Prom Weekend OT
June 7, 2014 7:41 AM - rf

486 comments
June 7, 2014 7:48 AM - rf
Tracy Morgan in Intensive Care After 6-Car Crash
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2014/06/07/us/ap-us-tracy-morgan-accident.html
#1
June 7, 2014 7:56 AM - dibs
I read that as Porn Weekend OT
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#2
June 7, 2014 7:58 AM - dibs
Sounds like a horrific crash
#3
June 7, 2014 7:58 AM - petebklyn
I wonder what % of people go to H.S. prom. My H.S. there was Junior Prom and Senior Ball. Neither one did I attend.

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#4
June 7, 2014 8:01 AM - dibs
You didn't get asked to the Sadie Hawkins Dance????
#5
June 7, 2014 8:05 AM - BoerumHillScott
We did not have a prom, but a "Winter Formal" in January or so.
I skipped it for a college visit/scholarship competition.
I got the scholarship, and ended up going to school there.
#6
June 7, 2014 8:07 AM - rf
My kid going with a group of friends, no date.
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#7
June 7, 2014 8:07 AM - BoerumHillScott
I also read the title today as "Porn Weekend"
#8
June 7, 2014 8:08 AM - dibs
maybe some gay couple will be crowned Prom King and Queen somewhere
Edited at June 7, 2014 8:08 AM
#9
June 7, 2014 8:09 AM - petebklyn
Today is a 'Plant Swap' in morning and a fundraiser at some church in afternoon. Sounds quite hokey and americana-ish.
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#10
June 7, 2014 8:12 AM - dibs
love it or leave it, Pete
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#11
June 7, 2014 8:16 AM - petebklyn
worse yet --- I invited friends over after all that is over for strawberry shortcake. (local strawberries for sale in market now).
#12
June 7, 2014 8:21 AM - dibs
to watch the Belmont Stakes?
#13
June 7, 2014 8:23 AM - Deleted
Porn weekend? Da fuq?
#14
June 7, 2014 8:25 AM - RowerChick
The Prom is on a weekend? Mine at Midwood was on a Thursday. Not that I went. I think I went to an anti-prom (ie. drinking in some park).
I went to my Ball (nh) in NZ. I was the most under-dressed girl there. My date Hiro-the Japanese exchange student-wore a cool suit, when all the other guys wore rented tuxes. I think we had the most fun of anybody there.
#15
June 7, 2014 8:30 AM - dibs
i'll be doing my second riverfront dining experience today. lunch on the Riverfront Barge
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#16
June 7, 2014 8:39 AM - dibs
Biden in Ukraine. let's see if he can say something to insult someone over there. Our own Prince Philip
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#17
June 7, 2014 8:43 AM - petebklyn
perhaps you could give him some lessons
#18
June 7, 2014 8:47 AM - dibs
MM...are you going to the Armenian Festival in Watervliet today????
#19
June 7, 2014 8:56 AM - MontroseMorris
GM

No, Dave, I have a project to finish this weekend. Except for some grocery shopping, I'm in this weekend. Too bad, because there are some other fun things going on today, too. Honestly, the Armenian Festival would not be on my list anyway.

You going?
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#20
June 7, 2014 8:59 AM - dibs
no prom date???
#21
June 7, 2014 9:04 AM - MontroseMorris
My high school class did not have a prom. It was 1973, it was considered too establishment. And we were not a radical bunch at all. All 32 of us. I think the real reason was there were only about 4 dating couples in the class, and everyone else dreaded the idea of being without a boy/girlfriend.
#22
June 7, 2014 9:06 AM - dibs
The cats focused on a chipmunk
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#23
June 7, 2014 9:06 AM - dibs
i graduated in 73 as well. We had proms...Junior and Senior
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#24
June 7, 2014 9:13 AM - MontroseMorris
You probably had way more than 32 people in your class. You have no idea how the usual high school societal pressures get ratcheted up when there are so few people. There is no such thing as blending into the background. I would have had the worst evening ever. I was the only black person, too tall, overweight, unathletic and a brainy nerd whose mother was a teacher in the same school. A total social failure. Needless to say, I would not have had a date. I would have been there holding up the wall, wishing for a "Carrie" moment.
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#25
June 7, 2014 9:17 AM - BirdnestHead
Pie for breakfast!! "Lo and behold, the shit works."

No prom for us. 1975. Prom definitely uncool. What, they gonna play disco? Fuck that. St. Ann's, we did what we did every weekend: gathered at whoever's house the parents were away from and got drunk and stoned.
#26
June 7, 2014 9:20 AM - dibs
i had never thought of that....disco prom music. :(
#27
June 7, 2014 9:22 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
We didn't have a prom, a bunch of us bought tickets to see Chuck Berry play at the Ritz. 1981. That was fun.
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#28
June 7, 2014 9:24 AM - BirdnestHead
Yeah, I had a t-shirt with "Disco Sucks" in big rainbow glitter script. A few years later I calmed down about disco, when confronted with the exquisite horror of house-music, rap, and hip-hop...
#29
June 7, 2014 9:25 AM - dibs
Randi and dh like hip hop

No class.
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#30
June 7, 2014 9:29 AM - BirdnestHead
No accounting for taste. It's art, but an art I don't care for. Don't like opera either.

"I know, it's only rock n roll, but I like it..."
#31
June 7, 2014 9:30 AM - dibs
We built this city on rock and roll
#32
June 7, 2014 9:31 AM - Deleted
My high school had a prom, but I didn't go - no girlfriend at that time. However, I was the editor of our yearbook and I had an interaction with the prom committee. The prom was late in the year, and I needed the photos at a certain time to meet our publishing deadline. The photos were two months late, and we had to delay the publication to the fall.

The yearbook had a tradition of selecting one activity for our "annual vicious write-up" and we selected the prom due to this foul-up. For some reason, they picked me to author the vicious write-up (;-) and so I did. If I my say so myself, it was great and at our reunions we still have a chuckle over it.
#33
June 7, 2014 9:33 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I read that as porn committee. : P
#34
June 7, 2014 9:41 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
One of my siblings was into disco early on. The other sibling and I were 'concerned'. It made no sense to us, and we thought it would lead down a 'bad path'.
#35
June 7, 2014 9:43 AM - dibs
well it nearly ruined the country
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#36
June 7, 2014 9:48 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Snort! See! Proof positive!

Ok, gotta run. I'm running between hospitals today. Then relaxing at a friends house party for a bit.
#37
June 7, 2014 9:49 AM - dibs
WOW...this Rust Oleum Never Wet product seems incredible...for hard surfaces and fabrics
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#38
June 7, 2014 9:50 AM - BirdnestHead
"We built this city on rock and roll"

The no-longer-Jefferson-Airplane Jefferson Starship song that pretty much ends up on every "worst rock song ever" list...

The sentiment is nice though...
#39
June 7, 2014 9:51 AM - Slope4Eva
GM.

1975, all girl Catholic School, prom at the Waldorf, black halter gown/BF in tux, limo, queen of the prom was a model (I can't remember voting). The only song I can remember is S. Wonder's "You are the Sunshine of my Life". My guess is its the only song my BF would dance to. Classic stereotypical prom.
#40
June 7, 2014 9:52 AM - MontroseMorris
That's quite a ride, Randi. It is a beautiful cemetery though. People who like Green-Wood would like Evergreen. Not as hilly, but beautiful landscaping.
#41
June 7, 2014 9:52 AM - dibs
Yes...probably played more now because of those lists
#42
June 7, 2014 9:53 AM - dibs
At The Waldorf????? very classy. ours were always in the high school auditorium. but guys always wore tuxedos.
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#43
June 7, 2014 9:58 AM - dibs
i'll have to dig up a pic of me in my powder blue tux with cranberry ruffled shirt
Edited at June 7, 2014 10:00 AM
#44
June 7, 2014 10:01 AM - Slope4Eva
Our guys wore black tuxes. One girl showed up in a red tux/her bf in a white one. Top hat and tails for both. The nuns were all abuzz.
#45
June 7, 2014 10:06 AM - BoerumHillScott
Benson and I have something in common- I was also yearbook editor.
#46
June 7, 2014 10:07 AM - Deleted
And this bank building that seemed to be going through some sort of gut Reno, you could see the whole place inside was stripped down to the beams.
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#47
June 7, 2014 10:07 AM - Deleted
Mm, I saw 2 buildings you may find interesting.

Ridgewood Masonic Temple
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#48
June 7, 2014 10:14 AM - BoerumHillScott
I survived Costco this morning.
There was quite a crowd outside waiting for the 9:00 opening.

I think I am all prepared for my son's birthday party this afternoon.
Having a pretty low-key event, grilling in the courtyard.
Edited at June 7, 2014 10:14 AM
#49
June 7, 2014 10:15 AM - Deleted
Eva;

What was that place that everybody went to after a prom? I think it was called The Riverboat? It seemed like the thing to do after the prom was to go there, and then take a ride on the SI Ferry.

It seems to me that bad 1970's dressing was not confined to disco.
#50
June 7, 2014 10:27 AM - Slope4Eva
Yep, The Riverboat. I think it was in the Empire State Building. Then there was some Japanese place that was popular back then for their "volcano" drinks. Not one place we went to kept our reservations, lol. We ended up at some place that played ragtime jazz. We were given straw hats, etc. Had a blast. We didn't do the ferry
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#51
June 7, 2014 10:28 AM - Deleted
I was phobic of human sexuality, dancing, and wearing clothing outside of my comfort zone and simulateneously felt I was too good for the prom (a major reason people don't go to the prom. but won't ever admit it).




#52
June 7, 2014 10:39 AM - rf
Kid's prom at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers.

