Saturday Open Thread
January 3, 2015 7:38 AM - Cobble B. Hiller

134 comments
January 3, 2015 7:39 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
GM

I took our Christmas tree down yesterday afternoon. We have a naked tree in our livingroom. : (

Edited at January 3, 2015 7:40 AM
#1
January 3, 2015 8:29 AM - dibs
Do you mean that you took the decorations off? i you took the tree down there would be no tree there. I Know it's early but a little thinking before posting would be good
#2
January 3, 2015 8:36 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Oh hush, you! I took the decorations off, the tree was laying naked on the floor, it's outside now.
#3
January 3, 2015 8:53 AM - Deleted
dibs knows alot about undressing and laying down wood
#4
January 3, 2015 9:25 AM - dibs
RIP Donna Douglas...Elly May
Edited at January 3, 2015 9:25 AM
#5
January 3, 2015 9:27 AM - dibs
In her later years
Edited at January 3, 2015 9:27 AM
#6
January 3, 2015 10:31 AM - MontroseMorris
GM

Beautiful photo, Cobble!

Edited at January 3, 2015 10:31 AM
#7
January 3, 2015 10:34 AM - Deleted
Toilet still broken, super just left. I have to poop so bad, emergency. Now I understand the appeal of more than one bathroom. I never liked that racist hillbilly show.
Edited at January 3, 2015 10:34 AM
#8
January 3, 2015 10:43 AM - DeadCatBounce
2015 Fitness Tip
Bit Gym and Vitual Active are smart phones apps that add a lot of interest to a boring cardio workout. They access the front facing camera of your smart phone or tablet to gauge your speed as you tour through scenic routes on your way to fitness.
I used the free introductory tours, which are enough to keep me motivated for now.
After that wears off you can pay a subscription fee or buy additional routes.
Or find another way to add interest.
#9
January 3, 2015 10:46 AM - Deleted
Sounds like just another way for people to stare at themselves while working out or just free bouncing titty webcam for the app maker
#10
January 3, 2015 11:32 AM - Deleted
Gm. Watched grand Budapest hotel last night. It was ok but I'm pretty meh on Wes Anderson. A bit too twee and precious for my tastes.
#11
January 3, 2015 11:38 AM - DeadCatBounce
I've been watching an Eagle standing on the frozen lake.
(Through binoculars)
He's been poking around there for a long time, maybe trying to figure out how to get at a fish.
#12
January 3, 2015 11:41 AM - petebklyn
Grand Budapest was lot of fun to watch. Don't be such a killjoy fuddyduddy. I forget what else I like that you
dint recently.
Edited at January 3, 2015 11:41 AM
#13
January 3, 2015 11:43 AM - petebklyn
surprised that eagle would stand around like that on ground. When I see them they are usually high above flying or on some perch scoping out everything.
#14
January 3, 2015 11:50 AM - DeadCatBounce
Must have been a young Golden Eagle, because it had white patches of head and wings.
Edited at January 3, 2015 11:50 AM
#15
January 3, 2015 12:26 PM - Deleted
i agree pete, it was fun to watch. but i get tired of his shtick.

the other movie i saw recently was American Sniper, and it was crap except for a few of the battle scenes. sienna miller is hot but she is a dogshit actress, bradley cooper was good but the script was not much to work with.
Edited at January 3, 2015 12:26 PM
#16
January 3, 2015 12:28 PM - rf
Ah Pandora!

I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in
And stops my mind from wandering
Where it will go

I'm filling the cracks that ran through the door
And kept my mind from wandering
Where it will go

And it really doesn't matter if
I'm wrong I'm right
Where I belong I'm right
Where I belong
See the people standing there
Who disagree and never win
And wonder why they don't get in my door

#17
January 3, 2015 1:24 PM - DeadCatBounce
Sienna Miller was born in NYC.
Edited at January 3, 2015 1:24 PM
#18
January 3, 2015 1:25 PM - DeadCatBounce
Cold here today,
Edited at January 3, 2015 1:25 PM
#19
January 3, 2015 1:30 PM - Deleted
STILL toilet-less.


#20
January 3, 2015 1:38 PM - DeLepp
Snow falling on Smith street was nice. Lots of people out and about, line too long at los paisanos though to bother.
#21
January 3, 2015 1:38 PM - DeLepp
Get some Clorox wipes and head to starbucks.
#22
January 3, 2015 1:49 PM - Deleted
Ha. No. I was able to poop earlier by dumping water down the toilet from my big bong bucket. But there's no water in the sink or shower in there because they want to see where the leak is coming from.


