Weekend OT
September 1, 2012 7:48 AM - Cobble B. Hiller

360 comments
September 1, 2012 7:49 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
GM, sleepy heads!


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#1
September 1, 2012 7:49 AM - dibs
OK..you can take mine down but I still want to give a shout out to all our union members on Labor Day weekend
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#2
September 1, 2012 7:51 AM - dibs
A friend in Tokyo sent this link. Filming up girls skirts is a time honoured tradition in Japan.....

http://www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/ex-ibm-japan-president-questioned-over-upskirt-filming
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September 1, 2012 7:54 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Yawn...stretch...mumble mumble...

GM. I'm still sweepy. But, gotta get to doc's office shortly. Thank heavens for caturdays.
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#4
September 1, 2012 8:01 AM - CGar
Pete, you are such a curmudgeon!!!!!

"Is pretty stupid to place old junk out on sidewalk on busy flatbush avenue with all the foot traffic so you can sell a few dollars of garbage to other dolts. Glad they got chased away.
You think we should all be able to just decide to put our goods out on any sidewalk we want whenever we want?
The worst people are the ones who have their sales and paper the neighborhood with their flyers on all the lightposts advertising their junk and of course never take them down afterwards."
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#5
September 1, 2012 8:01 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Sorry! I didn't see yours, DIBS, I kept waiting for you/Snaps or others to post a thread.


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#6
September 1, 2012 8:02 AM - CGar
Old Man, you be certain that I'll be having stoop sales on YOUR STOOP in the next few weeks to sell off my tcotchkes. And I'm going to plaster the nabe with posters!!!!!

"All the cops did was tell the person to move - nobody arrested or ticketed.
It wasn't even on a stoop. It was jerk spreading his wares on sidewalk on Flatbush avenue. Cops were correct and you all are idiots."
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#7
September 1, 2012 8:03 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
His came after yours Cobbly. By about a minute or two. On weekends, I take my OT pic posting vacation :-)
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#8
September 1, 2012 8:03 AM - dibs
That snappy bitch probably took it down already.
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September 1, 2012 8:03 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Ok...off to get doctored up. Ciao.
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#10
September 1, 2012 8:03 AM - CGar
cobble.
coffee.
coffee cobble.
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#11
September 1, 2012 8:05 AM - dibs
I'm going to have to agree with Pete here on this if 1) it's on the sidewalk and 2) it's an ongong, every weekend sale.

That said, walking by a stoop sale gives me insight into how the 99% lives, what they buy and what they discard. You can learn a lot about people that way.
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#12
September 1, 2012 8:06 AM - dibs
Xing made me coffee this morning although that might not be the best thing for me since I had to take more imodium last night.
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#13
September 1, 2012 8:08 AM - CGar
I thought I read that you were going to spare us the details??? :-/

I take it you didn't go out last night???
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#14
September 1, 2012 8:09 AM - dibs
Rita Hayworth dancing to "Singing Alive"

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=mz3CPzdCDws

I siuspect this puts me ahead of anyone for GOTD
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September 1, 2012 8:09 AM - dibs
No and probably not tonight either.
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#16
September 1, 2012 8:11 AM - CGar
Table 87 opens on Monday - it's on Atlantic, a few doors up from Montero's. Italian. They have a pizza oven and will start with pizza this week (not pizzeria pizza, but good pizza with good ingredients) and then open the dining room next week. I just met the owner Tim, and he invited me to stop by today to look around and get a tour.
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#17
September 1, 2012 8:12 AM - CGar
dave, did you eat something that made you sick, do you think?
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#18
September 1, 2012 8:12 AM - dibs
Oh dear...some young boy stuck his head out of an emergency window of a double decker bus along Route 95 and lost it to an overhead bridge structure.
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September 1, 2012 8:13 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Jetlag - was wide awake at 5 am without any caffeine.
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September 1, 2012 8:14 AM - dibs
The night before all this started I made dinner here and Xing had everything that I had. Oddly though, the day before he was experiencing the same thing but to a much lesser extent. i thought it was over last night after I had lasagna for dinner but overnight was problematic to say the least. :(
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#21
September 1, 2012 8:15 AM - CGar
<<< I find the video of that 13-year old boy being bullied in the Washington classroom very disturbing. Pulled around on the floor, socks stuffed in his mouth, bare feet written on, chairs piled on him. And teacher joined in.
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#22
September 1, 2012 8:16 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
CGar.

Hot and cold running coffee in the kitchen!

You can experiment with the 'new' Starbucks Via - instant coffee, too, if you're feeling adventurous! (I'm going to try it later, will report back!)
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#23
September 1, 2012 8:18 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
DIBS, wipe down all surfaces in the apt with those antibacterial/lysol wipes? Sorry it's still bugging you!
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#24
September 1, 2012 8:18 AM - CGar
Well, Puma and I got sick after the Royal Wedding, and you and Xing were fine, so it could've been the same meal. Did you sick after the meal to which Xing - though NOT YOU - invited me???
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September 1, 2012 8:18 AM - dibs
CGar...I have mixed feelings on that. YES, IT WAS TERIBLE THAT THE TEACHER WAS INVOLVED and he should be disciplined but otherwise, back when we were growing up, it would have been all fun and just notes sent home to parents.

I didn't see the part about socks in mouth so yes, it did go too far but I'm very undecided on all this crackdown on bullying unless it is severe. Kids need to grow up and occasional bullying will make them better.
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September 1, 2012 8:18 AM - CGar
Six, I vant to see all the pics from your trip. The teaser pics looked amazing. And, of course, we're all waiting not so patiently for our gifts. :-/
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September 1, 2012 8:19 AM - dibs
No, that's the night he got sick. I was concerned that I cooked the pork a bit rare (which is how I like it). That's the dinner he didn't feel well after.

But neither of us threw up, just the intestinal crap.
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September 1, 2012 8:20 AM - dibs
"Six, I vant to see all the pics from your trip. "

Effecting a Colonel Klink accent?????????

Or was it Greta Garbo????
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September 1, 2012 8:20 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
"I find the video of that 13-year old boy being bullied"

Where are you seeing this?
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#30
September 1, 2012 8:21 AM - dibs
It was on NBC a few minutes ago. It'll be back, I'm sure.
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#31
September 1, 2012 8:23 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Class schedule this semester just got finalized - every class meets Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, i.e. within a single 24-hour period. Only other class is Farsi, and that's at midday on Monday. I'll have a four-day weekend.
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September 1, 2012 8:24 AM - Partridge
Dave, please, not another digestive word!
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#33
September 1, 2012 8:27 AM - dibs
I think that sentence required a colon, not a comma.
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#34
September 1, 2012 8:27 AM - CGar
cobble, I think it's on NBC's website too.
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#35
September 1, 2012 8:28 AM - CGar
"I'm very undecided on all this crackdown on bullying unless it is severe. Kids need to grow up and occasional bullying will make them better"

I assume you're talking about the OT, now??? :-/
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#36
September 1, 2012 8:29 AM - CGar
Why does Six get to live like a student??
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#37
September 1, 2012 8:30 AM - Partridge
Are you tract-ing my punctuation errors?
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September 1, 2012 8:31 AM - sixyearsandcounting
CGar, all in due time...for now, here's a photo of a parking lot in Istiravshan, Tajikistan:
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#39
September 1, 2012 8:32 AM - Partridge
Cosmos. ^^^^^^^ Good deer inhibitors.
#40
September 1, 2012 8:32 AM - dibs
I prefer to visit countrys where the names are more familiar to me and pronouncable, like Bangkok.
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#41
September 1, 2012 8:33 AM - CGar
Six, we're tired of your drivebys, posting teaser pics here and there. You need to post of Flicker or summin.

Why is there a hole in that parking lot? No doubt that's where my car would've been parked.
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#42
September 1, 2012 8:35 AM - dibs
OMG, OMG, OMG......Lean Rimes is undergoing treatment for stress.. I'm glad they have devoted so much time to this on national news.
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#43
September 1, 2012 8:35 AM - petebklyn
you only saw the stoopless sale thread today? ketchup already .

I was once a union member. but no longer. much better now.
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September 1, 2012 8:36 AM - dibs
But apparently she's not going to check in to treatment until the weekend is over.
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September 1, 2012 8:37 AM - dibs
What is a "weekend?"
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September 1, 2012 8:37 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
"I'll have a four-day weekend."

I've had a 5 or 6 day weekend off and on for 3+ years now... : P
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September 1, 2012 8:37 AM - dibs
Once a union member, always a union member. it's a mentality.
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#48
September 1, 2012 8:37 AM - CGar
Pete, I can't read (or post) comments at work, so there's an occasional thread that I'll read at home. So, expect to come back from upstate with lots of signs posted advertising stoop sales at your house and big chalk signs pointing to your house on the sidewalks all over the nabe.
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#49
September 1, 2012 8:38 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
^^^^ At least attribute the remark to the original speaker, DIBS!
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#50
September 1, 2012 8:39 AM - CGar
I'M ON VACATION UNTIL SEPTEMBER 17th, AND I'M VERY PSYCHED.

