Happy Friday OT
October 18, 2013 6:52 AM - BoerumHillScott

256 comments
October 18, 2013 7:05 AM - BoerumHillScott
Skimming though the OT last night, I will say that there are times that I feel like a newbie here.

Looking at statistics, we have had 277,308 comments to 848 posts.
Most prolific commenter is dibs (39,309) followed by dh (16,654), CGar (15,254), Cobble B. Hiller(15,122), and Arkady (13,351).
Combining multiple accounts from the same person, Cobble would be 2nd and rob 3rd.
#1
October 18, 2013 7:12 AM - Arkady
Neat, Scott!
#2
October 18, 2013 7:13 AM - Slope4Eva
GM. Have a feel good moment on me!! Too cute.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2vfq-KTx8Q
#3
October 18, 2013 7:36 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
GM

Omg, thank g*d I have job now! Someone else will surely surpass me! Multiple accounts? Did I register a new account when I went from cobblehiller to ditmasparker?
Edited at October 18, 2013 7:36 AM
#4
October 18, 2013 7:57 AM - BoerumHillScott
Yep, the cobblehiller account is still out there, all lonely and dejected.
#5
October 18, 2013 8:12 AM - Slopefarm
I guess the fact that I'm not in the top 5 means that I am doing some constructive things with my evenings and weekends, at least. Not to mention vacations.
#6
October 18, 2013 8:19 AM - Slopefarm
For the PLUSA top 5:

http://vimeo.com/44941848

(Skip ahead to 3:45.)

#7
October 18, 2013 8:20 AM - BoerumHillScott
I keep having dreams of writing a statistics module that people could play with, but then I end up playing video games instead.
#8
October 18, 2013 8:22 AM - Slopefarm
Yeah scott. You could build one with filters. Wonder who the top 5 are if you eliminate derp, tl;dr, cat pics, moron pics and Elizabeth Warren.
#9
October 18, 2013 8:32 AM - Arkady
Edit: "eliminate derp, tl;dr, zzzz, moron pics and Elizabeth Warren."
#10
October 18, 2013 8:33 AM - Arkady
That clip is good until around the 2-minute mark...
#11
October 18, 2013 8:34 AM - Slope4Eva
Don't forget PWNed. Which leads to, "no you didn't", "yes, I did", "you don't know what PWN is", "yes he did", "no he didn't" etc, etc, etc.
#12
October 18, 2013 8:37 AM - dibs
Elizabeth Warren is a moron
Edited at October 18, 2013 8:37 AM
#13
October 18, 2013 8:41 AM - Arkady
zzzzzzzzzz
#14
October 18, 2013 8:44 AM - pepper
derp
#15
October 18, 2013 8:49 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ok, I found the thread where Mr. B announced who go the 500,000th post, and that was *me*! (I have bragging rights into eternity for that : P )

But I think this must be the thread where we hit actually hit the 500,000 post.

http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2010/08/open-thread-419/#comments

Why did I go digging for this? Jester was on last night and said he thought it was a great thread, and I was curious to read it to see what was so interesting. Oh, and I'm a loser. ; )
Edited at October 18, 2013 8:50 AM
#16
October 18, 2013 8:50 AM - Deleted
Holy shit dinner was awesome. And I think I'm in love. Server was a born and raised greenpoint polish girl who moved down to Nola 3 years ago.
#17
October 18, 2013 8:52 AM - Partridge
GM.
Thanks for the cat/dog link, Eva. Too cute!
#18
October 18, 2013 9:01 AM - Partridge
Another funny link from Slopey! Oh, and so scary true. Thanks guys.
#19
October 18, 2013 9:07 AM - DeadCatBounce
dh, Polish women are known for being good to their men.
Mrs DCB's dad was from Poland, so that is definitive.
Also, they tend to be good looking.
#20
October 18, 2013 9:08 AM - dibs
Polaks are meatheads
#21
October 18, 2013 9:12 AM - Partridge
Dave, how is your mother doing?
#22
October 18, 2013 9:13 AM - dibs
She's fine. She was fine the day after the stents went in. I'll see her next Sunday.
#23
October 18, 2013 9:13 AM - DeadCatBounce
I wonder if you will get a free pass for insulting Polish people?

Edited at October 18, 2013 9:13 AM
#24
October 18, 2013 9:14 AM - Donatella
Great clip Slopey. Perfect.
#25
October 18, 2013 9:17 AM - Partridge
Good to hear. That seems too easy but wonderful.

Dave is teflon coated, DCB. You must know that by now.
#26
October 18, 2013 9:17 AM - dibs
Not to worry, there will be a pile on for something else I say. Didn't mean to offend Mrs. DCB, just dh's new girlfriend
#27
October 18, 2013 9:19 AM - dibs
M's brother had 3 stents put in and he said that when he woke up he was ready to go. Apparently it really makes a huge difference and right away.
#28
October 18, 2013 9:20 AM - petebklyn
maybe dibs should change his avatar to archie bunker
Edited at October 18, 2013 9:20 AM
#29
October 18, 2013 9:23 AM - Deleted
Word dcb. I dated a polish chick in college and she was alright.

Dibs stop being a Moran
#30
October 18, 2013 9:26 AM - dibs
Keep your Krakows to yourself. Did you go out and Gdansk with her after dinner?
#31
October 18, 2013 9:31 AM - Deleted
Haha I think the big take away from last night was that Brooklyn restaurants are overpriced shitshows
#32
October 18, 2013 9:32 AM - petebklyn
Maybe they danced the kielbasa
#33
October 18, 2013 9:33 AM - dibs
As long as he got to polka her.
#34
October 18, 2013 9:36 AM - Deleted
Dirty old men
#35
October 18, 2013 9:45 AM - Slopefarm
Make sure you hear some brass bands, dh.
Edited at October 18, 2013 9:45 AM
#36
October 18, 2013 9:46 AM - dibs
So what did you have besides turtle soup????
#37
October 18, 2013 9:46 AM - Deleted
Though I may not have the most posts, I am the clear winner when the wisdom/post ratio is tallied.
#38
October 18, 2013 9:49 AM - Deleted
Will do slopey. Actually caught some zydeco last night which was awesome.
#39
October 18, 2013 9:53 AM - DeadCatBounce
Benson is a pwusa.
#40
October 18, 2013 9:54 AM - Deleted
That was a joke, btw, lest my humor is once again not appreciated.
#41
October 18, 2013 9:54 AM - Deleted
First off - super classy - they don't even give you the food menu until you've had a cocktail or two.

