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Frank’s Fortune

Welcome to the 6th floor.

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

Subject: Frank’s Fortune

I always feel so comfortably full after Chinese food.” Frank says, pushing his plate away from him.

I always feel overfull. I don’t think I should’ve had that egg roll.”

I told you I would’ve eaten it.”

I know, I know. I should’ve let you.”

There is always room for fortune cookies though.” Sara says, handing them out.

After opening and eating his cookie, Frank reads his aloud.

“The conclusion is the place you get when you’re tired of thinking.”

Is that really a fortune?”

Not really.”

The conclusion is the place you get when you’re tired of thinking in bed. Doesn’t really work.”

I dunno, it’s kinda zen.”

I don’t think that’s zen. Just lazy. It’s not a conclusion if you don’t actually conclude anything, no matter when you stop thinking.”

And who keeps thinking after you come to a conlcusion? That’s just redundant.”

I think you’re over thinking it. It’s just a silly phrase.”

It’s just making a statement that you can never know everything and once you stop thinking you stop learning.”

Bah, this is too much learning from my dessert. Someone get me some Jello.”

June 4th, 2009 by Ann in 6th Floor, food, life
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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.


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


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 Storm

Welcome to the 6th floor.

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

Subject: Snow Storm

I think the snow is out to get me.” Scott announces as he shows up at Catalina’s to meet everyone for dinner.

Scott drapes his snow-laden jacket over the back of the chair and sits.

Every direction I turned, the snow was coming right at me!”

Yeah. It’s a little rough out there today.”

I’m glad we decided on Catalina’s and not somewhere else. I’m freezing just from walking this short distance from the 6th Floor.”

It’s not as cold as it could be, but it’s hard to see more than 10 feet in front of you.”

I almost feel bad for the tourists. All the street signs are plastered with snow; it’s hard to know where you’re going.”

Getting lost in New York and seeing new and exciting things is a rite of passage.”

Rite of passage? I don’t know if I’d agree with that assessment.”

Well, at least they’ll be able to run home confirming that New York in the winter is a weather disaster and a frigid uninhabitable nightmare.”

That’s blown out of proportion. It’s not like New York is Maine. Sure we get some nasty, ice-cold days, but I think tourists lump us in with Upstate New York and ‘New England Winters’ too much.”

I prefer this to some of those sticky, 100 degree summer days.”

The city smells better in the winter.”

Hard to argue that one. Ignoring the occasional syrup smell anyway.”

February 6th, 2009 by Ann in 6th Floor
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TiVo Logjam: 24

Welcome to the 6th floor.

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

Subject: 24

24 Premier tonight. Two hours worth!”

And two hours worth tomorrow. That’s 1/6th the season already. Isn’t that crazy?”

I just caught up! Well almost..I need to watch that movie, Redemption.”

Go watch it now. Then we can watch the episodes tonight.”

But I..”

Go!” Frank picks up the remote and turns on the tv and goes to the TiVo menu.

Here, You’ve got three hours. More than enough time. Tabitha will bring your dinner into the living room.”

I will?”

Me too, while you’re at it. I meant to watch it last Sunday, but I forgot.” Scott says, joining Sara on the couch.

Oh, fine. Not like I don’t have better things to do.”

Do you?”

Truthfully..No. Sad life isn’t it?”

And while you’re in there Tab, could you..”

Bring you a beer? Sure, why not.”

Tabitha mutters ‘very healthy‘ under her breath and gets a beer

I’m surprised we have any left at the rate you guys drink them.”

January 15th, 2009 by Sara in Beer, tv
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Welcome to the 6th floor.

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

Subject: Fortunate

What’s that smell?” Ann asks, walking in.


You cooked?”

No, Scott took care of dinner this time.”

Ahh, so it’s take out.”

I could cook if I wanted to, but those Chinese dudes down the block do it so much better.”

Break out the fortune cookies!”

This is a new place actually, they just opened. How could they know our fortunes already?”

Magical cookie voodoo, here they are.”

Woah. Are those half chocolate?”

They are!”

Marble fortune cookies, this I can get on board with!”

Sara bites into a fortune cookie, and pulls out her fortune.

I like the chocolate! Delicious.”

Billy yanks the fortune out of her hand: You are filled up with a sense of urgency. Be patient or you may end up confused.”

Sara frowns. “What’s that mean?”

It was right! You are confused!”

It means you are rushing around so much that you’ve forgotten why you’re rushing around.”


Scott opens his and reads it aloud. “No one ever drowned in his own sweat. What? What kind of fortune is this? I think they’re defective.”

Open your mind. It’s suggesting that that you shouldn’t be afraid to get a little dirty, do a little work.”

