Monday, July 18, 2011

     This blog is resisting my attempts to upload pictures and I can not have that !  I am only interesting if I have pictures !


     Consequently, I have started a new blog at www.nicksagenius.wordpress.com .  I will try here again but I think there's something seriously wrong.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Brooklyn Roots
 
      My dad, 1957 or 1958.  In front of our apartment in Brooklyn, New York.  I went to Google Street View and saw that the street looked pretty much the same.  I became determined to get there.

    
     I am in NYC for my nephew's college graduation.  I snuck over to the old neighborhood in the rain and snapped a half-dozen pictures.  This one is the closest to the original.  I hoped for a trustworthy local to walk by so the picture could include ME, but I was disappointed.  We'll see if I can get back here with reinforcements on Wednesday before I head back home to Boston.

     

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Typical Sunday at the 99
     No matter what I do, I cannot keep up with this guy ( Scott ).  My glass in the foreground; his in the background.
     At least I read the paper faster. 

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Phantom Gourmet Safari
     I went to Suffolk Downs for the former "Hot Dog" Safari, now being run by the Andelman sons of Phantom Gourmet fame.  There were far fewer hot dog vendors and a lot more variety.
     Every time we turned around, we saw Eddie Andelman.  After the fourth time, I said to my friend "I should've had you take a picture of me with Eddie".  Now we couldn't find the guy anywhere.
     As we were leaving after searching high and low for him, we found him at the last spot by the exit.  So I got my picture. 



Saturday, April 23, 2011


     On my way to breakfast.  Only one in this car as it left Braintree at 6:25.
 

 

     At My Diner, A Street, South Boston.  Corned beef hash, three eggs over easy, home fires, wheat toast, coffee.  Very good hash.



     After breakfast, a short ride to Harvard Square.  I hit Out-Of-Town News for, well, something from out of town.  The latest copy of Paris Match and last Sunday's Daily Mail.  The T platform was deserted.
     The train showed up after a short wait and I made my way back to Quincy.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Breakfast . . . and Lunch !




          After breakfast at Mul's in Southie, I waited on a deserted platform for the Braintree train.



          Later on, this was the scene at the 99.  Scott is ahead of me, but I'll catch up. 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Baza Market Again




          When I really like something, I stick with it.  This is zlany, which is mashed potatoes, egg, and ground chicken, stuffed chicken breast, lamb meatloaf, and cabbage with sausages.  I think I included every form of meat that there is.

Sunday, April 10, 2011



          Waiting for the bus, Quincy Center T station.  It was only 15 minutes, but it felt longer.  Don't drink and drive !

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Breakfast !




          Breakfast this morning at OB's Cafe in North Quincy.  Scrambled eggs, hash, home fries, toast ( sourdough bread toast ! ).  It's really good.
Grilled Chicken ( indoors )




          I put 3 chicken breast halves in a bag with oil and seasonings and let them marinate and then tossed them into my expensive Calphalon grill pan ( it was a gift - I don't think I would spend that kind of money ).

          They were  .  .  .  okay.  I still haven't hit on the right combination of seasonings.