I ate some Lays sour cream and onion potato chips and a slice of Swiss Cheese.
From my perspective, I am doing a lot better than the mid 1970s when Ford and Rockefeller were President and Vice President and my family lived in the Bush Rockefeller neighborhood in Greenwich, Connecticut. After a night in Manhattan, when most of my relatives were away, I would return home to an empty house, and the only thing in the refrigerator would be eggs and a five pound box of mushrooms from Bonjournos. I became an expert at making mushroom omelets, and occasionally English muffins would show up out of no where. Of course back then, I only weighed about 130 pounds at six feet tall at age 25, so I did not need as much food. The only person around here that seems to have money once was a neighbor of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Overholt . It costs $15 a bottle here http://www.binnys.com/spirits/Old_Overholt_Rye_Whiskey_195761.html . His neighbor used to have barrels of it in their basement. CIO
<888> 01/02/14 Thursday 7:40 A.M. I mailed the Microsoft Money 2007 reports in the mail room downstairs. It is cold in the hallways in this building. CIO
<888> 01/02/14 Thursday 7:05 A.M. I woke up at 2:30 A.M.. I spent some more time putting more applications on the $59 with free shipping Nokia Lumia 520 No Contract for AT&T . I do not run my wireless, when I am not using it. I now have 450 megabytes of free space left on it. There is a storage cleaner application to free up a bit of free space. I have more than enough applications. I probably will not use it too much, since I do not travel far from my apartment. When I do go out, I like to be free from the internet and to observe ordinary life in our simple community. However, if I ever did have to travel a short distance, and there was free wireless, it would be handy. The AT&T GoPhone data plans are absurdly expensive for the common person. I ate a muffin. I chatted with a friend. Sometimes Amazon sells it for $40, but they are higher now $59.99 with free shipping Nokia Lumia 520 GoPhone (AT&T) . If it were $40 again, I might buy another one for backup. Since Apple sells their phones which are about 50% bigger for several hundred or more dollars http://store.apple.com/us/buy-iphone/iphone5s with service contract plans which cost more, I can not figure out why anyone would spend the extra money for an Apple. CIO
<888> 01/01/14 Wednesday 8:35 P.M. I will now shut down the primary work computer. I will eat a Greek yogurt, and then I will go to bed. They way I figure it with the snow and extreme cold weather coming, I will probably not be going anywhere until this Saturday at the earliest. CIO
<888> 01/01/14 Wednesday 8:30 P.M. I chatted with a relative.
<888> 01/01/14 Wednesday 7:15 P.M. I ate 9 ounces of Milano cake. CIO
<888> 01/01/14 Wednesday 6:30 P.M. Calling for 6 to 10 inches of snow locally. You might look into that snow mobile shop in Far Hills, New Jersey. In the old days in Manhattan, there used to be a lot of big people that hung out in bars near the sanitation department garages in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, but I was never sure whether they were actors or actually knew something about maintenance. "http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CTZ009&warncounty=CTC001&firewxzone=CTZ009&local_place1=&product1=Winter+Storm+Warning#.UsSi_fvy3c8" CIO
Email - Last Chance - Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library
A science news preview of 2014
Antarctic air rescue for ice-bound ship due to start CIO
<888> 01/01/14 Wednesday 5:05 P.M. I ate a 16 ounce Marie Callender sweet and sour chicken dinner with Smart Balance Spread and extra virgin olive oil on the vegetables and a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale. I chatted with a friend. CIO
<888> 01/01/14 Wednesday 3:35 P.M. I printed out the last four months of Scott's Notes, and I put them in two clamp binders. They are 231 pages longs. They are available for download here.
