Thursday Open Thread
September 27, 2012 7:06 AM - Cobble B. Hiller

325 comments
September 27, 2012 7:15 AM - dibs
1st
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#1
September 27, 2012 7:16 AM - dibs
Nice Fall pic
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#2
September 27, 2012 7:18 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
GM

Thanks, DIBS. : ) (I didn't take it, I 'borrowed' it off the web)
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#3
September 27, 2012 7:44 AM - the chicken
Toid!
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#4
September 27, 2012 7:45 AM - the chicken
DIBS, the $210,000 chicken coop hedge fund manager is Crispin Odey - quite well known over here. My CEO used to work with him and said he's a bit bonkers.
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#5
September 27, 2012 7:46 AM - dibs
Bonkers isn't always bad!!!!!
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#6
September 27, 2012 7:51 AM - dibs
I might do a dance video called "Brooklyn heights style" like Psy's from korea
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#7
September 27, 2012 8:08 AM - dibs
Virtually every ad that Obama has released about Romney has been factually WRONG. I have no respect left for this man, at all.
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#8
September 27, 2012 8:24 AM - petebklyn
Chicken - the Andrew Mitchell controversy (or as you people would say conTROversy) made the NYTimes today.
Very thin-skinned people over there. 'Pleb' sounds much more sophisticated than 'white-trash'.
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#9
September 27, 2012 8:25 AM - petebklyn
TV ads are made to appeal to the 99%. You err in admitting you view them.
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#10
September 27, 2012 8:47 AM - Arkady
Oh, right. And Romney's are 100% accurate?!?!?
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#11
September 27, 2012 8:51 AM - More4Less
think Dave too is still recovering from the Perry face plant and can't quite get himself to back the dude they never wanted.
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#12
September 27, 2012 9:00 AM - dibs
Not every one of them tells a falsehood about Obama.
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#13
September 27, 2012 9:02 AM - Deleted
lol, old man dibs the broken record
#14
September 27, 2012 9:04 AM - petebklyn
So you think it is true(Romney claims) that Obama should have stood up to China and labeled it a currency manipulator ---and not doing so has cost US 2 million jobs?
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#15
September 27, 2012 9:05 AM - More4Less
Dave can bash Obama but still finds it hard to pimp out that dude he never wanted - likely still screams out at night in his sleep "if only Perry......"
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September 27, 2012 9:07 AM - dibs
I don't scream out at night about politicians. others, maybe, but not politicians.
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#17
September 27, 2012 9:07 AM - Deleted
perry? he had a worse case of foot-in-mouth disease
#18
September 27, 2012 9:11 AM - More4Less
DH, don't you recall all the hype on perry before he shot his toes off?? dude was suppose to be some 2nd coming of reagan,....
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#19
September 27, 2012 9:12 AM - dibs
All somewhat valid criticism but none as bad as Obama's deceit, lies and scumbag behaviour.
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#20
September 27, 2012 9:17 AM - petebklyn
I really haven't seen ads. But I would think for both candidates, the superPACs have more leeway to make misleading claims and falsehoods. Hard to prove how much they coordinate strategy with official campaign.
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#21
September 27, 2012 9:17 AM - More4Less
hope Obama carries that into his next term as that's what it takes to get shit done. the high rode gets nothing done when paritsanship is so freaking high. he needs to be true gangsta to get things done.
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September 27, 2012 9:19 AM - dibs
It's beyond his narcissistic personality to compromise, m4l.
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#23
September 27, 2012 9:20 AM - Deleted
LOL someone cranky this morning.
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#24
September 27, 2012 9:20 AM - CGar
"I have no respect left for this man, at all."

It's a damn shame you voted for him, dave.
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#25
September 27, 2012 9:22 AM - petebklyn
you mention cranky - and look who shows up.
#26
September 27, 2012 9:22 AM - Deleted
looks like the repubs are flip flopping and rallying around Akin now.
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#27
September 27, 2012 9:25 AM - CGar
"DH, don't you recall all the hype on perry before he shot his toes off?? dude was suppose to be some 2nd coming of reagan,...."

Perry was the Fred Thompson of this election cycle. And Fred never should have given up his gig as New York County DA.
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#28
September 27, 2012 9:26 AM - Deleted
lol "CHUNG CHUNG"
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#29
September 27, 2012 9:29 AM - dibs
If any of you are considering opening a brokerage account or IRA at Chase, DO NOT. Their website access is absolutely atrocious. I'm trying to look at someone's account for them and it's just terrible.
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#30
September 27, 2012 9:30 AM - CGar
Holmes, I checked inventory, and I don't think I have anything in stock in the warehouse that would classify as a nice cabinet to stock your booze.

That said, I stopped at Crate & Barrel on my way to break fast last night to look at dave's couch (and I'm pleased to report that the manager is going to honor my 25% discount even though it expired last Sunday) and saw these for you . . .

The Sterling Glass Cabinet (87" is $999; 70" inch is $899):

http://www.crateandbarrel.com/furniture/dining-kitchen-storage/sterling-87-tall-cabinet/f39661

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#31
September 27, 2012 9:32 AM - dibs
I was going to run up to the Sothebys Americana auction today but won't now since yesterday's market performance sucked. Today looks like it's a lot better.


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#32
September 27, 2012 9:33 AM - More4Less
WHAT???? 800-900 for that cab???
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#33
September 27, 2012 9:34 AM - Arkady
Do those shelves have little tags on the front that say the name of the manufacturer?
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#34
September 27, 2012 9:37 AM - More4Less
I give big big thanks to that banker dude who fucked up the MNF call. that singular fuck-up got NFL & Refs to finish deal and get back to work today. the dude deserves some credit.
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#35
September 27, 2012 9:41 AM - DeLepp
Herbert Lom of "the Ladykillers" and "the pink panther"dies at 95. Both classics with peter sellers.
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#36
September 27, 2012 9:43 AM - More4Less
Arkady, my closet system has them tags and name plate on them.
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#37
September 27, 2012 9:43 AM - Arkady
Today is the 4th anniv. of Widget's arrival at his furever home.
#38
September 27, 2012 9:44 AM - Arkady
But that's in a closet, M4L, not on day-to-day display.
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#39
September 27, 2012 9:45 AM - More4Less
maybe it's like a watch - ie you want people to see/notice the "swiss made" reference/label
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September 27, 2012 9:46 AM - Slopefarm
"Kill Clousseau!"

Yes, Lom was great. No one could twitch with pent up rage for comic effect quite like Lom. Forgot he was in the Ladykillers. Great movie.
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September 27, 2012 9:47 AM - the chicken
"Chicken - the Andrew Mitchell controversy (or as you people would say conTROversy) made the NYTimes today.
Very thin-skinned people over there. 'Pleb' sounds much more sophisticated than 'white-trash'."

Pete, UK definitely still has the class system in place - we just don't like to see it in action.

I don't know how Mitchell can read the transcript without cringing.
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#42
September 27, 2012 9:49 AM - dibs
Only Asians want to see labels on things.
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#43
September 27, 2012 9:50 AM - Slopefarm
We accent the first syllable, not the second, on this side of the pond, chicken. CONtroversy.
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#44
September 27, 2012 9:51 AM - CGar
Some people are bitchy today.

And some people like having tags facing front, not against the wall.

