Friday Open Thread
June 8, 2012 8:24 AM - CGar

320 comments
June 8, 2012 8:32 AM - More4Less
beautiful day
Edited at June 8, 2012 8:32 AM
#1
June 8, 2012 8:33 AM - Arkady
Metaphor for calming troubled waters, CG? Very pretty.
#2
June 8, 2012 8:53 AM - dibs
I'm not sure who's more pathetic, rob with all the crap he spews in the OT After Dark or those who stay there and engage him.

GM
Edited at June 8, 2012 8:53 AM
#3
June 8, 2012 8:56 AM - Partridge
Oh, please!
Edited at June 8, 2012 8:56 AM
#4
June 8, 2012 8:57 AM - petebklyn
refreshing that today's OT thread doesn't start with some preaching by dibs.
Edited at June 8, 2012 8:57 AM
#5
June 8, 2012 9:00 AM - dibs
The guilty are the loudest to complain, partridge.
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:00 AM
#6
June 8, 2012 9:04 AM - dibs
President Obama is making a serious error in attacking Mitt Romney’s private equity experience. Mr. Romney’s private equity background is clearly relevant to his qualifications to lead the nation. Unfortunately for Mr. Obama, however, Mr. Romney’s record is largely one of accomplishment, not failure. We need an individual in the White House who understands what is involved in creating jobs and expanding a business, something Mr. Obama has demonstrated he does not understand. Moreover, Mr. Obama’s argument that private equity is merely about making money is a complete red herring. Of course private equity partners are focused on producing profits for their investors and themselves. But that is precisely why Mr. Romney is well- equipped to handle economic policy. Private equity firms must figure out how to squeeze the most out of their resources, something that is antithetical to the mentality of governments. Companies owned by private equity firms must balance their budgets and figure out how to grow with the resources they have. They do not have the luxury of printing more money. Having been through the business formation and destruction process in the private sector, Mr. Romney brings a perspective to the public sector that has been totally absent from the Obama administration, which relied on economic advisors who were devoid of private sector work experience.
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:03 AM
#7
June 8, 2012 9:07 AM - Partridge
I seem to recall you waiting up past your regular posting (bed) time looking for some intelligent conversation. Didn't find it. Last night was by far not one of our best nights. It helps when the sexy science guy, Legion, is around
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:06 AM
#8
June 8, 2012 9:07 AM - dibs
I will have to agree with you that Legion is rather sexy. have you met him yet in real life????
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:07 AM
#9
June 8, 2012 9:11 AM - Partridge
Arkady, yesterday I saw some new iron tree guards being installed on my block. Seems the city is giving them away again. I was told to contact Elizabeth @ Marty's office about having them installed in front of my building. I left her a message. I'll let you know what I learn.
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:10 AM
#10
June 8, 2012 9:11 AM - Partridge
This isn't real life?
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:11 AM
#11
June 8, 2012 9:14 AM - dibs
Think of it like Silverdaddies. it's alll fun and everything to chat and exchange pics but the real thing is different with bodily fluids, touching, kissing, felching, etc, etc, etc
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:14 AM
#12
June 8, 2012 9:19 AM - Deleted
How is working in private equity relevant to being president?
#13
June 8, 2012 9:19 AM - Deleted
I assume it's in that big paragraph.
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:19 AM
#14
June 8, 2012 9:20 AM - More4Less
Dave was practically drooling when he first met Legion. The mention of him being a doctor was not necessary as Dave was impressed/hooked at first look
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:20 AM
#15
June 8, 2012 9:22 AM - dibs
Yes, it is, dh. Maybe if you weren't so self absorbed with your latte and hipster lifestyle you might actually read it. If you can't inform yourself, it's people like you who shouldn't be allowed to vote.
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:22 AM
#16
June 8, 2012 9:23 AM - petebklyn
keep me posted on what you learn about the tree guards....especially if keep the dog people away.
#17
June 8, 2012 9:23 AM - Slopefarm
Yes, but he was drooling a lot more over Won Ton. Unfortunately, that was before he met her in "real life." Needless to say, real life in that instance did not involve an exchange of bodily fluids.
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:22 AM
#18
June 8, 2012 9:23 AM - Partridge
And he thought Wonton looked like his (her) avatar!
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:23 AM
#19
June 8, 2012 9:23 AM - dibs
"Drooling" might be a bit of an overstatement.

Also, he is very well dressed, not like the rest of these slobs.
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:23 AM
#20
June 8, 2012 9:24 AM - Partridge
jinx, Slopey!
#21
June 8, 2012 9:30 AM - CGar
"Metaphor for calming troubled waters, CG?"

WHAT troubled waters? There are none, as far as I'm concerned. Though I don't presume to speak for others.
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:30 AM
#22
June 8, 2012 9:31 AM - CGar
"I'm not sure who's more pathetic, rob with all the crap he spews in the OT After Dark or those who stay there and engage him."

No comment.
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:31 AM
#23
June 8, 2012 9:31 AM - dibs
I'll applaud Obama on this:

"Obama has ordered a sharp increase in drone strikes against suspected terrorists in pakistan in recent months anticipating that Pakistan may soon bar such operations"

Pakistan is NOT our friend.

The leaks from the government here that got that Pakistani doctor sentenced to 33 years are atrocious.
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:31 AM
#24
June 8, 2012 9:32 AM - Slope4Eva
Good Morning. The good doctor posted a pic of himself recently as I recall. Yes, he is a cutie. We actually do know what several of you guys look like from pics posted. Not a bad group, I'd say.
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:32 AM
#25
June 8, 2012 9:32 AM - Partridge
You got it, Pete! And yes, as much as I love dogs, that is the whole point of the guards. The city expects those with guards to landscape the pits and beautify the block. Can you commit to that? I've seen what you can do with a hydrangea!
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:32 AM
#26
June 8, 2012 9:33 AM - CGar
"Dave was practically drooling when he first met Legion."

He was drooling when he first met you, too. Then you went on The Brownie & Baked Goods Diet.
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:33 AM
#27
June 8, 2012 9:34 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
jeez. who peed in dave's metemucil this morning?

*rob*

Edited at June 8, 2012 9:34 AM
#28
June 8, 2012 9:35 AM - CGar
"especially if keep the dog people away"

Doesn't matter. I'm just going to have Sam & Max pee on your stoop and inside your gate this weekend.
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:35 AM
#29
June 8, 2012 9:35 AM - More4Less
Dave, you practically shoved me out of the way when you came over to see who was that Handsome Asian dude (Legion) we were talking with.
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#30
June 8, 2012 9:35 AM - Arkady
Thanks, Part! That sounds great if it works.
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#31
June 8, 2012 9:36 AM - Slope4Eva
Dave, did we/are we doing anything about that doctor in Pakistan. I haven't seen anything recently. Atrocious is too kind a word. That man should be treated as a hero to the US.
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:36 AM
#32
June 8, 2012 9:37 AM - CGar
Shouldn't you be repairing a power plant today, Arkady???
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#33
June 8, 2012 9:37 AM - petebklyn
"I'll applaud Obama on this:" -- he doesn't need any clap from you.
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:37 AM
#34
June 8, 2012 9:38 AM - Arkady
One reason I want a guard on the pit is that I keep trying to landscape it. Dogs are only part of the problem: also people park their cars & tread on plants when they get out so I try to put the VW in a position to discourage that & also a neighbor puts rubbish bins there but has stopped since I asked her to do so.
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:38 AM
#35
June 8, 2012 9:38 AM - More4Less
CGar, you weren't there when Dave first met me at Rope. at that time, I already knew I'm safe due to as you said the brownie/baked goods diet - ie not meeting Dave's Guns & buns requirement (am a pillsbury doughboy)
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:38 AM
#36
June 8, 2012 9:39 AM - Deleted
Mitt Romney has Bob Dole written all over him. An impotent man incapable of connecting with the common American

I'm curious to see how he will defend his "marriage should be between one man and one woman" considering his father left the country do he could have several wives. Cult before country. What a patriot.
#37
June 8, 2012 9:40 AM - dibs
Arkady, the guard won't stop people getting out of cars and walking on it...it's open to the street, i.e. only three sided



#38
June 8, 2012 9:40 AM - Arkady
Power plant is repaired & I'm really chuffed that I could do it. Awaiting a plumber to close one joint I couldn't manage. Can't fill until that's done but can start on it. Heater has gotten heavier over the years - probably need to borrow a strong back to haul it out next year.
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:40 AM
#39
June 8, 2012 9:40 AM - CGar
Arkady, in that case, you need to be sure to get a 4-sided tree guard rather than only a 3-sided one. (And if you let this drag on as long as your book shelves project, you're going to come home one day and find that I've had one installed for you!!)
#40
June 8, 2012 9:41 AM - Slopefarm
dibs -- yes, pakistan is a case for the adage "keep your friends close and your enemies closer." I think it is useful to pay lip service to a friendship because we're better off and safer with the current frenemy arrangement than if we were to cast Pakistan off completely as an enemy state. I really don't think the govt harbors any illusions and I think any friend talk you hear from our govt is strategically disingenuous. I think we made clear what we think of them when we went in and got Bin Laden without coordinating or warning. Part of the problem is the Pakistan govt is not a unified diplomatic and national security entity with different important parts working vastly different agendas.
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:41 AM
#41
June 8, 2012 9:42 AM - Arkady
CG - If I can get a free one from the City I'll just add the 4th side myself if there isn't one.
#42
June 8, 2012 9:42 AM - CGar
"chuffed"

