Monday OT
July 1, 2013 4:44 AM - Deleted
Ruff

290 comments
July 1, 2013 6:25 AM - Deleted
Just pretend it's already Wednesday, that's what I'm doing. Monday mornings don't make me want to stick screwdrivers in my eyeballs anymore though.
#1
July 1, 2013 6:26 AM - Deleted
So student loan rates are doubling?! That's kinda fucked up. This only affects people taking out new loans, right?


#2
July 1, 2013 6:27 AM - Deleted
And what's with the Beardo dog as today's picture?
Edited at July 1, 2013 6:27 AM
#3
July 1, 2013 6:43 AM - dibs
monday is only different here because its the day the trash is picked up
#4
July 1, 2013 6:58 AM - CGar
I know I shouldn't be surprised, but WTF was with jester last night??? Making poison gas by mixing ammonia and bleach??? And being all nasty to Arkady??? Arkady??? Really??? How'd that work out for Joe from Brooklyn???

Had I still been around, I would've told him to "step off". No one puts Arkady in a corner.
Edited at July 1, 2013 8:13 AM
#5
July 1, 2013 7:09 AM - dibs
Nothing he says surprises me anymore
Edited at July 1, 2013 7:09 AM
#6
July 1, 2013 7:11 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
GM

Well, I see everyone is feeling chipper this morning! Ready to take on the day with renewed vim & vigor!


#7
July 1, 2013 7:14 AM - dibs
I'm just hoping my insurance agent here will take care of all my registration issues so i dont have to drive down to Hyannis.
Edited at July 1, 2013 7:14 AM
#8
July 1, 2013 7:15 AM - Deleted
LOL
#9
July 1, 2013 7:17 AM - dibs
Venezuelan president may meet with Snowden and fly him out on his plane
Edited at July 1, 2013 7:18 AM
#10
July 1, 2013 7:19 AM - Deleted
Snowden needs to stop being a lil bitch.
#11
July 1, 2013 7:40 AM - CGar
What DH said. I'm disgusted at the extent of the US spy program - on our NATO allies? really??? - but that little twerp really needs to be muzzled and, as far as I'm concerned, locked up forever. Two wrongs not making a right and all.
#12
July 1, 2013 7:59 AM - dibs
Actually the government released a statement to the effect that they are gathering the type of information that all other countries also gather.
#13
July 1, 2013 8:26 AM - Arkady
CG - No idea what had gotten 'into' Jester (H). I don't even engage Legion in those kinds of volleys: no one is going to change so what's the point?
#14
July 1, 2013 8:30 AM - BirdnestHead
gm. got the week off, got foot injury, got Serena Williams vs Lisicki coming up....

Yup. Hi Snaps, went with the dark natural on the geetar, should be here in a couple days!

I guess whistleblower protection laws don't apply when you out a secret government organization, no matter how many laws they break. Oh wait, since the Patriot Act, it's not actually possible for the government to break laws any more. Oh well. I guess one consequence of someone else's knee-jerk reaction is that you get kicked in the nads...
#15
July 1, 2013 8:30 AM - petebklyn
He must have just finished some book or essay or such that got him worked up. Or disappointed that someone who he had hots for was a rapid atheist or whatever term he used.
#16
July 1, 2013 8:33 AM - Deleted
glad i missed the silly religion conversation
#17
July 1, 2013 8:35 AM - Deleted
freakin day drank again yesterday - passed out around 9pm and woke up at 3am and stayed up
#18
July 1, 2013 8:40 AM - dibs
Getting old, dh.
#19
July 1, 2013 8:42 AM - Deleted
shonuff
#20
July 1, 2013 8:45 AM - BirdnestHead
wtf is going on on ESPN? Wiiliams v Lisicki already 3 games old, and we're still watching Ferrer's 2nd set? Bah.

BTW, in case of ambiguity, the knee-jerk reaction I was referring to was the passage of the Patriot Act, not anyone's comments about Snowden.

Stupid Congress. Stupid Senate. Stupid President. Coupl'a guys blow up a coupl'a buildings, and all of a sudden we're living in a more repressive society, and spending billions to keep it that way. Why am I reminded of the Soviet Union spending itself into bankruptcy try to keep up with SDI?
#21
July 1, 2013 8:51 AM - BirdnestHead
Oh, I see. ESPN and ESPN2 covering different matches simultaneously. Williams v Lisicki available.

"That's very different. Never mind"
#22
July 1, 2013 8:56 AM - Partridge
GM.

Jester. Don't get it.

BnH - Women don't matter in tennis. With equipment advances, it has become of a power game and suits male players more.
#23
July 1, 2013 8:56 AM - Deleted
I forgot this morning's meeting was a meditation meeting, so I escaped out the door just as they were about to turn off the lights and pull down the shades and close the door. No way am I sitting there for 15 minutes in stifling humidity in my work clothes in dark silence. Meditation does not work for everyone, and I truly believe it can actually be BAD for some people (me included).

OH! And before the meeting starts some guy comes up to me, interupts me while I was reading a book btw, asks me what I did this weekend (no clue who this guy was btw) and I was like um well I chilled at the beach and played some video games. WELL he scrunches his face as if my answer was selfish or something and started plathering on and on about all the community service and volunteering he did and how he's come to terms with being a gay christian. Then mentioned there was all kinds of drama at some gay sober dance party and how I should avoid the drama and im thinking please GTFO my face the only drama I see is you flapping your gums!

Hello Monday
Day 21



#24
July 1, 2013 8:59 AM - BirdnestHead
Holy Smokes! Serena looking completely out-of-sync, down 5 games to 2, first set.
#25
July 1, 2013 9:03 AM - dibs
I thonk you've maintained a pretty healthy outlook towards all this rob. Yes, I suspect there's a lot of drama with a lot of these people and many of them will come off as overbearing. I think you're dealing with it well.
Edited at July 1, 2013 9:03 AM
#26
July 1, 2013 9:04 AM - BirdnestHead
At the risk of being labeled sexist, *in general*, men have greater muscle mass, and *in general*, men have always concentrated on the power game.

Serena, Navratilova, Billy Jean King notable exceptions.

As comedian Robert Klein once remarked, "Give Billy Jean 30 more pounds, and not only will she beat you at tennis, she'll knock your teeth down your throat."
#27
July 1, 2013 9:07 AM - Arkady
Great that you're not being sucked into other people's dramas, rob.
#28
July 1, 2013 9:08 AM - dibs
BnH, how did you hurt your foot? Were you kicking Cobble???
#29
July 1, 2013 9:11 AM - BirdnestHead
Ah, apparently Serena got pissed off by losing first set. She's gone into "stone-face" mode, and is beginning to trounce Lisicki in 2nd set...
#30
July 1, 2013 9:13 AM - Deleted
i hate when serena is gonna lose and fakes an injury. poor sportsmanship.
Edited at July 1, 2013 9:13 AM
#31
July 1, 2013 9:17 AM - BirdnestHead
dibs, Nah, aggravated pulled plantar fascia during softball. Hurt it a few weeks ago, and re-aggravated it yesterday, attempting to beat out an infield single on a cement ballfield.

