Thursday OT
May 24, 2012 7:05 AM - Arkady

209 comments
May 24, 2012 7:16 AM - DeLepp
lovely photo. hoping 4 a thorn free day
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#1
May 24, 2012 8:44 AM - More4Less
what is that? a white rose?
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#2
May 24, 2012 8:45 AM - More4Less
the "doing god's work" line with the rangers ain't working. I need to shelf that line.
Edited at May 24, 2012 8:45 AM
#3
May 24, 2012 8:46 AM - More4Less
who's carrying the load given Dave is not around today?
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#4
May 24, 2012 8:46 AM - More4Less
guess I'm carrying the load as I'm the only one posting now
Edited at May 24, 2012 8:46 AM
#5
May 24, 2012 8:51 AM - sixyearsandcounting
It's hard to see the OT in all this fog, M4L.
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#6
May 24, 2012 8:52 AM - Partridge
Keep going M4L, you are doing just fine.
Edited at May 24, 2012 8:52 AM
#7
May 24, 2012 8:54 AM - DeadCatBounce
M4L, You have lost all credibility since not picking up your designer Trois Pomme brownies.
Edited at May 24, 2012 8:54 AM
#8
May 24, 2012 8:57 AM - Arkady
M4L - Maybe we should change our name for a while; instead of PLUSA, PWUSA.
Edited at May 24, 2012 8:57 AM
#9
May 24, 2012 9:03 AM - Slope4Eva
GM. I'm not a big SNL fan, just never watched it, but there was a great special on last night that my daughter wanted to watch. I didn't know she was such a fan, hmmm. It was really interesting.
Edited at May 24, 2012 9:03 AM
#10
May 24, 2012 9:09 AM - More4Less
DCB, wife had me running errands till I dropped that weekend - all that time, I was thinking about that brownie.
Edited at May 24, 2012 9:09 AM
#11
May 24, 2012 9:18 AM - More4Less
Jessi's avatar Kristen is leaving SNL
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#12
May 24, 2012 9:25 AM - petebklyn
ugh, I woke up 2:30am and never fell back asleep. And then got up 6:30 to drive upstate. going back to bed now.

Edited at May 24, 2012 9:25 AM
#13
May 24, 2012 9:26 AM - Slope4Eva
Sweet Dreams, Pete.
Edited at May 24, 2012 9:26 AM
#14
May 24, 2012 9:33 AM - More4Less
Pete, maybe you should stay upstates so you don't have to deal with this drive. beside, there's a ton of shitty driving awaits you when you move to LI
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#15
May 24, 2012 9:41 AM - Arkady
They're not moving, are they?
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#16
May 24, 2012 9:46 AM - More4Less
Arkady, that's what they saying now. who knows if they can deal with the shitty drive daily. my friends are all amazed that I can deal with the daily long ass drive to/from NJ. I think the drive to/from LI is as bad or worst.
#17
May 24, 2012 9:48 AM - rf
It's not so bad if he's going against the traffic. I do it a lot to my dad's and even rush hour is not unbearable.
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#18
May 24, 2012 9:50 AM - Slopefarm
Nice pic, arkady. From your garden? Our rose bush has gone crazy!!! I clipped four vases worth of blooms and pruned quite a bit, and it is still quite a sight in the backyard (and half the neighbor's yard). Mrs. Slopey says it doesn't look like I pruned anything at all. Quite a happy plant.

Of course, all those vases are bunched together on two high shelves in the kitchen, as that is the only cat-proof place I can put cut flowers in the entire house.
Edited at May 24, 2012 9:50 AM
#19
May 24, 2012 9:52 AM - Slope4Eva
I agree RF. I've had to drive for work from SI to Garden City or Melville a few times and the worst of the trip for me was downtown Bklyn. If that's his starting point, it shouldn't be too bad. The price of gas is another story.
Edited at May 24, 2012 9:52 AM
#20
May 24, 2012 9:53 AM - Arkady
Yes, Slopey, in my garden. I have lucite shelves mounted up high in windows for plants & an obstacle course for one surface that is safe for cut flowers (except if it's a comm'l bouquet that has baby's breath in which case there's no safe place in the house.)
Edited at May 24, 2012 9:53 AM
#21
May 24, 2012 9:59 AM - More4Less
Clinton looking very comfortable in his bubba ways with these porn stars:
http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/bubba_the_porno_babes_oPxpeJC48uv5RUIlzsXhtK
Edited at May 24, 2012 9:59 AM
#22
May 24, 2012 9:59 AM - Slopefarm
Well. I've seen our Turkish cat do about a four foot standing jump (sometimes he wants to look out the windows at the top of the front door). So theoretically nothing is safe, but so far he hasn't gotten up to those two shelves in the kitchen.
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#23
May 24, 2012 10:01 AM - Arkady
Beckett can get to the top of my standard-sized fridge in one bound - & leap back down w/ a marinating chicken.
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#24
May 24, 2012 10:04 AM - More4Less
that's some athletic cats - maybe they can play point guard for the Knicks.
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#25
May 24, 2012 10:09 AM - Slopefarm
Any time I marinate or defrost any kind of meat, I have to put it behind some door, either in a kitchen cabinet, in the oven, microwave, etc. I can't leave any kind of bread out unless it is sealed in tupperware.
Edited at May 24, 2012 10:08 AM
#26
May 24, 2012 10:15 AM - Arkady
Yeah, bread, crackers, chips, cereals - guys are really into carbs.
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#27
May 24, 2012 10:19 AM - Slopefarm
"guys are really into carbs"

I know, Mrs. SLopey's trying to get me to cut down and lose a few. Oh, you mean cats! Yes, turkish cat loves carbs. Our girl cat is mostly about chicken, fish and dairy (she always gets a little half and half when Mrs. Slopey has her coffee-- the other cats don't seem to notice this special treatment). Our big grey buddha cat is just happy for whatever you give him and is never a pest around others' food.
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#28
May 24, 2012 10:19 AM - Slopefarm
Shall we continue this or have we sufficiently benson-proofed the thread for the day!!!!
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#29
May 24, 2012 10:27 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Wow! Raining cats (and dogs) here in DP.
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#30
May 24, 2012 10:28 AM - Partridge
Lazy morning...
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#31
May 24, 2012 10:29 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Some thunder too.
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#32
May 24, 2012 10:29 AM - Slopefarm
There goes benson for the rest of the week!!!
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#33
May 24, 2012 10:38 AM - Deleted
Slopey, cut it out with your moral preening, whydontcha?
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#34
May 24, 2012 10:39 AM - Slopefarm
Who needs moral preening, when there's cat talk and cute kitten pics!
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#35
May 24, 2012 10:40 AM - Slopefarm
But, since you insist, perhaps I'll post a lengthy comment on the importance of interacting with the local cat population in other cultures when traveling.
Edited at May 24, 2012 10:40 AM
#36
May 24, 2012 10:41 AM - Kensingtonian
So Jim Parsons that's playing the main role in Harvey that I just went to see this past Saturday just officially announced that he is out of the closet and been in a relationship for 10 years.
Edited at May 24, 2012 10:41 AM
#37
May 24, 2012 10:43 AM - More4Less
anyone here used / installed LED light strips yourself? am thinking of putthing them behind the headboards for lighting effect and as a light source
Edited at May 24, 2012 10:43 AM
#38
May 24, 2012 10:49 AM - More4Less
Kens, we have NO IDEA that he is gay. very shocked. NOT. don't know why these dudes in Hollywood need to feel they have to conceal this.
Edited at May 24, 2012 10:49 AM
#39
May 24, 2012 10:49 AM - DeLepp
kens, not news but how was Harvey?
Edited at May 24, 2012 10:49 AM
#40
May 24, 2012 10:50 AM - Deleted
remember when ricky martin and lance bass were "straight" LOLZ


