Thursday, October 20, 2016

getting lucky

At dining!

Last weekend, my wife and I spent a night in Manchester. We had driven by the queen city many times but never really explored the place.

We were on foot and looking for a place to dine. We found the Hanover Street Chop House, which looked good, but there was a 45 minute to 1 hour wait.


We could sit at the bar--which also had a wait list, please check with the bartender.

Which we did.

And...we got a spot within about 30 seconds of being added to the list. was a corner spot, so we could converse easily. was close enough to the live piano player to hear the music, but not so close as to drown-out our talking.

Oh my God! The prices! Glad we didn't have the whole family with us!

Spared at the last moment: There was a bar-menu with smaller portions, which is all we really wanted and had much more reasonable pricing.

We shared a beet salad with goat cheese, nuts and dried cranberries. Vaishali had a fancy meatloaf with garlic mashed potatos and shoestring onions. I had some steamed hard shell clams and a petite fillet (rare) with fried oysters.

The food was great and we had just enough of it to be satisfied.

The evening could not have worked out better!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Brave Sir Knight, tell us of your crusade!

I voted for Hillary Clinton.

Surely there were great hardships on your journey to the polling place, tell us of them!

The polling place is at our local elementary school.

Prithee, Sir, were there fierce dragons guarding this place?

No. There was a bit of a line though.

In fairness: Both sides seem to have abundant Sir Knights!