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Seven Things are swimming

Welcome to the 6th floor.

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

Subject: Seven Weird or Random Things About Us

Occasionally we do these memes or tags or whatever you call them if we’re tagged. I always adapt it to the unique style of this six-person blog. This one from Brave Astronaut’s Order from Chaos requests seven random things about you. I was thinking about how to get seven things out of six people, and it just so happened we were all drinking at Catalina’s Saturday night so I decided to ask Clarence, our favorite non-Ann server, to answer the question also, although I didn’t tell him why or what it was for. First the rules, as requested by the rules.

THE RULES:
1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.
2. Post THE RULES on your blog.
3. Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog.
4. Tag 7 people and link to them.
5. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

So Brave Astronaut has requested we all reveal one random or weird fact about ourselves. I know how you all tend to dislike my little round-robin sessions, but I hope the alcohol will loosen you all up.”

So you liquored us all up and now you’re going to pry information out of us? That’s sneaky!”

You’ll probably get weirder things out of us this way too.”

That’s kind of the plan. It can be anything, random, silly, weird..whatever. It’s just a silly internet meme.”

Oh, I’ve got one! I once fell asleep during work.”

Fell asleep!? While driving a subway car? Billy!”

It’d been a rough night the night before. Relax, we were stopped in a tunnel and I kind of drifted off. I woke up to ‘Yo, Billy. The light’s green, get us moving!’ I think they just thought I was zoning out.”

I guess that’s better than sleeping through a stop or something. I once dated someone that had Triskaidekaphobia.”

No way, there are actually people out there like that?”

Definitely. He avoided anything with military time, because he never wanted it to be 13:00. If I asked him to pick up a dozen bagels, if the bagel shop measured it in baker’s dozens, he’d always insist they leave out the 13th bagel.”

Wow. Crazy. I’m not surprised you’re no longer with him.”

His thirteenth birthday must’ve been a nightmare.”

I’m not positive on this, but I think he referred to it as his second 12th birthday.”

“Kind of like how my aunt keeps celebrating the anniversary of her 49th birthday so she’ll never turn 50.”

Ha! That’s kind of cool.

How old are you this year?’

It’s the 11th anniversary of my 49th birthday.’

That’s..60? Happy Birthday!’

No! the 11th anniversary of 49. I’m not 60!’”

“Kind of like that, yes. My uncle’s been teasing her and saying he’s celebrating the 40th anniversary of his 18th birthday and silly stuff like that.”

Clarence: “Hey guys! You all good on appetizers? Need drink refills?”

We order drink refills and more breadsticks.

Clarence, tell us something random or weird about yourself.”

Clarence: “Something weird huh..Why?”

Just curious. Come on!”

Clarence: “Okay, I’ll think about it and come back with a super answer with your drinks okay?”

Excellent!”

Something weird for me…how about..I didn’t get a computer until 1998. I was the last person I knew to get one and be on the Internet.”

Wow, that is late. You almost missed Y2K altogether.”

Y2K..EVERYONE missed Y2K. Nothing happened!”

That’s not true. I actually contracted a virus at Y2K.”

Seriously?”

I probably got it before Y2K actually. But New Years was the first time anything happened. My computer would crash every night at midnight on the dot for a long time after that.”

You never got it fixed or anything?”

I tried once or twice and couldn’t figure it out. I wasn’t quite as technically savvy at the time. And it was no big deal really, I just restarted at midnight if I was using the computer. Eventually I reformatted, but that was at least a year later.”

Wow, I’m impressed. That’s the first time I’ve heard of something actually being affected by Y2K. And I can’t believe we’re talking about Y2K at all in 2008.”

I once fell asleep on the LIRR visiting a friend out on the island. This was a while ago and I guess for what ever reason they didn’t feel like checking tickets. I ended up out by the Hamptons somewhere late at night.”

Like that Friends episode where Ross is dating that girl upset and falls asleep on the train and ends up in Montreal?”

Yeah. Kind of..except it was late at night and the next train back wasn’t for two hours. I’m just glad it was summer and not freezing cold.”