Hold that thought whilst I consult my British to English dictionary.
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:42 AM
#43
June 8, 2012 9:43 AM - CGar
"probably need to borrow a strong back to haul it out next year"

dave and I will have drinks, while Xing does the heavy lifting.
#44
June 8, 2012 9:43 AM - dibs
Yahoo email seems to be down
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#45
June 8, 2012 9:44 AM - CGar
"I'll just add the 4th side myself"

Goyim.
#46
June 8, 2012 9:44 AM - dibs
Arkady, there are various alternatives that you can order online, which is what i did before I got them. i'll try and remember the site
#47
June 8, 2012 9:44 AM - Arkady
Some of the heavy work helps get me in swimsuit trim!
#48
June 8, 2012 9:45 AM - Arkady
I've had estimates ranging from $400 to $750 so far.
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:45 AM
#49
June 8, 2012 9:46 AM - petebklyn
I think was the grandfather that moved not father, dh.
#50
June 8, 2012 9:47 AM - dibs
Here's one place..

www.gardenironand more.com search fences


I got mine at www.plowhearth.com


Edited at June 8, 2012 9:47 AM
#51
June 8, 2012 9:48 AM - Deleted
Oh word. Grandfather.
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#52
June 8, 2012 9:49 AM - Slope4Eva
I have a tree at the end of my walkway. The October snow caused the lower branches to now sag. I've called several times to request pruning. The city sees no issue since its on the sidewalk side, not disturbing traffic. I need to just hire someone myself. There is a problem here on SI this spring with the grasses/weeds interferring with visability at corners when at stop signs.

I did see a deer yesterday peeking out of some brush.
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:49 AM
#53
June 8, 2012 9:49 AM - CGar
dave, I got a Groupon offer today for a B&B in Lambertville. Is that were DeLepp's sister lives??
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:49 AM
#54
June 8, 2012 9:49 AM - dibs
http://www.plowhearth.com/elegant%2dscroll%2dfinial%2dfences_p12494_s2008_d3063_c1127.html
#55
June 8, 2012 9:50 AM - dibs
Yes, Cgar
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#56
June 8, 2012 9:51 AM - Partridge
They are installing the 3 sided ones here. I guess you could add on to it like this photo shows, with a lower rail on the curb side.
A PERMIT is required.

Edited at June 8, 2012 9:51 AM
#57
June 8, 2012 9:51 AM - CGar
dave, if you see anything in your travels that might work to put on top of the terrace wall so Sam & Max can't jump over (that is, if ever I get the apartment), please let me know.
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:51 AM
#58
June 8, 2012 9:52 AM - dibs
Razor wire?????
#59
June 8, 2012 9:52 AM - Deleted
http://www.bundle.com/article/cities-spoil-their-kids-most/

Cities with most spoiled children in america.
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:52 AM
#60
June 8, 2012 9:53 AM - CGar
"Razor wire?????"

Are you channeling Pete . . . or Hermann Goering???
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:53 AM
#61
June 8, 2012 9:53 AM - bxgrl
I'll be looking to plant trees in the back yard up in Troy. I loved the Japanese silk tree we have here, and the locust tree but the locust is the one that died abruptly. And they don't seem very strong actually- even thought the one in our yard had to be at least 75+ years old. The trunks are very flexible- probably why it survived the tornados and windstorms. Although they grow amazingly fast.
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:53 AM
#62
June 8, 2012 9:54 AM - More4Less
working from home now stinks as there's a ton of banging that I hear now - ie the banging from installing wood flrs is not the banging I like to hear (much prefer the "Oh god, don't stop", "give it to me",.....). the adjoining aptmt is going thru it's gut renov now. the one next to that is for sale and hope eventual buyer doesn't gut too. then there a unit upstairs. Now, I know what I put the neighbors thru when I gut renov'd my pad. yeah, payback is a little bitch
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:54 AM
#63
June 8, 2012 9:55 AM - CGar
DH, no surprises there, with Manhattan at #1, but I love that they break out Brooklyn as its own city . . .

"Coming in at #2 is another New York City borough: Brooklyn, home to Park Slope, where Bugaboos are standard fare. The newest Brooklyn baby fad? Cutting edge mommies and daddies are ordering "babyccinos" for their little ones, some as young as two years old. Guess they want to get their kids used to the caffeinated NYC lifestyle early."
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:55 AM
#64
June 8, 2012 9:56 AM - Slopefarm
dh -- San Diego's at the top of the list? Don't tell rob. Enough to get him to cancel his trip. If he thinks 12 year olds are getting pushed around in strollers in Brooklyn, imagine how much older they are in SD and still in strollers and rear-facing car seats.
#65
June 8, 2012 9:57 AM - Arkady
I prefer the one Part posted. For one thing, the little edging at the bottom is desirable so I can add mulch & compost & not have it leak out in the rain.
M4L - I think one reason my cats aren't as intrepid as they should be is that my neighbors did a gut when the guys were kittens & it was very traumatic for all of us.
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:56 AM
#66
June 8, 2012 9:57 AM - Deleted
Haha cgar. Yeah. I couldn't sleep last night and there was a rerun of the today show on (the one with klg) and I almost died when they said Brooklyn.
#67
June 8, 2012 9:59 AM - Deleted
Haha slopey. Is there a city or country out there with no kids and the only shopping is bodegas and 99c stores? I think rob would die from happiness.
Edited at June 8, 2012 9:59 AM
#68
June 8, 2012 9:59 AM - Slope4Eva
Babyccinos??? Has anyone see this yet? Unreal. There truly is something wrong with people.
#69
June 8, 2012 10:00 AM - Arkady
Here's what I fixed that I was chuffed about:
#70
June 8, 2012 10:00 AM - More4Less
Arkady, maybe you can get the 4th side so when the city dude show up to install the 3-sided one, you can flash them some green - ie "can you just weld this piece on? here's $50 for you for the quick weld"
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:00 AM
#71
June 8, 2012 10:01 AM - CGar
I'm surprised that Tulsa is #5. Tulsa? Really?
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:00 AM
#72
June 8, 2012 10:01 AM - dibs
Doesn't look like you fixed it very well.



Edited at June 8, 2012 10:01 AM
#73
June 8, 2012 10:01 AM - Deleted
I recall reading about the babycinnos. I think they were just flavored steamed milk drinks. No espresso.
#74
June 8, 2012 10:02 AM - CGar
Exactly my thought, Eva.
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:02 AM
#75
June 8, 2012 10:02 AM - Arkady
That's the 'before', Moron, that I took to Ortov when I got the new parts.
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:02 AM
#76
June 8, 2012 10:03 AM - Deleted
It says if you had a kid today it would cost 500k by the time they turn 18.

Or in terms we can relate to: 1/3 the cost of a renovation of a brownstone.
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:03 AM
#77
June 8, 2012 10:04 AM - CGar
As I predicted, from Merriam-Webster:

"Definition of CHUFFED
British
: quite pleased : delighted"
#78
June 8, 2012 10:04 AM - More4Less
Arkady, the banging is super loud as they have 2 set of guys doing 2 phases of the wood flr installation. one guy is nailing the subflr into the cement flrs (ie he has to pound in the plastic screw thingie before screwing the subflr in). another guy is cutting & nailing the wood flrs onto the subfloors. mad as loud. I at least spared the neighbors of this as I went cheapo route - put in floating wood flrs over the existing flrs hence no such banging
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:04 AM
#79
June 8, 2012 10:04 AM - Slope4Eva
Yes, DH, de-caff, but still, so silly.
#80
June 8, 2012 10:05 AM - bxgrl
Saw that awhile ago too, 4eva. Some of them actually have enough coffee in them to be more than just flavored. Agree with you- ridiculous idea.
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:05 AM
#81
June 8, 2012 10:05 AM - Arkady
After:
#82
June 8, 2012 10:06 AM - Slopefarm
Only a true masochist would feed a toddler espresso, dh. The problem is getting them to nap and to go to sleep at night, not getting them to be alert and fucnctional on the playground.
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:06 AM
#83
June 8, 2012 10:06 AM - CGar
You can be sure I would CALL someone to do this for me. DIY? Really?
#84
June 8, 2012 10:07 AM - Arkady
M4L - My neighbors moved bearing walls & removed back wall for sliding glass doors so all kinds of arc welding, jack hammering, etc. Really, really loud!! For weeks!
#85
June 8, 2012 10:09 AM - Arkady
Too hard on the exchequer, CG. (Plus it's gratifying to be able to d.i.y.)
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:09 AM
#86
June 8, 2012 10:09 AM - dibs
Good thing about a floor installation is that it goes quick. Probably done today. Hopefully it was prefinished and you won;'t need to hear the sanding, which can be even more annoying, except when Jose comes to my place and does it!!!!!!
#87
June 8, 2012 10:10 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
the problem these days is that parents think way too highly of their children. they fail to realize that a little bit of benign neglect goes a long way to build character and fortitude.

*rob*

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#88
June 8, 2012 10:11 AM - dibs
I hope that's not a "Tony Hayward" brand pump. That didn't work out so well for BP.
#89
June 8, 2012 10:11 AM - CGar
"Plus it's gratifying to be able to d.i.y."

