Sunday OT
June 22, 2014 5:20 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
The save $$$ with BIG edition! By now I'm sure you all have heard of Build it Green. And you know they do discount stuff - often quality stuff. Well, I just came across this assortment of walnut cabinets and butcher block up for sale. Apparently a high-end developer's loss is now your gain. Go have a peek. There may be a piece you want/need/know someone who could use. What do you think of the quality (as far as you can tell via photo)? Am I way off in thinking that the prices seem good? Click through all the available configurations, sizes, etc and lemme know what you think of this.

June 22, 2014 6:10 AM - dibs
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June 22, 2014 6:37 AM - RowerChick
From Clearwater.
Here's a little snippet of yesterday morning.
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June 22, 2014 6:39 AM - RowerChick
Too early for me to figure out how to right the photo on my phone.
June 22, 2014 6:40 AM - RowerChick
Cool, it fixed itself. Internet magic.
Edited at June 22, 2014 6:40 AM
June 22, 2014 6:42 AM - dibs
Your welcome.
June 22, 2014 6:50 AM - Cobble B. Hiller

It was a gorgeous day to be out on the water.
June 22, 2014 6:55 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Shouldn't it be the 'Sunday OT', since we had a 'First day of Summer OT' yesterday?
Edited at June 22, 2014 6:55 AM
June 22, 2014 7:00 AM - BirdnestHead
Beautiful wood! Love walnut, I used it to build my electric guitar.

Cobble n I think it might have been the Clearwater we saw out in the harbour around sunset yesterday. Were you on it, RC?
June 22, 2014 7:11 AM - Deleted
June 22, 2014 7:18 AM - BirdnestHead
Off to play softball, later PLUSAs.
June 22, 2014 8:08 AM - dibs
The pie

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June 22, 2014 8:08 AM - dibs
The burn pile

Edited at June 22, 2014 8:08 AM
June 22, 2014 8:22 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I hope you are going to have pie for breakfast. I would!
June 22, 2014 8:27 AM - dibs
Of course.
June 22, 2014 8:29 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Does M use lard, butter or shortening, or some combination?
June 22, 2014 8:36 AM - Slope4Eva
GM. Snappy, good to see you are improving!!

Anyone have any local (Brooklyn) store recommendations for kitchen/dinette chairs? Mom loves her butcher block table and needs a new set of chairs. Dad's coming home soon and I can just imagine how awkwardly he will be getting up and down out of the not too stable chairs. Thanks.
Edited at June 22, 2014 8:36 AM
June 22, 2014 8:39 AM - dibs
This one just shortening. Has occasionally used lard but shortening seems to really make the flakiest crust.
June 22, 2014 8:48 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
whoops! truly didnt know what day it was/is!
June 22, 2014 8:50 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
That's good news, Eva. But no, I have no idea where to go locally for chairs. Ikea?
Edited at June 22, 2014 8:50 AM
June 22, 2014 8:51 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Lol, sorry, Snaps! Thank you for fixing it. : )

I like to use butter and shortening combo.
Edited at June 22, 2014 8:52 AM
June 22, 2014 8:53 AM - petebklyn
Ikea -- can check online to see if they have style that might work. Or can try the place on 9th Street(near canal) that snappy has the link to at top of today if want something more vintage.
June 22, 2014 8:56 AM - dibs
This isn't much help of course but there's a store down here called Mr. Barstool that has literally hundreds of bar stools and dining chairs
Edited at June 22, 2014 8:57 AM
June 22, 2014 8:59 AM - Partridge
Eva, try to Time Galleries on 5th and 16th. It is an antique/used furniture store. They often have a few sets or matching chairs. Older may mean cheaper and better quality. Also ready to take home.

Google gives me Mike's. I sorta remember that place.

Sears or a million online places.
June 22, 2014 9:02 AM - Partridge
That's a good lead Dave. On the Bowery there are several restaurant supply houses that sell sturdy chairs for pro use. Good pricing too.
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June 22, 2014 9:08 AM - dibs
Yes, good idea Part.

Occasionally that big "antique" place on Atlantic has chair sets too. The place that puts a lot of stuff out front
June 22, 2014 9:09 AM - Slope4Eva
Thanks, guys. This is a great start.