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#41
May 24, 2012 10:51 AM - Kensingtonian
Well my gf has a major crush on him so now she'll have a major gay crush on him.
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#42
May 24, 2012 10:54 AM - Deleted
^^ proves my theory - chicks love gay dudes
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#43
May 24, 2012 10:55 AM - Kensingtonian
Harvey was pretty good. He did great in the lead role. I am about to get a major GOTD award because on broadway, I really prefer musicals to plays :-/
#44
May 24, 2012 10:57 AM - Slopefarm
It's early kens. If you announce that today's GOTD prize includes brownies, m4l will find some way to out-G you and take the award.
Edited at May 24, 2012 10:57 AM
#45
May 24, 2012 11:01 AM - Deleted
yeah, isn't m4l "picking up loads" since dibs is AWOL today?
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#46
May 24, 2012 11:04 AM - Slopefarm
Yes, but in perhaps the OT's greatest irony and mystery, dibs NEVER wins GOTD.
#47
May 24, 2012 11:04 AM - More4Less
am glad DH is keen enough to notice that blatant whoring for GOTD. Slopey, go drink your coffee as you're off on you game.
Edited at May 24, 2012 11:04 AM
#48
May 24, 2012 11:05 AM - More4Less
it's raining now like an Ark should be built
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#49
May 24, 2012 11:09 AM - Deleted
does arkady built arks?
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#50
May 24, 2012 11:09 AM - Deleted
build**
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#51
May 24, 2012 11:11 AM - More4Less
DH, Arkady is currently all occupied with building her bookshelve + counter + etc thingie so she farmed out the Ark build to some Chinese firm. I'm aint getting onto that Ark.
Edited at May 24, 2012 11:11 AM
#52
May 24, 2012 11:12 AM - Slopefarm
I don't noah, dh.
#53
May 24, 2012 11:19 AM - the chicken
So I've moved to the London equivalent of the Jersey Shore. Now, where can I buy some Ed Hardy t-shirts?
Edited at May 24, 2012 11:19 AM
#54
May 24, 2012 11:23 AM - Arkady
How could Jim Parsons be anything else? But I love Big Bang & his character.
M4L - Depending on your skills w/ electricity you should be able to do the LED w/o any arking.
#55
May 24, 2012 11:23 AM - Deleted
you moved to stains, chicken? big up yoself, respect
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#56
May 24, 2012 11:23 AM - Arkady
Where's that, Chicken? Southend-on-Sea? Essex?
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#57
May 24, 2012 11:27 AM - the chicken
No no no.....Staines is the London equivalent of Queens.

Essex is where I'm at now - specifically the bit that is closest to London. To put it into context, the UK got jealous of the success of Jersey Shore and created it's own version called "The Only Way is Essex" (abbreviated to TOWIE) which is partly filmed in my area. Think orange tans, muscle tees and white stilletos.
Edited at May 24, 2012 11:27 AM
#58
May 24, 2012 11:29 AM - Deleted
weird!!!


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#59
May 24, 2012 11:31 AM - Slopefarm
I biked once from London down to the ferry (Lewes, I think) to Dieppe. I think we rode through "the downs" though, as I recall, you had to go through the ups to get to the downs. Was I anywhere near where you are now, chicken? The closest to Jersey Shore I ever experienced in UK was Tenby, Wales.
Edited at May 24, 2012 11:31 AM
#60
May 24, 2012 11:32 AM - Partridge
Hello, Chicken. It's nice to meet you!

Seems she found one.
Edited at May 24, 2012 11:32 AM
#61
May 24, 2012 11:33 AM - lechacal
Hello from Sarajevo. I'm staying at the holiday inn. It's where the foreign journalists took shelter during the siege. The door to the bathroom is broken and there is exposed wiring, but there is a nice deep bath. Taking a bath now.

Drive from Mostar was spectacular, winding road along the neretva river and up over the mountains to Sarajevo.

A lot of cemeteries where every grave is dated 1993 or 1994.
#62
May 24, 2012 11:34 AM - Arkady
Lech - We've already done graveyard puns this week.
#63
May 24, 2012 11:35 AM - lechacal
There was a huge thunderstorm when we drove into town about 20 minutes ago. Could barely see. The Renault Clio I rented has shitty windshield wipers.
Edited at May 24, 2012 11:35 AM
#64
May 24, 2012 11:40 AM - Slopefarm
You've got the same weather we have at the moment, jackal. Cornice reconstruction going very slow at chez slopey due to all the rainy days.
#65
May 24, 2012 11:41 AM - lechacal
Herzegovinan food is delicious. So much better than the overpriced uninspired Croatian cuisine.
Edited at May 24, 2012 11:41 AM
#66
May 24, 2012 11:42 AM - lechacal
There is a lot of reconstruction going on is Sarajevo. I think it too was slowed down by the rain. Longer-term project though.
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#67
May 24, 2012 11:42 AM - Deleted
croatia = brooklyn with more speedos?
#68
May 24, 2012 11:42 AM - Slopefarm
Apparently there's a confession today in the Etan Patz case. Hernandez, the bodega owner.
Edited at May 24, 2012 11:42 AM
#69
May 24, 2012 11:51 AM - the chicken
Hello Partridge.

I'm a (relatively) old hand but was in semi-exile for a while due to work access. Have found a work-around solution involving two mirrors and a broom handle.

Slopey, Dieppe is in FRANCE!!!! (I know you know, I kid, I kid) Essex is a county so it covers a lot of area (about the size of Connecticut). I'm right on the border with greater London so not really near any water but the mood is the same! I'll be on the lookout for chromed wheel spinners tonight.
Edited at May 24, 2012 11:51 AM
#70
May 24, 2012 11:55 AM - Partridge
Oh my.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/nyregion/man-claims-he-strangled-etan-patz-police-say.html

Edited at May 24, 2012 11:55 AM
#71
May 24, 2012 11:57 AM - Arkady
Chicken - I have a niece who lives in London & whose in-laws live in Chelmsford.
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#72
May 24, 2012 12:01 PM - the chicken
Arkady, a lot of Essex folk make their way into the smoke to try and make their fortune. Only later in life do they realise that things are probably nicer back home!
Edited at May 24, 2012 12:01 PM
#73
May 24, 2012 12:03 PM - Slopefarm
Ah, Chicken, I checked a map. I biked through Sussex (mostly western part of East Sussex) through Lewes to Newhaven for the ferry.

