Monday, October 25, 2010

Saturday at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center

Lee wanted to see the movie Secretariat but since it wasn’t playing at the local multiplex when drove out to the Bay Terrace Shopping Center to see it there. It has been since 1973 since a horse won the Triple Crown. We see how Secretariat won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes that year. The Top 40 hit Oh Happy Day by the Edwin Hawkins Singers was played in the background as the horse won the Belmont Stakes. I thought that some religious Christians may be offended by hearing a gospel praising the birth of Jesus Christ celebrating a racehorse victory.

We skipped Ben’s Deli this time. I will eat my next pastrami sandwich at their branch in Manhattan on November 13. We walked across the center to Barnes and Nobles. It’s nice to browse a bookstore instead of buying books online. I was looking for the new Greil Marcus book on Bob Dylan, but it was not in stock. I did find a book “The Last Days of Shea: Delight and Despair of a Mets Fan by Dana Brand. I just couldn’t resist buying it. Do I have more books about the Mets or Dylan? Lee found a Jeopardy calendar for 2011. He gets out of bed every morning and reads the question of the day, a Slutsky family ritual.

We walked to another dinosaur, the FYE Music Store. We just looked around but didn’t buy anything. I buy most of my CDs online anyway.

From 6 – 7 PM Pete Fornatale played a set where the song featured laughter. Just at 6:58 he started Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream when Lee turned on the TV. It is a big no no to do that when a Bob Dylan song comes on the radio. If Lee does that again to me his punishment will be 5 weeks of jury duty.

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