Weekend OT
January 19, 2013 8:30 AM - dibs
Will we get any snow this year???

435 comments
January 19, 2013 8:34 AM - Arkady
There are rumors about a snow storm this coming Friday.
#1
January 19, 2013 8:37 AM - dibs
Who started the rumor?????
Edited at January 19, 2013 8:37 AM
#2
January 19, 2013 8:37 AM - Arkady
NewsRadio 88
#3
January 19, 2013 8:39 AM - dibs
I don't have a radio here, only a moving picture machine
Edited at January 19, 2013 8:39 AM
#4
January 19, 2013 8:40 AM - dibs
Forecast on weather channel says rain and snow showers on Friday down here.
Edited at January 19, 2013 8:40 AM
#5
January 19, 2013 8:45 AM - Arkady
NOAA has 40% chance of precip but I don't see where a storm would be coming from.
#6
January 19, 2013 8:48 AM - dibs
They typically come from the sky.
#7
January 19, 2013 8:48 AM - Arkady
Tempests in teapots don't!
#8
January 19, 2013 8:51 AM - dibs
I believe the correct phrase is "tempest in a teaCUP"
#9
January 19, 2013 8:54 AM - Arkady
Tempest in a teapot OR storm in a teacup
#10
January 19, 2013 8:56 AM - dibs
Yeah, that's it.
Edited at January 19, 2013 8:56 AM
#11
January 19, 2013 8:58 AM - Arkady
Popularized at the time of the Boston Tea Party.
#12
January 19, 2013 9:12 AM - dibs
You'd like my dining room in P-Town. The theme is tea...numerous pewter and silver tea pots, strainers, waste bowls and tea caddies
Edited at January 19, 2013 9:12 AM
#13
January 19, 2013 9:15 AM - petebklyn
never knew you had your own tearoom.
#14
January 19, 2013 9:16 AM - dibs
REPOTD on Create now...villas on Lake Cuomo
#15
January 19, 2013 9:18 AM - DeLepp
Subway line manager making $165K/year borrowed a generator from mta after ss sandy has been reprimanded with a demotion and decreased to 83k/year salary.
#16
January 19, 2013 9:26 AM - dibs
No gloryhole though, pete
Edited at January 19, 2013 9:26 AM
#17
January 19, 2013 9:31 AM - RowerChick
Just found out my Uncle Jeff passed away last night. He was a great man, teacher of High School History, coach of Girls' Fencing. I will be sitting Shiva on Tuesday & Wednesday.
Edited at January 19, 2013 9:31 AM
#18
January 19, 2013 9:41 AM - dibs
I didn't know there was a town in PA named Enola. There's a guy on Silverdaddies from there. I wonder if he is THE Enola Gay
#19
January 19, 2013 10:10 AM - Arkady
Lake Como, dibs.
#20
January 19, 2013 10:15 AM - DeadCatBounce
This one was sold by Versace for $52M
Edited at January 19, 2013 10:15 AM
#21
January 19, 2013 10:28 AM - Donatella
John Hlad died. I had been using him as a plumber since the mid 80s with the coop in Brooklyn Heights. He was a lovely man; very avuncular and helped me a lot. RIP John.
Edited at January 19, 2013 10:28 AM
#22
January 19, 2013 10:29 AM - Donatella
Oh I didn't see your post on your uncle RC. Sorry for your loss.
#23
January 19, 2013 10:31 AM - Deleted
Lago di Como is one of my favorite spots in the world. I used to go there a lot when I was working out of my previous employer's Milano office. Only a one hour train ride from "centro Milano". Interestingly, though, it is not a popular vacation spot for Italians. Lots of British and German folks.
#24
January 19, 2013 10:34 AM - dibs
Bergamo looked nice too, benson. The wife of the Osteria (Philly) chef whom we went to Sicily with is from there.
#25
January 19, 2013 10:35 AM - dibs
Baking bread now. Smells great.
#26
January 19, 2013 10:35 AM - Deleted
Last night I saw the British film "56 Up". I highly recommend it. It is the continuation of a series of previous documentaries in which they catch up with the lives of the same 15 (or so) people from the UK of various backgrounds and classes. The first documentary interviewed them when they were 7 years old, and it catches up with them every 7 years.
#27
January 19, 2013 10:54 AM - CGar
"Popularized at the time of the Boston Tea Party."

Tell us how you enjoyed the Boston Tea Party? More or less than tea bagging?? And is that why you joined the Park Slope Branch of the Tea Bag Party???
Edited at January 19, 2013 10:54 AM
#28
January 19, 2013 10:55 AM - dibs
Look what the cat just dragged in. Late night at Montero's????
#29
January 19, 2013 10:58 AM - CGar
I'm sorry about your uncle, RC. Is this the first anyone is hearing that you're JEWish???

dona, I realize that YOU don't read MY posts, prolly because you're too busy plathering about your hair, but I used John Hlad as well, as did Sloppy.
#30
January 19, 2013 11:00 AM - CGar
Yes, at Montero's, but, well, not exactly late, but it seems I can't hold my shots anymore. I split 1/2 a shot and it wasted me. Sticking to beer from now on.
#31
January 19, 2013 11:01 AM - dibs
Try sticking with Manischewitz
#32
January 19, 2013 11:02 AM - CGar
Sounds interesting, benson. I read not long ago (can't recall where, so prolly the Times) of a group of friends who had their pictures taken on the same date every seven years since they were 7. Started out as kids. Then as they got older, they started getting together on the same date. Then it became a ritual, so now they make sure to get together no matter where they are.
#33
January 19, 2013 11:04 AM - CGar
"Try sticking with Manischewitz"

Anti-semitic Nazi.
Edited at January 19, 2013 11:04 AM
#34
January 19, 2013 11:10 AM - Arkady
The father of a friend of mine was a noted Italian artist - Mario Radice. Born & lived at Como. I visited them there - absolutely stunning place.
#35
January 19, 2013 11:12 AM - CGar
"The father of a friend of mine was a noted Italian artist"

I thought you were going to say Michelangelo.
Edited at January 19, 2013 11:12 AM
#36
January 19, 2013 11:13 AM - Arkady
Who knew? Little birds are soooo lazy! Three feeders w/ their fave foods. A separate table feeder is for big birds that don't perch. Damned little guys are emptying the big tray instead of clinging to perches.
#37
January 19, 2013 11:13 AM - Arkady
Galileo's daughter & I were in the same nunnery.
Edited at January 19, 2013 11:13 AM
#38
January 19, 2013 11:17 AM - CGar
dave, love the POTD. I would love a big snow storm this winter, preferably one where I have power to charge my BlackBerry is all.
#39
January 19, 2013 11:17 AM - DeadCatBounce
Galileo's Daughter was a good book.
#40
January 19, 2013 11:19 AM - petebklyn
she didn't say she was jewish. just sitting shiva for an uncle (who apparently was).

Didn't I hear something on radio yesterday that chicago had not had snow in three hundred something days?
#41
January 19, 2013 11:20 AM - dibs
Tyler Florence cooking a porterhouse on Barefoot Contessa and he lets it rest for 10 minutes in a bath of herbed, melted butter!!!!!
#42
January 19, 2013 11:21 AM - dibs
Yes, Pete, I heard that too. It's going to be very bad for this year's grain and corn crops.
Edited at January 19, 2013 11:21 AM
#43
January 19, 2013 11:21 AM - petebklyn
i hate this DIY stuff. how can I become jewish?
most of morning spent sawing, biscuit joining....well assisting in sawing biscuit joining anyway. oh, and the kitchen sink drain too.
Edited at January 19, 2013 11:21 AM
#44
January 19, 2013 11:21 AM - Arkady
I liked it too, DCB.
#45
January 19, 2013 11:22 AM - petebklyn
and transportation down the mississippi river too.
#46
January 19, 2013 11:22 AM - Arkady
pete - DIY saves a TON of money!!
#47
January 19, 2013 11:24 AM - petebklyn
not for this table...would have been much cheaper to buy something. Totally self-expression, being creative arts and crafts project.
#48
January 19, 2013 11:26 AM - DeadCatBounce
" how can I become jewish?"
Just keep whining.
#49
January 19, 2013 11:27 AM - dibs
Pete, consider yourself lucky that you have someone who can do things like that. You could have been saddled with some alcoholic Jew who can't do anything except order brunch.
#50
January 19, 2013 11:30 AM - petebklyn
I don't think they can hold their liquor well enough to become alcoholic.
#51
January 19, 2013 11:33 AM - CGar
"Galileo's daughter & I were in the same nunnery."

Was Pete in the same nunnery???
#52
January 19, 2013 11:36 AM - CGar
"You could have been saddled with some alcoholic Jew who can't do anything except order brunch."

"I don't think they can hold their liquor well enough to become alcoholic."

If I didn't know better, I'd think these posts were about me. And, just for the record, Pedro, the only reason dave admitted me for membership in the all goy Brunch Club was that I can generally match him bottle for bottle.
#53
January 19, 2013 11:45 AM - etson
I enjoyed the 7-Up series but haven't seen 49 and 56.
We had to watch the first few in English class at high school. Then I think 35 came out a year or two after that.
I do feel sorry for the people that are on it though - it's almost like being on the ultimate reality show that follows you through your whole life, and initially with no choice. I liked most of the people on it, probably the women more than the men. Couldn't stand the cab driver's miserable wife though (did they get divorced eventually?) and didn't have much time for the ex-tramp turned local politician.

Guy that conceived / directed them also did James Bond and Narnia movies!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Apted

Edited at January 19, 2013 11:45 AM
#54
January 19, 2013 11:47 AM - CGar
Hey, PB. How's effing Canada???
#55
January 19, 2013 11:50 AM - etson
Hey CGar, warmer than effing normal for this time of year fortunately. Supposed to get a deep freeze late next week.
Glad to be here right now as it's the only place I don't have mega renovation stress.
#56
January 19, 2013 11:52 AM - CGar
How's the reno going? Where/what did you end up picking for cabinets? (I need to order one for my kitchen.) When are you back to check the progress, or are you waiting until it's all done?
#57
January 19, 2013 11:54 AM - kazootite
Oooh! I love the POTD, dibs.

Lots of plathering this am.
silverteapots.com, trips to Italy, carpentry projects, Dave baking bread, CGar returning from Montero's, nunneries, etc. Time for coffee. Sorry if I left anything out.
#58
January 19, 2013 11:55 AM - CGar
Just read an interesting article about keeping Labs healthy, and found this fact interesting . . .

"In the first year of life, about eight in 10 puppies were ill (mostly from gastrointestinal problems)"
#59
January 19, 2013 11:55 AM - kazootite
RC, I am so sorry for your loss of your uncle.

Sorry too, Dona, about the loss of your plumber and friend.
Edited at January 19, 2013 11:55 AM
#60
January 19, 2013 12:00 PM - kazootite
I hope your reno project goes well, Etson (PB)

Where is Rob? Maybe he is out walking the dog and / or re-decorating the fish tanks.