And some people (Pete) are just old and miserable.
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#45
September 27, 2012 9:51 AM - DeLepp
Going thru movie listings today and for the Sunshine Theatre on Houston it says "No Texting Allowed" at bottom of ad.
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#46
September 27, 2012 9:52 AM - CGar
Then the Metro Shelves in your room will draw in the Asians, dave. There's going to be a hot Asian guy in your bed in December in fact. With a British accent no less.
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#47
September 27, 2012 9:53 AM - Arkady
People who need a great deal of help choosing colors, moldings, etc. should also ask for aesthetic advice.
#48
September 27, 2012 9:56 AM - CGar
People who turn other people's book shelves around would be well advised to spend a little time focusing on their own book shelves. I'm not saying anything.

(22 years!)
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#49
September 27, 2012 9:58 AM - Arkady
That bespeaks a lot of thought & experience.
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#50
September 27, 2012 10:00 AM - dibs
Too bad your shelves are not bespoke.
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#51
September 27, 2012 10:00 AM - DeLepp
This whole bookshleves being turned around is confusing me. If they are backwards how do you store the books, or was it upside down? How would c-gar ever know what the top of a book shelf look like?
#52
September 27, 2012 10:02 AM - DeLepp
I thought bookshelves are like chaps, only one way to wear them unless one is at folsom west parade in san fran?
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#53
September 27, 2012 10:03 AM - the chicken
"There's going to be a hot Asian guy in your bed in December in fact. With a British accent no less."

Can you kick him out please because I'm going to be there.
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#54
September 27, 2012 10:03 AM - CGar
"How would c-gar ever know what the top of a book shelf look like?"

Since you asked, I had to use a step ladder to put books on the top shelf. Nice of you to bully and ridicule me because I'm short.
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September 27, 2012 10:04 AM - CGar
"Can you kick him out please because I'm going to be there."

Your kitchen will be all set up for you . . . not least because you invited people to my house for dinner. And I'll be renting a massage table for the duration of your visit.
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#56
September 27, 2012 10:10 AM - More4Less
CGar, so there'll be some happy endings at your pad??
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#57
September 27, 2012 10:11 AM - CGar
You'll have to ask chicken if he includes a happy ending with his massages. You'll also have to ask him if he's baking brownies for you.
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#58
September 27, 2012 10:11 AM - DeLepp
"Nice of you to bully and ridicule me because I'm short."

I thought that was expected of me as I hate to disapoint.

.
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September 27, 2012 10:12 AM - rf
quote:
Only Asians want to see labels on things.

You never saw anyone not-Asian on the subway wearing a baseball cap with the label clearly displayed?
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September 27, 2012 10:12 AM - the chicken
"you invited people to my house for dinner."

I did? That sounds like a great idea! What are we having?


"And I'll be renting a massage table for the duration of your visit."

Also sounds like a great idea - your "iron fingers" are legendary
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#61
September 27, 2012 10:13 AM - Arkady
They're open shelves & have to be lined w/ lucite to function. The little tags are randomly distributed & only on a few shelves. If they were matched from one set to the next I could see it [j-u-s-t].
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#62
September 27, 2012 10:15 AM - More4Less
CGar, don't forget that I know where you live. I think the pubs are giving you the wrong impression of security. You better have my brownies or else
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September 27, 2012 10:18 AM - CGar
Lucite is capitalized. The license plate on my first car was "LUCITE".

It's chrome restaurant shelving, DeLepp. I bought them 4 years before DH was born (aka 4BDH) for my TV and stereo equipment. Since I no longer need them for that purpose, I've creatively adapted them for books and tcotchkes.
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#64
September 27, 2012 10:19 AM - CGar
"Today is the 4th anniv. of Widget's arrival at his furever home."

Congratulations, Arkady!! That's wonderful!!
#65
September 27, 2012 10:20 AM - Arkady
Thanks very much, CG!! We're very happy.
#66
September 27, 2012 10:20 AM - Slopefarm
Is there a point to this hourlong discussion of a bookcase?
#67
September 27, 2012 10:23 AM - More4Less
CGar, those shelving units ain't cheap is they have wheels on them
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#68
September 27, 2012 10:24 AM - CGar
STFU, Slopey.

Always one to beat a dead horse, Arkady started it with her 9:34am post in reply to the C&B cabinet I posted for DH to house his booze.
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September 27, 2012 10:25 AM - CGar
They have wheels m4l. They were not expensive when I bought them at a restaurant supply store (the only place you could get them at that time) in 1982!
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September 27, 2012 10:26 AM - DeLepp
Those shelves must be strong as tvs back in BDH were heavy.

Congrats on 4th, but does that mean widget's arrival is post "arkady"?
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September 27, 2012 10:27 AM - CGar
Funny, DeLepp, but that's exactly why I got them. My first Sony TV was the size of jackal's Mini Cooper.
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#72
September 27, 2012 10:30 AM - dibs
Sunday was Howard's 6th anniversary of his arrival at his forever home.
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#73
September 27, 2012 10:32 AM - CGar
I note that Sloppy has yet to propose any topics for discussion.
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#74
September 27, 2012 10:35 AM - Slopefarm
January 31 for our PITA Turkish Van cat (Don't get all PETA on my ass about calling our cat a PITA -- he knows he's bad). 6th anniversary this January.

We do not remember the exact date for our brother/sister pair of cats, but some time late in June. 7 Years as of last June.
#75
September 27, 2012 10:35 AM - DeLepp
droll slopey
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#76
September 27, 2012 10:37 AM - CGar
Anyone going to the Atlantic Antic on Sunday?
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#77
September 27, 2012 10:37 AM - DeLepp
I had an old 13 inch goldstar when andy met me and he asked "how do you change the channel" and then I handed him a pair of pliers.
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#78
September 27, 2012 10:39 AM - Slopefarm
Oh, Fuck. I wrote up a nice little post about our cats and get the LIB random vortex treatment.
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#79
September 27, 2012 10:41 AM - CGar
Serves you right for being such a snot.
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#80
September 27, 2012 10:45 AM - Slopefarm
LOL @ channels. My dad used to sell televisions, some electronic, etc. in his store so I was a sort of hi-fi techie in middle school and high school, pre-computers. Now I'm pretty inept but I used to do odd jobs wiring stereo systems (including quad). Anyway, I have tried in vain to explain basic things to the farmhand like why you can't get Z100 on the radio in Philadelphia, the difference between broadcast, cable, internet, etc. I get the blankest stares. She is growing up knowing only magic as the norm.
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#81
September 27, 2012 10:51 AM - DeLepp
slope, I can imagine. Maybe I should post a picture of the old 50s red/white philco tv with rabbit ears mom has kept in so that FH can understand your history. Wonder how to get photo of someone "banging" right rear corner to get better reception.
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#82
September 27, 2012 10:53 AM - Slopefarm
"Wonder how to get photo of someone "banging" right rear corner to get better reception."

h? nh?
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#83
September 27, 2012 10:59 AM - DeLepp
nh,
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#84
September 27, 2012 11:05 AM - Slopefarm
Yeah, back to the old Philco, old televisions are really relics now, the way I used to think of those wooden arch-shaped radios that people used to sit around and listen to in the 30s & 40s. Sometimes I look at technology now and wonder what my grandfather -- who started the business as a radio repair shop in the 30s -- would think now.
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#85
September 27, 2012 11:06 AM - dibs
Wi Fi went down here. lots of phone calls and scrambling. Turns out a package fell down and knocked the electric plug out of the wall!!!!!
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#86
September 27, 2012 11:07 AM - Slopefarm
Meanwhile farmhand found an old manual typewriter at her grandma''s house a few years ago. Every once in a while she loves to type out a letter to a friend on it, just because the typeface and the uneven way the ink from the ribbon hits the page looks so unusual and cool to her. Can't fully fake that with a computer font.
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#87
September 27, 2012 11:08 AM - Slopefarm
"lots of phone calls and scrambling. Turns out a package fell down and knocked the electric plug out of the wall!!!!!"

