Friday OT
March 1, 2013 7:02 AM - dibs
Off to Albany in an hour

March 1, 2013 7:05 AM - Partridge
Have a safe trip and pleasant visit with your family. Please post from rest stops along the way.
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March 1, 2013 7:07 AM - Arkady
Stop in & see Kirsten to say hi from us & tell her what a good job she's doing!
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March 1, 2013 7:24 AM - dibs
I'll have to get that Bordeaux again that I had last night at the Carversville Inn...I'm incredibly clear headed this morning.
March 1, 2013 7:25 AM - dibs
Having a wonderful chocolate croissant, still warm, from the General Store.
March 1, 2013 7:31 AM - Deleted
Good call on the averna. Have a bottle at home and have been taking some nips here and there. I like amaro nonino better but it's like twice the price.
March 1, 2013 7:33 AM - dibs
I haven't had Nonino. I think Bevacco has a bottle.
March 1, 2013 7:34 AM - dibs
Averna is definitely an acquired taste.
March 1, 2013 7:37 AM - Deleted
Yea averna is interesting. Nice vermouth substitute in a manhattan.

Nonino is gooooood. Little sweeter and has a mellow anise kick to it. It's like 50ish for a bottle tho which is sorta steep.
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March 1, 2013 7:40 AM - dibs
March Madness Sweet Sistine betting on Pope begins today!!!!!
March 1, 2013 7:41 AM - dibs
OK...hitting the road
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March 1, 2013 8:29 AM - Arkady
I like white Lillet.
March 1, 2013 8:34 AM - Slopefarm
According to Daily News, JLaw may be just the girl for dh.
March 1, 2013 8:49 AM - More4Less
JLaw is too tall for DH's liking
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March 1, 2013 9:09 AM - Slopefarm
Well, let's wait and see what dh thinks. perhaps he'll have a more blunt opinion.
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March 1, 2013 9:17 AM - More4Less
most them actresses smoke some of that and other stuff too - not like she the only one
March 1, 2013 9:18 AM - DeLepp
Another Maxine Waters winner:
"Rep. Maxine Waters of California, a 22-year House veteran and ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee, this week warned of "over 170 million jobs that could be lost."
Uhm, that's actually more jobs than America has.
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March 1, 2013 9:19 AM - Deleted
too tall? i want tall - i need tall. tired of short chicks
March 1, 2013 9:19 AM - Deleted
oh nice - doob. love her btw.
March 1, 2013 9:32 AM - Deleted
March 1, 2013 9:40 AM - More4Less
will note the updated preference (short - out; Tall - IN)
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March 1, 2013 9:41 AM - More4Less
the pay is not that great but those hrs are mega cush - very tempted to work at NYU. easy commute too
March 1, 2013 9:43 AM - Deleted
isn't tall like a pre-requisite for a hottie? below a certain height you can only be "cute"
March 1, 2013 9:46 AM - More4Less
is Carmen electra, holly Madison, kate beckinsale, etc hot or cute to you? Cute and hot is not based on my height but looks and curves. the height is what takes a hot girl to potentially model level hot girl.
March 1, 2013 9:48 AM - lechacal
Maxine Waters is a retard.
March 1, 2013 9:50 AM - More4Less
how does she manage to get re-elected so many times?
March 1, 2013 9:50 AM - Deleted
hey nice of you to join us mr. hippie heroin
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March 1, 2013 9:52 AM - DeLepp
how is the recovery going lechacal?
March 1, 2013 9:52 AM - lechacal
She gets re-elected because knuckle dragging populist leftist idiots just lap up the filthy latrine water that comes out of her mouth.
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March 1, 2013 9:53 AM - lechacal
Knee feels fine. Went to work at normal time, but then started getting all dizzy and light headed from the meds. In cab going home now.
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March 1, 2013 9:56 AM - DeLepp
"She gets re-elected because knuckle dragging populist leftist idiots just lap up the filthy latrine water that comes out of her mouth."

If that is you light headed and dizzy I think speechwriter could be next job.
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March 1, 2013 9:56 AM - Deleted
A friend of mine believes the following formula should be used in deciding what is the lowest age that is appropriate for a guy in seeking out a woman: take your age, divide it by two, and add seven years. Seems to work from age 18 to about 70. After that, take whatever you can get!
March 1, 2013 9:57 AM - More4Less
Lech, thought the job change from law firm was going to be less stress and less work hrs - so far, seems like same old same old
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March 1, 2013 9:58 AM - More4Less
benson, that formula excludes cougars
March 1, 2013 9:58 AM - Deleted
21 - frrrrrresh
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March 1, 2013 10:01 AM - Deleted
He brought up the formula when we were discussing a mutual friend who picked up a new second wife that was much younger. Trying to decide if he had robbed the cradle.
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March 1, 2013 10:02 AM - Deleted
pretty sure income factors into that formula as well.
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March 1, 2013 10:04 AM - More4Less
DH, according to that formula, JLaw too old for you - ie 22 > 21
March 1, 2013 10:06 AM - Slopefarm
"take your age, divide it by two, and add seven years. Seems to work from age 18 to about 70"

I suppose as you get closer to the far end of that scale, you'll need to add some money to that equation to make it work.

March 1, 2013 10:06 AM - Deleted
the formula calculates the older aight.
March 1, 2013 10:06 AM - Deleted
jinx slopey.
March 1, 2013 10:06 AM - Deleted

The formula just sets the lower limit, not the upper bound. Agree with DH that there should be income correction factor.
March 1, 2013 10:07 AM - Slopefarm
jinx, dh
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March 1, 2013 10:07 AM - Deleted
March 1, 2013 10:08 AM - Slopefarm
Shit, you called it first. And after I found you a hot hollywood babe who rolls her own, too.
March 1, 2013 10:08 AM - Deleted
lots of testosterone this AM - where the womenz @??
March 1, 2013 10:09 AM - Deleted
she rolls, but just a spliff - not a blunt which is more of find for a white chick.
March 1, 2013 10:10 AM - Deleted
where the womenz?

They may be pissed at your suggestion that money is a factor in their mating selection.

