Monday, July 30, 2007

Good bye East Village...

...I'll miss you

Friday, July 20, 2007

I finally realized that Carol from the Bob Newhart show is Ms. Krabappel!!!

I watch the Simpsons pretty much every night when I get home from work. Recently, I realized that that I knew Ms. Krabappel's voice, but just couldn't place it.

Being a huge fan of the Bob Newhart show (I am currently in the middle of Season 4 on DVD), I was finally able to connect that Carol, Bob's secretary, is the voice of Edna Krabappel, Bart Simpson's teacher.

Why it took me so long to figure this out...I don't know.

Monday, July 16, 2007

I love me some Blueberry Pie

We had dinner last night, and on the desert board I saw that they had Blueberry Pie. I told the waiter, 'I sure would like some of that' but needless to say, they were out. I had been thinking about that blueberry pie for my entire meal.

So we leave the place and start to head home thru the East Village, planning on stopping at a few of the bakeries. None have the pie. There was a crazy foaming at the mouth guy at one bakery who volunteered that he used to pick blueberries as a child. I looked him in the eye and said 'I just want some blueberry pie dude, I don't care what you used to do' and started for the exit. He responded with 'thanks for the compliment.' Whatever, freak.

I was a man on a mission.

When we got home, we started calling around to diners and found a place a few blocks from my house. Yes, The Gramercy Cafe had the pie! We were on our way.

I could end my weekend a happy man. I sure do love me some Blueberry Pie.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

we were there but left @ 8:45

Just saw this on Gawker:

"Spoon & Radiohead members
169 Avenue A
Jul 10th, 2007 @ 9pm
all members of the band spoon as well as ed o'brien and colin greenwood from radiohead at hifi bar (hush hush listening party for spoon's new album). ed o'brien is a giant of a man and i want to climb him like a tree. from 9:30 pm on."

We left around 8:45-9. Sitting around in a bar waiting for some musicians to show up listening to records I have at home and paying $5+ a drink isn't as fun as it was when I wasn't 30.

We went to Texas last week to get our Texas on.

Austin is a really great place. Most people I know in NYC only know Austin because of SXSW or now ACL. Austin is kind of a gross place when the foreigners descend en masse.

We basically camped out at the San Jose for 4 days, swam and ate every egg and piece of beef we could get our hands on. It was mostly overcast or rainy, so that kept the heat down.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Mates of State in new AT&T ad

My how they've grown...

Me as a rat

josef ratatouille

Monday, July 09, 2007

Does Umbrella sound like Blond Redhead?

Can someone do a Umbrella mash up with the Blond Redhead song that sounds like it?

Sunday, July 01, 2007

This device rocks

I've hated every cell phone I ever got from Sprint, and always hated the day I had to get a new one because I always felt I was going to get ripped off. But calls connected, no matter where I was. I've moved alot since I got my Sprint account post college.

I've never owned a Mac, but my little lady, dad and a few informed friends swear by Jobs, his software and hardware. The things just work. I've owned 4 ipods (2 paid for - 2 freebees - one stolen, one left on a plane, and 2 that still work)

So on Friday, I decided what the hey, I'll go down to the ATT&T store 6 blocks from my house, wait and see. If I get one, I do, if I don't I don't.

Cell phone stores are notoriously crap. There was very little movement in the hour I had waited. No matter how crazy Apple stores are, you can get your product fast. Jobs knows retail. I found out the crazies who waited in line for days had cleared at the Apple store in SoHo and decided to head over there. Lock and loaded, no turning back dude.

I had dinner plans, so didn't jump on the set up ASAP. Got home and activated the account via iTunes. No dice, bed time, it'll work itself out while I sleep. I woke up the next morning, account activated, problem solved.

I now have 2 cell phone plans. I'll cancel Sprint after I feel enough of my regular peeps have the new number. I'll pay the early termination fee and most sadly, lose my San Francisco based number. The number that has defined me during my 20s. I turned 30 last week. New decade, new number. A NYC based number. A big boy number.

So I played with the phone all day yesterday. And it does everything I want it to do. And its the best thing I've ever bought. And it's worth more than what I paid for it (its worth closer to the price of a good lap top - but if it cost that much, I probably wouldn't have bought it)

I can take pictures and drop them into my flickr account. Text, instant email, call people, read my Bloglines (much better when I am in a wi-fi zone - EDGE SUCKS), listen to the Talking Heads, watch some random free crap I found in ITunes, listen to an NPR podcast, get weather reports from all over the country, check stock reports, all pretty much by dragging my finger across a screen. I am not as excited for this (even though its great), but what the future holds. This is the beginning of the on the go, always connected device.

And if that scares you, like in a 1984 kind of way, you can always turn the thing off.