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  • Movies & Series on Netflix Reviews

    5/29/2020 6:14:38 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    1) "The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez"--6 part series--Documentary--the theme is child abuse--very hard to watch and/or hear but a must see-- compelling--the director takes a break and moves away from Gabrial's personal story and as ugly as the situation is in DFC services it is a relief for ... Read more

  • Mother Nature teasing or teaching us??

    5/28/2020 5:43:08 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    Inline image Mother Nature really did it this week. She gave us 2 rainy days with 7-10 inches of rain and then followed that with another 4 inches. Cars were 'swimming' in the streets, people were walking in flooded streets and many people who had street-level homes/apartments were doing a l... Read more

  • Larry Kramer June 25, 1935-May 27, 2020

    5/27/2020 1:57:13 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    I am proud to say I shook this man's hand and in small ways helped him fight for what he believed in and was able to accomplish--he proved you could fight City Hall even if they hated you! I loved him, his activism, his writing, the way he lead his life ... Read more

  • Rainy Season In Fort Lauderdale

    5/26/2020 6:06:19 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    Either we are DRY, DRY, hot and humid and, oh yes, DRY or we are getting flooded. Either we are having a drought or we are getting too much rain. Yesterday we had rain falling at 2 and a half inches an hour! Of course idiots---oh, oh, excuse me--people go racing through the streets in ... Read more

  • Memorial Day Weekend May 2020

    5/25/2020 3:15:01 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    Starting raining Friday, and since then, we have had sun showers, light showers, heavy showers, winds and a blimp flying over Fort Lauderdale saluting the First Responders and the lost heroes of too many wars. It is quiet around Gateway and I take a walk every so often in the rain to get... Read more

  • How to dine :O)

    5/24/2020 5:25:51 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    Dinner fit for a King (or you) More and more people are (were?) cooking and eating at home usually just throwing something together and serving it when it only takes a minute or two longer to dine at home. You can even go one step further and make eating an adventure by serving all items sep... Read more

  • Netflix Reviews

    5/22/2020 8:44:37 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    1) Marc Maron Netflix "End Times Fun" 1 hour & 11 minutes 6) Patton Oswalt Netflix 1 hour and 7 minutes "I Love Everything" Granted I am not a big fan of standup comics but I can honestly say after 2 hours and 18 minutes I laughed a total of, maybe, 3 minutes. I didn't find either man ... Read more

  • First step to 'normalcy'?

    5/20/2020 7:08:38 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    ARGH!!!! I tried a new collage site and got the text wrong!! Well, that's back to normal for me!! The top 6 pictures are before I got a haircut followed by 4 pictures after the haircut and the bottom 2 pictures are with the crewcut and all shaved (except the mustache) which by the w... Read more

  • First step to 'normalcy'?

    5/20/2020 7:08:06 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    ARGH!!!! I tried a new collage site and got the text wrong!! Well, that's back to normal for me!! The top 6 pictures are before I got a haircut followed by 4 pictures after the haircut and the bottom 2 pictures are with the crewcut and all shaved (except the mustache) which by the w... Read more

  • Raining!

    5/19/2020 4:55:41 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    I need to get a better camera!! In the 3rd picture on the top it was so dark I had to put the light on!! On the 'bottom' section the sun was as bright as could be! ARGH!! You can basically see the difference between that picture and the one on the left of the after trio. In any case,... Read more

  • Hurricane Season starts June 1

    5/17/2020 5:29:30 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    5.50 inches of rain in Fort Lauderdale yesterday and more coming!! "The official start to hurricane season could move to May as early storms become more frequent David Fleshler By DAVID FLESHLER SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL | MAY 15, 2020 | 1:47 PM “The offici... Read more

  • Cat Owners: Help needed

    5/16/2020 1:18:31 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    I don't know what brought it on but I woke up this morning thinking of getting a cat--a white cat! Why all of a sudden a cat--a white one at that--why I have no idea but before I go any further I want to know all the pros and cons plus costs and what you think!! First of all do you think ... Read more

  • 1 Documentary, 7 series--streaming & TV networks Reviews

    5/15/2020 5:34:12 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    "Upload"--series --Prime Video--I was going to quit after the first episode. It struck me as just another raunchy teenage sci-fi picture neither of which I like but I stayed for a few more episodes and now I can't wait for season 2! "For Life"--series--ABC--Tuesday 10 PM--I've watched it ... Read more

  • People? Who needs people?