#23
January 3, 2015 2:36 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I was just at Paisano's! Line not bad, you might have caught a rush.

Thanks, MM!


#24
January 3, 2015 2:41 PM - Deleted
I can't understand a word the man who is here right now fixing the bathroom problem is asking me :/

#25
January 3, 2015 2:42 PM - dibs
Nicely curated but I could use about six more

Edited at January 3, 2015 2:42 PM
#26
January 3, 2015 3:00 PM - Deleted
All fixed. "But they both speak English" lol.

Nice rack dave. What's up with the retard light switch though?

#27
January 3, 2015 3:33 PM - dibs
Why is it retard???
#28
January 3, 2015 3:39 PM - Deleted
I don't know. I've associated those kinds of light switches with special needs housing. It's weird to see them residential. Are we looking at the same thing? Going to go take a relaxing bath now that water is turned back on.
Edited at January 3, 2015 3:39 PM
#29
January 3, 2015 3:41 PM - dibs
Yes flat ones. So the retards dont poke themselves in the eye
#30
January 3, 2015 3:44 PM - rf
Maybe that wall deserves a carefully curated switchplate.
Edited at January 3, 2015 3:44 PM
#31
January 3, 2015 3:46 PM - dibs
It is an eyesore but what can you do?????
#32
January 3, 2015 3:46 PM - petebklyn
snowing upstate. roads slick. prolly just wait for it to melt tomorrow as nowhere I have to go now.
#33
January 3, 2015 3:48 PM - dibs
Not sure when it warms up but if it goes below freezing tonight the roads are going to be black ice if the salt truck hacnt come through. It was snowing in Bucks but now I am back in Philly and its raining
#34
January 3, 2015 3:55 PM - petebklyn
not going to get colder tonight...will keep getting warmer all evening
#35
January 3, 2015 4:05 PM - Deleted
Went to the flea and berg'n. Omfg mr b is just printing money. The place was packed ass To ass. Incredible.
#36
January 3, 2015 4:15 PM - dibs
What will be upset.
Edited at January 3, 2015 4:15 PM
#37
January 3, 2015 4:24 PM - Deleted
Keeping the vermin contained since 2008
Edited at January 3, 2015 4:24 PM
#38
January 3, 2015 4:36 PM - DeLepp
People were shopping on Smith so I joined them...he won't be happy.
#39
January 3, 2015 4:52 PM - BirdnestHead
I'm guessing What is a true American like myself, watching football. Can the lately-hot Panthers beat the league-best-until-their-starting-and-2nd-string-quarterbacks-both-got-injured Cardinals? Vegas sez Pathers minus 3 1/2...
#40
January 3, 2015 4:54 PM - rf
Who gives a shit what What thinks.
#41
January 3, 2015 4:56 PM - BirdnestHead
They say defense wins playoff games, but the Cardinals need to score some points, even if they've only got their 3rd string quarterback playing. Look for Cardinals ex-Jet cornerback Cromartie to get called for pass interference at exactly the wrong time...
#42
January 3, 2015 5:14 PM - dibs
I'm watching some cooking show
Edited at January 3, 2015 5:14 PM
#43
January 3, 2015 5:26 PM - DeLepp
Panthers line was to win by 6. Steelers/Ravens should be good game.
#44
January 3, 2015 5:28 PM - dibs
BnH on the sofa with the remote watching football on day 3 of the honeymoon. Not a good start.
#45
January 3, 2015 5:32 PM - dibs
67? here tomorrow and 13? on Wednesday!!!
#46
January 3, 2015 5:40 PM - DeLepp
Good start for him!
Edited at January 3, 2015 5:39 PM
#47
January 3, 2015 5:40 PM - DeadCatBounce
I wonder how much longer football watching will be OK activity?
Edited at January 3, 2015 5:40 PM
#48
January 3, 2015 5:41 PM - dibs
Cobble's probably in the kitchen, cooking; where a wife's place is.
#49
January 3, 2015 5:41 PM - DeadCatBounce
Wasting valuable floor mopping time.
#50
January 3, 2015 6:02 PM - Deleted
I thought manufactured outrage killed off the NFL. It's still on the air?