March 1, 2013 10:10 AM - Arkady
I'm out looking for 126-year-old man.
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March 1, 2013 10:10 AM - Arkady
Edit - "I'm out looking for 126-year-old *rich* man."
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March 1, 2013 10:11 AM - Slopefarm
Where there's a will, there's a way.
March 1, 2013 10:12 AM - Deleted
hahahah slopey
March 1, 2013 10:14 AM - Deleted
just dude locker room talk ladies. nothing personal
March 1, 2013 10:15 AM - petebklyn
have you noticed that the women post much less than the men while (supposedly) working?
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March 1, 2013 10:15 AM - Arkady
They don't call me Puma for nothing.
March 1, 2013 10:16 AM - DeLepp
haha arkady
March 1, 2013 10:24 AM - Deleted
I always wondered what the old ballers talk about with their 22 year old trophy wife. Sure, I can appreciate eye candy as much as anybody, but I would have no idea what to talk about with someone that age - just at such a different place in life.

Then again, maybe that's why I'm not a baller. If you have to ask the question, you just don't get it, I suppose.
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March 1, 2013 10:26 AM - pepper
What do you talk to dh about, benson?
March 1, 2013 10:27 AM - petebklyn
usually their ego requires them to talk about themselves - constantly and non-stop. really doesn't matter who the audience is.
March 1, 2013 10:27 AM - Deleted

I mean talking to a wife that age.
March 1, 2013 10:28 AM - Deleted
i can barely maintain a sober converstation with the 23 yr old lady friend. can't imagine a 20+ yr age difference
March 1, 2013 10:35 AM - pepper
Right. I guess guys talk to each other about the same things, no matter what their ages are...
March 1, 2013 10:36 AM - More4Less
rich or richly endowed
March 1, 2013 10:36 AM - Deleted
urban farm in clinton hill

March 1, 2013 10:37 AM - More4Less
I would like a rich hot cougar to rob this cradle
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March 1, 2013 10:39 AM - Slopefarm
Hey, dh, I just notice that greenhouse/jazz thing, too. Not to mention that Marty and Miss America were at the Fairway reopening this morning. I don't think Mallory had much to worry about from Marty. he was likely way too busy ogling the food.
March 1, 2013 10:41 AM - Deleted
lol slopey - not surprising
March 1, 2013 10:41 AM - pepper
The beau is 12 years younger than I am.
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March 1, 2013 10:41 AM - Deleted
(rob/dave are going to read "urban farm" and go off on a beardo rant without actually reading the article)
March 1, 2013 10:42 AM - Deleted
hey now pepper!!
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March 1, 2013 10:44 AM - Slopefarm
Yeah, what's the equivalent of benson's equation for older women-younger men? Same numbers?
March 1, 2013 10:44 AM - Deleted
Pepper = cradle robber! ;-)
March 1, 2013 10:46 AM - pepper
Right Benson. Thanks for not using that other "C" word. Which I hate almost as much as the original "C" word.
March 1, 2013 10:49 AM - Deleted
c word - lulz
March 1, 2013 10:50 AM - Deleted

My sister is 16 years older than her second husband and they seem to do just fine.
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March 1, 2013 10:50 AM - rf
Pepper, I've heard another shellfish-related C word metaphor here which I hate.
March 1, 2013 10:51 AM - rf
Where's Rob?

How to Spend 47 Hours on a Train and Not Go Crazy
March 1, 2013 10:51 AM - Deleted
das racist

March 1, 2013 10:53 AM - kazootite
"a mutual friend who picked up a new second wife that was much younger. Trying to decide if he had robbed the cradle."

Before too long she will be changing his diapers and be in charge of his finances.
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March 1, 2013 10:54 AM - pepper
Oh, yeah rf. I don't care for that one much either. Lots of unpleasant "C" words referring to women.
March 1, 2013 10:55 AM - kazootite
Or throwing him in a rest home, never mind the cradle.
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March 1, 2013 10:55 AM - MontroseMorris
Sitting in Brooklyn at CGar's pad. The dogs just went for their romp outside with their doggie friends and their walker.
March 1, 2013 10:56 AM - kazootite
Pepper, I hope you find some more beaux over here [in U.S.].

[no one asked my advice either]
March 1, 2013 10:56 AM - MontroseMorris
You'll be pleased to know that all of his color choices look really nice. It's a great apartment.
March 1, 2013 10:56 AM - Deleted
yo that crustacean is HOT
March 1, 2013 10:57 AM - pepper
Thanks kazoo. But this is the beau for me. One is all I need.
March 1, 2013 10:57 AM - kazootite
Kazoo better have coffee.
March 1, 2013 10:58 AM - Donatella
Ok I patched and sealed a water damaged ceiling this morning and did some last minute cleaning of things the cleaning lady missed. I flipped out a little when she put all the books going into storage into the 2nd floor hallway. I need to take them back down and put in the car. But the cleaning lady was a huge help. Now I have an important business lunch. I have to find my clothes. This apartment looks like a set of hoarders.
March 1, 2013 10:58 AM - Slopefarm
"How to Spend 47 Hours on a Train and Not Go Crazy"

Don't sit next to rob. ; )

Welcome back to Brooklyn, MM, as they used to say. Are they adding you to the walk of fame?

Reminds me, we will be at BIL's this weekend. First time there since one of the dogs died. If the ground is soft, we may be burying the ashes. RIP, Jake.

March 1, 2013 10:58 AM - MontroseMorris
Unfortunately, this is true.
March 1, 2013 10:58 AM - Deleted

My friend is my age. I don't foresee diapers for another 25 years (or, at least, I hope so).
March 1, 2013 11:00 AM - Donatella
Lol. Yeah kazoo. There are a lot of trade offs with older men.
March 1, 2013 11:02 AM - kazootite
Ha, Benson.

MM, thanks for the good report about colors in CGar's apartment.
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March 1, 2013 11:04 AM - MontroseMorris
No, Slopey, I'm here for the Historic Districts Council's annual Preservation Conference, which starts with a reception and keynote speech tonight. All of us annoying preservation geeks from the city will be there, and I hope to be schmoozing and networking like a pro. The walk of fame is Sunday. ; )
March 1, 2013 11:11 AM - kazootite
Ha, Dona, I think the older men are fine. I was thinking about the very older guy who chooses a 20 year-old, then realizes it is trouble, instead of a good thing. An opposite example would be Zsa Zsa Gabor and her prince.