Started with a sazerac. Ordered a pretty inexpensive Oregon wine.

Appetizer
Bear claw foie gras.

Soup
Did the tasting portion of all three - turtle, some insanely good smoked pork gumbo, and some othet one that was topped with sherry

Entree
'Tasting of autumn birds". Duck and some goose and something else prepared in different ways. Most memorable was the duck cured like pastrami

Dessert
The bread pudding - was just ok.


Finished up with a fernet and espresso
#42
October 18, 2013 9:56 AM - dibs
Sherry usually tops both turtle soup and lobster bisque. i don't like the sherry. It usually overpowers the soup itself. just like Cognac overpowers a steak tartare
Edited at October 18, 2013 9:57 AM
#43
October 18, 2013 9:58 AM - Slopefarm
"That was a joke, btw, lest my humor is once again not appreciated."

No worries, benson. I laughed when I read it.

Edited at October 18, 2013 9:58 AM
#44
October 18, 2013 9:59 AM - dibs
Gore has lost it....

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/al-gore-carbon-bubble-going-burst-avoid-oil-121707563.html

Really???? Of course all those carbon assets are going to be "burned" Equating oil assets to subprime mortgages????? Ridiculous.
Edited at October 18, 2013 10:00 AM
#45
October 18, 2013 9:59 AM - Deleted
I may have switched the turtle soup and some other mystery soup in my brain. The gumbo was the stand out.


Edited at October 18, 2013 9:59 AM
#46
October 18, 2013 10:01 AM - DeLepp
dh, no brussell sprouts or kale!
Edited at October 18, 2013 10:01 AM
#47
October 18, 2013 10:02 AM - Slopefarm
Great Zydeco acts at Mid-City lanes, btw. You don't have to bowl. They have cheap food and a seemingly decent bar, a big dance floor and a bunch of picnic tables. Think Brooklyn Bowl except no hipsters, 1/4 the price, better music and a bigger dance floor, but worse food.
#48
October 18, 2013 10:04 AM - Deleted
Fuck kale!

Wow. I don't know if that place even has vegetables!
#49
October 18, 2013 10:04 AM - Deleted
Lol slopey. That's where I went. Mid city rock n bowl. It was petty sweet.
#50
October 18, 2013 10:05 AM - Deleted
Treme arts festival starts tonight. Doing a bar crawl that starts at 6
Edited at October 18, 2013 10:05 AM
#51
October 18, 2013 10:08 AM - Deleted
Aright. Time to do shit. Later
#52
October 18, 2013 10:09 AM - pepper
My dinner cost $2 last night, and was delicious. I cut and paste M4L's Chinatown food recommendations from last week into a word document, if anyone wants a copy...
Edited at October 18, 2013 10:09 AM
#53
October 18, 2013 10:12 AM - Slopefarm
I think katrina destroyed the old Rock' n'bowl, which had two dance floors, one upstairs in the bowling alley and one downstairs. Saw Beau Jocques on one floor, Beausoleil on the other about 15 years ago. The new one is a better space, though. Saw Geno De la Fose zydeco band. Excellent.
#54
October 18, 2013 10:15 AM - Slopefarm
One more thing about NOLA. There's been a bit of a cultural backlash to how big, corporate and culturally diluted Mardi Gras and the Jazz Fest have become, so there are now smaller fests that stay closer to NOLA's cultural roots. There's a French Quarter festival in April and the Treme arts fest that dh is going to.
Edited at October 18, 2013 10:16 AM
#55
October 18, 2013 10:19 AM - Deleted
"One more thing about NOLA. There's been a bit of a cultural backlash to how big, corporate and culturally diluted Mardi Gras and the Jazz Fest have become, so there are now smaller fests that stay closer to NOLA's cultural roots. There's a French Quarter festival in April and the Treme arts fest that dh is going to."

Memo: when an "organic" culture is dead, it's dead. The French quarter is about as French as Little Italy is Italian.

Prediction: look forward to the same phenomenon happening in Harlem.
Edited at October 18, 2013 10:19 AM
#56
October 18, 2013 10:23 AM - CGar
MM and bxgrl, POTD over there >>> is the co-op on Atlantic Avenue that I've mentioned the two of you should explore, not only things you'd both like, but mainly because they might sell your wares.
Edited at October 18, 2013 10:23 AM
#57
October 18, 2013 10:25 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Scott, is it possible to find out who has the highest characters/post ratio, or words/post ratio?
#58
October 18, 2013 10:29 AM - CGar
Scott, more importantly, is it possible to find out if Six is posting from a terrorist training camp?
#59
October 18, 2013 10:34 AM - sixyearsandcounting
If I were posting from a terrorist training camp, the OT would have been hit by multiple drone strikes by now.
#60
October 18, 2013 10:35 AM - Slopefarm
French Quarter is a tourist destination at this point. But lots of the jazz groups at places like Fritzel's or the Palm Court, brass bands at Donna's or on the street, and zydeco groups you can hear in many venues in and near the French Quarter are organically of New Orleans culture, not to mention the many places that serve decent Creole food. It's not difficult to stay away from the tourist traps and all the bullshit on Bourbon Street and experience a decent sampling of New Orleans culture in and near the French Quarter.
Edited at October 18, 2013 10:36 AM
#61
October 18, 2013 10:36 AM - dibs
Head of AFL/CIO on CNBC and taking the predictable non-negotiable line about not cutting entitlements and that higher taxes will solve everything.
#62
October 18, 2013 10:37 AM - dibs
Have some chicory laced coffee.
Edited at October 18, 2013 10:37 AM
#63
October 18, 2013 10:40 AM - Deleted
Speak up, DCB.
#64
October 18, 2013 10:40 AM - DeadCatBounce
Nobody thought "pwusa" was funny?
#65
October 18, 2013 10:41 AM - DeadCatBounce
I said "benson is a pwusa". Pathetic winner usual...etc.
#66
October 18, 2013 10:43 AM - dibs
One Chase Manhattan Plaza just sold to the Chinese.
Edited at October 18, 2013 10:43 AM
#67
October 18, 2013 10:43 AM - BoerumHillScott
I had run some querries about total characters or words before, and if I'm at home and bored I might do so again.

The CIA has asked me to not comment on Six and his affiliations.
Edited at October 18, 2013 10:43 AM
#68
October 18, 2013 10:46 AM - dibs
Who you calling querries????
Edited at October 18, 2013 10:46 AM
#69
October 18, 2013 10:48 AM - BoerumHillScott
The French Quarter has a number of non-tourist blocks as you move away from the river and Canal Street, although many residents are relative newcomers.

