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6th Floor Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Welcome to the 6th floor.

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

Subject: 6th Floor Movie Review

Scene: The lobby of the IMAX theater in Manhattan.

I think that was the best one yet.” Ann says, as Tabitha heads to the bathroom.

I really enjoyed the third one, but this was good too.” Frank comments.

That was the time travel one?” Scott asks.

Yeah, I think they did it well.” Frank replies.

The third one was almost devoid of the underlying Voldemort storyline though. It almost could’ve been a standalone movie.” Sara says.

There were plenty of inaccuracies here too. They played up the hiding of the journal, and I certainly don’t remember that in the book. I think it was just a ploy to get Harry and Ginny to kiss. Of course, they really messed with the time line for that romance too.” Billy says.

You and time lines. I agree, but at least this one was a little less clip show than the last one. They built around the overall story line of the Horcrux, and that worked well.” Tabitha says, returning from the bathroom.

The 3D was disappointing. Just twelve or so minutes at the beginning, and it wasn’t even super action stuff.” Frank pouts.

It was neat, but I’d have rather seen the scene with Dumbledore and Harry on that island getting the Horcrux in 3D.” Sara agrees.

At least something with some action.” says Scott.

The seventh one is going to be epic. I don’t know how they’ll fit it all in though.”

Actually, they’re splitting it into two movies.” Tabitha says.

Ala Kill Bill? Neat. I wonder where they’ll split it.” Billy muses.

Probably from when Harry returns to Hogwarts. But we’ll make a wager closer to November 2010 when it comes out.”

Sounds fair. Let’s do it once the preview’s out though. By the time the movie is out, it’ll probably be common knowledge where it’ split.”

That works, especially if the preview has scenes from the second part to trick us.”

July 23rd, 2009 by Sara in life, movie, review
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6th Floor Blog Makes Pasta

Welcome to the 6th floor.

Today’s contributors are: Ann, Frank

Subject: Spaghetti Pot

Ann arrives home to Frank making himself lunch.

Spaghetti for lunch eh?” Ann notes.

I love me my pasta.” Frank replies, stirring the pot.

Are you making for everyone?”

No one else is home.”

Then why are you using the giant pasta pot for one serving?”

Because the spaghetti fits better.”

From Pictures

Can’t you just break it in half?”

Frank gasps. “Break it in half? If it was meant to be broken in half, it’d be sold broken in half!”

All right, geeze. You going to baked zitify it? We’ve got mozzarella and ricotta in the fridge right?”

Didn’t think we had ricotta, but I didn’t check either.”

Lazy as usual.” Ann opens the fridge, digs around a little, finds the ricotta cheese and hands it to Frank.

Uhh..Ann?” Frank asks, peering at the package. “It says it expired in January.”

Probably not good then huh?” Ann asks, lifting the lid a bit.

Oh, ewww! Throw that out!”

You throw it out! I’m cooking!”

I didn’t buy it! It’s your cheese! You throw it out!”

How do you remember it’s mine? Who cares! Get rid of it!”

Ann carefully lifts the lid of the garbage can, and knocks the cheese into it. “Gross!”

Hey, I didn’t tell you to dig around in the fridge for old cheese. I can just imagine what’s in there.”

Someone really should clean it.”

Not it!” Frank exclaims.

We’ll make Tab do it…she’ll clean.”

Just show her the cheese. It’ll gross her out enough to clean the fridge.”

Definitely.”

July 22nd, 2009 by Ann in 6th Floor, food, life
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6th Floor Blog And The Half Blood Prince

Welcome to the 6th floor.

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

Subject: 6th Floor Blog and the Half Blood Prince

Scott is logged into gmail, and instant messages the rest of the gang.

From 6th Floor Blog Photos

Scott: Frank! I got us tickets for Harry Potter tonight, the 3D IMAX version.

Frank: Sounds good. What time?

Scott: 10.

Frank: Late. Glad I don’t work conventional hours.