It's MORE gratifying to befriend your contractor!!
#90
June 8, 2012 10:11 AM - More4Less
DH, you forgot to present value that $500k to make it apples to apples with the 1.5M brownstone renov figure but then with rates so low now, the present value impact wouldn't lower that $500k by that much. However, adding on the big ass college fd cost would have a huge impact. if it cost 160-200k NOW to send a kid to a nice college, I can imagine it costing $1M or some big ass # 18 yrs into the future.
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:11 AM
#91
June 8, 2012 10:12 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
my grandparents let me drink coffee from like age FOUR. by 1st grade i had to have two cups before school. it's actually pretty good for kids to keep them focused. however yuppifying the drinks and calling them babycinnos is just all kinds of barf.

*rob*

Edited at June 8, 2012 10:12 AM
#92
June 8, 2012 10:13 AM - Slope4Eva
My parents' neighbors have been renovating for seems like two years now. In the beginning, EVERY SINGLE DAY, my parents would have to dust adn vacuum the whole house top to bottom because of the dust. The noise level wasn't too bad. CGar remember my mentioning this way back when? They are living there now, but its still not finished. Spent 1MM on the house, I bet they spent almost that with the reno, they put in new everything.
#93
June 8, 2012 10:14 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
only a total moron would spend 200,000 dollars on a college education.

*rob*

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#94
June 8, 2012 10:14 AM - More4Less
Arkady, I punished the neighbors with a taking down a few walls and moving a bunch of door ways, etc. the cement walls are 5 1/4" thick so it must've been some loud bangings.

Dave, am told by other neighbor, they heard the floor installation banging starting yesterday morning so am crossing fingers they done by today.
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:14 AM
#95
June 8, 2012 10:14 AM - bxgrl
CGar- how else do you think we could afford to fix up the Gingerbread House if not for DIY? Goodness- I should have told you. All the money you gave me for the contractors I used for upscale materials and did the work myself. With help from Thelma.
#96
June 8, 2012 10:14 AM - Arkady
""Plus it's gratifying to be able to d.i.y."" (See: chuffed.)
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:14 AM
#97
June 8, 2012 10:16 AM - More4Less
Rob, all decent private colleges are 40k-55k/yr now. out-of-state residents attending state colleges cost over $30/yr now. college is mad ass expensive now
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:16 AM
#98
June 8, 2012 10:17 AM - Arkady
I had to convince the guys at Ortov to sell me the parts - they kept insisting I'd need an electrician.
#99
June 8, 2012 10:17 AM - Arkady
$2 instead of $200.
June 8, 2012 10:18 AM - Slope4Eva
Arkady, you are Superwoman!!
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June 8, 2012 10:18 AM - CGar
"2 instead of $200."

Not doing it yourself: Priceless.

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June 8, 2012 10:18 AM - Slopefarm
"It's MORE gratifying to befriend your contractor!!"

H? NH?

Uh oh, gingerbread house is using jewish DIY. Wear a hard hat when visitng and don't waive liability.

Edited at June 8, 2012 10:18 AM
June 8, 2012 10:18 AM - petebklyn
d.i.y. is self-gratifying. you can't deny it.
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:18 AM
June 8, 2012 10:20 AM - CGar
Yes, Eva, I recall.

DIY with MM, bxgrl? Really? Clearly, you didn't watch enough "I Love Lucy" or you'd know how this will end.
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:20 AM
June 8, 2012 10:22 AM - CGar
Jinx, Sloppy.
June 8, 2012 10:22 AM - Arkady
Did I say, "Really, really chuffed!"?
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:22 AM
June 8, 2012 10:24 AM - dibs
There are many things I will DIY. Some things though are better left to paid professionals who are equipped with the proper tools for the job.
June 8, 2012 10:27 AM - Arkady
This is the 19th year I've done it - late in the day for hiring it out. And after refurbishments this year, next year will be a breeze.
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:27 AM
June 8, 2012 10:27 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Rob, all decent private colleges are 40k-55k/yr now. out-of-state residents attending state colleges cost over $30/yr now. college is mad ass expensive now


yes, i know that, but still only morons pay that. just one more bubble to eventually pop i guess.


*rob*

June 8, 2012 10:34 AM - More4Less
ivy league school tuitions are a bargain compared to them regular decent private colleges - ie I much rather pay $50k to harvard than $55k to vanderbilt, $45k to fairley dickinson, $45k to lehigh,....
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:33 AM
June 8, 2012 10:34 AM - dibs
Better off becoming an electrician or plumber and ripping off the Jews.
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:34 AM
June 8, 2012 10:34 AM - Slopefarm
This DIY discussion reminds me of when, back in the pre-OT days over there I stopped stopped huffing and pufing about the annoying people who kept hijacking threads for personal amusement and decided to join them. Biff and a then-ubiquitous female poster from near the end of the R train went on at length with some sexual innuendo-laden and raunchy pun-filled renovation banter. Finally, I asked "are you two going to collaborate on the project or is this simply a DIY job?" Had I only known where that would lead.
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:34 AM
June 8, 2012 10:35 AM - dibs
$70 a gallon for the stain for my new garage door.
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:35 AM
June 8, 2012 10:37 AM - Slopefarm
[Not going to ask how dibs got a stain on the garage door or why it's so expensive to remove it.]
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:37 AM
June 8, 2012 10:37 AM - dibs
Slopey, remeber the first truly raunchy remark about the "swallows?"
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:37 AM
June 8, 2012 10:38 AM - CGar
"I stopped stopped huffing and pufing about the annoying people who kept hijacking threads for personal amusement and decided to join them"

Then clearly you have no one to blame but yourself for your current plight.
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:38 AM
June 8, 2012 10:39 AM - Slopefarm
Dibs, I may have missed it the first time around and only figrued out later that folks kept referring to it.

I do remember the space pod bathroom thread, although much later when I went back to read it, it seemed rather tame.
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:39 AM
June 8, 2012 10:41 AM - Slopefarm
"Then clearly you have no one to blame but yourself for your current plight."

Yes, I'm an OT-holic and it's been eight seconds since my last post.

Edited at June 8, 2012 10:41 AM
June 8, 2012 10:44 AM - Slope4Eva
I can't post >>> over there >>> anymore, I can't be asked to reset my password. Aren't there more good folks that you guys used to speak with that could be brought over here? There must be others, no?
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:44 AM
June 8, 2012 10:45 AM - Slopefarm
dibs,

You, noki, biff and a few others started riffing and I really ignored it at first. I was still freshly off my litigation and renovation and took the brownstoner content and discussions very seriously. So I often ignored the threads once they were hijacked. Now it's time wasting and idiotic banter that i take seriously, not home renovation and the RE market.
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June 8, 2012 10:48 AM - CGar
"took the brownstoner content and discussions very seriously. So I often ignored the threads once they were hijacked"

So glad I didn't know you then!!!!!
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June 8, 2012 10:52 AM - Deleted
One poster I wish we could get to join our renegade group is Dittoburg. His wit just cracks me up, especially when he's crossing swords with Zinka on the bicycle lane threads.
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June 8, 2012 10:56 AM - Slope4Eva
Who can still post over there and act as a recruiter? We need an Ambassador.
June 8, 2012 10:58 AM - DeLepp
Sweat tea is the reason so many are enormous in Texas. I get cavities just watching people drinking the poison. Had a lovely plane ride reading "the sun also rises". The expression "I'm tight" or "I'm going to get tight" are keepers. Maybe t-shirts for next meet up.

dibs, looking at mexican wedding photos from the 40s-60s, you would have combusted.
June 8, 2012 10:58 AM - dibs
Next time I see ditto there I'll ask him. he was here for a short time. he has moved to the suburbs but we won't hold that against him.
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June 8, 2012 11:00 AM - bxgrl
You Jewish men! Jewish women learn this stuff out of necessity. My mother was building furniture and fixing stuff around the house. My father thought the handle of a screwdriver was a hammer and could not figure out why the nails weren't going in. Like CGar, he thought DIY was picking up the phone.
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June 8, 2012 11:03 AM - Slope4Eva
Hey DeLepp. "Tight" is a very common expression among teens these days. Can be either drunk, or, stressed.

Tee shirt sounds appropriant.

Pres conference now, missed the topic.
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June 8, 2012 11:04 AM - Slope4Eva
Appropriate, sorry Arkady.
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June 8, 2012 11:04 AM - ilovestoops
Partridge: since you had to renew your license, does this mean that a birthday is imminent?

Arkady: really impressed with your DIY work! and thanks for the referral to Mayflower - they want the full amount either at pick up OR upon delivery. But it's taking them a while to get back to me.
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June 8, 2012 11:05 AM - DeLepp
hopefully obama pc won't delay coverage of french open semifinals
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June 8, 2012 11:08 AM - CGar
Hey, DeLepp, how's your infinitely better half doing???