I dropped her off at 9 a.m. at the 92nd St. Y for her last chorus concert at 3:30. She has her prom stuff with her as well as her chorus stuff, plus a big bag full-o-makeup. Cab to Cobble Hill to meet up with the limo. Prom starts at 7:30. She told me not to wait up for her--after-prom party in Williamsburg.
#53
June 7, 2014 10:41 AM - dibs
Will there ne flavored vodka????
#54
June 7, 2014 10:42 AM - Slope4Eva
How do you feel "too good" for a prom? Its a celebration of 4 years of hard work, or, a celebration of getting the hell out of HS. Its a celebration of 4 years of friendships, or, rivalries.
#55
June 7, 2014 10:42 AM - rf
Since the legal drinking age is now 21, it's not quite the same as when we old fogies graduated from high school.

I didn't go to my prom, junior or senior. High school was not my greatest social environment. Huge school, grad class just about the same size as my kid's at 1200+ but very, very different. Working class, Irish and Italian, just before the social revolution of 1968 but there were some furtive pot smokers.
#56
June 7, 2014 10:42 AM - Deleted
Ooooh that's a nice view and set up. I wish I was 18 again. :( 30's SUCK because it's a perpetual state of recussitating one's lifeforce with diminished returns. blech.
#57
June 7, 2014 10:47 AM - Deleted
quote:
How do you feel "too good" for a prom?

Because it mixed up with the A students with the B, C, and D students? I was snobby like that back in high school. Although by prom time I had begun interacting with non A students, but I still thought they were beneathe me. Of course most of them are all happy successful people and my obsession with grades was just that, an obsession with grades, like some people have with money, sex, or crack. I didn't miss out on anything, I did exactly what I wanted to be doing that night, and that *is* the point of life. Granted if I could do it all again I would have chosen to do something else that night, but definitely not the prom. Plus I didn't want to go to the prom and give any kind of signals of my sexuality. And I sure as fuck didn't wanna be anyone's faghag at the prom, fuck off with that shit! (Yes, I was asked to the prom by a number of people and groups)

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#58
June 7, 2014 10:48 AM - rf
My kid has had a lot of boyfriends, but happens to be between-bfs right now. I think she's kind of disappointed, but I am sure she'll have a good time. And apparently lots of kids without dates. I am sure she'll dance a lot.

She has loved her high school and had an idealized image of how the 4 years at Brooklyn Tech would end, plus the 9 years of chorus, would end. Now she won't have time to stand with her fellow choristers outside the Y when the last concert ends. They do have a party for the seniors in a couple of weeks, and they have a graduation ceremony at the end of the concert which is lovely. And of course no prom date. But she'll get over it!
#59
June 7, 2014 10:51 AM - Deleted
There was a social revolution in 1968? I wasn't alive then, but I don't recall ever reading or hearing about any kind of social revolution.

quote:
Working class, Irish and Italian

LOL. Sounds like someone else didn't go to the prom cuz she felt she was too good for it too. ::channellingbenson::
#60
June 7, 2014 10:52 AM - Slope4Eva
Oh, you definitely put too much thought into it, lol.
#61
June 7, 2014 10:52 AM - rf
The group my kid is going to the prom with are mostly the zoomer A+ students. She is not at that level grade wise but that's ok--she's never been shamed!
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#62
June 7, 2014 10:54 AM - rf
Rob, I didn't go to the prom because I didn't have a date. I was a working-class Jewish kid--my dad was an airplane mechanic. Not too many Jews in town but many of them were social butterflies. Not me!
#63
June 7, 2014 10:56 AM - Deleted
I never have until just now. I'm supposed to go to Williamsburg at 3 today for some orientation for being a shelter volunteer. 99% of me doesn't want to go. I'm struggling with this decision. I kind of just want to go to the beach, don't want to set foot in that terrible neighborhood (especially at the park where they told us to bring a blanket or towel), and should probably spending my free time on something making money. I'm afraid if I go to the beach karma will bite me in the ass and i'll drown :(
#64
June 7, 2014 10:57 AM - rf
Rob, I started college in the fall of 1966. In the dorms there was curfew--we had to sign in and out and be in by 10 weekdays and midnight weekends. Separate buildings for men and women, and no visitors of the opposite sex except every other Sunday and the doors had to be left open.

Starting in 1968 there were no social rules at all. So yes, the social revolution of 1968. Sex and drugs and rock n roll.
#65
June 7, 2014 10:59 AM - Deleted
You claim working class when in reality you were middle class. Did your parents have a mortgage and a car and at least one full time job? That was middle class back then (still is for the most part). Sorry, not trying to nitpick, but you mention your working class status but your descriptions never match to what working class would have been back then.

#66
June 7, 2014 11:00 AM - rf
Rob, you should go. You can always leave or not join the group if you don't feel comfortable.

It's a beautiful day but not hot-hot-hot.
#67
June 7, 2014 11:01 AM - Slope4Eva
We didn't compare grades in HS. We compared the diamonds in our ankle bracelets!!
#68
June 7, 2014 11:01 AM - Deleted
Sex and drugs and rock n roll was a revolution in 1968? No way. Those things just got corny and main stream. I don't consider that a revolution at all. Boomers rewriting history again lol.


#69
June 7, 2014 11:02 AM - Slope4Eva
I agree with RF. Go to the orientation, then make your decision.
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#70
June 7, 2014 11:02 AM - dibs
And bra burning!
#71
June 7, 2014 11:02 AM - rf
Rob, I am not going to argue with you about this. I grew up in a Levitt house, a classic working class suburb. Everyone had one car. Working class because someone was working at a blue-collar job. My mom didn't work, just like all the other moms.
Edited at June 7, 2014 11:02 AM
#72
June 7, 2014 11:04 AM - rf
You're just picking fights with me because you can't decide whether to go to the orientation or to the beach. Postponing the inevitable. Yes, you can wait until oops, it's too late for orientation and pretend you didn't decide. But that's a way to decide.

(Been there, done that, about the procrastination method of deciding.)
#73
June 7, 2014 11:05 AM - Slope4Eva
Depending on the outfit, I feel perfectly fine telling Evita... don't wear a bra. She is horrified every time.
#74
June 7, 2014 11:07 AM - Deleted
Nope. That is middle class. Do you feel that you can't call that middle class because there's people in 2 million dollar brownstones now in former working class neighborhoods fronting and claiming to be middle class as well? Sorry, but what you described, even according to the history books is the textbook definition of what middle class was back then. Working class back then was renting, job instability, not able to escape whatever downward trending neighborhood currently being lived in. Your definition is solidly middle class.

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#75
June 7, 2014 11:08 AM - dibs
Did you have big hair Eva???
#76
June 7, 2014 11:08 AM - rf
Rob, my parents' house cost $8,000. Total.
#77
June 7, 2014 11:08 AM - Deleted
I'm not procrastinating. I don't do that. I am never late and don't do things last minute. I just can't figure out which one I'd rather do. Everything has consequences.

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#78
June 7, 2014 11:09 AM - Deleted
Sounds about like what the cost of a middle class house in the suburbs would cost back then.
#79
June 7, 2014 11:10 AM - dibs
There is another Levittown outside Philadelphia
#80
June 7, 2014 11:16 AM - rf
Rob, my parents' housing expense was cheaper with the mortgage on the house than it was living in a crappy apartment in the Bronx. That's why they moved. My grandparents helped them scrape together the down payment. During the postwar years, the government set up huge incentives to leave the city and move to the suburbs for working-class families. And many of them did, including mine.
#81
June 7, 2014 11:17 AM - Deleted
Decided i'll do the dog thing since I'm not beach obsessed anymore. I swear I feel like I'm so turned off on NYC beaches now after being exposed to so many articles on the internet this year about the infestation at rockaway. Granted, I go to different beach, but I feel like it's now all tainted in my mind.

#82
June 7, 2014 11:17 AM - Slope4Eva
No big hair..... ever. Long and straight. But I did wear cut off jeans, tube tops, midriffs, hip-huggers, and halter tops. No acid-washed jeans.
#83
June 7, 2014 11:18 AM - dibs
we were talking pbout the house we grew up in yesterday. my parents are stil in it. i think they paid $13,000 in 1959
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#84
June 7, 2014 11:18 AM - rf
Hope it's a great experience or at least that you come home with some good stories!
Edited at June 7, 2014 11:18 AM
#85
June 7, 2014 11:19 AM - Deleted
Yes, the government created a middle class back then through policy. Your family was a beneficiary of that policy. Most were not and remained in working class status.


Edited at June 7, 2014 11:19 AM
#86
June 7, 2014 11:20 AM - Deleted
Or maybe most were? I have no clue, I grew up pretty much only around renters. My grandfather wanted to buy a house at one point, I believe in 1986, but something didn't work out (though at the time I knew the real reason was gambling and alcoholism but whatev)

#87
June 7, 2014 11:22 AM - Slope4Eva
No one ever mentions Manhattan Beach. That's where I always went, been a long time though.

Just realized, I was 12 when I started going to Manhattan Beach. My favorite lifeguard was Larry.
#88
June 7, 2014 11:22 AM - Deleted
Where is Manhattan beach again? I prefer coney/brighton just because the commute is fast and easy and the brighton section is pretty much like 100% moonface free.

#89
June 7, 2014 11:24 AM - Deleted
Just thinking of all that errant beard hair clogging up our waterways is enough to make me never want to even dip my toes in some waters. Just as grody as the dirty diaper section of coney I guess.

Edited at June 7, 2014 11:24 AM
#90
June 7, 2014 11:25 AM - MontroseMorris
Randi, I've written about both of them in the past. Great buildings. I wonder what they were doing with Roosevelt bank building. It was beautiful inside and had perfect acoustics. If you were standing right under the dome in the middle you could literally hear a whisper on the other side of the room. We tested it.
#91
June 7, 2014 11:26 AM - Slope4Eva
If you go to Sheepshead Bay train station, walk to Ocean Avenue along Emmons, cross the bridge, and walk towards water. Near Kingsboro College.
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#92
June 7, 2014 12:23 PM - Deleted
I don't know why they would have to having this session at 3pm on a Saturday. A total day ruiner. Things like that should be at 9am.