Aack, I can hardly finish a post. Have to go soon. Have a great day everyone.
March 1, 2013 11:13 AM - bxgrl
Well pepper- that makes me feel better!! Been getting acquainted with someone who is also 12 years younger and a cop. Who knows? :)

If CGar is reading this- MM told me all about the cuffs and the leather accoutrements last night so DON'T even go there. ;)
March 1, 2013 11:15 AM - pepper
If it works, it works bx. Don't worry about the age. (and high-five!)
March 1, 2013 11:16 AM - bxgrl
See you later, Kazoo. Hope all is well with you.
March 1, 2013 11:19 AM - petebklyn
bxgrl enjoying the wkend with nobody stomping around in apt above her and blaring music.
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March 1, 2013 11:20 AM - More4Less
bxgrl, CGar pleading the fifth but is hinting it's Dave's gear
March 1, 2013 11:21 AM - More4Less
pete, MM is the one on the bottom unit who is constantly jamming her broom stick onto the ceiling to complain about insufficient heat, water, food, etc
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March 1, 2013 11:22 AM - Arkady
pete - Keep up! MM lives beneath bxgrl - she's only elevated in her writings & wisdom.
March 1, 2013 11:22 AM - More4Less
I blame Arkady for list of unmentionable words. she started with the D-word and now I need to be mindful of the C-words. This immigrant is barely keeping up with words period so this list is too much.
March 1, 2013 11:25 AM - Arkady
C word = cilantro.
March 1, 2013 11:27 AM - bxgrl
M4L- if you don't keep your tenants in line, they walk all over you.

But at least while she's gone I get to stomp around in the big heavy snow boots all night, scaring the bejeezus out of her cats. And I was such a sainted tenant too!
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March 1, 2013 11:28 AM - MontroseMorris
Fortunately, I pay for my own separate heat and food. Otherwise, you wouldn't believe the stomping around up there. Her cats wear hobnailed boots, and play loud video games all day. They also throw their little beer cans out the window.
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March 1, 2013 11:29 AM - MontroseMorris
Oh, that was her. The truth comes out.
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March 1, 2013 11:31 AM - Deleted
sounds like you need these MM
March 1, 2013 11:41 AM - Arkady
Yeah. Carl Sandburg sure got it wrong about fog's coming in on little cat feet. More like a thundering herd of mastodons.
March 1, 2013 12:10 PM - RowerChick
There were hoards, literally hoards of people (or as my friend Pete called them pitiful assholes) in front of Fairway this morning. I did my shopping at the Pathmark by Lowes, just like I used to pre-Fairway.
March 1, 2013 12:24 PM - Arkady
But Pathmark doesn't have the same range of selection.
March 1, 2013 12:31 PM - bxgrl
I saw that, MM. They DO NOT throw their beer cans out the window. It's little wine bottles. Sheesh- can't even get her alcoholic beverages straight!
March 1, 2013 12:50 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
do your kitties drink manischevitz?
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March 1, 2013 12:50 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
March 1, 2013 12:54 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
or perhaps your kitties prefer...
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March 1, 2013 12:57 PM - Deleted
lol - what up snapy?
March 1, 2013 12:58 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
me, for a little while anyway :-) having a nicotine lozenge then back to bed. i'm sleeping like a pro these days. how's by you?
March 1, 2013 12:59 PM - Deleted
word - i'm having a lozenge now too. u got the nicorette?

nm - ready for weekend. been a busy week!!
March 1, 2013 1:00 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
i dunno what brand these are. are yours those big white dry ass tablets too?
March 1, 2013 1:01 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
i have these...
March 1, 2013 1:03 PM - Deleted
oh weird. haven't had those. do they have a flavor?
the nicorette is still pretty dry but they taste like mint and are alright.
March 1, 2013 1:05 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
yeah, i've got mint flavored 4mg. they don't taste great, but it's not terrible either. and it gets the job done in times of a true nicotine fit. can't be picky em for free from my doc a while back. never argue with free.
March 1, 2013 1:06 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
i guess when i read the word 'lozenge' i was thinking more along the lines of a candy-type coating or something similar to a cough drop. this is more along the lines of a huge dry pill.
March 1, 2013 1:07 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
when i finish these (have a ton of em - this will take a while) i wanna move down to the 2mg. target has a cherry flavored 2mg lozenge. may try that. only $25 for 72 lozenges.
March 1, 2013 1:14 PM - Deleted
yeah i'm on 2mg now which give a pretty good buzz. can't imagine the 4 must be hardcore
March 1, 2013 1:18 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
i don't even bother to let the 4mg fully dissolve. i give up after 40 min or so and then spit it out. i suppose that's a good sign that i don't need that much of it to get my fix. and i only use about 3 or 4 of them a day.
March 1, 2013 1:19 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
ok. done with nic fit. back to snoozing with mr. bu.
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March 1, 2013 1:28 PM - More4Less
keep up the good work Snaps so I won't be tempted anymore to slap that cig out of our mouth
March 1, 2013 1:29 PM - More4Less
off to get my hair cut. no need for appointments or drop by the ATM as it's only $5 and the barbershop should be slow right now
March 1, 2013 1:35 PM - bxgrl
Hey snaps- sorry I missed you. Dragging drunk kittehs off the couch. :) BTW- I posted to your timeline on FB the other day.
March 1, 2013 1:50 PM - Deleted
$5 is less than i tip for my haircut hahhaa
March 1, 2013 2:00 PM - More4Less
Damn, there are an old dude before my turn here at the barber shop.

