Friday night I didn’t have anything going on. That’s so unlike me on a Friday night, usually I’m Bobby New York – ha ha, I called up my friend Walter and said, “what up?” he said come on over and we’ll play some cards. Before I knew it, I was on the PATH train to New York. Walter, “Sally”, Suzie and I had a great time playing cards and hanging out. I kept losing over and over again. Damn cards! We were having such a great time and then the doorbell rang.
We’re on the ground floor and some gutless wonder from the 5th floor came down to ask us if we realized how much noise we were making. We had the door open and I guess the sound traveled up. OK, yes – we were a little loud and yes, it was late – around 2 am at that point but still. He rang the bell — be a man about it and knock on the door. Generally speaking, living in the concrete jungle with people stacked on top of people – sucks. In the words of Billy Corgan, “despite all my rage i am still just a rat in a cage” – What the hell, people can’t get together and laugh? Did we lose a war?! Are we living in China?! “Does anybody remember laughter?” – Robert Plant
Around 4 am I was sitting on my sofa eating a chocolate Dunkin donut. Now that’s sweet living! I had a good night.
Saturday, I woke up around 11 and stayed in bed listening to CDs until about 1. I’m putting my Christmas CD together and this year my goal is for people to listen to it all year. The ratio of entertaining songs to annoying Bob is 99% to 1%. I had some soup for lunch and then listened to more music. I like the mix I put together.
Saturday night I met up with my friend Tiffany for some dinner. Chinese and then we rented a movie. Nothing popped out at us so I recommended we see one of my favorites, Drugstore Cowboy. Tiffany didn’t care for it. Damn. I was out the door soon after the end credits rolled. I blame Hollywood. It really is a great film.
Sunday, I woke up around 10ish and drove to Nutley to do my laundry. This was the maiden voyage of my car with a garbage bag instead of a window (see last week). I have to say; the bag wasn’t that different than a window. Except I can’t see out of the bag – I hope my “new” window comes in the mail this week.
After laundry, I went to the A & P in Hoboken. I usually go to the one in Jersey City but I thought I’d mix it up a little. I have to say, I don’t like the Hoboken A & P. The aisles are narrow, the parking is laughable and the cashier didn’t respond to me after I said thank you. I said thank you and he just left me hanging – what the hell?! I won’t be back there anytime soon. Someday I’m going to make a list of all the places and people I’m “boycotting” – I’m not sure if the list should be alphabetical of chronological?
I was home by 1:30. I watched football the rest of the day. I know I say this every week but this Fantasy League I’m in has sparked an unprecedented interest in sports. I’m even going to try and see a game in the next two weeks. I’ve never been to an NFL game before. I mean as a spectator. I worked the Super Bowl a few years back, I didn’t get to see the actual game. I believe Denver won that year, I was in their locker room – very cool.