Who said I’m afraid dirty? Not me!”

Relax Scott, I don’t think the Cookies are meant as a personal insult.”

Passive aggressive fortune cookies? Now there’s an idea.”

As long as they’re chocolate.”


November 25th, 2008 by Ann in 6th Floor
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Dinner Delicious

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

Subject: 6th Floor Blog Chows Down

I apologize Frank. This meal is very yummy.”

Told you I could do it.”

Sorry I doubted you.”

Me too…I’m sorry I ordered that chinese food now.” Billy says, as the buzzer buzzes.

Love that vote of confidence. I’ll get it.” Frank gets up to retrieve Billy’s food.

I can’t believe you ordered food Billy! That was mean.”

Actually, I asked Mike to ring the buzzer for me.”

That’s just funny!”

It is pretty funny.”

Mike: “Well I thought it was funny. I offered him an old fortune cookie when he got downstairs.” Mike said as he and Frank return.

Now Mike’s sharing a portion of the food, I hope you’re happy.”

No no, eat up. You made plenty.”

Mike: “What are we having?”

It’s some sort of Cheesy Ricey Vegetably casserole.”


Well, if something can be fruity, why not vegetably?”

Well..because..umm..well..I guess..okay fine. Vegetably it is. Whatever it is, it’s tasty!”

November 21st, 2008 by Ann in 6th Floor
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Dinner or Charbroiled Disaster?

Welcome to the 6th floor.

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

Subject: 6th Floor Blog Eats Dinner

It’s about 6:30pm when Billy walks in the door.

Woah, what’s that smell? What’s for dinner?”

Frank’s cooking.”

So toast?”

Haha..no, it’s a surprise.”


I said it’s a surprise!”

But if I’m not going to be able to eat it I should know so I can make alternate plans.”

Tabitha hops off her stool and walks over to the stove to peek.

Hey! Get out of here! Enforcer! Enforcer! Take care of her!”

Sorry Tabitha.” Ann says, tackling Tabitha and pushing her into the living room.

Dinner AND a show?” Billy says, watching Ann and Tabitha, “I’m sold.”

You’ll just have to trust I remembered you’re a vegetarian Tabitha. Relax.”


I hope this turns out better than whatever you made yourself for dinner on Monday…”

What kind of food did he make for dinner Monday?”

I’m not sure it was classified as food. More like…rock.”

I’m sure you’ve heard of ‘learning from your mistakes’? I was multi-tasking and forgot to set the timer on Monday. Not a big deal. I’m paying attention now. It’ll be tasty, I promise.”

Trust me, I’m holding you to that.”

November 20th, 2008 by Ann in 6th Floor
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Pasta Fight!

Welcome to the 6th floor.

Today’s contributors are: Ann and Scott.

Subject: Noodles Noodles Everywhere

Ann is washing dishes when the timer goes off.

Beep beep. Beep beep. …

Scott!” Ann shouts, as Scott looks up from the television, “Check the pasta for me!”

Scott looks at Ann elbow deep in soap suds and complies. He takes the wooden spoon and scoops out two strands of spaghetti and flings them at the ceiling, where they stick.

What’d you do that for?!”

Pasta’s done.” Scott says, pulling the inside part of the pasta pot out, and turning off the stove.

Did you have to throw it against the ceiling? Couldn’t you have just tasted it?” Ann asked, drying her hands.

Tasting it. Now that would’ve been better. No big deal, I’ll just reach up and ..woah, the ceiling’s kinda high.”

Get the stool.”

Err…well uh…I kinda broke the stool last week.”

What’d you do now Scott?”

Billy had my hamburger…so I tackled him. He was sitting on the stool, and we kind of crushed it and bent the legs.”

Can you fix it? Where is it?”

No, we threw it out. It was beyond repair.”

Well then, no dinner until you get those noodles down.”


October 9th, 2008 by Ann in 6th Floor
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Three Cheesecakes

Welcome to the 6th floor.

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

Subject: The Night of Three Cheesecakes

So were having cheesecake for dinner tonight?

Unless you’re cooking? I don’t feel like going out anywhere.”

Could do take out.

You have a problem with cheesecake?”

No, but is cheesecake really a meal?

It’s apple crumb cheesecake. So it’s got fruit. Have a second piece and it’ll be a meal.”

I like your logic.”

Ann walks in carrying packages, returning from spending the day on Long Island with her parents for Father’s Day.

Ann! Back already? Family boring huh? Want some cheesecake for dinner with us?

I did eat, but I might go for a piece of cheesecake. I brought some with me, half the cake we didn’t eat. It’s chocolate swirl!”