Finally have time to make some decisions about the apartment. And Mark just dropped boxes so I can start packing.
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September 1, 2012 8:39 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Oh, ok, never mind, the pic hadn't come up yet.
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September 1, 2012 8:40 AM - dibs
No "packing" for me at least until I get better.
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September 1, 2012 8:40 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
My days of 'vacation' are over until...prolly...uhm...sometime around next March!
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September 1, 2012 8:40 AM - Partridge
"What is a "weekend?""

Hey! That's my line!
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September 1, 2012 8:44 AM - sixyearsandcounting
PATIENCE, people. I'm uploading a video to youtube right now of the "Tunnel of Death" in Tajikistan.
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September 1, 2012 8:45 AM - sixyearsandcounting
My income reflects my work schedule.
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September 1, 2012 8:55 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Here's Iranian engineering at its finest in Tajikistan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJWuoxpXMK0&feature=youtu.be - this tunnel is on the country's main road. Note the fountain of water pouring out of the tunnel wall at left at 1:06.
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September 1, 2012 9:02 AM - etson
"Lean Rimes is undergoing treatment for stress.. "

Lol my sister's former boss took 3 months off work with 'stress'.
Funny that they have even stopped making up fake-medical sounding names for non-existent illnesses.
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#59
September 1, 2012 9:02 AM - Partridge
That's insane, Six!
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September 1, 2012 9:04 AM - dibs
Yes but they can build nuclear warheads and aim them at Israel pretty effectively!!!!!!
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#61
September 1, 2012 9:05 AM - dibs
Hanta virus outbreak at Yosemite National Park!!!!!!!!
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September 1, 2012 9:06 AM - CGar
Is it my imagination or are vehicles in the right lane driving in the left lane?
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#63
September 1, 2012 9:07 AM - CGar
PB, my new Super recommended that I get some sensor for my Washer so that it automatically shuts off if ever it starts to leak. After your 'sperience, that's what I'm gonna do.
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September 1, 2012 9:07 AM - dibs
It's only one lane in spots.
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September 1, 2012 9:08 AM - dibs
Yes, CGar, that's a very good idea when washers are anywhere othwer than a basement. They should be part of "code" in any building.
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September 1, 2012 9:08 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Nice tunnel! It reminds me of driving back roads in Jamaica, only the Jamaicans drive much faster around the lake sized potholes!!
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September 1, 2012 9:10 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Yeah, sometimes the water is too deep or there are steel beams poking up out of the pavement, so traffic has to merge. The tunnel is about 5 km long but it takes anywhere from 20-35 minutes to get through. It's barely wide enough for two trucks to pass each other. They "corrected" the lack of ventilation by parking massive air filters at certain points in the tunnel, and each filter takes up an entire lane of traffic, again forcing traffic to merge. I have another video I'll post later.
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September 1, 2012 9:10 AM - etson
Yes, sensor is definitely a good idea.
I persuaded myself to use my new washer now but I have to check it every 30 seconds or so. Scarred for life!
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September 1, 2012 9:12 AM - dibs
Older dishwashers are also potential problems but the amount of water is not really significant.
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September 1, 2012 9:12 AM - dibs
Sensor and a manual shutoff for when you aren't using it if it's conveniently located to reach it.
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September 1, 2012 9:15 AM - CGar
"Sensor and a manual shutoff for when you aren't using it if it's conveniently located to reach it."

I have a number of these issues about which to consult you dave.

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September 1, 2012 9:15 AM - dibs
And get stainless braided hoses, not rubber ones.
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#73
September 1, 2012 9:16 AM - dibs
Of course I have none of these safeguards in either Philly or P-Town!!!! :(
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September 1, 2012 9:36 AM - Arkady
Risking kinehora but my 28-yr-old washing machine has never flooded (& I have no sensor but to have cut-off right there.)
I think we saw that you had cut-offs everywhere, CG.
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September 1, 2012 9:38 AM - dibs
[envisioning Arkady in cutoffs and halter top]
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September 1, 2012 9:45 AM - CGar
"I think we saw that you had cut-offs everywhere, CG."

You can thank my mohel for that.
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September 1, 2012 9:50 AM - Arkady
Nice image, eh, dibs?
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September 1, 2012 9:53 AM - CGar
"Nice image, eh, dibs?"

Preferable to naked PLUSAs stomping grapes.

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September 1, 2012 9:54 AM - dibs
[running to the bathroom again]
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September 1, 2012 10:06 AM - MontroseMorris
Morning all. Well, this Labor Day weekend, I will be doing exactly that. Packing, packing, packing. And a lot of tossing out. Last Wed. I rented a Zip Car and packed it to the gills with books and clothes and housewares and took it to Housing Works on Montague. The woman in charge of accepting donations nearly had a coronary. I stocked the store.

I finally gave away all of my mother's china and glassware that I've never liked. She's been gone for 27 years, and I just held on to it. I kept the pieces I like, but gave all the rest away. It wasn't valuable or anything, but reminded me of her. But it doesn't make sense to have it sitting in a china cabinet which rarely ever got opened anyway, except when I needed wine glasses. My mother would have insisted on passing it along.

But that was a drop in the bucket. I still have way more stuff than anyone needs. Sometimes I envy minimalists.
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September 1, 2012 10:09 AM - DeadCatBounce
MM, sometimes I think it's worth moving just to unload unnecessary baggage.

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September 1, 2012 10:10 AM - dibs
Is that why CGar is moving? The problem with him is that he doesn't think any of it is unnecessary.
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September 1, 2012 10:17 AM - MontroseMorris
You're right, DCB. As I was going through stuff, I realized that I sort my clothing and am good at moving that along to other people, and I'm good at passing along paperbacks, but everything else needs a good culling too. Moving really makes you do that. What I really need, and don't have here, is time to sort, get rid of stuff, and then sort again. When I unpack in Troy, I plan on getting rid of much more stuff. It's really ridiculous.

My old boss, who died during the time I worked for her, never threw out anything, or gave anything away. It was all precious treasure to her. When her husband asked me to clean out her office, and later, when we packed the whole thing up to move the company to Jamaica, I gave away tons of stuff. There were some pieces that she had that I asked him about, and with very few exceptions, he could care less what happened to them. Her treasure was his trash. I have some things, but Materials for the Arts was a happy organization that year.
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#84
September 1, 2012 10:26 AM - dibs
I put a lot of kitchen things out on the curb and each time they were gone in 20 minutes!!
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#85
September 1, 2012 10:28 AM - CGar
I hate you, dave.
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#86
September 1, 2012 10:41 AM - dibs
You know I have one of these
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September 1, 2012 10:50 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
During each time I've moved, and a few half-crazed Spring cleanings, I've pared down stuff. The books are the most difficult to pare down. Paperbacks are the easiest to jettison.
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#88
September 1, 2012 10:51 AM - dibs
I've invited some trash back 2-3 times.
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September 1, 2012 10:59 AM - Arkady
MM - It's much more prudent to move the stuff to Troy so you're not under pressure to jettison things you might regret later.
CG - Ditto.
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September 1, 2012 12:02 PM - dibs
The amount of "fabricated" drama on these DIY shows is really inceredible. And of course the more expensive the project the more drama.

"Million Dollar Contractor" just did a really spectacular reno of an alcove studio on the UES. Since he operates exclusively in NYC, most of the clients are Jewish. I can only imagine what sort of hell those contractors working now in CH are going through!!!!!!
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September 1, 2012 12:07 PM - Donatella

Between moving to Kansas City in Jan 2001 and buying my place in Ft. Greene in Dec 2004, I lived in 8 places. This included the Brooklyn place I sold, two temp apartments in KC, a house in KC, a beach house in SI, a studio in Brooklyn Heights and a place in Northern NJ where I had a consulting gig as well as 2 other crash pad arrangements. The moving around was stressful. The big moves were to KC and back and then into the brownstone. I had different levels of storage with the whole process. I was distressed to find that much of what I had spent money to store was really not worth it. Before that, I had my Brooklyn coop for 16 years and my Manhattan apartment for 9 years. So I was not a big mover.

Moving = Pain


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#92
September 1, 2012 12:11 PM - dibs
LOL, Dona....in 1994, I lived in six places just that yerar....