#61
January 19, 2013 12:01 PM - etson
Ended up picking Ikea and like the look of their stuff but I had to 'design' it myself so scared it won't all fit right.
Contractor is OK - not expensive & responsive but I ended up having to do / buy more than I intended on my own (& whereas I am not Jewish I am certainly Jew-ish when it comes to DIY). Ended up picking some things off the internet without even seeing them because of time constraints.
So it's now about 1/3 of the way done and I have no idea how it will all work out. I am not coming back till it is almost done, which would be a couple of weeks if things go OK, or around November if not.

#62
January 19, 2013 12:02 PM - etson
Actually, kitchen cabinets from Ikea. Most everything else from Lowe's.
#63
January 19, 2013 12:06 PM - MontroseMorris
Hi Etson! Glad to see you. Happy New Year from one part of the Frozen North to another.

I'm sure your apt will look great in the end. It's amazing what some caulk, joint compound, mo(u)lding and paint can do to cover up little boo-boos and miscalculations. No one will ever know.
#64
January 19, 2013 12:06 PM - CGar
etson, I had to pick a lot of things offline without seeing them, which seems to be the only way to go. Still don't know if all the light fixtures and bathroom hardware will work/fit as intended, but fingers crossed. As m4l told me, that's really the only choice you have these days since most stuff is online and not in stores anymore. (I looked at Ikea online, but I can't find the cabinet I need to match, so I think I'll end up going with a close match at Lowe's.) Y'know what, you picked stuff that YOU like, which is all that matters, and I'm sure your contractor can make it fit right, since everything has to be customized a bit when it's installed.

And I think "responsive contractor" is an oxymoron (except that mine is responsive TO ME, but that's because he's a friend).
#65
January 19, 2013 12:12 PM - CGar
Dominique.
#66
January 19, 2013 12:13 PM - Slope4Eva
GM. RC, sorry to hear about your uncle. I "think" you may have mentioned him recently? Dona, same to you about your friend.

Hi, Etson, welcome back.
Edited at January 19, 2013 12:13 PM
#67
January 19, 2013 12:13 PM - etson
Hi MM! Hope Trojan life is treating you well & all the best for 2013..
Thanks MM and CGar for the reassurance & kazoo for the good wishes. Sure I'll be venting here some more over the next few weeks. Starting a much bigger reno in London as well at the start of Feb but the management company and contractor are doing everything over there (except paying, unfortunately)
Edited at January 19, 2013 12:13 PM
#68
January 19, 2013 12:13 PM - etson
Hi Eva!
Edited at January 19, 2013 12:13 PM
#69
January 19, 2013 12:16 PM - CGar
"Sure I'll be venting here some more"

This really isn't the place for venting, PB. ;-)

Why are you renovating London, too??? I thought only Jews were gluttons for punishment???
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January 19, 2013 12:22 PM - Donatella
About John Hlad, there were times when he seemed like my father, simultaneously making fun of me and helping me tremendously at the same time, like the time when I had a crack in the waste line. What a disgusting adventure that was. They couldn't make it out here after Sandy when I needed a plumber last since they are in Staten Island. So that was when I got the guy who told me I needed a new boiler. Hlads guys told me my boiler was fine and I dont need a new one. I had them over this am to check all valves and radiators since Tenant annoying the shit out of me. Yes Virginia if you insist on keeping the ac in the window it will be drafty.

I read your long winded posts CGar.
#71
January 19, 2013 12:24 PM - etson
London has needed some reno work for a looong time, especially the (1.5) bathrooms. Kitchen and main bathroom there have not been redone since before I moved in, although have had other stuff like new floors etc.
Tenants moving out at the end of this month so that's why I am having it done now.
#72
January 19, 2013 12:25 PM - rf
Donatella, the air conditioner in my daughter's room is too heavy to lift out (installed with a bracket). This year I put bubble wrap over it and it really helped. I got wide bubble wrap at Staples, and it wasn't expensive.
#73
January 19, 2013 12:27 PM - CGar
I could've given you plenty of wide bubble wrap for free if you weren't so pig-headed and just asked me . . .
Edited at January 19, 2013 12:27 PM
#74
January 19, 2013 12:28 PM - CGar
"simultaneously making fun of me and helping me tremendously at the same time"

A. We all feel that way.

2. "simultaneously" and "at the same time" are redundant, which helps your endless plathering not at all.
#75
January 19, 2013 12:30 PM - rf
CGar, I thought you gave everything to BSM. Certainly there were enough moving supplies that I schlepped from your house to hers that you seem to have cornered the market.
#76
January 19, 2013 12:30 PM - etson
I'm off to take a walk round almost sunny and beautifully reno-free TO. Later all.
#77
January 19, 2013 12:33 PM - Donatella
That is what I did rf. it is too heavy for me and her boyfriend apparently can't do it so I covered it up with wrap. How obtuse can you be? Really. We have been through this year after year together. Is it part of my responsibility to move her ac in and out if the window? Well she is moving. Vaya con dios; Buena suerte. I just went through this exercise to make sure all is ok. I have a 19th century house and she has an apt with the equivalent of an open window.
#78
January 19, 2013 12:35 PM - kazootite
I know no one in my real life who is renovating both in London and in Park Slope.

(while living in Toronto, I must add)
#79
January 19, 2013 12:37 PM - Donatella
CGar, re making fun if me, I guess that is why I feel at home here with all you lunatics. Oh and thank you for the help on sentence construction.
Edited at January 19, 2013 12:37 PM
#80
January 19, 2013 12:39 PM - kazootite
CGar, I don't know the current status of your apartment, if the painting has been done, etc. I'd like to know how you like living in your newly decorated digs.
#81
January 19, 2013 12:39 PM - kazootite
Or, do you live at Montero's and seldom see your new apt in the light of day?
#82
January 19, 2013 12:39 PM - Donatella
Rf "how obtuse can you be?" Is a question I pose to tenant. CGar pointed out my grammatical errors and I thought I would clarify. :-)
Edited at January 19, 2013 12:39 PM
#83
January 19, 2013 12:41 PM - petebklyn
I would never make light of your situation(s), donatella.
Edited at January 19, 2013 12:41 PM
#84
January 19, 2013 12:46 PM - CGar
kazoo, I haven't done any more work since I moved in. My contractor was waiting for me to unpack and organize. Need to paint the bathrooms and install new medicine chests, hardware and light fixtures. Need to install new light fixtures all over the apartment. Need to buy/install an additional kitchen cabinet, order grass cloth for the 1/2 bath and one more sconce for the 1/2 bath. And my contractor needs to do some touch up painting after the move and a few punch list items.

I'm trying to finish organizing and hanging pictures this weekend (dave's room is now filled with leftist political cartoons), and then I have furniture and stuff to donate or sell.

I'm happy with all the color choices so far, except the green in dave's room is a bit too green when light is on it, but fine in the shade (go figure). (STFU, Arkady.) But, I'm going to live with it for now, and it looks better with pictures hanging.
Edited at January 19, 2013 12:46 PM
#85
January 19, 2013 12:48 PM - CGar
Speaking of, dave, how many rolls of grass cloth do I need to order for the 1/2 bath? Is one enough?
Edited at January 19, 2013 1:03 PM
#86
January 19, 2013 12:49 PM - rf
Sorry for your loss, RowerChick. You know we have a former high school history teacher among the PLUSAs, don't you? Where did your uncle teach?
#87
January 19, 2013 1:04 PM - Donatella
ok, Pete, from now on I am posting only tra-la sentiments.

I am so excited it is not raining today. Well, folks, I'm off to buy a bottle of vinegar for my hair. Tra-la, tra-la, tra-la.

Later, losers.
Edited at January 19, 2013 1:05 PM
#88
January 19, 2013 1:05 PM - kazootite
"Speaking of, dave, how many rolls of grass cloth do I need to order for the 1/2 bath?"

1/2 as much as for a full bath. :-)
#89
January 19, 2013 1:07 PM - DeadCatBounce
What the hell is grass cloth and why would you need it in a bathroom?

Edited at January 19, 2013 1:07 PM
#90
January 19, 2013 1:07 PM - kazootite
Dona, my mother always rinsed my hair in vinegar when I was a kid.
#91
January 19, 2013 1:12 PM - Arkady
Grass cloth generally comes as 2 rolls - how many you need depends on the size of the room. Here's a website that does it for you (& the illustration is grass cloth!)
http://www.lowes.com/cd_Wallpaper+Calculator_231821523_
#92
January 19, 2013 1:13 PM - CGar
Pete, do you have any idea what the hours are of Creative Lighting on Court Street? It always seems to be closed when I walk by.

(BTW, did you see my post to you the other night that the new juice bar on Court & Wyckoff in Cobble Hill looks about ready to open, and Chipotle opens on the 23rd.)
#93
January 19, 2013 1:14 PM - Slope4Eva
I can still painfully remember when my mother thought these (spoolies) were a great invention.... FAIL. Was it really that big of a deal for a kid to have straight hair? Yes, I had curls for Sunday Mass, but, I also had a killer headache.

#94
January 19, 2013 1:15 PM - CGar
"Here's a website that does it for you"

You're so parental, always giving me a website to figure something out for myself. What part of I can't do it myself don't you get? I need spoon feeding and contractors.
#95
January 19, 2013 1:16 PM - CGar
I went to your website, Arkady. You expect me to MEASURE? Seriously??? Did you miss the part about how I measured and STILL mis-hung the pictures in dave's room???
#96
January 19, 2013 1:17 PM - Donatella
That was a suggestion from pepper, kazoo. To remove some of the excess color from my hair. Why did she use vinegar? To make it shiny?

Vinegar is really an amazing thing. It is the best thing to clean many things, including floors. Well, I'll go buy that and then do some errands.

Pete, another tra-la thing: it was so nice to meet all the lovely Jehovah Witnesses who rang my doorbell early this morning!!! Tra-la Tra-la Tra-la...
#97
January 19, 2013 1:21 PM - CGar
"Tra-la Tra-la Tra-la..."

As your friend, I think I should tell you that if you keep this up, particularly outside the house, someone may smack you. Jussayin.
#98
January 19, 2013 1:21 PM - Slope4Eva
Tra-la Tra-la Tra-la..... lol, love it.
#99
January 19, 2013 1:24 PM - Slope4Eva
CGar, I find it to be a perfectly positive opening for a possibly negative statement. For example, "Tra-la Tra-la Tra-la, I have no fucking idea how to measure a wall". See, doesn't sound so pathetic. :-)
January 19, 2013 1:26 PM - Donatella

I wore curlers to bed for years until I joined the hippie generation and liberated myself.
January 19, 2013 1:27 PM - Donatella
Those were the magnetic ones large and like sleeping on oil drums. Here are smaller ones with grips which was like a girl's own crown of thorns.
January 19, 2013 1:30 PM - CGar
Yes, Eva, well, when you put it that way. And I think jackal would agree that everything sounds less Pollyannaish with fuck, fucking or fuckity.
January 19, 2013 1:30 PM - Slope4Eva
Oh, I can still remember trying deparately to find a comfortable way to fall asleep. It was all my mother's doing. Once I reached the age of rebellion, the curlers were a thing of the past. Then the electric ones came along, that was great. I used them all the time... not for curls, but for volume.
January 19, 2013 1:30 PM - kazootite
Dona, I remember Pepper saying that. My mom did it to get out the excess soap, so for PH balance I guess. Only I doubt she was thinking of PH balance. I can see why it would likely work for excess hair color. It is cleansing yet harmless. She would put some (vinegar) in the final rinse water in the sink. You just put your hair in there and swish it around a little and voila! I am surprised when people don't know this. It is an old-fashioned remedy for which we now use gooey conditioners.


