Weekend OT
August 13, 2011 9:29 AM - dibs
Just got up. Having an English muffin which DeLepp correctly describes as "just a vessel for the delivery of butter."

August 13, 2011 9:37 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
taking thursday and friday off this week. going to coney island with my 19 year old half sister and her "fiance" lol. this will be only the third time ive ever hung out with her. we only first met a few years ago.


August 13, 2011 10:20 AM - Arkady
My sister-in-law & my bf were both appalled when 1/4 lb of butter wasn't enough for my mother, my brother & me to each have one English muffin.
August 13, 2011 10:26 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
i havent had an english muffin in a long time. i did like them but it's one of those foods that you know you eat a rotten or moldy one and then you can never eat it again!!! the last english muffin i ate was like half green on the bottom. ick


August 13, 2011 10:31 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
I'll be spending my day in NJ. Hooray for barbecues!
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August 13, 2011 10:35 AM - rf
I am off this weekend! No kid duties (she is in MA with family), no Dad-Stepmother duties. I should clean my apartment. Yeah, like that's gonna happen!
August 13, 2011 10:38 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
snappy im gonna be spending my day at BBQ's in prospect park today and tomorrow. crashing them really. family bbq's, not moonface bbq's. you have to find the person at the BBQ who looks like they having the least amount of fun and run up to them and be like Heeeeeey girl, didnt we go to school together!?!? next thing you know everyone shoving food down your piehole!


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August 13, 2011 10:40 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Rob, you are nuts!

RF...call me
Edited at August 13, 2011 10:40 AM
August 13, 2011 10:41 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
i havent eaten since thursday evening. i do have food here tho, but stuff i dont wanna eat. im RAVENOUS right now. HELLO PROSPECT PARK!


August 13, 2011 10:41 AM - rf
Snappy, will email you my number. I lost my phone and everyone's numbers a couple of weeks ago.
August 13, 2011 11:28 AM - petebklyn
coincidence....I had thomas english muffin this morning too. which is not common for me... but local supermarket had double pack on sale for $2.50
yesterday....so froze one pack.
This afternoon attending my 1st legal same-sex marriage ceremony.
August 13, 2011 11:44 AM - bxgrl
love english muffins but rarely get them unless I eat breakfast out.

Spending the morning updated my linked in account. I hate social networking- takes so much time and it gets overwhelming.
August 13, 2011 11:45 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
are they getting married because they love each other and are gonna be faithful (lol) or because they are doing it cuz it's trendy and for the tax benefits. hmmmm


August 13, 2011 11:58 AM - petebklyn
they have been together for about 30 years. so married except for law.
tax benefits I doubt factor in it.
We've been together for only 13 which makes us newbies from many of friends....many who are also in the 30 year range.
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August 13, 2011 12:03 PM - rf
Rob, when 2 people who make about the same amount of money get married, there is a huge disadvantage tax-wise. I know lots of co-habiting old people who don't get married for that reason. But I wouldn't want to confuse you with the facts!
August 13, 2011 12:06 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
eh, whatever. when it comes to gays tho, mostly they are NOT in the same income range. one is almost always sponging and mooching off the other, financially.


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August 13, 2011 4:30 PM - wendybear1
Crap. Bad birthday news. My tenants in LA have rats. Yuck.
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August 13, 2011 5:01 PM - brooklynheightsivyIII
Just popping in to apologize for missing last Thursday's party. My entire department was let go Thursday and after the emotional trauma of saying goodbye to some very wonderful people I went home and have spent a few days in bed with the dog and lots of pistachio ice cream.
August 13, 2011 5:07 PM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: BHI! Welcome back! Good to see you. Sorry, we didn't see you at Montero's, but we'll be gathering again before summer's end.

I'm very sorry to hear about the job and your department. Thank the agnostic God for your dog. And pistachio ice cream, of course.

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August 13, 2011 5:07 PM - Arkady
How horrible, BHI! So sorry. We missed you & hoped you were o.k.
August 13, 2011 5:09 PM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: Puma! ;-)

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August 13, 2011 5:12 PM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: BHI, PS, when we meet offline, I'll tell you about an unfortunate similar experience I had. Too bad you weren't here when the CDog was alive - she was a great comfort to me then, too, but, sadly, I lost her last March. And I didn't think to buy pistachio ice cream. Though, I will say that drinks at Montero's helped tremendously.

Edited at August 13, 2011 5:20 PM
August 13, 2011 5:13 PM - CGar
Sorry, BHI, just realized I got logged out. The 5:07 and 5:09 Anonymous posts were mine.