Hong Kong apartment
Ritz Carlton Hotel Hong Kong (3 weeks)
Chicago house (about 2 months and then sold it)
P-Town House about a month
West 22nd St in a month long rental in friend's building while owners were in the Hamptons
Finally rented apt on East 56th St
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#93
September 1, 2012 12:14 PM - dibs
Movers Not Shakers are great.
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#94
September 1, 2012 12:23 PM - Partridge
Nearly a ghost town on Smith today. Where have the 99% gone?
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#95
September 1, 2012 12:24 PM - dibs
Jersey shore!!!!! Or upstate to their lake house.
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#96
September 1, 2012 12:27 PM - Partridge
The number of 99%ers with second homes is on the rise. Please explain.
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#97
September 1, 2012 12:28 PM - dibs
They have those lucrative pensions. "White trash with money" as Roseanne said
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#98
September 1, 2012 12:32 PM - Partridge
Are unions still offering good pensions for new hires? I thought pensions were almost extinct across the board.
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#99
September 1, 2012 12:34 PM - Donatella

Wow, dibs. That must have been some year for you. That is the story of moving for work. I kept the Brooklyn Heights place and sublet it while I was in Japan. I stayed in Japan for 2 years and sublet the place for 3 so I had to rent a Brooklyn Heights apartment then too for a year. But that was 15 years ago.
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September 1, 2012 12:35 PM - dibs
Are you kidding me?????? All that crap out of the Transit Workers Union about the "unborn." Someone needs to put a stop to it. Private companies don't offer pensions to new hires anymore, why should the taxpayers pay for it?????? They are going to drag many municipalities into bankruptcy; some already have.
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September 1, 2012 12:38 PM - DeadCatBounce
Jamaica parade already started! Goes until Mon night!
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September 1, 2012 12:38 PM - dibs
And all the OT padding in the last year to boost it. It's fraudulaent.
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September 1, 2012 12:38 PM - dibs
Is that the one that had the shootings last year, DCB???
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September 1, 2012 12:39 PM - dibs
Why can't there be a Mexican parade?????
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September 1, 2012 12:44 PM - DeadCatBounce
That's the one. I Should have stayed out of town but mrs DCB had to work today. Surprised anyone could hear a gunshot over the noise.
September 1, 2012 12:55 PM - bxgrl
I tossed lots of stuff when I moved up here- but I've never been a tsotchke person No- I leave that to my brother and sister). The one place I couldn't throw muich out was my art studio. I mean I did give a lot away but that was the biggest packing job i had. Now I don't even have enough furniture to fill all the rooms - I love it!! :D (Although I will have to get beds for the guest rooms. I can't expect people to sleep on the floor, can I? Hmmmm.....
September 1, 2012 1:11 PM - MontroseMorris
Taking a break. Arkady, prudent is one thing, the amount of stuff I have is another. I need to just let go. My tenant, Lydia, and I just put out all of her cd's on the curb, along with a ton of movies. They should go fast. She's moving from a large floor through, 1 1/2 bedroom, to a studio. She's getting rid of almost everything.
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September 1, 2012 1:14 PM - Partridge
West Indian Carnival.

From Wikipedia:
"The spectators and participators watch and follow the parade on its route along Eastern Parkway. Some of the Caribbean islands represented in the parade include Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Barbados, Saint Lucia, Jamaica, and Grenada."


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September 1, 2012 1:15 PM - Partridge
Hammocks, Bxgrl.
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September 1, 2012 1:16 PM - MontroseMorris
Whenever there is a shooting in Brooklyn on Labor Day weekend, it's attributed to the parade. I'm not saying a group of a couple million people gathered at an event don't have a few violent morons who use the occasion as an excuse to settle scores, and I fervently wish that didn't happen, but the vast majority of the people at the parade are just there to see the parade, eat like pigs, dance, and have fun. Which is what most do.
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September 1, 2012 1:17 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Is Snaps aware that SERENA is playing RIGHT NOW? CBS!
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September 1, 2012 1:20 PM - CGar
"most of the clients are Jewish. I can only imagine what sort of hell those contractors working now in CH are going through!!!!!!"

Antisemitic Nazi.
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September 1, 2012 1:24 PM - CGar
"I've never been a tsotchke person"

A. Yes, the pictures you posted did look very minimalist. :-/

2. Maybe you'd have more tchotkes if you stopped throwing things at me all the time. Whatever I've done to deserve that, I'll never know.
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September 1, 2012 1:26 PM - CGar
Shakers not Bakers dropped off boxes, bubble wrap and tape this morning. No bins yet. So, I'll start packing stuff that I plan to sell and won't unpack until I do.

Plus, which, I have to finish emptying Bimbo #1's lateral file cabinet. Speaking of, Thelma, check your other email account.
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September 1, 2012 1:30 PM - dibs
I probably just had the healthiest lunch I've had in 30 years...probiotic yoghurt and fresh fruit.
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September 1, 2012 1:32 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Bakers not Breakers bins are great. Just make sure you put the heavy stuff in the small ones, even if it means you use a lot / more of them. They'll bring you more, if you need. Especially for books.
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September 1, 2012 1:35 PM - Arkady
dibs - Fruit is NOT good for what ails you! Grab some Culturelle.
Edited at September 1, 2012 1:35 PM
September 1, 2012 1:36 PM - CGar
Won't have bins until after Labor Day, cobble, until people return them to Takers not Quakers after this weekend's move.
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September 1, 2012 1:37 PM - CGar
" just had the healthiest lunch I've had in 30 years...probiotic yoghurt and fresh fruit"

We thought you had Mexican yoghurt from a fresh fruit every Tuesday night???

"Fruit is NOT good for what ails you"

dave would argue that fruits are great for him.
Edited at September 1, 2012 1:37 PM
September 1, 2012 1:38 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Mark needs to buy more bins, they really shouldn't have 'shortages' like that!

I was going to say the same thing, Arkady. DIBS, go easy on the fruit! Fruit makes you POOP!
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September 1, 2012 1:48 PM - CGar
cobble, do you recall the name of the site you posted a while back that buys old newspapers? I saved the link but can't find it.
Edited at September 1, 2012 1:48 PM
September 1, 2012 1:51 PM - CGar
"they really shouldn't have 'shortages'"

Don't think I didn't notice your choice of words.
Edited at September 1, 2012 1:51 PM
September 1, 2012 1:52 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yep: http://www.rarenewspapers.com/list/lots
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September 1, 2012 1:55 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Don't be short with me! : P
Edited at September 1, 2012 1:55 PM
September 1, 2012 1:56 PM - CGar
Thanks for the link. Nice POTD, cobble. Take that in the suburbs??
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September 1, 2012 2:02 PM - bxgrl
Well *throwing another plate at CGar* I'm no minimalist but I do love the querebins and santos. I do have art- I confess to being an art addict. But I don't collect precious little salt and pepper shakers or little porcelain cats or Lladro (ugh!!) and stuff like that. All my china gets used at family dinners. It's not just decoration. *tossing a bowl at Cgar's head* See? I just used that bowl :)
September 1, 2012 2:02 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
LOL @ suburbs, it sure feels like it some days! Might as well be on Longuyland!

I didn't take it, I found it on the web this morning.
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September 1, 2012 2:04 PM - Donatella

dibs, you should be focusing on the BRAT diet. Perfect for you and designed for GI distress.

Bananas. Rice. Applesauce. Toast.

That is the recommended diet for GI distress. A little immodium can't hurt either.

I just took this test - www.isidewith.com

It confirmed my bifurcated political brain. But apparently I am more in agreement with Romney on the economy and social issues (I knew that) and in general more with Republicans but more with Democrats on immigration, capital punishment and Green Party on science.
Edited at September 1, 2012 2:04 PM
September 1, 2012 2:22 PM - Arkady
Green 94%, Obama 84%, Romney 16%
September 1, 2012 4:22 PM - dibs
Watching Million Dollar Listings. Obnoxious pushy brokers squabling over commission splitting.
Edited at September 1, 2012 4:39 PM
September 1, 2012 4:27 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I'm watching Federer v. Verdasco.
Edited at September 1, 2012 4:27 PM
September 1, 2012 4:32 PM - Arkady
Sitting by the pool reading on my Kindle.
Edited at September 1, 2012 4:32 PM
September 1, 2012 4:44 PM - dibs
"Banana, applesauce"

But our two resident know it alls said no fruit!!!!!!


I guess theydon't understand about fiber and potassium
Edited at September 1, 2012 4:44 PM
September 1, 2012 4:45 PM - dibs
What are you reading????
Edited at September 1, 2012 4:45 PM
September 1, 2012 4:58 PM - kazootite
Dibs, pork isn't good for you because it is toxic. I hope you are feeling better. Be back later.
Edited at September 1, 2012 4:58 PM
September 1, 2012 5:00 PM - Arkady
Publish & Be Murdered by Ruth Dudley Edwards.
If you'd take the Pedialite you wouldn't need K from bananas & the applesauce is not recommended except for kids. And if you'd done Culturelle the first night you'd be recovered.
Edited at September 1, 2012 5:00 PM
September 1, 2012 5:23 PM - Partridge
Looking at property in the Santa Fe / Albuquerque in between customers. When I'm old, I'll have to go somewhere. I love The Land of Enchantment and its low humidity.
Edited at September 1, 2012 5:23 PM
September 1, 2012 5:25 PM - kazootite
Dave, this came up first on my inquiry, "is pork toxic?" Not that you asked. I had no idea of all these things. Please do a search dibs, to rule out other intestinal causes from pigs.
http://www.draxe.com/why-you-should-avoid-pork/

