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#22471 Sneakeater

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 08:13 PM

Being driven home from LIC a couple of days ago, I was pleasantly shocked to find us driving on the Southbound (hmmm, I guess that's really Westbound) (see??????) Kosciusko Bridge, which apparently has been completed.


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Posted 28 September 2019 - 02:46 PM

These late season peaches are absolutely *delicious.*
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Posted 08 October 2019 - 08:33 PM

first hedgehog sighting of the summer! 

 

Babies! We now have an array of hedgehogs. 


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Posted 22 December 2019 - 09:00 PM

I just installed a new Network Attached Storage device with almost no mishaps!


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Posted 22 December 2019 - 11:41 PM

In my voice lessons, working on “Les Feuilles Mortes,” French lyrics.

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Posted 23 December 2019 - 04:06 AM

I remember being at a cabaret show and the post-Miles audience seemed surprised that “Autumn Leaves” had lyrics in any language.
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Posted 24 December 2019 - 12:32 AM

Tried to impress on my daughter that “My Way” is a French song, but not sure it registered. Watching Elvis, she told me that Frank Sinatra had also recorded it. She then informed me that Elvis had had a twin brother who died at birth.

Being a good father means, I think, not throwing the two volume Guralnick biography at her head. I am a good father.

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Posted 24 December 2019 - 03:56 AM

That is exactly why I never had children.
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#22479 Steve R.

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Posted 24 December 2019 - 04:05 AM

That is exactly why I never had children.

Well, maybe not exactly.


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Posted 24 December 2019 - 04:07 AM

Over the past 40 years I'd guess that I've learned more from my child than he from me.    We just know different things.   


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Posted 24 December 2019 - 04:25 AM

In my later life, I learn that stuff from girlfriends.
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Posted 24 December 2019 - 11:01 PM

I expect and hope to learn many things from my daughter.

Details of Elvis bio not among them.

Although the good thing about being the father is giving myself credit for having steeped her in Elvis and Johnny Cash at an impressionable age. I have taken and accepted criticism that she didn’t get an equal dose of James Brown, but there was never a chance she’d miss great black music in her diverse NYC high schools; and she had better mentors than me for that.

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 10:48 PM

Jazzfest lineup comes out tomorrow. The Big National Act rumors include Dead and Company, Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, The Who, Lizzo, Wilco and Tedeschi Trucks Band.

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Posted 20 February 2020 - 12:14 AM

On Monday, I took the first class on the road to a new coffee career--the Specialty Coffee Association's daylong Introduction to Coffee class.  Not only did I get a 100% score on the exam at the end, but the instructor pulled me aside, out of earshot of the 2 other students, to give me props for my palate and the nuances I was picking out during the cupping portion of the day.  Yeah, I think the sensory/tasting pathway is the way to go.


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Posted 20 February 2020 - 03:32 AM

Anybody who’s read your beer tasting notes would be like the opposite of surprised.
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