Did you see my post about getting a Groupon offer for a B&B in Lambertville??
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June 8, 2012 11:08 AM - ilovestoops
I think Cgar has all the e-mail addresses for the missing OT posters. Partridge mentioned a few the other day, here are some more: wasder, cmu, amzi, mopar,minard, eastny, experttextpert,noki, grandarmyredux,denton. I'm sure there are more that I'm not thinking of now but maybe Cgar can email them and invite them back since we have some new posters they'd like to meet.
It's nice that Blayze and bfar posted recently - I hope they stick around.
Did anyone try the pizza place where Blayze is?
June 8, 2012 11:13 AM - CGar
Yes, I do, but there are numerous off-OT reasons why most of the people on that list don't post anymore, although some of them simply had OT tantrums (cmu, minard) and stormed off. The best I can do is get many of them to come to gatherings (wasder, amzi, mopar, noki, denton, bfar). We've never met ENY or Blayze.
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June 8, 2012 11:17 AM - Slopefarm
bx, in all seriousness, I do a fair amount of home improvement DIY. Some roof flashing, various odds and ends. Not plumbing or electrical, though.
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June 8, 2012 11:22 AM - Arkady
I do most electric & some plumbing. No sheetrock. Very little painting.
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June 8, 2012 11:22 AM - Deleted
Minard's blogicide rant remains my all-time favorite. It boiled down to two points:

a) he didn't want to be exposed to opinions contrary to his own (something about living in Utah..).

b) he didn't like the level of nastiness of the OT...and then he proceeded to take gratuitous swipes at DIBS and Legion.
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June 8, 2012 11:22 AM - MontroseMorris
I've met Blayze. He's a nice guy.
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June 8, 2012 11:23 AM - MontroseMorris
Didn't mean to say that twice.
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June 8, 2012 11:24 AM - Deleted
Painting is my specialty. I get a lot of satisfaction from painting. Feels like you are renewing your house.
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June 8, 2012 11:25 AM - Slopefarm
The word is "chuff" benson. Try to keep up (nh).
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June 8, 2012 11:25 AM - dibs
Yes, I met blayze too if I can recall. or am I thinking of lamb????
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June 8, 2012 11:27 AM - CGar
No, dave, you met lamb.

MM always has to show us up because she's met posters that no one else on earth has met.
June 8, 2012 11:28 AM - CGar
As for DIY, I empty the trash and recycling and I empty the dishwasher . . . unless I know my cleaning woman is coming, and then I can't be asked.
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June 8, 2012 11:32 AM - Slopefarm
Has lamb met blayze? Do I smell shish kebob?
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June 8, 2012 11:32 AM - CGar
Utterly brilliant. High School senior denied diploma because of family's excessive cheering at graduation:

"A Cincinnati, Ohio high school senior was denied his diploma . . . because his family cheered too loud at his graduation. . . .

When the popular football player went to pick up his diploma, he got a letter from his principal instead informing him that it was being withheld due to “excessive cheering” by his guests.

Cornist . . . must complete 20 hours of community service before they can formally receive their diploma.

This is the second incident where family members of a graduate were accused of “excessive” behavior. Just last week, a mother in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was arrested for cheering too loudly at her daughter’s high school graduation."
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June 8, 2012 11:33 AM - Deleted
My only claim to fame (regarding posters that no one else has met) is Nomi.
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June 8, 2012 11:35 AM - bxgrl
MM and I have done demo, painting, plastering, wall papering, sanding, reinforcing. No electrical or plumbing but we may add that to the skill list in Troy.

In all fairness, minard was constantly attacked no matter what he said. I know him and he is a sweetie but the man was never allowed an opinion without getting attacked. There were quite a few gratuitous swipes taken at him..
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June 8, 2012 11:37 AM - bxgrl
Excessive cheering? That's a reason to withhold a diploma? Jeezzzzzz. And here I thought bad grades were the reason. Now is the time for dibs to break out the big "M" for these people.
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June 8, 2012 11:39 AM - Slope4Eva
One of the mothers was escorted out by police with her daughter watching from on the stage.
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June 8, 2012 11:41 AM - dibs
Minard was never attacked unless he provoked it. he was always full of bitchy criticism and ciould never take a bit of what he was dishing out.
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June 8, 2012 11:42 AM - CGar
I've emailed with Nomi, and invited her, but haven't persuaded her to join us yet. Perhaps meeting you, benson, turned her off from wanting to meet the rest of us! :-/

(j/k)
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June 8, 2012 11:42 AM - More4Less
I've seen Nomi's pic but have not met her before. she shared with me her blog URL where I saw pic of her and her some of her work.
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June 8, 2012 11:43 AM - bxgrl
You know, I bet there are millions of kids who would love to have their families show up and do a little excessive cheering at their graduations. My dad was one of these very stoic types who didn't show much emotion but I can't describe the feeling at my college graduation w3hen I walked off the stage and he was at the base of the steps snapping pictures and grinning like there was no tomorrow. That meant more to me than the diploma.
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June 8, 2012 11:44 AM - MontroseMorris
Bxgrl and I are going to get a show on DIY. Trojan Warrior Women.
June 8, 2012 11:44 AM - petebklyn
lemme take a guess.....has become a graduation fad to have some big rehearsed display of hooting hollering and boogying and someone filming so can be put up on youtube to try to go 'viral' ( how that expression makes me want to gag). So now graduations become about the audience not the grads.
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June 8, 2012 11:45 AM - dibs
Both Pete & bxgrl are right on the cheering issue, as much as it made me throw up alittle in my mouth to agree with them.
June 8, 2012 11:46 AM - rf
Stoops, I sent you an email about the mover DIBS used; someone on parkslopeparents is using them to move to Minnesota.
June 8, 2012 11:46 AM - bxgrl
not true, dave. There were plenty of times he posted an opinion, not even addressing anyone else, and was attacked.
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June 8, 2012 11:47 AM - bxgrl
Pete and I feel singularly honored, dibs :)
June 8, 2012 11:47 AM - dibs
And plenty of times he did attack but couldn't take the retribution.
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June 8, 2012 11:47 AM - Slopefarm
Pete may have it right. Like that wedding procession where everyone started boogeying. Wouldn't be surprised of school had issues in past and put out warning in advance. Cheering loudly is fine, hogging the spotlight aggressively is another matter.
June 8, 2012 11:48 AM - bxgrl
Yes- the show will be subtitled, "what not to do " :D
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June 8, 2012 11:50 AM - Slopefarm
"Bxgrl and I are going to get a show on DIY. Trojan Warrior Women."

Subtitled: Going to Helen a Handbasket.

June 8, 2012 11:50 AM - More4Less
Legion is not going to be happy hearing that Sofia Vergara has re-united with her ex-bf.
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June 8, 2012 11:52 AM - dibs
The owner scratched "I'll Have Another" from the Belmont Stakes
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June 8, 2012 11:54 AM - MontroseMorris
Slopey, that was pretty good.
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June 8, 2012 11:54 AM - dibs
Very good, Slopey
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June 8, 2012 11:55 AM - More4Less
Dave, if that horse pulled off the triple crown, I imagine it would yield at least north of $50M in stud fees.
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June 8, 2012 11:55 AM - bxgrl
Quite appropriate! We'll have to steal that one slopey. I see a title for the Troyish Blog.
June 8, 2012 11:57 AM - Slope4Eva
What a shame. I'm glad they are not risking the horse's life, although from what I read, the training conditions are not that great.
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June 8, 2012 11:58 AM - dibs
There was also some fucking union at Belmont that threatened to strike
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June 8, 2012 12:05 PM - Arkady
Ha ha, Slopes!
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June 8, 2012 12:05 PM - petebklyn
where is the What today?
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June 8, 2012 12:08 PM - Deleted
I have to say that the NYC Dept. of Finance is pretty top-notch these days, at least when it comes to things like disputing parking tickets via the Web. It's pretty user-friendly and I've gotten a fair hearing two times now.

Anyone old enough to remember what the old traffic court was like would not believe that we've reached this point. One used to have to take a whole day off from work just to dispute a ticket.
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June 8, 2012 12:11 PM - CGar
Helena Handbasket was Chandler's dad's drag name on "Friends".
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June 8, 2012 12:15 PM - petebklyn
a whole day off from what?
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June 8, 2012 12:18 PM - Slope4Eva
Hey, Pete, weren't you going to fight a ticket recently? Did you turn on the charm and win?

Ugh, someone just jumped or fell off the Verrazano.
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June 8, 2012 12:22 PM - petebklyn
mine was speeding up in westchester. took a reduced charge. for less speeding even though I don't believe I was guilty as charged. but how could I fight it?
I did fight parking tickets thru city quite a few years ago thru the mail.
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June 8, 2012 12:25 PM - petebklyn
time to get on bike and go to Y for swim. later folks.
June 8, 2012 12:27 PM - ilovestoops
rf and dibs: thanks for the mover info but they don't do national moves. Mayflower is working out well, I think.
I'm bringing up a couple of pieces of furniture plus some boxes. I'm a senior citizen and this will be the first piece of upholstered furniture (a loveseat) I've ever had since I left home at 18! I don't like most upholstered furniture, and what I do like is too expensive. Almost everything else I have is second hand or free but I won't take second hand upholstered stuff, except what I bring from the farm when I know that no pets ever peed on it!
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June 8, 2012 12:28 PM - Slope4Eva
I was pulled over on Ocean Parkway about 10 years ago. Sirens blazing, etc. My daughter freaked out and was crying. This young cop totally ignored the poor terrified kid (yes, she over-reacted, I know, but still). One of my brake lights was out. He was a real douche. He told me fix it, go to the precinct and have it "inspected" and they will wave the ticket. I fixed it, went to the precinct, and this other young cop said, "its too hot out, I trust you", and took the ticket from me and said goodbye.

