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probably a wise revision

In the wake of the New York magazine article Stephanie Klein has clarified that she and Linus are not … um … unusually close.

88. I let my dog lick me in private places but this reads way worse than it is. I don’t get off on this. I don’t even get started off it.



apparently has resigned with White Sox … another big name off the market. Does this make the Angels players for Manny, though? And could the BoSox afford to trade him now that they wouldn’t get another big bat to protect Ortiz?

passionate love fizzles after a year?

From Reuters:

ROME – Your heartbeat accelerates, you have butterflies in the stomach, you feel euphoric and a bit silly. It’s all part of falling passionately in love—and scientists now tell us the feeling won’t last more than a year.

latest rundown

Is up and running here.

a defense of gamesmanship and stuff like that

This post of Bex’s got me thinking … a lot of girls I know say they hate it when guys “play games” and abide by things like the three-day rule. But girls should acknowledge they play plenty of games too: waiting to return calls, waiting to have sex, not accepting weekend dates past Tuesday even […]

a New York attitude?

This story about a N.H. Union Leader reporter let go for supposedly having a “New York attitude” is getting some play on Romenesko and Gawker today. From the Boston Phoenix:

Eight weeks later, [Margaret] Menge was asked to resign from the paper. The reporter, who ruffled a few feathers at the local police department, says […]

uptown slaying

So I was out in the cold last night interviewing neighbors about this murder of topless dancer Catherine Woods. I guess two of those neighbors are bloggers This Fish (who lives in her building) and Uptown Girl, but I saw neither of them last night. I did encounter this cute little puppy though.

It […]


The city has been so empty this weekend! It’s very strange. My father moved a few years ago to North Carolina — flights are pretty expensive, so I just stayed put. Plus, I used the last of my vacation time visiting my brother in Colorado … ended up working Thursday, then watching football at the […]


Great line in this NYT story about bedbugs:

Still, for Ms. [Kellianne] Scanlan [, a 30-year-old Washington Heights hairstylist], there has been a silver lining. The night after she discovered the bugs, she went out drinking, intent on avoiding her own bed. That evening she met a man at a bar, and, contrary to her […]

best running music?

I remember when I was 18, at home during winter break freshman year in college. My father had moved to a new town, and I had nothing much to do with myself — except run, of course. Only, Massachusetts in January is so cold … and at the time I really didn’t have any cold-weather […]


My friend Matt is trying to persuade me to post dating stories on this blog. He is off the market and lives in Boston — I think gets a kick out of hearing my stories of humiliation and (occasional) success with the wild nyc chicks. Also, he notes that there’s a ton of women blogging […]

Ikea blahs

Ikea blahs Originally uploaded by derek7272.

Okay i am back at ikea for third time in six days. Less excited now… Waiting in customer service dept.



So I trek back out to the Elizabeth, N.J. IKEA yesterday to pick up the midbeam section of my new bed they forgot to include last week. While I’m there decide to get a sofa-type thing they call a Tylosand. I am a little nervous driving back with it on the top of my car, […]

tergat on hunger

Via S., NYC Marathon winner Paul Tergat in the Christian Science Monitor:

I know what real hunger pangs feel like. As a child, often the only meal I got was the bowl of porridge served at my school thanks to the UN World Food Program (WFP). I was also one of the fortunate ones. Because […]

bar reviews

As all of you know — or should know — I will bear any burden, pay any price, endure any hangover, for you, my loyal readers. That is why I have been out and about scouting my new neighborhood and sampling its sweet fruits. The results of this labor of love are starting to come […]


i need volunteers to do the Rundown … anyone interested?

Beckett, Lowell to Boston??

How friggin’ sweet is this? Various sports websites are reporting that the Sox are “on the verge” of landing Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell for minor-leaguers Hanley Ramirez, Anibal Sanchez and another minor leaguer. We’d have two pitchers who’ve been World Series MVPs, and David Wells as a third starter. Ramirez is highly-touted, but I’ve […]


I am no longer such a big fan of IKEA. It took me ages to assemble the new bed I bought there Friday, only to find out that they didn’t give its midbeam. For some reason the bed doesn’t come with a midbeam, that’s a separate purchase … and I bought it … just didn’t […]

reason #191 not to bother with online dating

From Reuters:

NEW YORK (Reuters) – It’s not easy finding love in cyberspace, and now some frustrated online daters say they were victims of fraud by two top Internet matchmaking services and have taken their complaints to court.

Match.com, a unit of IAC/Interactive Corp., is accused in a federal lawsuit of goading members into renewing […]

I’m at ikea

I’m at ikea Originally uploaded by derek7272.

So exciting