Wednesday OT
June 12, 2013 4:18 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RF!!!!!

409 comments
June 12, 2013 6:27 AM - Arkady
HB, rf!
#1
June 12, 2013 6:30 AM - Slope4Eva
Happy Birthday, RF.

GM, all.
Edited at June 12, 2013 6:30 AM
#2
June 12, 2013 6:39 AM - dibs
GM, HB
#3
June 12, 2013 6:51 AM - Deleted
Happy birthday RF!
#4
June 12, 2013 7:04 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
gm all and a very happy birthday to rf :-)

no news from rob, but i'm assuming no news is good news. best he concentrate on detoxing.
Edited at June 12, 2013 7:04 AM
#5
June 12, 2013 7:11 AM - Slope4Eva
I would imagine contact with the outside would be discouraged, if not prohibited. Stay strong, Rob!!
#6
June 12, 2013 7:26 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
yes, i'd imagine they poo-poo contact. likely for the best.
#7
June 12, 2013 7:33 AM - dibs
Mortgage applications up 5% last month evwen as rates move to 15 month high. That high is still only 4.15% for a 30 year. The housing bubble will continue to be strong at rates like that. For the many people who have experienced 7%+ mortgage rates throughout their lives, these low rates seem to be spurring purchases of second homes.
Edited at June 12, 2013 7:33 AM
#8
June 12, 2013 7:38 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
****Happy Birthday, rf!!!****
#9
June 12, 2013 7:41 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
oh my....you must see this list!

http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2013/03/05/the_worst_album_covers_of_all_time

clear winners imo:


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#10
June 12, 2013 7:41 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
and
Edited at June 12, 2013 7:41 AM
#11
June 12, 2013 7:44 AM - dibs
Ummmm....
Edited at June 12, 2013 7:44 AM
#12
June 12, 2013 7:44 AM - Arkady
"Play Poo-misty for me."
#13
June 12, 2013 7:45 AM - DeLepp
happy birthday rf.
Edited at June 12, 2013 7:45 AM
#14
June 12, 2013 7:48 AM - Donatella
Happy Birthday rf.
#15
June 12, 2013 7:50 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
what i wanna know is why one needs to remove one shoe to shit????!!!!!!
#16
June 12, 2013 7:52 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Perhaps she meant to throw it at the photographer?
#17
June 12, 2013 7:52 AM - Donatella
I had a ride to Kennedy from a Sudanese cab driver. He talked straight without a breath until North Conduit Ave - what was a kind of sermon about peace love happiness and how a true Muslim does a, b and C. He was nice but it was not interactive and it was 6:30 am for fucks sake.
Edited at June 12, 2013 7:52 AM
#18
June 12, 2013 7:56 AM - Donatella
That woman is drunk, high or tired. Or all of the above. Very expressive picture Snappy. The wheels are coming off the party bus.
#19
June 12, 2013 7:58 AM - Donatella
Re your picture dibs:

Eewwwwww
#20
June 12, 2013 8:22 AM - petebklyn
...Happy Birtdayday dear Ruthie
Happy Birthday to you.
#21
June 12, 2013 8:24 AM - petebklyn
imagine that cab ride -- 2 people talking nonstop straight without a breath. Maybe each thought was a competition to see who could do longer. Obviously the cabdriver lost...he only made it to NConduit whereas the champ had no problem all the way to the terminal.
#22
June 12, 2013 8:27 AM - dibs
Buying Smartone in Hong Kong (0315:HK, STTFY) third largest telecom company. ALready own #1 and #2 and those have done quite well. All three raising prices there and STTFY has a 6.4% yield and has underperformed the other two.
Edited at June 12, 2013 8:29 AM
#23
June 12, 2013 8:32 AM - dibs
And, buying more TUR today (ishares Turkey Index)
#24
June 12, 2013 8:32 AM - Donatella
No Pete. You got it wrong. I was a beaten woman. I sat there in a stupor praying to make him stop.
#25
June 12, 2013 8:33 AM - dibs
And buying more GOV ( REIT that manages properties that only rents office space to the government). 7.00% yield.

Thanks, Obama.
Edited at June 12, 2013 8:33 AM
#26
June 12, 2013 8:34 AM - Donatella
He was perky, I'll give him that.
#27
June 12, 2013 8:34 AM - dibs
Working From Home today. Just like dh.
#28
June 12, 2013 8:37 AM - petebklyn
me too. the delivery of NYTimes has gotten really bad. 2nd day this week...and missed most days last week.
#29
June 12, 2013 8:40 AM - petebklyn
6:30am -- and it is 8:30 so sound like still at JFK -- how early do you arrive for flights?
Edited at June 12, 2013 8:40 AM
#30
June 12, 2013 8:45 AM - petebklyn
dentist appt at 3pm today. I'll be thinking of dona and arkady.
#31
June 12, 2013 8:49 AM - Deleted
update:

Two days sober. I was released from intake yesterday after spending 24 hours waiting in lobbies, etc. I got a TON of counseling. Seen many doctors. Apparently my health is good condition, as well as mental health. unfortunately they failed to mention this detox was out of network So i've been drying out on my own.

I was going to go back to work today, but I am going to meetings today/tonight. Will be going back to work tomorrow. I'm having a little bit of a hard time typing, kinda shakey but mentally havent had this clarity in quite some time.

This is going to be hard for most people to believe, but I truly no longer have any desire for alcohol. Like NONE. It takes about three days for the physical symptoms to go away, so hopefully I am ready to get back to work tomorrow. There's a gazillion meetings in soho and in brooklyn. Even lunch meetings and early morning which I'll be attending. I'm really thankful I got this second chance in life. I'll make it work.

There's outpatient therapy, hopefilly IN network. thanks for the support, Hope you continue to support me with this, but I feel mentally stronger than I have in my life, EVER. Finished the Small Book, damn that book changed my life. If the person who left it on my stoop only knew.

#32
June 12, 2013 8:51 AM - dibs
It's truly commendable that you are in fact, doing it on your own. Congrats.
#33
June 12, 2013 8:55 AM - Donatella
Good for you, rob. Keep 'going.
#34
June 12, 2013 8:56 AM - petebklyn
we are all hoping very much for your success.
#35
June 12, 2013 8:56 AM - dibs
Dona...where r u headed????
Edited at June 12, 2013 8:56 AM
#36
June 12, 2013 8:58 AM - petebklyn
florida...but if she is still posting maybe she is going by bus.
Edited at June 12, 2013 8:58 AM
#37
June 12, 2013 8:58 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Don't forget, if you want to go to some meetings with BnH, the offer stands. Snaps can text me for his phone number if you want it. Keep going, rob!
#38
June 12, 2013 9:03 AM - petebklyn
"if you want to go to some meetings with BnH,the offer stands" -- I don't know if Rob is ready for dating quite yet.
#39
June 12, 2013 9:04 AM - Donatella
I was supposed to get the 6:30 am flight from JFK. Which is nuts really for non-work stuff. I woke up to a terrible racket at 5:30 am, the alarm after about 4 snooze pushes, So I missed the flight and went to the airport when I got it together to go standby for the 10 am flight, which I am on.

I am going to Tampa - my family is north of that on the West Coast - sister in Crystal River and parents slightly east of her. I got a car which cost 7 dollars a day. It probably has a hole in the floor so you can push it along with your feet.
#40
June 12, 2013 9:05 AM - rf
Rob, call your medical insurance company and ask them what kind of support they have for recovering alcoholics. It can't hurt to know your options.

But yes, it's great that you are determined to succeed. You'll find great AA meetings, I am sure.
#41
June 12, 2013 9:06 AM - Deleted
Well I am not really doing it on my own, I have two doctors, a counselor, and will be attending AA meetings, a really supportive coworker.. A few days of feeling slightly uncomfortable is nothing compared to what the beast made me feel (even when he made me feel good, I was doing bad things, saying bad things etc).

My friendship with Krazy is going on the back burner for now. Other than that, I don't really have anyone in my life who will want to sabatoge it for me. The Beast will of course, but I am loaded (not that kind of loaded) with a huge arsenal now. Plus all the counselors and doctors the last few days have been really helpful. I'm actually really glad none of them wanted to put me on any medications. That's a good sign.

FYI: I can't tell you how many people I encountered the last two days who smelled like poop and pee :-/ Becoming that is not an option for me. It will be though if I take a first drink.








#42
June 12, 2013 9:06 AM - petebklyn
I heard Crystal River just began their bike sharing program this week!
Edited at June 12, 2013 9:06 AM
#43
June 12, 2013 9:07 AM - Deleted
awesome rob - keep it up!
#44
June 12, 2013 9:09 AM - Donatella

About the cab driver, these Muslim guys always ask about your marital status. I could saynothing. Being single makes you disreputable somehow. I sense fair game for getting hit on. I am not a young woman but they still go through this routine. If I talk (and I really dont want to) I am married and have three children, grown with the last one finishing an engineering program. It is kind of fun lying.
#45
June 12, 2013 9:09 AM - petebklyn
"Less than five months before the Affordable Care Act fully kicks in, hospitals are improving care and saving millions of dollars with one of the least touted but potentially most effective provisions of the law."
I love this president.
#46
June 12, 2013 9:10 AM - Arkady
Wow, rob! Way to go! Truly wonderful!
#47
June 12, 2013 9:12 AM - Donatella
Crystal River, as well as Inverness where my parents are, have an advanced approach to cycling, which I wholeheartedly endorse. They have dedicated bike paths. Near my parents, there is one that goes for 50 miles on the path of old railroad tracks. No freaking body in their right mind cycles in traffic.
#48
June 12, 2013 9:13 AM - petebklyn
wisteria is over and hydrangea starting to open. couple more days and the lilies bloom.

