Weekend OT
April 26, 2014 6:40 AM - dibs
GM. We haven't had a forsythia yet. I'll post a pic of mine on Sunday

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April 26, 2014 6:43 AM - Deleted
Derp
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April 26, 2014 6:50 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
GM

Nice, DIBS, yes, forsythia! We saw a few hazels at BBG, but the forsythia wasn't going yet. There are a few over here by me that I've been watching. Oh, and a beautiful dark pink cherry, that is not to be believed.
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#2
April 26, 2014 6:59 AM - dibs
They have all been in bloom around cadman for a week or so
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April 26, 2014 7:18 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
BBG used to give away free switches of forsythia to (new?) members. A friend of mine got two, gave them to me, and I planted them in my elderly friend's garden. They were blooming last weekend.
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#4
April 26, 2014 7:23 AM - Deleted
I'm really getting sick of this nice weather during the week and rain on the weekends. No fair
#5
April 26, 2014 7:24 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I think it's supposed to clear up a little later, no?

And I suggest you play hookey one nice sunny day next week!
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#6
April 26, 2014 7:24 AM - Deleted
It better! Grrr
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#7
April 26, 2014 7:27 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Oops, I spoke too soon. Yes, a bit of a break in the clouds midday, but then rain again this evening. Tomorrow is the nicer day.
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April 26, 2014 7:29 AM - dibs
Dont worry....big storm in the midwest to fuck up your week too. Just hope I dont get constant rain for the drive to P Town on Monday
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April 26, 2014 7:40 AM - Deleted
this is like the first rainy weekend this spring though, no? youre thinking last last spring.
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April 26, 2014 7:44 AM - dibs
Its not supposed to rain here in philly until tonight. Going to the philadelphia antiques shows today and a liquid brunch. Tomorrow supposed to be nice and driving to bucks
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#11
April 26, 2014 7:44 AM - Deleted
DH: I hope you didn't go to sleep. You are up at 730 in the morning on a Saturday with the old people. That's what happens when you get old, you get up really early and you're like wtf? I hate it. It makes weekends obnoxiously long. I don't understand it because I'm up til like 3 am every night yet *POP* im right up outta couch at like 7 :-/ The reason old people wake up so early is because their brains don't really have to do much repair work at night because there's not really all that much to repair anymore.
#12
April 26, 2014 7:46 AM - Deleted
And then you hit up antique shows!

#13
April 26, 2014 7:46 AM - Deleted
"Up outta couch". Hehehe.

Yeah. I've been getting up earlier on the weekends than I do during the week. I like to wander around outside when no ones out. It's really calm

Getting old. Next I'll be going grocery shopping and clipping coupons at 5am
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#14
April 26, 2014 7:50 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Wtf do you know about old people, rob? Nada! And guess what, you're gonna be one, too, if you're lucky! (Nice trolling, though.)
Edited at April 26, 2014 7:51 AM
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April 26, 2014 7:53 AM - BirdnestHead
"The reason old people wake up so early is because their brains don't really have to do much repair work at night because there's not really all that much to repair anymore."

Lol! I had a feeling it was something like that :-) Now if there was only something I could go and do at that hour besides drink coffee and drool into my stewed prunes...
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April 26, 2014 7:53 AM - Deleted
Usually when I wake up at this hour I'll watch some porn and then go back to sleep. Now i'll wack it and wack it and wack it and never reach the big O :/ Obviously it's because I'm taking citalopram, which I am convinced is just a chemical agent to get neurotic white people not to breed, but that's a topic for another day, and not really one for here (science seems poopoo'd here, that's okay though at least people stop talking about food these days).
#17
April 26, 2014 7:56 AM - Deleted
Yesterday I forget to take my stupid pill and ugh. Not pretty. Not a good sign. I have to get off this crap. Wellbutrin was a lot better, but I drink like 40 cups of coffee a day, smoke like a chimney, etc. I felt like the Wellbutrin was setting me up for a stroke or a heart attack.
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April 26, 2014 8:00 AM - BirdnestHead
Dunno, I've been on heavy dosage of citalopram for a long time (generic celexa) and have not experienced that symptom. Unfortunately, FDA decided that any dosage over 40mg per day is dangerous, so my Dr. Cut me down to 40 a day and added a bunch of generic Wellbutrin. The combo seems somewhat less effective...
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#19
April 26, 2014 8:00 AM - Deleted
Gm.
#20
April 26, 2014 8:00 AM - rf
Cobble, did you ever find the advisor you thought you might want to consult on behalf of your old friends?
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#21
April 26, 2014 8:01 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Gross. No one, and I do mean no one, wants to hear about your autosexual proclivities, rob.
#22
April 26, 2014 8:02 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yes, thanks, rf. Why, did you hear of someone good?
#23
April 26, 2014 8:05 AM - rf
I may be in need myself to help me figure out what to do about my dad's portfolio.
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#24
April 26, 2014 8:05 AM - Deleted
Cobble, please don't address me this early in the morning. Not on a Saturday, not in April.


Okay, I can't allow myself to go off the rails here today.

#25
April 26, 2014 8:06 AM - Deleted
My car is overheating and idling low.
#26
April 26, 2014 8:09 AM - Deleted
Are you smoking up in your car? Do you use the car as a place to get away from your family? I see that a lot in the neighborhood I live.
#27
April 26, 2014 8:10 AM - Deleted
No I drive to work sometimes and always on Saturday because it's easy to park.
#28
April 26, 2014 8:12 AM - BirdnestHead
Governor Christie just e-mailed me, told me to stop addressing him :-(
Edited at April 26, 2014 8:12 AM
#29
April 26, 2014 8:13 AM - rf
Randi, I have a great mechanic in Carroll Gardens right near the F train. And M4L swears by the guys on Clinton Ave. just before the Navy Yard (behind the noname gas station and across the street from there. All Chinese mechanics, all very honest. M4L's are open on Saturdays, mine not.
#30
April 26, 2014 8:14 AM - Deleted
It's so bizarre how moonfaces and breadknots wanna be able to get their pot on whereever they want, but anyone else, hurry PANIC ON MSN CALL OUT THE TROOPERS WE IS IN A BLUE'sCLUEs GONNA TAKE BACK THE NEIGHBORHOOD Christopher columbus style. Canklesaurus or a Josh smoking weed or drinking a glass of wine on their stoop = cultured progressive urbanity and relaxtion... Anyone else!? THEY CRIMINALS and bringing down the quality of life in "OUR (barf)" neighborhood! OKay, im going off the rails!

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#31
April 26, 2014 8:16 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Do Not Address Me, Rob!!!


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#32
April 26, 2014 8:17 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ha ha ha ha ha ha...I love this 'do not address me' game!
#33
April 26, 2014 8:18 AM - Deleted
Thanks Rf, I have always taken it to the Gulf station on Myrtle but I know many people think those guys are criminals. Might try to one on Clinton, m4L if you're lurking gimme the deets!
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#34
April 26, 2014 8:19 AM - Deleted
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#35
April 26, 2014 8:19 AM - Deleted
Oh boy, there's that pic again!
#36
April 26, 2014 8:20 AM - Deleted
im waiting for pepper to post a pic of her sausage brunch
#37
April 26, 2014 8:21 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Troll...
#38
April 26, 2014 8:22 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ok, g'bye, BnH and I have some important hippie business to take care of. Laterzzz.
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#39
April 26, 2014 8:23 AM - Deleted
I should take myself out to brunch today or something. There's a ginormous list of things that I don't allow myself to do for no rational reason whatsoever. Going out to eat anywhere is one of them. I can't do it around here though, there's only like one bagel shop that isn't crawling with carriages and people I am not fond of (I can't see the value in paying to eat somewhere that has an atmosphere like that, which rules out like everywhere in my neighborhood except for some old bagel shop and the mcdonalds down the block. Actually there's tons of strollers in the mcdonalds too, but at least the parents are breadknots.

#40
April 26, 2014 8:24 AM - dibs
Cobble with the name calling already.
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#41
April 26, 2014 8:25 AM - dibs
Potato bread here. Doesn't make great toast
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#42
April 26, 2014 8:25 AM - Deleted
Dibs, low idle and overheating? Thoughts?
#43
April 26, 2014 8:26 AM - rf
What name, hippie?
#44
April 26, 2014 8:27 AM - Deleted
Rob, I feel really really bad for you having nowhere you are comfortable to eat out at. Derp!
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#45
April 26, 2014 8:29 AM - dibs
well if it is overheating, it will idle roughly cuz its just too hot. need to wait for it to cool down and add water + antifreeze. If there's no leak its just low. Check the oil in the dipstick when its warm to see if it is milky color which means a blown head gasket (usually) resulting in water in the oil
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#46
April 26, 2014 8:29 AM - Deleted
Randi or Rf, u both have cars. Can u teach me how to drive? I want to learn by July.
#47
April 26, 2014 8:31 AM - dibs
A d dont run it if it is overheating. You will crack the head or the block....very expensive
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#48
April 26, 2014 8:31 AM - Deleted
It sucks, Randi. Breeders have hijacked this city. They take their little EVERYWHERE. :( Unfortunately people like me are outnumbered (yes I know half the population here is single, but so many of them have itchy wombs waiting to be filled grrrr)
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#49
April 26, 2014 8:32 AM - dibs
Yes. Its how you check the oil
#50
April 26, 2014 8:32 AM - Deleted
dipstick is a real term for a car part?
#51
April 26, 2014 8:33 AM - Deleted
yeah rob i am one of those people you despise. i was being sarcastic, obviously not sarcastic enough.

dibs, well fuck i am on 26th in manhattan and need to get it back to the mechanic near me!

another weird thing was i turned the heat on full blast to try to draw it away from the engine and no hot air came out at all???
#52
April 26, 2014 8:34 AM - Deleted
M4L is the place you go to Unique Auto Service ?
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#53
April 26, 2014 8:37 AM - dibs
I suspect then that theres a blockage which would cause the overheating. Is it at the very high dangerous level? If it is TURN IT OFF so you dont crack the block
#54
April 26, 2014 8:37 AM - Deleted
I don't despise your kind. You are just doing what evolution has told you to do. It's people like me, the outliers, who are forced to sit back and watch it all unfold. It's actually terrifying and frightening (for me anyway) to have to be part of this world. I realize because of the internet gays don't need to live in gay ghettos anymore to hook up, but it's sad how breeders have even colonized all the gay neighborhoods so there's no where really to escape their shit anymore. :( It sucks, it makes me very sour on life in general that this is *it*. People are born, they pass along their DNA, and then they fucking die.

#55
April 26, 2014 8:38 AM - rf
Yes, that's the place. I went without a formal introduction, lol. Even if you know M4L's name, I think they know him by his Chinese name. My guys on Smith and 3rd know me by my real first name but they only open M-F 9-5.

Maybe you could check for low coolant, put antifreeze and get it home? Maybe late at night when there's no traffic? Do you have towing insurance? It's almost free with GEICO, something like $10/year.
#56
April 26, 2014 8:39 AM - Deleted
Are they in line for brunch?

#57
April 26, 2014 8:40 AM - Deleted
yeah its off and parked. the needle was right on the edge of red. i think i can get home if i drive slow but i will check the levels before i take off. there are no fucking gas stations in manhattan anymore (the one by 14th and 10th ave is gone for some luxury highrise) so i sort of have no choice. dont think i have tow insurance. derp!
Edited at April 26, 2014 8:40 AM
#58
April 26, 2014 8:40 AM - RowerChick
Wow,
Rob you really are a city kid. I didn't learn until I was 23, but I was still in my 20's. When did the rest of you PLUSAs learn? I know BHS was in his mid-teens.
Edited at April 26, 2014 8:40 AM
#59
April 26, 2014 8:41 AM - dibs
You might be able to get it back if you let it cool and them put antifreeze and water in it. DO NOT open the radiator cap when it is hot
Edited at April 26, 2014 8:41 AM
#60
April 26, 2014 8:42 AM - Deleted
so, uh, rob- how's that search for a shrink coming along??? you really have some issue you need to talk through with someone that is NOT the internet or mariokart or a fish or a dog. seriously.
#61
April 26, 2014 8:42 AM - dibs
Everyone knows that heteros move back into a neighborhood after the gays have first gentrified it
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#62
April 26, 2014 8:42 AM - Deleted
i learned to drive when i was 15.
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April 26, 2014 8:44 AM - dibs
I was driving at 15 as well. I was restoring my Model A at that age, before i could drive at 16
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#64
April 26, 2014 8:44 AM - Deleted
I'm worried my 37 year old brain will not be able to learn how to drive properly. Has anyone else who got their license later in life experience this? Actually my grandmother didnt get her license until 41 when I was born and she said she had no problem driving, except she never drove on highways or anything, just city streets basically. Something about driving on the highway frightens the shit out of me too I think, but who knows I might actually really like it.
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#65
April 26, 2014 8:47 AM - dibs
37?????? I thought you just had your sweet sixteen x 2 birthday
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April 26, 2014 8:48 AM - rf
Rob, I am done teaching people how to drive, after my kid. Actually I made her take 3 lessons before I would let her get behind the wheel with me. She's a pretty good driver already and probably will be better than me, but still makes me nervous.

Almost driver in the world thinks they are a good driver.
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April 26, 2014 8:49 AM - dibs
Dh......there's a new Patron XO....Cafe Dark. Havent had it yet
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#68
April 26, 2014 8:50 AM - Deleted
I told you Randi, four shrinks dismissed me after initial consultations. Fuck them. Honestly though, I know the roots of my problems. I'm not an idiot. Also, I don't have that many more issues than the average person. I think you just happen to be seeing them here because I discuss them. 90% of the mental health industrial complex is total popcockery.

I would totally see one if I felt my life or anyone elses were in danger or whatever, but that's not the case. I'm just edging slowly into major eccentric territory, which is totally fine. NYC is where people like me used to live right!? Now people like myself do their thing and say what's on their mind only to be told by people from the suburban midwest to go see a shrink!? :/
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#69
April 26, 2014 8:50 AM - rf
Rob, Anastasia at the Left Turn Driving School who you ruled out because of her name is temporarily out of town. My kid's friend has another instructor at the same school and is very happy with him or her (not sure which). I could get you the name.

That is, if you want to take recommendations from Brooklyn Tech seniors!
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#70
April 26, 2014 8:50 AM - Deleted
You will need to chill the hell out to be able to drive.
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April 26, 2014 8:51 AM - petebklyn
I was 16/17 when learned. My grandmother taught me -- my mother didn't drive(then). I got
my 1st car at 40.
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#72
April 26, 2014 8:51 AM - rf
Wait, you saw these shrinks before they dismissed you, or just got ruled out by the office staff?
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April 26, 2014 8:51 AM - Deleted
No dave, I had my Sweet Sixteen x 2 + 5 recently. Man how time flies! It feels like just yesterday I was screeching about my ACTUAL Sweet Sixteen x 2. (no one came to that party)

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#74
April 26, 2014 8:51 AM - Deleted
its like learning to skateboard or ski as a kid vs as an adult- when you are younger you are more fearless so you are able to concentrate on the task as opposed to being distracted by the potential risks. so yeah i imagine it is much harder to learn to drive as an adult.
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April 26, 2014 8:53 AM - Deleted
Phone and email consultations with the actual shrinks, RF.
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April 26, 2014 8:54 AM - petebklyn
if so fearless when younger -- the person would have learned then. It is the fearful ones that delay and delay and delay.
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April 26, 2014 8:55 AM - Deleted
rob has that unique ability to be self-righteous and self-deprecating at the same time.