January 19, 2013 1:34 PM - sixyearsandcounting
This article about deep-sea divers, aside from being a fascinating read (ATTN BENSON: Even though it's in the NY Review of Books for some reason totally unknown to me, you should read this!), contains the following sentence:

"There is an oft-repeated cautionary tale, likely apocryphal, about a diver whose air hose vacuumed up a jellyfish from the ocean surface and pumped it down into his suit, the angry jellyfish getting trapped in the crack of his ass."

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/feb/07/diving-deep-danger/?pagination=false

January 19, 2013 1:35 PM - kazootite
Tra-la-la. Liberation from curlers was wonderful!
Edited at January 19, 2013 1:35 PM
January 19, 2013 1:35 PM - CGar
Were they muff diving, Six?
January 19, 2013 1:35 PM - Donatella
Then somewhere around Woodstock I said F' it.
January 19, 2013 1:39 PM - Donatella

I read that story somewhere Six. I think it was part of a "bad day at work series" emailed to me by one of my friends.

Ok, tra-la, tra-la, tra-la. Off to suck in some wonderful fresh O2 in the bracing and energizing winter air.
January 19, 2013 1:41 PM - Donatella
oh before I go Eva. That woman with the little blue curlers has a demented look on her face. :-)
January 19, 2013 1:42 PM - kazootite
Coming up for air. That is a long article 6. Going to finish it now.
January 19, 2013 1:43 PM - Arkady
In prep school we wore rollers overnight - also Clearasil. Had loooong discussions about what we'd do once we married: have to wait till husband had fallen asleep, get up to do curlers & face gunk, set alarm for half an hour earlier than 'his' to get rid of the evidence.
January 19, 2013 1:52 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Unfortunately not, CGar, as it seems to be an entirely male profession. There's also this tidbit:

"Divers have told me stories of sudden encounters with manta rays, bull sharks, and wolf eels, which can grow eight feet long and have baleful, recessed eyes, a shovel-shaped snout, and a wide, snaggletoothed mouth. One diver sent me a video, filmed from a camera in the diver’s helmet, of an enormous turtle that was playing a game of trying to bite off the diver’s feet and hands every few minutes. The diver finally sent the animal swimming away by pressing a power drill to its head. Someone else sent me a photograph of a diver riding a speckled whale shark, as if on a rodeo bronco."
Edited at January 19, 2013 1:52 PM
January 19, 2013 2:00 PM - Slope4Eva
Dona, I think she's screaming through her teeth, "take the damn picuture, these things are killing me". Tra-la
January 19, 2013 2:01 PM - Slope4Eva
Six, sounds thrilling and terrifying at the same time. I'll take a pass, but I'll check out the link.
January 19, 2013 2:14 PM - CGar
Arkady, I just did something sufficiently compulsive that it's worthy of you: I had 20 different Ziplocs of assorted picture hooks, yanked off walls from mine and various dead relatives' houses, which I just sorted by size and type, to make it easier as I go from room to room hanging pictures.
Edited at January 19, 2013 2:14 PM
January 19, 2013 2:19 PM - Arkady
Seems a perfectly reasonable activity to me, CG.
January 19, 2013 2:52 PM - DeadCatBounce
CGar, you can get inexpensive, clear plastic, parts boxes at home depot (Stanley makes some good ones) and transfer the picture hooks into individual compartments.
Will make organization much more efficient.
January 19, 2013 2:55 PM - CGar
Thanks, DCB. Will prolly make it easier than my Ziploc system, which is at least improved when I'm not sorting through hundreds of hooks looking for 2 of the same size.
January 19, 2013 2:58 PM - Deleted
Just woke up a little while ago (because my damn phone rung) and was in the middle of an awesome dream. I usually sleep very very very late on the weekends. Just saw a note in the dog log that the dog was last walked at 11 and my roommate will be back at five, so I am going to let the it out of the crate in a few and take it to the park. This dog gets a lot of mid level attention across the board from a lot of various people. Duke used to get crazy uber attention, but only from a select few people.


January 19, 2013 2:59 PM - Deleted
FYI: he is MUCH more healthier looking now.. That picture was him at the pound.

January 19, 2013 3:02 PM - Deleted
Dinky hasn't (as far as I know) gone into her Japanese house that I put in her tank :(

Edited at January 19, 2013 3:02 PM
January 19, 2013 3:05 PM - dibs
silverteapots.com

LOL


Just got back fromn liquid lunch at the Black Bass


Edited at January 19, 2013 3:05 PM
January 19, 2013 3:06 PM - CGar
Not bad . . . but "National End Handgun Violence Week" needs to go about 1/4 inch to the left.
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January 19, 2013 3:07 PM - dibs
It's beautiful here today....in the 50s
Edited at January 19, 2013 3:08 PM
January 19, 2013 3:09 PM - dibs
I hope those posters don't fall on Fulgencios head
Edited at January 19, 2013 3:09 PM
January 19, 2013 3:09 PM - CGar
dave, you can't read the text on the bottom right poster, which is "Mr. Reagan Goes to Washington".

Left Side: "Action!"

Right Side: "Hello, Central Casting? Send over a few dozen white, middle-aged males."
January 19, 2013 3:13 PM - CGar
dave, you'll be happy to know that, when you're in bed, you'll be looking at a picture of my avatar. Arkady also wants to hang a picture of herself in your room.
Edited at January 19, 2013 3:13 PM
January 19, 2013 3:14 PM - dibs
I'll get a hotel. The Bossert is opening soon.
January 19, 2013 3:17 PM - CGar
Indeed, and it's not like the Bossert is only a couple of blocks from the number one unmentionee . . .
Edited at January 19, 2013 3:17 PM
January 19, 2013 3:17 PM - Arkady
I didn't say a picture of myself! I said a photo of the boys so dibs would have purrballs.
January 19, 2013 3:23 PM - CGar
dave, did you see my wallpaper question? Do you know the answer, or do I have to use "her" measurement website?
January 19, 2013 3:24 PM - CGar
For those with televisions (that are hooked up and have service), there's a great new documentary series called "The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents".
January 19, 2013 3:30 PM - kazootite
""National End Handgun Violence Week" needs to go about 1/4 inch to the left."

Yes, a little better aim with the musket.
January 19, 2013 3:30 PM - dibs
I don't remember the wallpaper question. that said, anything well hung is worth paying for.
January 19, 2013 3:33 PM - petebklyn
the lighting place I think is run by frum people. so try tomorrow.
January 19, 2013 3:34 PM - petebklyn
don't you all just love the new donatella?
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January 19, 2013 3:36 PM - dibs
Bought this cat doorstop today....
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January 19, 2013 3:38 PM - dibs
And yes, that's the new salmon color for the kitchen. Note that I didn't have to bore you all with tedious color chip comparisons
January 19, 2013 3:38 PM - CGar
dave: do you think I need more than one roll of grass cloth for the 1/2 bath, or do you think I have to measure as "she" suggested?

Thanks, Pete. That explains why it always seems to be closed.
January 19, 2013 3:42 PM - ilovestoops
benson & etson: I've heard interviews with the 7 up film makers and would like to see the series. interesting how differently folks turned out from what was anticipated. will check it out on-line,

rc: sorry to hear about your uncle,
January 19, 2013 3:42 PM - dibs
I think you need to measure since you're pretty clueless about it
January 19, 2013 3:52 PM - CGar
Yes, I know that, jackass, that's why I asked you (and "her") since I thought you'd both know just from looking at it. Sheesh.
January 19, 2013 3:57 PM - dibs
Record $1.2 Million for a 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra...
January 19, 2013 3:59 PM - DeadCatBounce
"Right Side: "Hello, Central Casting? Send over a few dozen white, middle-aged males."
Yes, nothing worse than white, middle-aged males!!!!
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January 19, 2013 4:04 PM - petebklyn
I don't remember signing up for this Router 101 class. I don't even remember authorizing purchase of this router.
Poring over instructions for assembly and use.
January 19, 2013 4:04 PM - dibs
DCB, you'd be surprised how many hot young Asian guys are interested in white, middle aged males!!!!!!!
January 19, 2013 4:05 PM - DeadCatBounce
I'd be happy with a new version
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January 19, 2013 4:06 PM - petebklyn
I am on break now because someone is making a Lowe's run for 1/2" shank.
January 19, 2013 4:07 PM - DeadCatBounce
Is it a trim router or full size, Pete?
January 19, 2013 4:09 PM - petebklyn
I don't think I learn that until Router 102. Probably a trim. Festool is the brand.
January 19, 2013 4:11 PM - petebklyn
snarky nephew made comment that all this work done on this house had to be my other half -- since he knows our family barely can use a screwdriver.
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January 19, 2013 4:11 PM - DeadCatBounce
Festool?
That is the rolls royce of routers!
Twice as expensive as a DeWalt.
Strictly 1%.
In fact, if using a Festool, doesn't even count as DIY.
January 19, 2013 4:13 PM - petebklyn
really? ....I should demand to see the receipt. As I said, I do not remember approval of this purchase.
January 19, 2013 4:19 PM - dibs
I have a Porter Cable router and a Benchdog router table plus a trim router as well. I have a deWalt biscuit cutter
January 19, 2013 4:19 PM - DeadCatBounce
Wildly extravagant purchase.
Wouldn't consider it myself.
Made in Germany.
Brush-less Motor.
Only for the discerning, tuxedo clad handyman.
January 19, 2013 4:21 PM - CGar
Pete, are you sure you're not JEWish? I've never owned a router. Only a belt sander, a circular saw and a drill.
Edited at January 19, 2013 4:21 PM
January 19, 2013 4:22 PM - petebklyn
what worries me even more than the cost --- is how many other projects this will lead to.
January 19, 2013 4:24 PM - DeadCatBounce
Looks like they vary in price from $495 to $825.
And that is without the vacuum attachment.
Nice Green Trim, though.
January 19, 2013 4:24 PM - petebklyn
this is why I say I do not look forward to other half ever being retired. scares me.
January 19, 2013 4:32 PM - Arkady
I have a Freud biscuit joiner.
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January 19, 2013 4:32 PM - petebklyn
I know we have some saw that is festool also. I really should have married jewish guy. I wouldn't have to deal with this.
Who do you think jews copied? ----wasps. We couldn't do this stuff 1st.
January 19, 2013 4:32 PM - DeadCatBounce
They make lots of other really nice kinds of tools and accessories.
And they come in designer cases that snap together into rolling tool carts.
Personally, I'd rather have the Cobra.
Cheaper, too.
January 19, 2013 4:32 PM - Arkady
And I can't remember what kind of plunge router - it's out on loan at the moment.
January 19, 2013 4:34 PM - Arkady
CG - You only need rough measurements of the walls & ceiling height. As I said, I think the word 'roll' is misleading - most come in packs of two.
January 19, 2013 4:36 PM - petebklyn
if you get a six pack you don't have rolls.
January 19, 2013 4:36 PM - DeadCatBounce
By the way, if you are going to accidentally injure yourself with a power tool, make sure it is not a router!!! Rips flesh to shreds.
Not a nice clean cut like a radial arm saw.
January 19, 2013 4:39 PM - Arkady
Here, CG:
January 19, 2013 4:40 PM - Arkady
Ex-bf put his palm through the dado blade on a table saw - not a clean cut.
January 19, 2013 4:40 PM - DeadCatBounce
You are a positive person, Dona.
I am sure whatever it is, you will triumph over it.
January 19, 2013 4:41 PM - dibs
I sliced the tip of my finger off with a mandoline.