The French Quarter has not really been French for the last 250 years, but it is not nearly as Creole as it once was.
#70
October 18, 2013 10:53 AM - Slopefarm
"I said "benson is a pwusa". Pathetic winner usual...etc."

yeah, yeah, I got it. The W in pwusa reminded me of today's Daily News graphic (which seems to be only in the print edition) of Elmer Fudd and his rifle against the Looney Tunes backdrop saying something about how this is "Wepubwican Season"
#71
October 18, 2013 10:53 AM - Donatella

Even though I was seduced by James Lee Burke's novels and prepared to be charmed, I never liked NOLA. I was frightened there and it struck me as a sad, dissipated place filled with dysfunctional people with substance abuse problems. People always associate the French Quarter with NOLA, but it is a little postage stamp of the area. It was largely untouched by Katrina, but other parts of New Orleans were decimated. I just googled population there and the Census shows a drop of 29% since Katrina.
#72
October 18, 2013 10:55 AM - Donatella

You are on a roll today, Slopey.
#73
October 18, 2013 10:58 AM - BoerumHillScott
Yep, New Orleans has always depressed me, long before Katrina.
One of the most disfunctional cities in the country, and one in decline for over 50 years.

Edited at October 18, 2013 10:58 AM
#74
October 18, 2013 11:01 AM - Arkady
NOLA also has horrendous unions. I had a 36-projector show there & they wanted to feather bed 36 projectionists in addition to house electrician, audio guy, etc. (all of whom just sat in a closet backstage so they wouldn't touch/destroy anything.) We got them down to 6 "projectionists". Even if any were competent, the usual demand would've been for one.
Edited at October 18, 2013 11:02 AM
#75
October 18, 2013 11:05 AM - Deleted
"although many residents are relative newcomers. "

Bingo, and hence my comment about "organic" culture. It just can't be sustained in an area that consists of mixture of tourists and people who are seeking to "buy into" a culture, especially in a city that is being hollowed out outside the French Quarter.

Last time I went to New Orleans, a local directed me to a bar that he assured me was away from the tourist traps, to listen to some music. At one point, the bandleader asked how many people there were from New Orleans. About two people raised their hand.


#76
October 18, 2013 11:06 AM - Donatella
I remember thinking about how it was completely unique in terms of doing business. I was organizing something for a conference down there and everything was 100X harder than anywhere else. I kept thinking to myself "are these people brain-dead?" Then I realized that most of the people I was dealing with WERE brain dead. Alcoholics, hung over, brain damaged from booze or drugs.

The best was getting into a cab and having the driver go on a scary, manic dialogue about how he finally decided to do something about his drinking (planning on it, hadn't quit YET) when he had an accident a few nights prior. He then goes on to tell me how he went careening, drunk in his cab, into the storefront of a pharmacy, shattering the front of the store and destroying it.

All right then. I got to my destination safely. Somehow. And renewed my belief in guardian angels.
Edited at October 18, 2013 11:08 AM
#77
October 18, 2013 11:06 AM - dibs
I got my first case of gonnorrhea in NOLA.
#78
October 18, 2013 11:07 AM - dibs
And two best signs in bars ever...

"Drink Here, Dance Across the Street, Fight At Home"

and

"Happy Hour
4-7
Twice A Day"
Edited at October 18, 2013 11:10 AM
#79
October 18, 2013 11:15 AM - Donatella
About happy hour, sounds about right dibs.




#80
October 18, 2013 11:17 AM - Slopefarm
We are talking about two different aspects of culture. Of course you will be in an audience fuill of tourists in the French Quarter. Same way, if you go to the Village Vanguard here in NYC on a Wednesday night in July, you will be in an audience full of Japanese and German tourists. But for the most part you are getting jazz as it is played at its best in NYC, one of the world's main hubs of jazz, and not jazz watered down for tourists (I can't say the same for the current Blue Note or Birdland). Same in French Quarter. You can go to many places and hear local music styles that are unique to the area that are being played the way people there play it at its best, not they way they think tourists want to hear it.
#81
October 18, 2013 11:22 AM - ilovestoops
lol, dibs @ 10:46 & tmi, dibs @ 11:06

eva: thanks for the hilarious video!
#82
October 18, 2013 11:23 AM - bxgrl
Oh I loved NOLA- almost moved there after college. I was offered an NASA scholarship with the Purdue Palenontology Dept/Geology Dept. to do mars research. At the last minute I couldn't do it. I hated the weather so much- in August I had a migraine that lasted the entire time i was down there from the humidity. But *sigh* I loved it.
#83
October 18, 2013 11:24 AM - bxgrl
Cgar- will check that out. The Gallery up here in Troy is giving me a show the end of December too.
#84
October 18, 2013 11:28 AM - Deleted
Good food, good drink, good music, friendly people. What else matters? Answer: nothing (unless you're a type A New Yorker who lives to work )

#85
October 18, 2013 11:29 AM - ilovestoops
cobble: that link to the 500,000 didn't work for me
#86
October 18, 2013 11:36 AM - MontroseMorris
Never been to NOLA. Always wanted to go, but not in summer. I was invited to a wedding there once, in August! What were they thinking? I didn't go, I couldn't afford the airfare or hotel, but a friend who did go said she had never experienced such awful humidity in her entire life.

I always wonder how people survived in places like that in the 18th and 19th century, when on top of everything else, they had a ton of clothes on.
#87
October 18, 2013 11:38 AM - Slopefarm
Check out the voodoo museum, and the voodoo shop a block away. It's a short diversion if you are in the far end of the French Quarter. Apparently, lots and lots of local people bought "help in court" voodoo charms from the voodoo shop for all sorts of court proceedings on post-Katrina matters.
Edited at October 18, 2013 11:38 AM
#88
October 18, 2013 11:40 AM - DeadCatBounce
The Voodoo Museum - Otherwise known as the OT Museum of Science
#89
October 18, 2013 11:46 AM - bxgrl
When I was there, we were dancing in the streets outside Preservation Hall, it was a wild and crazy place
. I took the train down- loved it. shared part of a car with several people just out of prison, couple of students and a Vietnam vet , wearing the biggest bellbottoms i had ever seen. He said he always wanted a pair. It was a great trip.
#90
October 18, 2013 12:04 PM - rf
Congratulations, Bxgrl. Old gallery or did you switch?
Edited at October 18, 2013 12:04 PM
#91
October 18, 2013 12:08 PM - Donatella

I remember being at an energy industry outdoor early summer cocktail party in NOLA. I have an intense conversation with a man from New Orleans about hair and humidity. My hair was in major expansion mode and he confessed that other than cutting off all his hair, the only solution for keeping his own curly hair sort of close to his head he needed tons of hair spray. (He might have been brain damaged too but he looked pretty normal).

