Archive of My Blog from 03.01.12 to 04.30.12
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There's a lot of PDA (public display of affection) these days. And it ain't just the humans. I caught these two randy flies in the yard doing the nasty on my pool cover .... This may qualify as my first publicly posted porn shot ....
It's official, the Freedom Tower is the tallest building in New York City. She continues to rise above our city, but today, it overtakes the Empire State Building. God Bless America.
Love is in the air all around us. My beautiful niece was married yesterday. GA and AD tied the knot and I'm processing my photos and should be done tomorrow or Weds.
Omama's re-election accomplishments talking points .... do you hear those footsteps Barry ? It's We the People ... coming to take our country back ....
Just listened to JjLJr speaking to the NYPD for 20 mins doing a followup survey on his mail theft. I hope they spent this long looking for the fucker who stole the packages .... what figure you the odds of that actually happening ....
Just uploaded a ton of new pics to My Favorite Prints. You can view here on my site or on Flickr below for a great slideshow
I was able to get over to the Intrepid to watch the space shuttle Enterprise arrive in NYC. It will make it's home at the Intrepid in a few months. A totally awesome experience. Great pics to see. Shuttle Enterprise arrives in NYC - April 2012
We had a blast at Bar East and 78 Below. Saw 2 great bands - Skyfactor & Tricked Out Country rock NYC - April 2012
Here's evidence of vintage lasting forever. This guitar amp comes from back in the day, when tubes were used to run them ...
Here's a bunch of nice pics I took as I headed over to the Intrepid. Random City Images - April 2012
Ro saw a bunch of old friends yesterday in our travels... here's a few pics.
Got some new Pez to add to the collection. Craftsman truck and a cool Skull & Crossbones. No worries to my DiL KP, I got an extra one just for you.
This little bee was buzzing the Point. I call him CPBee ;-)
Another one bites the dust. Maggie is leaving Evergreen, and Karen is coming back .... Gonna miss ordering the same thing every week with you ....
Thank you Christian Grey
A bunch of boys with their toys images
I'm pretty sure I caught Kermit's girlfriend crossing 5th avenue
A vintage view down 40th street from 6th avenue.
Memo to staff, this is the efficient use of a No. 2 pencil. Results less favorable than this will be reviewed and managed.
With all the time it takes to fly across the pond, can they manage to tell our visitors to stay to the right when they walk down the streets
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - The seventh seeded University of New Haven softball team defeated second seed Adelphi University 5-4 Tuesday afternoon in the opening round of the Northeast-10 Conference Softball Championship tournament. The Chargers improved to 28-19 overall, while the Panthers dropped to 34-18-...
A Happy Birthday shout out to PA. Enjoy your day today ...
The Bryant Park lawn is now open, and it looks beautiful. It was opened with the good sound of indie band Sweat and Shake. Bryant Park Lawn Opening w/Swear & Shake - April 2012
Here's an awesome night shot of the BofA building on 6th and 42nd street. Definitely one of my new 'favorites'.
Yes, the Bryant Park lawn is open, but leave it to Ro to want to run across it when they close it at night ... Here she is being 'reminded' that the lawn is closed at night ...
Had a very nice dinner with cousins LF and LmG...
I love when our tree blooms and drops it's flowers, looks like fresh pink snow out front...
JP has supported our NJDC for over 2 years now, as our onsite electrician. Things change, and he's moving on. We enjoyed a fine meal to wish him well. Good luck, and stay in touch ...
Yesterday was 420, today it's 4/21 - enjoy the short film - 421 - An Anniversary to Remember
Enjoy your 420 day today ...
I check on my folks' flag from time to time, and replace it when it gets worn. I replaced it yesterday, and dropped this in the mailbox ... courtesy of C2CP ...
Got me a new PEZ today, a supermarket chain called HyVee - a true American small business story - HyVee is an employee-owned chain of supermarkets located in the Midwestern United States. The company operates over 230 supermarkets which are located in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
I caught this awesome pic of our singing cardinal in profile. Love the hair, in fact Ro had the same hairstyle in 1983...
The lawn at Bryant Park is looking great, now when do we get to sit on it ?
We have a new stray cat roaming the yards ... This one has great eyes...
Congrats to S&KW on their brand new bouncing baby boy SrW ... And yes, baby's bounce ....
I'm gonna miss ya Sir Isaac ...
I see a colossal waste of money ...
Good luck to PO JaL, as he transfers to the 107 tomorrow. Be safe out there son.
A couple of Happy Birthday shout outs to my nephew JG and RNB colleague Kuchi Kuchi Koo...
