Sunday, May 3, 2015

New Blog Added To The Blog Roll

It's From The Caer and I listed it under  TAKE A SHOT WITH THESE SHOOTIST BLOGGERS, NOT AT THEM on my sidebar. Looks to be a good one.

All the best,
Glenn B

Baltimore - One Man's View That I'm Sure Is More Than One Man's



Someone had to say it......So I did!.....if it pisses you off then I am probably talking about you!
Posted by Bob Ellison on Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Pretty insightful stuff. Even though it is one man's view, I am pretty darned certain a lot of people feel just the same way - black, brown, red, white, yellow - whatever.

All the best,
Glenn B

Home Depot Was A Madhouse Today...

...and I kind of expected it to be that way so, when I got there I made two quick stops for things. One thing I found and the other - some flats petunias looked as if they had been through a hurricane. I suppose that the weekend in springtime crowd will do that at Homer's garden department. I left the flowers and just grabbed six bags of topsoil. The line was not too long and actually went fairly quickly and that was good because I had 25 frozen mice already thawing out some in my car (and it was a warm sunny day) out in the lot and in addition I had a cardboard box with four live mice inside of it also in my car. Luckily for me the live ones were still in the box when I got back to my car and the frozen ones, that I had wrapped in a cloth bag and some plastic bags, will still mostly frozen. 

Wondering why the mice - snake food. Not sure that my newest Ball Python takes thawed from frozen so bought it a few live ones just in case it does not. Got them at the meeting of my local herp society today. Also was able to get rid of a male bearded dragon there to someone who wanted it and gave me a donation for the society as an adoption fee.

Just another day in Paradise, no work around the house although I will have to take care of my critters before the day is over. Tomorrow, I go back to redoing my back lawn and whatever other drudgery I can find to do around the house.

All the best,
Glenn B 

As Tasty A Looking Burger As They Come

What attracted me to a piece about cooking burgers was that they do it in a cast iron pan. We used to use cast iron pans almost exclusively, with a pair of aluminum clad stainless steel pans in reserve when we wanted to be lazy. The laziness comes in because cast iron needs a bit more care and attention than does SS.
Anyway, I clicked on this link to find a recipe for a burger that looks pretty darned good.

I'd get rid of the lettuce an maybe the tomato and be in heaven with this one.
While at that site, I discovered a restaurant that I might have to visit someday for one of those burgers when I am feeling adventurous. It's in a neighborhood that, last time I checked, was a shithole. As a matter of fact Bushwick, that neighborhood, has been pretty much a shithole since my pre-teen days.

I spent the first several years of my life living in Bedford-Stuyvesant, the next neighborhood over and it was much worse than Bushwick but that does not make Bushwick any less of a dump than it was then (and probably still mostly is today). It was also a fairly dangerous neighborhood with lots of crime, including violent crime. Unless they somehow figured out how to get rid of all the dope dealers, junkies, car thieves, muggers, rapists and such - I do not suppose it any better nowadays; however, it may be getting an uplift from leftist yuppies who can no longer afford other gentrified neighborhoods in Brooklyn like parts of Williamsburg.

Anyway, I may find myself not too far from there in the not too distant future. Maybe I'll be taking a ride past 750 MacDonough Street (where I was raised for the first several years of my life) to get a reminder of the really old days or might driving east along Flushing Avenue, from other parts of Brooklyn, to avoid traffic on the BQE or might just get a hankering for a greasy spoon kind of a burger. I never know when or why I might wind up in that area but if I do, I think I will have to try one of those burgers at Forrest Point. If I do that, I'll make sure to write it up here.

All the best,
Glenn B
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