Weekend OT
March 7, 2015 6:46 AM - dibs

March 7, 2015 6:59 AM - Partridge
More red, less white.
March 7, 2015 7:15 AM - BirdnestHead
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March 7, 2015 7:16 AM - dibs
Want more snow"???
March 7, 2015 7:20 AM - dibs
BnH...you missed a lot over the past two days while your internet was out...a weasel on top of a bird, Hillary and Menendez trying to weasel out of charges, a lion opening a car door, etc, etc, etc.
March 7, 2015 7:23 AM - Partridge
No, no more snow. I'm in full support of your 'last blast' prediction.
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March 7, 2015 7:25 AM - DeLepp
We need a decent storm that drops at ;east a foot of snow.
March 7, 2015 7:26 AM - Partridge
No we don't
March 7, 2015 7:28 AM - dibs
I'm standing by it, Part. i think that was the last. I'm lookimg forward to some rain in the next week or so to wash all the salt from the roads so I can take the B out. And maybe some Spring skiing. Even my avid skier collehe buddies have said it has been too cold to ski.
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March 7, 2015 7:29 AM - BirdnestHead
My loss :-(
March 7, 2015 7:29 AM - dibs
DeLepp has turned into a nasty old crumudgeon in his 50s
March 7, 2015 7:31 AM - DeLepp
Glass houses and all
March 7, 2015 7:41 AM - dibs
And to think that there are actually two of you out there.
March 7, 2015 7:43 AM - dibs
This is not new news but the story on the Today Show now about sledding injuries and the multi million dollar lawsuits against towns and how they are forcing towns to ban sledding on public property is a great example of what is wrong with America.
March 7, 2015 7:55 AM - Deleted
Ur a great examp...

Never mind

March 7, 2015 7:56 AM - Partridge
Ugh! I stepped out for coffee and missed the eagle shift change.
March 7, 2015 8:04 AM - Cobble B. Hiller

March 7, 2015 8:04 AM - BirdnestHead
The eagle is fun, could you post a link?
March 7, 2015 8:11 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
"We need a decent storm that drops at ;east a foot of snow."

Be careful what you wish for, it can still happen. We've had big snows in late March, and I recall one in early April once.
March 7, 2015 8:13 AM - Partridge
March 7, 2015 8:15 AM - Deleted
Gm. Brandi now has a rash on her face. Ugh.
March 7, 2015 8:20 AM - BirdnestHead
March 7, 2015 8:29 AM - Partridge
From reading the eagle comments, I've learned there are other cams around. Many are following several nests. Currently on a cam in MN, some gruesome shit has occurred. This can go from sweet and fluffy to bloody and gross pretty quickly.
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March 7, 2015 8:31 AM - dibs
Some kill the eagle brought back??
March 7, 2015 8:33 AM - dibs
Today is the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra's birthday. Nancy doesn't look very good. But, I recently saw an ad on TV for Frank Sinatra, Jr. singing at some NJ casino. I didn't even know there was a Frank Sinatra, Jr. and no mention of him on the Today Show about Old Blue Eyes.
March 7, 2015 8:36 AM - BirdnestHead
"Nature, red in tooth and claw"
March 7, 2015 8:41 AM - Partridge

These crazy people post under their real names and place of employment. Nuts!
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March 7, 2015 9:06 AM - Partridge
Yes that and other stuff. The couple had 3 chicks. Two were strong, one struggled. They stopped feeding the non-viable chick. Chick died. They fed if to the others. All so very matter of fact in the wild. These crazy people keep talking about how cold, how bored, how happy the eagle look at any given times. Anthropomorphizing.
March 7, 2015 9:07 AM - dibs
I found a can of catnip in the cupboard. Organic catnip.
March 7, 2015 9:08 AM - Deleted
Smoke it
March 7, 2015 9:08 AM - Deleted
i don't do catnip
March 7, 2015 9:12 AM - dibs
Dennis and David coming today with their cat, Harry. Lunch at the Black Bass. Dinner is appetizers, salad, beef stew and chocolate soufflé.

Going out to the garage with neighbor to start the cars there at 11:00.

And that's my day.
March 7, 2015 9:13 AM - Deleted
Wow I can't wait for retirement it sounds awesome.
March 7, 2015 9:13 AM - dibs
Oh, and walk down to the General Store and Post office to get mail and gossip with Mr. Drucker.
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March 7, 2015 9:13 AM - BirdnestHead
I like the Great Horned Owl cam, too.
March 7, 2015 9:18 AM - Partridge
I don't trust myself to be able to add other nest cams to my viewing list and still keep my job.
March 7, 2015 9:20 AM - dibs
Can'tyou clear it with the boss????
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March 7, 2015 9:22 AM - Partridge
You know how strict German bankers are.
March 7, 2015 9:26 AM - dibs
Did you take time off from work to get your hair done???
March 7, 2015 9:26 AM - Deleted
What's Mr. Drucker's story?
March 7, 2015 9:28 AM - Partridge
Of course not. They would never allow that.
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March 7, 2015 9:28 AM - dibs
Don't know but I don't think there is a Mrs. Drucker. Maybe he is a widower. Back in those days no one ever speculated about such things. And Rob and Laura slept in separate beds.
March 7, 2015 9:30 AM - dibs
Just like Uncle Charlie was also never married.
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March 7, 2015 9:31 AM - dibs
Nor with Alice
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March 7, 2015 9:31 AM - Partridge
Snappy dresser, that Uncle Charlie.
March 7, 2015 9:33 AM - Partridge
Alice's beau was "Pete".
March 7, 2015 9:34 AM - dibs
Apparently even better in color...
March 7, 2015 9:35 AM - dibs
I knida had the hots for Robby Douglas
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March 7, 2015 9:37 AM - Partridge
Ahh, yes, as well did I! The cleft chin.
March 7, 2015 9:37 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
BnH and I had to sleep in separate twin beds in the guest room at Aunt's house. : (
March 7, 2015 9:38 AM - dibs
Just like mine.
March 7, 2015 9:39 AM - dibs
Cobble, after getting married does BnH still play games in bed with you? Is your favorite still when he holds your head under the covers and farts???
March 7, 2015 9:39 AM - BirdnestHead
Like every other young man of my generation....
March 7, 2015 9:40 AM - dibs
That was an old Roseanne joke. her standup is really good
March 7, 2015 9:41 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
BnH actually likes me, he plays other 'games' in bed with me. : P
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March 7, 2015 9:42 AM - dibs
dh would have been interested in older women
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March 7, 2015 9:42 AM - BirdnestHead
yes, her "Domestic Goddess" routines...
March 7, 2015 9:42 AM - petebklyn
geez, Boston is expensive. There is conference there in May.
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March 7, 2015 9:42 AM - dibs
AirBnB, Pete.
March 7, 2015 9:43 AM - Deleted
i'm going up to boston next weekend - booked the limo liner instead of amtrak - 180 round trip :-|
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March 7, 2015 9:45 AM - dibs
If you were a member of the UL, there are reciprocal clubs in Boston where you can stay..The Harvard Club, The St Botolph Club, The Algonquin Club, The Union Club of Boston and the University Club
March 7, 2015 9:45 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
What is limo liner, DH?
March 7, 2015 9:45 AM - dibs
What is the limo liner????
March 7, 2015 9:45 AM - dibs
March 7, 2015 9:46 AM - dibs
And where does it drop you in Boston????
March 7, 2015 9:46 AM - Deleted
March 7, 2015 9:47 AM - Deleted
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March 7, 2015 9:47 AM - dibs
Where do you get it in NYC???
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March 7, 2015 9:48 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ah, fancy bus, looks nice. Why not reserved Amtrak?
March 7, 2015 9:48 AM - Deleted
Business-class, luxurious leather recliners
Personal service: We always have an attendant onboard to serve you at your seat.
Beverage service: coffee, tea, soda, juice or water
Meal service: We are now serving warm meals along with cold options ( Vegetarian options are available upon request )
Snacks: We always have a variety of dry snacks on board.
Complimentary glass of wine (on evening trips only)
110-volt electrical outlet
DVD movies and live satellite television
Satellite radio stations at your seat
A range of current magazines
Plush Fleece blankets and pillows
A large, clean restroom with fresh flowers
March 7, 2015 9:48 AM - Deleted
amtrak was ridiculously expensive
March 7, 2015 9:49 AM - DeLepp
We took limo liner back from Boston after Sandy. Very comfy.