This is apparently more appropriate to your new neck of the woods:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nI8L_kiXz0

Edited at May 24, 2012 12:03 PM
#74
May 24, 2012 12:06 PM - Arkady
Chicken - They're originally from London (w/in sound of Bow Bells) but have a gorgeous estate now. My niece lives in the Fulham Rd. & works at Canary Wharf.
Edited at May 24, 2012 12:06 PM
#75
May 24, 2012 12:13 PM - More4Less
Arkady, I don't plan to be too complicated with that LED strip - ie no cutting, no soldering, etc. I simply plan to get 1 long strip (16" or so) that I'll stick to the back of the headboard to form a loop, plug it in and be done with it. want the lighting effect. if it's bright enough, I'll skip the lamp on night stand.
Edited at May 24, 2012 12:12 PM
#76
May 24, 2012 12:21 PM - Arkady
M4L - I didn't want to give up nightstand real estate either so I've got swing-arm lights mounted on the wall.
Edited at May 24, 2012 12:21 PM
#77
May 24, 2012 12:35 PM - Arkady
Slopey - Check your email.
Edited at May 24, 2012 12:35 PM
#78
May 24, 2012 12:45 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
wow, the limey jersey shore show looks amazing. im going to try and download it on my roommates apple tv netflixey thing tonight!! Essex is the name of the show?
the brits get all the good stuff. we get shit like Girls :-/

*rob*

Edited at May 24, 2012 12:45 PM
#79
May 24, 2012 12:46 PM - More4Less
Arkady, besides the night stand real estate, a lamp on it is also a more cluttered look. right now, I have a very minimalist look there - wife's preference. so if this LED strip isn't enough lighting, will mount to top of head board some traditional lights (ie reading lights, etc). lamp on nightstand is last resort. we current have a light on wall opposite foot of the bed.
Edited at May 24, 2012 12:46 PM
#80
May 24, 2012 12:48 PM - Slopefarm
Well, farmhand's on a bit of a Mr. Bean kick, but I've decided he's not that funny, so not all the UK tv shows are good.

Edited at May 24, 2012 12:48 PM
#81
May 24, 2012 12:50 PM - Arkady
Hard to read when the light's across the room, M4L; nevermind having to get out of bed to turn it off. I find reading by LED is tiring on the eyes - much prefer incandescent.
#82
May 24, 2012 12:50 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
you're installing flashing LED lights on your headboard? that's almost as tacky as Mr.B's 70s orange vinyl contact papered kitchen cabinets. sorry but i lol'ed that thread over there. what next? some moonfacey sounding company going to start making aluminum siding? of course they will spell it aluminyn.

*rob*

Edited at May 24, 2012 12:50 PM
#83
May 24, 2012 12:52 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
flashing lights on the headboard is kinda pimpish tho. are you gonna rig it so they flash in certain patterns and intensity based on the movement on the bed?

*rob*

Edited at May 24, 2012 12:51 PM
#84
May 24, 2012 1:01 PM - More4Less
Rob, them lights will have scrolling msg too - ie "Big Pimp"
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#85
May 24, 2012 1:04 PM - Slopefarm
And will double as a stock ticker, I imagine.
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#86
May 24, 2012 1:04 PM - More4Less
Arkady, we hardly read any books, mags, etc at night in the bedrm. just TV watching. that existing wall light is fine when not watching TV but like it off when TV is on and that's when I want the LED and/or whatever light on the headboard to be turned on.
Edited at May 24, 2012 1:04 PM
#87
May 24, 2012 1:07 PM - More4Less
Slopey, them stock quote feeds providers is asking too much for the streaming fees so I won't be doing it. I can make it do the "Let's Go Rangers!!!!!!!" 24/7 though
Edited at May 24, 2012 1:06 PM
#88
May 24, 2012 1:09 PM - Slopefarm
"I can make it do the "Let's Go Rangers!!!!!!!" 24/7 though"

Not sure that's the message you want by your bed.
Edited at May 24, 2012 1:09 PM
#89
May 24, 2012 1:11 PM - More4Less
Us TRUE fans are willing to do it
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#90
May 24, 2012 1:13 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
at dollar stores you can get these little lights that stick on anywhere and you can press them. much easier solution to your problem. i thought you were installing kink lights, not book reading lights lol

*rob*

#91
May 24, 2012 1:15 PM - Slopefarm
"Us TRUE fans are willing to do it"

Yes but there's the risk that the wives of TRUE fans will be lessing willing to do it with that message scrolling 24/7.

Edited at May 24, 2012 1:15 PM
#92
May 24, 2012 1:26 PM - Arkady
M4L - Go for the last line of Molly Bloom's in Ulysses, "Yes..."
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#93
May 24, 2012 1:34 PM - Slopefarm
"Yes..." Perfect, covers all bases, sts. m4l can hear it as Marv Albert calling a game and the Mrs. can hear it as the, um, climax of Molly Bloom's soliloquy.
Edited at May 24, 2012 1:34 PM
#94
May 24, 2012 1:38 PM - lechacal
Having a beer in the lobby of the holiday inn. The hotel was featured in "Welcome to Sarajevo" with Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei. Some of the first shots of the siege were fired from here. Parliament is across the street, the US embassy next door.
Edited at May 24, 2012 1:37 PM
#95
May 24, 2012 1:40 PM - lechacal
If you can read this with a perfectly dry eye, you are not a parent:

UNICEF reported that of the estimated 65,000 to 80,000 children in the city, at least 40% had been directly shot at by snipers; 51% had seen someone killed; 39% had seen one or more family members killed; 19% had witnessed a massacre; 48% had their home occupied by someone else; 73% had their home attacked or shelled; and 89% had lived in underground shelters.
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#96
May 24, 2012 1:45 PM - Slopefarm
that is horrifying, jackal -- both the senseless loss of life and the psychological toll on those that lived through it and survived. And all due to cultural grudges and slights dating back 700 years or more.
Edited at May 24, 2012 1:45 PM
#97
May 24, 2012 1:50 PM - lechacal
Horrifying, yes. Very. I don't know why I'm drawn to this kind of thing. I actually convinced my wife to skip a day at the beach relaxing so I could bring us here. I'm sure I'll pay for that.
#98
May 24, 2012 1:51 PM - lechacal
A huge wedding party is gathering in the rain outside. The bride and groom must be arriving soon.
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#99
May 24, 2012 2:01 PM - Slopefarm
It's an important piece of history, jackal, I would do the same, though I imagine Mrs. Slopey would also want to see it. Take Mrs. Jackal and the kids to Robert Moses for an afternoon this summer and keep the kids occupied for a while so she can rest and read.
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May 24, 2012 2:13 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
UNICEF reported that of the estimated 65,000 to 80,000 children in the city, at least 40% had been directly shot at by snipers; 51% had seen someone killed; 39% had seen one or more family members killed; 19% had witnessed a massacre; 48% had their home occupied by someone else; 73% had their home attacked or shelled; and 89% had lived in underground shelters.

Welcome to America in 20 years.

