Wacky Weekend Open Thread
September 28, 2013 12:20 AM - pepper
When I searched google images for a wacky weekend pic, this was one of the first, so I went with it...

535 comments
September 28, 2013 4:41 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
tis wacky indeed. gm
Edited at September 28, 2013 4:41 AM
#1
September 28, 2013 6:55 AM - Partridge
Wackadoodle alright!
#2
September 28, 2013 7:00 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
GM

Ok, that's just kooky lookin'.

Late 50s? Early 60s? Bicycle tire pumps?
Edited at September 28, 2013 7:03 AM
#3
September 28, 2013 7:35 AM - DeadCatBounce
I wonder if they lived through the dive!
Edited at September 28, 2013 7:35 AM
#4
September 28, 2013 8:22 AM - Deleted
Moonfaces from the actual MOON!

#5
September 28, 2013 8:27 AM - CGar
Good Shabbos. Anyone going to the Antic tomorrow? Linda serves up her spaghetti and meatballs in front of Montero's. Complimentary I'm quite sure.
Edited at September 28, 2013 8:27 AM
#6
September 28, 2013 8:28 AM - CGar
^^^ *rob*, don't panic, but it looks like you have bed bugs.
#7
September 28, 2013 8:32 AM - Deleted
I'm cranky as fuck right now. Im being forced to go to a meeting to collect a stupid 90 day coin even though my 90 days was like 3 weeks ago with a person who I don't want to go to the meeting with, don't want to go to this meeting at all, I just put laundry in and I want to go to the beach early because I stupidly have to make coffee at tonights meeting that I don't want to go to.

I don't want to be social with people and it's causing me a ton of problems. Yes, I know that's bad according to some people, but for me it's not, I prefer my own company, I don't actually LIKE physically hanging out with people and making small talk or deep talk. I quit my morning meetings because I was pestered to share and I don't like talking and I don't really want to be friends with any of the people who befriended me. I am a loner and I love it and it's when I am the most happy. Forced socialization is going to make me do bad things.. Not drink or use drugs, but it's going to make me do bad things.

When I want to share there's a ginormous internet I can share with, and there's strangers on the street everywhere to share with if I get the desire (which is super rare when im sober and that's not a bad thing).

My goal is to get a passport and a work visa and leave the country. I have no clue how to go about that though and this would be like a year from now.

I can't be asked to be part of anyone's social fabric!!!


#8
September 28, 2013 8:37 AM - CGar
"My goal is to get a passport and a work visa and leave the country."

Ruh-roh, here we go again.

[Cue MM to school *rob* on moving to Australia.]
#9
September 28, 2013 8:46 AM - rf
Maybe you could join the Peace Corps.
#10
September 28, 2013 8:47 AM - Deleted
Did I threaten to move to Australia in the past!? Embarrassing. Isn't it next to impossible to move to other countries unless you are rich and or already have a job lined up? I don't know how I will get past that hurdle, but another goal is to actually apply to be on big brother and any other reality tv show I can which would be forced socialization for money. Of course im old so I have that going against me, but who knows. I never applied to anything before because I didn't think it would be possible to maintain my drinking status in such situations, now that that monkey is off my back I think I can just do whatever, whenever, and wherever, the only obstacle is money but people do shit with no money all the time. I have no ties or obligations holding me back (well except for my five scale babies I guess, but I could always write a nice letter to each of their respected name sakes explaining our situation and if they would be able to foster them for a while). I'm certain Miley Cyrus would foster Miley Virus if the letter actually got to her. Charlize Theron probably can't be asked to read her fan mail, and poor Dudley isn't really named after anyone. Julie Chen could obviously come in my backpack if I got on big brother, and I could always just sneak back into Petsmart and put Destynii back in her cup on the shelf. Actually I could probably do that with all of them if I don't find homes. Of course i'll probably be stuck in this awful city for years and years and years so this is all wishful thinking.


#11
September 28, 2013 8:48 AM - Deleted
quote:
Maybe you could join the Peace Corps.

Gross. And share a single toilet with 20 bread knots who's only reason to be there is rid themselves of guilt of their privileged upbringing? I think not.
#12
September 28, 2013 8:49 AM - Deleted
Okay.

::slaps my head:: time to get back to reality. Have a good day everyone!

#13
September 28, 2013 8:50 AM - Deleted
Getting a passport is easy. Go to the post office. And here's an organization that helps people get work visas

http://www.bunac.org/
#14
September 28, 2013 8:51 AM - CGar
"bread knots"????

I know I'll regret asking . . .
#15
September 28, 2013 8:51 AM - MontroseMorris
GM people.

CGar, not likely.
Edited at September 28, 2013 8:51 AM
#16
September 28, 2013 8:52 AM - CGar
"Getting a passport is easy."

Not if the Government shuts down.

Off to walk the beasts in Cobble Hill Park and go to Bagels on Court . . . where I'm certain to run into pepper . . . if I linger for the next four hours.
#17
September 28, 2013 8:53 AM - CGar
You've done it before, bimbo. You can't help yourself.

[I have gifts for you.]
#18
September 28, 2013 8:53 AM - MontroseMorris
That's his new name for Midwesterners, CGar. Of course, it makes no sense to anyone but him.
#19
September 28, 2013 8:54 AM - MontroseMorris
I'll be down next weekend for the Crown Heights House Tour.
Edited at September 28, 2013 8:55 AM
#20
September 28, 2013 8:54 AM - CGar
Ahhhh, thanks, I missed that one. Moonface I get. Bread knot, knot so much.
#21
September 28, 2013 8:55 AM - MontroseMorris
That's the yeast of your problems.
#22
September 28, 2013 8:56 AM - DeLepp
BreadKnot a little more subtle than moonface.
#23
September 28, 2013 8:56 AM - CGar
Is that Saturday or Sunday???? I'm sposed to visit the Dahills.

[But, I'm afraid, some of the gifts you'll have to get from my place - you have to go through them first - it's complicated.]
#24
September 28, 2013 8:56 AM - CGar
How ya doin, DeLepp???
#25
September 28, 2013 8:57 AM - MontroseMorris
Saturday, Oct. 5, 11-4
Edited at September 28, 2013 8:57 AM
#26
September 28, 2013 8:57 AM - CGar
True, MM, I could use a bit more dough.
Edited at September 28, 2013 8:57 AM
#27
September 28, 2013 8:58 AM - MontroseMorris
My fortunes could certainly stand to rise, as well.
#28
September 28, 2013 8:59 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
ah, early punnage :-)
#29
September 28, 2013 9:00 AM - DeLepp
"you have to go through them first - it's complicated.]"

Of course it is.

Edited at September 28, 2013 9:00 AM
#30
September 28, 2013 9:01 AM - DeLepp
c-gar, spending time w plusas b4 my day of motoring around nj.
#31
September 28, 2013 9:06 AM - dibs
GM. Up late today. Very tired last night after Chinese food and just 2 beers.
Edited at September 28, 2013 9:06 AM
#32
September 28, 2013 9:10 AM - Deleted
You're drinking game is weak too Dave. You should see the doctor.
Edited at September 28, 2013 9:10 AM
#33
September 28, 2013 9:16 AM - dibs
Any time you want to go head to head (nh), randi, just let me know.
#34
September 28, 2013 9:27 AM - dibs
Pork belly last night and now bacon and I have to go for my blood test on Wednesday! We'll find out how well that 10 mg of avastatin works!!!!!
#35
September 28, 2013 9:29 AM - dibs
"Men In Black" iris

http://www.springhillnursery.com/product/men_in_black_german_iris-iris_germanica_men_in_black/iris_garden_flag_plants?p=0444544&r=092813SHA&uid=14818005&utm_source=em&utm_medium=spec&lm=sprg
#36
September 28, 2013 9:48 AM - CGar
david, you're NOT in town this weekend, but you ARE in town the next TWO weekends, am I correct?

[Cue dave rant: "HELLO?!?!? HELLO?!?!?! I'VE TOLD YOU WHAT MY SCHEDULE IS. WEREN'T YOU PAYING ATTENTION?!?!?! DID YOU FALL DOWN AND SMACK YOUR LITTLE HEAD ON THE PAVEMENT?!?!?!?!]
Edited at September 28, 2013 9:48 AM
#37
September 28, 2013 9:49 AM - dibs
Need to cook up sme chicken livers and onions in bacon fat cuz the bacon fat can is full. That'll have to wait until Wed night.
#38
September 28, 2013 9:50 AM - CGar
"Of course it is."

That was for you, DeLepp. ;-)
#39
September 28, 2013 9:52 AM - dibs
NO, CGAR...I'm here this weekend and gone next weekend and back the following weekend, dumbass. We've been over this many times.

So in Bucks Oct 4-7, Oct 18-20 and then in P-Town Oct 21-27 and Bucks the week of Oct 27-Nov 4.

Capiche???????


#40
September 28, 2013 9:52 AM - dibs
So, I'm available for libations tomorrow.
#41
September 28, 2013 9:53 AM - dibs
You probably have some hideous management training convention to go to anyway.
Edited at September 28, 2013 9:54 AM
#42
September 28, 2013 9:54 AM - CGar
OK, ASSHOLE. But, I'm guessing if you polled the Brunch Club, none of us knew you were in town this weekend, which begs the question of why we aren't brunching, unless of course, we are and I just wasn't invited because I'm JEWish.
#43
September 28, 2013 9:55 AM - CGar
If only someone would get her nose out of the Times and weigh in on your schedule.
#44
September 28, 2013 9:56 AM - rf
But we didn't read about him getting onto the train yesterday. Even *I* knew he was in town this weekend.
#45
September 28, 2013 9:56 AM - dibs
I never assumed we weren't brunching. I assumed DeLepp wouldn't be avaialable. It's not like it's rocket science and has to be planned 2-3 days ahead, you know.
#46
September 28, 2013 9:57 AM - dibs
Yeah rf but you really can't distinguish between fantasy and reality.
#47
September 28, 2013 9:58 AM - Deleted
Head to head. Lol. I guess you did drink DH under the table at sociale that one time? Didn't DH have to cancel a date cuz he was too drunk?!
#48
September 28, 2013 9:59 AM - dibs
When's Cobble's moving date???? Maybe we could toilet paper the tree the night before she gets there. It is Halloween soon afterall.
Edited at September 28, 2013 9:58 AM
#49
September 28, 2013 9:59 AM - dibs
No, he went home, threw up, slept and then went on the date. LOL. And spent less money on her than he did with me
#50
September 28, 2013 10:00 AM - Slope4Eva
So "brunching" is acceptable, but, "antiquing" is not? OK, just making sure. Since I've never been invited to either, it really doesn't matter, I guess.
#51
September 28, 2013 10:01 AM - CGar
"Even *I* knew he was in town this weekend."

A. That's because you're the OT's resident know-it-all.

2. Some of us have lives and aren't able to read the OT all day like you are.
#52
September 28, 2013 10:01 AM - dibs
I've decided to make a pumpkin souffle at Thanksgiving this year. There's no recipe out there but I'm sure I can wing it. Should be interesting. Make an apple pie too, just in case the souffle doesn't work.
#53
September 28, 2013 10:02 AM - Arkady
It was a hard puzzle today, CG. And I had started to suspect that X's roomie was in town this weekend but was surprised by that.
#54
September 28, 2013 10:02 AM - dibs
Not sure what you mean, Eva. Neither is on the list of unmentionables if that's what you are referring to.
#55
September 28, 2013 10:04 AM - dibs
Wasn't I just in Philly all last weekend for M's brother's birthday??? For someone who excels at crosswords and acrostics, you aren't very bright when it comes to remembering things?????
#56
September 28, 2013 10:06 AM - Arkady
My brain is fuzzed out by oxygen deprivation w/ this hideous cold I have.
#57
September 28, 2013 10:07 AM - Slope4Eva
haha, no, I am not privy to the "list" which I have heard refererences to. I was referring to using the words in verb form.
#58
September 28, 2013 10:07 AM - CGar
"It's not like it's rocket science and has to be planned 2-3 days ahead, you know."

Eva, I can't speak to antiquing, but you're always welcome to join us for brunch. There are only 3 precepts:

1. As the man whore posted, there may be a vague reference to brunch beforehand, but typically we don't know what we're doing, when or where until 1/2 hour or so before we meet.

2. Dietary guidelines (i.e., food hates) are not a factor in picking a brunch spot - an entire restaurant is not off limits simply because "one" does not like Cilantro; "one" can order a Cilantro-free dish.