(of course the ailanthus isn't finished yet either...but they aren't mine).
#49
June 12, 2013 9:16 AM - Donatella
Rob, don't worry about Krazy. Your attitude is exactly right. You need to get support and encouragement only right now. Whatever happens about Krazy will be good and right for you. It also may be a factor that helps Krazy in the long run too. Not that you need to worry about him right now, This is the time to think of yourself.

Go for it.
#50
June 12, 2013 9:17 AM - dibs
I was just starting to get buds on my hydrangeas on the Cape last week. My early bloomers are the iris, the poppies and the foxglove.
#51
June 12, 2013 9:32 AM - Partridge
Happy Birthday, rf. Good times!
#52
June 12, 2013 9:34 AM - Partridge
Hey Rob. Glad to hear your voice this morning. Keep going.
Edited at June 12, 2013 9:34 AM
#53
June 12, 2013 9:36 AM - Deleted
Nice work rob.

So here's how retarded my contractors are. Got home last night, took a leak and went to flush. Something sounded weird and then the water stopped flowing. Opened up the lid on the water tank - paint brush in the back of the toilet?! Wtf!!!!!
#54
June 12, 2013 9:39 AM - dibs
LOL, randi. WTF???????
Edited at June 12, 2013 9:39 AM
#55
June 12, 2013 9:41 AM - Deleted
da fuq u find these guys?
#56
June 12, 2013 9:41 AM - Slopefarm
Happy Birthday, rf!!!

And good luck rob!!! Sounds like you are on a good path. All of us at various times have enjoyed and also hated some of the things you posted, but I think we all agree we want to see you do this and succeed. I am saying that in case you may have any doubt that anyone who may have seemed to be against you at some time in the past here is rooting against you now. I think it is fair to say that all of us regulars here are rooting for you and want you to succeed. Good luck bro, and kick some Beast ass!!!
#57
June 12, 2013 9:41 AM - DeLepp
I think it's time to leave this blog, chicken bones in engines and paint brushes in toliet tanks.
Edited at June 12, 2013 9:41 AM
#58
June 12, 2013 9:46 AM - Slope4Eva
GREAT, Rob. Keep your eye on the prize, a healthier you. I don't live near you, but my nights are free if ever you need some support, I'm here.
#59
June 12, 2013 9:48 AM - Partridge
Removed a tick from my ankle this morning. Brought it home from VA, I guess. I have it in a container, still alive. I think that is good. I left no pieces behind. I'll read what WebMD has to say about my chances of survival without Lyme.
#60
June 12, 2013 9:49 AM - Arkady
If you don't have a discolored circle of skin like a halo around where the tick was you're probably fine.
Edited at June 12, 2013 9:49 AM
#61
June 12, 2013 9:50 AM - rf
Thank you all.

Today I have the double thrill of doing the laundry AND taking my dad shopping. Oh joy!

Partridge, not ready for the card you posted but this one (below) will be on its way to me, just for r f, not Jane Doe.

Half price Metrocard, yay!

I have been assisted immensely by the nonprofit Arkady recommended:
Medicare Rights Center
medicarerights.org,
1 800 333 4114

Anyone within a few months (before or after) of their 65th birthday should really call them.

Edited at June 12, 2013 9:50 AM
#62
June 12, 2013 9:52 AM - rf
Oh, and for what it's worth, I got a big hug from my kid and after my day of hassles, she's taking me out to dinner! Of course she did say "You're old!" But with a smile and she told me that she said the same to her 20-something cousins on their birthdays. And what can I say? I AM old!
#63
June 12, 2013 9:52 AM - Arkady
I'd check your dog, Partridge. You may have harbored an illegal immigrant.
#64
June 12, 2013 9:52 AM - petebklyn
keep checking for the circle/inflamation. I got it once. Did the antiobiotics. As you can see, I am fine. (no snarky comments,please).
#65
June 12, 2013 9:53 AM - Deleted
where's dinner RF?!
#66
June 12, 2013 9:55 AM - Slopefarm
Some choice moments from the Q&A at Beacon HS parent orientation last night:

Q. Does Beacon have a school-based leadership team and what role does it play?
A. Yes, there's a school-based leadership team as required by the DOE and yes it does have a role to play. A small one. Next?
---
PA Chair: Your days of opening milk cartons and baking brownies are over. We need you to write checks, host house parties, and if anyone is a wiz with quickbooks, let me know.
---
Grade coordinator: If your child took the Algebra I regents and passed, but not easily, DOE regulations require that we offer him a seat in Geometry, but i urge you to have a loooong family talk about enrolling in Algebra I for 9th grade instead.
---
Principal: Tell me what you remember about high schools:
Parents (calling out): A really good English teacher . . . homework . . . the library . . . [silence]
principal: Really?? That's it?
Parents: umm, drugs . . . Girls . . . a really good philosophy course . . . getting really trashed . . .
Principal: Good, so now I know you understand that this is high school and I don't have to mention these things.

Overall message -- this is a school that has its curriculum and management shit together, does its own thing, your kid will have a great experience but don't expect a lot of democracy or input.
#67
June 12, 2013 9:55 AM - ij
Great efforts Rob!
Edited at June 12, 2013 9:55 AM
#68
June 12, 2013 9:59 AM - Arkady
Farmhand's going to Beacon??
Edited at June 12, 2013 9:59 AM
#69
June 12, 2013 10:05 AM - Deleted
The same crew did my floors and bathroom. They used to be more on top of things.

The only explanation of the paint brush in the toilet is someone playing a prank on someone else?
#70
June 12, 2013 10:07 AM - Deleted
Dave I got a new image for you to use to pwn Obama supporters
#71
June 12, 2013 10:12 AM - rf
Slopey, I don't know if they went into detail, but "mastery" in a Regents is 85.

My kid got 84 in the algebra regents in middle school but has done very well in subsequent math regents at Tech. Will take AP calculus AB (there's also a BC) as a senior next year.
Edited at June 12, 2013 10:12 AM
#72
June 12, 2013 10:13 AM - DeLepp
oh my, that is hilarious. Was this taken in Las vegas country jail and was this creature on an episode of Cops?
#73
June 12, 2013 10:14 AM - Slopefarm
Yes, arkady. Where the F you been? Big discussion here about it when we found out.
Edited at June 12, 2013 10:14 AM
#74
June 12, 2013 10:15 AM - bxgrl
rob- that's great. You know we're all rooting for you! It's going to be hard, but so worth it. I did AA years ago- the ups and downs are daunting but so worth the effort.

HB, rf!! When are we seeing you up here?
#75
June 12, 2013 10:17 AM - Arkady
Oh, right. Confused. Uptight over Tax Commission hearing on Fri.
#76
June 12, 2013 10:20 AM - Slopefarm
rf, they do their own assessment, though I think that is mostly to figure out what to do with the private school kids. They are not into regents exams, perdiod, at Beacon and would probably not be guided by regents' guidelines. They said (paraphrase): "We go at our own pace and it's pretty advanced, and the math classes are coordinated and sequenced with the science curriculum. Our Algebra I curriculum is a strong foundation for everything else we do in math and science. that said, some kids who have had Algebra I in 8th grade are really ready for the geometry curriculum and some are not. I'm suggesting that if your kid is anywhere near the borderline on this, you really think about it."
#77
June 12, 2013 10:24 AM - rf
Oops, sorry, I forgot about no regents there. Well, except English, right?
#78
June 12, 2013 10:28 AM - Slope4Eva
No regents? How'd they accomplish that?
#79
June 12, 2013 10:34 AM - Deleted
Which meeting would be better for me tonight. the two options are

Clinton-Carroll Mens Big Book
199 carroll street between court and clinton 730 pm

or Crown Heights, St. Francis High
673 President Street between 6th and 7th ave 8pm

? I think the president one is much easier to just walk to. I'm not familiar with downtown brooklyn.

I am a little bit afraid of what it's going to be like to go back to work tomorrow. I don't want to be judged either negatively or over positively or a big deal made or silen contempt. But I realize that's the last thing I should care about right now.


#80
June 12, 2013 10:35 AM - pepper
Good going rob! Keep it up. We're all here for you!
#81
June 12, 2013 10:40 AM - Slopefarm
Diploma is not a "regents" diploma. Not sure of the arrangement by which they are able to do performance-based evaluation in lieu of regents.

School is selective and most kids go on to good colleges, so no one really cares about regents. If you care about regents, you don't list Beacon as a choice.

http://www.beaconschool.org/curriculum/assessment.php
Edited at June 12, 2013 10:40 AM
#82
June 12, 2013 10:41 AM - pepper
Happy Birthday, rf!
#83
June 12, 2013 10:41 AM - rf
There are a bunch of high schools that got permission from the state to offer portfolio-based proof of mastery.

http://gothamschools.org/2012/06/29/schools-without-regents-exams-cite-success-amid-shifting-tides/
Edited at June 12, 2013 10:41 AM
#84
June 12, 2013 10:41 AM - Arkady
If you're feeling a little tentative I'd suggest the President St. one since it's an easy walk for you.
#85
June 12, 2013 10:43 AM - Slopefarm
rob, from your comments, i suspect work is rooting for you. You should get the welcome of a returning hero, not judgment.

Carroll Street is in carroll Gardens, a block from Carroll Street F train. 673 President Street is really a few steps up from 5th Ave (not sure what that Crown Heights business is about). (I think we looked at that house way back in 2003. total wreck then, but probably nicely renovated, now.)
#86
June 12, 2013 10:45 AM - etson
The President one is closer by the looks of it Rob.
I just looked & think the street address should be 773 President. It is between 6th and 7th, St Francis Xavier's School.

