Friday, October 31, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014


Computer problems continue. But since my PC decided yes, it does have a hard drive, after 20 or so attempts to boot it, I'm taking advantage of a brief posting window.

Bryant Park's holiday market is now open, and it being a lovely day, I checked out all the kiosks set up and found a few chocolate ones. First up, Woops! Macarons and Cookies. I tried a Cookies & Cream and a Dark Chocolate. I brought them home and they got a bit squished in my bag, so, no photos of the individual macarons. The Cookies & Cream was tasty, but the Dark Chocolate was even better. I thought the cookie part was a bit too dry and crumbly, but overall, these are tasty treats.

Woops! Food Stall

Selection of Macarons
I'll have another chocolicious post as soon as my computer lets me, or I get a new PC, whichever comes first.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Things of Note

I'm going to start with something serious. John Oliver, on Last Week Tonight, reported on the plight of translators in Iraq and Afghanistan who aided the American forces and contractors and now are in danger of losing their lives, as well as having their families in danger from the Taliban. Whatever your opinion of our involvement in that region, these people risked their lives for us and they should not be abandoned to a deadly fate.

Last Week Tonight also found a way to make Supreme Court proceedings more entertaining.

Moving on....

Still having computer problems. Still need to buy a replacement. So far, I can still get online with this one.

I've also been spending lots of time taking photos. A friend and I took a wonderful ferry ride from Rockaway, Queens to Lower Manhattan. The ferry was a subsidized service to provide transportation for people living in on the Rockaway peninsula after Superstorm Sandy wiped out the subway line there. The subway was restored a year ago, and the ferry will stop running at the end of October, but the ferry ride offers an amazing view of the southern shoreline of a bit of Queens and of Brooklyn. So my friend and I had to take the ferry before it stopped running. You can see the photos in my flickr set. Included is a nice view of the rides at Coney Island.

I've been seeing movies, though not on my planned weekly schedule. The weather has been mostly too nice for that. But I did see "The Judge" and highly recommend it. It's worth seeing just for Robert Downey, Jr. and Robert Duvall going head to head as a son and father. But in all fairness, I will say that the reviews have been mixed.

No new chocolate to report on, but I have been enjoying my old favorites.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Best Feet Forward

I got these cool Clarks shoes that came with 2 pairs of laces. I took a photo of the shoes halfway through swapping out the beige laces for the black ones and almost left them this way.
Black Laced Shoe/Beige Laced Shoe
We're having a rather warm fall here in NYC. It feels like late June, maybe even early July.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Some Things

I spent the last two days at New York Comic Con. Here's a report of what I did there and here are photos of some cosplayers.

If you're in NYC or planning to visit, you might want to check out these 15 Secret or Easy Things to Miss in NYC.

These People Have WAY Too Much Time on Their Hands is a gallery of awesome photos.

This Galaxy Quest mockumentary is awesome despite being blurry due to its age.


Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Lack of Posts Not My Fault

My computer is dying. For the last three days, it wouldn't boot. Posting may be even more sporadic than usual until I can replace my PC. Tonight, after 7 tries in a row, it decided to allow me access. How nice of it!


Saturday, October 04, 2014

Simon Pegg on a Stick

I went to see the new movie "Pride" a couple of days ago. It's a marvelous movie based on a true story about a group of gay and lesbian activists in London who raised money in support of striking Welsh miners in the 1980s. And as I was leaving, one of the theater staff members was handing out these promo items for the movie "Hector and the Search for Happiness." So now I have a photo of Simon Pegg on a stick. :) But I'm not sure I'm going to go see it. The reviews have been rather mixed.

Photo of Simon Pegg's Face on a Stick