3. Copious amounts of alcohol will be consumed, so the bill for 4-8 bottles of wine will likely be considerable.
#59
September 28, 2013 10:08 AM - Arkady
The High Line stinks of cilantro.
#60
September 28, 2013 10:10 AM - dibs
OK. Yes, "antiquing" and "brunching" are both acceptable verbs HOWEVER, you can also "brunch" but you really don't "antique" "Antique" doesn't even work as an intransitive verb, only the "progressive aspect" as in "I am antiquing" It can't really be further conjugated.
#61
September 28, 2013 10:11 AM - CGar
Eva, do stop being like randi and try and pay more attention. We've posted The List here before.
Edited at September 28, 2013 10:11 AM
#62
September 28, 2013 10:12 AM - dibs
X's frind Ken confessed last night to liking different forms of kale salad.
#63
September 28, 2013 10:13 AM - Slope4Eva
CGar, I'm only teasing, but thanks. I don't particularly enjoy daytime drinking. Tomorrow I'm taking the 'rents up to see the SIL.
Edited at September 28, 2013 10:13 AM
#64
September 28, 2013 10:14 AM - CGar
[Scratches Ken off guest list]
#65
September 28, 2013 10:15 AM - Slope4Eva
Oh that was LOW, CGar.
#66
September 28, 2013 10:15 AM - CGar
"CGar, I'm only teasing, but thanks."

Duh.
#67
September 28, 2013 10:17 AM - CGar
"Oh that was LOW, CGar."

Given my Vertical Impairment, that's all I can be.
Edited at September 28, 2013 10:17 AM
#68
September 28, 2013 10:24 AM - dibs
I taught X a new word last week...."skanky" or "skank" Not that anyone here reminded me of that
Edited at September 28, 2013 10:24 AM
#69
September 28, 2013 10:24 AM - CGar
One would think he knows those words already given the company he keeps.
#70
September 28, 2013 10:35 AM - Deleted
Pwnd
#71
September 28, 2013 10:42 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
We move in on Tuesday, DIBS. Yes, please toilet paper our tree so the neighbors know we've *arrived*! : P

(Too busy packing to read all this plather about antiquing, DIBS' schedule, and Brunch Club, which should really be renamed Booze Club, btw. : P )
Edited at September 28, 2013 10:43 AM
#72
September 28, 2013 10:46 AM - dibs
Very judgemental, Cobble.
#73
September 28, 2013 10:55 AM - CGar
After five years, I still never know when cobble is smiling and when she's sticking out her tongue with this . . .

: P
#74
September 28, 2013 10:56 AM - dibs
After five years maybe you'd learn some emoticons. Jussayin
#75
September 28, 2013 10:58 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
It just means I'm being *cheeky*. I've explained this umpty-gazillion times!
Edited at September 28, 2013 11:00 AM
#76
September 28, 2013 10:59 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
After 5 years, I think *you people* should know better!! : P
#77
September 28, 2013 11:07 AM - CGar
dave, I got your emoticons right here. Jussayin.
#78
September 28, 2013 11:17 AM - More4Less
been loving the Jewish holidays this month - less moving of car for alternate side parking, less peeps on the subway, and it was good seeing all the Jewish peeps singing, dancing celebrating the last few days in the hood.
#79
September 28, 2013 11:19 AM - CGar
Well, you're practically JEWish, Brownie Whore.
#80
September 28, 2013 11:22 AM - More4Less
well, I do have some of the core traits - albeit, I've been buying more RETAIL (Slopey won't approve)
Edited at September 28, 2013 11:22 AM
#81
September 28, 2013 11:31 AM - dibs
Hellloooooo. Why do you think the call the Chinese "the Jews of Asia?"
#82
September 28, 2013 11:33 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
See ^^^^^ it's a smile with a little tongue in CHEEK.

Get it? Got it? Good. Now let that be the end of it! : P
Edited at September 28, 2013 11:33 AM
#83
September 28, 2013 11:33 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
: P is supposed =


#84
September 28, 2013 11:37 AM - More4Less
Xing's peeps are living up to that Chinese Jew label. Cantonese peeps not so
Edited at September 28, 2013 11:37 AM
#85
September 28, 2013 11:39 AM - dibs
Why isn't the tongue actually IN THE CHEEK??????

Which is THIS.... :-J


Edited at September 28, 2013 11:40 AM
#86
September 28, 2013 11:39 AM - More4Less
Cobble, so it's been how long did you live in current pad? just a year?
#87
September 28, 2013 11:42 AM - dibs
:-P is "tongue sticking out"
Edited at September 28, 2013 11:42 AM
#88
September 28, 2013 11:43 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Two years, M4L.

Hush, DIBS. It's the same thing, but yours has a nose.
#89
September 28, 2013 11:44 AM - More4Less
2 years seems to have went by real fast. felt just like a year
#90
September 28, 2013 11:45 AM - dibs
Sorry, Cobble, it IS NOT. Look them up.

:-P is tongue sticking out, Not tongue in cheek which is :-J
#91
September 28, 2013 11:45 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
" :-J "

Just looks weird. This " : P " is much better.
Edited at September 28, 2013 11:45 AM
#92
September 28, 2013 11:46 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Oh hush, DIBS. Stop being such a nudge-nik! You know what : P means, and more importantly...YOU KNOW ME!
#93
September 28, 2013 11:47 AM - dibs
Maybe that's what it means in Ditmas PArk but I wouldn't consider Ditmas Park on the cutting edge of texting knowledge
#94
September 28, 2013 11:48 AM - etson
Cobble's 11.33 = Miley Cyrus
#95
September 28, 2013 11:50 AM - dibs
Cobble has a chew toy in her mouth :-I
#96
September 28, 2013 11:53 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I was just going to say the same about you, DIBS! : P

Hush, etson, don't start with me. : P
#97
September 28, 2013 11:54 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Just remember that I didn't start this, 'k, Eva! ; )
Edited at September 28, 2013 11:55 AM
#98
September 28, 2013 11:54 AM - Slope4Eva
Talk about plathering.... : P
#99
September 28, 2013 11:57 AM - Slope4Eva
Um, I think you did, lol.
September 28, 2013 11:59 AM - CGar
dave's 11:39 emoticon looks like he's giving a blowjob. Very fitting.
Edited at September 28, 2013 11:59 AM
September 28, 2013 11:59 AM - rf
quote:
Maybe that's what it means in Ditmas PArk but I wouldn't consider Ditmas Park on the cutting edge of texting knowledge

lol, the old fogeys of the OT arguing about the cutting edge of texting knowledge!
September 28, 2013 12:00 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I beg to differ, CGar did when he posted at 10:55am :

"After five years, I still never know when cobble is smiling and when she's sticking out her tongue with this . . .

: P
"
Edited at September 28, 2013 12:00 PM
September 28, 2013 12:00 PM - CGar
I started it because I couldn't tell if cobble was sticking her tongue out at dave (and deservedly so) or smiling. I don't get the whole cheeky thing.
September 28, 2013 12:00 PM - CGar
Jinx, cobble.
September 28, 2013 12:02 PM - dibs
"cheeky" is really a British term. Where is SHE?????
September 28, 2013 12:02 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ok, so you don't get my sense of humor, is what you're really saying, I think.
September 28, 2013 12:02 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ok, I owe you a coke! (No Pepsi.) : P
September 28, 2013 12:03 PM - Partridge
oy:P
September 28, 2013 12:03 PM - CGar
Yes, dave, I had the same thought.

No, cobble, not at all. I just can't always read that emoticon, and I've seen people use it both ways.
September 28, 2013 12:03 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Why don't you get cheeky? You're cheeky quite often.
September 28, 2013 12:04 PM - rf
So your house didn't fall down last night, Partridge?
Edited at September 28, 2013 12:04 PM
September 28, 2013 12:05 PM - CGar
dave, actually she's very under the weather and sounds dreadful. I offered to bring her stuff, but she's being her usual pain-in-the-ass stubborn self. Plus, which, I'd no doubt buy the wrong brand and flavor of cough drops. Plus, which, she'll say she can get them cheaper at Costco.
Edited at September 28, 2013 12:05 PM
September 28, 2013 12:06 PM - CGar
PB, how do the Brits use cheeky????
September 28, 2013 12:07 PM - Slope4Eva
I was referring to the plathering comment, not necessarily the : P Glad it got the convo going again, I can only reorg a house for so long before getting very bored. I did just find a "personal groomer" that I've never seen before, maybe I'll go groom myself for a while. : P
September 28, 2013 12:07 PM - CGar
^^^ I always thought cheeky had a naughty, sexual connotation - at least that's how they used it in Peter's Friends.
September 28, 2013 12:08 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Appropos of nothing: Kitchen grease really is a b*tch to remove.
September 28, 2013 12:08 PM - CGar
I really can't tell whom everyone is talking to and what posts they're referring to, so lo siento if I'm responding to things not meant for me.
September 28, 2013 12:10 PM - etson
Both ways (nh), CGar.

But usually the non-sexual one. Usually a light-hearted accusation of impudence.
September 28, 2013 12:10 PM - CGar
^^^ Plus, which, she'll say any cough drops I buy taste like Cilantro.
September 28, 2013 12:10 PM - Partridge
Wacky Weekend photo. : P (tongue in cheek)

You didn't see it on the news?
Edited at September 28, 2013 12:10 PM
September 28, 2013 12:10 PM - CGar
Thanks, PB. Gotcha. I'd thought it was bi.
Edited at September 28, 2013 12:10 PM
September 28, 2013 12:11 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Cheeky: Saucy, sassy.

Sheesh...Have you people MET ME?? : P
September 28, 2013 12:12 PM - dibs
"cheeky" and "cheeky monkey" typically refer to children and mean "smart ass" in an endearing sort of way
September 28, 2013 12:12 PM - dibs
"impudent" might be better
September 28, 2013 12:12 PM - dibs
Jinx, etson
September 28, 2013 12:14 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yes, "smart ass'. That would be me, thank you! : P

Helpful Hint: Turns out PineSol removes kitchen grease very quickly and easily.
Edited at September 28, 2013 12:15 PM
September 28, 2013 12:15 PM - CGar
LMAO. Salmonella have discovered the loft and like sleeping there in the dark on the floor where it's actually on the cool side.
September 28, 2013 12:15 PM - dibs
$1 each for large container of strawberries in Chinatown. Quite good for out of season
September 28, 2013 12:15 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Nice, LP! So you're living in Van Vorhees Park in a tent now? ; )
September 28, 2013 12:17 PM - Partridge
PineSol is a miracle. And pleasantly scented, I might add.
September 28, 2013 12:18 PM - dibs
Is Pine Sol some Jewish name????
Edited at September 28, 2013 12:18 PM
September 28, 2013 12:19 PM - rf
Oops, forgot the photo.
September 28, 2013 12:20 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I like the smell of PineSol, too.
Edited at September 28, 2013 12:20 PM
September 28, 2013 12:20 PM - dibs
rf, are you that much of a moron that you can't find the original pic?????
September 28, 2013 12:23 PM - dibs
Not using organic cleaning supplies, Cobble???? You'll be some sort of pariah in BoCoCa

Tsk, tsk
Edited at September 28, 2013 12:23 PM
September 28, 2013 12:24 PM - Partridge
Things appear stable at the moment. Their structural engineer will propose a plan for permanent solution. We think it might have to be a big job involving underpinning.

So far they are cooperating and saying all the right things. If they say one word we don't like, the DOB will be called in. That will cause us huge problems (likely mandatory evacuation and complete loss of project control) but they will suffer even more harshly.

To quote one of my favorite Vice Presidents, "This is a big fucking deal."
September 28, 2013 12:26 PM - Slope4Eva
Good luck, Part. What a friggin nightmare!!
September 28, 2013 12:27 PM - dibs
Are they not working under DOB permits currently? Wouldn't there be scheduled inspections for that sort of project???
September 28, 2013 12:28 PM - rf
Yes, I found the original photo but I decided that the one I posted was more appropriate. MORON.
September 28, 2013 12:34 PM - ilovestoops
I'm actually surprised ya'll like the smell of Pine-Sol. I really like it too, plus I love the "soap" smell (like Ivory soap) instead of flowery or food smells put in personal care and cleaning items. I thought only we really old people liked the fake "clean" smells.
September 28, 2013 12:41 PM - Partridge
Yes, Dibs, they are working with approved permits from DOB. This is demo only. No approved plans for build yet.

