March 6th, 2007


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I finished NYT Bonus Crosswords, but probably had downloaded most of them online before. Even so, I still couldn't always break 3 minutes on paper. I also did the last 10 (new) puzzles in BEQ's NYT Crossword All-Stars book. I'm not sure if I'll put it on the laundry room exchange shelf or redo the first 40 puzzles, which originally appeared in the Times. By now, I probably forgot everything.

Now that the refrigerator is defrosted, I can fill it with food. I decided to spring for the Fresh Direct delivery pass, since they're offering it at half off. This means I need to order 10 times in the next 6 months to make it worth it. So much pressure. The first order is coming this afternoon.

I also ordered a Tribeca daytimer pass again, which is a better deal this year: good on weekends (new) before 4 pm and weekdays before 6. AND they have an AARP discount. This is the first time I've used AARP for anything.

George Takei is announcing on Howard this week. Love his voice ("Oh my!"). Not that I've ever watched "Star Trek."

Last night Cousin Brucie emceed a top 10 countdown from the recent Stern music marathon. Talk about a blast from the past. They even used jingles from the old WABC days. He now does two shows on the Sirius '60s Vibrations channel.

Everyone's getting famous

Yet another ex-coworker is out there contributing to pop culture: John Sellers. He just came out with a book on indie rock ("Perfect From Now On"), about bands I'm too old to know, and previously wrote on video games ("Arcade Fever") as well as the PCAT (Pop Culture Aptitude Test) and numerous articles on entertainment topics. Very cool. His blog indicates he contributed to "The Enlightened Bracketologist," along with Tyler and KenJen.

It really was a great group over at the ex-job. I also recently heard an interesting interview with former colleague Jessica who has veered from TV production into crafts. I can barely sew on a button, but you craftier people out there should find this fun.

As for me, I'm sitting here eating bonbons, or at least FreshDirect soup and rolls.