Saturday, March 31, 2007
It also offers a lot of news, blogs, and commentary about current series whose actors might find themselves looking for work soon. I personally liked the "TVLoution" that showed some actors at various points in their careers.
But as for me, I am looking forward to watching "Sliders" again.
I started Recipe Mondays to share with you some of my favorite creations (and the creations of others). I talked about archives and looked to include archival content when I could, especially when this blog was picked up on Archives Blogs.
I created a political blog to track the 2006 midterm elections and it has been transformed into watching the ever growing larger snowball of the 2008 presidential race. I have even started a third blog, which I have yet to contribute any thing further to, with the idea of creating a clearinghouse for my family to keep in touch with each other.
As I became more comfortable blogging, I ventured out into the blogosphere and discovered all sorts of blogs on an incredible variety of topics. After getting recommendations from others, I started reading blogs of individuals I considered "celebrity bloggers." Everybody has something to say, it is just a matter of who you get to come and read it. I said at the outset of this "project," "If you have a blog and no one reads it, is it really there?" Evidently, at least looking at the map found on the blog, people are stopping by.
I received the ultimate accolade the other day when I checked in on my blog and found that not one, but two of the "celebrity bloggers" I read regularly had come to my blog, read it AND left comments. Restaurant Gal, who offers a window into the restaurant business that I can't get enough of, and Kim Ayres, who writes "Ramblings of the Bearded One," from his perch in Scotland, both stopped by. I don't recall having left a comment on Restaurant Gal's blog recently, but had just mentioned to Kim that I wanted his wife's chocolate cake recipe after he mentioned its chocolately goodness in a recent post. He offered a substitute, Blackberry Crumble.
It had never occurred to me that people other than those I know were coming to read this. To that end, I thank all of my friends as well, for they can hear those stories from me "in the flesh," but they have often contributed fodder for the blog and I am grateful to them. To those of you who have come by who don't know me, I thank you as well. I am moved by the idea that you have found something worthwhile here and I will continue to try to make you think, smile, frown, or make you stop and go hmmm. Leave a comment and let me know how I am doing and I will continue to try and do it the best I can.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
When I was growing up, my mother would take me to the "Farmer's Market," where I would ride the carousel, get samples from the "pickle guy," get baked goods, and my mother would get produce and then move over to Tony the butcher for her meat order. Tony always offered me a few slices of bologna (sliced thick). I was hooked, for you know what they say, first one's free.
So the bologna sandwiches began to appear in my lunch at work. And, I mean, they are so good that best friend asked me to make him one after spotting me eating one in the cafeteria one day. I delivered on this yesterday. While mine was the desired mayo variety, I prepared best friend's with mustard.
The group I eat lunch with (several of whom read this blog) commented on the sandwich swap. Mrs. Best Friend told him that he should offer something to me in exchange for the sandwich. So I scored a package of Ho-Ho's for break time. Literally, Sweet!
The conversation turned to the swapping of lunch items that we all engaged in during our school careers. I spent much of the first, second, and third grades trading tuna fish sandwiches with Matthew Kinigson, as for some reason, we liked how each other's mother made their tuna.
There is a long list of comfort foods out there in the world. For me, bologna (sliced thick) is right up there at the top of the list. Now that Boar's Head is readily available here in MD, now I have to start working on getting Wise chips to muscle out the Utz people. Heaven!
Monday, March 26, 2007
- 1 tbsp. canola oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 12-ounce beer, preferably ale
- 2 18-ounce bags precooked diced peeled potatoes (or 2 1/4 lbs. Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch pieces and boil until tender)
- 1 14-ounce can vegetable broth or reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1 cup water
- 2 1/2 cups nonfat or low-fat milk
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided
- 1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced or finely chopped
Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add beer, bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes. Add potatoes, broth and water, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to maintain a simmer, and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and mash the potatoes with a potato masher to the desired consistency.
Whisk milk and flour and add to the soup. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat and cook, whisking occasionally, until thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in 1 1/4 cups cheese and stir until melted. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese and bell pepper.
