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The Quarterdeck on Cordova Road in Fort Lauderdale is one of our favorite restaurants though we were a little disappointed with the way they redecorated the west booths. :O) The food is good and the managers care.
I haven't been down to Dania Beach in years and we decided to go to the…
Added by martin d. goodkin on May 19, 2013 at 2:16 — No Comments
Full disclosure: of all the Stark Trek chapters whether in books, TV episodes and movies I have only seen 2 of the 6 Star Trek movies. Being fairly new to what has been around for nearly 50 years I hope “Star Trek Into The Darkness” as a stand alone movie doesn’t represent all the previous stories. I felt a lot…Continue
Added by martin d. goodkin on May 18, 2013 at 1:27 — No Comments
The tale of a boy and his horse in “Warhorse”, though capable of having you shed a tear or two, is the marvel of the puppetry that overshadows everything that takes place on stage. At first you watch the human legs under the material that makes up the animals but within minutes you think you…Continue
Added by martin d. goodkin on May 17, 2013 at 1:51 — No Comments
Marieta Islands National Park Mexico | Riviera Nayarit, Mexico | Today I spent my full morning exploring the area of Bahia Banderas, and Marieta Islands National Park in the state of Riviera Nayarit,…Continue
Added by Carlos Melia on May 16, 2013 at 4:43 — No Comments
It is the early 1950s in Memphis, Tennessee, when black and white people were separate and unequal. It was also a time when ‘colored’ music, eventually to be called rock ‘n roll, was filtering into the white world of radio and TV, being taken over by the latter. Huey (Bryan Fenkart), an…Continue
Added by martin d. goodkin on May 16, 2013 at 2:10 — No Comments
On February 29, 2000 I celebrated my Sweet 16 Leap Birthday and divided it into 2 parts. For lunch I took 12 people to The Cheesecake Factory and I ordered a slice of each kind of cheesecake they had. In the evening I took 26 people to eat at The Ark which has a Captain's Buffet table consisting of…Continue
Added by martin d. goodkin on May 15, 2013 at 2:54 — No Comments
In 1956, after hitchhiking from Hollywood, California to Miami Beach, Florida (see part 3 or 4 in this series) upon being thrown out of the Marine Corps now that the Korean War was over and we (gays) weren't needed anymore I got my first job in an Italian restaurant making pizza. It was a big show in…Continue
Added by martin d. goodkin on May 14, 2013 at 2:25 — No Comments
San Francisco-based Joie de Vivre Hotels continues it expansion outside of California with the official grand opening yesterday of its second hotel in Hawaii. Located on the Island of Oahu in Honolulu's Waikiki neighborhood, the new Shoreline Hotel Waikiki joins Coconut Waikiki Hotel as part of Joie de Vivre’s…Continue
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If memory serves me right this has been two other restaurants but stands a better chance of survival as the prices are reasonable (which can't be said for most of the restaurants in the area), the help is great with everyone, including managers and hostess, working together with servers and…Continue
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There is no doubt that this 5th film version of “The Great Gatsby” is the most opulent, bombastic, miscast, over produced, classless, over the top, longest production of them all though I have only seen 4 of them--supposedly the 1926 version with William Powell has been lost.
No matter what the scene,…Continue
Added by martin d. goodkin on May 11, 2013 at 2:08 — No Comments
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Upon entering Th Big Easy we went indoors as I prefer a/c but all they had was high tables which we don't like. (I would discover later that they had 2 rooms in the back that were set up but probably wasn't used for lunch.) They have tables, with umbrellas, on the sidewalk and then a more formal area…Continue
Added by martin d. goodkin on May 5, 2013 at 2:28 — No Comments
While watching “Iron Man 3” you can think about many things like : 1) How many iron man appear in the span of the movie? 2) How many crouch shots did director Shane Black plan? 3) How many of the few very funny lines were ad libbed by Robert Downey Jr. or written by co-screenwriters Mr. Black and Drew Pearce? 4)…Continue
Added by martin d. goodkin on May 4, 2013 at 2:34 — No Comments
No my legs are not black in the last picture--that is the water level but more about that later!
The day started with Allen coming over and both of us cracking up over a can opener--oh get your mind out of the gutter!!!--someone had given me a bank give a way can opener and I spent…Continue
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Experience the world famous Turkish hospitality and visit the magical city of Istanbul. Our apartments are located in the heart of Istanbul at Taksim Square.
All attractions are very close and we are open 365 days! We look forward to welcoming you in Istanbul.
Our building is an old authentic building, which we have laboriously renovated. Four apartments are available. All apartments have bathrooms, kitchens and they are decorated in a modern…Continue
Added by Emre on May 2, 2013 at 12:17 — No Comments
It has been 13 years since Matthew McConaughey played his bongos nude while high on Cannabis and then went into a string of not so romantic or funny romantic comedies. In the past 2 years he has been making a startling comeback with 3-4 highly acclaimed performances and he adds another one with “Mud”. With Medusa…Continue
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