Saturday, May 16, 2009

i was wondering what was going on

police car after police car came tearing down asylum. now we know (although it sounds like the culprit was NOT caught)

Police Investigate West Hartford Robbery
|The Hartford Courant
WEST HARTFORD - Police are on the scene of a suspected residential robbery on Whetten Road.

The call came in about 4:25 p.m., and shortly thereafter police locked down a child care center on Steele Road and urged officials at nearby St. Joseph's College to take precautions.

Police Chief James Strillacci said the initial call to police reported someone running between yards on Whetten Road bleeding and complaining about being robbed at a nearby house at gunpoint. The person, however, kept running and responding officers did not find him........

Friday, May 15, 2009

good BUT it should have been longer

just on principal

a couple of years ago i met up with a group of friends at the elbow room. my first time there. i'm NOT a fan of the see and be seen scene in west hartford center. never have been in the max there or grants either. have been in briccos (yeah i know same owners as grants). you CANNOT beat the food. it's most excellent. i rather love murasaki as well.

anyway, my friend whose birthday it was chose the elbow room so i went. i ordered the portobello sandwich (don't know if it's still there but it was when i went). the server told me, SORRY BUT THAT'S JUST FOR LUNCH (it was about 4:00 pm when we went). i asked if there was bread and portobellos in the kitchen. yes there was, but i STILL COULDN'T HAVE MY SANDWICH. i was pissed. i ordered a drink. wished my friend a happy birthday and left, NEVER to return. so hell yeah i'm glad

Liquor License Suspended For One Day At West Hartford Center's The Elbow Room

WEST HARTFORD — - The state Liquor Control Commission has suspended the liquor permit of a popular restaurant and bar in West Hartford Center for one day, saying it sold alcohol to a minor.

The Elbow Room at 986 Farmington Avenue paid a fine of $3,000 for the violation, the commission stated in a press release today. The date of the suspension is May 26.........

Thursday, May 14, 2009

i love leonard cohen

and have for as long as i can remember. his songs have great meaning to me. it was a wonderful time in my life when i first heard them. i was young, i was in love (yeah, i was BOTH of those things) and i was carefree

leonard, i love you, but i'm NOT spending $252.00 to see you.

Leonard Cohen Brings His Spiritual, Deeply Felt Songs To Waterbury Thursday

May 14 at Palace Theater

|The Hartford Courant
Some people write songs with visions of chart success and super-stardom. Leonard Cohen writes songs because he feels them.

The 74-year-old Canadian singer and songwriter has been the subject of renewed interest in the past few years, thanks to a loving tribute concert filmed for the 2006 DVD and soundtrack album "I'm Your Man," his induction last year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the March release of a new concert recording, "Live in London," which coincides with his first North American tour in 15 years.

Although his fans are delighted with the latter development, it's not quite a triumphant return for Cohen. He's on the road largely because he had run out of money. In 2005, he sued a former manager for mismanaging his finances to the tune of $5 million, leaving him with a scant $150,000 in savings for a lifetime's work. (Cohen won a $9 million judgment in 2006 but so far has been unable to collect.)

"I was devastated," Cohen told the Canadian magazine Maclean's in 2005. "You know, God gave me a strong inner core, so I wasn't shattered. But I was deeply concerned."..........

LEONARD COHEN performs May 14 at the Palace Theater, 100 E. Main St., Waterbury. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $252.25, $152.25, $91.75 and $71.75. Information: 203-755-4700 or

my knitting fairy tattoo was done

a few weeks ago. i just didn't post the pictures. well HERE they are! i am very happy with her

artist: pat macdonald at liberty tattoo in berlin (ct that is)


may 13 2009