Manhattan is different from Brooklyn, gindr pick in locker room at gym at 745AM.
March 7, 2015 9:49 AM - dibs
Where do you get it in NYC??? And, how long is the trip?
March 7, 2015 9:49 AM - Deleted
i think the pickup is somewhere in midtown on the west side. i ahve to check with V. she travels up to boston frequently and this is her favorite way.
March 7, 2015 9:50 AM - DeLepp
They used to do pick up at Hilton on 6th and 53rd.
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March 7, 2015 9:50 AM - dibs
Sounds good. Sometimes M's brother takes Amtrak to and from Boston and then the ferry out to P-Town to stay with us.
March 7, 2015 9:51 AM - dibs
DeLepp, you mean Grindr?????????
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March 7, 2015 9:51 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Sounds very comfy, DH.

I used to take Amtrak to Boston quite a bit to see family. I liked to sit on the water side, great views in RI/CT.
March 7, 2015 9:52 AM - DeLepp
yes, Grindr
March 7, 2015 9:55 AM - Deleted
yeah amtrak is a cool way to travel up there - also pretty comfy and good scenery. times/pricing didn't work out though - i kinda would preferred to take that as i would imagine if a snow storm hits limo liner not best way to travel.

had a good time up in boston last time i went - not a bad city
March 7, 2015 9:59 AM - dibs
I have never used Grindr. I should.
March 7, 2015 10:03 AM - Deleted
at least on grindr you know everyone is looking for buttsecks.

tinder was a weird hybrid - never knew wtf would happen
March 7, 2015 10:07 AM - petebklyn
not supposed to be using phones in locker rooms.
March 7, 2015 10:08 AM - petebklyn
I just looked at airbnb....I'm not staying in someone's house/apt with them.
Some of the problem could be graduation time....many places don't even have availability
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March 7, 2015 10:14 AM - dibs
No, I would never do an AirBnB if the owners were present.
March 7, 2015 10:18 AM - dibs
Just did iOS 8.1.3 upgrade to iPad. it hasbeen available for a while but I didn't want to do it in case it turned out to be a problem until I had time to schedule a visit to the Genius Bar. The iPad has been ver wonky since last upgrade but now seems to be working much better.

Apple is not the be all and end all of efficient software!!!!!!
March 7, 2015 10:18 AM - Deleted
For AnirBnB, who takes care of linens? Bring your own, or host supplies? If it's the latter, I'll pass.
March 7, 2015 10:19 AM - dibs
I found a decent apt in Brooklyn Heights with AirBnB. There are probably a total of 20 of them available there ranging from $79 to $250. They are cheaper over in BoCoCa, for obvious reasons.
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March 7, 2015 10:20 AM - dibs
Host supplies linens and towels, benson. Usually WiFi but not always cable.
March 7, 2015 10:25 AM - petebklyn
friends of our are renting out their garden apt thru airbnb. And they do the cleaning, linens etc
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March 7, 2015 10:28 AM - Deleted
The linens are a killer for me. With hospitality companies like Hilton or Hampton Inns, you can have a reasonable expectation that the linens will be clean. How do you know this with AirBnB host?
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March 7, 2015 10:31 AM - rf
You could always bring your own.
March 7, 2015 10:31 AM - dibs
If they weren't they would get bad feedback.
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March 7, 2015 10:38 AM - Deleted
yeah really, more like AirBedbugsNBotchulism

March 7, 2015 10:40 AM - Deleted
"You could always bring your own."

Then what the heck is the point of it?
March 7, 2015 10:43 AM - Deleted
Just met with the dog walker. Part of the reason the dog walking service we've been using dropped park slope is because there's been a lot of theft from a couple of the dog walkers. Thank god I've got nothing worth stealing but a bunch of dusty old video games. My roommate says he has nothing to steal either. That sorta makes me sad on some level lol. I wonder if the nannies are looting the tards around here too? Probably. A silver spoon here, a vibrator there!

March 7, 2015 10:48 AM - Deleted
Who is stealing what from the dog walkers? I don't get it.
March 7, 2015 10:50 AM - rf
It's the dog walkers stealing from the houses where the dogs live, lol.
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March 7, 2015 10:50 AM - rf
Is the dog walker willing to freelance?
March 7, 2015 10:51 AM - Deleted
Oh. Derp. So why not just fire the people stealing shit? Why would cutting off park slope and focusing on williamsburg cut down on theft?
March 7, 2015 10:53 AM - dibs
benson…a lot cheaper than hotels, especially in cities wherte the taxes on top of the room rate are high.

March 7, 2015 11:01 AM - Deleted
I don't think it was a cause and effect, like not the reason. They didn't think they were making enough money in park slope, there's more money to be made in williamsburg apparently were the answers from the dog walking service itself. I can't say I blame them, 95% of the dogs in park slope kinda suck and you just know these people probably have nanny cams set up. (i would never do that.) Do whatever you want in my apartment, just don't poop -- that's my only rule.

