Sunday, October 30, 2005

This Weekend

Saturday we went to the football game at CW Post who beat Merrimack 41-7.  It seems that when we see a game at Post it is usually one sided.  My mon has been ill with the flu for about a week.  I went to the kosher caterer and bought her a chicken today becuase she can not get out of the house.  Fortunately, her doctor has an office in her building.  Later today, we wlaked to downtown Flushing to try out the new hamberger place.  I bought some clothes in Macys.

Friday, October 28, 2005

October 28, 2005

Lee was a bit of a problem at his afterschool problem at the Samuel Field Y so Karen had to pick him up to take hime home.  Same old crap at work.  Too much management, all talk and no action, too much of the management mumbo jumbo. It seems that I don't need as much sleep as I used to.  Last night I went to sleep at 11:30 and got up at 4:30 and couldn't fall back asleep.  The Beatles sound terrific after all these years.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Movies this weekend

It rained yesterday so we went out to see Dreamer.  It is about a 7 year old girl who becomes the owner of a horse who was almost put to sleep after a racing injury.  The horse later went on to win the Breeders Cup.  Today it stopped raining but was blustery so we saw Elizabethtown with Kisten Dunst and Orlando Bloom.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Manfred Mann's Birthday

People misunderstood my October 18th post.  October 18th is Chuck Berry's birthday while Lee's birthday is March 28th.  October 21st is Manfred Mann's birthday.  About a year ago I downloaded a CD of Manfred Mann fro Itunes.  They had some good hits in the UK that didn't chart in the USA.  The CD started with a cover of Dylan's Just Like A Woman.  In included Ha Ha Said the Clown and Sem-Detached Suburban Mr. James.  Listening to Breakfast with the Beatles in the evening.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

October 20, 2005

The last couple of days were quite mundane at work,  The same old same old.  I stayed on this job much too long.  It is quite frustrating to be on the same job for 13 years without any advancement.  Management is just prejudiced.  The important thing is that is almost impossible to be fired.  Gary Jackson has just posted his new My Generation Show on  He plays some good British hits from the 1960s that are not heard on radio stations. At 7 AM WFUV announces the birthdays of prominent recording artists.  Today was Tom Petty's birthday so we listened to a vinyl recording of his that I have in my collection.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

October 18, 2005

I turned on WFUV this morning and Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat by Bob Dylan came on.  That is a good way to start the day.  I left the house a few minutes early to make sure I got to NJIT on time for my Freshman Seminar class.  These kids really hate being in the class.  Well, a few more weeks to go.  Nothing terribly exciting happened today.  More of the same nonsense.  When I got home Lee wanted to hear Chuck Berry music on the stereo because it was his birthday today.

Monday, October 17, 2005

October 17, 2005

The #7 train was lousy today.  I missed my connection at Penn Station and got to work at NJIT about 1/2 hour late.  I gave my seminar on how to find technical information to the Civil Engineering graduate students.  You never know how effective these seminars are.  I got home and checked the New York City radio ratings.  WCBS-FM which unceremoniously dropped the oldies format on June 3rd dropped to 1.5 in the Arbitron ratings.  Most listeners of oldies in NYC were quite irate when the station changed its format.  It gives us a sense of satisfaction that radio listeners snubbed their nose at the new format.  Hopefully the radio executives learned their lesson.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Our 22nd anniversary

Today, Karen and I celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary.  October 16, 1983 was a very sunny and mild day in NYC while today was quite windy.  I took Lee out to play basketball in Crocheron Park this morning while we stayed home most of the afternoon.  In the early evening we took Lee to stay with my Mom in Forest Hills while we went to eat at the Santa Fe Steakhouse just off Queens Blvd.  Back to work tomorrow :(

Saturday, October 15, 2005

October 15, 2005

Today we went to see Hofstra play the University of Maine.  Hofstra won 44-0.  It only costs $8 to see a college football game.  Even though it was a one sided game we had fun.
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