Monday OT
April 22, 2013 6:29 AM - dibs
Good morning. Getting on the road shortly.

328 comments
April 22, 2013 6:44 AM - Donatella

I ran out of coffee filters. I will go to the corner store now to buy some. I learned not to use paper towels from the OT.

Oh and good morning.
#1
April 22, 2013 6:49 AM - Slope4Eva
GM. Equal time for the puppies.
#2
April 22, 2013 6:59 AM - Partridge
grrr. need it too.
#3
April 22, 2013 7:03 AM - Slope4Eva
How are you, Part? What a day from hell you had yesterday. How are the scratches?
#4
April 22, 2013 7:09 AM - dibs
Gassing up in NJ
#5
April 22, 2013 7:11 AM - More4Less
what?? scratches?? now, I have to do something rare - go read the OT from yesterday.

GM. am happy my NYC teams doing well this weekend
Edited at April 22, 2013 7:11 AM
#6
April 22, 2013 7:29 AM - Partridge
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#7
April 22, 2013 7:30 AM - Partridge
Have a safe and comfortable drive, Dave! See you and X on the 9th. So looking forward to it. In french, when one is feeling in top form, one is said to avoir la peche.

Looks OK, Eva. I'll watch the scratches for infection, but I think it will be fine. Thanks!

M4L. I'm happy for you and your team. Have no idea though which teams did well. You need more OT sports buddies.
#8
April 22, 2013 7:36 AM - Partridge
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Edited at April 22, 2013 7:36 AM
#9
April 22, 2013 7:38 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
GM

I need more sleep, why do I wake up early on the weekends, but drag every weekday morning?
#10
April 22, 2013 7:40 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Hope it's a nice drive DIBS.
Edited at April 22, 2013 7:40 AM
#11
April 22, 2013 7:42 AM - Partridge
GM. Cobble. It is nice out, at least.
#12
April 22, 2013 7:46 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Hi LP, well, yes, there's that.
#13
April 22, 2013 8:42 AM - Partridge
Without Dave, we are speechless. Hasn't anyone read a new article that they would like to link to?
#14
April 22, 2013 8:50 AM - Arkady
Here's a fun diversion:
http://wimp.com/famouspainting/

Edited at April 22, 2013 8:50 AM
#15
April 22, 2013 8:52 AM - More4Less
just got back from dropping the kid off at school.

Part, Knicks, Nets, Mets, Rangers
#16
April 22, 2013 9:06 AM - CGar
GM.

What part of "I am not a morning person, and I need to settle in, have my second cup of coffee, and check email before you chat with me" do people not get??? I say it as nicely as I possibly can, and still they gibber like gibbons.

And the woman who decided that the top of the subway stairs was the best place to stop and rummage through her duffel-bag-sized purse for her Metrocard did not help matters. Though I suppose she could've stopped in front of the turnstiles.
#17
April 22, 2013 9:08 AM - CGar
"am happy my NYC teams doing well this weekend"
Edited at April 22, 2013 9:08 AM
#18
April 22, 2013 9:09 AM - More4Less
why can't these people be hot Asian single ladies??? so my boy wouldn't be that pissed and instead hit them up for their digits
#19
April 22, 2013 9:15 AM - CGar
"Gassing up in NJ"

Pleasant journey to you, Mrs. Haines.
#20
April 22, 2013 9:18 AM - CGar
Honestly, one of the chatty Cathys (and you know it's bad if I am calling them chatty!!!!!) is trying to get hired full time. It doesn't bode well if you continue to chat with me every single solitary day after I've asked you repeatedly to let me settle in first. Today, I just looked at her and said, "Have you MET me???".
#21
April 22, 2013 9:20 AM - CGar
Brownie Whore, did you reschedule your May 10th doctor's appointment yet? I will finally bring you the 2 trays of brownies I owe you from the last playoffs.

(Apparently, some are of the view that I'm a Party Nazi and will do anything to whip turnout.)
#22
April 22, 2013 9:21 AM - More4Less
I've asked wife to re-sch it. awaiting confirmation
#23
April 22, 2013 9:23 AM - Partridge
That was fun, Ark.
#24
April 22, 2013 9:25 AM - Slopefarm
Nice visit from snappy at the stoop sale saturday. She met farmhand and got to spend some quality time with ourTurkish cat. And she enriched our tenants by 25 cents, so there's that.
Edited at April 22, 2013 9:25 AM
#25
April 22, 2013 9:34 AM - Deleted
Anyone have an opinion on the bike share kiosks? Gonna be a good dust up over >>>>
Edited at April 22, 2013 9:34 AM
#26
April 22, 2013 9:35 AM - Deleted
Good morning.

I woke up this morning with an odd zest for life. I threw out my crankypants. Iím kinda tired of being a cunt rag to people, and especially to myself. Iím going to do a little experiment. No more ::hate:: from me, about anything. Itís never really crossed my mind before just how lucky I have it, globally speaking.

My attitude towards life needs a major correction, so I am doing it right now, to myself, cuz no one else will.

All the issues I have? Tossed. In the trash as of now. Itís easy to change oneself if you really want to change oneself. Iíve been walking around miserable (for no good reason) for way too long.

I hope I have not alienated myself from all of you.

#27
April 22, 2013 9:37 AM - CGar
Unfortunately, randi, a good dust up over there is 10 posts nowadays.

BTW, what is with the developer of that Monday Links photo??? With the tiniest bit of effort, those could've been nice houses. The windows should be the same for all three; wtf is with the white railing; and they could've done without the Fedders units in front.
#28
April 22, 2013 9:39 AM - Deleted
quote:
why do I wake up early on the weekends, but drag every weekday morning

same here!
#29
April 22, 2013 9:39 AM - Slopefarm
Yes, less than half the bike lane threads get any traction now, and that diaperless baby thread had less than 20 comments. Even chum doesn't get a discussion going over there, anymore.
#30
April 22, 2013 9:42 AM - DeLepp
About those bike kiosks, I wonder if usage is not as high as anticipated they will make some of them less intrusive.
#31
April 22, 2013 9:48 AM - Partridge
Congratulations on your self awareness, Rob and good luck with your plan.
#32
April 22, 2013 9:50 AM - rf
DeLepp, I think they will be used. For them to succeed, they have to be pretty close together since you're supposed to drop the bike off once you reach your destination.

We got our helmets free, via Tish James' event yesterday. And we're not even her constituents.
#33
April 22, 2013 9:51 AM - Deleted
My biggest question about them is what the ratio of bikes to docks is? Like on Clinton and myrtle there must be 25 docks, but there's no way they'll start with 25 bikes there will they?
#34
April 22, 2013 9:52 AM - rf
I think they will. For it to work, people have to know there will be a bike when they need it, where they need it.
#35
April 22, 2013 9:53 AM - Deleted
quote:
We got our helmets free, via Tish James' event yesterday.

Free? lol. Tax payer's paid for those. There is nothing "free" in life. Okay, im deviating from my promise to be nice. hahaha

#36
April 22, 2013 9:57 AM - Slopefarm
Well, it's possible the helmets were donated. But either way, at least the gvieaway addresses public safet. Contrast that with the constituent mailing postcard I got on Saturday from State Sen. Kevin Parker which advertised a "Wedding dress giveaway" or something like that. You enter some kind fo a contest and the winner gets a wedding dress, it seemed. Really, senator, this is what you want to do with your office? How about a mailing that talks about pending legislation or something like that.
#37
April 22, 2013 9:59 AM - Slope4Eva
Are these bikes really meant for those who need to get somewhere, or, are they more for recreational purposes.
#38
April 22, 2013 10:02 AM - DeLepp
UGH, wrong week to quit sniffing glue as the indians are here trying to see what else we can offshore to them. Doubt they'll take the japanese...
#39
April 22, 2013 10:02 AM - rf
Slopey, it's a prom dress giveaway. They collect donations of prom dresses and give them to girls who couldn't afford a prom dress.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Senator-Kevin-Parker/24988756132
#40
April 22, 2013 10:03 AM - Deleted
quote:
Are these bikes really meant for those who need to get somewhere, or, are they more for recreational purposes.


They are meant for people flitting about living in NYC with no actual job but somehow can afford to pay thousands of dollars in rent. I mean, really... Who do you THINK they are for?

#41
April 22, 2013 10:03 AM - rf
Eva, they are strictly for getting from here to there. If you have a membership, the fee includes 45 min per bike checkout. After 45 minutes, they charge more.
#42
April 22, 2013 10:05 AM - Deleted
i think rob was still dreaming when he made his first comment.
#43
April 22, 2013 10:06 AM - rf
Like if my daughter wants to go to yoga in Ft. Greene on Saturday, she can pay $2.50 each way on her metrocard, or we can buy an annual bike-share membership for $95 and she can use a bikeshare bike anytime she wants, to get from here to there. Go to yoga, check in the bike, then check out a new one when she's going home.