All the best with everything! Really impressed with your strength & everything you are doing for yourself.
#87
June 12, 2013 10:47 AM - Slopefarm
More linkedin silliness: Stupidly, i joined a linkedin group of alumni of my college. I now get invites to join various inane discussions. Today I was asked to participate in a discussion on "what sort of work are you doing?" Um, guys, this is linkedin. It says what sort of work we are doing in our profiles. That's the friggin' point. Like a customer survey at Blue marble that asks mainly "do you like ice cream?"
#88
June 12, 2013 10:48 AM - Slopefarm
that makes sense etson. Yes, just up from 6th Ave.
#89
June 12, 2013 10:50 AM - dibs
LOL, Slopey. Yes, a lot of ridiculousness going on with LinkedIn. Seems that they have really lost their mission, if they ever really had one.
Edited at June 12, 2013 10:51 AM
#90
June 12, 2013 10:52 AM - Slope4Eva
Interesting. I hope the rest of the state follows and they do away with those tests.

I agree, Rob. President's street. Its a little later in the evening, have a good dinner, nice slow walk, pick up a coffee or water along the way, etc. Don't worry about coworkers, if a little awkward tomorrow, it will pass by Friday. Good Luck.
#91
June 12, 2013 10:53 AM - Deleted
i deleted my linked in after the password leak and i STILL get spam from them.
#92
June 12, 2013 10:53 AM - Partridge
Oops, rf! I confused which government hand-out you were becoming eligible for. :)
#93
June 12, 2013 10:54 AM - Slopefarm
Well, it functions well as a rolodex, but not in a way that's easily monetized. I find it useful in terms of contacts. But it's best as a passive device. The bells and whistles detract.
#94
June 12, 2013 10:55 AM - Slopefarm
eva, it may be that even for the crowd that favors testing, common core may ultimately obviate regents.
#95
June 12, 2013 10:57 AM - rf
Rob, I think you should get in touch with BNH.
Edited at June 12, 2013 10:57 AM
#96
June 12, 2013 10:59 AM - Partridge
Thanks, Arkday, I'll watch for the ring. Thanks, Pete, I do hope to be more like you some day.
#97
June 12, 2013 11:01 AM - Slope4Eva
What are there, two states left who administer regents? NY and CA, maybe. Be gone!!!!!
#98
June 12, 2013 11:02 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Happy Birthday, rf!

Good luck, Rob! Keep it up (nh).

LOL @ Slopey's account of the parents' meeting.
#99
June 12, 2013 11:03 AM - Slope4Eva
Part, I think only deer ticks carry Lyme. Any way to look up what type of ticks are in the area you were visiting?
Edited at June 12, 2013 11:03 AM
June 12, 2013 11:04 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Dona, what's your alibi?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/bicyclist-severely-beaten-on-dc-trail/2013/06/11/b61e2f3a-d300-11e2-8cbe-1bcbee06f8f8_story.html

http://ditmasparkcorner.com/blog/news/cyclist-in-stable-condition-after-hit-run-on-dorchester-e-18th-st
June 12, 2013 11:13 AM - Partridge
It was a wooded area, Eva. It could certainly sustain deer population. I'm not too worried. I'll watch the bite area and see my doctor if necessary. It wasn't in deep at all. Just barely hanging on. So I wasn't even grossed out by the critter!

I've survived a beg bug invasion years ago. Now that on the other hand...
June 12, 2013 11:14 AM - Deleted
A coworker is taking me a lunchtime meeting tomorrow on our lunch hour in soho :)
June 12, 2013 11:17 AM - BoerumHillScott
Around half of US states require some sort of exam to graduate, although they vary greatly.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_state_graduation_exams_in_the_United_States

NY is the only state to call them Regents.
June 12, 2013 11:19 AM - Slopefarm
Hey, 6, Murrow tour was pretty funny, too.

"Let me be clear: Kids who are in an arts program and who enroll in MSTAR have no lunch period. So we have two kinds of kids: grazers and lunchtime eaters. the grazers snack between periods as they walk to their next class. An apple after second period, a sandwich after third, some cookies after fourth, etc. Lunch eaters need to get permission from a teacher to eat in class. I have instructed all my teachers to allow this and most do. The kids just need to learn to eat quickly, in a quiet, nondisruptive way."
June 12, 2013 11:20 AM - Slope4Eva
Thanks, Scott.
Edited at June 12, 2013 11:20 AM
June 12, 2013 11:27 AM - Slope4Eva
That's good, Rob. Accept the offers to go meetings with people, there's strength in numbers.
June 12, 2013 11:29 AM - MontroseMorris
Rob, let me join in the chorus of those wishing you strength, perserverance and continued success. We all are rooting for you, and wish you the best. You can kick the beast's ass any day of the week, and we know you will. Your co-workers, if they even know, also wish that for you, as well. You'll always have support here.

Happy Birthday, RF. Have a virtual toast and congratulatory hug from me.


June 12, 2013 11:30 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Haha Slopey - who gave the Murrow tour?
June 12, 2013 11:32 AM - kazootite
RF, Happy Birthday!

Good luck, Rob. Didn't you say that Krazey had started going to church? If, so, he may not want to drink either. Perhaps you also said he isn't going anymore. Difficult to keep up with the news.

I googled 673 President Street, and it appears to be a house and not a high school. (???)
June 12, 2013 11:33 AM - kazootite
Randi, you may soon be taking notes from Slopey and RF on where to send your kid to school.
June 12, 2013 11:33 AM - Deleted
i think its 763 prez
June 12, 2013 11:35 AM - ij
I passed Rob and Krazey on the street years back - I took Krazey to be a woman. Oops!
June 12, 2013 11:36 AM - Slopefarm
I am trying to remember, this is from October, 6. A fairly talkative woman with frizzy hair as I recall, and I think she actually runs the admission process. Whether officially a guidance counselor, assistant principal, or something else, I don't know.
June 12, 2013 11:39 AM - Deleted
LOL i love MM saying congrats to rob and then posts a picture of animals drinking alcohol HHAHAHAHAHHA!!!!!
June 12, 2013 11:40 AM - Arkady
Ran - rob has said he will not avoid being around drinkers except if they're drunks.
June 12, 2013 11:42 AM - kazootite
Question.

Now that Rob is getting sober, does this mean that everyone on the OT will also get sober in support of Rob?

[waiting for wailing and crashing sounds]


June 12, 2013 11:42 AM - rf
MM's picture with the drinking cats was to ME in honor of my birthday today.

MORON.
June 12, 2013 11:44 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Oh I know who that is, Slopey. She's basically a horrible person. Everyone else in the administration is great.
Edited at June 12, 2013 11:44 AM
June 12, 2013 11:44 AM - Deleted
hells no - i like drinking
Edited at June 12, 2013 11:44 AM
June 12, 2013 11:46 AM - etson
"i think its 763 prez"

yes that's right sorry.
It covers half the block on that side of the street anyway so can't miss it once you're on the right block.

June 12, 2013 11:47 AM - kazootite
lol, dh

See you folks later.
June 12, 2013 11:50 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Friend lost her cell phone on the express bus. Bus driver returned it to her the next day.
June 12, 2013 11:50 AM - Arkady
PSA - Harbor Freight has opened a store down by the Gowanus Pathmark & is having a terrific opening sale - power washer for $80., for instance. Anyone who needs tools should take advantage. There are also 20% off coupons on fliers.
Edited at June 12, 2013 11:50 AM
June 12, 2013 11:57 AM - Slopefarm
6 -- while we liked Murrow a lot, she said one skeevy thing in that meeting. She said "if you are putting Murrow first, send me an email." It was clear they were going to look at that in ranking applicants for the computer match. The other schools we saw said they do not see student rankings and they rank the applicants based solely on their criteria.
Edited at June 12, 2013 11:57 AM
June 12, 2013 11:59 AM - Deleted
HB RF
June 12, 2013 12:00 PM - Deleted
Just went out to pick up some lunch, Haven't in a while. Good bagel, but im i bought some cold slaw and nearly barfed thinking it was detoxing. Um no, I was right. I looked at the date and it says Packed on 6/2. It's rancid.

Oh and Happy Birthday RF!


June 12, 2013 12:00 PM - petebklyn
please text CGar with that info, arkady. you know how he loves DIY.
June 12, 2013 12:00 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Interesting, Slopey - that's the sort of thing you tell a really determined parent in private but don't announce to the world at large. She was imported by the last principal from Staten Island and never really understood what Murrow is all about. Now that there's a new principal (himself a product of "Old Murrow") she's out of the loop. She was never popular with staff and I think she'll be looking for another job soon. Good riddance.
June 12, 2013 12:02 PM - petebklyn
are both those meetings restricted to autosexuals?
Edited at June 12, 2013 12:01 PM
June 12, 2013 12:02 PM - Slopefarm
rob, I know you hate yoga, but postures involving twists are good for detox. Also, the practice is good generally for presence of mind, which you need to keep fighting the beast. You've shown good presence of mind as of late. Keep it going.
June 12, 2013 12:02 PM - BoerumHillScott
Harbor Freight is wonderful for buying crappy tools for a great price, and I don't mean that in a bad way. For things that you will only use a handfull of times a year, why pay for contractor quality?
June 12, 2013 12:04 PM - kazootite
I see, rob wrote 673, but it is really 763 ...
I hope he gets to the right place. Discartographia and all.

"or Crown Heights, St. Francis High
673 President Street between 6th and 7th ave 8pm"


June 12, 2013 12:04 PM - Slope4Eva
I'm from the olden days so I think of yoga as ohmmmms, and lotus position. My nephew does yoga and really buffed up. He looks great.
June 12, 2013 12:05 PM - etson
It's also in Park Slope not Crown Heights!
June 12, 2013 12:06 PM - Deleted
Someone left an awesome fan in the hall, and a Hometics back rub thingie you put on a chair. It's CRAZY intense. I just put it over my vibrating chair (grrrrr about that DRUNK purchase). It feels like a hardcore deep massage and not just a vibrating chair. It was so intense I couldn't stand it for more than 30 seconds, though I might hypersensitive right now, but this thing is going to come in great to relax!