#93
June 7, 2014 12:28 PM - rf
Maybe because parks close when it gets dark?
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#94
June 7, 2014 12:28 PM - Deleted
9am, not 9pm. Holding something like that at 9pm would be even more of a day ruiner.


#95
June 7, 2014 12:41 PM - DeadCatBounce
Waited an hour and a half to get my haircut this morning.
I go to these old Italian barbers who have been cutting hair for 40 yrs at least. Over the last 4 or 5 years there has never been much of a wait.
I take it as a sign of general economic recovery.
#96
June 7, 2014 12:44 PM - Deleted
We went to Manhattan Beach too. One of the reasons my parents liked it was that it had public showers, which fit in with their dictum that Not One Grain of Sand shall make it back to our house.
#97
June 7, 2014 12:55 PM - dibs
i've been going to South Street Barbers in Philadelphia for a few years now. i make an appointment online with Will. Sometimes he's 20 minutes behind.
#98
June 7, 2014 12:56 PM - pepper
behind

lolzzzzzzzzz
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#99
June 7, 2014 12:57 PM - dibs
I was waiting for that.
June 7, 2014 12:58 PM - pepper
I know you were, and I didn't want you to be disappointed...
June 7, 2014 1:06 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I played 'boner' in WWF with pepper, she lol'd. I expected it.

GA, beautiful day!

One hospital visit down, one to go. Stopping for lunch and to watch the Sharapova v Halep match, which BnH kindly dvr'd.
June 7, 2014 1:13 PM - Deleted
"Waited an hour and a half to get my haircut this morning."

that's why i pay 50 bux - an hour and a half of my time is worth more than the 30 bux i'd save (actually, it's worth 60 according to the market!)
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June 7, 2014 1:13 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
We used to go to Brighton Beach. I probably wouldn't recognize it now.
June 7, 2014 1:25 PM - Deleted
You probably would. The Russians didn't lube their buttholes and bend over like the peoples of other neighborhoods have.

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June 7, 2014 1:27 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
No need to be disgusting, rob.
June 7, 2014 1:29 PM - dibs
irritable bowel syndrome?
June 7, 2014 1:30 PM - Deleted
Not disgusting, just a factuality of human biology and dominance.


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June 7, 2014 1:30 PM - dibs
Ok...time for some lunch so I'm off. off like a prom dress.
June 7, 2014 1:51 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
No, just gross language. Nice try at rationalizing it, though.
June 7, 2014 1:58 PM - dibs
Lol...going to OTB to put $10 on Samraat to place

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June 7, 2014 2:04 PM - Deleted
Classy
June 7, 2014 2:06 PM - Partridge
No prom for me. We chose not to have one. Our class was somewhat divided on the issue. Division across racial/musical taste lines. A group of the Puerto Rican and black kids had a dance instead. Non-official prom. White kids wanted nothing to do with Salsa and Disco. We thought proms were lame. We were into Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Clash, Pink Floyd. Getting stoned and tripping. No dancing and absolutely no gowns and tuxes. God no! 1978.
June 7, 2014 2:23 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Prom dresses just seemed hokey. I never could imagine myself dressed that way. And a formal dance? Never.
June 7, 2014 2:33 PM - Kensingtonian
No school prom for me either. We had a separate russian prom at a Russian restaurant.

June 7, 2014 2:34 PM - Kensingtonian
Hello from Culver City btw. Haven't had time to post but try to keep up with the blog in the evenings.
June 7, 2014 2:35 PM - Slope4Eva
By 17/18 you couldn't see yourself in formal dress? I'm a little older than you, but I had alot of gowns when I was a teen, for weddings, etc.
June 7, 2014 2:36 PM - Slope4Eva
Hi, Kens, you've moved already?

June 7, 2014 2:40 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I have never owned or worn a gown of any kind. I've owned suits and skirt/blouse outfits for weddings. Never a gown.
June 7, 2014 2:41 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ok, off to hospital #2.
June 7, 2014 2:42 PM - Kensingtonian
Yup. Already moved and been in LA for about a month and at the new apt for about two weeks now.
June 7, 2014 2:44 PM - Deleted
"We were into Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Clash, Pink Floyd. Getting stoned and tripping. No dancing and absolutely no gowns and tuxes."

I think the PR's and blacks had a better time.
June 7, 2014 2:45 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I take that back, BnH just reminded me that I did wear a beautiful ballet length black taffeta dress with a cream/white shrug to the wedding of one of my oldest friends. I had a really handsome date for that wedding, too. ; )

I wore a cocktail length champagne silk/satin Nicole Miller dress with a same fabric wrap, when I was Maid of Honor at the short people's handlers wedding.
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June 7, 2014 2:45 PM - Slope4Eva
Lots of luck to you, Kens.
Edited at June 7, 2014 2:45 PM
June 7, 2014 2:45 PM - Partridge
Wow, Kens! Tell us everything. What do you think?
June 7, 2014 2:46 PM - Slope4Eva
Not even a classic bridesmaid gown, lol? We all have at least one of those, no? Ladies??
June 7, 2014 2:47 PM - Slope4Eva
See, you were so beautiful, he remembers.
June 7, 2014 2:49 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yes, sweet man that he is. : ) (I added one other fancy dress, but still not a gown, above.)
June 7, 2014 2:49 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ok, now I really have to get moving...later...
June 7, 2014 2:50 PM - pepper
I went to my prom. Was going with a bunch of friends, all of whom had dates (one guy took identical twins) but I was dateless, until the day before, a friend's date scrounged one up for me - a guy I'd known since elementary school, but wasn't particularly friendly with. He ditched me at the prom to go to an after party I wasn't invited to, which was fine with me. Ever practical, I wore one of my Mother's sundresses. 1985.
June 7, 2014 2:51 PM - Kensingtonian
Thanks Eva.

I like it so far. Can't compare to NYC. Very different animals but so far I like more about LA than I did about NYC. I know families disagree though cause school systems are terrible and a lot of folks spent over an hour each way to work in traffic so that they can afford decent schools for their kids. That is a big issue here, no different than in NYC really but otherwise so far I am having a great experience overall.

Lots more hipster in pork pie hats here than in NYC. Lots lots more.
June 7, 2014 2:51 PM - Deleted
Hey Kens. Good luck!

I was at Nikkis a week ago or so. Seems like my friend bought out your friend, and both sides seem happy about it.
June 7, 2014 2:52 PM - pepper
Hey Kens! How do you like it so far?
June 7, 2014 2:54 PM - BirdnestHead
Gonna go have puttanesca...
June 7, 2014 2:55 PM - pepper
A proper one?
June 7, 2014 2:55 PM - Kensingtonian
Yeah Benson. Your friend indeed buy out my friend. He is looking for new ventures now. He is an amazing salesman but not a good businessman so would have driven that place under if he stayed there by himself. Looks like both sides win.
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June 7, 2014 2:57 PM - Kensingtonian
Hey Pep. So far I like it. Have few friends here that moved from NYC years ago so nice that I get to spend time with them now. Weather is amazing. Love the restaurant scene here.
June 7, 2014 2:58 PM - Slope4Eva
-- deleted post --

I see we've moved on.
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June 7, 2014 2:58 PM - pepper
Sounds good, Kens. How's the work part of it?
June 7, 2014 2:59 PM - pepper
No, eva, we never truly move on around here :o)
June 7, 2014 3:00 PM - Slope4Eva
lol. I was reminicing too much, booorrrrrring.
June 7, 2014 3:01 PM - pepper
I saw it, it was amusing. I'm guessing your father's little talk had the desired outcome?
June 7, 2014 3:02 PM - Kensingtonian
Work is good. Busy and long hours but good. Lots of org changes again. The VP who brought me over got pushed out to a different spot so got a new head of finance to report to who has no clue who I am. My director is still the same guy so that's good. But that's my company for you. Seems like re - org every other month since this new CEO took office a couple of years ago. All old regime got pushed out at this point. Let's see what the new "world changers" will deliver. ...
June 7, 2014 3:03 PM - Slope4Eva
haha, Pep, yes. A little attitude adjustment was in order.
June 7, 2014 3:14 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"We had a separate russian prom at a Russian restaurant."

AHAHAHAH when I was a teacher at Kens' and Cobble's alma mater, there was still a "Russian Prom" about which a lot of kids and teachers had very strong (negative) opinions. Refusal to be part of the group, yadda yadda yadda, and of course the "can't they lay off the alcohol for a few hours even? oh they're Russian" factor.
June 7, 2014 3:14 PM - Deleted
Kens;

Can you see yourself in LA long term?
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June 7, 2014 3:16 PM - sixyearsandcounting
I went to prom with the same girl who invited me to prom the previous year (she was a year older). It was better her year because I knew more people in her class than vice versa. Oh well, we had a good time. Then we had a campfire on the beach (hello San Diego!) and went to Denny's for breakfast, where we had a crazy German-American teenage waitress named Gitta who was in some sort of reform school or something. It was fun.
June 7, 2014 3:17 PM - sixyearsandcounting
I think the "Russian prom" tradition had died out a few years after Kens graduated, btw.
June 7, 2014 4:02 PM - Partridge
You were teaching HS before Kens attended HS, Six?
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June 7, 2014 4:20 PM - Partridge
Gosh, R'andi, she's gorgeous. And obviously a very happy child.
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June 7, 2014 4:20 PM - Deleted
She's standing unassisted now too, walking soon I hope!
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June 7, 2014 4:22 PM - Deleted
What an awesome picture. Perhaps crop out that banana boat for a foot in the picture. Holy Fred Flintstone!
June 7, 2014 4:23 PM - Deleted
Haha rob my hands and feet are disgusting.
June 7, 2014 4:24 PM - Deleted
***************************NOT ONE OF BRANDI'S FEET!!!!*********

I don't want Randi replacing the pic with the big ass foot of someone else taken out to make me look like im talking about Brand's feet.