#44
April 22, 2013 10:06 AM - Slope4Eva
Oh, OK, thanks RF. Doesn't sound practical to me. Too much planning involved. But to each his own.

Rob.... OHM..................................
#45
April 22, 2013 10:07 AM - Slope4Eva
That makes sense, RF.
#46
April 22, 2013 10:08 AM - Slopefarm
OK, rf, better. Again, donations, so good. I'll chalk it up to a mix of me not being the intended audience and less-than-ideal wordsmithing of the mailing.
#47
April 22, 2013 10:09 AM - Deleted
quote:
They collect donations of prom dresses and give them to girls who couldn't afford a prom dress.

:-/ worst.charity.EVER. How can one not afford a prom dress, seriously. You can get dresses at goodwill for like 5 bux. Free dresses for scrubby girls is unfair to the girls who CAN afford to buy nice prom dresses. (think about it)

#48
April 22, 2013 10:10 AM - Slopefarm
".... OHM.................................."

I sense some resistence to eva's plea to chill.
#49
April 22, 2013 10:12 AM - BoerumHillScott
My guess is that a decent percentage of the bays will be empty, so you can have a place to park the bike when you get to your destination.

I think the whole idea is that you don't have to make plans. Get a bike close to you, park it close to your destination, and when it is time to come home or go to your next destination, decide at that time if you want to use a bike again or trevel some other way.
#50
April 22, 2013 10:12 AM - Slopefarm
Wow, "nice rob" lasted about half as long as the average rob blogicide.
#51
April 22, 2013 10:12 AM - rf
Free USED, DONATED prom dresses.
#52
April 22, 2013 10:12 AM - Deleted
but RF, if your daughter wanted to ride a bike to yoga wouldn't she already have a bike to ride to yoga??? that is the part i don't understand- people who live in the city and want to ride a bike own a bike and ride one. other people have no interest in it and don't. i am not convinced that a bike share program is going to suddenly change someone's attitude about urban cycling. Rob or Dave or DH- would you ever use a CITIbike???
#53
April 22, 2013 10:15 AM - BoerumHillScott
I think there are a lot of people who either don't own a bike or don't use one frequently because of the logistics involved with storing, parking, and multi-part trips. Bike sharing takes care of much of that.

#54
April 22, 2013 10:16 AM - Slope4Eva
I guess, BHS, my question is will there be that many bays all over Brooklyn, or, is this a very specific area. Not that I'll ever use them, just wondering.

Nice try, Rob, go about your grumpy ways.
#55
April 22, 2013 10:16 AM - rf
No, my daughter doesn't have a bike. We live on the floor above the parlor in a brownstone and have no place to store a bike. I am asking the landlord if we could store a bike in the hall but not sure what he'll say. And this eliminates the problem of parking a bike in the street and coming back and it's gone.

DH already said he likes the idea. You can use them one-way--maybe you get somewhere in daylight and leave at night when it's not safe to ride a bike home. Or you're too drunk to ride a bike home. Or you go home with someone.
#56
April 22, 2013 10:20 AM - Deleted
yeah i suppose storage is an issue. i just park my bike on the street, its a piece of shit so no one will steal it.

i do hope the program succeeds, but i have to say i am skeptical of NYers ability to respect the bikes/docks. i foresee many damages, vandalized bikes (not so many stolen, because you can't do anything with them and the parts don't fit other bikes.)
#57
April 22, 2013 10:22 AM - rf
Here's the start-up map:
http://citibikenyc.com/stations

#58
April 22, 2013 10:23 AM - BoerumHillScott
Here is the inital map, all north of Atlantic Ave, with Park Slope, Cobble Hill, Prospect Heights and Crown Heights up next for Brooklyn and the UES/UWS up next for Manhattan.
http://a841-tfpweb.nyc.gov/bikeshare/station-map/

Basically, the areas where people are are most likely to make moderately short trips.
#59
April 22, 2013 10:26 AM - Arkady
I've been trying to fit a bike storage in w/ the apt.s I manage. Can't do it in the halls because of fire codes; even hanging on walls or depending from ceiling just doesn't make it. So I got estimates for an iron-work cage in keeping w/ front area iron work & it's prohibitively expensive if you want it to be aesthetically pleasing as well as secure. Tenants rarely use their bikes since it's a trek up either one or 2 long flights of stairs.
#60
April 22, 2013 10:28 AM - Slope4Eva
Wow, OK, the concept is sinking into my thick skull. The fact that I spent 2.5 hours looking for parking/sitting in my car in PS two weeks ago will not influence my feelings about this. I am just a p/t Sloper these days.
#61
April 22, 2013 10:30 AM - Deleted
I thought public school kids get free metrocards? Actually don't me started on this issue. I see too many children ducking under the turnstyle and not paying. Parents letting them! Is there an age limit to that? It's unfair when babies and children get to ride for free but take up seats. There needs to be a crackdown when it comes to kids ducking under the turnstyles and not paying for their seat.

#62
April 22, 2013 10:30 AM - etson
There has been a bike share thing here for a couple of years. Moderately popular but as much with tourists as locals. Tourists tend not to wear helmets.
It's losing money and they are looking for a subsidy. They say they are subscale, which is true, but offer no convincing evidence that they would be financially viable if they built a larger network.
Our conservative mayor has refused to fund them, some lefty council members are outraged.
Montreal has one and I think that is doing better.

It does sound like the kind of thing that will never support itself. In NYC I think it would just cannibalize public transit to a minor degree, encourage a few tourists to take bad risks, and make no difference to car usage.
#63
April 22, 2013 10:32 AM - etson
Also I would not want one of those racks outside my building.

#64
April 22, 2013 10:35 AM - Deleted
I keep my bike in my living room next to to the dog crate. It's rude and inconsiderate to park bikes (and strollers) in the lobby and in public spaces.

#65
April 22, 2013 10:35 AM - rf
There are successful bikeshare programs in Denver, Washington, D.C., Boston, Miami Beach, Minneapolis. Citibank is sponsoring (i.e., paying for) this one.
Edited at April 22, 2013 10:35 AM
#66
April 22, 2013 10:36 AM - Slopefarm
Etson -- it might cut into cabs and car service as well. I could see using it in Manhattan to travel a route that is not easy by subway. Crosstown or a non-r train diagonal. Would be significantly faster than bus or cab.
#67
April 22, 2013 10:36 AM - Arkady
I agree w/ rob about "Little enough to ride for free? Little enough to your knee."
#68
April 22, 2013 10:37 AM - rf
Student metrocards only work M-F from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (so kids can go to extracurricular activities and then home).

Kids under 45 inches tall ride for free.
Edited at April 22, 2013 10:37 AM
#69
April 22, 2013 10:37 AM - Deleted
Citibike is appealing because riding your own bike around is annoying. You need to schlep your lock around and worry about finding a spot to lock it up and not get jacked - plus dragging it out of your apartment. Bike share you can just grab one and re dock it - like if I wanted to ride over to a diff neighborhood, get wasted and take a car home.
#70
April 22, 2013 10:38 AM - rf
If there were no student metrocards, the city would need to have a much larger network of school buses like most places have. That would be much, much more expensive.
Edited at April 22, 2013 10:38 AM
#71
April 22, 2013 10:39 AM - Deleted
quote:
Kids under 45 inches tall ride for free.


OMG cgar, you hear that!?!

Edited at April 22, 2013 10:39 AM
#72
April 22, 2013 10:42 AM - Slopefarm
rob @ 9:35:

I woke up this morning with an odd zest for life. I threw out my crankypants. Iím kinda tired of being a cunt rag to people, and especially to myself. Iím going to do a little experiment. No more ::hate:: from me, about anything. Itís never really crossed my mind before just how lucky I have it, globally speaking.

My attitude towards life needs a major correction, so I am doing it right now, to myself, cuz no one else will.

All the issues I have? Tossed. In the trash as of now. Itís easy to change oneself if you really want to change oneself. Iíve been walking around miserable (for no good reason) for way too long.

I hope I have not alienated myself from all of you.

-------------
To paraphrase eva:

Aaaaaauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmm


Edited at April 22, 2013 10:43 AM
#73
April 22, 2013 10:42 AM - etson
How do you define 'successful' for one of these things?
Edited at April 22, 2013 10:42 AM
#74
April 22, 2013 10:43 AM - Deleted
I just looked at the Citibikes pictures. um. they are girl bikes and tacky advertising. I wonder how many people riding them are gonna get beat downs?

