Saturday, May 23, 2015


It's World Turtle Day! May 23rd is World Turtle Day. No, not for the singing Turtles, but the four-footed, tailed kind that wear a big shell.
Central Park Turtle on a Rock at the Harlem Meer
So, if you see a turtle today, wish him or her a great day!


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Late Show

Tonight is David Letterman's last show. From the short-lived morning show, through Late Night on NBC and Late Show on CBS, Dave has been influencing comedians and entertaining people, myself included, for 33 plus year on TV. I'm having a difficult time imaging not having him in my life. Here are some of my favorite interviews with and tributes to him, so far.

I am going to miss his show more than I can say. I love Stephen Colbert, who is taking over the timeslot in September, but there is and will never be anyone like Dave. Here's to Stephen Colbert! May he make his own, lasting mark on late night TV, as himself, not as his Comedy Central character. And here's to David Letterman, for all the laughs, all the tears, and all the thoughtful conversations.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Somehow, I've managed to never try churros, until last week, when I got some at a food truck in the New York Botanical Garden.

Churros with Sauce
I think the sauce was chocolate. At least, it had a mild chocolate flavor. The churros were rather tasty.


Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Late Night

I watched last night's CBS Special honoring David Letterman and it was awesome. I was so happy they were able to get clips from the NBC show. Here's a compilation of some of Dave's CBS show guests. And another compilation, this one of Jungle Jack Hanna and his animals. And here's a really good interview with Dave. I'm so going to miss spending my weeknights with Dave.

Can you identify the Avengers by their biceps? The actors were put to the test.

I haven't seen Avengers: Age of Ultron yet, but it's on the agenda for tomorrow. Movie viewing includes Sno-Caps, my snack of choice.


Monday, May 04, 2015

Happy Star Wars Day

May the 4th be with you!

Bucky and Steve Play with their Star Wars Action Figures


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tale of Two Cookies

Today was a chocolate chip cookie day.

It started when I was walking around taking photos and got hungry. The First Street Garden in Manhattan's East Village has a MUD kiosk, so I bought a large chocolate chip cookie. Regrettably, I ate it before I thought to take a photo of it. It was a mix of crunchy and chewy, with delicious, melted chocolate chips, the melting of which might be due to the temperature hitting the 70s F.

Sign on MUD Kiosk: "Don't Worry Everything is Going to Be Amazing"

I continued walking and happened upon a small bakery called Sweet Generation where I bought a large chocolate chip cookie. This one was paler, and not as sweet, which leads me to think they don't use dark brown sugar. The cookie was crunchier than MUD's, though the center was somewhat gooey. It was tasty yet very different than MUD's. The story of the bake shop is a fascinating one, too, growing out of the owners involvement with arts education.

Chocolate Chip Cookie from Sweet Generation

I'm constantly amazed at how different two cookies of the same type can be. Chocolate chip cookies are so basic, yet the recipes, and therefore, taste, vary greatly.