June 7, 2014 4:30 PM - pepper
R'andi needs a mani-pedi...
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June 7, 2014 4:32 PM - pepper
Part, I ran into your friend S on my way to get dirt.
June 7, 2014 4:42 PM - etson
My high school initiated a 'sixth form ball' (i.e. prom) in the equivalent of my junior year (1991), so I went to two. Everyone went as far as I recall & mostly enjoyed it. The girls all spent ages discussing ball dresses, who was going to wear what etc.

an't imagine why something like that would be controversial at other people's high schools (and I was not & still am not a joiner-inner).
June 7, 2014 5:04 PM - Partridge
She's been lurking around the hood today. Was she in disguise?
June 7, 2014 5:05 PM - pepper
Umm, no. She looked just like herself...
June 7, 2014 5:17 PM - Partridge
I caught her in oversize sunglasses and a large hat. Sun protection but quite incognito.
June 7, 2014 5:24 PM - Kensingtonian
Six, yeah I heard Russian prom died out partly because much less Russians at the school after I graduated.

Benson, good question. Hard to judge now. Probably not but depending on how my career goes.....
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June 7, 2014 5:30 PM - Partridge
70's prom pix.
June 7, 2014 5:31 PM - Partridge
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June 7, 2014 5:35 PM - Partridge
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June 7, 2014 5:40 PM - Partridge
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June 7, 2014 5:42 PM - Deleted
Couples with matching hairstyles look ridiculous.


June 7, 2014 5:43 PM - Deleted
LOL how much coke did the one on the left have in the above pic

June 7, 2014 5:56 PM - Partridge
For the republicans. mid 60's
June 7, 2014 5:58 PM - Deleted
Wow Obama musta got so much pu55y.
June 7, 2014 6:00 PM - Partridge
He sure was fly.
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June 7, 2014 6:09 PM - Deleted
Too bad he's such a terrible president
June 7, 2014 6:14 PM - Deleted
LOL, I had no clue that was Obama. Corn fever much!? They are actually all wearing corn stalks in that picture too.

June 7, 2014 6:16 PM - Deleted
Is it wrong I kind of like her dress in the last picture? Of course her boobs aren't flap jacking like the one on the right in the obama picture.

June 7, 2014 6:25 PM - dibs
hot

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June 7, 2014 6:28 PM - dibs
I'm going to have a photo soon of a moonflower that is coming out. Never heard of this

June 7, 2014 6:47 PM - Deleted
Lol dibs. You wore all that well.
June 7, 2014 6:51 PM - MontroseMorris
Ok, I got Ellen, Michelle, Obama and Romney. (not to mention Dave) Who are the first couple? I can't pick out which one is famous.
June 7, 2014 6:57 PM - Partridge
George Clooney.
June 7, 2014 7:03 PM - dibs
Too bad California chrome didn't win. Everybody, except Obama wants a winner

June 7, 2014 7:04 PM - dibs
You didn't build that

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June 7, 2014 7:06 PM - Deleted
Triple crown deez nutz
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June 7, 2014 7:07 PM - dibs
You ever had a three way, Randi??????

June 7, 2014 7:10 PM - Deleted
I don't think I am going to be going back to Williamsburg anytime soon. What a socially disingenuous neighborhood.

June 7, 2014 7:10 PM - Deleted
Sadly no. But I've heard it gets very mechanical, everyone jockeying for position.
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June 7, 2014 7:11 PM - Deleted
Billyburg by the waterfront is the worst.
June 7, 2014 7:12 PM - dibs
I've never had sex with a jockey

June 7, 2014 7:12 PM - Deleted
It was like Soho meets Nebraska with a whiff of Eurotrashy fart.
June 7, 2014 7:14 PM - BirdnestHead
Had some nice puttanesca, chatted w some old friends, said hi to the mayor and shook his hand, a nice afternoon/evening...
June 7, 2014 7:15 PM - DeadCatBounce
I have had a threeway a couple of times.
Not at all mechanical - but in both cases very complicated emotionally and really ended up kind of bitter sweet.
Both were before I even met my first (pathetic and miserable) spouse.
June 7, 2014 7:15 PM - Deleted
Puttanesca sounds bitch soda in spanish lol
June 7, 2014 7:16 PM - dibs
Putta

LOLzzzzz

June 7, 2014 7:17 PM - Deleted
DCB, you gotta put that ex spouse in a bubble and blow.
June 7, 2014 7:17 PM - DeadCatBounce
At the lake house now.
Mrs DCB worked today so we left after her last patient.
Got here by 3:30 and were on the lake kayaking by 4pm.
June 7, 2014 7:20 PM - DeadCatBounce
You are so right DFB.
Hope to do that before the end of this year, by resolving all the issues still in court.
Then I really won't care anymore.

June 7, 2014 7:25 PM - BirdnestHead
Puttanesca seemed proper to me, had two plates full. Also tried some "shrub" for the first time, some sort of bitter fruit soda... I liked it, gonna look into making it. There was rhubarb and sour cherry. Had a few glasses of the rhubarb...
June 7, 2014 7:38 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
No one has anything to say about the fact that we met the mayor this afternoon/evening?! Oh, and by the way BnH is taller, in case you were wondering. And the mayor is thinner than he looks on tv.

Of course, I was oblivious to the policeman, guard and police shack outside the mayor's home. I was too busy looking for our our friend's house a few doors down! Oy!
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June 7, 2014 7:39 PM - pepper
I had a moonflower in my parent's garden in Ithaca. It was a gift from an avid gardner friend of theirs.
June 7, 2014 7:45 PM - BirdnestHead
LA Kings play a physical game, Rangers better step it up...
June 7, 2014 8:02 PM - DeadCatBounce
Glad to hear the Mayor is out meeting his constituents.
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June 7, 2014 8:30 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Mr Mayor was, indeed, meeting his constituents, and quite enthusiastically. And the Mrs was with him, though clearly not as extroverted- a little shy/reserved. They (and their several bodyguards) made their way through the party, got something to eat, settled in, and were still there when we left. It was remarkably casual, and nice.
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June 7, 2014 8:38 PM - dibs
Your mayor is an ass
June 7, 2014 8:42 PM - Deleted
Why do they need bodyguards? What a waste of tax payer money.
June 7, 2014 8:54 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
He was pretty charming in person. Not ass-ish in the least. He was carrying his own drycleaning, I bet Bloomie never did that!

They were shielding him from poo mist, rob.
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June 7, 2014 9:00 PM - rf
Just back from prom photos at Brooklyn Bridge Park. What a day.
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June 7, 2014 9:03 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Nice backdrop for photos, gorgeous evening, rf!
June 7, 2014 9:08 PM - rf
The concert was very emotional and the prom photos too. I will post one for a little while.
June 7, 2014 9:14 PM - rf
Many parents got a chuckle over the tattoo. I'm sure they were thinking, there but for fortune...
June 7, 2014 9:17 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
She looks like a very confident poised young lady, rf. : ) The tattoo is not what people will remember.
June 7, 2014 9:18 PM - DeadCatBounce
You have a beautiful daughter rf.
Very proud day for you.
June 7, 2014 9:19 PM - pepper
She's beautiful, rf. Lovely dress. How are you holding up? This must all be very bittersweet for you...
June 7, 2014 9:19 PM - pepper
Her hair is a lot longer than when I met her.
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June 7, 2014 9:20 PM - rf
Thanks! It was crazy, she got zipped into her dress after the concert at the 92nd St. Y, pushed her way out the door, we grabbed a cab and got to the park to meet her entourage in the limo. Good timing but lots going on!
June 7, 2014 9:23 PM - pepper
Where'd she get her dress from?
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June 7, 2014 9:25 PM - rf
She ordered it online from China. The site offered to make it to order but she didn't have her measurements handy. It was a little snug. She said she learned a lesson for her next lifetime, if she ever goes to another prom.
June 7, 2014 9:27 PM - Legion
Good evening.

Very nice prom photo rf,
she'll be glad she went.
June 7, 2014 9:30 PM - Deleted
great picture!

June 7, 2014 9:30 PM - Legion
I spent the morning on Roosevelt Island today,
perfect day to visit the new Four Freedoms Park,
it's the memorial to FDR designed by Louis Khan in the early 70's but
only built over the last two years due to lack of funding.
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June 7, 2014 9:31 PM - Legion
Fantastic views of Manhattan on the walk there:
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June 7, 2014 9:32 PM - rf
I once saw 4th of July fireworks there. It was great!
June 7, 2014 9:33 PM - Legion
Finally got to see the Renwick Ruins up close,
I'd been seeing them across the river my entire life.
Former Smallpox hospital built in 1854.
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June 7, 2014 9:35 PM - Legion
The park is really well done,
obviously as planned by Louis Khan.
Great scale with the view of the UN right across from the statue.
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June 7, 2014 9:36 PM - Legion
another view:
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June 7, 2014 9:39 PM - Deleted
They should rebuild that old small pox hospital and make it low income housing for the chronically neurotic.

June 7, 2014 9:39 PM - Deleted
They should rebuild that old small pox hospital and make it low income housing for the chronically neurotic.

June 7, 2014 9:43 PM - Legion
The open spaces contrast well against the backdrop of the city:
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June 7, 2014 9:43 PM - pepper
and the chronically repetitive? ;o)
June 7, 2014 9:44 PM - pepper
Neat pics, Legion!
June 7, 2014 9:45 PM - petebklyn
"They should rebuild that old small pox hospital and make it low income housing for the chronically neurotic." -- so you and your friends can all live together happily ever after?
June 7, 2014 9:46 PM - Legion
haha rob,
yeah, in the old days they knew how to isolate people,
they had Blackwell's (Roosevelt) island for Smallpox,
Hoffman island for Tuberculosis and Swinburne island for Typhus.