March 7, 2015 11:06 AM - Deleted
I can whack off at your place?
March 7, 2015 11:09 AM - Deleted
If that's what it takes to debrief after handling the two beasts, sure why not. Bring your own jizz rag though (and/or whatever it is women use to clean up their vagina leaks when finished.)
March 7, 2015 11:10 AM - Deleted
Lol glad we sorted that out
March 7, 2015 11:23 AM - Deleted
Oh dear
March 7, 2015 11:28 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Gross boys.
March 7, 2015 11:29 AM - Deleted
She said she uses a muzzle on Guinness because she's a "scavenger". Imagine if a nanny said that about someone's child. I'm thinking to myself the whole time girl you trippin' you've seen the nasty shit on these streets, it's not my dog's fault! But I understand. She tried putting a bell on bocce because he likes to lunge at tall men, but he wasn't having it.
March 7, 2015 11:36 AM - Deleted
But I'm very happy we are getting to keep a great dog walker. I was able to negotiate a good price too.
March 7, 2015 11:38 AM - rf
Do you think she'll report it on her taxes, like the nannies you complain about?
March 7, 2015 11:46 AM - Deleted
Well she doesn't have kids of her own so whether she pays taxes or not on her earnings doesn't concern me. It's people with kids who have jobs off the books and still getting government benefits that I frown upon. And there is nothing wrong with frowning upon that. However, I do realize our welfare system is messed up and benefits max out when one makes 11 dollars an hour. Sometimes making just one more dollar an hour would cause someone to lose benefits, for which they would then need to make 38 dollars an hour (!) to break even. Our system supports and maintains all this shadiness that our genitals cause.

March 7, 2015 12:28 PM - Deleted
It looks so weird with dudleys house missing.
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March 7, 2015 12:42 PM - dibs
Back from the garage. Neighbor friend's Porsche 911 wouldn't start. I think it's his charger that goes through the cig lighter since I was able to put another charger directly on the battery and at least got it to begin to turn over. We'll go back out after lunch. he'll drive since I will be drinking at lunch.
March 7, 2015 12:50 PM - pepper
This nest has 2 2 week old babies. They are getting fed now.

March 7, 2015 12:57 PM - dibs
Cool. i see
March 7, 2015 1:25 PM - Partridge
I will not look at the another nest.
I will not look at the another nest.
I will not look at the another nest.
I will not look at the another nest.
I will not look at the another nest.
March 7, 2015 1:33 PM - petebklyn
I found one for $189 a night plus tax - government rate. Boston Common hotel which means for common people not by the Boston Common. It is Copley square.
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March 7, 2015 1:33 PM - Deleted
Dudley froze perfectly
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March 7, 2015 1:33 PM - pepper
It's hard not to, Part. I have 3 up right now, and won't read more comments with more links to more nests.
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March 7, 2015 1:34 PM - Deleted
Just took him out of the freezer to see how it froze and take a pic, taking him to the oceAn on the first warm day
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March 7, 2015 1:38 PM - petebklyn
you folks might enjoy watching golf on tv too
March 7, 2015 1:39 PM - petebklyn
he will just end up being fish food for other fish and then get pooped out
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March 7, 2015 1:40 PM - Deleted
Just had the worst Uber driver on earth. Holy shit
March 7, 2015 1:46 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
What happened, DH?

Just found out my new neighbors are two women with a baby. I hope they are friendlier than the last ones.
March 7, 2015 1:48 PM - Deleted
Lesbos. Nice.
March 7, 2015 1:53 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Well, I'm assuming so, but who knows? I just hope they're (reasonably) happy people, not like the unfriendly people who used to live in that apt.
March 7, 2015 1:59 PM - pepper
We're not thrilled with our upstairs neighbor. He (or his kids, who he has part time custody of) keep leaving the front door open. His apt was robbed last week, as apparently he leaves his apt. door unlocked as well. Plus, he's really not very friendly.
March 7, 2015 2:05 PM - petebklyn
would you want him to be friendly?
March 7, 2015 2:09 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Maybe if Pepper leaves a 72-point font M outside his door he'll get the message.
March 7, 2015 2:11 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
In these small buildings it's a real pita when you have a crappy neighbor. And shame on him and his kids for not locking doors.
March 7, 2015 2:12 PM - pepper
Yes. There are only 3 apts in building. It's weird having 1/3 of us barely acknowledge the others. None of us are friends, but when the previous tenants were there, all 3 apts looked out for the building and each other. It just makes things far less pleasant.
March 7, 2015 2:12 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Lol! How funny would that be if giant "M"s starting popping up all over!
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March 7, 2015 2:15 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yes, we only have 3 apts, too. And the unfriendly people lived below us, so we had to pass them on our way in/out. Our other neighbor is friendly, but not around much.

It's mainly been just me & BnH here all winter.
March 7, 2015 2:19 PM - sixyearsandcounting
I think we need some more creative examples of M though.
March 7, 2015 2:19 PM - sixyearsandcounting
or this:
March 7, 2015 2:20 PM - sixyearsandcounting
on this M note, good night, morons!
March 7, 2015 2:21 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Oh, I don't know. I'm happy with the straightforward " M ". Though we could add a lowercase " m " for minor offenses. ; )
March 7, 2015 2:23 PM - Deleted
People in my building are unfriendly, but I don't mind. They're not my types anyway. Poor neighbors are usually friendlier but they often bring a host of other problems to the table and I ain't looking for that these days. I LOVED my three days in the woods last week.
March 7, 2015 2:33 PM - Deleted
I'm sure you are super friendly to them dfb.
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March 7, 2015 2:36 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
We don't need to be bffs, just "hello" and "how are you" in the hallway is fine. The old neighbors would a) never look at us, or look us in the eye, or b) say 'hello' without us forcing them to...which became a game for us - to see if we could get them to speak more than that. BnH got the guy to say a few words a couple times, but the wife never would.
March 7, 2015 2:40 PM - Deleted
Well f2f social awkwardness is very common these days, it will not get better, just worse, you'll have to learn how to adapt. Humans as social animals are finally evolving into something very new.
March 7, 2015 3:23 PM - Deleted
Dude smelled and drove recklessly and got lost.

People are definitely becoming more socially awkward with face to face interaction. People do too much shit on the Internet
March 7, 2015 3:32 PM - Deleted
Sounds like every cab driver actually, at least he's keeping up the cabby tradition.
March 7, 2015 4:01 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Interesting to hear that from two 'younger' people. I'm going to ask DoBH what she thinks.

March 7, 2015 4:10 PM - Deleted
She won't hear you!

March 7, 2015 4:30 PM - Deleted
UGH. Obnoxious mother in the lobby right now saying to her kid "Jackson, stay where you are!" in a snitty tone as I was taking out the dogs. Neighbors really do suck.
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March 7, 2015 4:36 PM - dibs
Pepper, just approach him and lay down the law. Te;ll him if he doesn't close and lock the front door you'll be forced to change the locks…whether you will or not makes no difference. He's an idiot.
March 7, 2015 4:37 PM - dibs
"Dude smelled and drove recklessly and got lost."

Probably just a typical cab driver that got an Uber account.
March 7, 2015 4:39 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Why do you think DoBH won't hear me? Because she won't be able too tell the difference between engaged/not?
March 7, 2015 4:40 PM - dibs
Got back from brunch. Have an interesting long story to tell about the Black Bass and the table that we ate at but will save that for later. Neighbor came by and we went out to the garage and his Porsche started. 1% problems
March 7, 2015 4:41 PM - Deleted
It was a joke, cobble.