Cobble *very* far down my list of kick-worthys. Actually, not even on the list. Also, she's nice and soft, so injury unlikely.

And anyways, I far prefer the "heavy ashtray to back of head while opponents back is turned" method. Less chance of blowback... :-) (nh)
Edited at July 1, 2013 9:17 AM
#32
July 1, 2013 9:20 AM - Slopefarm
Gm, all. Dog days of summer already, I see.

Rob, here's my argument for meditation, for you to mull over or not. A regular meditation practice of 5-10 minutes 4-5 times per week can be a great way to get control over some of the crazy shit that goes on in one's brain. It is not to "relax" or find "inner peace" or anything like that, but simply to gain a little more awareness, perspective and ability to maintain a sense of mindfulness within one's life. It's taken me years of false starts but I am finally starting to establish a regular practice and I do notice a difference. It is subtle, though. And it is being used more and more within the health field for everything from combatting addition to pain management (no, it doesn't make pain go away, but can help people deal with the difficulty of living with it every day).

That said, it really helps to have good guidance and instruction to start, and I couldn't vouch for the guidance you would have gotten in the meditiation group you left today. 15 minutes is a long time to sit in meditation for a first session. It is difficult to sit there with all the noise in your brain and not get up and either act on it or try to drown it out or distract yourself. If you could learn to sit in a gentle mindfulness meditiaton for 5-10 minutes on a regular basis, you'd be that much further along in dealing with things.
#33
July 1, 2013 9:22 AM - BirdnestHead
Lisicki battling back, but looks like we're heading to 3rd set...
#34
July 1, 2013 9:34 AM - Deleted
quote:
A regular meditation practice of 5-10 minutes 4-5 times per week can be a great way to get control over some of the crazy shit that goes on in one's brain.

Since I stopped drinking, there hasn't been a lot of "crazy shit" going on in my brain, seriously. I'm just not worried about anything anymore. I leader a super simple life.

Also, I DO meditate on a daily basis. It's called watching porn!


#35
July 1, 2013 9:35 AM - Slopefarm
dh, in case you are reading, it was bnh's tennis tweet, not my meditation essay, that killed the thread.
#36
July 1, 2013 9:35 AM - Partridge
"but simply to gain a little more awareness, perspective and ability to maintain a sense of mindfulness within one's life."

You smoking funny cigarettes, Slopey?
#37
July 1, 2013 9:35 AM - Deleted
i think there's another word for that that ends in -ation
#38
July 1, 2013 9:38 AM - Slopefarm
"Also, I DO meditate on a daily basis. It's called watching porn!"

LMFAO! Well, it sounds liike what you are doing is working for you and I did not intend my post as a criticism. Just something to think about. On behalf of your dozen or so OT "parents," we continue to be proud of you.

Edited at July 1, 2013 9:38 AM
#39
July 1, 2013 9:38 AM - BirdnestHead
Yarg, Lisicki blows 40-love lead in 2nd game, Serena leads, 2 to zip in 3rd set.

BTW, this mother *hurts*!
#40
July 1, 2013 9:39 AM - Slopefarm
LOL, part, no.
Edited at July 1, 2013 9:39 AM
#41
July 1, 2013 9:45 AM - kazootite
birdnest, aarrgg, can you walk at all? I have a hurt foot also and will soon go to a foot doctor. I've never been to one and hope to get the right kind of doc. It is difficult to walk and painful at this point.
#42
July 1, 2013 9:47 AM - Donatella
BnH, having had that problem myself way back, I found that a heel cup in the shoe to cradle the heel really relieved a lot of the pain. It gets better and I had a few cortisone shots too. The doctor told me that I have a high arch and that kind of foot tends to have issues with plantar fasciitis. But probably any kind of anti-inflammatory NSAID would help like Advil, unless your doctor is giving you a stronger prescription version which is Naproxen. Good luck with that. I know. It HURTS.
#43
July 1, 2013 9:51 AM - Donatella
I would imagine that watching fish is pretty meditative. Way back I was considering working at Bloomberg. In their Princeton offices, they had tons of big blue computer screens and they also had (same exact size and shapes) fish tanks full of tropical fish. I couldn't believe how calming it was to see those fish amid the nuttiness of a newsroom. They have them now in their New York offices but the NY office is extremely razzle dazzle and the fish tanks are huge and the effect isn't the same.
#44
July 1, 2013 9:56 AM - CGar
"and im thinking please GTFO my face the only drama I see is you flapping your gums"

LMFAO, *rob*. Good for you. I am so genuinely glad to see that your personality has not been altered by sobriety - and I really mean that in a good way.
Edited at July 1, 2013 10:00 AM
#45
July 1, 2013 9:57 AM - Arkady
My nephew-in-law has plantar & was told it's because his feet are so flat. He wears a strap to bed at night that keeps the foot in a rigid right angle to his ankle. Also has orthotics in his shoes because he's on his feet a lot in the day.
#46
July 1, 2013 10:00 AM - Slopefarm
Agreed, dona. When MIL was in ICU, I found it meditative to walk her dogs. It required light attention but left room for the mind to wander but the dogs managed to pull me back from drifting off from the present.

Which reminds me, very sad news in our family. the last of MIL's (now BIL's) dogs died over the weekend. When MIL died two years ago, BIL moved into her house and took over care of her two aging dogs, big, happy lab mixes. Both had already slowed down at that point and showed signs of age. Jake died last year. Katie had been diagnosed with Cushing's recently, and had lost much of her appetite in the last few weeks. It turns out she was starting on kidney failure. RIP, Katie.
Edited at July 1, 2013 10:00 AM
#47
July 1, 2013 10:01 AM - bfar
gm, all! Just popping in (have giant stack of work on desk, plus preschool closed for summer, so no hanging out for me!) to say thank you to whoever it was (sorry! brain small!) that recommended looking on booksamillion - found the new edition of the bricks &brownstone book for $80 instead of $1,200.