Dh, I do tip 80-100%
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March 1, 2013 2:01 PM - More4Less
Dh, you still getting your 100+ cuts???
March 1, 2013 2:02 PM - Deleted
never been 100 - they just upped the price to 45 and usually tip 10 - 15 bux
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March 1, 2013 2:06 PM - More4Less
My PowerPoint skills are rusty - finding out as I'm putting a deck together for some contract work
March 1, 2013 2:07 PM - More4Less
45 isn't bad for fancy salon where you need to book appointmt with stylist
March 1, 2013 2:12 PM - Arkady
There've been some recent changes in Power Point, M4L - you might want to check it out.
March 1, 2013 2:13 PM - Deleted
right, and there were really no normal barbershops in WB and refused to travel too far. i shlep to greenpoint but can usually transition into drinking so it's all good
March 1, 2013 2:15 PM - Deleted
so ready for weekend
March 1, 2013 2:16 PM - More4Less
Schedule permitting, have to get more suits and dress shirts - argh!!!!! That's not what I had in mind spending lots of money on coming into the year - damn ill-time unemployment got me buying suits instead of a nice new car
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March 1, 2013 2:20 PM - Slopefarm
Why does Linkedin keep sending me emails telling me Meg Whitman supports gay marriage? Can't they just send these messages to Richard Branson's immaculate desk so I don't have to hear about either one?
March 1, 2013 2:21 PM - More4Less
Arkady, I used to be good with PowerPoint but now, need to figure out where everything is in the 2010 office version and I've forgotten how to do those fancy graphs - ie those waterfall charts
March 1, 2013 2:23 PM - DeLepp
PP is on resume but I haven't had to create one in a couple of years.
March 1, 2013 2:24 PM - More4Less
Slopes, they figure you are target demographics. I don't get any of those emails. Just stop projecting and step out of the closet
March 1, 2013 2:25 PM - Arkady
There are some tutorials on line that are free & walk you through recent updates.
March 1, 2013 2:25 PM - More4Less
Delepp, same deal with me - chart monkey days were eons ago for me
March 1, 2013 2:27 PM - Deleted
i can putter through PP but some people have real skillzz
March 1, 2013 2:27 PM - DeLepp
yea, all my stuff gets dropped into crystal.
March 1, 2013 2:29 PM - More4Less
Arkady, all my computer skills are self taught so I should be able to figure things out pretty fast. The tutorials showing the fancy new features would be valuable as knowing what's available is key
March 1, 2013 2:30 PM - Slopefarm
"Slopes, they figure you are target demographics. I don't get any of those emails. Just stop projecting and step out of the closet"

LOL. I am about as much a gay republican as I am as wealthy as Richard Branson.

March 1, 2013 2:31 PM - Arkady
Right, M4L. I learned it mainly so that art directors couldn't tell me, "That can't be done."
March 1, 2013 2:37 PM - bxgrl
M4L- I did tons of them when i worked for the first responder organization. Did all our teaching materials in PowerPoint and flash. I love powerpoint but some parts of it make me crazy. Hate the new office with that stupid ribbon.
March 1, 2013 2:44 PM - Slopefarm
Back in my white shoe days several of us associates had to create a PP slideshow for a partner who wanted to use it when he advocated (really a mix of browbeating and pleading) before SEC folks that a client's former employee's trading strategy was "hedging" and not "speculation." He kept saying, "can you give me a slow build? I want a slow build." He was happy when the slideshow had all kinds of charts where the lines crawled across the screen, bars faded in or grew, etc. He really didn't care what it said (he was going to say what he said no matter what) -- he just wanted iot to look cool. It was a new toy, then (this was late 90s).
March 1, 2013 2:47 PM - Deleted
lol boring lawyers
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March 1, 2013 2:50 PM - Slopefarm
It wasn't so funny at 2am when we were designing it.
March 1, 2013 2:54 PM - bxgrl
LOL, slopey- it never is. I had to do multi media ppts with music, etc. I loved doing them though.
March 1, 2013 2:55 PM - Arkady
I always encouraged speakers to use imagery, not charts. People remember images & can take away stats & figures on printouts.
March 1, 2013 2:55 PM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: obama PWNS the GOP....

"At a time when our business has finally begun to get some traction, hiring new workers, and bringing jobs back to America, we shouldn't be making dumb, arbitrary cuts to things that businesses depend on and workers depend on like education and research and infrastructure and defense," Obama said. "It's unnecessary, and at a time when too many Americans are still looking for work, it's inexcusable....As long as the sequester is in place, we'll know that that economic news could have been better if Congress had not failed to act," Obama said. "And let's be clear, none of this is necessary. It's happening because of a choice that Republicans in Congress have made...They've allowed these cuts to happen, because they refused to budge on closing a single wasteful loophole to help reduce the deficit," he continued. "As recently as yesterday they decided to protect special interest tax breaks for the well-off and the well-connected, and they think that that's apparently more important than protecting our military or middle class families from the pain of these cuts."
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March 1, 2013 2:58 PM - Slopefarm
Hey, randi, it's Friday afternoon. While I certainly agree with your sentiment, why start a war here with everyone yelling the same old shit at each other. You know what's going to happen.

PS You didn't make it to drinks the other night. I hope it wasn't because benson scared you off -- he didn't make it either.
March 1, 2013 2:59 PM - Deleted
unless randi was one of the lonely dudes lurking at the bar
March 1, 2013 3:00 PM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: thats all i have to say slope.

i didnt make it to the bar because i was watching one of the best bball games ever. wow.
March 1, 2013 3:00 PM - Slopefarm
Well, bx, I'd rather be messing around wioth power point at that hour than reviewing documents or rehashing the legal research I'd done half a day earlier because some senior associate on the partner bubble is scared I missed something but too lazy to do the research himself. (Glad I don't live that life anymore.)
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March 1, 2013 3:01 PM - DeLepp
Actually one can't determined who is pawned as most folks blame all of DC for the sequester.
March 1, 2013 3:03 PM - gazoo
Thanks Pete, I'll bookmark those sites!

Good afternoon to all!

So, what have I missed, lol?
March 1, 2013 3:07 PM - petebklyn
missed? not much around here.
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March 1, 2013 3:07 PM - Deleted
pretty much the same political arguments like a zillion times
March 1, 2013 3:08 PM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: pete got PWND over >>>>>> on the fairway thread.
March 1, 2013 3:12 PM - gazoo
I can't believe anyone can PWN Pete! He's absolutely unPWNable!

Pete is this the other site you mentioned? I don't know how you guys can not be looking at these pix all day! I love stuff like this and wish we had this same service back in the day!