You sure you're not Jewish, David?
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#88
September 27, 2012 11:12 AM - Deleted
cool cabinet, cgar!
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#89
September 27, 2012 11:13 AM - Arkady
I have an old wind-up Victrola. Also classic hi-fi set up. Played an LP for a kid across the street & he was blown away by the record, turntable, etc. My oldest t.v. is 39 years.
DeLepp - I've been called Arkady nearly all my life so Widge has to be post it.
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September 27, 2012 11:14 AM - dibs
Watching the Sothebys auction online. Silver prices are a bit disappointing against estimates. But most of the pieces are british, not American, the latter always commanding higher prices.
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#91
September 27, 2012 11:15 AM - Slopefarm
Someone explain to dh what a victrola is, also radio, typewriter, Philco, "hi fi," broadcast television, LP, etc.
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#92
September 27, 2012 11:15 AM - dibs
Do you have any electric toys, Arkady?????
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#93
September 27, 2012 11:16 AM - dibs
There's a typewriter here in the office. The older lady they keep on uses it occasionally.
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#94
September 27, 2012 11:16 AM - Deleted
no clue what a victrola is.
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#95
September 27, 2012 11:18 AM - Arkady
The original record player, dh, after wax cylinders. You wind the handle & the turntable goes around. The 'discs' are 78 r.p.m. (revolutions per minute) & a heavy arm w/ a needle in it tracks the grooves to generate audio.
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#96
September 27, 2012 11:20 AM - Arkady
I can demonstrate it when you pick up the chairs.
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#97
September 27, 2012 11:21 AM - sixyearsandcounting
GM. Something I ate or drank did not settle very well. Can't figure out what it was though - pancakes? That sandwich for lunch? Too much beer at that party last night? Ugh.
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#98
September 27, 2012 11:22 AM - dibs
dh....
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#99
September 27, 2012 11:24 AM - MontroseMorris
Hi, everyone. Was having internet problems, and finally figured out that the connecting cord had been knocked out, and the pin that keeps it in was broken. Damn cats. Fortunately, I have another cord.

I was prepared to talk to people from India for two hours, be referred to as "sir" (I don't think my voice is pitched that low), and then have them tell me I should call Verizon repair.
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September 27, 2012 11:26 AM - CGar
This is the one that my brother has, which he liberated from my grandmother's attic . . . I have a portable Victrola from a Cunard liner in my storage room (up for grabs, DH!).
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September 27, 2012 11:27 AM - CGar
^^^Behind the top cabinet doors is the speaker. Behind the bottom cabinet doors are shelves or slots for storage records.
September 27, 2012 11:27 AM - Deleted
oh wow - that's cool looking
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September 27, 2012 11:27 AM - dibs
Every 90 days I have to reactivate my Verizon aircard software. Last time, it kept asking me to keep doing it everytime i logged in. i probably spent 3 hours on the phone with both verizon and apple to get it fixed. that was 90 days ago. Now it's doing it again. It only adds about 60-90 seconds to login but is annoying so i'll live with it. Ptoblem is, when the connection is slow, like on the train, it doesn't always work.


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September 27, 2012 11:29 AM - Arkady
Mine's more like yours, CG, though w/o the console which my mother tossed.
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September 27, 2012 11:29 AM - Arkady
I get sir too, MM. How're things going otherwise? Can you bathe yet?
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September 27, 2012 11:30 AM - MontroseMorris
I was in Brooklyn Tues pm/Wed am for appointments. It's still there, at least Bed Stuy and Crown Heights still are there. Manhattan's still there, too. Back in Troy, unpacking the rest of the junk I collected from my storage unit. Emptied one, with the extras from the move, got the original one I've had for years, to go. Going to get all of that out by the end of Oct. Need to sell most of my comic book collection, and figure out what to do with all of my lps.

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September 27, 2012 11:33 AM - Slope4Eva
GM. These were beautiful pieces of furniture. My parents still have theirs, more modern... 60's. It is used now to hold some of the million family pics my mother has in her LR. A few Xmases ago, my brother and I tried to use it to reminise and play the Mitch Miller sing-a-long album, but it appeared to need a new diamond needle. I should get one for them.
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September 27, 2012 11:33 AM - MontroseMorris
Still bathing upstairs in Bxgrl's apt. Plumbers coming tomorrow, but it's going to still be a couple of weeks. Don't have a tub yet.

we used to have a Victrola like the one in the picture. It was cool. Unfortunately, my Mom sold it when I was in college, and not around to pitch a fit.
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September 27, 2012 11:34 AM - dibs
I wouldn't pay any rent if there's no water.
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September 27, 2012 11:35 AM - Slopefarm
CGar, we've inherited one almost exactly like that. Still in the attic of her mom's old house where her brother now lives (and, of course, next to the typrewriter). Love how all the old 78 labels tell you in small print what kind of music to expect -- "waltz" "fox trot" "ballad" etc.

What LPs you got MM?
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September 27, 2012 11:36 AM - MontroseMorris
DIBS, you are such a troublemaker.
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September 27, 2012 11:39 AM - MontroseMorris
Slopey, mostly 70s, 80s pop, folk, rock, soul. Plus a lot of classical music, some jazz. Nothing valuable, except to me, as the soundtrack of my youth.
September 27, 2012 11:41 AM - CGar
I've got 3 boxes of LPs (33s and 45s) and 2 turntables in storage - not sure what to do with them, whether to keep them, whether to set up a stereo or not.

Also have 3 boxes of CDs, all of which are now on my iPod so I'd like to get rid of them. Any idea where to sell them?
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September 27, 2012 11:43 AM - dibs
Stoop sale?????
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September 27, 2012 11:44 AM - Arkady
I have some early Beatles LPs that are worth a fair few quid.
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September 27, 2012 11:44 AM - CGar
I don't have a stoop, dave!

Are there any stores that buy (slightly) used CDs and DVDs?
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September 27, 2012 11:45 AM - Slopefarm
LPs -- depends how much you want for them. I suspect that hipster coffe and LP place on Lower Court St pays very little for LPs. Permanent Records in Greenpoint probably pays more but is selective. Music Matters on 7th Ave takes CDs, but is somewhat selective.

Have to run but would be interested in jazz LPs, MM, particularly old Blue Note, Impulse, etc. [Mrs. Slopey will kill me, but I will invoke the Blue Note exception to the "no more vinyl" rule.]
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September 27, 2012 11:46 AM - dibs
Yes, there are lots of used CD stores. Not sure where.
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September 27, 2012 11:46 AM - CGar
Then why don't you go home to the UK and sell them there???
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September 27, 2012 11:46 AM - the chicken
"Also have 3 boxes of CDs, all of which are now on my iPod so I'd like to get rid of them."

