I know...I haven't updated in a while...

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I have been boring lately. (Lately?)

The creative well is running a bit dry. I don't have many cool stories to tell, so I will have to go to my obligatory "quick notes" way of writing just to fill you in with what's new...


...Condo is fine, thanks for asking...got the lights for the kitchen, and waiting on Sammy to install them....

...Been hitting up the gym on average 4 days a week, I mean to go 5 days a week, but just find lots of things that get in the way of a 5 day routine....

...One of those ways was a recent Shakespeare in the Park performance that I got through work. Show started at 8pm and I got out of work at 5pm...I had three hours to kill in NYC...so what to do...what to do....what to do....DRINK? Why, sure! I really didn't mean to, but I got bombed. Then took a taxi and went to Central Park, alone, at 7:45pm, thinking i'd walk to the theater...no one really tells you how fucking spooky certain parts of the park can be at night...its like walking around in a fucking forest at times. I went the wrong way, got lost, backtracked, took another taxi 10 blocks uptown, got out and then somehow found the outdoor theater that A Midsummer's Night Dream was playing at...I missed a good portion of the first act, but the rest of the play was excellent...especially when I was tanked and bought a few Becks beers at the refreshment stand (who knew?). I have to say that I think watching Shakespeare drunk makes it much more understandable...

...Eagles club was last Sunday and it was a blast...Bud Light had a raffle for a tailgate grill...I couldn't believe the size of the crowd that showed up, it was like being at the game with all the cheering. Just hope the birds recover or it will be a long season...

...I'm definitely getting the new Ipod Touch as soon as it comes out next week....don't like the IPhone as much because I like a smaller, slimmer phone when I go out on the weekends and the IPhone is just too big for that and i'd be paranoid about losing it when I went out...

...A few weeks ago I was at Mulligan's for the Philadelphia Phillies Club of Hoboken on a Friday night. A girl friend saddles up and tells me about a softball game in Sea Girt...it was a charity event, and about a hour's drive away on Saturday morning...asks if I will go...after a bit of discussion, I agree...I get down there, and we had to drive around a bit to pick people up, and I got to see the area. I must admit, there's something really peaceful about being down the shore...it had a real country feel to it and really reminded me of Bucks County, in a way...I get to the tournament, and there's about 80 people playing softball (8 teams of 10) - they had a DJ and it was fully catered...it was very impressive. Most of the people there were from Hoboken or once lived in Hoboken, which was very funny. In a way, I'd like to do a beach house someday, but on *my* terms, i'd much rather a smaller house, with maybe 8-10 people. Not a fraternity house zoo of 20 people and you have a 4 bedroom place with 5 people to a room. Rather have a 4-5 bedroom place with two people in a room, and pay a bit more for it...that's just me, even when I was 22 I never liked sleeping on the floor or a couch when I went to the shore...But then again, I do like Hoboken in the summertime...and I do like to bartend, which would make a shore house nearly impossible if I was working Saturday nights in Hoboken...

...The 4th ward race is coming up, again...and I had a chat with another friend...who is a lawyer and told me about how they hope Michael Russo wins the next mayoral election, because they would get a job out of it...I tell that person how Hudson County politics is so funny to me. It isn't a democracy around here, its like feudalism. You elect someone and you get a local "Lord" who hands out parcels of lands for their buddies to rule over. That person agreed with me, and said "That's just the way it is." - I'm tired of that kind of doggish attitude in town. Like "It's ok to be corrupt! Everyone is corrupt!" - I have another friend who always reads these kind of posts from me and emails with a "You better be careful about what you write when you talk about Hoboken politics..." and goes on like there's a Hit Squad that is going to take me out if I dare write about how I hate corruption in politics - she basically says the same thing, "You just have to accept that Hudson County is corrupt and no one will ever fix it". Well, here's to the hope that Zimmer can win the upcoming 4th Ward election, I at least trust her...

...I love some of the new restaurants that are opening up. Wild Ginger, The Avenue, The Melting Pot. Will someone, for the love of God, open a 1st tier Steakhouse in Hoboken? I'm talking about on par with places like Peter Luger, Smith and Wollensky, The Strip House, Bobby Van's, The Palm or The Capital Grille. I think the climate & the demographics are definitely ripe for a quality steakhouse...don't bother telling me about any restaurant in Hoboken that serves steak...i'm not asking for a restaurant that serves steak, but an actual STEAK HOUSE. All they serve is Steak, and the best quality steak, and age it on the premises. Of course I can go into New York and get it myself, but there are times when i'm in Hoboken, trying to decided on a bite to eat, and i'd love to be able to walk 5 minutes to a steak house on Washington Street...

...I'm already missing summer....only two good things about the end of summer are football season & the new season of TV shows...

...has anyone tried the Netflix on-Demand service? I tried it the other day on my PC and it is amazing. Caught up on a bunch of bad sci-fi TV shows (ok, ok, it was Dr. Who...sue me) - that were all included just for being a Netflix member. Only problem is that the selection, right now, is like bad 80's cable TV kind of movies. Police Academy, Charles Bronson & Porky's come to mind. If they could add some really good movies and TV shows....can be a hit...

...I made a cool martini the other day at the bar, which was a bit labor intensive (like I muddle oranges & a few cherries to start the drink...), and it was a huge hit. If you read the blog, want to try it, I suggest you just come to the bar on Saturday night and ask me to make it...I don't have a name for it yet...

...I have been getting more and more people sitting at the bar looking at me, and watching their expression change to what I call a "recognition look". Some people don't say anything, but I can hear them quietly say something to their friends when I walk away and others will come out and blurt, "Hey! You write THAT blog..." It still amuses me how many people read this site, which isn't as large as Hoboken411 or Hobokeni, but still get enough that people are stopping me. Had a very nice guy chat to me a bit last Saturday when he was out with his date...

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