Makes 6 servings, 1 3/4 cups each.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
- The number 1 seed from the Midwest (and overall) - Florida
- The number 2 seed from the West - UCLA
- The number 2 seed from the East (and my pick) - Georgetown
- The number 1 seed from the South - OSU
I did not have UCLA in my Final Four (having chosen Kansas) thinking that UCLA would lose to Pitt, but these things happen. So I have three of the four in my bracket left and I am still going with Georgetown over OSU and Florida over UCLA for the championship game, with the Hoyas prevailing as the new national champion!
In other sports news, I have secured tickets for Opening Day here in Washington, DC, so a week from tomorrow, I will head out to RFK to take in the Nationals as they face the Florida Marlins. I have been to the two previous Opening Day games for the Nats and am looking forward to this year, too! I might even get a season ticket package to secure my chance at seats in the new stadium.
As for hockey, with the season winding down, the New York Rangers beat the New York Islanders in overtime today to leap over Tampa Bay in the standings into sixth place. With five games to go, it will be a race to the wire for a playoff spot, with five teams in the Eastern Conference fighting for two chances to extend their season.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
This summer, the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota (within easy reach of the
Minneapolis/St. Paul airport - an easy shopping day trip?) will celebrate its 15th Anniversary. While it remains the largest mall in the United States at 4.2 million square feet, there are several more in Asia that are larger. The current leader is a mall in China that is 9.6 million square feet.
If you click on the link above, you will learn a bunch of useless facts about the Mall of America's "hugeness" including the banal statistic that "258 Statues of Liberty could lie inside." More than 500 stores and 20,000 parking spaces await you and you can even order a coupon book online.
The article goes on to attempt to explain how the "Mall of America" has become a brand (MY friend went to the Mall of America and all they could afford was this lousy T-shirt). One woman is attempting to poke some fun at that. Rosemary Williams, who is an artist and an assistant professor at St. Cloud State University, decided to make a "sculpture," she called the Wall of Mall. Her blog, Rosemarygoestothemall.com, explains her plan. There are even podcast episodes available for download. Here she chronicles her problem, in that stores did not want to give her a bag without a purchase. So she has been spending weeks going back and forth, buying things and returning them to get the bag for her sculpture, which you can see here.
The things some people will do for their art. And here in DC, even the garbage is being turned into art.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
It also is the 25th anniversary of the day that Congress sent the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification. Although we all realize how that turned out.
I noted the other day in the Washington Post that Hillary Clinton had said during an appearance on the View, when asked if being a mother would help her as a presidential candidate, "We've never had a mother who ever ran for or held that position."
Um, Hil, grab a textbook for me, will ya? You are not the first mother to run for President. Not even close.
- Victoria Claflin Woodhull - She ran in 1872 (with Ulysses Grant and Horace Greeley getting all the press) and was also the first woman to own a Wall Street investment firm.
- Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood - 1884 (Grover Cleveland and James G. Blaine) and 1888 (Grover Cleveland and Benjamin Harrison). She was also the first woman lawyer to argue before the Supreme Court.
- Patsy Takemoto Mink - 1972 (Richard Nixon vs. George McGovern) Democratic Primary in Oregon. She was the first woman of color to serve in the Congress.
- Ellen McCormack - She ran in 20 primaries in 1976 (Gerald Ford vs. Jimmy Carter) and became the first woman to qualify for federal matching funds and Secret Service protection. She also ran again as the Right to Life candidate in 1980.
- Sonia Johnson - Headed the ticket of the Citizen's Party in 1984 (Ronald Reagan vs. Walter Mondale) and also qualified for federal matching funds.
- Lenora Fulani - The first woman and the first African-American to appear as a presidential candidate in all 50 states, when she ran for president for the New Alliance Party in 1988 and 1992.
- Carol Moseley Braun - Ran in the 2004 Democratic primaries and was also the only African-American senator from 1993 to 1999.
In fairness to Mrs. Clinton, there were three other female candidates who did not have children.
- Elizabeth Dole, who ran in the Republican primaries in 2000.
- Shirley Chisolm, the first African American woman to run (in 1972)
- Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman to have her name placed in nomination by a major party (in 1964).
