Music: Tito Puente LIVE at LIRR

Ok, maybe not.  But I did my best.  LOL As you know, one of my commute modes is “Music Mode”.  That would be the mode for yesterday.  I was in a good mood.  I was making my way to the station.  I had my ear buds in.  I was jamming.  As I made my way down 34th I listened to (don’t laugh): Back to the Hotel by N2Deep Big Girl by Meeko Big Poppa by Notorious B.I.G. Bittersweet Poetry by Kanye Boom []

My Son, The Man

Today my son turns twenty-one.  Wow.  I have a full grown adult.  Well, in age at least ;). My baby boy.  I sit here and try to think of the inspirational words I want to give to him on this monumental day.  They fail me.  Why, you may ask, does a person with a million words and even more opinions find herself not able to express herself in regards to this fine young man?  Simple.  I am awestruck. Twenty one years ago []

Evidence of the existence of broadzilla…

Ok, the picture in the top left is how I found our cars parked this morning.  She parked on the correct side in a correct manner.  I am on the right (in the sweet spot).  Amazing, as she told the cop, “As you can see I do not have a compact car and there is no way I can park next to her like she is parked now.”  However, today I am parked identically to how I was parked yesterday.  Yet, as []

The World’s Pariah

Note:  This blog is intended to allow me to release the pent up frustration I have over broadzilla and Magda.  I apologize for the length.  Thank you for your patience. Most of my friends know that I generally do not like people.  I find most people are quite loathsome.  This is through my years of commuting in NYC and the unavoidable luck of chance. On a regular basis I try to remind myself that although I could probably purchase Chinese Stars, it []

Eartha May Kitt

Eartha Kitt: IMDB, IBDB, Extended Bio (great site info) CNN: Singer, actress Eartha Kitt dies at 81. In the middle of my Christmas Day Movie Marathon, I must take pause to remember one of the most fierce women to have ever graced the screen and stage, Ms. Eartha May Kitt. Ms. Kitt lost her battle with colon cancer today at the age of 81. In thinking of things I want to say for this blog relating to Ms. Kitt, one word continually []

Movie: Change of Habit (1969)

A Christmas tradition for me and my kids is the gift of laze…. We do nothing all Christmas day except enjoy our gifts and watch movies. This Christmas is just like the ones which came before. Amanda and I started with watching a movie on cable. It was called Change of Habit and was released in 1969. IMDB : Change of Habit “Michelle Gallagher, Irene Hawkins and Barbara Bennett are three nuns on the verge of taking their final vows and just []

Who was Ponzi and what did he scheme?

For those of you, like me, who are tuned into CNN on a regular and are appalled by the state of financial disrepair in which our nation currently finds itself – you may also, again like me, ask yourself – Who is this Ponzi guy and what exactly did he scheme? For those of you questioning this same thing, CNN published a piece dedicated to Charles Ponzi and exactly what it was that he did. You can find it here: Who was []

A History of No History

I grew up in the small town of Oak Hill, West Virginia.   I will eventually blog about life in a “holler”.  However, for this blog I am touching upon the education I received while there.  In particular, my high school education. I attended Oak Hill High School.  As I sit here, in my mind I go over the list of teachers that instructed me.  The good.  The bad.  And the…well anyway.  I had a recent conversation with my good friend over at []


A little while ago I blogged here about the demise of Polaroid instant film. Now we are hearing of the demise of Polaroid as a whole: Polaroid files for Chapter 11 (CNN) (CNN) — Polaroid Corp. announced it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The Minnesota-based company said it is taking itself and its subsidiaries into bankruptcy in order to restructure its finances. “Our operations are strong and during this process Polaroid will ship products to our retail partners, work with []

Movie: We all have chains that bind…

…some of us just wear them around their waist… IMDB:  “A God-fearing bluesman (Jackson) takes to a wild young woman (Ricci) who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, looks everywhere for love, never quite finding it.” Ok, I just finished watching it and I am torn.  It has been out for forever, it has been played all to hell on cable.  So, I thought, what the heck. Finishing the movie entirely was a feat for me.  I kept wondering to myself []