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Anyone from Baristaville running in the NYC Marathon this year (Nov. 6)? I didn't get in this year but I wonder if we have any other marathoners on the board.

Posted by: Miss Martta | Oct 21, 2005 12:19:22 PM

My sister-in-law is running. Does that count? She's travelling from the midwest for this. I've never been to... any info appreciated!

Posted by: psudonym | Oct 21, 2005 12:27:54 PM

This will be the 36th consecutive year that I have not run in the NYC Marathon.

Posted by: Conan the Grammarian | Oct 21, 2005 12:32:31 PM

Today is a special annivesary. RIGHT CONAN!!!!!

Posted by: MyManMisterC | Oct 21, 2005 12:36:33 PM


Posted by: MyManMisterC | Oct 21, 2005 12:38:15 PM

Interesting articlesin the NYT yesterday about the dangers of drinking too much water during a marathon or other race. I'd be obsessed about dehydration, which is seldom a problem. People drink way too much water sometimes and it has led to death. And it doesn't help when some medic picks you off the street and shoves an IV in your arm. Worth clipping and sending to any marathoner types you know.

Posted by: montclair_is_crazy | Oct 21, 2005 12:39:36 PM

psudo, check out the marathon's Web site for info on best spots for spectators to go:

Posted by: Diane | Oct 21, 2005 1:06:31 PM

Yeah, this is a constant subject of coversation among my fellow runners. Evidently, drinking too much water dilutes potassium and other minerals in your blood and is just as dangerous, if not more so, than not taking in enough fluids.

There are so any factors involved, too: your weight, your experience/ability as a runner, climate, distance...all these need to be taken into consideration.

Posted by: Miss Martta | Oct 21, 2005 1:06:48 PM

LOL, MyManMisterc...how you managed to segway yours and Emily's anniversary with baseball...well, that's just pure genius. And, if my boyfriend ever did such a thing, I'd kill him...:-)

Martta, Baseball Widow, soon to be Football Widow

Posted by: Miss Martta | Oct 21, 2005 1:09:29 PM

Good scream, Mister C. Just one emendation:

"See, when you are psychotic Red Sox fan, these things make a difference."

"psychotic Red Sox fan" is repetitively and iteratively redundant. Especially here in "Master of the Universe Nation."

Posted by: Conan the Grammarian | Oct 21, 2005 1:16:28 PM

Anyone have any ideas on how to stay awake at work? 2 hours and 34 minutes until the weekend. Nothing left to do besides just be here. I don't know if I can make it..........

How about everyone shares a favorite quote or proverb? I'm too tired to think of one.

Posted by: Erin | Oct 21, 2005 1:26:25 PM

"Dad always said that laughter was the best medicine. Maybe that's why most of us died of tuberculosis."

- Jack Handy

Posted by: Tom | Oct 21, 2005 1:36:13 PM

Today is my son's 17th birthday so tonight we get to go to the restuarant of his choice (Red Lobster - blech!) Thank god they serve booze!

Then tomorrow I get to take him to motor vehicle - yipee!!

Happy Birthday Cameron!!

Posted by: Anne Prince | Oct 21, 2005 1:53:15 PM

Is Robin Hood's mother named Mother Hood?

Why does sour cream have an expiration date?

Posted by: The Iceman | Oct 21, 2005 1:54:08 PM

"Women should be obscene and not heard." Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)

Posted by: hrhppg | Oct 21, 2005 2:13:29 PM

Dive and swim
In the amber ocean
See all that you can
In this new emotion -
And embrace it now
Before it's skin sheds
For there is no drinking,
After your dead.

Posted by: The Iceman | Oct 21, 2005 2:24:10 PM

"All things in moderation, including moderation."

Have heard it attributed to Socrates, not sure.

Posted by: skippy | Oct 21, 2005 2:25:17 PM

"When life throws you lemons, make grape juice, then sit back and watch as everyone tries to figure out how you did it."

Not sure who said it.

Posted by: Miss Martta | Oct 21, 2005 2:26:50 PM


If I wrote the township of Montclair a check for monthly parking on the 1rst of this month shouldn't it have cleared by now?

How often do they deposit checks?

Posted by: lc | Oct 21, 2005 2:31:48 PM

"You only live once-but if you work it our right, once is enough."

Posted by: jb | Oct 21, 2005 2:34:19 PM

Is Corzine running for Gov. cause he knows that he's too old to wait around for a plum Senate committee assignment?
Does he have the passion to be a Governor or is he running cause he wants something to do where he thinks he can make a name for himself? I'm afraid that if he wins the next thing he's gonna say is "now what"?

Posted by: The Iceman | Oct 21, 2005 2:34:49 PM

well truth be told our anniversary was 2 days ago on the 19th. Which was of course game 5.

Posted by: MyManMisterC | Oct 21, 2005 2:35:59 PM

Are they going to tear down the old Woolworth's building in Bloomfield Center to put up that new Washington Mutual Bank branch? I'll miss that old building. It was my landmark when I'd walk from the campus of Upsala to go to Bloomfield almost 25 years ago.

Guess I'm getting sentimental in my dotage.

Posted by: Krys | Oct 21, 2005 2:41:48 PM

I Love you Lee!!! :)

Posted by: jb | Oct 21, 2005 2:47:43 PM

My boyfriend stopped in to visit me at work, so I'm happy again. (besides, it's only 35 minutes til the weekend now) So, per my own request...

"Work is the curse of the drinking class." -Oscar Wilde

"Love is not blind - it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less."

And for Iceman....
Why do we park in the driveway and drive on the parkway?

Have a super weekend, everyone!

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