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Citi Field

 

Welcome to the 6th floor.

Today’s contributors are: Sara, Frank, Billy and Scott.

Subject: Citi Field

 

St. Johns played Georgetown in baseball on Sunday at the Mets new home, Citi Field. It was a soft opening for the stadium, to work out some glitches before the two exhibition games against the Red Sox, before the real opening on April 13th. Sara had tickets and was in attendance. She recounted her experience with the guys when she got back.

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It was awesome. I can’t wait to go back.”

 

Wow. That good?”

 

Better. Expensive, but better.”

 

Beer hit $10?”

 

No, actually it was ‘reasonable’. Slightly cheaper than last year. The Shake Shack stuff was only slightly marked up.”

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I can get Shake Shack here in Manhattan anyway.”

 

They got beer in that new stadium?”

 

That’s a stupid question. But you’ll appreciate this, they’ve got some unique Brooklyn Brewery beverages.”

 

They brought over the Shackmeister Ale from Shake Shack? Blue Smoke had one too right?”

 

Yeah. Blue Smoke Blend or something. The Box Frites and the taco place each had their own too, which I think might be Citi Field exclusives.”

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Now that’s cool. I hope the Yankees have world class beer.”

 

Everywhere should have awesome beer.”

 

Wasn’t it a crappy day yesterday? How’d your stadium hold up?”

 

Oh, it was cold. It’s more open, which seems like it means it’ll be colder. I didn’t care about the game though, so I left before it was over. I think Georgetown won.”

 

Sightlines good and all?”

 

A couple of spots have some issues, but nothing too major. A couple of overhangs, some outfield seats understandably have problems seeing some of the corners.”

 

Guess the biggest drawback is that the Mets play there then huh?”

 

Sara punches Frank in the shoulder.

 

Can it. You know the Mets will do better this year than your silly Yankees in their House That Ruth Didn’t Build.”

 

Is that a wager I smell?”

 

No, that’s Scott.”

 

I was on my way to the shower, but I wanted to hear Sara’s review.” Scott departs.

 

You’re on Frank. The Mets will do better than the Yankees. What’s the prize?”

 

I win, you buy us Yankees playoff tickets, and vice versa.”

 

What if neither make the playoffs?”

 

If neither make the playoffs, we take the money we would’ve spent, and buy enough beer to keep us drunk through the World Series.”

 

There isn’t enough beer in New York for that If the Mets blow it again.”

March 30th, 2009 by Sara in 6th Floor, baseball
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Green Guinness

Welcome to the 6th floor.

Today’s contributors are: Ann, Sara, Tabitha, Frank, Billy and Scott.

Subject: Green Guinness

 

The following takes place Saturday, March 21st. Sara forgot to get beer on her way home on St. Patricks Day, so Frank decided they would ‘be Irish’ on Saturday as well.

 

There she is! Finally!” Frank exclaims, as Sara walks in.

 

Did you get the goods?”

 

I certainly did. The question becomes..can you drink them all?” Sara places a case of Guinness on the counter. Ann follows from the hallway, placing a second case on the counter.

 

Billy breaks out into a huge grin. “48 Guinnesses..guinnies? no.. Beers! I think we can do this. That’s what…like eight each?”

 

More like 12 each, since Ann and Sara don’t like Guinness. No way I’m drinking 12.”

 

Actually, since I’ve become overly addicted to coffee, Guinness has grown on me. Can we make it green though?”

 

Yeah!”

 

Guinness is black..No way you can dye it.”

 

They dye chocolate red for red velvet cakes, why not beer?”

 

Just pump some green food coloring in there. I’m sure it’ll dye the bubbles at least.”

 

Tabitha grabs a bottle, opens it, and adds some green food coloring. She then pours it out into a glass.

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Wow..that actually looks kind of cool. Happy St. Patricks Day!” Tabitha takes a big gulp.

 

Everyone mixes up their own Green Guinness, even Ann has one, and the night degenerates from there.

March 24th, 2009 by Sara in Beer, Drinking
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Scott’s Shorts

Welcome to the 6th floor.

Today’s contributors are: Ann, Tabitha, Scott.

Subject: Shorts

 

Ann and Tabitha are playing the card game Spit in the dining room when Scott returns home. The first thing Tabitha notices is that he’s wearing shorts.

 

I know it’s a nice day out, and that it’s almost spring, but it’s still chilly. Shorts? Really?”

 

I’m tired of the winter. I’m thinking positively.”

 

Thinking positively hasn’t changed the weather yet that I know of.”

 

Maybe Scott’s discovered the global warming solution. We just think positively about the weather and it’s fixed!”

 

We could all develop an icy stare.”

 

You’re women..you’re born with an icy stare.”

 

Tabitha gives Scott a look.

 

Exactly. I hate having to check the weather to dress appropriately. So once we have a warm day or so, I just go with shorts.”