I also set alarms off at the National Archives in DC. My daughter was a ways in front of me (about 7 at the time) and put that face on that only little girls can do, and yelled, "Oh Mommy, what did you do now"!!
June 8, 2012 12:32 PM - More4Less
lining up for Apple gear, concert tickets, and now hot nike sneakers - latest is Kanye West's $245 air Yeezy sneaks (where bids have gone up to 7k, 90k,...):
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/kanye_rarefied_airs_XfmOqD6XTuiw0p7H2FbaIL
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June 8, 2012 12:34 PM - More4Less
Stoops, you moving out of BK or just shipping some furniture across the country??
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June 8, 2012 12:39 PM - Slopefarm
LOL, Eva, it never changes. The other day I was at TD Bank with the farmhand using the change machine. After we loaded tons of change into the machine it stopped and the little cartoon girl on the screen told us that the change bag was full and we needed customer service to replace it before continuing. Farmhand said: "Nice one, dad." Like I'm supposed to be able to see inside the machine or something.
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June 8, 2012 12:42 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
yeah, just go on youtube and do a search for "ghetto graduations" and you will lol.

*rob*

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June 8, 2012 12:43 PM - Slopefarm
I don't care what Nike does to improve its image. Until it stops hypermarketing $250 sneakers to lower income male adolescents every 3 months, I can't have any respect for them. I hate when I see the early morning line outside the Athlete's Foot on 5th Ave in So Slope every few months.
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June 8, 2012 12:46 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
TD Bank with the farmhand using the change machine. After we loaded tons of change into the machine it stopped and the little cartoon girl on the screen told us that the change bag was full and we needed customer service to replace it before continuing

omg, don't get me started on that little condescending twerp. HATE her.

*rob*

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June 8, 2012 12:49 PM - Arkady
Wish I could post on Park Slope Parents. I just saw a kid's shoe on a newspaper box. Want to post, "Found: Little boy's blue Croc outside CitiBank on 7th."
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June 8, 2012 12:51 PM - ilovestoops
M4L: I'm staying in your former neighborhood forever! My brother and I decided to get rid of everything in the farm house since we're never there. It's just tearing me up. I'm so nostalgic about it - nothing's worth much except for sentimental value. I'd love to have brought more but I have a small apartment.
June 8, 2012 12:52 PM - Slopefarm
Has everyone changed their linkedin passwords? If you haven't, go directly to the site and change it; do not respond to an email offering you a link to change it -- that could be phishing. You may want to change passwords on other sites where you are using the identical password as you use on Linkedin.

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2012/06/linkedin_eharmony_password_leak_what_russian_hackers_do_with_your_personal_information_.2.html
June 8, 2012 12:53 PM - Deleted
This phenomenon is not limited to graduations. Go to any talent show these days, and you will see the same thing happen. Unhinged boosterism in the audience.
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June 8, 2012 12:53 PM - Slope4Eva
Slopey, I'm just about at the point in my life (or my daughter's) where I'm not that embarrassing anymore. You, on the other hand, have the worst years ahead of you. Little girls, gotta love 'em.

Agree totally with you also on the sneaker issue. So unfair to kids and their parents, especially.
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June 8, 2012 12:54 PM - Slopefarm
You are trouble, arkady.

It's a CARTOON, rob. Not real. But go ahead, hold grudges against an animated figure. (Dare I ask what she ever did to you?)
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June 8, 2012 12:57 PM - dibs
"One used to have to take a whole day off from work just to dispute a ticket."

You were probably guilty and wasting the court's time
June 8, 2012 12:57 PM - rf
Arkady, do you want me to post about the croc?
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June 8, 2012 12:58 PM - Slopefarm
"You, on the other hand, have the worst years ahead of you."

Yeah, though she seems generally more embarassed by Mrs. Slopey than by me at the moment. I think sometimes Mrs. Slopey likes to embarass her -- it's how she knows she's doing her job.
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June 8, 2012 1:01 PM - Slope4Eva
Slopey, Kindergarten. I volunteered to go on a trip to the Museum of Natural History. We get on the bus, my daughter walks me to the back and tells me to sit and don't talk. I said, "then why did you want me to come along?" Without missing a beat, "to carry my lunch".
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June 8, 2012 1:03 PM - Slopefarm
OTOH, as a family, we can all have some good humor about it. Nothing like the Modern Family episode, season one, when Alex blew off Claire at the mall to show off to her mall rat friends, so when Claire relented and let Alex stay at the mall and not get in the car, she got her back by yelling out for all Alex's friends to hear something super-embarassing about going shopping together for a training bra.
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June 8, 2012 1:08 PM - Arkady
I friend of mine phoned a few years ago & I couldn't tell if she were laughing or crying. "OMG!" she said. "I've turned into someone I swore I'd never be! A mother whose kid says, 'Moth-er, puh-leeze!'"
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June 8, 2012 1:10 PM - Slope4Eva
I never watched Modern Family, I think I may be missing a good one. I should try to catch up.

My niece (12) could not believe that I actually walked into strangers' homes (only twice) because I knew my daughter was in there and it was way past her curfew, and she wasn't answering her phone, or, the doorbell. lol. I told my niece I'm teaching her mother everything I know.
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June 8, 2012 1:11 PM - Slope4Eva
Arkady, I sound like my mother both in parenting, and, annoying my husband. They call me on it quite often. I wear the badge proudly!!
June 8, 2012 1:13 PM - Slopefarm
Yes, eva, start at the beginning of season 1 (discs, not streaming on netflix). As sitcom-contrived as the family configuration is, there is so much the show gets right about the way families interact these days.
June 8, 2012 1:13 PM - Arkady
My ex-bf adored my mother & wished I'd be more like her - less volatile, more reasonable, etc.
June 8, 2012 1:16 PM - Slopefarm
I can't tell when I annoy Mrs. Slopey more -- when I act too much like my mother, when I act too much like my father, or when I react to her as if she were acting like my mother. I don't think I actually need to post that Philip Larkin poem again, but . . .
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June 8, 2012 1:17 PM - dibs
Yes, but did she have a pool????
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June 8, 2012 1:17 PM - ilovestoops
What is appropriate to tip movers for a small move? We'll be tipping the pick up and delivery people separately as they are different people.
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June 8, 2012 1:21 PM - Slope4Eva
Gee Stoops, I don't remember. I'm sorry you are feeling so sad about the farmhouse. Hopefully having those items around every day will lessen the sadness.
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June 8, 2012 1:22 PM - dibs
Depends upon how long it takes them. Just a few hours...$20 each???
June 8, 2012 1:32 PM - ilovestoops
Eva: I agree with Slopey - it's worth watching that show from the beginning. One of the funniest moments early on was when the guys adopted an Asian baby and named her Lily. Everyone was talking as once so it was very subtle, but the dad asked wouldn't it be hard for her to pronounce her name.
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June 8, 2012 1:35 PM - dibs
Riry
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June 8, 2012 1:39 PM - dibs
Platinum Clubs of America has named
The Union League of Philadelphia the
#1 City Club in the Country
Edited at June 8, 2012 1:39 PM
June 8, 2012 1:42 PM - Slopefarm
Right from the beginning stoops, in episode 1. Claire is yelling up the stairs to get teen daughter haley down for breakfast/school etc. Haley finally enters the kitchen and, in response to Claire's exasperation says (without looking up from her phone and with only the slightest eyeroll) "I was on the third floor. TEXT me." Perfect. So many great lines just fly by like normal life -- none of this set-up then insult stuff.
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June 8, 2012 1:45 PM - ilovestoops
Yeah - that's my impression of the show as well.
dibs: thanks for the "tip"
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June 8, 2012 1:46 PM - Deleted
DIBS;

Here is how the old traffic court worked. There was a humongous wooden table. On one end sat the judge, who in my case was a miserable old guy who clearly had no love for the job. On the other end sat the person making their case. To the side of the table were 4-5 rows of pews in which you sat while waiting for your case to be called. You usually sat there for two hours, during which you watched as the judge generally made mince-meat of each person. By the time your case was called, you were so pissed off at the judge that you couldn't make an effective case.

I went there to plead for some understanding. I forgot to move my car, and got two tickets for the same offense (alternate side parking). My case was that I did indeed forget to move my car, but once I went to work there was no way for me to move it, and so it was not fair that I got two tickets. I then received a tonguelashing from the judge, to the effect that I was lucky that I didn't receive three tickets. He reduced my fine by $15. I felt stupid: all that time and aggravation for $15.
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June 8, 2012 1:56 PM - More4Less
benson, that's why I often times take the reduced fine offered when disputing ticket on-line - slime odds of winning and the work & time to get the win is often not worth it.
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June 8, 2012 1:59 PM - Slopefarm
Yes, the residential living version of a cost of doing business. You're going to get an occasional parking fine. beats the expense of a garage.

That said, when I vist my parents, there are speed traps all over the out-of-the-way towns of Western Mass. $10 per MPH over the limit and no hearing by mail or internet. You are stuck with the ticket unless you want to drive back up (and risk another ticket) to appear in local court with your NY license and NY plates.
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June 8, 2012 2:04 PM - More4Less
the movers took the full day loading the truck, dropping stuff to my place, to my brother's place, and to my friends place. it wasn't a ton of hard labor but it was their whole day so I tipped them $50 each - they were quite happy.
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June 8, 2012 2:08 PM - Deleted
"benson, that's why I often times take the reduced fine offered when disputing ticket on-line - slime odds of winning and the work & time to get the win is often not worth it."