Scott's Notes from January 2010 through December 2013, 4.9 Mbytes http://mikelouisscott.com/mlsnote3.zip contains "mlsnote18.doc" pages 7653 -7892 January 2010 to April 2010, "mlsnote19.doc" pages 7893 -8142 May 2010 to August 2010, "mlsnote20.doc" pages 8143 - 8401 September 2010 to December 2010, "mlsnote21.doc" pages 8402 - 8664 January 2011 to April 2011, "mlsnote22.doc" pages 8665 - 8928 May 2011 to August 2011, "mlsnote23.doc", pages 8929 -9166, September 2011 to December 2011, January 2012 to April 2012, "mlsnote24.doc", pages 9167- 9404, May 2012 to August 2012 "mlsnote 25.doc", page 9405 - 9615, September 2012 to December 2012, "mlsnote26.doc", pages 9616 - 9851, January 2013 to April 2013, "mlsnote27.doc", pages 9852 - 10092, May 2013 to August 2013, "mlsnote28.doc", pages 10093 - 10306, September 2013 to December 2013, "mlsnote29.doc", pages 10307 -10538
Scott's Notes from January 2010 through December 2013, 4.9 Mbytes http://mikelouisscottcom.cv.siteprotect.net/mlsnote3.zip contains "mlsnote18.doc" pages 7653 -7892 January 2010 to April 2010, "mlsnote19.doc" pages 7893 -8142 May 2010 to August 2010, "mlsnote20.doc" pages 8143 - 8401 September 2010 to December 2010, "mlsnote21.doc" pages 8402 - 8664 January 2011 to April 2011, "mlsnote22.doc" pages 8665 - 8928 May 2011 to August 2011, "mlsnote23.doc", pages 8929 -9166, September 2011 to December 2011, January 2012 to April 2012, "mlsnote24.doc", pages 9167- 9404, May 2012 to August 2012 "mlsnote 25.doc", page 9405 - 9615, September 2012 to December 2012, "mlsnote26.doc", pages 9616 - 9851, January 2013 to April 2013, "mlsnote27.doc", pages 9852 - 10092, May 2013 to August 2013, "mlsnote28.doc", pages 10093 -10306, September 2013 to December 2013, "mlsnote29.doc", pages 10307 - 10538
<888> 01/01/14 Wednesday 1:20 P.M. I printed out two copies of my Microsoft Money 2007 Income versus Spending Reports for the end of the year 2013 in six different report formats. I have one set of printouts ready to mail to an interested relative with four forever stamps. CIO
<888> 01/01/14 Wednesday 12:35 P.M. I put up the six new 2014 calendars on the four living room closet doors, and the hallway closet, and the kitchen refrigerator door. I threw out the garbage. I wished some neighbors "Happy New Years". I moved the Volvo wagon to its usual place. The reason I try to park in my usual place underneath a street light is that since I am frequently on a night schedule, and I frequently go out at night and the early morning hours, it is convenient to be parked underneath a street light in case any wild animals are lurking around, one can see them better, and they can see me better. CIO
<888> 01/01/14 Wednesday 11:20 A.M. I chatted with a relative. I made up a batch of punch. I chatted with another relative. I will now shower and clean up.
<888> 01/01/14 Wednesday 9:20 A.M. I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a 12 ounce glass of 50% punch and 50% cold filtered water and vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and Splenda sweetener. I washed the breakfast dishes. I made my bed. CIO
<888> 01/01/14 Wednesday 8:25 A.M. I ordered from Jolly Old England in Red FLIP WALLET LEATHER CASE COVER FOR NOKIA LUMIA 520 + FREE SCREEN GUARD for $4.95 and $2.48 Royal Air Mail for $7.64 total. CIO
!!!!!! <888> 01/01/14 Wednesday 7:15 A.M. $59 with free shipping Nokia Lumia 520 No Contract for AT&T CIO
<888> 01/01/14 Wednesday 6:55 A.M. On the FIC server, I had not installed the latest version of McAfee Internet Security that I have, but the current installed version had expired, so I uninstalled it, and I am now using the Windows Firewall. However, the Hipo weather device now works, so that means the previous expired firewall was blocking it from getting its weather information. CIO
<888> 02/28/14 Friday 11:05 P.M. Not much happening at Siberia Sam's Internet Cafe. I will now take a nap. I guess some of the local color is heading out to the local pubs. CIO
I ate the other half of the 8.5 ounce bag of cheddar Chex Mix. CIO
<888> 02/28/14 Friday 9:35 P.M. I chatted with a relative. The relative mentioned http://www.wmuseumaa.org/ and http://www.wmuseumaa.org/about/history.cfm and http://www.pittsburghquarterly.com/index.php/Neighborhoods/Region/the-song-of-greensburg.html . CIO
<888> 02/28/14 Friday 8:30 P.M. I threw out the garbage. I picked up the mail. One lonely walker was walking through our parking lot. I got a flyer for a Japanese takeout restaurant in Greenwich http://kirasushict.com/ . CIO
<888> 02/28/14 Friday 7:35 P.M. I chatted with a friend twice.
My current www.optimum.net bill which I paid this morning was $142.37. The break down for the bill was:
Optimum Economy cable TV: $44.95
two cable boxes $13.90
Optimum Voice $34.95 and $15 credit for all three services
Optimum High Speed Internet$49.95 and $10 credit for all three service and Ultra 101 High Speed Package $14.95
$9.85 credit from last month for lowering to the economy package
TV taxes and fees $6.13, Phone Sales tax $1.18, E-911 Fee $.70, Federal Universal Service Fund $.51
for a total of $142.37 and if one adds the $9.85 credit, it means that next month the bill would be about $152.22 give or take a few cents. I technically could get rid of the Ultra 101 High Speed Package which costs $14.95, but that might effect my Internet video speed.
