Monthly Archives: August 2006

Lunch at B in Oaktown

Matt’s first day of school at Berkeley City College is tomorrow, so we thought we’d head over to Oakland and have a nice lunch as a sort of pre-celebration.  He’s nervous, and there’s nothing like a good meal to help … Continue reading

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PA sweet corn schlepped to Cali

We boiled up twelve ears of sweet corn from Pennsylvania today.  The well-traveled corn tasted down-home and it was nice to eat something that had nothing to do with agribusiness.  We sat in the backyard and ate three ears apiece … Continue reading

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Back to CA

Matt and I got up at 3:45 a.m. to drive the 80-odd miles from Binghamton to Syracuse to return a rental car and hop a plane to a plane to Oakland, CA. There was so much fog on 81 North … Continue reading

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More eating out in Binghamton

We got up late and had a bite at the Red Oak, a seriously inexpensive diner on Front Street that we pass on the way to my Dad’s place.  The Red Oak is, in my opinion, a better value than … Continue reading

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Dinner in Stevensville and IHOP in Vestal – whatta contrast

Yet another blood test today for my dad at the Wilson Hospital oncology unit.  Given the flood damage at Our Lady of Lourdes, Wilson Hospital is accommodating — for some value of the word — OL of L oncology patients.  … Continue reading

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Picnic in Otsiningo Park

Today we picnicked at Binghamton’s lovely Otsiningo Park, bringing  Boar’s Head bologna and liverwurst, since it is one of my short-term missions in life to consume as much of these products as possible given price and availability.  Since the “good … Continue reading

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Sidney NY hospitality

We drove out to Masonville, New York, today to visit a friend, Tony, from the days we might have had a chance of being considered interesting or hip.  In the 1980’s Tony and Steve were players in the East Village … Continue reading

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Tour of Binghamton plus Lupo’s

Steven, Matt and I took a self-guided tour of downtown Binghamton, snapping pictures of some of the interesting buildings.  We also happened upon the Binghamton Walk of Fame.  I put together a separate photo album, but I’ll include the attractive … Continue reading

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WTC movie stunk, we thought, but TastyKakes were good

First we went to that nasty-wasty Lourdes Oncology unit for my dad’s blood work.  Then it was on to the movies to see World Trade Center.  Matthew liked it, my dad and Steve couldn’t stand it, and I thought it … Continue reading

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Park Diner in Binghamton

Hooray!  Steven arrived in Binghamton today to spend a week with us.  The first place he wanted to hit was a diner, so we took him to the Park, at 119 Conklin Avenue, right on the water.  This is somewhat of an … Continue reading

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