This guy is yet another local big shot developer. He has several other projects under way at the moment. He doesn't have a bad reputation for his building practices, however he is widely described as an A-One-Son-of-a-Bitch. And clearly has ice running through his veins. We already have had difficulty dealing with him and his team regarding our facade repairs and necessary encroachment.
September 28, 2013 12:45 PM - More4Less
smell of pine sol means the cleaning lady has dropped by - that's why I like the smell of pine sol
September 28, 2013 12:51 PM - Partridge
This owner/developer is a brilliant, yet mad egomaniac. We sit in meetings with him and his in-house team of architects, engineers and project managers to discuss encroachment and necessary legal agreements and he turns the meeting into a circus with stories of how he has shaken down the mob bosses of Red Hook.
Edited at September 28, 2013 12:51 PM
September 28, 2013 12:53 PM - dibs
Sounds like he's living in the past. Needs a wake up call.

Bust his kneecaps.
September 28, 2013 12:58 PM - rf
The lady that takes care of my stepmother (and helps with my dad) has me buy Pinesol in a gigantic container at Costco.
September 28, 2013 1:02 PM - Partridge
lol, yes. Wish we could. Let's send him a dead fish.

Feels very David and Goliath dealing with this guy. He is smart enough to keep his team in the foreground.
September 28, 2013 1:03 PM - Deleted
NSA spies on social networks of us citizens. Why anyone is surprised by this is beyond me.
September 28, 2013 1:05 PM - rf
Partridge, what's definitely in your favor is that it would be extremely bad publicity for your building to fall down, no matter how many mob bosses of Red Hook he has on his side.
September 28, 2013 1:11 PM - CGar
I've never used Pine Sol. We weren't a Pine Sol family. Mr. Clean. Fantastik. Whistle. Windex.
September 28, 2013 1:12 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ooh, I wonder if I know who it is.
September 28, 2013 1:16 PM - Deleted
Ugh. Not going to the beach today since tomorrow looks like an identical day anyway. Just got back from brunch with an AA person and she spent most of the time telling me how fascinating she thinks I am but that I don't see it in myself :-/ I passed her a note during the meeting that I had to leave (I didn't bother staying for my 90 day coin). She wrote back on the note and passed it over to me and said she will leave too (she was taking me out to brunch today after the meeting). She's really nice and stuff and normal, and not really a hardcore AA'er really (she doesn't even call herself an alcoholic) and plans to quit when she finds a job, but she said she's met lets of friends in the program and that I am hanging out with the wrong people and that I should stay away from old people (her words). She's older than I am by a number of years so I don't know what age she's talking about, probably referring to the meeting I make the coffee on Saturday nights which is kind of old timer-ey. She said I should quit that commitment and start going out and having fun (without alcohol) on Saturday nights and Im sitting there feeling like Dinky Bossetti from Welcome Home Roxy Carmichael and her guidance counselor. She had a field day when I told her that I have five fish that are all in separate tanks analyzing it like it meant way more than it really does.

I got kind of annoyed basically. I have to change Miley's 10 gallon tank and then I'm going to Bread Knot Park with my roommate's dog. I'm a little annoyed at the program right now. My sponsors going to have to work hard to reel me back in cuz as of now I'm sort of a drop out and im going to go tonight to make coffee but it might be my last meeting.

I don't like people very much and higher power of mine makes that totally fine. And I've learned that I love myself sober a lot (life is SOOOOOOOOO much easier sober), but lets not get it twisted I still can't be asked to really have any kind of emotional attachment to anyone and I refuse to be reprogrammed and think it's bizarre humans are such busy bodies into the minds of others. I'm not a bad person so I'm not going to feel bad about shit.

"This is my body, this is my software" - Orlan


September 28, 2013 1:25 PM - Partridge
No, no mob people on his side. He brags that he brought them down and broke their control. Really dirty shit went on not too long ago in my 'hood.
September 28, 2013 1:35 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
tl;dr : P


September 28, 2013 1:39 PM - dibs
Sexy, very slightly bitchy, gaay PR waiter at Henry St Ale House andd, a great lager....Staropramen
September 28, 2013 1:47 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Drinking the day away, again, DIBS?

Tsk, tsk. : P
September 28, 2013 2:06 PM - Deleted
Tldr Rob. This is a place for conversation not virtual therapy.
Edited at September 28, 2013 2:06 PM
September 28, 2013 2:13 PM - Deleted
No, Randi. This is a place where people conversate in ones and zeros.


September 28, 2013 2:14 PM - Deleted
Partridge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let me preface what I am about to say by making you aware that I was in a similiar situation. I was the President of my condo when we sustained serious damage from an adjoining development. I speak from experience.

Let me not mince words. From what you've reported, I believe that the actions your Board has taken is quite ill-advised, in the following ways:

-there is a distinct possibility that the structural integrity of your building has been compromised, putting the lives of the occupants at risk. In this town, authority over this matter rests with only one entity: the DOB. This is not a one-family house. You are the trustee of a multiple-family dwelling and it is a public safety issue. The Board is creating a legal exposure by not taking this to the DOB, and it doesn't matter what your private agents (engineers) say.

There are two other huge considerations:

-as I said, there is a distinct possibility your building's structural integrity has been comprimised, and you have an obligation to report this to your insurance company AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THEY should be dealing with the adjoining developer in this matter, not the Board. Furthermore, if you negotiate this in private without notifying your insurance company and without contacting the DOB, you are opening up a huge exposure that your insurance company will not protect you, should something happen. Furthermore, your insurance company will definitely want a public record of what happened, and contacting the DOB is the best way to do so.

-Finally, there is one other compelling reason to contact the DOB. Should they order the building vacated, it takes the decision off the Board's hands, and will save you a TON of grief from the other occupants. How so? In a condo, the financial responsibility for finding an alternative living arrangement rests with the owner-occupant, not the Board. This responsibility is supposed to be covered by an occupant's insurance policy. However, many condo owners do not take out insurance. In my case, 4 apartments had to be vacated, and three of them did not have insurance. These people hounded me for months to have the condo pay their rent while they lived elsewhere. I held the line, but it was extremely stressful to have your neighbors at war with you. Once again, if you contact the DOB, the decision to vacate becomes theirs, not the Boards.

In summary: contact the DOB asap. Contact your insurance ASAP. This matter is now beyond the Board's direct management!!!!!
Edited at September 28, 2013 2:14 PM
September 28, 2013 2:18 PM - Deleted
Partridge;

I just realized that one section of my post may not have been clear. When I made the following statement:

"as I said, there is a distinct possibility your building's structural integrity has been comprimised, and you have an obligation to report this to your insurance company AS SOON AS POSSIBLE."

I am talking about the Building's insurance, not your individual condo owner's insurace,
September 28, 2013 2:24 PM - Deleted
Could someone who know's Partridge's e-mail or phone number make sure she sees this message. IMy mother-in-law had to be admitted to the hospital last night so I don't have time to stop by her shop and talk to her. See you later.
September 28, 2013 2:29 PM - Slope4Eva
I shot Part an E:Mail, Benson. Hope your MIL is OK.
September 28, 2013 2:31 PM - CGar
*rob*, please ignore randi entirely. If everyone else can use the OT for virtual therapy, so can you.

Most everyone here - even those with whom, shall we say, you don't always get along with swimmingly, and vice versa - are very proud of you for quitting drinking and going to AA and for how well you've done with it for the past four months, so please keep up the great work - for your sake.

As for quitting AA, I don't really know what to tell you, other than to say that, were I you, I would ask BH what he thinks. And, personally, were it me, I would do what BH recommends since he has a lot of experience with this, and I tend to seek advice and counsel from those whom I know and trust. But, obviously that needs to be your decision ultimately.
Edited at September 28, 2013 2:36 PM
September 28, 2013 2:32 PM - CGar
benson, partridge will check back in soon enough and see your post. Sorry about your MIL.
September 28, 2013 2:33 PM - Slope4Eva
Well said, CGar @2:31.
September 28, 2013 2:33 PM - Partridge
I got it Benson!

THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Edited at September 28, 2013 2:33 PM
September 28, 2013 2:34 PM - CGar
"without notifying your insurance company and without contacting the DOB, you are opening up a huge exposure that your insurance company will not protect you, should something happen"

partridge, though it pains me to say this, from a legal standpoint, benson makes a lot of sense. (Sorry for agreeing with you, benson.)
September 28, 2013 2:34 PM - CGar
^^^ And there she is now.
September 28, 2013 2:35 PM - CGar
Why, thank you, Eva. xo
September 28, 2013 2:39 PM - Slope4Eva
I'm feeling the love on the OT this afternoon, watching out for each other. I'm going to leave on that high note.

Later gators.
September 28, 2013 2:42 PM - dibs
CGAr, I have only been to Henry St Ale House once, that night with you adnwasn't impressed by the beer selection. It's now quite good and the food, also on your recent recommendation was excellent. Although X's fried chicken was a bit dry, the mashed potatoes were great and my catfish was excellent. We both got green beans which werre also excellent.

Check you text messages.
September 28, 2013 2:44 PM - CGar
dave, Biff and I have been stopping there lately on our way home after walking over the Bridge (and invariably I point out to him the PJs where you're squatting), and agreed on the beer selection, and we've also been getting food at the bar. Best Nachos Ever!!!!! Glad you like it.

(And roger on the txts)
Edited at September 28, 2013 2:45 PM
September 28, 2013 2:44 PM - dibs
The Staropramen is a bit like Pilsner Urquell, one of may favorites. Both are from the Czech Republic
September 28, 2013 2:51 PM - dibs
Where's dh??? Was he finally the one who made a bad decision last night????
September 28, 2013 2:56 PM - Arkady
I, too, agree w/ both Benson about Partridge's situation & w/ CG wrt rob.
September 28, 2013 2:57 PM - dibs
Yes, benson is right wrt the insurance issue.
September 28, 2013 3:03 PM - CGar
"I, too, agree w/ both Benson about Partridge's situation & w/ CG wrt rob."

DAVE, WE'D BEST GET OVER THERE!!!!!!!!!! SHE'S SICKER THAN I THOUGHT!!!!!!!!!!
September 28, 2013 3:05 PM - CGar
dave, check out La Vara. DeLepp swears by the chef/owner. We should try it some time. (Probably some time when "she" can't go, as I showed "her" the menu once when we walked by and "she" rejected it. Too many crucifers or some such nonsense.)

http://www.lavarany.com
September 28, 2013 3:10 PM - dibs
Looks interesting but I just called and they don't take reservations for parties under 4 WHICH IS JUST SO FUCKING ASININE SO I HUNG UP ON THEM
September 28, 2013 3:11 PM - CGar
LMFAO.
September 28, 2013 3:21 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
rob, I hope you don't quit AA. Try some other meetings and find the people you DO like. And learn to say "no" to people you don't want to socialize with.

(I'm just speaking for myself, I have no idea what BnH will say. Well, I have a guess, but I'll let him say it.)
Edited at September 28, 2013 3:31 PM
September 28, 2013 3:24 PM - dibs
I agree. Just find another meeting place or another time. You're right, quality time alone can be a lot better than with nagging people who have their own baggage. If they annoy you, then they annoy you and you should just not hang out with them.

She actually sounds rather immature and that invitiation to party on Saturday night really isn't what you've ever been into anyway.
Edited at September 28, 2013 3:26 PM
September 28, 2013 3:27 PM - Deleted
Derp
September 28, 2013 3:29 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Speaking of therapy...an update on A.

She texted me a few nights ago when she reemerged from hibernation and we went out for a drink. She was her old self again and admitted she needed help. Someone else in the 'hood told me she told him the same thing. She was angry at me for telling her dad she used drugs and for listening to various rumors about her - but didn't absolutely deny being a user, especially when I told her what I had told her dad. Her dad was apparently quite surprised that I told him all that, but then again he told me to tell all. She said she was considering going home for some time to take a break from it all and get help.

Fast forward to last night. Parents arrive. I didn't see them but I saw her, and she said they had met all the usual people in the neighborhood and she seemed really happy. They had talked for nine hours about getting her life together. Sounded to me like she wasn't admitting she needed help at all. I was out with old teacher friends till the early morning, and saw her again (somehow I had lost my keys - she had the extra set). She was completely blitzed, off her rocker, and more irrational than I've ever seen her. It was impossible to have a conversation with her. I got a text from a local bar employee who said she's been banned (as of last night) from a certain establishment. So, so sad. I wonder if she'll be able to keep up the charade today at brunch with the 'rents.
Edited at September 28, 2013 3:29 PM
September 28, 2013 3:32 PM - dibs
Six, WTF is it with you and your keys??? How many times have you lost them now??