Edited at September 1, 2012 5:25 PM
September 1, 2012 5:36 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
My aunt lives in Santa Fe, LP. It seems like a nice place to live. Another friend is thinking about retiring there.
Edited at September 1, 2012 5:36 PM
September 1, 2012 5:46 PM - Partridge
Do you what section she's in?
Edited at September 1, 2012 5:46 PM
September 1, 2012 5:52 PM - Partridge
3 acres, 3 beds, 3 baths, 349K. A lot of house for the money. not my favorite by any means so don't you all start telling me what you hate. How the walls are white...blah...blah.

http://santafeproperties.com/homes/201202339-3_Montana_Court-Santa_Fe-NM-87508#
Edited at September 1, 2012 5:52 PM
September 1, 2012 5:55 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
SW of Downtown, not up in the hills/fancy/old or arty parts. It's nice, a semi-retirement development on the edge of a park, which is nice for her daily walking. (She's 83). She also owns a casita right in downtown which she rents out.
Edited at September 1, 2012 5:55 PM
September 1, 2012 5:55 PM - Partridge
WTF?
Edited at September 1, 2012 5:55 PM
September 1, 2012 5:58 PM - Partridge
Hmm. Semi-retirement homes. They'll take me a few years from now in my 50's, right?
Edited at September 1, 2012 5:58 PM
September 1, 2012 5:58 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
That looks a lot like my aunt's house. Her's is a ridiculously big 2 bedroom, all on one level. It was originally just used as a weekend house, when they lived in Colorado, but then they decided to retire to SF some years ago.
Edited at September 1, 2012 5:58 PM
September 1, 2012 6:00 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I don't think you have to be of retirement age to live in her area, just that the people that live there seem to be.
Edited at September 1, 2012 6:00 PM
September 1, 2012 6:01 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Oops, I need to jump in the shower...I need to meet some people later! I'm now running late! ACK! Later gator!
Edited at September 1, 2012 6:01 PM
September 1, 2012 6:29 PM - Partridge
This one I could work with. 600sft but cute, cute.

http://santafeproperties.com/homes/201203112-729_W_Manhattan_1-Santa_Fe-NM-87501
Edited at September 1, 2012 6:29 PM
September 1, 2012 6:32 PM - Partridge
Ahhh...
September 1, 2012 6:37 PM - ilovestoops
Love that patio - so calm & relaxing & shady
Edited at September 1, 2012 6:37 PM
September 1, 2012 6:37 PM - etson
Just took the politics test again - 92% Romney and 96% Republican this time.
Think I was 89% Ron Paul before but he's not on it now, and about 85% Romney.

I need to move to the South East or TX.....or maybe Garden City....
Edited at September 1, 2012 6:37 PM
September 1, 2012 6:41 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Saw like 20 unicyclists riding down the bike path on Ocean Parkway yesterday - forgot to post then.
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September 1, 2012 6:41 PM - etson
Spent today painting and removing nails from bits of wood for a friend whose is fixing up his house before his wife has their first child.
Packing tonight and off to NYC tomorrow am. If any of you folks feels like brunch or a drink with a 96% Republican 100% pasty Brit let me know!
Edited at September 1, 2012 6:41 PM
September 1, 2012 6:50 PM - ilovestoops
6yrs: welcome back!
etson: too busy tomorrow but maybe we should get together next week to welcome back you and 6 yrs, celebrate snappy & cobble b'day's, and cobble & dh jobs, & dh & Cgar & MM moves, & whatever else.

When I took isidewith in July it was 80% dems, 64% green, 30% libertarian, 19% repubs.
Edited at September 1, 2012 6:50 PM
September 1, 2012 6:55 PM - etson
Thanks stoops! Would love to meet up if we can fit it in.
I am only there till Thurs - then back up here. Have a work conf Tues - Thurs and stuff on Tues & Weds nights but mostly around otherwise. No plans on Mon..
Edited at September 1, 2012 6:55 PM
September 1, 2012 7:01 PM - Partridge
Working, Etson. Please stop by the store if you find yourself in Carroll Gardens!

Modelo in the fridge with your name on it.
Edited at September 1, 2012 7:01 PM
September 1, 2012 7:04 PM - etson
Thanks Partridge. Don't know which one is your store. I'll txt CGar & ask...
Edited at September 1, 2012 7:04 PM
September 1, 2012 7:14 PM - ilovestoops
damn computer keeps shutting down. I have to get a new one but keep putting it off - hoping to catch a great sale.
Edited at September 1, 2012 7:14 PM
September 1, 2012 7:31 PM - Partridge
He knows how to reach me. (He knows how to reach us all.) Hope you can fit me in.
Edited at September 1, 2012 7:31 PM
September 1, 2012 7:38 PM - Arkady
6 - Would you have time to give advice to a young man I know who is going into his 3rd year of undergraduate in Middle-East study at Rice?
Edited at September 1, 2012 7:38 PM
September 1, 2012 7:51 PM - ilovestoops
etson: too bad you're tied up most of the week but maybe Monday. I may not be checking the OT much so e-mail me at ilovestoops@earthlink.net - be sure to mention "etson" in subject line so I don't delete it thinking it's spam!
Edited at September 1, 2012 7:51 PM
September 1, 2012 7:53 PM - etson
got it stoops, will do.
Which neighborhood are you in?
Edited at September 1, 2012 7:53 PM
September 1, 2012 8:20 PM - BoerumHillScott
Good evening all. While others were planning their future in the desert, I was at the Renaissance Faire with my son and some friends. It is terribly cheesey, but also a lot of fun. Of course, the combination of mead and plenty of cleavage to look can make just about anything fun.

Tomorrow, I am taking my son for an overnight camping trip on the Appalachian Trail.
Edited at September 1, 2012 8:20 PM
September 1, 2012 8:38 PM - ilovestoops
Scott: have fun - sounds like the weather will cooperate!

My computer has shut down 4 times in the last 1.5 hours. trying a different browser -has already stayed up for longer than the last 2 times. have to bite the bullet and get a new one.

Etson: Clinton Hill - Wallabout - working class part of the neighborhood - not the mansion area where delepp lives.
September 1, 2012 8:47 PM - DeadCatBounce
Hello stoops -
Do you have a windows pc?
I am hearing a lot of windows users, myself incuded, are having problems .
Same thing happened before every new release of an operating system since the beginning.


Edited at September 1, 2012 8:47 PM
September 1, 2012 9:05 PM - BoerumHillScott
Are you both on Windows 7?
No issues for me.
Edited at September 1, 2012 9:05 PM
September 1, 2012 9:20 PM - DeadCatBounce
Yes, windows 7.
Spent some time this afternoon perfecting recipes for Chocalatini and Lemon Drop Martini. Yum,
Noticing it is suddenly much harder to type accurately. Anybody have explanation?

Edited at September 1, 2012 9:20 PM
September 1, 2012 9:33 PM - Arkady
I'm on Windows & haven't had any problems. Have you all cleared your cache recently? That a different browser works better suggests you may need to get rid of some baggage.
Edited at September 1, 2012 9:33 PM
September 1, 2012 9:45 PM - Arkady
A Windows-savvy friend of mine suggests that you get Windows Fix-It - it disables sidebar & Gadgets which have been causing trouble for Windows users. The sites should be easy to find - I can't cut & paste the thing she sent me.
Edited at September 1, 2012 9:45 PM
September 1, 2012 10:05 PM - ilovestoops
I'm on windows 7. hasn't shut down in a couple of hours. started a few weeks ago. I clear cache and cookies pretty often - at least every time after logging onto a site. It means re-logging onto the OT often but keeps me from getting too many unwanted ads, etc. Was on Chrome, now on Firefox.

Thanks Arkady, may try it.
Edited at September 1, 2012 10:05 PM
September 1, 2012 10:08 PM - ilovestoops
At first I thought it had to do with my backup software (carbonite) but uninstalled it and continued having the problem. Very intermittent and has happened when I'm not running anything (just whatever runs automatically). May try uninstalling and re-installing Chrome, but since it's happened when Chrome not running, not sure that's the problem.
Edited at September 1, 2012 10:08 PM
September 1, 2012 10:08 PM - ilovestoops
At first I thought it had to do with my backup software (carbonite) but uninstalled it and continued having the problem. Very intermittent and has happened when I'm not running anything (just whatever runs automatically). May try uninstalling and re-installing Chrome, but since it's happened when Chrome not running, not sure that's the problem.
Edited at September 1, 2012 10:08 PM
September 1, 2012 10:09 PM - ilovestoops
oops - double post
Edited at September 1, 2012 10:09 PM
September 1, 2012 10:10 PM - Arkady
My pal said the Gadget mess started on July 27th.
September 1, 2012 11:11 PM - rf
I have a Windows computer (Windows 7); no problem.