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
There is actual scientific evidence to back up the claim. The article reports that a 1990s study at the University of Cincinnati found that the smell of peppermint helped test subjects concentrate and do better on tasks that required sustained concentration. A psychology professor at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia found that athletes performed better after catching a whiff of peppermint.
This was enough for a superintendent in Montgomery County, Maryland. He directed several schools to distribute the candies at test time. There are a fair amount of skeptics that believe the findings are mind games, that people think they can do better because of the candies.
Perhaps this is where I went wrong in my school career. I prefer chocolate.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Here's my picks for the Sweet Sixteen with the teams remaining:
- Florida over Butler - Butler beat MD, but Florida should continue its roll to the Final Four, despite a scare from Purdue.
- UNLV over Oregon - Those runnin' rebels are not going away quietly. The Cinderella team of the tourney?
- Kansas over Southern Illinois - It will be one of the better games, but the Solukis should finally hit the wall.
- Pitt over UCLA - Quiet and determined, the boys from Steel City shouldn't fall until they meet Kansas in the next round. The West bracket is the only one where I have all four teams.
- UNC over USC - Alphabetically, N over S and the end of any teams west of the Rockies
- Georgetown over Vandy - Georgetown is still my pick for the champion.
- OSU over Tennessee - another number 1 seed, another victory for OSU
- Memphis over Texas - then again, I had Texas losing to Penn.
Monday, March 19, 2007
Seared Salmon with Horseradish Mustard Vinaigrette
- two 6-ounce pieces salmon fillet
- 1 tsp. coarse salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 3 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tsp. white wine vinegar
- 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
- 2 tsp. drained bottled horseradish
Pat salmon dry and coat with salt and pepper. In a heavy skillet (preferably cast iron) heat 1 tbsp. of oil over high heat until hot but not smoking and sear salmon, skin side down, 5 minutes. Reduce heat to moderately low. Turn salmon and cook 4 minutes more or until it just flakes.
While salmon is cooking, in a small bowl whisk together vinegar, mustard, horseradish, remaining 2 tbsp. oil, and salt and pepper to taste until emulsified.
Serve vinaigrette over salmon (my wife often makes more vinaigrette and we serve the salmon over greens).
Saturday, March 17, 2007
- The Great Pyramid(s) at Giza
- The Hanging Gardens at Babylon
- The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
- The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
- The Mausoleum at Halicarnarssus
- The Colossus of Rhodes
- The Lighthouse at Alexandria
Only the Great Pyramids still exist and now they are getting some company. The New7Wonders Foundation was created in 2001 by a Swiss adventurer Bernard Weber and he is giving the world the opportunity to vote on a new list. It is expected that more than 100 million people will vote. There are 21 proposals to join the ranks:
- The Acropolis, Greece
- Hagia Sophia, Turkey
- The Kremlin / St. Basil's, Russia
- The Colosseum, Italy
- Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
- The Eiffel Tower, France
- Stonehenge, United Kingdom
- The Alhambra, Spain
- The Great Wall of China, China
- Kiyomizu Temple, Japan
- The Sydney Opera House, Australia
- Angkor, Cambodia
- The Taj Mahal, India
- Timbuktu, Mali
- Petra, Jordan
- The Great Pyramids, Egypt
- The Statue of Christ Redeemer, Brazil
- Easter Island Statues, Chile
- Machu Picchu, Peru
- Chichen Itza, Mexico
- The Statue of Liberty, USA
The site is very interesting. Once you register, you can vote for your seven favorites and you can create campaign slogans that others will see. It's an election that we can all participate in and for the most part, be happy with the results.
To protect the secrecy of the polling booth, I will not reveal my choices, but I encourage everyone to get online and vote for your favorites! As the site says, just 110 days left to vote.
