Monday, May 28, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
The following movies were playing on the 12 screens of the local multiplex:
Shrek - 5 screens
Pirates of the Caribbean - 4 screens
Spiderman - 2 screens
It seems that the movie producers can not be original any more. They take old movies and just recycle them. We saw Pirates of the Caribbean. Good for special effects and costumes. It was a hot day and good to stay for a few hours in an air conditioned theater.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
I needed some intellectually stimulation today so I decided to go to an American Chemical Society local meeting titled "Living Natural Gas - Safe 'N Sound" held at Hofstra University. A company called Broadwater wants to construct a liquefied natural gas terminal in the middle of Long Island Sound that will connect with an existing natural gas pipeline in the Sound. The speakers discussed the pros and cons of building such a structure. I would discuss the details here.
Of course today is Bob Dylan's birthday. I listened to WFUV at home and in the car going to and from the conference. The station played one dong by Dylan and one cover version each hour. This limitation is a result of the Digital Millenium Copyright ACt which restricts the number of songs by a single artist that can be played on an Internet radio station. Since WFUV does webcast, it must abide by the regulation. Years ago WFUV would devoted its entire programming day to Dylan's music. Right now I am listening to XM Deep Tracks which is also featuring Mr. Zimmerman. At 5 PM the family will watch the Video of Dylan covering the period 1966-78. During dinner Lee will pick a Dylan CD.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
No need to repeat what I wrote a year ago http://journals.aol.com/bruces8852/BrucesJournal/entries/2006/05/25/my-yearly-visit-to-rego-park/322
This year I walked to the Queens Center Mall and noted that it was greatly enlarged since I last visited there. Back in 1962 my Bar Mitzvah reception was at a restaurant on Queens Blvd. one block away from the Rego Park Jewish Center called Le Flamboyan. It closed years ago, but until recently there was a furniture store on that site. Within the last year it became a men's clothing outlet.
This afternoon Karen and I walked to the Macy's in downtown Flushing and did some shopping for clothing. When Lee came back from school we walked over to Uncle Bill's Diner for dinner. It is nice not to have to travel to Jersey to feel frustrated.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
The terrific three went to Shea Stadium to see the Mets play the Yankees. There was a light mist through most of the game , but we stayed to watch the game. David Wright hit two two-run home runs to stake the Mets to an 8-2 lead. But the Yankees fought back to come to 8-6. The Mets scored two more runs to take a 10-6 lead bu the Yankees scored a run in the top of the ninth to make it close. The final was 10-7. Alan B dropped by and had his radio listening to Saturday Night Oldies. After the game we ate dinner at Burger King. I was able to catch Saturday Night Oldies from 8:45. The picture above was not taken at Shea, but at Miller Field in Milwuakee last summer.