Thursday, March 29, 2007

Off Spring

The daughter of my sister has produced a miniature human type liability. The name of Aaron And Alison's Arrival, is Abigail. Abigail Emma ... was born today at 7:54 AM. The weight is 6lbs, 11 oz, and 19 inches long. My Mother's name was Edith Miriam Aranow, or E. M. A. Emma was named after Edith. I am named Andrew, after my maternal Grandmother Anna Aranow. Alan And Anna plan to marry in August. This means there will be 3 people by the name of A. Lerner. I had given Alan one of my 2 A LERNER NY license plates many years ago. The reason I used "Off Spring" is because the season of Spring has just started, and there is news off that subject and time. It also resembles "offspring", which this posting addresses.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Nancy and painting by Florida beach

I walked 9 minutes to the frame store, to get a frame for one of my mothers paintings, that has been on my wall. I was suprised it was so expensive at $150, and will take 2 weeks! I am not sure if this expense is justified. The painting is shown here.

Nancy, and her friend Steve, has been visiting visiting their friends and family 250 miles and four hours south of me in Florida. We met half way today, at a Ruby Tuesday for lunch. I paid $26.60 for myself. Then we went to the Atlantic Ocean, near by. Tolls cost me $8.50 cash. Gas cost me a full tank at $23 with Master Card. Time traveling cost me 4.5 hours. Mileage cost me 250 miles. Meeting with my Friend for the first time in 2.25 years since NY: Priceless.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Cutting Liabilities

I am light headed, have no more haircut costs, no grey hair, no bald spot, have a uniform look, and made use of my electric razor that I rarely use. I walked 15 minutes to Albertsons to do my weekly grocery shopping, instead of riding my car 15 minutes to Publix. I bike to work in less than 15 minutes without my car, that would take the same amount of time. I have also walked 5 minutes the other day to Firehouse Subs for a delightful submarine sandwich. It was so good, I went there an unprecedented 4 times in the past week!

Publix, my job, Target, are all 1.5 miles or 15 minutes from my patio. I purchased from Target, a back-pack for $25 and a grill for $20. I feel decadent about this, since I already have both. However, they are 8 years old, and are very worn. Functionally, they both still work. I am contemplating returning them both.

By never using my car, and shaving my scalp myself, I eliminate expenses, and increase my standard of living! I ponder whether the backpack and grill are also expenses that I should avoid. Since the non-stick stick surface on the George Forman Grill is worn off, I am often deterred from eating healthier, due to the excessive cleaning chore. My back pack was given to me for free from Intel, and is decorated with Intel trademarks. The same quality, purchased, is at least $30! It recently dawned on me, that my Intel backpack, was designed for a lap-top computer, which I do not have. I have also discovered that there are straps that can be relieved, to make it easier to take the pack off!

I walked 8 minutes to the 8-plex cinema to see Premonition. I was again, as usual, with only five other people in the thaeater. For courtesy, respect, service, attitude, and services, Albertson's always gets a D, and Publix always gets an A+. However, in my section of Lake Mary, my LM Albertsons has a larger selection, broader variety, and possibly less cost than my LM Publix. I prefer 6 green bananas with 3 yellow ones, instead of just 5 greenish yellow bananas.

My cardio office wanted me to get blood tests to find out various numbers like cholesterol and stuff. It was months since my last test. I did not bother. I was sent a letter by the office too. I did not call or get the tests done, since I don't understand the value of doing so. I feel fine, and my blood pressure medication is good for many months. There is free blood pressure checking at my Publix grocery store, that I have gone weekly to for years. The reason behind titling this posting is, that hair is a "liability", and is one that I "cut" it off.

You know when you are in Grater Orlando when most people display that they are NY Yankee fans.

I was 30 to 125 minutes late to work, 4 times in a row this past week. This resulted in 3 tardies and 1 absence. I have therefore adjusted my schedule to start one hour later starting on 4/1/07. I will be starting at 10 instead of 9. I suspect my mind and body can't be programmed for Daylight Savings Time. My favorite Supervisor of all time, is being moved to another team on 4/1/07.

