I live in a co-op. It’s basically an apartment building where I own shares of the “company” rather than the physical property. Decisions that affect the property are determined by a board of residents, and a company is hired to manage the facility. In my case, that company is Fairfield Properties and they serve as a firewall to prevent us residents and owners from having any access to the individuals that make thes decisions on our behalf. Continue reading
So I pulled up to pump for my first fill-up in the G73. The dashboard indicator came on during my ride to work, so during lunch my coworker and I stopped to fuel up. I hopped out only to find the gas tank missing. Or on the opposite side of the car anyway. I swing the car around, and go to open the tank. It doesn’t open. I come back to the car to look for the release switch. There isn’t any! Continue reading
So I finally got rid of my Scion TC. It was a reliable ride, but over the past five years, I have grown a complete hatred for Toyota. After two top-of-the-line Grand Prix GTPs, the Scion was a big step down. I’m happy to say that I’m back in the game. Continue reading
This week, Kelly and I received our trial shipment from Blue Apron. Blue Apron is a mail-order gourmet food service that delivers recipes and pre-portioned ingredents for three meals for two people for $60 each week. (That’s $10 per person, per meal). Check out the unboxing video and some more of my opinion on the service below.
Last night, Kelly and I set out to see a showing of Knights of Badassdom as part of a series of fundraisers for Long Island’s I-CON convention. The film was first introduced at Comic-Con in 2011 but was shelved until late last year when it was released in Israel (Ironically, at another convention named Icon). The movie was recently released in the United States and is currently being shown in theaters nationwide through Tugg
Last night, I attended the Masters of Illusion Live show at the New York Community Bank Theater in Westbury, NY. I got to witness the magic of Drexus, Farrell Dillon, and Rick Thomas. Overall the show was excellent, though it wasn’t without its glitches.
Rick Thomas started off the show with a variant of The Aztec Lady, an effect originated by magician Robert Harbin sometime around the 1930′s. His beautiful assistant dances around and then steps into a box which is tilted horizontal and split into multiple pieces. Her had is still seen waving a scarf in one of the end boxes. The boxes are pushed back together and the assistant steps out of the whole unit completely restored.
To end my Birthday celebration last night, a handful of us made it down to Babylon’s Bow-Tie cinemas to catch The Zen Room‘s shadow cast performance of Rocky Horror Picture Show.
This is the same Troupe (and many of the same individuals) who performed in the REPO: The Genetic Opera shadow cast I reviewed back in 2009 (Read that review here). The Zen Room puts on an amazing show with great costumes, props and it even seemed like their lighting had improved since I first saw them years ago.
If you’re a virgin (you haven’t seen RHPS in shadow cast), then you really need to get down to Bow Tie Cinemas in Babylon Village on the first Saturday of the month and check out The Zen Room’s production.
So you stepped away from your cubicle to get a cup of coffee. With your favorite mug, you head to the coffee machine. You choose your brew, add some Milk (and maybe some sugar) and you head back to your desk, but along the way, you feel the cold harsh stares from the cleaning crew who have to follow you around cleaning up coffee puddles. Let’s face it, nobody understands fluid dynamics enough to manage across the office without sloshing the coffee. So I had this idea:
Our office provides lids for the substandard paper coffee cups they provide, but these lids are just a bit too large for my mug (see figure 1). I simply made a small tear in the side of the lid opposite the drinking tab (figure 2). Now starting witn one side of the gap I made, you can push the lid down onto the mug. Work around the mug and eventually the whole thing will lock into place. Press down in the center so the top is concave (figure 3), and voila. You can now cross the office without leaving a trail!