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Note: <888> 09/05/07 Wednesday 9:25 P.M..:  I am a bit tired, so maybe I will watch a bit of television, and then I will go to bed.  I have a 3 P.M. appointment tomorrow.  CIO 

Note: <888> 09/05/07 Wednesday 9:05 P.M..:  I rested until about 6 P.M..  I had a computer magazine telephone call from India, and I tried to explain our dire economic straits here.   I watched a program about how they make American money out of left over denim from making blue jeans.  I guess more people should wear blue jeans, so there is more money around.  I chatted with a relative.  I ate a baloney and cheese sandwich with potato chips and a sliced dill pickle and a glass of iced tea.  I will now do some regular computer work.  I have been trying to rest up, before I travel up to Maine this Sunday.  I think it will be colder up there.  CIO

Note: <888> 09/05/07 Wednesday 3:10 P.M..:  I ate a couple of bowls of goldfish crackers.  I will now put the Vista computer in sleep mode, and then I will put myself into sleep mode in the Ethan Allen recliner.  CIO

Note: <888> 09/05/07 Wednesday 2:35 P.M..:  After dinner, I watched a little bit of television.  

Note: <888> 09/05/07 Wednesday 12:40 P.M..:  HP “de-branded” 3.3GHz Celeron D System Only $199.99* @ Geeks.com!

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I went through my email.  I will now make and ate my usual sautéed burger with onions and cheese, which I will eat with two ears of steamed corn on the cob with low fat butter, with steamed broccoli crowns and steamed baby carrots with olive oil, and a glass of iced tea.  CIO

Note: <888> 09/05/07 Wednesday 12:05 P.M..:  After I cleaned up, I went downstairs, and I picked up my mail, and I threw out a grape juice container.  I chatted with some neighbors.  My rent statement did not arrive yet from the Greenwich Housing Authority.   I guess they are in no hurry to get their money.  I put the tea in the refrigerator to become iced tea.  I will now go through my email.  CIO

Note: <888> 09/05/07 Wednesday 10:45 A.M..:  I chatted with a relative after the last message.  I went to bed at 8 P.M..  I was awake at 5 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a mixture of orange, grape with certo, and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I went back to bed until 9 A.M..  I chatted with a relative.  I checked with www.ordersmokesdirect.com , and my order for 4 cartons of Natives Ultra Lights 100s in a box according to them has not shipped, since they are waiting to restock the item, but there is tracking on their web site like it has shipped yesterday from New Mexico.  I think I have enough cigarettes to last me up in Maine, if they do not arrive before I leave.  The French are visiting here Taste of America Chef has something special in store for guests from sister city - Greenwich Time .  I wander whom will wash the dishes.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I am making up a three quart half batch of Formula 2 http://mikelouisscott.com/icetea.htm , which is all that I will need before I leave for Maine. My primary pair of reading glasses had its left ear piece break off, so I am now using my spare pair of reading glasses.  I will have to make it to the eye doctor after I return from Maine.  I am waiting for the mail to see if my rent statement arrives today, so I can pay it.  I will now shower and clean up, so I feel a bit more refreshed.  Since my relative in Kennebunkport, Maine is a neighbor of Ambassador Stapleton up there besides the Bushs, more than likely I have seen a few French people in my life, particularly after attending the Winter Olympics in Albertville, France back in the winter of 1992.  Sacre Blue, Qu'est Que Arrive?  CIO

Note: <888> 09/04/07 Tuesday 7:10 P.M..:  Rockets and chaos confront Blair - Times Online .  Maybe the Scottish should learn to stay home and drink Scotch instead of trying to solve all of the world's problems.  After all, Scotland is not quite the largest country in the world, but they do seem to get around a lot.  I was told by a representative of the British government that British citizens living abroad can find out about retirement benefits from the British government at the BBC web site, which seems sort of strange, since it would seem the British government web sites would provide such information.  Alas, they seem willing to take care of all of the Third World, but they do not pay much attention to their own people.  Such is life.  At least it seems to be warmer here weather wise in the winter than way up north in Northern Europe.  I do not buy all of that Hollywood Bull about how warm it is in England in the winter.  I do know it is 1,500 miles further north than Hudson's Bay, Canada, and since nobody in this neck of the woods would want to be in Hudson's Bay, more than likely there are just a few Eskimos over advertising themselves world wide in England, but we do share a common language, so if they ever figure out we have better weather here, they might occasionally visit despite all of the reports of savages in this part of the world.  I know it is nice to have proper English Manners and Back Ground and Breeding, but alas it is only for the privileged few, and it is not worth freezing to death for.  There are plenty of upstarts in the Old Bailey if you get my drift.  Well, I will now eat two or three scoops of Maple Walnut ice cream, and then I will go to bed soon.  I will thus shut down the primary Vista computer.  CIO  