JJ and CC checking up on things as we replace 2 more CRACs.
We hung out at Orchard Beach yesterday. Very nice day, weather was great. Saw some interesting sights. Check them out here. Orchard Beach - The Bronx, NYC - April 2012
A nice panorama of Orchard Beach
Here's a vintage pic, from 1985. That's Chester the Molester and a much thinner me ...
And this is for my brother NL, the story was a tree jumped in front of them ....
Happy Anniversary to my brudder and his bride. 16 years of wedded bliss today... Enjoy
Happy 'other' Birthday to my brother FL. Enjoy your second birthday ...
Took the Canon for a walk thru Chisolm Park, MacNeil Park to you newbies ... There's a spot where you can see out to 4 boroughs. Here's a view of The Freedom Tower and Empire State Building in Manhattan, The George Washington Bridge in the Bronx, One Hanson Place in Brooklyn, and LaGuardia Airport, The Whitestone Bride and Rikers Island in Queens. Chisolm Park - a view to 4 boroughs - April 2012 - Extra bonus is the huge red tail hawk that was soaring over head.
I spotted this red tail hawk soaring down at Chisolm Park. It had to have been a 7 foot wingspan. Awesome.
They're rebuilding the kiddie park section of Whitestone Park. A center piece of the new area will be one of the old trees. There will be a raised walkway around it.
We had a very nice Easter dinner at my sister's home. Happy Easter - April 2012
Here are pics from Rosanne's West Palm Beach Vacation - April 2012
How cools is this, J&KL received this congratulatory letter in the mail from the White House, signed by the President and Mrs. Obama.
Happy Easter from our family to yours...
My honey is at 37,000 feet, headed back to LGA.
It was nice to see MF the other day. Working the days shift once a week now. It was nice to have lunch and catch up on things.
The new chief, JJ is coming along well and fits right in with the lads and lassies ...
We have one of the first baby pics of that little boy bun in the oven and his parents B&MP ... Good luck guys !!! God Bless You both, a wonderful Easter Blessing
I created these nice Wedding Day Portraits - March 2012.
Happy Birthday to our handsome nephew, AD !!! enjoy your day !!!
Congratulations to BP and his beautiful wife M. There's a boy bun in the oven ... Sweet !!!
Heard a bunch of noise in the yard, and came across these 2 squirrels enjoying the weather ... Must be a lot of fun to be a squirrel...
We got these parrots that are building huge nests on the light poles that have power transformers. They make a racket too when they all start squawking at once.
Scooby and the boys ended up holding up traffic on 5th avenue... conducting 'business'
This poor bastard was stuck on this bus lift for my entire lunch hour. They never got her down, and eventually pulled away with her still on board.
The eagle has landed. My honey is in West Palm Beach. The party at my house starts now... enjoy
My beautiful bride turns 50 today. You prove everyday that you are only as old
as you feel or act... Have a great birthday --
Here's a great shot of the Empire State Building ...
Ro enjoyed all the gifts she received, and the great dinner we had with the family, and the new Mr. & Mrs. Joe Leone
The lawn is looking great at Bryant Park, can't wait to sit on it ...
I know I've taken a lot of pics of the BofA building, but I like it so much, it's very photogenic.
Checkout this vintage Plymouth Fury that I caught cruising down 5th Avenue ...
We're getting ready for our next wedding... the countdown begins to Vinny & Nicole 2013
Happy Birthday to my beautiful great-niece VG. We love you... enjoy your day today.
OK, it was a weak moment, but SaY just got me good with an April Fools joke... I'll get you ... you better hope you don't need a real reference... luv ya man...
We got a link to these great pics from the PhotoBooth they had at the wedding. Checkout PhotoBooth Wedding pics - March 2012
As I was preparing the wedding pictures, it became apparent that Zelda wasn't the only one imbibing on Jack Daniels. Here are some outtakes ... A Jack Daniels Wedding - March 2012
Here they are - pics from the wedding of Joseph Anthony Leone & Kimberly Ann Miller. Joe & Kim Wedding Album - March 2012
Me and JLi got our Mega Millions tickets, so don't bother buying anymore for yourself. Good luck everyone !!!
This beautiful lassie hails from Dublin, Ireland.... She's at the Red Lion in SoHo if you wanna be entranced. I think I'm gonna visit ....
Saw a great band from Athens, Georgia last night. They are called Lullwater. If you can, check out some of their tunes at . They have tunes for you to download free. Awesome sound - Rosanne's 50th Birthday w/Lullwater - March 2012
I've got pics from the wedding trimmed down from 750 to approx 440. Cleaning them up and making them look sharp and hope to post in today.
