Archive for September, 2007

The circumnavigation of Manhattan.

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

Here's the driving report for Saturday, September 29th, 2007: Today was finally the day for heading down to Red Hook, Brooklyn, for the locally-famous Central/South American food stands that occupy the Red Hook ball fields. It's the top-rated restaurant on Yelp, edging out the Michelin three star Jean-Georges, so my expectations ...

I’ll miss you, sitting in the car for 90 minutes twice a week.

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

I DRIVE A DODGE STRATUS is in a GARAGE, motherfucker. I'll miss the alternate side parking ritual, I sort of enjoyed it. But what with the job, and I've been told that I enjoy strange things, so I started hunting for a garage. A week and a hundred phone calls and ...

I miss you too, blog.

Monday, September 24th, 2007

Dear Internet, If history has anything to say about it, when things are going well for me, this blog turns to a sparse and boring pile of crap. I'm sorry for your loss of reading material, Internet, but I can't be bothered to find my whimsical voice just this minute. Not ...

These doors never do close.

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

These weekdays of leisure in the city will soon be over, so I made the trip to Brooklyn today to finally explore the Transit Museum. Best museum EVER. I couldn't get enough of the transit ads in the old trains, several of which I photographed and will offer with no further ...

The hardest man in New Amsterdam.

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Huge challenges Cakeface for the UCBW Intercontinental Championship of the World. Can the Human Earthquake take down the man whose face is made of cake, or has he bitten off more than he can chew?

A day at the beach!

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

It was time to let off a little steam by way of the automotive safety valve, so roommates Nick Faber and Dave Siegel joined me in the Dodge Stratus for a trip down the shore, as they say. We were searching for a boardwalk, an ocean, fried foods, sweet confections, ...

Thankfully, hanging in.

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

I took a principled stand today, and I'm not completely sure how I feel about it. This morning, I was getting dressed for an interview when I got a call from another recruiter who wanted to talk to me about a QA job I had applied for. I breezed through the ...

Gouda’s my favorite.

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Just in: She's The Man is a really good movie. Totes watchable. Big laughs. Comic misunderstandings. Also: Boy, do I need a job.

And then we watched some television and got to sleep at a reasonable hour.

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

The morning meeting was gaveled to order shortly after 11am on the back deck. Attending: Curtis, Faber, Jennings. Excused: Siegel. Coffee and cigarette: Curtis, Faber. Clean living: Jennings. With the minutes accepted as read, we moved on to new business: what to do today. The first suggestion was to hop in ...