January 26, 2006

Friends All Over the Place

POST #    2027


Last night, my friend Margaret was on Jeopardy!, which I think is one of the best game shows on TV. I remember watching it during dinner when I was a kid, but from what I understand, playing the game in real life is much harder than watching at home. There's the clicker, the penalty for clicking early, and of course the prospect of making a fool out of yourself on national television.

Margaret, however made her hometown in New Hampshire proud. She was up against a Naval officer and some bald two-day champion. That Navy guy was such a jackass, building off Margaret's "Happiness is a Warm Gun" answer. Not only that, he had a retarded story about how he got out of a ticket on a Saturday. It certainly didn't match Margaret's story about how Steve proposed to her on the Jumbotron of Yankee Stadium. I especially like how Margaret is "from" New Hampshire but actually lives in New York. And can I just ask how the answer for the $2000 baseball answer was "Commissioner Bud Selig is a former owner of this Midwestern Major League Baseball team" - come on! That's just tooo easy. Despite coming in 3rd behind douchey Navy dude and cue ball, you can't help but be impressed. Despite watching plenty of Jeopardy as a kid, I'm not sure I could have made it all the way to Final Jeopardy. I just wonder what her parting prizes were. Clearly Margaret needs to do an interview with me so I can find out all the juicy details.


Another pair of my friends - Jeannette and Yvan - are currently selling their apartment in DUMBO. They even have a nice looking website to show prospective buyers their apartment. I must say, their apartment cleans up nice. It looks like they put a lot of stuff in storage and I don't know that I've ever seen it so clean. They don't even have the extra bed in their living room that I've slept on before. And I'm not sure if I've ever seen their bedroom (pictured) so well lit before.

Also, showing the house over Chinese New Year is a nice touch - they won't even have to sweep after people come. That would be bad luck!

Posted by tien mao in Friends/Family, NYC, TV at 7:58 AM



That's really weird. An old high school friend of mine is on Jeopardy tonight.

Posted by: corie at January 26, 2006 9:00 AM

holy crap! i cant believe that's the same apt!! i mean, i always felt like it had the potential shown, but it's awesome that it's finally there! it looks like they bought all new stuff!

Posted by: rachelle at January 26, 2006 10:19 AM

Thanks, Tien, for posting it up.

Jnet and I have been working on it for quite a while (that's probably half the reason why we haven't seen you guys). Its actually a great place to live and I miss it already.

Also, all the stuff shown was bought second hand, passed down thru the parents second hand and bought from IKEA. Very little was bought for the sale.

Tien and everyone else, if your around this weekend, stop by the open house on Sat or Sun.

My cousin helped me arrange the furniture (she's an interior designer) and El did the web design. Thanks guys.

Posted by: YC at January 26, 2006 10:27 AM

yvan: perfect timing - saturday is shop in dumbo day! put up signs in the 'hood for the open house!

Posted by: janelle at January 26, 2006 11:54 AM

ahh. i was wondering who did the website. of course, eleanor! yvan, when are you guys moving? can't wait to see the new place!

Posted by: rachelle at January 27, 2006 12:21 PM

alex trebek was much cooler with a 'stache (and before his hair turned white).

Posted by: mike at January 28, 2006 6:02 PM

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