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Walking Resolution

Welcome to the 6th floor.

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

Subject: Walking

Ugh!” Tabitha says. “I’ve been so lax with weight loss and exercise.”

From Pictures

Wasn’t it your New Years Resolution to lose weight?” Ann asks.

Now it’s my October resolution.” Tabitha says.

Maybe I should resolve that..I’ve been meaning to introduce a little more activity into my lifestyle.” Frank says from the couch.

You mean taking a break from poker on the couch to get a beer from the fridge isn’t active?” Ann jibes.

Hey now! Weren’t you just saying yesterday you wanted to be a little healthier? Especially before the holidays?” Frank replies.

I always look back at holiday pictures of me and cringe. Not this year.” Tabitha says, adamantly.

Let’s at least go for a walk.” Ann says.

I could get behind a walk.” Tabitha says.

Uptown or downtown?” Frank asks.

It’s not like we live in San Francisco where one way is uphill..what does it matter?” Ann says.

We still have to choose whether we turn left or right at the corner.” Frank says.

We’ll exit the building, turn right, then turn left and go downtown. Acceptable?” Tabitha says, grabbing her coat.

They exit the building and start walking west.

How many blocks are we doing?” Frank asks, as they reach the corner. “I’m already kinda tired.”

Well, what’s the formula..10 blocks is a mile?” Ann asks.

No. That can’t be right, seems too short..20?” Tabitha asks, as they head south.

20 is the number I’ve heard. So..we’ll do 15 and turn around?” Frank asks.

A mile and a half? I guess that’s okay.” Ann says.

We don’t need to turn around. We’ll turn left and head back up the next avenue. Change of scenery.” Tabitha says.

It’s cold out today.” Ann says, nothing the wind blowing some papers across the street.

Yeah. Glad I brought my jacket.” Tabitha replies.

Oooh, street cart. Let’s get a pretzel.” Frank says, reaching for his wallet.

No!” Tabitha says, grabbing Frank’s hand and pulling him along. “That defeats the purpose of exercise.”

Oh fine.’ Frank says.

September 30th, 2009 by Ann in 6th Floor, exercise, life, weather
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24 Reruns, X-files, and Crank

Welcome to the 6th floor.

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

Subject: 24 Recap, Season 1

Jack Bauer: “The following takes place between 8am and 9am on the day of the California presidential primary.”

From Pictures

I can’t believe you guys are watching old episodes of 24. Doesn’t it ruin it knowing what’s going to happen already?” Ann asks of Frank, Billy, and Scott who are sitting on the couch riveted.

Nah, it’s still good stuff.” Scott says.

Really makes Jack look stupid knowing what’s going to happen though. It seems so obvious.” Frank observes.

I doubt you thought it was obvious the first time through.” Tabitha says.

No, but in the more current seasons of 24 it’s a lot easier to suspect.” Frank says.

That’s because we know their style now. I don’t think they’d ever pull a Nina over on us again.” Billy says.

Watching it over, they all but tell us who the bad guys are, and we still didn’t get it. This is why the first seasons were the best. Pure.” Scott says.

I can’t get into shows that are always killing main characters. I think it’s depressing.” Tabitha says.

Oh, It’s the best. You can watch the show for the action and plot without getting attached to the soap opera of the character interactions season after season.” Billy says.

But I like that stuff!” Tabitha says.

They keep Jack around at least.” Frank says.

They ‘kill’ Jack at least a couple of times don’t they?” Ann asks.

Yeah, but that’s one of the ruses you always see through. They can kill whoever they want besides that, but the show would never go on without Jack.” Billy says.

Like when Mulder and Scully were off the X-Files.” Ann says.

We never did see the new X-Files movie. Someone should probably Netflix that.” Frank says.

I’ve heard nothing about it. That must mean it was completely horrible.” Ann says.

Can’t hurt to find out.” Scott says.

From Pictures

Queue’d up. I bumped it to position one in front of Crank: High Voltage.” Tabitha says.

Aww! I want Crank..” Frank says.

You saw it in the theaters. You can wait. Not like Crank 3D is out soon anyway.” Ann says.

Fine, but I’m going to make fun of X-Files constantly if it sucks that badly.” Frank says.

As we all will.” Ann says.

September 24th, 2009 by Ann in 6th Floor, movie, review, tv
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Fibonacci Betting System

Welcome to the 6th floor.