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March 1, 2013 3:14 PM - rf
I see a cardinal (the bird kind, not the electing-the-pope kind) outside my window. Isn't it kind of early?
March 1, 2013 3:15 PM - petebklyn
that is the site, yes, gazoo. I found pics of my corner on the site. But I like the one from NYC website of my house too.

March 1, 2013 3:17 PM - dibs
Randi, you really don't understand what PWNED means.
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March 1, 2013 3:17 PM - petebklyn
I think DH's pic over there about Warren st. wins the prize of day
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March 1, 2013 3:17 PM - Partridge
No, rf. They are around all winter.

Hi, Gazoo! We've missed having you around.
March 1, 2013 3:18 PM - dibs
Just back from lunch. Here with Porter, Fergal & Murray, the 3 cats. Any of you know where the name Fergal Murray comes from??????
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March 1, 2013 3:20 PM - petebklyn
you told us once -- but like everything else you tell us -- we can't be bothered to remember
March 1, 2013 3:22 PM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: DH will you post that pic here, mr b took it off the warren st thread or its not showing up for some reason
March 1, 2013 3:24 PM - Legion
...of course,
it had changed by the "crack days".
For one thing, the elevated train going down Liberty Avenue was taken down,
as was the Trolly system.
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March 1, 2013 3:25 PM - Legion
Hi Gazoo,
Yes, I like pete's picture site too.
Really great old photos of Brooklyn.
If you like these types of photos you'll love one of Weegee's photo books of old NYC.
All sorts of crime photos and grimy New York street scenes.

This is right where I used to live in ENY.
From pete's web site:
March 1, 2013 3:25 PM - Deleted
March 1, 2013 3:27 PM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: haha, but mr b pulled it down?! he has no fucking sense of humor at all anymore.
March 1, 2013 3:28 PM - Legion
If you remember my story: "Night of 100 Wine Bottles",
the naked guy in the window lived on the second floor there above the liquor store.
March 1, 2013 3:29 PM - Deleted
i can still see it. weird!
March 1, 2013 3:30 PM - Deleted
i was classy and didn't put up the one of fly honeys in bikinis
March 1, 2013 3:31 PM - DeLepp
Picture is still there. I had figured it was going to crash his server.
March 1, 2013 3:32 PM - Deleted
think i'm the only one over there (besides montrose prolly) with more likes than comments.
March 1, 2013 3:33 PM - pepper
You are a rockstar, dh.
March 1, 2013 3:33 PM - petebklyn
here is one of funeral of griselio torresola who tried to assassinate truman.
Corner of Atlantic and Court
March 1, 2013 3:34 PM - petebklyn
so that is the liquor store?
March 1, 2013 3:38 PM - Legion
I'm with M4L on the issue of ---> over there.

Lord knows, I'm all about freedom of speech and there's all sorts of stuff
I gloss over when reading through the OT but there is nothing as boring
and annoying as reading a running commentary of
He had his shot at keeping a vibrant community of posters over there then decided not to.
It's like talking about an old girlfriend,
just tell her to step off and "take your old bras with you!

It's as if I started posting comments on what's happening on or or the or

March 1, 2013 3:39 PM - More4Less
it takes two to F this fiscal stuff up. Obama is as much to blame as the Repubs. Obama is all talk about controlling deficit and zero action. he can said Repubs deserve more blame but have no grounds to claim complete innocence
March 1, 2013 3:40 PM - Deleted
it is pretty boring. there's been some threads over there in the past few weeks that would have gotten 100+ comments in the good old days.

comments aren't really needed for ad revenue though. i'm sure the blog is like 5th thing on his priority list.
March 1, 2013 3:42 PM - dibs
He's your boy, m4l!!!!!
March 1, 2013 3:44 PM - Legion
Interesting article in Esquire magazine this month (March) about how Brooklyn has changed.
The author has lived just off Atlantic (Dean St.)for over 30 years and describes the changing scenery.
Calls "Scarano" the architect that fucked up Williamsburg. tehehe.
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March 1, 2013 3:46 PM - pepper
Is Fergal Murray the Guinness Brewmaster?
March 1, 2013 3:47 PM - Deleted
Mr. B? Who is that?
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March 1, 2013 3:50 PM - petebklyn
well - give us a link to the article. i can't find it on website
March 1, 2013 3:52 PM - bxgrl
I love Weegee's work, Legion. So NYC real.

I agree slopey. when i was slogging through the old 340+slide powerpoints they used to use, for a 9 am deadline- it was migraine city over on Pacific st.
March 1, 2013 3:53 PM - Legion
Can't seem to find a link pete,
could be too early to be on posted on the internet. Still on the newstand, I guess.
It's a David Wondrich article, he's usually their "drinking correspondent".
Title is " Regarding this "Brooklyn" everyone keeps talking about".

March 1, 2013 3:54 PM - Deleted
"Calls "Scarano" the architect that fucked up Williamsburg. tehehe."

Yes, we can all remember what an aesthetic paradise Williamsburg was before Scarano and his ilk showed up.
March 1, 2013 3:55 PM - dibs
Yes, Pepper....there is a theme to their cats names...Murphy, Killian, Foster, Porter and Fergal and Murray
March 1, 2013 3:57 PM - Legion
haha benson,
I can't say I've seen enough of his work to make a determination
on the merits of his oeuvre.
I will say that Williamsburg was one crappy looking, aluminum sided dump for a long time.
....and that's saying a lot when you look at the picture I posted of ENY!
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March 1, 2013 3:58 PM - pepper
No Guinness? All the cats are currently among the living? That's a lot of cats. Are they on a farm?
March 1, 2013 3:59 PM - Deleted
WB is fucked up because it's way too dense for the services there. Condos are fine
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March 1, 2013 4:00 PM - Deleted
Sight unseen, I would be willing to bet that the gist of the article is how Billyburg declined AFTER he set up shop there. Those damn newcomers -who are of the same ilk as the author - somehow ruined everything for doing exactly what he did.
March 1, 2013 4:00 PM - Legion
...I didn't mean to step all over the thread randi and dh,
just the episode still pisses me off, that's all.
March 1, 2013 4:00 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Birthday celebration went on until 3 last night/this morning. Just got out of bed here.
March 1, 2013 4:01 PM - Legion
LOL benson,
I don't think you'll like the article.
March 1, 2013 4:03 PM - dibs
No, only Porter, Fergal and Murray alive
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March 1, 2013 4:05 PM - Deleted
hopefully not a sausage fest, six
March 1, 2013 4:07 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Haha dh, most of my partygoers were women, so that negated the sausagefest. One of them hit it off with a guy at the bar...not sure what happened later as I was pretty hammered.
March 1, 2013 4:08 PM - Deleted
hopefully bad decisions
March 1, 2013 4:13 PM - petebklyn
thanks, I googled the article with the title you gave.
I knew quickly which block he was on by the description of rooming house, etc.