March 7, 2015 4:43 PM - Deleted
I did so much cleaning today, now i'm pooped. I think my grandmother sent me a message from the other side saying my apartment was filthy and to clean it up lol.

March 7, 2015 4:58 PM - pepper
It's not that he's not locking it - it self-locks. He's not closing it, so it just sits wide open - on Atlantic Ave! The door sucks, and is hard to close, I'll give him that much. But the rest of us manage to do it. There are 3 signs on the door reminding people to make sure it is closed - 1 placed by us, the other 2 by the downstairs neighbors, who are now working with the landlord to try and get a new front door.
March 7, 2015 5:02 PM - Deleted
Sounds like the landlords problem to me
March 7, 2015 5:04 PM - dibs
Have a word with him. Maybe point out that not closing the door heightens the probability that he will get robbed again. If that doesn't work, TELL HIM THAT HE IS A FUCKING MORON.

Do yoiu not have any contact with the owner of the unit??? As a condo, put pressure on them.
March 7, 2015 5:06 PM - petebklyn
yeah - aren't you on the board of the condo?
March 7, 2015 5:07 PM - Deleted
Maybe he's scamming for renter's insurance money.
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March 7, 2015 5:11 PM - pepper
No, I recently left the condo board, and am greatly enjoying my freedom!
March 7, 2015 5:15 PM - dibs

OK…talk to the landlord. tell them people are breaking into the building
March 7, 2015 5:19 PM - pepper
Yes, he knows. That's why downstairs neighbors are trying to work with him to get a new door.
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March 7, 2015 5:30 PM - dibs
You would think that a banker who works for the Germans would know of "certain methods" to pursuade him to close the door.
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March 7, 2015 5:38 PM - petebklyn
german bakers would be more of a threat
March 7, 2015 5:41 PM - dibs
OK…cocktail hour. Have a nice evening.
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March 7, 2015 6:03 PM - petebklyn
guess we can't compete with cocktails. You'd think he'd at least offer us one.
March 7, 2015 6:08 PM - Deleted
it does
March 7, 2015 6:41 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I'm having cheap swill here, you're welcome to join. Ordering in fancy pizza. Going to binge-watch House of Cards after. Waiting for Birdie to return to the nest.
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March 7, 2015 6:58 PM - Partridge
I'm still at work but swill and binge watching Breaking Bad are on my evening's agenda.

I had the pleasure of a visit from the Birdman earlier. Nice to see him. Looking sharp in black cashmere.
March 7, 2015 7:01 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
He was looking very nice this evening. Glad you had a sighting! : )
March 7, 2015 7:01 PM - rf
Almost done with The Wire. *sigh* I think I have 4 episodes left. it will be hard to find something that good to follow.
March 7, 2015 7:05 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I hate finishing a good season. I get so wrapped up in the characters.
March 7, 2015 7:07 PM - rf
The final season is number 5. Most had 12 or 13 episodes but this one has only 10 and I watched numbers 5 and 6 last night. I've been trying to limit myself to one per night but it's almost over.
March 7, 2015 7:08 PM - DeLepp
The characters here are not enough?
March 7, 2015 7:10 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Lol, I heard that one coming! ; )
March 7, 2015 7:32 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Watching Diners, Drive Ins and Dives...getting hungry. Greek food.

Does Bay Ridge have a good Greek place?
March 7, 2015 7:45 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Pho! Nightingale 9 has great pho. Wish it were even closer.
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March 7, 2015 8:41 PM - petebklyn
I already move clocks ahead. Tomorrow I have to get up 7:30a to be at Y by 8:15a.
why does this have to be turn ahead wkend?
March 7, 2015 8:55 PM - BirdnestHead
We finally hung our wedding heart!
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March 7, 2015 8:57 PM - Deleted
So people with SAD don't get pushed over the damn edge before summer gets here, that's why lol. You retired people forget what it means to finally get to leave work and the sun is still out! Fucking birds sing

March 7, 2015 8:59 PM - Deleted
That picture gives the object no size frame of reference, how big is that?
March 7, 2015 9:02 PM - Partridge
That's pretty. I like it!
March 7, 2015 9:12 PM - Deleted
Is it Cobble's hair? I'm confused by what it is.

March 7, 2015 9:15 PM - pepper
Part, I know you are trying not to look at another nest, but that Berry College one I posted earlier is equipped with an infrared light, so you can see them 24 hrs. And you can rewind through the last 30 hours or so at any time. Just saying....

March 7, 2015 9:16 PM - pepper
That wouldn't be nearly so interesting.
March 7, 2015 9:16 PM - Deleted
I can't believe people don't give each other enough privacy and have to be in your face with cameras everywhere are now invading birds' nests doing it to them? I find it kind of messed up. Why not stick a camera up your butt and watch your rectal fauna flourish.

March 7, 2015 9:31 PM - Partridge
I will not look at the another nest.
I will not look at the another nest.
I will not look at the another nest.
I will not look at the another nest.
I will not look at the another nest.

March 7, 2015 9:40 PM - pepper
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March 7, 2015 9:52 PM - Deleted
Oh, that is nice. I took a seashell from my grandmother's garden before it was picked at by the roach lady. I was going to leave it at the cemetery, but forgot and it wound up back here.
March 7, 2015 9:55 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
It's a heart, about 10" tall x 2.5" deep. It's made of vines with a strand of sea shells wrapped around it. MoBH made it/bought it (?) And hung it on her front door for the party, and gave it to us.

BnH thinks a friend of MoBH made it. The same person that made the cake for us.
March 7, 2015 9:56 PM - BirdnestHead
"Why not stick a camera up your butt and watch your rectal fauna flourish."
They do that, butt it requires special training and an expensive camera. It's not like you can just stick a rolling pin up there...
March 7, 2015 9:58 PM - Deleted
See, even Big Red finds cameras invasive.
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March 7, 2015 9:59 PM - BirdnestHead
I like bringing back a seashell or two when we travel. A nice reminder.
March 7, 2015 10:01 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Keep it, as a memory, if you go back to the cemetary one day, you can leave it then.

Thanks, we love it. It looks great where we hung it. Just perfect.
Edited at March 7, 2015 10:01 PM
March 7, 2015 10:04 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
They knock you out when they put the camera up your butt. But yes, it is invasive. ; )
Edited at March 7, 2015 10:04 PM
March 7, 2015 10:51 PM - Deleted
I had a rough day today. My MS is acting up and I feel like crap. Had to take it easy.
Edited at March 7, 2015 10:51 PM
March 7, 2015 10:56 PM - BirdnestHead
Sorry to hear it B, hope it subsides.
March 7, 2015 10:58 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Sorry to hear that, benson. What are the symptoms?
March 7, 2015 11:01 PM - Deleted
Regarding social awkwardness and such: I could write a treatise on this topic, and it fits into a much larger theme that's been written about by authors like Todd Putnam, Charles Murray and even the late business writer turned sociologist, Peter Drucker. The latter probably put it best when he said that what the US needs most is a greater social structure. We used to have a lot more formal social structures, everything from bridge clubs to volunteer fire departments to fraternal clubs, to informal structures. With regard to the latter, I can remember this from my childhood.

