Thursday, October 17, 2013

Newest Passion

I go to Guitar Center often with my son.  He gravitates towards the electrics and I the acoustics.  Well they have these cute little ukuleles and I thought they'd be good for my youngest son.  Took him to a free beginner's class at Guitar Center one morning--he lost interest, but I was intrigued.  They're fun, cute and easy to play--what's not to like.  I always stop by the ukuleles when I walk in, so I finally broke down and got one.
It's a Lanikai LU-12SGC made specially for Guitar Center from mahogany.  That's a pen next to it for the sake of scale.  It was on sale, a little over thirty bucks, which was an excellent deal.  It's got a nice sound and I can't put it down.  What can be better than that?

Flat Silver Lining

I got a flat on the way to work today--normally a major bummer, but not today.  It was a slow day at work and I've got lots of time accumulated and its not always easy to take off.  I would have been quite late if I had gone in--it took over an hour for me to walk home, though I wasn't rushing.  I enjoyed the opportunity to look in on places I only pedal by rather rapidly, places I'd been meaning to check out more closely.  One of those places is the Juniors Cheesecake Factory (Yes, they actually make the cheesecakes there.) on Grand Street in Queens--yes, in Queens, not Brooklyn.  They have a small store inside, but it is only open when I am at work, so I seized the opportunity, walked and made a purchase.

It's a Brooklyn Crumb Cheesecake and I am looking forward to sharing it with guests.  This is what it looks like inside.