*rob*

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May 24, 2012 2:15 PM - petebklyn
largest refugee community in U.S. of bosnians settled in my hometown upstate during/after that war.
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May 24, 2012 2:18 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
bullshit pete, what about the large numbers of midwestern refugee communities in brooklyn?!
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May 24, 2012 2:22 PM - Slopefarm
Don't be an idiot, rob. No one's fleeing a brutal civil war on the college campuses of Iowa. Don't even sustain this line of thinking as a joke. It's really insulting to people who have suffered serious trauma and tragedy in their lives.
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May 24, 2012 2:28 PM - kazootite
Herzegovinan over there lechacal?

Oops, you already answered that.
Edited at May 24, 2012 2:28 PM
May 24, 2012 2:29 PM - lechacal
Bosnian food is SUPER good. Well Herzegovinan food I guess. That's where Mostar is. I haven't had Bosnian food yet.
Edited at May 24, 2012 2:29 PM
May 24, 2012 2:32 PM - Slopefarm
"Oops, you already answered that."

Serbs you right, kazoo.

Seriously, jackal, what's on the menu in Mostar that was so good?
Edited at May 24, 2012 2:32 PM
May 24, 2012 2:38 PM - kazootite
Serbs me right for sure, slopey. Don't know any words from that part of the world to use. Bet Arkady does.
Edited at May 24, 2012 2:38 PM
May 24, 2012 2:39 PM - petebklyn
rob, largest community of bosnians.
And show me the demographic data of the midwesterners in brooklyn. I'm sure far that # dwarfed by those exiled from NJ.
Edited at May 24, 2012 2:39 PM
May 24, 2012 2:40 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
oh lighten up slopefarm, there IS a such thing as domestic refugees you know. it's not a slap in the face to anyone anymore than calling gang bangers domestic home grown terrorists (which to many people they ARE)

*rob*

Edited at May 24, 2012 2:40 PM
May 24, 2012 2:41 PM - lechacal
Grilled meat. They spice meat and grill it. And you can slather it with this pepper sauce... Delicious. I have OD'd on meat in the past two days. Each meal has been accompanied by a simple cabbage salad. Just chopped cabbage in a bowl with oil, vinegar, and pepper to dress as you please. The region of Herzegovina near Mostar is known for its fruit. Mrs jackal and I got a big bag of fresh cherries and ate them while walking around Mostar earlier today.
Edited at May 24, 2012 2:41 PM
May 24, 2012 2:42 PM - lechacal
Why does apple auto-correct "its" to "it's?". Fuck you, Jobs.
May 24, 2012 2:46 PM - petebklyn
cursing the dead
May 24, 2012 2:46 PM - Slopefarm
Um, that would be "Job's." Well, that autocorrect might explain why I'm seeing so many apostrophes use for non-possessive plurals. Really an epidemic over the last few years. A pet peeve (and I bet arkady's pets are peeved, too).


Edited at May 24, 2012 2:46 PM
May 24, 2012 2:46 PM - Arkady
Jesus, lech! Does it really? That's awful!!
Edited at May 24, 2012 2:46 PM
May 24, 2012 2:47 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
someone people type so fast tho they can't be asked to care about where they put their apostrophes.

*rob*

May 24, 2012 2:48 PM - Arkady
You've got that right, Slopey. I'm surprised we read it here first!
Edited at May 24, 2012 2:48 PM
May 24, 2012 2:48 PM - Arkady
But why "Job's"?
Edited at May 24, 2012 2:48 PM
May 24, 2012 2:49 PM - Slopefarm
Perhaps too few people actually recognize the error, arkady.

Anyway, gotta go.
Edited at May 24, 2012 2:49 PM
May 24, 2012 2:51 PM - Slopefarm
"But why "Job's"?"

Taste of Apple's own medicine.
Edited at May 24, 2012 2:51 PM
May 24, 2012 2:52 PM - kazootite
Yikes! Croatia is not that far from Venice, Italy. I dubrovnik I'll be going there very soon, anyway. Would like to tho.

Edited at May 24, 2012 2:52 PM
May 24, 2012 2:54 PM - Slopefarm
Perhaps you'd go if we could arrange a Trieste for you.

OK, really going now.
Edited at May 24, 2012 2:53 PM
May 24, 2012 2:57 PM - petebklyn
looks close but probably a milan miles away.
Edited at May 24, 2012 2:57 PM
May 24, 2012 2:58 PM - kazootite
That is too sad slopey, or do you mean a tryst? Nah.

Edited at May 24, 2012 2:58 PM
May 24, 2012 2:59 PM - kazootite
Hi, Pete! haha
Edited at May 24, 2012 2:59 PM
May 24, 2012 3:01 PM - lechacal
Jackal:

"siege..."

"horrible things..."

"death...."

"children suffering..."

"incorrect use of its and it's..."

Arkady: "OMG that's awful!"
Edited at May 24, 2012 3:01 PM
May 24, 2012 3:01 PM - petebklyn
Bloomberg article on Christie's budget woes:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-24/christie-turns-to-name-calling-on-n-j-revenue-report-shortfall.html
"His targets say that when the facts don’t favor him, Christie resorts to calling critics “jerk,” “idiot,” “numbnuts” and the like. "
Has anyone invited him to join the OT? would fit right in perfectly.
Edited at May 24, 2012 3:01 PM
May 24, 2012 3:17 PM - kazootite
Yes, lechacal, the suffering of children is horrible. I didn't comment because I was momentarily stunned by rob's comment that it could come here. People don't want to say that but the gloom and doomers are saying it. I try not to believe any of that, but who knows?
Edited at May 24, 2012 3:17 PM
May 24, 2012 3:19 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
oh borough park... lmfao

Why do some posters wish to scare others about the priciness of New York?

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I mean, NYC is expensive, but some posters act like you have to be in a high powered job making at least 200K to live in the city.

I'm FROM the city, born and raised in Manhattan. I currently live in Borough Park, Brooklyn. Not the sexiest neighborhood, but it's safe. I could afford to pay more in rent, but I like having spending money.

I wait tables for a living. I've seen people tell people who work in the service industry that they will not be able to afford living in the five boroughs unless they can tolerate living in the ghetto. That just isn't true.

I'm a waitress and I get my nails done about twice a week, go the hair salon every two months (to get a full sew in, about 350 bucks), get my brows done, eat out, and pay my rent and am paying for cosmetic surgery. Life in the city isn't cheap, but I don't see why people need to scare others into thinking they have to have an extremely high powered job to move to the city or prepare to live on the streets.



Read more: http://www.city-data.com/forum/new-york-city/1583903-why-do-some-posters-wish-scare.html#ixzz1vogMeI4B
Edited at May 24, 2012 3:19 PM
May 24, 2012 3:20 PM - kazootite
I gots [sic] to go for awhile.

Pete, maybe dibs has been over there.
Edited at May 24, 2012 3:20 PM
May 24, 2012 3:26 PM - More4Less
just got my bug screen price quote - it's not as bad as I feared but makes me wonder how much it would be for peeps in brownstones with them big ass windows.
Edited at May 24, 2012 3:26 PM
May 24, 2012 3:37 PM - lechacal
Eurovision is on. Omg.
Edited at May 24, 2012 3:37 PM
May 24, 2012 3:44 PM - lechacal
Kazoo, you missed the joke... I was busting on arkady for being a grammar ustase.
May 24, 2012 3:47 PM - DeLepp
eurovision is the most watched event in the world. truly an odd event.
May 24, 2012 3:47 PM - lechacal
Memo to Eurovision organizers and contestants:

Less is more.