"NYC is where people like me used to live right!? "

GTFOH
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#78
April 26, 2014 8:55 AM - rf
But not a session face-to-face?
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April 26, 2014 8:55 AM - Deleted
Ha, randi. Skiing. I went skiing in vermont once and queened out on the slopes. I had to go back down on the air trolley. I was TERRIFIED and my boyfriend at the time was calling me a pussy in front of teenage girls who were all laughing and telling me it's nothing.

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April 26, 2014 8:56 AM - dibs
Rf...if your dad has an IRA, there are complicated rules about how you will be required to take money out since he's older than 70 1/2
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April 26, 2014 8:56 AM - Deleted
air trolley

DAFUQ?
#82
April 26, 2014 8:56 AM - rf
I am so glad that I found my shrink long enough before my dad died that I had defused a whole bunch of issues with him. When I got the job of helping him and my stepmother (when my crazy brother walked away from them), I felt like I was being electrocuted every time I walked into their house. It was so much better by the end.
#83
April 26, 2014 8:57 AM - Deleted
DIBS, will you come mechanic my car please? i'm on 26th near 11th ave. KTHANKSBYE!
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#84
April 26, 2014 8:58 AM - dibs
i'd rather go to Bushwick then as far west as 11th ave
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April 26, 2014 8:58 AM - rf
Ha ha, I'm sure he'll pop right on the train from Philadelphia!
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#86
April 26, 2014 9:03 AM - rf
No IRA. Most of his money is in triple-tax-free municipal bonds. The whole estate is very complicated because my brother's 3 daughters have individual bequests and as the executor I am supposed to manage the money until they turn 30. One is almost 30 but the other two are almost 25 and 18. The 18-year-old is going to get screwed on her college financial aid next year. Lots of complications.

To say nothing of the fact that my disowned brother has told my liver-transplant brother that he wants to sue for 1/3 of the estate. (He's not talking to me because I didn't agree to do that with my share immediately.)
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April 26, 2014 9:04 AM - dibs
I could never go to a shrink.

A. I'm smarter than most of them
2. Freud said that the Irish are immune to psychoanalysis
Edited at April 26, 2014 9:04 AM
#88
April 26, 2014 9:05 AM - dibs
Get a reputable CFP.
Edited at April 26, 2014 9:05 AM
#89
April 26, 2014 9:05 AM - Deleted
Oh and RF, I did want to apologize for sticking my nose in your family situation (i.e. saying your brother should get part of it..) A little uncalled for. I guess. (though I still think it kinda sucks and can cause a lot of trouble down the line)

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April 26, 2014 9:06 AM - rf
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I refuse to pay out the nose to sit down with an ugly person for an hour telling me what's wrong with me.

I have never gone to a shrink (and I've seen a few) that told me what's wrong with me. A good shrink will be your greatest ally.
Edited at April 26, 2014 9:06 AM
#91
April 26, 2014 9:08 AM - Deleted
LOL dibs i like how your list is

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you are smarter huh???
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April 26, 2014 9:08 AM - rf
Rob, I would always be there for either of my brothers. They are my immediate family aside from my kid. But that doesn't mean that I am prepared to write a check for a third of my inheritance because said brother demands it.
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April 26, 2014 9:09 AM - dibs
He's got a point there, Who wants to sit there and talk to an ugly person for an hour, especially if you are paying.
#94
April 26, 2014 9:09 AM - rf
That method of listing is an old CGar joke.
#95
April 26, 2014 9:09 AM - Deleted
Makes sense.
#96
April 26, 2014 9:11 AM - rf
Representative Michael G. Grimm, a former F.B.I. agent and Marine who capitalized on his straight-arrow image to win a seat in Congress, was expected to be indicted on federal fraud charges after a lengthy corruption investigation, people with knowledge of the case said on Friday.

The charges against Mr. Grimm, 44, a Republican who was first elected in 2010 and represents Staten Island and part of Brooklyn, were expected to include mail fraud and wire fraud, and to focus largely on his conduct in connection with a health food restaurant he owned on the Upper East Side of Manhattan after he left the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2006, two of the people said. He was also expected to be charged with obstruction of justice, for allegedly lying under oath in a federal lawsuit.
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#97
April 26, 2014 9:13 AM - dibs
Staten Island is really part of NJ.....and similarly full of criminals
#98
April 26, 2014 9:13 AM - Deleted
"CGar joke"

no wonder it just seemed like stupidity and wasnt funny ;)


i sorta have to agree, i would want to have a therapist i found pleasant to be around which could mean attractive but not at all in a sexual way. that is just weird, and you should probably be talking to the therapist about why you feel the need to have a sexy therapist?! dafuq is wrong with you guys. rob, you NEED TO GET LAID!!!!
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April 26, 2014 9:13 AM - Deleted
My supposed madness is totally fine, as long as it's channeled in good ways. Problem is I don't allow myself to enjoy so many things. It's become especially evident after I stopped drinking. There's like this running list in my head where things are either good or they are bad. The checklist of bad things is HUGE so I don't do them. They are only bad because of what's been coded over the years deep within the tissues of my prefrontal cortex. Also, my amygdala is a drama queen.

April 26, 2014 9:15 AM - Deleted
"as long as it's channeled in good ways"

its not.

"Problem is I don't allow myself to enjoy so many things."

true.

April 26, 2014 9:18 AM - Deleted
quote:
you should probably be talking to the therapist about why you feel the need to have a sexy therapist?!

LOL, I did NOT say I want a sexy therapist! I just don't want an ugly one because I consider that a taint. Also, if one doesn't find a slight bit of attraction to their mental health professional it's all for naught. Seriously.
And I say "ugly" in the relative sense. It's important to be attracted to the person picking at your brain, VERY important.

April 26, 2014 9:22 AM - dibs
Taint


LOLzzzzz
April 26, 2014 9:31 AM - rf
An Irish person recommended my therapist to me, for what it's worth.
April 26, 2014 9:39 AM - Deleted
Like from Ireland?
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April 26, 2014 9:42 AM - rf
No, Irish-American. Like Dave I think.
April 26, 2014 9:48 AM - Deleted
lol @ "irish-american". People really need to get over their ethnicity obsession in this country.

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April 26, 2014 9:49 AM - Deleted
And YES I know I just said that and im a huuuuge moonophobe.

April 26, 2014 9:49 AM - rf
I didn't bring it up.

Dave:
I could never go to a shrink.
A. I'm smarter than most of them
2. Freud said that the Irish are immune to psychoanalysis

Edited at April 26, 2014 9:49 AM
April 26, 2014 9:50 AM - Deleted
The only irish-americans are the ones who live here with a visa. If you were born here, and ESPECIALLY if your parents were born here, you have about as much irish heritage as Tyra Banks.

April 26, 2014 9:52 AM - Deleted
Freud believed Irish are immune to psychoanalysis cuz they used to show up to their sessions DRUNK ALL THE TIME. That and people who drink everyday are, for the most part, immune to American Panic.

April 26, 2014 9:54 AM - sixyearsandcounting
"Irish-American. Like Dave I think."

Is Dave Irish too? I know he is Scottish. We (and WonTon) are all members of the same clan.
April 26, 2014 9:55 AM - sixyearsandcounting
"bring it up" lolzzz
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April 26, 2014 9:55 AM - Deleted
Also Freud was a total coke head. Could you imagine a therapy session with him? :/


April 26, 2014 9:56 AM - Deleted
i am starting to think Rob actually has a huge Moonface/Breadknot fetish and he is just acting like the boy on the playground who hits the girl because he actually likes her. deep down rob just wants a beardo to snuggle up to and play tummysticks with.
April 26, 2014 9:57 AM - dibs
1/2 Scottish, 1/4 Irish, 1/4 German
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April 26, 2014 9:57 AM - Deleted
100% MORON LOSER
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April 26, 2014 9:58 AM - dibs
I've never had sex with an Irish man but I have had sex in Ireland
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April 26, 2014 9:58 AM - Deleted
Forsythia is the official flower of Brooklyn.
April 26, 2014 9:59 AM - Deleted
I am 100% related to Antonin Scalia, somehow.
April 26, 2014 9:59 AM - dibs
And randi is the official flower of Lifeinbkln
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April 26, 2014 10:00 AM - Deleted
Lol, Randi. Yes, I want a pair of pipe cleaner arms holding me tight as I snuggle in their filthy lice beard and stare deeply into their eyes through their dork glasses. :/

1/2 irish, 1/2 italian from maternal side. Paternal side, unknown.
Edited at April 26, 2014 10:00 AM
April 26, 2014 10:01 AM - Deleted
Actually that 1/2 irish part might be 1/2 scottish and 1/2 irish, i don't remember now. But both the irish side and italian side were definitely filthy low class immigrants.

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April 26, 2014 10:02 AM - petebklyn
is forsythia a delicate flower?
April 26, 2014 10:02 AM - Deleted
"And randi is the official flower of Lifeinbkln"

HAHAHA pwnd
April 26, 2014 10:02 AM - Deleted
Rob's comments about pot/wine on the stoop are 100% correct. As you know, I don't like the over-use of the race card in politics, but in this case it's appropriate: the drug laws and their administration are stacked against blacks.
April 26, 2014 10:03 AM - Deleted
My great grandmother was the town whore of weehawken, NJ back in the day. 13 kids, multiple fathers lol.

April 26, 2014 10:03 AM - rf
Everyone here except the Native Americans is filthy low class immigrant if you go back far enough. Back in the 1600s everyone was filthy.
April 26, 2014 10:03 AM - Deleted
and ricans and other sorts of mixed non white people.
April 26, 2014 10:07 AM - Deleted
I am not denying that lots of people were filthy immigrants. When I say filthy I am talking about crime, outta control birthrates, and gaming the system... All of which I am a direct decendent of. Why do you nitpick so much, RF? Did you really think when I said filthy immigrants I was talking about whether or not they douched?

April 26, 2014 10:15 AM - DeLepp
There is a neighborhood in Weehawken known as "the shades". Not too far from the tunnel and viaduct to Union City. I recall asking who lived there and never got an answer. Brick row houses.
April 26, 2014 10:16 AM - pepper
As requested. Best approximation I could find.
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April 26, 2014 10:21 AM - sixyearsandcounting
"1/2 Scottish, 1/4 Irish, 1/4 German"

Replace Irish with Norwegian, and that's me.

"I've never had sex with an Irish man but I have had sex in Ireland"

I've never had sex with a Turkish, Emirati, or Qatari woman, but I've had sex in those countries.


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April 26, 2014 10:22 AM - dibs
I knew a Yemeni hustler here in NYC. Everyone thought he was PR
April 26, 2014 10:26 AM - Deleted
quote:
There is a neighborhood in Weehawken known as "the shades". Not too far from the tunnel and viaduct to Union City. I recall asking who lived there and never got an answer. Brick row houses.

That's where my great grandmother lived, and my grandmother for a long time. They were tiny little rowhouses, two floors. Bizarre layouts inside. The kitchens were the size of a postage stamp, but I think they had dining rooms if I remember correctly, but the dining room was my great grandmothers stuffed animal collection room from what I remember.

April 26, 2014 10:27 AM - Deleted
Six, it's mostly section 8 and mostly hispanic now.
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April 26, 2014 10:30 AM - Deleted
But they were always subsidized housing to begin with. Very pretty for projects.

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April 26, 2014 10:31 AM - Deleted
I was on the road when Jay was debating with DIBS and others about the affordability issue. I happened to be driving through Linden and Rahway, NJ at the time, and realized that this whole affordability issue is being put forth by those who think that living in the inner core of NYC is a right, not a decision (as one poster put it over there >>>>). Take Linden and Rahway, for intance: both are mostly pleasant towns with sidewalks, fairly spacious homes, NJ Transit connections to Manhattan and one can walk to many stores. Via NJ Transit, one can be in Manhattan in about 1/2 hour. Yes, they don't have the glamour of NYC, but one would assume that is not the issue when talking about affordability.
April 26, 2014 10:32 AM - Deleted
May have been war vet housing too, but shiesty italians and irish were able to scam their way in. Definitely no war vets in my lineage.
April 26, 2014 10:34 AM - Deleted
Benson, those towns are aren't sophisticated enough for the new Urban Elite (aka the suburban human tumbleweeds who just blew into town like yesterday)
April 26, 2014 10:35 AM - Deleted
They also aren't diverse enough, as say Park Slope (LOL x 50000). Which is ridiculous cuz they could run diversity circles around the sought after pale and getting paler neighborhoods of inner NYC.

April 26, 2014 10:37 AM - Deleted
Rob;

Dead right on both points. Those towns are much more diverse than the elite areas, but they don't parade it around.
April 26, 2014 10:38 AM - Deleted
You also have to take into account that a lot of people doing hiring in NYC these days are actually extremely biased if they see a resume with a NJ address on it, especially in a working class town. Even though the person hiring probably just got off the boat from Iowa, they still look down upon anyone they might think is of working class east coast origin. It's actually RAMPANT in the tech sector, which is why I'm not sold on the idea of NYC being a major tech hub. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too many negatives in my opinion.

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April 26, 2014 10:41 AM - dibs
OK....headed off to the antique shows
April 26, 2014 10:45 AM - Deleted
Linden and Rahway, NJ are more diverse than the "elite areas"? Citation please.
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April 26, 2014 10:45 AM - Deleted
And i'm off to video game stores to try and make some friends lol.
Have a good day!

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April 26, 2014 10:49 AM - Deleted
Rahway:

Pulling an RF here...

Census 2010[edit]
At the 2010 United States Census, there were 27,346 people, 10,533 households, and 6,815 families residing in the city. The population density was 7,016.8 per square mile (2,709.2 /km2). There were 11,300 housing units at an average density of 2,899.5 per square mile (1,119.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 52.30% (14,301) White, 30.93% (8,457) Black or African American, 0.31% (84) Native American, 4.30% (1,175) Asian, 0.02% (5) Pacific Islander, 8.37% (2,288) from other races, and 3.79% (1,036) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 23.52% (6,433) of the population.[8]

That's pretty damn diverse. You just don't hear about it because people are too busy living their lives and not sitting around blogging to their ilk back home how cool, diverse, and gritty their neighborhood is.

April 26, 2014 10:52 AM - rf
So why don't you move there, Rob?
April 26, 2014 10:52 AM - Deleted
cool, where's the "elite areas" demographic stats?

anyway i think its no secret that NJ suburbs close to NYC are very ethnically diverse. i'm not really sure the point that is trying to be made here.

and benson "both are mostly pleasant towns with sidewalks, fairly spacious homes" is a purely subjective observation. pleasant to who?
April 26, 2014 10:53 AM - Deleted
"sitting around blogging to their ilk back home how cool, diverse, and gritty their neighborhood is."

again, citation please. i would like to read some of these blogs.
April 26, 2014 10:54 AM - Deleted
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So why don't you move there, Rob?

Because it's Rahway!?

derp

April 26, 2014 10:56 AM - Deleted
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again, citation please. i would like to read some of these blogs.

Stop being such a daft prick.
gothamist.
brownstoner.
I could list 50000 more websites dedicated to nothing but a sheltered population of people huffing their own digestive gas.

April 26, 2014 11:02 AM - Deleted
"serious commercial enterprises"

Oh yeah, right up there with Boeing, Apple, Phizer.. :/ Sites like gothamist and brownstoner are nothing more than EXACTLY what I described them as. Moonface money being made is completely irrelevant in this equation.

It actually hurts my brain getting into any kind of intellectual discourse with you, Randi. You're so full of Kool Aid your belly button's blue.

April 26, 2014 11:02 AM - Deleted
gothamist and brownstoner are serious commercial enterprises. FAIL. go play some video games.