And yes, I have a plunge router as well...some cheap one.
January 19, 2013 4:42 PM - dibs
Dado blade couldn't be a clean cut....awful
January 19, 2013 4:42 PM - Arkady
Yeah. Pretty hideous.
January 19, 2013 4:43 PM - DeadCatBounce
Well Darwin, at least you didn't have children with him.
Nature thins the herd.
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January 19, 2013 4:45 PM - Arkady
It's his hand that isn't functional.
Edited at January 19, 2013 4:45 PM
January 19, 2013 4:46 PM - Donatella
Tks D-cat.
January 19, 2013 4:46 PM - CGar
Thank you all for the vasovagal reaction. I'm going to pass out now.
January 19, 2013 4:46 PM - DeadCatBounce
I actually liked a financial article from the NYTimes:

"Whatever regulators and lawmakers say, the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul lacks any guarantee that taxpayers won’t have to come to the rescue again.
So it was refreshing to hear a member of the Federal Reserve Board debunk the bailouts-are-gone theory last week.
The official was Richard W. Fisher, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and a longstanding truth-teller about too-big-to-fail banks. "

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/business/a-fed-voice-asking-to-cut-megabanks-down-to-size.html?_r=0
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January 19, 2013 4:47 PM - petebklyn
how'd the vinegar work, dona? (if I can't pick on you ----I'll have to start on someone else)
January 19, 2013 5:01 PM - petebklyn
apparently some notes, comments from Fed were released that came from meeting before the fiasco. Sounds like they were little late in figuring out that lot of these financial firms were house of cards.
January 19, 2013 5:06 PM - DeadCatBounce
Exactly, Pete. But I don't have any idea why this is just becoming general knowledge at the time.
The Fed made all kinds of statements at the time, that look pretty stupid in hindsight.
January 19, 2013 5:09 PM - petebklyn
I haven't read about it...just a clip on the TV while at the gym. Statements are one thing.....but I think the newsworthy part is what they were saying to each other. That we don't usually hear.
January 19, 2013 5:10 PM - Deleted
Just got back from one of the best times I've ever had in Prospect Park since I've had Duke :) It was so nice out, I just wore a short sleeved shirt and shorts and was totally comfortable. This dog is really super friendly with other dogs and I am not as helicoptery walking him and chary of other dogs and people as I was with Duke.


January 19, 2013 5:14 PM - petebklyn
am sure you'll be able to score more pickups with a puppy than a pitbull
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January 19, 2013 5:15 PM - dibs
Pete, he's autosexual. Remember?????
January 19, 2013 5:22 PM - petebklyn
in the park you can meet other autosexuals and watch each other.
January 19, 2013 5:26 PM - kazootite
Pete, eewwww. Go rinse mouth out with vinegar, please.
Edited at January 19, 2013 5:26 PM
January 19, 2013 5:27 PM - kazootite
Ouch! (the ex-bf story). I have a leather tool-belt (nl). It is in the closet where it belongs. Also have a thing to measure rafters - also in the closet (nh, nl).
Edited at January 19, 2013 5:27 PM
January 19, 2013 5:31 PM - dibs
Whatever happened to sex in the bushes in the park????
January 19, 2013 5:49 PM - kazootite
Or just barefoot in the park.


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January 19, 2013 5:58 PM - ilovestoops
just on the radio: today would have been Janis Joplin's 70th bday.

oh lord, won't you give me a merdedes benz...
Edited at January 19, 2013 5:58 PM
January 19, 2013 6:02 PM - petebklyn
a texan just like stoops

January 19, 2013 6:03 PM - dibs
Not "give", buy me a Mercedes Benz

Self entitlement wasn't big back then when people, even hippies knew you had to work for a living. At least people knew then that gifts had to be bought, not just given by the government, the lord, etc.
Edited at January 19, 2013 6:04 PM
January 19, 2013 6:08 PM - ilovestoops
sorry, I'm not as good with lyrics as the rest of you.
January 19, 2013 6:37 PM - dibs
I'm wondering if the US has learned anything from allowing the Algerian bumblefuck army to lead the raid on the oil refinery?????? If we have the capability, we should have been there, diplomatic relations be damned.
January 19, 2013 6:43 PM - dibs
I don't think our First Lady looks appropriate in bangs.
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January 19, 2013 6:46 PM - Deleted
I push the two fish tanks together. LOVE it. Dudley and Dinky try to romance each other through the glass. (they are in different tanks). I stick a piece of paper between the two tanks though and they forgot about each other.

I like have both of my fish near me most where I sleep. Dudley used to be in the cubbyhole on the kitchen island, but I prefer him in here with Dinky. I put a big glass goldfish bowl with bamboo sticks in it's place, and might get a third Betta tomorrow to put out there in it's place. Fish are like addictive and shit!


January 19, 2013 6:48 PM - Arkady
I do.
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January 19, 2013 6:49 PM - Deleted
Hmmm, I like the bangs on her! In the other pic where her hair is pulled back it looks all damaged and gives her a five-head.

Tho obviously both of those do's are weaves.


January 19, 2013 6:50 PM - dibs
Kinda like a "buddy booth" eh, rob????
January 19, 2013 6:50 PM - CGar
Stoops, don't apologize. Man up, and tell dave to STFU. (Though he is right about the lyrics.)
January 19, 2013 6:50 PM - dibs
Arkady, no one wants to listen to you banging on here.
January 19, 2013 6:51 PM - CGar
"I don't think our First Lady looks appropriate in bangs."

They clash with her vampire teeth.
January 19, 2013 6:51 PM - dibs
FUCK YOU, CGar.
January 19, 2013 6:52 PM - Deleted
It would be awesome of she went natural and had a Wanda Sykes kinda fro. I think that's gorgeous. She does look great with the bangs hairstyle. But really not liking the picture on the right with her hair pulled back like that (not that it looks bad or anything really, but just looks to forced and too high maintenance)

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January 19, 2013 6:52 PM - Arkady
I thought you'd get a bang out it.
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January 19, 2013 6:52 PM - Deleted
Oh wow, never noticed her teeth. Those are all fake too! lol.


January 19, 2013 6:53 PM - Arkady
"They clash with her vampire teeth"
Jealous?
January 19, 2013 6:53 PM - Deleted
Actually, nevermind, they probably arent fake, probably just well taken care of and super white and stright and stuff.


January 19, 2013 6:54 PM - kazootite
The Romance of the Fish.
January 19, 2013 6:54 PM - Arkady
You're bang on w/ your 6:53, DFB.
January 19, 2013 6:54 PM - ilovestoops
cgar: seemed sort of silly to tell him stfu for that comment, when he says so many other things that deserve that response.
January 19, 2013 6:55 PM - Arkady
Snort.
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January 19, 2013 7:01 PM - CGar
Arkady, your fangs are showing.

dave, you've had 3 years to grow claws . . . jungle red.
January 19, 2013 7:04 PM - Arkady
Bite it, CG.
January 19, 2013 7:04 PM - Deleted
I'm going to get a third fish tomorrow to put in the living room. I'm sorry, but I LOVE having Dinky and Dudley in my bedroom together (with a piece of paper between the tanks). The 2.5 gallon tank is like 14 bux and a new fish is like 5-10... Not bad. I already have more substrate, decorations for the tank, and other stuff than I need for two fish anyway, might as well rescue another one. I don't know if I should get a male or a female though. The males are a little prettier, but I think the females are a little more fun. LOL Dudley is resting on a fake mermaid in his tank right now on her big titties. ahhahah

January 19, 2013 7:19 PM - etson
Not that I care much but the first lady's new hairstyle looks like a wig.
Also re Algeria : 1) Don't see why US should lead anything as it was a gas plant run by UK and Norwegian companies and supplies gas mostly to Spain & Italy 2) It was (at least mostly) a gas processing plant not an oil refinery.
January 19, 2013 7:21 PM - CGar
Btw, nice door stop, dave. And nice salmon color for the kitchen - very much like the color of your bathroom here.
January 19, 2013 7:25 PM - dibs
Only because American lives were at stake and you don't want to leave them in the hands of a bumblefuck, banana republic, third world army.

But it was actually a retaliation against France and we all know what their record is in skirmishes. I think their most notable Naval accomplishment was the sinking of the Greenpeace ship

January 19, 2013 7:27 PM - etson
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061680/

Just reminded me of when Sargent Bilko joined the French Foreign Legion
Edited at January 19, 2013 7:27 PM
January 19, 2013 7:33 PM - etson
Although I wasn't alive in 1967 when that was made Carry On films were pretty much a staple of TV when I was a kid. Guess they kind of fell out of fashion in the late 1980's so no-one younger than early 30's would get it.
January 19, 2013 7:33 PM - dibs
Well, they did bring us mimes.
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January 19, 2013 7:33 PM - CGar
I probably shouldn't post this lest I open myself up to even more ridicule from the DIY crowd, but I just hammered my thumb while trying to hammer a picture hook.
January 19, 2013 7:35 PM - CGar
"Well, they did bring us mimes."

Mimes scare the bejezus out of me. But, I enjoyed it when Dustin Hoffman pushed the mime over in Central Park in "Tootsie".
January 19, 2013 7:36 PM - Arkady
I adored Kenneth Williams!!
January 19, 2013 7:36 PM - etson
Been there done that CGar. I have several pictures (well, maps) waiting to go up here.
January 19, 2013 7:39 PM - Arkady
Beauty is often pain, CG.
January 19, 2013 7:41 PM - etson
Kenneth Williams = strange guy, sad life. But he was funny in those movies.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_williams

Barbara Windsor is still famous in the UK, thankfully no longer for her boobs. Was in the godawful Eastenders for a long time until recently.
January 19, 2013 7:42 PM - Arkady
Yeah, Etson. I read his autobiography: quite wrenching. But all he had to do was walk on stage & I was in stitches.
January 19, 2013 7:48 PM - dibs
Clark Gable's 1955 Gullwing Mercedes 300 SL just was bid up to $1,900,000 but didn't meet its reserve price. Crazy. Those cars typically sell for ~$500,000
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January 19, 2013 7:50 PM - CGar
I love that Mercedes, dave. It's prolly because it was once owned by Clark Gable that it sold for so much.
January 19, 2013 7:55 PM - dibs
Reading comprehension, CGar. It didn't sell. That's what "didn't meet its reserve price" means.
Edited at January 19, 2013 7:55 PM
January 19, 2013 7:58 PM - MontroseMorris
When I was in my senior year of college, one of my friends who was a graduate student had an old 1960s era Mercedes Benz. It was this same color, too. It was a tank, and a wonderful car. I always thought that the Benz from that era, which look very Cold War, had a lot of class.
January 19, 2013 8:01 PM - petebklyn
cold war? looks nazi to me.
January 19, 2013 8:05 PM - dibs
The pre-Nazi era Mercedes Benz are among the most valuable in the world today. I posted this one yesterday...

