Happy Thanksgiving! Welcome to the special Thanksgiving edition of Bob’s Diary! And it’s special because I’m writing it on Thanksgiving! I’m thankful for my family, friends and cats. What are you thankful for? I’m writing this at 7am! I got up real early to get a parking spot. The longer you wait to come in on Thanksgiving, the worse your commute will be. The parade starts at 9am and they close down Broadway, which means if you’re looking for a parking spot, you better find a garage and that means $$$. I saw the floats getting ready to go through the Lincoln Tunnel last night. The tradition continues. Wait, I forgot something very exciting – I used my EZ pass this morning, for the first time! Man was that great! You just go through the toll and it reads the tag and that’s it. You never have to roll down your window or stop. I love technology. I’m wearing a tie today. The last time I wore a tie was back in March. I went on an interview to get an agent. Then, the commercial actor’s strike happened and I don’t know if I have an agent anymore, I just didn’t keep in touch. That’s a life lesson for the kids – keep in touch. I may start sending agents just my BobBorden.com business card. I’ve been down the headshot road and it ain’t fun. I ended up with 200 photos of my chin. Next time I need a headshot, I’m just going to get it from Sears. By the way, for the non-showbiz people, a headshot is just a picture that looks like you, pretty much taken from the shoulders or from the neck up. Anyway, I’m ready to go to sleep! Again, have a Happy Thanksgiving and a great weekend. See you on Monday. MMMMM, turkey and beer! Also, my friend Lee, would like to send big ups to Brooklyn.
Oh yeah, very close to Thanksgiving! I like this time of year. I have to work so I can’t make it back to see my family but there are things about staying here I like. On the edge of Hoboken there is a huge warehouse. All they do there, 365 days a year, is build parade floats. The day before Thanksgiving, tonight actually, they block off the streets and bring the floats into the city. I’ve seen that happen for the past 5 years. It’s become my own little tradition. After that, I have a beer and cry myself to sleep. I also like seeing where I’ll end up after work on Thanksgiving. Last year, I went to the movies with friends. This year, my friend Tiffany asked me to join her and her brother and his wife. So I’m going to do that and get drunk. I also like holidays in the city because I can drive my car to work and the city is empty. However, Thanksgiving is different because of the parade. Last night, I was waiting for the bus for over 20 minutes. I finally said F this and walked through the bus station. You’re not allowed to walk up there because there’s a chance you could get hit by a bus but it’s too exciting to pass up. Plus, I don’t want to spend anymore time in the bus station than I have to. I didn’t get home till 9:00 because of that. OK, don’t forget to check in tomorrow for a special Thanksgiving edition of Bob’s Diary. And don’t forget to tell your family and friends about this site. Be safe traveling today, later. Oh, I almost forgot, this election crap sucks. I’m getting ready to riot in the streets. Have a great day!
Whew, it’s cold outside! I’m thankful for my hat. I was up till 1:30 am working on a personal gift project for my close friends. It was a lot of work but it turned out pretty good. I was so focused, didn’t eat, drink or watch TV. I was driven to get it done. So, I don’t have a lot to discuss today. There’s all that election crap but I think we’re all sick of hearing everybody’s two cents. I got my EZ pass in the mail this weekend; I can’t wait to use it! I love the little things. OK, I’m going to quit while I’m ahead. Don’t forget to do your Holiday shopping via my Amazon/DVD page. And thanks again to Mike McIntee for plugging my site on the Wahoo Gazette, I’ve talked to a lot of nice people because of him. Thanks, Mike.
Have a great day.
This weekend went fast! I woke up early, 8am, on Saturday and Sunday but have nothing to show for it. I did my laundry and fine-tuned the site with Walter on Sunday. Man it’s cold out! This week we’re going to crack 40 degrees twice. On Friday, I was standing in line waiting for the bus. There was this annoying couple behind me. I, having nothing to do in line, couldn’t help overhearing every word, yuk. I’m all for love but this guy she was with was so lame! But as time went on, I don’t think she was such as prize either. The lamest joke I heard this year came from this guy. They were talking about what to do on Saturday. And he said, “I still say we go see the Blue Man Group, watch them turn green.” That was this guy’s rap with the chicks! Why am I single? Granted, I weigh 400lbs, but he was talking some lame stuff. She, out of the blue said, “You know what I’m in the mood for? Potato chips, dip and a glass of milk.” Ok, that’s not so bad but later on the bus she said, again, out of the blue,“You know what I could really go for? Cranberry juice.” Well, which is it sweets? Cranberry juice or a glass of milk!? I love overhearing people. I tell this story all the time: I was walking in Hoboken and the man and woman were walking towards me. You could tell they were a couple, the baby carriage gave that away. Anyway, the woman took a drink from his Snapple bottle. Immediately, she put it down and said, “This is hot!” The guy looked lovingly into her eyes and said, “It’s mango, stupid!”I love that story. I watched The Running Man on Saturday. That’s a great flick. OK, that’s all I got! Have a great day.