Stoops, if you want to buy a computer, you should check the sale flyers for OfficeMax, Staples, Best Buy for several weeks, and you can check Amazon too. (You can find the brochures on their websites.) Check the websites and read the reviews too (realizing of course that vendors pay money for good reviews, but still. You can learn a lot from the bad reviews!). 2 years ago I bought a Toshiba laptop with a 15.4-inch screen and I really like it. It cost around $450. Knock wood, no trouble at all.
Edited at September 1, 2012 11:11 PM
September 1, 2012 11:13 PM - rf
Microsoft Fix-it:
http://support.microsoft.com/fixit/
Edited at September 1, 2012 11:13 PM
September 1, 2012 11:24 PM - Arkady
Beware drunken PLUSAs wandering the streets in teeming hordes.
Edited at September 1, 2012 11:24 PM
September 1, 2012 11:24 PM - Arkady
But if you can't avoid them, join them - it's fun.
Edited at September 1, 2012 11:24 PM
September 1, 2012 11:30 PM - rf
.
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September 1, 2012 11:52 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Drunken PLUSAs? Where? Oh no!
Edited at September 1, 2012 11:52 PM
September 1, 2012 11:52 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
And who the hell are you calling a horde? :-)
Edited at September 1, 2012 11:52 PM
September 1, 2012 11:54 PM - Partridge
Some fierce stoops in Park Slope! Great for chillin' on a late summer evening. Unfortunately. there are too many drunks in that neighborhood.
Edited at September 1, 2012 11:54 PM
September 1, 2012 11:56 PM - Partridge
rf, that photo you posted of Clint above, proves how desperately he need a haircut now.
Edited at September 1, 2012 11:56 PM
September 2, 2012 12:02 AM - Slope4Eva
The drunks I was with today left PS a few hours ago.
Edited at September 2, 2012 12:02 AM
September 2, 2012 12:06 AM - Partridge
Musta been a new crop then, Eva.

Edited at September 2, 2012 12:06 AM
September 2, 2012 12:09 AM - Slope4Eva
Old crop, been drinking with them for 40 years. BBQ at the folks' house.
Edited at September 2, 2012 12:09 AM
September 2, 2012 7:41 AM - BoerumHillScott
Good morning.
Finishing up packing for my overnight Appalachian Trail trip.
September 2, 2012 8:02 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Mornin', Scott! Hope you have fun. Will you get in any running there?
September 2, 2012 8:08 AM - dibs
"20 unicyclists"

All hipsters no doubt. What is it with these people and their constant "Look at me" need for attention. A sorrier generation never existed.
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September 2, 2012 8:09 AM - dibs
Back to 100%. I did actually get the Culturelle and Pedialite which, in combination with the other stuff, has worked. Have a cough now because I think we had the AC on too high last night!!!!
Edited at September 2, 2012 8:09 AM
September 2, 2012 8:13 AM - Arkady
Great that it worked! Hang out on the terrace for a while or go for a walk - you're probably still somewhat dehydrated & that along w/ dehumidifying by the a/c is causing the cough but it should be ephemeral.
September 2, 2012 8:18 AM - dibs
Do you speak to your cats using all those big words???
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September 2, 2012 8:21 AM - dibs
But yours are Singapuras, right. Singlish is certainly characterized by the usage of the most compicated way of saying something in English. They seem to delight at it.
September 2, 2012 8:26 AM - Arkady
The use of more & longer words facilitates translation. A sharp "NO!" doesn't get anywhere near the reaction that "Stop that, you bloody little bastard!" does.
September 2, 2012 8:28 AM - dibs
cilantro????
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September 2, 2012 8:33 AM - Arkady
Looks more like watercress.
September 2, 2012 8:34 AM - dibs
We oftentimes only see what we want to see.
September 2, 2012 8:35 AM - dibs
Raisin bran and now yoghurt. pretty soon I'll be a constipated old curmudgeon.
Edited at September 2, 2012 8:35 AM
September 2, 2012 8:36 AM - dibs
rf...in case you didn't know it, Clint is actually a libertarian. But, he has never voted for a Democrat for president.
September 2, 2012 8:39 AM - Arkady
And we'll see the difference how?
September 2, 2012 8:47 AM - dibs
More cane wagging.
September 2, 2012 9:07 AM - dibs
230 pushups in 6 minutes!!!!!!!
September 2, 2012 9:51 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
ATTENTION PLEASE! MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE!

I need to know everyone's birthday. If you don't wish to post it here, you can email it to me. Leave off the year if you want, but I do need the month and the day. Thank you :-)
September 2, 2012 9:52 AM - More4Less
damn, I'm still stuck at 30 push ups. back to routine to shed the weight regained from eating lots of fried stuff down south.
September 2, 2012 10:01 AM - dibs
Sounds like a Nigerian scam, Snappy.
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September 2, 2012 10:17 AM - More4Less
150 push ups in 25 minutes. guess it'll take me years to get to Xing's 230 in 6 minutes. I'll probably give up before getting to that level.
Edited at September 2, 2012 10:17 AM
September 2, 2012 10:24 AM - dibs
Yeah, and you can lookk forward to old rice queens like me hitting on you!!!!!
September 2, 2012 10:26 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
GM

"Beware drunken PLUSAs wandering the streets in teeming hordes."

I heard some woman was attacked and dragged out onto her stoop last night. Apparently a chocolate bar and other items were taken. Cripes, Am I glad we weren't anywhere near there! ; )
Edited at September 2, 2012 10:26 AM
September 2, 2012 10:27 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
"I need to know everyone's birthday."

I'm not telling, you'll never guess.... : P
September 2, 2012 10:28 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
NUTBALL!
Edited at September 2, 2012 10:28 AM
September 2, 2012 10:30 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Well, there was no glitter left at the scene of the crime so you know I wasn't involved!
September 2, 2012 10:30 AM - dibs
Cobble's is probably Feb 29. It would explain a lot of the grouchiness.
September 2, 2012 10:32 AM - dibs
Emeril is on his way to looking like Paul Prudhomme!!!!!
Edited at September 2, 2012 10:32 AM
September 2, 2012 10:39 AM - dibs
Going for dim sum...
September 2, 2012 10:40 AM - More4Less
in BK Heights?
September 2, 2012 10:44 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Oh you hush, DIBS, I'm way less crabby than you!
September 2, 2012 10:45 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
"there was no glitter left at the scene of the crime so you know I wasn't involved!"

How can you be so sure...Hmmm?
Edited at September 2, 2012 10:45 AM
September 2, 2012 10:47 AM - Arkady
There was certainly a lot of sparkle!
September 2, 2012 11:12 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Arkady has, once again, proven herself to be the keeper of all Wisdom and Knowledge...(ok, perhaps not all, but surely A LOT...)

I thought I broke my new Nook, it wouldn't download a book.

Until Arkady told me that I need to plug it in to the computer to download via wi-fi.

And it was true! And I did download the book! And it is on my Nook NOW! Thanks, Arkady!




Edited at September 2, 2012 11:13 AM
September 2, 2012 11:13 AM - Arkady
HooRAY!!
Edited at September 2, 2012 11:13 AM
September 2, 2012 11:16 AM - More4Less
when it comes to electronics, it'll take many more nuggets of brilliance to live down her infamous can't open the laptop incident.
September 2, 2012 11:20 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
LOL!
September 2, 2012 11:34 AM - Partridge
"infamous can't open the laptop incident."

Remind us, will ya, M4L.
September 2, 2012 11:42 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
How did I miss THAT!?
September 2, 2012 11:44 AM - Donatella
I might have done 150 pushups total in my life. Now my excuse is my wrist. My wrist, arm and hand have improved a lot. I did 6 months of physical therapy, but it is still messed up. I think it will just improve gradually.

Sep 25th is mine Snappy. Thanks for doing the book.


September 2, 2012 11:45 AM - More4Less
Part, I like Arkady so I won't rub it in too much by repeating the story.
September 2, 2012 11:56 AM - Partridge
"WHEN WE FEARLESSLY FIGHT FOR WHAT WE BELIEVE IN AND REMAIN HOPELESSLY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT LIFE, LOVE AND THE FUTURE, WE CREATE AN AUTHENTIC CONNECTION WITH ALL IN OUR PATH. MOST IMPORTANTLY WITH OURSELF."