June 12, 2013 12:06 PM - dibs
I don't know how Fortune House can sell a quart of hot & sour soup for $3.00.
June 12, 2013 12:07 PM - petebklyn
lets not split hairs, etson. It is east of 4th avenue - so whats the difference.
June 12, 2013 12:11 PM - Slopefarm
You don't want to know, dave, but I would imagine the maxim that you get what you pay for applies.
June 12, 2013 12:12 PM - Deleted
I'll find it. I actually had 763 written down. I can call a spade a spade now. Discartographia was just a fancy ass word for DRUNK.


June 12, 2013 12:13 PM - dibs
Well,it is pretty good hot & sour soup
June 12, 2013 12:26 PM - petebklyn
for hot head and sour puss.
Edited at June 12, 2013 12:26 PM
June 12, 2013 12:30 PM - etson
Sorry I forgot to say: Happy Birthday RF!
June 12, 2013 12:35 PM - Slopefarm
"Well,it is pretty good hot & sour soup"

I take it you no longer order won ton soup. Brings back too many painful memories.

June 12, 2013 12:40 PM - dibs
Yeah but I also bought Skippy peanut butter and you'd think I'd prefer any other brand but Skippy. Right, Skippy????
Edited at June 12, 2013 12:40 PM
June 12, 2013 12:41 PM - Slopefarm
Go smucker yourself, dave.
June 12, 2013 12:43 PM - dibs
Poupon you.
June 12, 2013 12:47 PM - Slopefarm
Silence is Goulden, dibs, so STFU.
June 12, 2013 12:49 PM - dibs
Why do you have to be such a gerkin this blog???
June 12, 2013 12:49 PM - sixyearsandcounting
These puns just don't cut the mustard.
June 12, 2013 12:52 PM - Slopefarm
Sounds like a backhanded condiment, 6.
June 12, 2013 12:53 PM - Deleted
How long are meetings? one hour? I found a meeting today on 6th street and sevent avenue, i think that's close enough to make it to the 8pm one on president street between 6th and 7th avenue.


June 12, 2013 12:53 PM - dibs
I could post more catsup on here to change the subject
June 12, 2013 12:55 PM - sixyearsandcounting
When it comes to puns some people really need to ketchup.
June 12, 2013 1:03 PM - Deleted
damn - tish james smackdown

http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2013/06/will-two-trees-bam-project-go-forward/
June 12, 2013 1:15 PM - dibs
Thanks for pointing that out, dh. I had completely glossed over it.
June 12, 2013 1:15 PM - Arkady
No condiment from me.
June 12, 2013 1:16 PM - Partridge
For Dona and anyone else who has been hoping I find a new printer. Yes, yes, I know, but they have my money and still need to make good on our agreement. Today's emails:

Me: Good morning Printer's Rep Girl, and thank you. I do understand that you are trying to help but we are not getting anywhere.

Perhaps you need to seek advice from someone in your company? People often write on business cards. Paper is natural absorbent. I don't understand the problem. Would you suggest that I call your offices and speak with someone else? With whom should I speak?

Printer's Rep Girl: Okay, well, let’s do this, my boss had one of our cards that was printed on 14pt, uncoated stock, so would you like me to order this for you? I tested, it’s absorbent, and you can use sharpie, ink pencil, etc. What do you think?

Me: Yes, please. Thank you Printer's Rep Girl.


June 12, 2013 1:18 PM - Arkady
You do catch more flies w/ honey, Partridge, but flies are sooooo annoying you just want to swat them!
June 12, 2013 1:19 PM - dibs
Printer's Rep Girl seems like a moron.
June 12, 2013 1:21 PM - Donatella
Ok maybe I need to clarify. I have nothing against cyclists Six. In fact my hostility to the bikification of NY has to do with safety. I am hyper alert and careful to the point of distress and I sincerely believe that there are too many variables to control to make biking safe. This is independent of the fact that so many cyclists don't follow rules.
June 12, 2013 1:22 PM - Slope4Eva
Wow, its a miracle, Part. Dumb as rocks.

So, I've received two out of 5 responses regarding keeping Juan company while I attend my family wedding.

If I can come up with gas money (this one keeps in constant contact with me, so I'll cut him some slack). Me: Thanks anyway.
If me and the kids can stay there from the 3rd through the 7th. Me: Thanks anyway.
Edited at June 12, 2013 1:22 PM
June 12, 2013 1:25 PM - Donatella
Well I hope you work it out Partridge but they seem pretty obtuse.
Edited at June 12, 2013 1:25 PM
June 12, 2013 1:25 PM - rf
How far away do they live?
June 12, 2013 1:28 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Oh I know you have nothing personal against cyclists, Dona, I'm just chumming the waters.
June 12, 2013 1:30 PM - Slope4Eva
Both about 1.5hr away. One northern NY, one south Jersey. We do the visits in a day, never even considered having to be put up for the night, let alone 5.

My mother wants to hire a nurse to keep him company and make sure he eats, lol. I told her the Rehab Center may get a little upset with me. So cute.
June 12, 2013 1:30 PM - rf
aren't you on the plane, Donatella?
June 12, 2013 1:31 PM - Donatella
Wow Eva. I was thinking of you yesterday. I am really sorry you are so alone with this. I hope somebody comes through for you, Juan and Evita. It is really pretty unbelievable.
June 12, 2013 1:31 PM - Partridge
Dumb as a rock. I'm sure she has no idea who the president is.

Your husband's side is not much better. I would love to give them a piece of my mind.
June 12, 2013 1:34 PM - dibs
Anyone ever seen the show "Bait Car?"

LOL..police leave a bait car in some part of Los Angeles to entrap cretins to steal it. Seems that the thiefs even know all about bait cars being used and still steal them.
June 12, 2013 1:34 PM - Donatella
I am in Tampa now rf. my father just called me to see where I was and to tell me he was making me a sandwich. :-) Gotta get this 7 dollar a day car rental. This should be interesting.
June 12, 2013 1:35 PM - Deleted
da fuq? i've been commuting 3 hours a day to keep my parents cat company. some people just suck
June 12, 2013 1:36 PM - dibs
Moron on CNBC said "button down the hatches."
June 12, 2013 1:44 PM - Slope4Eva
This is all Juan's side, Part. My family comes from as far as MD to visit. My family is the best, so supportive in every way.

lol @ DH, your mama raised you right.

Dona, you Dad sounds awesome.
Edited at June 12, 2013 1:44 PM
June 12, 2013 1:44 PM - Arkady
Better than saying batting down which I've heard.
June 12, 2013 1:45 PM - dibs
dh...."teamtish" just showed up over there>>>>>>>>
June 12, 2013 1:52 PM - Deleted
i take it teamtish is tish james' PR team???
June 12, 2013 1:54 PM - dibs
Some office lackey no doubt
June 12, 2013 1:55 PM - dibs
Having my afternoon espresso. One needs to drink espresso from a proper espresso cup
June 12, 2013 1:55 PM - Deleted
its really pathetic that over >>>>>>> they post those reminders about queens on the brooklyn site, but instead of taking you directly to the queens page it takes you to an interim page that then offers a link to the queens page. blatant click generating BS.
June 12, 2013 1:56 PM - Deleted
oooh that's gonna be a fun shitshow gonnna save that for train ride home
June 12, 2013 2:02 PM - dibs
Yeah, trolleydodger showed up and I'm in agreement with him!!!!!!
June 12, 2013 2:02 PM - rf
Eva, I am so sorry. Every time my dad has gone into the hospital, I just feel the burden weighing down on me and I am sure you feel the same. It is so depressing to feel alone that way.

When my dad was in the hospital last September or October (a few weeks before Sandy) for his surgery on his vertebrae, my brother, who lives in Manhattan, came to visit him at North Shore Hospital for the first time in 3 years, a couple of days after his major surgery, at age 89. He wanted my dad to apologize for something. They had had a huge fight three years before and my dad and stepmother (who was in much better shape there) must have called him 100 times to apologize; my brother never even talked to him. He just dumped everything in my lap and I had to figure out all the stuff with my dad's bank, paying bills, insurance, etc. My dad's heart was broken. Three years later, my dad didn't even remember exactly what he was supposed to apologize for, and he told my brother that he did what he thought was right at the time. After that, my brother said he was through with my dad, and my dad wrote him out of his will.

Tough stuff. I can only imagine what a burden it's been for you and your daughter.
June 12, 2013 2:05 PM - dibs
He no doubt wanted his guilt absolved.
June 12, 2013 2:11 PM - petebklyn
"Traders at some of the world’s biggest banks manipulated benchmark foreign-exchange rates used to set the value of trillions of dollars of investments, according to five dealers with knowledge of the practice." --
I'd like to say that the financial industry has to be the most dishonest and corrupt...but big oil, gems, etc are probably worse. Lets just say the capitalism is inherently immoral.
June 12, 2013 2:11 PM - petebklyn
now I have to go to the dentist.
June 12, 2013 2:13 PM - DeLepp
gracious rf, glad you have your daughter.
June 12, 2013 2:13 PM - Slope4Eva
I don't have it so bad, RF. I do have large extended family that rally 'round me. My siblings and I are all very close to each other and my parents, I just can't imagine how the steps and his siblings can live like this.

I do have one cousin who really thrives on chaos and she's been writing to me and calling. I had to tell her, "Don't you dare make Juan your new mission to depression. There's no negativity allowed in my house". She tried and tried to break me, but I'm very bendy. :-)

Enjoy your dinner and the rest of your birthday.

Later, peeps.
June 12, 2013 2:17 PM - dibs
Pete's broad generalizations of alleged wrongdoings earn him the master baiter title.
June 12, 2013 2:18 PM - Partridge
I do know that Eva. I meant that his side is almost as dumb as my Printer's Rep Girl!