Of course, got another email a couple hours later saying it's backordered, but I can wait a week to save $1,120. grin.
Edited at July 1, 2013 10:01 AM
#48
July 1, 2013 10:03 AM - CGar
I'm very sorry to hear it, Skippy. So, I retract - for now - my post chastising you. And I will refrain - for now - from calling you a moron, which was next up.
#49
July 1, 2013 10:04 AM - Donatella
About feet, I was told that the plantar ligament weakens with age and doesn't conform as well to the high arch. Don't know about flat feet. I do know that he told me that my feet would hurt when I wake up and they do. It takes a while walking around before they are ok. I walk like I am 100 years old when I wake up. :-(
#50
July 1, 2013 10:05 AM - DeLepp
As I wingman I batted 75% last night. Though frankly if you want to get laid on gay pride and can't...
#51
July 1, 2013 10:06 AM - Donatella
That's sad, Slopey. Sorry.
Edited at July 1, 2013 10:06 AM
#52
July 1, 2013 10:06 AM - BirdnestHead
Yeah, I can walk, but it hurts. I have orthotics, which help a bit, although they're not cushiony, and I got some Dr. Scholl's sports gel inserts which really help a lot. Thx for the advice n sympathy, Donna and Kazoo.

I'm basically gonna stay off it as much as poss, do gentle stretches, maybe some ibuprofen.

I've damaged other tendons before, the real problem is that they are extremely dense tissue, so there're very few blood vessels, so healing takes a *looooong* time. And it hurts in the meantime.

I might try some meditation, it does help with pain management, and the development of patience.

Lisicki still battling, broke Serena's serve to claw her way back into the set. 3rd set tied 4-4. Is it my imagination, or is Serena a bit of a "bad sport"?
Edited at July 1, 2013 10:06 AM
#53
July 1, 2013 10:08 AM - Donatella
Just got a LOUD buzz on my phone, Flash Flood Alert. Let's see how my roof does. Comeon' roof don't fail me now. So far so good with all this rain.
#54
July 1, 2013 10:12 AM - Deleted
Got caught in the flash flood just now getting coffee. Water poured off a scaffolding right into my coffee cup's sippy hole. Should I not drink it!?

#55
July 1, 2013 10:12 AM - BirdnestHead
Holy Sh*t!! Lisicki breaks again, serving for match at 5-4...
#56
July 1, 2013 10:14 AM - Partridge
Possible upset!! Serena in big trouble.

Slopey, so sorry. :(

18 months popping Motrins like M&M's with plantar fascia problems

#57
July 1, 2013 10:18 AM - Partridge
WOW!!!
Edited at July 1, 2013 10:18 AM
#58
July 1, 2013 10:18 AM - BirdnestHead
Lisicki wins! Shocker!!!
#59
July 1, 2013 10:20 AM - DeLepp
Mom is doing the happy dance, not a fan of Serena.
Edited at July 1, 2013 10:20 AM
#60
July 1, 2013 10:21 AM - Arkady
Rotten news, Slopes. Very sorry.
Unrelated but noted in passing: Albert Camus once said, "Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal."
#61
July 1, 2013 10:21 AM - BoerumHillScott
I wanted to hide under my desk when every Blackberry in the office went off at once with the warning, but things don't look bad at all here in JC.
Edited at July 1, 2013 10:21 AM
#62
July 1, 2013 10:22 AM - BirdnestHead
Sad news, Slopey. Condolences.
#63
July 1, 2013 10:24 AM - BirdnestHead
No water here in Ditmas. Am I missing the apocalypse?
#64
July 1, 2013 10:26 AM - Partridge
It has been raining heavily here.

bfar, it was DIBS.
Edited at July 1, 2013 10:26 AM
#65
July 1, 2013 10:28 AM - DeLepp
Rain here on 55th was tremendous for about half hour, now just drizzle.
#66
July 1, 2013 10:33 AM - ij
Meditation is helpful, but visualization is really helpful. I visualize pretty much everything.
#67
July 1, 2013 10:41 AM - Slope4Eva
GM. So sorry about the pup, Slopey.

Hope all your feet feel better soon. I fell last week at the center, and I have a lovely black/blue foot. Doesn't hurt, but doesn't look pretty.
#68
July 1, 2013 10:44 AM - Donatella
A lady I know tripped getting off the bus and has a gigantic shiner. I feel sorry for her and she has to go to work with this unbelievable black eye. I told her to use arnica gel to reduce swelling.

Eva, a lot of water, vitamin C will help the healing. Arnica gel reduces swelling. Something I learned from my freaking dental surgeries.
#69
July 1, 2013 10:45 AM - BirdnestHead
Oh. Here's the rain. Pretty heavy.

Like, visualizing tendon healing? Not experienced with visualization...
#70
July 1, 2013 10:48 AM - Slope4Eva
Thanks, Dona. This happened about 5 days ago, so its much better now.

I had surgery years ago and it made me look like I had a very slight black eye. The following weekend, Evita jumped into the pool and landed on my face, nice shiner. Someone from work pulled me aside and said, "I know it is not my business, but is your husband hitting you?" I thanked her for her concern, and put her mind at ease.
#71
July 1, 2013 10:53 AM - Arkady
Bklyn got a glancing blow from the last cell but it looks as if the next one will hit us hard w/in next half hour.
#72
July 1, 2013 10:57 AM - Slope4Eva
I went into the Slope yesterday, around 2PM. I could not see a thing while driving over the bridge. I finally spotted a car up ahead and followed him. I never saw fog like that before. Put on my flashing lights so I could be seen.
Edited at July 1, 2013 10:57 AM
#73
July 1, 2013 10:59 AM - ij
I was speaking more towards rob's outlook about visualization. I visualize where I'm going to sit in meetings, what the room will look like, who may sit near me, etc., for example.
#74
July 1, 2013 11:00 AM - Slope4Eva
Later gators, stay dry.

BTW, thanks to Legion for one of his famous bedtime stories last night.
Edited at July 1, 2013 11:00 AM
#75
July 1, 2013 11:03 AM - Deleted
Gm. Got more wood cut (nh) this morning at heights carpentry. T
#76
July 1, 2013 11:05 AM - Deleted
This was probably discussed already but wtf with jester last night?
Edited at July 1, 2013 11:05 AM
#77
July 1, 2013 11:08 AM - Deleted
didn't see - wtf?
#78
July 1, 2013 11:10 AM - ilovestoops
Slopey - sorry to hear about the pup. do you recommend any books or web sites that aid in meditation?

I've always had flat feet and foot problems. In elementary school I had to wear lace up shoes when all my friends got to wear penny loafers - it was very upsetting. Then in my early 20's, my feet hurt so bad when skiiing that I had surgery on each foot. It was something analogous to tarsal tunnel in the hand. Cast to the knee. I bet today it could be done outpatient with no cast! The dr was the dr for the Dallas Cowboys and could be seen on the sidelines when the games were televised.
#79
July 1, 2013 11:11 AM - BirdnestHead
Oh, k, thx jester.

