Saturday, October 01, 2016

I'm very grateful to my family for showing up to Highland Kitchen for Sunday Brunch last week.
I'm proud to be blue collar.  Proud to work, to earn.  Proud to make daily differences in my guests' lives with nutritious & delicious foods from MIT Brain Food Salad Bars to Captaining a Sunday Brunch at one of Somerville's Most Popular Hotspots.
I am a Linecook.  I am a Union 26 chef.  And I live to serve.  Life does get easier when we make the choice to switch our intrinsic values from "What's in it for Me?" to "How Can I Help?".
My parents have been to Sunday Brunch at Highland Kitchen a few times over the past few years.  Sunday Brunch is what keeps me from Easter & Mother's Day so they share theirs with me now.
My cousin Michael pulled this together.  Scoreboard: Table for 9.  My parents, 4 cousins, 3 spouses.
9 very happy people.  I saw a bunch of clean plates.  The best compliment a chef can get.


How's it going?  ^_^
I've found a great past time.
I've been bitten by the LEGO Bug and I'm shamelessly a Happier Nerd for It.

You might remember The Inciting Incident: The STAR WARS MILENNIUM FALCON my parents gave me last year as an X-Mas present.

I've been a DOCTOR WHO fan since I was a kid, before Star Wars to be sure.  Way before the Modern Era and the Age of the "Whovian".  It's a term I shrink from personally.  I'd like to think of myself humbly as just another one of the Doctor's companions but iDigress...
It used to be an exclusive club and you had to find "the secret door" to get in.  And of course, the room was bigger on the inside, so to speak.
My "secret door" was my PBS station WGBH Channel 2.
And in the 1970's on Sundays, they would play blocks of Doctor Who in the afternoon.  Doctor Who became synonymous with Sunday Dinner at either Grandma's House and What Do I Only-Child Do After Supper?
I'd watch a shitload of Doctor Who, that's where "I went" for a few hours, weekly.
Tom Baker, the 4th Doctor was My First Primary Health Care Provider for the Imagination.
"Jelly Belly?"
Peter recently turned me onto to LEGO Ideas.  An Official Site for Real Suggestions for Future Kits.  It's a really dynamic system and if your idea hold merit, interest and most importantly traction with other members "Likes", your Kit could become Manifest!
The DOCTOR WHO TARDIS Kit is Number Eleven in the LEGO Ideas Series.  A fan thought this design up and lo & behold...$60 Yanquee Dollars Later, it's sitting on display in my room.  ^_^

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Saturday, September 17, 2016

LEGO Batcave '66

Kit Bag One: The Batmobile.
Mini-Figures include BATMAN and JOKER.
Happy Batman Day! ^_^

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

My Elevator Pitch for the Ben Affleck BATMAN Movie.

Already we know Deathstroke will be in it.

How to include Joker & Harley and not even use them until End of Act 2?
Have Deathstroke be on a paid assignment to...
Kill Joker.  Batman will have to protect Joker from Deathstroke.  In order to bring him to Justice all the while while not killing the villain himself for murdering Robin.
Act 3 resolution: Batman susses out Who Hired Deathstroke?
The GCPD Widows' Fund.  The Wives of the Cops killed by Joker.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Star Wars

I'm almost done with S2 of Star Wars The Clone Wars.

I am looking forward (spoiler-free) to ROGUE-ONE.

I noticed something...
It's "Canon".
It's in the Show.

Well Jango Fett's armor and painting of the Slave-1 respect the colors of the planet Mandalore...
Boba Fett's respects the colony of Concordia.  And in the previous "canon", Boba Fett was supposed to have come from a Mandalorian colony called Concord Dawn, right?
Just throwing that out there.

I've Moved!

So I hadda leave my home of 4 1/2 years.
That's a Story for Another Day...but iDigress.

My mom & stepdad came by with random stuff, including a microwave & a really nice toaster oven.
She also brough slow-roasted chi thighs with crispy skin.

I've been bowled over with my friends and family these past 2 days.

My new sitch.  Is really cool.
I got the Sundance Channel on our Cable and last night was a Law & Order marathon.  Original.
Saturdays are for Hitchcock.  I watched Vertigo and Rear Window as I folded my clothes.  The Birds come on next.

I'm reporting to you from my usual Saturday Blogging Place: My Local Pub.
I moved an 8 minute walk away from my Local.
a 21-minute walk away from my beloved Sunday gig, Highland Kitchen.
and a 25-minute walk (mind you, in sandals!) from Davis Square.

I kept my Neighborhood.
Thank you, Magoun Square.
This is what it feels to be an immigrant. I'm from a Place...
Yet I came here & stayed here.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Star Wars

I've just started watching the Clone Wars.

I'm almost done with season 2.  And I am very impressed.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Star Wars

Hey Space Cowboys and Girls!

I just finished the amazing monthly edition "Lattes With Leia", 2 savvy ladies talking about Star Wars for an hour.  My cup of Jawa Juice.
This Edition: "Best of..."  I played along at home.  Maybe you can as well.  I'd love to hear your Lattes' -Inspired Best of List.
So do what I do, give the Lattes Ladies a Spin and Play Along at Home!
The Force will be with you.  Always.  ^_^