So, Boom Boom has a boo boo and damaged a paw. Rest well my friend, I'll hold your spot on 5th until you get back ...
We had a great time at Joe & Kim's wedding. Here a bunch of great images from last night. I've got over 700 pics to sort through, so enjoy the Joe & Kim Wedding Album Sampler - March 2012
Our middle son, Joseph Anthony is getting married today. Wow, is to put it mildly. While creating this photo, it is remarkable to us the quick passage of time. We aren't surprised that Joe is marrying Kim. We always knew he would. We're proud of the man he has become and his maturity and independence. We worked hard raising a man for the times we live in. The time, and sacrifice that his mother and I have made are expressed in the person Joe has become. We love you son. We are very happy for you and Kim, and are comfortable knowing that you will both be fine. You are both smart, energetic, hard working, loving and committed to one another. Kim, you've been part of our family for some time now, and now you will be our daughter-in-law. Welcome. We love you, are so proud of all you have accomplished as well. Your sense of family and love will help guide you as a wife and a future mother. And that's an important foundation for building a family. So, begin your family son, and know that for always, your Mom and I are here for you both.... With our love always .... xoxoxo
26 more hours as a free man ... butterflies ???
There was a time when we all wore suits to work. We don't any longer, but when I gotta dress up, I think it works well ...
We're down to the last 48 hrs for Joe & Kim being single. We had the wedding rehearsal last night at St. Fidelis church, followed by a wonderful dinner at the Sly Fox Inn - Joe & Kim Wedding Rehearsal and dinner - March 2012
Had a very nice dinner with my honey to celebrate our anniversary. Had our veal dishes at one of our favorite restaurants.
Walked up to a MetroCard machine, and saw the infamous BSOD, followed by this boot screen ... Windows NT ???
Happy Birthday shout out to our security supervisor IA. Enjoy your day my man ...
It was 29 years ago that Rosanne Albanese from Whitestone made me the happiest young man in College Point and became my wife. And 29 years later, Rosanne is still a catch. She's a strong, confident, intelligent, sexy woman. Comfortable in her skin, and always glowing. She's the mother and friend to 3 fine young men, who have started their own journeys of life, with her as inspiration. She's wise beyond her youth and continues to amaze me each day for her love of life and people. Thank you for our life together, for putting up with me, and for staying strong and true to yourself. Thank you for sharing your life with me, and for sharing our lives together. I Adore You. Happy Anniversary - I Love You xoxox
Lionel Richie singing our wedding song .... Because I'm truly - Truly, in love with you, girl
Today we gathered to say farewell to a colleague and friend. DM was here when we first installed the PBX at the NJDC about 18 years ago, and is here to take her down and decommissioned. Then, he moves on to another customer. We wish you luck, and we are grateful for your dedication and support all this time. You've supported us well, and with a great attitude at any time. You will be missed and remembered... Don Murphy Farewell Luncheon - March 2012
We're down to 5 days. In 5 days Joe & Kim get married. A new chapter of life begins for a happy couple in love. We wish you the best, are very proud of all you have accomplished together. It's gonna be great !!! We love you both. Tick tock, tick tock ...
Happy Birthday to my beautiful niece SrA. Enjoy your day today.
Ro came across this WheresGeorge.com dollar. Hasn't been far, so let's set her free to roam ...
Congratulations to CC and his wife, their baby CC turns Sweet 16 today. And a fine young lady she has grown to be.
Happy St. Patrick's Day to all my forever green or green for a day friends .... Be safe, and enjoy yourselves ...
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FC is back at work, and was welcomed back by his friends and co-workers. Good to have you back...
Happy Anniversary to my brudder and his beautiful bride. They celebrate 21 years today. Congratulations NL & DL. We love you !!!
Potter turns 10 today, Happy Birthday you filthy animal you !!!
Our Easy Rider, LF stopped by and chatted up DjC out front. Always good to see you man ...
We got green grass on the lawn at the park .... pretty soon we'll be able to sit on it ...
Had a very nice dinner with cousins, LF & LmG, and R&MG. We're the product of 3 different siblings ...
We have Jupiter and Venus rising in the west these past few weeks. I caught them together, with 2 planes passing by LaGuardia. Real cool sight.
Spring has definitely arrived. Spotted one of the seasons' first butterflies in the yard.
Some other images of spring from the garden.