Make sure you have them ripped in high bitrate mp3 or lossless FLAC format and saved on another hard drive. Otherwise you're going to be in trouble if you ever find yourself wanting to cut the cord from Apple.
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September 27, 2012 11:48 AM - MontroseMorris
Slopey, don't have any. I got interested in jazz at a time when I couldn't afford to buy any LPs. By the time I could, I was buying CDs.
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September 27, 2012 11:48 AM - Arkady
Google it, CG. Lots of sites selling c.d.s
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September 27, 2012 11:49 AM - Arkady
And 45s aren't LPs - LP stands for Long Playing & are big & go at 33 and a third r.p.m.; 45s are just 45s.
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September 27, 2012 11:52 AM - dibs
You can sell all those LPs to hipsters. here's the winner of the 2012 "LOOK AT ME" Award from diehipster
Edited at September 27, 2012 11:52 AM
September 27, 2012 11:52 AM - CGar
No one likes a know it all.
Edited at September 27, 2012 11:52 AM
September 27, 2012 11:55 AM - Arkady
Why don't mules go to college? 'Cause no one likes a smart ass.
Edited at September 27, 2012 11:55 AM
September 27, 2012 12:09 PM - Partridge
LP this, LP that. Gosh, I'm popular this morning.
Edited at September 27, 2012 12:09 PM
September 27, 2012 12:21 PM - BoerumHillScott
We all predicted that Bxgrl would turn into an evil slumlord.
She will probably cut off your electricty next.
Edited at September 27, 2012 12:21 PM
September 27, 2012 12:45 PM - Arkady
Widgey haz cheeseburger
Edited at September 27, 2012 12:45 PM
September 27, 2012 12:50 PM - Donatella


Yes, Bxgrl will make you freeze in the winter!!!
September 27, 2012 12:50 PM - dibs
I had a cheeseburger for lunch too.
September 27, 2012 12:50 PM - Deleted
yooo
Edited at September 27, 2012 12:50 PM
September 27, 2012 12:54 PM - Deleted
having oatmeal for lunch :-\
Edited at September 27, 2012 12:54 PM
September 27, 2012 12:55 PM - dibs
Oatmeal for lunch??????
Edited at September 27, 2012 12:55 PM
September 27, 2012 12:57 PM - Deleted
yea, bad call
Edited at September 27, 2012 12:57 PM
September 27, 2012 12:58 PM - sixyearsandcounting
DH is trying to make up for his reputation as the young guy around here.
Edited at September 27, 2012 12:57 PM
September 27, 2012 1:04 PM - dibs
Did he eat it with his dentures out?????
Edited at September 27, 2012 1:04 PM
September 27, 2012 1:07 PM - More4Less
I'm eating less, eating less rice, etc - that's a huge arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. this weight loss thing is a drag
Edited at September 27, 2012 1:07 PM
September 27, 2012 1:12 PM - dibs
m4l, are most all of your meals Chinese food?????

I usually have Chinese sausage 3-4 times a week (h). It's the rice and the sauces that are the fattening bits.
Edited at September 27, 2012 1:15 PM
September 27, 2012 1:17 PM - Donatella
For lunch, I had a shake. It was a combo of plain lo fat yogurt, a nectarine, protein powder (chocolate made from whey) and ice. Blended it up into a creamy delicious shake. It was great. Really sweet and tasty.
Edited at September 27, 2012 1:17 PM
September 27, 2012 1:18 PM - Donatella
I had oatmeal for breakfast. The old fashioned kind with walnuts.
Edited at September 27, 2012 1:18 PM
September 27, 2012 1:20 PM - CGar
I'm going to forage but not having porridge like DH.
Edited at September 27, 2012 1:20 PM
September 27, 2012 1:23 PM - dibs
"For lunch, I had a shake. It was a combo of plain lo fat yogurt, a nectarine, protein powder (chocolate made from whey) and ice. "

NO ICE CREAM????? Sorry, but if there's no ice cream you don't get to call it a shake. No whey.

You can call it a "smoothie" or something asinine like that.
Edited at September 27, 2012 1:25 PM
September 27, 2012 1:23 PM - Deleted
How's unpacking going??
Edited at September 27, 2012 1:23 PM
September 27, 2012 1:25 PM - dibs
Never as much fun as packing (h).
Edited at September 27, 2012 1:25 PM
September 27, 2012 1:27 PM - Deleted
oatmeal was pretty good - had fancy golden raisins. trying to detox - too much beer this week.
September 27, 2012 1:30 PM - More4Less
Dave, most of my meals are Asian (chinese, thai, malaysian, vietnamese,...) but recently eating more other stuff to cut out more rice from the routine. eating more salad than I care for.
Edited at September 27, 2012 1:30 PM
September 27, 2012 1:35 PM - Slope4Eva
M4L, we're not rice all the time folks, so I haven't been following, but there are stories recently about arsenic in rice. You may want look it up.
Edited at September 27, 2012 1:35 PM
September 27, 2012 1:37 PM - dibs
m4l, HOTD over there is sporting a 6% gross yield, all market rents with leases up in 9 months or less.


Edited at September 27, 2012 1:37 PM
September 27, 2012 1:40 PM - dibs
I think you should read the stories about arsenic in rice before you go bandying them about like that. 6:00 News headlines meant to get people's attention without science to back them up.
Edited at September 27, 2012 1:40 PM
September 27, 2012 1:44 PM - dibs
I invited propectperk from the Barclays thread to come over here.
Edited at September 27, 2012 1:44 PM
September 27, 2012 1:47 PM - More4Less
Dave, I'm currently real estate rich, cash poor so are you loaning me the 25% down for that $2M HOTD? those yields are not juicy enough for me to be interested. for $2M, I would rather pump it into commercial ppty
Edited at September 27, 2012 1:47 PM
September 27, 2012 1:57 PM - CGar
Maybe if someone cut down on their brownie consumption . . .
Edited at September 27, 2012 1:57 PM
September 27, 2012 1:58 PM - dibs
Aren't there some low-fat brownie recipes??????
Edited at September 27, 2012 1:58 PM
September 27, 2012 2:02 PM - CGar
DH, unpacking is going well, thanks. Loft and MBR are 95% unpacked, dave's room is 60% unpacked. This weekend, I'll do the kitchen, LR and DR and will mostly be done then.
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:02 PM
September 27, 2012 2:03 PM - Arkady
All those ersatz recipes taste awful. Then you get the slow creep of calories back into the recipes & in no time at all, voila!, you have fattening foods. Look at the way yogurt used to be healthful & now it's just another ice cream-type treat.
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:03 PM
September 27, 2012 2:03 PM - CGar
dave, what's the point of that really?
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:03 PM
September 27, 2012 2:07 PM - More4Less
Dave, CGar is giving me better low calorie than them low-fat brownies - ie NO FUCKING Brownies. Panda does NOT forget this
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:07 PM
September 27, 2012 2:09 PM - dibs
Try just chewing on bamboo like you're supposed to.
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:09 PM
September 27, 2012 2:09 PM - Arkady
The way you forgot to bring the brownies from your office the other night???
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:09 PM
September 27, 2012 2:12 PM - More4Less
well I brought a big ass cake didn't I and besides, 4Eva said she would get some on her way.
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:12 PM
September 27, 2012 2:12 PM - CGar
What do people think of this for the stairwell? I need something with an open bottom so it's easy to change the bulbs.

http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod690969&cm_ps=modal_add_to_cart-_-none-_-other_items_you_may_like&categoryId=cat1701013
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:12 PM
September 27, 2012 2:13 PM - CGar
I like this, too, but the prollem with most of RH's light fixtures is that they only took RH's proprietary filament bulbs.

http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod1870130&categoryId=cat1701013
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:13 PM
September 27, 2012 2:15 PM - dibs
"I need something with an open bottom "

A lifelong quest for many.
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:15 PM
September 27, 2012 2:16 PM - dibs
The first two look too cheap.
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:16 PM
September 27, 2012 2:16 PM - More4Less
does the first few use the same fancy looking bulb as the last one? if not, I don't like other ones as it's way too wide of opening so when one looks up the stairs, all they'll see if the bulb - not a good look
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:16 PM
September 27, 2012 2:17 PM - More4Less
if you worry about changing bulbs, go with an LED one then - them bad boys last forever
September 27, 2012 2:18 PM - dibs
I'm getting ready to leave to avoid the after school crowds.
September 27, 2012 2:18 PM - Arkady
I agree w/ M4L. You don't want glare. There are decorator bulbs that are silvered on the bottom to deflect light to the sides. But the fixtures are too big too.
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:18 PM
September 27, 2012 2:19 PM - CGar
"ie NO FUCKING Brownies. Panda does NOT forget this"

Listen up you fat effing Panda! I told you I owe you 2 trays of brownies, 1 for the Caps and 1 for the Senators (likely the last hockey we'll have for a while). I am a man of my word. 2 trays of brownies you'll have. Do NOT ever question my word or my integrity.
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:19 PM
September 27, 2012 2:20 PM - Donatella

The low fat brownies are a sad, pathetic shadow of the real thing.