Not really what you're thinking, benson. some nostalgia for the pre-hipster, accepts the good changes with what he might find that he misses and realizes it will continue to change (as all places do everywhere)
March 1, 2013 4:16 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Just found out via FB that a Sycamore regular and all-around Ditmas Park character passed away earlier today. He was a screenwriter, and one of his credits is the Beastie Boys' "Fight for Your Right to Party" video, in which he makes a cameo appearance at 2:49 -
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March 1, 2013 4:18 PM - Donatella
I waited yesterday for Verizon who never showed up. They didn't call either. This was to move my land line. Supposedly there was some problem at the central location with the work they had to do there before coming here. (?????) And they are kindly rescheduling for March 11. (how's that for customer service?) After multiple calls with increasingly unhelpful and confused people, I reached a person in installations who.......apologized. That was gratifying. It takes effort not to add to the general confusion, violence and chaos in the world. I tried to be civil, but wasn't too successful. "You wanted a PHONE installed?" "No, I wanted an overhead FAN installed."
March 1, 2013 4:19 PM - dibs
japan now officially owns more US gobernment securities than does China
March 1, 2013 4:22 PM - Arkady
Dona - All the crews are putting in switch-overs for Fios.
rf - One of the nicest things about snow is seeing Cardinals on my feeders.
Hawk's gone. Ranger was nestling next to him. Wrenching.
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March 1, 2013 4:24 PM - Arkady
My presentations w/ slide used 15 projectors which I programmed from a computer - often w/ each tray full & sometimes w/ tray changes during the presentation. Trays were also changed between speakers. Thousands of slides on a given day.
March 1, 2013 4:24 PM - Donatella
Arkady, that makes sense.
March 1, 2013 4:24 PM - More4Less
Obama is not my boy but I certainly favor him over what's his name who can't keep his positions straight.
March 1, 2013 4:25 PM - More4Less
smell y'all later. off to spend my brownie pts with buddies - up to no good of course
March 1, 2013 4:28 PM - Deleted
skimmed the wondrich article seems interesting
March 1, 2013 4:33 PM - pepper
Sorry about Hawk, Arkady.
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March 1, 2013 4:33 PM - sixyearsandcounting
here's the link:
March 1, 2013 4:33 PM - Donatella
I wish I had better PowerPoint "skills". I bought a book to improve my slides, but I really never graduated to the really great images and graphics that work. I also really believe that PowerPoint is badly misused. It is a boring and imprecise tool. And often it is a crutch for the speaker, which generally doesn't work well. The worst is when the audience is trying to listen and read slides simultaneously. This is bad. Having a good talk with supporting images work best.
March 1, 2013 4:35 PM - Donatella
Sorry about Hawk, Arkady. Was he one of the goldfish family you have nurtured for decades?
March 1, 2013 4:37 PM - gazoo
Hi Partridge! How's the shop doing?

Legion, I'll look those WeeGee photos up as well. You guys are so lucky to not only have all those old 40's pix archived AND online, but with the 1940 census all indexed and available, it's a boon for all you mulit-generational NYers!

Thanks for all the help guys, these sites will really add a lot to my friend's family tree!
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March 1, 2013 4:38 PM - Arkady
I think I've mentioned before that I used to give classes on how to write speeches w/ support. I'd do a build of 8 points - embedded would be a slide that said, "If you're reading this, raise your left hand." Meanwhile I said, "If you're listening to me raise your right hand." 85% were reading & 14% were listening & there were always a few wise guys who raised both. If everything you're saying is on the slides, why not just give out booklets? Most ideas can be expressed as images while data can be done on hard copy for 'take home'.
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March 1, 2013 4:40 PM - Arkady
Yes, Dona. He was 9 years old. I'm not sure what to do. Ranger needs a companion but I can't believe it'd be a good idea to introduce a new guy in this weather. Wonder if I could get the BBG to give me a winterized one from the lotus ponds.
March 1, 2013 4:41 PM - Deleted

I was googling homeless fish and this popped up

March 1, 2013 4:42 PM - Arkady
2 pairs of cardinals on my feeders! Gorgeous.
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March 1, 2013 4:43 PM - dibs
Sorry to hear about Hawk. Yes, i think gettiNg another fish from a warm tank would be too much of a shick right now, even if he was slowly aclimated
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March 1, 2013 4:44 PM - Deleted
sorry about hawk, arkady! :(

March 1, 2013 4:46 PM - Arkady
Thanks, all.
March 1, 2013 4:46 PM - bxgrl
So sorry, arkady. How will ranger do by himself in the meantime?
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March 1, 2013 4:47 PM - Deleted
who's hawk?
March 1, 2013 4:47 PM - Deleted
(and sorry)
Edited at March 1, 2013 4:47 PM
March 1, 2013 4:50 PM - sixyearsandcounting
There's an essay about how PowerPoint makes us dumber. The worst is when people read directly from the slides. (great images)
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March 1, 2013 4:51 PM - rf
Arkady, when my community garden friend was looking to do some improvements in the pond there, we went to a pond store on Long Island--I think it was in Northport. They sell pond fish there. I can get the name of the place for you. It's near where Lesbiman works.
March 1, 2013 4:52 PM - Arkady
Goldfish like to school. I got Ranger when Hawk's first companion died & Hawk was visibly pining & wasting away. That's why there's a sense of urgency. Ranger was definitely nestling next to Hawk - I had to poke him away so I could get Hawk out.
March 1, 2013 4:53 PM - Arkady
I'd be interested, thanks, rf. There used to be a guy on Union below Court who had outdoor goldfish - I'm going to try to find him too.
March 1, 2013 4:55 PM - Arkady
Drat! He doesn't do it any more.
March 1, 2013 4:57 PM - rf
March 1, 2013 5:02 PM - Deleted
wait, were your goldfish gay lovers!?!? I can't believe I thought Dinky (the original) and Heidi Fleiss would be tank lezzies :-/ oh well you live you learn

March 1, 2013 5:02 PM - ilovestoops
Arkady: so sorry about Hawk! Do you have photos of the fish that you could post?
March 1, 2013 5:03 PM - Deleted
"tank lezzies" has a nice ring to it.