On a more positive note, I enjoyed very much a tour from a group called "Friends of the Cabildo". It was given by docents who were very knowledgeable about American History and the history of the area. I might have had a different experience if I had gone there when I was young but I wasn't young and I was bug-eyed half the time at all the psychos I was meeting. Also my young male staff with all the drinking were scaring the crap out of me and I kept envisioning having to go to a police department, emergency room or morgue to identify one of them.
#92
October 18, 2013 12:20 PM - Slopefarm
Oh, and one last thing about the "organic" culture of NOLA. It hasn't been truly "French" since 1763. It's been quite a polyglot and polyracial mix for at least two and a half centuries. It is a culture of the constant mingling of cultures. Here's just a snapshot of its history from wiki to illustrate:

The French colony was ceded to the Spanish Empire in the Treaty of Paris (1763). During the American Revolutionary War, New Orleans was an important port to smuggle aid to the rebels, transporting military equipment and supplies up the Mississippi River. Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Count of Gálvez successfully launched the southern campaign against the British from the city in 1779. New Orleans remained under Spanish control until 1801, when it reverted to French control. Nearly all of the surviving 18th-century architecture of the Vieux Carré (French Quarter) dates from this Spanish period. (The most notable exception being the Old Ursuline Convent.) Napoleon sold the territory to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Thereafter, the city grew rapidly with influxes of Americans, French, Creoles, Irish, Germans and Africans. Major commodity crops of sugar and cotton were cultivated with slave labor on large plantations outside the city.

The Haitian Revolution ended in 1804 and established the second republic in the Western Hemisphere and the first led by blacks. It had occurred over several years in what was then the French colony of Saint-Domingue. Thousands of refugees from the revolution, both whites and free people of color (affranchis or gens de couleur libres), arrived in New Orleans, often bringing African slaves with them. While Governor Claiborne and other officials wanted to keep out more free black men, the French Creoles wanted to increase the French-speaking population. As more refugees were allowed in Louisiana, Haitian émigrés who had first gone to Cuba also arrived. Many of the white francophones had been deported by officials in Cuba in response to Bonapartist schemes in Spain.

Nearly 90 percent of the new immigrants settled in New Orleans. The 1809 migration brought 2,731 whites; 3,102 free persons of African descent; and 3,226 enslaved persons of African descent, doubling the city's French-speaking population. The city became 63 percent black in population, a greater proportion than Charleston, South Carolina's 53 percent.
Edited at October 18, 2013 12:20 PM
#93
October 18, 2013 12:21 PM - rf
WNYC has Martha Stewart talking about cakes.
#94
October 18, 2013 12:30 PM - DeLepp
E. Annie Proulx's novel "Accordian Crimes" starts in NOLA. A historical fiction novel that is quite entertaining about the immigrant experience.
Edited at October 18, 2013 12:30 PM
#95
October 18, 2013 12:31 PM - BoerumHillScott
I think slopey just repeated what I said in one sentence at 10:48am, but with 20 times the verbiage.
Must be a lawyer thing.

#96
October 18, 2013 12:33 PM - BoerumHillScott
So, any big plans this weekend?
I am doing my last long run (24+ miles) before the Marathon on Saturday, and then going to a fundraising party on a retired lightship for RowerChick’s boathouse.
Will take things easy on Sunday.

#97
October 18, 2013 12:39 PM - Deleted
Slopey;

Are you vying for the presidency of the New Orleans Tourist Board there?
#98
October 18, 2013 12:40 PM - Slopefarm
Sorry scott. But if I was really doing the lawyer thing, I would have paraphrased, not cut and pasted, the wiki quote. That way I could have billed for the time I spent drafting.
#99
October 18, 2013 12:41 PM - Deleted
Off to Baltimore to attend my niece's wedding.
October 18, 2013 12:41 PM - Slopefarm
LOL, benson. But I bet with all the corruption in that town, it would be a lucrative post.
Edited at October 18, 2013 12:41 PM
October 18, 2013 12:41 PM - CGar
Soapy, I, too, thought of Elmer J. Fudd.

"My name is Elmer J. Fudd. Millionaire. I own a mansion and a yacht."
Edited at October 18, 2013 12:41 PM
October 18, 2013 12:43 PM - CGar
"Cgar- will check that out. The Gallery up here in Troy is giving me a show the end of December too."

Well, that was an awfully business-like reply. [Cutting up bxgrl's Amex card. Again. Listing the Gingerbread House for sale. Again.] And your sidekick didn't reply at all.

Congratulations on the show!
October 18, 2013 12:46 PM - ilovestoops
speaking of jazz: another of the old places that isn't around anymore is the Cookery, at 8th St & University Pl where I heard Alberta Hunter a couple of times. also, Bradley's on University Pl which was very small and always too crowded to go in so I missed it. don't know if this jazz is touristy or not, but the Cookery and 1 U were always fun to visit. (reposting link of Harlem Nocturne which played in the background at 1 U)

Hunter from early 80's: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_YiJ-Rkgbc
from 1923: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqn3QcX-0hU
wikipedia on Hunter: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberta_Hunter
Harlem Nocturne: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfAv8yAaHps

Edited at October 18, 2013 12:46 PM
October 18, 2013 12:48 PM - Slopefarm
Meanwhile, I was out sick yesterday, though i did edit a few briefs from home (and no, let's not start THAT punfest again).
I also managed to binge-watch the last half of season 3 of Louie. Not as good as season 2, except for the three-part episode where Louie is auditioning to replace Letterman. David Lynch was hilarious ("I want to see FUNNY on the count of three. One. Two. Three FUNNY. . . . You're a comedian, right? Where's the FUNNY?"), and great cameos by Leno, Garry Marshall, Chris Rock and Seinfeld.
October 18, 2013 12:49 PM - ilovestoops
Bxgrl: I think I had found the web site for your gallery but can't find it now. congrats on the shows!
October 18, 2013 1:00 PM - Arkady
Bradley Cunningham was one of the great loves of my life.
Edited at October 18, 2013 1:00 PM
October 18, 2013 1:02 PM - bxgrl
NOOOooooooooo, ehubby. I'll email you later but in the meantime, hugs, kisses, all manner of Italian pastries...

