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It's actually really nice out here in North Florida. You can feel fall right around the corner and I noticed on my walk to work the oranges on my neighbor's tree are coming along quite nicely. Can't wait to pick a few on my way into work this winter.
Flour tortillas really piss me off. I hate the taste.
eh, bagels and bialys. they're different, but a well-made flour tortilla served with a bowl of green chile stew is a thing of absolute beauty. otoh, a good friend who is a great baker refers to all tortillas as "inferior breads."
post #272 of 6089
it's hilarious to read the comments on any article about the yankees on the ny daily news or ny post websites.
post #273 of 6089
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My pallet guy came in to my office today to present his invoice and then told me about his week visiting NYC. He was rapturous about the place, the food, the sights, the 9/11 memorial, Little Italy, etc. I asked him about the weather and he said it was wonderful, beautiful weather. Are you whiners in the same NYC that he visited?

 

You have a "pallet guy"?

 

As in, "don't be a sucker and pay retail for those pallets. I got a guy."

 

lefty

post #274 of 6089
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My pallet guy came in to my office today to present his invoice and then told me about his week visiting NYC. He was rapturous about the place, the food, the sights, the 9/11 memorial, Little Italy, etc. I asked him about the weather and he said it was wonderful, beautiful weather. Are you whiners in the same NYC that he visited?

I'm not a whiner...I love it in NY in the summer........







(after I get home and change outta my suit and into some shorts!)
post #275 of 6089
some gems:

"The Yanks barely got the win but it was not by superior managing. Let see what Hippity Hop Girardi is going to do tonight. How many pitchers will he use? Will he have anyone bunt? Will the 3rd base coach hold the runners? Will Girardi Girardi try to emulate Billy Martin by kicking dirt or Lou Pinella by throwing a base?"

"One thing I have said since the Yanks acquired Ichiro was to bat him 2nd, besides less K's than anyone else who has batted there, his speed would put some pressure on the opposing defenses. Such as in a bunt situation or trying to avoid a double play. Last night his speed put pressure on the Rays defense and it led to a bad through and 2 runs. In tight games you often capitalize on the other teams mistakes. The Yanks were in the game and took advantage. This is true in the history of all sports. I know Girardi is to dumb to do it but Ichiro needs to bat 2nd. He still can execute the small ball aspect of the game, can move runners over, less K's and his speed there is a key factor."

"great manager. this team is toast. I said they would not make the playoffs, and if they did they would be knocked out in the first round or first playoff game. their pitching sucks and they have no one who can hit when it counts. girardi has to stop saying they are playing good, enough with this positive reinforcement, it does not work. sometimes you need negitive reinforcement to lite a fire under these underachievers. where is francona when you need him?"

"oe Girardi once again proves why he is the WORST manager in all of baseball... his use of 8 pitchers is a joke and the guy has no feel for the game... everything is done by his book and he does nothing on feel... sometimes you need to throw the book away and actually MANAGE... his team has no clutch hitting, no starting pitching depth, no fire and no guts.... they are playing lazy baseball and everytime Cano hits a grounder and doesn't run it out it proves what a bum Girardi is... I don't care how good a hitter Cano is he needs to hustle.. all he has to do is watch the old guy at SS run out everything and play the game the way it is supposed to be played...."

I <3 ny fans. nothing like seeing a 60 year old retired fireman post about 'retardi'
post #276 of 6089
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

You have a "pallet guy"?

As in, "don't be a sucker and pay retail for those pallets. I got a guy."

lefty

Well, I could have just said Randy, but then you'd be asking who this Randy guy is, and I'd have to then explain he's my pallet guy.
post #277 of 6089
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

My pallet guy came in to my office today to present his invoice and then told me about his week visiting NYC. He was rapturous about the place, the food, the sights, the 9/11 memorial, Little Italy, etc. I asked him about the weather and he said it was wonderful, beautiful weather. Are you whiners in the same NYC that he visited?
maybe he is just an idiot.
post #278 of 6089
I'll say it again. Weather was really nice for a couple of weeks from mid to end of August, so maybe Randy the pallet guy hit that window?