Part, I did find a few already from Mike's that I think she may like. I'll have to ask her if she checked out the place on 16th Street.
June 22, 2014 9:09 AM - dibs
Horseman Antiques^^^^
June 22, 2014 9:14 AM - Slope4Eva
Oh my, I better not go with her to Time Galleries, I see too many items I would love to have.
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June 22, 2014 9:18 AM - Deleted
for all you aging 60s and 70s rockers, they just released remastered versions of the first 3 led zeppelin records. they sound amazing.
Edited at June 22, 2014 9:18 AM
June 22, 2014 9:22 AM - dibs
I don't know what shipping would be but this place has a nice selection and nice prices. I'm thinking of getting new outdoor furniture from them
June 22, 2014 9:26 AM - dibs
Check Crate & Barrell too
June 22, 2014 9:26 AM - Deleted
All those chairs are ugly.
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June 22, 2014 9:28 AM - dibs
So is your mom.
June 22, 2014 9:29 AM - Deleted
Here is some classy outdoor furniture.
Edited at June 22, 2014 9:29 AM
June 22, 2014 9:30 AM - Deleted
Lol dibs, well timed your mom joke.
June 22, 2014 9:38 AM - Slope4Eva
Oooo, those are nice chairs, Dave.
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June 22, 2014 9:45 AM - Partridge
The Horseman has gone very heavily into mid-century modern but their collection is enormous. Worth a look.
June 22, 2014 9:45 AM - Deleted
Really? Not my taste I guess. Fugly
June 22, 2014 9:48 AM - dibs
Yes, randi, that's the ONLY chair there.

June 22, 2014 9:49 AM - Slope4Eva
And, I don't like your rollled up pants, to each his own. JUST TEASING!!! I'm looking for dinette chairs, I would not choose that one either.
June 22, 2014 9:52 AM - Deleted
June 22, 2014 10:05 AM - Slope4Eva
Aw, she looks so content.
June 22, 2014 10:09 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Cute sweet baby feet!
June 22, 2014 10:55 AM - BoerumHillScott
I was in Queens two days in a row - this might be a record for me.
Yesterday I was at Fort Tilden, this morning I ran a 10K at Flushing Meadows.

June 22, 2014 11:03 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Nice, Scott. Great weather to get out and enjoy.
June 22, 2014 11:08 AM - BoerumHillScott
In a couple of hours I am meeting up with one my best friends from College who I have not seen for 3 years.
He has a couple of hours to spend at Penn Station while waiting for a train.
June 22, 2014 11:22 AM - Deleted
All those chairs are ugly.

I had the same reaction, but held in my opinion because I don't feel like getting dog piled today.

June 22, 2014 11:26 AM - rf
You don't get dogpiled because of your opinion of furniture, Rob. Actually you don't get dogpiled at all here.
June 22, 2014 11:58 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
As I recall, you were being sh*tty, and I told you off. There was no dogpile.
June 22, 2014 12:19 PM - Deleted
Is it your job to go around "telling people off" you think are misbehaving? Don't play God on the internet.

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June 22, 2014 12:25 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Lol, my job is telling people off who are being sh*tty to me. And 9 times out of 10, that happens to be you.
Edited at June 22, 2014 12:25 PM
June 22, 2014 12:36 PM - Deleted
Perhaps I am nuts, but I am completely oblivious to what you are even talking about. So no need to bring it up again. Okay, going to the beach. Just finished off paying my bills after a year long shopping spree of gifts to myself. I need financial advisers to tell me off, not people like you. My attitude ain't a problem, my attitude toward money is! Now, buzz off, I have to go meditate inside the ocean and come up with money making ideas.

Edited at June 22, 2014 12:35 PM
June 22, 2014 12:38 PM - rf
Do you think this blog is just for you, dedicated to your personal improvement? Hahahahaha! There are people who indulge you because it suits their own strategies. But it's not about you, no matter how many people you find here to do your taxes.
Edited at June 22, 2014 12:38 PM
June 22, 2014 12:42 PM - Deleted
Well those who indulge should learn new strategies. I don't know what you are talking about; you make it sound like I show up here once a year when W2's are handed out or something :/

June 22, 2014 12:48 PM - rf
Enjoy the beach, Rob!
June 22, 2014 1:30 PM - Deleted
I made strawberry banana bread (no nutz)! Who wants some?
Edited at June 22, 2014 1:30 PM
June 22, 2014 1:36 PM - Deleted
Scott, whenever I hear flushing meadows all I can think of is that Simpsons episode where his car gets towed to between the twin towers and while homer is waiting to get the boot removed he drinks too much clam juice and has to use the bathroom but he can't leave and I think a bus to flushing meadows pulls up and homer has a fantasy of being in a field of toilets. Simpsons used to be so fucking funny.
Edited at June 22, 2014 1:36 PM
June 22, 2014 1:45 PM - Partridge
Looks yum, Rand!
Baking skills > hot car + bank balance

June 22, 2014 1:47 PM - Deleted
Haha Lp. One day I'll make you a loaf.
June 22, 2014 1:50 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I'll take a piece, randi, looks beautiful.

