Labor Day OT
September 3, 2012 1:04 AM - CGar

31 comments
September 3, 2012 4:08 AM - the chicken
Have you just not gone to sleep? Happy Labor Day!
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September 3, 2012 7:48 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
GM
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September 3, 2012 7:58 AM - the chicken
I think you get the honorary "First" Cobby!
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September 3, 2012 9:41 AM - petebklyn
Sun Myong Moon died. I'm sure you will all miss him.
Edited at September 3, 2012 9:41 AM
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September 3, 2012 10:06 AM - MontroseMorris
Dave's going to have conniptions over the photo.

Happy Labor Day!
Edited at September 3, 2012 10:07 AM
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September 3, 2012 10:54 AM - ilovestoops
I hope harbinger sticks around and posts more often.
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September 3, 2012 12:14 PM - Partridge
Here's a re-post from the W/E thread that I just posted on. I guess I'm a moron.

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!
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September 3, 2012 12:22 PM - Arkady
I hadn't realized camellias would over-winter here. Have to try it. When do they bloom?
Edited at September 3, 2012 12:22 PM
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September 3, 2012 12:34 PM - Partridge
Hi Ark. Yes, they are tricky in this climate I understand. Early spring. Late February -- early March. The problem is that although the buds can handle our cold climate while dormant, once they begin to open, a frost will damage them. I've been told that they should be protected during this stage. Last year i just ignored the advice. The early blooms were spectacular, the later ones brown with buds falling off. They are currently forming new buds as we speak.
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September 3, 2012 12:41 PM - Partridge
Last year's spectacular blooms.
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September 3, 2012 1:10 PM - Bedstuymaven
Union, Union, Union
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September 3, 2012 2:33 PM - ilovestoops
Ark, Part, MM, BSM: check your e-mails, please
Edited at September 3, 2012 2:33 PM
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September 3, 2012 2:56 PM - More4Less
Part, your unit is nice. The super high ceilings, arch windows, court yard, custom finishes, etc. - that's way better than the developer's standard stuff in the bldg.
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September 3, 2012 3:34 PM - petebklyn
"Seems like just yesterday Pete, Arkady and I were whining about the cat piss smell " -- Pete does not whine. You and Arkady whine. Pete may remark, comment and sometimes sagely opine.
Edited at September 3, 2012 3:34 PM
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September 3, 2012 4:23 PM - Partridge
Tue, 05/29/2012 - 12:11pm petebklyn
"damn ailanthus is blooming. stinks like a house full of cats."

Lies, lies, lies, Peter. Your memory failing?



#15
September 3, 2012 4:24 PM - petebklyn
I was attempting some haiku.
Edited at September 3, 2012 4:24 PM
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September 3, 2012 4:29 PM - Partridge
The old haiku excuse. Huh?
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September 3, 2012 4:40 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Pete, try and keep up old man...I need to know when your b-day is. Month and day is fine. Email it if you don't wanna post it here. Danke :-)
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September 3, 2012 6:05 PM - BoerumHillScott
Happy Labor Day.

I had a totally wonderful time camping, have showered, done the first round of unpacking, started laundry, and I am soon to be off to celebrate with cheap sushi.

7 21 73
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September 3, 2012 8:07 PM - petebklyn
is next sunday. you throwing me a party?
Edited at September 3, 2012 8:07 PM
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September 3, 2012 8:13 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Is it really Sunday?
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September 3, 2012 8:16 PM - petebklyn
one week from today. You already have plans for that day?
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September 3, 2012 8:18 PM - rf
Pete, today is Monday. Labor Day is always on Monday!
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September 3, 2012 8:27 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
I do now :-)

::insert evil grin here::

tee hee hee!
#24
September 3, 2012 8:29 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Do you spend your b-day at your lake house or here in Brooklyn like the 99%?
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September 3, 2012 9:10 PM - Partridge
I can't party on a Sunday day. Evening is good. Do you buy all the girls drinks on your B'day? When can we celebrate with you, Pete?
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September 3, 2012 9:14 PM - petebklyn
don't be such a know-it-all, rf. everyone knows this feels like sunday.
Edited at September 3, 2012 9:14 PM
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September 3, 2012 9:15 PM - petebklyn
on sundays we return from the country
Edited at September 3, 2012 9:15 PM
#28
September 3, 2012 9:15 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
I can swing by your house and sing Neil Diamond's "September Morn." :-)
#29
September 3, 2012 9:15 PM - petebklyn
except this week not until monday to be precise. otherwise the yenta will correct me.
Edited at September 3, 2012 9:15 PM
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September 3, 2012 9:16 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Ah, is it a long drive? You get in late to avoid traffic? Or is there traffic coming from there?
Edited at September 3, 2012 9:16 PM
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