 

So it’s because you’re too lazy to check the weather? Why does that not surprise me?”

 

It’s not lazy, I just don’t care. Besides, I’ve already packed up my winter clothes and stored them in the closet.”

 

I’m going to laugh at you if the weather suddenly chills.”

 

We’ve gotten snow in early April before. That would be funny to see.”

 

Scott snickers. “I wouldn’t hold my breath on that one. Besides, you were just complaining yesterday about being cold.”

 

He’s got a point I guess..It’s not worth being cold again to laugh at Scott.”

 

I think I could handle a day of frigid temperature just to see Scott shivering in the snow in his shorts.. Especially if he puts on a Hawaiian shirt to go with it.”

 

As long as I can sip Mai Tais in my Hawaiian shirt, the cold won’t bother me.”

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I don’t think you’re allowed to drink Mai Tais unless you’re wearing a Hawaiian shirt actually.”

March 19th, 2009 by Ann in 6th Floor, Drinking, weather
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Happy St. Patricks Day!

Welcome to the 6th floor.

Today’s contributors are: Sara, Frank

Subject: Happy Green!

 

Sara is drinking coffee and browsing Google News in the morning before getting ready for work, Frank is brewing a second pot of coffee.

 

You’re up early Frank. You going to the Parade?”

 

Nah. Too crowded. I just ended up in bed early, so I’m up early. Going to make some Irish coffee..you want any?”

 

No, I’m good..probably should get to work anyway.” Sara looks at her watch. “Got a couple of minutes..maybe a travel mug of Irish coffee..”

 

Or a flask? You’ll fit right in with the homeless guys on the train!”

 

A flask of Irish Coffee? I don’t think they make flasks insulated for heat.”

 

Oh. True.” Frank says, pushing ‘on’ on the coffee pot.

 

I’ll pick up some Guinness on the way home. We can drink them tonight.”

 

Green eggs! That’s perfect! Want some?” Frank says, squeezing drops of green food coloring onto his eggs.

 

Gross! I don’t think that’s what they mean by green eggs..”

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I’m just going to get a green bagel on the way. I’ll trust my food dyes to the professionals.”

 

You’re missing out..”

 

Eggs aren’t really my thing anyway. Take a picture though, I’m sure Billy will find it appetizing.”

 

Billy finds everything appetizing.” Frank says, as he pours Irish Cream into his coffee.

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Exactly.”

 

 

March 17th, 2009 by Sara in 6th Floor, Drinking, food
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Friday the 13th

Welcome to the 6th floor.

Today’s contributors are: Ann, Sara, Tabitha, Billy

Subject: Scott’s Party

We should totally throw a party for Scott! His birthday’s friday the 13th! Theme Party!”

You are way too enthused by that.”

Serve all sorts of spooky drinks?”

Brain Hemorrhages. Watch horrror movies?”

Certainly.”

I’m sure he’d appreciate if we made him do 13 shots too.”

Let’s try not to kill him.”

We’ll make them weak. What’s a weak Orange and Black drink?”

We still have that bottle of Blavod Black Vodka…and Orange Juice.”

That sounds gross.”

It’s Scott we’re talking about.”

Gotta be careful not to mix them I think. Probably end up rather gross looking. Layered.”

Better start off with that then, I suck at layering shots after I’ve had a couple.”

I’m sure Scott’ll care less once he’s had a couple too though.”

Can we rent a black cat?”

I don’t think you can rent cats.”

What else is Friday the 13thish?”

Bad luck? Broken mirrors? That’s probably not safe.”

I refuse to watch channel 13 all night.”

We have two days, maybe we can come up with more ideas.”

March 12th, 2009 by Tabitha in 6th Floor, Drinking
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Dollhouse

Welcome to the 6th floor.

Today’s contributors are: Ann, Sara, Tabitha, Frank, Billy and Scott.

Subject: Watch Dollhouse

Dollhouse is Joss Whedon’s new drama/thriller staring Eliza Dushku. It’s an excellent show, as your esteemed critics below will tell you.

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I loved Buffy and Angel. I never did get to watch Firefly, but I’m really enjoying Dollhouse. It’s a fresh story every week with an interweaving of ongoing storyline and mystery. Quickly becoming my favorite show.

I love that it allows you to get a completely different show each week. One week you can have an Ocean’s 11 style robbery, the next a manhunt in the forest. It’s probably fun for Eliza and for Dichen Lachman, who is one of the other dolls. They get to play a different role each week.

In Whedon’s Dollhouse, the main characters are Actives, or Dolls, that have their memory erased after each mission. They’re hired out to buyers with a task in mind, and imprinted with the proper personality and skills needed to complete that task. The tasks always end up being more dangerous than the base price, so you often see them asking the client for more money. I like Topher, the genius that operates the technology and imprints, he seems like he easily could’ve been one of the genius villains in season 6 of Buffy. He has sort of a nerdy arrogance that’s entertaining.

