Sunday, April 24, 2005

Time Out

I think it's time for a break. I'll see about starting up again after GB:NY2.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005


Despite my absolute digust at many of the things he authored while he was known simply as Cardinal Ratzinger and my general distrust of fundamentalists of any stripe, I raise glass and toast the new pope, Benedict XVI. May your papacy be as long and fruitful as the last German pope, Victor II.


Taken from various people:

Age: 36
Where did you grow up? Texas


1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks? Creek

2. What the thing you push around the grocery store is called? Shopping cart

3. A metal container to carry a meal in? Lunch box

4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in? Frying pan

5. The piece of furniture that seats three people? Couch

6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof? Gutter

7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening? Porch

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages? Cokes

9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup? Pancake

10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself? Sub

11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach? Bathing suit

12. Shoes worn for sports? Tennis shoes

13. Putting a room in order? Cleaning

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark? Lightning bugs

15. The little insect that curls up into a ball? Roly poly

16. The children's playground equipment where one kid sits on one side and goes up while the other sits on the other side and goes down? See saw

17. How do you eat your pizza? With my hands

18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff? Garage sale

19A. What's the midday meal? Lunch

19B. What's the evening meal? Supper

20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are? Basement

21. What do you call the thing that you can get water out of to drink in public places? Water fountain

22. Harass: Where does the accent go? Last syllable

23. Vehicle: Where does the accent go? First syllable

24. Latter: Pronounced with with a "T" in the middle or a "D" in the middle? With a "D"

25. Kitten: Pronounced with with a "T" in the middle or a glottal stop in the middle? Glottal stop

Friday, April 15, 2005

Great Headline

Woman Beats Off Burglar With Gnome

I don't think anything I write could top that.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Maybe, Maybe Not

I haven't quite decided, but I'm beginning to think that I should look for an apartment outside of Manhattan. I'm thinking about Astoria.

After thinking about it objectively, the main reason I chose to live in Chelsea to begin with was its proximity to the bars I like, a few of my close friends, Penn Station and my office.

But in truth, I rarely ever see those friends and when I do, we just meet for dinner or drinks, often in a different part of town. As for the rest of it . . . well, there are bars in Queens and getting to the Manhattan bars won't be too troublesome. Penn Station is still close to work, so that won't be too bad. As for being close enough to the office to walk, that won't be possible any more, but so what?

I suppose the deciding factor will be saving close to $400 a month in rent.

So if any of you Astorians hear about apartments near you, please let me know.

I See Dead People

So the stress of the upcoming move (and apartment search and packing and work, etc.) has brought on the zombie dreams. In the latest twist, I wasn't being chased around an old Victorian house; I was at a university. A university oddly similar to the one that I attended.

My 15 year reunion is this October. If it is anything like my dream was, I am so not going. While it would be great to see some of my old classmates and professors, I'm not willing to brave flesh-eating zombies in order to do it.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Free Beer

If anyone just happens to find himself with nothing to do this evening and would like to help me move some furniture out of my apartment (just down to my basement), give me a call (this presupposes that you live in NY and have my phone number).

Help me and I will buy you many beers.