The DOF no longer offers the on-line discount. As I said above, I found their on-line appeal system to be great. Twice I disputed a ticket on-line, and I received a fair consideration from them. It was much less effort than appearing in person and in my mind, worth it.

.
June 8, 2012 2:11 PM - Deleted
(removed double post)
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June 8, 2012 2:15 PM - Slopefarm
I'm regretting not tipping the cornice guys. I wasn't prepared for the contractor to actually finish because I'm not used to that. They are working up the block on another house. Should I tip them? How much?
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June 8, 2012 2:17 PM - More4Less
slopey, you should - for just in case you need them to come back to fix something on it.
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June 8, 2012 2:24 PM - More4Less
Gave WHAT some praise over >>> on the Sunset Park threat. that WSJ is extactly the covert racism/classism shit WHAT rants about. very sickening.
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June 8, 2012 2:38 PM - dibs
I generally do not tip contractors. When i was about halfway through with the Bucks County place (a total gut) I did tip him $1,000. He was really surprised with that.
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June 8, 2012 2:41 PM - More4Less
I tip the contractor crew during my gut renov - that got me some upgrades, add'l work, etc their boss/GC didn't know about.
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June 8, 2012 2:44 PM - Slopefarm
This wouldn't be tipping the cotnractor but tipping the crew I (I don't believe in tipping owners). They did not do extras but were clean, courteous, kept the cats in the house, etc. and got the job done. Beer money for them or no?
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June 8, 2012 2:45 PM - dibs
Yes, I agree. If there's a crew and the boss is actually never around, I'd tip them.
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June 8, 2012 2:46 PM - More4Less
I also don't tip the maintenance, security guard/doorman, etc via the bldg pooling of fds. I tip them directly and often right after they do something for me. maintenance dude fixes something, I small talk them then tip them.
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June 8, 2012 2:47 PM - Slope4Eva
Haha, kept the cats in the house. My neighbor had workers last year and we walked outside one day and saw one of the dogs down the street, and the other up the street. I'm glad they came when called, I would not have gone chasing them. I tip workers, not owners, also. Sure, a little beer money is nice.
June 8, 2012 2:47 PM - gazoo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lfxYhtf8o4&feature=player_embedded

This is the best commencement speech!! All you who belittle the precious little snowflakes will love this.
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June 8, 2012 2:48 PM - dibs
Yes, building people need to be tipped directly, unless you're cheap.
June 8, 2012 2:51 PM - More4Less
tip them slopey. it aint much plus if you position it well, it yields many brownie pts you can cash in later on. "hey, you guys did a very good job with my cornice. it looks great. just wanted to say thanks and give you some beer money for the good service (nh)"
Edited at June 8, 2012 2:50 PM
June 8, 2012 2:53 PM - Slope4Eva
Gazoo, it sounds interesting, I think. Will listen to the whole think a little later, thanks.
Edited at June 8, 2012 2:53 PM
June 8, 2012 2:57 PM - More4Less
tipping via the bldg pooling of fds gets one little value unless one is a cheapo who want to hide behind the pooling which conceals their cheapskate contribution. if one tips well, best doing it directly - after they provided value and to extend possible, don't tip around same time the bldg pool is about to tip (more bang for the buck to tip when pooled money aint there to compete with your tipping)
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June 8, 2012 3:01 PM - Arkady
Slopey - I agree you should tip them beer money. You might even mention that you were so pleasantly surprised that they finished so quickly you'd been unprepared at the time.
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June 8, 2012 3:03 PM - dibs
What kind of PLUSA is uprepared with beer money?????????
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June 8, 2012 3:04 PM - bxgrl
You were right, gazoo- that one a phenomenal speech! Of course everyone of us felt the same when we were that age. Youth does not come with a bag lunch of wisdom.
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June 8, 2012 3:05 PM - Arkady
So many years of saving receipts, I rarely have any cash.
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June 8, 2012 3:09 PM - dibs
Man, all ths Fb bullshit still continues on CNBC. Just let it go. The only people who will make money on this are the scumbag lawyers.
Edited at June 8, 2012 3:09 PM
June 8, 2012 3:11 PM - Slopefarm
I'm always prepared with beer money -- for myself!!! (Vodka and soda money when I'm low carb.) I was not prepared with enough beer money for five burly Polish and Ukrainian guys, and was really not prepared for a contractor finishing a job for real.
Edited at June 8, 2012 3:10 PM
June 8, 2012 3:12 PM - Slopefarm
Um, nh on my 3;11.
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June 8, 2012 3:13 PM - dibs
One good point... there are going to be some embarrassing moments when the emails between MS and FB are revealed through discovery!!!!!!!!!
Edited at June 8, 2012 3:13 PM
June 8, 2012 3:15 PM - More4Less
just updated my car insurance for fact I live in LES now and drive less to work - save $800/yr. the move is tallying up to be more benefits than expected.

now, need to figure out what documents to bring to DMV so I can get my driver's license updated for new address
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June 8, 2012 3:15 PM - dibs
I'll be tipping the new guy who does yard work for me in Bucks. His name is Verjillio and just the name alone gives me a hardon (nh).
June 8, 2012 3:16 PM - dibs
You can do that online in MA and through a tag shop in PA
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June 8, 2012 3:18 PM - Slopefarm
"Man, all ths Fb bullshit still continues on CNBC. Just let it go. The only people who will make money on this are the scumbag lawyers."

Again, all premised on the notion that buyers are entitled to some immediate bump after the IPO, which is contrary to the whole purpose of an IPO. My view is the most successful IPO is one in which the stock barely budges for days after. Priced exactly right on long term fundamentals. IPO for snoopy's insurance company years back was a case in point, I believe. I don't get the idea that IPO was a failure because a bunch of invvestors didn't make mucho bux in a heartbeat.

But yeah, good business for plaintiff and defense bar, for sure. Oh, and I'm sure they're gonna want a LOT of document discovery. Ka-ching!

June 8, 2012 3:18 PM - More4Less
is the "(nh)" ^^^^ for in case the dude is not hot and with guns & buns???
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June 8, 2012 3:19 PM - Slopefarm
"His name is Verjillio and just the name alone gives me a hardon (nh)."

How is that (nh) for you, dibs? maybe for him, but you? You're not even thinking it? Then what are you doing with---oh, never mind.
June 8, 2012 3:19 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i ONLY tip the super and the dog walker. *rob*

June 8, 2012 3:25 PM - dibs
I knew it would cause confusion, that's why I added it.
June 8, 2012 3:26 PM - Slopefarm
I wasn't confused, dibs. I was absolutely sure you're use of (nh) was bullshit in that instance. Just calling you on it.
Edited at June 8, 2012 3:26 PM
June 8, 2012 3:28 PM - dibs
You're very astute, Slopey. I'm sure I'd be impressed by your briefs. And i"m glad to know you're always prepared for the bar.
Edited at June 8, 2012 3:28 PM
June 8, 2012 3:31 PM - Slopefarm
You're not getting anywhere near my briefs, dibs, and you know it.

Leaving shortly. Have a good weekend, all.
Edited at June 8, 2012 3:31 PM
June 8, 2012 3:49 PM - ilovestoops
M4L: check online - I changed to brooklyn address from manhattan via mail.
Edited at June 8, 2012 3:49 PM
June 8, 2012 3:50 PM - ilovestoops
M4L: also don't forget to register to vote there
Edited at June 8, 2012 3:49 PM
June 8, 2012 3:57 PM - rf
I really don't like that Stargazer commenter over there.
Edited at June 8, 2012 3:57 PM
June 8, 2012 4:04 PM - More4Less
stoops, yeah, I just changed the DMV address on-line. but to get new license with new address, I need to get an eye doc to complete some eye exam form proving I can see. guess my next route is go to DMV location to take care of this piece so they can make me do the eye chart test right there & then
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June 8, 2012 4:08 PM - Partridge
And at the DMV on the form they have a voter restristration change line. I did that yesterday too.
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June 8, 2012 4:10 PM - rf
M4L, you can do it at Atlantic Center. On a Monday or Tuesday morning (esp. Tuesday when the spots on Ft. Greene Place open and the alt. side rules start at 11:30) there is a ton of street parking. From what I've heard, you can be in and out and on your way to NJ in no time.
Edited at June 8, 2012 4:10 PM
June 8, 2012 4:12 PM - rf
Oops I mean St. Felix St., but there are spots on Ft. Greene Place too. Also on Ashland where they took away the meters but no munimeters yet.
Edited at June 8, 2012 4:12 PM
June 8, 2012 4:18 PM - More4Less
yeah, I've been to and like that Atlantic ctr DMV.

Partridge, I can change voter registration address on-line too now.
Edited at June 8, 2012 4:18 PM
June 8, 2012 4:34 PM - Arkady
I'm doing my license update by mail. At what point do they take a new photo? I think this will have been my 4th renewal & not to say I'm aging but I bet I look slightly different now from, what is it, 24 years ago?
Edited at June 8, 2012 4:34 PM
June 8, 2012 4:37 PM - Deleted
I don't understand why folks have their knickers in a twist over that Sunset Park article. It's standard type of real estate article in which interested parties talk up the further development of the area. I don't see where anyone in the article put down the area as it currently exists.

Much ado about nothing, imo.


