Good morning, afternoon, or evening, ladies and germs, and welcome to the second sensational session of "Steve's Blog," I'm still Sturdy Steve Eisenpreis, alliterative afficionado extraordinaire.
I would like to wish you all a good Memorial Day Weekend as we remember those who put their lives on the line so we could live ours in freedom, and I would like to wish you all a great summer bathed in beautiful sunshine.
Let me re-emphasize that: I would like to wish you all a great sunny summer, but the National Weather Service, The Weather Channel, Accu-Weather, and Uncle George's corns all predict rain for the balance of the long weekend with temps never leaving the 60's (Reminds me of this radio station on 99.5 FM in New York which has never left the 60's. Sorry,that was just me going off on a rant!) and a LOOOOOOOOONG
hurricane season. Yeah, I know, the plants need it, but what about us NON-plants who want to enjoy a nice nine-inning day baseball game, hmmm? This is UN-American!( I'd like to send a shout out to my New Jersey readers. You are definitely STRONGER THAN THE STORM! Sandy, Shmandy!)
I would also like to extend my sincerest condolences to my fellow New York Knicks fans as the Orange and
Blue head towards the golf course (Prolly a nice club in Bermuda, 'cause they'd be unlikely to get a full game in in Wet-chester!) and wish the Indiana Pacers all the best. (Grumble,grumble.)
On the plus side, my beloved New York Rangers are still alive after surprising the Boston Bruins in overtime last night, or May 23, to be exact. This Saturday, the battle returns to BAHS-ton, and you can catch the action on NBC Sports Network or on ESPN New York, locally on 98.7 FM and everywhere else on http://www.espnnewyork.com. (Just make sure you hit the "Listen Live" button!) In case you live in a blacked-out area, you can also listen on http://www.newyorkrangers.com . LET'S GO RANGERS!
Last time, you may recall I waxed enthusiastic about ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE and their new incarnations as online soap operas. Well, as true soap opera fans know, something can happen that
change the way you think about the ones you love, and, in the case of AMC and OLTL, that something is called RATINGS. Yes, friends, the ratings gods have told AMC and OLTL their new fans would rather watch three episodes a week than the traditional five. Whatever happened to "Tune In Tomorrow?" Fortunately, Hulu has a classic soap you can ONLY watch online, and yes, friends, you CAN Tune In Tomorrow, or any time. CORONATION STREET, a British institution for five decades, is the longest-running soap in the world, thanks in a large part to its depiction of ordinary people in real life situations. It may not be DOWNTON ABBEY or Shakespeare, but it's filled to the brim with all the humor and drama for which the Brits are famous, which only begs one question: Fancy a pint at the Rover's? (Tune in to the STREET and you'll understand.)
I know I promised I'd tell you a little more about me. NEXT TIME, I promise! But I CAN tell you that this past Sunday, May 19th, I celebrated my birthday with a few close warm personal friends at Clyde Frazier's on Tenth Avenue between 37th and 38th in Manhattan, and let me tell you, if you want New American Cuisine served in a relaxed atmosphere with 47 TV's showing everything from basketball (Yes, friends, this is the SAME Clyde Frazier who led the 1970 and 1973 Knicks to victory!) to soccer, this place is a SLAM DUNK. (Let's go, Manchester City, and good luck with your new team, NYCFC, which you're running in conjunction, or as you say over there, in association with the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees! By the way, FC stands for Football Club, which is what they call soccer teams everywhere else in the world. Sure beats what the Giants and Jets called-Ha ha!-football this past season!)
Well, it's just about time to make like a shepherd and get the flock out of here, but thank you Nicole for reminding me to get off my bum (I've been talking about British sports and entertainment so much it's gone to my head!) and thank you for reading the "Rainy Days Before Memorial Day Always Get Me Down" portion of "Steve's Blog,"produced, written, and choreographed by Yours Truly, Steven Long Eisenpreis. Your comments and suggestions are ALWAYS welcome, and the opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Google, even though they might like to THINK they do. (Google owns Blogger.com, in case you didn't know.) This blog is sold by weight, not volume, some contents may have settled during shipping. (Just wanted to make sure you were still reading!) Portions of the preceding show were last seen heading in the direction of San Diego, where they HAVE remembered it's supposed to be the start of Summer! On behalf of the staff and management, this is your announcer reminding you the Indianapolis 500 is this Sunday. The good drivers will most likely be back next year, while the rest will probably be driving taxis on the streets of New York and griping about the guys in front of them.
(On a serious note, if you want to help our friends in Oklahoma, call 1-800-HELP-NOW or visit http://www.redcross.org. )