Gary Friedman, Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer Restoration Hardware
September 2, 2012 12:03 PM - More4Less
is he the ceo who resigned due to relations with a young employee?
Edited at September 2, 2012 12:03 PM
September 2, 2012 12:05 PM - Donatella

I went to Restoration hardware in KC to buy replacement hardware for my kitchen. I found a pull I liked and asked the sales person how much it cost and he said 15 dollars. "For how many?" I asked him. He said "one". I probably made his day. When I did my real renovation, I learned how much stuff could cost, but that was unbelievable to me. I associate that place with way overpriced stuff as well as massive furniture, inappropriate for most urban apartments.
September 2, 2012 12:05 PM - ilovestoops
Snappy: 1/7/48. I always celebrate but I don't expect presents, just want to be wished "Happy Bday" and for others to celebrate, too!
September 2, 2012 12:06 PM - Partridge
Don't know anything about him. His face and writings are on their site, so I guess not.
September 2, 2012 12:09 PM - ilovestoops
I'll tell on Arkady, affectionately! She couldn't open her computer. I think this went on for days. Don't remember how she figured out the problem but it was a laptop and she was trying to open it from the hinged side! hee hee

By the way, I can totally understand how this can happen!!!
September 2, 2012 12:10 PM - Partridge
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/08/16/restoration-hardware-co-chief-steps-down-after-an-inquiry/
Edited at September 2, 2012 12:10 PM
September 2, 2012 12:13 PM - More4Less
later. off to get my $5 hair cut which I tip very generous - 80% and sometimes 100% when I'm in good mood or don't have exact change.
September 2, 2012 12:20 PM - Arkady
I like to tell everyone when I have a rare 'fail' - it's so off-putting to be thought of as perfect.
BTW, Stoops, it only took 20 minutes to figure it out - that's how long I was on the phone w/ Samsung tech dept. who had to put me on hold while he asked someone. The neat thing is that my ex-bf admitted he'd had the same problem!!
Edited at September 2, 2012 12:20 PM
September 2, 2012 12:23 PM - dibs
Yes, i remember it. Lucky i cant post big M from phone
September 2, 2012 12:34 PM - Arkady
ETYMOLOGY of Wiseacre:
From Middle Dutch wijsseggher (soothsayer), translation of Middle High German wissage, from Old High German wissago (wise person), altered by folk etymology.
September 2, 2012 12:37 PM - Donatella

I find that to be the case for myself too, Arkady. I need to confess my imperfection. Why don't people act surprised though?
Edited at September 2, 2012 12:37 PM
September 2, 2012 12:40 PM - Partridge
"is he the ceo who resigned due to relations with a young employee?"

So, yes. It is true that he resigned his position.
"The board of Restoration Hardware was alerted to the relationship by an ex-boyfriend of the employee, these people said. Mr. Friedman, who has been divorced for seven years, is still in a relationship with the former employee."

I don't get why consensual sex among adults is treated like a crime in a business situation. Puritanical Americans.
Edited at September 2, 2012 12:40 PM
September 2, 2012 12:52 PM - Donatella

I saw his picture. He looks sort of smirky and smarmy. I don't associate it though with his relationship with a young woman, but with his getting away with selling $15 cabinet pulls.
September 2, 2012 1:00 PM - rf
I bought one thing at Restoration Hardware and it cost $5 or less. It's an egg-shaped piece of plastic that you put in the water when you boil eggs. It shows how much they are boiled (soft, medium, hard, nh). Definitely worth the money!
September 2, 2012 1:04 PM - Donatella

I have to get myself together to go out with my parents to my sister's house in Crystal River. Some might remember her insecticidal mania two years ago when she and her neighbors wiped out an out of control grasshopper population on the river by crushing offending grasshoppers during their mating season. (pesticide gets into the water and harms fish and manatees). I noted that there were no obvious grasshoppers and she said that they were successful in quelling the plague.

Here are parents, both on the verge of their 90th birthdays.


Edited at September 2, 2012 1:04 PM
September 2, 2012 1:07 PM - Donatella


Another picture before I go -- this is my grandmother. I took a picture of a picture with my iphone. This picture was taken in about 1900. I think she looks like a babe. I really love the dress.


Edited at September 2, 2012 1:07 PM
September 2, 2012 1:11 PM - Partridge
Damn, your parents are the cutest!
September 2, 2012 1:19 PM - Donatella

They really are, Partridge. They are very entertaining. What an act.
Edited at September 2, 2012 1:19 PM
September 2, 2012 1:28 PM - Partridge
I gave RestHard about $10,000. this year while renovating and furnishing my apartment. I would have bought more but ran out of money.

They are the most design-forward national retailer, offering quality and great service.
Edited at September 2, 2012 1:28 PM
September 2, 2012 1:33 PM - Partridge
Cabinet pulls aside, Dona. ;0)
Edited at September 2, 2012 1:33 PM
September 2, 2012 1:43 PM - dibs
Most of the fixtures in my Bucks County house and Bed Stuy house were from Rest Hardware. Their towel quality is really excellent too
September 2, 2012 1:45 PM - dibs
Observations from my trip to Manhattan:

1. The explosion of brands along Broadway is amazing...so much crap, overpriced, being sold to so many fools.

2. The quality of Asian talent DECREASES from SoHo, the closer you get to Chinatowm

3. Unfortunately the preponderance of douchebags wearing pork pie hats looks to still be increasing
Edited at September 2, 2012 1:45 PM
September 2, 2012 1:46 PM - Arkady
You should've gone for Tex-Mex instead of char shu bow
September 2, 2012 1:54 PM - dibs
Shu, mai friend, nobody asked you
Edited at September 2, 2012 1:56 PM
September 2, 2012 1:57 PM - Donatella


Chow, I going out to have some fun.
September 2, 2012 2:10 PM - dibs
Don't cha wish you were there?????
September 2, 2012 2:17 PM - dibs
Watching Romeo Must Die now with Jet Li and Russell Wong.
Edited at September 2, 2012 2:17 PM
September 2, 2012 2:28 PM - More4Less
Russell's younger brother is cuter and less suspicions of being gay
Edited at September 2, 2012 2:28 PM
September 2, 2012 2:28 PM - More4Less
Dave, where was dim sum?
September 2, 2012 2:30 PM - dibs
Dim Sum Go Go
Edited at September 2, 2012 2:30 PM
September 2, 2012 2:32 PM - More4Less
oh, was wondering where you went in BK Heights.
September 2, 2012 2:33 PM - More4Less
Restoration's stuff looks nice but way too expensive for my cheap ass. only thing I got from there is the med cab - AFTER I pottery barn / crate & barrel didn't have in stock the similar med cab in inventory
September 2, 2012 2:35 PM - dibs
Pottery barn has good fixtrures too....high quality and cheaper than RH

I don't think there is any din sum in BH, or anywhere close
Edited at September 2, 2012 2:35 PM
September 2, 2012 2:37 PM - More4Less
I paid $8 for the door pulls and cab pulls - Chinese imports. it was that or the way cheaper materials from IKEA
September 2, 2012 2:52 PM - Partridge
I used this latch type on my cabinet uppers, cup bin pulls on drawers. They were expensive, but I didn't need a million of them. The refrigerator pulls (3), broke the bank at $80. each.
September 2, 2012 2:55 PM - More4Less
Part, I have that cup bin pulls on the med cab. 80 for pulls would've made me faint on the spot - if wife insisted on getting it. you cabs were all custom-made?
September 2, 2012 3:00 PM - MontroseMorris
On break from packing - there was a big discussion on the Garden Web a while back about whether or not Restoration Hardware was good or evil. It was worse than Dems/Repubs. Some people thought the antique reproductions made in China were a thing of evil, and downgraded the worth of antiques, not to mention dictating trends to people who are design sheep. Others said, hey, they are well made, and allow people who like the look to get some beautiful stuff. Not everyone can, or wants to, scour France looking for cool antiques. What's wrong with someone making them?

I like a lot of their stuff, and if I had the money, I'd own a piece or two. I'm not a design sheep, but if I like something, I like it. If it happens to be popular, so be it. Unfortunately for RH, I'm poor.
Edited at September 2, 2012 3:02 PM
September 2, 2012 3:04 PM - dibs
MM, I don't remember seeing that. Sounds ridiculous.
September 2, 2012 3:05 PM - MontroseMorris
It was a couple of years ago, when they first came out with their mega catalogue.
September 2, 2012 3:08 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Is anyone here very well versed in selecting DSLRs? If yes, email me at some point, please. Thanks.
Edited at September 2, 2012 3:08 PM
September 2, 2012 3:16 PM - MontroseMorris
Unfortunately, Snaps, I don't even know what that is.
September 2, 2012 3:17 PM - Arkady
M4L - I got all my bookcase cabinet handles at Pleasant's. (23 years ago but the cabinets aren't finished yet to put them on.)
September 2, 2012 3:21 PM - dibs
Well, I think their accessories and furniture are way overpriced and not my taste. Like I said, the towels are the best. The faucets and bathroom accessoriesa are as good as the best out the (waterworks, etc) at about 1/3 or less the price.
September 2, 2012 3:23 PM - More4Less
DSLR sounds like the fancy digital cameras from minolta, nikon, etc.
September 2, 2012 3:24 PM - More4Less
Arkady, I didn't drop by that hardware store - was looking at various ppties in Fan & Museum district. everything looks so damn cheap in comparison to NYC prices.
Edited at September 2, 2012 3:24 PM
September 2, 2012 3:30 PM - Partridge
Yes, M4L, with my high ceilings, I decided to do custom so that I could utilize the height. Uppers are 48". Custom cabs are crazy in price, but I have an open floor plan and needed to consider their effect on the apartment as a whole. Reno is all about kitchens and baths. The rest is sheet rock.
September 2, 2012 3:41 PM - Partridge
With you, MM. What's DSLR?
September 2, 2012 3:45 PM - Arkady
Digital Single Lens Reflex. I can ask SC, Snaps.
September 2, 2012 3:45 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Digital single lens reflex, yes, a camera.

