1/1/12 – 1/14/12

1/14/12 We had our Annual RNB Friends Gathering 2012 at O’Casey’s. It’s always good to see old friends and colleagues. See you all again next year … JB passed by the other day, and caught up on things with Boom Boom The boys participated in the Global No […]

12/24/11 – 12/31/11

12/31/11 Happy New Year everyone. 2011 was a wild ride of a year, and I’m quite sure 2012 will be as much, if not much more fun and adventurous …. be safe out there, enjoy it, and remember to Live, Love, Laugh…. cause’ without laughter, we’re all fucked […]

12/13/11 – 12/23/11

12/23/11 Happy Birthday to my brother FL. Enjoy your day. I love you boy !!! What sort of person walks up to another home, and steals mail deliveries left on the stoop ? Well, this is the type of person, and here’s his car too…. JjLJr was ahead […]

12/7/11 – 12/12/11

12/12/11 A very Happy Birthday shout out to my beautiful niece, MS. Enjoy your day today. We love you. 12/11/11 We left a bunch of nuts out, which brought this cute little critter to the yard to gather them up … 12/10/11 We had our annual HTS Holiday […]

12/1/11 – 12/6/11

12/6/11 101 years old. Zelda celebrates 101 years of life. And an amazing life it has been. Yeah, her hearing or eyesight could be better, but hey, she’s 101. Sharp as a tack, an energetic dancer, and a memory that history books can’t replicate. You amaze your family […]

11/24/11 – 11/30/11

11/27/11 I’ve got no protection … We finally started this smoke detector and Halon panel replacement project… Scooby is in a place called Greenland covered in friggin ice, and we have people ice skating on a pond … go figure … Yup, Ro ended up skating on this […]

11/20/11 – 11/23/11

11/23/11 I call this Lake Camry. It rained hard overnight. Got in car this morning to drive to Shea, and noticed all this water on front passenger floor. Seems roof drains got clogged. How come that isn’t part of the Toyota free 27 point check ? 11/22/11 Saw […]

11/15/11 – 11/19/11

11/19/11 Here’s something you don’t see every day. The Dept. of Sanitation picking up the NYPD Horse crap as the horses came past during the Veterans Day Parade…. 11/18/11 It’s taken over 40 years, but we finally have a stop light going up on the corner of 127th […]

11/10/11 – 11/14/11

11/14/11 This is one of my favorite images from the weekend generator lift activity. Interesting thing is, I have a photo of the generator that states it weighs 28,100 pounds. If a ton is 2,240 pounds, then 28,000 pounds is 12.5 tons….. hmmm….. Checkout this panoramic view from […]

11/1/11 – 11/9/11

11/9/11 Congratulations to SaY and his bride, DY. They are the proud new grandparents for MC, born on 11/2. She is as beautiful as her mom, and makes the 2nd grandchild for SaY. Too many people my age are starting to have grandkids … I ain’t ready, do […]

10/23/11 – 10/31/11

10/31/11 Happy Halloween to all you goblins and ghouls – Here are some of our visitors It’s always a good day when the mailman delivers me a new Pez. Bolo Bear is the mascot of Liverpool, a Mexican Department Store chain. Ain’t he cool ? Viva Mexico The […]

10/13/11 – 10/22/11

10/22/11 Look who just showed up. Haven’t seen Tyson come this close in months Bought our new sofa last night. Our salesman was Michael. Came home checked our paperwork and his last name is Hunt. Swear to God, we bought our furniture from Mike Hunt…. say it again […]

10/1/11 – 10/12/11

10/10/11 Here’s a short video I put together of Ro saving that horseshoe crab. It’s a riot… Thanks Ro !!! I know, it’s been a while. Working on a ton of stuff at home, clearing out our basement, living room. Getting ready to do our living room and […]

9/21/11 – 9/30/11

9/29/11 Back a few years the Bank was sponsoring Jaguar Formula 1 racing team. Hot Wheels put out this great set, that I just had to get. I was re-arranging my desk, and put it in a prominent spot. 9/28/11 Only on Facebook can wasteful retorts like this […]

9/16/11 – 9/20/11

9/20/11 54. I know I can’t believe I reached 54. And to think my grandmother is gonna be 101. Thanks to everyone who dropped me a note or rang me up, I do appreciate it. It’s much more fun to me when I’m on the giving end of […]