#51
January 3, 2015 6:03 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Oh hush, DIBS! BnH has gone out, I am laying down reading, but I will be cooking dinner later. I accept football season, it's a package deal! As long as he doesn't make me watch, too!
#52
January 3, 2015 6:05 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Besides, we're having our 'honeymoon' in Feb when we go to CA.
Edited at January 3, 2015 6:05 PM
#53
January 3, 2015 6:09 PM - dibs
We didn't do a honeymoon but then life with me is an ongoing honeymoon.
#54
January 3, 2015 6:20 PM - Deleted
Give her a fork already, it's gross when people eat wet food with their hands.

*not hating, just robsplaining
#55
January 3, 2015 6:23 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Cutie-pie! Chubby fingers, so darn sweet! What's she eating there?
#56
January 3, 2015 6:31 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Attn all but especially Benson:

http://ny.eater.com/2014/12/1/7315673/10-old-fashioned-italian-american-restaurants-to-try-in-brooklyn

Michael's, Frost, New Corner, Joe's of Avenue U, Bamonte's are featured in detail.
#57
January 3, 2015 6:34 PM - Deleted
She threw the fork on the ground. She's eating brown rice, fish and we're working on the broccoli and zucchini. Yogurt for dessert.
#58
January 3, 2015 6:40 PM - Deleted
Meanwhile 3/4's of your neighbors kids are eating Doritos and store brand coke for dinner. Tale of two cities! You should open up a nutrition stand outside your home and teach your neighbors about nutrition lol



#59
January 3, 2015 6:53 PM - dibs
WOW!!!!!

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10203007512853219&fref=nf
Edited at January 3, 2015 6:53 PM
#60
January 3, 2015 7:03 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
That was really cool, DIBS.
Edited at January 3, 2015 7:03 PM
#61
January 3, 2015 7:25 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
randi, any restaurant recs for Palm Springs or Desert Springs or greater area?
#62
January 3, 2015 7:46 PM - dibs
probably the Olive Garden
#63
January 3, 2015 7:48 PM - Deleted
I never eat out there other than cheap mexican food and just about everything is amazing.
Edited at January 3, 2015 7:48 PM
#64
January 3, 2015 7:50 PM - Deleted
"Went to the flea and berg'n. Omfg mr b is just printing money. The place was packed ass To ass. Incredible."
"What will be upset."
"Who gives a shit what What thinks."

Hiya Fucktards,

I had a wonderful day! made money, ran all over the place, life is good.
I was around Atlantic Center (LIRR) and notice the crowded skyline of new constuction in Downtown Brooklyn. I wonder where is the demand coming from?

Hey Randi, you should ask yourself these questions, what's the debt load for 1000 Dean St and how many commercial spaces are RENTED?

Remember Brownstoner and his Butt Buddies borrowed over 25 million from Goldman Sachs (LOOK IT UP), that's debt you have to service every month.

Don't mind me, I just ask basic questions to Basic Bitches....

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
#65
January 3, 2015 7:58 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Cheap mexican would be nice to know about. We want to go out to one nice/fancy dinner.

Edited at January 3, 2015 7:58 PM
#66
January 3, 2015 8:03 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
What do you do that earns money on weekends, What?
#67
January 3, 2015 8:04 PM - Deleted
I'll ask my mom. We did go to a really nice fancy pants place at some old school Palm springs resort where the rat pack used to hang out. It was great. I'll let u know....
Edited at January 3, 2015 8:04 PM
#68
January 3, 2015 8:07 PM - Deleted
"What do you do that earns money on weekends, What?"

I sell Subway Maps to the Tourists...

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at January 3, 2015 8:07 PM
#69
January 3, 2015 8:09 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Thanks! We booked Hope Springs, btw. : )
#70
January 3, 2015 8:09 PM - petebklyn
it really is like nails on chalkboard when cobble says she is laying down.
Edited at January 3, 2015 8:09 PM
#71
January 3, 2015 8:10 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
C'mon, tell us what you really do.
Edited at January 3, 2015 8:10 PM
#72
January 3, 2015 8:10 PM - pepper
Maybe he has a booth at The Flea ;o)


GE.
Edited at January 3, 2015 8:10 PM
#73
January 3, 2015 8:11 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Hush, Pete. You're getting to be as bad as Arkady.
Edited at January 3, 2015 8:11 PM
#74
January 3, 2015 8:12 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Snort!

Hi, pep.
#75
January 3, 2015 8:14 PM - Deleted
"C'mon, tell us what you really do."