    5/13/2020 9:31:23 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    1, 2 & 7) Florida has 21.67 million people of which 1.95 million live in Broward County and 182,595 in Fort Lauderdale. Last, but not least, 300 live here at Gateway Terrace. With all those figures you would think you would see at least one car on 19th Avenue where the entrance to Gateway T... Read more

  • For movie lovers and moviegoers!

    5/11/2020 4:27:30 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    I am and have been a movie lover and moviegoer for as long as I can remember and of a few of the things I miss during this 'isolation' is actually going to see a movie in a movie theatre on a HUGE screen (sorry I don't care how big your TV screen it is not a competition to a movie screen!) For ye... Read more

  • Mother Nature & me in lock-down!

    5/9/2020 8:54:41 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    I always hear people say they are bored and I have never understood that with the whole world outside. I miss going OUT to the movies and I miss seeing the touring Broadway show and I certainly miss eating out but then again there is always Mother Nature giving me something to see or do! ... Read more

  • TV Reviews Netflix & ABC

    5/8/2020 4:47:31 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    1) "Never Have I Ever"--Netflix--I watched 3 episodes and that was enough for me! Young girls and boys wanting to have sex and just changing nationality doesn't make it 'funny' or interesting! 2) Seinfeld's "23 Hours To KIll"--Netflix--Dare I say it out loud? I am not a fan of Jerry Seinf... Read more

  • Dinners, Trees, Hurricanes & Spring

    5/6/2020 6:30:26 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    #s 1 to 5 A tree I call Wilma because it survived Hurricane Wilma in 2005 after being almost completely shredded is getting its annual tree trimming for hurricane season. In the second and third picture, you can see the tree trimmer getting to work! I know it is a necessity and it does make ... Read more

  • I have a plan!

    5/5/2020 9:13:56 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    #1 A bright clean kitchen--and, yes, it is mine! 2, 3 & 4 All 3 were taken at the same time--2 PM in the afternoon--with #2 to give you an idea how dark the room is so light won't wake me up when the sun comes up! 3 & 4 is with the overhead light on. 5, 6, 7 & 8 The living-dinin... Read more

  • It's all a matter of perspective

    5/5/2020 7:16:52 AM, by DAN1964

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  • "Hollywood"--Netflix Series--Review IT IS FUN!

    5/3/2020 6:06:58 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    It's fun! It is campy, it is trashy, it is Ryan Murphy, it is tres gay, it takes lies and makes them sound like truth, it takes truth and make it sound like lies but it's fun! Do you like films about behind the scenes in Hollywood (I do) or gossip about Stars (I do) and/or do you like Pa... Read more

  • A May day in the COVID-19 Era!

    5/2/2020 5:09:24 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    #s 1, 6 and 12 Guess who??? LOL #2 On the last day of April the weatherman showed that we had 28 days out of 30 that the temperatures were over 90 degrees--the hottest April on record. So far May is starting off cooler, with an almost cloudless sky, plenty of sun, low humidity, temperatu... Read more

  • 1 Documentary, 1 Special, 1 New Series & 2 Films All on Netflix

    5/1/2020 9:53:08 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    1) "Cherry Grove Stories" Life on Fire Island--history--look at Gay life--interesting for learning about what was and/or for those who were there--otherwise I really can't recommend it. 1 hour and 12 minutes. 2) 2 guys, Middleditch & Schwartz, do 3 different 52-minute segments of improvi... Read more