A piece of archival content. It was reported to me by C in DC that this marked the first time since the field went to 64 teams that the top seeds (#1-5) all advanced out of the first round. I'll check back with a list of the "sweet sixteen" and prognostications.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Friday, March 16, 2007
The "In the Loop" column in the Washington Post reported yesterday that the goalie, "wowed the Democratic caucus Wednesday . . . The usual sources report he was humble and direct and told the Dems that he hoped to join them and that he thought they were fighting the good fight. Members swamped him afterward, and one observer noted that in addition to being a hunk he seemed to still have his teeth -- thankfully protected by a goalie mask for those 15 seasons."
"I love this plan! I'm excited it could work! LET'S DO IT!" - Dr. Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters. I concur with Mr. Murray and would move to Connecticut if only to be able to vote for one of my favorite Rangers.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
On another unrelated? note, today is the Ides of March, a particularly bad day for Julius Caesar. It's also proving to be a bad day for a few of my Big Dance picks. My Cinderella choices of GWU and Penn have been obliterated and I must have had a brain fade to have picked Stanford. I don't even like Tiger Woods, why would I pick his school? And with time running out, my Marquette pick ain't looking so good either. I mean, geez, it took them eight minutes to score their first basket. And Duke is having trouble with VCU, but that's not necessarily bad. Yes, I picked Duke, but that doesn't mean I like them.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
That being said, here's my picks for the first round. I won't make any more predictions for the moment, but I will go out on a limb right now and say that I'm picking Georgetown to win it all. My Final Four are Florida, Georgetown, Kansas, and Ohio State. Feel free to kibbitz.
- Florida over Jackson State - Florida is the defending champ. They will be hard to beat in every round and might not.
- Arizona over Purdue
- Butler over Old Dominion
- Maryland over Davidson - fear the turtle, until they meet Florida.
- Notre Dame over Winthrop - C'mon, it's St. Patty's day, you got to pick the Fightin' Irish.
- Oregon over Miami (OH) - Can't afford to keep the Archives of the Archives listserve, can't play basketball (only archivists and readers of the new archives list will get this inside joke).
- UNLV over Georgia Tech - Best Friend went to University of Georgia, so it's anyone over Tech.
- Wisconsin over Texas A&M
- Kansas over Niagara - I would like to see Niagara win, but I don't think it will happen.
- Villanova over Kentucky - possibly the best matchup of the first round, two teams that are both called the Wildcats.
- VA Tech over Illinois
- So. Illinois over Holy Cross - it would set up the matchup of Ill. vs. So. Ill. if Illinois can beat VA Tech.
- Duke over VCU - for now . . .
- Pitt over Wright St. - just for you, Ed!
- Gonzaga over Indiana - love those screamin' Eagles
- UCLA over Weber State - that one's for Cheryl and the fact that they're really, really good at this game.
- UNC over E. Kentucky
- Marquette over Michigan State
- USC over Arkansas - the Razorbacks are not the team they used to be.
- Texas over New Mexico State - "Don't Mess With Texas" until they meet the Trojans.
- GW over Vanderbilt - The new DC Cinderella story, replacing last year's George Mason
- Washington State over Oral Roberts - not even He can help ORU in this one
- Boston College over Texas Tech - Maybe Bobby will throw some more chairs if he loses.
- Georgetown over Belmont - Belmont is only good for horse racing
- Ohio State over Central Connecticut - the Buckeyes are no match for the not-Huskies
- Xavier over BYU
- Tennessee over Long Beach State - Long Beach, long shot
- Albany over Virginia - My alma mater! Go Great Danes!
- Stanford over Louisville - the wheels come off the bus with this pick
- Penn over Texas A&M - gotta root for the Ivy League
- Nevada over Creighton
- Memphis over N. Texas
Monday, March 12, 2007
The siege ended when ambassadors from Iran, Pakistan, and Egypt persuaded the gunmen to give up, with no further loss of life.
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PARFAIT:
- 6 individual Soufflé dishes, buttered and lined with wax paper on all sides
- 8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
- 4 tbsp. butter, softened
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ tsp. vanilla
- 2 boxes Tagalong cookies
- 2 ½ cups whipping cream
- 2 tbsp. confectioner’s sugar
- ½ cup smooth peanut butter
- chocolate shavings for garnish
Melt chocolate with 2 tbsp. butter in top of double boiler. While chocolate in melting, prepare crust for parfait. CRUST: Finely grind 1-½ boxes of Tagalong cookies. Divide mixture evenly between six prepared molds. Gently pat down cookie mixture to form bottom crust of parfait.
