Sadly it’s another night in bed for me. Got out of the apartment for a good part of the day…granted, a lot of that time was spent at the office (which for better or worse, seems warmer than the home). Unfortunately, this means no going out for new years eve…which I was looking forward to doing. Alas, this is the way things go. (Then again, it’s not like I was considering going to Times Square–I’m not that crazy).
Alas, best wishes to all for a happy new year!
You’ve gotta read the whole thing to fully appreciate it: The year in bad science
Instead of splitting a baby….a Judge has decided to (literally) spllit a house in Brooklyn!
What would King Solomon have done?
Possibly coming soon to ESPN Ocho: Cork Sabering
Wired News: How to Pop a Cork With a Sword
Anyone know of any good place to get some (Kosher) chicken soup on the UES?
Or perhaps in the Midtown West area?
Woke up in the middle of the night (nothing new) last night, but what was different was this scratchy/itchy feeling in the back of my throat. And when I finally arose in the morning…well, things had gone downhill. Looked like the onset of a cold.
Nor did the stress at work today help things. The “project from hell” awaited me (and mind you, this project is in addition to my normal duties). For multiple reasons, I’ll refrain from elaborating on it. But needless to say…
Looks like a combination of stress plus the weather had brought a cold to me.
Can Grandma FedEx me some chicken soup? (well after she makes some for mom that is–as mom had a big, big, big to do today. It’s all good news though).
Time to go wrap myself up in some nice warm blankets….
First the sister arranged for dinner for a small group at this nice, little (literally) restaurant called Nook. The bonus feature: it’s a BYOB place!
The food was really good and it was a nice quaint atmosphere.
From there, we embarked into the cold for a walk to a bar, where the masses (aka more of the Sister’s friends) were to meet us. Though on the way, we got a call saying the bar the sister had wanted to visit was rented out for a party–and wouldn’t let anyone in (boo! hiss! The “birthday curse strikes again).
So after a lot of frantic calls and text messages, we decided to embark for a lounge on the UWS. A nice group was there. By then it was long past my bedtime–but the sister and her friends set out for another venue.
All in all, a good night was had by all–even in spite of the hickups
It snowing/snowed in Jerusalem
Looks like that Zionist controlled Global warming thingy ain’t working right…..
Today is the Sister’s 21st + One year birthday (that’s 22 for the mathematically challenged).
We’ll be in Midtown (West) to celebrate this evening!
Posting to resume tomorrow.
speaking of books (in the last post), saw a review for this book in the paper, which made the book sound quite interesting:
Monopoly: The World’s Most Famous Game-And How it Got that Way
The game seems like such an institution in this day and age–perhaps there’s some interesting stuff in its history?
Wandered around the first floor of the Barnes and Noble at Union Square the other day (to pass time)
Amongst the new and “top seller” books on display…one was surprisingly absent—no sign of Jimmy Carter’s book.
We’ve already got OSHA so why would we need this:
Forward: Conservative Rabbis Pledge Groundbreaking System for Monitoring Working Conditions at Kosher Plants
Is the meat Kosher? That’s all that counts in my book.
Let me pretend to be surprised by these two stories:
Flaws Are Detected in Microsoftâ€™s Vista
U.S. Is Holding Iranians Seized in Raids in Iraq
The O RLY picture should really go in here
The Sister turns 22 on Wednesday.
Anyone got gift suggestions?
(Any help would be very much appreciated)
This year, I’ve finally come to understand what the big deal about the Yule Log is here in New York City.
It’s on Channel 11 right now btw.
Speaking of which, there are also apparently versions you can download for your portable enjoyment.
Speaking of Christmas–how does Santa get gifts to all those appartment dwellers here? There aren’t chimneys in most places.
To those celebrating:
A Merry Christmas to all of you, your families, friends and loved ones.