#75
April 22, 2013 10:45 AM - CGar
"Kids under 45 inches tall ride for free."

Is this limited to "kids", or does this mean that I can also ride for free?
#76
April 22, 2013 10:45 AM - Deleted
"OMG look at that guy's tacky bicycle - lets cause him bodily harm!!"

Said no one, ever
#77
April 22, 2013 10:47 AM - Slope4Eva
Uh, well DH. I wouldn't go that far, lol.
#78
April 22, 2013 10:47 AM - Deleted
I wasnt complaining about student metrocards, i agree they are a good thing. But I hate when I see parents of obvious wealth shunting their little (wont say it) under the turnstyles when they can afford it and then those children take up precious seats on the train. it's not fair.

Edited at April 22, 2013 10:47 AM
#79
April 22, 2013 10:47 AM - CGar
"OMG cgar, you hear that!?!"

Jinx, *rob*. I posted before seeing your post.

But, ummmm, so much for your attitude correction, Crankypants.
Edited at April 22, 2013 10:47 AM
#80
April 22, 2013 10:55 AM - Donatella

Good morning rob, ex-crankypants. Glad to hear it. Sometimes we just have to deal with hard stuff but making a decision to sort through it all and to be thankful for what we have going for us is a good thing.


#81
April 22, 2013 10:59 AM - Donatella

My views about biking in NYC streets are pretty well known. I haven't changed them. To the extent that NYC maintains the policy of encouraging biking in NYC streets, the more regulated it is the better. And I am assuming that someone has to care about the bikes and safety if they are making a biz from this.

Having a bike is a hassle. Now that I have little extra space (and have told people no bikes in halls or outside) I have to get rid of my bike. I'll bring it to PA. I'll never ride it here anyway.

I want to LIVE!
#82
April 22, 2013 11:12 AM - etson
Hey Dona, I must have missed something. Saw you said yesterday you had moved?? Where was that to? Sounds like you still have the FG place.
#83
April 22, 2013 11:26 AM - kazootite
Ride a free bike in your free prom dress, or better yet, free wedding attire. My dad nearly fainted when my mom told him how much we (he) paid for my prom dresses.
#84
April 22, 2013 11:29 AM - Deleted
I was asked to the prom and turned the person down. I had a strange suspicioun at the time it was going to be very Carrie-like. Come to find out recently thru facebook that was not the case hahahaah

#85
April 22, 2013 11:34 AM - Slope4Eva
Rob, my b/f of 3 years did not want to go to my prom, not his thing (it wasn't). My father changed his mind for him. Park Slope parents have ruled for decades!!
#86
April 22, 2013 11:35 AM - More4Less
heard them bikes are showing up in my LES hood too. lots of bike lanes put into the area in the last yr or two.
#87
April 22, 2013 12:08 PM - Slopefarm
TKOTD. Too early for the lunch hour exception.
#88
April 22, 2013 12:31 PM - CGar
Skippy, will you and the PB be singing another duet on the 9th??? Perhaps "I Got You Babe" instead of "California Dreaming"???
#89
April 22, 2013 12:36 PM - Slopefarm
Does amethyst have a version of that song with "(nh)" on the screen each time the word "babe" appears?

For lack of a better term, I'm concerned about a slippery slope: "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" " It Takes Two" -- pretty soon you'll have us singing the Family Ties theme song.
Edited at April 22, 2013 12:36 PM
#90
April 22, 2013 12:38 PM - etson
I remember singing with slopey in a larger group but don't remember any duets.
Edited at April 22, 2013 12:38 PM
#91
April 22, 2013 12:42 PM - Arkady
I hope awesome Adam will perform again!
#92
April 22, 2013 12:46 PM - Slopefarm
I'm hurt, etson, really hurt. (nh)
Edited at April 22, 2013 12:46 PM
#93
April 22, 2013 12:49 PM - etson
What did we sing?
I'll do a duet w/ you if I make it on 9th! Your choice of song, assuming I know it.
#94
April 22, 2013 12:53 PM - lechacal
Everything is relative. Nothing matters. Humans are weak and fickle. Almost everything you believe is a lie.

Good afternoon.

Jackal
#95
April 22, 2013 12:58 PM - Partridge
Look, Mr. Happypants is here. Or is it another mirage?

How did your sister and family fare that night?
#96
April 22, 2013 1:08 PM - lechacal
Pants. Why wear them at all? Why not? I challenge any of you to come up with a valid reason for either approach that doesn't just reveal your own ignorance and dumbassery.
#97
April 22, 2013 1:12 PM - CGar
"if I make it on 9th"

"If" is not an option, particularly if you're coming in for the house tour.
#98
April 22, 2013 1:13 PM - Partridge
Well, I wear pants to protect my bum from splinters. You?
Edited at April 22, 2013 1:13 PM
#99
April 22, 2013 1:14 PM - CGar
"Pants. Why wear them at all? . . . I challenge any of you to come up with a valid reason".

My valid reason: If you wear pants, Slopey won't dream about you in a squirrel loin cloth. But, have it your way . . .
April 22, 2013 1:18 PM - lechacal
I wear pants to remain employed. I have succumbed to someone else's arbitrary construct.
April 22, 2013 1:19 PM - CGar
^^^Truth be told, jackal, I'm in no position to talk since I walked the dogs in my pajamas yesterday.
April 22, 2013 1:22 PM - CGar
"I wear pants to remain employed."

Switch to kilts, jackal . . .

Men in Kilts Swing Free, Have Happier Sperm
http://bodyodd.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/22/17861729-researcher-men-in-kilts-swing-free-have-happier-sperm?lite

(Yes, yes, I recall your surgery.)
Edited at April 22, 2013 1:22 PM
April 22, 2013 1:24 PM - Slopefarm
How'd the dogs get in your pajamas?


April 22, 2013 1:25 PM - kazootite
Everyone deserves a cranky day, with or without pants.
April 22, 2013 1:29 PM - CGar
Your 1:24 post will not distract everyone from recalling your dreams about jackal in a loin cloth, Skippy.
April 22, 2013 1:34 PM - Donatella

You people scare me.

etson, I still have the FG place. I moved from the big fancypants duplex to another apartment in the building.
April 22, 2013 1:42 PM - Slopefarm
I dunno, CGar, seems to me you are the one imploring jackal to "wear kilts" and "swing free."
April 22, 2013 1:43 PM - CGar
Skippy . . .
Edited at April 22, 2013 1:43 PM
April 22, 2013 1:44 PM - CGar
^^^And I haven't even mentioned your reaction to seeing jackal in his Captain America costume that night he took a run to Montero's.
April 22, 2013 1:49 PM - More4Less
wife wear the pants.
April 22, 2013 1:50 PM - Partridge
Was that nipple night?
April 22, 2013 2:01 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Jackal, you'd do very well in academia.
Edited at April 22, 2013 2:01 PM
April 22, 2013 2:03 PM - More4Less
6, no he won't. Just like all stars in sports often doesn't do well coaching, Lech would fail in academia - ie he'll struggle to internalize that students just ain't as smart / capable as he is and be mega frustrated
April 22, 2013 2:06 PM - Slopefarm
jackal has no problem thinking anyone is less smart and capable than he is. He thinks that about everyone. And oddly, for a republican, he treads very close to various brands of critical theory in that he believes (or appears to believe) nearly everything is merely an arbitrary construct.
Edited at April 22, 2013 2:06 PM
April 22, 2013 2:06 PM - lechacal
It's not my fault that I have prominent nipples.
April 22, 2013 2:08 PM - lechacal
Nearly everything *is* an arbitrary construct. Why would that make me a Democrat?
April 22, 2013 2:10 PM - lechacal
Academia would piss me off. I can almost guarantee a fistfight with a fellow academic my first day on the job.
April 22, 2013 2:12 PM - Slopefarm
It would not make you a democrat. It's just been my experience that republicans have been more likely than democrats to criticize the kinds of critical literary, political and legal theories that came into vogue in academia in the 80s and 90s that generally share the premise that many supposed truths are constructs.
April 22, 2013 2:20 PM - CGar
"Was that nipple night?"

I'm not saying, but, upon seeing jackal, Slopey went up and sang, "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You". You read between the spandex, partridge.

April 22, 2013 2:24 PM - CGar
I used to think jackal was the Unabomber. Now, I just think he singlehandedly captured Bin Laden.