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at January 3, 2015 8:14 PM
#76
January 3, 2015 8:16 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
What the heck does that mean?
#77
January 3, 2015 8:17 PM - Deleted
*POST REDACTED*
#78
January 3, 2015 8:18 PM - petebklyn
Take a hike in Joshua Tree or at least drive in there. Probably too early for being in bloom though.

Edited at January 3, 2015 8:18 PM
#79
January 3, 2015 8:20 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yes, definitely on our list of things to do, Pete. We'll drive in and hike a bit.
Edited at January 3, 2015 8:20 PM
#80
January 3, 2015 8:26 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Oy. What, one day, I hope you can relax and just hang with us.
#81
January 3, 2015 8:43 PM - rf
When do you get on the plane, Cobble?
#82
January 3, 2015 8:47 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Not for awhile, we're going out in Feb. Still planning. Trying to think of a nice gift for MoBH...my MIL! : )

We have airline tix, and general itinerary set. Just a few activity and meal plans to set, for the rest we'll just wing it. And gifts to bring, prolly go over to LP's, if there's anything left!
Edited at January 3, 2015 8:56 PM
#83
January 3, 2015 9:05 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Looking at Park site, Keys View and Ranch tour sound like interesting/fun things to do. Still reading up on it.
#84
January 3, 2015 9:07 PM - Deleted
.
Edited at January 3, 2015 9:07 PM
#85
January 3, 2015 9:14 PM - pepper
Sounds like it will be a good trip, Cobble. How long will you be gone for?
#86
January 3, 2015 9:21 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
10 days total. 4 nights with MoBH (including party -all family will be there), 3 on desert trip, 3 with BnH's aunt & uncle at the beach.
#87
January 3, 2015 9:25 PM - pepper
Ah. Sounds great! I'm sure you'll fill us in with details as they arise.
#88
January 3, 2015 9:28 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I'm feeling a little bad tonight. We told two very close friends today, we were waiting to tell them we got married in person. They had been away. We did have one opportunity to tell them before they left. The wife said 'You did it without us?'. But is otherwise *very* happy for us and supportive. It didn't occur to me that people might be hurt that we just went and did this without their being with us. We're very close, and well...I'm trying to think of a way to make it up to them, if that's even possible. Was it terribly selfish of us to do this?
Edited at January 3, 2015 9:28 PM
#89
January 3, 2015 9:31 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Of course, we'll 'live blog' the trip, as possible/usual! ; )
#90
January 3, 2015 9:37 PM - BirdnestHead
Steelers/Ravens good close game at the half!
#91
January 3, 2015 9:44 PM - rf
Cobble, I don't think you owed it to them to share. BNH's daughter is the one who stood up for you at the wedding, and that's as it should be. (Of course it's easy for me to say!)
#92
January 3, 2015 9:44 PM - rf
I bet they were just surprised and they'll get over it.
Edited at January 3, 2015 9:44 PM
#93
January 3, 2015 9:46 PM - Deleted
I'm withdrawing from sugar right now and hands down it is harder than alcohol and cigs were combined. This is the real reason there are so many obese people, they are addicts and get a pass for it! This is rough.
#94
January 3, 2015 9:58 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
DoBH was our first thought, she's so important to us both, and we wanted/needed to include her. It was imperative. I think when we have our east coast party we'll try to give these friends a role. Maybe that will help.

