How to communicate with your Uber driver

I’m still on the mend from my ankle injury, so although I can actually have gig services take care of my laundry and my groceries, I still need to use a ride share to get from one place to the next. Yesterday, I had a unique experience while ride sharing. And by “unique,” I mean…

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My adventures with Price Chopper’s grocery delivery service

While I’m still on the mend from my broken ankle, I’ve tried to operate in a more self-sufficient manner.  Since I can’t use a laundromat, I’ve signed up with Best Cleaners, a laundry pick-up-and-drop-off service, to take care of my dirty clothes.  Since I can’t drive, I’ve learned to Uber here and there – at…

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Holy crap, Amazing Stories is coming back!

1985 was the year of the television anthology series.  CBS brought back their second iteration of The Twilight Zone, while NBC resurrected Alfred Hitchcock Presents.  But NBC also had another anthology series in the mix – a show called Amazing Stories. Each self-contained show featured drama, fantasy, horror, science fiction and excitement.  It was a…

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A laundry service and the 40-day challenge

I’m still on the mend from a broken ankle and the subsequent surgery.  In that time, I’ve developed various survival skills and the like.  Delivery services for food, for example. But one thing I haven’t been able to work around has been laundry. When I moved to the Town and Village in 2010, my apartment…

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Albany Patroons improve to 4-0, beat Columbus 127-121, and I HAVE A RING!!

Before Saturday night, I had two rings in my possession, two rings that I hold dear to my heart. One ring is my high school ring, a ring from the Street Academy of Albany, a symbol of achievement when the whole world seemed against me. One ring is my NBL Canada championship ring, awarded to…

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Albany Patroons go 3-0, 136-121 over Raleigh, and I get an American Idol solid!

After six weeks of being cooped up like a quarantined patient, I finally had a chance to leave my home in the Town and Village for more than just a doctor’s appointment.  And trust me, there’s no better cure than an Albany Patroons game. I was able to hobble into the Armory – doctor said…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, February 15 2020

Good morning, good morning to you.  I’ve been updating my personal blogroll for the past two or three weeks – adding new bloggers, updating old blog links, that kind of thing.  So you’ll be seeing some new and previously unfeatured bloggers in this week’s blog recap, and I hope you like what they write and…

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Before CSI and Quincy, there was Wojeck

I’m going to introduce you to a very gritty 1960’s procedural drama series.  It tells the story of a medical examiner who works with the police in solving murders. And if you’re a fan of CSI or Quincy, or even more regional shows like Da Vinci’s Inquest or the like, you’ll find many of the…

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Rush Limbaugh helped me decide to vote for Pete Buttigieg

Look, it hasn’t been easy to find a political candidate for the 2020 Presidential election.  It hasn’t.  Ever since my original choice, Kirsten Gillibrand, dropped out of the running, I’ve been looking at my options – do I go with Sanders, or Warren, or Buttigieg or Biden or that one billionaire or that other billionaire…

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