Sunday, February 27, 2005

In honor of Academy Awards night:

Michael Judge in the Wednesday, Febuary 2 Wall Street Journal:

As live entertainment, the River Rats [Albany, NY's minor league hockey team] games are worth every penny. Who wants to shell out $10 to see Leanardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes when you can come to the Pepsi Arena and see world class athletes pound one another silly and a giant rat on skates named Rowdy?

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Times Online - Sunday Times

And finally, Mirror columnist Sue Carroll’s verdict on the recent Ikea riot: “Police had their orders, but they couldn’t understand the instructions.”

Now take that joke and try to reassemble it. Bet you there’ll always be a word left over.
You are a guitar.
You are a musical genius... congratulations. Most people think you are a little obsessed with music, but that's okay. You don't care what other people think. You are independent, and would rather have a few good (and weird) friends than a lot of not-so-good ones. You may feel that people run down your eccentricity, but that's only because they're jealous. You will most likely become very successful with your musical talent. Rock on!

Most compatible with: Drumstick.

Click here -- What Random Object Represents Your Inner Self?

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Boy, in NYC when they say "Hard Salami" they mean something with a Mohs' Scale number.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Daniel Brondel, formerly of St. Anne's Church in Rochester, is the new Director of Music at St Malachy's on West 49th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. How much of the old St. Anne's gang can we put together in NYC? Fr. Lioi's busy, I guess, but I wonder what the reflexologist woman is up to these days?

Sunday, February 13, 2005

I'm on the evening shift at work, so I'm working 4-1 or there abouts. I'm working W-Sunday, so people looking to make plans with me might consider Monday or Sunday evenings or lunches on other days.
Blogging this from my new digs after getting home from working extra late, loafing at work off the clock catching up on some email as I wasn't sure if I'd be able to connect here, a late bite, and missing my subway stop and having to go one more north and wait for a late night train to come to take me back one more south, adding about an extra twenty or thirty minutes to the commute.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

I'm adding the DutchReport to the blogroll. I'm planning on learning Dutch too (long and probably boring story).
The Slob Culture

"It has never occurred to me, in nearly 25 years of working in London, to turn up at my place of work or to a business lunch without being properly dressed. Our greatest living playwright, Ronald Harwood, noted recently that his mother had told him always to wear a tie when out in London ‘as it is the respect a man shows to a great city’."

Saturday, February 05, 2005


"For the sixth time in as many months, a woman has cancelled our dinner. In and of itself, a cancelled dinner is a trifle. The cancellations themselves were less surprising than the timing and the method. Did the women, all of whom are friends, give me time to make alternative arrangements? Did they call? Did they explain or apologise? Did they hell! Each of these grown women sent a message via text or SMS to my mobile telephone. Average warning time pre-dinner: nine minutes. One message arrived after dinner. When it happens six times, you wonder whether you have stumbled upon a phenomenon. The aberration becomes the trend."
You are You like to play games and entertain people. You have been known to shock and flash on occasion.
Which Website are You?

Friday, February 04, 2005

OK, now HR says it's going to go through. On Monday, I'm supposed to finalize the schedule for when I start.

Thursday, February 03, 2005 Arts & Entertainment | The Fix:

"Vanity Fair reports that Marlon Brando initially didn't want to play Don Corleone in 'The Godfather,' telling an assistant, 'It's about the Mafia. I won't glorify the Mafia.' (Vanity Fair via Reuters)"
Ok, job seems very up in the air now. Arghh.