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June 8, 2012 4:43 PM - More4Less
benson, so maybe the covert racism/classism is that little blurp emily wrote up for the threat - ie if you aint creative type, rich, etc, you aint shit......
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June 8, 2012 4:48 PM - More4Less
I'm old and out of date - ie just realized and am giddy to see can also change postal mail change of address on-line too.
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June 8, 2012 4:49 PM - dibs
benson, in these times of strict political correctness, there were some violations. I think the condescending tone of the article was off base. I think the comments about "Spanish men and their music" upset some of our more strict politically correct citizens.
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June 8, 2012 4:50 PM - dibs
"can also change postal mail change of address on-line too."

For $1 that they will charge to your CC
Edited at June 8, 2012 4:50 PM
June 8, 2012 4:51 PM - More4Less
oh, I take it back on my 4:43pm post. It was Mr Stoner himself who wrote that insulting blurp on that thread. Yeah, that sounds/looks very much what WHAT complaints about his covert racism/classism thing.
Edited at June 8, 2012 4:51 PM
June 8, 2012 4:51 PM - Deleted
M4L;

Far be it from me to defend Mr. B. As you know, I have no use for the guy, but I just don't see it in that article. Yes, they are talking about "development" meaning the young, hip creative types moving in, but that is his audience. How is that different from a Chinese-American real estate paper touting Gravesend as the place to go? He's catering to his audience. What I don't see is Emily putting down anyone in her write-up, nor in the WSJ article. As opposed to when Mr. B mocks Fedders, renovations not to his taste, etc.
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June 8, 2012 4:52 PM - dibs
Was it anything Stoner said??? I think it what was quoted in the WSJ article that was offensive/elitist/condescending
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June 8, 2012 4:54 PM - dibs
I can't be asked to go back and read it over now.
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June 8, 2012 5:00 PM - gazoo
"You're not getting anywhere near my briefs, dibs, and you know it.

Leaving shortly. Have a good weekend, all"

Two underwear puns in one post! Great form. Glad to see we can all get a thong!
Edited at June 8, 2012 5:00 PM
June 8, 2012 5:04 PM - More4Less
Benson, how is this different than when you ragged on someone commenting about "discovering" a particular hood whereby you said don't diss the residents who have been there for eons now living & loving their hood??
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June 8, 2012 5:07 PM - More4Less
anyhow, it's still great outside so enjoy this Fri night out with your friends, family etc.
Edited at June 8, 2012 5:07 PM
June 8, 2012 5:13 PM - Deleted
M4L;

In the case you are citing, they talked about the neighborhood as if it never existed before it came within their radar. I don't see it in these write-ups. Yes, the areticles are aimed at a particular demographic and speaks from their worldview, but I just don't see any disprespect towards what exists there now.
Edited at June 8, 2012 5:13 PM
June 8, 2012 5:42 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Hello. About to go to dinner on the taxpayer dime. All I have to say at this point is that I agree w/ Benson re: Dittoburg.
Edited at June 8, 2012 5:42 PM
June 8, 2012 5:45 PM - petebklyn
"The 76-room Hotel BPM, which aims to attract a music-loving clientele with features such as a central sound system and luxury amenities, also wants to play up its surroundings in an authentic Brooklyn neighborhood, " --- yes, it can attract those tourist looking for authentic brooklyn experience.
and btw, there have been for decades and are currently mny non-hispanic and non-asians living in sunset park. and if any group has transformed s.p. in recent decade it is the chinese.
Edited at June 8, 2012 5:45 PM
June 8, 2012 5:46 PM - petebklyn
well, if taxpayer dinner that is all that you're allowed to spend is a dime.
Edited at June 8, 2012 5:46 PM
June 8, 2012 5:49 PM - petebklyn
besides it isn't even 6 oclock. how can even think of dinner this early?
Edited at June 8, 2012 5:49 PM
June 8, 2012 5:53 PM - petebklyn
oh, rob....look at closing brownstoner picture today and give us your input.
June 8, 2012 6:12 PM - rf
Six is in Washington, where they roll up the sidewalks at 8.
June 8, 2012 6:14 PM - petebklyn
could be last real food he gets for awhile.
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June 8, 2012 6:42 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
oh, rob....look at closing brownstoner picture today and give us your input.


"It rubs its lotion on its skin unless it gets the hose again" what a vile picture for a vile excuse of a flea market. Fitting how the guy in the picture is scratching his nuts. fleabags, indeed.

oh and i read the article about sunset park in the WSJ. BARF. What is with these people and their constant search for authenticity? they ruin EVERYTHING they touch. EVERYTHING.

*rob*

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June 8, 2012 6:57 PM - petebklyn
made it home from work I see. what are big plans for the weekend? seems like everyone else is drinking at some happy hour and didn't invite me.
June 8, 2012 7:18 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
About to shower and go chill out with Duke at grand army plaza and write in my journal like an angry wayward adolescent. It's become out friday night ritual. Going to dress a little nicer tonight because I get the sneaking suspicion some people see me and him sitting there and think we are wannabe crusties.

quote:
seems like everyone else is drinking at some happy hour and didn't invite me.

welcome to the club, lol. tho i couldnt afford a happy hour anyway. I have about 30 dollars in credit and about 30 dollars in cash and 10 dollars in change that has to stretch me until a WEEK from this upcoming monday. Fuckin A', being responsible and paying off my bills really puts a damper on shit. But whatever, I'd rather be broke a week before payday than being a non bill paying scrub. I figure if I pay all my bills on time and im broke for a week, something in that broke week will *click* in my brain, except it doesn't. Ignoring my bills and not being broke is not an option and would get me no where. What's the definition of insanity again!? I seriously think i'm fiscally bipolar. In a sick way I almost seem to get some kind of pleasure out of my broke week. So I'm got invited to another bachelorette party, of an ex coworker. I clicked yes on the RSVP and then read what the day and night will entail and im like omg, wait what? A tad fancy for my tastes. Im going to do the stuff with them during the day (going to some rooftop hotel bar and other bars) but then they want to go out "clubbing" (lol) in the meat packing district. I can't think of anything more painful than that (well I guess if it was williamsburg or something I guess), but still. Plus I cannot fathom me even getting passed the bouncer even if im with a gaggle of girls (er... women in their mid 30s). So me and my boss are just going to go to the pre-party they are having in their hotel suite and do the rooftop things during the day. I have to make it a point NOT to get too drunk otherwise I am sure i'll totally agree to go out with them to the meatpacking district that night and make a total fool of myself.


*rob*

*rob*
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June 8, 2012 7:26 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
OMG i HAD to go look at the brownstoner thread about sunset park before I head out (we are waiting for the sun to go down anyway).

quote:
I think Sunset Park is going to be a great, exciting place,” says Paul Lightfoot, founder of greenhouse developer BrightFarms. “I’ve been in New York City since 1993, and I’m always amazed at the capacity for neighborhoods to become great, and I don’t see any reason why this can’t be one of them.”


LIGHTFOOT! LMFAO! that is totally the new moonface! you can't make that shit up!

*rob*

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June 8, 2012 7:29 PM - petebklyn
Very foreign culture to me...this pre-wedding party stuff. Friend of mine went to LasVegas for his nephew's bachelor wkend.
Besides the financial extravagance of all these parties, I don't even understand what 'clubbing' is? you go with bunch of people to some place where music is so loud you can't really talk, I'm guessing they are dressed up a bit, and look at other people sitting around also not being able to talk, smiling and paying far too much for booze.
When I went to bars not 'clubs' in my youth....I went alone or maybe with another friend and 90% reason was hoping to find someone to go home with for the night. and I sucked on maybe 2 cheap beer bottles all night because that was all I could spend.
June 8, 2012 7:43 PM - CGar
"The only people who will make money on this are the scumbag lawyers."

First they come for the Jews. Then they come for the lawyers. Good luck finding a Jewish lawyer.
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June 8, 2012 7:50 PM - BoerumHillScott
"Jewish lawyer"

Isn't that redundant?
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June 8, 2012 7:53 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
I don't know, and I totally agree with you. I have a very long history of always winding up with large groups of girls going out to places spending money all willy nilly and me being the poor gay boy in the group. At times it has worked for me. In college I never had to pay for any of my meals or drinks when I went out with groups of girls looking for a token gay. (trust me, they exist). Back then, it didn't seem like that big of a deal. But at 35 years old, it seems downright triflin'. And back in the day it was a given my way would be paid. These days, being a token gay in a group of girls, it's a crap shoot. When the bill comes and everyone is figuring out their portion of the bill and they are pulling out their wallets and you pull out your gay card there's a 50/50 chance they are gonna be like wtf, you REALLY came here with no money? ooops! FYI: I do not do this all the time, but it happens in many situations, especially if I feel socially obligated to go out somewhere with people and that showing up overrides being broke. (I kinda suck at making up excuses why I can never attend anything).

I was NEVER a social person a kid or a teenager. I used to hide in my room all the time and do my own thing. Somehow college completely broke me out of that shell. I thought it was a good thing, but I don't personally think so anymore. I like to be able to count the number of close friends that I hang out with on 2 or 3 fingers, MAX. I don't like hanging out in groups. I prefer just hanging out with one person at a time. When it comes to groups, I simply cannot be asked to not have to binge drink so that I am essentially not really there and not have to process anything emotionally. It's a tad fucked up when you think about, but whatever. I really want to return to Hermit status (OMG I think I just realized what I am going to be when I turn 36!) and chill with my dog. College, the internet, and straight women really messed with my head and threw me off my life's course bigtime.

