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Beat of the Day

They’re playing baseball somewhere? Go figure that.

New York City got hit in the side of the face with a Junior Barnes slushball yesterday. I trooped around some on the Upper West Side and it was fugliosity, man. This morning the slush turned into snow. The eight flights of stairs that I walk down each day were so bad that I crouched down and made like a sled. I saw sofa abandoned sofa cushions on the way down–the neighbhorhood kids must have had fun last night. The rest of the sofa was at the bottom of the stairs–maybe they had too much fun.

Anyhow, it is a comedy show but New Yorkers are tough and many of us braved the elements and made it in to woik.

Here was my soundtrack:

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1 Jon DeRosa   ~  Feb 26, 2010 9:08 am

Al, same dicey-ness on the 11 flights of the 215 stairs. There was one set of footprints, I followed them all the way down to Broadway.

Made it all the way in, there's a note on our door - office closed. Dang.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 26, 2010 9:19 am

DAG! Oh well. today is a free day!

3 RagingTartabull   ~  Feb 26, 2010 9:21 am

dude! walked down the OV stairs in this? Oh screw that...just take the long way around

4 Shaun P.   ~  Feb 26, 2010 10:00 am

Related to the baseball part, not the stairs (only rain in New England, and the sun is shining now):

"Jeter is in a multiple tie for 522nd on the all-time list and his next triple will tie him with Carl Yastrzemski, Joe Torre and Ruben Sierra, among others."

That made me smile. I hope Jeter knows this. That's a good link of where Jeter stands in a bunch of hitting categories, both Yankee-wise and MLB-wise.

5 Diane Firstman   ~  Feb 26, 2010 10:08 am

My boss gave me permission to work from home.

I like my boss.

6 ms october   ~  Feb 26, 2010 10:15 am

i'm at work - we're closing at 1pm though, but we have a conference call at 3:30pm we'll have to do from home - blah.
seems like fewer people out in manhattan than from the storm we had a few weeks ago - maybe lots of people are making it a long weekend.

[4] that is an interesting little tidbit.

7 rbj   ~  Feb 26, 2010 11:33 am

Only 1"-3" forecast here, meaning no snow day :-( But at least it is payday and Monday is March 1. February at least is shorter and has pitchers & catchers. January has none of that. I am so ready for winter to be over. As are the hounds.

8 NoamSane   ~  Feb 26, 2010 12:08 pm

- "I was so mad I swore at him. I'm gonna get you Junior Barnes . . . You GUNKY!!!!"
- Rarely a bad idea to go with Thelonious Sphere Monk
- Lotsa big tree limbs, and I mean BIG, coming down in Inwood Hill Park this morning. Out in the country they call those "widow-makers". So I called my wife to tell her to send a search party if I wasn't home at the usual time.
- Haven't been commenting much lately, so I'll take this time to say: This be the best blog out there right about now. You gonna keep up the Beato'Day/Taster'sCherce/Arto'Night mix up during the regular season ABelth? It's awesome, I have to say. I'd vote for another week (or more) of the Original and then As Sampled By pairs.

9 Chyll Will   ~  Feb 26, 2010 1:04 pm

[0] Hilarious. That was so my favorite skit when I was a kid. I even named the town that my cartoon character originated from "Junior Barnes, NY"...

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