I've said it before: one of the reasons I like to go on cruises with Princess lines is that they try to hold on to this tradition. We always have dinner at a table of eight or so, and for two hours you dine, not eat. No distractions, just conversation, usually with a cross-section of people. On the recent cruise, we had a couple from Maine, a couple from St. Louis, a couple from England and ourselves. All were great company.
March 7, 2015 11:02 PM - Deleted
Some lightheadedness, weak on my legs and occasional muscle spasms. The latter is the worst part - somewhat painful.
March 7, 2015 11:09 PM - rf
Hope you feel better soon, Benson.
March 7, 2015 11:10 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I hope tomorrow is a better day for you.

I'm fading fast...must sleep.
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March 7, 2015 11:14 PM - Deleted
Thanks. The spasms are gone, so hopefully the worst is over.

The English guy at the dinner table on our cruise has his own website:


He's a retired policeman who started a second career as a toastmaster. As such, he had the gift of gab and made it a lively table.
March 8, 2015 3:38 AM - RowerChick
Oy. Insomnia sucks. Sorry to hear your MS is flaring up. I know I had a friend with MS who was in a much more advanced stage than you at a much younger age. He had to move away from the city, because there was not enough good options in the way of public transit for his disability/mobility issues. Swimming was a great comfort and physical therapy for him-do you have access to a pool near you?
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March 8, 2015 8:04 AM - Cobble B. Hiller

Why is it that I find it difficult to wake up on work days, but wake up early on weekends. Bah!
March 8, 2015 8:59 AM - RowerChick
"Crowds Squeeze Into New Juice Press In Brooklyn Heights
Mar 07, 2015 04:32 pm | Carl Franzen

True to their word, the new Juice Press at 124 Montague St. (behind Kiehl’s) was up and running as of 10 a.m. this morning. There was even a small crowd outside when your intrepid BHB correspondent visited about an hour later. “It’s been going very well so far,” said Caitlin Brisson, a Juice Press PR […]“

You have got to be fucking kidding me.
Correspondent my ass. A paragraph about a juice bar (that was doing construction work with toxic chemicals and no ventilation while we were working upstairs) in the bhb. methinks thus guy has an inflated sense of ego.
March 8, 2015 9:13 AM - Deleted
Derp. Gm
March 8, 2015 9:15 AM - dibs

March 8, 2015 9:27 AM - RowerChick
Oh. and GM
March 8, 2015 9:42 AM - Deleted
Those juice places are ridiculous
March 8, 2015 10:09 AM - sixyearsandcounting
There are fresh juice places on nearly every corner of Abu Dhabi's streets but nobody makes a fuss about them.
March 8, 2015 10:10 AM - sixyearsandcounting
...and here's some light reading for your Rhombus morning:


(like your Congressmen don't read bills before reading, I didn't actually read the whole thing before posting)
March 8, 2015 10:11 AM - sixyearsandcounting
^^^ it's actually a link about real estate and development.
March 8, 2015 10:11 AM - dibs
44? here
March 8, 2015 10:12 AM - dibs
Only one who said that was Nancy Pelosi
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March 8, 2015 10:15 AM - dibs
MH370 beacon battery died more than a year before the plane took off!!!!
March 8, 2015 10:19 AM - sixyearsandcounting
75 here. Widespread dust.
March 8, 2015 10:24 AM - dibs
Obama says he only learned last week about Hillary's private email account. What, he never emailed her when she was Secy of State???? LIES.
March 8, 2015 10:33 AM - Deleted
Good morning. Feeling better today, though not 100%.

RC, my main therapy is to go for a long walk every day and my doctor believes that is sufficient for my condition. I think one of the reasons I had the spasms last night is that I haven't been that diligent the past few weeks, with the cold and snow.
March 8, 2015 10:35 AM - Deleted

There is a lot of speculation that it was Team Obama who leaked the story to the NYT about Hillary's e-mails. David Axelrod is certainly not speaking well of her these days. Speculation has it that they really want your gal Lizzie Warren to run.
March 8, 2015 10:38 AM - Deleted

I recommend that you spend some time reading NY YIMBY. Almost every week they highlight a new development of non-subsidized low and middle income housing in places like the Bronx, East NY and Far Rockaway. The main issue constricting supply is the lack of developable properties, and that ties right to the city's policies.
March 8, 2015 10:44 AM - dibs
"Speculation has it that they really want your gal Lizzie Warren to run."

To continue even further down a road of Socialism
Edited at March 8, 2015 10:44 AM
March 8, 2015 10:46 AM - dibs
I think a majority of Americans understand that she is a wackjob and dangerous.
March 8, 2015 10:47 AM - Deleted
This whole e-mail story is amazing to me, on several fronts. First, it is simply mind-boggling to me that the Secretary of State of the US set up her own e-mail system, free of oversight. Second, I am amazed that it took so long for this story to come out. She had to have communicated with 100s of people as SOS, and the word never leaked that she was doing this?
March 8, 2015 11:05 AM - dibs
Condy used the government provided email
March 8, 2015 11:08 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I love watching DIBS get himself all in a lather over Warren and Clinton. "Dangerous"? Hyperbole much? Lol...
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March 8, 2015 11:10 AM - dibs
Cobble, do you have any thoughts about politics??? I assume you vote a straight Democratic ticket, like a moron
March 8, 2015 11:12 AM - dibs
Looks like I may be in NYC next weekend for some WealthyX meetings. 12th to the 17th. Anyone want to buy me lunch????
March 8, 2015 11:12 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I assume no one leaked the email thing because everyone assumed it was approved by the whomever that would approve it.
March 8, 2015 11:13 AM - dibs
LOL at Cobble thinking all was proper with the emails.
March 8, 2015 11:14 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Tsk tsk, awfully early to be so nasty.
March 8, 2015 11:19 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Politics is pretty low on my list of things to concern myself with right now. Though I will say I have voted for a republican, not often, but it's happened.
March 8, 2015 11:24 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I didn't say it was proper, read my comment again.

Cable/Internet down again. : (
March 8, 2015 11:33 AM - dibs
WTF is it with your cable/internet???? Who is your provider???
March 8, 2015 11:39 AM - rf
Condoleezza Rice 'rarely used email' as secretary of state
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/condoleezza-rice-rarely-used-email-as-secretary-of-state-2015-3#ixzz3ToEHx2aM
March 8, 2015 11:44 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Time Warner. Ugh.
Edited at March 8, 2015 11:44 AM
March 8, 2015 11:49 AM - dibs
I took the garlands and the wreath off the front door and put the screen door on!!!! Spring is here!!!!
Edited at March 8, 2015 11:49 AM
March 8, 2015 12:02 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I hope you're right, but I'm not convinced.
March 8, 2015 12:02 PM - pepper
It's beautiful out! Really feels like Spring.
March 8, 2015 12:03 PM - pepper
I wonder how Pete's mini-Triathlon went.
March 8, 2015 12:05 PM - Deleted
i'm stressed out. work, taxes, house, sick baby. ugh.
March 8, 2015 12:08 PM - pepper
Oh, and Happy International Women's Day!!!!
March 8, 2015 12:14 PM - Deleted
Me too. Laying out in the warm sun helps, but there is no privacy anywhere around here to do so. I don't like that. I've learned I am at my best emotionally and spiritually when there are no or very few people around getting in the way and that is impossible to do in nyc because dislikeables are coming and going from every direction.
March 8, 2015 12:15 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Nice! Happy International Women's Day!