דור האיקס

דור האיקס מתוך ויקיפדיה, האנציקלופדיה החופשית קפיצה אל: ניווט, חיפוש דור האיקס (Generation X), הוא כינוי של דור אשר נולד בעולם המערבי (בעיקר אוסטרליה, קנדה ניו זילנד, ארצות הברית ובריטניה) לאחר דור הבייבי בום. גבולותיו של דור זה קשים לתיחום, אך לרוב הכוונה לגל דמוגרפי של מי שנולדו בין שנות השישים לתחילת שנות השמונים של המאה ה-20. דור האיקס הפך למונח מקובל, הן בקרב דמוגרפים ומדעני החברה והן בקרב משווקים אך בעיקר בתרבות הפופולרית. למרות, שהמונח מתייחס כבר לילידי שנות השישים, המונח דור האיקס הפך לשגור בזכות דאגלס קופלנד בסיפורו Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. בספר זה קופלנד תיאר את החרדה של אלו שנולדו בין 19601965, אשר למרות שטכנית נכללו בדור הביביי בום, לא הרגישו שייכות לאיקונים התרבותיים שלו. השימוש של קופלנד במונח X לגבי דור ה-X נועד לבטא את היותו של דור זה חסר שם, אך המודעות לגבי היותו קבוצה חברתית מובחנת, הולכת וגדלה. לפי העתידן דוד פסיג, דור האיקס הוא דור שבניגוד לקודמיו שוהה הרבה יותר בבית וחשוף רבות לאמצעי התקשורת ולמסרים השיווקים בהם. הוא טוען כי זהו דור שאינו מכיר בסמכות כבעבר, וגדל בעולם הרבה יותר רב-תרבותי.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Generation 1958

I previously stated that the Baby Busters Generation were those born 1958 - 1964, based on information from Wikipedia. These years fall within Generation Jones, (1954-1965), which is my generation. Please click on the comment below this posting. Please click here for BUST Generation.
On December 4, 1998, U.S. social commentator and marketing consultant Jonathan Pontell identified the existence of this generation and coined the term “Generation Jones” for it, announcing this in a newspaper article that was widely syndicated.
Generation Jones has been referred to as a heretofore lost generation between the Baby Boomers and Generation X, since prior to the popularization of Pontell’s theory, its members were included with either the Boomers or Xers. The connotations of the name “Generation Jones” include: a large, anonymous generation, and the slang term “jonesin’”, which refers here to the unrequited craving felt by this generation of unfulfilled expectations.

The Lost Generation was a term originally used to identify a group of American literary expatriates living in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s; it is now used more generally to describe the generation of young people who came of age in the United States during and shortly after World War I.

Silent Generation was the generation born between the two World Wars, who were too young to join the service when the war started. Many had fathers that served in World War I. (1925-1945)

The is the worldwide generation of Allies that served in
World War II. This group overlaps with the G.I. Generation, the generation of Americans that fought and won World War II, later to become the Establishment, and the parents of children who would later become the Baby Boomers.

Baby Boomers were the generation born during or just after World War II; there was a worldwide increase in birthrate for about 14 years (1945-1959). The end of the baby boom period is cited by various sources as early as 1954 or as late as 1965 -- see Baby Boomers.

Generation Jones is the generation born between the Baby Boomers and Generation X. The generally accepted birth years for Jonesers are 1954-1965. Jonesers are primarily the offspring of the Silent Generation; mostly they were children in the 1960's, and teens in the 1970's.

Generation X is the generation born between approximately 1966 to 1980, although the birth years are sometimes cited as early as 1960, and as late as 1969. Other names used interchangably with Generation X are 13th Generation and Baby Busters. Most of this generation are children of Baby Boomers. They tended to grow up with video games and MTV, and spent most of their teen years in the 1980s.

XY Cusp, also known as the MTV Generation or Doom Generation, was caught between the end of Generation X and start of Generation Y, mainly living out their childhood through the 80s and teen years in the mid-90s. This generation was influenced by the launch of MTV, the popularization of Web technology circa '95, segmented musical tastes, the evolution of 80s glam fashions into grunge and the remainder of Generation X, many of whom were older siblings. (1975-1985).

Boomerang Generation, also known as the Generation Why?, was a sub-group of Generation Y, growing up in the '90s and early 2000s, whose emergent experiences straddled the Cold War/Space Age and Internet eras. In many ways more connected to the G.I. Generation than other recent generations, this group came of age in the period directly following the September 11th attacks. (1982-1986)

Generation Y, also known as the Echo Boom, or Millennium Generation, grew up with many world-changing events including the rise of mass communication and the Internet. (1976-2001 widest possible definition commonly cited.)

iGeneration, the Internet generation, is a subgeneration for the latter half of Generation Y (1993-1999) and the first half of Generation Z (2000-2005).
Generation Z, youngest of the generations thus far. "

Monday, March 19, 2007

Cinema Treasures

"Andrew Lerner posted a link to his blog a while back where he states that the theater was replaced by an Office Depot, which later expanded to include several other stores, including a Petco. Lost Memory followed up with the address for the Office Depot in Syosset as 565 Jericho Tunrpike. I just looked up Petco in Syosset and it, too, has a 565 Jericho Turnpike address. I think we can go with that, at least until we see any evidence that the theater used a different number..............posted by EdSolero on Dec 27, 2006 at 12:42pm"

