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12/20/10 – 12/28/10

12/28/10 Checkout the Queens Crap blog for the latest happenings around Queens. Here’s a recent entry, with a submission from the Musings. I don’t know what going on. We haven’t seen a plow or a bus since the storm started. Not one of either. Very atypical. There is […]

12/15/10 – 12/19/10

12/19/10 As we approach Christmas, I find the obscure information fascinating. Here’s an interesting analysis. Santa, the scientific view… Not sure if you are on the Naughty or Nice list ? Here’s a way to tell real quick if you’ve been really bad Friday marked 29 years since […]

12/7/10 – 12/14/10

12/14/10 We had our annual holiday party last night. Everyone had a great time, and we all really appreciate these times when we can get together as a group. Although the group always seems smaller, we are all thankful for being able to continue to work together as […]

12/1/10 – 12/6/10

12/6/10 My Grandmother, Anna (Zelda to me), turns 100 years old today. Just pause and think about that for a moment. 100 years old. Think about the history she has seen. She was born in 1910, married Grandpa in 1938, and is responsible so far for 3 children, […]

11/27/10 – 11/30/10

11/30/10 Me, DN from Chicago and RC from the UK came across the King on our PATH ride back to the city. 11/29/10 We lost a great comedy actor, Leslie Nielsen has passed away. And he will be missed. 11/28/10 Here’s a song my honey really likes at […]

11/19/10 – 11/26/10

11/26/10 We had a very nice Thanksgiving dinner with our family. My Mom, Dad and Grandmother joined us. Later on AJ & UD stopped over for coffee. Everyone, including Tyson stuffed themselves, and Tyson even took a nap… Next week we have the grand 100th birthday part for […]

11/1/10 – 11/7/10

11/7/10 Happy Birthday to our flatfoot in the family, JaL. Joe turns 24 this year, and what a year it’s been. He’s ‘on the job’ a little over a year now, and he is newly engaged to our favorite nurse, KM. We love you son, you make us […]

10/29/10 – 10/31/10

10/31/10 Happy Halloween everyone. Be safe out there today, and watch for witches speeding on brooms. We were visited by Jack Sparrow, Popeye and some real hot looking Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtless yesterday… We were finally able to take Pop out for his birthday, and gave him his […]

10/24/10 – 10/28/10

10/28/10 Well, he got the call. We can finally announce that JjLJr is the newest member of the 3rd shift. We’re proud of his decision to submit an application and take a chance on a new field. I’m sure you will do fine. You’re smart, energetic, and willing […]

10/15/10 – 10/23/10

10/23/10 Here are pics from Frank’s big 18th birthday party bash. Frank turns 18 – October 2010 10/22/10 EP starts our day with a wonderful look at our world through microphotography. 10/21/10 Congratulations to JjLJr. If he passes the background check and drug test, he’s got himself a […]

10/10/10 – 10/14/10

10/14/10 No matter where you stand on the subject, or any subject for that matter, where do these 2 hags get off walking of the stage of their own TV discussion show, when they hear an opinion they don’t agree with, coming from someone THEY FUCKING INVITED onto […]

10/1/10 – 10/9/10

10/9/10 My latest Pez, Uncle Sam from the 1970’s. This was the second half of the gift bought by the family. Thanks guys, it’s great. Also, quite interesting that it came from Haifa, Israel. 10/8/10 Work started on our new lobby. It’s getting modernized. Tyson definitely has become […]

9/27/10 – 9/30/10

9/30/10 Even Barry is throwing his cronies under the bus now … Read Is Obama blaming Pelosi ? by Joseph Farah … ain’t this fun. tick, tick, tick – best order some moving boxes Wonder has a new bread out, calling it chunky white…  

9/19/10 – 9/26/10

9/26/10 We had lunch with an old friend, from the Republic days, the other day. It was good to see TC. He’s doing well for himself. Keep in touch my friend. 9/25/10 From ScoobyFitz, an example of why men should not write advice columns. Walking through Times Square, […]

9/12/10 – 9/18/10

9/18/10 Happy Birthday to my son Jack Jr. Jack turns 26 today, and continues to excel at being a fine young man. Confident, intelligent, wise and caring, Jack has a lot to offer. I am sure we can put that to good use. We love you, and hope […]