Sincerely,
Jackal
May 24, 2012 3:48 PM - lechacal
The Swedish singer just hammer danced across the stage.

The entire hotel staff is rapt.
Edited at May 24, 2012 3:48 PM
May 24, 2012 3:51 PM - lechacal
Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina are ALL in the semi-finals. No wonder I can't get the goddamn bartender to give me a beer.
Edited at May 24, 2012 3:51 PM
May 24, 2012 3:53 PM - Deleted
Is lech in a bar in Bosnia typing on an iPad? I wonder what the local word is for moonface
Edited at May 24, 2012 3:53 PM
May 24, 2012 3:55 PM - lechacal
Hotel bar, to be fair to me.
Edited at May 24, 2012 3:55 PM
May 24, 2012 3:59 PM - More4Less
DH, when you invade from across the pond, think they use a worst reference than moonface.

Lech, do the douche thing and wave bartender down with money in you hand
Edited at May 24, 2012 3:59 PM
May 24, 2012 4:02 PM - Bedstuymaven
Real Estate Porn

http://www.zillow.com/blog/2012-05-07/infamous-miami-house-ready-for-new-owner-and-maybe-a-demolition/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emm-052412_MayBuzzRacyRealEstate-deepthroat
Edited at May 24, 2012 4:02 PM
May 24, 2012 4:04 PM - kazootite
lechacal, yes, I missed the joke! It flew right over the cuckoo's nest. Besides that I was forced to look up the def. of "ustase". Are you speaking Croatian now?
Edited at May 24, 2012 4:04 PM
May 24, 2012 4:04 PM - lechacal
BDSM is back?
Edited at May 24, 2012 4:04 PM
May 24, 2012 4:05 PM - lechacal
It was my oh-so-clever way of saying nazi.
Edited at May 24, 2012 4:05 PM
May 24, 2012 4:15 PM - kazootite
Yes, I figured. Btw, is Mrs. Jackal taking a nap while you are posting?
Edited at May 24, 2012 4:15 PM
May 24, 2012 4:30 PM - petebklyn
porn house.
Edited at May 24, 2012 4:30 PM
May 24, 2012 4:38 PM - petebklyn
surprised rob is jumping up and down that nannie bloomberg got caught violating wkend helicopter ban at helipad at 23rd st. His own private helicopter and personal business.
Edited at May 24, 2012 4:38 PM
May 24, 2012 4:42 PM - lechacal
Tomorrow morning I am going straight to the spot where gavrilo princip shot archduke frank Ferdinand, thus catalyzing the start of world war I. Other than that I just want to get the feel for the place generally.
Edited at May 24, 2012 4:42 PM
May 24, 2012 4:44 PM - lechacal
She is drinking beer and playing on her i-device and watching Eurovision just like I am. Ok night all.
Edited at May 24, 2012 4:44 PM
May 24, 2012 4:46 PM - petebklyn
I'm sure you'll come back with full understanding and appreciation of the history and culture of the entire multiethnic region.
Edited at May 24, 2012 4:46 PM
May 24, 2012 5:02 PM - Deleted
Lol Pete.
May 24, 2012 5:07 PM - kazootite
Did you see this on Yahoo just now?

New York Senate bill seeks to end anonymous internet posting

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/york-senate-bill-seeks-end-
anonymous-internet-posting-162549128.html

Edited at May 24, 2012 5:07 PM
May 24, 2012 5:16 PM - petebklyn
that would be our big-government republican senate at work for you.
Edited at May 24, 2012 5:16 PM
May 24, 2012 5:45 PM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: Presented without comment...

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at May 24, 2012 5:45 PM
May 24, 2012 6:00 PM - Slope4Eva
Will people post/like, etc., give up their anonymity?
Edited at May 24, 2012 6:00 PM
May 24, 2012 6:09 PM - BoerumHillScott
That was a nice thunderstorm earlier. I'm just glad the rain let up during my commute home, since I don't really believe in umbrellas.
Edited at May 24, 2012 6:09 PM
May 24, 2012 6:39 PM - kazootite
Do you mean "believe" in umbrellas, or just that you don't like to use umbrellas? :-)

I wonder if CGar is getting over his fever.
Edited at May 24, 2012 6:39 PM
May 24, 2012 6:43 PM - Partridge
I'm still suffering from the shock of a restaurant incident from a few days ago.

Went to a Thai place that I often frequent because of their good food, value and BYOB policy. My friend ordered a noodle dish with shrimp. A few minutes into the meal she noticed that the shrimp had a strong iodine flavor. When the waitress (a young Thai woman) arrive to check on us, my friend told her about the shrimp saying, "It's OK, I'll eat around the shrimp, just charge me for the plain noodle dish." What happened next is something I've never seen or even heard of before. The waitress took my friend's fork and my knife and proceeded to eat a shrimp at our table. She chewed, swallowed, thought about it and told us that she needed to tell the chef what it tasted like.

Perhaps a normal experience in Thailand? Anyone know? Dave?


Edited at May 24, 2012 6:43 PM
May 24, 2012 6:44 PM - BoerumHillScott
I acknowledge their existence, but question their usefulness.

I also question my ability to remember to keep one with me when it might be raining, so from that perspective they do not really exist for me.
Edited at May 24, 2012 6:44 PM
May 24, 2012 6:44 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:




Will people post/like, etc., give up their anonymity?


I've been doing it since I was 14. Anonymous people on the internet are kinda lame, unless it's like a health forum or something. this bill will never pass anyway, how beyond absurd. i think it's just the republicans mocking the democrats and their nanny ways, nothing more nothing less, much like the whole dumb modern day abortion issue. it's a fucking puppet show and everyone is in out except the dumb public (which is MOST of america. which is I said america will be just like what lech described today in 20 years.) it's been the master plan in the works for a few decades now. We're just too stupid and perfectly distracted enough with fluff media bullshit and entertainment that it's finally gaining momentum.




*rob*

May 24, 2012 6:48 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
When the waitress (a young Thai woman) arrive to check on us, my friend told her about the shrimp saying, "It's OK, I'll eat around the shrimp, just charge me for the plain noodle dish." What happened next is something I've never seen or even heard of before. The waitress took my friend's fork and my knife and proceeded to eat a shrimp at our table. She chewed, swallowed, thought about it and told us that she needed to tell the chef what it tasted like.

that is AWESOME! a moonface waitress (male or female... sorry there's no such thing as a waiter) at a faux tai restaurant would have just sneered and ignored your friend and probably wouldnt be bothered to anything about it.

May 24, 2012 6:48 PM - Arkady
Is that Stoner thing a new version of the OT?
Edited at May 24, 2012 6:48 PM
May 24, 2012 6:51 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i thought he HATED "ill advised rant" wtf is an ill advised rant anyway? He's such a twatwaffle.

