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Steve R.

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  • Birthday 02/04/1953

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  1. Me too. I think you're correct on Naomi's better net game and varied groundstrokes. However, although there are some heavier hitters in women's tennis these days, I think that it would be interesting to see if Naomi could withstand the power Serena had at her peak. As you know, its a very different game when you're taken out of your comfort zone and boy could Serena do that to her opponents. I guess we'll never know.
  2. 50% starting today. A talk with the Manager of our favorite local place revealed that this increase from 35% won't help them much (if at all), as they cant possibly go up the 15% and still maintain the 6 foot distancing with tables.
  3. Given the context (again, a place we know well, is small -5 tables in use) it went very well. It was great to go out for dinner again. But, ask again on Thurs., as we’re going out on Wed eve with another couple to Park Side, a large old line place in Queens, where let’s just say that vigilance will be required. It’s a different world there.
  4. And here we go again. We have reservations for 2 of our favorite places this Sunday (yes, Valentine's Day but, at 25%, our neighborhood place is gonna be all locals and not amateur hour) and then Wednesday. We've gotten our 1st doses over a week ago, so we're a little less fidgety.
  5. 2021 Australian Open: once again they’re meeting early (3rd round). Why are they (seemingly) always in the same quarter?
  6. Well, I guess I was a bit over optimistic, but 25% indoor dining as of Feb 14 is a start. Personally, I think 50% wouldn’t change the rate in any significant way (although Long Island is at a much higher rate than NYC, I wouldn’t bet on indoor dining being the difference maker). I think the overly conservative approach by Cuomo is understandable, given that he’s also pushing back against major “open it all up” forces in athletics, theater & tourist venues (hotels, etc), while getting non-conclusive info. on vaccine effectiveness and availability. My next guess is that it moves to 50% in
  7. I think they're wrong and that the 25% indoor dining rule will be back, maybe by next week. Just a hunch.
  8. I miss DaveO. This thread won't be as much fun without him. So... did the Nets just assemble a (admittedly short term) Miami Heat type dominant team or is this a "there aint enough balls on the court" move? Regardless, I will do something I wouldn't have done otherwise... I'll watch them.
  9. One of our favorite go-to places over many years. Although the menu had been undergoing many changes pre-COVID, eliminating many of the small vegetable & seafood terrines, the bar area was still a great place for dropping by and having glasses of wine with pastas or grilled pizzas, while bantering with some of the best bartenders around (Dennis, Frank, Uriel...). When bars re-open, we'll get in touch with Dennis and plop down wherever he's landed.
  10. Okay, I'll bite. Do you think that you're referring to feeling the worth of the part of the item that is a result of the creative/inventive process or of nature, as opposed to the ability to duplicate what has already been done? As a non-expert in many, many things, I live close to the mantra of "I know what I like" and apply it regardless of the item's "quality" (& boy, have I been known to like junk music, art, wine, food....). But I recognize that, although I'm sure that someone can (& probably has) replicated much of the art I admire at museums, I wouldn't feel the same staring
  11. It was. It, and Zarela's, were the 2 best Mexican places in NYC for a long time.
  12. "Humanity is the victim, right wing propaganda is the problem" I'd start by adding the word "major" before problem & then agree that, in this situation, its a correct enough assessment. But... although I'm a left leaning type of guy, I cant say that what poisons humanity is always right wing ideology. Unless you want to just discount (or rationalize) how avowedly left wing countries have denied climate change over the years, poisoning the air and waterways, the "rest of the world" argument doesn't hold up on the environment. And I can think of similar examples for almost every
  13. Why, yes he is. Textbook. (from the Mayo Clinic's website) "Signs and symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder and the severity of symptoms vary. People with the disorder can: Have an exaggerated sense of self-importance Have a sense of entitlement and require constant, excessive admiration Expect to be recognized as superior even without achievements that warrant it Exaggerate achievements and talents Be preoccupied with fantasies about success, power, brilliance, beauty or the perfect mate Believe they are superior and can only associate w
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