Sorry, Snaps, I really don't know much about them. Email Denton?
Edited at September 2, 2012 3:45 PM
September 2, 2012 3:45 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Jinx, Arkady!
September 2, 2012 3:53 PM - ilovestoops
dona: love the pics of your folks & grandma - so wonderful that you have your folks to enjoy. I'm sure you've done this, but be sure to ask for lots of stories of their youth.

Ark: so sorry I forgot how long it took to open the laptop!!! I've done the same thing and it probably took me more than 20 min.

rf: I have those egg timer things and bought several to give away - they're great!
September 2, 2012 3:55 PM - ilovestoops
(just finished a report and catching up on reading/posting)

restoration hardware was near where I lived in Manhattan. I used to go all the time and always found something inexpensive but handy to buy. They had more reasonably priced stuff when they first opened. Loved that store then, not so much now.
Edited at September 2, 2012 3:55 PM
September 2, 2012 3:59 PM - ilovestoops
rf: thanks for the advice on computer bargains but I'm restricted to one brand due to my total dependence on a feature that none of the others have. I have to buy thinkpads for the touchpoint device. Hate hate hate the touchpads and mouses (mice?) and have had enough experience to know. I sure hope they keep making the touchpoints for as long as I'm around - afraid they are backing off of them, as with the newer non-thinkpad models. I get lots of promotions from Lenovo (should have bought a couple of weeks ago when they had the absolute cheapest prices) and buy from their site where I can customize the pc.
September 2, 2012 4:05 PM - More4Less
no sense buying any computer now as windows 8 is about to be out. might as well wait till it comes out.
September 2, 2012 4:09 PM - More4Less
yeah Part, I only need 36" upper cabs to get me up to my low post-war ceiling. so you bought your condo with no finishes in there? if so, that's sweet. I would love to buy a blank slate unit too
September 2, 2012 4:09 PM - dibs
Or you could switch to a Mac and never have to wait for anything.


September 2, 2012 4:14 PM - More4Less
us 99%ers can't afford MACs. can only afford $500 laptops
September 2, 2012 4:18 PM - Partridge
Yes, M4L. Had nothing to rip out. Actually, I was able to select even the raw footage. I designed everything including the door and window placement.
September 2, 2012 4:20 PM - More4Less
Part, that's nice, I probably spend a good chunk of money on demo to change layout, materials, etc.
September 2, 2012 4:23 PM - Partridge
Yes, it was a great advantage! Now if we can get the sucker dry, all will be perfect.
Edited at September 2, 2012 4:23 PM
September 2, 2012 4:28 PM - ilovestoops
I'm not an early adopter of new stuff so would just as soon stick with win 7. I think I read that it will be supported for a while and I think the pc's with win 7 may be a little cheaper.
September 2, 2012 4:29 PM - Partridge
I'm still using Vista on my laptop.
Edited at September 2, 2012 4:29 PM
September 2, 2012 4:30 PM - ilovestoops
Love that Part got "raw space". I'm always amazed at how many people will settle for an apt that's renov exactly like everyone else's. Plus, part has such great taste and design sense - am so glad she had opportunity to put it to use, despite the problems!
September 2, 2012 4:39 PM - More4Less
part, mine is running on vista too - ie it's on borrowed time now
Edited at September 2, 2012 4:39 PM
September 2, 2012 4:39 PM - Partridge
It was an amazing process, Stoops. Thanks for the vote of confidence pertaining to my design abilities. You are sweet! One day soon we'll have a party there. After I do a few more things to the joint. The unveiling is scary with this opinionated crowd.
Edited at September 2, 2012 4:39 PM
September 2, 2012 4:40 PM - More4Less
CGar would've loved to have gotten his pad in raw space so he could trick it out as he pleases.
September 2, 2012 4:41 PM - Partridge
You know, M4L, everyone trashed Vista, but I never had a problem.
September 2, 2012 4:51 PM - More4Less
yeah, I had hardware issues vs software issues.
September 2, 2012 5:22 PM - kazootite
"no sense buying any computer now as windows 8 is about to be out. might as well wait till it comes out."

M4L- then I always hear when a new one comes out, such as Win 8, "don't get one at first, wait until the bugs are eliminated." Then we have to wait even longer. I was thinking of buying a small 10" something at cost-co, but perhaps this is the wrong time to buy. What do you think? We have a reliable computer fix-it guy now, so diff operating systems should be no prob for him. M4, what is your opinion?

Edited at September 2, 2012 5:22 PM
September 2, 2012 5:53 PM - DeadCatBounce
Did I hear Part was having a party?
Great!!!

September 2, 2012 5:55 PM - More4Less
when 8 is out, the existing 7's will drop in price so you can see if 8 is attractive enough to pay the price or buy a 7 on the cheap.
September 2, 2012 6:12 PM - kazootite
thx, m4. I was thinking of one of the small ones -- would like something small enough to carry, yet large enough to see easily.
September 2, 2012 6:18 PM - kazootite
DCB, is the parade still going on? Does it travel east up the museum side of e. pkwy? Then would the west bound pkwy lane be free? (can't see it from where I am) ha :-)
September 2, 2012 6:25 PM - kazootite
DCB, okay, I just read that it begins at Utica and goes to the GAP, not the other way around. So it would not be on the same side as the museum, I don't think.

"Parade Route : Utica Avenue to Grand Army Plaza along Eastern Pkwy."
September 2, 2012 6:25 PM - DeadCatBounce
Didn't see any parade action today.
Running away from home at 11 an tomorrow!!

September 2, 2012 6:25 PM - ilovestoops
Part: We could have a round robin party. If we come to my place first, which has every possible bad element ever mentioned on bstoner and here, then everybody else's place will look great.

kazoo: except for a couple of 14"-15" monitors, I've always had the 12" screens and find that they're plenty big so, in my opinion, you could feel comfortable buying a computer with a smaller screen. If you don't do a lot of typing, a tablet might work for you.
September 2, 2012 6:56 PM - Partridge
Yes, DCB. You heard right. I'll set a date soon and let you all know. Looking like late September - early October sometime.

Glad you're jazzed!
Edited at September 2, 2012 6:56 PM
September 2, 2012 7:22 PM - dibs
The Bronson Pinchot Project has to be, without a doubt, the WORST show on DIY TV. First of all, he's a washe dup loser in many ways and, if I remember correctly, became a real douche after his 80s success failed. It's an awful show
September 2, 2012 7:23 PM - dibs
On another issue, we just had dinner at Armando's and after I paid the bill I had to tell the bartender that the steaks we had were absolutely the worst steaks we've ever had. The tiramisu was good
September 2, 2012 7:44 PM - Arkady
How rotten, dibs! Poor buying or poor cooking? Did they at least buy you a drink?
September 2, 2012 7:46 PM - dibs
Poor buying although we asked for them medium rare and were told they'd be red inside but they weren't. I didn't tell them until we were leaving and the bartender didn't really seem to give a shit.

i've never seen strip steaks like this, with so much grizzle throughout. Xing spit half of his back out on the plate.
Edited at September 2, 2012 7:47 PM
September 2, 2012 7:50 PM - dibs
Oh, and I saw an Obama rally on the TV as well. I guess "Hope" and "Change" are now "Forward."

WTF does that mean??????
Edited at September 2, 2012 7:51 PM
September 2, 2012 7:59 PM - Arkady
It's a juxtaposition w/ 'backward' which is the GOP agenda - back to women in the kitchen w/ coat hangers, pre-Copernican & pre-Darwinian science, etc.
Edited at September 2, 2012 8:06 PM
September 2, 2012 8:16 PM - Slope4Eva
The president described 2012 as a "make-or-break moment for America's middle class," before incorporating the theme of moving "forward."

"We've got to move forward, to the future that we imagined in 2008. We've got to move forward to that future where everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules," Obama said.
Edited at September 2, 2012 8:16 PM
September 2, 2012 8:43 PM - More4Less
Just busted out some more push up's as I just ate a ton of carbs
September 2, 2012 9:00 PM - More4Less
kazoo, get one of those small ultra thins with the amd chips - think you can get it for ~$550
September 2, 2012 9:22 PM - Donatella

In the past 4 days I have eaten way too much. Even so, I said "no thank you" constantly.
September 2, 2012 9:35 PM - rf
You can get a netbook for $300 or less.
September 2, 2012 9:35 PM - kazootite
Stoops, thanks. i like the looks of those little notebooks (I think they are "notebooks"), but some people say they are too small.

M4, I don't think I know about the "small ultra thins with the amd chips". I will investigate. Thank you. One brand that Cost-co sells is (or, was) "Acer". I don't know anything about that brand either.

