February 20, 2006

Some Links:

Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin A @ 12:49 pm

Human-sized cotton candy machine: — we were talking about making this and I was helping to guess at the engineering — the idea was to roll some lovely lass in cotton candy, have her climb up a ladder to be in the top of a cone, and then to have people eat said cotton candy off of her. Turns out we were scooped years ago, by a very interesting Israeli performance artist.

Words To Live By, from The King Of The Ferret Leggers: — This is something I should have blogged a week or two ago, after the Salmeister introduced us to it. Just read the damn thing. The last line is definitely something I’m going to keep with me for a long time.

The Best Stencil Graffiti Ever

That’s it. I stayed up tooooo late on Saturday. I’m crunchy. Don’t step on me; I will break like a Dorito.

February 17, 2006

Disaster Strikes.

Filed under: PolenBabble, Kvetch! Kvetch! Kvetch! — Twin C @ 4:52 pm

PSB has just informed me that her Las Vegas gig has been canceled.

What this means is that I’ve now booked a vacation to a place where PSB has very little desire to go, and has to spend a decent amount of money to go to in order to meet ME there.

I’m thinking that she shouldn’t even bother coming - while it’s a little lame for me to go by myself, it’s not like I’m not going to have anything to do. Vegas is my Disneyland. It’s PSB’s Snoozeville USA.

We’re trying to figure something out. . . stay tuned.

Looooooooooong weekend coming.

Filed under: PolenBabble, Kvetch! Kvetch! Kvetch! — Twin C @ 2:08 pm

I’ve very pleased with this prospect. I’m having one of those days. My coworker has not stopped talking for THREE hours. Both of my managers are not in the office, so I don’t have much to do except for look at the eight websites that have not been blocked yet, and wait.

Tomorrow night PSB and I, along with Twin D and Squeeze, sneeker and date, Big Mike and date, and others, are off to Joe’s Pub to see The Mammals, which our old friend Tao is in - we like to think it is “his band”, although I think they all co-front it. There is also a party in DUMBO a bunch of people are going to, but PSB is still kind of sick so I don’t think we’re going.

I’ll also be ending my little mini-vacation from online poker. I haven’t played all week, partially from being busy, partially from trying to take care of PSB, and partially because I needed to step away after another really bad session at a level that shouldn’t be that difficult. Bad luck and bad cards have put a sizable dent in one of my accounts. It will be a weekend of rebuilding.

February 16, 2006

Vegas Planning / So Much Spamming!!!

Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin C @ 2:00 pm

We’ve booked our hotel (the Trop - decent location on the Strip, and not outrageously expensive, and a poker room right in the hotel), and show tickets (Zumanity for the two of us on Saturday night, and Penn and Teller for me on Sunday night). I’m very excited. Kid Dynamite’s Vegas recaps have been psyching me up (they are great if you haven’t read them) - I hope I can do as well as he did at the tables.

In other less exciting news, we’re getting bombarded again with spam. Every couple of weeks there’s a new wave of it - it’s like the programmers come up with new ways of surfing and clinging to messages.

Maybe we need to upgrade to WordPress 2.0 - what do you think, Twin A?

February 15, 2006

Vegas is ON!

Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin C @ 4:30 pm

I’ve purchased my ticket. I’m going to meet PSB there while she’s been sent down for work, and during the day I’m going to gamble my brains out. At night we’re going to see some shows. And then I’ll keep gambling my brains out.

I’m there March 1 very late to March 6 at noon, when I fly back.

We have yet to book a hotel, but we’ll get to that shortly.

February 14, 2006

Blog Outage Tonight

Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin A @ 5:49 pm

Yo Polenblog lovers.

The Polenblog server sucks. It’s slow, and moreover, it’s Loud As Fuck. So loud that if I want to do some mixing tonight, for real, I gotta shut it down.

So I’m gonna.

It’ll go back up tomorrow by noon.