Stop being such a daft prick.

LOL? dont get it.

"huffing their own digestive gas."

how exactly are you any different?
April 26, 2014 11:03 AM - Deleted
in the realm of BLOGS they are. please try to stay focused.
April 26, 2014 11:04 AM - Deleted
Sounds like someone took the same debate class as Montrose.
April 26, 2014 11:08 AM - Deleted
and you apparently went to the dave school of derp.

this is dumb. laterzzzzz.
April 26, 2014 11:15 AM - Deleted
Okay, we shall conversate about this later. I just put on my swim trunks. I kinda wanna go swimming. I was already two weeks into beach season last year by this time! Although I think it was in the 80s this time last year..

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April 26, 2014 11:26 AM - sixyearsandcounting
The owner of the LA Clippers was caught on tape telling his girlfriend - after she was in a totally innocent photo with Magic Johnson - that she can sleep with black men but not associate with them in public.
April 26, 2014 11:26 AM - Deleted
"and benson "both are mostly pleasant towns with sidewalks, fairly spacious homes" is a purely subjective observation. pleasant to who?"

You are corrrect that it is subjective. However, if someone is belly-aching that they can't find "decent", affordable housing within commuting distance of Manhattan, these areas would certainly fit the bill. One can get a cape cod home on a 60x100 lot for about the same price as a one bedroom in Brooklyn. And these are towns, not suburbs, meaning that there are walkable transit and shopping options.
April 26, 2014 11:26 AM - sixyearsandcounting
We can laugh at Mr. B all we want, but he's laughing all the way to the bank.
April 26, 2014 11:28 AM - BirdnestHead
Yarg. 1/4 Scotts, 1/4 English, 1/4 Dutch, 1/4 Norman French. English got here in 1600's, Royal Navy, probably "wrong" side of Revolutiony War. Dutch and Scotts more recent, 2nd and 4th generations, respectively. Not sure about the French.

Got lucky on driving. Mom moved to Jersey shore when I was 15. I stayed with her boyfriend in Manhattan, went to Jersey for weekends. Got Jersey learners permit at 16, Jersey drivers license at 17. Only one in my high school with a license.
April 26, 2014 11:32 AM - Deleted
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he's laughing all the way to the bank.

That's pretty par the course for privileged upper east siders. He is the EPITOME of that supposed Christopher Columbus syndrome.

April 26, 2014 11:33 AM - Deleted
Except he's home grown, but has decided to be the Dhali Lhama of Moonface.

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April 26, 2014 11:37 AM - Deleted
we get it, you hate brooklyn and moonfaces etc. but can you PLEASE stfu about it, its really boring.
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April 26, 2014 11:38 AM - Deleted
"We can laugh at Mr. B all we want, but he's laughing all the way to the bank."

nailed (LOLzzz) it

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April 26, 2014 11:41 AM - Deleted
The Dhali Llhama has a much higher EQ than Mr. B.
April 26, 2014 11:43 AM - Deleted
rob, how did you end up on brownstoner? were you there just to put people down and troll and shit?
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April 26, 2014 11:43 AM - Deleted
I'm not gonna shut up about when this website here was formed BECAUSE of a bunch of people were kicked off an online gentrification rag. Slurp, slurp.
What's that taste? Moonballs.


April 26, 2014 11:44 AM - Deleted
I was really into learning about architecture for a while, Randi, which is how I wound up over there. Definitely one of the top three things I regret in my life.

April 26, 2014 11:45 AM - Deleted
what are the other two?
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April 26, 2014 11:50 AM - sixyearsandcounting
I was accused of being a moonface the other night by my downstairs neighbor during his rant. He was talking about how years ago he used to live among "his people" (fellow African-Americans) and then white assholes like me started moving in. According to him, his African-American neighbors never walked as loudly as I do.
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April 26, 2014 11:53 AM - Deleted
my white upstairs neighbors are much louder walkers than the previous owner who was black. i think they wear their shoes inside and dont have any carpets.
April 26, 2014 11:55 AM - Deleted
quote:
what are the other two?

Not going to college out of state and picking up my first drink.

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April 26, 2014 11:55 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Great lines from online dating profiles:

"I'm a city girl even though I live in Brooklyn."
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April 26, 2014 11:56 AM - Deleted
LOL, six. Sounds like a racist with anger issues. Though totally understandable he doesn't like Brooklyn's new element. It sucks that you're being lumped in with that because of your skin color, but you really only have other white people to blame for that.

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April 26, 2014 11:57 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Well, before Ditmas Park/Kensington got all moonface-y (pre-2004), it was very mixed. The African-American neighbor he remembers had a Japanese wife. The building was more African-American than it is now, but hardly as much as he thinks.

April 26, 2014 11:57 AM - Deleted
why is six immune from moonface accusations but i am not? and why does DH get a pass too? i have trouble keeping up with all the rules (bracing self for massive insult from rob...)
April 26, 2014 11:58 AM - Deleted
Six, that just sounds like something a native brooklynite would say. Or perhaps she's just aware of the hyper suburbanization of Brooklyn culture these days.

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April 26, 2014 12:00 PM - Deleted
DH is from Long Island and was born in California, Randi. Six has never really come across as a breadknot for some reason.. Probably because he's a true academic and moonfaces are pretty much on the low end of intellectual prowess.

April 26, 2014 12:00 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Yes, it could be that she refers to Manhattan as "the city" but she also says "explore all NYC has to offer" which strikes me as a non-native phrase, as well as the most common phrase ever in online dating profiles.
April 26, 2014 12:01 PM - Deleted
oh ok, that totally explains it. derp!
April 26, 2014 12:02 PM - sixyearsandcounting
I was also born in California, and was a teacher for a long time, which probably strikes DFB as a non-moonface occupation.

Don't forget, Randi, that DH and I don't have beards and you do.
April 26, 2014 12:02 PM - Deleted
Also please stop caring so much about the issue (clearly it's an issue that is muchly in my own head). You're like an insecure chick making her first sex tape!
April 26, 2014 12:03 PM - Deleted
I should put up a dating profile later on just for shits and giggles. Any site suggestions?
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April 26, 2014 12:04 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"You're like an insecure chick making her first sex tape!"

LMAO.
April 26, 2014 12:04 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Obviously OKCupid.
April 26, 2014 12:05 PM - sixyearsandcounting
You can write questions on there for others to answer...I think DFB would come up with some great ones.
April 26, 2014 12:06 PM - Deleted
i shaved, dibs didn't recognize me when i saw him last week at LPs store.

rob, i don't care but i for some reason keep trying to find a logic to your thoughts and keep forgetting you are a complete moron and as you say its all in your own head! my bad.
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April 26, 2014 12:09 PM - Deleted
Hahah. Should I be straight, gay, or bi? Actually, I'm a little chary about putting up a dating profile. Other than probably not getting and responses, I think i'd feel bad about driving the crazy train into some unsuspecting person's path.

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April 26, 2014 12:13 PM - rf
Six's former high school (where he taught) is one of the only ones outside of Staten Island where Driver's Ed is taught. We had lunch with old friends. The daughter went and got her real license at 17. My kid was jealous (not that she liked the school!).
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April 26, 2014 12:15 PM - Deleted
I agree, Randi I really *AM* a moron, of the highest order it seems. I spent DAYS recently scrubbing clean public facebook posts from 2008 - 2013! Painful shit to read, even my sober posts. I get hyper excited and turned on by the smallest and most random crap that sets off my amygdala (that's the alarm center of the brain). Getting back into video games recently (actually playing instead of just collecting) has been a form of therapy for my amygdala. Find me a shrink who will have told me this.. I've been studying neuroscience on my own for almost 20 years now.

April 26, 2014 12:16 PM - petebklyn
Six taught stomping on floors at the H.S. I think we will refer to him now as Stomps.
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April 26, 2014 12:17 PM - Deleted
my point being is that no one would have suggest video game therapy for me. doctors of the mind and brain are all over the place.
April 26, 2014 12:17 PM - Deleted
You wanna borrow my rollerskates? That will really set him off!
April 26, 2014 12:21 PM - rf
I have a friend who was really, REALLY fucked up whose shrink told her that playing the Farm game on Facebook was certainly not the worst way she could be wasting her time.
April 26, 2014 12:26 PM - petebklyn
here's a dog for DFB to adopt
http://parkslopestoop.com/blog/animals/friendly-dog-found-in-prospect-park-needs-a-home
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April 26, 2014 12:44 PM - sixyearsandcounting
stomping on floors?
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April 26, 2014 12:45 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Oh I get it. Sorry, coffee not kicking in fast enough...
April 26, 2014 12:47 PM - sixyearsandcounting
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April 26, 2014 12:49 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"I've been studying neuroscience on my own for almost 20 years now."

This explains so much. Oy!

Rob, you would have been apolplectic at Rug(c)ola, where we had breakfast today. Moonface/breadknot Central!
April 26, 2014 12:52 PM - dibs
On the menu at brunch....scrambled eggs with KALE pesto
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April 26, 2014 12:53 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Oddly enough, there was no kale on the menu this morning.
April 26, 2014 12:57 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I was confused, momentarily, when I signaled our waiter and a man with a baby strapped to his chest came over. I didn't realize he was the owner.
April 26, 2014 12:59 PM - BirdnestHead
Apparently I tuned out a whole bunch of grotesque verbiage from the child-princess at the next table. I vaguely noticed the tone and intonation, which was that annoying "California up-speak", where the end of *every* sentence is a question. Sitting with my back to the room, I managed to additionally avoid a local celebrity's self-aggrandizing display.

I'm now so glad I worked in nightclubs, and am beginning to lose my hearing :-)
April 26, 2014 1:01 PM - dibs
"Local celebrity"

Ughhhhhhhh
April 26, 2014 1:03 PM - petebklyn
the celebrity was Cobble?
April 26, 2014 1:08 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Hush, Pete!
April 26, 2014 1:08 PM - Deleted
I bet kale pesto is actually way better than normal kale. Not a big kale fan
April 26, 2014 1:12 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
The child-princess spent the first half of her breakfast talking about [Husband] this, husband that. I started to wonder if she would know what to do without him telling her! Then she was bemoaning her life, and speaking about how "hard" it is, and how she was so much more resilient, 10 years ago, than she is now at the grand old age of 35+! I wanted to lean over and tell her it doesn't get any easier, sister! Suck it up! : P The worst part was the little girl voice. I wish I were losing my hearing... ; )
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April 26, 2014 1:22 PM - Deleted
"Then she was bemoaning her life, and speaking about how "hard" it is, and how she was so much more resilient, 10 years ago, than she is now at the grand old age of 35+!"

sounds like rob.


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April 26, 2014 1:31 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
It was all I could do not to shake her, and remind her that she is in the 1% of the entire world! How hard could her life be? She's eating brunch in a trendy restaurant in Boring Hill!

But really, it was the voice. She sounded like a 13 year old girl.
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April 26, 2014 1:32 PM - petebklyn
LOL - Randi PWNS rob bigtime
April 26, 2014 1:42 PM - ilovestoops
I got my driver's license at 14. I think I told this story before, but here it is again:
when I was around 10-11, my daddy needed help in the field. He had me drive the pickup, really slowly, and pulling a low trailer, while he picked up bales of hay and stacked them on the trailer. I could barely see out the windshield, and my foot barely touched the accelerator. I thought that hay fever was the pain you got from stretching your leg to the pedal when he was picking up the hay. In the mid-90's, I mentioned this to him and he said he can't believe he had me do that. It was so risky since it would have been so easy for me to shift and slip and press hard on the pedal.

everyone drove by the time they were 12-13.
April 26, 2014 1:43 PM - ilovestoops
I used to have to drive to Rahway ever so often to visit Merck. not pleasant
April 26, 2014 1:48 PM - RowerChick
We have a new dentist. Our new dentist is so generic that when you look him/her up on the internet-it just says dentist.
Gotta love it. it's on Smith between Atlantic & Pacific, so I know I'll be able to eat well after getting my teeth cleaned.
April 26, 2014 2:19 PM - Deleted
Pete, thanks for the link, but I have to agree with this part. Bringing another male pitbull into an already established hierarchy of three male humans, 4 male betta fish and one female betta fish (and the snail I bought earlier.. She's Cameron Diaz and she come to eat your POOP! She's going in Miley Virus's tank after I change the water and remodel the decor later).

" now hoping to find a home for this dog, because though he seems to be a pretty terrific pup, adding another dog to their home isn’t the best option at the moment."
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April 26, 2014 2:53 PM - Deleted
New snail


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April 26, 2014 2:54 PM - Deleted
Camera shy for now.

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April 26, 2014 3:33 PM - Deleted
I think my car died. I was almost home, it was overheating and shut off on Clinton near Park about a block from the mechanic. I rolled down the hill and the mechanic cooled off the engine with water and we filled it with fluid but he thinks the gasket is blown because it was spitting fluid out the tailpipe or something. He quoted me $2800 for a new one engine. I paid $3000 for the car. Fuck that. Going to take it to another place for second opinion. If the car starts and runs is the gasket really blown???
April 26, 2014 3:35 PM - pepper
So, the restaurant at the Munich airport hotel featured a "traditional American Route 66 buffet" for dinner tonight. I had Wiener Schnitzel from the a la carte menu.
April 26, 2014 3:36 PM - BoerumHillScott
That sucks.
I don't know shit about cars other than they are money pits.
April 26, 2014 3:37 PM - Deleted
Totally Scott, and I'm a moron for trying to drive it home. I should have had it towed. Lesson learned.

So now you all have to suffer through my search for a new car!
April 26, 2014 3:38 PM - pepper
But look what they have at the bar, dh
April 26, 2014 3:40 PM - pepper
Yeah, that sucks, randi. I've never owned a car.
April 26, 2014 3:45 PM - Partridge
You should've listened to Dave.
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April 26, 2014 3:46 PM - Deleted
I put water in it before I left the city but I guess it wasn't enough.
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April 26, 2014 3:48 PM - Partridge
I would have done the same as you did, R'andi. There is no where to go in Manhattan and towing is a fortune.
April 26, 2014 3:51 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
My neighbor is burning random wood and weeds in his backyard. I won't narc on him but I think it's illegal.
April 26, 2014 3:52 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Sorry about you car, r'andi. Is AAA expensive?
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April 26, 2014 3:52 PM - Deleted
Towing ain't $2800! And therein lies the lesson.

April 26, 2014 3:53 PM - Deleted
It probably would have been $300 for a weekend tow 6 miles thru Nyc?
April 26, 2014 4:01 PM - sixyearsandcounting
""traditional American Route 66 buffet" for dinner tonight. I had Wiener Schnitzel from the a la carte menu."

If your Wienerschnitzel was a hot dog, Pepper, it would at least be believable...
April 26, 2014 4:04 PM - rf
I don't think it would have cost that much. It was $50 to tow my car from my house in Bed-Stuy to the mechanics in Carroll Gardens. That was the minimum. Oh well.

Randi, my mechanics are on the corner of 3rd St. and Smith St., right down the street from a certain shopkeeper, just before the F train comes out (nh). They will be open on Monday at 9 if you want to talk to them. If you know my name, tell them that I'm your friend. If not, let us know and someone will email you. First name will do!

They always call everyone by the name they give. They always call the friend who introduced them to me by her last name because that's the name she gave them. They know her well, know her daughter, know her husband, etc., etc., etc. but they always call her "Lincoln."
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April 26, 2014 4:05 PM - rf
BTW, I have their phone number but they hardly ever answer the phone, better to talk to them face to face.
April 26, 2014 4:06 PM - Partridge
My car (2000 VW JETTA) has a feature to alert the driver to system fault. Not unusual for a long "beep" and flashing indicator telling me the problem. On a couple of occasions, while having overheating problem, it would kinda of scream at me with beeps and flashing lights telling me, "STOP, STOP, STOP."

