I think I’m safe when I say that Sweeps is to TV what Income Tax time is to Accountants. My point? I don’t think I have one. I’m just tired and for the second day in a row, my eye is twitching. I’m pretty sure it’s just a muscle spasm. If it turns out to be a permanent thing, well, I really have to have a serious talk with the Lord. Lord, give me a break already! A girlfriend or a small lotto win, that’s all I ask. Please, I don’t need a twitch. Lord, can you hear me? Lord. Lord? LORD!!!!!!!!!!! Internet praying, thank you, thank you very much.

On the bus home tonight, there was a guy that looked a lot like me. It was very uncomfortable. If anything, it explains why I don’t have a girlfriend – I’m a mess! I was very close to asking if I could take his photo for my site. Then I thought; that’s probably a bridge I shouldn’t cross. Sometimes it’s good to think things through.

I’m happy at the moment, I got through a very busy Thursday with flying colors and now I have the weekend in my sights — the sweet, sweet weekend. I should probably make some plans or something? Screw it; I’ll probably just play it by ear. I wonder if it’s worth driving up north to see the fall foliage? I wouldn’t mind going for a long drive and finding a little apple orchard somewhere. I should start eating apples. Maybe that’d break my almost yearlong binge on sugar. Damn sugar!

Damn, I just remembered, I can’t go anywhere on Saturday, I have to help my friend Jay move — although, that shouldn’t take all day. This may be a very easy move. He’s moving in to another apartment in his building. Sweet.

OK, that’s it. God Bless America.

Have a great weekend,


Hello. If I can make it through today, I’m home free! I think I’m developing a nervous tick in my right eye from stress. That’s all I need! Maybe it’s just a muscle gone awry? I think I have a crick in my neck.I’m falling apart!

What’s a worse name for a movie than “Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever”? “Extreme Ops”. Congratulations, Hollywood! Good luck with that one.

I don’t like the local news. I just saw a story and the reporter was talking about the Mayor of NY’s plan to raise the commuter tax. To make her point that the tax would be 5 times higher, she raised her voice and said “5 times higher.” News seems to be leaning more and more into entertainment. CNN has completely lost it. News about Iraq was breaking left and right yesterday and they were running an expose on Kermit the Frog. Enough.

I can’t believe I have to cut it short again today. I’ve hit a rut. I’ve hit a rut. I’ve hit a rut. I’ve hit a rut. I’vehit a rut. I’ve hit a rut. I’ve hit a rut. I’ve hit a rut. I’ve hit a rut. I’ve hit a rut. I’ve hit a rut. I’ve hit a rut. I’ve hit a rut. I’ve hit a rut. I’ve hit a rut. In my high school drama class the teacher, Mrs. DeMayo, encouraged us to keep a diary. She told us if we couldn’t think of anything to write, just write “I can’t think of anything to write” and something will come to you. The important thing is to get into the habit of writing. She passed that knowledge on to me and I’m passing it on to you. That was the only class in High School I did well in, besides band.

OK, that’s it! God Bless America.

I was waiting for the bus last night for an uncomfortable amount of time. I was hot, some crazy lady kept checking for the bus every five seconds and I was getting pissed. That’s when I performed one of my favorite moves. I saw a bus from another company come into the station and I sprung into action: I walked across the upper platform, went back down stairs, walked to the other stop, walked back up the stairs and caught the other bus -nirvana! I’m telling you, it’s the little things!

On my walk home, I noticed the basketball court was covered with leaves — it was very pretty. It’s my photo of the day today. I liked it because it was out of character. A basketball court should be filled with basketball players. I like fall.

I watched a show about snipers on the History channel last night. It was very interesting. I wonder if they have classes on welding? I always wanted to weld something. OK, I think I’ve run out of things to say already. But instead of cutting it short two days in a row, I’ve arranged for a guest “speaker” to entertain you. My friend Pam was kind enough to help me out today. Without further adieu, I present to you – Three Paragraphs with Pam:

“Although I was completely flattered that Bob asked to write a little something in his diary, I don’t think I will be any more amusing than he is. I decided I could use this opportunity to vent out on something that is bothering me. Here we go.

Monday night my younger sister Cynthia called me at work and told me something strange happened to her. She received a collect call at our house from someone who she thought was Jill (later she admits they could have said Milton). Jill is a friend of mine from work, so she thought it might have been an emergency and foolishly accepted the call. A woman was on the line laughing and told her to hold on. Someone started playing the song “Dancing in the Street“, followed by a ring as if she was being transferred to someone else. A guy then picks up and plays the hello game with her, you know, the one where you both keep saying hello until one person gives in and says “who is this?” well she quit, hung up on him and called me.