Puma, that was my 5:09 post to you, too, though I'm guessing you figured that out, unless, of course, you have another BF of whom I'm unaware???
August 13, 2011 5:15 PM - CGar
How I love the edit feature here!
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August 13, 2011 7:23 PM - Not_Logged_In


August 13, 2011 7:41 PM - Arkady
CatGar! A lady doesn't discuss such intimacies on a public forum!
August 13, 2011 8:06 PM - lechacal
Hi everyone. I keep popping in at odd times to apologize for no longer posting and to congratulate everone on how great this site looks. I have been very, very busy and posting on blogs is no longer really an option for me (I write in a blog post).

August 13, 2011 10:59 PM - rf
How did the crashing-bbq-in-the-park plan work out, rob?
August 14, 2011 11:34 AM - Deleted
Behind the scenes at Michelle Bachmann's Newsweek cover shoot....


August 14, 2011 11:36 AM - rf
dh, you are still looking? I thought you found a place in w'berg.
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August 14, 2011 11:41 AM - Deleted
search officially ended yesterday. staying in williamsburg - but further east away from the psychos.

also - went to manhattan grand optical friday and told them you referred me RF, they seemed please and are very familiar with you!
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August 14, 2011 11:47 AM - rf
Great! I just emailed you a place in Stuy Heights. My niece is on Johnson Ave. between Bushwick and Graham (Montrose stop on the L), but I think they are looking to move one stop further into Bushwick when their lease is up this month.
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August 14, 2011 11:47 AM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: Happy Sunday Assholes!
The Financial Times has an interesting story..
Here's the Money Shot -->"QE is no longer the cure. It has now become a poison."
Take the time to read it. This is gonna be fun....

The What
I love the smell of napalm in the morning..
Edited at August 14, 2011 11:47 AM
August 14, 2011 11:49 AM - Deleted
saw a few nice places in clinton hill and carroll gardens - but at the end of the day prices are just too high for what you get due to low inventory and high demand, and i don't think i could be happy living in a landlord occupied building.
August 14, 2011 11:52 AM - Deleted
Nice RF! yeah - there's still pretty good deals out there off the montrose stop - but i definitely think they'll like it better further out into bushwick (around the jefferson/dekalb L stops) - more neighborhoody and less projects.

place i found is in the sweet spot of the hood - the side streets btw metropolitan and grand, btw lorimer and graham. the landlord is doing a gut of the unit and is letting us give input as far as layout and finishes go.
August 14, 2011 11:53 AM - Deleted
lmao sdfl - i'm really liking michele bachmann's skills. notice her use of the left hand to sorta guide the corn dog to it's appropriate location
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August 14, 2011 11:56 AM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: Hey Dirty how everything!
Here's a nice apartment for ya!
Look at this guy in the picture..

The What
I love the smell of napalm in the morning...

Edited at August 14, 2011 11:56 AM
August 14, 2011 12:00 PM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: When I get some time, I'm gonna Homoshop that picture!
So help me GOD!

The What
I love the smell of napalm in the morning
Edited at August 14, 2011 12:00 PM
August 14, 2011 12:15 PM - Deleted
lmao sdfl - scary thing is i saw places just as bad as that up in greenpoint for about 1900 bucks. props to the owner/broker for being honest!!!
August 14, 2011 12:16 PM - Deleted
polish people can be straight up hustlers.
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August 14, 2011 12:27 PM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: quote:
How did the crashing-bbq-in-the-park plan work out, rob?

nah, wound up using the change i found and bought some loosey potatos at the supermarket instead.

dh, your apartment search sounds like a nightmare. i would be completely frazzled if i had to look for my own apartment. im also not ready to live on my own anytime soon. i did it for four years and while some parts of living alone is nice, there were other things about it that were problematic.


August 14, 2011 12:35 PM - dibs
Sorry to hear about the job, BHI.
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August 14, 2011 1:08 PM - Arkady
6.5 inches of rain in under 12 hours!!
August 14, 2011 1:22 PM - dibs
In NYC????

Is it still raining????
August 14, 2011 1:30 PM - rf
Yes it is.
August 14, 2011 1:55 PM - minard lafever
BHI, so sorry to hear about your department.
Things will bounce back, they always do.