*rob*

Edited at May 24, 2012 6:51 PM
May 24, 2012 7:25 PM - kazootite
"I also question my ability to remember to keep one with me when it might be raining, so from that perspective they do not really exist for me."

bhs- spoken like a true philosopher!
Edited at May 24, 2012 7:25 PM
May 24, 2012 7:31 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
my umbrella is MAD gay (like literally gay). It's a rainbow umbrella. I like it cuz it's small. I HATE those golf sized umbrellas, especially people that walk around with them in crowded manhattan. GRRRRR. I forgot my umbrella today, got caught in the storm coming out of the train tonight and just stopped in the dollar store and browsed. If that dollar store had not opened up in that spot and instead some moonface joint opened up, I would have probably come home soaked. That store is a blessing on so many levels. Gonna be honest, it's a run of the mill dollar store, but they are fleecing people with their prices. Most of the non trinket type shit is pretty much on par with grocery store prices :-/

*rob*

Edited at May 24, 2012 7:31 PM
May 24, 2012 7:44 PM - rf
Scott, check yr email.
Edited at May 24, 2012 7:44 PM
May 24, 2012 8:27 PM - BoerumHillScott
Tired but basically all packed up for my one night camping/backpacking trip Saturday and Sunday.
It started off by just checking out the gear, and the next thing I knew everything was packed except the perishable food.

The weather looks like it will be nice over the weekend, with a small chance of storms on Sunday.
Unfortunately, with all the rain before then I think the chances of a campfire are low.

I can't wait to see the looks I get carrying my massive backpack on the subway and Metro North.
May 24, 2012 8:44 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
dont you mean non perishable food?

quote:
I can't wait to see the looks I get carrying my massive backpack on the subway and Metro North.

as long as it's not during rush hour. otherwise, polite people take car service and cabs.

*rob*

Edited at May 24, 2012 8:44 PM
May 24, 2012 8:50 PM - BoerumHillScott
The non perishable food is packed. The perishable food will stay in the refrigerator until Saturday morning.
We are leaving on Saturday morning and coming back Sunday afternoon, so definitely not rush hour.
Edited at May 24, 2012 8:50 PM
May 24, 2012 9:09 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
sounds like it's a fun staycation for you and your kid. enjoy! Im thinking about taking a staycation out to coney island this weekend. are beaches open on memorial day? read a thread over on gothamist that the Wonder Wheel has PET day coming up soon where if you bring your dog it gets to ride for free. I kinda sorta wanna bring duke on that ride! I always go on it once a wheel. Get to the stop and smoke a cigarette while it just lingers there and mumble something out the Universe that's ive kept bottled up all year long. Okay, ive only done that for 2 years now, but it's sorta like a tradition, and i'd love to do it with Duke this year! do you think if i went on a non peak hour of the Q train or something I could get away with taking duke on the subway? Hells we kinda sorta gotta away at our curtain shopping excursion together last sunday!

*rob*



Edited at May 24, 2012 9:09 PM
May 24, 2012 9:10 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i meant "once a year"

*rob*

Edited at May 24, 2012 9:10 PM
May 24, 2012 9:17 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
HELP! i can't decide! just got this from manda, i have to decide soon tho.

"yo, so the party bus is on the wed before the wedding, and I invited you via facebook. I'm thinking you probably want the pasta but let me know because they need to count, or you can go to their website. Now I need to know what you want to eat at the wedding: Chicken roulade, salmon picatta, or cheese ravioli with pesto."

what's roulade? what is picatta? and what is pesto? ugh! is this a moonface wedding? I havent even seen my outfit yet!


forget it I told her to put me down for the salmon picatta since that's the dish that is most outside my comfort zone. im not going to a wedding in california and eating pasta and ravioli :-/

*rob*


what would you pick?
Edited at May 24, 2012 9:17 PM
May 24, 2012 9:18 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
I'm most excited about the "party bus"

*rob*

Edited at May 24, 2012 9:18 PM
May 24, 2012 9:21 PM - BoerumHillScott
Wonder wheel with your pet sounds fun.
I've only been on it once - with my mom and stepdad when they visited last year.

I don't hate on the new modern stuff at Coney Island, but I'm glad the Wonder Wheel is still running.
Edited at May 24, 2012 9:21 PM
May 24, 2012 9:27 PM - rf
I don't know that you'd get away with bringing the dog though on the subway. And if you got thrown off the train somewhere along the way, it could be difficult.
Edited at May 24, 2012 9:27 PM
May 24, 2012 9:28 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i just clicked onto their facebook link and read "their story"

Our Story



Most of you know us well enough, but here are a few of our special moments for those who don't know our story. We will try to add more stories between now and the wedding so check back often!



The Beginning


After finishing grad school at *****University, *******moved to Pasadena to begin his career as an environmental engineer while secretly hoping to find a "California Girl" as idealized by one of his favorite bands, The Beach Boys. A couple years later, after working long hard hours at his job, *******decided to move once again. He landed a new job in ********, where ********had been snagged as a ********* intern from ******** and was working her way up the corporate ladder.

*******and *******got to know each other while working just a few office spaces away. One of their first encounters outside the workplace was during a happy hour event where *********played hard-to-get while quietly reading a book. During the next few months, ********and ********joined the office softball, cycling and tennis teams. They began carpooling to games and practicing together. Then one fateful night while sitting in the car after a grueling round of tennis, ************initiated the "conversation."

But the relationship really started to heat up when a wildfire burning near *********apartment gave **********a perfect reason to offer ********refuge at his place. One night turned into a week and eventually *********didn't want to leave. The wildfire was eventually put out, but the time spent together ignited the relationship.


oh fuck me. :-/ do most people getting married these days have webpages for this and post this kinda drivel!?!? what do gay guys write on theirs when they get married.... sooooooo, im on grindr or manhunt and blah blah blah. okay i can't let being terrified of a one day hetero wedding ruin a 10 day vacation. i went thru their wedding website facebook thingie and now im all confused, I was under the impress these people were a tad more degenerate and out there than what i was led to believe.

*rob*



Edited at May 24, 2012 9:28 PM
May 24, 2012 9:34 PM - BoerumHillScott
I'm sure that whatever they made public has been sanitized, with all the real interesting parts removed.
Edited at May 24, 2012 9:34 PM
May 24, 2012 9:36 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
WAIT! so i am the date of the bridesmaid! just looked at the wedding ROSTER! im SCARED now!

Hello! My name is Manda! I live in Pacific Beach in San Diego, I am 30 years old and single. I grew up in PB, until moving to New York City at 18 to attend college. I graduated from New York University with a BA in Psychology. I lived in NYC for 10 years until recently moving back to California two years ago. I will be returning to school this summer to complete post bac work before applying to graduate school for chemistry programs. Although, I love all animals, I am most definitely a cat person and have a lovely feline companion named Molly. I also love painting and photography!

She is listed as the bridesmaid! im SO confused. And grad school for chemistry!? whaaaa?


the picture she posted in that pic on the wedding page, is the one she sent me as an 8 x 10, except she's sitting on a toilet bowl with her pants around her ankles! she cropped that part out. LOL.

*rob*

Edited at May 24, 2012 9:36 PM
May 24, 2012 9:38 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
that's a zebra shower curtain in the background btw! but in that pic you cant tell!