June 7, 2014 9:47 PM - Legion
Thanks pepper,
here's one looking towards Long Island City:
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June 7, 2014 9:49 PM - petebklyn
I haven't been to R.I. in quite awhile. I'll have to go again on bicycle. I'm a bit leery of the tram though.
June 7, 2014 9:50 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Snort! Pete beat me to it...again... (chronically neurotic...)
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June 7, 2014 9:50 PM - Legion
...and one with my favorite bridge, the Queensborough:
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June 7, 2014 9:51 PM - pepper
You could just bring your bike on the F, Pete.
June 7, 2014 9:53 PM - petebklyn
".and one with my favorite bridge, the Queensborough:" -- traitor. But at least you're not calling it by that other name some people use these days.
June 7, 2014 9:58 PM - Slope4Eva
She looks beautiful, RF.
June 7, 2014 10:00 PM - pepper
Not a Koch fan, Pete?
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June 7, 2014 10:07 PM - petebklyn
you had to go and mention that name.
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June 7, 2014 10:11 PM - pepper
I guess that's a "no".
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June 7, 2014 10:18 PM - BoerumHillScott
Good evening all.

My son's 13th birthday party was a great successes. Wonderful weather to grill out on the courtyard, and the cupcakes he made 100% himself (via Betty Crocker) were a hit.

RF, your daughter looks great, and I commend you on guiding her so far.

I need to make it out to Roosevelt Island to check out the 4 freedoms park.
It looks great.
I absolutely love the FDR memorial in DC. I think it is one of if not the best memorial there.
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June 7, 2014 10:19 PM - rf
Say bye-bye to my girl.
June 7, 2014 10:22 PM - pepper
Nice, Scott. So cute he made the cupcakes for his party all on his own :o)
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June 7, 2014 10:26 PM - rf
Scott, I'm so glad your kid's birthday party went well. What a gorgeous day for it!
June 7, 2014 10:41 PM - Deleted
Did he get any good video games as birthday gifts? I've been hooked on the Wii U, but you and your son seem more Sony/Microsoft guys, no? I still haven't picked up a PS3 or a 360, but want to wait til they are dirt cheap.
June 7, 2014 10:51 PM - BoerumHillScott
No video games this time, although he did get some Minecraft accessory stuff . He is really addicted to Minecraft, which I will admit to playing a good bit as well. We are currently a Windows/PS3 household. I never really liked Nintendo gaming, although do respect them for dominating a certain style of gaming.
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June 8, 2014 6:45 AM - Deleted
Gm
June 8, 2014 7:02 AM - Partridge
Finally a thread we can enjoy for 2 weekend days!

GM.
June 8, 2014 7:05 AM - Deleted
Torture ourselves with is more like it!
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June 8, 2014 7:05 AM - BirdnestHead
Glarg! Coffee! Softball game this morning, gotta get ready. Beautiful pic of your daughter yesterday, R'andi. She's so cute and looks really happy. You and Ms R'andi are blessed! ( I can't believe I just used that word, it's unlike me. More coffee must be needed :-)
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June 8, 2014 7:11 AM - dibs
GM
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June 8, 2014 7:15 AM - Deleted
Haha thanks BNH. Sometimes i find myself feeling blessed and that is very unlike me
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June 8, 2014 7:15 AM - Deleted
Dave how's the srx?
June 8, 2014 7:18 AM - dibs
I didnt drive it up here this time.
June 8, 2014 7:37 AM - BirdnestHead
Off to the ballpark! Enjoy everyone... Nadal v Djokovic at 9, French Open final... Later
June 8, 2014 7:38 AM - Deleted
It looks like I meant to ask "how's the sex"
June 8, 2014 7:40 AM - Partridge
French Open Final at 9am. Looks like I'll be able to watch it streaming from NBCsports.com. Go Rafa, go Rafa.
June 8, 2014 7:42 AM - dibs
None of that up here either
June 8, 2014 7:47 AM - Deleted
Brandi swim class at 1030
June 8, 2014 7:49 AM - dibs
When is her pilates class?
June 8, 2014 8:03 AM - Deleted
Derp
June 8, 2014 8:09 AM - petebklyn
None of that Norman Rockwell stuff for me today. Got it all over with yesterday.
June 8, 2014 8:20 AM - dibs
All four of the freedoms in one day, Pete????
June 8, 2014 8:33 AM - petebklyn
Plant Swap, Church Fair fundraiser and then a family over for strawberry shortcake dessert. Teens rowboating on the lake. A dockside fire by the lake. (no marshmallows though).
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June 8, 2014 8:34 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
GM



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June 8, 2014 8:34 AM - dibs
You could go to Gay Day at Disney
June 8, 2014 8:35 AM - dibs
no marshmallows???????? Communist.
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June 8, 2014 8:38 AM - Deleted
S'mores are the best. I like to burn my marshmallow.
June 8, 2014 8:39 AM - Slope4Eva
GM. Yuck, nothing ruins a good fire more than the sickeningly sweet smell of burning marshmallows!!
June 8, 2014 8:39 AM - petebklyn
The 'local' strawberries are for sale now. Not sure if local means NJ or Ulster county though. Puts to shame the usual ones from mexico or calif.
June 8, 2014 8:40 AM - RowerChick
GM

Open house of my house on Coffey St today. From 1:30 to 3:00. I hope I'm not the only person there for the whole time.
June 8, 2014 8:41 AM - dibs
I will be getting some from the local farms on Monday when I get back to PA.
June 8, 2014 8:41 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
That sounds picture perfect, Pete, and a beautiful day, to boot. Tell about the plant swap, what kind(s)?
June 8, 2014 8:43 AM - petebklyn
Never liked marshmallows much myself.

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June 8, 2014 8:43 AM - Deleted
Isn't today Puerto Rico day parade? Or was that yesterday?
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June 8, 2014 8:46 AM - dibs
Funny about mentioning marshmallows. When i was in that ginormous Price Chopper, I passed a display of them and could smell them through the plastic bags.
June 8, 2014 8:47 AM - petebklyn
Nerdy gardener types bring in plants (perennials) from their garden which they have dug up and get points depending on size/how common/etc. Master Gardeners then assemble and arrange --then you come back hour later and get to purchase the other plants people have brought. Like a madhouse. Stuff for shade, sun, a few houseplants.
Lot of irises, hostas, lily,ferns. We picked up some raspberry bush.
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June 8, 2014 8:52 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I've never heard of a plant swap before. That sounds like fun. Raspberry bush will be a treat when it gets going! Makes sense, those plants need to be divided after awhile.

Good luck today, RC.


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June 8, 2014 8:53 AM - dibs
probably only know swapping spit
June 8, 2014 8:55 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Hush, DIBS. I won't say what you know about swapping!
June 8, 2014 8:56 AM - dibs
just made a strawberry zabaglione here on the local Tv station
June 8, 2014 8:56 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
We've got some local strawberries, from LI. They're very perfume-y.
June 8, 2014 9:05 AM - Deleted
Dafuq is a zabaglione? Sounds like some white trash shit.
June 8, 2014 9:08 AM - dibs
Moron
June 8, 2014 9:09 AM - Deleted
Name calling on the lords day. Be careful.
June 8, 2014 9:12 AM - Deleted
Oh it's another way to say sabayon. Sue me for not knowing that, jerk face.
June 8, 2014 9:21 AM - MontroseMorris
GM

We had a plant swap here about a month ago. Only we really swapped. People brought plants and seeds and you could just take whatever you wanted. We got some day lilies, scallions and lettuce seedlings. Good stuff, and you get to meet new people.
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June 8, 2014 9:26 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
It's a really nice idea, very practical, and really fun, MM.
June 8, 2014 9:29 AM - dibs
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's plants
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June 8, 2014 9:31 AM - rf
GM. Kid got home from prom sometime before I woke up. Whew!
June 8, 2014 9:31 AM - rf
Or should I say, after prom. Prom ended at 11:30.
June 8, 2014 9:34 AM - Deleted
Rf where's the picture ? I guess I missed it.
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June 8, 2014 9:36 AM - Deleted
I hated swim classes as a kid. One of the instructors I had was a lifeguard who used to talk about putting his face between tits! I remember being really offended and grossed out and not learning anything in that class at all.


June 8, 2014 9:38 AM - Deleted
Have you ever put your face between tits? It's an alright place to be.
June 8, 2014 9:41 AM - Deleted
NO, I haven't. Why would someone put their face there, how is it any different than the areabehind a kneecap? Plus I can't imagine that area being the freshest smelling 4-5 hours after showering.


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June 8, 2014 9:43 AM - Deleted
NO, I haven't. Why would someone put their face there, how is it any different than the area behind a kneecap? Plus I can't imagine that area being the freshest smelling 4-5 hours after showering. Decided I'm going to the beach today. Bizarre how you can't smoke on the beach, but you can bounce around topless (male and female!) gross..


June 8, 2014 9:44 AM - Deleted
Ill never leave if I caught in another cycle of complaining to the wind here!


June 8, 2014 9:45 AM - rf
Did you stay through the training yesterday, Rob?

Nice and hot today, good beach day.
June 8, 2014 9:45 AM - MontroseMorris
She looks beautiful, RF! I missed the pic yesterday, so thanks!
June 8, 2014 9:45 AM - dibs
I think Howard is getting a new brother today.
June 8, 2014 9:47 AM - DeadCatBounce
I liked swim classes.
Got all the Red Cross rankings.
Didn't really care for any of the swim instructors, though.
Learned at day camp and then sleep away camp in the Betkshires.
Think it is good for kids to spend time in the water and learn to swim at a young age.

June 8, 2014 9:49 AM - MontroseMorris
I learned how to swim in a creek near my town. All the kids in town learned there. It was the town swimming hole, and was as Norman Rockwell as can be. Being that this was at a time when they didn't mollycoddle children, there were rocks that you could stub your toes on, no amenities whatsoever, and leeches in the marsh part of the creek that they told you not to go near. Someone always did, including me. I got leeched once. One leech. Gross.
June 8, 2014 9:50 AM - dibs
Roses opened up here
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June 8, 2014 9:51 AM - Deleted
Nope. I spent about an hour wandering around near the park in Williamsburg beforehand and came to the conclusion my time was too valuable to me to be volunteering for an organization based in that neighborhood. The funny thing was that I actually liked the vibe way better than Park Slope because it wasn't mega breederville and kids and babies all over the place, but I couldn't see myself being able to want to be around the shit I saw there. I kinda snobbed out, but that's okay. My time and energy is best served by trying to make more money, not volunteering my time for free.