BnH is about to go out. I may go out later.

Sorry, randi. That does sound like rather a lot. What's wrong with Brandi?
March 8, 2015 12:22 PM - Deleted
brandi has a 103 fever since friday and weird blotchy shit on her face (nowhere else so i don't think its a rash, she has sensitive skin like her mom) LOL i am not the thin skinned one in the family!
March 8, 2015 12:22 PM - Deleted
DFB you need a roof deck or a back yard. privacy.
March 8, 2015 12:24 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
What does her doc say it is?
March 8, 2015 12:24 PM - rf
Sometimes fever results in a rash. Did you talk to the doctor? How's Brandi's disposition?
March 8, 2015 12:28 PM - rf
Maybe Roseola? When I was presented with my kid, she had a blotchy rash on her face and a little fever. I think that's what it might have been.


As was the practice in China at the time, she was given massive doses of penicillin and she was better in a couple of days.
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March 8, 2015 12:30 PM - Deleted
There is a roof deck on the building, but it's not private. And there's a lot of dickheads with sheds popping out from their apartments on the top floor who think the roof is their's, but there are public areas. I need nature and seclusion. NYC can't offer me that, at least not in the ways I want and need it.

March 8, 2015 12:30 PM - Deleted
"About 2 to 4 days after becoming sick, the child's fever lowers and a rash appears. This rash usually:

Starts on the middle of the body and spreads to the arms, legs, neck, and face.
Pink or rose-colored,
Has small sores that are slightly raised"

nope. only on her cheeks and chin.

she is acting pretty OK, happy and playing but definitely tired and napping longer than usual and fussy about eating. if the fever is still at 103 tomorrow morning i will take her in.
March 8, 2015 12:33 PM - rf
My kid's rash was only on her face.
March 8, 2015 12:35 PM - Deleted
well it could be, dunno. i would prefer to not give her medicine if she doesn't need it so i'll wait until tomorrow. she isn't miserable.
March 8, 2015 12:41 PM - rf
As long as she is alert and the fever doesn't go any higher, that sounds fine. Even if it is roseola, there are no meds they can give for it. My kid (aside from the fact that she was my first baby! we were in a foreign country! she was in the middle of a gigantic transition, losing everything familiar she ever knew!) needed something because she started wheezing. But aside from the liquid penicillin, they wanted me to do IV infusions of antibiotic. She responded immediately to the penicillin and I asked the guide to give the works for the infusion away.
March 8, 2015 12:43 PM - Deleted
i worry when fever goes over 104
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March 8, 2015 12:46 PM - DeLepp
dfb, take the A train to fort tryon park. Always empty and you can stare at the Hudson or palisades.
March 8, 2015 12:51 PM - Deleted
Maybe she needs fresh air? The immediate atmosphere of NYC is pretty fetid.

March 8, 2015 12:53 PM - Deleted
Plus I can't bring the dogs. And even taking them to Prospect Park is just not enjoyable in the least.

March 8, 2015 12:53 PM - Deleted
DeLepp, it's not the same. I don't want to have to travel over an hour on a crowded train filled with miserable people just to experience that. And then have to come back? Ugh.
March 8, 2015 12:55 PM - rf
There are parts of Prospect Park that are always pretty empty, in the middle on the way to the zoo/carousel. And still beautiful.
March 8, 2015 12:56 PM - Deleted
the air is nice out here in the ghetto, and it is very quiet. maybe one car an hour passes by my house.
March 8, 2015 1:03 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Where is your new house, randi?
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March 8, 2015 1:10 PM - Deleted
new house is on CH bedstuy border. one of the president streets btwn franklin and bedford.
March 8, 2015 1:11 PM - Deleted
i would tell you the address but we know what lurks and i don't want him coming over,
March 8, 2015 1:35 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Lol, I bet he's a pussycat in real life, but I understand your concern.
March 8, 2015 1:36 PM - DeadCatBounce
Post the address and we will all come over for one of those good home cooked meals you are renowned for.
Edited at March 8, 2015 1:36 PM
March 8, 2015 1:39 PM - pepper
I had a dream about The What last night. We went on a date. :o/
March 8, 2015 1:41 PM - Partridge
March 8, 2015 1:42 PM - DeadCatBounce
Did he wine and dine you Pepper?
Arrive with flowers?
Greet you with "enchanted" and a delicate kiss of your hand?
March 8, 2015 1:44 PM - pepper
I don't remember many of the details. Just that I woke up after the date and was like "WTF"?
March 8, 2015 1:47 PM - Deleted
That is seriously messed up pepper. You need help.
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March 8, 2015 1:49 PM - pepper

Agreed, Randi.
Edited at March 8, 2015 1:49 PM
March 8, 2015 1:58 PM - petebklyn
I came in 2nd for the alterkocher category. Of course there were probably 5 in that group.
March 8, 2015 1:59 PM - pepper
Well done, Pete!
March 8, 2015 2:03 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Excellent, Pete!

pep, you may need to take an OT break.
March 8, 2015 2:07 PM - Partridge
Are you still chillin' on The Beach with your 'friend'?
March 8, 2015 2:10 PM - pepper
The Beach closed down right after he blogicided from the OT. I haven't had any contact with him since.
March 8, 2015 2:12 PM - Partridge
You might be missing him a little bit?
March 8, 2015 2:14 PM - pepper
March 8, 2015 2:16 PM - Partridge
Fine. Well then, what is your interpretation?
March 8, 2015 2:21 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
LP, don't be naughty.
March 8, 2015 2:24 PM - rf
Maybe the room you slept in was too warm. I often have weird dreams when I sleep in a warm room.
March 8, 2015 2:25 PM - dibs
What knew where I lived.

