Saturday, August 09, 2003 at 14:08:17 (EDT)

Guess who's coming to dinner?
Just when I thought we had a handle on things, Pinky steps out and brings back another bundle of trouble. Did she forget there was another kitten out there? So much for the maternal instinct. She left the kitten alone most of the day, and was he ever mad when he got here! He wobbled around, whining his head off. The new kitten might also be upset because he has an eye infection as well. I can hear the vet counting out her money even now.



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Friday, August 08, 2003 at 15:03:52 (EDT)

Born Free
Well folks, I kept this under my hat for a while, but the proverbial cat is indeed out of the bag: Pinky was pregnant and recently gave birth. Apparently there is only one kitten, which she carried up to my bedroom window to force me to pity her. Which I did, of course.

Now the new family is asleep in my closet. I'm taking them to the vet on Monday, and after that I gotta find them a home. If anybody wants a kitten, gimme a holler. I think the kitten is supposed to stay with the mother for the first two months of its life, so I'll start taking orders now. As always, Pinky is available to a loving home (or even a begrudgingly tolerant home). Anybody who wants both will get a big wet kiss from yours truly.

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In honor of this momentous occasion, the Pinky song!
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Friday, August 08, 2003 at 11:41:14 (EDT)

You're from out of town, I can tell that by your tour guide
Here's an interesting idea: Big Apple Greeter. It's a tour service that pairs tourists with regular New Yorkers who take them on tours of the city. It's all apparently free, done out of the goodness of the heart of our citizens. This sounds too good to be true, as does their mission statement: "To enhance the worldwide image of New York City and to enrich the New York Experience by connecting Visitors with knowledgeable and enthusiastic Volunteers." But I suppose it's on the level. Of course, you could volunteer to take some tourist around the neighborhood in Brooklyn, then mug them so they get a real idea of what life is like around here.

But seriously it might be fun to do this sometime. It seems to attract people who want very specific views of the city, so I might be able to get someone to take a tour of Clinton Hill, and show off stuff like Arthur Wood's Broken Angel building, a most bizarre structure (and it's right next to that huge Salvation Army store I never knew existed, two blocks from my apartment).

Thanks to Sean for the link.

 

 

 



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Thursday, August 07, 2003 at 18:20:18 (EDT)

Jimmy Cliff Addendum
Hey, check this out! Jimmy Cliff Gets Jamaica National Honor. Aw, he's so modest he didn't even mention it today. What a nice man.

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Thursday, August 07, 2003 at 16:29:00 (EDT)

I'm gonna get my share now of what's mine
Okay, now on to the Jimmy Cliff show. It made my day, even though I'm back at work now. His band was great, really lively stuff. His reggae is touch more old school, a little more ska. And his voice is as good as ever. Click below for more photographs of a 55-year old man bouncing around on the stage.


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Thursday, August 07, 2003 at 14:40:27 (EDT)

A way of walking quite high above the ground
I'll get to Jimmy Cliff in a minute, but now for more of what you all tune into this site everyday for: cats and furniture!

Having decided that walking is too much trouble, Mr. Bones tries to ooze his way through the house, leaving a trial of cat hair wherever he goes.

Caught in the act, Mr. Bones appears uncharacteristically chagrined. But to his credit, he jumped onto the desk (a height of 30") all by himself. Watch this space for more exciting developments.

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Thursday, August 07, 2003 at 10:34:16 (EDT)

You Can Get It If You Really Want
Today is the last Metrotech show of the summer, featuring the performance of reggae stalwart, Jimmy Cliff. I'm gonna try to make it, but my job looms ominously in the shadows. If only they had a special helicopter that could ferry people over to downtown Brooklyn. I guess I should ride my damn bike, that's gotta be quicker than sitting on the bus as it tries to get through Fulton Mall.

So I'll try to get on top of this lame work and skank on down to the show.

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Wednesday, August 06, 2003 at 15:12:44 (EDT)


No more to hear the tempest howling
And now, to placate Sean, here's a link to some 'amazing' stories of the sea. That oughta keep ya busy for a while.

 

 

 

 



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Sing some sea shanties if you get bored
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Wednesday, August 06, 2003 at 12:53:31 (EDT)

No place left for escape
Just when you thought it was safe to open the window ...

Night of the Living Pinkys

In boring-to-everybody-but-me news, I finally got a new desk, thus ushering in a new era of furniture acquisition.

It's really heavy for some reason. I guess that's good. I thought about getting a computer desk, one with little cubbyholes all over it to put various peripheral equipment, but realized all I really want out of a desk is sheer space on the desktop. As you see, this desk fits perfectly into the space between the window and the fireplace, about 60". Once I have this set up, it will be time to move on a reading chair. The downside is I have to get something that will fit through the door, severely limiting the all-important comfy factor. Oh yeah, and I still need a bed. But that'll just be for show.

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Tuesday, August 05, 2003 at 13:06:43 (EDT)

Party for your right to fight
To brighten your spirits, or at least my spirits, the zine gods have answered our prayers:

is having a party to celebrate the release of their latest issue! After moving to Prospect Heights, they managed to alienate everybody in their building, who vacated and moved to my neighborhood. So now the building is filled with their friends and colleagues, and the party will exist throughout the complex. It's something like the apartment building in New Jack City, but with noticeably less cocaine and guns.

Party starts around 9 on Saturday, August 9. Get the details and be there, fool! I'll be bringing some of my homemade salsa, too.

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Tuesday, August 05, 2003 at 11:22:16 (EDT)

Here's that rainy day feeling again
It rained a helluva lot yesterday (and it's gonna rain some more today). Our basement, no stranger to general leaking in wet weather, flooded like crazy yesterday. There was water up to our ankles everywhere, covering our practice space. We salvaged everything, but it is unclear how long the water will remain. Anybody got a sump pump we can borrow? From now on, we'll do all our rockin' out in hammocks.

The punchline: I called the landlady to tell her about the flood, and she seemed at a loss about what to do. She said she'd call a plumber. Later I received a message from her saying that the plumber said this kind of flood happened all over town (even at BAM!). That was the extent of the message. She isn't making any plans to have to basement emptied or anything. Aren't basements supposed to have some kind of drain installed? You'd think she'd be more worried about a property she owns, or at least the danger of the water knocking out the pilot lights in the furnace and water heater (they didn't, but I didn't tell her that).

So how do you get a landlord to care? Would it help if I scattered some money around the basement? Would that get her attention? Click on the photo for more basement fun.

 

 



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Monday, August 04, 2003 at 13:45:27 (EDT)

Like a tug-of-war with the hand of god
While I mull over possibilities for a new name, here are some photos from my day trip to Metrotech to see the JB's.

The weekend was also full of photo-ops, but I left it to people with lighter cameras than I. Highlights included:



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