*rob*

Edited at May 24, 2012 9:38 PM
May 24, 2012 9:40 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
wait, nevermind, just realized's a bunch of bridesmaids. im going thru all their biographies. i guess best to get to know who people are before meeting them ahhaha. they all seem to successful and stuff. im scared :(


*rob*

Edited at May 24, 2012 9:40 PM
May 24, 2012 9:44 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
No offense, but why does everyone have to list where they went to school and what they majored in and what they do. I thought that was just a NYC thing to ask people what they "DO". but half the people in these bios arent even from NYC and are from all over the place. Do people really care about that shit? Ugh. The last thing i'd write in a little paragraph blurb about myself on a wedding invite page is where I went to school, what I do, and what I majored in. that doesn't sit right with me at ALL. I already have all these preconceived notions of what these people are like now, and it's like I don't even know my friend at ALL! I didnt even know what she majored in lol. Why would that even come up in a friendly post college? Funny how we both had the same major tho.

Edited at May 24, 2012 9:44 PM
May 24, 2012 9:58 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"No offense, but why does everyone have to list where they went to school and what they majored in and what they do"

Rutgers, psych, and office monkey ain't a bad combination.
Edited at May 24, 2012 9:58 PM
May 24, 2012 10:07 PM - kazootite
Oh, no! Just got caught in a rainstorm with NO UMBRELLA. Be back later.
Edited at May 24, 2012 10:07 PM
May 24, 2012 10:08 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
etson, i TOTALLY agree with. Sometimes I think I am SO british when it comes to things like that!!!!

quote:
Rutgers, psych, and office monkey ain't a bad combination.

I agree with you, it's not, and I could add that i live in NYC. PARK FUCKING SLOPE and toot my own horn until eternity if I wanted to, but I just hate when people make it such a priority like etson said, forget to mention all the real behind the scenese stuff.

*rob*

Edited at May 24, 2012 10:08 PM
May 24, 2012 10:10 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
I double majored btw. psychology AND visual arts. *pats myself on back* ::barf::

*rob*

May 24, 2012 10:10 PM - sixyearsandcounting
People in CA don't know what Park Slope is. Soho, on the other hand, is much better known. Tell them you're an office monkey in Soho (at least if you're talking to someone who is impressed by that kind of thing).
Edited at May 24, 2012 10:09 PM
May 24, 2012 10:15 PM - etson
Can't believe I totally agree with Rob, having spent the past month actively or silently doing the opposite.

Those cutesy half stories that people tell / post are the worst because:
1) They are not the whole truth. If all that stuff was interspersed with some reality - the lows and how they got through them as well as the high points - I would appreciate them a lot more and may even like some.
2) Why is it my business anyway???? (possibly my Britishness coming out). Glad you are happy etc but don't really need to know.

Guess what I am saying is either tell a real story or none at all. Don't mind which but can't stand syrupy half-truths.
Edited at May 24, 2012 10:15 PM
May 24, 2012 10:20 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
talking to manda now. we are going to do to disneyland one of the days im down there. she said it's like an old school version of disney world, MUCH cooler, and NO underground prison systems!

*rob*

May 24, 2012 10:20 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Rob, there's also a Lego amusement park in Carlsbad, just north of San Diego.
Edited at May 24, 2012 10:20 PM
May 24, 2012 10:21 PM - Slope4Eva
Rob, Manda sounds like a great friend/hostess. I hope you have a great time.
Edited at May 24, 2012 10:20 PM
May 24, 2012 10:22 PM - Deleted
disneyland is awesome. i went there a zillion times when i lived in cali (we had season passes one year). it's like the future......in the 70s.
Edited at May 24, 2012 10:22 PM
May 24, 2012 10:39 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
People in CA don't know what Park Slope is. Soho, on the other hand, is much better known. Tell them you're an office monkey in Soho (at least if you're talking to someone who is impressed by that kind of thing).

Been chatting with Manda for the past hour or so she told me not to worry about even bothering to think about that kind of thing. im also one of those people who can smell desperation to try to impress people a mile away. it's probably why i suck so bad at being a gay. or a guy in general, i don't know. I do find that straight guys normally in person will tell you straight up what they do when it eventually comes up, but gay guys will fabricate it beyond BELIEF what they really do... right up front, perhaps in the first 5 - 10 minutes you meet them (that is if they aren't trying to unzip your pants or bending over. YES people, gay guys really ARE like that most of the time, it's sad actually). Im very straight up with people with what I do, who I am, etc. Gay guys will tell you they are the head doctor of a famous hospital who does plastic surgery for celebrities when in fact they are nothing more than orderlies and male nursing assistants. I've seen this happen hundreds of times btw so don't tell me im over generalizing, because I really am not. I can't be involved (in that way) with anyone who identifies so hardcore with what they do as a profession... that's way too fetish for me, ew. If you think im cute and tell me you have a job, and I think you are cute and just assure me you as well have a job... then DAMN *FIREWORKS*. Don't fill it full of baloney and pink slime and turn that job you have into some career. If I wanted to date Career Barbie, i'd just go to toys r us and make love to one of the gazillion phoney fetish barbie dollars out there in career-appropriate garb.



*rob*

Edited at May 24, 2012 10:39 PM
May 24, 2012 10:45 PM - Partridge
I'm wondering what Cobble made for dinner and if Dave got to Pepe's and how CGar is feeling? I'm wondering if Arkady has any more blooms up her sleeve?
Edited at May 24, 2012 10:45 PM
May 24, 2012 11:02 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
I'm wondering what Cobble made for dinner and if Dave got to Pepe's and how CGar is feeling? I'm wondering if Arkady has any more blooms up her sleeve?

yeah, no one is around today/tonight. Hopefully it's because it's the night before a holiday weekend and people didnt get their feelings all up in a tizzle.


talking to my friend lauren from college on facebook right now (she was lower working class) about my fears about the wedding and all she offers is

LOLgod,white ppl are gross (her)
10:43pm
no offense but most of those ppl look like fucking moonfaces (her)
10:46pm
indians. (HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!) that came out of no where and I think she wrote the wrong IM to someone and meant it for someone else)

idid the moonface grad school thng and so far it really hasnt worked out for me (her)


I don't know what kind of career advice to give her. She hates moonfaces and she hates young families like I do.

*rob*

*rob*
Edited at May 24, 2012 11:02 PM
May 24, 2012 11:04 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
Except I dont HATE hate them, I just recognize the damage they do to people like us? does that many any sense?