Note: <888> 09/04/07 Tuesday 6:35 P.M..:  I noticed an unusual car sighting across the street from the Greenwich Train station today at the Blackstone Group.  In front of their building, there was a 1940s Pink Lincoln Continental Convertible with a Continental Kit on the rear with white top.  I just put in two new AA alkaline batteries in the Logitech optical cordless mouse.     CIO

Note: <888> 09/04/07 Tuesday 5:45 P.M..:  Majoring in Credit-Card Debt .  CIO

Note: <888> 09/04/07 Tuesday 5:35 P.M..:  I chatted with a relative.  I will copy and paste the New York City bomb report, since I guess it is fairly general information.  Report follows:

10:15 am Chelsea Pipe Bomb Remains a Mystery By Sewell Chan

Debris at the scene of the pipe bomb explosion. (Photo: Cary Conover for The

New York Times)Updated, 12:25 p.m. | The police bomb squad is investigating

the explosion of a pipe bomb at 1:10 a.m. outside a four-story building in

Chelsea that houses a nonprofit theater studio founded by Michael Imperioli,

an actor from “The Sopranos,” officials said today. No one was injured.

Minor damage was reported to a parked minivan in front of the building, at

257 West 29th Street.

The ground floor of the building is occupied by Studio Dante, a theater

space run by Mr. Imperioli and his wife, Victoria.

Several city officials have confirmed that the explosion was caused by a

pipe bomb, but at a morning news conference, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said

it was more accurate to describe the bomb as “a small explosive device.”

(City Hall officials later said that the mayor had misspoken and that the

explosive was, indeed, a pipe bomb.)

The mayor said:

Well, No. 1, it wasn’t a pipe bomb. It turned out to be some kind of a small

explosive device. For those of you that don’t know, at one o’clock this

morning or thereabouts, in front of 257 West 29th Street in Manhattan, which

is a building that houses a small theater space called Studio Dante as well

as several apartments. There was an explosion on the street. It blew out

windows of a van parked in front of the building and thankfully no one was

injured. What we did to the three floors of residential apartments above the

theater, we temporarily evacuated them as the N.Y.P.D. Bomb Squad made

certain there was no secondary device. And it turned out there was none.

Traffic was reopened in time for rush hour on all streets except for 29th

between Eighth and Seventh Avenues, which remain closed as the police

investigate. And while there certainly is no evidence that this was

terrorism, we are taking this and every act of violence extremely seriously

and we’ll take every step to identify and apprehend whoever set this

explosive device up and anyone who may have seen somebody — something —

should call 311 or N.Y.P.D.’s Crime Stoppers tip line at 1 (800) 577-TIPS.

The N.Y.P.D. will update you later in the day but that’s the essence of what

happened.

The police said that what detonated was a pipe bomb, 4 inches by 2 inches,

made of galvanized steel and capped on both ends. The bomb was detonated by

lighting an attached fuse.

Bomb technicians from the Police Department were poring over the scene

trying to determine what kind of explosive powder or substance may have made

up the insides of the bomb, as well as how it was detonated, whether it was

done manually or included some kind of remote triggering device.

A pipe bomb is a potentially lethal device that spews metal shrapnel when it

explodes, similar to a hand-grenade. Pipe bombs are typically made up of a

steel pipe packed tightly with explosive powder — usually black powder — and

capped on either end and attached to some kind of fuse. Typically, a pipe

bomb is lit manually. They are sometimes known as improvised explosive

devices, or I.E.D.’s.

The bomb was placed on the curb in front of the building, the police said.

When it exploded, it blew out toward the street, and damaged a van parked in

front of the location. A piece of the pipe was discovered lying in the front

seat of that van, and investigators believe it hurtled through a side window

of the vehicle, the police said.

The manager for Studio Dante said the Imperiolis were not around when the

explosion occurred. There are apartments on the three floors above the

theater-studio, but the building was undamaged and the authorities said none

of the residents had to spend the night in shelters.

The manager, Toni Marie Davis, said that Studio Dante has been in the

building since November 2003 and that the studio’s last production was “From

Riverdale to Riverhead,” a play by Anastasia Traina that closed in June.

A number of celebrities have supported Studio Dante. In March 2006, for

example, Mr. Imperioli’s co-star Edie Falco from “The Sopranos” on HBO and

Jesse L. Martin of NBC’s “Law & Order” took part in a reading at the Dahesh

Museum to benefit the theater studio. In March of this year, the actors

Steve Buscemi, Julianna Margulies, Piper Perabo, Aidan Quinn and Sam

Rockwell participated in another reading and fund-raiser, according to

Studio Dante’s Web site.

The studio’s next production is scheduled to open for previews on Oct. 17,

and currently, only one employee, the manager, is at the site on a

day-to-day basis.