How does one even lose their keys? Don't you carry them in your pocket or is there a hole in your man purse?????
September 28, 2013 3:33 PM - sixyearsandcounting
This was the first time I've ever lost them.
September 28, 2013 3:34 PM - sixyearsandcounting
They must have fallen out of my pocket in my friend's car last night, when I took my wallet and phone out. In any case, that's where they were.
September 28, 2013 3:35 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I've never lost my keys. I wonder if you were pickpocketed, Six.

Oh, nevermind, I see they were found.

Oh dear, that see-saw behavior is worrisome, Six. I'm glad her parents were here, but sorry if she wasn't honest with them.
Edited at September 28, 2013 3:37 PM
September 28, 2013 3:35 PM - dibs
Didn't you lose them once when you returned from a trip?

And had to get them from A then too???
September 28, 2013 3:35 PM - dibs
A man keeps his wallet in his back pocket.
September 28, 2013 3:36 PM - dibs
Unless you are 1% then you keep a billfold in your suit pocket
Edited at September 28, 2013 3:36 PM
September 28, 2013 3:37 PM - sixyearsandcounting
No, I didn't lose them then. She had one set and my subletter had the other set.
September 28, 2013 3:38 PM - dibs
I'd be chary of her having a set of keys to my apartment. What if she let herself in and stole your A. Lang & Sohne or Jaeger le Coutre watches to sell for drugs????
Edited at September 28, 2013 3:39 PM
September 28, 2013 3:40 PM - dibs
Or your computer with your dissertation on your hard drive!!!!!
September 28, 2013 3:40 PM - DeadCatBounce
I guess I am not 1%.
Edited at September 28, 2013 3:40 PM
September 28, 2013 3:42 PM - dibs
Watching cooking shows and Barrett Jackson muscle car auctions on TV with a nice espresso. Typical gay man's afternoon.
September 28, 2013 3:42 PM - sixyearsandcounting
I have all my keys now. This morning she took a shower at my place and took the soap. That's the last time she'll be in my apt until she gets help.
Edited at September 28, 2013 3:42 PM
September 28, 2013 3:43 PM - dibs
I guess one has really reached bottom when they take somone's soap. What did you use then, dishwashing detergent????

Hopefully she left the toilet paper.

LOL
Edited at September 28, 2013 3:44 PM
September 28, 2013 3:45 PM - rf
Hmm, Dr. Freud Never Sleeps. That's what I tell myself when I (rarely but then 2x/3x in a row) lose keys.
September 28, 2013 3:45 PM - dibs
Are shoes in NYC tax free? Up to what amount?
September 28, 2013 3:47 PM - dibs
OK...only up to $110. Screw that. I'll buy online.
September 28, 2013 3:49 PM - CGar
Six, I've missed you and feel like you and I haven't interacted in months. I've been mostly AWOL for a few months due to work. Were you away at Jihadist Summer Camp???
September 28, 2013 3:49 PM - sixyearsandcounting
I still had a bar of soap by the sink so I used that. There was about half of a bar in the shower. Maybe she used the entire thing in one fell swoop. Who knows?
September 28, 2013 3:52 PM - dibs
Or maybe it just went in "somewhere"


Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
September 28, 2013 3:56 PM - BirdnestHead
Don't have any great font of wisdom. No need to "quit" AA, simply stop going to meetings. If one is alcoholic, not going to AA meetings will result in a resumption of drinking, usually within a few months. At that point, it will become more apparent as to wether one is or is not afflicted with alcoholism. Those rare alcoholics who can stay sober without meetings become unpleasant angry people. Regarding "socializing" in sobriety, it's not required, but most of us find that since we had become *so* isolated during our drinking that being around a group of "fellow" alcoholics eventually proves to be helpful, comforting, and re-assuring. I say "eventually" because for the first few months, going out for coffee with the gang after the meeting is truly terrifying. At least it was for me. My sponsor "forced" me to go to coffee, and for a while all I could do was twitch, I couldn't even speak to someone else. It seems to be widely reported that Park Slope and Brooklyn Heights meetings are too "touchy-feely", and don't focus on sobriety as much as some other places. If I were to make a suggestion to a male (which I am definitely not) I would suggest the PAX Monday evening beginners meeting, in manhattan. It's in the book.
September 28, 2013 3:56 PM - rf
No, CGar, he was a camp counselor for NYU students. Sounds like a Rodney Dangerfield movie.
September 28, 2013 4:00 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Huh, rf? I was in the archives in London, CGar. Haven't been posting too much myself.
September 28, 2013 4:01 PM - BirdnestHead
"Definitely not" making a suggestion, not "Definitely not" a male. PAX is a men's meeting...
September 28, 2013 4:03 PM - rf
Sorry, Six, I guess I was thinking of prior (shorter) trips you've made within the past few years.
September 28, 2013 4:04 PM - CGar
"I was in the archives in London, CGar."

Well, it's good to see you. Had I known you were in London, I would've hooked you up with chicken. What did you bring me??? More importantly, what did you bring Arkady????
September 28, 2013 4:07 PM - CGar
"Sorry, Six, I guess I was thinking of prior (shorter) trips you've made within the past few years."

That's what happens when you're always trying to be Gladys Kravitz.
September 28, 2013 4:10 PM - Deleted
A.

AA.

Lots of As

TodAy
September 28, 2013 4:12 PM - rf
I don't even know who Gladys Kravitz is.

For many years growing up I stopped watching TV because I didn't want to fight with my brothers about what show to watch.
September 28, 2013 4:12 PM - dibs
Thanks, A Hole
Edited at September 28, 2013 4:12 PM
September 28, 2013 4:14 PM - Deleted
Lol dibs
September 28, 2013 4:17 PM - CGar
"I don't even know who Gladys Kravitz is."

We've discussed this in the OT before, rf. I would think that you of all people would remember.

"Gladys Kravitz is a fictional character on the American situation comedy Bewitched (1964-1972). Portrayed by Alice Pearce from the show's premiere in 1964 until Pearce's death in 1966 and then by Sandra Gould from 1966 until her last appearance in 1971, Gladys Kravitz is an across-the-street neighbor of the program's protagonists, Darrin Stephens and his wife, witch Samantha Stephens.

Although a relatively minor character on Bewitched, the role was memorable enough that the term "Gladys Kravitz" entered the American lexicon, and is even today used as a synonym for a nosy neighbor or colleague."
September 28, 2013 4:17 PM - CGar
And the second Mrs. Kravitz . . .
September 28, 2013 4:20 PM - rf
Says the man who completely disappears for months at a time!
Edited at September 28, 2013 4:20 PM
September 28, 2013 4:23 PM - dibs
Customized 1963 Dodge Dart just sold for $65,000. WTF???????
September 28, 2013 4:25 PM - Arkady
6 - Maybe she's not really foaming at the mouth & just ate the soap.

September 28, 2013 4:28 PM - dibs
Arkady, I bet you "ate" a lot of soap as a young girl.
September 28, 2013 4:33 PM - Deleted
Crass
September 28, 2013 4:34 PM - dibs
Ummmm, no. It just means she got her mouth washed out for cussing.
September 28, 2013 4:39 PM - Arkady
My brother & I weren't even allowed to tell one another to shut up. My brother threw a boy into a pile of horse manure at the stables one day because he'd said 'shit' in front of me when I was about 11.
September 28, 2013 4:43 PM - Deleted
Oh hells no. Just got back from Prospect Park. I haven't been there since last Winter and I guess I forgot how awful that park is on days like this. Not to mention it was INFESTED with gnats (actual gnats) and dragon flies. I should have gone swimming like I originally wanted to.


September 28, 2013 4:51 PM - dibs
Not all those gnatsis were awful. Many were just following orders.

Are you Goering back soon?
Edited at September 28, 2013 4:53 PM
September 28, 2013 4:57 PM - Deleted
BnH, Ive been to Pax. Ive seen you there before. I didn't like the beginners meeting when my sponsor made me sit at the beginner's table, but ive been there two other times and just didn't sit at that table and it was a good meeting. I still didn't want to socialize with anyone. Before I started drinking when I was 21 (I never touched a drop before that) I was loathe to socialize with people as well. If I stopped going to meetings and started drinking again that would be truly awful and tragic. But I can't imagine that EVERYONE (like you said) who stops going to meetings but still doesn't drink is miserable. Miserable is subjective. From an outsider's perspective I probably do look slightly miserable because of my masochistic tendencies to do stupid shit like live in park slope and work in soho. But those things are really irrelevant. But there's very very VERY few people I would actually want to socialize with(and even then it cannot be for more than 20-30 minutes). It might seem like a malfunction, but so what? People gross me out.

September 28, 2013 5:12 PM - CGar
"my masochistic tendencies to do stupid shit like live in park slope and work in soho"

ROFLMMFAO, *rob*, to those being "masochistic tendencies".
September 28, 2013 5:17 PM - dibs
I guess he hasn't noticed my comment^^^^^^^
September 28, 2013 5:25 PM - MontroseMorris
Rob, someone posted these painted sticks on Pinterest. I don't know if this was what you were doing, but here it is:

Much bigger in the link:
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/140526450846259895/
Edited at September 28, 2013 5:25 PM
September 28, 2013 5:25 PM - BirdnestHead
Yeah, I started drinking earlier, around 14, precisely *because* there were so many new methods of enforced socialization. Classmates birthday parties, being included in more types of "grownup" gatherings. I had grown up multiply abandoned, and was content to be my own company, and adept at becoming alone (no cellphones, and lived near the park). It was only after I discovered drinking that I could be around others without feeling that I was jumping out of my skin. I manufactured a "psychic barrier" with the booze n drugs that I felt safe behind. Losing that feeling of safety was not fun at all. Mostly I felt that living in a cardboard box under the BQE with bottles of bourbon would be more fun and less trouble. Still feel that way occasionally. On the other hand, if booze was still working for me, I'd still be drinking it...
September 28, 2013 5:42 PM - Partridge
Benson, I so appreciate your selfless concern for me and my fellow residents regarding our predicament especially considering your other obligations.

I copied and pasted your advice in an email to the board stating that it came from a good friend whose advice I respect. The wheels are in motion.

I sincerely hope your MIL's illness is easily cared for and that you and your wife do not suffer much stress in caring for her.
September 28, 2013 5:48 PM - CGar
"I guess he hasn't noticed my comment^^^^^^^"

You're a Bor-man.
Edited at September 28, 2013 5:48 PM
September 28, 2013 5:51 PM - Arkady
Partridge, you should mention to them that he's an engineer.
Edited at September 28, 2013 5:51 PM
September 28, 2013 6:01 PM - dibs
Foundation discussions make for strange bedfellows it would seem.

"One piece lace foundation...zips up the back and no bones"
September 28, 2013 6:02 PM - Partridge
Yes, Ark., have done so. And former condo pres and building management scholar. I hid the fact that he is a member of the Trio of Moron, though.
September 28, 2013 6:08 PM - More4Less
can't believe how much "stuff" in my closets - thought I got rid of lots of stuff after moving in but looks like I need to clean out more stuff.
September 28, 2013 6:09 PM - More4Less
rob, whether you stay with AA or not, keep the drinking in check as you've been doing recently.
Edited at September 28, 2013 6:09 PM
September 28, 2013 6:18 PM - CGar
Brownie Whore.
September 28, 2013 6:22 PM - More4Less
yeah, that was great advice from Benson.
September 28, 2013 6:23 PM - More4Less
CGar, you can add "chubby" before whore - as my increased consumption of baked goods recently has made me more panda-like
September 28, 2013 6:24 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
M4L, 'stuff' seems to expand to fill the space available.
September 28, 2013 6:27 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Speaking of pandas, did you see the photos of the baby at the National Zoo? Squeeee!

http://dcist.com/2013/09/national_zoos_second_examination_re.php#photo-1
September 28, 2013 6:29 PM - BoerumHillScott
Lots of love here today.

I did a 18 mile run that was not one of my best.
I have a 10 mile race in the Bronx early tomorrow morning.

RowerChick found out that a friend from her childhood died, and is at a memorial service.
September 28, 2013 6:30 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Various interesting historical photos: http://www.boredpanda.com/must-see-historic-moments/
September 28, 2013 6:32 PM - More4Less
that baby panda will be cuter once it packs on my body fat
September 28, 2013 6:38 PM - CGar
"M4L, 'stuff' seems to expand to fill the space available."

I couldn't agree more. And so much harder to get rid of it all once you have it.

