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November 30, 2005 in The Daily Chat | Permalink


Sorry. Wiped out. We all been busy on the Grinch thread. Good to see Cathar back - even if we don't always agree. Maybe ROC (TM) will make an appearance in the spirit of holiday goodwill. Anyway, time for a cocktail (or eleven) and dinner. 'night y'all.

Posted by: Conan the Grammarian | Nov 30, 2005 5:57:33 PM

I thought ROC was an utter gas bag. Haven't missed him one bit.

Posted by: montclair_is_crazy | Nov 30, 2005 6:00:25 PM

going to Trattoria Fresca for dinner tonite...I can't believe how much I love their breadsticks

Posted by: The Iceman | Nov 30, 2005 6:35:24 PM

And no doubt others find thee, montclair_is_crazy, just as windy as you rate someone else. I haven't missed your particular brand of verbal vastation one bit, either, but it hasn't stopped you from soldiering on nonetheless, no matter your lack of anything interesting to say here.

Posted by: cathar | Nov 30, 2005 6:58:22 PM

Welcome back, Cathar.

Posted by: Bitpusher | Nov 30, 2005 7:51:37 PM

I would like to extend my personal sympathies to "parkinlot" whose parking ticket story in the "Whine" thread is an order of magnitude worse than mine. I will now shut up about mine.

I would also like to thank Bitpusher for these excellent common-sense ideas re communicating revisions to parking rules for the holidays.

>> I realize that putting up signs takes time, but in the meantime the town could do the following:
* Post the rules to the Town Website and/or the Montclair Center Website.
* Type up a flyer (similar to the unofficial flyer the is posted by the Wellmont) explaining the rules and ask that merchants post it in their store windows.
* Send a press release to the Montclair Times and/or to Montclair Life and Leisure explaining the rules. <<

I suspect that the problem is that these are all in the midst of feasibility studies by various consultants, and then there will have to be an RFP process etc. They'll probably figure out which is the best way to go by next April.

Posted by: crank | Nov 30, 2005 7:57:22 PM

ditto :)

Posted by: cstarling | Nov 30, 2005 7:57:40 PM

I disagree with the idea of clear written instructions for parking signs. The town should devise some logos that convey the parking message with flair! Maybe tilt the "o": N0 PARKING

Posted by: Appletony | Nov 30, 2005 8:22:36 PM

Anybody know a good local mechanic? My VW is dead at Gensinger... needs an engine which will cost more than the blue book for the car if I have them do it. I'm thinking it would make more sense to get a used one and have someone else do it.

Posted by: echriscopal | Nov 30, 2005 8:56:07 PM

look on ebay for an engine

Posted by: cstarling | Nov 30, 2005 9:52:41 PM

then check a couple of mechanics in little falls see if they'll do the job.

Posted by: cstarling | Nov 30, 2005 9:59:09 PM

This should have been asked under the runners post, but it's getting too far down the Barista page? Do any runners have any insights into who are the faster runners overall: Those who are extremely focused or those who have Attention Deficit Disorder and want a constantly changing scene? This is a serious qustion.

Posted by: verve | Nov 30, 2005 10:42:54 PM

Verve: I can only speak for myself but I have to be extremely focused when I am racing (training, not as much). I kinda zone out, in a good way. I also use visualization techniques, esp. for longer runs. I visualize myself at mile 5, 8, etc.
I hope this was helpful.

Posted by: Miss Martta | Nov 30, 2005 10:53:18 PM

cathar - how's about this time around we have a lovefest. let's be so mushy everyone gets sick, best buddy!

Posted by: Butch | Nov 30, 2005 10:57:00 PM

butch, nothing will become you in this venue so well as your departure soon from it. I did note that you said you'd still be dropping in here. I'm merely curious which of your many previous "identities" you'll assume when you do so.

Posted by: cathar | Nov 30, 2005 11:08:50 PM

>> Anybody know a good local mechanic? My VW is dead at Gensinger... needs an engine which will cost more than the blue book for the car if I have them do it. I'm thinking it would make more sense to get a used one and have someone else do it. <<

My boss uses that place over in Verona, it's not too far into Verona, on Bloomfield Ave., on the right coming from Montclair. Of course I don't remember the name of it, but I'll try & make a note next time I drive by.

I can't vouch for them personally but the guy keeps going back there & seems to think they do good work at a fair price.

Posted by: crank | Nov 30, 2005 11:51:26 PM

eric @ hoffmann's on greenwood ave, montcl, fixes our vw all the time. hes german, not that it matters, and fair (price)

Posted by: geneva | Nov 30, 2005 11:58:34 PM

aww, cathar...you STILL can't be nice after all this time.

oh well, your loss.

and, i only have one identity...that could be confirmed!

Posted by: Butch | Dec 1, 2005 12:11:16 AM

Butch! don't go. brr, it's getting cold in here. these paranoid wringers are such an icy bunch. DON'T GO!

Posted by: my aesthenia | Dec 1, 2005 12:13:12 AM

One "identity," butch, perhaps. One that is devious, ill-lettered controlling and classless. But surely many posting names.

Posted by: cathar | Dec 1, 2005 8:19:24 AM

Butch, save your breath.

Posted by: martin | Dec 1, 2005 8:40:35 AM


Could you define class? I'd like to understand what you're saying when you define butch as classless...

Posted by: exit_151 | Dec 1, 2005 8:45:07 AM

Walter at KOS MOTORS has been fixing my VW for many years. He's on N.Willow in Montclair, behind the Diva Lounge.

Posted by: anna | Dec 1, 2005 8:50:37 AM

{{{{Miss Martta grabs her popcorn}}}}}

Posted by: Miss Martta | Dec 1, 2005 9:23:12 AM

I've been accused at nj.com of posting under different names even though I never have. The hrhppg is the initals of my real world nickname and my email address at aol, hotmail, yahoo and gmail. (It's also the name on my cell phone - so if I ever lose it I hope a nice poster from here would recognize it and return it to me.)

It's an easy and cheap accusation.

It's also something I don't understand - why post under different names? Can someone tell me why anyone would do that? (and I don't mean a one-time-ironic-to-the-topic-name, but the covert version)

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