Serena at post-match press conf. She's not a bad sport, I think, just super competitive...

K, gotta get up, not just sit around letting whiskers grow... Later...
#80
July 1, 2013 11:15 AM - Deleted
williams sisters are supposedly mega bitches and their father is a complete asshole.
#81
July 1, 2013 11:17 AM - kazootite
Slopey, I am sorry for the loss of the dogs in your family.
Edited at July 1, 2013 11:16 AM
#82
July 1, 2013 11:18 AM - Slopefarm
stoops, I recommend a good class. Good instruction for getting you going. the one that worked for me (so far) was at the Shambhala center in Chelsea. Their meditation style and instructions are really gentle and leave you very little to worry about in terms of whether you are doing it right, and you can take the class as often as you want and even get some one-to-one help after you've tried it a while. Don't let the name fool you, there is not much of a religious/spiritual overlay, though the meditation style is derived largely from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The class I took was taught by an older white guy wearing chinos and a short sleeve shirt. No robes, no chanting, no shaved heads. Zen meditation is more intense, and meditation in the yoga tradition usually involves mantras and concentration on certain objects, thoughts or sounds. Mindfulness is a lighter, easier practice. it is also much less goal-oriented than visualization. Those are different practices with much different purposes.
Edited at July 1, 2013 11:18 AM
#83
July 1, 2013 11:18 AM - DeLepp
Tennis is a tough sport. You are out there alone battling. Other sports you are competing against a clock/course or have team mates to share the burden.
#84
July 1, 2013 11:21 AM - kazootite
I have company so am here for a minute here and there. I'm looking forward to lots of cortisone shots in the foot, as dona mentioned. A friend of mine told me that orthotics alone fixed her problem. She said when her foot was injured she went around the house on her office chair (with wheels). Does anyone know which is the best kind of doc to go to for cortisone shots and treatment, a foot doc or an orthopod? Thanks.


Edited at July 1, 2013 11:21 AM
#85
July 1, 2013 11:27 AM - CGar
[Oy.]
#86
July 1, 2013 11:28 AM - Deleted
I'm locked in the bathroom at work. I think the handle broke. What do I do LOL?!
#87
July 1, 2013 11:30 AM - Deleted
zimmerman pwned

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/trayvon-martin-trial-quote-police-interview
#88
July 1, 2013 11:31 AM - BoerumHillScott
That's what you get for using the bathroom at work.
#89
July 1, 2013 11:34 AM - Deleted
haha scott. seriously, i'm trapped!
#90
July 1, 2013 11:34 AM - Deleted
haha scott. seriously, i'm trapped!
#91
July 1, 2013 11:35 AM - pepper
Call someone on the outside, Randi...
#92
July 1, 2013 11:38 AM - Deleted
ah, i managed to open the door by sliding my building ID card into the crack (nh). FREEDOM! THANKS OBAMA!
#93
July 1, 2013 11:43 AM - BoerumHillScott
I wonder if Randi will have long lasting health issues from extended exposure to poo-mist.
#94
July 1, 2013 11:45 AM - Deleted
you were clearly a victim of lazy entitled union employees not doing their job
#95
July 1, 2013 11:48 AM - Arkady
kazoo - Foot doc over orthopod.
Edited at July 1, 2013 11:48 AM
#96
July 1, 2013 12:06 PM - Arkady
CG - A piece on the bldg. at Hicks & Congress over there>>>>>.
Edited at July 1, 2013 12:06 PM
#97
July 1, 2013 12:16 PM - rf
I occasionally go to a meditation session at a yoga place on Dekalb the last block before FG Park. It's supposed to be every Mon and Fri from 8 to 9. Here's the description:
Shamatha meditation is about learning how to calmly abide in the present moment, meeting what arises within and around you with clarity, ease and intensity. There are no visualizations with shamatha and guidance is given in each session to assist meditators in finding an optimal balance of stable attention & open awareness of their inner and outer experience. As a result of earnest and regular practice, insights dawn both on and off the cushion.
Monday and Friday mornings.
8-8:40 sitting | 8:40-9:00 Q&A [the actual sitting is about half an hour]
$1-$20 suggested donation

The instructor/leader is excellent, very accommodating to various beliefs/nonbeliefs. However he has a busy schedule out of town for the summer and often cancels (like this morning). Someone told me he'll be back on the 12th.
#98
July 1, 2013 12:17 PM - Arkady
I'm in shmatta every day.
#99
July 1, 2013 12:18 PM - CGar
Arkady, now that you've given away where I live, why don't you just tell everyone my identity?!?!?!?
July 1, 2013 12:19 PM - CGar
"I'm in shmatta every day."

You and the Queen of England: A housedress and a crown.

July 1, 2013 12:19 PM - dibs
"Shamatha meditation is about learning how to calmly abide in the present moment,"

You need to take more classes.
July 1, 2013 12:21 PM - Arkady
I tried to cushion it a bit, CG, by mentioning only an intersection.
Edited at July 1, 2013 12:21 PM
July 1, 2013 12:21 PM - dibs
LOL, I too was going to point out that blatant invasion of privacy that Arkady posted about the neighborhood CGar lives in
July 1, 2013 12:21 PM - rf
I guess you don't need meditation for almost the same reason as Rob (substituting for his hand and the worldwide web of course).
Edited at July 1, 2013 12:21 PM
July 1, 2013 12:24 PM - Arkady
I thought Montero's was in Boerum Hill.
July 1, 2013 12:25 PM - Slopefarm
Literacy tests, anyone? Here's one given to Black would-be voters in Louisiana in the 1960s (link, then scroll down).

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/2013/06/28/voting_rights_and_the_supreme_court_the_impossible_literacy_test_louisiana.html
Edited at July 1, 2013 12:25 PM
July 1, 2013 12:26 PM - Slopefarm
Keep it genreral, Arkady. That's what the term BoCoCa is for, to protect PLUSA privacy by obscuring location.
July 1, 2013 12:30 PM - dibs
Guess who I ran into in town here last night and just called???

Andrew N. the Vietnamese guy whom I met on the rooftop bar of the Rex Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and then, 20 years later, the brunch place in Crown heights!!!!!!!
July 1, 2013 12:33 PM - dibs
Cobble doesn't like the acronym BoCoCa
Edited at July 1, 2013 12:33 PM
July 1, 2013 12:36 PM - Slopefarm
dibs, back when the OT was still over there, I think I tortured cobble with a song parody converting Kokomo to BoCoCa.
Edited at July 1, 2013 12:36 PM
July 1, 2013 12:38 PM - dibs
yes, I remember that.
July 1, 2013 12:40 PM - Partridge
Your teasing of Cobble reminds me of a schoolboy crush on the pretty girl in class.
July 1, 2013 12:41 PM - kazootite
Thanks, Ark.