Guess your car doesn't have that feature.
April 26, 2014 4:15 PM - rf
My van (1996) chimed nonstop when it overheated. Very noisy! I filled the radiator with bottled water from my "pantry" (i.e., back of van) until the noise stopped and made it to the mechanic's.
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April 26, 2014 4:40 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
None of you have AAA? I thought AAA was cheap and handy?

Let's find out if Pete or DIBS has AAA? Who else has a car?
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April 26, 2014 4:42 PM - Deleted
Nothing alerted me to the impending disaster. I'm still holding out hope that there is another solution.
April 26, 2014 4:42 PM - Deleted
I have aaa.
April 26, 2014 4:43 PM - Deleted
Pete and dibs are probably more aarp members
April 26, 2014 4:43 PM - Deleted
Be a baller. Go buy a range rover
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April 26, 2014 4:44 PM - rf
Randi! AAA would have towed the car for free!
April 26, 2014 4:44 PM - rf
With this car (not the van which was registered in my brother's name, long story) I have towing insurance via GEICO. It costs something like $10/year. Much cheaper than AAA!
April 26, 2014 4:51 PM - Deleted
My across the street neighbor's front yard. Urban hillbillies ruining a nice otherwise a pretty setting. Put that shit in the backyard, along with all the messy toys. It's piggish, especially in public view like that.
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April 26, 2014 4:55 PM - Deleted
I wish Bloomberg had instated a no toys or other detritus allowed in public view on all landmarked buildings before he left office. The prim and proper in there historically protected homes should at least offer a written oath of a detritus free public viewing of the property. That could be the veruca salt that could knock a little bit of common sense into the minds of the preservation committees; the sheer absurdity of the suggestion.
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April 26, 2014 4:57 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
You have AAA, but didn't use it? Why?
April 26, 2014 4:57 PM - Deleted
Oooh, Snaila Montana is waking up and starting to suck on the glass!
April 26, 2014 5:05 PM - Deleted
And my evening brooch arrived in the mail from Amazon.


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April 26, 2014 5:06 PM - Deleted
No session face to face (at least the last go around of shrink shopping) they ALL insist on doing phone consultations first these days.
April 26, 2014 5:10 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Is that a face on your brooch, rob? Are you dressing up more these days?
April 26, 2014 5:16 PM - Deleted
It's a pitbull face. It looks a bit like my old dog. I'm dressing much LESS these days, it's an amazing feeling. I love Spring. Dressing myself in the Winter frazzles my nerves, dressing in the Spring seems natural and not nearly as many mistakes.

I bought this pair of shorts last week for 1.99 at Salvation Army. Pliers, milkshakes, and palm trees and bikini tops <3


April 26, 2014 5:19 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ah, ok.

$1.99 is a good price, but the style is lost on me. Nice crotch shot btw. Will you be sending that to potential bfs?
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April 26, 2014 5:19 PM - petebklyn
no aa no aaa no aarp.
I think we spent $1000 today on the car. What's his name bought some contraption that hooks onto tailpipe and connects to garden hose to stick down hole where suspected groundhog is living.
But exhaust coming out on side indicating some holes elsewhere in muffler/exhaust system. So besides the money for the contraption -- another $1000 - just because we want to gas the groundhog.
April 26, 2014 5:21 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Gassing a ground hog! Omg...Pete! That's horrifying.
Edited at April 26, 2014 5:21 PM
April 26, 2014 5:22 PM - rf
Cobble, I think we can agree that that guy has his own unique fashion sense.
Edited at April 26, 2014 5:22 PM
April 26, 2014 5:22 PM - Deleted
Anything goes in the ocean. I just pick whatever is the cheapest, what color I agree with, and what fits.
Edited at April 26, 2014 5:22 PM
April 26, 2014 5:22 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Lol, yes, his own unique everything sense!
April 26, 2014 5:27 PM - gazoo
Pliers?? Maybe popsicles? Seagulls are there too. I wanna see the pliers!
April 26, 2014 5:28 PM - Deleted
gazoo you pop up out of no where a lot, i hope no one here thinks you are me. Hey do you still have those four wii games I sent you back in like 2006!? lol.
April 26, 2014 5:30 PM - Deleted
I found a copy of the cookbook 50 Shades of Chicken on a stoop outside. I gave it to my roommate who cooks a lot of chicken.

Edited at April 26, 2014 5:30 PM
April 26, 2014 5:32 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
So we're all going to sit here staring at rob's crotch looking for Waldo?

I may need wine for/with this...
April 26, 2014 5:38 PM - gazoo
AAA is a great deal because you get pretty good discounts on other stuff. I think it's $40 a year or so. You can get 10-15% off long distance Amtrak, 15% off Lenscrafters, up to 50% off prescriptions, and a bunch of other discounts (hotels, car rentals, restaurants family theme parks) you never thought you'd get from an auto club. I tried to go to the NY AAA page to post the link (discounts differ by state) but it keeps redirecting me back to California's page.

April 26, 2014 5:38 PM - rf
Well, why not? I may join you with a glass of vino.
April 26, 2014 5:39 PM - petebklyn
quite peaceful and painless. if it works of course. i see you are more concerned with some smelly groundhog than my $1k
Edited at April 26, 2014 5:39 PM
April 26, 2014 5:41 PM - rf
What's quite peaceful and painless? Wine? I was thinking that $1k is not peaceful and painless!

Oh, you mean the death of groundhog?
April 26, 2014 5:41 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Very loud airplane overhead. I bet adrastos/stargazer just crapped his pants.
Edited at April 26, 2014 5:41 PM
April 26, 2014 5:42 PM - pepper
At least the shorts are loose-fitting...
April 26, 2014 5:42 PM - gazoo
Yes Rob, we still have the Wii games! You want them back? You only sent 3 though, Wii Carnival, a bug game and another my daughter can't remember off the top of her head.

I don't think anyone mistakes me for you, lol.

BTW, lol at Cobble and 'where's Waldo on Rob's shorts' (I can address you, right?).

PS: Rob you're sounding a little Weems-like these days (which is a good thing because I adore Weems, but haven't seen him since the art show!)
Edited at April 26, 2014 5:42 PM
April 26, 2014 5:47 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yes, gazoo, you may address me in April. ; )

Cheers, rf!

Well, Pete, the blithe discussion of murdering of small creatures may have distracted me from your $1k!
April 26, 2014 5:49 PM - Partridge
"This is a really cool store! Do you curate it? Everything from all over Brooklyn?"

That's right, honey. As Brooklyn is the center of the universe, where else would all of these cool things come from?
Edited at April 26, 2014 5:49 PM
April 26, 2014 5:50 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
What is weems?
April 26, 2014 5:50 PM - DeadCatBounce
Getting "Allegedly" ready to launch.
Edited at April 26, 2014 5:50 PM
April 26, 2014 5:51 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Oh lord, LP! Help us all!
Edited at April 26, 2014 5:51 PM
April 26, 2014 5:51 PM - Deleted
I'm feeling especially delicate right now
April 26, 2014 5:52 PM - Deleted
I can't decipher the tone of Partridges last post at all.

April 26, 2014 5:54 PM - Deleted
Doing laundry. Why do people leave their shit in the washers and driers? Lazy fucks. Even public college dorm laundry rooms had better ettiquette than what I experience in Park Slope.
April 26, 2014 5:55 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
It's ok, r'andi, the sudden shock of having to buy a new car will make the hardiest feel a little delicate.
April 26, 2014 5:57 PM - Deleted
Randi having to have a car in the first place is a little on the mind boggling side to begin with, but I am not one of those urban car shamers.
April 26, 2014 5:57 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
You haven't shown us a brandi pic today. : (
April 26, 2014 5:59 PM - Deleted
Butthurt
April 26, 2014 6:00 PM - rf
Almost every college my kid applied to brags that there are cameras in the laundry rooms so you can check to see if machines are available before you go downstairs.
Edited at April 26, 2014 6:00 PM
April 26, 2014 6:00 PM - dibs
If its the gasket, its not the engine and it wont be $3,000. I said earlier it might be a blown head gasket. Is there water in the oil????

just getting up from nap after liquid lunch and on way out to dinner
Edited at April 26, 2014 6:00 PM
April 26, 2014 6:01 PM - dibs
If you actually have to buy a new car, i can imtroduce you to my Bentley dealer
April 26, 2014 6:02 PM - Deleted
That's creepy. You can stalk people doing laundry
April 26, 2014 6:03 PM - dibs
pete, that all seems very Gestapo like
April 26, 2014 6:03 PM - Deleted
Hah dibs. Dassit!
April 26, 2014 6:04 PM - dibs
In my old building on 54th street, i would call the doorman and he had a camera view into the laundry room. If there were washing machine lids up he could telll
Edited at April 26, 2014 6:04 PM
April 26, 2014 6:05 PM - Deleted
I'm so butthurt, dh.
April 26, 2014 6:05 PM - dibs
The Bentley salesman is an old white man, very nice though
April 26, 2014 6:06 PM - dibs
get a second opinion on the engine. But i guess you'd have to tow it there
Edited at April 26, 2014 6:06 PM
April 26, 2014 6:06 PM - rf
I think he said it still started and drove.
April 26, 2014 6:07 PM - rf
And he has AAA!
April 26, 2014 6:07 PM - dibs
I just woke up from drunk nap. Can u tell????
Edited at April 26, 2014 6:07 PM
April 26, 2014 6:07 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
What kind of cars do hipsters drive to prove they're being 'authentic'?
April 26, 2014 6:08 PM - dibs
Someone else just got an AARP membership,and is not happy
Edited at April 26, 2014 6:08 PM
April 26, 2014 6:08 PM - Deleted
quote:
Almost every college my kid applied to brags that there are cameras in the laundry rooms so you can check to see if machines are available before you go downstairs.

Yup. That's why the internet is saturated with people fucking in laundry rooms lol. I'd imagine one of the best perks to having a student work study job in whatever department of the college oversees surveillance. Crazy cash to be made selling those videos to porn sites.


April 26, 2014 6:09 PM - dibs
I have never had sex in a laundry room. At least not that i can remember
April 26, 2014 6:09 PM - rf
Rob, they don't have to fuck in the laundry room. Many other places available. Although maybe the rolling carts would be fun.
April 26, 2014 6:10 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yes, DIBS, now stop posting in your underwear, and get dressed for dinner.
April 26, 2014 6:12 PM - dibs
My hearthrob from 1971 died of an overdose in a laundry room....Jesse Ed Davis. the guy on the right
Edited at April 26, 2014 6:12 PM
April 26, 2014 6:12 PM - Deleted
HA! Snaily Montana has attached itself to the back of the abandoned VW bug.


Edited at April 26, 2014 6:12 PM
April 26, 2014 6:13 PM - Deleted
I wonder if MV enjoys his new tank mate.

Edited at April 26, 2014 6:13 PM
April 26, 2014 6:13 PM - dibs
How can u see, Cobble?
Edited at April 26, 2014 6:13 PM
April 26, 2014 6:15 PM - Deleted
I used to sneak bottles of vodka into the laundry room. I can't tell you how many loads of laundry I misplaced and how many loads of laundry I brought into my apartment that were clearly not mine (I always returned like 99% of it)

Edited at April 26, 2014 6:15 PM
April 26, 2014 6:16 PM - dibs
Loads

LOLzzzzzz
Edited at April 26, 2014 6:16 PM
April 26, 2014 6:17 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Snort! ( at DIBS posting hungover in his shorts, 'how can u see?')
Edited at April 26, 2014 6:20 PM
April 26, 2014 6:23 PM - Deleted
Yeah that dibs. What a classy guy.
Edited at April 26, 2014 6:23 PM
April 26, 2014 6:24 PM - dibs
I got your classy right here, dh
Edited at April 26, 2014 6:26 PM
April 26, 2014 6:25 PM - dibs
I put my loafers on instead of my new blue oxfords, even though they dont match my belt cux I know they'll be easier to get off when i get home after dinner
Edited at April 26, 2014 6:25 PM
April 26, 2014 6:26 PM - Deleted
I have AAA and I swear by it. It's a great organization. As Gazoo mentioned, the discounts they obtain are worth the dues alone, which is something like $45/year in NY. Also, I think it's especially worthwhile for women. If their car breaks down someplace not nice, a cell phone and AAA is nice to have.
Edited at April 26, 2014 6:26 PM
April 26, 2014 6:27 PM - dibs
OK, off to dinner, bitches.
Edited at April 26, 2014 6:27 PM
April 26, 2014 6:28 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Drunk and lazy! Tsk, tsk! : P
Edited at April 26, 2014 6:28 PM
April 26, 2014 6:28 PM - Deleted
A service like AAA but for pedestrians would be a nice thing to have.

Edited at April 26, 2014 6:28 PM
April 26, 2014 6:31 PM - DeadCatBounce
I have AAA.
Will never have AARP.
Edited at April 26, 2014 6:31 PM
April 26, 2014 6:34 PM - rf
None of the discounts would be useful to me, and $10 is a lot less than:
$10 one-time enrollment fee
$52 for the first member
$28 for each additional driver
3-mile tow.

GEICO offers 50-mile tow. $15/year per car. I used it with a previous car and the tow truck came with an AAA logo on it.
April 26, 2014 6:35 PM - Deleted
Hahahha, today's beating is great

"TODAY’S HIPSTER BEATING.

Today, I saw Patterson dressed like Uncle Jesse from Hazard County, playing the washboard under the Williamsburg Bridge for loose change yet he shares a $3500 two bedroom with Brent the barista. So I dragged him by his suspenders to a laundromat; poured a gallon of bleach in his eyes and tossed him in a washing machine on high spin until until every bone was broken. End of story."


Edited at April 26, 2014 6:35 PM
April 26, 2014 6:35 PM - petebklyn
why would one need to sneak vodka into laundry room? Is there sign saying no vodka allowed and a security guard at door checking bags?
April 26, 2014 6:36 PM - dibs
Hope you don't get into an accident and expect GEICO to pay!!!!!!
April 26, 2014 6:38 PM - dibs
I love those diehipster daily beatings
April 26, 2014 6:39 PM - rf
Dave, been there, done that, no problem.
April 26, 2014 6:40 PM - Deleted
U guys are disturbing
Edited at April 26, 2014 6:40 PM
April 26, 2014 6:44 PM - Deleted
Gave myself a haircut. A big ball of hair's worth.

Edited at April 26, 2014 6:44 PM
April 26, 2014 7:00 PM - Deleted
POE!!!!!!!!!! In 1998 I had all four official Teletubbies backpacks.

April 26, 2014 7:01 PM - rf
Teletubbies for those who don't know the lingo. Halloween!
Edited at April 26, 2014 7:01 PM
April 26, 2014 7:02 PM - Deleted
Uh, why are you saying "in yellow on the left". :/ When you point someone out in a photo you would say she is on the right which means she's LaaLaa

Edited at April 26, 2014 7:02 PM
April 26, 2014 7:02 PM - rf
But my kid was LaaLaa. Everyone wanted to be Po, but not my girl!
April 26, 2014 7:03 PM - rf
My baby (in yellow on the right, circa 1998, at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden).
April 26, 2014 7:03 PM - dibs
Rob....pinky winky with the purse. I think we discussed this 6 years ago on btownstoner
April 26, 2014 7:03 PM - rf
Oops, Rob, thanks, I edited. Obviously I have had a glass of wine!
April 26, 2014 7:04 PM - rf
Ugh, Dave, it's Tinky Winky! S/he was purple. And Dipsy was green.
April 26, 2014 7:05 PM - Deleted
I can guarantee you that 2 minutes ago RF did not who LaaLaa or Poe was. She's going to deny it though.

