I feel like an old man. I’d rather stay in than go out. I have weekend pants – pants that I only wear on the weekends. They’re not even nice pants. I just put them on when the weekend rolls around. Saturday, I did my laundry and ordered in a pizza. Sunday, I talked myself into being more adventurous. I drove to Jersey Gardens, NJ’s Largest Outlet Mall. It lived up to its name because it’s fricking huge! However, there was nothing there that appealed to me. Just a bunch of ugly shirts @ 40% off – 40% off of what? See what I’m saying. Again, the old man. After that, I drove south. Nowhere to go, nothing to do. NJ has EZ Pass now; I’m going to sign up for that later today! Later, I went to the A & P and bought some Kitty Litter. Exciting stuff! I did find a new short cut back home. So, it wasn’t a total loss and it felt great to get away from the city. Again, thanks to everybody for telling their friends about this site. I’ve received e-mails from Germany and Australia. And a guy just wrote me and said he found my card in White Castle. At this point, I’d like to make a plea – please, please don’t kill me. OK, have a great day!

This election stuff is crazy! It seems like they’re not going to stop recounting until Gore wins. Enough about that. Last night I watched a great DVD, Melvin and Howard. You should check it out. You can buy DVDs via my DVD page. This morning, on the bus, I was thinking about what to talk about. Nothing exciting happened to me yesterday. At that moment as I was walking off the bus, I looked down and on the bus seat was a gold dollar! Holy crap, I said to myself. I looked around to see if I was being watched. I wasn’t and I picked it up off the seat. Now, here’s the odd thing – My boss, Eric Stangel, found a gold dollar in his cab! The very same day! How f-ing cool is that?! It makes you think. I’m thinking about buying seven of the same style of shirt. I think I’d be happy with one shirt that I love than a bunch of shirts I just could care less about. I think Albert Einstein wore the same clothes all the time so he wouldn’t waste brain space on useless thoughts. I don’t have that problem, I’m just sick about caring about clothes. What do you think? Send me an e-mail. No big plans for my weekend. I wanted to go to QVC and take their tour but everyone thinks that’s a crazy idea. I’m in for a quiet weekend I think. OK, everybody have a good one and I’ll talk to you on Monday.

I got off the bus this morning and a guy and girl were blocking my way. I said excuse me and moved on. The guy, in a loud voice said, “EXCUSE ME, MAN!” He was trying to start something. I turned around, looked him in the eyes and said, “I did say excuse me!” I kept walking and heard him say to his friend “I didn’t hear him.” The point of this story is; there are people out there who just want to start something, for no good reason. I was right; I held my ground and didn’t back down. That’s a lesson for all of us. However, If he would have pulled a knife or took a swing at me, I would have run away like a little girl. Because, when you get down to it, there’s very little in this world worth getting in a fight over. OK, on Tuesday, there was electricity in the air – you could feel it. Wednesday morning, everyone seemed like they were hung over. And last night, it was calm – the calm before the storm. Today, we’re going to see what kind of men we voted for. Politics aside, it’s all about winners and losers now. I’ll be watching the loser of this race. Under all the stress and pressure and coming so close, how will they handle it? I can’t wait, it’s going to be good! Have a great day! Go to my DVD page and buy something from Amazon.com today!

11-8-00
Holy crap! What a night! I was up until 2am. It was the most exciting thing I’ve seen on TV in a long, long time. I watched the coverage on CNN, CBS and NBC. Dan Rather was the most entertaining by far! OK, the election…I conducted my own informal poll. Our intern, Jimmy, is from Florida and he voted with an absentee ballot. And Jimmy voted for Bush. So, based on that, I think Bush may just walk away with the prize. So that’s it for the diary today. I was watching it from 8pm to 2am, I’m so sleepy. I just remembered something, when I went to bed at 2am, Rather was still on the air. When I checked back at 6am, he was still on! So, I’d like to give a shout out to Dan Rather, good job!

11-8-00 UPDATE
THIS JUST IN: Jimmy, the intern, just informed me that his ballot was sent back to his house. It will never be counted! So that makes my previous poll results obsolete. It could go either way. Sorry for the confusion. Thanks a lot, JIMMY!

Hey, I was on the Late Show last night! I hope you got a chance to see it. That was the first time I’ve been on the show in over a year! Thank you for all the kind e-mails! Some behind the scenes stuff…The writer on the piece, Chris Harris, was editing right up until show time. The edit room and Chris really worked their butts off–thanks! I didn’t know I was going to be on until 5:15! Wardrobe slapped a shirt on me, the next thing I knew I was on TV! Man, I didn’t realize how much weight I’ve gained! I wasn’t ready to see myself on TV that big. After that I went to my cupboard and threw out all the crap. OK, back to the show, I was standing backstage and Don Rickles finished his segment and walked to his car. I was standing next to him and shook his hand. I love Don Rickles, by the way. And he looked up at me and said, “Good luck, Tiny.” How cool is that?! I laughed my butt off. So, to recap yesterday…I was on the Late Show and Rickles zinged me! Today, I voted. It really felt powerful pulling that lever, if you know what I mean. I know it sounds corny but it’s true. Vote today!

Hello. I hope everybody had a great weekend. I had dinner with my friend Tiffany on Friday. We caught up on things and talked about writing a press release. I’m going to work on that this week. I want to give a shout out to Mike McIntee, of theWahoo Gazette, for helping me get the word out on my site. Thanks brother! Saturday, I stayed in bed till 12 listening to music and then I went out to do my laundry. I was going to go to a party that night but I just couldn’t get motivated. So, I watchedTouch of Evil on DVD. Great film! Sunday, I woke up early–around 8am–and just watched three straight hours of QVC. Then I went to the A & P. Came back home and watched Christine. I also watched a lot of those Behind the Music shows on VH1. All in all, a great weekend! My goal for next weekend is to go for a walk. There’s a possibility that I could be on Late Show tonight. We taped something on Friday but as of this writing, I don’t know if it will get on. Check out the show tonight, just in case. Don Rickles is on…he’s great! OK, have a great day and keep telling your friends about bobborden.com!

Tonight, I’m having dinner with my friend Tiffany; she’s just a friend. I haven’t brought this up, but if you know of a nice single woman in the Tri-State area, tell her to drop me a line. Anyway, Tiffany is in the PR field and is going to teach me how to write a proper press release. My goal is to get this site reviewed in one of today’s popular magazines or newspapers. Entertainment Weekly or Time Out NY come to mind. I received an e-mail from a guy all the way in California! Bobborden.com is coast to coast! I love getting e-mail! I’m working on making this site grow by adding more features but I also want new visitors to experience the “magic” of bobborden.com. So, it’s a balancing act. OK, happy Friday! Have great weekends and there’ll be a new Bob’s Diary update on Monday.

Greetings, I must start today’s diary with a correction. Yesterday, I said we had a record first day with 20,242 hits. I’m still not sure what happened–I read the wrong line I think. The number should be 68. Anyway, that’s still great for the first day! Keep the e-mails coming – I love hearing from you. The response to this site has been great. Please keep telling your friends. To get the word out, I left one of my cards on the bus this morning and slid some cards under my neighbors’ doors. In retrospect that probably wasn’t the best idea. So, I’m also working on a press release. I’d like to end this update of Bob’s diary by saying hello to the nice lady I buy my subway tokens from. Hello.