The NEBA Roast Beef – Mike’s Submarines Latch Hook Project, September 19 2022 progress

Man, I had a great couple of weeks on this. Suffice it to say, if I had all the yarns I needed when I started this … and if I started it three months earlier, instead of doing this as a replacement for a latch hooked rug that I previously FUBAR’d … this could have…

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The NEBA Roast Beef – Mike’s Submarines Latch Hook Project, September 5 2022 progress

I was on a really strong run … and then I ran out of lime strands. Again. Ran out of yarns. Nuts. But during the time when I had enough yarns to go around, I made a lot of progress on this latch hook rug. In fact, let’s do the comparison. Scrolling back and forth…

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So that’s what an AI artwork generator does with my photo titles. Hmm.

I’m not sure how to react to news of this nature, so I’ll react accordingly. Apparently the Colorado State Fair’s digital art competition offered a blue ribbon to a print named “Théâtre D’opéra Spatial,” as credited to Jason Allen. Well, Jason Allen had a bit of help. He used a program called MidJourney, a program…

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The NEBA Roast Beef – Mike’s Submarines Latch Hook Project, August 29 2022 progress

So I haven’t posted any progress in the past few months. That does not mean I’ve given up on the project. Let’s recap. Earlier this year, I digitzed a 1960’s postcard of an old NEBA Roast Beef / Mike’s Submarines shop that previously existed at the corner of Central and Colvin Avenues in Albany (around…

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No, I’m not getting involved in horology. Yet.

A horologist is someone who appreciates and collects timepieces – wristwatches, clocks, all that. Trust me, I don’t have the time to start collecting wristwatches (yes, you saw what I did there), even though every December I go to the local jewelry shop and try on a Tag Heuer “Le Mans” chonograph for 30 seconds,…

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A renewed appreciation of Honest Weight Co-Op

In the pantheon of local grocery stores, I’ve shopped mostly at Price Chopper – maybe a Hannaford’s once in a while. And the farmers’ markets are also a go-to shopping destination for me. Last Saturday, I found a new favorite grocery store. And this one pushes Price Chopper out of the water. I’m talking about…

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“But officer, at warp nine they ALL look green to me.”

My friend Caroline is an accomplished photographer from Quebec City. I met her about a decade ago, when Quebec had a basketball team in the old Premier Basketball League (the Kebs), and her photography portfolio is very impressive. We’ve been Facebook friends for a while, and although she is bilingual, her FB posts are in…

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You can get a very tasty Italian Cheeseburger in these Albany locations.

A few weeks ago, I blogged about the Italian Cheeseburger – a sandwich that, for some reason, seems to only exist in Albany. Now there are “cheeseburger subs” or “chopped cheese” in various locales, where a burger is part of a sub sandwich (i.e., adding lettuce and tomatoes and whatnot). But I’m talking about the…

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The egg that probably came from a constipated chicken

I enjoy Sunday mornings at the local farmer’s market. Fresh air, peaceful times, and 100% of what I spend goes directly to the merchants and farmers. That means all the vegetables and breads and meats came from the farmers, and my money goes right back into their pockets. In other words, I’m helping to stimulate…

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