I'm having a goat cheese and olive sandwich. Tasty.

I love how rob is 'oblivious' when it suits him. Hilarious.
Edited at June 22, 2014 1:51 PM
June 22, 2014 1:53 PM - Deleted
I think rob has asperger syndrome:

As a pervasive developmental disorder, Asperger syndrome is distinguished by a pattern of symptoms rather than a single symptom. It is characterized by qualitative impairment in social interaction, by stereotyped and restricted patterns of behavior, activities and interests, and by no clinically significant delay in cognitive development or general delay in language.[27] Intense preoccupation with a narrow subject, one-sided verbosity, restricted prosody, and physical clumsiness are typical of the condition, but are not required for diagnosis.[9]

June 22, 2014 1:55 PM - Deleted
A lack of demonstrated cognitive empathy has a significant impact on aspects of communal living for persons with Asperger syndrome.[2] Individuals with AS experience difficulties in basic elements of social interaction, which may include a failure to develop friendships or to seek shared enjoyments or achievements with others (for example, showing others objects of interest), a lack of social or emotional reciprocity (social "games" give-and-take mechanic), and impaired nonverbal behaviors in areas such as eye contact, facial expression, posture, and gesture.[1]
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June 22, 2014 1:56 PM - Deleted
People with AS may not be as withdrawn around others compared to those with other, more debilitating forms of autism; they approach others, even if awkwardly. For example, a person with AS may engage in a one-sided, long-winded speech about a favorite topic, while misunderstanding or not recognizing the listener's feelings or reactions, such as a wish to change the topic of talk or end the interaction.[9] This social awkwardness has been called "active but odd".[1] This failure to react appropriately to social interaction may appear as disregard for other people's feelings, and may come across as insensitive.[9]
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June 22, 2014 2:00 PM - Deleted
People with Asperger syndrome display behavior, interests, and activities that are restricted and repetitive and are sometimes abnormally intense or focused. They may stick to inflexible routines, move in stereotyped and repetitive ways, or preoccupy themselves with parts of objects.[27]

Pursuit of specific and narrow areas of interest is one of the most striking features of AS.[1] Individuals with AS may collect volumes of detailed information on a relatively narrow topic such as weather data or star names, without necessarily having a genuine understanding of the broader topic.[1][9]
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June 22, 2014 2:01 PM - dibs
Dr. randi makes his diagnosis
June 22, 2014 2:05 PM - Deleted
I'm serious. Unless his behavior here is entirely a put on, he fits the description perfectly.

Dibs on the other hand has assburgers syndrome.
June 22, 2014 2:07 PM - DeLepp
haha great photo timing.
June 22, 2014 2:10 PM - Deleted
June 22, 2014 2:16 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
You may be right, randi. Or he could just be a selfish entitled self-absorbed jackass.
June 22, 2014 2:22 PM - DeLepp
Asperger's + stooges+ gorgeous sunday afternoon OT=priceless.

how is b'randi taking to the water?
June 22, 2014 2:23 PM - sixyearsandcounting
I doubt that's the right diagnosis. My amateur diagnosis is that dfb's issues stem from anxieties about poo mist, breast milk, and other bodily fluids.
June 22, 2014 2:25 PM - Deleted
Assburgers. Lolzzzz
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June 22, 2014 2:26 PM - dibs
I would guess that assburgers are what you get at Roberta's
Edited at June 22, 2014 2:27 PM
June 22, 2014 2:28 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Perhaps he wasn't toilet trained or weaned properly.
June 22, 2014 2:29 PM - dibs
Says Ms. OCD
June 22, 2014 2:46 PM - Deleted
The only reason dibs defends rob is that it gives him another way to attack me or cobble or rf or whoever.
Edited at June 22, 2014 2:46 PM
June 22, 2014 2:49 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Precisely, randi.

I may be a little OCD, but I do my best not to inflict it on others.
June 22, 2014 2:50 PM - dibs
"whomever," randi, not "whoever."
Edited at June 22, 2014 2:50 PM
June 22, 2014 2:51 PM - dibs
"I may be a little OCD, but I do my best not to inflict it on others."


I gotta save that one for future reference.
June 22, 2014 2:52 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Rob should go get his freak on at the Mermaid parade. Express his inner mermaid. The photos on gothamist are pretty great!

I'm tempted to dress up myself some year. I think my boobies could still hack it. : P And BnH would make a great pirate.
June 22, 2014 2:53 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Hush, DIBS.
June 22, 2014 2:54 PM - petebklyn
this is pretty funny or strange depending on POV.

