Weekend OT
August 20, 2011 7:10 AM - BoerumHillScott

112 comments
August 20, 2011 7:10 AM - BoerumHillScott
Fuck, just got a call from my mom that JetBlue cancelled her flight.
She has been on hold for 30 minutes trying to figure out when and how they will get her here.
Edited at August 20, 2011 7:10 AM
#1
August 20, 2011 7:37 AM - BoerumHillScott
They rebooked her from this afternoon to tonight, and from JFK to Newark.

Any ideas on how much a cab will be from there or other ideas to get them to Brooklyn?
#2
August 20, 2011 8:11 AM - dibs
Scott...how about the tram to Newark Int'l Airport stop on both Amtrak and NJ Transit and then into Penn Station?

Haven't taken a cab to Newark in many years and I think it was about $60
Edited at August 20, 2011 8:11 AM
#3
August 20, 2011 8:12 AM - dibs
Storm worked out great for us. We decided against going to PS for dinner and went to Saraghina. Started raining as we seated and stopped when we were leaving.
#4
August 20, 2011 8:47 AM - BoerumHillScott
I'll take the train to get there and meet them, then decide on cab or train.
From other places online, it looks like it will be around $100 for a cab, including tolls and tip.
Edited at August 20, 2011 8:47 AM
#5
August 20, 2011 9:19 AM - petebklyn
how about zipcar?
Edited at August 20, 2011 9:19 AM
#6
August 20, 2011 9:22 AM - BoerumHillScott
I keep saying I am going to sign up for zipcar, but have not gotten around to it yet.
Perhaps this is a sign.
#7
August 20, 2011 9:35 AM - brooklynheightsivyIII
Good morning!
#8
August 20, 2011 9:37 AM - rf
Scott, I just sent you a message via FB.
#9
August 20, 2011 9:44 AM - petebklyn
GM.
trust everyone got on famously last evening and he didn't find parents objectionable.
#10
August 20, 2011 9:50 AM - brooklynheightsivyIII
I was pleasantly shocked by what happened. Never, ever have I introduced a friend or boyfriend to my parents and seen my parents become immediately charmed, engaged and--dare I say it---fun! My parents talked more during the three hours we were together than during all of last year.
#11
August 20, 2011 10:04 AM - dibs
I suspect that WASPS are only one upped by the Irish in lack of conversarion at home about anything.
Edited at August 20, 2011 10:04 AM
#12
August 20, 2011 10:21 AM - cobblehiller
Good news, BHI! I had a feeling that with the family connection and all, that they'd light up like a Christmas tree! Parents love that stuff, sets them at ease. And I'm guessing BF was appropriately cheery and egged them on! ; )
#13
August 20, 2011 10:30 AM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: The Beach is operational.
http://frownstoner.com
It's Open and anyone can look and take a test spin.
That is all

The What

Someday this war is gonna end...

#14
August 20, 2011 10:40 AM - brooklynheightsivyIII
It was wonderful, CH. After Tripp gets up and we have breakfast, we are driving to CT to meet his family.
Edited at August 20, 2011 10:40 AM
#15
August 20, 2011 11:03 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Ahem...BHI, our dear Cobbly has forgotten to mention that CobbleSnaps Productions does fabulous gay weddings. And, for our blog friends, there is a nice discount available if you use code "Glitter" at the checkout screen. Let us know if nuptials are in the air...
#16
August 20, 2011 11:41 AM - BoerumHillScott
Looks like I have the transportation issues figured out.
I feel very grateful for the friends I have.
Edited at August 20, 2011 11:41 AM
#17
August 20, 2011 11:46 AM - rf
Scott please check Wendy's email. Thanks. (no problem!)
Edited at August 20, 2011 11:46 AM
#18
August 20, 2011 12:08 PM - cobblehiller
Wow, BHI! You guys are full steam ahead! LOL! Hope it's a great meeting. : )

Pardon me, I was pre-coffee earlier, per Snaps, CobbleSnaps IS THE gay wedding planning 'go to' company!
I'm already thinking Pratt Mansion on 5th Av. Engraved traditional invites with a slight twist. We're all over it! ; )
#19
August 20, 2011 12:10 PM - cobblehiller
This blog group has it all! Need a ride to the airport? Need your gay wedding planned? Need a car pool to Cost Co? Babysitters? Social event planning? You need it, we've got it!!!!
Edited at August 20, 2011 12:10 PM
#20
August 20, 2011 12:13 PM - rf
Cobble, you forgot GLITTER! How could you?
#21
August 20, 2011 12:15 PM - cobblehiller
"Cobble, you forgot GLITTER! How could you?"