(jackal used to scare the bejesus out of me - come to think of it, I think he's the first thing ever to be removed from my Bejesus List.)
April 22, 2013 2:26 PM - Slopefarm
This is the gratitude I get for clearing my calendar for May 9. Sheesh.
April 22, 2013 2:27 PM - Donatella


I am going to an NYU graduation on May 20th Six. It is my friend's, who after years of adventure, misadventure and final success, is graduating with her Phd in Art History from the NYU Institute of Fine Arts. It will start in the am at Avery Fisher Hall and it seems like I can party with her throughout the day at various receptions if I want. I am honored actually. What a tough slog it is getting a doctorate. And I am going as a friend, but also a stand in for a mother in a sense.
April 22, 2013 2:30 PM - Donatella

One of the best things about my being a kid/young person is that I had a crowd at all of my "events". For graduations, first communions, confirmaiton, shows, athletic events etc. etc. I had a small crowd attending comprised of parents, family members, grandparents, etc.

I feel like I am now a key person in my friend's entourage. I think I should bring her a big bouquet.
April 22, 2013 2:33 PM - CGar
Fair point, Slopey. I will cease and desist. I owe you. Feel free to slam me.
April 22, 2013 2:34 PM - CGar
If Six ever graduates, we are ALL going to the ceremony.
April 22, 2013 2:35 PM - Donatella

Lech in academia. NOT. I am not sure how it is for you, Six, but from my second hand experience, academia appears to require a level of political correctness WAY above and beyond your basic West side/Park Slope acceptability level. Can't see it.
April 22, 2013 2:38 PM - Slopefarm
"Fair point, Slopey. I will cease and desist. I owe you. Feel free to slam me."

LOL. Now I know you're not a party nazi. You are a party whore. You folded faster than m4l in in a Duncan Hines factory.

Edited at April 22, 2013 2:38 PM
April 22, 2013 2:42 PM - CGar
"You folded faster than m4l in in a Duncan Hines factory."

LMFAO.
April 22, 2013 2:45 PM - DeLepp
slope, you should have seen the pictures of shequina and him at monteros, took "folding' to a new level.
April 22, 2013 2:48 PM - dibs
Gurss where we are
Edited at April 22, 2013 2:47 PM
April 22, 2013 2:50 PM - rf
I had my grandparents, parents, brothers, one brother's girlfriend two aunts and an uncle at my college graduation. I had two tickets. But my grandmother led the entourage, telling the ushers, "RF's family here!" and found them seats.

Despite the fact that everyone traveled 200 miles to be there and I found them all places to stay over and a babysitter for my 1.5-year-old cousin during the ceremony, my brother with the girlfriend managed to divert all the attention to himself. Long and sad story (but kind of funny now), too long to type or read. I am the only sibling who came close to graduating from college, although I still have that dream, the one in which I suddenly realize that in order to graduate I need to pass a course that I stopped attending classes two months ago. Dr. Freud never sleeps.

Congratulations to your friend, Donatella, and good for you to go with her! We'll probably be able to give away one of the precious high school graduation tickets for my kid but I think that will be ok. Sometimes one is enough.
April 22, 2013 2:51 PM - CGar
If you're going to discuss my girlfriend, DeLepp, kindly get her name correct: Wakeeta.
April 22, 2013 2:57 PM - Donatella
That's great rf. I am sure that you will get just the right size entourage for your daughter.


April 22, 2013 2:58 PM - DeLepp
c-gar, I just knew it was 3 syllables.
April 22, 2013 2:58 PM - Donatella

CGar and Wakeeta was a sight to behold. Captured, by the way, on the cell phone of at least one PLUSA.
Edited at April 22, 2013 2:58 PM
April 22, 2013 2:59 PM - Slopefarm
LOL, rf. I had a recurring dream last year in the weeks before we celebrated farmhand becoming bat mitzvah that I suddenly realized mid-ceremony that I never called a caterer.
April 22, 2013 3:05 PM - CGar
Nazi.
April 22, 2013 3:07 PM - DeLepp
I still have recurring dreams about classes that I seemingly never took the final, and I'm searching for the classroom.
April 22, 2013 3:15 PM - dibs
Delepp, we need to talk. I have similar dreams.
Edited at April 22, 2013 3:15 PM
April 22, 2013 3:18 PM - DeLepp
dibs, it's loony. I don't have these dreams after gin. I see myself driving to college, can't find parking and am completely lost. It's also a topic I did well.
April 22, 2013 3:22 PM - MontroseMorris
When I was a professional costume designer, I used to have a recurring dream that I forgot to make the costumes, and I was being chased down a long hallway by irate actors. There was a window at the end of the hall, and if I was really stressed, I'd dream that they cornered me in front of the window, and I fell through. Then I'd have one of those bouncey wake ups from falling. It was pretty unnerving.
April 22, 2013 3:23 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Lech would succeed in grad school by writing papers saying everything is a construct and mastering the jargon. After that he'd have trouble getting tenure.

Congrats to your friend, Dona. It's a long slog. Don't you all go saving the date for my graduation yet, it's still several years off. And CGar, what makes you think I'd invite you people to an event that my mother will be attending???
April 22, 2013 3:26 PM - Arkady
I dream about papers that are due that I haven't started - reliving actual moments.
April 22, 2013 3:26 PM - CGar
"And CGar, what makes you think I'd invite you people to an event that my mother will be attending???"

And what makes you think I was counting on us being invited??? Does the movie "Graduation Crashers" ring a bell to you???
April 22, 2013 3:28 PM - Arkady
My brother was a college prof & was not at all p.c. - at ALL.
April 22, 2013 3:28 PM - Slopefarm
Memo to self -- do not tell OT when MS 51 graduation is.
April 22, 2013 3:29 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"Does the movie "Graduation Crashers" ring a bell to you???"

Lol it's too bad the internet exists. Otherwise I'd tell you all to go to place X at time Y, far away from the actual time and place. Of course if the internet didn't exist I wouldn't have had this problem in the first place.
April 22, 2013 3:30 PM - sixyearsandcounting
When and where was he a prof, Arkady? Pre-1980s anywhere doesn't count, especially in England.
April 22, 2013 3:30 PM - CGar
Thelma, have you and Louise made plans yet to come down on May 9th??? Tell her that I am not beyond stooping to cutting off her Amex card again.
April 22, 2013 3:30 PM - Arkady
6 - You could always just tell us you flunked & won't be graduated w/ your class.
Edited at April 22, 2013 3:30 PM
April 22, 2013 3:31 PM - rf
Very common dream.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/radical-teaching/200909/recurring-final-exam-dream-you-forgot-you-were-taking-the-course
Edited at April 22, 2013 3:31 PM
April 22, 2013 3:32 PM - Arkady
Distinguished Prof. of Philos. - SUNY Bing - 1968 to 2004.
Edited at April 22, 2013 3:34 PM
April 22, 2013 3:35 PM - CGar
"not at all p.c. - at ALL."

Apple not falling far from tree comes to mind.
April 22, 2013 3:52 PM - sixyearsandcounting
True, Ark - in fact, the thought of flunking is very tempting at the moment.
Edited at April 22, 2013 3:52 PM
April 22, 2013 3:57 PM - Arkady
Sibling, CG, not progenitor.
April 22, 2013 3:57 PM - CGar
"I hope awesome Adam will perform again!"

Word comes from Mr. Dahill: "I will, I have a whole new roster of songs that Iím going to breakout!".
April 22, 2013 3:59 PM - Donatella
Six, my friend tried a dissertation topic that required her to be a master of obsolete, ancient Japanese which was nuts. First, unless you are preternaturally talented at languages or learned Japanese from childhood, the language requirement for her original thesis idea was near impossible. Second, it would have required her to bust into a field that Japanese thought no gaijin could master, another near impossibility. So finally she decided to change her dissertation (and convince NYU to take her back after her time deadline expired) and she plugged away and got it.

What a job.
Edited at April 22, 2013 4:00 PM
April 22, 2013 3:59 PM - CGar
"Sibling, CG, not progenitor."

I was referring to your family tree . . .
April 22, 2013 4:00 PM - CGar
And this after I just did (even more of) your dirty work.
Edited at April 22, 2013 4:00 PM
April 22, 2013 4:14 PM - Arkady
Dirty work?
April 22, 2013 4:18 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Dona, it was totally irresponsible of her department and advisors to allow her to proceed down the first path. They wasted her time, or rather, allowed her to flail around wasting her own time. Sometimes a firm hand (nh) is needed. Kudos to her for coming back and finishing though (nh).
April 22, 2013 4:36 PM - CGar
"Dirty work?"

