Today was the annual Bridal Dress/Gown sale at Filene’s Basement in Union Square.
It’s (one of) NYC’s equivlents to the Running of the Bulls in Spain/
The craziness is said to rank up there with the Barney’s Warehouse Sale.
The event is such a site to be seen, that it was broadcast live on the Today show.Â
Suddenly, this afternoon, I get an email from The Sister, telling me to watch the above link.Â Guess who was one of those crazed shoppers at Union Square….Her.
(No, The Sister has no plans to get married anytime soon.Â She went to help out one of our cousins who is getting married in a few months).
Still….the fact that she was part of that crowd…..it just goes to show the contrast between myself and her.
Gothamist: The Brides ran Union Square Today
Fiene’s Basement: FAQ on the event
My gym is located on the first floor of a building, but the floor/”basement” beneath it happens to be occupied by a (semi-fancy) women’s clothing store.
Apparently the store (probably both its employees and patrons) didn’t like the sound of iron hitting the floor above.
So the gym this week installed a new “extra” layer of flooring/padding under the squat rack, power rack and free weight area to muffle the noises.
The floor is really rubbery, and when speaking with the building super the other day (for an unrelated reason) he was saying that now his worry is that the weights will be bouncing off the floor and hitting the windows.Â Eh.Â But at least the shoppers will be happier.
As for us liftiers….it’s so, so, so much nicer to be able to drop the weight at the end of a set of deadlifts.Â Double bonus for the bumper plates that have recently appeared at the gym!
Although tomorrow is a deadlift day!!!Â (10x3s)
If the newer, high-tech virtual fence isn’t going to work, why not just go back to the good ol’ fashioned actual fence.
Oh wait, this is a government project, and therefore they see a need to waste extrordinary amounts of funds on simple projects.
If the indications from the media and blogs are an adequate barometer, than it appears Hillary won’t have to release her taxes any time soon, as she’s just about done for.
City shuts down 32 vendors in Chinatown for fake goods
In reality, this will do very little to fight the market of knock-off goods.Â The laws of economics are still going to be the controlling force–there’s a large supply of the items coming from China (and elsewhere) and there’s still a lot of demand, (especially amongst tourists) for these fakes.
Furthermore, there’s always going to be the suckers who think that they’re buying the real thing.
Could tonight Democratic debate in Cleveland be the last one to be held this primary season?
This would imply the Obama continues to crush Hillary at the polls, and Clinton shows the dignity to bow out.Â Easier said than done however.
Emlpyee #1: “How is it outside?”
Employee #2: “It’s a Monday out there”
Coffee break: Starbucks closing for 3 hours today
Will it improve the quality of their coffee? Probably not. Maybe some of their fancier, even more overpriced, and extremely high calorie drinks (a/k/a things I don’t patronize ’em for).
Started week 5 of JV’s TBT today.Â It was a low weight day (65% of 1RM), but the set-rep scheme was diabolical.Â 2×18!
Yeah….definitely predicting a bad case of DOMS tomorrow…
Kraft has an idea that should have “fail” written all over it.Â In one of the worst insults to the bagel to date: frozen bagels with pre-spread cream cheese.
Funny, I always saw it as a collection of mostly overpriced fancy stores, with a Whole Foods in the basement (yay!), but apparently the Time Warner Center is a leading mall
Further proof that cake is evil:Man dies in cake-eating contest
Cake however, is still not as evil as punch.
Not good, not good at all:
FT: Shoppers warned, bigger food bills on wayÂ
Not good…not good at all.Â Especially since the stores here in NYC already like to overcharge for food*, this will give them an excuse for further price gouging.
*Except for Fairway and Trader Joe’s, the latter of which is one of my favorite places ever (if you’ve not figured that out by now)
Now it makes sense, since airlines have appeared to stop handing them out with the beverage service, the nuts they used to give had to go to something: plane fueled by nuts
Since it’s a slow news cycle, this is making a splash: Ralph Nader Running For President
Kosher hot dog vending machines coming soon
The thought of a hot dog from a vending machine doesn’t sound too great.Â Let alone a Kosher one.
At long, long last, we finally had the first real snow of the year here.
People made it seem like a much bigger deal than it really was though (imho).Â Once again, I woder what ever happened to the mystique of the “tough” NYCer?
Meir Dagan, chief of the Mossad, looks to have brought some of the swagger back to Israel’s Intelegence Agency, which had been absent in recent years (second article)
When one finds Tuna at Whole Foods for less than at any of the other major local grocery stores…