Whip 1 cup whipping cream with ¼ cup sugar and vanilla just until slightly thickened. Add cream mixture to melted chocolate and fold together. Divide chocolate mixture evenly between six molds and tap down lightly.
Whip 1 ½ cups whipping cream with confectioner’s sugar until soft peaks form. Mix peanut butter with 2 tbsp. butter until very smooth and creamy. Fold the 2 mixtures together and divide evenly between the six molds. Smooth tops and tap lightly. Refrigerate at least 4 hours.
Remove from refrigerator at least 30 min. before serving. Place parfait on plate and remove mold. Gently peel away wax paper. Garnish with remaining cookies that have been coarsely chopped and shaved chocolate.
Friday, March 9, 2007
- To offer organic, fairly traded coffee, roasted to perfection.
- To donate half our profits after taxes to causes that reflect our Democratic values.
- To unite a community of people who care about what's happening in this country.
Here's their story:
Every time you drink a cup of our premier quality, perfectly roasted, fairly traded coffee, you're contributing to a positive movement for change in this country.
The idea struck one Saturday morning during a coffee-and-donuts run for the rest of the family. Standing in line, we started talking politics. "Wouldn't it be great," Drew commented, studying the elaborate menu, "if profits from all of these lattes could be channeled into great causes?"
It made sense. People wouldn't need to find more time or spend more money. They could enjoy the highest quality coffee and support the progressive causes our community cares about.
A year later, with the help of some like-minded friends, Blue State Coffee opened for business.
We hope you'll read more about our coffee and how we donate. And please be in touch. That's what Blue State Coffee is all about.
The coffee is a tad on the expensive side, but worth it. I might place an order and give it a try. You should too.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
News from Europe this week . . . Liechtenstein has been violated . . .
The army of "neutral" Switzerland invaded the tiny neighboring country of Liechtenstein . . . by accident. A Swiss company of nearly 200 pushed about two kilometers into its neighbour before realizing the mistake and heading back. On Wednesday night, February 28, during a routine training exercise for infantrymen in the Alpine forests close to an unmarked section of the border, the company commander led his men in the wrong direction in bad weather but gave the immediate order to return when realizing the error.
Liechtenstein had no time to react, only finding out when the Swiss told them. A spokesman for the Liechtenstein authorities said: "It's not like they invaded with attack helicopters." Well thank goodness.
This incident passed more easily than the last time these two nations "fought." In 1985, Switzerland had to pay Liechtenstein compensation when rockets fired by its army went astray and set a forest ablaze. The countries became embroiled in a lengthy dispute when the protected forest was set on fire.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for his telephone. This of course prompts me to wonder when the "do-not-call list" was patented and why hasn't it been renewed, for it certainly isn't working. I like to think I am not a rude person, but I must admit to hanging up on my fair share of telemarketers. Sometimes, just for the sport, I will string them along (but using speakerphone, which drives my wife nuts) only to then shoot them down right when they think they have me.
Fifty years after Mr. Bell's patent was issued, in 1926, the first successful trans-Atlantic radio-telephone conversation took place, between New York City and London. Of course now, we think nothing of global calling, with satellite phones. And we wonder how we live without phones. Someday I would like to try.
Here is the press release detailing the find.
This is a great story for the profession and promotes the work we do. All archives have good stuff in their somewhere and it's just up to us to go and find it.
Let's get back to work!
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
My wife and I watch a fair amount of the tube, but again, TiVo has changed the way we watch TV. My wife commented the other day, she is not sure when shows are on anymore as we rarely watch "live TV" anymore.
From the pages of Spirit Magazine, the following statistic caught my eye. As I was flying, I was not watching TV at the time. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the typical American "consumes" 3,518 hours of media in a year (there are 8,760 hours in a year). This includes cable television, broadband, movies, books, magazines, and newspapers. A figure that computes to about $936 per person per year.