June 8, 2014 9:52 AM - MontroseMorris
I got all of the Red Cross rankings, too. At a different park and lake, thank goodness. Everyone upstate learned how to swim about the time they learned how to walk. Official swim classes were given starting at first grade.
June 8, 2014 9:54 AM - MontroseMorris
That's great Dave. They shouldn't be alone if they are used to having a friend. Are you getting a kitten, or an older cat?
June 8, 2014 10:02 AM - dibs
We only get older cats....better to rescue and more predictable
June 8, 2014 10:05 AM - MontroseMorris
Cool. Don't forget to post a picture. Are you still up here in my neck of the woods? Did you go to the Armenian Festival?
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June 8, 2014 10:05 AM - dibs
M's first cat, Maxwell, arguably the best one ever, was in the "about to be euthanized" room in some shelter in Oakland, CA
June 8, 2014 10:14 AM - MontroseMorris
How did you get him? They shipped him out, or you had to pick him up?
June 8, 2014 10:23 AM - dibs
he used to live out there many years ago, before PA
June 8, 2014 10:35 AM - dibs
the cat he's thinking about adopting has an eye issue. Although it may be feline herpes, the shelter says it is not contagious. He's reading up on it and will speak to his vet. one of the cats here has lived with something similar for many years. Requires occasional drops
June 8, 2014 10:38 AM - Deleted
Pets with STD's are a big NO.
June 8, 2014 10:50 AM - rf
Herpes is not always an STD. For a cat in its eye, I'd say not likely!
Edited at June 8, 2014 10:50 AM
June 8, 2014 10:51 AM - petebklyn
"Pets with STD's are a big NO." -- why? do you worry about how 'intimate' your relationships can get with your pets?
Edited at June 8, 2014 10:51 AM
June 8, 2014 10:54 AM - Deleted
OKay heading out to the beach. I keep thinking I am forgetting something.


June 8, 2014 11:06 AM - dibs
Condoms? Oh wait, never mind

June 8, 2014 11:07 AM - rf
Sense of humor?
Edited at June 8, 2014 11:07 AM
June 8, 2014 11:09 AM - Deleted
Pwnd
Edited at June 8, 2014 11:09 AM
June 8, 2014 11:25 AM - Deleted
This is a crazy story I had not heard yet

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/06/08/us/milwaukee-suburb-tries-to-cope-with-slender-man-stabbing.html

WAUKESHA, Wis. — At Horning Middle School last week, some girls painted cat whiskers on their faces with liquid eyeliner, in tribute to a fellow sixth grader who loved cats but who lay in a hospital recovering from 19 stab wounds that the authorities say were inflicted by two friends who had lured her into a park to kill her.

Overnight, this trim, upper-middle-class Milwaukee suburb, where the school plaque promises that “success is a tradition,” has been forced into urgent self-examination about unfathomable violence — brought on, perhaps, by an obsession with a macabre Internet figure. The police chief, Russell Jack, called the attack on the girl, 12, a “wake-up call for parents” and urged them to closely monitor their children’s use of the Internet, which he said can be “full of dark and wicked things.”

Among these things is Slender Man, a sinister-looking fictional character the two other girls, also 12, cited as the impetus for the attack. They told the authorities that they believed Slender Man was real, that he lived in a mansion in the Northwoods of Wisconsin and that they needed to kill to prove themselves worthy to him. They were charged as adults with attempted murder.
June 8, 2014 11:37 AM - rf
I just read that article. I am very grateful that my kid has always been a concrete thinker and not susceptible to flights of fantasy. (Knock wood!) Middle school is always tough, but that's crazy-crazy-crazy.
Edited at June 8, 2014 11:37 AM
June 8, 2014 11:41 AM - Slope4Eva
Sorry, these kids are sick in the head. No flights of fancy, no tough middle school. Same as the three boys 6, 10, 12, who cornered the cat in NJ and threw bricks and rocks at it. Evil, I say, plain evil.
Edited at June 8, 2014 11:41 AM
June 8, 2014 12:12 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Helicopter parenting and internet-use monitoring starts to make sense when you read things like this. Horrifying to think what these kids were getting into wasn't observed in some fashion by parents or teachers.
June 8, 2014 12:14 PM - rf
Very difficult to monitor; kids much smarter than parents finding ways to evade blocks, and all you need is one unblocked smart phone for a group to find what they are looking for.
June 8, 2014 12:32 PM - pepper
Hi.

Dave, did you get a pic of the moonflower?
June 8, 2014 12:37 PM - dibs
No, pepper. Will try again this evening
Edited at June 8, 2014 12:37 PM
June 8, 2014 12:38 PM - Deleted
I'm with Eva, those kids are sick in the head.

I bet some Hollywood screenwriter saw that article and immediately optioned it.
June 8, 2014 12:38 PM - pepper
Ok, please do!
Edited at June 8, 2014 12:38 PM
June 8, 2014 12:38 PM - dibs
"Use of the Internet, which he said can be “full of dark and wicked things.”

I surf a lot of dark things that are wicked hot
Edited at June 8, 2014 12:38 PM
June 8, 2014 12:54 PM - rf
But you're not a middle-school-aged girl. At least I hope not!
Edited at June 8, 2014 12:54 PM
June 8, 2014 12:55 PM - Deleted
no, but he is a middle-aged man child sometimes though.
June 8, 2014 12:57 PM - DeadCatBounce
Zzzzzzz
June 8, 2014 1:08 PM - Deleted
FYI "zzzzz" is for when there is a long break in the conversation.
Edited at June 8, 2014 1:08 PM
June 8, 2014 1:15 PM - Partridge
Winner takes 2.25MM. Great match.
Edited at June 8, 2014 1:15 PM
June 8, 2014 1:36 PM - dibs
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
June 8, 2014 1:53 PM - Partridge
That story is one of the most disturbing in recent memory.
June 8, 2014 1:55 PM - Deleted
20 minutes of silence is sufficient for zzzzzzz. very good, david.

LP, it is hard for me (LOLzzz) to believe that is a real story. sounds like a japanese horror movie. and the 2 girls that did the stabbing are either crazy or just very very dumb. or both.
June 8, 2014 1:56 PM - Deleted
LP you at the store? perhaps br'andi and i will make an appearance.....
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June 8, 2014 2:00 PM - Partridge
I'm here. Quiet day. I'd love to squeeze her.
June 8, 2014 2:00 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Don't tell us who won, we're just watching now, LP/anyone, please!
Edited at June 8, 2014 2:00 PM
June 8, 2014 2:02 PM - dibs
california Chrome didnt win, Cobble
June 8, 2014 2:03 PM - Partridge
I won't and was aware it was being recorded. Tall man bearing iced coffee told me.
Edited at June 8, 2014 2:03 PM
June 8, 2014 2:04 PM - Deleted
((Having hard time resisting urge to tell cobble jimmy Connors won))
Edited at June 8, 2014 2:04 PM
June 8, 2014 2:06 PM - Partridge
Speaking of "old timers", Bjorn Borg looks great!
June 8, 2014 2:10 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I know, that was too bad, DIBS. It would've been fun to have a triple crown winner.
June 8, 2014 2:11 PM - dibs
Three of anything is always better
June 8, 2014 2:11 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I actually remember watching Connors play! And Bjorn Borg, too.
June 8, 2014 2:12 PM - Deleted
Derp
June 8, 2014 2:13 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
We caught a replay of the race when we got home last night.
June 8, 2014 2:14 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I'm old, randi, what can I say.
June 8, 2014 2:15 PM - Deleted
That Derp was meant for dibs' three comment.
June 8, 2014 2:39 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I made pesto, and I'm making carrot soup now. This could be a long match!
June 8, 2014 2:51 PM - Deleted
I just made mashed yams for Brandi.
June 8, 2014 2:53 PM - dibs
I yam what I yam
June 8, 2014 2:57 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Do you ever find those little japanese white sweet potatoes? They're wonderful baked, with just a little butter. I used to like them for breakfast, when I could find them, years ago on the West coast. I've never found them here.
June 8, 2014 3:01 PM - dibs
A lot of Japanse think I am a sweet potatoe
June 8, 2014 3:12 PM - rf
You and Dan Quayle?
June 8, 2014 3:15 PM - Partridge
lol
June 8, 2014 3:30 PM - dibs
Howard has a new brother. Nick
Edited at June 8, 2014 3:30 PM
June 8, 2014 3:30 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Here they are...

http://www.culinate.com/articles/produce_diaries/sweet_potatoes
June 8, 2014 3:31 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Hi Nick! How old is he?
Edited at June 8, 2014 3:31 PM
June 8, 2014 3:32 PM - dibs
Don't know. Will ask later
Edited at June 8, 2014 3:32 PM
June 8, 2014 3:32 PM - pepper
Hi there, Nick!
June 8, 2014 3:37 PM - Partridge
Nick is nice!
June 8, 2014 3:39 PM - Partridge
Is Nick a Van?
June 8, 2014 3:39 PM - dibs
No idea
June 8, 2014 3:41 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Good (late) evening from Dibba, UAE.

This evening while smoking sheesha (aka hookah) with friends I learned that in some interpretations of Islam, you can divorce your wife if you have buttsecks with her.