End of Report:  CIO 

Note: <888> 09/04/07 Tuesday 4:35 P.M..:  I ate a couple of handfuls of goldfish crackers.   I watched part of a Turner Movie Channel movie which seems to be a parody of Howard Hughes.   I chatted with a friend whom emailed me that the incident in Manhattan was on West 29th street this past morning at about 1 A.M., and it was a pipe bomb in front of the Dante Dance Studio, so they do not think it was terrorism per say, but a personal grievance incident.  I will not copy and paste the report, since it goes into the details about how to make a pipe bomb.  CIO 

Note: <888> 09/04/07 Tuesday 3:10 P.M..:  WarpRadio

News Talk AM 1490 WGCH - Greenwich Connecticut

CIO

Note: <888> 09/04/07 Tuesday 2:20 P.M..:  Government Health IT

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My current primary computer setup is probably two to three years old in terms of current technology, but it gets the job done for me, and I have enough spare parts to probably keep it running for three to five more years.  In other words,  I will not be upgrading.

Current computer setup:

http://mikelouisscott.com/computer.htm

http://geocities.com/mikelscott/computer.htm .

I do not do a lot of multitasking or processor intensive work, so once the system is started up, it is good enough for my needs.  I use the four monitors, since I get more work done fast in terms of my regular routines.  CIO

Note: <888> 09/04/07 Tuesday 1:25 P.M..:  I went outside, and I chatted with some neighbors.  I picked up my mail.  My rent statement from the Greenwich Housing Authority still has not come.   The building custodian gave me a new 32 watt florescent circular light fixture for the light fixture above the toilet, and I installed it.  I kept the old florescent bulb in the new box stores on top of the computer boxes on the sideboard shelf in the bedroom.  The old one works some of the time.  I chatted with a friend.  I ate a baloney and cheese sandwich with iced tea and potato chips.  My neighbors told me at 8 A.M. this morning that the New York City news had reported that their was on a bomb explosion on the west side of Manhattan around 30th street which would be the Pennsylvania station area, but there are no internet news reports about any incident on the internet, so more than likely it was just another steam pipe eruption which happens all the time in Manhattan.  I checked with somebody that lives next to the Port Washington line of the Long Island railroad in Plandome Manor, Long Island on Long Island, and the individual told me the trains are still running back and forth into Manhattan.  I do not have time to watch television to keep track of all the news, since I can read it faster on the internet.  It was a full house of the usual weekday group of people going to work this morning in Greenwich, so the normal weekday activity is continuing out here.   There seem to be a lot more younger people around than normal.  That would be the age group of 20 to 40 years old.  CIO  

Note: <888> 09/04/07 Tuesday 11:35 A.M..:  Europe goes faster while the roof leaks here.

BBC NEWS | UK | Eurostar sets Paris-London record and Creatures Of The Night - Skywatchers Work To Get Town's Observatory Working Again - Greenwich Time .  CIO

Note: <888> 09/04/07 Tuesday 11:00 A.M..:  I woke up at 5:30 A.M. this morning.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a mixture of orange, grape with certo, and cranraspberry juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I went out, and I chatted with a neighbor.  I went downtown, and I walked lower Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   They are working on finishing off the new Zara's dress shop on the south side of Saks Fifth Avenue.  I think Zara's dress shop is named after Zara Phillips, Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter, so maybe we will have a Royal visit when they open it this fall.  I chatted with a relative.  I used the bathroom at the senior and the arts center.   I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop.  They have a antique Bass Ale horse collar with mirror for sale for $750.   I then returned home.  I chatted with two relatives.  As it stands now, I will be driving back up to Kennebunkport, Maine this Sunday in my relative's Audi.  I will then drive my relative back down here on Friday September 21, 2007 to meet up with two other relative to drive my other relatives and the Audi further south.  I still have to pay my rent here, and my relative's Audi only has a third of a tank of gasoline, so I might have to buy some gasoline to make it back up to Kennebunkport, Maine.  I do not have a siphon to transfer gasoline from the Buick with a full tank to the Audi.  I no longer have a Chase Visa Credit card, because they are highway robbers charging 29% interest on over due credit balances, so I am managing my personal affairs the cheapest way.  The motto of the town of Greenwich, Connecticut is "Frugality and Fortune", not "Barrow Money from the Rockefellers".   CIO    