I will now shower and clean up. I will not be going out for groceries tonight, since it is too cold out. However, I will probably have to go out tomorrow night. CIO
<888> 02/28/14 Friday 5:50 P.M. Before going to bed, www.gop.com called me from Arizona up trying to get money, and I explained to them politely that I can not afford to give them money. I woke up at 4:30 P.M.. I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk, a toasted bagel with olive oil, a 12 ounce glass of 50% punch and 50% cold filtered water and vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and Splenda sweetener. I washed the breakfast dishes. CIO
<888> 02/28/14 Friday 9:10 A.M. I reflected upon the world. I will now shut down the primary work computer. I will eat a Greek yogurt. I will then go to bed.
<888> 02/28/14 Friday 6:30 A.M. 22 Shots of Billionaire Paul Allen’s Mind-Blowing New Mansion , but is it earthquake proof ? CIO
<888> 02/28/14 Friday 6:00 A.M. For night people, the worst thing about this Greenwich Byram area, there is no longer any 24 hours grocery stores. However, I have not checked out the location where the Cumberland Farms store used to be across the border in Port Chester, New York where there is a small grocery store, but I do not know if it is 24 hours or not. I normally do not drive in that direction. Where the large amount of vacant ground floor space is at the West Putnam Avenue CVS location, one could put in a 24 hour grocery store there, but it probably would not be too busy. Greenwich people being mostly family people tend to be daytime people. CIO
<888> 02/28/14 Friday 5:45 A.M. Over 20 years ago, when gasoline was a lot cheaper, and I was younger and not afraid to travel on cold nights, I used to go to other parts of Fairfield County and Westchester County and network with people in a few local pubs. The net result is that Greenwich, Connecticut seems to have gotten busier for better or worse. I liked White Plains, New York; because I knew the United States Secret Service has an office there, where the New Haven office was too far away, and Westport, Connecticut used to have the Connecticut State Police branch, and Danbury, Connecticut had Hughes satellite where they were making the Hubble telescope mirror. North Salem, New York had a lot of horse country estates, if one did not want to pick apples. Now that we are prisoners of Greenwich and even worse Byram, the neighbors in the neighboring towns must have already investigated Greenwich pretty thoroughly, and they are not interested in networking with us in our simple village atmosphere. I did once notice something odd at a small three story apartment building near the waterfront in Southport, Connecticut. For years, there was a sign in front of the building that said "No Parking, British Embassy"; so more than likely someone from England was living there. A foreign ambassador does not have to have residence in Washington D.C. where most of the embassy buildings are near the Federal Government, but the foreign ambassador can live anywhere they chose in the Continental Unites States. Thus technically some poor third world country without an ambassador in the United States of America could sell the job to somebody and they could legally live where they could afford and have full diplomatic recognition and immunity. Thus a rich person could by the job and live where ever he might chose with diplomatic recognition and immunity. CIO
Large crack appears along cliff top at Birling Gap
UK spies 'intercepted webcam images of Yahoo users' CIO
<888> 02/28/14 Friday 3:25 A.M. For March 2014, I paid my http://optonline.net/ Digital Cable TV, Optimum Boost Plus, Optimum Voice, and my http://www.cl-p.com/ electricity bill, and my http://www.verizon.com/ local telephone bill. My current Optimum bill was now $142.37, but that was with a $9 credit from last month with the economy cable service, so the new Optimum Bill will be about $152, which is about $65 for high speed Cable Modem, $35 for Optimum Voice long distance and about $52 for economy Cable TV. However that includes $25 in discounts for all three packages which covers the two cable boxes which are about $12 and taxes another fees. CIO
<888> 02/28/14 Friday 2:40 A.M. I was just thinking, if David Rockefeller should still be in the area and not down south somewhere warmer, he could put in a time capsule at the new www.chase.com bank office complex construction foundation across the street from the Greenwich Library, where the old www.exxon.com gasoline station used to be. Since it would be a business trip, he could probably write it off on business. They are in the process of pouring the foundation at the current time. CIO
<888> 02/28/14 Friday 2:15 A.M. Since when Colonel Tom Scott was President of the Pennsylvania Railroad after the Civil War, and he was in partnership with William Vanderbilt, he organized the Standard Oil Trust for John D. Rockefeller giving John D. Rockefeller the exclusive right to haul oil on the Pennsylvania Railroad. Tom Scott's telegraph operator was a young Scottish boy named Andrew Carnegie who he also let barrow books from his private library. Later when John D. Rockefeller got too big for his britches, he had the railroad union burn out the rolling stock of the Pennsylvania Railroad, so he could have the exclusive monopoly on oil through the Standard Oil pipe line. Thus in the economic depression of the 1870s when Tom Scott was in his mid 70s, he was financially ruined. However, Andrew Carnegie did make some money, and his niece married Stillman Rockefeller here in Greenwich, Connecticut where the family has lived here for over a hundred years. For her own personal viewpoint of Greenwich, Connecticut; the Greenwich Library Oral History published this memoir.
