I have a friend who lives on the Island, and he always sends e-mails about the music scene out there. He had mentioned Kim, and I checked out her web site. I thought her music was decent, and I thought she was more than decent. It's nice to hear that she is down to earth and friendly. I hope her car...Jump to post
CVG72, Sorry to hear about your house. I hope none of your family got injured. We caught some damage during hurricane Jeanne back in '04. We had shingles blow off the roof, and the water caused ceilings to come down in a few rooms. It was quite the mess, we had a few inches of water, sheet rock and ...Jump to post
I've always been a fan of the underdog, but I don't see either the Mavs or Cavs winning a game 7 on the road. Falcon, it's nice to see that your team finally kicked the Cleveland Cadaver rap. My son-in-law promised me a ticket for a Heat game in the next round. I hope I finally get a chance to see L...Jump to post
For volume of commuters, it's got to be NYC. The LIRR, Metro North and Jersey Transit are packed during the <acronym title="Aeromexico">AM</acronym> and <acronym title="Tropic Air (Belize)">PM</acronym> rush hours. Add the MTA subways, buses, Path trains, commuters buses, ferries and those who drive...Jump to post
Aharon, Thanks for posting your video and your experiences in Iraq. It is one of the most memorable posts I've ever read on the internet. Make sure to keep talking this over with your crew and squadron. Whatever you do, don't keep your feelings bottled up. Talking things over REALLY does help. Every...Jump to post
Sarge, I believe the France was built as competition to the original Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary along with the <acronym title="Corsair (France)">SS</acronym> America and the <acronym title="Corsair (France)">SS</acronym> United States and the German, Italian and Swedish liners. I grew up in NYC ...Jump to post
Alan, you're right about the people who came up through the ranks.
My beef was always with the "outsiders" that were constantly brought
It sounds as if the Southern was ran like a real railroad. It's too bad
the same can't be said for Amtrak or the various state commuter agencies.
Pepsi and Wild Cherry Pepsi for a change of taste. I feel that both Coke and Pepsi are horrible mixers. Rum & Coke is much too sweet. I spent a couple of years in Bermuda, and developed a taste for Goslings Black Seal Rum. I always drank rum straight or over ice. It would be a sacrilege to mix Gosli...Jump to post
I started attending NHL games in the old Madison Garden back in the early 60's when the NHL was a 6 team league. Back in those days the home team always wore the colored jersey and the road team wore the whites. I think it was back in the 80's when they changed and the home team wore white. Traditio...Jump to post
Back in the days of my sordid youth, we drank everything we could that sold for less than a dollar for a sixer. They were all nasty like most American beers are. In no particular order: Schmidts (6 half-quarts for 99 cents) Munich (6 pack for 89 cents) Piels Real Draft Knickerbocker (10 nips for 79 ...Jump to post
NeilYYZ, I don't remember Cat Stevens doing "Cats In The Cradle". He had an album called "Cats Cradle" which was a re-release of his early music. I had all his early albums on vinyl. The songs I liked the most were: Matthew And Son Oh Very Young Wild World Hard Headed Woman Foreigner Suite I'm curio...Jump to post
In High School I worked as a messenger for a few months, then got a job in a neighborhood deli. The year I graduated, I went to work for an insurance company down in the Wall Street area of NYC. I continued working there during my freshman year in college. After a year of college and a year of handl...Jump to post
My longest train journey lasted 27 tears, as I was a railroad engineer. As a passenger, my wife and I went from Vancouver to Montreal on Via Rail Canada. We also rode Via from Halifax to Montreal. Another long haul was on the Amtrak Autotrain from Sanford <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> ...Jump to post
Not exactly gay songs, but two transvestite songs would be "Lola" by the Kinks and Walk On The Wild Side" by Lou Reed. I have a friend I used to work with who was gay. He said that every gay bar he was ever in had "Dancing Queen" in the jukebox. Other gay songs would be anything by the Village People.Jump to post
I used to live in Dutchess County in NY. We have a minor league team in the NY-Penn league, the Hudson Valley Renegades. They are a short season team affiliated with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Now I'm in Central Fla. Just north of me are the Brevard Cty. Manatees of the Fla. State League. They're a B...Jump to post
Baseball: Yankee Stadium (old & new) Polo Grounds Fenway Park King Dome Seattle Veterans Stadium Phila. Shea Stadium Pro-Player Stadium Miami Olympic Stadium Montreal Exhibition Stadium Toronto Spring Training: Holman Stadium Vero Beach Fla. Space Coast Stadium Viera Fla. Cracker Jack Stadium Disney...Jump to post
LTBEWR, another great building is the "basement" of the bldg. you work in, Grand Central Terminal. Other great buildings in NY: The NY Library on 42nd and Fifth The U.N. The Flatiron Bldg The Lever Bldg up from you on Park Ave The Guggenheim Museum The Cloisters up in Fort Tryon Park The Main Post O...Jump to post
Both St. Patricks and New Years Eve are amateurs days. I try to avoid the parade on St. Pats and avoid gin-mills and driving on both days. I prefer going to a party with people I've known for years than having to put up with all the six pack warriors who run around flexing their beer balls. However,...Jump to post
My wife and I both smoke, but we try to avoid smoking in public places. We both bought new cars 2 years ago. When we traded in the old ones, we lost quite a lot of value because we smoked in the cars. So now, we stopped smoking in the cars. We finally got the house repaired from the '04 hurricanes. ...Jump to post
Santosdumont, It's a bit of a stretch refering to Mountain as
a Redneck Band.
Lead singer Leslie Weinstein, better known as Leslie West
was born in Forest Hills, a part of NYC.
Drummer Corky Laing was born in Montreal Quebec
and Bassist Felix Pappalardi is a Brooklyn (NYC) boy.
I feel very sorry for this young lady's family, they have to be devastated. I also feel sorry for the crew. Unfortunately, I was involved in a fatality and I know firsthand how hard it is on the engineer. Basically all you can do is lean on the horn and put the train in emergency. It's a hopeless fe...Jump to post
This is a bad period for pro sports. We lost Kirby Pucket the other day, now "Boom Boom" today. I was lucky enough to have seen play many times against the Rangers in the old Madison Square Garden. I have a big bin full of sports books from when I was a kid. Included in my collection is an old 1962 ...Jump to post
YooYoo, thanks for the link. I had the pleasure of seeing Horton play when the Leafs came to town to play the Rangers. He was a great defenseman on those great cup- winning Leafs teams back in the 60's. Now I have the urge for a cup of coffee and some donuts. I'm going to have to settle for Dunkin' ...Jump to post
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I remember seeing Kirby play numerous time in Yankee Stadium. He was always the kind of player that was easy to root for. He looked like someone who should be sitting next to you putting down beers, but instead was out there palying the game the way it should be played. R.I.P. Puck, Thanks for the g...Jump to post
Since I have much too much time on my hands, I'll probably watch a few of the games. Some of the games are going to be played at Disney which is about 70 miles from me, so I might even get to some of them. Today I saw the Washington Nats beat Panama 10-7. It wasn't the greatest game, but it was good...Jump to post