Mea culpa! Mea culpa!! I blame it on an insufficient amount of coffee. I'll go have some more now. ; )
#22
August 20, 2011 12:21 PM - Deleted
ugh - i hate going out to long island. have to buy a new interview suit. apparently i've put on a few pounds in the 5 years since i've had to wear one.


how fuckin creepy is this music video?!?!?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ1LI-NTa2s


#23
August 20, 2011 12:28 PM - Deleted
and finally took that test for one of the i-banks last night. pretty freakin difficult. one part was all logic questions, which i totally wasn't expecting. luckily my sister was with me and she knew how to do them since she's studying for the LSATs. the finance word problems were pretty easy, just had to calculate ROI and PV/FV of annuities based on different scenarios. excel was definitely handy, as would have taken way too long to do with paper and pencil.
Edited at August 20, 2011 12:28 PM
#24
August 20, 2011 12:37 PM - wendybear1
Did someone say a carpool to Costco? OMG, that would be awesome. I'll have to see if anyone is going next time I need to go (in a week or so)!
#25
August 20, 2011 12:50 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
DH, ouch. logic. i always considered myself smart cuz i got straight A's in school (tho im sure it didnt take too much effort to get A's in my ghetto high school and then in lame ass psychology and visual arts majors, but whatever). when i took the GRE's i completely BOMBED the logic section... do they even have the logic section on that anymore? i think this was like one of the last few years where it was paper based... maybe the analytical section? forgot what it's called, but it was the section that wasnt math and verbal... the analytical part literally hurt my brain, and after turning in the exam i was like ugh fuck grad school. (which i think was a good decision).

cobble and snappy, since your wedding planners, party planners, etc. can you all both be merry maids and come over and clean my apartment? i want to clean today but im seriously ass slagging right now. i did laundry last night thinking, it's a friday night late who the fuck is gonna be doing laundry? of course all kind of laundry drama happens. grrr. took me like 5 hours to get 2 loads done. wtf there are like 25 apartments in this building and only 2 washers and 2 drying machines and usually one is broken.

*rob*

#26
August 20, 2011 12:55 PM - rf
There's a logic section on the admission test to the specialized public high schools in NYC (Brooklyn Tech, Stuyvesant, Bronx Science and 5 smaller schools).
http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/734BB461-5872-44A6-8A3E-4899164E5F4F/0/SHSAT_2011_HandbookFinal.pdf
it starts on page 35.
#27
August 20, 2011 12:57 PM - DeadCatBounce
The graph below tells a very ugly story.
No wonder our country has a staggering debt burden!
And the responsibility for this spans both Democratic and Republican administrations!
Edited at August 20, 2011 12:57 PM
#28
August 20, 2011 1:07 PM - Deleted
j
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#29
August 20, 2011 1:07 PM - Deleted
haha yeah rob - they're rough.

apparently there's a method to figuring them out - as just reading them my initial response to every question was "how the fuck am i supposed to know?"




Edited at August 20, 2011 1:07 PM
#30
August 20, 2011 1:13 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i have not gotten a raise in almost 4 years so that private sector payrolls thing makes sense. meanwhile everything has tripled in price. and i moved to park slope right before the recession hit. im totally housepoor (as a renter!) i need to find a second job at night or on weekends but i feel like that would really annoy me having no free time. i like where i work so finding a new job is not an option, i just need supplemental income. someone told me that if you keep reapplying for food stamps you eventually will get some regardless of your income. if anyone needs cheap yardwork, chores, etc done btw, im game. you can pay me illegal immigrant wages, i dont care.