Stoops- I took my elderly aunt to hear Alberta Hunter at the cookery years ago. I think it was her fist time there. My aunt just loved her! She insisted on going up and speaking with her at the end of the show and gushed. I never ever saw my aunt gush again in her life. It was a lovely lovely night. My aunt lived at One University Place, right across the street from the Cookery.
Edited at October 18, 2013 1:02 PM
October 18, 2013 1:07 PM - MontroseMorris
Hello, CGar. Or as we love to call you - "He who will not be ignored." I saw your post. Thanks, will check it out. I remember looking in the window the last time I was down there.
October 18, 2013 1:11 PM - Donatella
oooh, I saw Alberta Hunter at the Cookery!! She was a heroine of mine. She was a jazz singer but worked her day job as a nurse and worked till 80 at that (lied initially about her age) and sung fabulously into real old age at the Cookery. She was wonderful!!
Edited at October 18, 2013 1:11 PM
October 18, 2013 1:24 PM - bxgrl
Seeing my aunt and Alberta hold hands, then hug was such a special moment. they were about the smae height and weight too- tiny.
October 18, 2013 1:35 PM - CGar
"Hello, CGar. Or as we love to call you - "He who will not be ignored.""

Just to be clear, eSIL, there are some people whom I would love to have ignore me. You, alas, are not one of them. But, we all have our crosses to bear. xo
October 18, 2013 1:35 PM - CGar
"all manner of Italian pastries..."

Or Ruggelach. xo
October 18, 2013 1:39 PM - ilovestoops
arkady - the experiences you've had never cease to amaze me!

Bxgrl - 1 U was one block south at Waverly Pl on the ground floor of the building - we used to eat there all the time before we had kitchens. the real name of the restaurant was Chinese Chance, but it never when by that name. owner was the same guy who owned Max's Kansas City on Pk Ave S

Alberta Hunter was a delight!
October 18, 2013 1:43 PM - Arkady
That was Mickey Ruskin, Stoops. He also owned The 9th Circle on W. 10th St. He was a total paranoid. I used to stuff notes into peanut shells saying, "It's more fun at The Limelight - 91 7th Av. So." -where I worked - & similar & would dump them into his barrels.
October 18, 2013 2:00 PM - ilovestoops
you worked at the limelight? and tell the story about you and Cunningham
October 18, 2013 2:01 PM - Legion
Good afternoon,

Enjoying the insider's guide to New Orleans today.

What happened to randolph and rob?
Are they having an OT beer summit to work out their differences?
Edited at October 18, 2013 2:01 PM
October 18, 2013 2:01 PM - ilovestoops
Cgar - what's the place on Atlantic that you're talking about?
Edited at October 18, 2013 2:01 PM
October 18, 2013 2:02 PM - bxgrl
Stoops- wow!! Yes! we used to eat in the chinese restaurant all the time- such a huge trip. We took the elevator downstairs and went in. They had a door in the lobby :) Did you live in 1 U?



Haaaahahaha!!! Arkady- what a great story!
October 18, 2013 2:03 PM - Legion
I used to enjoy going to the Limelight arkady.
Always felt decadent going into a former church to party.
October 18, 2013 2:03 PM - Arkady
Not the infamous Limelight - an older place in the 60s - a folk singing hangout.
Dated Bradley off & on for many years. He took me to see Tom Jones (Albert Finney movie.) Took me to Fire Isl. after my cancer diagnosis. Good friend for a long, long time. Still mourn him.
Edited at October 18, 2013 2:03 PM
October 18, 2013 2:05 PM - Arkady
"My" Limelight was owned by Kelsey Marechal & Marty Lorin & was way further downtown.
October 18, 2013 2:06 PM - Slopefarm
CGar, you see Daily News article that the Long Island Restaurant has been converted into rob's worst nightmare?

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/long-island-restaurant-reopens-article-1.1489162

Edited at October 18, 2013 2:06 PM
October 18, 2013 2:24 PM - Slopefarm
That's a threadkiller? An old brooklyn haunt shuttered for years and nemesis of Montero's is reinvented as a stroller-friendly bar for hipster families with yuppie pub grub and no one comments?
October 18, 2013 2:35 PM - sixyearsandcounting
A new way of getting out of jury duty - give the defendant the finger as you fight for a cab:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/17/nyregion/jurors-gesture-livens-citytime-fraud-trial.html?smid=pl-share&_r=0
October 18, 2013 2:37 PM - bxgrl
Ok- in the interests of not leaving Slopey hanging. here goes:

See? That's what's wrong with the new Brooklyn. Everything is losing its grit and personality to those damn, baby-making useless hipsters!...Grumble, grumble, grouch...grouch...grouch.
October 18, 2013 2:42 PM - Slopefarm
That didn't work, 6. He's still on.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/juror-gave-citytime-defendant-finger-stay-case-article-1.1489481?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nydnrss%2Fsports%2Fhockey%2Fdevils+(Sports%2FHockey%2FDevils)
Edited at October 18, 2013 2:42 PM
October 18, 2013 2:47 PM - ilovestoops
Bxgrl: I lived in a raw loft on 13th St - no kitchens - that's why we were always eating out at Cedar Tavern or 1 U

arkady - don't know about that older Limelight - what did you do there?
October 18, 2013 2:49 PM - DeLepp
As long as they are employing people and paying taxes than can sell pet rocks.

October 18, 2013 2:57 PM - dibs
Slopey....just had lunch at Dilly's Corner...cheeseburger and a great chocolate shake
Edited at October 18, 2013 2:57 PM
October 18, 2013 3:27 PM - CGar
"& was way further downtown."

It's farther . . .
Edited at October 18, 2013 3:27 PM
October 18, 2013 3:29 PM - CGar
"& was way further downtown"

And you can be certain that your nieces will see this post.
October 18, 2013 3:29 PM - Arkady
Waited, tended bar, cashiered.
October 18, 2013 3:30 PM - CGar
"CGar, you see Daily News article that the Long Island Restaurant . . . "

Did I really need to see the article when I pass the LI Restaurant twice/day . . .
Edited at October 18, 2013 3:30 PM
October 18, 2013 3:30 PM - Arkady
It was both farther -in space & time - & further - socio-economically.
October 18, 2013 3:31 PM - CGar
"Waited, tended bar, cashiered."