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

Subject: Scott Gambled

Note: Scott was in California for an old friend’s wedding last week.

Hey Scott, haven’t talked to you since you got back. How was the wedding?” Sara asks, after ordering a drink from Scott at Starbucks.

It was great. Lovely wedding, great vacation, lots of drinking..” Scott says.

Sara walks back over to her seat, and to Frank.

That’s a colorful drink.” Frank comments.

From Pictures

It’s a passion iced tea lemonade.” Sara responds.

No coffee? Hmm..” Frank ponders.

I had a ton before we left. Figured I’d get something cool and refreshing.” Sara explains.

Scott comes over to the table. “Yeah, the wedding was great. We partied for hours. The hotel we all stayed at was actually a casino, so I lost plenty of money as well. You play roulette ever Frank? Or just stick to poker?” Scott asks.

From Pictures

Mostly poker, but I’ve played my fair share of roulette.” Frank says.

Roulette’s one of my favorites.” Sara says.

Any tips?” Scott asks.

Roulette is strictly luck. Some people will argue differently, but really it’s just luck.” Frank says.

There are betting schemes and philosophies that you can use, even with luck though. I like to play around with the Fibonacci betting system.” Sara says.

That’s because you’re a math nerd.” Frank says.

Fibonacci? That was one of those math guys, like Pi or something? How’s it work?” Scott asks.

Fibonacci sequence is 1 1 2 3 5 8 13… you add the last two numbers to get the next number. In roulette you bet the next number every time you lose, and when you win you take off the last two numbers. So If you’re up to betting 3, and lose, you bet 5. if you win on 5, you bet 2 next time. It’s not perfect, it’s just a way to bet to try to recoup your losses.” Sara explains.

There are ways to exploit luck, but that’s why they have betting maximums. If you keep betting double or nothing on losses, eventually luck will fall in your favor and you’ll break even. The betting cap keeps you from doing that indefinitely though.” Frank says.

I don’t have enough money to get up that high anyway.” Scott says.

It depends why you’re gambling. I like to keep it simple, not bet too much, and spread my chips out on the table. I don’t win as much, but I stay alive longer because there is more of a chance of winning something. This way I can stay at the table and hang out without suddenly being down hundreds of dollars.” Sara says.

That’s a great way to drink for free as well.” Frank says.

Oh yes, I got my fair share of free booze on this trip. Not my money’s worth for sure, but not for lack of trying.” Scott says.

We would expect nothing less of you. Shouldn’t you be working?” Sara asks.

Oh, right, I came out here to change the milks.” Scott trots off.

Now I feel like playing roulette.” Frank muses.

September 22nd, 2009 by Sara in 6th Floor
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Bejeweled Blitz

Welcome to the 6th floor.

Today’s contributors are: Ann, Sara, Billy

Subject: Facebook Games

Sara! Are you still playing bejeweled?” Ann asks, walking into the apartment with groceries.

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I can’t stop! Help! This game is addicting!” Sara says.

Do you at least have the high score?” Ann asks.

The weekly reset just happened, and my cousin already has 111 thousand!” Sara complains.

Billy looks up from the paper he’s reading in the dining room. “Did you at least take your turn in our Scrabble game?”

Yes. But it’s your turn in Reversi.” Sara says.

You always kill me in Reversi, but I’ll take my turn in a bit.” Billy replies.

Got any chess games going?” Ann asks.

I haven’t played chess in a while. If you start one I’ll play though.” Sara says.

Is there anything you won’t play?” Ann asks, sarcastically.

Yeah yeah..I guess that’s why I get nothing done.” Sara responds.

You’ve got a huge mob, and an awesome farm. Maybe it’s worth it.” Billy teases.

Do they have that Chinese game on Facebook? Go? I’d play that.” Ann muses.

Nope. I guess it would take too long to play turn by turn. There are plenty of online ones if you wanted to get a game going though.” Sara says.

Maybe. Wouldn’t want to bog you down with yet another game to play. Shouldn’t you be looking for a job?” Ann asks.

I’m going to be a professional bejeweled player. It’ll be fun.” Sara responds.

Or you could actually…program a Go game. You are a computer programmer right?” Billy asks.

Hmm…maybe. I don’t know if I have the talent or patience to code something like that.” Sara responds. “Besides, it would cut into my bejeweled time.”

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September 16th, 2009 by Ann in 6th Floor
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Giving In to Autumn

Welcome to the 6th floor.