*rob*

#31
August 20, 2011 1:14 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
apparently there's a method to figuring them out - as just reading them my initial response to every question was "how the fuck am i supposed to know?"

i also noticed that the logic and analytic section of the GRE's was TOTALLY geared towards upper middle class type people... math and verbal sections i didnt find all that discriminatory.

*rob*
Edited at August 20, 2011 1:14 PM
#32
August 20, 2011 1:20 PM - petebklyn
of course payrolls aren't increasing. outsource to 3rd world or import 3rd world laborers. Did you read the scam they did on these foreign students --- come to america for summer and learn our culture.......then at slave wages put them to work in night shifts in factory and treated like 3rd world workers. effin' digusting......how these corporations (in this case hershey) contract and subcontract and have no responsibility for conditions and treatment of people.

Edited at August 20, 2011 1:20 PM
#33
August 20, 2011 1:28 PM - DeadCatBounce
Rob - Can you iron shirts?
#34
August 20, 2011 1:34 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
There's a logic section on the admission test to the specialized public high schools in NYC (Brooklyn Tech, Stuyvesant, Bronx Science and 5 smaller schools).
http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/734BB461-5872-44A6-8A3E-4899164E5F4F...
it starts on page 35.

oh thanks r! i think ill go look and maybe take the test and apply back to high school! ill be the urban jerri blank!

*rob*

#35
August 20, 2011 1:34 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
ive never ironed anything in my life!

*rob*

#36
August 20, 2011 1:36 PM - Deleted
ironing dress shirts (properly) is sorta difficult and time consuming. when i had a real job that required real clothes i would always send them out.
#37
August 20, 2011 1:40 PM - DeadCatBounce
Rob -
The only other thing I could use you for right now is helping me straighten out my option trades/accounting.
Somehow I don't think you are well suited to that work.
Wiull keep you in mind if anything else comes up.
Edited at August 20, 2011 1:40 PM
#38
August 20, 2011 1:42 PM - rf
thanks Rob
#39
August 20, 2011 1:46 PM - Deleted
what are the rules now for accounting for options? when i started auditing it was a big deal (on the employer side for compensation to employees in stock options) whether they'd have to take the P&L hit immediately or allow it to chill on the balance sheet. no clue how it works from an investor perspective - probably interesting though.
#40
August 20, 2011 1:52 PM - Donatella
One of the things I learned from my mother was how to iron. I used to make money as a kid.
She would give me a big basket of laundry and I would get to work. I find ironing very meditative.
There are 7 steps to ironing a shirt and I always use spray starch.

Start with the back shoulder area and if there is no seam, make one by folding 4 inches down from collar then
iron upper back and top of sholders in the front. That is step 1. Then iron each front panel. Steps 2 and 3. Then
iron sleeves, first sleeve, then carefully with starch the cuffs. Then the most important is a crisp collar, sprayed
generously with spray starch and pressed. Takes about 5 minutes. Costs 3 bucks in my drycleaner.
#41
August 20, 2011 1:52 PM - Deleted
i would love being an accountant much more if I was working in theory/policy rather than being a journal entry jockey. so boring.
#42
August 20, 2011 2:02 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
ironing sounds mad annoying and time consuming. besides, there's nothing wrong with wrinkled clothes, it gives you character. remember when the phone rang that one time and hellen keller answered the iron!?

*rob*

Edited at August 20, 2011 2:02 PM
#43
August 20, 2011 2:06 PM - Deleted
j
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#44
August 20, 2011 2:07 PM - Deleted
Ugh - I'm reading FASBs and listening to dead weather waiting for my parents to pick me up to go to LI - what an awful saturday so far!! haha
Edited at August 20, 2011 2:07 PM
#45
August 20, 2011 2:08 PM - DeadCatBounce
Dona - You are definitely hired!!! And you can also help me with accounting for my options trades.
(I am doing it at home today and I am going out of my mind!!!)
Edited at August 20, 2011 2:08 PM
#46
August 20, 2011 2:10 PM - Deleted
complicated shit
#47
August 20, 2011 2:12 PM - DeadCatBounce
They changed the way they name options in 2010, and now the accounting software is spitting out all kinds of "wash sales" that it shouldn't! Ugh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#48
August 20, 2011 2:14 PM - Deleted
so you want to take the loss?