I booked Adam Dahill.
April 22, 2013 4:39 PM - CGar
^^^I sent him your post.
April 22, 2013 4:44 PM - Arkady
That's not dirty work - that's party prep.
Edited at April 22, 2013 4:45 PM
April 22, 2013 4:50 PM - CGar
Wow. Calling me a moron. That's just mean. I'm deeply hurt.
April 22, 2013 5:30 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
losers
April 22, 2013 5:54 PM - CGar
There's a gala benefit for that church that almost killed me last Summer . . .

http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/57760

Edited at April 22, 2013 5:54 PM
April 22, 2013 5:55 PM - CGar
Must. Move. Now. Clowns invading Cobble Hill this Summer. Clowns scare the bejesus out of me.

http://cobblehillblog.com/archives/8406
April 22, 2013 6:04 PM - Donatella
I agree Six. I couldn't believe that she was going down that road. She went to a Stanford Japanese program in Tokyo and expected to come out after a year with the language to do her research? No way. They did waste her time.
April 22, 2013 6:08 PM - DeLepp
If you wore your name tag(not c-gar) you may scare the bejesus out of folks attending.
April 22, 2013 6:09 PM - CGar
LMFAO, DeLepp. (Some might not share our morbid sense of humour.)
April 22, 2013 6:25 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Snort! That's terrible....hilarious, but terrible! They have a website...which no one seems to be linking to.
Edited at April 22, 2013 6:25 PM
April 22, 2013 6:31 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Btw, LP, your pasta dish was very good. I would just add a tad bit more tarragon, but my sprig may have just been smaller than your sprig.
Edited at April 22, 2013 6:31 PM
April 22, 2013 6:37 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
comparing who has the bigger sprig? i thought only the boys did that. shame on you, cobbly!
Edited at April 22, 2013 6:40 PM
April 22, 2013 6:41 PM - CGar
"They have a website...which no one seems to be linking to."

The BHB article does, but wasn't sure if I should.
April 22, 2013 6:41 PM - CGar
Stuck at work. This is the "promotion" in action.
April 22, 2013 6:42 PM - Partridge
Adjust to taste, I always say. Glad it was enjoyable.
April 22, 2013 6:46 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"Btw, LP, your pasta dish was very good."

But can anyone here make a good carbonara?
April 22, 2013 6:48 PM - Partridge
Only Dave, for sure.
Edited at April 22, 2013 6:48 PM
April 22, 2013 6:54 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
i'm sure my carbonara would be a serious no-no as it's tofu based instead of normal pasta.
Edited at April 22, 2013 6:54 PM
April 22, 2013 6:58 PM - CGar
Yuck to tofu. And, wow, I think that may be the first food that Snappy eats that I don't.
April 22, 2013 7:02 PM - CGar
partridge, Sunday's Times Magazine cover story is The Today Show.
April 22, 2013 7:02 PM - Deleted
Cgar, you just haven't had good tofu before. Go to hibino on pacific and hicks(?) and try the homemade warm tofu. It's amazing!
Edited at April 22, 2013 7:02 PM
April 22, 2013 7:03 PM - Deleted
Tofu carbonara? How does that even work!?
Edited at April 22, 2013 7:03 PM
April 22, 2013 7:11 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"comparing who has the bigger sprig? i thought only the boys did that. shame on you, cobbly!"

Snort! I considered whether or not to add a nh/nh/nl, but was typing on my phone and decided against...obvi. : P
April 22, 2013 7:12 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
randi, you've not yet heard me sing the praises of shirataki tofu noodle substitute? tis delightful. tastes just like regular pasta.
April 22, 2013 7:18 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Hey Six, what's happening on the corner of C I Av and Cortelyou? Have you noticed the windows all papered over. And what's the Bar Chord place? And why don't I know what's going on in this neighborhood, and why do I have to ask you?! : P
Edited at April 22, 2013 7:18 PM
April 22, 2013 7:19 PM - CGar
randi, Pacific & Henry. A couple blocks from me. I've been there, but never had the homemade warm tofu. I'll try it next time on your recommendation.

Still at work. In Jersey no less.
April 22, 2013 7:20 PM - Deleted
I'll have to try that snappy. Where'd you get it?
April 22, 2013 7:20 PM - Deleted
I was a total cuntrag at my high school and college graduations. After high school graduation I did not meet up with the people who were there to see me, instead I ran into the park, threw out my gown and sat at the lake sulking :-/ Then college graduate my grandparents wanted to take me out to dinner afterwards, but I was kind of embarrassed by them and told them to just give me my graduation money and go home. again :-/ wtf. I was the only person in the family to graduate college, let alone high school, and I made the whole ordeal all about me and I couldn't be asked to celebrate with them.

Oh well, Karma's a bitch as they say, and I have a lot of shit coming to me because of my rotten behavior. Someone's probably gonna push me in front of a train, or cut my balls off, or some awful thing. My fate is not looking so good.


Edited at April 22, 2013 7:20 PM
April 22, 2013 7:20 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
you can get it at some c-towns now, fairway, fresh direct, organic sections of the josephine's key food.
April 22, 2013 7:27 PM - Deleted
I always mix up hicks and Henry.

Edited at April 22, 2013 7:27 PM
April 22, 2013 7:33 PM - petebklyn
imagine, I saw a PLUSA going into gym to supposedly workout. And I thought all you people ever did was drink.
Edited at April 22, 2013 7:33 PM
April 22, 2013 7:35 PM - rf
Hicks overlooks the BQE on the Cobble Hill side of Atlantic.
April 22, 2013 7:37 PM - Deleted
The movie I saw this weekend, Lords of Salem, really fucked with my head :( I have never been so aware of just how much bad karma I am carrying around with me. Karma did not play any role in the movie, but I am sorta feeling it now. What am I doing tonight? Bubble bath, walk the dog, eating Chicken Voila! and watching Two Broke Girls. I just did this a week ago.... Pure definition of insanity. I am SOOOOOOOOOO bored with my life these days.

I might just have spring fever, and it feels like summer proper has been taking forever to get here. It's always hot as hell this time of year around these parts. OH FFS, now I am having an awful vision of being eaten by a shark on the beach :-/

I need a spa day with a massage (gross, i know but I only would get a massage fully clothed), a mani/pedi, and some aroma therapy. I could have had like 10 spa days for the cost of that stupid vibrating chair, not to mention a new wardrobe.


April 22, 2013 7:47 PM - Deleted
I'm toying with the idea of shipping the vibrating chair down to South Carolina for my grandmother. I think she would like it. She doesn't sleep on a bed either. She might sleep on it or something. Or maybe it will be good for her old bones. It will make me feel better about the purchase and the damn thing is like half the size of f'ing bedroom lol. If anything, when I visit her this summer I will have a place to sleep. She sleeps on her sofa in the living room and when I was down there I slept in her bed and I was so skeeved out sleeping a mattress, I don't want to have to do that again. Her bed is one of those kinds with a mattress and a box spring (what is the point of a box spring?) I felt so high off the floor that I worried that I was going to roll over and fall on the floor. I don't like being too high off the floor.

In college I was forced to sleep on the top bed of a bunk bed! like 7 feet off the floor. Had to climb a ladder to go to sleep then climb back down the ladder when I woke up. And then the ceiling was like 2 feet above my face. A popcorn ceiling no less and I swear it smelled like vermin/mold/mildew and shit.


April 22, 2013 7:51 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Cripes, Cobble, could you please read Ditmas Park Corner once in awhile?

The auto parts store at CIA and Cortelyou closed (thanks Obama!).

Bar Chord will sell drinks and guitars, and have live music.
April 22, 2013 8:05 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Lol at that bikeshare thread over there >>>>>
April 22, 2013 8:06 PM - Deleted
As much as I loved Jamie Lee, Ben has been an awesome addition to my tanks. He swims around like nuts and taunts Dinky Pinky II in a loving way. Jamie Lee just plopped on his side and literally was the most boring fish ever because he hardly ever moved. I like him too cuz he changes colors depending on the lighting. He's pink / red / blue / white depending on the lighting. I made a good choice picking him out. Imagine if Jamie Lee was my first fish again? I never would have bought any more. Dudley is still my fave., but I am so happy he was cray cray (but not in a Jamie Lee way) since I got him.


Charlie is cool too. I returned all the fish stuff to Petsmart (omg they think I am a freak in that store!) except for the pink gravel which Pinky Dinky II is going to get in her tank this weekend.

April 22, 2013 8:09 PM - Partridge
At 9:34am Randolph called it.
"Anyone have an opinion on the bike share kiosks? Gonna be a good dust up over >>>>"

92 comments and still going...
April 22, 2013 8:13 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Would have been 200+ in the old days.