And i'm sorry, but NO one wanted to be Poe. EVER.

EDIT: Nevermind, she'd drunk lol

April 26, 2014 7:07 PM - rf
Rob, you are SO WRONG!!! Teletubbies was first televised in the U.S. on PBS in 1998 when my kid was 2.5. It was her favorite show for a while. And the Chinese babysitter loved it!
Edited at April 26, 2014 7:07 PM
April 26, 2014 7:08 PM - Deleted
1998. Shit.
April 26, 2014 7:08 PM - Deleted
DCB;

We are in sync. As I mentioned, I am a AAA member, but will never join AARP.
Edited at April 26, 2014 7:08 PM
April 26, 2014 7:08 PM - rf
Why do you think I bought her a Laa Laa Halloween costume???

It was very funny in the Botanical Garden. Several adults stopped us and told us how cute the girls were but they didn't know who they represented.
Edited at April 26, 2014 7:08 PM
April 26, 2014 7:08 PM - Deleted
What's the politics of the AARP?
April 26, 2014 7:10 PM - Deleted
I didn't know ANYONE who wanted to Poe, but I am talking about people in their late teens and 20's, not little Chinese children. Is it because the color red is so popular in China?

Edited at April 26, 2014 7:10 PM
April 26, 2014 7:10 PM - rf
Rob, all these kids had white moms so I don't think the Chinese influence was such a big deal. I can tell you that the Po costumes sold out nationwide much faster than the others. It was the big hit that year.
Edited at April 26, 2014 7:10 PM
April 26, 2014 7:12 PM - rf
Aside from the gay-Tinky-Winky controversy, Teletubbies were also controversial among parenting "experts" because they didn't really talk in sentences and it was thought by some that they might impede learning proper speech. Obviously I didn't worry about that!
April 26, 2014 7:13 PM - Deleted
quote:
. I can tell you that the Po costumes sold out nationwide much faster than the others.

You're going to have to back up that statement with some hard factual data.
Edited at April 26, 2014 7:13 PM
April 26, 2014 7:13 PM - rf
I just found the photo and wanted to share. I knew you'd get it.
April 26, 2014 7:16 PM - Deleted
OMG, Tinky Winky has a 6 pack in his murse.

Edited at April 26, 2014 7:16 PM
April 26, 2014 7:16 PM - rf
Po, the girl in red, went to Cobble's almost-alma-mater/Six's former employer/Kens' alma mater where she took driver's ed.
April 26, 2014 7:17 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I used to watch Teletubbies. I had a super stressful job, and didn't know about Xanax yet! Very relaxing!
April 26, 2014 7:21 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Laa laa and Dipsy were big with little black kids, too, as I recall. Very few Tinky Winkys at Halloween. Silliest controversy ever!
April 26, 2014 7:24 PM - rf
What-ever, Rob. Do you think I want to prove it to you? I don't think they sold Teletubby costumes for teenagers that year.
April 26, 2014 7:28 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
G*d, I love diehipster. Does that make me a bad person?
April 26, 2014 7:31 PM - petebklyn
gassing a groundhog is not nearly as bad as liking diehipster.
Edited at April 26, 2014 7:31 PM
April 26, 2014 7:34 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Snort, I'm not plotting to kill small animals with the tail pipe emissions from my car! Let's call a spade a spade here! I'm just marveling and cynically amused by the clueless haplessness of a certain subset of young people.
Edited at April 26, 2014 7:35 PM
April 26, 2014 7:34 PM - rf
Pete, I think I agree with you.
April 26, 2014 7:37 PM - petebklyn
clueless is a groundhog who thinks he can squat on our property and eat our plants and live.
April 26, 2014 7:41 PM - petebklyn
tomorrow I have a 10k race. luckily it isn't until 1pm. so today no running or biking but I will still
have a cocktail and wine with dinner.
April 26, 2014 7:42 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Perhaps groundhogs and hipsters have something in common, hmm?
Edited at April 26, 2014 7:42 PM
April 26, 2014 7:43 PM - petebklyn
week from tomorrow is trip to san francisco, ca. This time I plan on visiting at least Berkeley and maybe Oakland. I have never been to either. One week.
April 26, 2014 7:48 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Nice! Berkeley can be fun, or parts of it. I haven't been out there in going on 4 years. Parts of Oakland are really pretty to drive around. Lots of Craftsman style houses - border of Berkeley, I think.

Have some Thai food, better out there than here.
Edited at April 26, 2014 7:49 PM
April 26, 2014 7:50 PM - petebklyn
I would like to see the craftsman houses. but I won't have car. thought I would just take the subway and get out and walk around. he has a conference so I'll have alone time to wander.
Edited at April 26, 2014 7:50 PM
April 26, 2014 7:51 PM - Deleted
Blech, San Francisco is just the higher IQ version (more talent, less trust funds) of New York. Overall both are overpriced and full of major shitheads.

April 26, 2014 7:52 PM - Deleted
And Oakland's the low rent moonface mecca of that area, no?

April 26, 2014 7:53 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I think if you take BART to Rockridge, you can get there.
April 26, 2014 7:54 PM - Deleted
They came for the quaint bungalows, but kicked your granny out on the street. I don't think Oakland has rent control, does it?

Edited at April 26, 2014 7:53 PM
April 26, 2014 7:54 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Oakland has a similar reputation problem to Brooklyn. Everyone outside of NYC/Oakland thinks it's one big slum, or thought that of Brooklyn until 15 years ago. Not sure how long ago for Oakland. Oakland is very diverse, and has a lot of neighborhoods.
Edited at April 26, 2014 8:21 PM
April 26, 2014 7:54 PM - petebklyn
if you can't afford it and don;t like it....follow benson's suggestion and move to ramsey.
April 26, 2014 8:01 PM - petebklyn
now everyone thinks brooklyn is williamsburg/bushwick hipster or parkslope/heights/cobble hill richies. But little of bushwick is hip and lot of DFB types inhabiting slope, etc. people and media love to stereotype- pigeonhole.
that is what bugs me when people use word 'vibe'. they are reducing place/area to one word.
Edited at April 26, 2014 8:01 PM
April 26, 2014 8:10 PM - Deleted
Yes it is sad that Brooklyn is forever tainted in the media, and across the globe is now just a symbol of american corniness, but whatever it kinda gets what it deserves.
April 26, 2014 8:11 PM - petebklyn
" but whatever it kinda gets what it deserves." -- us?
April 26, 2014 8:12 PM - Deleted
quote:
lot of DFB types inhabiting slope

Lots of lower middle class autosexuals who are into video games living here? :-/
April 26, 2014 8:14 PM - BirdnestHead
I think I'm already a young AARP member.

And I'm sorry, teletubbies were creepy.

Sorry there wasn't a dieyuppies website in the eighties.
Edited at April 26, 2014 8:14 PM
April 26, 2014 8:17 PM - BirdnestHead
I did see a few "Die Yuppy Scum" t-shirts though...
April 26, 2014 8:20 PM - Deleted
"if you can't afford it and don;t like it....follow benson's suggestion and move to ramsey."

A few corrections:

-Rahway, not Ramsey.
-I made an observation, didn't offer advice.
-Stoops proclaimed that Rahway is not pleasant, so that's that.
Edited at April 26, 2014 8:20 PM
April 26, 2014 8:20 PM - petebklyn
I can't be asked to differentiate one NJ town from another. starts with R ends with Y. close enuf
Edited at April 26, 2014 8:20 PM
April 26, 2014 8:22 PM - petebklyn
here's article along those line---\
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-25/how-to-get-rich-just-by-moving.html
April 26, 2014 8:23 PM - Deleted
Pete at 8.01:

"they are reducing place/area to one word."

Pete at 8.20:

"I can't be asked to differentiate one NJ town from another. starts with R ends with Y. close enuf"

:-)
April 26, 2014 8:27 PM - petebklyn
I admit .....new jersey is total blur to me. route 17 , palisades parkway and a little bit more.
April 26, 2014 8:30 PM - sixyearsandcounting
You have it rahway, I'll have it mine.
Edited at April 26, 2014 8:30 PM
April 26, 2014 8:36 PM - Deleted
I've misplaced the mailbox and laundry room keys :(

April 26, 2014 8:38 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I know tiny bits of NJ. The coast, Parsippany, Hoboken, towns around Princeton.
Edited at April 26, 2014 8:38 PM
April 26, 2014 8:38 PM - ilovestoops
I agree with dcb & benson re aarp. I think ardady said the same thing once. aarp's purpose is to keep paying the aarp staff.
Edited at April 26, 2014 8:38 PM
April 26, 2014 8:39 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Thunder? Heading our way?
April 26, 2014 8:41 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I signed us up for AARP, for a year, so I could read their stuff. Not impressed. Let it lapse.
April 26, 2014 8:48 PM - Deleted
There was a fireworks show in Prospect Park. My daughter went to it - some feminist artist who creates fireworks displays in the shape of a vagina.
April 26, 2014 8:52 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
And what does Poppa Benson make of this?
April 26, 2014 8:53 PM - Deleted
Bensons been sharp lately!
April 26, 2014 8:53 PM - Deleted
Ridiculous.
April 26, 2014 8:53 PM - Deleted
Vagina fireworks sound cool
April 26, 2014 8:54 PM - Deleted
FOUND THEM! They were in the bottom of the trash bag I threw out earlier in the courtyard hahaha.
Edited at April 26, 2014 8:54 PM
April 26, 2014 8:56 PM - Deleted
It's all fun and games until someone blows off their clitoris and sues the city for a million dollars.

April 26, 2014 8:59 PM - Deleted
I don't think that's how they work. I dunno though
April 26, 2014 8:59 PM - rf
I remember I got hundreds (well, eighties) of solicitations from AARP around my 50th birthday (when my kid was a Teletubbie, lol). They don't even send me mail anymore. Maybe they think I'm dead?
April 26, 2014 9:00 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Vagina fireworks sound ridiculous!!! Stars, hearts, smilies, palm trees, all good. Vaginas, no. What's next? Penises and vaginas together? Ha ha ha ha ha.
Edited at April 26, 2014 9:00 PM
April 26, 2014 9:01 PM - Deleted
HA! I just realized I get AARP mail too lol.
April 26, 2014 9:03 PM - petebklyn
some feminist artist??? judy chicago ! even I am not that philistine
April 26, 2014 9:03 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
One reason that I decided AARP was crappy, was the literal f*ck ton of paper they sent us. What a waste! Send me a postcard 4x a year with a link to your website, and be done with it! Oy!
April 26, 2014 9:03 PM - Deleted
Now I kinda of want to get all of my fish their own pet snail.
Edited at April 26, 2014 9:03 PM
April 26, 2014 9:05 PM - petebklyn
who cares as long as you get the discounts? is AAA any different? a lobby org. for some special interest that makes money to keep itself going.
Seems that most people I know who are medicare get their supplemental through aarp.
Edited at April 26, 2014 9:05 PM
April 26, 2014 9:05 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Judy Chicago, I remember her. She's doing fireworks shows now? Impermanent vaginas?
April 26, 2014 9:06 PM - petebklyn
I do think most of their discounts are available some other way ...so, no, I don't belong. same with AAA.
April 26, 2014 9:07 PM - petebklyn
you want to know details on fireworks? ask rf. not me.
April 26, 2014 9:09 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Here it is:
http://www.prospectpark.org/calendar/event/butterfly-brooklyn
April 26, 2014 9:11 PM - rf
Buterflies?
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/iconic-feminist-artist-judy-chicago-light-prospect-park-feminist-fireworks-show-article-1.1768155

April 26, 2014 9:12 PM - BirdnestHead
New vehicle for R'andi?

http://m.slashdot.org/story/201223
April 26, 2014 9:13 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Butterflies, vaginas, same thing. : P
April 26, 2014 9:14 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Oh. Not impermanent vaginas. Colorful vaginas! ; )
April 26, 2014 9:17 PM - Deleted
Don't google image search "vagina fireworks"
April 26, 2014 9:17 PM - dibs
Good night
April 26, 2014 9:17 PM - BirdnestHead
Now I just have to, DH...
April 26, 2014 9:18 PM - rf
Cobble, maybe someone should tell the butterflies.
April 26, 2014 9:18 PM - rf
I guess Dave isn't interested in vagina fireworks.
April 26, 2014 9:18 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Good night, DIBS, sleep it off, I mean sleep well. : P
April 26, 2014 9:18 PM - Deleted
a) I have no idea who Judy Chicago is, nor do I care. I study things like towns in New Jersey, development and economic patterns, etc..
b) I thought my daughter said vaginas. Maybe she was talking about some past work. I don't pay attention to these sorts of things.
April 26, 2014 9:19 PM - Deleted
I kinda of wish I went to see it :(
April 26, 2014 9:19 PM - BirdnestHead
Ha ha ha ha... Wow that gets strange...
April 26, 2014 9:25 PM - BirdnestHead
Oh the *image* search. I just did the standard search, which got weird fast.

Image search turns out to be quite bizarre and random. I think my Google is broken.
April 26, 2014 9:25 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I didn't 'get' the whole dinner plate thing. I remember that it was a big deal, but it made no sense to me.
April 26, 2014 9:26 PM - Deleted
Ooooh the cherry blossom festival is in botanical gardens tomorrow. Every breadknot dork with an asian fetish (aka 95% of the men in park slope) in a 20 mile radius will be there.
April 26, 2014 9:27 PM - rf
Rob, have you ever gone to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden?
April 26, 2014 9:29 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Go super early and it won't be awful. Go right when it opens.

Cripes! It's $25 to get in!!!
Edited at April 26, 2014 9:31 PM
April 26, 2014 9:31 PM - Deleted
I haven't. But I might go tomorrow cuz I want to see the moonfaces get in trouble with their cankle queens for drooling over the japanese video game chicks.
Edited at April 26, 2014 9:31 PM
April 26, 2014 9:32 PM - Deleted
quote:
Cripes! It's $25 to get in!!!

Absolutely disgusting. Obviously meant to keep the riff-raff out. I hate this city sometimes.

April 26, 2014 9:32 PM - Deleted
I went with my wife on Friday afternoon, to beat the rush this weekend.

One place I've never been to is the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx. We're planning to go soon.
April 26, 2014 9:32 PM - Deleted
So no, I will not be going.

April 26, 2014 9:34 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Take Tuesday off and go then, it's free.

http://www.bbg.org/visit/hours#/tabs-2
Edited at April 26, 2014 9:35 PM
April 26, 2014 9:37 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Check out the hours link. Sat am 10-12 is free, except during festivals.
April 26, 2014 9:38 PM - rf
Most Saturday mornings it's free from 10 to noon. But you can't bring the dog.
April 26, 2014 9:41 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Go Tuesday, rob. You'll have the place practically to yourself for free!
April 26, 2014 9:42 PM - rf
Rob, it's really beautiful there.
April 26, 2014 9:44 PM - Deleted
She did the famous hairy tea cup.
April 26, 2014 9:44 PM - Deleted
The fireworks were a performance by her?
April 26, 2014 9:46 PM - Deleted
I'll have to check it out. Perhaps those chocolates would have been better enjoyed at a place like that instead of at a Miley Cyrus concert.