Apropos of cobble cleaning out to move, and m4l cleaning out his closets, I'm finally nearing the end of purging +/- 30 years of files - if it won't fit in my 2 file drawers, it goes. I will say it is funny (sad, really) to see what I was earning in 1986!
Edited at September 28, 2013 6:38 PM
September 28, 2013 6:39 PM - CGar
That's sad, Scott. What did the friend die of and, I'm afraid to ask, how old????
September 28, 2013 6:40 PM - BoerumHillScott
I have made 2 moves in my life to considerably smaller places, and both times I had to be ruthless in what I got rid of.
In California, that did not stop stuff from multiplying once I did get a bigger place.
September 28, 2013 6:41 PM - BoerumHillScott
She was same basic age as RowerChick.
Don't know any more details.
They were not really close, but still a shock.
September 28, 2013 6:44 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Sorry for Rower, never easy to get that kind of news.

Sounds like you'll be in great condition for the marathon. : )

Edited at September 28, 2013 6:48 PM
September 28, 2013 6:51 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
We've been extremely ruthless this move. We've tossed a ton of stuff. The new place is smaller, for one thing, and some stuff was just old, like the sofa.
September 28, 2013 6:53 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
That's my files rule. Two file cabinet drawers. That's enough. Though I'm even ditching my old crappy 2nd hand metal file cabinet, in favor of some plastic storage bins.

Oh dear. I'm talking to myself. La di da...
Edited at September 28, 2013 6:54 PM
September 28, 2013 6:56 PM - rf
No you're not.
September 28, 2013 7:05 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ah, hi there, rf. I didn't see you there. ; )
September 28, 2013 7:05 PM - Arkady
I've always moved to a bigger place & my next one will be to a pine box (metaphorically) so I haven't tossed much.
September 28, 2013 7:12 PM - rf
We downsized big time moving here and I got rid of A LOT. It was hard but a very good feeling when we were moved in.
September 28, 2013 7:13 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I don't mind getting rid of stuff. I think we still own a lot, for two people in a one bedroom.
September 28, 2013 7:18 PM - More4Less
I've only moved to bigger pads so when I have to move to smaller pad, that'll be a tough task to shed a ton of stuff
September 28, 2013 7:23 PM - Deleted
M4l. What you doin with your crown heights crib?
September 28, 2013 7:29 PM - More4Less
still "plan" to rent it out. Will there sometime next week to check on something there.
Edited at September 28, 2013 7:29 PM
September 28, 2013 7:32 PM - More4Less
DH, that's why it was funny that my buddies want me to join in on their bid for these 1-bedrm aptmts in Midwood - ie my history to rent aptmt out is not good.
Edited at September 28, 2013 7:35 PM
September 28, 2013 7:34 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Why haven't you rented it, M4L?
September 28, 2013 7:36 PM - More4Less
cause I've been lazy to hound the super to get the renov from 98% complete to 100% complete
September 28, 2013 7:36 PM - pepper
GE, folks.
Edited at September 28, 2013 7:36 PM
September 28, 2013 7:47 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Mm, lazy, otherwise known as too busy with a lot of other real world stuff?
September 28, 2013 7:48 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
GE, Ms. Pepper.
September 28, 2013 7:53 PM - pepper
Hi Cobble. Don't tell Pete, but I just got my nails done at your nail salon...
Edited at September 28, 2013 7:53 PM
September 28, 2013 7:55 PM - rf
Is Pete still far, far away or back to one of his many homes?
September 28, 2013 7:56 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Your secret is safe with me, pepper. I can't wait to go to *my* nail salon! ; )
September 28, 2013 7:57 PM - pepper
Hmmmm. Not sure, rf.
September 28, 2013 7:59 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Dunno, I can't precisely recall when he was here (OT) last.
September 28, 2013 8:02 PM - pepper
I think he stuck his head in once or twice yesterday (nh), but he doesn't seem to have been here yet today...
September 28, 2013 8:03 PM - pepper
ooops. double post edit.
September 28, 2013 8:06 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Last I read, he was in biking in P-Town. But I can't recall which day that was. Should we worry that he fell in with a bad crowd there? : P
Edited at September 28, 2013 8:09 PM
September 28, 2013 8:13 PM - pepper
Naaaa. Dave's here in Bkln this weekend, Cobble. So Pete should be safe... ;o)
September 28, 2013 8:16 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Snort!! Excellent point. Pete's probably just off having fun in the *real world*. Gasp.
Edited at September 28, 2013 8:18 PM
September 28, 2013 8:50 PM - pepper
How's BnH's fever?
September 28, 2013 8:56 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
It spiked again around 4pm, but came down quickly. He seems better now, but will be taking it easy tonight and tomorrow, there's almost nothing left to do until the movers come. Thanks for asking. We're hoping it's just a little virus. He's not coughing or congested.
Edited at September 28, 2013 9:04 PM
September 28, 2013 9:09 PM - rf
I am feeling a lot better today. Hope I fought it off.
September 28, 2013 9:10 PM - pepper
Glad he seems to be doing better, and that he didn't catch what you had. That sounded awful! I'm impressed that you guys are all ready several days in advance for your move! No matter how well organized I try to be, I'm always in frantic packing mode the last few days...
Edited at September 28, 2013 9:10 PM
September 28, 2013 9:16 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Great, rf, glad to hear it. Hope it's on the way out. Hoping BnH is on the same track. He's feeling pretty chipper, but low key right now.

That was my worry, pepper. It was awful, I wouldn't wish it on anyone. The silver lining is I haven't had a cigarette in a month. Unbelievable. The gum helps. I've been watching him for coughing. He has cut down the cigs somewhat.

We're very organized, we don't like rushing, being organized takes some of the pressure off.
Edited at September 28, 2013 9:17 PM
September 28, 2013 9:19 PM - rf
Cobble, that's really great. I used the gum for a few months and then weaned myself off of it just like I did with the cigs--halved the amount every other day.
September 28, 2013 9:20 PM - pepper
Oooops, rf, sorry didn't see you there right before me... Glad you are feeling better too!
September 28, 2013 9:22 PM - rf
That's ok, Pepper. I was keeping a low profile throughout my almost-bronchitis. But my chest feels much better today (nh, nh for sure), almost no tightness. Yay!
September 28, 2013 9:30 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Thanks, rf. I think I'll try your method in a few weeks after the 'mayhem' of the move settles down.

So glad your 'not-bronchitis' is going away. I used to not mind being sick, it was sort of a vacation from work, but the past couple years the illnesses were really uncomfortable bordering on scary. The cigs had to go.
Edited at September 28, 2013 9:35 PM
September 28, 2013 9:58 PM - rf
I just watched the documentary the Times did of the Quinn campaign. I didn't vote for her; she was my third choice. But I felt bad for her and her wife, to go through all that (ugh, the animal rights activists that dogged her!) only to lose badly.
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/09/26/nyregion/christine-quinn-documentary.html?hp
September 28, 2013 10:04 PM - BoerumHillScott
Just got back from an art party in Dumbo. Cool post-industrial space.

I just set my alarm for 6:20 in the morning so that I can make my 8:00 race in the Bronx.
September 28, 2013 10:10 PM - BirdnestHead
Arty stuff, serious documentaries, I'm not well, I'm watching "Hot Tub Time Machine". I think it's helping...
Edited at September 28, 2013 10:10 PM
September 28, 2013 10:17 PM - pepper
I love John Cusack, but I think HTTM wasn't his best movie...
September 28, 2013 10:17 PM - pepper
Good luck tomorrow, Scott!
Edited at September 28, 2013 10:17 PM
September 28, 2013 10:23 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
No, perhaps not, pep, but it has some hilarious bits, mixed in with the heinous.
Edited at September 28, 2013 10:26 PM
September 28, 2013 10:29 PM - Partridge
hey. Building still standing. Engineer insists we are at NO risk. Going to sleep soon. Too much to discuss and to handle for the evening.
September 28, 2013 10:30 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Scott, you are a running machine!
September 28, 2013 10:31 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Very glad to hear that, LP. I'm sure it's all very tiring.
September 28, 2013 11:09 PM - Partridge
Good night kind losers.
September 28, 2013 11:11 PM - pepper
'night LP. Glad your home won't collapse! Scary stuff!
September 29, 2013 3:45 AM - ij
My phone autocompletes my login name. Whence and how?

I spent the evening in Williamsburg. People turn in surprisingly early. Then I got a green cab and said, "The Barclays Center" when he asked where to. Apparently many New Yorkers hurl racist abuse at him when he mentions he is only outer borough licensed.

"New Yorkers think they're so informed when they don't know anything," I said, paying him. He agreed.
September 29, 2013 7:27 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
GM

Green cabs? What's a green cab?

Oh, ok, I looked it up. I vaguely remember reading something about this. So they can't take a fare into Manhattan?

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/green-cabs-hit-streets-article-1.1422738
Edited at September 29, 2013 7:33 AM
September 29, 2013 7:41 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Oy. And there have fakers!

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/21/nyregion/taxi-commission-targets-apple-green-impostor-cabs.html?_r=0
September 29, 2013 7:47 AM - CGar
cobble.
September 29, 2013 7:48 AM - CGar
dave, Long Island Restaurant was only open for a private party last night, dumbass, and I told you I still saw paper in the windows when I walked by earlier in the day. That said, the restored neon sign looks great!
September 29, 2013 7:53 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
CGar.
September 29, 2013 7:56 AM - Partridge
morning.
awakened by obnoxiously loud squirrel chatter.
September 29, 2013 8:19 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
The search for an allen wrench set here is likely waking the dead -- however necessary it may be. BnH needs a garage.
Edited at September 29, 2013 8:20 AM
September 29, 2013 8:29 AM - Partridge
Every man need a garage.
September 29, 2013 8:39 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Secured! Mission accomplished.

Yes, at some point later in this life, I wish for a garage type space for BnH.
September 29, 2013 8:46 AM - Partridge
what a relief!

what's left to do today?
September 29, 2013 8:47 AM - CGar
You should have just asked me. I have plenty of Allen wrenches. And, yes, I'm still JEWish.
September 29, 2013 8:49 AM - CGar
I see pepper finally woke up around 7:30 last night.
September 29, 2013 8:51 AM - CGar
*rob*, you should totally do painted sticks like those MM posted. You have to open the link to see the full-size picture to see how nice they are.
September 29, 2013 8:58 AM - dibs
Ihave allen wrench sets in the garage in P-Town and in Bucks County. When I still had the house here of course I had a third set.
Edited at September 29, 2013 8:59 AM
September 29, 2013 9:00 AM - dibs
I have a slight headache.
September 29, 2013 9:06 AM - Arkady
allen key = hex wrench
September 29, 2013 9:09 AM - dibs
Happy International Coffee Day
Edited at September 29, 2013 9:09 AM
September 29, 2013 9:11 AM - dibs
I also have these. Allen sockets
September 29, 2013 9:13 AM - CGar
Arkady! How are you feeling today??? I've been very worried about you, given how you've sounded on the phone. Did anyone bring you cough drops???
September 29, 2013 9:15 AM - dibs
I too was concerned. I assume she has Life Alert
September 29, 2013 9:18 AM - CGar
I don't know about Life Alert, dave, but the TV commercial "Help! I've fallen and I can't get up!" is based on Arkady.
September 29, 2013 9:19 AM - dibs
Widgie...
September 29, 2013 9:19 AM - CGar
^^^ Ironic for a woman with 7 TVs, none hooked up.
September 29, 2013 9:19 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
What's left:

The last handful of dishes and glasses, a few clothes, taking two picture shelves down off the wall. Packing a few lamps. Super super coming to take a few things out. Running the dishwasher one last time. Running one more load of laundry. Taping up some boxes.

Hmm, that might be about it.
September 29, 2013 9:23 AM - Arkady
Feeling better, thanks. Got my breathing toy up to 1250 this a.m. - yesterday I barely got it to 1000. (Top is 2500.)
September 29, 2013 9:23 AM - dibs
Did you clean the refrigerator???
September 29, 2013 9:23 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Oh, and switching the good shower head for the crappy one that came with the place. We want to take the good one with us.
September 29, 2013 9:26 AM - Deleted
The woman who's bitch (willingly of course) i've been at work is leaving in six weeks. She took me in her office last week and gave me lots of praise and is going to put in a good word for me about taking over some of her responsibilities, and with this theoretically come with a raise if the owner is up for this. They are still going to hire a full on controller/accountant/facilities manager but i'd be splitting responsibilities if this all goes down as planned. How do I make this happen? FYI my sobriety HAS been noted and it is a good thing. I have a few questions. How do I bring up getting a raise without getting fired? Will this new person who has access to the health insurance information know of my recent maladies? If so I would assume that person would be chary of having me work along side them, no? I need this to happen for a number of reasons. The money is obviously one of them, but moreso I need it to actually have something on my resume that shows some progression with the job i've been at for almost 13 years now. I mean, there has been over the years, a lot of it lateral advancement though.

