Hello. I’ve been very encouraged by all the message board activity this week. Thanks to everybody for adding your two cents. Well, it’s Friday, I made it through another week. I’m looking forward to a very low-key weekend of sleep, relaxing and hanging with friends or anyone that wants to hang out, ha ha.

I don’t mean to tell two bus stories back to back but when they happen, they happen. I was riding on the bus last night and two people said my pet peeve again. They got on their phones and said, “I’m in the tunnel, and I’ll be there in 5 minutes.” If I were on the receiving end of a phone call like that, my response would be, “You called me just to say that?!” Anyway, sitting one seat away from me was a very lovely Asian woman. She was talking on her cell phone. Her phone was hooked up to one of those wire headsets. Allow me to demonstrate:

Bob demonstrates proper cell

phone etiquette

She had the mic close to her mouth and I couldn’t hear a damn thing she was saying! I LOVE THIS WOMAN!
That’s class, pure and simple.

I was going to talk about something else and darn if I didn’t forget. Damn! I avoided a cold this week. I felt like crap on Wednesday. I asked my friend Lee for some vitamin C – his office is like a drugstore. He gave me this huge multi vitamin horse pill. This is gross but it changed the color of my urine for the whole day. That’s pretty much the end of that story. I should erase that; ah screw it. Like you never took a pill that changed the color of your urine? Prudes.

I’m coming up on my third year of making Christmas CDs for my friends and family. I was looking through my CDs last night and stumbled on my first project, Bob Borden Live From The German Beer Garden. It’s a karaoke CD. The song list is: Should I stay or should I go, Close to you, You’re the one that I want, Dancing queen, Rave on, Eye of the tiger, Everything I do, Jailhouse rock, Uptown girl and an original studio track, 500 Hot. I’m going to give it away to one lucky BobBorden.com reader.

Win Bob’s karaoke CD!!!!

If you spotted the mistake I purposely made in today’s diary, tell me about it on my message board and you’ll automatically be entered to win this very limited edition CD. I reserve the right to cancel multiple entries, so play nice. Entries must be received by the end of today. The winner will be announced in Monday’s diary.
Only one person can win, to the losers, some advice – be nice to the winner, maybe he/she will make a copy of it for you?

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

I must apologize for the last two days of diaries. I let myself down, I let my fans down and I let my Mom down. No kidding, my Mom! I got an IM yesterday from her: “That wasn’t even worth logging on for.” Wow, thanks Mom! To make up for my misgivings, you’re in for a treat today. Today, I’m going to write the diary with a British accent. So, join me for what I promise will be the best diary this week.

Sweet Lord, I had such a horrible bus ride home last night. No traffic, it was a straight shot through the tunnel. The people around me just drove me nuts. The bus was not ventilated. I don’t need air conditioning, just a little fresh air. Smelling a bus full of stale cologne is enough to make me sick. Four, count ‘em, four people made cell phone calls to their significant others with the exact same message, “I’m on the bus, I’ll be home in 5 minutes.” That drives me crazy! What did these people do before cell phones?! As far as I’m concerned, that’s cell phone abuse. I know I’ve talked about that before but these people just don’t seem to care about others around them. I’m really looking forward to the stage in my life when I’m not dependant on public transportation to survive.

I went to the CD store last night. I was looking for a couple of old CDs; they didn’t have them. I found a used Rollins Band live CD. It’s $17 new; I got it for $10. Just what the doctor ordered to knock out some pent up stress/anger. I also picked up a used CD from a new band, Loudermilk. The jury is still out on that purchase. I bought it mostly because they used to be a Guns ‘n Roses cover band. I heard that Slash and the other members of Guns are getting back together to record a record – minus Axl, of course. That’d be great! Slash is a great guitarist. And that’s it for music news, ha ha.

I think I’m getting a cold. My throat felt a little funny yesterday. It went away throughout the day but then I started feeling lightheaded. Note to my Mom – yes, I’m taking vitamins and getting plenty of rest. Damn colds!