Right now I am on hold with someone regarding a convoluted dental insurance issue. I am testing out my resolution to not be abusive to these call center people but to twist arms to get what I have to get done. So far 15 minutes - 10 of them on hold. I am on Defcon 1. (Rapidly escalating).

"Thank you for your patience. Your call IS important to us. Please continue to hold for the next available operator. When we return, we will be sure to give your call the attention that it deserves."

HA!!
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:20 PM
September 27, 2012 2:21 PM - CGar
m4l and Arkady, I can't figure out which one you like better? The stairwell fixtures have to have open bottoms or there will be no way to change the bulbs. Hard hats won't work because of a beam.
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:21 PM
September 27, 2012 2:22 PM - CGar
Arkady, the fixtures are 7.5" which isn't too big.
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:22 PM
September 27, 2012 2:22 PM - DeLepp
the second one is just for fun:
http://www.rejuvenation.com/catalog/products/dakota?category_id=4dfa41ac9a8665545200000f

http://www.rejuvenation.com/catalog/products/sunset?category_id=4dfa41ac9a8665545200000f

http://www.rejuvenation.com/catalog/products/corona?category_id=4dfa41ac9a8665545200000f

http://www.rejuvenation.com/catalog/products/george?category_id=4dfa41ac9a8665545200000f
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:22 PM
September 27, 2012 2:27 PM - CGar
DeLepp, thanks! I love the first one, the warehouse pendant, which comes in my favorite shades of blue and green. Like the 4th one, too, but it only takes those special filament bulbs. And lol to the 2nd one, which I've seen in the catalogue.
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:27 PM
September 27, 2012 2:28 PM - Arkady
LOVE the 2nd one! Like the 4th one for CG. 3rd is too 50s. 1st is trite.
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:28 PM
September 27, 2012 2:30 PM - CGar
Well, I love the first one, trite or not. And I agree that I don't like the 50s and 60s revival stuff which I'm seeing everywhere now, including C&B.
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:30 PM
September 27, 2012 2:31 PM - More4Less
CGar, my point is when the fixture opening is that wide, you'll be staring at the bulb when waling up the stairs. I'm suggesting you get something the encloses the bulb more so that when you look up, yo see more of the fixture vs the bulb - ie something like this:
http://www.lightingdirect.com/forecast-lighting-f5219-contemporary-modern-10-mini-pendant-shade-with-decorative-metal-rings-and-etched-glass-from-the-hollywood/p1774170
September 27, 2012 2:31 PM - Arkady
What about the hockey-puck style we talked about a few weeks ago?
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:31 PM
September 27, 2012 2:34 PM - Arkady
http://www.lightinguniverse.com/flush-mount-ceiling-lights_448.html?page=4
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:34 PM
September 27, 2012 2:37 PM - More4Less
Delepp's 4th one is very nice looking.
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:37 PM
September 27, 2012 2:37 PM - CGar
The hockey pucks were under cabinet lights.
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:37 PM
September 27, 2012 2:40 PM - CGar
m4l, thanks, but I don't like that, plus the bottom looks closed and it must be open - just like a hard hat - so that I can change the bulb with an extension pole like I did at my last apartment. I am NOT calling someone to bring a ladder every time a bulb needs to be changed. And how is it any different than walking upstairs with a hard hat overhead and that bulb exposed?
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:40 PM
September 27, 2012 2:40 PM - More4Less
CGar, is mounting the light on either or both sides of the wall an option?
September 27, 2012 2:41 PM - CGar
Agree about the 4th one, m4l, but without an open bottom I can't change it over the stairs.
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:41 PM
September 27, 2012 2:43 PM - CGar
Arkady, thanks, but that fixture is not open bottom either. I am talking about for over the stairwell. 12' or 15' ceiling there. Thus, open bottom fixture with bulb staring you in the face over the stairs. Unless one of you wants to be at my beck and call every time a bulb needs changing.
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:43 PM
September 27, 2012 2:44 PM - CGar
Not after I spent money having boxes installed on the ceiling it's not an option. Besides, I don't like wall fixtures except in bathrooms.
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:44 PM
September 27, 2012 2:45 PM - More4Less
CGar, with can lights, you aint paying for the fixture's style, looks, etc - ie you simply want a bulb mounting inside the ceiling. anyhow, wall mount would remove need to ask someone to change bulb
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:45 PM
September 27, 2012 2:46 PM - DeLepp
I think it is an open bottom(nh). I think the "shade" is in a cage. I would call and chat, maybe you can get dona to call for you?
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:46 PM
September 27, 2012 2:47 PM - More4Less
can you use your blue lights we rejected for over the kitchen island?
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:47 PM
September 27, 2012 2:50 PM - DeLepp
dave, you are going to love this article it's on Meridith-i got it right once -Whitney

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444549204578021380172883800.html?mod=WSJ_hps_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsForth
September 27, 2012 2:55 PM - CGar
DeLepp, thanks, I'll call.

m4l, no, as the bottoms are not open, but are globes, and they are very difficult fixtures to change.
September 27, 2012 2:58 PM - More4Less
CGar, then the decison is made, get one of your picks from RH - ie practicality over aesthetics. unless you start dating an Amazon warrior soon so she can change the bulbs for you
Edited at September 27, 2012 2:58 PM
September 27, 2012 3:08 PM - Arkady
If DeLepp's 4th one has a cover you could just leave it off. The pole looks rigid & would w/stand your using the gizmo.
Edited at September 27, 2012 3:08 PM
September 27, 2012 3:08 PM - Arkady
And ask if it takes standard bulbs - I bet it can. Then you could get the ones that are coated over the bottom.
Edited at September 27, 2012 3:08 PM
September 27, 2012 3:19 PM - dibs
"7.5" which isn't too big."

Bigger than most.
Edited at September 27, 2012 3:19 PM
September 27, 2012 3:27 PM - More4Less
hope Dickey gets his 20th win today
Edited at September 27, 2012 3:26 PM
September 27, 2012 3:27 PM - Partridge
CGar. Is this for one light on the staircase or is it wired for more?

Do not get filament type. They only throw about 10W. I think you could use a fixture with multiple bulbs there.
Edited at September 27, 2012 3:27 PM
September 27, 2012 3:30 PM - dibs
How about much smaller hanging fixtures with small but bright LED bulbs. You don't want massive fixtures hanging in the stairway.
Edited at September 27, 2012 3:30 PM
September 27, 2012 3:35 PM - dibs
If it's a landing, get a flush mount round fixture. If you're talking about the actual stairs. I think only very small pendants are appropriate except for recessed lighting

Go on HD website...hundreds of options of all sorts.
Edited at September 27, 2012 3:34 PM
September 27, 2012 3:38 PM - dibs
Like this...slick, simple, unobtrusive

http://www.homedepot.com/Lighting-Fans-Indoor-Lighting-Indoor-Ceiling-Lighting-Pendant-Lights/h_d1/N-5yc1vZbvlo/R-202072727/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&storeId=10051#.UGSq-EKK5UQ
Edited at September 27, 2012 3:38 PM
September 27, 2012 3:41 PM - Arkady
They're for over the stairs, dibs. His concern is being able to change the light bulbs when they blow.
Edited at September 27, 2012 3:41 PM
September 27, 2012 3:57 PM - dibs
Right...and a lot of times those bulb changers pictured above won't work on any type of smaller LED bulb which are mostly the two prong type.