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Memories + Memorys

Making people laugh are one of the few gratifications I can experience with people. I like to be original in my subject line. The reason I love the Rav-4 is because it is high enough for me to comfortably get in, but only large enough for my needs, and consequently frugal. I replaced my toilet because it was too low and little. I put three bricks under each of the four legs of my sofa because it is too low. I don't like falling down backwards into my car with my knees up in the air! When I was a boy, a Hershey chocolate bar was five cents in a vending machine. A "pocket" calculator was $100. Today they are both about two dollars! The memory in a flash drive back then, would be larger than my home and cost a billion dollars! Flash drives are ridiculously cheap and awesomely wonderful! My computer is not working well. This is because it is cluttered with trash, and disorganized. For the past couple of YEARS now, I have been needing to make duplicates only of just all of the valuable things, discard everything inside of it, sweep, scrub clean and disinfect it, so it is completely empty. Then I can put the valuable things back in! I need an assistant like I had in Pat. My computers have "Marched ahead", instead of "Spring ahead". In previous years, it was not during winter. I can't watch out for cars when I bicycle. I have to trust they will see and avoid me. Many mouses are not mice. Memorys are not memories.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Jack Cafferty

Jack Cafferty (born 1942) is a CNN commentator and a host of the weekend financial show In The Money. In the summer of 2005, Cafferty joined The Situation Room, CNN's new weekday afternoon newscast. Cafferty formerly co-anchored CNN's weekday morning broadcast, American Morning.
Before CNN, Cafferty worked for several
New York television stations. He was one of Sue Simmons' co-anchors on WNBC's Live at Five and anchored WPIX's News at Ten with Kaity Tong.
From 1989-1992, Cafferty anchored Newsline New York, a nightly news and interview format program on WNYW-TV, as well as co-anchoring the evening broadcast for Fox 5 News at 7.

Cafferty pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident and misdemeanor charges of reckless driving, assault and harassment after striking a cyclist on May 14, 2003. Cafferty was sentenced to a $250 fine and 70 hours of community service. [11]

Friday, March 16, 2007

Lake Mary

On 5/21/07, the location of a Deli and Ale house is opening inside my "The Crossings" cooperative development in Lake Mary. It is the only restaurant located in my community association, and across the street from my private residential owners community of Hidden Village. I did not write the following review. Many of the reviews are similar, as you can see by clicking on the hyperlinks, including the title line.

The full name of Jax is actually "Jax Fifth Avenue Deli and Ale House". The reason I mention this is because that description is exactly what it is. It functions perfectly as both a deli and an ale house. The food at Jax is incredible. They offer a huge selection ranging from sandwiches to wraps to pizzas. The sandwiches and wraps are a good size, always fresh, and in many cases have an extra touch of something different that you won't find anywhere else. The pizzas are also freshly made, and are just the right size for one person. And of course, everything on the menu can be changed according to your taste.

The only problem with the food that I noticed is the fact that all sandwiches and wraps come with chips, and there really isn't anything available to replace them with, such as french fries. This is hardly a major problem though, as it is somewhat expected in a deli. Not to mention the fact that you'll probably be too full after eating the sandwich to touch the chips anyway.

The "Ale House" part of the name is also well-deserved. With 250+ refrigerated beers from all over the world available, you have plenty of options. In fact, the beer selection puts any other "ale house" that I have seen to shame. And if the one you choose is available but hasn't been refrigerated yet, they will be happy to chill it for you.

Which brings me to the service. The staff always works well together. They are fast, I've never seen them get an order wrong, and they really make you feel at home. If you don't know what beer to get, tell the bartender what you like and they'll put something in front of you that you have never seen before, and will likely beat the pants off of what used to be your favorite beer. The price is right, too -- menu items all range from $5 - $7, with beers costing as much (and sometimes less) than the 6 choices you get at most places.

The music that plays through the overhead speakers is loud enough to hear, but quiet enough to allow you to hear the person across the table, without them raising their voices. There is plenty of seating, both at tables and at the bar. There is also outdoor seating, if it's a nice night or if you're a smoker (there is no smoking inside now, since the indoor smoking law took effect). Every time I have been to Jax, it has been immaculate. The bathrooms are always clean.

One last thing that definitely deserves mention: the Around the World Beer Club. If you are interested in trying new things, this is a great way to experience all sorts of different types of beer. You can grab a beer list from the bar and start checking off beers as you drink them. After you have tried 100 different beers, you get a mug with anything you want engraved on it. They hang it over the bar, and it's your own personal mug from that day forward. Sure, it's nothing incredible -- but it's the journey, not the destination, right? Plus you get a discount on all beers in the future. I'll offer one final proof of the excellence of Jax: I was the 140Th person to get my mug, and there are hundreds of unfinished beer lists on file. That's a lot of repeat customers. 407-999-8934

Monday, March 05, 2007


I look forward to seeing the 2016 movie "Bill & Hill Return to the Hill from between the Bushes".