Also, thanks Ark and Dibs for the alternate book buying sites.
Edited at July 1, 2013 12:41 PM
July 1, 2013 12:42 PM - dibs
I had a crush on the Korean guy in 8th grade when I was in 6th grade.
July 1, 2013 12:45 PM - Deleted
lol at "THE korean guy"
July 1, 2013 12:48 PM - Arkady
dibs - He's stalking you!
July 1, 2013 12:53 PM - Arkady
I remember that test, Slopey. Chuck McDew of SNCC gave it out for people to try.
July 1, 2013 12:53 PM - dibs
He was just soooooo much more nelly than I remembered.
July 1, 2013 12:56 PM - Deleted
i still haven't gotten over the fact that dave likes to rim dudes.
July 1, 2013 12:57 PM - Deleted
i had...thanks for the reminder
July 1, 2013 12:59 PM - dibs
Well, they cannot be hairy.
July 1, 2013 1:00 PM - Deleted
BARF
July 1, 2013 1:04 PM - dibs
Was that your lunch, dh????
July 1, 2013 1:08 PM - dibs
Morons on CNBC attributing rise in oil prices to unrest in Egypt and Syria. Ummmmmm, Egypt and Syria aren't even exporters of crude and are totally immaterial to crude prices.
Edited at July 1, 2013 1:08 PM
July 1, 2013 1:11 PM - Deleted
no lunch yet. just bile
July 1, 2013 1:11 PM - MontroseMorris
Nobody could pass that, Slopey, which of course is the whole idea.
Edited at July 1, 2013 1:11 PM
July 1, 2013 1:13 PM - dibs
Putin said they won't extradite Snowden and said that if he wants to stay in Russia "he must stop his work in harming our American partners."


July 1, 2013 1:16 PM - rf
Flash flood warning extended to 3 p.m.

Notification issued on 7/1/13 at 1:08 PM. The National Weather Service has
issued a Flash Flood Warning citywide until 3:00 PM. Excessive runoff from heavy
rainfall will cause flooding of urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses
as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots. Do not drive your vehicle
into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great
to allow your car to cross safely. Move to higher ground. For the latest
information visit: http://www.weather.gov/nyc.

The sender provided the following contact information.
Sender's Name: Notify NYC
Sender's Email: notifynyc@oem.nyc.gov

July 1, 2013 1:18 PM - Slopefarm
"Nobody could pass that, Slopey, which of course is the whole idea."

Particularly since so many questions are riddled with ambiguity (at best) and the registrar "decided' whether you got them "right."

July 1, 2013 1:19 PM - Deleted
doesn't Egypt control some waterway that tankers pass through?
July 1, 2013 1:23 PM - dibs
Yes but the problems there are purely domestic and the Army and President are actually in full control. I don't think any analysts are predicting regime change. Syria controls nothing.
July 1, 2013 1:25 PM - dibs
Plus, since tourism has dried up, they need as much revenue as they can generate.
July 1, 2013 1:26 PM - dibs
Just went out to do some planting. It's got to be 99% humidity out there. Now I know what 99% feels like.
July 1, 2013 1:56 PM - Deleted
LOL
Edited at July 1, 2013 1:56 PM
July 1, 2013 2:00 PM - Deleted
So all your hustlers are 1 percenters too?
July 1, 2013 2:03 PM - dibs
Well, when they are screwing me that probably feels like the 99% always getting screwed.

Thanks Bush.
July 1, 2013 2:07 PM - petebklyn
made it to 47th street and only got rained on for last block....on way home a few drops here and there but not big deal.

Syria may not be oil country but potential for regional war which could effect the oil production delivery. Although no news on syria to influence price of oil recently. Eqypt is unknown outcome and investors don't like uncertainty anywhere in region.
July 1, 2013 2:08 PM - Deleted
haha my comment over there is "awaiting moderation"

prolly cuz i used "scumbag" and "corcoran" in the same sentence - CUTE
July 1, 2013 2:09 PM - dibs
Ya think, dh???
Edited at July 1, 2013 2:08 PM
July 1, 2013 2:09 PM - Deleted
yes, yes i do
July 1, 2013 2:10 PM - Deleted
man i am CRANKY today.
Edited at July 1, 2013 2:10 PM
July 1, 2013 2:12 PM - dibs
maybemore bitchy than cranky. it's that pink suit you are wearing.
Edited at July 1, 2013 2:12 PM
July 1, 2013 2:12 PM - Deleted
which thread?
Edited at July 1, 2013 2:12 PM
July 1, 2013 2:13 PM - Deleted
HOTD. just tried to give broker pops for labeling it bed stuy unlike scumbag corcoran brokers
July 1, 2013 2:16 PM - dibs
Egyptian Army gives Pres 48 hours to get things in order or they'll stage a coup. So this is a clear move away from the President's Islam agenda. Military taking additional measures to insure traffic continues through Canal.
Edited at July 1, 2013 2:16 PM
July 1, 2013 2:23 PM - dibs
LOL....my neighbor is wearing this T shirt
Edited at July 1, 2013 2:23 PM
July 1, 2013 2:24 PM - dibs
CA residents asked to reduce power usage. 117 in Las Vegas now.
July 1, 2013 2:35 PM - Deleted
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Edited at July 1, 2013 2:35 PM
July 1, 2013 2:36 PM - dibs
Sleeping at work is very 99%
July 1, 2013 2:38 PM - Deleted
its on lafayette and classon, not really bed stuy i would argue. its clintstuy.
July 1, 2013 2:40 PM - Deleted
red anus > clintstuy
Edited at July 1, 2013 2:40 PM
July 1, 2013 2:43 PM - Deleted
yeah i couldnt think of any funny ways to combine bed stuy and clinton hill. bedton hill?
July 1, 2013 2:43 PM - Deleted
would dave rim a red auns?
July 1, 2013 2:43 PM - DeLepp
HOTD is across street from lafayette Gardens aka O.K. Corral.
July 1, 2013 2:44 PM - Deleted
i just think both neighborhoods have unfunny words in dem
July 1, 2013 2:46 PM - Deleted
i thought lafayette gardens was supposed to be OG? i walk by there ALL the time at night buzzed and nothing
July 1, 2013 2:46 PM - Slopefarm
Maybe if you call it Bedford Hills, Martha Stewart will buy in the area.
July 1, 2013 2:47 PM - Deleted
northeast slope.
Edited at July 1, 2013 2:47 PM
July 1, 2013 2:52 PM - Deleted
c'mon dibs - lets argue about something

when u back in BK?
July 1, 2013 2:57 PM - DeLepp
OG?
July 1, 2013 2:58 PM - DeLepp
The 401K plan here is terrible. Trounced by the indexes.
July 1, 2013 3:06 PM - Deleted
be careful asking dave to c'mon (nh).
July 1, 2013 3:07 PM - dibs
I'm back next Tuesday. X returns Thursday.
July 1, 2013 3:08 PM - Deleted
hahaha

whenever you say "X" i think of DMX.
Edited at July 1, 2013 3:08 PM
July 1, 2013 3:09 PM - dibs
I only use X because Cobble has taught me about respecting people's privacy herer and not using full real names.
July 1, 2013 3:11 PM - dibs
And if I were to post a pic of my sofa and throw pillows, I'd take it down a few minutes later just to be certain that no one can find where I LIVE.
July 1, 2013 3:12 PM - Deleted
u should - how many people have you pissed off on the internet?
July 1, 2013 3:14 PM - dibs
And yet what ever came of it??? Nada
July 1, 2013 3:14 PM - Deleted
add me to that list ;)