(sorry - this is sorta foreign to me, but i'm interested)
#49
August 20, 2011 2:23 PM - Donatella
D-Cat, hey, it pays to have skilz. I can do options accounting too. That's annoying stuff. Ironing isn't. It is very satisfying because at the end of it you get a beautiful shirt.

If Scott is still around, what you might consider is getting the PATH at the WTC. Go to either Park Place (2/3) best, or 4/5 to Fulton and walk over and get the PATH to Newark. It takes 45 minutes to get into the airport - there is a connecting Tram. Going back, it is easy to do the same thing and the time you spend on the train is likely offset by a wait at one of the tunnels in a cab. Then cab it to Brooklyn from the WTC. Good luck. Man, you are really pulling out the stops in the hospitality dept. What a nice guy. Good luck with the trip from Newark. It's not so bad over there.
#50
August 20, 2011 2:27 PM - Deleted
newark airport - boo
Edited at August 20, 2011 2:27 PM
#51
August 20, 2011 2:29 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
it cant be any lamer than my saturday... after mopping the floor in a bit im taking the b63 bus for a joyride and to get some reading done on it. probably just take it as far as it goes into bay ridge and then back. i also need to give myself a haircut.

*rob*

#52
August 20, 2011 2:31 PM - DeadCatBounce
Toss up for more annoying activity - ironing or accounting. I am leaning towards accounting being more annoying.
#53
August 20, 2011 2:31 PM - Deleted
Rob - you should go up to Greenpoint and chill with the homeless people in McGolrick Park and the park at the end up Manhattan Ave near Newtown creek.
#54
August 20, 2011 2:34 PM - Deleted
not only will i be in long island - which is sorta wack - but will be @ roosevelt field mall, which is like hell on earth.
#55
August 20, 2011 2:35 PM - rf
Ugh, Roosevelt Field during back-to-school time. Ugh!
Edited at August 20, 2011 2:35 PM
#56
August 20, 2011 2:37 PM - Deleted
yeah rf, fo real. hopefully they'll stay the hell outta nordstrom's
#57
August 20, 2011 2:42 PM - rf
Maybe they all went to the beach. Not THAT (WHAT?) beach which is empty; rather the Beach named Jones.
Edited at August 20, 2011 2:42 PM
#58
August 20, 2011 2:44 PM - Deleted
ooof jones beach. i always preferred tobay beach when i was a nassau resident. much less crowded and easier parking

but yeah - i hope they're at the beach. regardless, the meadowbrook will be jammed.
Edited at August 20, 2011 2:44 PM
#59
August 20, 2011 2:49 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Rob - you should go up to Greenpoint and chill with the homeless people in McGolrick Park and the park at the end up Manhattan Ave near Newtown creek.

huh? im not lonely and looking to hang out with anyone lol. why would i want to hang out with a bunch of homeless people in greenpoint? they are probably faux homeless anyway and have more money than i do. no thanks. all this mall talk tho, now i wanna go malling. maybe ill just go the other direction and go to the atlantic center mall.

*rob*

#60
August 20, 2011 2:50 PM - Deleted
rob - i always see the videos you post on facebook - you seem to like bands with female frontwomen.

check out the dead weather and the kills, not moonfacey - same lead singer, allison mosshart. she's a fabulous bitch.
#61
August 20, 2011 2:51 PM - Deleted
they're alcoholic polish people. they're typically very sleepy and can do entertaining stuff.
Edited at August 20, 2011 2:51 PM
#62
August 20, 2011 2:54 PM - Deleted
aight - im out - later
#63
August 20, 2011 3:12 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
will check it out, thanks!