August 14, 2011 2:07 PM - Arkady
Steady rain right now but not terribly heavy - weather service forecasts another possible 2 inches by tomorrow a.m. & more all day Monday.
August 14, 2011 2:37 PM - rf
A Facebook friend in Windsor Terrace is pumping out. Good day to be a renter!
August 14, 2011 2:42 PM - brooklynheightsivyIII
I was asked to spend the entire day on Thursday laying off my entire team. When that was over and they were being "handled" by HR for severance, etc., I was offered a promotion. I have until Tuesday to give them an answer and have spend the past few days decided what I actually want to do with my life.
August 14, 2011 2:49 PM - minard lafever
BHI, not knowing the details, I say take the promotion and think about what you want to do with your life while employed.

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August 14, 2011 3:04 PM - Arkady
It all sounds pretty odious, BHI, but the reality is that the slaughter was out of your control so contrition isn't called for. You can rail against it but it won't accomplish anything. Given that, I'd agree w/ Minard; it's better to make decisions in the somewhat objective cool of distance.
August 14, 2011 3:22 PM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: quote:
have spend the past few days decided what I actually want to do with my life.

ugh, but youre rich and loaded (im assuming). what is there to decide?
people who have tons of money and choose to work boggle my mind. you do realize it steals jobs away from people who, i dont know, NEED a paycheck to survive!? youre like the polar opposite of the stereotypical welfare queen.


August 14, 2011 3:27 PM - wendybear1
What did you decide, BHI?
August 14, 2011 3:27 PM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: FYI i LOVE the rain. im soaked right now actually and loving it. walked to the supermarket and back without an umbrella loving it. found 11 dollars in a coin pocket in one of my pants in the laundry and somehow had almost 5 dollars in just PENNIES! i never thought to turn in pennies really at the TD bank. bitches charged me 6% tho cuz i dont have an account! if i had wrapped them myself would they not have charged? are the wrappers free? i mean hells i counted the pennies anyway so i could try to get their stupid prize for guessing correct (i did not guess correctly) i might as well just wrapped them myself!

BHI, sorry, my comment may have been a tad brash. it's just counting pennies and and searching my room from top to bottom like some sorta crackhead gets to me at times.


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August 14, 2011 3:30 PM - rf
I am really glad I don't have to go out today. Snappy dragged me out on a Cobblesnaps mission last night before it started. Thanks Snappy!
August 14, 2011 3:39 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Thanks for joining me, rf! I will be looking for you next Thursday when it's time to order onion rings!!! YUM
August 14, 2011 3:39 PM - rf
Snappy, you certainly picked the right day!
August 14, 2011 3:41 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
LOL, I know...today would have been terrible to head out on a scouting mission! Although it won't stop me from taking myself out to dinner today :-) I refuse to cook!
August 14, 2011 3:51 PM - minard lafever
cars under four feet of water on Smith and 9th also on Garfield near Fourth Ave.
Avoid Flushing Ave near the Navy Yard.
there is a lot of flooding today.

August 14, 2011 3:53 PM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: ugh this is not good news for the R train on 4th avenue. that line is a MESS whenever it rains!


August 14, 2011 3:56 PM - wendybear1
Rob, lots of trains just aren't running now! It's bad.
August 14, 2011 4:00 PM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: did you guys go to that burger place? snappy, i want to go with you there and try it out sometime this week. im trying to be less of a scrub these days and ONLY go out when i can afford to go out, which isnt all that often, but still.

im trying to think of what i can do as a second job, even if it's minimum wage, i dont really care... any suggestions? something just a few nights a week DURING the week, i dont really want to give up my weekends, tho im willing to do something on weekends that is enjoyable.
i know this is gonna sound really f'ed up, but ive always wanted to be a nighttime receptionist at a whorehouse or brothel, but those are like impossible to break into these days with the whole sanitization of the city and stuff.


August 14, 2011 4:14 PM - Arkady
7 inches so far & radar shows another cell about to hit in next hour.
August 14, 2011 9:00 PM - rf
I can't believe it's still raining. Anyone flooded?
August 14, 2011 9:21 PM - wendybear1
Just wet, RF. I needed to go grocery shopping today, but not gonna do it in this weather if I can hold out!
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August 14, 2011 9:37 PM - rf
It's probably a very good day to be a renter (especially if you live above ground level)!
Edited at August 14, 2011 9:37 PM
August 14, 2011 10:45 PM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: my roommate told me the R trains arent running below atlantic (this was earlier). hope they are working tomorrow


August 15, 2011 6:50 AM - dibs
Yes, take the promotion and then decide.
Edited at August 15, 2011 6:50 AM