I asked if you had to do it three times.
June 8, 2014 3:42 PM - dibs
three times and then spin around twice and say some magic words
June 8, 2014 3:43 PM - dibs
What else did you discuss????
Edited at June 8, 2014 3:43 PM
June 8, 2014 3:47 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
And this came up in conversation how?
June 8, 2014 3:49 PM - dibs
The same way it might come up over brunch or dinner but in those cases, the alcohol might have lubricated the path
June 8, 2014 3:49 PM - dibs
he's 7
June 8, 2014 3:53 PM - sixyearsandcounting
I don't remember, but Dave is basically right. Put a bunch of guys in a room and it will be discussed, along with the usual topics of politics, religion, and life and work in Dibba al-Hosn and Dibba Fujairah.
June 8, 2014 3:58 PM - dibs
At home. howard hasnt seen him yet
Edited at June 8, 2014 3:58 PM
June 8, 2014 3:58 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I see, I didn't realize buttsecks came up in conversation so often outside the OT! : P
June 8, 2014 3:59 PM - dibs
The love that dare not speak its name
June 8, 2014 4:00 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Nick's formal family portrait! Sweetie. He looks a tad chary.
Edited at June 8, 2014 4:00 PM
June 8, 2014 4:01 PM - dibs
dinner at 5:00 at the Orchard Tavern. having their famous pizza, which I love. individula square pizzas but not really neopolitan style. The sausage they use is fantastic.
June 8, 2014 4:01 PM - dibs
he's chary of strange men taking his pic
June 8, 2014 4:02 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I don't see you (or anyone else here) daring not to speak about it much!
June 8, 2014 4:03 PM - Partridge
That's a cool picture. Very stately. Not a Turkish Van. Maybe Nick is Greek.
June 8, 2014 4:06 PM - dibs
More relaxed
Edited at June 8, 2014 4:06 PM
June 8, 2014 4:07 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Also from the conversation...someone saw a greeting card:

Married 50 years and he still calls her honey, darling, my love every single day...we asked him how he does it and he said:

"I forgot her name ten years ago and I really don't want to get in trouble."
Edited at June 8, 2014 4:07 PM
June 8, 2014 4:07 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Nice cat!
June 8, 2014 4:21 PM - Deleted
Wiggling around on the surface of the earth for a few hours under the sun was muchly needed. The beach was amaaaaaaaaaaazing. Not a single moonface josh or breadknot molly in sight!


June 8, 2014 4:32 PM - MontroseMorris
Nick is a great looking cat. He looks like he's ruling the roost already. Howard is in trouble. He'll probably have to slap Nick around a couple of times to establish the pecking order.

Or not. Cats are funny. You never know what they are going to do.
Edited at June 8, 2014 4:32 PM
June 8, 2014 4:33 PM - MontroseMorris
I do not understand why you allow the presence of others to ruin your fun. Or worse yet, prevent you from going somewhere. Who cares who's around you, unless they are brandishing weapons.
June 8, 2014 4:45 PM - petebklyn
When you are completely irresistible to everyone and all types - you have to be more careful of where you go and type of crowd while out in public.
June 8, 2014 5:01 PM - dibs
Ruben Tejada on the Mets is hot

June 8, 2014 5:05 PM - Deleted
quote:
Who cares who's around you, unless they are brandishing weapons.

Complete ignorance of Earth. Simple answer? I'm sorry that I feel they are so ugly to look at it hurts (and hearing is worse!).
June 8, 2014 5:07 PM - Deleted
MM, answer me this question... Would you enjoy a day on a beach infested with mostly Republicans? And don't lie.

June 8, 2014 5:11 PM - dibs
Republicans rarely waste their time lieing on the beach. We boat


Edited at June 8, 2014 5:12 PM
June 8, 2014 5:13 PM - Deleted
My mind and body got more nourishment in the two hours I was laying on the beach than it did all Winter. Hardly a waste of time.
June 8, 2014 5:15 PM - rf
Why did you resist going to the beach? Last weekend you said you weren't a beach person anymore.
June 8, 2014 5:22 PM - Deleted
It was a cranky start to summer? I don't know.

June 8, 2014 5:47 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ok, you can all talk about the French Open now.
June 8, 2014 6:53 PM - Deleted
Today was a once-in-a-lifetime event. What was that event? I was under-dressed for an occasion!

This afternoon I went to a charity ball at Gargiulio's in Coney Island. I realized that it was called a ball, but I figured that a) since it was in the afternoon and b) summertime, the dress would be smart casual. So, I wore tropical wool slacks and my summery sack-cloth sports coat. WRONG! It was a black-tie event, and your Benson was mortified to be under-dressed. It was my first time to this event, and the folks understood.

The Ball was to benefit the Mercy Homes run by the Sisters of Mercy. There are something like two in Brooklyn and one in Queens. These are group homes for adults with autism. The nun who runs one of them (in Fort Greene) explained their new program, in which the residents grow vegetables that are donated to nearby soup kitchens, so that they feel like they are making acontribution. She brought a whole table of residents to the event, and it was heart-warming to see them having a good time dancing to the music.

Kudos to the DJ of the event, who would stop the music when dinner was served, so that folks could converse. A great event.
June 8, 2014 6:59 PM - Deleted
Speaking of meeting the mayor: Friday night I was walking along my block to drop off some clothes at the dry cleaners. I walked along a sidewalk café on my block, and stopped for a second as I realized that I was passing by Mayor Bloomberg! He gave me a look that said "I would like my privacy", which I understood, so I kept on going. He was having dinner with his long-time girlfriend.
June 8, 2014 7:13 PM - MontroseMorris
Rob, I've been to the beach with a bunch of Republicans. I have friends and family who are Republicans. Who cares? We don't always talk politics, and even if we did, we're at the beach, not on a debating team practice, no one is at it 24/7. We go to the beach to enjoy the sun, sand and water.

Your attitude that there are vast groups of people who are too ugly for you to behold is really unwell. People are more than just their appearance. And appearance and physical beauty/non-beauty are fleeting and irrelevant. You don't like being judged for how you look, so why judge others?
Edited at June 8, 2014 7:13 PM
June 8, 2014 7:15 PM - MontroseMorris
Was it indoors, Benson? Because black tie in summer weather can't be fun for the gents.
June 8, 2014 7:15 PM - rf
Benson, you inspired me to look up the Mercy Home organization and write to them about opportunities to volunteer, something I've been thinking about as the burdens on my time have lessened and will continue to do so, especially when my kid leaves for college in August.
http://www.mercyhomeny.org/programs.html
Edited at June 8, 2014 7:15 PM
June 8, 2014 7:21 PM - Deleted
Sisters of mercy is on willoughby and classon?
Edited at June 8, 2014 7:21 PM
June 8, 2014 7:25 PM - Deleted
I don't judge people based on their looks, there is no judging involved. But I do not like surrounding myself with human species who are icky to me. That is a natural part of life and nature. MM, just stop being judgmental for a change of which you do not know. That is wonderful you can share a beach with republicans (absurd example), do you want a moral trophy for that?
Edited at June 8, 2014 7:25 PM
June 8, 2014 7:37 PM - rf
That was a residence that is now being developed. THere were just a few old nuns living there.
Edited at June 8, 2014 7:37 PM
June 8, 2014 7:44 PM - Deleted
Montrose;

Thankfully, it was indoors.
June 8, 2014 7:45 PM - rf
But you're right, apparently they have their offices there. Not sure where the residences are.
Edited at June 8, 2014 7:45 PM
June 8, 2014 7:48 PM - Deleted
Rf;

I'm not sure where the homes are, but I thought they said that one of them was in Fort Greene.
Edited at June 8, 2014 7:48 PM
June 8, 2014 7:55 PM - rf
Apparently they are very small. There are 2 in Ft. Greene and others throughout Brooklyn and Queens.
http://www.mercyhomeny.org/historical-facts---statistics.html
June 8, 2014 7:55 PM - rf
oops dupe.
June 8, 2014 8:18 PM - petebklyn
more importantly, did they serve coffee with dessert?
Edited at June 8, 2014 8:18 PM
June 8, 2014 8:25 PM - dibs
Well, my day was made!!!!!


I cam out of the bathroom at the Orchard Tavern and this guy stopped me. i immediately recognized him after 41 years and he said..."Hey, Dave Linehan...John Criscxxxxxx"

Well John Criscixxxxxx was the hottest jock guy in high school (even though he was only Italian) and I always lusted after him and to have him recognize me and say Hi was like a school girl crush coming true.

Turns out his kids are #2 and 3 on the Deans List at Albany High. John was smart but a real jock and didnt always apply himself
Edited at June 9, 2014 12:19 AM
June 8, 2014 8:27 PM - DeLepp
Looking for daisies? He loves me, he loves me not?
June 8, 2014 8:28 PM - dibs
moon flower
Edited at June 8, 2014 8:28 PM
June 8, 2014 8:31 PM - dibs
DeLepp, some of us are more romantic than others.
June 8, 2014 8:36 PM - petebklyn
so he dint sent his kids through the torture of catlick schools like he experienced
June 8, 2014 8:37 PM - pepper
Nice flower!
Edited at June 8, 2014 8:37 PM
June 8, 2014 8:37 PM - dibs
John also had a very slight hairlip, which he still has and which I am sure is the basis for my obsession with that.
June 8, 2014 8:37 PM - petebklyn
are you friending him on facebook now?
Edited at June 8, 2014 8:37 PM
June 8, 2014 8:37 PM - DeLepp
Moon flower is pretty, how big is it?
Edited at June 8, 2014 8:37 PM
June 8, 2014 8:39 PM - petebklyn
shirley he is not referring to the moonflower on his size question
June 8, 2014 8:39 PM - dibs
It's about 7" across. kinda like the perfect size for all things in nature
June 8, 2014 8:40 PM - petebklyn
alanthus is in bloom. my favorite. smells likes I'm visiting friends with cats.
June 8, 2014 8:40 PM - dibs
Dont call me shirley
June 8, 2014 8:40 PM - pepper
You like hairlips?
June 8, 2014 8:42 PM - dibs
yes, pepper..try and keep up. i have discussed this before...especially on Asians and if combined with crosseyed, drives me wild
Edited at June 8, 2014 8:42 PM
June 8, 2014 8:42 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Fun, DIBS!

I'm Facebook friends with my biggest HS crush- yes, he friended me, and that was a thrill! He's not that cute anymore, but I he's still a sweet guy.