If he has a ladder, the way to accomplish this is with a ladder and a long board that you run from a high step to the ladder and use as scaffolding to reach the bulb.

Or i can ride on Fulgencio's shoulders and reach it after I deal with what to blow.
Edited at September 27, 2012 3:57 PM
September 27, 2012 4:02 PM - CGar
"the way to accomplish this is with a ladder and a long board that you run from a high step to the ladder and use as scaffolding to reach the bulb."

ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR FUCKING MIND?!?!?!?!

1. I have vertigo.

B. I'm uncoordinated.

(iii) I'm Jewish.

These are over the stairs, not the landing.
Edited at September 27, 2012 4:02 PM
September 27, 2012 4:03 PM - Arkady
Not sure the ladder trick would work there - ceiling's pretty high. BH could do it.
Edited at September 27, 2012 4:03 PM
September 27, 2012 4:04 PM - CGar
It MUST be a fixture that I can change with a long-handled bulb changer or take a long-life LED bulb as dave suggested.
Edited at September 27, 2012 4:04 PM
September 27, 2012 4:06 PM - CGar
^^^I like the Home Depot light dave posted. I'm going to check and see if the one DeLepp posted has an open bottom.
Edited at September 27, 2012 4:06 PM
September 27, 2012 4:07 PM - dibs
If there's a fixture at the top and at the bottom, why do you even need on on the stairs??????????????
Edited at September 27, 2012 4:07 PM
September 27, 2012 4:09 PM - Arkady
Because he likes a lot of light & because he had junction boxes installed already.
Edited at September 27, 2012 4:09 PM
September 27, 2012 4:09 PM - CGar
The stairwell was very dark. I want to hang art. So I had 2 boxes added for overhead lights.
September 27, 2012 4:10 PM - Arkady
What about cones that you could direct at the art on the wall?
Edited at September 27, 2012 4:10 PM
September 27, 2012 4:13 PM - DeLepp
You got vertigo too...the list get longer...
Edited at September 27, 2012 4:13 PM
September 27, 2012 4:16 PM - dibs
I agree with some directed light if it's for art. Like these...

http://www.homedepot.com/Lighting-Fans-Indoor-Lighting-Indoor-Ceiling-Lighting-Track-Lighting/h_d1/N-5yc1vZbvmk/R-202051365/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&storeId=10051#.UGSzyEKK5UQ


Gonna be even harder to change bulbs though
Edited at September 27, 2012 4:16 PM
September 27, 2012 4:16 PM - Arkady
Not your kind of cone, DeLepp.
Edited at September 27, 2012 4:16 PM
September 27, 2012 4:18 PM - Arkady
There are some that just use incandescents & you could use the pole to change their orientation to point down when you have to change the lamps.
Edited at September 27, 2012 4:18 PM
September 27, 2012 4:18 PM - dibs
DerLepp, vertigo is relative. He probably can't even stand on a three legged stool.
Edited at September 27, 2012 4:18 PM
September 27, 2012 4:21 PM - dibs
Yes, smaller "spotlight" like bulbs. I have these. They would be good. Not like the one I posted which obviously is using an LED
Edited at September 27, 2012 4:21 PM
September 27, 2012 4:21 PM - DeLepp
I would say not, a lick of that and I would look like a red-headed don king.
Edited at September 27, 2012 4:21 PM
September 27, 2012 4:22 PM - dibs
Like this...

http://www.homedepot.com/Lighting-Fans-Indoor-Lighting-Indoor-Ceiling-Lighting-Track-Lighting/h_d1/N-5yc1vZbvmkZ1z10r5u/R-203394366/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&storeId=10051#.UGS1fUKK5UQ
Edited at September 27, 2012 4:22 PM
September 27, 2012 4:23 PM - CGar
"He probably can't even stand on a three legged stool."

Heading to a certain spot in Brooklyn Heights now to stand on a three legged stool and shout repeatedly at the top of my lungs: "I'M GOING TO BUCKS AGAIN!"
Edited at September 27, 2012 4:23 PM
September 27, 2012 4:35 PM - dibs
Just don't ask about the Italy trip.
Edited at September 27, 2012 4:35 PM
September 27, 2012 4:37 PM - CGar
:-)
Edited at September 27, 2012 4:37 PM
September 27, 2012 5:23 PM - Arkady
I have an Irish cousin in town who is having an art show opening tonight in Chelsea. Please, everyone, (& esp. CG) think good thoughts about heading off the rain until I get home. Thanks.
Edited at September 27, 2012 5:23 PM
September 27, 2012 5:30 PM - dibs
What's irish got to do with it????
Edited at September 27, 2012 5:30 PM
September 27, 2012 5:35 PM - CGar
What's CG got to do with it????
Edited at September 27, 2012 5:35 PM
September 27, 2012 5:36 PM - dibs
Maybe you, being Jewish, have some lingering holiness about you from YK; soon to be washed away by the drink.
Edited at September 27, 2012 5:38 PM
September 27, 2012 5:38 PM - dibs
If she had a TV she could have checked the forecast.
Edited at September 27, 2012 5:38 PM
September 27, 2012 5:38 PM - More4Less
Dress appropriately then - flats are easier to run in vs 6" pumps & mini-skirt
Edited at September 27, 2012 5:38 PM
September 27, 2012 5:41 PM - dibs
Only someone from Brooklyn would wear flats to a Chelsea gallery opening.
Edited at September 27, 2012 5:41 PM
September 27, 2012 5:43 PM - CGar
Last time she wore pumps, I had to leave with her in the middle of a wedding reception to go to a store to buy flats.
Edited at September 27, 2012 5:43 PM
September 27, 2012 5:53 PM - dibs
High maintenance people deserve each other.
Edited at September 27, 2012 5:53 PM
September 27, 2012 5:54 PM - petebklyn
I see someone was quite busy on another site today. Winning friends and influencing people.

Who is going to try the restaurant in LIC for horsemeat(nh)?