Also, NY August weather is much more "wonderful, beautiful" when you're a tourist in shorts walking around sight-seeing, than when you're in a suit going to work. I remember being a tourist in KL and Bangkok in the summer and it didn't occur to me to complain about the weather.
post #279 of 6089
one thing i've never understood about nyc is that people always tell me 'oh the buildings are so beautiful and the bustle of people in so exciting!' and then a lot of manhattan is just dirty, too tall buildings and pushy people racing to whatever they're doing. it's always humid, you're covered in sweat and there's no sun, everything smells like garbage and you get to enjoy the music off honking horns and eople screaming on their cell phones. i like central park though!
post #280 of 6089
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

maybe he is just an idiot.

I've wondered about this, but came to the uncomfortable conclusion that I'm buying his pallets and then he lives it up for a week in NYC. So he might be less of an idiot than, um, me.
post #281 of 6089
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

I'll say it again. Weather was really nice for a couple of weeks from mid to end of August, so maybe Randy the pallet guy hit that window?
Also, NY August weather is much more "wonderful, beautiful" when you're a tourist in shorts walking around sight-seeing, than when you're in a suit going to work. I remember being a tourist in KL and Bangkok in the summer and it didn't occur to me to complain about the weather.

100%.
I was in Bangkok the last 4 yrs and the weather(95 degrees to appr 103 during the day) was a non factor.....
post #282 of 6089
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

I'll say it again. Weather was really nice for a couple of weeks from mid to end of August, so maybe Randy the pallet guy hit that window?
Also, NY August weather is much more "wonderful, beautiful" when you're a tourist in shorts walking around sight-seeing, than when you're in a suit going to work. I remember being a tourist in KL and Bangkok in the summer and it didn't occur to me to complain about the weather.

Both of these are probably true. In fact, he works in shorts and t-shirt so I was being rather full of shit in the 'whiner' post, knowing the vast differences between his wardrobe and y'alls.
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

one thing i've never understood about nyc is that people always tell me 'oh the buildings are so beautiful and the bustle of people in so exciting!' and then a lot of manhattan is just dirty, too tall buildings and pushy people racing to whatever they're doing. it's always humid, you're covered in sweat and there's no sun, everything smells like garbage and you get to enjoy the music off honking horns and eople screaming on their cell phones. i like central park though!

Oh, he loved the buildings. All of them. And the fact that everyone walked, and there were no fat New Yorkers, and all the women were pretty. I asked if perhaps Fashion Week had been going on, and he looked at me as though I had asked him to define a gerund.
post #283 of 6089
I was down by Wall St again today...Tourists all over. Today was much less humid that it was yesterday but it was the same yest....They never have an issue with the humidity(I know loads of people who have come into the city this summer.)

Listen...if I was off this week and could head out to run errands in shorts and a shirt, I would not have an issue. It's just walking around the city in a suit and tie...and waiting on the subway platform...
post #284 of 6089
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

Oh, he loved the buildings. All of them. And the fact that everyone walked, and there were no fat New Yorkers, and all the women were pretty. I asked if perhaps Fashion Week had been going on, and he looked at me as though I had asked him to define a gerund.

one of the reasons NYC sucks is that you cant really enjoy the skyscrapers walking around manhattan.... all the good ones are cramped against other tall buildings so you don't even really notice when your walking by the empire state building.

you need to actually go across the east river or hudson to see the awesome skyline of manhattan.

as to regards to beautiful people.... NYC has a really good mix of different hot ethnic women (latina/azn/eastern azn/middle eastern/indian/white/black) that you wont see unless you're in places like Miami. But the the thing is.... they only really reveal them selves in full attendance in the Summer. Another weird thing is hot hipster girls. You get used to seeing really pretty hipster girls when you live here, but when I go to other places that have a lot of hipsters Portland OR, Minnesota, San Francisco they just are weird looking hipster people that you don't think twice about.
Edited by LawrenceMD - 9/6/12 at 3:56pm
post #285 of 6089
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eh, bagels and bialys. they're different, but a well-made flour tortilla served with a bowl of green chile stew is a thing of absolute beauty. otoh, a good friend who is a great baker refers to all tortillas as "inferior breads."

In internet parlance, I haz a sad.
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