Sunday, November 29, 2009


HAPPY THANKSGIVING FAMILY! I feel very lucky to have you all in my life. Since I am missing a lot of the events in NYC, I was hoping we could start thinking about the next family vacation. Thoughts?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Michael JJ8 Thriller Mashup

Somebody involved with our Halloween Parade Thriller extravaganza put this together. It kicks ass! And Adz shows up front and center at one point getting her thriller on.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mid-week Smooth Jam Interlude

Feels like this song NEEDS to be on this blog.

(...damn, it looks like you have to sign in to imeem to listen, though I didn't have to when I first found it. I hate all this music protection. There's no youtube. Anyone have any idea how I can post a playable version of this song?)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Meebs is here

Wanna see what I do all day...

JJ8 Ping-Pong Champion 2009

Congratulations to Mr. Michael Tuckman, for being the 2009 JJ8 Ping-Pong Tournament Champion.

Mike astounded the fans with his stellar performance and competitive guile.

This virtual trophy's for you!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Come celebrate Raju & Ashley's Birthdays @ SPIN NYC

We will be getting together @ SPIN to play some ping-pong and celebrate Raju's 30th Birthday and Ashley's 31st Birthday. Let's show them lots of love. Please try your best to get there by 3pm. Tourney starts at 3:30pm.

SPIN is on 23rd Street between Park Ave. and Madison Ave. We have reserved courts 9 & 10 for our group. Hope to see must of you there.

Friday, November 13, 2009

November Birthdays -- keep this Sunday open

Ladies and Gentlemen,

As you may or may not know - our dear Raju (turns 30!) and dear Ashley (turns 31) share a birthday on Sunday November 15th, 2009.

Details are still in the works for a Sunday get-together to celebrate this joyous occasion.

Please try to keep your calendars free.

Details to follow...

Pirate Pride

And Slanch's (likely vain) petition to get MLB Network to air the game:

Joe, get Huntington on the phone. This is just what the team needs.

FSJ - the Stomper anthem

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Missing NYC

Here's the deal. NYC is where I feel most complete; there, my soul becomes one with an energy that inspires me to be my best person, produce my best work. I have come to realize that more as I have had the opportunity to connect with my friends, my city, my pugs, throughout 2009. Throwing the football with Raju, Ben, and Bird while Christy read on a jacket just made me feel good--you know, like I just ate a comfort meal on a snowy day while drinking hot cocoa in a large picture window, with a pug on my lap. Thus, I have decided to get back to the city. Serioulsy this time. Let's see what 2010 brings.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


joe's old hot violin teacher and my friend jascha and a couple other people are in a band called girls in trouble.
playing tomorrow at public assembly in williamsburg at 8pm.
probably going, call if you're interested.

- j ro

Check this story out....

I hope he was one of Ashley's architecture critics.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Manny Please stay away from Dr. Conrad Murray

What the Ef is up with Sammy Sosa!? Sammy we saw how this ends! "This is it." Apparently he's having a "skin rejuvenation treatment."

Instead of mumbling angst

This is what Where the Wild Things Are should have been channeling.

Renata Adler on The Monster:

"Cookie is a fanatic, undeviating in the quality of his obsession. He eats things. Many lessons on Sesame Street are terminated when something eats them. But Cookie, who has of late been eating mainly cookies, is a junkie. "To me, your nose is a cookie," he once said to another Muppet in a desperate moment. When cookies arrive, he tends to eat the entire shipment, but he is moved to empathy at the sight of a human being temporarily deprived of a cookie."

Spike Jonez take note. Click the link for the real prize.

Womens College Soccer: More badass than UFC

This is perhaps the most fiercely contested sporting event I've ever seen.

This is for you Mattie

I too was interested to see how the pugs dressed up this year, so I went and yoinked this off of facebook.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wedding Present!

For all the couples out there. I ran across this doing yoga research. Put all reports from the field in the comments section.

Also a gem of a headline:

2009 World Series Champions