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Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
2:07 pm
First year I'm not renewing my paid LJ account.
Tuesday, March 16th, 2010
1:49 pm
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"This bat was made for Slaughter." "Ain't you got one that was made for baseball?"
Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
11:55 am
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The word "dinar" is derived from the Roman coin "denarius", which was worth ten asses.
Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
8:58 am
Sunday, January 31st, 2010
3:37 am
Loving this shot!

Alex and I drove out to Paterson, NJ to see the Great Falls I've heard so much about. Can't believe this thing exists in New Jersey. At the north side of the falls, just above them, is a park. It hadn't snowed or precipitated recently - this is all mist from the falls flying through the air in tiny droplets, freezing, and sticking to everything nearby. Alex pointed out that they must change the flag regularly, or it would be encased in ice too.

Saturday, January 16th, 2010
11:03 am
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Nothing good ever happens in my ghetto-ass Radio Shack
Tuesday, January 5th, 2010
6:07 pm
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There's a church ringing bells downtown, and I could swear it was playing "Disarm".
Monday, December 14th, 2009
8:32 am
New Ragtime
Saw the revival of "Ragtime" last night. It was a fine production... I just wish I went in not having memories of the 1998 production. I really miss the ridiculously ambitious sets flying in and out. With this one, they went with a simple three-tiered walkway concept. It served the show pretty well in terms of creating separate spaces for the boat scene, and otherwise simultaneous-but-separate actions.

The actors were fine... Mother and Tateh were especially good. Coalhouse was okay - they could have cast a bit bitter.

My biggest complaint was about the volume of the music. Somebody just forgot to punch that thing up to 11. This music is so powerful and so integral to the entire concept - when those tubas blare the low notes, you need to feel that in your entire body. Just didn't happen. Everything needed to be just that much bigger.
Monday, November 23rd, 2009
10:08 pm
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There's someone here at the bar that claims to hate U2. Is that even possible? They're like, in the DNA of the world, man.
9:19 pm
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I always get Cousin Itt and Thing mixed up.
Friday, November 6th, 2009
8:43 am
New Best Buy on 18th and Grove Streets in Jersey City?

That could be dangerous.
Probably more for walltack.
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009
7:46 pm
NSFW because of language!!!

Sunday, October 4th, 2009
3:16 pm
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I think it's a tad bit ironic that in the building that Alex works in Herald Square, there is a DMV on the 8th Floor.
Sunday, September 27th, 2009
11:25 pm
Hockey Season
It's on, bitches.

Thursday, September 24th, 2009
6:52 am
As I was driving my way across Manhattan to get to Long Island a couple weeks ago, there happened to be someone parked in front of a bodega just across 8th Ave on 36th Street. This caused a backup of 6 cars or so, but left me in the intersection slightly.

A transit cop happened to be standing right there and cited me for Blocking the Box. It sucks, it's $115, but I was pleased to learn that you no longer get license points for doing that. It's treated as a parking ticket as of July 2008.


However, the drawback of that legislation being passed is that more NYPD Traffic Agents can be hired to just walk into the box and start issuing tickets to people. Prior to that, only a legitimate police officer could give a summons for what was previously a moving violation.

It's all part of Bloomberg's plan to reduce congestion. That's fine, I guess, but doing anything with a car in Manhattan is getting ridiculous. Unless it's a slow weekend morning, I'll take the extra ten minutes to go around the city via GWB/Triboro. Driving crosstown makes me nutbars.

Also amusing - you don't send your guilty plea to a court. You send it directly to the NYC Dept of Finance.
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009
12:00 pm
Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
9:27 am
Pictures from US Open
Crossposted in Facebook.



I am so glad I got to go to this. I think I could easily become a tennis junkie now... being there and seeing the power and stamina that these players have is spellbinding. That match lasted four hours and change.

That match should have been Federer's - by the end of the fourth set, he had won 24 games to Del Potro's 21. I think it can be said that Federer's embarrassing number of double faults are to blame for his loss, as Del Potro's first two sets were narrowly-won tiebreaks.
Monday, September 14th, 2009
8:31 pm
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Federer: You got Del Potrowned, bitch!
8:37 am
It's down to Benicio Del Toro and some fruiterer.
So hells yeah!!!

My half-brother gmail-chatted me last night and said, "How do you feel about tennis?" Interesting question, I thought... I had earlier Facebooked a link to the Serena Williams meltdown, but I wouldn't call myself a follower. I thoroughly enjoyed the end of Wimbledon this year and I enjoy watching in the moment, I said.

Then he told me he's got tickets to the US Open Final today. Wha whwa whaaaaa? I enthusiastically accepted! Turns out Erich's stepbrother intended to see the final at 1 PM, but they moved it to 4 PM, and they have a 7 PM flight back to Chicago. So if they used their tickets, they'd get to see maybe a half hour of it.

So we're takin' em!! I've never seen professional Tennis. Yaaayyyy!
I'll see if I can get the mobile pic messaging working with LJ before I go.
Friday, September 11th, 2009
2:14 pm
I just hopped over to the Houlihan's for lunch in the town where I work (Fairfield, NJ) and played some Buzztime Trivia.

This is the second time I've seen this old man there with his wife. This time, when I sit down at the bar, he says to the bartender, "Hey, you've got a lively one there!"

Over the course of my stay, he just pops up randomly with friendly jibes and insults. He occasionally would yell to the bartender, "This is comin' outta your tip! This service sucks! Where's the manager!" At other times, he would attempt to bond with another table at the bar, saying "half your tip is going to me!" All the while, his demure wife (who seems to adore him) would laugh at everything he said.

Hottie waitresses would go over and give him hugs, and look at his wife and say, "You're cheating on me."

I just really feel like I missed out on something in life by not being able to dish out inane bullshit to draw a specific kind of attention to myself. I personally find it annoying as all hell, throwing all that insubstantial self-promotion around. What it says to me is that his presence in the room is more important than comfortable silence, but other people seem to eat it up. I'm a little jealous of that, honestly.

Is that how you make friends and influence people? Just bark your catch phrases into people's lives and hope it sticks?
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