Formerly the Property of Baron Carl Silfverschiöld
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Cabriolet A
Coachwork by Sindelfingen

$2,500,000
January 19, 2013 8:06 PM - MontroseMorris
Now, all cars seem to look pretty much alike, when it comes to high end sedans. You can't tell it's a Mercedes, or a Lexus, or a BMW from the design, you have to look for the hood ornament or the name/number.
January 19, 2013 8:07 PM - MontroseMorris
That's a beautiful car, Dave. It must have been sitting in someone's private collection in a garage for the last 70 years.
January 19, 2013 8:09 PM - dibs
Actually, I bet the restoration cost somewhere between $200-400,000. The chrome bill itself was probably pushing $50,000
January 19, 2013 8:15 PM - petebklyn
sounds about the same as etson's bathroom renovation by the time he finishes.
January 19, 2013 8:21 PM - ilovestoops
MM: do you have all the typical apt amenities yet: bathroom, heat, hot water, etc?
January 19, 2013 8:30 PM - petebklyn
she lives way upstate. only outhouses.
January 19, 2013 8:32 PM - MontroseMorris
No, yes, no. Still using upstairs bathroom and kitchen sink. It's ok, we are getting other stuff done. Heat is complete, thank goodness, which is more important. I'm a very patient person, and it's all good. It's like living in a house where the only bathroom is upstairs. I'll live. It's not forever.
January 19, 2013 8:35 PM - MontroseMorris
But actually, Pete is right, outhouses. I take a kerosine lantern to see where I'm going, so I don't trip over deer or bears.
Edited at January 19, 2013 8:35 PM
January 19, 2013 8:40 PM - ilovestoops
hope ya'll are taking photos of the renov progress to show us. loved the photos of bxgrl's apt that she showed a while back.
Edited at January 19, 2013 8:40 PM
January 19, 2013 8:47 PM - MontroseMorris
I am taking pix. Unfortunately, not a single room in my apartment is done yet. The ones that are painted are now full of the stuff from the other rooms that need to painted, and nothing is where it will be permanently, with few exceptions. I'm going to work on moving stuff around tomorrow. Like I said, I'm a patient person. It will get done. Pix as soon as possible, I promise!

Going to go watch some bad tv, later, all.
Edited at January 19, 2013 8:47 PM
January 19, 2013 8:50 PM - etson
I won't be taking photos of my renovation until 1) it's done or 2) it's not and I'm gathering evidence. 400 miles away & planning to stay that way.
Chrome plated bathroom = cold ass.

January 19, 2013 9:01 PM - ilovestoops
etson: I'm planning on redoing my bathroom but having trouble getting started. may have to get get advice from PLUSA's.
January 19, 2013 9:08 PM - etson
Don't take any advice from me stoops! I had about 2 days before Christmas to order everything before going away and have no idea how it's all going to look.
January 19, 2013 9:45 PM - kazootite
A famous mime from "Children of Paradise" - movie

"The only witness to a man's watch being stolen..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qsyqZ9Vo6s



January 19, 2013 9:48 PM - Partridge
Two days?!? Took me 3-4 months for the layout, cabinet/appliance selection. Then while everything was on order, I spent the next 3 months on hardware and lighting selection.

Two days would have caused me heart failure. I bet yours will be perfect, Etson. No time to over think things for sure.
January 20, 2013 12:13 AM - ilovestoops
lp: I spend time on research, like you do, but don't come up with good choices anyway! I should take etson's approach!
January 20, 2013 2:32 AM - CGar
When will I learn NOT to do shots. Biff and I pre-gamed and played pool - shots were involved (nh). Saw Gangster Squad. And then we post-gamed and played pool and sang karaoke - Biff does a mean "Empire State of Mind" now (with Amethyst as back-up), new to his repertoire, instead of Bust A Move. I did one of my standards, "King of the Road" (Roger Miller). I'm going to be hurting tomorrow . . . or later today rather. Yes, Arkady, I'm doing a Pedialyte chaser now, but will have to stock up tomorrow. So glad I have Monday off for MLK Day.
Edited at January 20, 2013 2:39 AM
January 20, 2013 2:37 AM - CGar
Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals died. My late Mom's all-time favorite baseball player. 92. So young.

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/50521772/ns/sports-baseball/
Edited at January 20, 2013 2:42 AM
January 20, 2013 2:39 AM - CGar
Ugh. m4l and DeLepp, Rangers lost to Bruins 3-1.

"Let's Go Rangers!!"
Edited at January 20, 2013 2:43 AM
January 20, 2013 6:16 AM - Deleted
You should have invited me! But of course you did not lol.


January 20, 2013 6:33 AM - Deleted
I just woke up from a dream (sorta nightmare, but not really) and this song was playing in the background in the dream. SCARY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3OjB-nqM9Y
January 20, 2013 6:34 AM - Deleted
If I go back to sleep I probably won't wake up until like 4pm. Ugh

Why do I post here? I am having an ontological crises thinking about it.


January 20, 2013 8:40 AM - Slope4Eva
Sleepy heads (nh).
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January 20, 2013 8:57 AM - dibs
GM
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January 20, 2013 9:01 AM - Deleted
You all wake up too early. Why would someone voluntarily wake up at this hour on a sunday morning? Im just curious.


January 20, 2013 9:04 AM - dibs
It's 9:00 already. You think that's early?
January 20, 2013 9:22 AM - Slope4Eva
I've been up since 6ish. I HATE sleeping late, feel like the day is wasted.
Edited at January 20, 2013 9:22 AM
January 20, 2013 9:32 AM - Deleted
No, i agree. I actually hate wasting the day too. I wake up super early during the week, but on weekends sometimes I just sleep and sleep and sleep. I'm into dreamwork and it's easier to do dreamwork on the weekends.


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January 20, 2013 9:32 AM - petebklyn
certainly you don't feel day is wasted if you post here enough
January 20, 2013 9:40 AM - Partridge
Either you run the day or the day runs you.

Jim Rohn
January 20, 2013 9:41 AM - Slope4Eva
I am doing my morning therapy right now. Posting here, and, chatting via E:Mail with my sisters.
Edited at January 20, 2013 9:41 AM
January 20, 2013 9:41 AM - Slope4Eva
Hi, Part.
January 20, 2013 9:42 AM - dibs
My day is wasted if I haven't awarded someone the big "M"
January 20, 2013 9:43 AM - Arkady
What's the difference between an ontological crisis & an existential crisis?
January 20, 2013 9:52 AM - Partridge
'Morning. Any news with Mom yet, Eva?
Edited at January 20, 2013 9:52 AM
January 20, 2013 9:56 AM - Slope4Eva
Not yet, Part. They won't operate during a flare-up, but she's still in the hospital, no food or drink. The Dr. is supposed to stop in today. Dad's replacement knee is all swollen and he can't walk or do stairs. Yesterday my sister went to the hospital and texted, "Dad's high on Vicodin". Ugh, I'm probably going to pack us up and go stay there if she doesn't get released.
January 20, 2013 9:57 AM - petebklyn
both types of crisis are for drama majors
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January 20, 2013 10:01 AM - CGar
Well, the silver lining is you'd be in Park Slope so I get to see you.
January 20, 2013 10:01 AM - Partridge
Man, you've got your hands full. Dad and Snappy should hang out together.
Edited at January 20, 2013 10:01 AM
January 20, 2013 10:06 AM - Slope4Eva
CGar, honestly, I was going to go to the Methodist Friday night, and, was going to call you to see if you were out imbibing somewhere. But Juan did not seem right to me and we ended up calling the rapid response team to check him out. He ended up being fine, but I didnt leave SI until 11, so I went home.

Or, they should at least hook me up with their suppliers.
January 20, 2013 10:08 AM - petebklyn
I remember a year or so ago when MIL was on some meds. She was so chatty and cheerful. I said keep her on them, please.
January 20, 2013 10:18 AM - Slope4Eva
Years ago I was on Danazol for about 8 months, we referred to them as my "bitch pills".
January 20, 2013 10:24 AM - dibs
I think we all assume here that Pete isn't taking his meds for irritable bowel syndrome
January 20, 2013 10:27 AM - Partridge
Off to take money from strangers now. Later gators!
January 20, 2013 10:28 AM - Deleted
quote:
What's the difference between an ontological crisis & an existential crisis?

A 50 thousand word post.


January 20, 2013 10:43 AM - Deleted
So I am taking the dog to the park again today at around 4pm. When I was walking him yesterday and we were interacting with other people and their dogs I had the strangest feeling, that I was kinda sorta a live in dog-nanny. I am trying NOT to fall head over heels in love with this dog, but it's totally happening, especially when I take him out on the jaunts that Duke and I used to frequent.

As an Aquarius I can control my internal interpersonal thermometer to be cold as ice if I so choose, but I don't really want to do that with this dog. If I allow myself to love him then it opens up a new can of worms. At some point I will have to move out (i guess) and then what? What if I become a dog snatcher? It's like when nannies fall in love with the kids they babysit and then steal them from their parents. Psychic Raven moment of me snatching the dog and hopping on a flight to Puerto Rico!

I would never steal anyone's dog though, just throwing out there the thoughts that do run through my mind.

It's so weird, Duke NEVER actually felt like my dog. As in I never felt like I owned him, we were just BFF's flying through the Universe. So perhaps I need to look at this new dog in the same way. It just doesn't feel as solid of a relationship if that makes any sense.

Dudley and Dinky seem to be helping. They are 100% in my care. They might seem trivial in the grand scheme of things, but at least these days when people ask me what I want to do with my life I just flat out say that I want to move to San Diego and work at Seaworld. That probably could never happen in a million years, but at least it's an answer for stupid questions that people ask.


January 20, 2013 10:44 AM - Arkady
A [sometime] PLUSA makes the Big Time!
http://tinyurl.com/b2efv64
Edited at January 20, 2013 10:44 AM
January 20, 2013 10:50 AM - Arkady
That's a terrific ambition, DFB. I bet you could work your way up at Sea World (or even at the San Diego Zoo. A friend of mine did that years ago at the Bronx Zoo - started out cleaning cages in the herpetological section.
January 20, 2013 10:53 AM - Arkady
Help for CG:
Edited at January 20, 2013 10:53 AM
January 20, 2013 10:53 AM - Deleted
quote:
“The checking themselves out wasn’t about ego. It was more of an appraisal. They were sort of looking at themselves as they really were.”