Why did I immediately start thinking of PLUSA wakes.....cobble baking cookies, rob playing video game,
benson on his high horse, 6 in his terrorist outfit, ....gee --- what position would dibs be in? help me I can't come up with one.
June 22, 2014 2:55 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
randi! you have to make me one of those! it's on my list of noms, swear to heavens!!! and no nuts? perfection!! please post your recipe
June 22, 2014 2:56 PM - dibs
A bit creepy, Pete.
June 22, 2014 2:58 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Anyone have any experience - or friends/relatives with experience - of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma? Friend's sister was diagnosed with it, stage 1. From what I understand via google chance of recovery is 90% or more.
June 22, 2014 3:01 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Snort, that is truly bizarre. No, really, Pete, we don't need that 'vision' in our minds for eternity, please.
June 22, 2014 3:03 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
sorry, no idea six
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June 22, 2014 3:03 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yes, a friend of mine had it 20+ years ago, Six. Survived beautifully. The treatment was rough, but he's doing great.
June 22, 2014 3:05 PM - Deleted
Arkady hacked dibs account. Derp.
June 22, 2014 3:21 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Snaps, I'm not going to get over to see you today. : ( I'll aim for one night after work.
June 22, 2014 3:24 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
deal of the day?
June 22, 2014 3:25 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
no prob cobbly
June 22, 2014 3:29 PM - rf
June 22, 2014 3:31 PM - rf
Oops, dupe.

Snappy, I think I would rather live in Bay Ridge or near Brooklyn College and stay in Brooklyn.
Edited at June 22, 2014 3:31 PM
June 22, 2014 3:39 PM - petebklyn
I find upper manhattan rather austere. too monotonous and austere.
But nice apt and price. I hate when people say all of manhattan is too pricey......when they really mean
manhattan below 96th street forgetting the hundreds of thousands who live north of it.
June 22, 2014 3:51 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Thanks Cobble - that's what I suspected but always good to hear confirmation.
June 22, 2014 3:55 PM - Deleted
Right on GwB on ramp
June 22, 2014 4:05 PM - petebklyn
that is great for getting out of town quickly.
June 22, 2014 4:10 PM - dibs
Listing alludes to views of the GWB but only being on the 3rd floor, they might not be so great. The underside???
June 22, 2014 4:14 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
no opinion on exact location from me, just nice to see those numbers still exist in nyc
June 22, 2014 4:26 PM - ilovestoops
rf: funny cartoon!

snappy: bignyc has gotten more expensive but there are still deals - don't know about the kitchen you mentioned but they usually have several kitchens of different quality. remember, I got my entire kitchen from big plus a few extra cabinets that I added casters to and use for bedside tables & coffee table. The cabinets I got aren't walnut, they're maple and a pretty good quality (probably high mid-range).I think they'll negotiate on nearly anything, or let you take some small stuff free, if you're buying something.

eva: I'll probably get dining chairs from big - they seem to always have a big choice, including some matching. I prefer things not to match so I should be able to find some I like there.

lp: thanks for the info on Time Galleries.
June 22, 2014 4:31 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
willyb #s i havent seen in forever. dh, what's the catch here?
June 22, 2014 4:38 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Went to a potluck in my building's backyard area today. The board president told me that the 2-bed, 2-bath apartment that was listed for $466K - I laughed at that price at the time - sold for OVER asking. Unbelievable, but very good news. Conservative estimate is it went for about $350/square foot, which is about $30/square foot more than an apartment went for last year here.
Edited at June 22, 2014 4:38 PM
June 22, 2014 4:39 PM - petebklyn
1 bedroom for $825k -- and the outdoor space is not outside your apt? Sounds nuts to me.
June 22, 2014 4:42 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
yes, outdoor space that isn't private kinda sucks. but i have none whatsoever.
June 22, 2014 4:43 PM - petebklyn
we told realtor forget it with the buyer a few minutes ago. After lot of back and forth we are sticking to our guns and not going lower. Could be stupid for us to walk away with a $2500 difference. Of course we're dealing with prop in $110k range .Hope someone else comes along soon.