Could’ve walked to the beach.”

I was afraid of getting lost. I didn’t have a cellphone yet.”

Ahh. I see.”

Clarence: “Here are your drinks!”

You think of something interesting to tell us?”

Clarence: “I thought of something. It’s not that unheard of here, but I don’t know how to drive.”

That’s not that weird in Manhattan. It’s probably better than all the other people who have licenses but haven’t driven in years. Then they get behind the wheel on vacation or something and are totally out of their element.”

I’d miss driving. I always feel like it’s getting back on a bicycle; I pick it right back up even if I haven’t driven in a month.”

Not everyone has the same muscle memory. I barely have driven more than Driver’s Ed and the road test. You had years of practice before you moved here.”

I guess I have. It’s your turn Scott, don’t think you’re weaseling out of it now that we’ve all answered.”

I’ve never been on a plane. The farthest from here I’ve ever been was Washington DC on a school trip once.”

One day we should have a 6th Floor Road Trip!!”

Clarence: “Do you invite 6th Floor Servers on your trip?”

Of course. That would be a terrific idea Sara.”

Frank leans over and whispers towards Clarence. “No Cindy though.”

Okay, so that’s done. Seven things. I’m not going to tag anyone else, because I don’t like doing that, however if you want to, feel free, let me know and I’ll link to it even. Does anyone have any suggestions on where would be fun for Scott’s inaugural plane trip for a 6th floor vacation?

February 26th, 2008 by Ann in Beer
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This Post Brought To You By 6th Floor Blog

Welcome to the 6th floor.

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

Subject: This subway ride brought to you by 6th Floor Blog

Ugh! You and your MTA!” Ann says, throwing her coat at Billy as she arrives home.

What happened now? Your train explode?”

No, I..” Ann pauses, “Explodes? Is that something I need worry about?”

Nah, almost never happens. Hey, you don’t ride the F a lot do you?”

Who rides the F anymore? Ha! What’s up Ann, you get annoyed at the endless reminders about searches?”

Frank starts speaking in a deep, throaty voice, “…reminded that backpacks and other large containers are subject to search by the police.”

I so wanted to be the guy that makes all those recordings. How cool would that be? I don’t quite have the clout for that though.”

Clout? Isn’t that word a little big for you Billy?”

It’s only five letter’s Sara, not that big.”

Sara sticks her tongue out at Billy. “No, I bet she’s annoyed at those damn Marie Bartiromo ads.”

The CNBC lady? She’s not that bad looking for being 40.”

I don’t care what she looks like! It’s not you see her anyway, it’s just another freaking recording where she identifies herself and tells you to watch the gap. I was only on the platform for a couple of minutes and definitely heard it a couple of times. What’s the world coming to that even our safety announcements are sponsored?”

I did hear something about that actually. I’d forgotten about it. I’d rather them sell advertising space than have a fare hike. Well not really, since I don’t pay to ride…haha..I’d rather them give us all raises though.”

I’d rather them give you a raise too, or not raise fares..or really anything other than that. I could swear that the damn ad is louder too.”

I didn’t end up taking the subway the last couple of days, I could see that being annoying though. I’m already so inundated with announcements that I tune them all out. It doesn’t help me hear the info I actually need to hear.”

I am usually pretty good at letting stuff go in one ear and out the other, but this one just annoyed me. “

I hear that. What won’t they advertise on? Will we swipe our card and have our remaining balance brought to us by Chase? Will we soon know it as the Jetblue E train?”

That could be horrible. Although if they started sponsoring specific trains, you’d hope the Yankees create the Lou Gehrig 4 train.”

Sara takes her turn imitating the MTA recordings. “Ladies and Gentlemen, there is a Jose Reyes #7 Express train approaching Citi Field.”

Now there is an idea I could get behind!”

I apologize for my horrible horrible photoshopping, but I’m tired now and don’t want to play with it anymore.

December 13th, 2007 by Ann in Uncategorized
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