March 1, 2013 5:10 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
sorry about hawk, arkady.

i used to love the fish store on 9th street between 5th and 6th aves. been gone for a long time - now dram shop. they had the best selection of fishie. there is another good fish store on 86th street a couple blocks east of 5th ave (can't recall exactly what aves it's between) on the south side of the street. you should check them out.
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March 1, 2013 5:14 PM - rf
There were several great tropical fish stores in Chinatown, but most are gone now. Still one on Broome and (I think) Mott--southwest corner. My garden friend went there at my direction a few months ago--I can ask her. I know she was impressed!
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March 1, 2013 5:15 PM - Arkady
The guy who was on 9th is now at Love Thy Pet on Union - but he doesn't carry fish now. He's the one who diagnosed Hawk's malaise years ago.
Here, Stoops.
March 1, 2013 5:15 PM - Arkady
Hawk's the one in the foreground.
March 1, 2013 5:17 PM - Arkady
The problem is that I think I'd need to get fish who are used to being outdoors until the weather warms up.
March 1, 2013 5:18 PM - gazoo
Hey Rob! How are the fish doing? I've got a female betta too, her name is Rex. Also have a couple of rummy nose tetras, and a couple of really cool snails. If you have a filter and snails, you don't really have to clean the tank much. You really shouldn't clean the whole tank either, just remove about 1/4 of the water. If you have filter, snails, and live plants, the ecosystem will take care of the rest. You just change out the 1/4 water every week or two to keep the balance right.

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March 1, 2013 5:18 PM - dibs
Do you know anyone else with a pond that would give you one???

call the aquarium shp on 38th between 1 and 2 or 2 and 3 and see what they suggest about a new one. Those guys are professonals.

i think its called New World but not certain
March 1, 2013 5:19 PM - bxgrl
Anyway to warm the temperature in the pool?
March 1, 2013 5:19 PM - rf
The pond store keeps the fish outside. At least they did when we were there. You could call and ask. But it's a schlep--ask Pete!
March 1, 2013 5:20 PM - rf
On the pond store website, there are some paragraphs about pond fish in winter.
March 1, 2013 5:22 PM - rf
Arkady, here:
March 1, 2013 5:23 PM - dibs
Or bring ranger indoors in a small plastic pool in the basement and introduce a new one there.
March 1, 2013 5:26 PM - Arkady
Thanks. rf. I got some things from Sherer a few years ago & wasn't happy w/ them (even though they supply to BBG.) I have a de-icer but it's not good to heat the pond in the winter aside from not letting it ice over. I'll try the place dibs suggested - too late today I think.
March 1, 2013 5:28 PM - Arkady
I think bringing Ranger indoors would be even more stressful - they really don't like wild swings in temp & I wouldn't know how to bring it up gradually enough.
March 1, 2013 5:29 PM - Arkady
dibs - New World in Manhattan?
March 1, 2013 5:29 PM - rf
Arkady, did you go to Sherer? It's a beautiful store. But not cheap, of course, and it was really hard to explain the concept of "community garden."
March 1, 2013 5:33 PM - Arkady
Yes, rf, I went there. Got some plants that were diseased. Someone told me they've improved but I'm reluctant to try again since it's such a trek. it was fun to visit in the summer.
March 1, 2013 5:33 PM - dibs
Yes, on 38th in manhattan. Sure its 38th but not sure of the name
March 1, 2013 5:36 PM - dibs
Buy a few and hopefully at least one will survive. Gradually out colder and colder water into a pail that they are in, over the course of a day or so. That water outside is probably in the 30s
March 1, 2013 5:38 PM - dibs
Someone on the NW corner of henryq and maybe pierpont has a pond right there on the corner of their front yard...ask thwm if they could spare a idea how many they have. Not pierpont...south of montague. CGar lnows the house i think but definitely a NW corner house
March 1, 2013 5:43 PM - rf
Arkady, the Chinatown store is at 371 Broome St., corner Mott.
March 1, 2013 5:51 PM - Arkady
March 1, 2013 7:27 PM - Deleted
hah i love rachel maddow. she was on jon stewart last night and likened scalia to an internet blog troll.
March 1, 2013 7:37 PM - Deleted
Gross woman on the train farted right in my damn face this evening, and I am convinced it was on purpose because she LAUGHED right before it happened!

March 1, 2013 8:09 PM - Arkady
It probably happened as a result of her laughing, not a cause.
March 1, 2013 8:34 PM - Deleted
March 1, 2013 8:34 PM - Deleted
Hmm, perhaps. If you fart when you laugh tho, you have mad issues. Finished cleaning two tanks. Jaime Lee has a mancave now. He loves it.

March 1, 2013 8:52 PM - Donatella

Six, I read Tuffte's book after reading that introductory article on PowerPoint. Then I attended his course. He is a sculptor and graphic artist and is an expert on expressing complex ideas graphically. His thinking is that PowerPoint generally presents information in low resolution environment. This means that you look at a page and most powerpoint slides contain very little information and the brain doesn't work this way. Powerpoint has too little information and people get bored, very bored reading slides. He believes also that powerpoint slides and bullet points do not emphasize logical links between ideas. His specialty is showing complex ideas graphically.
March 1, 2013 8:52 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
dh, is that your new look for spring? ha!
March 1, 2013 8:55 PM - Deleted
Powerpoint is beyond retarded. And, hmm, im sorta digging that flowey coat.