9/12/11 – 9/15/11

9/15/11 Our second crop of butterflies emerged. 2 of the 3 arrived yesterday, and look beautiful. There’s one more, which is probably it for this year. Here’s a cool perspective of 461 from my perch and through the new awning. No matter how many times I take this […]

9/1/11 – 9/11/11

9/11/11 Visited AJ in the hospital. A beautiful baby, and I ain’t just saying that because he’s family. Here’s the pics – Happy Birthday AJ – Sept 2011 First photo of AJ on his birthday. Beautiful. Yahoo did a very respectful gesture this morning. AJ has arrived. Congratulations […]

8/28/11 – 8/31/11

8/31/11 Front window repair passed the water penetration test. I think I might have actually fixed something myself at the house…. That’s just my opinion, I might eventually be wrong…. My bro, and Frankie V showed up on 5th avenue yesterday. That was a nice surprise… Some more […]

8/22/11 – 8/27/11

8/27/11 We had a great time at Nicole & John’s wedding last night. The bride was beautiful, and the groom was quite handsome. Everyone had a blast. This is the first great-grandchild wedding that Zelda attends, at 100 and 8 months in age. She partied until 2am. Next […]

8/14/11 – 8/21/11

8/21/11 Visited 2 good car shows this weekend. There was one at the College Point Yacht Club, and the weekly one in Whitestone. Saw a couple of the Benches boys there, PL in the Point, and RD showed off his 40’s Willy… And I saw that hot chick […]

8/6/11 – 8/13/11

8/13/11 We caught our friend, AL and Tricked Out Country at Smith’s Bar in NYC. Great show. Tricked Out Country – August 2011 I’m riding the subways going on 35+ years now. I’ve seen and heard a lot. We have the rats, the garbage, the alluring smell of […]

8/1/11 – 8/5/11

8/5/11 My nephew AL, aka Noodles, turns 20 years old today. Way to go young man. Enjoy your birthday. We love you !!! 8/4/11 Ro skated while I walked around Flushing Meadow Park. Took some nice pics of the Unisphere… Happy 50th Birthday to my favorite brother-in-law BA. […]

7/26/11 – 7/31/11

7/31/11 Well, today marks 32 years for me as I chase the Art Ross milestone for tenure…. As I look back, it has been an amazing transformation, both for RNB as it grew, expanded, and was acquired by HSBC. It’s also been a transformation for me. Look at […]

7/22/11 – 7/25/11

7/25/11 For our little slice of property in Queens, we sure have a lot of nature roaming about. I caught this praying mantis in the yard the other day as he made his way around the yard. Load banks are onsite. Preparing to test those temporary generators, before […]

7/14/11 – 7/21/11

7/21/11 Our last 2 early summer butterflies emerged yesterday. Both are beautiful, however, as nature has it, one was not entirely perfect. We did lose about 4 of them due to natural selection. I will say, that we haven’t found any that survived on their own in the […]

7/1/11 – 7/13/11

7/13/11 I took a few cool macro shots the other day. I don’t know what that little green bug is, but it was small, and really cool looking. We call it a leaf bug. The new landlord is advertising the newly freed space in the building. There are […]

6/20/11 – 6/30/11

6/27/11 A special 4th of July JibJab treat from Scooby & Me … We the People are coming – 2012 – God Bless America Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab! 6/26/11 I uploaded a bunch of new photos to My Favorites collection. I hope you enjoy […]

6/11/11 – 6/19/11

6/19/11 Happy Birthday to my nephew, the Vinman. He turns 23 today and is a fine young man. We love you kid !!! Happy Father’s Day to all you dad’s out there. It ain’t easy being a parent these days, and we all deserve credit and recognition. That […]

6/5/11 – 6/10/11

6/10/11 We have fresh butterfly eggs on our fennel bush. In a few days, they will hatch, grow into mighty caterpillars, then cocoon and become the summers first crop of Leone butterflies. We can’t wait…. Here’s a tease from last summer’s crop – Our Summer Butterflies – July […]

6/1/11 – 6/4/11

6/4/11 Well, we officially have only 2 boys living at home now. Joe stopped by with a U-Haul to pick up his old bed, and AC unit and some other items. He and KP also spent their first night sleeping at their home. Congrats guys, and good luck… […]