Edited at July 1, 2013 3:14 PM
July 1, 2013 3:15 PM - Deleted
"And yet what ever came of it??? Nada"

you bought me a beer.
Edited at July 1, 2013 3:15 PM
July 1, 2013 3:16 PM - CGar
"I'm back next Tuesday. X returns Thursday."

And we're just hearing about this NOW???
July 1, 2013 3:19 PM - Deleted
haha you got DOX'D!!
July 1, 2013 3:22 PM - dibs
I got docked once by a guy named Chan in Pattaya.
July 1, 2013 3:23 PM - Deleted
funny - didn't see "docked" as an interest on your SD prof
July 1, 2013 3:23 PM - Arkady
ROFLMFAO!
July 1, 2013 3:27 PM - dibs

A wealthy Upper East Side couple are suing the Cathedral School of St. John the Divine for $415K after they say the school got them to bid on a 30-by-30-inch finger painting by a classroom of kindergartners, rigged the auction, and stuck them with a $50K bill for it. And this very well may be the epitome of rich people problems.

According to the Post, socialite Michelle Heinemann and her investment-banker husband Jon say in the lawsuit that their son, Hudson Cornelius Heinemann, was “underappreciated” there. “Plaintiff’s son was consistently left out of school exhibits and films...and was made to go last at nearly everything,” the lawsuit states.

Even more ghastly, “On one occasion, plaintiffs’ 5-year-old son was relegated to the role of ‘door-holder’ and ordered to hold the door for all of the other students.” Look, if the Heinemanns wanted their kid to "build humility," they'd have sent him to The Avenues.
School administrators allegedly promised to cease all door-holding labors for young Hudson Cornelius if the Heinemann's gave some donations (including $6K worth of “designer clothing items” to the auction) and if “renowned artist” Michelle Heinemann helped Hudson’s class create a sellable work of art for the auction.

The Heinemanns agreed to put in the winning bid for the finished finger painting for $3K, but they claim the school had a first-grade teacher named “Ms. Bryant” drive the bid up to “the outrageous sum of $50,000.” So the Heinemanns have since pulled Hudson out of the school, and are now demanding compensation for all of the attending costs, including $20,000 tuition to a new school, forfeited class fees for his little sister Hyacinth Cornelia, and Hudson’s $60,000-a-year chauffeur.
July 1, 2013 3:27 PM - Deleted
ugh, that SD profile. i so wish i hadn't clicked that link.
July 1, 2013 3:28 PM - dibs
I wouldn't want to limit my encounters to only "uncut" guys.
Edited at July 1, 2013 3:28 PM
July 1, 2013 3:30 PM - Deleted
no idea what you're talking about
July 1, 2013 3:35 PM - pepper
That's hilarious Dave. Especially the kids names Hudson Cornelius and Hyacinth Cornelia. Where did you find that gem?
July 1, 2013 3:37 PM - Deleted
i had to look it up. wish i hadn't.....

docking
The act of placing the head of ones penis inside the foreskin of another's penis.
"David and Patrick enjoyed docking immensely because of Patty's stretchy foreskin."

July 1, 2013 3:38 PM - pepper
When will you ever learn, Randi....
Edited at July 1, 2013 3:38 PM
July 1, 2013 3:39 PM - Slopefarm
You didn't have to post it, randy. Just post a link to the defn and let people decide for themselves whether to click on the link. Some of us show a little mroe restraint in these matters.
July 1, 2013 3:40 PM - Deleted
LOL slope, the way i see it we're all in this together!
July 1, 2013 3:44 PM - Slopefarm
"A wealthy Upper East Side couple are suing the Cathedral School"

Although debatable, I think the better usage here would have been to have written that the couple "is" suing, as they are acting as a single unit here. Arkady, cgar -- agree? Disagree?
July 1, 2013 3:45 PM - Deleted
couple is
couples are


Edited at July 1, 2013 3:45 PM
July 1, 2013 3:45 PM - Deleted
I'm having nose surgery tomorrow.

Edited at July 1, 2013 3:45 PM
July 1, 2013 3:52 PM - petebklyn
to make you more or less nosey?
July 1, 2013 3:53 PM - Arkady
A big zit, rob?
Couple is.
July 1, 2013 3:53 PM - Deleted
oh god i didn't think docking was a real thing.
July 1, 2013 3:54 PM - rf
Randi, was your wife scheduled to give birth at LI College Hospital? People are posting to parkslopeparents that 2 weeks before delivery they are being told that the labor and delivery unit is closing and they will be at Maimonides in Borough Park.
Edited at July 1, 2013 3:54 PM
July 1, 2013 3:55 PM - Arkady
New word: feaguing: Putting an eel up a horse’s rectum.
Edited at July 1, 2013 3:55 PM
July 1, 2013 3:56 PM - Deleted
NYU rf.
Edited at July 1, 2013 3:56 PM
July 1, 2013 3:56 PM - pepper
Why would anyone do that, Arkady?
July 1, 2013 3:56 PM - Deleted
nasal polyp. I've had this bump that hurts up my nostril for a while now and went to the dermatologist and she referred me to an ENT. At first I thought she said "im sending you to an EMT" and I freaked out.

RF: I know you like to google everything when people bring things up in OT and spread your ever so joy and sunshine around, but please don't be posting anything about nasal polyps here. I am not bothering to even google it myself. I'll just deal with it tomorrow. Maybe it's not surgery, I don't know what they will do for it.

July 1, 2013 4:00 PM - Arkady
I have no idea, pepper. It wasn't used contextually in the book I was reading; just commented on by a character who was talking about how there is a word to describe anything.
July 1, 2013 4:00 PM - Slopefarm
Wise, rob. Don't google.
July 1, 2013 4:01 PM - rf
I had it done, many years ago--maybe 20? It was fine. No overnight in the hospital. If I had to, I would have been able to go back to work the next day or the day after that, but I was glad to have a free week.