Turned tricks?
October 18, 2013 3:31 PM - dibs
Thanks for correcting her, CGar. She will argue that they are interchangeable and are, in England, but not really here.
Edited at October 18, 2013 3:31 PM
October 18, 2013 3:31 PM - CGar
"It was both farther -in space & time - & further - socio-economically."

Edited at October 18, 2013 3:31 PM
October 18, 2013 3:32 PM - CGar
"just had lunch at Dilly's Corner...cheeseburger and a great chocolate shake"

dave, are you taking DeLepp, me and the pompous British woman to Dilly's when we're in BUCKS???
October 18, 2013 3:33 PM - CGar
Unless I'm mistaken, people were requesting more cat pics. Jussayin.
October 18, 2013 3:36 PM - Deleted
been doing some thinking since last night's discussion and i am not blogociding but i have decided that i can't be here as much. its silly the fights i have been in and the fact that i have felt actual feelings of anger and hatred for people i really don't know. its stupid, and i need to take a step back. so i'll be around here and there, but no more back and forth and PWN and bullshit from me for a while.

anyway, i had a good burger for lunch. with sweet potato fries. friend is going to babysit for us tomorrow so we can go see Gravity at BAM.


DH- glad you like new orleans so much. hope you got a number from that waitress!!!
October 18, 2013 3:45 PM - dibs
randi, no good can come of you "doing some thinking."
October 18, 2013 3:46 PM - dibs
CGAr, we'll have to go to the Black Bass and sit in their anglophile room filled with royalty tchotchkies and the Queen Victoria Coronation diorama for HER
October 18, 2013 3:49 PM - Arkady
I'm not a royal watcher
Edited at October 18, 2013 3:49 PM
October 18, 2013 3:49 PM - dibs
This has been a great week for the stock market. I believe the market is reflecting the fact that there are at least some in Congress who are going to take spending cuts seriously.

THANKS CONGRESS
October 18, 2013 3:49 PM - DeLepp
Black bass bartender made me a nice crisp martini. Tall blond if I recall which made martin/andy very happy.
Edited at October 18, 2013 3:49 PM
October 18, 2013 3:52 PM - dibs
I think that may have been Logan who is no longer there and in med school now. Martin now likes Kyle who has an ugly, scraggly reddish beard. There's no eye candy there for me anymore. Well, maybe one kid.

When I was at Dilly's, a school bus full of high school kids came in and a lot of the guys were looking at my car. It was all I could do to not think of some of them, being underage and all.
Edited at October 18, 2013 3:52 PM
October 18, 2013 3:57 PM - DeLepp
You are a model of restraint.
October 18, 2013 3:59 PM - DeLepp
Bam Cinema is one of the best things about brookyn. Civilized movie experience in a great space.
Edited at October 18, 2013 3:59 PM
October 18, 2013 4:00 PM - dibs
DeLepp, I just realized that I have no Averna here. I have 5 other bottles though...one at X's, one in Philly, one in P-Town and one at my NH friends' house and lake house.

:(
October 18, 2013 4:03 PM - CGar
"one at X's"

Wouldn't take much effort on your part to get him to throw it at you . . . just hope you catch it before it hits Cadman Plaza.
October 18, 2013 4:05 PM - DeLepp
Averna also requires a cab to knock your head against.
October 18, 2013 4:13 PM - dibs
Being very domestic...making bread.
Edited at October 18, 2013 4:13 PM
October 18, 2013 4:17 PM - Arkady
"making bread." Why should today be different from any other day?
October 18, 2013 4:18 PM - petebklyn
9th Circle - oh yes. I spent plenty of time there.
it is BAM not Bam.
"THANKS CONGRESS" -- dibs is always good for a laugh
" i had a good burger for lunch. with sweet potato fries" --
shame to ruin a good burger with sweet potato fries

Do you think Rob and DH can move to NewOrleans together and become roommates?
October 18, 2013 4:25 PM - BoerumHillScott
Sweet potato fries are awesome.
Are they a relatively recent thing, or just a New York/Northeast thing?
I don't think I had them before moveing here, and now they pop up every where I look.
And I grew up in a place with lots of sweet potatos.
October 18, 2013 4:32 PM - DeLepp
pete, did an old lady pass you in the swimming lane at the Y?
Edited at October 18, 2013 4:32 PM
October 18, 2013 4:36 PM - petebklyn
I saw someone leaving Y yesterday and I asked if dinner would be waiting when he arrived home. What do you think his answer was?
October 18, 2013 4:41 PM - Arkady
Casey's, across the street from 9th Circle, was a great place for jazz.
Edited at October 18, 2013 4:41 PM
October 18, 2013 4:42 PM - DeLepp
NO, because he gets home first! Watching jeporady when I came in and then I did laundry.
October 18, 2013 4:46 PM - dibs
Speaking of old people, I was just next door chatting with the 96 year old neighbor.
Edited at October 18, 2013 4:46 PM
October 18, 2013 4:57 PM - petebklyn
if you didn't stop for after work martini you could be home earlier
October 18, 2013 4:57 PM - Legion
Je n'aime pas les pommes de terre frites avec les "sweet potatoes". :o(
October 18, 2013 4:59 PM - dibs
Yeah but then he wouldn't have that sweet disposition he so often has. It's chemically induced.
October 18, 2013 4:59 PM - pepper
Moi non plus, Legion :o(
October 18, 2013 5:03 PM - DeLepp
unfortunatley it's been long time since my last after work martini, damn depressing.
October 18, 2013 5:05 PM - Legion
haha pepper,
enfin, nous sommes d'accord!
October 18, 2013 5:10 PM - dibs
Bonsoir...
October 18, 2013 5:15 PM - Legion
.
Edited at October 18, 2013 5:15 PM
October 18, 2013 5:26 PM - rf
Gay marriage affirmed in NJ, at least until after the trial in January.
October 18, 2013 5:27 PM - rf
Starting this Monday.
October 18, 2013 5:31 PM - dibs
Story on TV now about Delaware's first ACA enrollee. No one else has been able to actually enrol online other than her!!!!!
Edited at October 18, 2013 5:35 PM
October 18, 2013 5:31 PM - Arkady
Et moi, les patates douce frites.
October 18, 2013 5:37 PM - kazootite
Bonjour to the French quarter of the OT, the Italian quarter, and all the others represented here.