Im also REALLY sad this woman is leaving. She's crazy and stuff but she's been there for me and have had my back many times over the years.

I almost wish I had an accounting degree so I could apply for the position outright (well not really), but I want this whole situation to at least advace me in some way, as I've truly been her right hand person for like EVER. If nothing comes out of this, which could very well happen and I have a tendency to think of the negative, it's a huge mental poke in the brain for me to really step my game up and start looking elsewhere (which is absolutely fucking terrifying for me as I'm an idiot and live paycheck to paycheck.)

Any thoughts on this?

I also get this strange vibration in my cortex that she is jumping ship because she knows something big and huge changes is going down soon and in a sense is warning me? or the Universe is warning me?!

Also I can use her as a professional reference for stuff, right? I trust her that she would be a good one.
September 29, 2013 9:29 AM - dibs
Why don't you confide in her and ask her these questions about a raise and if anything else is going on? Especially if you feel that she's had your back, etc.
September 29, 2013 9:30 AM - CGar
cobble, I wish I'd been that organized when I moved, but just too much to do since I was dealing with 4 simultaneous moves: Brooklyn to Brooklyn, Brooklyn to Boston, CT to Boston and CT to Brooklyn moves. Ugh. Arkady came over the morning of the move to help me finish - I'd done everything but finish my home office.

Are you using Movers not Shakers again??? I have to say (at the risk of sounding like dave) that I think they were the best movers I've ever used. Gentle Giant based in Boston was a close second.
Edited at September 29, 2013 9:30 AM
September 29, 2013 9:31 AM - dibs
"Brownstone Jazz Ensemble" from Bed Stuy on and off this motning on NBC. I never heard of them before this
September 29, 2013 9:32 AM - CGar
And I call BULLSHIT to the Christmas commercials starting already - I think I've been seeing Radio City commercials for 2 weeks now; thought it was a joke when I first heard Christmas music in the background. And I also call BULLSHIT to catalogues showing Christmas ornaments at the same time as Halloween decorations.
September 29, 2013 9:33 AM - CGar
dave, I think we discussed them in the OT before and I think you said the same thing then.
September 29, 2013 9:41 AM - Arkady
rob- I agree w/ dibs; ask her. What reason did she give you for her leaving?
September 29, 2013 9:42 AM - Arkady
I don't have a t.v. near my bed of pain so I haven't seen xmas ads yet but I agree - shouldn't start until BirdDay.
September 29, 2013 9:45 AM - dibs
I couldn't imagine not having a TV in the bedroom but then again, I'm a completely different generation
Edited at September 29, 2013 9:45 AM
September 29, 2013 9:47 AM - CGar
LMFAO.
September 29, 2013 9:49 AM - Arkady
I had one w/ ex-bf but gave him one of the headsets that does the audio from t.v. so I could read.
September 29, 2013 9:51 AM - Deleted
She's going on to manage a building in lower manhattan full time. After the flood that happened a few weeks ago she told me that she thinks my future career should be a building manager (lol). I guess she was saying without saying what she was about to do.

Dave: I don't know. I'm terrified to ask questions that could jeopardize my safety. (and yes, this is probably why the awful 4th step work in AA is so important for me to do... which btw I woke up this morning and changed my mind and decided to go full on and ahead with it). Personally I don't think doing this step work could harm me in any way and in a sense. I could perhaps get the same shit done with years of expensive therapy and medication, but since this shit is free and no one's going to push drugs on me that will alter my brain chemistry, I'm going to just do it. Also if everything bad all happened and I lost my job and my apartment and stuff, AA will still be there. Expensive therapist not so much.

September 29, 2013 9:52 AM - Arkady
Good thinking, rob!
September 29, 2013 9:56 AM - rf
Rob, I agree with Dave (!!!). You really have nothing to lose. Make a list of questions before you talk to her so you don't wind up rambling. You could tell her this has been your only real long-term job and you want her advice to strategize. She obviously thinks well of you to say what she's already said. Be sure to tell her how much you respect her and will miss her.
September 29, 2013 10:03 AM - CGar
Can someone please tell me again for how many years I need to save tax returns and supporting documents? I'm saving all my returns themselves. And saving the supporting documents regarding stocks and my IRA. But how long do I need to save all the other papers??? Thanks.
September 29, 2013 10:03 AM - dibs
What rf said. (Ughhhh)
September 29, 2013 10:13 AM - petebklyn
I'd keep W2 and copy of tax return forever.
IRA stuff no need to keep at all.
About 5 years for documentation for itemized deductions (charitable contributions,
etc)
September 29, 2013 10:16 AM - DeLepp
they can only audit 3 years for personal taxes
September 29, 2013 10:19 AM - CGar
Thanks, gentlemen.

DeLepp, how are you doing? How'd your trip to New Jersey go yesterday?

Pete, don't tell anyone, but I was concerned about you since I haven't seen you here the past few days - I even asked dave where you've been. [Cue rf to post that Pete's been in PTown and that I'd know that if I read the OT.]
September 29, 2013 10:27 AM - More4Less
think mistakes, aggressive tactics, etc - statue of limitations is 3 years. if you made blatant lies (like Chinamen with their cash biz) under-reporting by a ton, it's 6 years. I'm anal so I keep around 8 yrs worth of returns & records
September 29, 2013 10:28 AM - dibs
DeLepp's right. They can only audit a personal return 3 years back
September 29, 2013 10:31 AM - DeadCatBounce
Rob, before asking for a raise, imagine yourself in employers shoes. Are you ready to provide them with skills > than your current job description? If yes, will they be able to utilize those skills in a way that benefits them? It at least has a neutral impact in their bottom line?
Might sound harsh, but in these times no employer is handing out raises just to be decent, or encouraging.
If answer to the above questions is "Yes", then it is time to ask for a raise, no trepidation necessary.
September 29, 2013 10:39 AM - rf
Pete, are you home from your trip? Which home?
September 29, 2013 10:44 AM - DeadCatBounce
Can somebody please turn March Farms right side up?
September 29, 2013 10:44 AM - DeadCatBounce
Went apple picking with Mrs DCB yesterday in Bethlehem CT. Apple orchard called March Farms. Really gorgeous there - highly recommended.
And although there were lots of bread knots, it was fun to watch them frolic in their home territory for a change.
September 29, 2013 10:49 AM - Deleted
DH insisted he sent me my tax returns last year, but I never got them. DH, do you still have them!? I might need them. I don't have the filled out ones.
September 29, 2013 10:52 AM - Deleted
CT is not a bread knot state.

September 29, 2013 10:54 AM - Partridge
there you are.
September 29, 2013 10:59 AM - Deleted
While I'm mad summer is gone, I can't wait for it to get like 10 degrees so I can start taking the dog to the prospect park. Our experience in the prospect park yesterday was truly the most miserable time I have ever had there, and that's including that time my vodka fell into a really deep and dark giant mud puddle.
September 29, 2013 10:59 AM - Deleted
While I'm mad summer is gone, I can't wait for it to get like 10 degrees so I can start taking the dog to the prospect park. Our experience in the prospect park yesterday was truly the most miserable time I have ever had there, and that's including that time my vodka fell into a really deep and dark giant mud puddle.
September 29, 2013 11:00 AM - Deleted
I've emailed your tax returns no less than ten times to 2 different email addresses
September 29, 2013 11:01 AM - dibs
rob's taxes...the gift that keeps on giving
Edited at September 29, 2013 11:01 AM
September 29, 2013 11:03 AM - Arkady
LOL, dibs.
September 29, 2013 11:09 AM - CGar
*rob*, will you do my taxes next year??? And then make sure I know what papers I have to keep and for how long???
September 29, 2013 11:10 AM - dibs
LOL at CGar keeping his "PAPERS"

Besides, there are no records to keep for a 1040EZ
Edited at September 29, 2013 11:15 AM
September 29, 2013 11:10 AM - DeLepp
c-gar, traffic in NJ was tremendous thought was still a nice drive thru the middle of state's farmland and old towns. Irish wake was more of a BBQ which I think was better for the children than some big catholic service. Nice to see cousins.
September 29, 2013 11:11 AM - Arkady
I keep mine 7 years. Today's the first I've heard about 3 year limit.
September 29, 2013 11:12 AM - Arkady
DeLepp - Sorry you went through it but your statement about difficulty breathing is all that kept me out of the emergency room Thursday night.
September 29, 2013 11:13 AM - DeLepp
I was audited in 2009 and was told by agent only 3 years are needed to be kept.
September 29, 2013 11:15 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Same here, I always thought it was 7 years. But I'm one of *those people* that kept their bank account statements from 1980 on. until 2 years ago when I took them to Shredzilla. LOL!
Edited at September 29, 2013 11:15 AM
September 29, 2013 11:15 AM - DeLepp
arkady, glad you are better. What statement was that?
September 29, 2013 11:16 AM - petebklyn
I'm upstate - back from Maine and P-town but friend from florida is still with us until tomorrow. So been busy.
September 29, 2013 11:17 AM - dibs
How was the Mews?
September 29, 2013 11:18 AM - petebklyn
nytimes travel section today ----northfork article for mr. mom and cajun,LA for scott.
September 29, 2013 11:18 AM - Deleted
Gm. Last day of vacation. Boo.
September 29, 2013 11:19 AM - Deleted
Saw that north fork article, all the obvious places. Typical NY times 'discovering' nothing.
September 29, 2013 11:20 AM - Arkady
DeL - You mentioned having been frightened when you had a hard time breathing.
September 29, 2013 11:25 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I think delepp and I had the same thing as you, arkady.
September 29, 2013 11:26 AM - DeLepp
So how did that stop you from ER?
September 29, 2013 11:40 AM - CGar
Ugh. Awoke with a sore throat and it's getting progressively worse. Haven't been sick all year. Arkady, this is YOUR fault.
September 29, 2013 11:41 AM - Arkady
Because I figured out it was a common symptom of whatever this is & you survived so I wasn't having some mortal condition.
September 29, 2013 11:42 AM - BoerumHillScott
I saw a lot of green cabs along Grand Concourse in the Bronx this morning. I don't think I had seen any before today.

I had a great race this morning - finished 5 minutes, 37 seconds faster than my goal.

Now I am home relaxing and watching the Antic ramp up below.
September 29, 2013 11:42 AM - CGar
DeLepp, sounds like the Irish Wake / BBQ was a good idea, DeLepp.
September 29, 2013 11:44 AM - DeLepp
oh ok, you concerned me as your last episode was horrific.
September 29, 2013 11:44 AM - Arkady
CG - Short memory. You have been sick quite recently - couldn't go to work a couple of times. (And germs don't travel over phone lines or magnetic domains.)
September 29, 2013 11:45 AM - CGar
dave, you are a stupid and mean man. Don't you have some Nazi Party Rally to attend today???
September 29, 2013 11:45 AM - Arkady
Yeah, DeLepp. If not for your precedent, I'd've been terrified.
September 29, 2013 11:45 AM - CGar
Arkady, not true - I haven't missed work at all this year. Still have my 5 unused sick days.
September 29, 2013 11:47 AM - More4Less
Bank statements is lesser issue now that it's email delivery but I tend to chuck them (paper copies) pretty fast
Edited at September 29, 2013 11:47 AM
September 29, 2013 11:50 AM - More4Less
Winter Allergy season about to start so be on look out for sore throats
September 29, 2013 11:53 AM - pepper
GM.
Edited at September 29, 2013 11:53 AM
September 29, 2013 11:56 AM - dibs
Just getting up Pepper???? Late night antics before the antic?
September 29, 2013 11:58 AM - pepper
I've been up for a couple hours. Already took a stroll through a bit of The Antic. Ruth's Chris has a booth set up; I've never seen that at a street fair before...
September 29, 2013 11:59 AM - DeLepp
ruth chris has tasty potato chips, will need to avoid.
September 29, 2013 12:01 PM - More4Less
Not everyone is that eager to wake up early for morning sausages.
Edited at September 29, 2013 12:01 PM
September 29, 2013 12:02 PM - DeLepp
Was at Fairway at 8ish and all the runners were out for the run thru Brooklyn battery. Rope is on, need to leave house or it will be another Sunday with Alfred.
September 29, 2013 12:02 PM - CGar
DeLepp, I have to run an errand with Sam & Max now and then I told the Fuhrer I'd txt him when I'm going to stop at Montero's for Linda's homemade Italian - prolly around 1pm if you're in that neck of the Antic.
September 29, 2013 12:03 PM - More4Less
Ruth Chris is in one of those hotels near bk bridge right?
September 29, 2013 12:05 PM - Partridge
Grape necklace anyone? 15.5K
September 29, 2013 12:05 PM - pepper
It used to be in the Marriott, M4L. But it closed about a year or so ago...
September 29, 2013 12:06 PM - CGar
^^^ If anyone else is at the Antic and is in the vicinity of Montero's around 1pm, txt me.
Edited at September 29, 2013 12:06 PM
September 29, 2013 12:27 PM - More4Less
I would buy it if it's 24k gold
September 29, 2013 12:29 PM - More4Less
You bad with reading & replying to txt. Best to shout out to you
Edited at September 29, 2013 12:29 PM
September 29, 2013 12:30 PM - Partridge
Oh, sorry, only 18K...