I'm sure it's even easier now. Good luck.

After I had my say on Saturday, I said I would shut up and I have, but since this sounds relevant and good news, here it is. I have no idea why you called me out. Maybe your psychic self knew I had surgery for nasal polyps around 1992.
July 1, 2013 4:01 PM - Deleted
well - i guess in place of raunch hour we have bizzaro hour today.
July 1, 2013 4:03 PM - Slopefarm
Yeah, when did the OT turn into Ripley's?
July 1, 2013 4:04 PM - rf
Oh, and fuck you.

They took my photo just before and 2 weeks after to make sure my insurance wouldn't pay for a free nose job.
July 1, 2013 4:05 PM - Arkady
How do you differentiate between normal OT & bizzaro?
July 1, 2013 4:06 PM - Deleted
arkady - more buttholes
July 1, 2013 4:07 PM - petebklyn
we watched this documentary other night called We Steal Secrets -- on netflix. I thought seminar or conference or whatever it is where Assange toward end of the film is lecturing some audience goes on and on and he seems to be
rambling about something so ambiguous that I couldn't follow his point...if he had one. And he seems quite clever on keeping his own secrets(sources) but wants to reveal everyone else's.
July 1, 2013 4:12 PM - Partridge
Dave, you are rotten to the core.
July 1, 2013 4:13 PM - Deleted
quote:
Maybe your psychic self knew I had surgery for nasal polyps around 1992.

Probably. I actually cannot miss any work. I just googled against my best wishes, and it appears I should be fine.

July 1, 2013 4:14 PM - dibs
"I had it done, many years ago--maybe 20? It was fine. No overnight in the hospital. If I had to, I would have been able to go back to work the next day or the day after that, but I was glad to have a free week."

I thought rf was talking about feaguing.
July 1, 2013 4:14 PM - dibs
It was in gothamist.
July 1, 2013 4:15 PM - ilovestoops
that story dibs posted sounds like an April fool's joke article.
July 1, 2013 4:22 PM - Arkady
It's real, Stoops. I saw it last night.
July 1, 2013 4:23 PM - petebklyn
or something from the Onion
Edited at July 1, 2013 4:23 PM
July 1, 2013 4:24 PM - Donatella
Thought I would check in for a moment. Thank you all for sharing.


July 1, 2013 4:27 PM - dibs
Well, I'm of the belief that among an enlightened, intellectual crowd; no subject should be off limits.
Edited at July 1, 2013 4:28 PM
July 1, 2013 4:35 PM - Donatella

Thanks to the OT, I am ready for anything, I must say: any cocktail party, job interview, dinner party, Tupperware party, fuckerware party, orgy, whatever. I have conversation and knowledge for all occasions.
Edited at July 1, 2013 4:35 PM
July 1, 2013 4:35 PM - Slopefarm
"among an enlightened, intellectual crowd; no subject should be off limits"

Not even a discussion of the proper uses of a semicolon.
Edited at July 1, 2013 4:35 PM
July 1, 2013 4:35 PM - Deleted
make sure to add that to your resume
Edited at July 1, 2013 4:35 PM
July 1, 2013 4:36 PM - Deleted
semicolon? dibs likes FULL COLON
July 1, 2013 4:36 PM - dibs
And we had eel last night at the sushi restaurant. No horse was involved or consumed
Edited at July 1, 2013 4:36 PM
July 1, 2013 4:41 PM - Deleted
when r u me and randi going to bushwick for sushi?
July 1, 2013 4:44 PM - dibs
Maybe Tuesday or Wed of next week....before X gets back. One of those nights I'm going out with Peter Y.
July 1, 2013 4:45 PM - Deleted
word - this has the potential to be more hilarious than Lech vs Union Pool
July 1, 2013 4:46 PM - dibs
I'll be disappointed if the sushi chefs aren't hot.
July 1, 2013 4:47 PM - Deleted
if not we'll just get you an eel.
July 1, 2013 4:51 PM - dibs
Boy does this sound good. Robiola is my favorite cheese. I was first introduced to it on the Saraghina cheese board.

http://www.saveur.com/article/recipe/Robiola-Stuffed-Figs-with-Pomegranate?src=SOC&dom=pin
July 1, 2013 4:54 PM - Deleted
yea that does look good
July 1, 2013 4:55 PM - pepper
I looked it up. It's called gingering these days. It's not as bad as the things that dibs posts...

"An 1811 dictionary states: "to feague a horse is to put ginger up a horse’s fundament, and formerly, as it is said, a live eel, to make him lively and carry his tail well."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gingering
Edited at July 1, 2013 4:55 PM
July 1, 2013 4:57 PM - dibs
Pepper, the mere fact that you pursued that makes you just as low as everyone else here!!!!
July 1, 2013 4:59 PM - Deleted
i think i could swing the bushwick sushi summit next week.

and LOL that rob has a worse nose zit that i had!!!!
July 1, 2013 5:01 PM - pepper
I never claimed to be high....
Edited at July 1, 2013 5:01 PM
July 1, 2013 5:02 PM - pepper
Afterall, I, too clicked on your SD profile yesterday. I wish I hadn't, but I did...
July 1, 2013 5:04 PM - dibs
Well my pic there is not X rated. It's just what was scrolling on the side that probably was.
July 1, 2013 5:06 PM - pepper
No, your pic was fine. Scrolling at the side was an old guy sitting in a position that showed off his big belly and dick in the most disturbing fashion...
July 1, 2013 5:11 PM - dibs
You should have clicked on "Galleries of Admirers" for the young guys.
July 1, 2013 5:16 PM - pepper
I'll remember that for the next time I'm on SD... ;o)
July 1, 2013 5:17 PM - dibs
Yes, just ask if you need any more help in navigating the site. It really has a lot of great features, especially if you are a paying member (nh)
July 1, 2013 5:33 PM - dibs
So where the hell are all these cicadas we are supposed to be hearing??????
July 1, 2013 5:35 PM - rf
Swan Song for Cicadas, but Many Missed the Show
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/01/nyregion/during-cicadas-swan-song-many-wonder-if-they-missed-the-show.html

Maybe you should visit Eva.
July 1, 2013 5:38 PM - Donatella
Yeah, the cicadas did their thing on the South Shore of Staten Island. I remember them a couple of multiples of 17 years ago. TONS of them, buzzing in the trees and all over the sidewalks. But it seems like not so many elsewhere. They are the great, great, great......grand insects progeny of the generation I squished as a child. EEww.
July 1, 2013 5:40 PM - petebklyn
maybe not your area. different cicada 'brood'
http://project.wnyc.org/cicadas/
July 1, 2013 5:40 PM - dibs
I bet Corine Rossi wasn't so cruel.
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July 1, 2013 5:56 PM - dibs
150th Anniversary of ther Battle of gettysburg. Thousands of civil war reenactors there, from all over the world too.
July 1, 2013 6:01 PM - dibs
Talk about douchebaggery...

