Today is Halloween. Some people are crazy about Halloween — I am not one of them. I haven’t dressed up for it in years, unless you count this as an old man of the sea costume. Is it really a costume though if it’s your usual look? Nothing here is new…just the same old stuff out of my closet.
Today is also the third day we’ve been out of school because of Hurricane Sandy. Now it’s looking like classes will not resume until Monday. I’m on an extended staycation now. I’m lucky…others in Manhattan, Jersey and Staten Island are dealing with toxic flood waters and sustained power outages. With nothing better to do, we walked all the way down to Sunset Park (Brooklyn’s Chinatown) for lunch. The subways are still down so from Park Slope it was a 58 block walk (3.5 miles). Dim Sum at Bamboo Garden was mediocre at best. There are three more large dim sum houses in that area though, so I’ll eventually get around to trying all of them to find my favorite.
Nelson was obliging enough to let me test out my camera settings on him. Thanks, bud.