I stilll think he was the same guy that I hooked up with a few times from craigslist but What is older.
March 8, 2015 2:26 PM - dibs
Back in Philly. Up to NYC on Wed.
March 8, 2015 2:26 PM - pepper
That my mind is fucked up and I need help.
March 8, 2015 2:26 PM - dibs
Taking a more active role in WealthyX.com
Edited at March 8, 2015 2:26 PM
March 8, 2015 2:29 PM - petebklyn
only one X? I would have thought you would insist on triple X
March 8, 2015 2:33 PM - dibs
I'm thrilled with the prospect of taking money from Millennials!!!!!
Edited at March 8, 2015 2:33 PM
March 8, 2015 2:36 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Glad to hear you will be *doing something*, DIBS, besides living off your dividends. ; )
Edited at March 8, 2015 2:36 PM
March 8, 2015 2:37 PM - dibs
Well, no salary.
March 8, 2015 2:37 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
So which night are we going for drinks?
March 8, 2015 2:37 PM - petebklyn
some moron riding a skidoo around the lake. How boring can that be.....since just going around circles since lake not that large.
But I suppose we go around circles here too quite frequently
March 8, 2015 2:38 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ah, well, it will help keep you off the streets. ; )
March 8, 2015 2:39 PM - dibs
If he goes around enough times, maybe he will fall in.
March 8, 2015 2:40 PM - rf
Send my regards, Dave.

Drinks are a really good idea.
Edited at March 8, 2015 2:40 PM
March 8, 2015 2:41 PM - dibs
Maybe Thursday.
Edited at March 8, 2015 2:41 PM
March 8, 2015 2:41 PM - dibs
Henry St Ale House????
March 8, 2015 2:42 PM - pepper
Maybe this will save some of his walls from stenciling.
Edited at March 8, 2015 2:42 PM
March 8, 2015 2:44 PM - dibs
X should be nice and tan after his cruise!!!
March 8, 2015 2:44 PM - dibs
Not nice, pepper
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March 8, 2015 2:45 PM - rf
Is that where you're staying? Not bothering with airbnb?
March 8, 2015 2:45 PM - dibs
Besides, I don't have any more walls that I wish to stencil.
March 8, 2015 2:46 PM - dibs
March 8, 2015 2:52 PM - rf
Edited at March 8, 2015 2:52 PM
March 8, 2015 3:04 PM - dibs
March 8, 2015 3:09 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Thurs at Ale House would work.
Edited at March 8, 2015 3:09 PM
March 8, 2015 3:09 PM - petebklyn
I'll be in Florida. On thursday eve taking greyhound from St. Petersburg to Ft. Lauderdale.
March 8, 2015 3:11 PM - dibs
Henry St Ale House has craft beers for the two morons
Edited at March 8, 2015 3:11 PM
March 8, 2015 3:12 PM - dibs
Are you visiting a canonized relative in St Petersburg?
March 8, 2015 3:14 PM - Partridge
Did someone say drinks?
Edited at March 8, 2015 3:14 PM
March 8, 2015 3:24 PM - petebklyn
apparently that is what it takes to get her away from spycamming on birds
March 8, 2015 3:46 PM - pepper
I think I can manage drinks on Thursday. And we can get some of the Ale House's delicious nachos!!!!
March 8, 2015 3:51 PM - dibs
Never again.
March 8, 2015 4:08 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Just checking in. Pepper went on a dream date with What, and Dave may have hooked up with What from Craigslist?
March 8, 2015 4:11 PM - Deleted
Wow, today's weather felt good.

March 8, 2015 4:16 PM - pepper
Yeah, we're all fucked up here, Six. Nothing new at all.
March 8, 2015 4:25 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Will you be able to close the store early, and join us at 6:30, pep?

Sight unseen, What is apparently in demand! : P
March 8, 2015 4:29 PM - pepper
I'll have to check with Stock Boy.
March 8, 2015 4:49 PM - dibs
I hope the Germans let Part out early too.
March 8, 2015 4:58 PM - pepper
I think Part has a conference downtown on Thurs, so it shouldn't be a problem.
March 8, 2015 4:59 PM - Partridge
Yep, conference. I'll be there.
March 8, 2015 5:11 PM - dibs
I actually have a meeting in Manhattan on Thursday as well.
March 8, 2015 5:35 PM - Deleted
5:30 pm and sunlight coming in through the windows, WINTER IS GONE!

March 8, 2015 5:57 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Nearly 6pm and sun still streaming in windows here!
March 8, 2015 6:08 PM - dibs
6:08 and still sunny
Edited at March 8, 2015 6:08 PM
March 8, 2015 6:10 PM - Deleted
And people want to do away with daylight saving time, they are nuts! It's like the weather equivalent of getting a tax refund.
Edited at March 8, 2015 6:10 PM
March 8, 2015 7:15 PM - dibs
Great dinner...seared scallops, fettucini with butter and parmesan, sugar snap peas, one of my favorite vegetables.
March 8, 2015 7:23 PM - dibs
March is colo-rectal cancer awareness month. Anyone turning 50 should get their colonoscopy.
March 8, 2015 7:33 PM - pepper
Veggies! I'm So proud!
March 8, 2015 7:34 PM - dibs
Two nights in a row! There was celery, potatoes, carrots and onionsin the stew last night. And I had asparagus and carrots at lunch!!! I feel so regular.
March 8, 2015 7:35 PM - DeLepp
Mine is scheduled since colon cancer runs in the family.
March 8, 2015 7:39 PM - pepper
At the bar at Chez Moi waiting for my food and a guy two stools away takes my fork. WTF.
Edited at March 8, 2015 7:39 PM
March 8, 2015 7:40 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Had mine a few weeks ago. Not as bad as I thought it might be. Doc says I don't need another for 5 years.
March 8, 2015 7:43 PM - dibs
Unaccompanied ladies should not be seated at the bar
March 8, 2015 7:44 PM - pepper
Guess I'm no lady.
March 8, 2015 7:45 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Very rude of him, pep.

March 8, 2015 8:03 PM - Deleted
Had bottomless brunch at Fonda. Think I'm hungover
March 8, 2015 8:03 PM - BirdnestHead
In a horror movie, you would now take the fork from him, and slam it tine-first through the back of his hand and into the top of the bar! You can either go over-the-top-maniac, with shrieks and grimaces, or icy cold and polite, with a wink and a smile, possibly adding a bad pun.
March 8, 2015 8:04 PM - pepper
I'll go with icy cold and polite, with a pun.
March 8, 2015 8:05 PM - pepper
No pants, dh?
March 8, 2015 8:07 PM - Deleted
Lollll I wish. 4 frozen hibiscus rosalitas
March 8, 2015 8:08 PM - rf
It sounded like a recommendation for Dave's upcoming (nh) visit to Brooklyn.
March 8, 2015 8:11 PM - dibs
Some aspects of my visit will be very homo
March 8, 2015 8:15 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
What a shock, we'd never have guessed, DIBS. : P
Edited at March 8, 2015 8:15 PM
March 8, 2015 8:16 PM - pepper
Dude: what full bodied red do you have?
Bartendress: we have a Nero d'Avola
Dude: do you have anything Italian?
Me: :o/
March 8, 2015 8:18 PM - BirdnestHead
(snicker) what a clientele... If Dibs or Cobble were there, they could help you class up the joint some more :-)
March 8, 2015 8:23 PM - pepper
It's a particularly odd evening for some reason.
March 8, 2015 8:24 PM - dibs
I drink the Nero d'Avola there
March 8, 2015 8:32 PM - pepper
I drink the cab merlot
Edited at March 8, 2015 8:32 PM
March 8, 2015 8:34 PM - RowerChick

We will be like ships passing in the night. You're coming up to NYC on Wednesday and I go down to Philly on Thursday. Do you have a favorite tamale place there yet?