You are from the kind and giving side of the family, for sure!
June 12, 2013 2:26 PM - dibs
Wait 'till Pete hears about Thompson Reuters selling a 2 second preview of the info that they release that they buy from the University of Michigan's Consumer Confidence survey!!!!!!!!!
Edited at June 12, 2013 2:27 PM
June 12, 2013 2:26 PM - rf
DeLepp, you got that right. Although it's very, very hard being in the sandwich, no matter how cranky she is I am always happy to see her at home! Very strange caring for someone growing up while at the same time caring for someone toward the end of life.
June 12, 2013 2:29 PM - Deleted
i like to think you see peoples' true colors when ish gets real.
June 12, 2013 2:38 PM - MontroseMorris
I used to look at big families with envy, as there were not too many of us to begin with, and for many reasons, we didn't connect all that often. But the more I hear these stories, the more I'm glad there aren't more of us. As it is, the only two sets of cousins I have, I haven't spoken to in over 30 years. I don't even know where they are, or what they look like, or if they have families, which I'm sure at most of them do. Since my brother and I never really knew them all that well, ever, we don't miss them. But it would be nice to connect with family. Maybe.
Edited at June 12, 2013 2:38 PM
June 12, 2013 2:39 PM - dibs
Cooper Tire, established in Ohio in 1914, was just bought by an Indian company. Let's see how that works out.
June 12, 2013 2:41 PM - Deleted
i won't be in any curry to buy those tires
June 12, 2013 2:44 PM - Legion
Hi everyone,

slope4eva,
the attitude of your step daughters is unfortunate and truly aggravating.
It does seem to be evident in many families where there are those who post all day about different causes they're taking up and pseudo-philosophical meanderings about being a better person.

These are the same individuals who couldn't be asked to make a phone call when you're in a dire situation or offer any type of assistance beyond; "oh,that's too bad."

Not to get too detailed, but a while back mrs.legion had a serious bout of illness which involved a hospitalization. At the same time I was working and the kids were not in school yet. Did anyone bother to assist with babysitting or anything else?
Very little.

I've also been taking the lead on most of my dad's health issues with his alzheimer's, for three years now.
it was only after the hurricane that other family members decided to step up and help.


June 12, 2013 2:49 PM - Legion
I read about the Harbor Freight store opening up.
I agree that they are useful at times. Their tools are of the cheapest quality, that is for sure.
I bought a couple of hand clamps and tried them out on a wood working project I was doing in my garage.

When I applied a good amount of pressure I suddenly found that I had
the strength of the Incredible Hulk as I could bend these metal clamps with ease.

A pair of potatoes would have done better at clamping.
Edited at June 12, 2013 2:49 PM
June 12, 2013 2:59 PM - Arkady
See, Legion, that's why your family didn't pitch in to help - they perceive you as a Man of Steel & not in need of assistance.
June 12, 2013 3:04 PM - Deleted
those carriage houses over >>>>>>>>>> are so amazing, i would love to live in one someday.
Edited at June 12, 2013 3:04 PM
June 12, 2013 3:05 PM - dibs
Most of Harbor freight's products are Made in China.
June 12, 2013 3:08 PM - Legion
ha Arkady,

I do want to see the latest version of Superman though,
Man of Steel.
Should be very good on the large screen,
that's one to go see at the Ziegfeld!
June 12, 2013 3:11 PM - dibs
We're going to see Gatsby at the Ziegfeld on Saturday.
June 12, 2013 3:12 PM - Deleted
dave did you like Mud?
Edited at June 12, 2013 3:12 PM
June 12, 2013 3:16 PM - Legion
You know what I like to do dibs?
I'll stop by yard sales and flea markets and buy old American made tools,
the kind they don't make much anymore.
From places like Utica, Buffalo and Pittsburg. They have their maker and date drop-forged right on them.
I give them a good wire brushing, a coat of oil and they're back in action in no time.

Why pay $20 for a rust magnet foreign made wrench when you can pick up a stainless steel one for 2 dollars at
a yard sale and it's good for another 100 years.

There's a good place to find tools in this big old warehouse in Bushwick. It's on Starr Street.
I recently bought good quality aluminum garden trowels there.
Edited at June 12, 2013 3:16 PM
June 12, 2013 3:18 PM - dibs
Haven't gone yet, randi.
June 12, 2013 3:21 PM - dibs
Legion...I know the guy whose father invented the vice grip pliers. I was inAsia with hjim and specifically in Vietnam where he was on a mission to get all the knock offs from being made. The US Army brought a lot of vise grips to Vietnam during the war and that resulted in everyone and their brother ripping them off over there. Really crap.
June 12, 2013 3:23 PM - Legion
That's exactly the type of tool you cannot buy foreign made!
I've actually bought a couple of small vice grips at 99cent stores (I know, I must be an idiot for thinking they'd actually work) the minute you apply any real pressure they bend like taffy. Ridiculous.
June 12, 2013 3:25 PM - Partridge
DH, great point about your cat sitting.

rf, Eva, I hate your stories of family disappointment. I've learned that some people just can't handle things and therefore disappoint. You are the exceptional ones who can juggle the physical and logistical challenges with the added emotional burden.
June 12, 2013 3:26 PM - Legion
I'd be pissed too if the family patent was being knocked off and cheapened.
June 12, 2013 3:30 PM - Arkady
I have all my grandfather's tools (NH). Still in fine shape. I had to buy vice-grips in college for a theatre course - still have 2 from then. Ex-bf was a woodworker & has every high-end tool imaginable - some he left w/ me.
June 12, 2013 3:32 PM - dibs
Well, it was also a good excuse for him to spend time in bangkok!!!


He's a real character. He owned the company (American Tool Products) until a few years ago. He's an ex-marine, quite gay and a real smoker. When the corporate offices went no smoking, he had a separat building built for his own office and a secretary who smoked.

He bought an incredible estate in suburban Chicago and named it "Cockswell Acres"
June 12, 2013 3:34 PM - dibs
Arkady, he's also they guy whom I and another friend flew to NYC with in his Learjet for New Years in 1991 where his concierge got us into Sparks for New Year's Eve dinner and then we all went to Rounds to pick up hustlers.
June 12, 2013 3:37 PM - Legion
If I was that guy, I'd have a pool made in the shape of the vice grips with a jacuzzi where the tightening nut is.
June 12, 2013 3:38 PM - Arkady
And you remember it?!?!
June 12, 2013 3:38 PM - DeLepp
"He's a real character. "

takes one to know one.
June 12, 2013 3:39 PM - dibs
So apparently some guy invested all of his son's college education money in the FB IPO at $38-40.

What a stupid fuck for putting all of their money into one stock and education money at that.



June 12, 2013 3:41 PM - Legion
Sparks makes me think of grilling.
Today looks like a good day to barbecue.
I did some really good pork chops yesterday.
Edited at June 12, 2013 3:41 PM
June 12, 2013 3:41 PM - Deleted
probably fishing for zuckerberg to write a check
June 12, 2013 3:42 PM - dibs
Yes, dh. This was a remark he made directly at the shareholder's meeting.


Edited at June 12, 2013 3:42 PM
June 12, 2013 3:46 PM - Arkady
I'm doing spicy lamb sausage on the grill - recipe in today's paper.
June 12, 2013 3:50 PM - Deleted
anyone have experience slow cooking/smoking on a weber?
June 12, 2013 3:51 PM - dibs
I was in love with Steve Weber in college. He worked for the groundskeeping department. He looked like Jesse Ed Davis.
Edited at June 12, 2013 3:51 PM
June 12, 2013 3:53 PM - Deleted
no clue who that is
June 12, 2013 3:57 PM - Legion
ummm lamb, sounds good!

Haven't tried slow cooking or smoking
but I've found that parboiling the chicken before grilling really works well.
You boil the pieces for 15-20 minutes then grill them for 15-20 minutes until fully crispy outside.
Retains the moisture inside and tastes better in my opinion.
June 12, 2013 4:04 PM - Deleted
yeah legion - i usually pre-bake chicken but i might try the par boiling too

was thinkin of getting a big hunk of pork and smokin that ish but seems like a little skill is involved with that
June 12, 2013 4:08 PM - Deleted
mmmm grilled chicken.

DH, ever made brick chicken like the one they serve at marlow?
Edited at June 12, 2013 4:08 PM
June 12, 2013 4:08 PM - Arkady
I do indirect chicken 2 ways on the Weber - gas. Split the chick, season & lightly oil. Lay skin-side up on oiled rack in a broiling pan & cook for 8 minutes on high heat. Flip & do for another 8 minutes. Alternately, heat the grill, turn down the middle flame, lay chick skin-down on center of grill for 6 minutes, flip & cook another 6.
June 12, 2013 4:11 PM - Deleted
new intern over there used to be an intern at art + commerce which is a super legit photog agency (which explains those good carriage house photos)
Edited at June 12, 2013 4:11 PM
June 12, 2013 4:11 PM - Arkady
You can regulate Weber to constant temp so you don't have to monitor closely. Sear the outside of the roast, turn down the heat (lowest where the roast is but also either side) & just check temp every 5 minutes or so w/o opening the grill until you're sure it's settled. The exterior thermometer is very accurate.
June 12, 2013 4:13 PM - Deleted
randi - actually tried a few months ago and it turned out okay - but no where close to as good as marlow. i used the martha stewart recipe she posted after going there. it's not that easy.
Edited at June 12, 2013 4:13 PM
June 12, 2013 4:14 PM - Deleted
got it arkady - so close/open the flues (is that the right word) to make the charcoal get wamrer/hotter
Edited at June 12, 2013 4:14 PM
June 12, 2013 4:15 PM - DeLepp
It has been nothing but helicopters and sirens up here for the last hour. Have no idea what is happening.
June 12, 2013 4:16 PM - Deleted
delepp

http://gothamist.com/2013/06/12/two_window_washers_trapped_in_scaff.php#photo-1
June 12, 2013 4:18 PM - Deleted
5th avenue near that coffee place that used to be ozzies is all closed down with police someone told my roommate it's a suspicous package. I was just outside there drinking iced coffee an hour ago. I swear it wasn't me hahaha.


