Bitter Cynical Rants from One as Snarky as Waldorf and As Sexy as Statler.

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Tack this on to the reasons I hate my job:

As I was walking on between second and first avenues on my way in this morning. Some asshole had the audacity to not only try and sweetheart me at 9 in the morning with my headphones on, but he grabbed my arm. Could I be anymore disgusted.

Also, the security around this place has all but stopped. The main entrance to the building was closed this morning, so everyone had to go through the same side door, once again, i didn't even have to remove my ID from my bag to get past the rent-a-cops. Nice work boys and girls, I'm glad we're concerned about keeping this place safe.

On an upside. Make sure that if you're in the neighborhood this weekend you go to the CONEY ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL to catch Amy's award winning documentary about people who collect fiestaware. I hear the short is kickass and I've promised to bring some homemade doughnuts.

And it turns out that my once acquaintance now apprentice Stacy is one manipulative little woman. But way to stand by our Jewish brothers and sisters, keep it going girl.

Monday, September 27, 2004

Shameless Nepotism, A little self-promotion, and Monday Grogginess:

My Brother on how Jesus would vote - HERE.

Me Whining to YPR - HERE (scroll down)

I'm in full recovery mode this morning from a marathon bachelorette party that started with dinner, then moved HERE where we saw HER, from whence we moved onto HERE.

The evening was sponsored by the letter K, the number 3, and SPARKS.

Also, full-time work and full-time school is exhausting, but don't forget to check in on what I'm learning - HERE.

Don't forget thet the New Interpol jaunt streets tomorrow.
I would apologize for all the damned links, but I'm too tired to care.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Happy Fall!

Not like it feels like it, since its 82 degrees outside, but today is the autumnal equinox! I love the fall. There's nothing like breaking out the sweaters, raking up the leaves just to jump into the pile and having to rake them up again, playing an impromptu game of football in the park, watching the football games on a sunday afternoon with a blanket curled up around you and the times crossword puzzle in your hands. There's nothing like driving upstate to watch the leaves change, going apple picking and then trying to come up with at least 10 different ways to cook the 500 apples you took back with you. I personally love to make doughnuts in the fall, I find they go well with apple cider - so if you're in the neighborhood stop by, you may find a fresh batch of powdered and cinnamon doughnuts.

The fall has again meant back to school for me, i love new school supplies. I love the smell of pencils - and I don't care how much of a dork that makes me. I love that its soup season, and I don't even like most soups. I love that the playoffs are about to begin again, fall baseball kicks ass. I love that its appropriate to drink hot chocolate. I love that the fall means the fabulous ms. mo's birthday and the Jewish new year. I love spending weeks figuring out what I'm going to be for halloween and I adore watching the neighborhood kids trick or treat.

So tell me, what is it about autumn that you love.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Thank goodness for the DVR

Both the Gilmore Girls and OTHill have their season premiers tonight. Ahh Lauren Graham AND Chad Michael Murray, what more could this girl ask for? And thanks to those wonderful people at Time Warner, they will be waiting for me in their entirety when I get home from class tonight.

The only thing I miss is the razorlight show at sin-e tonight. Which for some strange reason is sold out. I wasn't aware anyone else from this side of the pond listened to these boys.

Friday, September 17, 2004

L'Shanah Tovah

Not much to say, except happy new year to all our Jewish brothers and sisters, lets go yankees (if the weather holds out), and the new site is up. Go see what Andrea had to say about her first week of Culinary School HERE.

Have a fabulous weekend, except if you're a red sox fan,

The Voices from the Balcony Team

Monday, September 13, 2004

Monday Morning Quarterback:

ok, I didn't watch the J-E-T-S win their first game o' the season, and I didn't watch the Yankees gain a game on the BoSox. But I did spend yesterday, shopping eating and relaxing in central park - and that kicked ass.

Couple of things to report:

1. I start the culinary school today. Be a good soul and wish me luck.
2. Stacy Rotner was in USY with me and now she's on the apprentice. As far as I remember she's a good person. Hopefully she'll get to speak in the next episode.
3. Someone should tell the members of the Democratic National Committee to stop bothering me on the train for money (I mean really tapping me on the shoulder while I am both listening to my ipod and reading a great book) is not only rude but it completely goes against NYC subway etiquette rules. Do not disturb the person with her urban armor on. Here's my suggestion, go do something in a swing state would ya?
4. Rosh Hashanah begins on Wednesday night. I offer my sincere apologies to anyone I might have wronged in the past year. Except for the people that deserved it. You still may get a bitchslap the next time I see you.

See you on the other side of my first night of class, if only I don't bend and break.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

T minus 6

I begin culinary school on Monday. The first module(s) are all about knife skills. Does anyone else think I should buy stock in bandaids?

Thursday, September 02, 2004

best. protest. ever.

Thanks, axis of eve for Operation Expose and Depose.

not only did they steal the idea from Jessica Feministing, but they've redefined the meaning of flash mob.

Check out some photos [courtesy of those fine folks at Gothamist.]

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Fun with Consonance:

Schmucks who suck:The pinstriped bastards known as the yankees are overpaid assholes and can longer be referred to as anything but a total embarrassment.

Schmucks who should be shot: Check out the list the NYPress compiled of things to hate about the convention.

Shots for schmucks to suck down: If you happen to be one of the other 20 people who haven't fled this city yet, you should know that Captain Morgan will take you out to the Hamptons for Free. Too bad you can't afford to stay once you get out there.