March 8, 2015 8:35 PM - BirdnestHead
I think I had the still water.
March 8, 2015 8:40 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
My research project just gets more and more interesting. This doc had quite a career. She went to Radcliffe, and worked in Boston for awhile. Lots more info coming now.
March 8, 2015 8:42 PM - petebklyn
going slumming, RC?
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March 8, 2015 8:48 PM - dibs
Molé Poblano on S 9th St. BYOB
March 8, 2015 9:32 PM - Partridge
My shoulder/back thing, which landed me in the ER a couple of weeks ago, just won't quit. Pain getting difficult to handle. I think I have Myofascial Pain Disorder. (Internet diagnosis.) Some days ok, some days not. This evening, not. I'm off to slumber it away.

I need a live in massage therapist. Ask X if he is looking for a roomie.
Edited at March 8, 2015 9:32 PM
March 8, 2015 9:38 PM - rf
Ugh, Partridge, that sounds awful. Have you seen actual doctors to confirm your internet diagnosis and self-prescription?
Edited at March 8, 2015 9:38 PM
March 8, 2015 9:38 PM - dibs
You should definitely go to him.
Edited at March 8, 2015 9:38 PM
March 8, 2015 9:42 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yikes, sorry to hear it, LP. Get some help, not good to be in pain.
March 8, 2015 9:43 PM - dibs
Have him look at it Thursday if he comes.
March 8, 2015 9:43 PM - Partridge
Just been stretching and taking ibuprofen.

rf, thanks for being here. While I have you, alternative side tomorrow?

Dave, either he shacks up with me or I find someone who will. I'm not going to Chinatown.
Edited at March 8, 2015 9:43 PM
March 8, 2015 9:45 PM - Partridge
Yeah, he will be able to feel the problem and advise me, I'm sure. He has fucking magic hands. Much large than yours, I might add.
March 8, 2015 9:47 PM - Partridge
I think I need new bras too. My boobs might be killing me.
March 8, 2015 9:49 PM - rf
Partridge, I will take you to Chinatown. Your car or mine, no problem.
Edited at March 8, 2015 9:49 PM
March 8, 2015 9:49 PM - pepper
March 8, 2015 9:49 PM - rf
As far as I know, yes, alt. side tomorrow. Alas.
March 8, 2015 9:50 PM - kazootite
The What -

The Smell of Napalm In the Morning - Apocalypse Now (4/8) Movie CLIP Someday this war is going to end...


March 8, 2015 9:50 PM - Partridge
Oh no! We better wake M4L up to tell him!
March 8, 2015 9:51 PM - rf
I have heard about some magic bra expert on Atlantic Ave. somewhere. Do you want me to find her?
Edited at March 8, 2015 9:51 PM
March 8, 2015 9:51 PM - Partridge
You are a sweetheart!
March 8, 2015 9:51 PM - rf
Somewhere meaning Cobble Hill/Brooklyn Heights. Not toward East New York.
March 8, 2015 9:53 PM - rf
I hear she's a genius.
March 8, 2015 9:53 PM - Partridge
No, I don't want her. I want a HIM expert!

Thanks! That's OK. I'm sure I can sort the bras out without an expert.
March 8, 2015 9:54 PM - Partridge
Alright. If she is a genius I'll look into HER.
March 8, 2015 9:56 PM - pepper
I've heard of her too. Just a couple blocks from me. I've been meaning to go see her.
March 8, 2015 9:57 PM - rf
See that--not just from Park Slope Parents but from Pepper!
March 8, 2015 9:59 PM - Partridge
Let's have a bra shopping outing!!!!
March 8, 2015 10:02 PM - Partridge
Thanks, all! I'm hitting the hay. Good night, PLUSAs.
March 8, 2015 10:03 PM - pepper
Weird as that sounds, ok. I've been convinced for years that I'm wearing the wrong size.
March 8, 2015 10:05 PM - dibs
How can you not know what size your own boobs are?
March 8, 2015 10:06 PM - rf
It's more complicated than you'd think.
Edited at March 8, 2015 10:06 PM
March 8, 2015 10:08 PM - dibs
My underwear size is Medium.
March 8, 2015 10:08 PM - rf
From what I've read, Iris picks out the closest bra and then does alterations so it really fits.
March 8, 2015 10:10 PM - kazootite
Dave, I have a health thing for you. Will post it tomorrow.
Edited at March 8, 2015 10:10 PM
March 8, 2015 10:12 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I went to a fitter once years ago, and, of course, I had been wearing the wrong size/style for me. It's worth it.
Edited at March 8, 2015 10:12 PM
March 8, 2015 10:20 PM - pepper
balls =/ boobs
March 8, 2015 10:20 PM - BirdnestHead
Complex engineering problem. Hydraulics plus dynamic structural behavior.
March 8, 2015 10:21 PM - rf
Many shapes, many sizes, many supporting frames.
March 8, 2015 10:25 PM - pepper
lol, BnH.
March 8, 2015 10:29 PM - BirdnestHead
Well, you know, a lifetime of empirical study...
March 8, 2015 10:37 PM - dibs
None of this information will prove to be valuable to me.
March 8, 2015 10:40 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
You've been known to enjoy touching a boob or two, DIBS. Or so I've heard. ; )
March 8, 2015 11:13 PM - Deleted
So I finally went to see "American Sniper" today. After having seen it, the reaction to it from some quarters is even more amazing to me. In many respects, the movie gives the "left's" POV plenty of airtime, and indeed can be taken to be anti-war:

-one of the strongest levels on which the movie works is to show that no matter how lofty the goals of the Iraqi war may have been (to some), the reality of it came down to American soldiers fighting an urban war in which they have to barge into people's homes with guns drawn, which is ultimately counter-productive.
-it shows American soldiers drawn into untenable situations, such as having to shoot women and children.
-it shows a number of vets disillusioned with the war. One of Kyle's best friends believes the whole thing is futile and there is no moral clarity in it. At his funeral, his mother reads his last letter which lambastes the war. Kyle's own brother, who also served, is shown as completely disillusioned with it, and wants to just get out.
-it shows that the burden of the war falls disproportionally on the vets, in terms of the type of warfare they must engage in, the strain on their family life and their coming home to a country disconnected from the fight.

So you may ask: why the visceral reaction to the movie from some quarters? I believe the key is the main character himself: Kyle. He is shown to be resolute. He believes in the cause and despite the things he witnesses (listed above) he remains steadfast. He does not equivocate and believes in its moral clarity.

Edited at March 8, 2015 11:13 PM
March 8, 2015 11:15 PM - pepper
He only ever touched my butt. Or was it my boob? I can't remember which avatar I am.
March 9, 2015 9:26 PM - kazootite