ATTN COBBLE: THE END IS NEAR. YOUR ALMA MATER HS IS USING BELLS TO MARK THE BEGINNING AND END OF CLASS AND PASSING PERIODS.
April 22, 2013 8:16 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
i don't recall that being one of the seven signs...
April 22, 2013 8:17 PM - Deleted
I don't think I would be caught dead riding around on a 200 pound girl bike with the Citibank logo all over it. Who is going to ride these?

I have my neon green spray painted BMX if I want to ride a bike around the city (which I don't cuz it's sorta absurd). People who make biking political are totally corny.

No one care that you choose to ride around on a bike. Get over yourselves! seriously.
Edited at April 22, 2013 8:17 PM
April 22, 2013 8:23 PM - Deleted
and OMG is that a dildo on the floor on the right!? :-/

Not mine, I swear! oof


Edited at April 22, 2013 8:23 PM
April 22, 2013 8:24 PM - Deleted
LOL nevermind, just went and checked it out. It's a plushy dog toy that's a snake or worm or something.


April 22, 2013 8:27 PM - Partridge
"Would have been 200+ in the old days."

Lol. Still bitter? Really, more like 500-600 with 3 punfests, a DIBS/Minard fight and 50 incoherent "Someday this war is gonna end" posts.
April 22, 2013 8:28 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
part, did you wind up checking on the house guest today?
April 22, 2013 8:30 PM - Deleted
quote:
"Someday this war is gonna end" posts.
reply

Makes me miss The What. FYI: that dude on the Diehipster board that closed down (sadly) had an editorial in the last issue of the Brooklyn Courier? I think one of his other readers did too. It was pretty funny. And I got a kick out of seeing them around still. It may not have been him, but he did sign off as diehipster, and some other name in the other one.


April 22, 2013 8:32 PM - Deleted
He went off on beardos. It was awesome. I was shocked a paper like that would even print his letters.


April 22, 2013 8:33 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"Cripes, Cobble, could you please read Ditmas Park Corner once in awhile?"

Snort! Why? When I can just ask you! ; ) Though I did feel like a dope wondering wtf was happening over there when the bus rolled by this evening.

OMFGóBells! I can't even imagine...(though it might have gotten my butt into class on time, if there had been bells back when! : P )


Edited at April 22, 2013 8:33 PM
April 22, 2013 8:36 PM - Donatella
Today I decided to renew my Parks Dept Williamsburg pool and gym membership. 25 bucks for a year and a big great pool. Because I got a parking space for tomorrow, I took the G train to Metropolitan Ave (realize I will NOT be doing this in the future) and got to experience hipster ambiance. It was weird. It was a post college little town of grubby hip people all in their 20s, speaking hipster-speak and being very cool. I couldn't live there, but there are certainly a lot of dining/drinking choices.
April 22, 2013 8:38 PM - RowerChick
Hey Pete,

Sorry I couldn't chat, I was late for Zumba.
April 22, 2013 8:39 PM - Partridge
No, Snappy. My neighbor sent me a text last night saying that his cat was big into hiding when he first got her. He isn't worried and told me not to be.
April 22, 2013 8:40 PM - Deleted
Throw it out rob. Forget the whole thing happened.
April 22, 2013 8:41 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
yeah, i figured she'd be ok. i suspect she'll be more than ready to exit the basement tomorrow. especially if she enjoys human companionship, she'll be lonely by then.
April 22, 2013 8:53 PM - etson
I am frustrated - I should have reno'd my studio like this:

http://streeteasy.com/nyc/sale/864728-coop-69-west-9th-street-greenwich-village-new-york

It's so mindblowing the broker is confused about which eastern theme the decor is following.
Courtesy of the Streeteasy discussion board, which is pretty good fun.
April 22, 2013 8:56 PM - Deleted
quote:
It was a post college little town of grubby hip people all in their 20s

More like a post college town of cornballs. Hip? :-/ Perhaps in their own minds and mommy and daddy back home where they get their rent from.


April 22, 2013 9:05 PM - rf
Richie Havens died. You know, Woodstock and all that.
April 22, 2013 9:09 PM - Legion
LOL at that loft renovation,
it looks like someone rubbed off the I Dream Of Jeannie bottle and it got messy on the walls and ceilings.
Edited at April 22, 2013 9:09 PM
April 22, 2013 9:12 PM - More4Less
POV or POS - that renov^^^^
April 22, 2013 9:14 PM - Legion
"More like a post college town of cornballs. Hip? :-/ Perhaps in their own minds and mommy and daddy back home where they get their rent from."

This "hipster" thing has gone on long enough no?
At this point are there any unifying features or philosophical leanings to this movement aside from the the use of facial hair to express a post-modern ennui?
April 22, 2013 9:15 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"I should have reno'd my studio like this:"

HA! (Imagining etson running screaming from this apt!)
April 22, 2013 9:17 PM - rf
How about the fake window that looks out over the prairie.
Edited at April 22, 2013 9:17 PM
April 22, 2013 9:17 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
"Bring your camel and hookah and live in it as is"

good heavens.
April 22, 2013 9:19 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
i'm sure the co-op board will be happy to see this person go.
Edited at April 22, 2013 9:18 PM
April 22, 2013 9:19 PM - Donatella

Nice apartment renovation, etson. I think I went to a party in a place like that in the 60s and got stoned. But I really can't remember. Like they say "if you can remember the 60s, you didn't experience them."
April 22, 2013 9:20 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Aw, that is sad about RIchie Havens. He used to play at the Tibet House concerts at Carnegie Hall. I saw him there several times.
April 22, 2013 9:21 PM - rf
It may be coolish here but it's snowing in Minneapolis.

A band of heavy snow has developed and will intensify through the evening hours across southern and central Minnesota and portions of West Central Wisconsin. Latest Trends show heavy snow extending slightly farther east than the previous forecast, so the Winter Storm Warning has been expanded eastward to reflect this. As of now, the heaviest snow band of 5 to 9 inches is expected along or near a line centered from Mankato Minnesota through the Twin Cities metro to Ladysmith Wisconsin.
April 22, 2013 9:21 PM - etson
"Bring your camel"

It is a 'pet friendly' building.
April 22, 2013 9:22 PM - rf
Actually not so bad--remove all the staples, sweep it away, and it's back to normal.
April 22, 2013 9:22 PM - Donatella
"the the use of facial hair to express a post-modern ennui?"

Legion, didn't you say that you were noticing a recurring look among hipsters "guys covered in a thin coating of grease and rolled in pubic hair?"
Edited at April 22, 2013 9:22 PM
April 22, 2013 9:22 PM - Legion
...sounds like rf is finally coming around on the global warming issue. tehehehe
April 22, 2013 9:23 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
that whole place is nothing short of a gut job. cabinets drawn on, same for the doors, mirror shards glued to the ceiling...the list goes on and on. not to mention the appliances older than me. i suspect that thing is priced too high.
April 22, 2013 9:23 PM - Legion
haha donatella,
my exact words were: "dipped in oil and rolled in pubic hair"
Edited at April 22, 2013 9:23 PM
April 22, 2013 9:24 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I dunno, I think some Deadhead will be thrilled with that place, and likely pay a premium for it! : P
Edited at April 22, 2013 9:24 PM
April 22, 2013 9:25 PM - Arkady
B Farwell is hilarious on that bike thread.>>>>
Edited at April 22, 2013 9:25 PM
April 22, 2013 9:26 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
only a current stoner on a bender, cobbly. a really long, bad bender!
Edited at April 22, 2013 9:26 PM
April 22, 2013 9:26 PM - CGar
Wow. Just got home. Left speechless over how PB is planning to redecorate his studio.
April 22, 2013 9:27 PM - CGar
OMFG, Snappy, I was about to post the same quote.
Edited at April 22, 2013 9:27 PM
April 22, 2013 9:28 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
and by the way, i'm pretty positive that the camel would run screaming.
April 22, 2013 9:28 PM - Legion
The listing stipulates that the lease agreement is to be written on blotter paper.
April 22, 2013 9:29 PM - Deleted
I kinda sorta am in love with that apartment. It's nice to see places that aren't the boring generic white box (tho sometimes a white minimalist bland box aint so bad), but at least it's not the typical cheesy 1900's look like you see in generic 2 million dollar brownstone rowhouses.