That's a good line. I cream my pants when I see people checking themselves out in a storefront mirror versus meandering about stuck with the face in their phone. It creeps me out getting into elevators and I am the only one NOT with their face buried in their phone. Occassionally you'll see someone else not doing that, but it's SO rare these days. I miss random elevator conversations. And random conversations that used to happen when you are in line (any kinds of lines) for something. Technology is amazing and shit, but there is a serious gap now in how people interact in person.
January 20, 2013 10:55 AM - dibs
"And random conversations that used to happen when you are in line (any kinds of lines) for something. "

"Did you just realize you were going to have to pay for those groceries ma'am, and now you take forever to rummage through your handbag for your purse???? MORON."
Edited at January 20, 2013 10:55 AM
January 20, 2013 10:57 AM - Deleted
quote:
That's a terrific ambition, DFB.

thanks! Yes, it IS something, right? I really don't want to be an office monkey for much longer.

I need/want to do something a little more physical and perhaps a bit more meaningful.

I'm not money driven, so it could be anything really (as long as I can pay my rent and bills).


Edited at January 20, 2013 10:57 AM
January 20, 2013 10:59 AM - Deleted
HA DAVE!!!!!!!!!!!! I just felt that way the other night at the supermarket. WHY do people wait until they are rung up to THEN take out their wallets which is usually in a big ass bag? :-/ Have your money or credit card READY before hand, it's not that hard.

Edited at January 20, 2013 10:59 AM
January 20, 2013 11:01 AM - Arkady
I was on line the other day when that happened. I muttered to the guy next to me about it & he looked at me as if I were speaking Martian - & then he did the exact same thing! "Oh. You mean I have to pay for that?"
January 20, 2013 11:03 AM - Deleted
Waiting for Dave's diatribe of on line versus in line. It was always on line for me. In line doesn't sound right, unless it's for tickets.

Tickets - in line
everything else - on line

January 20, 2013 11:20 AM - petebklyn
inline skating.
January 20, 2013 11:28 AM - dibs
Yes, she sounds like an eliist twit with that "on line"
Edited at January 20, 2013 11:28 AM
January 20, 2013 11:30 AM - MontroseMorris
Morning! Well, almost afternoon. Congrats to BFar, my old neighbor. I used to run into him walking with his kids, all the time.
Edited at January 20, 2013 11:31 AM
January 20, 2013 11:48 AM - sixyearsandcounting
"What's the difference between an ontological crisis & an existential crisis?"

a) If anyone here can answer that question, I thought it would be you, Arkady.

b) If you are seriously worried about this question, you're probably on the verge of having the latter.
Edited at January 20, 2013 11:48 AM
January 20, 2013 11:49 AM - CGar
Will original pastels (framed behind glass and acid free mats) get ruined from the moisture were I to hang them in a bathroom?
January 20, 2013 11:50 AM - sixyearsandcounting
15 degrees in Chicago now, feels like 3.
January 20, 2013 11:50 AM - CGar
"She was so chatty and cheerful. I said keep her on them, please."

Whatever they are, you oughtta take them, Grumpy Old Man.
January 20, 2013 11:51 AM - dibs
Probably. Certainly if it's not vented or you take long hot steamy showers.
January 20, 2013 11:52 AM - pepper
CGar, i think i just had a brief sighting of you walking the dogs...

January 20, 2013 11:52 AM - dibs
48 here in Bucks. Was 50 yesterday. It'll be into the teens though this week at night and only 20s during the day.
January 20, 2013 11:53 AM - Arkady
Don't do it, CG. Even in a comparatively airy kitchen, I get humidity behind glass w/ acid-free mat.
January 20, 2013 11:53 AM - CGar
herpetological = amphibians and reptiles for the less pompous.
January 20, 2013 11:55 AM - Arkady
I assume a certain degree of vocab awareness on this site. (And if I have to look up certain things on Urban Dict., why shouldn't others have to do a little research?)
Edited at January 20, 2013 11:55 AM
January 20, 2013 12:04 PM - CGar
"CGar, i think i just had a brief sighting of you walking the dogs..."

pepper:

(A) And you couldn't fucking say hello???

(2) Probably you did. I was out with them in Cobble Hill for the last 2 hours - first Cobble Hill Park, then got bacon, egg & cheese sammiches at Henry's Express, then to the Vet on Court & Amity, and then home.
Edited at January 20, 2013 12:07 PM
January 20, 2013 12:05 PM - CGar
I would reply about the old adage when "assuming", but you'd just reply with a typically bitchy "lame" or some such nonsense.
January 20, 2013 12:07 PM - Arkady
You sure are crotchety today.
January 20, 2013 12:07 PM - CGar
dave and Arkady, thanks, no pastels in the bathrooms. Prollem is I have too much art for my wall space. Yes, yes, a very 1% prollem, I realize.
January 20, 2013 12:08 PM - CGar
crotchety = hungover.
Edited at January 20, 2013 12:08 PM
January 20, 2013 12:09 PM - CGar
^^^As you should know since I emailed you at 3 o'clock this morning. Just be grateful I didn't ring you.
January 20, 2013 12:09 PM - pepper
I would have said hello. But I was on a bench outside of starbucks eating a bagel. And you were across the street moving at a good clip, making the turn onto Amity. I would have had to run to catch you, and that wasn't going to happen. Plus, I was pre-coffee. It's best for everyone when I limit my pre-coffee interactions...
January 20, 2013 12:10 PM - ilovestoops
I'd wondered why we hadn't heard from bfar lately. Now I know it's because he's been working, unlike some of the rest of us.
January 20, 2013 12:11 PM - Arkady
I saw a sign saying "Space for sale" - maybe you could buy some.
January 20, 2013 12:12 PM - CGar
Yes, pepper, that was me with Sam & Max, coming out of Cobble Hill Animal Clinic. I tend to walk very fast (considering how stubby my legs are), in case you've missed my commuting rants about slow walkers. One of my BFFs and his family live on that block of Amity, and their son is one of my dog walkers so I was going to meet him.

And, lmao to being pre-coffee. In my first job, I was responsible for supervising the paralegal staff, and they'd come into my office, and the first question to me was, "Are you pre-coffee???".
Edited at January 20, 2013 12:12 PM
January 20, 2013 12:15 PM - CGar
That's too deep for me in my condition, Arkady.
January 20, 2013 12:17 PM - pepper
Yes, I can relate. I'm not really human until I've had some coffee...

Next time, I will say hello (as long as I don't have to run and am post-coffee)
January 20, 2013 12:19 PM - CGar
bfar, those are fantastic pictures. I think the woman in the pink scarf is my favorite (other than the Asian woman in picture 10). Guessing there's at least one guy dave will like.
Edited at January 20, 2013 12:19 PM
January 20, 2013 12:22 PM - CGar
BTW, Puma, I truly believe that the reason I feel better than Biff today is that I had 2 big glasses of Pedialyte before bed, and he did not - I really need to make him buy some to have on hand.
January 20, 2013 12:24 PM - Arkady
You can take over my role as spokesperson.
January 20, 2013 12:27 PM - CGar
I just exchanged texts with bfar:

Me: "Would it have fucking killed you to give us advance notice in the OT of your pics in the Times??? Can you at least come say hi and take a bow??? Sheesh."

bfar: "Lol!! - I'm out in the sticks and haven't seen it yet!"
January 20, 2013 12:29 PM - CGar
No, I would never deprive you of your royalties and residuals. I just proselytize for you.
January 20, 2013 12:33 PM - Slope4Eva
I like the looks in the eyes of the children in the pics. They know he's watching......

Nice Pics, Bfar.
January 20, 2013 12:43 PM - Deleted
quote:
Will original pastels (framed behind glass and acid free mats) get ruined from the moisture were I to hang them in a bathroom?


yes. but they might actually wind up looking interesting, as long as you arent dead set on them looking like they were originally.



January 20, 2013 12:47 PM - Deleted
quote:
(2) Probably you did. I was out with them in Cobble Hill for the last 2 hours - first Cobble Hill Park, then got bacon, egg & cheese sammiches at Henry's Express, then to the Vet on Court & Amity, and then home.

I love that you used to feed Sasha bacon egg and cheese sandwiches when she was down. I remember someone giving you gruff for it, but I can't for the life of me remember who it was!


January 20, 2013 12:52 PM - Deleted
Have to give myself a haircut. I have a major fro going on right now, and way too many gray hairs. On the bright side, those cortisone (?) shots that I got injected into my scalp at the dermatologists office made the hair follicles healthy again (in August I head my head on the the stairs doing laundry in the basement, got a GIANT bump, and then the hair completely fell out around that bump!) it was AWFUL! But at least the hair grew back due to the injections.

Not being bald at almost 36 years old is pretty much all I have going for me.


January 20, 2013 12:52 PM - CGar
Thanks, *rob*. I like the way they look originally, so I'm going to keep them out of the bathrooms.

Haha. Yes, Sasha loved her BE&C sandwich treats. Randolph told me I was a terrible person, unfit to have a dog, and that Sasha should be taken away from me for that reason.
January 20, 2013 12:54 PM - pepper
Why? was Sasha watching her cholesterol?
January 20, 2013 12:57 PM - dibs
No, because more often than not, randi was just an asshole
January 20, 2013 1:01 PM - pepper
Well, that would explain it.
January 20, 2013 1:03 PM - Deleted
quote:
Randolph told me I was a terrible person, unfit to have a dog, and that Sasha should be taken away from me for that reason.

HA! yes, it was randi! Whatever happened to him? Was he on this board or was it just on OT over on brownstoner? And ugh, never listen to stupid people when tell you how to raise your dogs. Back in the day there were SO many people who tried to convince me to put Duke up for adoption. :-/ I was like whaaaaa? stfu.


Edited at January 20, 2013 1:03 PM
January 20, 2013 1:08 PM - Deleted
FYI: I got my feelers out to adopt a 1/2 dingo, 1/2 beagle dog... If anyone gets any leads, PLEASE let me know.




January 20, 2013 1:24 PM - bfar
Hi All! Thanks! I'm actually on the train back in from CT, haven't seen it yet! Super excited.
Edited at January 20, 2013 1:24 PM
January 20, 2013 1:28 PM - kazootite
"FYI: I got my feelers out to adopt a 1/2 dingo, 1/2 beagle dog... If anyone gets any leads, PLEASE let me know."

Rob, you will soon be inundated with pets, many dogs, fish etc. You will be helicoptering an entire family of adoptees. That is funny about your being a Park Slope nanny to the roommate's dog. Perhaps by now you have gained a new insight into the plight of the professional nanny and what their actual day is like.
Edited at January 20, 2013 1:28 PM
January 20, 2013 1:29 PM - kazootite
Hi, BFar!
January 20, 2013 1:30 PM - CGar
Really great pics, bfar. (And Connecticut is NOT the sticks!!)
Edited at January 20, 2013 1:30 PM
January 20, 2013 1:31 PM - kazootite
Ontologically speaking I like those bfar photos. Whenever I look at myself in a store window, I am in a state of disbelief, because I don't remember myself looking that way. I would probably go up close and have a mystified look on my face until I figured out, yes, that is really me.

