A day closer to the weekend – I’m going to get so wasted, ha ha. Hello. Last night I watched Match Game. I said it before and I’ll say it again, great show! On the bus this morning I looked around and it just struck me, all these people are reading books. And I’m sitting there looking out the freaking window like a twelve year old. I should read more. Let me change that, I should read, period. I don’t mind reading it’s just that I like TV so much more. And I can’t imagine reading on the bus, with all that bouncing around. I was in the bookstore this weekend and I looked around but I don’t even know where to start. I haven’t read any of the classics, all the books I own are again, about TV. In high school, I never made it to the advanced classes. My teachers were coaches and every Friday they handed out a ditto of plus and minus problems for us to do and then they drew football plays on the blackboard. However, it’s my fault for being in those classes to begin with. Anyway, riding on the bus for the past five years, the most popular book and someone was reading it this morning, is Catch 22 by Joseph Heller. Maybe I should pick up a copy of that? I did take some of my Dad’s Reader’s Digests last week, they’re great toilet reading, ha ha. However, I can only seem to find one thing that interests me per issue.


Also on the bus today – I always sit in the back. Sometimes, depending on the bus, you have to prop your foot up on the hump. I was walking on needles until I came to work. If that’s the worst thing that happens to me today, it should be a great day.

Have a good one – I almost forgot – TELL YOUR FRIENDS, BOBBORDEN.COM, VERSION 2.0 – IS COMING YOUR WAY ON MONDAY. Good day.

Good Wednesday to everybody. I don’t have a lot to say because I went to bed last night at ten o’clock. Same busy day at work again, which is fine. I did watch Planes, Trains and Automobiles. I love that film. How great was John Candy? Remember SCTV? Good stuff. I liked his role in Stripes as well. As far as our bigger sized actors go, I’d say he ranks right up there with John Goodman or Orson Wells. John Goodman has done some great stuff. The Coen Brothers’ films come to mind: Raising Arizona, The Big Lebowski and Barton Fink, to name a few — all great films and great performances.


A few months ago I remember reading a blurb in a magazine about the interior design art of Feng Shui. Feng shui has been called the art of placement. I’ll be honest, I don’t know what the heck it is but I had some down time on Saturday and I Feng Shuied my bed. I believe the magazine said your headboard should face west, why? I don’t know but I did it anyway. It looks stupid because when you walk into my bedroom all you see is the back of my headboard. To cover that up I put my dresser in front of that. My headboard has slots at the top and when I lay down in bed, my cats, sitting on the dresser, think I’m playing a game. These razor sharp claws just start swiping at me for no good reason other than it’s something new. Oh well.

This lady was talking to her neighbor this morning on the bus. Her voice stood out because she sounded like a man — deep with a touch of the New York accent. It was a long ride in. I had to hear all about her job of making knock-off perfume. The lady I was sitting next to was reading a book and she said under her breath, “Shut up, I’m going to shoot myself” pretty funny.

OK, that’s it. Have a good one.

If you read yesterday’s Diary you’ll remember that I met some new people, Dave and Deirdre, you’ll also remember that I threw up on myself in their house. I was waiting in line for the bus last night, I look up and there’s Deirdre! I just said to myself, oh, come on. It’s not that I never wanted to see her again, that’s not the case. I was just hoping for a buffer zone of about a week. As my Mom says, “God is paying you back.” Thanks Mom. Anyway, we had a nice talk on the bus. I apologized about 100 times. She couldn’t have been nicer about it, which is pretty cool. I just hope I can look at all the parties involved in the eye again. OK, enough about that. I had a very busy day at work yesterday, just a lot of running around. Which was good. Honest days work for an honest days pay. You can quote me on that.


I got home last night and flipped the channels around, talked on the phone and listened to music. I know this will sound dumb but isn’t music great? My friend,Tom, turned me on to this guy, Elliott Smith, a few weeks ago, he really sounds great. From there I went to AC/DC, Rancid and finished up with Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach’s God Give Me Strength – great song. Just a side note, Tom got me a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit desk calendar for Christmas. I have to admit, at first I thought it was a pretty lame gift but man, it’s the gift that just keeps on giving. Then I think about it a little more and there’s not one of these models that would ever, ever go out with me and then I get angry, very angry, AAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!Internet Acting, thank you–thanks very much. I also spent some quality time with my cats.

That’s all I got. Have a good day.
Welcome back and happy 2001! I had a great vacation. I rang in the New Year with my Mom. I went to bed by 12:30. My tradition of lame New Year’s Eves continues. I spent a lot of quality time with my nephews, Luke and Jake. We went to Chuck E. Cheese.