Edited at April 22, 2013 9:29 PM
April 22, 2013 9:30 PM - More4Less
I hope I can plan another renov soon - ie meaning I would've gotten that other pad for cheap
April 22, 2013 9:30 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
only surprise is that there's no sand on the damned floor.
April 22, 2013 9:31 PM - etson
They have to have a portable fan on the floor because the AC unit is blocked by purple fabric.
April 22, 2013 9:31 PM - More4Less
Rob, them generic brownstone rowhouses are now 3M, not 2M, anymore. BK is hot, hot hot
April 22, 2013 9:32 PM - More4Less
another Rangers win and I can bust out

Let's Go Rangers!!
Let's Go Rangers!!
Let's Go Rangers!!
April 22, 2013 9:33 PM - Legion
Can I make a recommendation that will literally change your lives?
(taking a sip of Baileys on ice)
April 22, 2013 9:35 PM - Deleted
BK is hot, hot hot

No, it's not. It's where cornballs move to breed and die.


April 22, 2013 9:36 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
legion, if that rec is to have a great night of snooze, i'm game!
Edited at April 22, 2013 9:36 PM
April 22, 2013 9:38 PM - etson
Bailey's is not a good place to start
April 22, 2013 9:40 PM - CGar
I think the fixtures in dave's bathroom look nicest. The LED bulbs take some getting used to.

Restoration Hardware gets an A for bathroom hardware, but an F for light fixtures. Online, in the catalog, and by phone, they don't know what they're talking about with the light fixtures - the size bulbs and types of bulbs the fixtures take are mostly wrong (candelabra bulbs and CFLs in 2 of the lights - I may not be able to live with the foyer light because it's so dark, but can't return it), and after all my research and calls with them, the stairwell lights are not solid posts but swinging, making them impossible to change; my electrician put in LED bulbs so I shouldn't have to worry about changing them for 20 years. Not what I expected from overpriced light fixtures. Fortunately, only 4 fixtures are from RH, and the rest are from m4l's online place, HD and PB. Yes, I know, real First World problems.
Edited at April 22, 2013 9:41 PM
April 22, 2013 9:43 PM - Legion
Very close snappy,
I'm recommending an evaluation of your respective mattresses.

No joke, my back has been bothering me off and on.
Finally, I got one of these Serta i series mattresses and I'm not even remembering going to sleep now.
It's like this mattress is impregnated with Propofol or something.

it's got all this quilting and soft memory foam with a "cool gel" technology. Combined with specially constructed springs and what not.
I'm recommending you guys consider a memory foam topper at the very least, which you can get on e-bay.

There are few things as important as a good sleep.
"...dreams are where man invents himself."
Edited at April 22, 2013 9:43 PM
April 22, 2013 9:46 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"Can I make a recommendation that will literally change your lives?
(taking a sip of Baileys on ice)"

Yes, but only if you come to my apt. and pour me a glass first. : P
April 22, 2013 9:46 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
ah, i've been having back problems and the only thing helping me is sleeping on the floor. i need a super firm surface. i have a super firm mattress by king koil, but after 7 years, it's shot. planning to ditch the mattress, put a board on top of the box spring and sleep on that. no cushion needed. the firmer the surface, the better nite's snooze i get. now i just need to get the strength to drag the mattress down the steps to the curb.
April 22, 2013 9:48 PM - Legion
cheers dp:
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April 22, 2013 9:49 PM - Deleted
Snappy, what are you doing tomorrow night? I am bringing my vibrating chair to your apartment after work. You will love it, it's very therapeutic, and will arrive totally clean (no bedbugs or roaches here).

I would love to give you this gift. In return I need to give you copies of my keys and have you feed my fish for me in July.
April 22, 2013 9:53 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
rob, thanks, but i don't think the chair would be good for me. i have a back massager that sits in upright chairs and it's hurting my back. floor is the best therapy. i can still feed your fish though.
April 22, 2013 9:54 PM - CGar
"feed my fish for me in July"

Did I somehow miss *rob* planning a trip for July???
April 22, 2013 9:55 PM - Slope4Eva
Ice in Bailey's waters it down, changes the taste/texture. Must be refridgerated.
April 22, 2013 9:55 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
and speaking of a good nite snooze....i bid you all adieu.

nite everybody. sweet dreams to all!
April 22, 2013 9:55 PM - Deleted
If you want it, I will hire a man with a van on craigslist tomorrow night after work. I actually think it will be good for your back. [actually, I know it will be] Use it for a week, if it doesn't help, i'll just pick it up back from you.


April 22, 2013 9:56 PM - More4Less
I have a super firm mattress and it's great for sleeping. memory foam and pillow tops are not good for me. slept on wooden board beds in china - on top of wooden pillow/headrest
April 22, 2013 9:57 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
That mattress is too expensive for us, legion. We need a king that's under $1500. A new mattress is the next thing on our list of things to spend money on.

Then comes the sofa rehab...this poor thing is really beat up, but I think, like a Charlie Brown Christmas tree, it just needs a little love...and new cushions, and new covers...and...oh hell, it's beat up, but we can't afford a new one!
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April 22, 2013 10:01 PM - Deleted
quote:
rob, thanks, but i don't think the chair would be good for me. i have a back massager that sits in upright chairs and it's hurting my back. floor is the best therapy. i can still feed your fish though.

Thanks! :) You could always come over and try out the chair. I want you to meet my fish anyway. They might not like you or they might love you, who knows.

I'm never gonna unload this stupid ass chair am I :-/

quote:
Did I somehow miss *rob* planning a trip for July???

Amtrak trip again to see my grams. Doing 5 days this time instead of 2 and getting a big tour of Charleston for a few years. The last time I was down there it was only 2 days and I only got to spend like 2 hours in Charlestone proper.

Plan to hit up the beaches down there this time.
April 22, 2013 10:02 PM - CGar
bfar will be there on the 9th. I posted to him over there, in reply to his "blow me" post, and then we txtd.
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April 22, 2013 10:03 PM - Deleted
few DAYS, not years, I hope that wasn't a Freudian slip!


April 22, 2013 10:04 PM - Legion
That trip sound nice *rob*.
By the way, did you ever bring your grandma those authentic Italian cookies?
April 22, 2013 10:06 PM - pepper
I have a Tempurpedic memory foam mattress. I hated it for the first 3 weeks. But now I love, love, love it.
April 22, 2013 10:06 PM - bfar
I solicit blowjobs ONE TIME and suddenly Cgar won't stop texting me. grin. (hi all!)
April 22, 2013 10:07 PM - Legion
The top ratings from Consumer Reports were for the Serta Glover Park series which is less than $800.
I thought it was too firm, myself.
Mattresses are definitely a subjective thing. In our case, we need a firm due to Mrs.L's history of back surgery. I tend to like a softer plush mattress but this mattress felt really good with the memory foam/spring combination.
April 22, 2013 10:07 PM - Deleted
quote:
By the way, did you ever bring your grandma those authentic Italian cookies?

No. I suck. I will this summer though. She doesn't even believe I am going down this summer. I told her I SWEAR I am. I <3 being an autosexual, but sometimes I wish I had a boyfriend or girlfriend to go down there with. I hate doing shit like this alone.



April 22, 2013 10:08 PM - Legion
pepper,
I love the memory foam mattresses but due to the surgery issues I mentioned they were out.
In my research, it stated that the highest level of consumer satisfaction came from those people with memory foam mattresses.
April 22, 2013 10:10 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
We both have back issues, we need a pretty firm mattress. BH heats up when he sleeps so it can't be too warm, meaning no down pillow top thingy, which we can't afford anyway. We don't need a box spring since we have a platform bed. I think we'll find something.
April 22, 2013 10:13 PM - Deleted
At least I won't need my hands held booking tickets this time.

RF booked my tickets to California, and that was amazing. Not sure who helped me with my AMtrak train tickets (PROBABLY LOTS OF PEOPLE) Lol, memory of me curing out RF in DC and in Houston being like wtf why did you book me tickets where I had to change planes each time!??! And when I was detained at LaGuardia and stuck in a room for 3 hours I was like oh fuuuuuuuuuuuuck no. It was SO early though and the coffee was actually pretty good and I remember thanking them, so it wasnt TOO bad except that I paid for extra leg room on the my first plane ride ever and then I wasnt able to get on that plane that I paid extra for! GRRRRRR




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April 22, 2013 10:15 PM - More4Less
Cobble, I got my mattress from Macy's for right around 1500 - king, super firm, individual coils (so my heavy ass won't wake wife when I get on/off the mattress), think it was simmons
Edited at April 22, 2013 10:15 PM
April 22, 2013 10:16 PM - pepper
Legion, it is a bit difficult to get used to. It's so different from the mattresses we usually find here in the US. But once I got over the hump, whoa! One of my best purchases ever. My one complaint would be that it has some temperature regulation issues. In winter it is stone cold when you first get in, and a furnace by morning. That's where your cool gel tech would come in handy. I've had it 8 years or so...
April 22, 2013 10:18 PM - Legion
The newer mattresses that use a layer of memory foam have this "cool gel" technology which doesn't retain heat. That was the biggest complaint of about memory foam in the past.