After having the worst haircut in the world with some layers, I have decided I like a blunt cut better, such as on the woman who is carrying a bag with the number "9" on it (in the bfar photo). I think if I go for a vinegar rinse about now (thanks to dona and pepper) maybe the hairdo will improve.
January 20, 2013 1:32 PM - CGar
bfar, to give her the due credit she deserves, Arkady first posted about your pics at 10:44am today:

"A [sometime] PLUSA makes the Big Time!
http://tinyurl.com/b2efv64"
January 20, 2013 1:36 PM - kazootite
BFar- this is going to be fun watching the NYT comments you receive!
Edited at January 20, 2013 1:36 PM
January 20, 2013 1:39 PM - Deleted
quote:
After having the worst haircut in the world with some layers, I have decided I like a blunt cut better, such as on the woman who is carrying a bag with the number "9" on it (in the bfar photo). I think if I go for a vinegar rinse about now (thanks to dona and pepper) maybe the hairdo will improve.

I have to give myself a haircut today. My hair is fro-like and way too many gray hairs!!!! luckily, my bump where I got the injections at the dermatologist grew back :)

quote:
Perhaps by now you have gained a new insight into the plight of the professional nanny and what their actual day is like.

Screw that noise, most nannies are paid off the books, pay NO taxes, and because they have kids themselves they get benefits like council housing and WIC. I have no sympathy for the nanny class in NYC. NONE!

Edited at January 20, 2013 1:39 PM
January 20, 2013 1:41 PM - bfar
Hi all! I took my phone number off my website in case the woman checking her teeth (I think she's in the print copy, though not the online version) comes after me. ;)

(Cgar- I was out in the woods at a surprise BDay party in the former house of the producer(?) of Stomp. Lovely modernist place from the 50s/60s, but definitely a sticks-ish part of CT.)
January 20, 2013 1:42 PM - Deleted
And I am a firm believer that if you can't afford to raise your kids yourself you have NO RIGHT HAVING THEM! I'd LOVE to have a few dogs, a shark, a lizard, and a Gazelle. Except, well HELLS that, I can't afford to feed all those mouths! Why are humans exempt from this?


January 20, 2013 1:45 PM - bfar
(& arkady credit duly noted in ledger)
January 20, 2013 2:14 PM - Deleted
my little sister. she's so adorable LOL


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January 20, 2013 2:43 PM - Donatella
Re painkillers and old people. (apropos of Eva's dad)

My 90 year old mother went through a kind of health crisis two years ago that started with shingles, was exacerbated by over medication with pain killers (she had stoke symptoms). Stopping all anti-viral meds to get to the bottom of that started a cascading series of shingles/nerve issues that were horribly painful. Pain meds, then utter confusion, then an Altzheimers diagnosis (and really heartbreaking symptoms of that).

Bottom line: she is now totally 100% fine. No medications at all. No symptoms of dementia at all. All symptoms were related to painkillers. She was on the phone explaining to me yesterday a very complicated set of medical treatments my father went through on Friday, detailing his procedure with all the complex details relating to drug interactions, complications relating to his cardiac condition etc. She could have given a lecture in a medical school!!! Thank God, she came out of the end of that dark tunnel. It lasted 18 months.

Bottom line: Painkillers and old people are a very tricky combination.
Edited at January 20, 2013 2:45 PM
January 20, 2013 2:50 PM - Donatella

Kazoo and pepper: vinegar rinse didn't do much for taking out extra color out of my hair. It looks ok, I guess. Just really dark. Out of all the things I have to focus on right now, I really didn't need to look different number one, but number two it doesn't really matter in the cosmic scope of things. But one thing I DO know is that I am sure I would be an excellent hair colorist. And some people may have an advanced knowledge of the technology of this field but have no aesthetic sense. I think I found somebody like that.
January 20, 2013 2:54 PM - pepper
Sorry it didn't help much Dona. Unlike kazoo, I've never tried it myself. Just overheard a colorist in the salon recommending it to another colorist. Go walk around in the sun - that should lighten it up a bit. But, the good thing about hair is, it will grow. I'm sure it looks fine anyway - we are always our own harshest critic.
Edited at January 20, 2013 2:54 PM
January 20, 2013 2:58 PM - ilovestoops
That's really scary to hear about the problems with pain meds and old folks. I thought docs under prescribed pain meds, especially for older people when it doesn't matter so much if they become addicted. It seems inexcusable to me for people to have to suffer through so much pain.
January 20, 2013 2:59 PM - CGar
Let me ask you this question: Will batiks (behind glass and acid free mats) get destroyed by the moisture in a bathroom? Bear in mind that dave's shower curtain is a hand-made Indonesian batik.
Edited at January 20, 2013 2:59 PM
January 20, 2013 3:03 PM - Partridge
This is a 2 ounce bag of raisins & almonds. $1.25 at the news stand. The bag is 4" x 5" BUT a serving size is 1/2 bag!!!! Who would eat 1/2 bag? Do what, share the rest with a friend?

It is my lunch. I had the whole bag.
January 20, 2013 3:05 PM - Deleted
quote:
Let me ask you this question: Will batiks (behind glass and acid free mats) get destroyed by the moisture in a bathroom?

You ask dumber questions than I do sometimes. The answer to that is YES.


Edited at January 20, 2013 3:05 PM
January 20, 2013 3:21 PM - Donatella

It'll fade, pepper. It is a good excuse to get to the pool. I think it must be a good way to remove oily residue and I am sure it took a little out. One has to be careful not to let it get near one's eyes.

And yes, stoops, old people have a much, much reduced capacity to handle pain medication. It really needs to be tested at very low levels. Some doctor with too many patients and too little time just gave my mother a prescription for hydrocodone 4x a day (forget the exact dosage) as needed for her shingles, which by the way is super painful but especially for old people. Well she was hurting big time and she is precise and obedient, so she took it 4x a day and was so gaga, they thought she had a stroke. Had to be rushed to hospital.
January 20, 2013 3:24 PM - Donatella

Partridge, they do that to make the calorie count LOOK lower. All other kinds of stuff too when obviously the portion size is one package, they give the calorie count for only a portion of the package. Slick but they can't fool us!
January 20, 2013 3:25 PM - Donatella

I am now going to the Noguchi Museum in Astoria. I love that place.

Later, folks.
January 20, 2013 3:36 PM - RowerChick
CGar,

I am the wrong half JEWish. My Dad and his brothers all married shikses. Go figure.
Edited at January 20, 2013 3:36 PM
January 20, 2013 3:38 PM - RowerChick
Just introduced BHS to the wonder that is the bialy. Yum.
January 20, 2013 3:42 PM - petebklyn
"But, the good thing about hair is, it will grow" -- obviously Dr. Pepper hasn't met me.
January 20, 2013 3:43 PM - dibs
The batik will fade due to sunlight and prolonged washings. I doubt the steam will really affect it much. Besides, what else would you use it for??? Maybe make a sarong or a pareo out of it for laying around the house.
Edited at January 20, 2013 4:03 PM
January 20, 2013 4:03 PM - dibs
I assume no one is at work today^^^^^^^^^
January 20, 2013 4:05 PM - pepper
Well, obviously Pete, hair will only grow if you actually have hair... but at least you don't have to worry about cut, color, frizz, etc.... like Dona does.
January 20, 2013 4:06 PM - petebklyn
where do they sell bialys in neighborhood these days?

Edited at January 20, 2013 4:06 PM
January 20, 2013 4:13 PM - kazootite
"dave's shower curtain is a hand-made Indonesian batik."

Yes, get that fancy shower curtain out of there. Get Dave something in tough vinyl with teapots on it or perhaps a car theme. (j / k)

Dave, I'm sorry. I apologize.
January 20, 2013 4:20 PM - kazootite
Dona, yes, the vinegar rinse will resolve the excess product build-up.

Hah! Just found this site:
Benefits of Using Apple-Cider Vinegar for Hair
http://www.livestrong.com/article/145403-benefits-of-using-apple-cider-vinegar-for-hair/

Have a great time at the Noguchi today.


Edited at January 20, 2013 4:20 PM
January 20, 2013 4:21 PM - kazootite
Says it also works for no hair.
January 20, 2013 4:22 PM - dibs
Kazoo, you may apologize but remember, I'm a Scorpio and we NEVER forget ANYTHING!!!!!!!!
January 20, 2013 4:31 PM - CGar
"You ask dumber questions than I do sometimes."

That is almost certainly true, *rob*. But, thanks for answering my question just the same. Obviously, dave's batik shower curtain is meant to be in the bathroom (d'oh), so I'm not worried about it. I just didn't want to ruin 2 framed batiks, one from Indonesia and one from the JEWish state, by hanging them in a bathroom.
January 20, 2013 4:32 PM - CGar
That's a good question, Pete. You'd think they would. I love a good bialy - and can't believe Scott has never had one!! I don't think Bagels on Court or La Bagel Delight or Montreal Bagels has them. Maybe that mideast deli next door to Sahadi?
January 20, 2013 4:34 PM - CGar
Fester, are you still upstate or are you back in Boerum Hill now???
January 20, 2013 4:37 PM - dibs
I don't think I've ever had a bialy but I have had a Balinese guy or two.
January 20, 2013 4:38 PM - Deleted
LOL @ the picture dave posted of that asian guy. the face doesn't match the body at ALL. talk about cognitivie dissonance. How could you fuck someone that looks like they are 12? (his face anyway)


January 20, 2013 4:39 PM - petebklyn
upstate--- remember is a 3day wkend

January 20, 2013 4:40 PM - petebklyn
he only looks 12 to you because ur so old now

January 20, 2013 4:40 PM - dibs
he hardly looks 12 but then you're the expert on Asian guys, not me.
Edited at January 20, 2013 4:40 PM
January 20, 2013 4:42 PM - dibs
Besides, I always consider how gay the alternatives look.....
Edited at January 20, 2013 4:42 PM
January 20, 2013 4:42 PM - pepper
I think I heard them say at Court St. Bagels once that they have them, but not on the weekend. I only go on the weekend.... and CGar Montreal Bagels is now Bagel Cafe (or something like that) and they now sell regular NY bagels, not Montreal-style bagels. Speaking of which, did you see that Hot Bagels on Montague was shut down by the Health Dept. earlier last week?
Edited at January 20, 2013 4:42 PM
January 20, 2013 4:44 PM - dibs
Ok...gotta go get a haircut
January 20, 2013 4:46 PM - kazootite
Some hair remedies I found on youtube contain cayenne PEPPER!