April 26, 2014 9:50 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Totally! It's a 'fantasia' of the plant world. Check out the calendar of what's in bloom, and see when the bluebell wood is blooming...if you catch it on the right day...it's electric blue! Very trippy!
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April 26, 2014 9:53 PM - rf
Much nicer when it's less crowded. Tomorrow will be a zoo.
April 26, 2014 10:02 PM - Partridge
"There's a ginormous list of things that I don't allow myself to do for no rational reason whatsoever."

Don't let BBG be one of them. Too good to miss.
Edited at April 26, 2014 10:02 PM
April 26, 2014 10:06 PM - Deleted
There is a small, community-run botanical garden on Shore Road in Bay Ridge that is worth seeing too. It's around 70th Street and Shore Road. While it is nowhere near as extensive or well-done as the BBG, a nice thing about it is that a) dogs are allowed and b) it is by the water and on a summer evening it's a nice place to cool off.
April 26, 2014 10:09 PM - Deleted
^^^It's free too.
April 26, 2014 10:13 PM - Deleted
Hmm maybe I'll check that one out too. I'm trying to find a secluded place in the city where I can skate around on my new rollerskates without having to worry about looking like a moron.

April 26, 2014 10:18 PM - DeLepp
The vagina firework crowd was sitting next to us at Saul tonight, they showed up at 9. Big speech about how God is a woman...all poorly dressed or wackily attired.
April 26, 2014 10:22 PM - Partridge
My former apartment faced those gardens. It is maintained by community volunteers and their financial support. Friends of mine are the garden designers. Amazing compared to all the vacant lot gardens around, but certainly not BBG.

Lot's of roller people along the shore path there. Enter on Bay Ridge Ave aka 69th Street pier. R train to Bay Ridge Ave.
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April 26, 2014 10:38 PM - BirdnestHead
Arg! Mets... Hrmph!
April 26, 2014 11:19 PM - Deleted
Randi, if you read this, do you have a video projector I could borrow? If you onlyhave a super expensive one I'd rather not borrow it. Are there places that rent them out? I think B&H in Manhattan does, but I pick up extremely bad energy and vibes in that store (every single time I've ever been in there.. Not bad against me, just bad in general, like a general feeling of a place). But I need to find a projector for my mario kart party (an abandoned house with electricity would be amazing too if you know of any that are easy to get into).

Wait, what am I hallucinating. I just looked up and they said on the news they dug up the old atari ET the video game carts that were buried in 1982 in the desert (hundreds of thousands of ET cartridges). I thought that was just a big hoax.



YES, the ET story is on. So it was in a landfill in New Mexico. They dug them up after 31 years. I feel like today I just witnessed a milestone in gaming history.

I LOVE Spring rain
April 26, 2014 11:24 PM - ilovestoops
I wonder how dcb's sailing excursion went. did he say this was the first time he was taking the boat out?
April 27, 2014 2:36 AM - Partridge
so what's everyone doing now?
April 27, 2014 4:04 AM - DeadCatBounce
Just getting the boat ready. Still have to get a cover for it, and also figure out exactly how I am going to secure it to the dock. Should launch in 2-3 weeks.
April 27, 2014 4:10 AM - DeadCatBounce
Planted a few lettuce and spinach plants.
In order to keep the hungry deer away, I got this device that the deer like to smell, but when they touch it, they get a nasty electric shock. Like a Taser for deer!!!
Pete should appreciate this technique.
Edited at April 27, 2014 4:10 AM
April 27, 2014 6:57 AM - BirdnestHead
gm. Making coffee. Got a 9am softball game out in... Midwood? Bensonhurst? Ave S and McDonald... I'd better stretch...
April 27, 2014 7:15 AM - dibs
GM. Slight hangover
April 27, 2014 7:49 AM - Deleted
Gm. No hangover, still butthurt about car.

Br'andi rocking her big girl chair.
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April 27, 2014 7:50 AM - dibs
So did you get an actual diagnosis of what the issue with the car is? it didn't sound very specific last I heard
April 27, 2014 7:55 AM - Deleted
The mechanic I drifted into diagnosed that the engine was fucked and quoted me $2800 for new engine. He didn't do any tests just observed and seemed convinced. It was running so I drove around the corner to my garage and parked it. Next week I'm going to take it to another guy u have used for a second opinion. I have trouble believing that overheating once kills the engine to the tune of 3k.
April 27, 2014 8:02 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
GM

That's one cute kid in one cute chair!

Don't cars have check engine lights, etc to avoid engine destroying situations like this? How old is your car?
Edited at April 27, 2014 8:04 AM
April 27, 2014 8:07 AM - Deleted
Light didn't go on, car is 1995.
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April 27, 2014 8:15 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
19 years? Wow.

Ok, so I'm going to say something, and I'm seriously not trying to be offensive or to upset you with what I am going to say. I mean it sincerely.

I think it might be time to think about buying a newer car. You have a child, and it doesn't seem so good to be driving a 20 year old car. I'd be concerned about safety.
April 27, 2014 8:16 AM - Deleted
I've thought of that Cobble. Current car has no airbags.
April 27, 2014 8:19 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
It's time, randi. Go buy a s/lightly used newer car.

And I wouldn't pour any money into a nearly 20 year old car.
Edited at April 27, 2014 8:22 AM
April 27, 2014 8:23 AM - Deleted
Are those nintendo DS games on the top right shelf in the front? NO COMMENT on that chair. I hope B'randi's isn't tied to the chair for the perfect photo op; her right hand is curiously placed :(

I'm so glad they don't sell human offsprings at the petstore




April 27, 2014 8:27 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yes, and we're glad you aren't in charge of taking care of any children, rob.
April 27, 2014 8:28 AM - Deleted
Please don't address me Cobble, especially about my parenting skills. Thank you!


April 27, 2014 8:30 AM - DeadCatBounce
Randi, I personally keep my car maintained to the point that I can say I have done everything possible to avoid breaking down. I just don't want to ever be stuck on the side of the road.
Having said that, driving a 19 year old car is perfectly fine and certainly doesn't make you a bad parent.
And airbags can be dangerous for small children. Although I wouldn't let that stop me from buying a new car.

Edited at April 27, 2014 8:30 AM
April 27, 2014 8:34 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I didn't say it made randi a bad parent! Geezus, dcb.

My point is exactly yours--I would not want to be worried about break downs, when I have a kid with me.
April 27, 2014 8:34 AM - Deleted
Why not just get Brandi one side car attachments of these for maximum publicity photo op exposure? They probably sell sustainable bamboo sidecar attachments at the Flea.


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April 27, 2014 8:37 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Do not address me on Sundays, before Noon, in April, rob!
Edited at April 27, 2014 8:37 AM
April 27, 2014 8:39 AM - Deleted
quote:
Do not address me on Sundays, before Noon, in April, rob!

Oh oops, sorry, are you religious or something?

April 27, 2014 8:40 AM - Deleted
Where is Randi going to break down with his car that he has to worry about it? What, it's gonna break down in the middle of a fierce kickball competition or an "adult" slip n' slide melee on Bedford!? HURRY CALL AAA THERE'S SOME SCARY PEOPLE HERE!!! If he was still living out in the cornfields, then yes a 20 year car is a no no.

April 27, 2014 8:47 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yes, rob, I'm deeply religious, especially on Sunday mornings, in April. I practice an Episcopalian offshoot called: Stayinbedwithcoffeeaslongasyoucan.
Edited at April 27, 2014 8:47 AM
April 27, 2014 8:48 AM - Deleted
Rob, don't address br'andi. My dad gave us the chair, I agree it's ridiculous. And if you think I can get her to pose for anything you are dumber than I thought (hard to believe). Don't you have something sad and pointless to do alone rather than spending your Sunday morning trying to troll an adult you don't know and a 9 month old baby? Get a Fucking life dude.

Anyway, we'll see how the car thing plays out. New car or not I'd like to be able to sell the old one for more than scrap.
April 27, 2014 8:49 AM - DeadCatBounce
Where is Pete?
I want to discuss torturing deer and other woodland pests.

April 27, 2014 8:55 AM - Deleted
quote:
Don't you have something sad and pointless to do alone rather than spending your Sunday morning trying to troll an adult you don't know and a 9 month old baby? Get a Fucking life dude.


Edited at April 27, 2014 8:55 AM
April 27, 2014 8:55 AM - DeadCatBounce
Over the winter I found tracks of what I think was a bobcat.
One would think that would be enough to scare off the deer, but apparently not.
Edited at April 27, 2014 8:55 AM
April 27, 2014 9:01 AM - Deleted
I've been watching full house reruns. That show rules.
Edited at April 27, 2014 9:01 AM
April 27, 2014 9:07 AM - Deleted
Sometimes you people here make me feel like Kimmy Gibler... So I just googled Kimmy and OMFG, I think I just found some additional beach reading content!


Edited at April 27, 2014 9:07 AM
April 27, 2014 9:12 AM - Deleted
Stephanie Tanner also wrote a book about Full House and her Meth addiction... I forgot I wanted to read that one too. It's so sad that Olson Twins are worth BILLIONS, but Steph was always the star in my opinion.

"In case you missed it, "UnSweetined," the candid tell-all book by former "Full House" star Jodie Sweetin, came out yesterday. In it, Sweetin talks about how she went from playing precocious little sister Stephanie Tanner to getting hooked on booze and crystal meth, and eventually getting sober.





April 27, 2014 9:12 AM - Deleted
3..2..1.. before RF pops up and claims DJ was the star of Full House

April 27, 2014 9:19 AM - Deleted
UGH, nevermind, that Kimmy Gibler book is a joke :/

April 27, 2014 9:23 AM - Deleted
Gm. Have my freelance gig today.
April 27, 2014 9:32 AM - RowerChick
Shit. I forgot I have a 10:00am meeting today. This was supposed to be prime work time w/boys outta the house.
Edited at April 27, 2014 9:32 AM
April 27, 2014 9:33 AM - RowerChick
Not work as in Corcoran, I mean work as in paper for school.
April 27, 2014 9:38 AM - petebklyn
luckily we have not had much of deer problem. for moles we have tried these spring mechanisms that send a blade through their body. for those awful geese we just run over with car. The groundhog did have chance to go
into a trap where we would have just relocated him a mile or 2 away....but he didn't take that option.
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April 27, 2014 9:42 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
"spring mechanisms that send a blade through their body"

Sweet baby geezus!
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April 27, 2014 9:42 AM - Deleted
"prime work time w/boys outta the house."

Lol rower was gonna masturbate.
April 27, 2014 9:45 AM - Deleted
I found a moth in my bathroom last night. I sprayed it with a little air freshener and it fell into the sink limping around (and all it's wing dust fell off), but then got it's legs to work and was able to fly, put him in a plastic egg and freed it outside. My good deed of the weekend. What did you do to the groundhog!?
Edited at April 27, 2014 9:45 AM
April 27, 2014 9:50 AM - DeadCatBounce
Randi, that was iappropriate.
April 27, 2014 9:58 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Hmm, masturbation is usually 'I-appropriate', no? : P

(And with that...Sunday Morning Raunch Hour has officially begun!)
Edited at April 27, 2014 9:59 AM
April 27, 2014 9:58 AM - Deleted
Why? I believe you are being sexist Dcb. That would be a perfectly acceptable OT joke directed towards a man.
April 27, 2014 10:00 AM - Deleted
No, Randi is correct for the most part. After loitering at video game stores and taking the dog to the park, I will be curating the springtime decor of my fish tanks. Apparently all of my activities are "sad and pointless". As I have grown older over the years I have noticed a curious thing about people. If you are over the age of 30 and your life doesn't revolve around raising children apparently you're life is sad and pointless. This pervasive attitude actually seems to be on an uptick these days, but I have no clue if it's just because I am in my late 30's now that I am experiencing rampant social discrimination because of my breeding status, or if because in general there seems to be some sort of underlying push to get white people to breed more. Probably a little bit of both, it is what it is.



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April 27, 2014 10:03 AM - Deleted
I called trolling me and my kid sad and pointless. Your fish hobby is cool.
April 27, 2014 10:04 AM - Deleted
Derp
Edited at April 27, 2014 10:04 AM
April 27, 2014 10:04 AM - Deleted
What you call trolling, I call astute observation.

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April 27, 2014 10:04 AM - petebklyn
I really can't imagine anyone even thinking that you should breed unless they don't like children.
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April 27, 2014 10:06 AM - Deleted
Whatever makes you happy Rob, let your freak flag fly.
April 27, 2014 10:14 AM - Deleted
Dh what's the gig again?
April 27, 2014 10:15 AM - rf
Well then this must be the sad and pointless blog since so many losers here don't have children.

But wait...
April 27, 2014 10:15 AM - Deleted
Just setting up some software for a former employee at my employer who left and started their own business. 40 bux an hour. Should take 5.
April 27, 2014 10:19 AM - Deleted
Nice.
April 27, 2014 10:20 AM - rf
Randi, I know the sinking feeling that your car, which was worth $4k yesterday, now may be worth zero.

I think it may be related to all these house buying and selling activities with gigantic numbers. When I bought my condo, I was so freaked out about the big number checks I'd have to sign during the closing that I skimped on appliances because my quota for big numbers was shot.

Give it another thought, really. In the big picture, it's not that much money. Of course, check it out and see if the car is salvageable. You don't have to worry about airbags until Brandi sits in the front, which will be many years from now. But you do have to worry about you (and your wife!) sitting in the front, the Brandi Support System. At least get AAA or some other towing insurance! But wait! you have AAA! Why didn't you call them? Oh well.
April 27, 2014 10:22 AM - Deleted
Sweet deal. You gonna pay taxes on that!?!? jk

April 27, 2014 10:23 AM - Deleted
Hells no! Cash money!
April 27, 2014 10:24 AM - Deleted
Employers don't need to 1099 indep contractors until they pay them 600 bux. So not egregious tax evasion
April 27, 2014 10:27 AM - Deleted
Loll. That's a funny pic
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April 27, 2014 10:28 AM - Deleted
Randi, why don't you save yourself money and just get one of these very popular Park Slope vehicles that run on farts and minority tears?
April 27, 2014 10:29 AM - rf
Should we all chip in to buy the Elizabeth Warren memoir for Dave?
April 27, 2014 10:30 AM - Deleted
I'd rather chip in to buy Elizabeth Warren Dave's memoir instead.
Edited at April 27, 2014 10:30 AM
April 27, 2014 10:30 AM - Deleted
Lol rf

Warren was on the daily show this week looking very presidential
April 27, 2014 10:31 AM - rf
Free pavers in Bed-Stuy:
6-8 Milk crates full of brick paver/edgers in the front of 464 Decatur - between
Patchen & Ralph Aves.
Get your garden on!

April 27, 2014 10:31 AM - Deleted
I'm sure it will make all her traditional headdress feathers stand on end!


oh wait

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April 27, 2014 10:31 AM - DeadCatBounce
Iappropriate was referring to Randi's comment to Rower.
Curiously enough, only Cobble got it.

April 27, 2014 10:32 AM - Deleted
What are Brick Pavers? and can they be sold on craigslist!?

April 27, 2014 10:33 AM - Deleted
Haha good ones dcb/cobble. Didn't even realize. Derp
April 27, 2014 10:35 AM - Deleted
Rob you should use your artsiness as an outlet for your moonface torment. Like a series of fake "Brooklyn family portraits". That shit would be funny
April 27, 2014 10:45 AM - dibs
Out in Bucks now. Nothing to do. Need to go to the garage to swap cars.
April 27, 2014 10:55 AM - DeadCatBounce
Very cold in Ct today.
Planted cilantro, oregano and scallions outdoors in a flower box.
Edited at April 27, 2014 10:55 AM
April 27, 2014 10:57 AM - dibs
I planted a few things before the recent frost…basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary and chives. The basil all died.