Thus beside many other Scottish families in the area, they have had a profound influence on the local community.
I was thinking if the Scottish should vote to become independent from England, they could make Scotland a tax free haven, and let the British bank all of their money there tax free. It might be profitable. CIO
<888> 02/28/14 Friday 1:50 A.M. I used to know Robert E. Lee's great grandson here in Greenwich, Connecticut. After the www.army.mil where he was a medical doctor and Colonel after attending www.usma.edu . He used to volunteer at the Merry Go Round Mews thrift shop on Arch Street with Mrs. Godfrey Rockefeller and Jack Ceci the Italian godfather. He seemed to know something about my old American family. He was also living in retirement in Coral Gables, Florida; so I figured he would be an excellent hurricane observer. However, when we started having a lot of hurricanes about seven years ago, I tried tracking him down, and I called up www.usma.edu , and they told me he had died in Houston, Texas the year before. He also looked like William Rockefeller from Rye, New York; so maybe they were distantly related. He also looked Colonel Joe Knolton in Boston, Massachusetts who was a friend of my father, and Joe Knolton was the head of the museum of science and industry in Boston http://www.mos.org/ . As I recall Joe Knolton had several sons with the same look that I have which the first generation immigrants here in America seem to think is a German look. The Merry Go Mews thrift shop used to be the Scott family boarding house in Greenwich, Connecticut before Nancy Rockefeller bought it for a retirement home. It also was about the warmest place in town. CIO
<888> 02/28/14 Friday 1:15 A.M. I ate two 3 ounce Purdue chicken cutlets and steamed baby carrots cut lengthwise into quarters and 12 ounces of garlic mashed potatoes with Smart Balance Spread and extra virgin olive oil on the vegetables and a 12 ounce glass of Canada Dry Ginger Ale and a cup of green tea with Splenda sweetener and Borden lemon juice. CIO
<888> 02/28/14 Friday 12:15 A.M. I got a telephone number for a neighbor in my apartment, and the neighbor made a telephone call on his cell phone. I chatted with the same neighbor, while I folded my laundry. I put away the laundry. CIO
<888> 02/27/14 Thursday 9:50 P.M. I chatted with a local computer engineer. I have 55 minutes to go on two dry cycles. I chatted with a neighbor. CIO
<888> 02/27/14 Thursday 9:20 P.M. I put clean linens on the bed. I showered, and I cleaned up. I started two loads of laundry, and I have ten minutes to go on the wash cycles. I threw out the garbage and the old periodical literature. I watered the plants. CIO
<888> 02/27/14 Thursday 7:45 P.M. I chatted with a local walker. CIO
<888> 02/27/14 Thursday 7:05 P.M. I ordered AT&T Lightning Connector Car Charger w/ USB Port (Refurbished) for $6.25 with coupon code "WINTER10" with free shipping. CIO
<888> 02/27/14 Thursday 6:50 P.M. Eight inches of snow or more on Sunday night through Monday night http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CTZ009&warncounty=CTC001&firewxzone=CTZ009&local_place1=&product1=Special+Weather+Statement#.Uw_Oic6S7AM CIO
<888> 02/27/14 Thursday 6:10 P.M. I chatted with a relative and friend at 1 P.M.. I finally woke up at 4:30 P.M.. I chatted with a friend. I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk, a toasted bagel with olive oil, a 12 ounce glass of 50% punch and 50% cold filtered water and vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and Splenda sweetener. I washed the breakfast dishes. CIO
<888> 02/27/14 Thursday 6:20 A.M. I installed some apps on the Nokia 520 Windows 8 phone. I will now shut down the primary work computer, and I will go to bed soon. C'est tres froid n'est pas.
Watch the Aga Khan speak live this morning up in Canada from this link http://www.stephenharper.ca/aga-khan-visit/ .
More snow might be coming this Sunday night through Monday night http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CTZ009&warncounty=CTC001&firewxzone=CTZ009&local_place1=&product1=Hazardous+Weather+Outlook#.Uw8eUs6S7AM CIO
<888> 02/27/14 Thursday 4:55 A.M. I ate half of a 8.5 ounce bag of cheddar Chex mix and a Greek yogurt. With the colder weather this winter, there are probably more wild animals moving around this area closer to people looking for food.