Time to go.
January 20, 2013 4:53 PM - CGar
Pedro, that's what I thought you'd said, but just wanted to double check.
Edited at January 20, 2013 4:53 PM
January 20, 2013 4:54 PM - dibs
I never use any "product" in my hair. Distinguished Silverdaddies have an image that doesnt need any added lacquering or gelling
January 20, 2013 4:54 PM - CGar
pepper, I know, and I tried it again, and it's actually better now, and they have improved their service, but I can't be asked to remember their new name. I didn't see that about the bagel place on Montague, but I stopped going there because I found the quality really declined when they changed owners - that used to be my "go to" bagel place, but now I go to Bagels on Court.
January 20, 2013 5:00 PM - pepper
I think it was on BHB - yup, here it is : http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/53954
everyone was saying the same as you re; service under new ownership. I see where it is open again...
I go to Court St. Bagels too. That is where I got the bagel that I was eating when I saw you earlier...
January 20, 2013 5:02 PM - dibs
I only eat bagels with cream cheese and only butter with english muffins...Thomases or none
January 20, 2013 5:16 PM - CGar
I second dave at 5:02.

What KIND of bagels, pepper? dave??
January 20, 2013 5:17 PM - dibs
Like poppy seed best
January 20, 2013 5:21 PM - CGar
Me, too, dave. Poppy is my "go to" bagel. Then sesame. I love everything bagels, but the garlic doesn't love me back so much anymore.
Edited at January 20, 2013 5:21 PM
January 20, 2013 5:23 PM - dibs
Never raisin either. Dont think id like that with cream cheese, maybe butter
January 20, 2013 5:23 PM - petebklyn
nothing is more disgusting than those flavored bagels...blueberry, whatever
January 20, 2013 5:28 PM - Partridge
Sesame. Veggie cream cheese.
Edited at January 20, 2013 5:28 PM
January 20, 2013 5:34 PM - CGar
Agree with you, Pete. Saw those at Zaro's walking through Penn Station a couple of weeks ago and they looked gross.

dave, every once in a while, I'll enjoy a cinnamon raisin bagel with cream cheese or butter. It's like when I'm sick and I love Pepperidge Farm raisin bread toasted with cinnamon or butter.
January 20, 2013 5:37 PM - pepper
Everything, toasted. Either with scallion cream cheese, or with sausage, egg and pepperjack... Today I got both. And ate half of the cream cheese in the morning (when I saw CGar) and half of the sausage for lunch... I usually throw the other halves away...
January 20, 2013 5:45 PM - pepper
Today, Court St. bagels had a new variety. French toast bagels. I tried a bite. Tasted like cinnamon raisin without the raisins. But it was dusted with powdered sugar. I don't really like the sweet bagels though. and the 'new-fangled" ones like blueberry or asiago cheese are just a big N-O in my book.
Edited at January 20, 2013 5:45 PM
January 20, 2013 5:51 PM - petebklyn
so - finished taking money from strangers for the day? any real strange ones?
Edited at January 20, 2013 5:51 PM
January 20, 2013 5:58 PM - rf
I am still waiting to read about Dave's hair-dyeing experience.
Edited at January 20, 2013 5:58 PM
January 20, 2013 6:02 PM - petebklyn
so who watched inauguration? who is going to ball tonight?
Edited at January 20, 2013 6:02 PM
January 20, 2013 6:15 PM - etson
Bagels = long chewiness, short flavor. Even the flavored ones only taste good on the outside.
Not a fan.
January 20, 2013 6:16 PM - rf
Inauguration is tomorrow.
Edited at January 20, 2013 6:16 PM
January 20, 2013 6:19 PM - rf
Kens and I once had a discussion here about real old-time bagels vs what passes for a bagels now. Big difference!
Edited at January 20, 2013 6:19 PM
January 20, 2013 6:19 PM - DeadCatBounce
I agree with Etson re Bagels. Also re: God.
January 20, 2013 6:22 PM - dibs
"Who is going to ball tonight?"

Ill be balling xxing tomorrow nite
January 20, 2013 6:23 PM - etson
Afraid I don't think I'd like the old ones either. I was a member of the NYSC above H&H on the UWS for a couple of years (a long time ago obvs) and can still remember the all pervasive watery doughy smell. Disliked them even before that, however.
Bread is fine for me.
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January 20, 2013 6:24 PM - Deleted
Well, I KNOW I am ugly myself, but that doesn't mean that I can point out when others are ugly, or perhaps uglier.


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January 20, 2013 6:25 PM - dibs
WTF does a brit know about bagels??????
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January 20, 2013 6:26 PM - etson
That they mostly taste like crap?
January 20, 2013 6:54 PM - sixyearsandcounting
As usual, JFK Airport is terrible, especially if you're flying Delta.
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January 20, 2013 6:55 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Nothing beats an onion bagel with Philadelphia cream cheese.
January 20, 2013 7:03 PM - Donatella
I quit eating bagels. They are good (like poppy seed and cream cheese) because there are so ........ Fattening. Sorry to be a killjoy.

Rob, your little sister IS cute.

I love the Noguchi Museum; I went there this afternoon. Those sculptures are beautiful and have a relaxing effect.


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January 20, 2013 7:10 PM - dibs
Sorry, thats not art
January 20, 2013 7:12 PM - Donatella
There is such a peaceful atmosphere there. So quiet. Here is another sculpture.
January 20, 2013 7:15 PM - Donatella
I thought these things were beautiful. There were many different materials, forms. I took a lot of pictures but they are posting horizontally from my iPhone.
January 20, 2013 7:54 PM - Partridge
Yes, Pete. I took money from strangers today. I gave them things in return. It was a busy day for this time of year. Interesting strangers too. Met a gal who writes for apt therapy. She would like to do a feature. Great! We chatted a while and I pitched a book idea to her. She was jazzed and wants to collaborate. Could be somethin' fun I tell you. Then, went to dinner at Bogota, PSlope. Delicious! Walked doggie. Time to feed her now and I am done for the day.
January 20, 2013 8:02 PM - etson
Bogota is good. Think it would be better if they pronounced their restaurant name like the place in NJ rather than the one in Colombia though.
January 20, 2013 8:07 PM - kazootite
"Sorry, thats not art"

is too
January 20, 2013 8:23 PM - Partridge
The place was hopping, Etson! And all kinds-o-peeps there. Young, old, families, dates, HS kids, spanish speakers, asians, black folk, white folk, gays. You miss Brooklyn?
January 20, 2013 8:31 PM - etson
Yes. We have all those groups in TO but unlikely to all be at lunch together (not because of any tension, just less dense here). Proportionally much more Asian and much much less Spanish speaking here.
January 20, 2013 8:33 PM - Partridge
Many and fewer. Where's Arkady?
January 20, 2013 8:35 PM - etson
Depends if we are speaking about the people or the population.
January 20, 2013 8:39 PM - Partridge
Asian population on a sudden rise in Brownstone Brooklyn. I see a huge increase of Asian shoppers at my store.
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January 20, 2013 8:40 PM - Partridge
Right you are, you educated Brit, you!
January 20, 2013 8:53 PM - etson
I'm not much of a grammar freak as you probably guessed. I don't have too many pet peeves other than hating indirect / flowery language & extraneous words (so 75% of the NYT then....). That's obvs just a preference rather than right or wrong.
Also really dislike common sayings that change meanings inadvertently ('I could care less', 'me either' etc)

January 20, 2013 9:01 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Anyone see the NYT article on class?
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/realestate/what-is-middle-class-in-manhattan.html?pagewanted=1&_r=3&hp&pagewanted=all&
January 20, 2013 9:07 PM - Partridge
I'm unaware of those sayings. I must use them all the time. Whatever!!!!! Hehe.
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January 20, 2013 9:08 PM - Partridge
Six, didn't you have a bad story you said you would tell us later? Is it later yet?
January 20, 2013 9:17 PM - Deleted
Oooooh, I havent read that article in the times yet about middle class in manhattan, but the insert is stuck in my fag bag and will read it probably tomorrow on the train (have to make a trek into manhattan even though I have off). I am looking for a specific kind of substrate for the fishies and going to the lighting stores on canal street because I am not satisfied with the options for fish tank lighting so I am going to make my own lighting set up.

This whole fish thing has been the best hobby I have ever gotten into. From taking care of animals to maintenance of the tanks to interior decoration... The whole hobby just covers it all. And it's simple and complex at the same time. I am seriously spoiling these two fish, but I dont give a crap.

Had an amazing time at the park again today with the dog as well.

I know it probably sounds lame as hell to love fish, but I truly <3 Dinky and Dudley. Their personalities crack me up.




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January 20, 2013 10:22 PM - CGar
Old Man, walked by your house a couple of times tonight. Had dinner at Cafe Luluc.
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January 20, 2013 10:30 PM - Arkady
I don't like bagels - they give me something like a sugar rush. Croissants, English Muffins, just old fashioned toast - mainly just a base for butter.
January 20, 2013 10:43 PM - pepper
"I quit eating bagels. They are good (like poppy seed and cream cheese) because there are so ........ Fattening. "

Yes, Donatella. That's why I only eat half. That's my diet plan - don't give it up, just eat half....
January 20, 2013 10:46 PM - pepper
I ate at Colonie tonight. First time, actually. Was really good. Sat at the Kitchen Table. So mesmerizing to watch the chefs cook...
I'm guessing that Dave does not like their carbonara, since they make it with spaghetti SQUASH! All other ingredients seemed correct, though. And it's quite popular with the other more flexible patrons, based on the number of times I saw them preparing it tonight....
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January 20, 2013 10:49 PM - CGar
pepper, some of us aren't allowed back at Colonie after the great cilantro imbrolio of 2012. I bet we passed each other on Atlantic tonight, since I "window shopped" at Chez Moi and Red Gravy before heading over to Smith Street.
January 20, 2013 10:49 PM - pepper
Aren't sugar rushes what you survive on, Arkady?
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January 20, 2013 10:50 PM - CGar
^^^Cilantro aside, I've had several enjoyable brunches there and a wonderful dinner with MM and bxgrl.
January 20, 2013 10:52 PM - pepper
Two near misses in one day CGar? That would be too much! I too, "window shopped" at those places, but my dinner companion chose Colonie... I was not disappointed.
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January 20, 2013 10:55 PM - CGar
"Two near misses in one day CGar?"

TWSS.

(But you prolly wouldn't have recognized me . . . Without Sam & Max, I'm just another short middle-aged white Jewish guy on Atlantic Avenue.)
January 20, 2013 11:01 PM - pepper
I'd like to think I would have noticed you, CGar. It was around 6:45, 7:00 PM that we were window shopping.... I also really like Cafe LuLuc, by the way. But there are a lot of places in the 'hood that I haven't tried yet, and I'm trying to make an effort to knock some off my list.
January 20, 2013 11:12 PM - CGar
I literally think we must have passed each other, pepper, since that's exactly the same time that we were on Atlantic - and you were heading toward Colonie as we were heading toward Clinton Street.
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January 20, 2013 11:29 PM - pepper
Well, I guess two near-misses, it is. Maybe third time's a charm...
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January 21, 2013 12:54 AM - Donatella

Dang. A little post museum nap made me AWAKE at this hour.

CGar, it really isn't a good idea to have anything matted on the bathroom wall. Moisture will get trapped and the matting will warp and possibly get funky. The batik itself could probably handle the moisture but the framing cannot. Trapped moisture will cause the fabric also to become mildewy and moldy.