It's going to be no warmer than high 40s most of next week in Provincetown.
Edited at April 27, 2014 10:58 AM
April 27, 2014 10:58 AM - Deleted
Lol, like a breadknot version of the Cosby's.

April 27, 2014 11:02 AM - petebklyn
too early for basil for sure. not sure about cilantro. other stuff fine.
April 27, 2014 11:09 AM - Deleted
My lemon tree ain't bearing fruit.
April 27, 2014 11:15 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
How old is it, DH? It might not be old enough yet? Needs nutrients?

This video says you need "poop", cow poop, to be specific!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqgkh0a7QZo
Edited at April 27, 2014 11:18 AM
April 27, 2014 11:24 AM - DeadCatBounce
LOL. Dh needs to get cow manure!
April 27, 2014 11:27 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
And perhaps evaluate how much water it's getting, and drainage. If the soil is compacted, it might not be getting to the roots.
Edited at April 27, 2014 11:27 AM
April 27, 2014 11:34 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ok, I need to Go Do Something! Laterzzzzz. ; )
April 27, 2014 11:35 AM - Deleted
I got it last spring. They usually bear fruit early spring - so I should see signs of it. I still have it indoors as it's been to cold to move outside
April 27, 2014 11:36 AM - Deleted
Lol dcb. I get enough bullshit from the rhombus ;)
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April 27, 2014 12:16 PM - DeadCatBounce
No bullshit, dh. Just hope your tree bears fruit.
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April 27, 2014 12:30 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Today is A's birthday.
April 27, 2014 12:59 PM - Deleted
Did you buy her a present? hahaha.

Look what I found outside today on the street while I was out scavenging. I think it's 4 treebark coasters and a tincan with fake pumpkins.

And I was talking to someone in gamestop who said that Nintendo of Japan hates us. I listened to his compelling arguments and I pretty much agreed, but I remain loyal and agree with them that America has killed video gaming as an art form. Now it's nothing but violent garbage and mobile games for adults with the attention spans of 3 year olds and saturated advertising oozing from every aspect of the industy BLECH!!

Dog walk time.

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April 27, 2014 1:00 PM - Deleted
I am totally going to paint over those corny ass sayings though. I was even embarrassed picking them up on the street. I think Mario, Luigi, Princess, and Toad themed painted coasters would be perfect!
April 27, 2014 1:12 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Oh wait, it's tomorrow. I thought today was the 28th. I got her a present from when I went to Abu Dhabi in March, and haven't given it to her yet, so it will be a birthday present.
April 27, 2014 1:17 PM - rf
Apts/Houses Needed For Film Shoot!
Posted by: "Marni Zelnick" marnirz@yahoo.com marnirz
Date: Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:38 am ((PDT))

I am the Producer of a independent feature film shooting in the Fort
Greene/Clinton Hill area and we are looking for some apartment/townhouse
locations. I'm also a mom on this site, so thought I would reach out to the
community and see if anyone had a great space they wanted to offer. Site fees
range from $1,500-$2,500/day depending on the location. It can be a lot of
fun-- there a big name stars attached who will be in your home-- but it is also
disruptive (a film crew averages 65 people on any given day). A normal shoot
day for us is 6AM-6PM. You must be the owner of the space or be able to put us
in touch with the owner for approval. We are fully insured. If you're
potentially interested in having your home or apartment featured in the film,
send me an email here marnirz@yahoo.com. If you can include a photo or two,
that always helps! Thank you! --Marni
April 27, 2014 1:35 PM - rf
oops, dupe!

HB to A, Six. Hope she's doing well and likes the gift!
April 27, 2014 1:36 PM - dibs
What's better than having a lemon tree is having a friend with a huge one in CA and she sends me lemons
Edited at April 27, 2014 1:38 PM
April 27, 2014 1:42 PM - Deleted
Getting your hair cut at The Lemon Tree?

April 27, 2014 1:56 PM - Deleted
Swimming around with a poo chunk on his fin :/
Edited at April 27, 2014 1:55 PM
April 27, 2014 2:02 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I'm getting my toe nails did.

Should I get glitter polish and palm trees? ; )
Edited at April 27, 2014 2:03 PM
April 27, 2014 2:11 PM - rf
Only if you plan to wear open-toe shoes this week!
April 27, 2014 2:12 PM - Deleted
Yes

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April 27, 2014 2:14 PM - rf
And/or if they are a turn-on for a certain tall beardless person who will see them!
April 27, 2014 2:14 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Lol, excellent point, rf. Otherwise no one but BnH and I will get to appreciate it.
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April 27, 2014 2:17 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ha ha ha, dassit, rob!

I'm going to guess that Birdie might prefer something on the simpler side. ; )
April 27, 2014 2:23 PM - rf
Mmm, eating the last blood orange from my wonderful condolence fruit basket!
Edited at April 27, 2014 2:23 PM
April 27, 2014 2:26 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Hope it's super yummy, rf. : )
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April 27, 2014 2:26 PM - Deleted
"gm. Making coffee. Got a 9am softball game out in... Midwood? Bensonhurst? Ave S and McDonald... "

Neither-It's Gravesend!! Always in the shadow of our more famous neighbors.

That park is where young Benson spent many a summer day.
April 27, 2014 2:47 PM - pepper
Home!
April 27, 2014 2:49 PM - rf
Welcome home, Pepper!
April 27, 2014 2:49 PM - pepper
Global Entry is a dream. I hope it's working the next time you need it, six.
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April 27, 2014 2:50 PM - pepper
Thanks, rf!

It's chilly here. And brown! Flying into Newark, all of NJ was brown! Both Bosnia and Germany were much, much greener!
April 27, 2014 2:54 PM - petebklyn
must have been rahway or ramsey that was brown. brooklyn is green.
I am such a loser (obviously I know or I wouldn't be hanging with you people).....I'm tying my sneakers for the 10k earlier and realize they don't match. or course I had a left and a right so I could still run.

April 27, 2014 2:57 PM - dibs
Forsythias and plum in background
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April 27, 2014 2:57 PM - pepper
How'd it go, pete?
Edited at April 27, 2014 2:57 PM
April 27, 2014 3:17 PM - petebklyn
nobody laughed at me so I take that as good.
Edited at April 27, 2014 3:17 PM
April 27, 2014 3:31 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Welcome back, Pepper. I'll get to find out about Global Entry in June.
April 27, 2014 3:36 PM - Deleted
So the McDonald's down the street from me closed, I never really pass there except today decided to walk the dog toward gowanus instead of the park. I am pro density, but ugh more rich fucks.


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April 27, 2014 3:37 PM - dibs
Should I do Global Entry for my return from Hong Kong into O'Hare???
April 27, 2014 3:37 PM - Deleted
And this sticker plastered on a pole in the area :/
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April 27, 2014 3:39 PM - Deleted
Did you actually run the 10K in two different sneakers? hahaha.
April 27, 2014 3:47 PM - petebklyn
should be quite a bit less litter without McD's. Maybe Benson said they were major supplier of trash on sidewalks/streeets?
I had to run with mismatched sneakers.
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April 27, 2014 3:53 PM - rf
As long as your feet don't hurt, no blisters, bunions, etc. Do you think anyone noticed besides you?

I feel completely invisible these days, but that's ok.
April 27, 2014 3:53 PM - rf
There will be a new McD's where KFC used to be, on 4th closer to Flatbush.
April 27, 2014 3:54 PM - rf
Of course not really convenient as Rob's guest bathroom.
April 27, 2014 3:54 PM - petebklyn
they were similar enough. only people who would notice are probably foot fetishists
April 27, 2014 3:55 PM - Deleted
I don't litter myself, but litter doesn't bother me as I'm ambivalent towards Earth's maladies.

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April 27, 2014 3:56 PM - Deleted
Oh yeah, now I can no longer tell anyone they can go #2 down the street at McDonald's. No one ever accepted that suggestion anyway.
April 27, 2014 3:58 PM - rf
So did they do #2 in the lobby among the strollers? Hold it in? Go home?
April 27, 2014 4:06 PM - petebklyn
sometimes less is more. This place is way overdecorated. Catch description--" From the hand carved teak Indian door panels to the recovered lighting and fixturing from a Brooklyn brownstone you know that you are in a very special place"
http://www.century21.com/property/250-privatewoods-court-lake-katrine-ny-12449-CBR18055562

way overpriced for our humble little lake. pictures are from last fall so obviously not selling.


April 27, 2014 4:08 PM - BirdnestHead
Huh. Gravesend. Thx Benson! Playing there again next Sunday, 11am game.
April 27, 2014 4:08 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Welcome home, pep!

Toes done did. Just plain very dark red. But I think perhaps violet/wisteria next time.
April 27, 2014 4:18 PM - Deleted
BNH;

McDonald Ave is the dividing line between the eastern part of Gravesend, where the uber-uber rich Syrians live, and the modest western part. If you have never taken a walk through the eastern part, it's worth it - the homes are really something else, particularly East3rd to East 5th between Kings Highway and Ave T.
April 27, 2014 4:19 PM - Deleted
I like that color.
April 27, 2014 4:23 PM - Deleted
I am pleased that that McDonald's has shut down, as it accounted for a great deal of litter in the park across the street from where I live. In addition, I procured the single worst meal I have ever had in my life in that place. It was perhaps 20 years ago, before the area started gentrifying. I was driving home from a visit to my wife in the hospital, and I stopped there for a quick bite. It was unbelievably bad.

Good riddance.
April 27, 2014 4:23 PM - rf
Friends told me about the frolicking rats they saw driving through there. I never saw them though. Once the one on Vanderbilt and Atlantic opened, that was our go-to McD's when my kid was happy-meal-age.
April 27, 2014 4:29 PM - Deleted
I bought a new "tower" desktop computer this weekend, to prepare for this new job. I was not aware that tower computers were going the way of the dinosaur. I don't get the benefit of these "all-in-one" computers.
Anyway, it has Windows 8.1, which takes some getting used to. The thing that strikes me about it is that it demonstrates the predominance of social networking and communications over actual computing. The Microsoft Office applications don't merit an icon, but facebook does!
April 27, 2014 4:31 PM - Deleted
Mario Kart 8 Party in the abandoned mcdonalds!! hahah

April 27, 2014 4:32 PM - rf
Rob, you keep jazzing up that avatar photo--much more than Randi ever did with Brandi's photos!
April 27, 2014 4:35 PM - rf
It horrifies me that children spend 4 or 5 years in a school that is a social experiment. And when the experiment is a failure? Whoops, I am in 5th grade and I can't read or add or subtract, much less multiply or divide. But I know how to bubble in answers to multiple-choice questions!
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April 27, 2014 4:35 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
It's a fun color --we'll see if I chicken out and go with my more usual conservative dark red or not.
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April 27, 2014 4:36 PM - BirdnestHead
Benson, we in the tech field refer to these all-in-one thingies as "mcd"s, for multi-media consumption devices.

If you can't write and compile a few lines of code on it, it ain't a computer...
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April 27, 2014 4:40 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I hadn't learned multiplication at my grade school, but I knew base 5! Not useful! I was at a complete disadvantage when I changed schools, and all the other kids new their times tables. Signed, A product of an education experiment (grades 2-4)
April 27, 2014 4:42 PM - BirdnestHead
Yes, I usually take the F train to Ave U and walk, and then get a lift back to Carroll Gardens. On the way we drive through some pretty fancy-looking blocks on the way to Ocean Pkway. Maybe next week I'll walk a little, maybe over to the Q line, check out some more...
April 27, 2014 4:44 PM - BirdnestHead
Redefining education through innovation again...

http://m.slashdot.org/story/201273

What would be really fucking innovative would be to pay teachers well, and only accept teachers who were literate, able to use chalk and blackboard, actually be expert at the material to be taught (rather than screwing around with teaching certifications). Of course, it would also be phenomenally innovative to return tenure to its original purpose and its original very high level of difficulty to obtain. While we're at it, we might consider ending social promotion, and allow teachers who demonstrably suck to be fired. It might also be nice if we let this whole "a college education is a right" bullshit to fade away, and invest heavily in trade/professional schools.

Fuck, the most horrible thing about "educational experiments" is that no one ever declares "OK, the experiment is over, let's analyze the result."

We have become a nation where the vast majority of the population is badly under-educated. I mean ignorant, not stupid. Which is, of course, the perfect time to allow parental control of curriculum.

Shit, I'm frothing again...

Well, I have been in the education biz for a long time, as a teacher, parent, and staff member.
April 27, 2014 4:47 PM - dibs
WTF was Base 5?????
April 27, 2014 4:50 PM - petebklyn
only digits 0,1,2,3,4 as opposed to base 10
April 27, 2014 4:53 PM - rf
Nothing like sending kid to school in Chinatown! District 2 used something called TERC Math, with "manipulatives" and "estimating," but they taught real math too, on the side. And when TERC Math was finally dumped (maybe 2004?), Mrs. Woo, the principal, hauled up textbooks, circa 1992, that she had horded in the basement all those years so real math was front and center.
April 27, 2014 4:54 PM - rf
No cursive in the curriculum anymore, though. I had a teacher with beautiful handwriting (educated in China of course) write out my kid's very long name for her to copy so she'd have a signature.
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April 27, 2014 4:57 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Does J have a Chinese middle name?
April 27, 2014 4:58 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
My grade school did teach cursive, so I did learn that.
April 27, 2014 5:03 PM - rf
Yes, her middle name is the first and middle name given to her at the orphanage. Various Chinese people have told me that it's a good name.

My dad didn't have a middle name, nor do I or my siblings. 13 letters in the last name was enough! But I went for broke and gave my kid the 6-letter middle name. For a long time she told me that if she got married and her husband-to-be had a name shorter than 13 letters, she would take it. I told her that it is ok with me!
April 27, 2014 5:11 PM - Deleted
We learned script (wasn't called cursive for whatever reason) in 2nd grade. I didn't like it, never used it again.
April 27, 2014 5:16 PM - Deleted
quote:
It horrifies me that children spend 4 or 5 years in a school that is a social experiment.

I feel sad for the kids who's entire lives are predicated upon social experiments.
April 27, 2014 5:32 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I did, and look how I turned out! : )
April 27, 2014 5:40 PM - Deleted
Saw lots of kids in cosplay at the botanic garden today. Perplexing.
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April 27, 2014 5:41 PM - rf
Did you see any Teletubbies?
April 27, 2014 5:44 PM - dibs
I would bet it has to do with the cherry blossoms, randi. Sakura in Japanese.
April 27, 2014 5:46 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
What is cosplay?
April 27, 2014 5:47 PM - Deleted
No shit Dibs. Derp!
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April 27, 2014 5:49 PM - dibs
Well, you said it was "perplexing" which means you didn't understand the reason YOU FUCKING DUMBASS
April 27, 2014 5:52 PM - Deleted
Cosplay is perplexing
April 27, 2014 5:57 PM - rf
Cheerful Dave!
April 27, 2014 5:59 PM - Deleted
No it isn't. They are just like furries, just a bit more intellectual and geeky. Believers that the the homo sapien form is suboptimal i'd imagine. I had a brief desire to jump into the scene out of sheer boredom and frustration at the human form myself, but decided that much like most organized groups, it's filled with disagreeable personality types and that my autosexual status is of higher value to me than socialization.