I was talking to my brother last night and his son, my nephew, came downstairs and asked for some water. Remember doing stuff like that? I forgot all the things I used to do to fight going to sleep. Now I can’t wait to get to sleep, I wish I were sleeping now. My nephew just took a sip and my brother said, “Is that it, you came down here for that?” So, my nephew just took the glass and pretended to drink, it was funny. He told me about the drums and guitar that he saw recently. I think of my brother, he’s married with three kids and I can’t even find a woman! I have a feeling I’m going to end up likeCharlie Chaplin and father kids when I’m in my 60’s; it may have been later than that. Come to think of it, that may not be so bad! This morning I rode the bus in, as usual, and there were three teenage girls on the bus. They were talking about their lame teachers and how they should be taught things that interest them. I have to say, I think I agree with them. Take a look at this website, I pretty much learned everything I needed to know by the fourth grade. The rest of the stuff I got “D’s” in. I didn’t excel at anything till college, when I found out they teach classes on TV! That was a pretty good day. If they taught things that I could have got into, I could have had a five-year jump on my life. Although after saying that, maybe all that time spent in school isn’t so bad. After all, I’m 31 and I live alone with two cats. What would I have missed out on by starting five years earlier!? OK, so the whole school point is moot. The nephew story was good. OK, have a great weekend, talk to you on Monday.
I was in the subway this morning staring at the tracks, oblivious to everything. At that moment, I saw a rat climb a ladder! This woman and I looked at each other and smiled. It was a nice New York moment. I was walking to the bus this morning, thinking about the election and the 19,000 voters that probably won’t have their votes counted this election. Who’s at fault: the ballot design, the voters themselves? I looked down at a New Jersey license plate and found my answer. Last year, NJ put registration stickers on all the license plates. I, living in NJ, was part of this process. The NJ license bureau sent out stickers and directions. The directions, including a diagram, stated that the stickers should be placed on the top right of the front and rear plates. It was very simple, very easy, very straight to the point. However, if you look around you see: people with two stickers on the rear plate or one sticker on the left side, I’ve even seen them on the bottom of the plates – I stay away from those people. If people can’t follow simple directions on how to install license plate stickers, how the heck are they going to vote? The voters should have taken an extra minute and read the ballot and ballot instructions more carefully. And make sure that when they took their ballots out, that they were 100% punched out. I sure as heck wouldn’t want someone trying to interrupt who I was voting for! For all I know, they could have two stickers on their rear plates! It’s too early to say anything yet but one of my press releases may have paid off – more about that when I know more. Have a great day!
What a commute this morning! I live about 5 miles from work and it takes an hour to get here sometimes. They pack the buses like sardines. My leg always falls asleep because there’s nowhere to move. Two pet peeves about the bus: #1 Perfume. One person is OK, but 40 people wearing 40 different scents of the day is too much! #2 Cell phones. I’m all for technology but these things suck eggs! I always end up seated next to the guy trying to work out relationship problems with his girlfriend. And on every trip someone always pulls out their phone and 9 times out of 10 you hear this…”Yeah I just got out of the tunnel and I’ll be home in five minutes.” Do you have to call someone and tell them that? Another thing that happened to me today, my shoe came untied. Granted, that’s not a big deal but the odd thing is that I had it double-knotted. It makes you think, doesn’t it? Last night I watched this countdown show on VH1. They’re listing the greatest hard rock bands of all time. It’s pretty good. I have to say that my brother and I probably have every record on that list. Speaking of my brother and hard rock, check out his site,aftershok.com. They’re bringing classic metal back. What’s up with this election crap? I was talking to my friend Jeff last night and we both agree that once the lawyers get involved it’s a free-for-all. These 1950’s voting machines and how we count the votes is the problem. How cool would it be to place your vote from your home computer? Like the rest of America I never thought of how we vote before because every election I’ve voted in has been a blowout. I sent out five press releases yesterday. I plan on sending out five releases everyday until someone reviews this site. If you happen to know a magazine writer, please have him or her check out my site. OK, that’s it for today. Have a good one.
Last night I watched Gimmie Shelter. The Rolling Stones concert film and the behind-the-scenes stuff that went on at Altamont. They call it “the greatest rock documentary ever filmed” and I agree. It kicked butt! PLUG – You can buy it via my Amazon page. Not much to report today, it’s raining. I guess that’s something. Here’s a question for the ladies – You’re on the bus and a large man starts talking to you. Is that something that would interest you?
C> Yes, but___
D> No, but_____
Have a great day.