June 22, 2014 4:44 PM - petebklyn
I think the outdoor is private just not right outside your apt. Probably your private section on roof.
June 22, 2014 4:49 PM - petebklyn
I sent message to niece asking how audition for nyknicks dance went yesterday. They have to audition each year.
No work back yet but I then googled and found a twitter acct about them and I saw picture and she doesn't seem to be in it of the new team.
oops - she is probably pretty sad today.
June 22, 2014 4:49 PM - rf
But Snappy, you're not paying what it would cost to buy a $825k apartment!
June 22, 2014 4:49 PM - Partridge
Smart move, Pete. Buyer is the one with the need and emotional interest to the apartment. Bet she come up in price.
June 22, 2014 4:50 PM - petebklyn
later folks. time to leave for the long island place.
Edited at June 22, 2014 4:50 PM
June 22, 2014 4:51 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
im not paying anything at all! this is all part of snappy's real estate gazing with no real intentions.
June 22, 2014 4:59 PM - Partridge
It's like a panini, rf.
June 22, 2014 5:07 PM - Deleted
For my wake, I would like to be propped up and made up to look exactly like my avatar.
June 22, 2014 5:08 PM - Deleted
181st Street is a nice location in that neck of the woods. If you haven't been there in a while, I would check it out. The boyfriend of a departed PLUSA lives on that block.
June 22, 2014 5:10 PM - Deleted
Also, the on-ramp to the GWB is not on 181st St. It's about 8 blocks south of it.
Edited at June 22, 2014 5:10 PM
June 22, 2014 5:17 PM - rf
It's ok--my kid has friends in that neighborhood, and I have a few friends there too. My grandparents and aunt lived there for many years. But I would rather live in Bay Ridge, and I don't want to live in Bay Ridge either!
June 22, 2014 5:20 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"departed PLUSA"

Benson, I know we're talking about funerals, but she isn't dead...

Cue another "departed PLUSA": "You're dead to me."
Edited at June 22, 2014 5:20 PM
June 22, 2014 5:24 PM - BoerumHillScott
Just getting home from lunch and drinks with one of my best friends from college.
In a miracle of sorts, we managed to find a pretty decent Irish pub a block from Penn Station that was not overpriced. 8th and 30th.
In an odd coincidence, our waitress lived a few years in Birmingham, Alabama, where my friend and I went to college.

Randi, I think the Simpsons where they went to NYC was one of the better episodes, and I can never say "Flushing Meadows" enough.
June 22, 2014 5:26 PM - BoerumHillScott
Northern Manhattan is not bad, assuming you work in Midtown.
The housing stock is all pretty monolithic when compared to most of Manhattan or many areas of Brooklyn.

Looking at historic maps, most blocks went from the streets not even being paved to fully built out in a 10 year period.
June 22, 2014 5:33 PM - ilovestoops
snappy: I really like the kitchen cabinets & handles in that apt you posted.
Edited at June 22, 2014 5:33 PM
June 22, 2014 5:38 PM - Deleted
That part of northern Manhattan has more variation in the housing stock. Some of it was built post WWII. The charm of that particular area, however, is due to other factors: a) it is hilly; b) the street curves here and there - you don't have the monotony of the street grid and c) you are steps from the park and Hudson River.
June 22, 2014 5:42 PM - DeadCatBounce

1. Rob does not have Aspbergers Syndrome. I know this for certain because I know more about this than I wish I did.

2. Unless you have experience with people with Aspbergers, the definition you copied and pasted would tell you nothing.

3. You might have written something like that because you are ignorant, or you might have written it because you are an asshole. I'm going with both. I can tell you that to anybody with the slightest sympathy towards and edxperience with people with Aspbergers that was an astonishingly contemptible thing to write.
June 22, 2014 5:48 PM - BirdnestHead
Didn't find R'andi's comment. A very close friend of mine has a form of Asperger's. He's very high-functioning. Modern definition of Asperger's seems to have widened significantly, but to me, rob doesn't seem like a fit...
June 22, 2014 5:51 PM - BirdnestHead
Oh, there it is. Yeah, not much insight in that quote, although it's not false.
June 22, 2014 5:53 PM - DeadCatBounce
BnH, Randi wrote a series of comments beginning at 1:53 pm.
The point isn't whether Rob has Aspbergers or not (He doesn't), the point is that Randi used a serious disability that people suffer with as a tool to attack someone he doesn't like.
That is offensive, at least to me.
June 22, 2014 5:59 PM - rf
DCB, I think you are seriously misreading Randi.
June 22, 2014 6:00 PM - rf
(not that I think he's correct about Rob, but that's not the point.)
June 22, 2014 6:12 PM - DeadCatBounce
Seriously misreading how rf. You think he was making a helpful suggestion?
June 22, 2014 6:14 PM - Deleted
Oh shit, did Randi just cause DCB to blow a basket because? As in like calling me autistic is sort of an insult to people with it? lol, that's sorta how I read that. Actually my best friend has it. He was diagnosed with it like over 20 years ago. As for me, well, what you get is what you see as I'm more expressed of mental malady potpourri. If anything, a touch of non-violent psychopathy.