Cobble, don't bother with Sleepy's, they're way overpriced. Sears and Macy's have the best deals from what I found.
April 22, 2013 10:20 PM - Deleted
1500 dollars for a mattress?!? that's bananas. Maybe not tho. Do they really cost that much? One day I'm gonna own a bed.


April 22, 2013 10:21 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Oh cool, thanks, M4L, that sounds like just the ticket! Simmons, Sealy, Serta, they're all the same in my book. Just needs to not be so cheap that it's beat up after a year.

We're thinking we'll start checking for sales, and go flop around on a few in the stores to see what we think will work.
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April 22, 2013 10:21 PM - Deleted
I just hope it's not in the psyche ward lol


April 22, 2013 10:21 PM - Arkady
I want a Dux bed. 5 grand, though.
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April 22, 2013 10:23 PM - pepper
Good to know. But to your original point, a good mattress makes a huge difference in one's life. Don't cheap-out on a mattress!
April 22, 2013 10:23 PM - Deleted
what is a Dux Bed? Im afraid to google

I just want to sleep on sand and rocks.


April 22, 2013 10:27 PM - Deleted
NYC voters: please dont vote for christine quinn, she is batshit bananas. SHe wants to raise the smoking age to 21 versus 18. While I think smoking is gross and people shouldnt do it, what is the point of raising the age on that? Hello, 18 year olds are adults and can die for our country but they now can buy a pack of cigs? Vote for her and it means extending the nanny state x 100 plus the additional crappy agendas she wants to push. What a red-headed (really grey, bad dye-job) freak.


April 22, 2013 10:29 PM - CGar
bfar in the house. Helloooooo????
April 22, 2013 10:30 PM - CGar
I'd love to know the real story about why *rob* was detained for 3 hours at LaGuardia.
April 22, 2013 10:31 PM - Arkady
I'm surprised B Far had time to stop by given how many people must've joined his queue...
April 22, 2013 10:31 PM - Legion
"Don't cheap-out on a mattress!"

Exactly,
we sleep more than we do anything else in our lives, except perhaps breathing , so it's worth getting the right fit.
Edited at April 22, 2013 10:31 PM
April 22, 2013 10:33 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Dux would be lovely. In my next life...

Right, I totally agree, we're not cheaping out. We have other things (a long list...sadly) we need to spend money on, so this is what we can afford for now. But I think we'll find something decent. If M4L, the self-titled 'cheap chinaman' can, so can we!
April 22, 2013 10:34 PM - CGar
I slept on a friend's Tempurpedic for a week or so and HATED it. Unlike pepper, I never came around. But, I do have a firm mattress that I love.

Blog is acting wonky (slow to refresh, freezing), so I'm taking that as a sign to exit stage left and go to bed.
April 22, 2013 10:34 PM - Legion
Hi Bfar!


April 22, 2013 10:40 PM - pepper
I practice what I preach, Legion. My mattress is the most expensive thing I own! The mattress prior was the cheapest one I could find, upon my post-college move to NYC. So cheap that the box spring actually cracked in half! Unfortunately, it wasn't even due to years of vigorous activity...
April 22, 2013 10:40 PM - bfar
Hi Legion! Arkady - The line was so long I had to beat them off with a stick. (cough)

On topic - It's funny; we sleep on a futon that must be 15 years old, and it's the most comfortable thing ever. Every time I travel my back is killing me, but this $200(?) futon is super comfortable. maybe because it's hard as a rock?

April 22, 2013 10:44 PM - pepper
I understand, CGar, I still hated it after a week. It really took close to the 1 month "free trial" for me to fall in love.
April 22, 2013 10:47 PM - pepper
And hi BFar. I don't believe we've met. I'm relatively new around here.... new enough that I find it surprising that CGar wants in on the blow job conga line...
April 22, 2013 10:47 PM - More4Less
Macy's often have big ass sales but the biggest one might've just passed.
April 22, 2013 10:52 PM - bfar
M4L - damn, I could use a big ass.

Pepper, after 10pm cgar gets a little wild. grin.

April 22, 2013 10:56 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Hi bfar!

I slept on a futon for about 15 years. I loved it. Switching to a regular mattress was weird, probably would have been better for my back to stick with the futon. I had a wonderful Sealy for a few years until BH and I moved in together and ditched it, and ended up sleeping on his king mattress, which is now somewhat decrepit.
April 22, 2013 10:56 PM - pepper
oh, do tell. There were allusions earlier today about his contortionist abilities...
April 22, 2013 10:57 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I'll keep an eye out, maybe Memorial Day for sales?
April 22, 2013 10:57 PM - pepper
ooooopsa. 301!
April 22, 2013 11:02 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Snort...nice try, pepper! : P
April 22, 2013 11:04 PM - bfar
Well, I can't vouch for cgar's contortionist abilities, but neither will I deny them.

What do you think it was about the futon that worked for you? Is it the firmness? I always wonder why it's comfortable.

We'll probably keep it until it falls apart, though - the biggest problem with the futon is it makes me feel like a college student. But it's conveniently close to the ground, so when the kids fall off, it isn't a big deal, unlike the 4' high beds that seem to be en vogue at the moment.
April 22, 2013 11:05 PM - sixyearsandcounting
What up bfar!

I see you all were talking about camels and hookahs when I was out. Hellooooooo????
April 22, 2013 11:05 PM - sixyearsandcounting
New conspiracy theory: the allegedly-dead principal of Sandy Hook was spotted at the Boston Marathon, and is therefore a secret government operative plotting all these attacks.
April 22, 2013 11:08 PM - pepper
Makes perfect sense, six.
April 22, 2013 11:08 PM - bfar
hey! And wait a minute... SANDY hook, hurricane SANDY... cooincidence?!? I think NOT.

April 22, 2013 11:09 PM - Legion
I've heard tell that CGar is very nimble and can run like a cheetah.

I have not been able to verify this but it's the stuff of urban legend surrounding Montero's.
Edited at April 22, 2013 11:09 PM
April 22, 2013 11:10 PM - pepper
And why is it still so fucking cold? It's nearly May!
April 22, 2013 11:14 PM - pepper
"unlike the 4' high beds that seem to be en vogue at the moment."

I have some off OT friends who are short, like CGar.. they have trouble getting into bed... :)
April 22, 2013 11:17 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
The firmness, for sure. I get the college student feeling, but I would get one again.
April 22, 2013 11:17 PM - bfar
I'm totally in that category. I like to collapse into bed, not climb up one of those skymall pet-ramps.
April 22, 2013 11:18 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
i have a friend who bought into the 'giant mile high bed' thing...I'm tall, and I had to climb up onto it! Absurd!
Edited at April 22, 2013 11:18 PM
April 22, 2013 11:19 PM - Arkady
It doesn't matter what kind of mattress you have when cats are pinning your legs down.
April 22, 2013 11:20 PM - Arkady
I had a really high bed for a while - modeled after one in Hard Day's Night.
April 22, 2013 11:21 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"The firmness, for sure. I get the college student feeling, but I would get one again."

Um, hello? Can we get a NH?

And bfar, good thinking re Sandy.
April 22, 2013 11:23 PM - bfar
Lol, six!

April 22, 2013 11:24 PM - bfar
Arkady - I googled the dux bed and saw that there's some sort of odd tube opening in the base, which seemed like just the place for a cat. Sort of a habitrail.
April 22, 2013 11:26 PM - Arkady
That's how the massage feature works, bfar. Cats playing chase through those tunnels give a gentle undulating motion to the mattress.
Edited at April 22, 2013 11:26 PM
April 22, 2013 11:28 PM - Arkady
Sandy = desert = Arabs = plot.
Edited at April 22, 2013 11:28 PM
April 22, 2013 11:30 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Snort! You guys are a hoot tonight!
April 22, 2013 11:33 PM - bfar
heh. And here I'd just been stuffing bacon and peanut butter into the futon and getting an inferior rat massage.

Alas, it's bed time on this end. Hope to see youse guys at Monteros, if not before!
April 22, 2013 11:36 PM - Legion
(loud yawn)

...yeah, it's time to hit the sack and enjoy the new mattress again.

Good night all.
April 22, 2013 11:45 PM - rf
Totoro!

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April 22, 2013 11:51 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I love Totoro! We have it on VHS tape, I think.
April 23, 2013 12:04 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
G'nite, PLUSAs, G'nite, Eva, G'nite, lurkers.