#meatlessmonday
July 1, 2013 6:10 PM - Donatella

The only thing Corrine Rossi had on me was age. Little thug.
July 1, 2013 6:19 PM - Deleted
Sweet. Landlords put a bike rack in the garage. Free
July 1, 2013 7:37 PM - MontroseMorris
I had lots of cicadas committing suicide against my windshield and grille, coming back and forth from NYC the last couple of weeks. Messy. Windshield wipers were not happy.
July 1, 2013 7:40 PM - petebklyn
I go out for long walk around downtown, stop at bookstore on court street to buy desperate characters.
Skim through brooklyn eagle newspaper...read article on 93 court street where they cite Montrose Morris thread on that other site...and what 4 comments?

Edited at July 1, 2013 7:40 PM
July 1, 2013 7:50 PM - Deleted
Dh there's a garage in your building? What's it cost per month for a car?
July 1, 2013 7:58 PM - CGar
"RF: I know you like to google everything when people bring things up in OT and spread your ever so joy and sunshine around"

ROFLMMFAO.

(Sorry, Dowager Countess.)
July 1, 2013 8:07 PM - Deleted
Yeah - there's spots open too. 150 I think
July 1, 2013 8:12 PM - Deleted
Cheap. Wish I was closer I pay 215 for mine.
July 1, 2013 8:13 PM - Deleted
RF, when you had that thing in your nose taken out, did they prescribe you painkillers!? I do not want to be prescribed painkillers. Ive never had a problem with pills or anything, but I just don't want to have that loopy feeling that goes along with it. I trust myself not to drink, but I don't think I trust myself not to drink if I'm loopy from something else, if that makes any sense... I don't want to do something stupid. Plus painkillers are narcotics and I don't want that shit in me period.

July 1, 2013 8:16 PM - Deleted
Also, it's kind of a topical of skin pain I am sure, which I can handle. The only pain that I turn pussy about are toothaches.
July 1, 2013 8:16 PM - Deleted
They can probably prescribe you a 600mg ibuprofen pill, good for pain and swelling and non narcotic
July 1, 2013 8:17 PM - petebklyn
street parking not good enough for some people.
July 1, 2013 8:22 PM - Deleted
I just talked to my sponsor and he told me to be upfront with the doctor that I am a recovering alcoholic. He said his old sponsor who was sober from alcohol for 27 years went back to drinking after getting hooked on pills after a surgery. No WAY am I letting that happen.


July 1, 2013 8:24 PM - petebklyn
seems only thing that generates comments are dibs photos on SD.
July 1, 2013 8:24 PM - Deleted
Yeah, he said they could prescribe a non narcotic.
July 1, 2013 8:26 PM - Deleted
Good thinking.
July 1, 2013 10:05 PM - Partridge
Where is everyone??
July 1, 2013 10:37 PM - rf
Mean girls rock.
July 1, 2013 10:45 PM - rf
These too, and a CRONUT!
July 1, 2013 10:45 PM - Partridge
Pepper?????
July 1, 2013 10:49 PM - rf
Stoops!
July 1, 2013 10:51 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
my snoots are clogged. boooooo!
July 1, 2013 10:52 PM - Partridge
Dona????? Where are you??????
July 1, 2013 10:54 PM - pepper
Sure is humid out tonight...
July 1, 2013 10:55 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
my ac is on 74 :-) nice and cool and breathable in here. stay indoors, people!
July 1, 2013 10:57 PM - pepper
Nice earrings and flowers, rf!
July 1, 2013 11:03 PM - Partridge
I bought the Royal Canine Renal LP instead of the Royal Canine Renal MP because that is what they had at PetSmart. My dog loves it and ate it plain and dry without me begging, coaxing and adding carrots. I hope it is OK for her. Costs $50. Don't want to throw it out. It had better be fine.
Edited at July 1, 2013 11:03 PM
July 1, 2013 11:04 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
what's the lp and mp stand for?
July 1, 2013 11:04 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
and for 50 smackers, if she noms it, i say good job pooch!
Edited at July 1, 2013 11:04 PM
July 1, 2013 11:05 PM - pepper
The LP seems appropriate for your household...
July 1, 2013 11:10 PM - Donatella
I'm here!! Nice time with you ladies!!!!!! And beautiful flowers and earrings! So glad to see you, rf, my dear friend and so glad you had a great time in Israel. Happy belated birthday!!!!!
July 1, 2013 11:14 PM - Partridge
LP seems right, right? Quick search tells me LP for late stages of renal failure. So should be lower in phosphorus and proteins. Might mean I can serve her the birthday cheeseburger after all!

July 1, 2013 11:14 PM - rf
OMG Cronuts! Glad they aren't sold near me!
Edited at July 1, 2013 11:14 PM
July 1, 2013 11:17 PM - Partridge
Where'd you get the cronut? Do we all want cronuts?
July 1, 2013 11:18 PM - rf
I guess you'll have to wait for YOUR birthday (+ 3 weeks)! I think it came from Myrtle Ave.
July 1, 2013 11:18 PM - pepper
Right! Plus, if she likes it so much, maybe it's what her body was actually needing. When is her birthday?
July 1, 2013 11:20 PM - Partridge
September 23rd, 2013 she will be 16. My old baby dog.
Edited at July 1, 2013 11:20 PM
July 1, 2013 11:22 PM - Partridge
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Don't say anything about her ears. She can hear you.
July 1, 2013 11:23 PM - pepper
cutie pie...
July 1, 2013 11:25 PM - Partridge
She says, "Thanks!"
July 1, 2013 11:36 PM - pepper
I have big ears too; I can commiserate.
Edited at July 1, 2013 11:36 PM
July 1, 2013 11:37 PM - Partridge
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
July 1, 2013 11:38 PM - Partridge
OK, bedtime. Good night all!
Edited at July 1, 2013 11:38 PM
July 1, 2013 11:40 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
b-day party for the pooch? i'll bring glitter :-)
Edited at July 1, 2013 11:40 PM
July 1, 2013 11:45 PM - Partridge
Uh, I don't think so! Can't you just bring your glittery personality?
July 1, 2013 11:54 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
edible glitter on a doggie biscuit?
Edited at July 1, 2013 11:54 PM
July 2, 2013 12:04 AM - ij
I just went to the ATM; the person before me left this:
Edited at July 2, 2013 12:04 AM