June 12, 2013 4:19 PM - Deleted
yeah i have tried the brick thing a few times and always get the skin stuck to the pan. i think you have to flour it maybe?
Edited at June 12, 2013 4:19 PM
June 12, 2013 4:22 PM - Arkady
How're you doing, rob?
June 12, 2013 4:23 PM - Deleted
maybe - i added too much liquid i think so it didn't turn out crispy. i would try it again but it's a pain in the ass to get a chicken butchered properly for it and ends up costing more than it costs to go there and have it made for you - hahaha.


i haven't ordered the chicken there in ages.
June 12, 2013 4:25 PM - Deleted
I just went out and checked. The entire block of 5th between garfield and carroll is blocked off for a suspicious package on the subway bench! I saw people looking at that an hour and a half ago. I was wondering what they were looking at, but it looked like a yogurt cup or juice box. It's still sitting on the bench!


June 12, 2013 4:28 PM - Deleted
Im doing well, Arkady! Maybe a little too much coffee.. I have a meeting at 630 and one at 8. I went food shopping and bought nutritious food, enough for three like three mealls on what I have spent on alcohol in one night :-/

June 12, 2013 4:28 PM - DeLepp
dh, I hope that window washer doesn't have allergies, one sneeze and he is in for the ride of his life.
June 12, 2013 4:29 PM - Deleted
Not subway bench, I meant the bus bench.


June 12, 2013 4:31 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Friend's management company won't return security deposit - they put her on hold every time she calls and then don't ever pick up. It's been a year now. Any advice? I told her I hope she's been keeping a record of her calls, paperwork, etc.
June 12, 2013 4:32 PM - Partridge
"bought nutritious food, enough for three like three mealls on what I have spent on alcohol in one night"

That made me tear up a bit, Rob. I'm so happy for you.
June 12, 2013 4:33 PM - Donatella
Here is my 7 dollar a day car- a Fiat. It was fine.
Edited at June 12, 2013 4:32 PM
June 12, 2013 4:34 PM - Arkady
dh - It's not hard to butcher your own chicken. Really. Do it 3 or 4 times & you'll be able to do one in 10 minutes. Ex-bf can do it in under 5. According to my niece's husband he did 60 in under an hour for my 50th surprise party.
Edited at June 12, 2013 4:35 PM
June 12, 2013 4:36 PM - Legion
I'm gonna try that broiling pan method this weekend arkady.
Sounds good.

Anyone try grilling a split peach to serve with ice cream? It comes out good.
June 12, 2013 4:37 PM - Deleted
damn arkady - that's a lot of chicken!

cool - i'll give it a shot - that, and shucking oysters are my culinary skill goals for the summer.
June 12, 2013 4:38 PM - Legion
Hi *rob*

Hope you're doing well.
You sound good.
June 12, 2013 4:41 PM - dibs
Arkady, I keep getting a Failure Notice for delivery of emails I've sent you...probably 5 today and a few yesterday. Your verizon email.
June 12, 2013 4:45 PM - Arkady
But I've gotten things from you! Try my gmail, I guess. forward what didn't go through & let me see if it really didn't get here.
Edited at June 12, 2013 4:45 PM
June 12, 2013 4:46 PM - Deleted
Whoa. They blocked off now between garfield and 1st street, bank parking lot included. Cops SCREAMED at some chick who walked right into the mess yapping on her cell phone lol. How oblivious can people be!?


June 12, 2013 4:50 PM - Partridge
I've seen those bomb guys at work. They take no BS.
Edited at June 12, 2013 4:50 PM
June 12, 2013 4:51 PM - Arkady
Sounds good, rob!
There were 85 people at the party. He did the catering (used to be a cook on the S.S.United States & a chef at his family's restaurant at 52nd & 7th in Manhattan. Huge, French-style place.
June 12, 2013 4:52 PM - Arkady
Odd that there're no hovering copters.
June 12, 2013 4:53 PM - Donatella
Eva, I suppose I am lucky - you too - to have a close family. They are nutty like all family but in times of stress they are there. I got badly hurt in London once and I thought that they were like my external immune system, rushing in to help me. Sounds like your family too. I am glad they are there for you. It's a shame that the step family doesnt have the same thing.
Edited at June 12, 2013 4:54 PM
June 12, 2013 4:55 PM - dibs
The SS United States??????? Really???? That's docked in Philadelphia. Pretty dilapidated and off and on there are talks about restoring it
June 12, 2013 4:58 PM - Legion
"Friend's management company won't return security deposit - they put her on hold every time she calls and then don't ever pick up. It's been a year now. Any advice?"

File it in small claims court.
Nothing like getting an official court paper to appear,
as a motivator.
Edited at June 12, 2013 4:58 PM
June 12, 2013 4:59 PM - Donatella
Rob good for you. Good nutrition will help you a lot. R's doctor told him he has to improve his diet- I.e. have more fiber - fruits and veg. She suggested a super blender called nutra-bullet. He makes juices with vegs and fruits. Never thought I'd see the day.
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June 12, 2013 5:01 PM - Donatella
Just edited my post. It is amazing how the iPhone autocorrects.
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June 12, 2013 5:02 PM - dibs
Looks like the window washers were rescued but the equipment scaffolding is still an issue so all that shit will likely be going on for some time....State investigators and all sorts of clusterfuck officials there. Evacuating lower floors.
June 12, 2013 5:07 PM - Arkady
My mother, brother & I sailed on the SS US on its first commercial voyage when we went to UK for her Fulbright year. Ex-bf worked on it during college summers - 15 years later. I have a big scrap book my mother put together of ephemera from our trip.
June 12, 2013 5:09 PM - Deleted
Okay, heading out to my meetings. But stopping for ice cream first lol.

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June 12, 2013 5:09 PM - Deleted
oooh roberta's cook book - probably easier to DIY than get a table nowadays

http://images.nymag.com/images/2/daily/2013/06/robertas_5.15.pdf

(warning pdf)
June 12, 2013 5:12 PM - dibs
Do they take reservations??????

Oh wait...NO THEY DON'T because their shit don't stink way out in friggin BUSHWICK

LOL

Go wait in line
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June 12, 2013 5:19 PM - Deleted
why does NOWHERE in bk take reservations? i mean some places do but only for big groups.
June 12, 2013 5:23 PM - dibs
Some places do...Saul, Jack The Horse, more. Probably only the places not run by douchebag hipsters with an inflated sense of self worth.


June 12, 2013 5:27 PM - dibs
I knew my rant on Robertas would bring you up for air from the benthos.
June 12, 2013 5:30 PM - Deleted
saul is pretty meh. whats jack the horse (nh)???
June 12, 2013 5:31 PM - Legion
lol @ benthos dibs.

Speaking of reservations, I've got one for Gotham Bar and Grill this weekend.
Nice wine list from what I'm seeing online.
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June 12, 2013 5:31 PM - dibs
Saul is meh??? What's better?

I don't want a steak place as a comparison since that's apples & oranges.
June 12, 2013 5:39 PM - Deleted
per se
June 12, 2013 5:41 PM - dibs
Interesting BBC piece on government controlled parts of Damascus where life goes on normally for the alawite minorities with their ice cream shops and normal schools. yet only a few blocks away there are ruins.

Nero???? Nero?????? Bueller???????
June 12, 2013 5:42 PM - dibs
Asshole.

We're talking about Brooklyn.

I bet you've never even been to Saul.
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June 12, 2013 5:45 PM - Deleted
haha i have been there but only once. i wasn't impressed, probably ordered the wrong thing.
June 12, 2013 5:48 PM - dibs
My only complaint is that it gets too noisy there and when you are just a party of 2, those tables for 2 along the wall are too close together.

I haven't had an overall three courses in Brooklyn that were better. items here and there, sure but not a whole meal.

BUT THEY DON'T HAVE AN ESPRESSO MACHINE. WTF??????
June 12, 2013 5:51 PM - dibs
Fucking French air traffic controllers still on strike.

I'm sorry but no union should be able to bring things down for so many like that. Reagan knew.
June 12, 2013 5:53 PM - Deleted
no espresso? weird. i never eat "3 course meals" so i guess i wouldn't know.
June 12, 2013 5:57 PM - dibs
You don't get an appetizer or a salad, an entree and dessert??????
June 12, 2013 5:59 PM - Deleted
i never eat dessert. not into it.
June 12, 2013 6:00 PM - dibs
No wonder you're so grouchy.
June 12, 2013 6:02 PM - Deleted
i'll get a scotch or something though. i'm really not grouchy, you all just piss me off haha.
June 12, 2013 6:02 PM - Arkady
My niece has a kid visiting from France who arrives tomorrow. His mother just phoned to say the flight has been confirmed - strike will be in abeyance at the very least. (Now to do something about the weather...)
June 12, 2013 6:04 PM - dibs
Actually cheeses are my favorite desserts.
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June 12, 2013 6:08 PM - Deleted
i can't eat ice cream so i am a little bitter about dessert.
June 12, 2013 6:08 PM - Arkady
I like 3 courses but most places serve such big entrees I can't do it.
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June 12, 2013 6:09 PM - dibs
Morons in Washington will never bring an immigration bill because they are all wrangling over how to close the border, how to insure it is secure and how to monitor it.