That’s a fun place for kids. That’s Chuck, Luke and me. Jake isn’t in the shot because Chuck E scares the crap out of him. Jake cried when he got close to Chuck. A few days later we went sled riding. Man that was fun! My nephews were sledding on the same hill that my brother and I used to sled on some 20 years ago. It makes you think. I got on their sled that had a weight capacity of 10 lbs. I flew down the hill, hit the pavement and broke their sled. They said “Uncle Bobby, why did you break our sled?” I felt bad but I got over it, ha ha. Don’t worry, new sleds were bought and all is well. Now I want to go snowboarding. Just imagine 400 pounds on a snowboard! I’m going to do it – it looks like fun. I did some chores around the house and that was it for Steubenville. I drove back to Hoboken on Thursday. I’ve been bumming around ever since. I haven’t seen a movie in a long time; I just don’t feel like it.
My good friend Tiffany and myself went to a small get together Saturday night. I wasn’t going to go because I didn’t know anyone and I always think twice about meeting new people. I told myself to quit being such a wet blanket and just go. I met Dave and Deirdre, the hosts and Scott, their friend. It was really fun, they had these great appetizers and Dave made martinis. I really had a good time. They were all good people. Scott and I talked about motorcycles. I love motorcycles. The martinis just kept coming and I just kept drinking and drinking. Anyway, the last thing I remember, I was sitting on the sofa having a beer. The rest of this story is brought to you by Tiffany and Scott, as again, I don’t remember anything.

If you have a weak stomach, please don’t read any further, have a great day and I’ll talk to you tomorrow. OK, so I got up to check out the computer with Dave and Scott and then I went to the bathroom. I came back out to the front room and sat down and fell asleep. Fell asleep, passed out, it’s all relative. I was as white as a sheet and then I just threw up all over myself. I go out, meet nice people and then I throw up in their home. I usually don’t throw up on myself until I really get to know someone. Dave and Deirdre, I’m sorry! Tiffany, thank you so much for all your help. Just a sidebar, Tiffany really looked wonderful and she was sweet enough to help me with my puke and it was a real mess! I’m such a jerk. I think a line was crossed there, it’s kind of hard to forget something like that. As a result of this incident and another about 3 years ago, I threw up on a white van and woke up in a friend’s bathroom, I’ve decided to quit drinking. No more sweet elixir for Bob, I’m done! Kids, learn from my example, it’s not fun to over indulge. I’m glad it’s over! OK, I told you last time that I was going to think about updating this site. I have some good ideas and as soon as I can get together with my designer, Walter, BobBorden.com version 2.0 will be on a screen near you, soon. Now, how’s that for a vacation story?
Have a great day.

Wow, the year 2000 is very close to being history. It’s hard to believe that this site has only been up since October 31st! I don’t want to pat myself on the back but I think we’re at the “so far, so good” stage. The site was in Time Out New York and Hobokeni.com. Plus, I get about 200 hits every day. I want to say thank you to all the loyal readers of BobBorden.com. I’ve met some pretty interesting people because of this site. Thank you.


I also want to send big thanks to Walter Kim. Thanks, brother! As you probably already know, he’s my webmaster and designer. If it weren’t for him, you wouldn’t be reading this.

OK, if you haven’t guessed by now,this is the last Bob’s Diary for 2000. I’m taking next week off to reflect and move forward with this site. We’re in a good place but there is room for improvement. I have some great ideas for 2001. My boss, Justin, brought up the point that there are a lot of “end of the year” lists floating around. And that made me think. So, ladies and gentleman, I’d like to present:BobBorden.com’s 2000 WRAP UP LIST:


1. Hush puppies
2. Cake
3. Hats
4. The nice lady in the subway that I buy my tokens from
5. Cats
6. The Kiss farewell tour
7. The little things
8. Las Vegas
9. TV
10. Rock N’ Roll


People from the press; please feel free to print my list. All my best for a safe and Happy New Year!See you in 2001!

Hello. I’ll be honest, not much going on. I worked yesterday, as usual and went home. It’s a quiet time of the year in New York. Not too much traffic going into the Lincoln Tunnel, not a lot of people on the streets of Hoboken. Thus, no run-ins with pretty girls and not a lot going on at the bus stop. It’s still very cold!


That’s it!

Busy day at work yesterday. We’re in the process of changing interns and all of the “little” things are falling into my lap. I don’t mind, I like to be busy. That reminds me, I want to say hello and again, thanks, to our former interns, Jimmy and Liz. They’re good people. I got back to Hoboken and finished up my cat sitting duties. Everything went well, a hairball here and there, but well overall. After that, I walked home and watched the film, Bound. I’m going to introduce a new part of Bob’s Diary today. Bob’s Two Word Film Reviews or BTWFR, for short, here it goes:
For the film, Bound: Sexy, sexy. Have a great day.

Hello. I hope everyone had a great Holiday. My weekend of solitude began on Friday. I ran some errands, not too many just enough to know that I didn’t want to go out anymore. I watched that film Seven or as it says on the DVD, Se7en, cute. Wow, that was a great film! I’d never seen it before, I was very surprised. Saturday, I bought some CD’s and walked around Hoboken a little. I didn’t want to stay out for a long time because I don’t want to spend anymore money this year. I have a week to go before I can spend again, ha ha. Sunday, it hit me — I’m alone on Christmas Eve. I watched some football and watched that film, Rushmore, again. I also watched A Christmas Story on TNT. They show that thing for 24 hours straight! I really enjoy it. I just wanted that day to end. And Monday, my friend Paula (Paula’s Notes) and her family invited me to Christmas dinner. I had a great time. Helen and Gus, her parents, sure did put on a good spread. So, thanks to Paula, Helen and Gus for taking me in. Take it from me, it’s pretty rare to find that kind of hospitality these days. So, that brings me to today.


Holy crap is it cold! The kind of cold where your snot freezes inside your nose. Ladies, did I mention that I’m single? Seriously, too cold. OK, that’s it! Have a great day.