Oooh. Variety!”

Billy picked up an apple crumb one earlier.

Sara ambles out of her room when she hears Ann arrive.

I could go for a piece of cheesecake, I haven’t eaten since noon!”

Where is Tab? Should we wait for her?”

Her parents were in town for the day, they were going out to dinner somewhere, so no.”

So break out the cake! Get the forks!”

Frank breaks out the plates and forms, and starts cutting and serving.

This apple crumb cheesecake is very good.Frank comments, after hes handed out slices to everyone.

So is the chocolate swirl. Chocolate is always good though.”

It is good, but I always prefer plain creamy cheesecake.”

Just then Tabitha returns, carrying a Juniors Cheesecake box.

More cake? Why do you have a cheesecake?

We ate dessert at Junior’s, and then my mother made me take home a cheesecake.”

Why? You’re not a father!”

That she knows of.”

Billy laughs, Tabitha gives Scott a weird look and everyone else rolls their eyes.

Okay, break out that cheesecake Tab, me and Ann are going to have a piece.”

I am?”

Sure, it looks like a normal plain New York style cheesecake.”

Sometimes I suspect they label things New York style just for the prestige of New York.”

Well, can you blame them? Philly style cheesecake just wouldnt be as enticing.

I’ll eat to that.”

Is there anything you won’t eat to?”


Frank and Scott burst out laughing.

June 17th, 2008 by Sara in 6th Floor
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Worst Dinner Ever

Welcome to the 6th floor.

Today’s contributors are: Ann, Sara, Frank

Subject: Worst Dinner Ever

This took place a while ago now, during our trip upstate to Cobleskill, Cooperstown and Howes Caverns. We were staying at a hotel in Cobleskill and decided to eat dinner at the attached restaurant.

I can’t believe we just drove around Cobleskill for a half hour and didn’t find anywhere interesting to eat.”

It’s a Best Western, how bad could the food be at the attached restaurant?”

We’ll find out soon I’m sure. The menu doesn’t look bad.”

I didn’t even see a cool restaurant near the school. What kind of college town is that?”

It’s a very rural school. I think a lot of people head home after class or on weekends. Work on the farm or something.”

How..boring. Did you notice that the movie theater only has one film, and usually only one show time?”

Wow. It’s almost like we’re in another world.”

They have nachos as an appetizer. We game?”

Frank pauses.

Oh, I was waiting for Billy to chime in. I usually just let him answer the food questions. Forgot he wasn’t with us.”

Order the nachos. Get them with the ground beef. I’m having the crispy chicken salad.”

Just a burger for me, to go with the nachos.”

Burger for me too. Keeping it simple, I don’t trust complicated out here.”

Probably wise.”

They order their food, and chat until the nachos come.

Wow. There are no words.”

Maybe..maybe it won’t be that bad?”

I think Shea Stadium serves better nachos.”


We have to at least try it.”

When it said beef..I thought it meant..beef. You know, nacho meat. Not..literally..ground plain beef just dumped on top.”

No guac or sour cream either.”

Could ask for it.”

After seeing this, no way I’m asking for something as fancy as guacamole.”

I guess this is what we deserve for attempting to order Mexican food in middle of nowhere, NY.”

Nachos are really American food though. Bah! This is just a bunch of nacho-like ingredients dumped on chips.”

It’s..okay. Bland. Tastes just like it looks.”

Yeah..not horrible. Do I feel like even eating more of this?”

I’m hungry. Only reason I’m still eating them. If our food came faster…”

They continue mindlessly chomping on the “nachos” until their food arrives and they start eating that.

How is your food?” Ann asks, eyeing Sara’s burger suspiciously.

Pretty sure these are frozen burgers.”

Definitely frozen. I think we could’ve gotten tastier food in the prepared food section of Price Chopper.”

Your food okay Ann? It’s just a salad right?”

Mine is pretty crappy too. I think my chicken was probably frozen or packaged too.”

Do they even have a cook back there? Or is it literally just waitresses reheating things?”

Well, the beef on the nachos was probably cooked right?”

Maybe..although it could’ve been precooked and reheated too I think. Certainly had that look to it.”

Definitely wasn’t that girl getting us drinks. She didn’t even know what type of soda they had.”

Ugh. Definitely have to make a food run to Price Chopper. This is not going to keep me very satisfied.”

I’d eat ice chips out of the ice machine and be more satisfied.”

Waitress: “Is that all? Any dessert? Can I wrap anything up for you?” She asks, looking at their half-eaten meals.

Ann, Sara, and Frank in unison: “No.”

June 4th, 2008 by Ann in 6th Floor
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