Scott: Sara! Potter? I bought the tickets for tonight.

Sara: What time?

Scott: 10.

Sara: Ugh! Fine..means I won’t get to sleep until after 1. I’m going to need a double dose of coffee at work tomorrow..

Scott: At least I didn’t buy the 2am showing.

Sara: 2am? Yikes. That’d almost be better, I could just go right to Starbucks for coffee and then on to work.

Scott: Tabitha! I got the Harry Potter tickets for tonight. You in?

Tabitha: Nah..I gotta work tomorrow.

Scott: So? You work everyday. You only Potter once.

Tabitha: You can’t use a proper noun as a verb.

Scott: The movie will let out at 12:40..we’ll grab a cab. You can be asleep by 1. 😀

Tabitha: And be tired all day tomorrow? That does not sound all that appealing.

Scott: I’ll buy you a coffee on your way to work if you like.

Tabitha: Ugh. Fine, just make me a cup of tea in the morning and we’ll go from that.

Scott: I don’t know how to make tea.

Tabitha: It’s a teabag in boiling water. I’ll show you what to do.

Scott: Deal.

Scott: Annie! Harry Potter tonight as planned?

Ann: Don’t call me that Scotty boy. 😛

Scott: I got the tickets.

Ann: I’ll meet you guys there then. You convinced Tab?

Scott: All it took was a cup of tea.

Ann: lol.

Scott: You’re in right Billy?

Billy: Potter? Yup. I just finished re-reading the book at lunch.

Scott: So you can chronicle what they screwed up?

Billy: Nah, just so I can when I have that “But I don’t remember Harry doing that..” moment, I can remember what actually happened. And so I can whisper to Frank how mixed up the movie is. He hates that.

Scott: He sure does. Catch you later.

Scott signs off.

July 21st, 2009 by 6th Floor Blog in 6th Floor
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Summer’s Scent

Welcome to the 6th floor.

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

Subject: Smells like Summer

Tabitha, Ann, Scott and Frank are in Starbucks at lunch time.

At least it’s finally warm.”

Summer has finally arrived, yes.”

Still raining though. Still raining..”

*Jun 20 - 00:05*

I’d rather go back to winter. You can always tell it’s summer by the way the city smells.”

The rain is only making that worse. It smells like a swamp.”

Soon the sunlight will start warming that stagnant water, that’s full of cigerette butts and garbage, stewing it to a beautiful New York City scent.”

They should make candles. Like those vomit flavored Jelly Bellys. NYC Summer candles.”

What I wouldn’t give for a whiff of that syrup smell from Jersey right now.”

I had an apartment once, third floor, directly above the dumpsters. We couldn’t open the window in the summer at all, or the whole apartment would reek of trash. We couldn’t have an air conditioner, just four fans that we kept constantly running.”

That sounds rather miserable. I can’t imagine you spent much time there during the day.”

Weekends mostly. We kept ourselves well stocked in beer. Any day we spent there we pretty much ended up drunk. I remember one day when I got stuck waiting for the cable guy during the week, and he showed up at the end of his 10-2 window. He must’ve thought I was a degenerate alcoholic or something. I must have downed 10 cold ones while waiting for him.”

I’m confused Scott, how is that different from your drinking habits nowadays?”

Frank snickers.

Now I wouldn’t be as obviously drunk with 10 beers.”

So all you’ve gained over these years is a bit of alcohol tolerance?”

And a bit of a beer belly.” Tabitha says, poking Scott’s tummy.

Hey now!” Scott says, mock insulted, “I’m not the one panicking about fitting into a dress for my cousin’s wedding!”

That’s only because my cousin thinks you’re a creep, and didn’t invite you to the wedding.”

Aww, I’m sorry Scott. I know how much you like to wear a nice dress.”

Frank starts laughing uncontrollably, drawing weird looks from some of the other customers.

July 1st, 2009 by 6th Floor Blog in 6th Floor, Beer, Drinking, life, rain, weather
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