In other news, I saw this fashion photo and thought of Randi-
October 18, 2013 5:42 PM - Arkady
Hey, kazoo! How's it going?
October 18, 2013 5:44 PM - petebklyn
well, hello kazoo
October 18, 2013 5:45 PM - petebklyn
marriage is a trial
October 18, 2013 5:51 PM - dibs
But it lowers taxes on imputed income of healthcare benefits.
October 18, 2013 5:51 PM - dibs
Cool night here. We'll probably have a fire tomorrow night with guests over.
October 18, 2013 5:53 PM - Arkady
Flame-broiled guests?
October 18, 2013 5:55 PM - kazootite
Hi, Arkady, I've been on an adventure but I'll have to explain it later. Thanks for asking.

Hi, Pete.


October 18, 2013 5:56 PM - Legion
kazoo,

...quelle surprise de vous voir ici!
October 18, 2013 5:56 PM - dibs
Tomorrow:
Tomatoes with gorgonzola
Chicken pot pies
Chocolate souffle

Tonight dinner at the Lumberville General Store. 3 course meal for $19.95 each. BYOB

Friday, October 18th
Starter: roasted red pepper hummus with pita or squash soup
Entrée: tilapia with dill cream sauce or pineapple glazed chicken
Dessert: chai-spiced cheesecake or chocolate ganache cake
October 18, 2013 5:56 PM - dibs
LOL...Philly news now doing a segment on eating stink bugs!!!!!!
October 18, 2013 6:01 PM - petebklyn
friend of mine who lives in NJ (see how liberal I am. Some of my best friends live in NJ)
are getting married this month. I was on vacation with him in P.R. when they met there-1980ish.
Because of federal ruling - even if live in one of those red states can still travel to blue state that recognizes personal freedoms and get married and get fed recognition.
October 18, 2013 6:05 PM - kazootite
Oooh! Men who speak French...

And women who speak French...
Edited at October 18, 2013 6:05 PM
October 18, 2013 6:06 PM - Arkady
dibs - I bought one of those ginormous chickens (7 lbs) today - 99 cents a lb. Couldn't find a 4 lb. which is what I'd prefer.
October 18, 2013 6:07 PM - rf
Hi Kazoo, how's your mom?
October 18, 2013 6:10 PM - dibs
You can freeze the extra meat and make chicken salad and soup whenever you want.
Edited at October 18, 2013 6:11 PM
October 18, 2013 6:20 PM - ilovestoops
If I cook chicken, which I've pretty much given up doing, I only buy the parts I like: legs.

hello, kazoo, welcome back. come on, tell us about the adventure
Edited at October 18, 2013 6:20 PM
October 18, 2013 6:38 PM - rf
Me too. But thighs.
October 18, 2013 6:52 PM - DeadCatBounce
Bon soir Mme Kazoo.
October 18, 2013 6:54 PM - Arkady
I often buy just parts but really fancied a roasted chick.
Edited at October 18, 2013 6:54 PM
October 18, 2013 7:05 PM - More4Less
crap, it's my turn to watch the little boss so can't go hang out
October 18, 2013 7:13 PM - DeadCatBounce
M4L, it sounds nice in French: le petit patron.
October 18, 2013 7:17 PM - More4Less
can't complain too much as hanging out with the little boss is fun and who knows how many years I have left where he actually thinks his daddy is smart and cool - gotta milk it while it lasts
Edited at October 18, 2013 7:17 PM
October 18, 2013 7:30 PM - rf
Amen to that, m4l! Hope he's enduring Kindergarten. It can be a long day.
Edited at October 18, 2013 7:30 PM
October 18, 2013 7:37 PM - kazootite
Ah! Monsieur DCB also speaks French!

Hi, RF and Stoops!
October 18, 2013 7:40 PM - petebklyn
"how many years I have left where he actually thinks his daddy is smart and cool" -- we might be talking only weeks not years.
October 18, 2013 7:43 PM - DeadCatBounce
In all probability at least until he hits the Tweens.

Edited at October 18, 2013 7:43 PM
October 18, 2013 7:55 PM - rf
DCB, were you able to get back in the loop for your high school senior's college search?
Edited at October 18, 2013 7:55 PM
October 18, 2013 8:02 PM - bxgrl
Hey, M4L! Not to worry- even he he no longer thinks you're cool, we will. Kinda, sorta :)
October 18, 2013 8:06 PM - Legion
...legiongirl still thinks I'm cool,
I even got a letter home from her teacher today in which
I think I'm being scolded for not talking to her about her excessive talking in class.
October 18, 2013 8:10 PM - DeadCatBounce
Rf, sadly I am iced out.
I hope you know I would not say anything to upset your daughter, should I ever meet her again.
October 18, 2013 8:14 PM - Legion
iced out...what happened DCB?
The cat got your tongue? ;oP
October 18, 2013 8:24 PM - DeadCatBounce
Legion, I am in a difficult legal battle with ex-wife. She bad mouths me to our sons, and I don't try and correct the situation because doing so will only make it worse.
Sad situation, but I learn to live with it.
October 18, 2013 8:27 PM - Arkady
DCB - My brother went through that w/ his ex & daughters. He clung to the idea that when they were of 'thinking age' they'd reach out to him. It came about just as he'd predicted. Ditto my ex-bf & his son - end of first year in college.
Edited at October 18, 2013 8:27 PM
October 18, 2013 8:35 PM - Legion
Sorry to hear that DCB,
didn't know it had gotten that bad.
Growing up, I didn't get to see my biological father too much as he
eventually moved to another state but as I became more mature, I understood how
divorce can place a big wall between fathers and sons.
I was able to see outside the relationship between my parents.
October 18, 2013 8:45 PM - DeadCatBounce
I just hang in there and do my best.
I do see them. Usually things improve when they are around me, then get worse shortly before they know that it is time for them to go home.

October 18, 2013 8:54 PM - rf
DCB, sorry to read. We haven't been having fun with the college admissions process though. It's almost as bad as the high school admissions process, which is truly diabolical.

Hopefully your boy will find himself in a good school, and grow where he's planted. And just in case he doesn't, he can always transfer. Glad you get to see your sons. I know it's a struggle, but as others have posted, they know you and love you and they will be old enough soon to make their own decisions.
Edited at October 18, 2013 8:54 PM
October 18, 2013 8:59 PM - DeadCatBounce
Thanks everybody.
Truly I have a great life.
When I first started posting on the OT, I was just recovering from financial ruin, and just getting involved with Mrs DCB. Never thought I would be so fortunate.
October 18, 2013 9:00 PM - kazootite
DCB, I hope those things improve for you. Live with hope.