Edited at June 22, 2014 6:14 PM
June 22, 2014 6:20 PM - rf
I think he doesn't understand Rob and he doesn't understand Aspberger's Syndrome but I don't think he was being malicious, just ignorant.
Edited at June 22, 2014 6:20 PM
June 22, 2014 6:22 PM - Deleted
Beach was nice today. I just want what everyone wants, a life of pure leisure. It's frustrates me that I have to get up for work during the week to support myself. Humans shouldn't have to work past 30. But because there are so many selfish people in the world, some people have to work til they are dead!

June 22, 2014 6:28 PM - DeadCatBounce
FYI, Aspbergers typically shows up at age 2.
Fortunately for Randi, it disproportionately affects boys.

Edited at June 22, 2014 6:28 PM
June 22, 2014 6:55 PM - Deleted
One word for y'all: Derp.
Edited at June 22, 2014 6:55 PM
June 22, 2014 7:08 PM - Deleted
I also think dcb might have caught assburgers from dibs.

It's pretty hilarious to me that after all the insults rob has leveled at me and everyone else here I get accused of being a malicious asshole. Gimme a fucking break.
June 22, 2014 7:17 PM - DeadCatBounce
This has nothing to do with Rob.

Edited at June 22, 2014 7:17 PM
June 22, 2014 7:17 PM - Deleted
You need to learn the difference between insult and folly, Randi. Although I am in no denial that I let the occasional off color, but totally benign, insult seep from my fingertips. My moral compass ain't an heirloom. Perhaps you are under the false impression that yours is.

June 22, 2014 7:18 PM - DeadCatBounce
And whatever Rob does, you answer for your own behavior.
June 22, 2014 7:22 PM - Deleted
I just ignore his ways, he's a Midwesterner.. They were raised to believe weird ass shit about the world.

June 22, 2014 7:31 PM - Deleted
Have to answer for my behavior? You mean typing random thoughts about people I have never met onto a blog. Oh ok. Gotcha.

Get a life or blow me. In either order.
June 22, 2014 7:36 PM - Deleted
Ah. He seems weirdly uncomfortable around people here who have no desire to meet him in real life.
June 22, 2014 7:39 PM - Deleted
And I am for good peacing out of here because of this. I can't believe I've exposed Brandi to some of you.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 6:28pm DeadCatBounce
FYI, Aspbergers typically shows up at age 2.
Fortunately for Randi, it disproportionately affects boys.

June 22, 2014 7:45 PM - Deleted
I can't speak for DCB, but if you'd like me to shoo away Randi, just say so and I will. I don't hold any emotional ties and do not have an inkling of why I linger like a fart here. Stop being so overly emotional, youre becoming much too much of a man mommy (that's not healthy)

June 22, 2014 7:53 PM - rf
What the helll do you know about being a parent, Rob? Just STFU.
June 22, 2014 8:00 PM - Deleted
What does that have to do with anything? I can't state the fact that I know what man mommies are, and that I don't particularly gel with them? Of course he's going to be a weirdo toward someone who views parenthood in ways that I do. His purpose in life is the advancement of the species. Mine is not and people get resentful toward people like me who can't be asked to partake in that evolutionary nonsense.

June 22, 2014 8:17 PM - DeadCatBounce
Randi, every parent of a young child should be aware of, and watch out for Aspbergers.
It is reaching epidemic proportions.

"Get a life or blow me. In either order."

But obviously you are obsessed with gay sex so why don't you just do it, and get it over with.

June 22, 2014 8:18 PM - Deleted
Dcb just doesn't get randi. It's funny
June 22, 2014 8:19 PM - Deleted
Have you ever met rob, dcb?
June 22, 2014 8:19 PM - DeLepp
Portugal vs. USA game was fun at brookyln public. Nice to watch a game with an enthusiastic crowd.
June 22, 2014 8:20 PM - Deleted
Great game.
June 22, 2014 8:26 PM - rf
Dcb just doesn't get randi. It's funny

June 22, 2014 8:26 PM - DeLepp
That time clock in soccer has about as much reliability as a Yugo.
June 22, 2014 8:41 PM - petebklyn
1010 WINS was reporting on big thing in dumbo for the world cup. I don't really understand it.

June 22, 2014 8:43 PM - pepper
I have a good friend with Asperger's and the main reason he hates soccer is what he views as the arbitrariness of the time clock...
June 22, 2014 8:44 PM - Deleted
It's a spectator sport not traditionally associated with meatheads in America, which is why all the try-hards have glommed onto it. Or maybe because the players are attractive... But mostly cuz Dumbo is full of shitheads.

