 victories and obviously will return for the Tournament of Champions.  There is always a luck factor in Jeopardy with the categories, questions, and competition.

It will be the Yankees playing the Astros in the ALCS and the Dodgers against the Cubs in the NLCS.  In a short series, anything can happen.  Baseball games are long enough, but they are longer in the postseason. If the games will start at 8 PM, I will likely be unable to stay up for the entire game.

I am taking a vacation day as I lose any accrued vacation time that I have when I retire at the end of December.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Austin Rogers Jeopardy Superstar


Today, Austin Rogers, a bartender from New York City won his 12th game and has amassed winnings of $411,000.  Most of his victories have been runaways.  How far will he go?  Of course, Ken Jennings with winnings of over $2,000,000 in 74 victories is the all-time winner.  He usually bets big bucks on Daily Doubles and gets it right.

You never know when the categories will not be in his areas of expertise or when he will lose big on a Daily Double.  One game at a time.

Monday, October 9, 2017

John Lennon - 77 If


Woman was on the Double Fantasy album which was released shortly before his death.  Today is the 77th anniversary of his birth.  We will never know what songs he would have written if he had lived.  Would there have been a reunion of the 4 Beatles?  Would he have collaborated with Elton John, Bob Dylan or anyone else?

RIP John.  You left us some wonderful songs as a Beatle and a solo performer.
 
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