The Census Bureau broke it out as follows:
- Watching TV - 65 days
- Listening to the radio - 41 days
- Reading newspapers and magazines - 7 days
- Listening to recorded music - 7 days
- All other media activities - 26 days
Monday, March 5, 2007
- 1 large egg white
- 3 tbsp cornstarch
- 3 tbsp Chinese cooking wine, or dry sherry
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1/4 cup chicken stock
- 2 tsp white vinegar
- 2 tsp sugar
- vegetable oil, for frying
- 12 dry red chile peppers
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tbsp minced ginger
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup sliced green onions
- 1/2 roughly chopped lightly toasted cashews
- Green onions, sliced on the bias, garnish
- Hot steamed white rice, accompaniment
In a bowl, whisk together the egg white, 2 tablespoons of the cornstarch, 2 tablespoons of the wine, and 1 tablespoon of soy sauce. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours.
To make the sauce, in another bowl, whisk remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of the chicken stock until smooth. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons chicken stock, 1 tablespoon wine, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, the vinegar, and sugar and whisk to combine. Set aside until ready to finish the dish.
In a large wok or pot, heat enough oil to come 3 inches up the sides to 350 degrees F.
Remove the chicken from the marinade and carefully slide into the hot oil. Fry, turning, until golden brown and cooked through, about 2 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels.
Discard all but about 1 tablespoon of the oil from the wok. (Alternatively, in a clean wok or saute pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat.) Add the chile peppers and stir-fry until nearly black. Add the garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes and 1/2 cup green onions. Stir-fry until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add the chicken stock sauce, bring to a boil, and cook, stirring, until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
Arrange the chicken on a platter and pour the sauce over it. Garnish with the cashews and additional green onions. Serve with hot rice.
Sunday, March 4, 2007
Listening to these stations and my own musical station choices gave me rather eclectic musical tastes. While I could differentiate between Peggy Lee and Rosemary Clooney, I worked to teach my mother about more "modern" music. On Long Island, pop music usually meant Billy Joel. For a time, Billy even used to practice in the garage across the street, when he was getting his start with the Hassles, as a fellow band member lived there.
Billy Joel grew up in nearby Hicksville, lived later in Oyster Bay and even wrote a song about Christiano's, a popular Italian restaurant in Syosset.
I have seen him several times in concert, most recently one year ago today. I had gotten the tickets several weeks prior to my being in New York for my mother's funeral and decided to go to the show anyway. I really believe my mother would have wanted me to. So I went, was melancholy at times, even tearing up during a few songs, but had a great time. Billy is a master showman and gives a great concert. This run of concerts at Madison Square Garden set a record and there has been a CD released of the concerts.
Here is the set list from the show that I attended on March 4, 2006.
- Prelude / Angry Young Man
- My Life
- Everybody Loves You Now
- Ballad of Billy the Kid
- New York State of Mind
- Summer, Highland Falls
- The Entertainer
- Miami 2017: Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway
- Sometimes a Fantasy
- Captain Jack
- Movin’ Out (Anthony's Song)
- She’s Always a Woman
- Keeping the Faith
- River of Dreams
- Highway to Hell (AC/DC song, performed by roadie)
- We Didn’t Start the Fire
- Big Shot
- It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
- You May Be Right
For the Encore, Billy returned to play Only the Good Die Young, Scenes from an Italian Restaurant and Piano Man (as if he would ever close out a show without it).
Thursday, March 1, 2007
Tomorrow morning I will fly to Long Island's Islip MacArthur Airport, to pick up my tuxedo and attend the rehearsal dinner. My wife will come up on Saturday to meet me and we will go to the wedding together.
Perhaps, I will have some pictures to post when I return. Have a good weekend everybody!
Now it seems I might be able to have something similar before long. There was an article in the recent "issue" of Life Magazine (a new insert to the newspaper, if you haven't seen it, don't bother, Henry Luce and Margaret Bourke-White are spinning in their graves). about the Toyger, a new breed of cat being developed.
I like cats. Do I really want one that reminds me of their close cousins that would eat me if given the chance? Probably not. But they are cute.