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  1. Quite possible that is the area I'm thinking of. A lot of older, Tudor style homes selling for a million $$+
  2. Maybe being the key word. Usually only if they had family living there or would weekend at the shore or AC.
  3. A friend of mine used to love in Forest Hills, Queens. She insisted she lived in the suburbs of "The City". Although, driving thru Forest Hills, it is more suburban than some of the actual suburbs.
  4. Forced?? 😄😉 Will you do shots if going down the slide?
  5. Now, slow leaking tires I have had!! Many times, due to a nail or bent/pitted rims. Would keep a roll of quarters in the car in order to put air in the tires every 10-14 days. Would check the tire pressure regularly (this was before cars came equipped with those new-fangled low tire pressure warning lights in the dash). I would fix/replace the tire eventually before it became a problem. So, taking proper care of driving equipment goes a long way to minimizing flats. 🙂
  6. Hi Lenny, Thank you for the clarification. I think the original point was meant - and strictly my own interpretation - is that those that live in NYC drive a lot less than those that live in the suburbs or rural areas of the country, hence less chance of a flat. My NYC friends that own cars that are 10 years old and only have 30-35,000 miles on them. For comparison sake, I own 2 cars that get 15,000 miles per year each (pre-pandemic), driving on everything from the mean, potholed streets of NYC to the rocky, dirt roads of rural upstate (the real upstate) NY. It's been over 25 years since I had a flat. Call it luck or superior driving skills...😉
  7. And the opposite is true as well. Anything not NYC, is upstate. Even though all the radio stations & TV stations I listen to originate from NYC & I can see the skyline from certain tall hill & can be in the heart of Manhattan in little over an hour - 40 minutes to the Bronx border - (via Metro-North trains), my NYC friends tell me I live upstate. lol
  8. She may be showing her age a bit and doesn't have the flash of the young ships but Lady Liberty is still one of my all time faves. First cruise was on Liberty out of Miami in 2008, I think. Or 2009. You never forget your first love. Proud of her!
  9. I was going to suggest the same thing. One of my neighbors has a generator big enough to power a small office building. ok, slight exaggeration but it's not uncommon for him to be powering a least a few refrigerators/freezers around the 'hood in addition to his own house.
  10. So that last of Henri is finally moving out of the area. After coming ashore yesterday in RI, he made a left turn, crossed CT to the NY/CT border, spent the night hovering over us before moving out late this morning. Pretty much nothing more than a 24+ hour rain event. Not even enough wind to knock a leaf off a tree. I did lose power for about 30 seconds, enough to kill the wifi for a few minutes while I was in the middle of an important video call. 😡
  11. Thank you for the shout out, my friend. There was no way I was going to miss this live review. One of our most favorite cruises was on Serenade when she sailed out of San Juan, PR back in 2009 or 2010. Smallest ship we've ever sailed on. And one of our next cruises on the bucket list was to be Alaska after sailing the Caribbean exclusively. Put those two things together, along with your superb narrating skills, and it was meant to be! 👍 Looking forward to it. Enjoy, you deserve it and more.
  12. Normally, I would stop at the very first bar and ask for whatever the quickest drink the bartender can put in my hand.....which is usually Miller or Bud Lite...uh, no.....so how about the Drink of the Day? All of my cruises have been Caribbean so my first drink is usually something tropical. Since you are going to Alaska, idk, Hot Toddy or Mulled wine? 😉
  13. Sirens are more scary. At least with Hurricanes, we get a few days warning to prepare and/or get out of the way. I live near a nuclear power plant and they test the emergency warning sirens periodically. Not a sound I would like to wake up to. 😨
  14. Thank you. As of this writing, just some light rain and nary a breeze. Going to head out for some quick errands and be back before the rough stuff gets here.
  15. Speaking of Netflix, I watched The Outpost last night. True story set in 2009 about a remote US outpost attacked by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Pretty accurate and on-point from my understanding. Considering the recent news, it gives good insight to the culture of the area.
  16. Ha! I was going to write something similar. @Ocean Boy better remain on Taylor's good side or HE'LL become the subject of a hit song. 🤣 As far as Henri, I'm just outside the watch/warning areas and on high ground. Hopefully it'll be nothing more than just a regular windy, rainstorm. Winds in the 15-25 mph range are expected with gusts up to 40. Hopefully it's be nothing more than a bunch of small branches in the backyard. Speaking of which, the power company did extensive tree trimming a few weeks back and there is a fleet of out-of-state power company trucks parked down the road so hopefully no/minimal power outages. I have a ton of Netflix to watch today.
  17. Never gets old, although some of the members have change over the years, the quality never diminishes. First time I saw them was at the Beacon Theater in NYC. Glamorous, old time movie palace from the 1920s. Even the cheap seats had a great view. So close to the band, practically on top of them, felt like you could touch them. I don't remember flames but the lasers can close to my head a few times. 🥺
  18. I have a TSO t-shirt. I'll have to dig it out & wear it so I can post TSOD=TSO. In the past 15 years, I've probably been to 10-12 of their concerts so almost a yearly tradition.
  19. Schitts Creek is one of the few shows I can watch over and over. Arrested Development is a love-it-or-hate-it type of show. I loves it as well, especially the earlier seasons when it was on FOX. I think too much time had passed when Netflix took over the show for the final 2 (or 3?) seasons and it lost a bit of its magic. Mrs. Maisel is a fantastic show & I might re-watch the first 3 seasons while waiting for it to come back. She said she took the role to avoid being typecast as Alexis Rose. People have told me I should watch Letterkenny as it matches my sense of humor to a tee. Not sure that was a compliment I sure hope so. I need to see where it goes from here. While I did enjoy it, there is some room for improvement. For example, the sitcom parts of the show could actually be funnier. Most of the "jokes" (and I use that word loosely) tend to be more "groaners" they are so bad.
  20. Any fans of Schitts Creek here? I've been watching Annie Murphy (Alexis Rose - love her!!) on a show on AMC called Kevin can F Himself. I guess its considered a dark comedy about a wife fed up with her husband. Pretty much watched it because I like her and it started off a bit slow but I grew to enjoy it. The thing I really like about it is the way its filmed. Any scenes with her husband Kevin is filmed as your basic, stupid sitcom - bright lighting, typical sitcom living room set, lame jokes, fake laugh track, terrible acting. But when he leaves the room, it becomes a drama - dark, moody lighting, no laugh track although the jokes are actually funnier, serious overtones, etc. Very creative I think and not easy to switch roles from one-dimensional sit-com character to multi-layer drama character. It's only 8 episodes so its worth checking out. Give it at least 3 episodes.
  21. There is one very grainy, faded B&W picture of my mom in front of one of the pavilions, holding a bundle of rags. I'm told that's me. I've always said there were 3 great events that happened in the US in 1964: Beatles came to America. Ford released the Mustang. Me! 😆😇 (j/k)
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