Note: <888> 09/03/07 Monday 11:30 P.M..:  I went outside, and I chatted with a neighbor.  My relative and friend arrived about 8:30 P.M..  We drove over to the Greenwich train station.  My relative and friend went to Planet Pizza for a slice of pizza.  They caught the 9:23 P.M. train back into Manhattan.  My relative's friend had a cramp, and I suggested that we have a local hospital available, but the relative's friend preferred to wait until they arrived back in Manhattan.  I then returned with my relative's Audi back to my apartment building.  I chatted with another relative.  I put Hellmann's low fat mayonnaise on two slices of 12 grain bread and four slices of bologna and four slices of white American cheese, and I cut it in half, and I ate it with a sliced dill pickle and potato chips with a glass of iced tea.  I have to go back up to Kennebunkport, Maine next week, but I am not sure what day yet.  It depends on the weather and my relative's schedule.  I slept in the Ethan Allen recliner this afternoon underneath my white colorful poncho.  It is like sleeping in a large comfortable first class airline seat.  Maybe they should install Ethan Allen recliners on private jets, so you could sleep your way around the world, when one travels.  I guess Dick Cheney Vice President of the United States - Richard B. Cheney is in charge of the country until the President returns from Australia.  I originally thought the Bush family were Bush pilots from Australia's Bush region, so maybe they will not be coming back, and they were just visiting us.  I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.  CIO

Note: <888> 09/03/07 Monday 7:30 P.M..:  I rested until 7 P.M., when my relative called, and they were just outside Hartford, Connecticut, so they should be here at about 8 P.M..  There is an 8:12 P.M. train they might want to catch into Manhattan.  While resting I ate a bowl of goldfish crackers.  I just took a quick shower to refresh myself.  CIO 

Note: <888> 09/03/07 Monday 2:55 P.M..:  I just remembered that their might still be a small Häagen-Dazs®  ice cream shop on Greenwich Avenue just north of the Figaro restaurant on the west side at the bottom of Greenwich Avenue.  I threw out some garbage, and I chatted with some neighbors.  I chatted with a relative.  I think I will now take a nap until about 6:00 P.M. or sooner until my relative arrives with his Audi.  CIO

Note: <888> 09/03/07 Monday 1:20 P.M..:   The new water saving shower head works just fine, and I probably don't use more than two or three gallons of water when I take my two minute showers if that.   I went out after the last message.  I drove down by the waterfront on Steamboat and some of the regular fishermen are there.   I went downtown, and I chatted with a weekend regular who might know Jimmy Eldert.  I then walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I stopped by the Greenwich Cigar store, and I bought a Wild Doubler scratch card for a dollar, but I lost.  I chatted with three people outside the Harrington Hams of Vermont former shop on Railroad Avenue where the new republican headquarters are located for first selectman.  I used the bathroom at Starbucks.  I stopped by CVS.  They sell drumstick ice cream cones there from Nestle for $2 if you need an ice cream cone on Greenwich Avenue.  Alas we have no more ice cream shops on Greenwich Avenue.  In its Hay Day, we once had four ice cream shops.  There is a Baskin Robins at the Dunkin Donuts in Cos Cob, and there is also an ice cream shop where the ELDC thrift shop use to be next to the Mobil gasoline station at the Indian Field road and East Putnam Avenue.  I also chatted with the baker from St. Moritz bakery about life in Greenwich.   He looks a bit like a Rockefeller, so maybe he is from an upstate New York Dutch family.  Of course the Upstate New York Dutch family look is fairly common in this area, once one goes a bit further north.  Somebody was driving around in a 1940 Buick Sedan.  I then used the ATM machine at the Chase Bank on Mason Street.  I then went by the Stop and Shop.  At the third of the month, I get my food stamps, so I put in a few extra items.  I bought a loaf of Stop and Shop 12 grain bread for $2.29, a 59 ounce container of Simply Orange orange juice with calcium for $3, a pound of Stop and Shop white American cheese for $5.87, 1.5 pounds of German Wondrbar Bologna for $2.49 a pound for $3.98, a 33.5 ounce box of Pepperidge Farm gold fish crackers for $7.99, a 12.5 ounce bag of Lays Sour Cream and Onion potato chips for $2.50, a 12.5 ounce bag of Lays salt and vinegar potato chips for $2.50, two 64 ounce containers of Kedem grape juice for $2.50 each, a two pound bag of baby carrots for $2.99, broccoli crowns at $1.49 a pound for $1.62 for $37.74 total.  I then returned home, and I put away my groceries.   I made and ate my usual sautéed hamburger with sautéed sliced red onion and cheese, which I ate with seasoned rice, two ears of fresh corn on the cob with low fat butter, and steamed baby carrots with olive oil, and I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.  I chatted with two relatives.  My relative will be arriving here with the Audi about 7:30 P.M..  I ate a bowl of goldfish crackers.   CIO  

Note: <888> 09/03/07 Monday 6:10 A.M..:  Felix Becomes Category 5 Hurricane - Greenwich Time .

Michael Louis Scott Tropical Weather

http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/weather.htm

Hurricane FELIX Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Track Forecast Cone

Of course it has been a long time, since I have been down south during the hurricane season.  I recall when I was in south Florida in the fall of 1983, there was some tropical storm activity, and I have been up north since then.   It is suppose to be another nice day, and it is a holiday, so I might go out shortly for a bit of outside activity.
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