Friday, September 26, 2008


I woke up drunk. That's a bad sign.


I lost count but Google Krystal Burger


Day 1
Hurricane 1

Saturday, September 20, 2008

That's All She Rode

The occasion: one big last bike ride before it's too cold.
The location: Central Park, Randall's Island, Astoria, Green Point, Manhattan - NYC
The riders: Nona, Jackie, Tim, Bram, Ben and Rev

Remember, Simon, you're in the street.

Click to play:
From Thats All She Rode


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Fire on 48th

Sitting around my apartment today and strange smell permeated the room. I looked at Cara and asked if she smelled something too. As I was asking I thought it might be gas or something on fire.

I ran to the window and threw it open. I was right. The building on our corner (about 5 doors down) right above the infamous Nagi’s Deli (home to the cheese steak in Hell’s Kitchen) was a blaze. An instant state of panic overcame the 2 of us and we tried to figure out what to do. Quick moments of clarity; close the window, get dressed, grab wallet, keys, cell phone and camera. “Cara what are you supposed to do when you live in NYC and a building on your block catches fire?” I asked. “I don’t know, I don’t know,” she answered back.

I ran outside to asses the damage and danger. God bless the fine men and women of the NY Fire Department. These are the greatest firefighters on the planet. The blaze was already under control and 4 engines were already in place, hoses on, and rescues were happening. I cant say for sure, but I don’t think anyone was harmed. I only saw 5 or 6 people pulled from the building and they were fine. Once I was sure the fire wasn’t going to spread down the block, I went back inside breathing a sense of relief knowing that the fine folks of the FD of NY are here to protect and save us.

Check out some videos...

From Fire on 48th

From Fire on 48th

From Fire on 48th

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Monday, September 15, 2008

September 15 - Steak Club 7

Bobby Vans Steak Club 7 Ticket

The Club gives a former loser a 2nd swing at bat and breaks into a bank vault!

Click here for details.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Matt and Amanda's Wedding

Another member of Club "E" goes down! Senator Swartz married his girlfriend Amanda Lawson in Maryland. The reception was at the lovely Renaissance Harborplace Hotel on the Harbor in Baltimore.

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The last song and dance at Matt and Amanda's wedding...

Monday, September 8, 2008

Adios ala los Hive-os?

Today's Doc report was positive!

My nasal infection gone and hives have been minimal.

The Doctor is lowering my prescripton dosage.

Also - I had a beer or 8 on Saturday. Oh it was so good.

In un-related (and hopefully staying that way) news...

THE BRO-WER 3 has been announced. Just in time to knock myself back out of whack again. Ill have to figure out how to play this one on the safe side.

Fingers crossed!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Support the Obama / Biden Campaign


In this year's US Presidential election I will be voting for Obama and Biden.

Our country is in need of leaders who are focused on the needs of the many, not the needs of the rich.

We need leaders who will allow women the ability to choose what to do with their own body in the case of pregnancy.

Our dependency on oil causes high prices at the pumps and eats into your money. It causes wars abroad. It results in the deaths of thousands.

Enough with the old boys club. We need a young leader who is passionate, strong and cares about you more than themself or their friends.

I believe that Barck Obama and Joe Biden have goals in line with these needs. It is for this reason that I support their campaign and urge you to do the same.

I am using my time and resources to assist their campaign and ask you to consider the same.


This message from the official campaign:
Barack Obama and I are committed to changing the political process by building a campaign founded on a broad base of support from ordinary Americans. This campaign is about putting the people's interests ahead of the special interests, but to do that, Barack needs help from people like you and me.

I've set my own personal fundraising goal for the campaign, which you can see in the thermometer to the right.


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Hives - NYC Residency

31 days later and I'm still getting the hives. They've lessened but haven't left yet for their world tour. The blood results are in and there is no sign of disease, cancer, rash, etc. They have determined that its 100% an allergic reaction. Mostly likely the medications that I am on are not only helping but also causing the reactions. Fine line to walk.

3 more weeks of treatment have been prescribed with continued abstinence from greasy and fried foods as well as alcohol. I need to maintain a regimented exercise routine and continue to lessen any stress.

Of course, all of this could be quickly undone at my bachelor party which is 22 days away!!