Shrink: What are you here for?
Me: I don't know.
::crickets:: for an hour

I cannot express ANYTHING, ANY of these thoughts, unless I am on the computer or a tad loaded.

Sorry, just thought i'd share and give an update these days. I think the california trip will do me some good. Im really looking forward to it. I'm going to try my hardest not to screw it up.


*rob*

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June 8, 2012 7:55 PM - petebklyn
btw, scott...all seems to refresh quite quickly after whatever you did. thanks. but that cgar character still appears.
Edited at June 8, 2012 7:54 PM
June 8, 2012 8:04 PM - BoerumHillScott
I'm still working on that bug.
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June 8, 2012 8:16 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Dinner was good. Huge Chinese buffet (not the type some would appreciate though). But the General Tso's chicken wasn't good at all.

Orientation is us (Persian) and the various South Asian language groups, Punjabi, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu. Definite vegetarian/dreadlocks/hippie/yoga vibe in them. Not at all in our group. Definite mix of heritage learners, grad students, and DC policy/military types.

Lots of advice from past participants today. Tip #1: two guys last year drank the water on the first day, got horribly sick, and then never got sick again. Everyone else avoided the water and got sick several times.
June 8, 2012 8:21 PM - rf
So Six, is that your plan?
Edited at June 8, 2012 8:20 PM
June 8, 2012 8:26 PM - Arkady
6 - Did you get Bactrim or similar? It really does work for warding off alien life forms in your gut.
Edited at June 8, 2012 8:26 PM
June 8, 2012 8:26 PM - sixyearsandcounting
I doubt it. I don't have a very strong stomach, and if I go through with it I'll certainly wait until my jetlag passes. Severe jetlag + food poisoning is just not good.
Edited at June 8, 2012 8:26 PM
June 8, 2012 8:40 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Lots of advice from past participants today. Tip #1: two guys last year drank the water on the first day, got horribly sick, and then never got sick again. Everyone else avoided the water and got sick several times.

the gays say that with STD's.

and agreeance with arkady about the Bactrim. I've never used it, DUH. But I had to pick that up for someone a few times at the pharmacy. (it's not over the counter tho, at least it wasnt when I picked it up)

Okay, sun is down. Me and Duke are going to head out to the park and be on the prowl (not for sex or drugs or anything, just weird shit)

*rob*

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June 8, 2012 8:50 PM - ilovestoops
6yrs: how exciting this trip will be! How many are going? What's the age range? % of men/women?
Edited at June 8, 2012 8:50 PM
June 8, 2012 10:25 PM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: Hiya Fucktards,

First thing - Scott is full of shit! The Memory error was still going on before he "Fixed it"!
I can tell because of the PHP Errors on my browser.

Second thing - Dave The Assfucktard will his anal-ysis on the market after 2009, that good old fashioned Tax Salves money doing 'God's Work' for the Masters, Dave is just a little 'But Boy'!

Third Thing - The Economy of Brooklyn is Totally FUCKED!!!!
If you observed the environment no one is out, no cars are being driven and people are staying home.
Nice work Fucktards, everything is fucked!

Last thing - I'm off my Meds, fuck this nice thing!!!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:25 PM
June 8, 2012 10:38 PM - Partridge
Hi The What.
I'm so bloody exhausted from manual labor, that I'm about to pass out. I just wanted to say that 'the nice What' was fun to have around. I'll miss him. Don't you have prescription coverage on your insurance plan?
June 8, 2012 10:42 PM - lechacal
Hi
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June 8, 2012 10:44 PM - lechacal
Just wrapping up work. Dull throbbing headache, feel like I have a sheen of oil all over me. I feel like I've been in a staring contest with a brick wall and I'm winning.
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:43 PM
June 8, 2012 10:47 PM - kazootite
Lechecal, I have no idea how you can keep the schedule that you do.
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:47 PM
June 8, 2012 10:59 PM - lechacal
I don't even know why I do it. What I really want is to go live in the woods somewhere with no hue-mons anywhere near me. Other than the wife and kids, of course. It's not like I'm not capable of doing it. Hell, I already have the woods. I don't ever again want to have some whiny little girly-man new yorker tell me he has a guy for that, or a great recommendation for a personal trainer, or he and his useless wife with an English degree from Mount Holyoke who finds him disgusting rented a fabulous place out in the hamptons for the summer. God I hate new Yorkers. I've been in New York for 11 years now, and I hate it.
Edited at June 8, 2012 10:59 PM
June 8, 2012 11:16 PM - Arkady
You just hang out w/ the wrong crowd. I've been in NY on & off since before you were born & I adore it.
Edited at June 8, 2012 11:16 PM
June 8, 2012 11:26 PM - kazootite
Lech, that land with the woods is calling out to you. (Not in a new age way, if it sounded like that.) Sounds like you hate office work, or the intensity of working with people that law entails- living with someone else's (sp?) problems. Maybe your purpose has something to do with those woods. I've been seeing this on TV lately: find your purpose. I, myself, don't know how to do that, but pass it on anyway. If you keep hating your work and the fake NY stuff you described, it sounds as if that will push you to what you really want to do. Scary to change, I am sure for a man with a family. I think it will work out tho. Sounds like there is not much you cannot do (from reading your posts here).




Edited at June 8, 2012 11:26 PM
June 8, 2012 11:27 PM - kazootite
I agree with arkady that not all ny'ers are like the ones you describe. If you do other things you may get in touch with ny'ers you like.
June 8, 2012 11:43 PM - Deleted
I thought when you go in house the hours are supposed to get better.
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June 8, 2012 11:44 PM - lechacal
To become a new Yorker you have to submit to things like fragmenting your life into things you do for yoUrself and things other people do for you. And to pay all of those people who do things for you you need to live in a constant comprise. I have a guy who does that for me. Really? You live in a 600 square foot studio. 11 years and counting and I still don't compromise.
June 8, 2012 11:44 PM - lechacal
....snarl....growl.... Bares teeth
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June 8, 2012 11:44 PM - Deleted
Fridays are fun bc it's pizza and Bill Mahr on HBO night. Something tells me dibs wouldn't like bill Mahr.
June 8, 2012 11:47 PM - Deleted
Paying people to do stuff for them is why hue-mons get jobs and why hue-mons have lived in communities for centuries.
Edited at June 8, 2012 11:46 PM
June 8, 2012 11:49 PM - lechacal
I'm just saying that when shit really goes down, and it will, I'm not with these people. They're weak.
Edited at June 8, 2012 11:49 PM
June 8, 2012 11:49 PM - Deleted
Dude. There was a mini zombie apocalypse this week. Almost went and bought an axe.
Edited at June 8, 2012 11:49 PM
June 8, 2012 11:51 PM - Deleted
The stories this week are pretty much how it starts in the movies. People are too wrapped up in their mundane lives to notice. Then they are trapped in the middle of a zombie apocalypse.
Edited at June 8, 2012 11:51 PM
June 9, 2012 12:00 AM - lechacal
Dude it's not like Namor and I haven't been watching. And planning. 2012 isn't an asteroid, it's the zombie apocalypse.
Edited at June 9, 2012 12:00 AM
June 9, 2012 12:14 AM - Deleted
Haha. I feel like when shit goes down, namor is someone you want on your team
Edited at June 9, 2012 12:13 AM
June 9, 2012 12:29 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
you people have a very mighty whitey version of what is gonna happen when shit goes down. NEWSFLASH! people acting like it's going to be "zombies" raiding 30 dollar coffee shops. newsflash. again x 10! it's going to be mostly minorities and white people like myself kicking over your yuppie food trucks, selling your ipads at xChanges all over the places, and literally shitting on your faces if you want to get into more peoples faces. No one likes your pasty ass face. No one like yours like boring ass lifetyle. No one wants you to breed more of you here and that goes from south brooklyn all the way up the bronx all the way out to jersey. You are ugly. UGLY UGLY UGLY boring ass SUPER white people who should stick to where you fucking came come cuz you ruin EVERYTHING you touch. And I am not being racist cuz im white, but im not that kinda white.


*rob*

June 9, 2012 12:37 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
I think my last post was a bit harsh. I think I just meant that I really find the new kinds of super white people so obnoxious and gross. you KNOW who you are.. i have no problem with white people. im sorta one. but the new strains and breeds. omf, wtf? it's like village of the damned and these people can't be contained/ trust me, they can be contained. make their lives a living hell, it's not that hard. i do it EVERY day. see a cankle? say something. see something, say something, right? call people out on it. be like EW when you are walking up the subway stairs and a pair of cankles are in front of you just scream CANKLES!!!!! trust me it totally gets the point across, they KNOW what you are saying. more people need to speak up against the fugly that has invaded NYC.

see something? say something. Walk into a random food business. see a beardp? scream LOUSE IN MY FOOD! LOUSE IN MY FOOD and then point to the beardo behind the counter and snap a picture, hells they LOVE taking pictures of everyone else doing wrong, right? time to run THEM out of business and I know many ways of doing so...

*rob*

Edited at June 9, 2012 12:37 AM
June 9, 2012 2:32 AM - lechacal
Took train home instead of car to be good soldier. Fell asleep on train, woke up in croton harmon, 15 miles past home. I'm so awesome. Barf.
Edited at June 9, 2012 2:32 AM