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

Subject: Maybe It’s Fall After All

I give in. It’s fall.” Frank says.

What made you give in? The couple of cold days we’ve had?” Tabitha asks.

It’s hasn’t really been that cold.” Billy says.

Well, it’s fall, not winter. It certainly hasn’t been summer weather.” Tabitha says.

I know what convinced him.” Sara, who is sitting on the couch next to Frank watching tv, says. “Sam Adams has a new harvest mix out.

From Pictures

Have we really decided to tell the seasons by beer?” Ann asks.

That sounds like us.” Billy says.

Does Sam Adams have a spring ale, or are we going to be stuck in Winter until they release the summer pack?” Tabitha asks.

I don’t think they do.” Sara says.

I vaguely remember a spring ale, but no spring variety pack.” Frank says.

They’re releasing lots of packs lately. Maybe this year will be a first.” Sara says.

Or winter can last longer. I really like Old Fezziwig Ale anyway.” Ann says.

From Pictures

Fezziwig is a slang term used throughout America’s heartland meaning ‘man who gets very drunk at Christmas’. The term is believed to have originated in Wichita, Kansas.” Sara recites from her laptop.

Wikipedia?” Tabitha asks.

Yeah. Apparently Old Fezziwig is a Dickens character from A Christmas Carol. He’s a jolly fat man basically the opposite of Scrooge.” Sara says.

Seems fitting.” Frank says.

Lets compromise. It’s not officially fall until Frank brings home one of these harvest variety packs.” Billy says.

Sounds fair. I want to try to Dunkelweizen.” Sara says.

I’ve always enjoyed the Octoberfest myself.” Billy says.

I like the Cherry Wheat.” Tabitha says, looking over Sara’s shoulder to see which beers it contains.

It’s settled then.” Frank says, grabbing his keys and wallet and heading for the door. “I’ll be back in a bit.”

We’re not going anywhere.” Ann answers.

Nope. Hurry back though. Now I’m thirsty.” Sara says.

September 14th, 2009 by Ann in 6th Floor, Beer, Drinking
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Craft Beer Week in NYC

Welcome to the 6th floor.

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

Subject: Craft Beer Week

Where’s Scott? I feel like I haven’t seen him in a couple of days.” Frank asks.

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Scott’s been in California for an old high school friend’s wedding since Wednesday. He’ll be back Thursday. Which you’d know if you were ever awake during normal hours.” Tabitha replies.

It’s 2:30! How is that not a normal hour?” Frank asks.

He does have a point.” Sara says.

I play poker, just assume I’m on pacific time. Like Vegas.” Frank explains.

Couldn’t you be on Atlantic City time? Match us a little better?” Tabitha asks.

Stop knocking my sleep patterns. Anyway, Scott’s gonna miss Craft Beer Week.” Frank says.

I’d forgotten about that. I’m in.” Sara says.

Is it that pay one price drink all evening thing we did last year?” Ann asks.

Actually, that’s not until June. This is different. There are a bunch of different events, but the one I’m excited about is 60 different cask ales across three bars this weekend.” Frank says.

Actually, we missed one Labor Day weekend. I don’t know what’s wrong with us.” Sara says.

We did? Doh.. Anyway, There are some walking tours and food pairings during the week, but I think the cask beer is the best event. Who wants to come?” Frank says.

I’ll do it. Cask beers are always so interesting.” Sara says, raising her hand.

Nah, too expensive for me. I don’t appreciate beer the way you guys do. Give me a simple Corona and I’m happy.” Tabitha declines.

I’ll come. I had plans tomorrow but they fell through. Might as well do something.” Ann says.

Billy?” Frank asks.

Billy, who’d been half dozing on the couch the entire time looks up at Frank. “That’s fine. Buy me a ticket and I’ll pay you tomorrow.” Billy says, closing his eyes again.

What’s with Rip Van Winkle over there?” Frank asks.

He worked a really early shift this morning. Just got home a little while ago but didn’t want to nap before we get dinner. We’re going out to that Mexican place remember?” Tabitha explains.

Oh. Right.” Frank says.

What would you do without me to explain things to you?” Tabitha asks.

I’d probably just order Chinese.” Frank retorts.

Mexican is better than Chinese-American food any day.” Ann says.

Billy gives a silent thumbs up from the couch.


September 11th, 2009 by Ann in 6th Floor, Beer, Drinking
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