June 22, 2014 8:46 PM - petebklyn
I'm not a weather geek but this weather has been epic.
(oh boy, 1st time I got to use that word)
June 22, 2014 8:47 PM - petebklyn
what is likelihood he has never stepped foot in dumbo?
June 22, 2014 8:47 PM - Deleted
True. I spent the last 4 days at the beach and I wish I could be more excited for tomorrow, but I'm not. That shit's gotta change, I used to always be excited for Mondays!
June 22, 2014 8:48 PM - pepper
it's 88, muggy and overcast here. not epic.
June 22, 2014 8:48 PM - Deleted
I like the timing in soccer. Let the game go and add some on in the end. All the stoppages in football and bAsketball are Annoying
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June 22, 2014 8:49 PM - pepper
Greetings from Austin, btw...
June 22, 2014 8:49 PM - Deleted
Why would one have to visit a neighborhood to know it's full of shitheads? It's not even like you can refute that fact. It was built from the ground up by shitheads for shitheads.
June 22, 2014 8:49 PM - Deleted
World Cup is just an excuse to drink in bars and yell loudly. Period.
June 22, 2014 8:49 PM - petebklyn
I have friend who is shithead but didn't manifest until puberty. You really should try to be more understanding.
June 22, 2014 8:50 PM - Deleted
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June 22, 2014 8:52 PM - petebklyn
greetings to austin from long island.
June 22, 2014 8:54 PM - BoerumHillScott
Rob, please find some other corner of the internet to pollute.
June 22, 2014 8:54 PM - petebklyn
maybe rob should buy this place. no moonfaces or breadknots. can still walk everywhere including railroad to manhattan. much cheaper than he is paying now. and so far we have not paid for cable or internet.
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June 22, 2014 8:55 PM - pepper
hi pete!
Edited at June 22, 2014 8:55 PM
June 22, 2014 8:59 PM - petebklyn
evening pepper. Are you in area where can walk around at night? or in some suburban strip motel area?
June 22, 2014 9:03 PM - pepper
airport hilton, since I hve to meet my coworkers at the airport in the morning. we'll be in austin proper tues night.
Edited at June 22, 2014 9:03 PM
June 22, 2014 9:04 PM - petebklyn
some local LI show on....One where there is audience of all women
and 2 gay guys yapping and demonstrating stuff and interacting with audience. Something that SNL or whoever would do a spoof on. Both of them actually totally epic annoying.
June 22, 2014 9:05 PM - petebklyn
tuesday night? Is somebody watering your terrace plantings?
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June 22, 2014 9:11 PM - pepper
no. I gave them a lot of water this morning. I hope they survive.
June 22, 2014 9:12 PM - petebklyn
dinner time! (leftovers)
June 22, 2014 9:37 PM - Partridge
Well that was a big ol' mess.

Howdy, Texas partner! Sorry your weather isn't as epic as ours. But I'd bet your hotel bar is air conditioned just fine.
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June 22, 2014 9:42 PM - pepper
too well, actually. it's breezy in here!
June 22, 2014 9:46 PM - Partridge
You have no playmates this evening? Others just arriving tomorrow or is the airport just the meeting place? Are all of them annoying or just one of them?
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June 22, 2014 9:49 PM - pepper
all 3 others arrive in the morning. 2 of them are beyond annoying. the 3rd is my co-sufferer...
June 22, 2014 9:50 PM - pepper
we pick up the car rental at the airport...
Edited at June 22, 2014 9:50 PM
June 22, 2014 9:52 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Sigh...what a game. Mood at Sycamore was festive - all the hipsters turning into Tea Party neocons chanting U-S-A! U-S-A! until the last thirty seconds. Well, we still have a chance.

June 22, 2014 9:53 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Pepper, was the beau happy about Bosnia being in the World Cup?
June 22, 2014 9:54 PM - Partridge
Co-sufferer! lol, thank goodness for him/her.
June 22, 2014 9:57 PM - Partridge
Hey Six, regarding yesterday at Sycamore's stockboy wrote this, "... blame soccer hooligans, people were getting pretty rowdy for the World Cup and dozens came out just for that!"
June 22, 2014 9:57 PM - pepper
no, six. he's rooting for Croatia. it's all so complicated. I was pleased, though.
June 22, 2014 9:58 PM - rf
What the U.S. Must Do Now to Advance
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June 22, 2014 10:01 PM - pepper
Him, Part. A good natured Brit with a good sense of humor. It's us 2 against a German (of long island iced tea fame) and a French-German hybrid...
June 22, 2014 10:02 PM - Deleted
What the U.S. Must Do Now to Advance