Edited at September 27, 2012 5:54 PM
September 27, 2012 5:56 PM - dibs
Consumer Reporter Linda Baquerro is telling us now that you can't believe all the reviews that you read online.
Edited at September 27, 2012 5:56 PM
September 27, 2012 5:57 PM - dibs
Yes, and I'm still there, slugging it out with babs.
Edited at September 27, 2012 5:57 PM
September 27, 2012 5:57 PM - dibs
And it was so nice to see cmu again
Edited at September 27, 2012 5:57 PM
September 27, 2012 5:58 PM - dibs
I saw the lead in story on horsemeat but didn't see where it was. LIC??? Doubtful.
Edited at September 27, 2012 5:58 PM
September 27, 2012 5:59 PM - dibs
The upcoming story about the MTA board on News 4 should be interesting.
Edited at September 27, 2012 5:59 PM
September 27, 2012 6:01 PM - petebklyn
I didn't see him. I'll have to look again.
babs is a little miss know-it-all. Did anyone ever meet her?
Edited at September 27, 2012 6:01 PM
September 27, 2012 6:03 PM - petebklyn
at the museum - moma ps1
Edited at September 27, 2012 6:03 PM
September 27, 2012 6:03 PM - dibs
What's the issue with the ads on the subway saying Jihadists are savages????? they are.
Edited at September 27, 2012 6:03 PM
September 27, 2012 6:06 PM - dibs
The MTA board member is right. The chairman sounds like a pompous ass. Cutting the number of meetings is not good for disclosure on what's going on. I think the chairman's conduct in that video was despicble and he should be replaced.
Edited at September 27, 2012 6:07 PM
September 27, 2012 6:06 PM - petebklyn
and looking for jimmy hoffa buried in some driveway....Will Geraldo be there for that one?
Edited at September 27, 2012 6:06 PM
September 27, 2012 6:15 PM - dibs
The site over there isn't loading comments now anyway. Great job Kyle!!!!!!!!!
Edited at September 27, 2012 6:15 PM
September 27, 2012 6:21 PM - petebklyn
they aren't used to so many comments on 1 thread anymore.
Edited at September 27, 2012 6:21 PM
September 27, 2012 6:25 PM - dibs
Pete, you must have an opinion on AY. You have one on everything else.
Edited at September 27, 2012 6:25 PM
September 27, 2012 6:30 PM - petebklyn
goldstein is pompous ass. I think arena is okay to have...design not sure....lettering of Barclays is ugly.
eminent domain issue I think is overblown. possible that there was too much given away by gov't but hard to tell unless compare to other developments.
We'll see if there is enuf demand for the amount of housing to be developed. Would have preferred more
office bldg but then again I don't know about market demand.
Generally am in favor and really tired of how brownstoner in mouthpiece for the anti-AY propaganda.
Edited at September 27, 2012 6:30 PM
September 27, 2012 6:30 PM - dibs
Rather pithy.
Edited at September 27, 2012 6:30 PM
September 27, 2012 6:31 PM - petebklyn
that wasn't intentional. maybe I wrote to much and surprised this site.
generally in favor of it altho opposition has some valid complaints.
Edited at September 27, 2012 6:31 PM
September 27, 2012 6:33 PM - Donatella


".....soon to be washed away by the drink."

LOL. That sounds pretty Irish.
Edited at September 27, 2012 6:33 PM
September 27, 2012 6:33 PM - dibs
Yes, I'm in favor of it. Otherwise there'd still be a hole there. Sure, the process was flawed but what isn't when the government gets involved in something big like that and the stakes are high.

But the whiners continuing to whine over it need to move on.
Edited at September 27, 2012 6:33 PM
September 27, 2012 6:38 PM - petebklyn
the arena is just small part of it. and am glad it finally happened.
Great that track yards are being covered and developable. Would have wished more office bldg in plan but I don't know market demand. Seems like too much housing in one area for the current demand .....which is why the timeline will take many more years to complete than initially thought.
September 27, 2012 6:41 PM - dibs
Yeah, fine line in that area between providing too much housing and dampening the market for existing owners.
Edited at September 27, 2012 6:41 PM
September 27, 2012 6:43 PM - petebklyn
TSM up 4% today. How much up since you bailed?
Edited at September 27, 2012 6:43 PM
September 27, 2012 6:46 PM - dibs
Let me check on when I sold it...BRB...
Edited at September 27, 2012 6:46 PM
September 27, 2012 6:52 PM - dibs
Sold it on 8/16 at $14.53. it did not go down after that, only up. But with the proceeds I bought GDXJ at $20 and PHYS at $14 and they are now $25 and $15 so slightly better off.

I didn't sell all of the TSM but about 3/4 of it since I wanted it to remain on my radar
September 27, 2012 6:53 PM - dibs
Do you and LM get flu shots????
Edited at September 27, 2012 6:53 PM
September 27, 2012 6:55 PM - petebklyn
GE was up 2.5% today.
Looks like the market approves of socialist president. S&P up 15% for year. With his reelection seeming more like sure bet at this point.
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September 27, 2012 6:56 PM - Donatella

I am right on the Northeastern corner of the construction for AY. This is major in my neighborhood right now; no kidding, they are now laying foundations on the residential towers and whatever they are doing now...driving piles or whatever... it goes on all night long (nh)..., actually day and night. It is quiet now, but soon the banging (nh) will start and go on through the night. The arena stuff when on all night long for a long time, but the windows were shut during the summer and with my noisy A/C didn't hear any of it.
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September 27, 2012 6:57 PM - dibs
TSM has received strong orders the last day or so from Broadcom, Qualcomm and Cirrus Logic who are all iPhone 5 suppliers.

I should have anticipated that
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September 27, 2012 6:59 PM - petebklyn
Harvard needs better investment advisors(managed a loss for year). Trails Yale, MIT, Stanford,etc returns
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September 27, 2012 7:00 PM - dibs
I'm resigned to Obama winning. The market will go up because he won't replace Bernanke and QE will continue. Great for the short term but not for the longer term. Obama will continue to lead us down a road of more and more entitlements, fewer people paying taxes, more regulation and therefore...bottom line....less capital spending by businesses. You have to understand that economic growth occurs not from stock market gains but by increased capital spending.

Marc Faber's recent piece has an excellent discussion of all of these issues.
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September 27, 2012 7:01 PM - Donatella


Swagga 360 (looking around for the What), the hiphop clothing store on Fulton between Vanderbilt and Clinton which (mercifully) went out of biz in the spring is now being refurbished. Outside was one of the Yemeni guys who works at Yafa bodega, supervising some construction. Turns out that he is starting a middle eastern restaurant in that spot. I am really excited. It is perfect for that and also, I like the guy. He is a very sweet guy; he handles every manner of weirdness in the bodega with grace and humor. I would love to see him succeed there and a nice neighborhood place where you can get good take out would be great there.
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September 27, 2012 7:03 PM - dibs
LOL...yeah,after the Class of 69 made such a big stink over the pay they were getting AND THEN THEY ALL LEFT!!!!!!


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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September 27, 2012 7:04 PM - Donatella

Dibs even if he does, it is a real possibility still Republicans will win the Senate.
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September 27, 2012 7:05 PM - dibs
Yes, dona, it is. But real gridlock won't be good for the market. And Obam will remain his stubborn, pig headed, uncompromising self
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September 27, 2012 7:06 PM - petebklyn
moon is up reflecting on the lake.

I thought republicans were very in favor of fewer people paying taxes(as long as they are very rich of course).
Everytime I go out in NYC seems like lot of spending going on. And dona is just telling us about capital spending in her 'hood.
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September 27, 2012 7:07 PM - dibs
I like the Honda Civic ad with the "buttons." Besides, the guy is cute.
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September 27, 2012 7:08 PM - petebklyn
pubs ain't winning the senate. and will lose a handful of house seats.
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September 27, 2012 7:15 PM - petebklyn
Atlantic Antic this wkend. yuck.
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September 27, 2012 7:17 PM - petebklyn
I'm not one into homeopathic or natural remedies....but I am starting to believe there is benefit to the zinc based cold remedies sold in drugstores now.
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September 27, 2012 7:17 PM - Donatella
Well, Aikin (the guy who opined on "legitimate" rape) specialist in rape/pregnancy) insisted on running, despite the pleas of party leaders. Clare McCaskill is up against him. That is an important race.
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September 27, 2012 7:18 PM - petebklyn
talk about pig-headed politicos:"Christie to Veto Every Spending Bill Until Tax Cut Passes" - even tho his wildly optimistic revenue predictions falling far short of expectations.
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September 27, 2012 7:19 PM - Donatella
I went to Atlantic Antic once and it was the same as every street festival. Sausages and tube socks.
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September 27, 2012 7:21 PM - Donatella

Doesn't Dick Morris look like a madman? I don't know his story but he was a big operative for Clinton, but had a meltdown of some kind and is now rabidly against the Dems.
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September 27, 2012 7:22 PM - petebklyn
the street fairs have turned into money maker for city and fleamarket-type vendors. (who am sure collect no sales tax on sales nor pay income tax on profits) - certainly part of the 47%ers
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September 27, 2012 7:23 PM - dibs
Actually that's not what he said Pete. He said he'd veto every spending bill that didn't show where the revenue was going to come from.

