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Monday
Jun282010

Last Day of Public School: Last Chance....

No more illicit lunch dates with the PIC. It's the last day of NYC public school. Finally. On a MONDAY! Thanks Joel Klein and Randi Weingarten.

Okay, I'd like to be making the most of this but I'm too hot (and not in that way) AND the big kid got early release from his little academic prison yard so we're off to the 34th St. Loews to catch the first showing of Iron Man 2.

Monday
Jun282010

PETCO COMING TO 7TH AVE

Brownstoner says its so.

Pectco is apparently going into the old Zuzu's Petals spot on 7th Ave between Union & Berkeley.

Y'all know how much I hate the shit out of Beastly Bite, so this makes me verrry happy. Also, we get Oliver this Wellness Simple Solutions shit that Petco doesn't carry, so I'll keep ordering from you, NYC Pet! Don't you worry!

No idea when this shit is goin down, but its goin.

Monday
Jun282010

FIPS CARES: WANNABE PSLOPE BALLER?

Can we talk about why I stay finding myself down in general vicinity of Park Slope but am not even close to being a resident?

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Friday
Jun252010

Zero Tolerance?: Preschool Bullies

That's it! I'm declaring a zero tolerance policy on any and all emotional abuse against the BREEDER community of Park Slope. The whole lot of you so-called BALLER meanies: that means you. No more double-wide jokes, either about strollers or hips. No more assaults on the souls are our pint-sized pashas. Play nice in the sandbox or you will be kicked off disqus for the day, you hear? [ed note: Uhm, ok, that's not really true].

As if we hard-pressed parents don't have enough on our picnic plates, I've had to take a break from the final (maybe there is a god) end of year celebratory school get-together of the school calendar, because Erica has been emailing me every hour to bully me into writing a response to the festering debate of the day: Old First Preschool's Zero Tolerance Policy (or lack thereof).

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Friday
Jun252010

Who Gives A Shit: What's Your AC Jam?

Got any? Central? Window? What kind?

As allergic to math as I am, I used this little formula which seems to be pretty standard, to figure out what size unit we need in our bedroom: square footage of room (L x W) x 35 = BTU's.

This thing says we need a 6300 BTU unit in our bedroom. Guess what we have now?

FIVE FUCKING THOUSAND.

Look, this shit came with our apt, so I didn't ask questions, but in two years, it's never *quite* cooled the room off, and now I know why. We have an 11,500 BTU unit in the living room and that one seems pretty OK.

But clearly we need to get a new AC in the bedroom.

What's up with you bitches? You cool as a cucumber from the Food Coop?

p.s. Also, I cleaned the filters recently, and that was a revelation...shit has been working much better since.