It was such a beautiful day that even this bear was chilling at the library
Always a sharp looking ride, the Corvette ...
It was a long day at work yesterday. Construction work was completed for the brand new Tower Musings sign atop our building. It took a lot of coaxing (and a few compromising photos) to convince management to erect this sign on top of the building, but here it is, and it will surely outlast me ... Keep visiting the Musings and keep that counter going up ....
Scooby made it to Canada, and wouldn't you know, it was like being here in NYC. He came across these Free Tibet supporters, and as it happens, we had our own show of support for a Free Tibet here on 42nd street. See how small the world really is ?
The cleanup is completed, let's get back on track and finish this project.... thanks to all the professionals involved. I appreciate all your efforts to get us back in business. ACM Abatement - Feb/Mar 2012
Happy Birthday to my beautiful niece Gracielle .. enjoy your day
Good luck to my boy FjL, at the super secret FDNY tutorial today ...
Our boy, RaB is gps tagging his location, so we know he's at Victoria's Secret right now .... he better hope the wife doesn't catch him wearing those lacy undies - I also hope he remembers what Victoria's Secret is ...
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The Elusive Sail Capri breezed into town and passed by the perch. Says he will be back, working on a few projects. It's always good to see My Boy Roy... sorry, no pic, that's how fast he buzzed past ....
Getting ready for spring... some random images
OK, so now I'm totally confused. NYC.gov is offering to 'giveaway' nicotine
patches and gum. Presumably to help smokers quit that nasty addiction they
have. At the same time, NYC reaps beaucoup bucks from tax on cigarette sales.
Shit, a pack costs $15. Presumably the high tax on cigs helps pay those
'necessary' social services we so proudly offer and provide our less fortunate
citizens. Presumably the intent to offer more
of my tax money to fund 'giveaways', is to help smokers stop smoking, and then
stop paying those high taxes on the cigs, which is paying for the free
services. Is my contribution to the current cost of services going to
increase, or are we at the same time reducing those free services we offer our
less fortunate citizens, or are we going to need to start looking for a new
revenue stream to tax, other than me to keep the engine running, or are we
just going to increase my current taxes and get more from me ?
Men win one. The latest NY teacher arrested for sex with a student is female, with a female 'victim'... hetero men needed that...
Goodbye ice skating, pretty soon the lawn will be back and ready for Spring...
Wherever he lays his hat is his home ... BP is the local gypsy, taking that mobile computing concept to an extreme. One day he's over there, another day he's over here ....
Only in New York kids, only in New York. Seed balls worn as a fashion accessory....
I feel vindicated, got a note saying they're working on a damn software fix, so the pod carrier goes back slower. Otherwise the pod bounces around and water comes out everywhere else except in the cup ... All this time, that witch Gabriele from RA suggested it was a 'user' problem and we weren't inserting the pods properly .... smile witch, I'm always right !!!
Came across another remnant of Republic National Bank... messenger center door still has the original sign mounted...
Ah, the Leone curse. I bought a snowblower last year, and it only snowed twice. This year, one lousy 5 inch storm. Yes, I know, add stabilizer....
FjL and CJ painting the crib ...
Come on now, this is brilliant. Kisses now come with 40% less chocolate, look prettier and no doubt cost more .... Air Delights ??? You gotta love Amerika...
File this under what I did today - helped rescue a cat that ran 20 feet up a tree while being chased by a dog.... When I say help, I took pics and held the ladder ... this brave stranger climbed the ladder and coaxed kitty (Snowball) down... Catwoman saves Snowball - March 2012
A few nice pics of a mother and her sons ... Some pics I took before the boys left for Joe's bachelor party ...
I updated and added about 17 more prints to My Favorite Prints collection
As we approach our 29th wedding anniversary, I've posted our wedding album and proofs from March 20, 1983 ... Jack & Rosanne Wedding Album and proofs - March 2012
Happy Birthday to my friend Mabel at Evergreen.... Enjoy your day today !!!
Ro goes out, and it always costs me a little extra .... You gots to read the signs.... That spot costs $95 to park .... Yikes !!!
We caught the Amish Outlaws last night. Check them out - The Amish Outlaws - Glenrowan Tavern, NY - March 2012. A great performance guys...
Thank you JS for the care package I found on my desk ...
Consider this our RSVP, Yes we are coming to your wedding. My beautiful niece and husband are finally getting married again ...
Hmmm ... should I be concerned ?
Here's a slick site to visit. Experiment with the impact of a nuclear detonation at NukeMap. See the range effects, of say a 1 megaton bomb going off in Bryant Park ...
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