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September 27, 2012 7:24 PM - dibs
Is Atlantic Antic like every other NYC street fair??? tube sock vendors, corn on the cob and bad italian sausage????????
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September 27, 2012 7:26 PM - petebklyn
I don't know him, dona. I don't watch the TV and all the pundits. They are there to promote themselves more than anything else. I find the discussions on economy on bloomberg radio much more educational.
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September 27, 2012 7:27 PM - sixyearsandcounting
No phone for several hours while my number gets moved from Verizon to Virgin Mobile. How 19th Century.
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September 27, 2012 7:30 PM - petebklyn
you want a virgin - you better go back to 19th century.
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September 27, 2012 7:41 PM - BoerumHillScott
I walked past a group of arena protesters this evening.
A number had t-shirts saying something like "It is still Atlantic Avenue-Pacific Street Station to me"
I'm not sure what they are fighting for at this point.

I hope the area gets flooded with apartments sooner rather than later since I hope to buy in the neighborhood some day.
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September 27, 2012 7:43 PM - BoerumHillScott
Atlantic Antic the last two years was great. Nothing like the other street fairs I have seen.
Lots of good food along with the generic fair stuff, several stages of music, decent bit of artsy stalls, and no tub socks or similar crap. Last year you could also drink alcohol in the street.
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September 27, 2012 7:43 PM - dibs
Scott, i don't theink they understand what they are fighting for either. Did many of them want their student loans forgiven??????
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September 27, 2012 7:53 PM - petebklyn
manhunt(nh) going on in harriman state park. I think lech likes to take his kids there. Some crazy old guntoting coot killed his daughter-in-law.
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September 27, 2012 7:59 PM - dibs
I saw that on yesterday's news.

I wonder how many other PLUSAs can tell us who A. Harriman waswithout looking it up.
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September 27, 2012 8:07 PM - petebklyn
if lifetime NYers and as old as you are...they should know.
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September 27, 2012 8:12 PM - rf
What is this, the Dave and Pete Show, with a guest appearance by Donatella?

The Republicans will not win the Senate. It's not just Aiken.
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September 27, 2012 8:16 PM - petebklyn
you're just repeating donatella's misspelling. It is Akin. from you I expect better.
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September 27, 2012 8:18 PM - dibs
She's a nutjob liberal, Pete. Can't expect much in the form of rational thinking.
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September 27, 2012 8:25 PM - Partridge
Jeez! Isn't Xing home yet?
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September 27, 2012 8:26 PM - dibs
Yes...we had dinner and just had peaches and ice cream. Watching Last Resort.
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September 27, 2012 8:26 PM - dibs
I guess I forgot the :)
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September 27, 2012 8:28 PM - rf
Six, it doesn't usually take as long as they predict.
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September 27, 2012 8:29 PM - Partridge
Send him my love.
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September 27, 2012 8:30 PM - petebklyn
not peaches and herb?
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September 27, 2012 8:30 PM - rf
I didn't know that spelling of proper nouns had anything to do with rational thinking.
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September 27, 2012 8:31 PM - petebklyn
are you saying it is never as long as they claim it is?
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September 27, 2012 8:31 PM - rf
Oops, I forgot the :)
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September 27, 2012 8:32 PM - petebklyn
you think Akin is a proper noun? I think he is a Moron
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September 27, 2012 8:40 PM - Deleted
Just had dinner at wythe. Think mighta seen Pete's buddy
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September 27, 2012 8:40 PM - petebklyn
$4m house in bayridge, partridge. Would you ever have thought?
http://www.bhsusa.com/brooklyn/bay-ridge/townhouse/1093126
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September 27, 2012 8:41 PM - rf
Pete, where's the big M?
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September 27, 2012 8:41 PM - petebklyn
really, was he tall skinny, facial hair but thinning on top?
September 27, 2012 8:42 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"Atlantic Antic this wkend. yuck."

Agreed. I like the Flatbush Frolic better. It's more manageable and still fun.
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September 27, 2012 8:44 PM - petebklyn
yay, dinner is here. later folks
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September 27, 2012 8:46 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
A very close friend, for 20+ years, is not well. He has a form of cancer. It's been caught really early, but it's still causing problems. I just got off the phone with him. I'm really sad that he's going through this. I want to drop everything and just go take care of him. I know he'll get better, I have faith. I just can't stand seeing him uncomfortable while he/the docs fix this. He's my best friend in the world, next to BH.
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September 27, 2012 8:49 PM - Deleted
No. Appeared shorter. Not him.

Total shitshow here. Very manhattany. Do not like.
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September 27, 2012 8:57 PM - Partridge
BR house, Pete, is in the best location possible. Very seclude high standing property. Price include an equal sized adjacent lot. I'ts all about location for this one.
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September 27, 2012 8:58 PM - rf
The shopgirl's store is looking good!
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September 27, 2012 8:59 PM - Partridge
So sorry, for you and him, Cobble!!!! I'm sure you will do your best to help him in whatever way he really needs.
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September 27, 2012 8:59 PM - rf
She was so busy that she couldn't entertain me, but it was good because I had a chance to look around.
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September 27, 2012 8:59 PM - rf
Cobble, I'm sorry. That's tough. Hoping for the very best for your friend.
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September 27, 2012 8:59 PM - Partridge
Thanks, rf. Car all good now?
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September 27, 2012 9:05 PM - rf
No, but who cares. It's leaking antifreeze but not much, and all I have to do is go by and they put more in. Not overheating. What can you do with 197617 miles.
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September 27, 2012 9:06 PM - More4Less
I love the long school day for the kid - can't nap hence sleeps early
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September 27, 2012 9:07 PM - rf
My kid went to sleep every night at 11. Fun, fun, fun!
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September 27, 2012 9:07 PM - More4Less
It's not leaking via the tubes? Those are cheapie fixes vs the radiator
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September 27, 2012 9:08 PM - rf
Now she goes to sleep at 11 but at least she's not in my bed, and I can go to sleep before her.
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September 27, 2012 9:08 PM - More4Less
Rf, the kid sometimes would roll around till 11:30-12 then is a pita waking up in the morning
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September 27, 2012 9:11 PM - rf
M4L, new radiator, new water pump. It's a weird little leak somewhere. If I go far, I take my dad's car, and he will buy a new car by the end of the year and I'll take his current 2009 Chevy Caprice. Farewell Dodge Caravan Sport, vintage 1996!
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September 27, 2012 9:12 PM - rf
M4L, pre-k and the year before at Red Apple were killers. Those naps--she didn't need them and just went to sleep because she was bored. She just didn't need that much sleep.
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September 27, 2012 9:15 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Thanks, gals. I'm praying a lot, and trying to have faith.

Must eat dinner with BH, who is just home now.
September 27, 2012 9:15 PM - More4Less
RF, Good timing to change cars. At this point 197k miles, it'll be one problem or another.
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September 27, 2012 9:40 PM - rf
To say nothing of the slipping transmission!
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