October 18, 2013 10:28 PM - Partridge
That's some moon off your balcony tonight, huh, Pepper?
October 18, 2013 10:29 PM - RowerChick
Not only am I going to marry a geek, I get to marry the geek who can tell me how many times I've posted on the OT, AND the median character length of my posts.
October 18, 2013 10:31 PM - Partridge
As a follow up to my post last night about illustrator Lisa Congdon's fight against design piracy, today's article from Fast Company.

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3020194/how-a-company-gets-away-with-stealing-independent-designers-work
Edited at October 18, 2013 10:31 PM
October 18, 2013 10:32 PM - Partridge
Lucky you, Chick! ;)
October 18, 2013 10:44 PM - pepper
Why, yes, Part, it is indeed a lovely moon tonight... I love a full moon...
October 18, 2013 10:47 PM - pepper
Although, you probably have a better view; I have another deck over me, so I have to walk to the edge to see the moon... (sts)
October 18, 2013 10:56 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
The full moon just goes to show you what lunacy might happen...ran into some Loser on Smith St. I basically hijacked them and dragged them to dinner with me and BnH. ; )
October 18, 2013 10:56 PM - Partridge
Went to HopPhat by Pete's tonight. No PLUSA sighting. : (

Loved the Green Veggie Dumplings and Tom Gha Gai soup.
October 18, 2013 10:57 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
LOL! Rower...gotta love a computer geek! : D
October 18, 2013 10:57 PM - Partridge
Near miss! Dang.
October 18, 2013 11:01 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Went to Jolie Cantina, unplanned, that's just where we ended up as I was going to meet BnH half-way as he was coming home from a meeting and I was leaving from *home*. Ran into the Loser on the way. Just scooped her up! Thank you, that was so much *fun*!

I've been sorely missing *fun* : )
October 18, 2013 11:02 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ooh, I love Tom Gha Gai soup!
October 18, 2013 11:03 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Or Tom Ka Gai? Tom Kha Gai? Anyway you spell it, I know what you mean, it's lovely!
October 18, 2013 11:03 PM - pepper
Yeah, funny what a full moon can do. In one moment, a person can be proud and pleased about making a clean getaway from a boring work function, and then the next.... practically kidnapped by a couple of Asshats ;o)
October 18, 2013 11:04 PM - ilovestoops
rower: I read the other day that ya'll had found a venue for the wedding but I thought your folks' deck would be a lovely setting for an intimate wedding - did you think about doing that?
October 18, 2013 11:05 PM - Partridge
Nice hoodnapping, Cobble.
Edited at October 18, 2013 11:05 PM
October 18, 2013 11:06 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Snort! Yes, that's just how it happened! We kidnapped you! Maybe more like rescued you? ; )
October 18, 2013 11:06 PM - Partridge
Yes, that soup.
October 18, 2013 11:07 PM - Partridge
She went kicking and screaming, I'm sure.
October 18, 2013 11:07 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
LP, How did we miss you! Damn! Would have been fun to hoodnap you, too!
Edited at October 18, 2013 11:07 PM
October 18, 2013 11:08 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I was *afeared* that she would attract the Police! But she came along more willing than I might have hoped! ; )
October 18, 2013 11:10 PM - pepper
I rescued myself! Then, I enjoyed a very nice Impromptu, after I was intercepted during my stealthy escape...
October 18, 2013 11:10 PM - Partridge
lol. What's *with* the *'s tonight?
October 18, 2013 11:11 PM - pepper
Yeah, LP, too close to have missed each other :o(
Edited at October 18, 2013 11:11 PM
October 18, 2013 11:12 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Dunno, I use it at work a lot, rather than bolding, or caps, which seem like yelling?
October 18, 2013 11:13 PM - pepper
I *might* have coerced her into one glass of wine too *many*...
October 18, 2013 11:15 PM - Partridge
Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and gray.
October 18, 2013 11:15 PM - Partridge
*never* *too* *many*
October 18, 2013 11:19 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ha! Yes, likely so, but I was in the mood to let loose a bit.

I believe I am starting to relax a bit after the trauma of the move. : )
October 18, 2013 11:24 PM - pepper
Oh, and as a tip, Jolie Cantina makes their guacamole fresh, at table-side.. good to know...
October 18, 2013 11:26 PM - Partridge
Was reading the thread from the 500,000th post day. Big contrast from a typical posting day today. Most post were under 10 words and meant as jokes. Zero story telling, zero politics, zero recipes, zero arguments.

Must have been a fun day.

October 18, 2013 11:26 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
That was so much fun! A restaurant we went to in Mexico some years ago did that...yum! And entertaining.
Edited at October 18, 2013 11:26 PM
October 18, 2013 11:31 PM - Partridge
Yikes! Getting late on a school night for me. Better hit the hay.

Wishing you all a very good night!
Edited at October 18, 2013 11:31 PM
October 18, 2013 11:36 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yes, different times, more light hearted, fun. : (

Sleep well, perhaps will stroll you way this weekend!
October 18, 2013 11:38 PM - Partridge
Don't forget about Sunday morning farmer's market.

night.
Edited at October 18, 2013 11:38 PM
October 18, 2013 11:39 PM - pepper
I read some of it too, Part. Everyone seemed more playful than now, although there were hints that fighting happened the day prior... and, one endearing thing I gleened, Arkady was quitting smoking, but not posting at the time, because OT=smoking, to her...
October 18, 2013 11:41 PM - Partridge
And Benson announced he was becoming a Cat Lady. lol.
October 18, 2013 11:43 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yes, we were more playful and less jaded toward one another. It's sad to me how it's changed, though I'm sure I played my part. : (
October 18, 2013 11:44 PM - pepper
Oh, yes! Benson, you have a cat? *Things I did not know*... :o)
Edited at October 18, 2013 11:44 PM
October 18, 2013 11:46 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
He had a dog, I don't remember him having a cat?
October 18, 2013 11:47 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
And then I thought after the other dog died he got a puppy-ish dog, no?
October 18, 2013 11:51 PM - pepper
Maybe, Cobble. Only going by the 500,000-day thread, he announced that after his beloved dog passed, Mrs. benson decided that their next pet would be a cat. Perhaps that changed...
Edited at October 18, 2013 11:51 PM
October 18, 2013 11:53 PM - Partridge
We all can take some responcibilty for the changes - good and bad. But mainly, I see it as biff's fault for abandoning his flock. ;)

Bed. Really.
Edited at October 18, 2013 11:53 PM
October 18, 2013 11:58 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yes, let's blame it on our once and forever leader, Biffy. We have abandonment issues. ; ) (Not really, Biff! Luv ya!)