I’ve been talking about driving up North for about a month to check out the fall foliage. When I was walking back from the record store I noticed several trees without leaves. I think I missed nature’s fireworks. I also missed that damn meteor shower the other day. I need to start picking up on the little joys of life. I’m deep into the work, sleep, work, sleep rut right now. DEEP!

I feel good about today’s diary. I even made a little outline to follow so it wouldn’t suck today.

Bob wrote an outline for today’s

diary (he tried today, he really tried!)

OK! That’s it! Have a great Thursday.

God Bless America.

I want to do something different today. Expanding on my 15 minute diary from yesterday, I thought, why not a 30-second diary? Here we go:

Woke up early yesterday, was at work by 8:30. I forgot to eat lunch – Blah blah blah. Here’s a photo of me next to my lamp.

Bob wrote today’s diary in

30 seconds
(someone should tell Bob
these “timed” diaries suck)

Got home, played some games, watched TV and relaxed. TIME.

OK, wow, 30 seconds isn’t a long time but I made my bed and I have to sleep in it. Mmmmmm, bed.

That’s it. God Bless America.

If I were the kind of person that titled his diaries and BTW, I’m not that kind of person, I’d title this one, 15-minute diary. Why? Because it’s only going to take me 15 minutes to write it! Not because I don’t care – I care; I really care. But because it’s 10:56 pm as I write this and I had a total of four beers. Three more than I wanted.

I was walking home and called up my friend Tiffany. I was thinking, damn, I wish I had a beer right now. She was game and the rest is history. I actually needed to kick it. I just feel stressed out these days. Not sure why? Anyway, Tiffany’s a good friend and man, did she have a great story to tell! I can’t share it with you because I’m sworn to secrecy – I can only say that a night at the pub was just what the doctor ordered – for both of us.

I think this is the part of my diary where I put up a stupid photo.

This is a photo of Bob’s

lampshade – Honestly, he’s not even
trying today

OK, my 15-minutes are up. This was the best diary ever. I went out, that’s something.

Have a great Tuesday! God Bless America.

Friday night, I watched The Man Who Wasn’t There. Good movie.

Saturday, I headed into the city to help my friend Jay move. He was moving to another apartment in his building. What an easy move! You pick stuff up, get on the elevator and you’re done. We moved a bookcase, some other bigger items and a sofa. Now, I want to talk about the sofa. There we were, four guys and a sofa vs. the elevator. The elevator won. We couldn’t get that SOB in there for anything! It was delivered in the elevator; history proves that it fit in there at one point. We had to carry it down a narrow staircase, 5 fights. What a struggle! Did I mention it was a sleeper sofa? We got it down to Jay’s new apartment and all was right with the world.

I headed back to Hoboken. I was an hour too early to see Punch-Drunk Love, damn. I walked over to the video game store and did a little window-shopping. I think I figured out what game system I want. Saturday night, I just watched TV and did more research on games.

Sunday, I woke up early and drove to Nutley to do my laundry. I got there around 10. There was only one other person in there and he was already drying his stuff. I love that. I grew a goatee this weekend but you can’t really see it.

Weekend goatee

After laundry, I drove to the A & P. I got home, unloaded my stuff and headed out to the video game store. I traded in my old ps1 last weekend and I also cashed in all of my old coins. I was ready to make my purchase. I decided to buy a
GameCube. $50 cheaper than x-box/PS2, very compact, great wireless controller and all the games I care about are made for the GameCube too. I’m not a fan of the shooter games. I’m more of a Mario guy. I like that the gamecube is just about games. No DVD or CD burner crap, just games. I really like it!

I watched some football, cooked up a steak and ended my night with The Sopranos and Curb your Enthusiasm. I had a good weekend.

That’s it! God Bless America.

Enough with the Old Navy commercials already! ENOUGH!