April 27, 2014 6:05 PM - dibs
No one asked you, rf.
April 27, 2014 6:06 PM - rf
No one asked you either, Dave. It's an open blog. Do you want Cobble to explain that to you whenever she explains it to Rob?
April 27, 2014 6:06 PM - dibs
(((rolls eyes)))

Go find something to do.
April 27, 2014 6:11 PM - Deleted
Dave, you need a dog. Seriously.
April 27, 2014 6:11 PM - rf
You're the one who said you had nothing to do.
April 27, 2014 6:14 PM - dibs
And you are apparently the one with nothing better to do.
April 27, 2014 6:22 PM - pepper
I am just back from getting my nails did.


I don't know what customs/immigration is like at O'Hare, dibs. Probably pretty bad. If you go out of the country with any kind of regularity, I'd say Global Entry is $100 well spent, though (Amex platinum refunds it, if you have that)

Oh, and 601, bitches ;o)
April 27, 2014 6:23 PM - Deleted
I discovered a neat new park yesterday. I went to visit someone in a rehab center in Coney Island but got there early and had time to kill. I went for a hike through Coney Island Creek park,and discovered that it connects directly to the beach in Sea Gate. That's right,you can walk right into Sea Gate via the beach.

Years ago, the very name "Coney Island Creek" would have conjured up images of a slick mess. The city has gone a long was towards cleaning it up, including along the shore. The public part of the park is quite nice and in fact while I was there some volunteer group was picking up litter along the shore. The city has built up dunes, complete with beach grass and it looks very natural. You can walk about one mile from the park to the beach at Sea Gate, facing Gravesend Bay (note: at least we have a bay with our name on it. Does Bensonhurst or Midwood have that???).

The beach along Sea Gate is still rough, however, with post-Sandy damage. I am not sure who is responsible for the clean-up: the government or the landowners. In either case, construction has started on the clean-up of the Sea Gate beach. Many of the water-front homes still need work.

This place is a hidden gem: about a mile of quiet shorefront AND you can take your dog there.
April 27, 2014 6:25 PM - Deleted
I would hope the residents of Sea Gate are responsible since they consider it a private beach, no? Is it even a private beach legally? Now I want to visit it.

April 27, 2014 6:27 PM - Deleted
On the other hand, the land part of Coney Island between the amusement area and Sea Gate is still, imo, the most dispiriting place one can see. A phalanx of brutal, Stalinist-style housing projects.
April 27, 2014 6:28 PM - Deleted
I'd like to check that out Benson. I like Seagate, the bathhouse there was amazing. Mermaid I think it was called. Not sure if it survived or was rebuilt. They had a cold plunge pool that was fed by an ice maker. Amazing.
April 27, 2014 6:29 PM - Deleted
DFB: you would enjoy it. Look up Coney Island Creek park, and take your dog there for a walk. You would have to take car service, however. Not accessible by mass transit.
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April 27, 2014 6:29 PM - Deleted
quote:
the bathhouse there was amazing

lolz
April 27, 2014 6:33 PM - dibs
I met M in a gay bathhouse as well as a few of my other bfs.
April 27, 2014 6:36 PM - Deleted
I feel like those places must be saturated with poomist.
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April 27, 2014 6:40 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
You're too much, DIBS, always with a story!
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April 27, 2014 6:46 PM - Deleted
Lolzzzzzzzzzz all u want that place ruled. Good food too.
April 27, 2014 6:49 PM - pepper
I read a strory in the airline magazine about a bespoke globe maker, where you can customize a globe to any specifications. Know what I thought about? "Hey, wouldn't it be cool to get dibs one of these that only shows cities he's had sex with someone in?" :o/
April 27, 2014 6:52 PM - dibs
Hey pepper….can you just do the whole application/enrollment for global entry at the airport location????
April 27, 2014 6:54 PM - pepper
You can do your interview at an airport (EWR and JFK in NYC), but you have to apply online or via mail, and then you need to set up an interview once your application has been provisionally approved.
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April 27, 2014 6:54 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"Know what I thought about? "Hey, wouldn't it be cool to get dibs one of these that only shows cities he's had sex with someone in?" :o/"

Lol...it's truly amazing how often, and why, we think of DIBS!
April 27, 2014 6:55 PM - Deleted
Sweet. 200 bux cash money!!
April 27, 2014 6:56 PM - pepper
Why are you flying back to Chicago, anyway?
April 27, 2014 6:56 PM - dibs
I'm going to Asia. Leaving from Philly and connecting through O'Hare, in September.
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April 27, 2014 6:59 PM - pepper
Got it. Connection at O'Hare...
April 27, 2014 7:11 PM - dibs
Anyone watching 60 Minutes??? LOL at the computer that receives the message from the President to launch nuke cruise missiles. It uses 10" floppy discs
April 27, 2014 7:13 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yes, I'm dumbfounded!
April 27, 2014 7:14 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
But it may be a good thing, DIBS. BnH agrees.
April 27, 2014 7:15 PM - Deleted
THANKS OBAMA
April 27, 2014 7:16 PM - dibs
Yeah, too ancient to hack into
April 27, 2014 7:16 PM - dibs
OK…driving to Trenton to pick up X.
April 27, 2014 7:18 PM - Deleted
You guys should go to fette sau for dinner!
April 27, 2014 7:36 PM - pepper
There's a fette sau in Trenton?
April 27, 2014 7:42 PM - Deleted
Philly
April 27, 2014 7:57 PM - Deleted
Aka philiaderpia
April 27, 2014 8:02 PM - Deleted
Dave, are you going to Asia on the run? Double fun points if you're some kind of international criminal. Why the hush hush Carmen SanDiego act?

Today, on April 27th 2014, the 6th Anniversary of Mario Kart Wii, let it be documented on the internet at least somewhere that I came in first place in an online race. Yoshi; Standard-S Kart



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April 27, 2014 8:02 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Off to my date with the homeless gypsy princess...
April 27, 2014 8:08 PM - Deleted
Don't let your valuables out of sight!! If she's a real gypsy and you get to the point of banging and youre at her house check the dressers because there will be a baby in each drawer! Take it from someone who has fallen victim to gypsies (in many forms) many times over the years.
April 27, 2014 8:09 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Full report later, Six! We know where you (sorta) live!
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April 27, 2014 8:10 PM - sixyearsandcounting
No way is she coming home with me.

She has a 732 cell...NJ!
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April 27, 2014 8:11 PM - Deleted
CENTRAL jersey

April 27, 2014 8:12 PM - sixyearsandcounting
All nj is the same to us, right? ;)

Cobble, you could easily figure out where Iive...
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April 27, 2014 8:12 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Got to see a tender lesbian kiss while waiting for her, lol
April 27, 2014 8:13 PM - Deleted
Haha good luck!
April 27, 2014 8:14 PM - Deleted
My gypsy friend left dubai and has been living in Sri Lanka. Lol.
April 27, 2014 8:15 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
X won't be in Philaderpia, they're going to P-town.
April 27, 2014 8:16 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Well she has a car at least.
April 27, 2014 8:17 PM - RowerChick
Six,

Make sure to cross yourself right before she leaves. Spectacles, testicles, wallet & watch. You should have all four.
April 27, 2014 8:17 PM - Deleted
Ah gotcha. Wasn't aware of where they were chillin
April 27, 2014 8:18 PM - Deleted
LOL RC
April 27, 2014 8:21 PM - pepper
But they are spending tonight in Bucks - headed to P-Town in the morning...
April 27, 2014 8:22 PM - pepper
Maybe she lives in the car, six?
April 27, 2014 8:24 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ha! I've never heard that one, rower!

Oooh, a gypsy with a car, interesting.
April 27, 2014 8:30 PM - rf
I guess they'll miss The Good Wife tonight.
April 27, 2014 8:32 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Lol, They're under 50, rf, they don't care! ; )

Besides, the kids all dvr their 'shows', and watch them whenever they want. Wish we'd had that!
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April 27, 2014 8:36 PM - rf
I'm talking about our PA/NJ-to-MA couple.
April 27, 2014 8:38 PM - Deleted
Yeah seriously I remember 'taping' shows off tv hahahaha. I even missed the second half of the financial aid meeting for college in high school senior year because I forgot to record My So Called Life. :-/ x 500000000!


April 27, 2014 8:44 PM - BirdnestHead
Excellent win, dfb!
April 27, 2014 8:45 PM - Deleted
If I were to be reincarnated I would definitely include snail in my top 5 list of animals I would pick.


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April 27, 2014 8:49 PM - BirdnestHead
My daughter really likes sloths.

I'd like to come back as an otter or dolphin!
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April 27, 2014 8:56 PM - Deleted
OMG why did I miss this :(
http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/vgm/4441774735.html
April 27, 2014 8:58 PM - Deleted
OMG his other ad! Holy nintendo hoarder


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April 27, 2014 9:00 PM - Deleted
Shit why did I miss this this weekend


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April 27, 2014 9:02 PM - Deleted
UGH!!!!!!!
April 27, 2014 9:03 PM - Deleted
Well I am glad I found out too late. I would have shit my pants and be completely broke lol
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April 27, 2014 9:10 PM - petebklyn
I got to see sloth in costa rica on some nature walk. I think spanish word for sloth is perezoso and it also means lazy.
April 27, 2014 9:18 PM - Deleted
Like from the goonies?

April 27, 2014 9:26 PM - rf
Now my brother (the liver transplant guy in St. Croix) is very sick. I can't stand this.
April 27, 2014 9:29 PM - Deleted
stay strong
April 27, 2014 9:32 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Oh rf! I'm so sorry.

Where is he now?
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April 27, 2014 9:35 PM - pepper
oh, rf. So hard. Sorry. :'(
April 27, 2014 9:39 PM - rf
He's home in St. Croix. My sister-in-law will take him to the doctor tomorrow. But what they can do in St. Croix is very limited.
April 27, 2014 9:44 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Can he even fly? To Miami, or elsewhere? As I think I recall happened once before?
April 27, 2014 9:53 PM - rf
I just don't know. If he's really sick, their cadillac insurance will fly him somewhere. It happened right after Sandy when Mt. Sinai was not available, and they flew him to New Orleans. But if it metastasized somewhere, he's not long for this world, I don't think.
April 27, 2014 10:09 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Hoping for the best, rf. I can't imagine how difficult this must be for you right now.
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April 27, 2014 10:12 PM - rf
Thanks, Cobble. You too, Pepper and Rob.
April 27, 2014 10:21 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Let's hope for some better news tomorrow, and more information. We're here for you, rf.

Do you get along with your SIL?
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April 27, 2014 10:27 PM - rf
Yes I do. Unfortunately my brother was very angry at her for a long time, not exactly sure why. But things between them have been much better for the past few months and I am very grateful for that. During the past month, he has told me many times how supportive she has been.
April 27, 2014 10:28 PM - rf
oops, dupe.
April 27, 2014 10:30 PM - BirdnestHead
Oh, man. Sorry rf.... The hits just keep coming...
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April 27, 2014 10:40 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
That's good to hear. I'm glad you can talk to her. Long distance like this makes bad news a little harder, I think.
April 27, 2014 10:48 PM - Deleted
I think I have to instate a sunday night ritual of listening to ocean sounds and staring into the fish tanks.. It's quite relaxing as I'm doing it right now. Although I keep waiting to hear loud curse words in Russian and Spanish in the background.

April 27, 2014 10:52 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Sorry to hear that, rf.
April 27, 2014 10:52 PM - Deleted
Snailey Montana is getting into the passenger seat


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April 27, 2014 10:53 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
That does sound very soothing and relaxing.

I need to work on more relaxing things to do. Getting my toes did was nice. They do a little foot reflexology massage that's almost better than a chair massage.
April 27, 2014 10:54 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Six! You're back! How'd it go...tell tell!
April 27, 2014 10:55 PM - sixyearsandcounting
The gypsy princess is sort of a glorified nanny who takes care of newborn infants at night, which explains why she doesn't stay in one place. She also takes care of all the paperwork that comes with having a new child...in other words, she makes it easy for new parents to sleep. She is not sketchy at all (disappointing, I know).
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April 27, 2014 10:56 PM - sixyearsandcounting
She works like five or six nights a week in different places and crashes at a friend's place, or at her sister's in NJ, the other nights. And with her job, there's no real point in paying rent.
April 27, 2014 10:57 PM - Deleted
I love how she made herself sound all mysterious to you and it turns out she's just a night nanny. Women :/

April 27, 2014 10:58 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Lol yeah that's pretty much it, dfb. She told me, yeah, I realize I could be a homeless hooker for all you know.

At least she's normal...which given my recent dating history is a huge plus.
April 27, 2014 11:00 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ok, perhaps not as scandalous as we'd hoped for (!), but unusual nonetheless. So she basically lives out of her car? That's quite a service she's doing. When does she sleep?
April 27, 2014 11:02 PM - Deleted
I have my lunchtime date tomorrow to play virtual boy with someone at gamestop.
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April 27, 2014 11:02 PM - Deleted
A gamer nooner.
April 27, 2014 11:03 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Lol! Homeless hooker! Close to what we were aiming for! Ah well. Maybe next time. ; )

So how did it feel being on a date with a 'normal' person?


April 27, 2014 11:03 PM - sixyearsandcounting
She's usually able to sleep most nights, except when the kids wake up, etc. Most of her stuff is at her family's places in NJ. Lots of driving, but I guess she gets paid well enough (esp since paying no rent).
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April 27, 2014 11:04 PM - Deleted
You sure she aint really one of those travelling wet nurses?

two words


BIO HAZZZZZZZZZZZZARD

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April 27, 2014 11:04 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"So how did it feel being on a date with a 'normal' person?"

It was actually a little boring, but I had to remind myself this was a good thing. I'm used to sparks flying and then finding out she's nuts (a certain ex-plusa being an exception to this general trend).
April 27, 2014 11:04 PM - Deleted
I guess you'll find out when if/when you get to second base.

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April 27, 2014 11:05 PM - Deleted
Don't settle for boring, too many people do, it's why so many boring people think they are entitled to relationships.

April 27, 2014 11:13 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
At a certain point in life, a little boring is good. Too boring not so good. Too 'exciting' also not so good.
April 27, 2014 11:14 PM - sixyearsandcounting
No way is she "the one" or even long-term potential - definite rebound material, though.
April 27, 2014 11:16 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Well, and you're leaving for AbuDabustan in the Fall. So...Happy Summer!!
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April 27, 2014 11:19 PM - Deleted
"Rebound material" Men :/

April 27, 2014 11:21 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Nothing wrong with 'rebound material' as long as you're honest about it, and not taking anyone for a ride.
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April 27, 2014 11:23 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"not taking anyone for a ride"

She might take me for a ride in that car of hers...
April 27, 2014 11:23 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ok, must sleep. G'nite.
April 27, 2014 11:28 PM - Deleted
Me too. I start my Wii Fit U yoga sessions tomorrow morning.

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April 27, 2014 11:29 PM - Deleted
No fart pants for me though


April 27, 2014 11:45 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Oh yeah dfb, she went to the same college as you...
April 27, 2014 11:59 PM - Deleted
Hahha, when did she graduate?

April 28, 2014 12:00 AM - rf
My kid has a wii with the balance board and did yoga on it for a while when she first got it. But now she just uses it to watch Netflix on the big screen. She said yoga classes in a studio are a zillion times better.
April 28, 2014 12:04 AM - Deleted
I was 100% joking about doing the Yoga. I only bought it for Vertigo, Skate City Heroes, and Sled Shred. My fishes would call the authorities on me if they saw me yogging in my room.


April 28, 2014 12:05 AM - Deleted
Oh yeah, Rasta tube sledding down snowey mountains to jamaican music.
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April 28, 2014 12:08 AM - Deleted
I feel like all I do is pamper myself and exotic animals these days hahaha.


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