"Estate Stunning 1.30ct Yellow Diamond Hand Made Enamel & 18K Yellow Gold Grape Vine Wheat Necklace



Up for sale is a superb work of art necklace.

This piece is pre-owned and is in mint condition.

This necklace is crafted in finest 18K yellow gold with fine rare multi color enamel with rich purple color in the enamel grapes and shades of green in the leafs. It is all hand made and most likely itís a one of a kind piece. This piece is featuring very rare and unique design with 2 clasps and like life design."
September 29, 2013 12:31 PM - dibs
Chinamen only buy 24k
September 29, 2013 12:35 PM - Partridge
I've never understood how it is possible. Solid gold is 24K but 24k is too soft for jewelry making. How do they keep it 24K but make it strong enough for wearable jewelry?
September 29, 2013 12:38 PM - dibs
Easily wearable. Only the clasp has to be different, a hook style that you just open and close by bending. Sometimes the clasp is the usual style and not 24k but that's rare. Most jewelry sold in Asia is 24k
September 29, 2013 12:41 PM - dibs
I had a few plain necklaces that I sold last year when gold was high. I have one left that is fine threads braided
Edited at September 29, 2013 12:43 PM
September 29, 2013 12:44 PM - dibs
Maybe you could sell it in your shop. Do you have a scale to weigh it?
Edited at September 29, 2013 12:44 PM
September 29, 2013 12:46 PM - Partridge
No scale, but more importantly, no market for solid gold. Every so often I bring a few pieces in to melt/pawn myself.
September 29, 2013 12:48 PM - dibs
I meant would you want to sell it as a necklace?
September 29, 2013 12:49 PM - Partridge
Child AND mother thought this was a good place to park the kid's cart. Duh!
September 29, 2013 12:51 PM - dibs
LOL at Partridge's Baby Sitting Store
September 29, 2013 12:52 PM - Partridge
I know. What I meant was I can't sell solid gold jewelry. No one is buying it. I have no market for it.
September 29, 2013 12:53 PM - rf
Partridge, in the Christine Quinn video I referenced last night, she has very nice earrings. I like the settings.
September 29, 2013 12:53 PM - Partridge
Right? And the plastic shit looks so crass in my store.
September 29, 2013 12:53 PM - dibs
Oh, OK. Maybe you could educate your consumers.
September 29, 2013 12:54 PM - rf
Of course one pair in particular I was very drawn to, reminded me of special earrings I have.
September 29, 2013 12:56 PM - Deleted
Need a reclaimed vintage radio flyer
September 29, 2013 12:56 PM - Partridge
You gonna make me watch the Quinn video, rf?
September 29, 2013 12:57 PM - Deleted
Is there a virus going around? I'm starting to feel shitty too
September 29, 2013 12:59 PM - rf
You could put it in the corner of your screen without sound if you didn't want to listen. She always wore nice earrings throughout the whole half hour of the video.
September 29, 2013 1:02 PM - Arkady
It was Morton's in the Marriott, not Ruth's Cris.
September 29, 2013 1:12 PM - Arkady
Does anyone have Homer's addy for BHB?
September 29, 2013 4:05 PM - Partridge
MM, I love the painted twigs you posted yesterday. They remind me of these earrings of painted brass.
September 29, 2013 4:34 PM - ilovestoops
there are so many posts on the OT that I don't understand, and I usually just let it pass. But I'm curious as to what this post from delepp means "Rope is on, need to leave house or it will be another Sunday with Alfred."
September 29, 2013 4:36 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Looks like people were searching for the answer to Arkady's 1:12 for quite awhile and nobody came up with an answer.
September 29, 2013 4:50 PM - Partridge
"Rope" is the title of an Alfred Hitchcock movie.
September 29, 2013 4:52 PM - ilovestoops
thanks, lp, I never heard of that one.
September 29, 2013 4:57 PM - ilovestoops
remember that old lady who lived in the neighborhood and all the kids thought she was a witch? and they tried to sneak up on her without being seen, and threw rocks at her, and ran when she looked at them? I AM THAT OLD LADY!

a gang of kids (6) ran into our garden and I told them "no" so they ran out. I think they wanted to play with the hose. they've been trying to sneak in ever since. unfortunately, now I'm part of their game and don't know how to get out of it. where are the helicopter parents when you need them? they're acting no differently than I would have in that situation and I can't think of anything that would have made me behave!
Edited at September 29, 2013 4:57 PM
September 29, 2013 5:09 PM - CGar
Arkady, Cobble and DeLepp - My throat is on fire; my sinuses are also burning; and my glands are the size of baseballs. I'm getting progressively worse by the minute. Is this what you all had? What did you do / do you recommend??? Thanks.
Edited at September 29, 2013 5:09 PM
September 29, 2013 5:19 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I only had a sore throat for about a day or two, then it morphed into coughing/upper respiratory hell. Sinus wasn't too bad...especially when compared to the extreme coughing fits.

I recommend you see your doc asap, CGar.
September 29, 2013 5:28 PM - CGar
Arkady, I realize you're thinking of the 2 times earlier this year when I was on anti-bs for a cough/sore throat - didn't miss any work then though. Just went in and did my usual Typhoid Mary thing. Think I'm staying home tomorrow though and trying to get the dog walker to come tonight so I don't have to go out again.
Edited at September 29, 2013 5:32 PM
September 29, 2013 5:30 PM - CGar
Thanks, cobble. I'm in the pre-morphing stage, but already thinking if I still have whatever it is tomorrow I'll go to the doctor. Right now, trying to drink tea with honey (dave, I need more, please) and soup.
September 29, 2013 5:42 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Keeping hydrated is a good idea.


September 29, 2013 5:50 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
How old are these kids, stoops?
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September 29, 2013 6:10 PM - Deleted
Partridge;

Glad to hear things are working out.

I learned something this weekend: it's not advisable to go through a carwash with the moonroof open, unless you are interested in taking a bath at the same time. Arrgghhh!!! I remembered to take the antenna off, but forgot to close the moon roof. At least the top of my bald head is now cleaned and buffed.
September 29, 2013 6:12 PM - Deleted
Check out this map, which shows the dominant ethnic group of every county in the US. Hey, we Italians have a lock on the tri-state area!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2408591/American-ethnicity-map-shows-melting-pot-ethnicities-make-USA-today.html
September 29, 2013 6:18 PM - Arkady
CG - Sounds different from mine. I started Mucinex immediately & it started making breathing easier almost overnight. Also deep breathing exercises w/ a little toy they give you post-surgical to prevent pneumonia. (I have a spare if you want it.) Yes, sore throat & swollen glands but they were minimal symptoms compared to impaired breathing. Massive fatigue. Slight temp (103) the first night - sweats & chills & constant need to pee - literally every hour for about 14. Needless to say, I downed large quantities of Pedialyte. Also one Advil every 6 hours. Halls cough drops non-stop.
September 29, 2013 6:47 PM - petebklyn
My birth county one of the few outside NY metro where eye-talians dominate. Of course I kinda figured they would.
September 29, 2013 6:51 PM - Deleted
Saw this boat today. Bad ass name.
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September 29, 2013 6:52 PM - Deleted
Baby lookin good too.
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September 29, 2013 7:08 PM - ilovestoops
cgar: hope you feel better tomorrow!

cobble: don't know ages - certainly old enough to be in school. I'd guess heights at 3' - 4'
September 29, 2013 7:09 PM - ilovestoops
and benson: lol at the washed and buffed head!
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September 29, 2013 7:15 PM - ilovestoops
benson: that map was interesting. note that one of the categories is "American". In much of the west, anglos have no ethnic identity at all, and don't "recognize" any ethnic identity in other Anglos, and find it very odd that it's such a big deal in some areas. in many of those areas, they also don't "recognize" any latino heritage other than Mexican
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September 29, 2013 7:20 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Yes stoops, in my high school in San Diego, Hispanic = Latino = Chicano = Mexican. NYC was a bit of a surprise for me.
September 29, 2013 7:20 PM - Deleted
Tell them if they don't get off your property you're going to report their nannies for not paying taxes. There's some website where you can photo shame and report all kinds of crimes and illegal shit that nannies do. Better to go after the hired help than the kids themselves because if you do anything to the kids the parents will try and sue your pants off for not letting their little yeast beasts express themselves or some crap.


September 29, 2013 7:26 PM - Deleted
Great advice there.
September 29, 2013 7:27 PM - RowerChick
I'm pretty sure this Antic must have been bittersweet for Nancy Cogan (owner of the Melting Pot). That store opened on Atlantic (between Hoyt & Smith if I remember correctly) before the Antic started. I used to love walking home from school & stopping in at her place to play with wax. She was very tolerant.
September 29, 2013 7:37 PM - Partridge
"Slight temp (103) "
Not slight. That is high! Are you much better today? If not, please see a doc, Ark.
September 29, 2013 7:51 PM - Partridge
Between Nevins and 3rd, RC. Next door to the Copper Penny. Unless you mean way back when?
September 29, 2013 8:15 PM - RowerChick
Yes Part. The Melting Pot has only been between Nevins & 3rd for the past 15-20 years. She used to be much nearer to the action, but with less space.
September 29, 2013 8:16 PM - DeLepp
Never had fever or temp. Maybe just VHM.
September 29, 2013 8:30 PM - Partridge
DeLepp, you are the lowest of low maintenance. Easy, breezy.
September 29, 2013 8:32 PM - ilovestoops
right, six. I recently had a driver from Mexico and was surprised. I'd met Latinos here from every South and Central American country except Mexico!

and randi: so, so cute in that little hat! wish I could get that relaxed!
September 29, 2013 8:33 PM - ilovestoops
rob: no nannies involved here and I wouldn't report them anyway if there were. I'm not really as mean as those kids think I am.
September 29, 2013 8:35 PM - pepper
CGar, take care of yourself! Glad everyone else is on the upswing, including you, Arkady; I didn't realize you were as sick as you have been. I am now afraid of contracting this plague that is slowly infecting the OT!
September 29, 2013 8:36 PM - BirdnestHead
Stoops, two words: pepper spray...
September 29, 2013 8:38 PM - Arkady
I'm much better now, thanks. Yesterday I could barely move & today I was able to do lots of ordinary tasks. Thursday night was a horror show.
September 29, 2013 8:40 PM - pepper
Stoops, LOL to you being the mean old witch lady of our youths... I have no advice for you though, sorry. Unless, maybe you could befriend them? Invite them in an give them brownies and lemonade?
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September 29, 2013 8:40 PM - DeLepp
have some DARK chocolate.
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September 29, 2013 8:41 PM - Deleted
They don't have nannies!? Are they street urchins or something? If that's the case, then call the division of youth and family services on them.
September 29, 2013 8:45 PM - Deleted
Or you could go out into the yard and break down and cry. Chances are ONE of the kids will feel bad that they made you cry and probably tell the others that it's best to just leave you alone. Unless they are crazy from all the medications they been on over the years for phony maladies that only privileged mupper middle class white children seem to get and chop your head off instead.
September 29, 2013 8:46 PM - Partridge
I am starting to wonder if I should volunteer for scientific research. I have not had a cold, flu, Upper Resp. Infect. in over 5 years. One or two that I remember in the past 12 years. I don't live in a bubble. I work with the public daily, I wash my hands several times a day but I am not neurotic about it. I take B12 daily for a deficiency. Could that be it? Or is white wine a cold inhibitor?
September 29, 2013 8:46 PM - BirdnestHead
Paintball gun? Stings like hell *and* identifies the little hooligan...
September 29, 2013 8:46 PM - Arkady
Stoops - Maybe turn off the hose from inside? Put it away out of reach? You're obviously an 'attractive nuisance' so just remove what's baiting them.
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September 29, 2013 8:46 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
BABY!! Love that kid! I haven't even met her and I adore her.