*rob*

#64
August 20, 2011 3:31 PM - cobblehiller
"roosevelt field mall"

A friend of mine manages Simon malls. I went there (RF M) once. I get dazed, confused and overwhelmed in malls, and usually have to leave pretty quickly. Not my thing.
Edited at August 20, 2011 3:31 PM
#65
August 20, 2011 3:34 PM - rf
I go with my daughter once in a while. We have a plan to see certain stores, get in and out quickly. Otherwise it is definitely overwhelming.
#66
August 20, 2011 4:06 PM - DeadCatBounce
Before embarking on another war to promote our "values", our leaders should be required to take a walk through a mall and contemplate the glories of American culture.
#67
August 20, 2011 4:08 PM - brooklynheightsivyIII
Heading to the airport. Will be back a week from today. Look after our little corner of earth while I am gone, ok?
#68
August 20, 2011 4:45 PM - Not_Logged_In
Jessibaby*: I dont get it. BHI is going to CT to meet Trip(p)'s parents and at the same time heading to the airport? Also, how does a lawyer working in charitable giving become an upper level finance type overnight? And why did he elicit sympathy from people here after "losing" his job if all the while he was promoted on the same day. You seem to be a weird dick.
#69
August 20, 2011 4:58 PM - cobblehiller
jessi, You have multiple good points there. I can't disagree.

No offense, BHI, as entertaining and intriguing as you are, you're setting off BS detectors left and right. On and off stage.
Edited at August 20, 2011 4:58 PM
#70
August 20, 2011 5:32 PM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: I had the same problem. And you won't wear the suit ever again because everyone has gone business casual.
#71
August 20, 2011 5:55 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
my little trip on the B63 from park slope to bay ridge and back was fun as hell hahaha. i know it's lame, but i enjoyed it. spotted a bunch of stores along the route that i would definitely go to. im trying to use my monthly metrocard as much as possible cuz i sold one of mine recently (the one id be using for september grrrr) we dont get out monthly metrocards at work until october 1st.

*rob*

#72
August 20, 2011 5:56 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i passed by snappy's apartment in the bus and waved lol. (twice)

*rob*

Edited at August 20, 2011 5:56 PM
#73
August 20, 2011 8:24 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
there's a wooden beagle on top of that car btw!

*rob*

#74
August 20, 2011 9:16 PM - Arkady
http://britinbrooklyn.net/brooklyn/ditmas-park-beaglemobile/
#75
August 21, 2011 7:48 AM - dibs
GM

Waiting for Denton to come over and take pics of my house
Edited at August 21, 2011 7:48 AM
#76
August 21, 2011 8:13 AM - cobblehiller
GM, DIBS.

I decided to make cucumber salad instead of the cucumber soup. I added dill and chives. It was fantastic. I also made a chocolate zucchini test cake, that is so wonderful I may have to make a whole one. I also made morning glory bran muffins yesterday.
#77
August 21, 2011 8:31 AM - rf
I locked myself out of the house last night and had to let down a friend. I feel very guilty! Got back in just a little too late.
#78
August 21, 2011 8:48 AM - dibs
I made a blueberry pie yesterday. Having some now for breakfast
#79
August 21, 2011 8:54 AM - cobblehiller
Eeek! Sorry to hear about that, rf!

DIBS, I'm very tempted to have Chocolate Zucchini cake for breakfast, but I'll have a muffin instead.
#80
August 21, 2011 8:57 AM - rf
Work day at the community garden for me this morning! My shift is 10 to 1.
#81
August 21, 2011 8:58 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
mornin' folks!
#82
August 21, 2011 9:02 AM - rf
Whoops, glad I looked--11:00 to 1:30. Maybe I'll go back to sleep!
Edited at August 21, 2011 9:02 AM
#83
August 21, 2011 9:02 AM - cobblehiller
GM, Snaps!
#84
August 21, 2011 9:09 AM - dibs
GM Snappy %& Cobble...check your email
Edited at August 21, 2011 9:09 AM
#85
August 21, 2011 9:14 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
i feel a strong urge to get *under* the bed. sooooo tired. today i may be reenacting weekend at bernie's!
#86
August 21, 2011 11:05 AM - Donatella
Took my bike and went to Prospect Park, riding for about a half an hour. My re-entry into the world of bicycles. Walked it to the Park though.
#87
August 21, 2011 11:16 AM - petebklyn
always leave an extra set of keys under the doormat. everyone knows that. or just don't lock the door.