9/1/10 – 9/11/10

9/11/10 We had a nice view of the WTC Tribute in Lights as it lined up with the moon tonight. Never Forget. God Bless America Happy Birthday to ShR Well, it’s the 9th anniversary of 9/11, and I gotta tell you, it hasn’t gotten any better after all […]

8/28/10 – 8/31/10

8/30/10 Sad news to report for my RNB/HSBC/CSC/ALLTEL/SYSTEMATICS friends. Joe Lastella passed away today. As I get information, I will make it available. Here’s the New Years card we received this year. This is how I will remember Joe, smiling and surrounded by his family and friends. … […]

8/20/10 – 8/27/10

8/27/10 Here’s my boy FjL, on his way to college. He hitched a ride with me today It was nice to see my friend Johnny 5 today. He stopped by and we had one of our usual Friday lunches at the Chinese place. I spotted Scooby on the […]

8/15/10 – 8/19/10

8/19/10 Droid has arrived !!! I’m impressed with the quick setup and internet speed. Web pages load quick and the machine seems pretty responsive so far. Only gripe is in moving my calendar and notes over. Not pretty. Not done. It has to be done anyway, as I […]

8/11/10 – 8/14/10

8/14/10 We had a great time at my cousins today. Most made it to the Leone Family BBQ. I’ll have all the pics up tomorrow, but for now, here’s the group photo of everyone who made it. 8/12/10 Please listen to this old marine, who reminds us all […]

8/6/10 – 8/10/10

8/10/10 I grabbed these videos, and article off the net. A little treat from East Harlem, NYC. The lifting of the giglio (statue) at the Italian Feast of Saint Anthony. I remember going to this feast as a kid, and watching this video brought back many fond memories. […]

8/1/10 – 8/5/10

8/5/10 Happy Birthday to my nephew, Noodles (AL). He turns 19 today, and is a hardworking, handsome young man. Enjoy your day today, we love you !!! 8/4/10 How about that A-Rod, he did it. 600 career home runs, 3 years to the day he hit 500. Congratulations […]

7/28/10 – 7/31/10

7/31/10 Congratulations to me, as I reach 31 years at the bank. Boy have things and I changed in all that time. I am quite proud of the organization we have, and have fond memories of the years. 7/30/10 I have this beautiful set of PEZ porcelain hinged […]

7/20/10 – 7/27/10

7/27/10 We enjoyed dinner at Cafe Al Dente, in Oyster Bay. While there we also got to see their weekly Oyster Bay Car Show. There were hundreds of great vintage cars and bikes. Oyster Bay Car Show – July 2010 We met old friend PM, who owns Cafe […]

7/15/10 – 7/19/10

7/19/10 File this under the heading of irony – that EMT who ignored the dying woman, was shot and killed – Bad Kharma comes around … just ask Edmund Safra 7/17/10 Happy Birthday to my cousin, LF. Enjoy your special day, I love you !!! To celebrate KM […]

7/7/10 – 7/14/10

7/14/10 Our nephew, VA turns 30 today. A fine young man he be. Congrats and Happy Birthday !!! Our dear friend and colleague, JpL is recovering from Surgery. We pray for a quick recovery. Got my newest PEZ today – Chuck E Cheese 7/12/10 TR asks the question […]

7/1/10 – 7/6/10

7/6/10 TR sends in this great article by Chuck Green – Obama is a victim of Bush’s failed promises It’s always comforting to hear that southern style hospitality and caring. Especially from our air traffic controllers. Enjoy this recent exchange with two planes. 7/5/10 Congratulations to KM on […]

6/23/10 – 6/30/10

6/30/10 Our intrepid explorer, ScoobyFitz and his production team completed the video of their latest Iceland adventure. Iceland Adventure. Here’s another good article elaborating on McChrystal’s brilliance – you see, Generals don’t make mistakes ! I never made it down in time to get my own pics, but […]

6/14/10 – 6/22/10

6/22/10 Hey guys, thanks for all your efforts in decommissioning all that hardware. We appreciate all your time coordinating the demise and physical removal of the equipment. It’s too bad that Gen. Stanley McChrystal didn’t speak out 2 years ago when Dubya was President. Had he then, instead […]