June 22, 2014 10:04 PM - DeLepp
Sounds like pep deserves battle pay. LIIT makes bad company.
June 22, 2014 10:06 PM - petebklyn
I hope cricket doesn't become the new rage like soccer. way too brit I think.
evidently lacrosse really is the big new game amongst younger generation.
June 22, 2014 10:06 PM - Deleted
Is there any side to work-related travel? I feel like all I hear about are the negative parts. Clearly some people must enjoy it? (not talking about those flight attentant birds)

June 22, 2014 10:08 PM - pepper
he still thinks LIITs are cool. His loserishness puts you all to shame...
June 22, 2014 10:09 PM - Deleted
I was stuck on a dorm floor freshman year that had like most of the freshman lacrosse team living on it, plus part of the soccer team. It was really jock-ey. The chicks were jocks too, most of them. Thankfully this was an era before yoga fart pants.

June 22, 2014 10:10 PM - Partridge
Oh, sorry, not Mr Long Island Iced Tea? Sad. So sad.
June 22, 2014 10:10 PM - pepper
One tends to eat well on a business trip.

hahaha guy next to me just ordered a LIIT!!!!
June 22, 2014 10:12 PM - pepper
I'm wearing yoga pants now...
June 22, 2014 10:12 PM - Cobble B. Hiller

More Pottery Barn musings...had dinner with the short people, to celebrate upcoming bday of the older short person. I gave them travel journals for a big (other side of the family) trip to celebrate their grammy's big 75 bday. They're all going to a far away land. The short people are very excited. Grammy has rented a villa, and all the cousins (8 total), and their parents, are invited. The short people's handlers made a proper carbonara for dinner, with ceasar salad, at the request of the bday increasingly less short person. Would DIBS approve?

Hi pep! Austin in summer is less great than Austin at other times.
June 22, 2014 10:17 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I'm wearing pink pajama pants, and a tank top. Pseudo-yoga clothes.
June 22, 2014 10:17 PM - pepper
yes, Cobble, but so far not horrible.
June 22, 2014 10:18 PM - Partridge
Nice evening, Cobble. Good auntie you are.
June 22, 2014 10:19 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Ah well, Croatia doesn't have much hope either..though more than Bosnia.
Edited at June 22, 2014 10:19 PM
June 22, 2014 10:21 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Basically, a draw (slight chance) or win (ha!) vs. Germany guarantees an advance, and if we lose a whole bunch of simple math decides the result.
June 22, 2014 10:26 PM - pepper
I'd be thrilled if any of the 3 get past the first round....
June 22, 2014 10:28 PM - pepper
My office is having a big in-house party lunch on thurs for the U.S. Germany game...
June 22, 2014 10:29 PM - Deleted
Sounds more Ray Bradbury Theatre than Pottery Barn, that last one
June 22, 2014 10:30 PM - rf
Cobble, a good auntie indeed! Amazing how they grow--or we shrink! When my kid wears her highest heels (complete with wedge), we see eye-to-eye!
June 22, 2014 10:31 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
The short people were engrossed in the World Cup USA match, between courses they kept running off to check the score.
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June 22, 2014 10:35 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Thank you, you know how it is. Never enough time with them, and the window for them wanting to hang out with their auntie is shrinking as they get older. The older/bday short person is up to the middle of my ear! Two more years, I'm guessing, and we'll be eye to eye! He used to laugh and laugh when I would tell him the day was coming when he'd be looking at the top of my's almost here!
June 22, 2014 10:48 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Graphic representation of US chances:
June 22, 2014 10:56 PM - pepper
I had a bit of a lugagge incident when I landed (someone took my identical loking suitcase) and while I was waiting to resolve it, the whole airport was going nuts over the us game...
June 22, 2014 10:57 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
nimrods. nimrods and dillweeds surround me. and for once i'm not talking about you fools! self controlled pain drips maintain some semblance of sanity. or so i choose to believe
June 22, 2014 11:03 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Check this out...the volume of all the Earth's water compared to the size of Earth. (I don't know anything about the website, it just happens to have the graphic I was looking for...)
Edited at June 22, 2014 11:03 PM
June 22, 2014 11:03 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Are you or were you in pain, Snaps?
June 22, 2014 11:10 PM - ilovestoops
what are those nimrods & dillweeds doing?
June 23, 2014 7:08 AM - Deleted
Derp. Time for swim class, gotta wake Brandi up.
June 23, 2014 7:20 AM - DeLepp
They are probably enjoying a chocolate bar.