Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016
420 million dollars later AND I did not hate it , at all really. Timidly I say that ... I liked it ?
It has issues, it is too long AND too short at the same time, and some great leaps of faith are taken with the audiences knowledge of not only what is going on , but with the much beloved characters as well. Marvel's the Avengers and the X Men sort of have the easy task of " drawing " their characters in any way they want , like everyone knows who the Scarlet Witch is. But these are the big guns of comic bookdom. They actually wrote the book, made the blueprint of what a superhero is. This movie takes some risky moves with the icons. I won't give any spoilers - BUT I will say that Alfred Pennyworth would NEVER be unshaven and unkept!
My major complaint of the DC comic book universe is that it is set in the MUCH overused world or The Dark Night, which came out in 1986 - a lot has happened both before and after. Why is there no color in this universe - I get that from Batman - all dark and broody, but superman is literally made of sunlight
Neil and Don pretty much hated it - but I sort of got it. I liked this story, I like the arch of the players, I like that women were not props. I like that unlike the first Superman movie an entire city was not leveled - which they do address in this one. They do a great job of making this universe , this new universe real. This goes deep into nerd land and also movie land. I am very much looking forward to the JLA movie. Let everyone else in the world jump on the bandwagon of who is the rip off Thanos or Darkside ...
If you are at all a comic book geek go, if you like them a little bit go -
And it turned out to be a lovely day, pretty rare for this early in the spring.
While all the Episcopalians were out celebrating their most holy of holy of holies,
I was getting lunch ready
- deviled eggs
- little rabbit crackers
- Ina's smoked salmon spread
- okra pickles
- brie with onion maple jam
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced fresh dill
1 teaspoon prepared horseradish, drained
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 pound (4 ounces) smoked salmon, minced
Cream the cheese in an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until just smooth. Add the sour cream, lemon juice, dill, horseradish, salt, and pepper, and mix. Add the smoked salmon and mix well. Chill and serve with crudites or crackers.
If you can find it, I prefer Norwegian salmon; it's drier and less salty than other smoked salmon
Spring has sprung.
Koda, bff Smithwicks and tiny vistor dog
I was running late, shock -
luckily I had plenty of snacks
I put the drinks outside on the deck
carrots and bunnies
I did not take good food pictures.
- Lamb ( made by David Dean )
- Mashed Potatoes
- Roasted Asparagus
- Roasted Carrots and Parsnips w thyme and lemon
- Swiss Chard w/ leeks
- Greek Orzo Salad
( getting everyone to actual sit and stay seated was a bit of a cat herder ....)
things were good if I do say so myself
Atlantic Beach Pie
Atlantic Beach Pie
For the crust:
For the filling:
I did not add the finishing sale, I would next time - AND make it the night before, the texture of it setting is really one of the best parts. Something a little different with out being so off the wall. Everyone seemed to like it.
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Friday, March 25, 2016
Our very good pal Betty and her son James took us out to dinner at the
SPORT OF KINGS Diner in Batavia, New York tonight.
It was very sweet of her.
We all had fish fries. It is just what you do.
This was really good too - a very thick , very crunchy beer batter!
I'm at my usual Wegmans this afternoon getting groceries for our Easter luncheon when I just start to feel horrible. Head ache, coughing - just sick as a dog. I did not even know if I could finish getting all the things I needed for our meal, thinking I would have to go home. If this got much worse Neil was going to have to take me to the med first of the emergency room of something... getting a little nervous! What is wrong with me ?
Then I looked at what was all around me... everywhere, Good Friday and all...
Left produce, went to dairy and points east and felt just fine. Silly old bear.....
Out and about today I rode by this office/factory ( the old Xerox place ) and noticed something a little bit odd. One the way back I snapped this photo. VERY hard to see from a moving car and small, but you are just going to have to take my word for it.
The Harris offices on Jefferson Ave. in Henrietta, NY has the Romanian flag at half mast..