March 1, 2013 8:56 PM - Deleted
It's very Betta fish fin-like, but with an urban edge.
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March 1, 2013 8:58 PM - Deleted
On the news this morning I saw a segment about these new high heels, but they dont have heels... the shoes are made to look like hooves of various animals. Creepy x 10000 and looks like they would be insanely hard to walk in. Regular high heels are hard enough to walk in, these look scary as hell.

March 1, 2013 8:59 PM - Arkady
Looks like a hipster version of an Eton jacket.
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March 1, 2013 9:00 PM - Arkady
Versions of those have been around for a while, rob. I agree, they look malformed & eerie.
March 1, 2013 10:21 PM - bxgrl
I'll have to look for his book, Dona. He's right about Powerpoint. Powerpoint is actually better used as a base for talking points by a lecturer, not the be all and end all. that's why, when I was doing PPTs, I made them mulitmedia - they were more like movies than powerpoints. Unfortunately I still had to keep the standard material in, or the course wasn't considered valid by SAFER standards. And the standard SAFER course were powerpoints at their worst. After 9/11, one of the 9/11 Family associations asked me to do a graphical representation for them of the collapse and the remains found. You can pack an entire lecture into one good graphical representation, if you do it right.
March 1, 2013 10:32 PM - kazootite
Arkady, I have no adequate words for the loss of your fish, Hawk. And you had him for nine years. I am so sorry. It is interesting how Ranger stayed beside him. I keep replaying the day we lost our dog, not tormentingly so, just that it is not easily understood.
March 1, 2013 10:52 PM - Partridge
Goo goo, ga ga.

Just had the most delightful breadcrumb stuffed, baked artichoke at the Red Rose.

Sorry to read about Hawks's departure. Very sad, Ark.
March 1, 2013 10:53 PM - Arkady
Thanks. It's miserable but not as awful as it could be since he'd been failing for a while so I was somewhat prepared.
March 1, 2013 11:09 PM - Partridge
Eva? Are you ok???? It has been too long.
March 1, 2013 11:10 PM - Partridge
Yes, I continue to prepare myself while living with an old dog. 15 plus. loss of loved ones is so heartless.
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March 1, 2013 11:17 PM - pepper
Been thinking the same thing Partridge. Don't like it when Eva is gone this long....
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March 1, 2013 11:17 PM - Arkady
Yeah. I've been concerned that we haven't heard from her in a while.
March 1, 2013 11:18 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
evening all.
March 1, 2013 11:19 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
hopefully all is well and getting better for eva and family.
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March 1, 2013 11:20 PM - pepper
Hey Snappy!
March 1, 2013 11:20 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
howdy pepper :-) how goes it?
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March 1, 2013 11:23 PM - pepper
Not too bad. Got the Friday night sleepys.
March 1, 2013 11:25 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
pass it to me please! i'm physcially tired, but can't seem to snooze.
Edited at March 1, 2013 11:25 PM
March 1, 2013 11:28 PM - pepper
You've been sleeping all day, that's why. Plus, I'm guessing your new lozenges don't always help with the sleepys...
March 1, 2013 11:31 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
true. very true.

i watched a movie to try and bore myself, but it was kinda cute and i didn't knock out. how come you are still up?
March 1, 2013 11:41 PM - pepper
I have a tremendous mental block against going to bed before midnight. No matter how tired I am. It's kind of fucked up.
March 1, 2013 11:43 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
ooof. that must stink when you have to get up early. maybe a cup of hot tea or a warm shower?
March 1, 2013 11:45 PM - pepper
It does. So I have constructed my life, as best I can, around not getting up early.
March 1, 2013 11:48 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
that's always a good option :-) what about work? do you have a late start time?
March 1, 2013 11:49 PM - pepper
You'll be happy to hear that they seem to have deconstructed yet another piece of what used to be Pacifico today...
March 1, 2013 11:49 PM - pepper
Officially, no. In practice, yes.
March 1, 2013 11:52 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
well, i guess those rats are homeless now.
March 1, 2013 11:55 PM - pepper
I just hope they don't move in to my place.
March 1, 2013 11:59 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
indeed. now that would be bad. if they invade, i'll loan you mr. bu. he'll chase down anything. i can't promise he'd catch anything, but it's worth a shot.
March 2, 2013 12:04 AM - Deleted
My sister is SO excited to be going to down to south carolina in 3 weeks to see our grandmother for the first time (well the first time since she was a baby), except my grandmother convinced her that her and her boyfriend should stay at her apartment. :-/ There is NOTHING to go where she lives down there, I was bored out of my MIND until I went out walking and found a man made lake, which was mad boring, but at least it was SOMETHING. I think my sister and her boyfriend should get a hotel room in charleston or whatever for the few days they are going to be down there (hells I will be doing that when I go down there in may or june). I dont think she's been out of NJ/NYC Metro area in her entire life so this is a real vacation for her.. I just feel like it's going to be a major disappointment if she stays with our grandmother. Of course I guess they might have a lot to talk about, so who knows, maybe it will be okay. I just think it's a little weird. I kinda got them hooked up talking to each other too and part of me both wishes I didnt and part of me thinks it was a good thing.

I am sure a negligect will now start the weekend OT so my post can be annoyed lol.

So much cleaning and spring organizing to do tomorrow.

March 2, 2013 12:04 AM - pepper
Actually, we have a cat. Izzy. He is more an attention whore than anything else, but I like to believe he keeps the rodents away.
March 2, 2013 12:07 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
izzy - great name. perhaps his scent alone will keep the vermin out. good luck! be sure to praise izzy to keep him going :-)
March 2, 2013 12:08 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
i'm actually starting to feel a bit snoozy. and you've made it to midnight! have a good nite pepper :-)
March 2, 2013 12:10 AM - pepper
Yup. Finally past my witching hour. Sweet snoozes Snappy.
March 2, 2013 12:13 AM - pepper
And rob, you may or may not be right, but I guess your sister needs to make her own mistakes.If it's as dull as you say, she won't make the mistake a second time.

Sleep well.
March 2, 2013 1:23 AM - kazootite
Pepper, there you go being logical and smart again! :-) Nice advice at 12:13am.

In addition, good luck with your beau!