I honestly thought that just having DoBH would *avoid* hurting people by us having to make tough choices. Who? How many? Do you know what I mean?
#95
January 3, 2015 9:59 PM - pepper
Good luck, Dudley!
#96
January 3, 2015 10:00 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Sugar is a tough one, rob.
#97
January 3, 2015 10:00 PM - rf
As I said, maybe they were taken by surprise. I was, but I have no standing to be hurt, lol. Surprised and delighted!
#98
January 3, 2015 10:13 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
We only told our immediate families over Xmas/weekend. It was all very spontaneous. Our brothers, sisters, MoBH, the kids, BnH's aunt. Period. No one else knew. Not even my or BnH's cousins. Then we told Plusas, then our NYE party friends, then a few others, until I opened the 'floodgates' on FB on NY's Day.
Edited at January 3, 2015 10:15 PM
#99
January 3, 2015 10:15 PM - DeLepp
I think you owe them some cookies/baked goods!
January 3, 2015 10:20 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Good thinking, delepp! I'll do that, and take them over and explain.
January 3, 2015 10:25 PM - Partridge
I got over my irritation with you both in about 15 minutes. May take them longer. ;)
January 3, 2015 10:26 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Thank you, rf. I appreciate your saying that.
Edited at January 3, 2015 10:26 PM
January 3, 2015 10:27 PM - rf
LOL Partridge!
Edited at January 3, 2015 10:27 PM
January 3, 2015 10:29 PM - Partridge
I met bf of little rf today. He's a cutie, and I told him so!
January 3, 2015 10:29 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
If it's any consolation, however small, we told you Plusas *before* we even told our cousins and some very close friends!
January 3, 2015 10:31 PM - Partridge
That IS a consolation. Thank you!
January 3, 2015 10:33 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
My cousins found out on FB! (Omg, I'm going to hell for that!)
January 3, 2015 10:34 PM - Partridge
Start baking....
Edited at January 3, 2015 10:34 PM
January 3, 2015 10:36 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ha! Good lord...I'm never getting married again! ; )
January 3, 2015 10:38 PM - Partridge
Wise, wise woman. Look at all the drama involved. Not a wedding without it.
January 3, 2015 10:39 PM - DeLepp
Plusas rate higher than the cousins. I think we all need some baked goods to not let the "cat' out of the bag.
January 3, 2015 10:40 PM - pepper
I think that by limiting it to only DoBh, no one really has standing to be hurt. I think rf is right, they were just surprised, and will get over it. I hope you don't let this affect your joy.
Edited at January 3, 2015 10:40 PM
January 3, 2015 10:40 PM - Partridge
lol. keep baking...
January 3, 2015 10:45 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
We were *trying* to avoid drama! Sheesh! Simple, easy, inexpensive for everyone! Just wish us well and done!
Edited at January 3, 2015 10:45 PM
January 3, 2015 10:48 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Cripes, I'll be baking until June at this rate!

No, no one can take my joy away. I love Birdie. I just want everyone to be ok. I guess that's unrealistic.
January 3, 2015 10:52 PM - Partridge
They will be OK. It'll pass. I'm sure they are thrilled for you both.
January 3, 2015 10:53 PM - pepper
Baked goods heal all wounds. I'm just super happy for you both.
Edited at January 3, 2015 10:53 PM
January 3, 2015 10:59 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Thank you, all, for listening to my mishegas. Oy...nothing is simple I guess, where humans are involved.

Thank you, pep!
Edited at January 3, 2015 10:59 PM
January 3, 2015 11:00 PM - rf
Yes, Partridge, I heard. It will be his mom's turn to host them for a while starting on Wednesday.
Edited at January 3, 2015 11:00 PM
January 3, 2015 11:03 PM - BirdnestHead
Still watching football. All Ravens in the 2nd half. :-(
Yeah, we'll need to grovel a bit. All's well that ends well. I'll help bake...
January 3, 2015 11:03 PM - Partridge
To me, they are showing love. Love that they long to express to you both and an event makes that easier to do. Get the party started! If you need help with it, I can do that.
January 3, 2015 11:14 PM - BirdnestHead
Yes, a little frustrated love.
January 3, 2015 11:14 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yes, I think you're 100% correct, LP. It appears I grossly underestimated how much our friends and family would want to celebrate and be included. I may have to take you up on this.
January 3, 2015 11:14 PM - Partridge
rf, we talked about his major at school. Cool! But pre-law would probably turn out to be more lucrative.
Edited at January 3, 2015 11:14 PM
January 3, 2015 11:16 PM - Partridge
With pleasure!
Edited at January 3, 2015 11:16 PM
January 3, 2015 11:29 PM - Deleted
I bet it was just fake outrage, cobble. Pandemic malady
January 3, 2015 11:29 PM - BirdnestHead
Dunno, huge glut of lawyers these days, they're scratching and clawing for para-legal work...
January 3, 2015 11:32 PM - BirdnestHead
No fake outrage, they didn't say anything, just seemed a little surprised and hurt. We love them too.
January 3, 2015 11:35 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Thank you. I have take my humbled self off to bed now. Good night all. Thank you again.
Edited at January 3, 2015 11:35 PM
January 4, 2015 7:16 AM - Deleted
Cobble: http://www.morgansinthedesert.com
Edited at January 4, 2015 7:16 AM
January 4, 2015 7:33 AM - dibs
Randi, today is Sunday, not Saturday. There is a new thread.
January 4, 2015 8:17 AM - Deleted
It's a weekend, asshole. There should be one thread. This is not a difficult concept to understand.
January 4, 2015 8:18 AM - dibs
Tell it to Cobble who started a Saturday OT and not a weekend one, you imbecile.