Happy Valentine’s Day/Happy Black Tuesday!

Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin C @ 2:00 pm

Hooray for manufactured holidays!

PSB and I are celebrating by coughing all over each other, as I have unfortunately infected her with my plague. We are a sad sad sight.

There is a Moth slam tonight at the Nuyorican - the theme is “Love Hurts”. We may or may not be there, depending on how we’re feeling.

February 13, 2006

The Elfin Buttgrabber Strikes Again!

Filed under: PolenNews — Twin A @ 5:45 pm

This is a little bit of History, and a little bit of The Present.

It’s 1991. Kelly Fanelli is wearing acid-washed jeans. Everyone is listening to “Head Like A Hole” and thinking that Damn This Song Is Blowing My Mind. Also with the Janes Addiction. Seen K and I are cold-lampin’ it at Roy C. Ketcham High School, waiting for the day that we can set all our standardized testing papers on fire.

I’m walking down the hallway, either on my way to class or to the ceramics studio. I remember vaguely running into Martha. And then it happens. An ass-squeeze. A very palpable ass-squeeze. Now I’m not the world’s most desirable guy (yet), so I’m not going around in public places with the biscuits getting all kinds of attention. I turn, shocked, to see a short girl hightailing it out of there. I see a shock of brown curls, and I swear I get just enough of a look at her face to see a wily look of determination and success. A look that was… somehow elfin.

Fast Forward (analog-style, with lots of swooshy noises) to The Biggest Blizzard Ever To Hit New York City, Even If We Got That Figure By Putting Our Snow Collector In A Snowdrift. It’s Saturday night, and we’re hanging out at Wolf + Lamb’s party, a party so dark that I couldn’t even find Seen K and Uncle Lem, even though we were all there for hours, and I tried to look for them as much as was possible without invading the space of everyone at the party. I’m hanging out with Spec, who I must stay within 5 feet of the entire night so I don’t lose him forever to the darkness. Suddenly Spec is like “Yo, someone just grabbed my butt.” I’m like “No way.”

Rather than a pinch, it’s really a gentle squeeze. The kind of squeeze that takes years to practice, draped around a hanging butt-cheek as you curve around in the other direction. I caught her in profile as she was tailing away from me. Her hair is short and blonde, and Spec tells me she’s really cute. I didn’t see her face enough to be able to tell.

Oh, Elfin Buttgrabber, I’ve missed you.

And, EB, it was downright perverse that you squeezed my ass while you were walking with another guy. You are dirty, dirty, dirty. You will need him to protect you when Kissyfur comes to tear you apart. She is one protective bitch, about the biscuits.

Back to work.

Filed under: Kvetch! Kvetch! Kvetch! — Twin C @ 1:20 pm

Still sick, but I’m here.

It was a weekend of laying around a lot.

It was also a weekend of getting slaughtered online. Not pretty.

What I want to know is, where the hell were the other Polenbergs to back me up while I was sick? You guys suck.

Twin C

February 10, 2006

Actual Sick Day

Filed under: PolenBabble, Kvetch! Kvetch! Kvetch! — Twin C @ 2:56 pm

When I got home last night, I noticed that I was coughing quite a bit, and my throat was feeling a little scratchy.

At 6 a.m. this morning, these sensations had grown much stronger, and added to them were a headache and a stuffy nose. I tried to fall back asleep, but by 7 a.m. I knew I had to take something. Unfortunately, most of our cold/flu pills are expired, but the liquid Nyquil was okay, so I took that. Nasty nasty nasty stuff. I then typed another “I’m so sorry but I’m not going to be in today” e-mails to send off to my two managers, and got back into bed.

The Nyquil knocked me out, but now I’m up and I’m feeling pretty loopy. Time to go lay in front of the TV and watch really cheesy movies.

Unfortunately, I was going to go out to a party tonight, and play at the home game tomorrow, and I think both these may now be out the window. Curses!

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