#88
August 21, 2011 11:17 AM - petebklyn
walked to the park because was uphill. am sure you rode it home.

you went to park instead of fixing ceiling. slumlord.
#89
August 21, 2011 11:18 AM - dibs
If i'm just going around the neighborhood, i don't lock the door. also, my tenants have a set of keys just in case and i never lock the door going up the stairs from their unit to mine
Edited at August 21, 2011 11:18 AM
#90
August 21, 2011 11:23 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
i lock everything, yet i have nothing worth taking :-) about 10 people, including several of you losers, have my keys so getting locked out won't be an ordeal.
#91
August 21, 2011 11:44 AM - dibs
Yes, and because of it one of your fish is almost flushed down the toilet.
Edited at August 21, 2011 11:44 AM
#92
August 21, 2011 11:44 AM - dibs
Snappy, check your email...don't be late
#93
August 21, 2011 11:50 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
i won't be late. and how dare you defame the Florence Nightingale of Fish Resuscitation??? she saved my poor fishie!
#94
August 21, 2011 12:08 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
me and duke totally almost just took this thing for a joyride. it was just hanging there, keys and all!!!! but i dont know how to drive so i didnt do it. grrrrr

*rob*

#95
August 21, 2011 12:28 PM - Donatella
Pete, I have been up on that roof more times since last Saturday than since I bought the place. It's fixed for now.
New roof next spring. Tenant's stuff fixed next Tues. Re bike, I walked it there and home. When I look at the risk/reward ratio of riding my bike on Vanderbilt Avenue this is what I come up with. Risk: Being maimed or killed. Reward: Sweating and weaving in and out of traffic, breathing car exhaust. The park was nice though.
Edited at August 21, 2011 12:28 PM
#96
August 21, 2011 1:36 PM - Deleted
Any one have tips how to fix a toilet that was clogged but is now unclogged but flushing really slow?
#97
August 21, 2011 2:47 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Any one have tips how to fix a toilet that was clogged but is now unclogged but flushing really slow?

1.) stop eating garbage from Smorgasborg
2.) when a chick says she's on her period, throw her out of the apartment before she has a chance to use the bathroom. arent you straights able to smell that shit a mile away? i know i can smell period on people on the train.
3.) take a wire hanger and dig into the toilet drain (there's probably something clogging it up that is easy to pull out with a wire hanger)

and put this sign up in your bathroom!

*rob*

Edited at August 21, 2011 2:47 PM
#98
August 21, 2011 2:49 PM - Donatella
DH: Any one have tips how to fix a toilet that was clogged but is now unclogged but flushing really slow?

Ok, everybody, stand back and give me some room on this one...... Just get a plunger, insert into toilet and PLUNGE! :-)
That is the first line of attack. Then after that, there are snakes and such things. And you could always call Pete.
Edited at August 21, 2011 2:49 PM
#99
August 21, 2011 2:49 PM - cobblehiller
"and how dare you defame the Florence Nightingale of Fish Resuscitation??? she saved my poor fishie!"

I saved that poor fish from a certain uhm, drowning (?), uhm, whatever, anyway...he lived!!
August 21, 2011 2:57 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
EW @ the thought of touching a plunger :-/ those are the dirtiest things in the house! do people ever soak their plungers in a tub of bleach after using them? no. 99% of the time people will just put them right back behind the toilet. gack. i dont touch plungers. trust me, a clean wire hanger works just as good.