Come on assholes. Who's kiddding whom??????? The border will NEVER be 100% secure. STUPIDITY.
June 12, 2013 6:10 PM - Arkady
It's your group who is calling for that, dibs. Come on assholes.
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June 12, 2013 6:11 PM - dibs
Ice cream is for children. What about a warm soft chocolate cake? Cheesecake??? Tarts??? Pies???? Fruit???? I could go on for hours
June 12, 2013 6:12 PM - Deleted
i'll fuck with a cheese plate fo sho.
June 12, 2013 6:13 PM - dibs
Democrats can't agree among themselves either. It's all of them
June 12, 2013 6:16 PM - dibs
Without a doubt, best cheese plate in Brooklyn is still Saraghina. red Gravy was OK. Jolie used to have a very good one. Jack the Horse is OK but small.

In Manhattan it's Artisanal and probably still Picholine though I haven't been to the latter in a long time.
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June 12, 2013 6:17 PM - Arkady
Cheese is easy to do at home. I prefer some elaborate confectionery.
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June 12, 2013 6:21 PM - dibs
Saul's Baked Alaska. Old school elaborate.

Can anyone in Brooklyn make a souffle???????
June 12, 2013 6:23 PM - dibs
Most elaborate old school is probably an elaborate pavlova
June 12, 2013 6:26 PM - Legion
"i'm really not grouchy, you all just piss me off haha."

Why don't you just give in and become a conservative.
Maybe the cops won't pick on you for wearing Fluffy Barney slippers when walking your dog.
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June 12, 2013 6:26 PM - dibs
I don't actually need elaborate (except for a souffle). Give me a key lime pie or a cheesecake or a creme brulee and I'm happy.
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June 12, 2013 6:28 PM - dibs
And, I've mastered a Grand Marnier souffle at home this year!!!!!
June 12, 2013 6:28 PM - Legion
That's it!
I'm stopping on the way home to buy myself a Napoleon.
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June 12, 2013 6:28 PM - Deleted
Chocolate caramel tart with salt at Marlow is da beez knees. Last time they had a semi sweet rhubarb sponge cake with a weird savory ice cream that was great.
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June 12, 2013 6:30 PM - Deleted
Saul was ok. Best Brooklyn restaurant that takes Rez is dressler IMO
June 12, 2013 6:31 PM - Deleted
And gwynett street
June 12, 2013 6:31 PM - dibs
ANYTHING WITH SALTED CARAMEL IS AMAZING!!!!!!

Salted Caramel Budinos at Barbuzzo's in Phily is spectacular. You can even get 6 of them to take home for $45.
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June 12, 2013 6:40 PM - dibs
Gwynnett St looks interesting but I refuse to pay for a restaurant's bread, no matter how fancy they may think it is. I also don't like the way they describe the entrees. You really have no idea how each one is prepared....

DUCK golden beets, dandelion and quinoa $30

Breast, roast half??? Skin??? Crispy?????
June 12, 2013 6:41 PM - Deleted
Dudes used to work at wd-50 - so kinda hard to describe what you're gonna get.
June 12, 2013 6:42 PM - etson
"He bought an incredible estate in suburban Chicago and named it "Cockswell Acres""

There is a Coxwell Avenue up here.


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June 12, 2013 6:44 PM - Deleted
The whiskey bread is insane. Met someone there a while back and ended up just drinking and eating bread rather than having a proper meal
June 12, 2013 6:44 PM - etson
"DUCK golden beets, dandelion and quinoa $30"

Sounds OK separately but not together.
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June 12, 2013 6:47 PM - etson
I like Jack the Horse. Don't know any of these other places.
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June 12, 2013 6:48 PM - dibs
Well, I want to know if it's a duck breast or a half duck, whether it has skin or not, whether that skin is crispy or not and what the sauce and sides are.

Is that too much to ask or am I not allowed to ask with this chef-god??????
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June 12, 2013 6:49 PM - Deleted
It reminds me of a more rich Irish soda bread.
June 12, 2013 6:50 PM - dibs
I HATE Irish soda bread.
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June 12, 2013 7:06 PM - dibs
Did Barbara Buono, according to the ads, really vote to raise taxes in NJ 164 times???????????

WOW. She must be the envy of Democrats all around the country.
June 12, 2013 7:09 PM - ilovestoops
holy cow - I forgot rf's bday this week! too late but Happy Birthday, rf! We should still go out and celebrate - belated bday celebration.

Rob: so glad things are going well - am amazed and inspired by what you're doing.
June 12, 2013 7:10 PM - DeLepp
legion, you will enjoy gotham bar and grill. Dressler is a fun spot for brookyln.
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June 12, 2013 7:11 PM - ilovestoops
legion: enjoy Gotham bar & grill - my neighborhood 1980-2006. Now the building is falling apart because of New School construction.
June 12, 2013 7:20 PM - Deleted
Looks like a duck breast
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June 12, 2013 7:32 PM - dibs
Yes and it looks like there is nice crispy skin. But I would have to ask the waiter to find out and to find out about just about every other entree. I can see him getting testy and starting with the attitude.
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June 12, 2013 7:34 PM - dibs
At least it's cooked properly...RARE!!!!!!!
June 12, 2013 7:40 PM - Deleted
U ever wander down to dumbo?
June 12, 2013 7:40 PM - RowerChick
DH,
That's some nice lookin' magret.
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June 12, 2013 7:42 PM - dibs
Are you tawkin to me???


June 12, 2013 7:43 PM - dibs
I've never been to DUMBO. Is it down because it's closer to sea level because it's Up as in North of me.
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June 12, 2013 7:51 PM - More4Less
Rower, love the new avatar
June 12, 2013 7:52 PM - More4Less
happy b'day RF!!!!!!!!!!
June 12, 2013 7:52 PM - More4Less
that duck breast looks mighty tasty. I'll take 3 orders of that please
June 12, 2013 8:10 PM - dibs
m4l...how many new suits did you buy????
June 12, 2013 8:14 PM - Deleted
Did Peter king have a stroke or something that made him think it was a good idea to make those comments today?
June 12, 2013 8:16 PM - Partridge
Duck looks good but saying that it is served with dandelion, I would be pissed off when that arrived. 3 leaves equals garnish and needn't be part of the description.
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June 12, 2013 8:19 PM - etson
"Is it down because it's closer to sea level "

Yes, down a massive hill, although the hill feels steeper on Columbia Heights than on Henry. Only 5-10 mins walk from your NYC base.
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June 12, 2013 8:20 PM - etson
What comments? Peter King is on the short list of 'Republicans I would never vote for'.
June 12, 2013 8:21 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
evening loserinos :-)

rob, so proud of you!!!! call or text me if you want.
June 12, 2013 8:25 PM - Deleted
Keep in mind greenwald didn't actually say any of what king accuses.

“I’m talking about Greenwald,” King said. “Greenwald, not only did he disclose this information, he has said that he has names of CIA agents and assets around the world and is threatening to disclose that. The last time that was done in this country, we saw the CIA station chief murdered in Greece. No right is absolute and even the press has certain restrictions. I think it should be very targeted, very selective and a rare exception. In this case, when you have someone to disclose secrets like this and threatens to release more, then that to me — yes, there has to be legal action should be taken against him. This is a very unusual case with life and death implications for Americans.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/12/rep-peter-king-punish-glenn-greenwald/#ixzz2W3Eyrxi8
June 12, 2013 8:28 PM - etson
Oh, no much as I dislike the sound of Greenwald he shouldn't be prosecuted for this. Snowden should be ,obviously.

If Greenwald were to disclose the names of CIA agents then he should be, but that is just hypothetical.

Peter King was a terrorist supporter anyway (IRA), hence why I would never vote for him.
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June 12, 2013 8:30 PM - Deleted
Oh yeah I always forget that. Where is this guy's district that he keeps getting elected?
June 12, 2013 8:33 PM - Deleted
Wow that district makes no sense geographically. Gerrymandered?
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June 12, 2013 8:33 PM - Deleted
That meeting went really long, so didnt go to the second, but meeting up with someone I met in the meeting tonight at a 730 speaker meeting tomorrow in brookyn heights. Got a lot of numbers, im probably going to ask this person to be my sponsor, at least for now. They really stressed it. He has 10 years sober and the discussion in tonight's meeting.

Just ate a big meal. Relaxing with new dog. No desire to drink.


June 12, 2013 8:33 PM - Deleted
BWAHAHAHAHAHA HE'S MY PARENTS CONGRESSMAN


Nassau County communities in the 2nd district include North Wantagh, South Farmingdale, and Massapequa. Suffolk County communities include Copiague, Lindenhurst, Gilgo, Wyandanch, North Babylon, Baywood, Brightwaters, Islip, Great River, Ocean Beach, West Sayville, Bohemia, and Ronkonkoma.
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June 12, 2013 8:33 PM - Deleted
Awesome rob!!
June 12, 2013 8:34 PM - etson
"Where is this guy's district that he keeps getting elected?"

lol, although I don't think your parents place is in it based on your earlier description.

(In case you weren't joking, Long Island, Nassau / Suffolk border)
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June 12, 2013 8:36 PM - etson
That's great Rob! Well done.
June 12, 2013 8:37 PM - Deleted
Actually they're just north - but I really didn't know he was from Long Island
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June 12, 2013 8:41 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
awesome rob!!! yay :-D
June 12, 2013 8:42 PM - More4Less
Dave, I only bought 4 initially then realize later on that a lot of my newer suits from the old bunch was too big for me (guess I bought then when I was 20lb+ heavier). that discovery forced me to buy 3 more (7 in total). after finding I liked the more fitted shirts than my old loose ones, replaced all my shirts - that's where I got a ton of them
June 12, 2013 8:43 PM - Arkady
That's terrific, rob!
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June 12, 2013 8:44 PM - Arkady
King has always come across as crazed. He often makes statements that leave me speechless. (Yes, me, speechless!)
June 12, 2013 8:45 PM - rf

So where's Benson?