I draw a lot of comparisons to La Femme Nikita actually. Of course, Nikita was a character with some attitude and rebellion and Echo, the main character in Dollhouse, only has the attitude she’s imprinted with. Although, there is a flashback scene where it implies she might have had some spunk prior to being ‘erased’, or whatever happened to her. As much as I like the show, It’s Whedon on Fox and I’m nervous. Not to mention they’re doing that remote-free television thing, where they have half the commercials. Can’t be helping advertising money for the show’s slot, and it isn’t the best slot anyway, which I hope Fox doesn’t take out on Dollhouse. Or Fringe, which is also doing the less commercials thing.

Eliza’s hot. That’s always a good start. The show is captivating, I’m enjoying the underlying story of Alpha and who and what he is. They’re definitely setting up an season-wide story arc, while still having individual episodes be entertaining in their own right. If you’re not watching, you’re missing out.

Thrilling! Spectactular! It’s as if I’ve been imprinted with the personality to like all of Joss Whedon’s work. The characters all have depth and history, which makes them feel real and the show well done. Whedon shows loyalty to actors he’s worked with before, such as Amy Acker who played Fred on Angel and obviously Eliza Dushku. It suggests that not only is Joss Whedon a genius, but he’s a good guy to work for too. Now if only Fox stays on board. I’m curious to see when these webisodes I’ve heard rumors of will start.

Grr….Argh…

March 9th, 2009 by Ann in tv
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Double Date

Welcome to the 6th floor.

Today’s contributors are: Sara, Frank

Subject: Double Date

Sara’s meeting her date, Danny at a restaurant in midtown that Frank recommended.

Danny: “Hi Sara. They’re just setting up our table. Couple of minutes.”

That’s fine. Have you ever eaten here before? A friend of mine recommended it.”

Danny: “No I haven’t.”

Sara hears a familiar voice behind her.

Table for two please.”

Frank!” Sara exclaims.

Sara!”

Frank pauses for a second, and then gestures to the woman at his side. “Rose!”

Danny!”

Danny is giving Sara an odd look, Rose just rolls her eyes.

Frank’s the one that recommended this place. Guess he really likes it.”

Danny: “So what do you recommend?”

The T-Bone is excellent. Everything is excellent. Definitely get cinnamon apples as a side.”

I can’t believe you recommended a restaurant you’d be at. So silly.”

What can I say? Rose wanted to come here tonight. I wanted to go to Wendy’s.”

Rose: “Fast Food isn’t good for you Frank. You went to McDonalds last night.”

Yes, but that’s only because I was hoping they’d have Shamrock Shakes.”

Danny: “They didn’t right? I haven’t found one in New York yet.”

Nope. I will have one this year. I don’t care if I have to drive to Pennsylvania, or Patchogue.”

Rose: “You can make that trip alone. I’m not even sure it’s ever worth making a special trip to find a McDonalds.”

Danny: “You’ve obviously never had one.”

Sara sees the hostess gesturing towards them and turns to go. “Enjoy your dinner guys.”

March 7th, 2009 by Sara in 6th Floor, Uncategorized
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Snow Day!

Welcome to the 6th floor.

Today’s contributors are: Ann, Sara, Tabitha, Frank

Subject: Snow Day!

Yikes! It’s still snowing!”

It can snow all week for all I care. I hope I miss work tomorrow too!”

This is one time I’m glad I no longer have a car. Having to spend 15 minutes cleaning off your car before you can go anywhere in the freezing cold isn’t fun.”

That’s why I park my car in a garage!”

You park your car in the garage because when you used to try to get street parking, you’d forget about alternate-side parking and have a zillion tickets.”

Doh. Well, I’m still glad it’s in the garage on days like this.”

Someone get Tabitha a cup of hot chocolate or something so she stops shivering in a ball on the couch?”

I’m on it.”

Add a little chipotle powder, gives it a nice flavor. Plus, the heat makes you feel warmer!”

No spicy!” Tabitha mumbles from amidst the blankets.

However, it is fun to watch the snow from inside a warm house. With hot chocolate. It’s so beautiful.”

Seems March really is coming in like a lion.”

And out like a lamb too you think?”

Didn’t you buy tickets to a Citi Field game or something late March? I bet you hope it goes out like a lamb.”

I always thought it went out like a lamb because lots of people eat lamb for Easter?”

Easter’s not until the 12th though.”

Probably more of a Spring, rebirth, baby animal type thing. The end of March is springtime you know.”

Yeah. That’s probably it. I guess we could look it up..”

Frank gazes at the computer across the room from his seat.. “And get up? Naah…”

Actually,” pipes up Tabitha from the couch, “It has to do with the position of the constellations in the March sky. Leo early, Aries late.”

March 3rd, 2009 by Ann in 6th Floor, snow
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