Crazy Neighbor

crazy landlordLast night the crazy landlord across the street started throwing junk off the roof of his garage. He wasn’t making much of an effort to avoid pedestrians either. He didn’t hit anyone, but he was belligerent and kept throwing things when the neighbors asked him to stop. When he got to the metal pipes, huge panes of glass, and planter pots it was time to call the cops. About eight of them in four cars descended on the scene and arrested him. The photo is of him harassing a neighbor… “shut up and go back inside… I can do what I want”.

A Lawn Grows in Brooklyn

Grass end of week 2 (may 3)A lawn grows in Brooklyn… I hope. The grass is doing pretty well. There are still some spotty patches, but I will plant some “dense shade” seed in a week or so to fill in the bare spots.

A Blade of Grass

blades of grassTeeny, tiny sprouts of grass! These were replanted on 4/19 after the big nor-easter and then the sprouts were up today on the 22nd!

New 12-String

IMG_0754.JPGI ventured out into the huge rainstorm this weekend to buy this Carlo Robelli twelve-string that was for sale on Craig’s List. This is an inexpensive guitar that sounds good and holds its tune pretty well. Now all I have to do is learn how to play it.

Polycom IP Phone Plus Gizmo

I got to try a Polycom IP phone at work today. I can use my Gizmo Project account ( to call or forward the IP phone ( or vice versa. Obviously, this technology has a lot of potential — one way I would use the technology is to forward my IP phone to my laptop when I’m away from my desk.

A Ton of Dirt

IMG_0316.JPGI brought in a ton (literally) of dirt this weekend in an effort to make the back yard grass-worthy. The sod that we put down last year had to be torn up since it never really “took”. Three of us worked several hours to spread out the dense, dense top soil that was delivered in fifty 40-pound bags.