Edited at September 2, 2012 9:35 PM
September 2, 2012 9:37 PM - kazootite
good, rf
September 2, 2012 9:52 PM - More4Less
Netbooks sucks.
September 2, 2012 9:53 PM - rf
If you only have $300, then it's a lot better than nothing!
September 2, 2012 9:56 PM - More4Less
Cheapo reg laptops better than net books can be had for similar price. Net books have no reason to exist with tablets smart phones
Edited at September 2, 2012 9:56 PM
September 2, 2012 10:01 PM - sixyearsandcounting
A friend of mine was screwed out of $3000 by her would-be roommate - a long and sordid story which I don't remember all the details of. My friend apparently never signed the lease but the roommate did use her money for the security deposit and is now refusing to live in the apartment, which my friend cannot afford on her own. The RE broker/leasing company has the $$ now. However, my friend's parents did sign on as guarantors. My lawyer friends are divided; some say that for that amount it's better for my friend to just take the case to small claims court herself, others say she should hire someone. Anyone have any recommendations?
Edited at September 2, 2012 10:01 PM
September 2, 2012 10:07 PM - etson
"to that future where everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules,"

And what is 'fair' is defined for the rest of us by Obama.
Difficult to impose objective definitions to subjective concepts such as 'fairness'. Those that try are usually arrogant and narcissistic, claiming their opinions as moral facts.
Implying that the government, which of course often has the power of physical and financial coercion, can be the arbiter of 'fairness' is worrying.
September 2, 2012 10:15 PM - harbinger
Gotta love the ASUS Eee PC netbooks.

Something that has always fascinated and repulsed me during election season is the sudden and overly muscular intrusion of religion into the process. There is the camp of separation of church and state, the camp of church over state, the camp of state over church, the camp of church as state, all screaming their dogma. "God told us it has to be *our* way for everyone", or "God has absolutely no place in civic government for anyone", or "God only talks to us, so we'll do what we like, and to hell with the rest of you". There are endless discussions of the various candidates' religion, or lack thereof, and how politically indebted they may or may not be to whichever church is pretending not to influence the whole process. It is in all our faces, much more than usual. It becomes inescapable.

No political speech during this season can ever end without the words "and god bless the united states of america!". It is said so often as to be totally meaningless, unless you *don't* say it, in which case it means you're an atheist, which apparently disqualifies one for public office, as well as making one a candidate for immediate deportation to some godless socialist or communist limbo. One certainly can't be allowed to remain in america, where we *practice* freedom of religion, or else!

I read a paragraph in a book earlier today that raised a point of view I had never heard expressed quite that way, although the final question has rolled around in my head in a different form. The statement is addressed to a christian preacher who professes an unshakeable belief in God:

"We're all atheists. You don't believe in Zeus or Thor or Neptune or Augustus Caesar or Mars or Venus or Sun Ra. You reject a thousand gods. Why should it bother you if someone else rejects a thousand and one?"

September 2, 2012 10:28 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Six, I say small claims.
September 2, 2012 10:40 PM - kazootite
"Netbooks sucks." "Net books have no reason to exist with tablets smart phones"

Uh, oh. Note taken. Thx.


Edited at September 2, 2012 10:40 PM
September 2, 2012 10:45 PM - rf
M4L, you can get a Netbook with a real keyboard for $250.
http://www.target.com/c/netbooks-computers-tablets-electronics/-/N-5xtf3#?lnk=lnav_t_spc_7_0
They don't even sell them at OfficeMax anymore. But there are plenty at Target and Walmart.

If it's all you can afford, I think a netbook is much more useful than a cheap tablet. I consider myself lucky that I had another $150 to spend and could afford to buy a full-sized laptop but I would have gotten a netbook if that's all the money I could have spent. It's another story if you are looking for a second or third computer after your main laptop or desktop plus your smartphone with a pricey data plan.
September 2, 2012 10:46 PM - Partridge
Hey Harb! Smiled@a thousand and one.

You certainly have a lot to say tonight.

Did you ever get your welcome letter?
Edited at September 2, 2012 10:46 PM
September 2, 2012 10:53 PM - kazootite
Thx, everyone.
September 2, 2012 10:53 PM - More4Less
Rf, there are cheapo laptops for $350 or so. Nice tabs for around same price. Net books stack up poorly - ie seems its only value is if that's all you got, this what you get. Net books is going to be extinct in mature mkts like the states as it has very little justification to exist vs small laptops, tabs, smart phones, etc
September 2, 2012 10:58 PM - More4Less
On target, $250 & $330 laptops. Really no reason to buy a net book
September 2, 2012 10:59 PM - harbinger
Um, I thought being called full-of-shit by the What, and a sock puppet by Benson *was* the welcome letter.

Nothing more formal ever came my way....
September 2, 2012 11:01 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Harbinger, welcome! I guess you found your way here when I was away in the 'stans. Are you a harbinger of doom or something else?
Edited at September 2, 2012 11:00 PM
September 2, 2012 11:04 PM - More4Less
Bama reminds people to it intends to hold onto its reigning champ trophy. That was some ass whopping on Michigan
September 2, 2012 11:07 PM - Partridge
Yes, yes, and Arkady thinks you are ADORABLE. If you'd stick around a bit, our secretary might get you your official PLUSA welcome package.
September 2, 2012 11:11 PM - rf
Harbinger, you know what they say, any enemy of Benson and What...
September 2, 2012 11:11 PM - harbinger
Six, I honestly don't know.... Sun Ra has yet to inform me... I'm just trying to stay ready...

Partridge, one has to defer to Arkady's excellent taste...

Regarding sticking around, I must confess to being somewhat fickle...
Edited at September 2, 2012 11:11 PM
September 2, 2012 11:13 PM - Slope4Eva
Of course Arkady thinks he's adorable, look at his grammar and punctuation!!

Hi, Harbinger.
September 2, 2012 11:16 PM - harbinger
Hi Slope4Eva! Thanks for the kudos. Byproduct of an otherwise squandered excellent liberal arts education.
September 2, 2012 11:16 PM - Partridge
And here I thought it was his broad, toothy, feline smile!
September 2, 2012 11:16 PM - More4Less
Cat avatar is win-lose with this crowd
September 2, 2012 11:17 PM - More4Less
Lib arts major have some real geniuses
September 2, 2012 11:19 PM - Arkady
6 - Did you see my earlier query about whether you have time/inclination to advise a young friend of mine about his study of Mid-East in 3rd year of college & going forward?
September 2, 2012 11:26 PM - Arkady
Hi, Harb!!
Edited at September 2, 2012 11:26 PM
September 2, 2012 11:28 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Arkady, sorry, must have missed that. But yes, I have some time - Cobble and Snappy have my email. What sort of advice is needed?
September 2, 2012 11:28 PM - Partridge
I bought a Florida avocado today from Fairways. Ate 1/2. It was the strangest thing. Ripe and soft but completely lacking in avocado flavor. It was juicy, too! Does anyone else know what that's about?
September 2, 2012 11:45 PM - rf
Most fruit that is tasteless was picked too soon. It ripens i.e., softens, but the flavor never develops.
September 2, 2012 11:47 PM - Slope4Eva
G'nite, folks.
Edited at September 2, 2012 11:47 PM
September 3, 2012 7:54 AM - Arkady
The avos w/ smooth skin tend to have less taste than the ones w/ gator skin.
September 3, 2012 8:11 AM - Deleted
If I get baited-and-switched one more time I'm gonna hurt someone
Edited at September 3, 2012 8:11 AM
September 3, 2012 8:30 AM - dibs
I like the guys wirth smooth skin
September 3, 2012 8:37 AM - dibs
Apt hunting problems. dh????
September 3, 2012 8:40 AM - Deleted
yeah, everything sucks and brokers are scummy mofos
September 3, 2012 8:54 AM - dibs
Are you using brownstoner for any potential FRBOs??????
September 3, 2012 8:58 AM - Deleted
all the listings on brownstoner are stale
September 3, 2012 8:58 AM - Deleted
ie, are like 5 weeks old and already rented. (and i sort by "newest")
September 3, 2012 9:01 AM - dibs
That's not encouraging.
September 3, 2012 9:14 AM - dibs
We watched an incredible movie last night on Sundance "Breakfast on Pluto," a muchmore amped up, violent version of The Crying Game and oddly Steven Rhea (sp?) had a part in it as well. It was much more powerful than the Crying Game but very, very similar storyline.
Edited at September 3, 2012 9:19 AM
September 3, 2012 12:03 PM - CGar
I posted a Labor Day OT, MORON.
September 3, 2012 12:09 PM - Partridge
Happy Labor Day to all those currently or formally employed.

The poor weather is making it easier for me to focus on my household chores. Just in from the garden. Time to start bitching about my neighbor's ailanthus tree again. Seems like just yesterday Pete, Arkady and I were whining about the cat piss smell given off by the tree's spring unfurling. Now, barely September, and it is dropping its leaves. Daily sweeping awaits me.

My garden is tiny. It is more of a courtyard than garden, actually. 25W x 12D. It holds a dining table and chairs (4), my AC condenser thingy, and a combination of tall and trough planters around the periphery. When I moved in, I planted evergreens as anchor plants and have left space open for bulbs or annuals. My English ivy, laurel, boxwood and camellias have established themselves and have proven that they are happy in the mostly shady environment. I'm not into gardening. I can handle watering and hedge trimming. Anything beyond that seems too difficult.

OK! Back to chores for me. Hoping you all have fun today!