*rob*

Edited at May 24, 2012 11:04 PM
May 24, 2012 11:11 PM - kazootite
"half the people in these bios arent even from NYC and are from all over the place"

Rob, I think you will be of great interest to these people. You have a lot to say about cities, experience in NYC, Jersey City (?), and you read City Journal, etc.. Plus you interest in art and knowledge about the field. I really do think you will be of interest there and people will ask you questions. And because of your interest in cities, people, etc. I think going to San Diego will really round out your thinking and outlook. (that is from the way you describe things on the OT)


Edited at May 24, 2012 11:11 PM
May 24, 2012 11:16 PM - Partridge
The way I see it (and I've said it here before) is that the recent transplants, that you call moonfaces, suffer from a sense of entitlement with a lack of investment in our fair neighborhoods. Identifying them and understanding them is the first step. After that, we can choose to either ignore them or try to change them. I believe in trying to educate them by better example, you prefer to have your dog pee on them. You would like to run them out, and I would like to teach them how we do thing here.
May 24, 2012 11:19 PM - etson
Career advice:
Stop hating them (you don't have to like them but your opinion doesn't matter to most anyone else, so it's a waste of mental energy) and focus on how you can progress (in whatever sense 'progress' is important to you)
Edited at May 24, 2012 11:19 PM
May 24, 2012 11:21 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
well i *KNOW* what I will have to say to some of them will be of interest, but i'm just chary of my own interests. I mean, it works both ways. I know the boring parts of other people, and I know the boring parts of myself. Clacking interesting things together amongst people is the most difficult part. Of course just reading someone's bio like that means nothing because it's what people choose to show the world of themselves, and most sane people would probably put the best things out there. It's like resumes. Please, ever read peoples' resumes that you know? it's like the fucking crying game for 90% of people. Anyway, I am looking forward to this wedding as uncomfortable as I think it's going to be. Manda told me not to worry about the tiny connection times from here to there that it is very do-able. And im going to bring enough money that if i have to get laid over in texas that it would be a problem. I talked to my grandmother btw and told her that I can't really do christmas down there but i'll do halloween for a few days. So I'm going back down to SC for halloween but just for a few days (on the train). She's LOVES the idea. WAY more than christmas. That made me happy. Also, I LOVE paying bills online, i've only started doing it in the last few months with everything, and it's like CLICK CLICK it's already paid you can't do much about it now. I used to be one of those people who would just shove paper bill statements in my bag and then somehow forget about them til they piled up, but now I log onto every single site every single day of where I owe money and it's SO much easier to manage my spending. Pay it as early as possible and then there is nothing you can do about it and you learn to live with less extra spending money, but your bills are goibng down. Im on time right now with both student loans, the dentist, and the credit card (the statement appeared yesterday saying minimum payment was 25 bux but I paid 100). I should have paid it ALL off, but I couldn't do that. I think that is good enough.


*rob*


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May 24, 2012 11:26 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
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I believe in trying to educate them by better example, you prefer to have your dog pee on them.

lol, hells yeah some of us want our dogs to just pee on them. We aren't trying to cater to them and keep them here. Some of us want them gone, very VERY badly. I do understand if you are a landlord or something and make money off these idiots or cater to their twee and effemminate sensibilities, but eh, most of us would rather have them gone and have cheaper rent. But this is a renter's perspective, obviously not an owners perspective or a business perspective. Ignore me tho, I am one of those people who want their cake and to eat it too or something. In the real world it doesnt work that way, im not stupid, but the way it's working now is always not working out. You do know a bit about boolean algebra, right?


*rob*




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May 24, 2012 11:32 PM - etson
I'm a landlord an owner and a renter so I have lots of opinions!
(or actually none, I charge a low rent & hope the tenants look after the place OK but don't have a good way to check much)

"I am one of those people who want their cake and to eat it too or something."
Most people do, question is what you do when you don't get what you want.
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May 24, 2012 11:41 PM - Partridge
Good point, Etson.
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May 24, 2012 11:53 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
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Most people do, question is what you do when you don't get what you want.

Most of the things I don't get, I normally don't want. I can't think of anything i truly want (that's not beyond superficial) that I want that I do not have. I guess, put it out there to the Universe, that usually provides for big things. Not stupid shit like Xbox's and stuff tho, it won't listen to you.

Food, Shelter, and Employment. My dog, minimal amount of friends, and the internet.

That is all I ask the Universe for. Some people ask for expensive cars, houses, hot boyfriends/girlfriends, mad money, xbox360's, i can on and on and on and on. I just want to live a simple life in America and not have to live third world. Some people want to live a "simple life" in America and not want to have to live middle class.





*rob*

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May 24, 2012 11:54 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Most people do, question is what you do when you don't get what you want.

Most of the things I don't get, I normally don't want. I can't think of anything i truly want (that's not beyond superficial) that I want that I do not have. I guess, put it out there to the Universe, that usually provides for big things. Not stupid shit like Xbox's and stuff tho, it won't listen to you.

Food, Shelter, and Employment. My dog, minimal amount of friends, and the internet.

That is all I ask the Universe for. Some people ask for expensive cars, houses, hot boyfriends/girlfriends, mad money, xbox360's, i can on and on and on and on. I just want to live a simple life in America and not have to live third world. Some people want to live a "simple life" in America and not want to have to live middle class.





*rob*

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May 24, 2012 11:54 PM - etson
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/normantebbit/100159513/david-cameron-is-facing-make-or-break-time/

Re having cakes & eating. Just re-read this which uses the same phrase in a different context. Ignore the UK domestic stuff, but the points about next steps in Europe (which affect all of us) are spot on.
Author was one of Mrs Thatcher's cabinet & someone that I admire for various reasons, but don't always agree with.

Nite all.
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May 25, 2012 12:00 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
the trajectory to GET to middle class these days is now a very different math equatiion than it was back in the day. Same shit of going backwards. Staying middle class is going to take a hell of a lot of other kinda skills not taught in any math class cuz most people dont want to really stay middle class these days they want to go UP UP UP UP UP UP UP, and has been that way for the last 20-25 years. Now most people are freaked the fucked out and dont want to go DOWN DOWN DOWN DOWN DOWN DOWN. Ruh, ruh. Someone pulled pulled the electricity from the electricty. Now what? Now we are all forced to take the stairs either up or down and some people aren't prepared to walk down stairs (they are afraid of losing their balance) and some people just cant walk up the stairs (everything they did in life and their entire history) prevents them walking up the many flights to make them achieve more in power and money. things are not so easy now, but everyone wants to pretend that it is. Listen to polititians this year in 2012? ANY of them? you're a fucking FOOL.

*rob*

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May 25, 2012 12:05 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
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Ignore the UK domestic stuff, but the points about next steps in Europe (which affect all of us) are spot on.

Why would people want to ignore the UK stuff (i havent watch or heard that link yet) but if you think that the globe (EARTH) has some kind of magic where it rubs itself and blessed the USA as being the CLIT of her planet, um, no. Things go in waves like this. We are DONE. Maybe not done in the grand sense of the scheme, but wake up! Enough clit rubbing and ball licking by our stupid political idiots. Embrace what is really going on for many years now. No one will, that's okay. Just sweep it under the rug as long as the people in power have enough gazillions of dollars to retire easy in third world, oops, sorry "developing" countries. They can become presidents there with enough money you know! Just look at all those barfy shows on HGTV where rich ass families are buying up properties all over third world countries with their crotchfruit still in school. where are these kids going to school?!? maybe they've already BEEN schooled about what is going down that they don't need american inner city schools to teach them anything. sad, sickening, and what can be done? im ove this topic because at the end of the day I dont really give a crap what happens to america or earth or me, but I would think some people would, but oddly, they don't and are VERY unaware.

*rob*

May 25, 2012 12:08 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
scratch that, I DO give a crap about what happens to peoples children here and stuff. I care enough to at least convey the message, but keep believing that the way things are going now will give ANY of them a future. eh, no way.

*rob*

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May 25, 2012 12:31 AM - kazootite
Quite an article, Etson. Thanks.
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