Pope Is Quoted Referring to a Vatican ‘Gay Lobby’
ROME — For years, perhaps even centuries, it has been an open secret in Rome: That some prelates in the Vatican hierarchy are gay. But the whispers were amplified this week when Pope Francis himself, in a private audience, appears to have acknowledged what he called a “gay lobby” operating inside the Vatican, vying for power and influence.http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/13/world/europe/pope-is-quoted-as-acknowledging-a-vatican-gay-lobby.html
June 12, 2013 8:45 PM - etson
In case you ever want to know exactly which areas voted for whom in LI, Newsday publishes awesome color coded maps by precinct. Not seen anything as good as these for anywhere else:

http://politics.newsday.com/results/by-district/

(Yes, I am an unashamed election stats nerd)
June 12, 2013 8:46 PM - Partridge
Great, Rob!
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June 12, 2013 8:48 PM - More4Less
Rob, when you plan to start a business, I want to get a piece of that action
June 12, 2013 8:48 PM - Partridge
How's the job going, More?
June 12, 2013 8:51 PM - etson
7 suits is a lot. I get by with 4 & wear them Mon - Thurs.
June 12, 2013 8:54 PM - Arkady
Yes, etson, but, to state the obvious, Canadians aren't Japanese.
June 12, 2013 8:59 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Way to go, Rob!

Seriously, this all helps me keep my difficulties with the lady known as A of ABCDE fame in perspective. I'll post about them someday when I have the time but there are more important things to discuss now.
June 12, 2013 9:01 PM - etson
I would say a good 40-50% of male Episcopal priests I have come across (NH NH NH) are gay. Some moved over from other Churches so they could come out & still serve.
Perhaps less outside the NE (e.g. Pittsburgh and Fort Worth Episcopal dioceses are very traditional on the issue)

June 12, 2013 9:01 PM - Deleted
If anyone is on instagram you should follow my friends cat princess monster truck
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June 12, 2013 9:04 PM - More4Less
etson, 3 of the 7 suits are pretty casual looking - looks more like sports jacket than biz suits.
June 12, 2013 9:05 PM - Deleted
Of course who's PHONE goes off in the middle of the meeting :-/ I totally thought I turned it on silent, and people used to know NOT to bother me after 6pm for obvious reasons. blech. I blew through like 400 minutes in the last 4 days. Im going to have to put the unlimited card monthly plan tomorrow at best buy. Will be needing needing it and worth it.


June 12, 2013 9:05 PM - Deleted
M4L, you think the spurs or heat are gonna win?
June 12, 2013 9:05 PM - Deleted
Oh god that's your friend? Saw that either on TV or buzzfeed a few weeks ago
June 12, 2013 9:06 PM - pepper
Evening All!
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June 12, 2013 9:06 PM - pepper
rob, you are amazing!
June 12, 2013 9:07 PM - Slope4Eva
You sound great, Rob!!
June 12, 2013 9:08 PM - Arkady
Good idea, rob. It was sheer luck that I'd just changed to unlimited before my last hospital emergency - saved me a bundle!
June 12, 2013 9:08 PM - Deleted
Interesting map Etson. No limousine liberals on da island
June 12, 2013 9:09 PM - Deleted
^ Whoa that last post sounded kinda drunk with the double word posting and totally wrong words. I have not drank a drop, I swear. I guess my thoughts are going to come out like from time to time. I was also laying down and typing and watching tv too..

Okay, goodnight, thanks for the encouragement! Snappy, I will give you a call this weekend (and BnH too).


June 12, 2013 9:09 PM - pepper
etson, I grew up Episcopalian and knew quite a few gay priests - both male and female... the females tended to be less forthcoming about it, since they already had the obvious "problem" of being female, which was (and i suppose still is) accepted to varying degrees in parishes...
June 12, 2013 9:11 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
will do rob!
June 12, 2013 9:16 PM - More4Less
Randi, still am thinking Heat gonna win. although I'm rooting for the spurs
June 12, 2013 9:24 PM - lechacal
Everything is relative. Nothing matters. Hello humans.
June 12, 2013 9:33 PM - kazootite
No need for this blog then, lechecal.
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June 12, 2013 9:43 PM - Arkady
Hey, lech!
June 12, 2013 10:04 PM - Deleted
Oh Kanye

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/16/arts/music/kanye-west-talks-about-his-career-and-album-yeezus.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
June 12, 2013 10:09 PM - Deleted
Dh that Kanye article is so silly. Guy makes good tunes but what a darsche.
June 12, 2013 10:13 PM - Deleted
Yah. I have to remember not to pay attention to him unless he's making music
June 12, 2013 10:13 PM - pepper
Hey six! I think the OT can handle more than one dramatic event at a time. Plus, if I may dare to speak for all (or at least most) of us, we are already invested in the ABCDE saga, so hit us up (nh) with the latest goings-on with A!!
June 12, 2013 10:25 PM - pepper
i don't know his music, and i couldn't even be bothered to finish that article/interview... self-important mega-douche is what i got out of what i did read... he's so authentic :o\
June 12, 2013 10:25 PM - Deleted
Gunther
June 12, 2013 10:25 PM - ilovestoops
rf: are you back from dinner already? hope it was great!
June 12, 2013 10:28 PM - etson
The ABCDE thing confuses me.
My take: Everyone thought A was a B because she seemed to be leading 6 on. E is just creepy. C and D sit in the wrong place at the wrong time to unwittingly aid his douchiness...
Who knows, maybe in the next installment E will turn H and hook up with a G. His excuse will that he was fooled by a very talented CD.
June 12, 2013 10:30 PM - Deleted
Oh abcde drama - make move on A next time you're both tipsy at sycamore. If she isn't welcoming just stop talking to her. e doesn't really factor in.
June 12, 2013 10:30 PM - Arkady
Or maybe A will have gone into treatment & had a renaissance.
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June 12, 2013 10:37 PM - etson
I have no problem with the Kanye interview - quite like him & think his music is OK. Think professionals in all fields should be confident in themselves.
He was dead wrong about that Single Ladies video though. Thought it was mediocre / a bit boring and all the angles were wrong.
June 12, 2013 10:43 PM - Donatella
The acceptance of actively gay clergy and the ordination of women have prompted more conservative Episcopalian priests (many married with children) into the Catholic Church where they have been ordained as Catholic priests. So there ARE married Catholic priests.
June 12, 2013 10:45 PM - BirdnestHead
Just getting home... That's great, rob!

nyintergroup.org, keep an eye out for beginner's meetings.

Don't know where you are during the day, but I can def recommend NYU lunchtime meeting in manhattan. Does not stand for New York University. Great mix, young n old, beginners n oldtimers, men n women, gay n straight, very relaxed and varied...

"Now You Understand", or more affectionately "Now You're Unemployed"

People tend to come and go as their job situations change, allowing or disallowing them the ability to attend during lunchtime.

Well,sleepy, night all
June 12, 2013 10:46 PM - Donatella
Rob congratulations on you success. Keep going.
June 12, 2013 11:00 PM - Deleted


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June 12, 2013 11:01 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Very glad to hear all your news, rob! Keep going! ( and feel free to call BnH ). : )
June 12, 2013 11:13 PM - Partridge
Good night, everyone.

Good night, birthday girl.
June 12, 2013 11:15 PM - etson
Are the < and > arms or boobs?

Thought this was a great video simple concept but super well executed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rbGj4_qYgI

Still think Prodigy Smack my b'ch up was one of the best videos ever for originality / adrenalin / shock value

June 12, 2013 11:17 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Good night, rf, hope it was a lovely birthday! : )
June 12, 2013 11:20 PM - petebklyn
oh, partridge. lesbi found tick on him today. getting antibiotics
June 12, 2013 11:20 PM - Partridge
"Prodigy Smack my b'ch up"

I thought you were a God fearing conservative boy, Etson. Tsk, Tsk. :)
June 12, 2013 11:21 PM - Partridge
Oh shit, Pete. Ring and inflammation too? Mine looks fine so far.
June 12, 2013 11:22 PM - petebklyn
god isn't awake after 11pm e.d.t. so he can talk trashy then
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June 12, 2013 11:22 PM - petebklyn
no ring... but is taking anyway...he can write his own prescription.
Edited at June 12, 2013 11:22 PM
June 12, 2013 11:24 PM - pepper
cobble, how's the patient?
June 12, 2013 11:24 PM - petebklyn
g'night all.
June 12, 2013 11:25 PM - Partridge
Hmm. So, if Lesbi is doing the antiB's without ring, should I get to my doctor?
June 12, 2013 11:27 PM - etson
I am, but also a child / young adult of 1990's Britain!

June 12, 2013 11:29 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Patient is doing better, prolly going to rehab later this week. Thanks for asking, it's been a rough road of late.
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June 12, 2013 11:29 PM - pepper
May be better to err on the safe side , Partridge? Lyme is quite debilitating...
June 12, 2013 11:30 PM - Deleted
Yeah smack my bitch up is a cool video.

http://youtu.be/2DPF_pWIy3w
June 12, 2013 11:32 PM - Partridge
Ah, the yin-yang of Etson.
June 12, 2013 11:32 PM - pepper
Well, that sounds like the right direction, Cobble. Hope you are holding up. And the patient's sib? how's that going? i recall last time they let their own matters slide...
June 12, 2013 11:38 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yes, a better direction, however temporary it may be. I'm ok, very tired, work is hoppin' on top of everything. Hmm, not exactly, but they're needing a lot af looking after. Sib is just getting frail and understandably tired.
June 12, 2013 11:56 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ok, I'm off to sleep...G'nite, PLUSAs...
June 13, 2013 12:10 AM - BoerumHillScott
Fuck! 95% asleep and dropped my phone in my water cup. I heard that the putting it in rice is the best way to get the water out and hopefully save the phone. I will see in the morning.
June 13, 2013 12:19 AM - pepper
Remove battery and put both in rice! fuck!