So 6 or 7 years old, stoops? All you really have to do to scare them half to death is to come down to the street and wave a broom at them! ; )

The only Spanish speaking people I'd ever met were Puerto Rican (my next door neighbors growing up), they had immigrated in the 40s, owned their brownstones by the 60s, and their kids were older than me. Their grandkids were my age. I never met a Mexican until I moved to San Francisco circa 1984.
September 29, 2013 8:47 PM - Arkady
Partridge - Maybe germies die off at higher altitudes.
September 29, 2013 8:49 PM - Arkady
And before you rebut w/ BnH, remember he must've lain prone at some point when germies were in proximity.
September 29, 2013 8:49 PM - BirdnestHead
Maybe a webcam with a link to NSA, so their homeland security files can get started early..
September 29, 2013 8:50 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
LP, if white wine were a cold inhibitor, I'd be the healthiest person on earth. Chalk it up to genetics, thank your lucky stars, and keep doing whatever it is you're doing. : )
Edited at September 29, 2013 8:53 PM
September 29, 2013 8:52 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Arkady, don't you blame BnH's illness on me! His is entirely different. I never had high fever. And he hasn't had breathing or coughing issues.
Edited at September 29, 2013 9:05 PM
September 29, 2013 8:53 PM - Partridge
Altitude, of course! I still think the sauce is a factor.

Glad you are feeling better, Ark. Hate thinking you were worried on Thursday and we didn't help you.
September 29, 2013 8:55 PM - DeLepp
fyi, Steve's salted caramel ice cream is quite good.
September 29, 2013 8:56 PM - Partridge
It's your fault, Cobs. It is always your fault.
September 29, 2013 8:56 PM - BirdnestHead
Glad you're feeling a bit better, Arkady! It was really scary when Cobble got it. I think I might have escaped easily, 3 or 4 days weak as a kitten, one evening with fever, a nightime of shivering and sweating 'till the fever broke, (and the bed was soaked), one more slight recurrence of fever the next afternoon, a day with a sore throat, and then pretty much good as new. It sounds like something different, but who knows? At any rate, I wish you a speedy and full recovery:-)
September 29, 2013 8:56 PM - Arkady
How could you if I didn't say anything? I had a real struggle to get to a CB6 meeting that I'd promised to be part of & then just collapsed.
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September 29, 2013 8:57 PM - Arkady
Thanks! I'm definitely on the mend.
September 29, 2013 8:57 PM - DeLepp
Helen, my mom would say sauce got her to 85
September 29, 2013 9:02 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Sigh. T'was ever thus', LP.
Edited at September 29, 2013 9:06 PM
September 29, 2013 9:02 PM - BirdnestHead
Stoops, now that I think of it there was a company that Wile E. Coyote used to patronize, called Acme, that had some very interesting devices. I'm sure they would have something helpful in the "repellent" section. Maybe they have an online catalogue these days...
Edited at September 29, 2013 9:02 PM
September 29, 2013 9:03 PM - Partridge
Was Helen your mom? Didn't she pass recently? I didn't know you were speaking of your mom DeLepp. Are you?

I total relate to Helen.
September 29, 2013 9:06 PM - Partridge
"How could you if I didn't say anything? "

Exactly what I mean! We have sat vigil for the Penguin during his "illnesses" dozens of times over the past 18 months that I've been here. We owe you some love and concern, Arkady.
September 29, 2013 9:09 PM - BirdnestHead
Season premier of "The Good Wife" coming up, I'll be AFK soon...
September 29, 2013 9:10 PM - DeLepp
My mom Helen is fine. She probably pays more in hotel taxes than most residents of NYC. Her parents lived to 97, which terrifies Andy.
September 29, 2013 9:13 PM - Partridge
Haha. Andy scared! Whew, Helen is fine. Who passed away about 6-8 months ago?
September 29, 2013 9:17 PM - Deleted
I don't think I've seen "AFK" typed out like that in many many years.


September 29, 2013 9:22 PM - DeLepp
That Helen was one of my best friend's Mom which my Mom also knew in the 50s.
September 29, 2013 9:23 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I had to ask him what it meant, rob. BnH is 56. He's been around for awhile. : P
Edited at September 29, 2013 9:23 PM
September 29, 2013 9:23 PM - RowerChick
Ahhh, "The Good Wife" I remember having a TV and watching well written TV dramas.
Edited at September 29, 2013 9:23 PM
September 29, 2013 9:30 PM - Partridge
Oy, got it now, DeLepp. Thanks for explaining. You were close with the other Helen. weren't you? More than a friend's mom. I recall it being sad. She was a fun lover too?
September 29, 2013 9:32 PM - Partridge
"Sigh. T'was ever thus'"

lol!!!!!!!!!!!!
September 29, 2013 9:34 PM - DeLepp
Fun lover! She was 85. Will pass along the nugget from the McMannus NYE 1964 party next time I see you.
Edited at September 29, 2013 9:34 PM
September 29, 2013 9:39 PM - Partridge
Please do.

So are you recovered? Well enough to drink the afternoon away at the Antic? Shame, I will never be able to Sunday brunch with you. : (

You all who live for the weekend like it is special, precious, rare. Comes around every 7 days, guys.
September 29, 2013 9:41 PM - rf
Stoops, I have been where you are. Unfortunately, short of pepper spray, that's a hard one (nh) to turn around with kids. Can you ask someone else in your coop to talk to/yell at the kids? Maybe a man? Also not a bad idea to turn off the hose from the inside if possible--eliminate the issue.
September 29, 2013 9:41 PM - rf
Or you could try barbed wire.
September 29, 2013 9:44 PM - DeLepp
I was moderating...plus had good company and kept someone's exploits to a minimum. I didn't mention cab. Have tomorrow off and watching "Revenge".
Edited at September 29, 2013 9:44 PM
September 29, 2013 9:52 PM - Partridge
Yay!!!!! Monday fun.

Sometimes rf and I go to Fairway on Mondays. Now that's living. Tomorrow I'll be checking in with an army of structural engineers from neighbor's and our side. Maybe one of them will be cute. Project manager has been described as 'on the spectrum'. He's not so cute and definitely odd.
September 29, 2013 9:53 PM - rf
Ugh, "on the spectrum"!
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September 29, 2013 9:57 PM - Partridge
An expression I had never heard before and now keep hearing.
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September 29, 2013 9:58 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
".Or you could try barbed wire."

Snort! Love the idea of barbed wire to fend off 7 year olds! : P
Edited at September 29, 2013 9:58 PM
September 29, 2013 9:59 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
What does that even mean? Sounds like lingo jingo.
September 29, 2013 10:01 PM - BirdnestHead
Ha, "on the spectrum". Even if limiting it to the visible spectrum, i.e. the "rainbow", it's absurd to presume any human could actually be off the spectrum, considering the totality of humanity is what the spectrum spans...
September 29, 2013 10:02 PM - Partridge
Autism spectrum disorder.
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September 29, 2013 10:03 PM - DeLepp
"on the spectrum" Autism? STD?
September 29, 2013 10:04 PM - pepper
Ugh. Duvet cover still not dry, despite 4 goes in the dryer. My single need-to-do project for the day, shot to shit... (yes, I know, First World problem...)
September 29, 2013 10:05 PM - Partridge
Lush! Body heat will take care of drying needs.
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September 29, 2013 10:07 PM - DeLepp
jinx
September 29, 2013 10:07 PM - pepper
Lush? Me? You have me confused with someone else! I'm quite chaste and sober... ;o)
September 29, 2013 10:09 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Fortunately it's just the duvet cover. You can go 'commando' for one night, no? ; )
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September 29, 2013 10:10 PM - DeLepp
chaste was thrown about many times today...and dibs was in attendance.
September 29, 2013 10:10 PM - Partridge
Just assumed you were up to your usual Antics.
Edited at September 29, 2013 10:10 PM
September 29, 2013 10:13 PM - pepper
Yes, Cobble, commando it will be. It's now spread out on the guest bed, in the spare room, air drying...
September 29, 2013 10:14 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
DIBS and 'chaste' ipso facto cannot be used in any reality-based context!
September 29, 2013 10:15 PM - BirdnestHead
Better shower first ;-)
September 29, 2013 10:15 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
In ' the spare room' ? How big is the manse??!!
September 29, 2013 10:21 PM - Partridge
Guest bed? So I coulda stayed with you if I needed to evacuate?
September 29, 2013 10:24 PM - pepper
We have two tiny bedrooms, both "mine", and a third masterbed, with ensuite bath, that my roommate inhabits... One of the tiny bedrooms is my actual bedroom. The other is ostensibly my office, but is in reality my clothing repository... Roomie and his BF call it "Pepper's Closet"...
September 29, 2013 10:26 PM - pepper
Yes, Part, assuming I removed all of my clean laundry from the guest bed...
September 29, 2013 10:27 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Geez, sounds palatial!
September 29, 2013 10:29 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I have to say, I'm going to miss this apt, if only for the sq footage. It's a real post-war one bedroom weighing in at about 1000 sq ft.
September 29, 2013 10:31 PM - Partridge
I'd take Pepper's closet even with the clean laundry. Was looking at the Brooklyn Motor Inn by the Battery Tunnel yesterday. All booked up. Got panicky.
September 29, 2013 10:33 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Oh no! LP, you'd always have a daybed with us, if it came to that.
September 29, 2013 10:38 PM - pepper
Oh, joking aside, if you get evacuated and need a place to crash, let me know, Part... you've seen it, so you kind of know what life is like here...
September 29, 2013 10:39 PM - Arkady
Lots of room here except the problem of my boys & the Partridge Pooch.
September 29, 2013 10:40 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Where is Snaps?
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September 29, 2013 10:45 PM - pepper
Yes, where is Snappy? Horizontal, I would guess, at this time of day. But she's been absent all weekend...
September 29, 2013 10:46 PM - Partridge
Ahhhhh! So generous all. Thanks. It means so much to me, really. We look like we are outta the woods with that concern for the moment. More info to follow this week but I'm pretty sure that evacuation is off the table.

Ark, she's gone. Can say no more.
September 29, 2013 10:49 PM - Partridge
Just spoke with her earlier. She's sleeping now but has the bug that you all have/had.
September 29, 2013 10:50 PM - Arkady
I saw a while ago on FB that Snappy dropped a 10 lb. weight on her foot on Fri. Not sure how she's dealing w/ it but I hope she's taking it easy w/ some sedative help.
September 29, 2013 10:50 PM - Arkady
Sorry, Partridge.
September 29, 2013 10:52 PM - pepper
Yes, sorry, Part...
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September 29, 2013 10:53 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Wait! What! I was reading FB earlier...saw no mention!
September 29, 2013 10:54 PM - Partridge
TY.
September 29, 2013 10:57 PM - Partridge
Can see Venus from my bed tonight. It is twinkling like crazy.

Night-night.
Edited at September 29, 2013 10:57 PM
September 29, 2013 11:00 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Nite, LP. I'm fading myself.
Edited at September 29, 2013 11:00 PM
September 29, 2013 11:04 PM - ilovestoops
part: glad things are not looking quite so bad at your bldg.

arkady: so sorry you've been sick, too. and I'm really worried about snappy if she has the same thing when she already has respiratory problems! Like pepper, I'm afraid to be near ya'll for fear of catching something!

bnh & rf: lol at the suggestions! I don't really want to be enemies with these kids and I think me telling them "no" when they came into the garden just egged them on. It's a little bit of a trip to go outside and turn the water off, and the kids can just come in and turn it on, if they want (and if they dare). It's quicker for them to get to the valve than for me to. I like to keep it on because I have a hose connected to water my plants with. but we can turn it off soon for the winter.

September 29, 2013 11:05 PM - Partridge
Kiss the 1000 sft goodbye. Embrace the new/old location near family and friends. Happy for you and BH.
September 29, 2013 11:09 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Oh don't get me wrong, I'll be mainlining BoCoCa in no time flat! I feel like I've been given a new lease on life!!

I'm not pining, just giving the apt it's due.

And thank you, we're pleased as punch! Just a slog to get through this. Look for the Yippee Kai Yays toward the weekend. : D
Edited at September 29, 2013 11:14 PM
September 29, 2013 11:49 PM - ilovestoops
good luck with the move cobble!