I walked over to the Reading Terminal Market specifically to shop at Johnny Yi’s because I wanted to get some soft shelled crabs while they were still in season. In past years I could count on Johnny Yi to stock them well into June and even a bit longer sometimes. As I was walking I … Continue reading A Disappointing Trip
On Account-a It’s June!
Philadelphia is experiencing something it hasn’t seen in quite a few years. I think it’s called spring. Usually for some reason the winter breezes linger into April and after a week or two of mild weather in May we’re already into summer heat and humidity of mid-80 degree or more highs. Not this year. We’re … Continue reading On Account-a It’s June!
Apple’s Vision Thing
Today Apple finally unveiled its Vision thing that’s been rumored for some time. At a price of $3500 it doesn’t even begin to tempt me, but I wish them the best of luck!
In yesterday’s post I mentioned that Clint Walker was 6’4” tall, but I see that the Cheyenne Wiki says he was “6-foot, 6-inch-tall”. Yesterday’s post was based on information from imdb which is often wrong, so I’m going to go with the Cheyenne Wiki, especially since Walker really did make Rod Taylor look short. Of … Continue reading A Correction
Anyone who is willing to work and is serious about it will certainly find a job. Only you must not go to the man who tells you this, for he has no job to offer and doesn't know anyone who knows of a vacancy. This is exactly the reason why he gives you such generous … Continue reading The Argonauts
There’s a lot a couple blocks from here that’s been vacant for years and has been something of an eyesore. So imagine my surprise when I walked past it this morning only to find a, uh, well, a sculpture? What would you call it? Have you got a name for it?
A Good Investment
I had been having chronic pain in my shoulders and trapezius muscles till one day I decided perhaps it was due to lugging groceries from the supermarket. So I ordered a backpack from Amazon, and ever since I’ve been using it, the pain has been gradually disappearing. One of the best investments I’ve ever made. … Continue reading A Good Investment
My Breakfast Cereal
I’ve been making my own breakfast cereal for about 30 years. The basics haven’t changed, it’s mainly rolled oats and toasted sunflower seeds, but the other ingredients have gone through several variations over time. The current formula is two lbs rolled oats, two lbs toasted sunflower seeds, a half lb peanuts, and a a half … Continue reading My Breakfast Cereal
I had never made a pot roast. In fact, I don’t think I had ever eaten a pot roast. Beef stew, yes. And various beef roasts, but never pot roast. Certainly my mother had never made a pot roast. But I remember hearing about pot roasts on TV all the time, especially on sitcoms, the … Continue reading Pot Roast
Barbara Gittings Way
On my walk back from Trader Joe’s yesterday I went past Barbara Gittings Way at 13th and Locust where they have newly laid out rainbow crosswalks. The city has painted rainbows on the crosswalks several times previously, but they’ve always faded quickly, so this time they used a different technique using thermoplastic that’s … Continue reading Barbara Gittings Way