Did you go to Catholic school, Pete?
Edited at June 8, 2014 8:42 PM
June 8, 2014 8:43 PM - pepper
I know about cross-eyed. But I was kind of making a joke about your misspelling - it's harelip...
June 8, 2014 8:43 PM - Deleted
"more importantly, did they serve coffee with dessert?"

Yes, they did! Gargiulio's runs a nice affair.
June 8, 2014 8:43 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
(Not the cross-eyed harelip part)
June 8, 2014 8:43 PM - dibs
John actually still looks very good and even at 58, I would still want to do him
Edited at June 8, 2014 8:43 PM
June 8, 2014 8:44 PM - dibs
Spellchecker, pepper. You're getting to be as bad as randi on the spelling things
Edited at June 8, 2014 8:44 PM
June 8, 2014 8:48 PM - Deleted
Not only does Gargiulio's serve coffee with dessert, but...they have bartenders who actually know how to mix drinks. You might think that this would be basic for any catering hall but it's actually not these days.
Edited at June 8, 2014 8:48 PM
June 8, 2014 8:52 PM - Deleted
Hahahha, I found this book on the sidewalk just now walking the dogs

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June 8, 2014 8:57 PM - dibs
there was an old school clothing store in uptown Chicago that I always wish I had gotten aphoto of their sign...

"Dave's Place For Men And Boys"
June 8, 2014 8:58 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Carrot soup with fresh ginger, a little cumin and curry, and yogurt, chives and fresh cilantro on top, was delicious. I gotta make that again.
June 8, 2014 9:00 PM - Deleted
Why not just say carrot soup? Listing ingredients like that in a sentence is a sign there's a leak in your brain! Plug it up!

June 8, 2014 9:02 PM - rf
Was it served hot or cold, Cobble?
Edited at June 8, 2014 9:02 PM
June 8, 2014 9:03 PM - rf
Is Guinness still farting, Rob?
June 8, 2014 9:05 PM - pepper
I appreciated the full list of ingredients...
Edited at June 8, 2014 9:05 PM
June 8, 2014 9:06 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Hot, but I bet on a hot day that serving it cold would be good, too.

Hush, rob, it was delicious, and I was sharing the fact that it wasn't just plain carrots.

Oh, and there was a little parsnip in it, too. (Hush, rob)
June 8, 2014 9:10 PM - Deleted
I was so good to slather in sunscreen today and I stupidly forgot my legs and now my shins and knees burn.
June 8, 2014 9:11 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
The moon is a little over half full, nice night out.
Edited at June 8, 2014 9:12 PM
June 8, 2014 9:12 PM - pepper
Yes, it's beautiful out...
June 8, 2014 9:12 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Are you on your terrace, pepper? How are your plants doing?
June 8, 2014 9:15 PM - pepper
Yes, on the terrace. I've been steadily buying plants, and I got a couple big bags of dirt yesterday (and some manure), but have been too lazy to plant them. Tsk, tsk on me. I guess I'll make a big planting push next weekend. I'm so late this year!
Edited at June 8, 2014 9:15 PM
June 8, 2014 9:17 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
You were traveling so much, hard to catch your breath!
June 8, 2014 9:18 PM - pepper
Yeah, that's definitely part of it...
June 8, 2014 9:20 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
What plants have you bought?
June 8, 2014 9:21 PM - pepper
The plants I got at your Plant sale are doing well, though. The perennial I got, which only you fellow volunteer knew the name of, is pretty funky...
June 8, 2014 9:24 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I can't recall where I read about it, but I saw a lovely spread on Moon Gardens in some magazine sometime ago. It was all about flowers that bloom at night, and/or all whites, so they 'lit up' the garden, which was a small city backyard. The guy knew he'd mainly be out there evenings, and I think someone helped him research the types of plantings. Your/DIBS convo about moonflowers made me think of it.
Edited at June 8, 2014 9:24 PM
June 8, 2014 9:26 PM - pepper
this one
June 8, 2014 9:28 PM - pepper
That's a cool idea, Cobble. I seem to recall the night bloomer I had in my parent's garden was yellow. It was over half my lifetime ago, though...
June 8, 2014 9:30 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
What's that called? So many buds and flowers!
June 8, 2014 9:31 PM - BirdnestHead
Night gardens sound very romantic!

Am starting to get back into the fray as far as auctioning off comic book collection. Watching a few things on Ebay, waiting for the sniping to start in 21 minutes....
June 8, 2014 9:32 PM - pepper
I don't know! Like I said, only your friend at the plant sale knew. She told us, but I promptly forgot. Maybe something related to a Coreopsis?
June 8, 2014 9:32 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
It looked really great, it seems to be 'a thing' people do. Silvers, greys, whites, I bet it would be fun. Google it, there's a lot out there about it.
June 8, 2014 9:33 PM - pepper
But the colors are so vibrant, it's kind of like a clown plant...
June 8, 2014 9:35 PM - Deleted
I bought a Moon Cactus two months ago, but it died. I over watered it, or under watered it.
Edited at June 8, 2014 9:35 PM
June 8, 2014 9:37 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I should know! Maybe coreopsis. Picking the plants gets a little crazy, hard to keep track of what we buy. Usually 3 of us doing the picking, and BnH guarding the racks as we go. People don't realize that we're buying, and just take stuff off our racks! It's 4-5 hours of mayhem at the nursery! ; )
Edited at June 8, 2014 9:37 PM
June 8, 2014 9:38 PM - BirdnestHead
"I over watered it, or under watered it."

I like it! Very mutually exclusive, and covers all water-related bad outcomes! There's a logician's outlook. :-)
June 8, 2014 9:38 PM - pepper
Probably over-watered. Cactus are hard to kill with too little water... Although Snappy can kill any plant...
Edited at June 8, 2014 9:38 PM
June 8, 2014 9:42 PM - Deleted
I suck at all live plants. Recently I got rid of the fake tree in my room that I spray painted hot pink. The super took it out of the trash area and put it in the lobby. It gives me some satisfaction knowing that my tree is out there hogging space in the lobby just like all the strollers and scooters. Ill take a picture of it tomorrow. It sorta looks ridiculous.
June 8, 2014 9:47 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I think a zen rock garden might be better for Snaps at this point. ; )

June 8, 2014 9:48 PM - pepper
lol, a hot pink fake plant sounds très classy!
June 8, 2014 9:52 PM - rf
I have actually seen Snappy's plants recently and they look pretty good!
June 8, 2014 9:54 PM - pepper
So ,are you saying Snappy is being overly dramatic about the ones she kills, rf? ;o)
June 8, 2014 9:55 PM - rf
I guess I only saw the survivors.
June 8, 2014 9:57 PM - pepper
lol, I guess so!

I still have a refugee. It's doing just fine...
June 8, 2014 10:03 PM - ilovestoops
rf: just caught up on the weekend OT & saw the pic of your kid - she looks great - terrific pic!

I've wasted the entire day trying to convert one form of media to another and can't get it to work. I'm so frustrated I could scream - and I have tons of stuff I need to be doing so it was a double waste of time.
June 8, 2014 10:04 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I killed one of my plants. I think I over-watered and under-sunned it. : (
June 8, 2014 10:11 PM - rf
I'll put it up again, briefly.

Time's up.
June 8, 2014 10:12 PM - pepper
RIP, Cobble plant. My Hydrangea ended up dying. It's my second one to die. I think it might be the soil in the pot, which was here when we moved in. That's what I choose to believe, anyway... :o)
June 8, 2014 10:15 PM - Deleted
The reality most plants can't stand most people.
June 8, 2014 10:20 PM - pepper
I don't think plants have emotions, rob. But I could be wrong...
Edited at June 8, 2014 10:20 PM
June 8, 2014 10:26 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I think plants have something going on, but I'm not sure emotions as we think of them are 'it'. They do like to be talked to, and there was a study that showed they like music, too. And yes, I have talked to my plants. Though they have yet to answer me! ; )
Edited at June 8, 2014 10:26 PM
June 8, 2014 10:42 PM - pepper
I definitely get a great satisfaction, and a certain calmness, from caring for plants. I couldn't say how they feel about me, though.
June 8, 2014 10:44 PM - rf
Some people are just better with plants than others. Pheremones?
June 8, 2014 10:47 PM - pepper
Can plants smell now too?
June 8, 2014 10:49 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Well, since they refuse to talk, and no petition for relocation has appeared, I'm going to assume they are happy enough. At least yours get to go outside, mine are stuck on the window sill, being mocked daily by the tall trees!


June 8, 2014 10:52 PM - pepper
I have some indoor plants too, but I tend to neglect those; go figure...
June 8, 2014 11:20 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Can't they go outside in the warm weather?

I'm reading 'Empty Mansions', the book about Hugette Clark. Riveting...
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June 8, 2014 11:26 PM - pepper
She was that recluse who chose to live in a hospital at the end, right? Left her nurse a bunch of money, the rest to charity?

I'm reading "Words of Radiance" the second book in the Stormlight Archive series. Sounds so dorky when I write it out... Enjoying it, though.
June 8, 2014 11:39 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yes, that's her, the fortune/will was contested, not sure of the end result. Perhaps the book will tell? I can't recall reading in the news. I think the nurse had to give back the money or some of it. The sums of money involved in the story of her and her father's lives are unimaginable. It's a little grotesque, frankly. It mainly came from copper mines out west. They were though to be wealthier than the Rockefellers or Carnagies!!

I don't know what those books are? Sci-fi? Were you and MM talking about that series? Or perhaps it was another?


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June 8, 2014 11:43 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ugh, it's a school night...and this book is keeping me up past my bedtime!
June 8, 2014 11:44 PM - pepper
More Epic Fantasy. Both MM and Scott are fans of the genre as well, and have read far more of it than I have, so I don't feel so alone in my dorkiness...
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June 23, 2014 9:06 AM - Deleted
Beautiful bike ride out to cemetery of the evergreens this morning.
June 23, 2014 9:06 AM - Deleted
Great day at the park, Brandi had so much fun!