Pam tells a story of phone calls,

lust and deception

Right away my mind traveled to those annoying emails warning you about people tapping into your phone line and dialing 900 numbers that run up your bill!!! I can’t lie I was afraid. I instructed her to immediately call the operator and report the situation. The operator told her to write down the time and date of the call and wait for the phone bill to see if any strange charges are on it. Being that I just got my phone bill I have to wait until next month to
further investigate! I feel better now that I let that out. If this or anything similar has ever happened to anyone else please let the staff at bobborden.com know. Thank you Bob Borden, and bobborden.com readers.”

– No, thank you Pam. I’m sure it was just a stupid prank. Damn punk kids!

That’s it! Have a great day. God Bless America.

Tuesday. I watched Monday Night Football last night. I’m in a Fantasy Football league this year and I’m enjoying football a whole lot more. I said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m not a sports guy, I was in the band.

I also listened to a Warren Zevon LP that I purchased on EBAY last week. It was my first purchase on Ebay — it was very exciting. The LP was great! — A live record from 1980, it was unopened and only $15 including shipping. It’s not out on CD. My only other option was to buy it on cassette. I don’t like cassettes. I recorded the LP on to mini disc. I still like the mini disc format. Now that I have a copy that won’t deteriorate, I think I’m going to give the LP to a guy at work that would really enjoy it – I’m cool like that. Ha ha.

Sometimes vinyl is


I may have to end it here today. Sometimes there’s just nothing else to say, you know? If you missed yesterday, don’t forget to check out the archives.

If I think of something wonderful, I’ll update this later today but I doubt it.

God Bless America.

Hello, Hello, Hello. I had a pretty good weekend. Friday night, I didn’t do much. In fact, I can’t remember what I did? That’s odd? Oh my God, I must have been drugged! Ah, I’m just kidding. I think I played some old-school Playstation and flipped through the TV dial.

Now, here’s where all the fun starts happening – Saturday. I woke up around 10:30. There was a water main break earlier in the week and a boil water order was in effect. I woke up thirsty and wasn’t sure if the water was OK to drink. I always say, better safe than sorry, so I opened up the fridge and grabbed a beer. Man, was that a good feeling! I felt like a rock star. Around that time, my friend Walter called up and said, “let’s play some video games.” I thought that was a pretty good idea. A few hours later, I was on my way to Walter and “Sally’s” place.

I usually take the train over to the city but I wasn’t in the mood. I got in my car and drove over. I like driving places; it makes me feel like a human. I didn’t have too much trouble finding a spot. Walter and I played Tony Hawk 3, very spirited game play. Then, Jay called up and said, “Let’s go see 8 mile” and before we knew it, we were on our way to 8 mile.

Walter, “Sally”, Colleen, Jay and

Bob enjoyed 8 mile

And now it’s time for a new feature to BobBorden.com – I call it,
BobBorden.com’s 8-word movie review – here it goes: I have to say, I really enjoyed it. And that was BobBorden.com’s 8-word movie review.

After that, Walter, “Sally” and I went back and played more video games. I have a video game jones right now. Damn video game jones! I drove back to Hoboken around 12:30. At 12:30, the only parking spots are on the other end of town. To my shock and amazement, there was a spot on my block! Unheard of at that hour! I was in the zone!

Sunday, my alarm was set for 7:30, I wanted to get up early, grab hold of the day and make it mine! I woke up around 11. Oh well, the day could still be mine! I headed over to the A & P; I had a date with the Coinstar machine. That machine is the best invention of the 21st century! I had about $78. That’s sweet money! I did some shopping and headed back home to drop off my goods. It was 67 degrees on Sunday; I put some shorts on and drove to Nutley to do my laundry.

I had a perfect laundry experience. There weren’t a lot of people in there — I love that. While my clothes were drying I enjoyed some pizza and watched some football. Very calming. I drove back to Hoboken and I got the best spot on the street! SCORE! It’s the best spot because no one can park in front or behind you.

So, I have $78 burning a hole in my pocket. I’m thinking about upgrading my old Playstation. I’m leaning towards a Game Cube or a PS2. I’m undecided. I took my old system and traded it in for store credit. I had fun looking around the store, I’m not sure why. I was close to buying the Game Cube but I really need to think about it.

I watched a lot of football, The Sopranos, Curb your Enthusiasm and so on.

That’s it! OK, have a great day. God Bless America.