*rob*


*rob*

August 21, 2011 3:01 PM - Deleted
Haha. I plunged for a good hour. It's getting better

Probably shouldn't flush half eaten turkey meatloaf anymore.
Edited at August 21, 2011 3:01 PM
August 21, 2011 3:03 PM - Deleted
Ah. The things we think up while drunk. If I was stoned I just woulda eaten that shit.
August 21, 2011 3:14 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Probably shouldn't flush half eaten turkey meatloaf anymore.

i was making turkey meatloaf ALL last week cuz turkey was on sale for 3.99 at associated and i wanted to make more but now it's back up at it's normal price of like 6 bux and i cant justify that. friday night i went shopping at associated cuz they always put new stuff on sale on fridays and i was disappointed. less stuff is on sale these days. i wound up buying a ton of pasta and sauce that was on sale, but i sorta hate eating that shit. i like pasta but there is something about it that leaves me undesired. ive found that wrapping lettuce (or any varients of lettuce) in paper towels prolongs the life of the lettuce... i hate buying lettuce and having a salad and then finding out a day or two later it's wilted grrrr.

tomorrow starts broke monday. HATE it. HATE getting paid every two weeks cuz that means one week i eat well and then the next week i eat like a peasant. im curious if this is a bad thing to do, eat healthy and good food for a week and then the next week eat horrible or barely eat anything at all? it cannot be good for metabolism, it cannot be good for a number of reasons. ive noticed that when i eat meat (ground low fat turkey, etc) i feel good and have energy, and then when im on the week of eating pasta and ramen i feel like i wanna die! is it the pasta and ramen or is it the fact that im broke?! my fav. thing in the world is to shop at the supermarket and not be counting nickels and dimes from a sock. yet like clockwork this happens every 2 weeks. i wish employers didnt just give you a paycheck, i wish they alloted it so that you get a paycheck regular and then a food allowance or something.

if i ran a business i would hire people as followed: 1/4 health insurance and retirement funds, 1/4 food allowance, and 1/2 paycheck unrestricted.

*rob*

Edited at August 21, 2011 3:14 PM
August 21, 2011 3:17 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
^ that's why i dont visit soup kitchens and food banks btw :-/

*rob*

Edited at August 21, 2011 3:17 PM
August 21, 2011 3:41 PM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: ^ HUH???
August 21, 2011 4:07 PM - rf
Rob, are you afraid that they stir the food in soup kitchens with the plunger? Would the coat hanger be better?
August 21, 2011 4:52 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
soup kitchens are for people who are not industrious and resourceful, a sort of last stop gag before death's final door. i dont really see myself in that kinda situation. there's free food everywhere, you just cant be lazy about it. plus i dont want to take away food from people who really need it more than me. i mean i didnt HAVE to buy a 12 dollras pack of newports today, so i shouldnt be complaining that my food budget only allows for ramen. i still havent found that mode of thinking where one says enough is enough youre stupid for buying cigarettes if you cant afford them. i still have a prescription for Wellbutrin in my wallet (tho it's from 2009 and im not sure a pharmacy will honor a prescription that old?) i guess they could phone the person who wrote it out for me. Wellbutrin is an antidepressant tho that's prescribe for quitting smoking, but i do NOT want to go on an anti-depressant. i dont want to mess with my moods in that kind of way. im a bit of a content lil bugger in this Universe and im chary about fucking with that. i dont mess with anyone, my life is rather self-contained and innocuous, and i do provide slight entertainment for a variety of people. i dont see what's wrong. the excessive taxes on cigarettes in this state do a disservice. it's an enjoyable, albeit unhealthy habit, for me. i counteract that unhealthy habit by eating leaves when im walking around outside (fresh off trees and plants NOT off the ground). some leaves taste yummy, some taste like ass.

*rob*

August 21, 2011 5:07 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
yeah LOL DH, im thinking about it right now, and DUH you never flush that kinda stuff down a toilet!!! meatloaf has bread in it, breadcrumbs, that will just expand in the water! ive seen your apartment, you cant just toss shit out your window. does your new apartment have a window you can toss that kinda stuff out? i dont that, but when i lived on an airshaft on the LES i did toss SOME things out. food stuff that things would eat or it would just decompose, not like my nasty neighbors who thought it was cool to toss dirty soiled diapers out their window into the air shaft.

*rob*

August 21, 2011 7:28 PM - rf
DH, I know of a magic potion. Email me if you want.
August 21, 2011 8:33 PM - cobblehiller
OY.
Edited at August 21, 2011 8:33 PM
August 21, 2011 10:34 PM - Deleted
Problem rectified itself. Lots of plunging and pots of hot water