Tuesday, July 29, 2008

in New Haven, the shopping carts rule the streets

This went down in front of the BHouse at 12:30am. My bedroom window faces the street and I saw it all.

First, there was a really loud clanking of shopping carts going down the street (not very unusual in our neighborhood). I looked out my window and saw two shopping carts, perfectly even but on opposite sides of the street, rolling slowly past our house. It was then that I noticed the car idling in front of the house.

Suddenly, a policeman and a rumpled looking person walk out from behind the house next door. It turns out the car in front of the house was a police car.

Policeman: (yelling) We'll get your DNA! Do you want us to get your DNA?! Tell us. Were you looking (licking?)in their windows?!

Rumpled crazy dude: (incoherent reply)

They talk together for a while; the policeman trying to figure out what the guy was doing behind the house next door. Then, another cop car shows up. The cop gets out of the car angrily. His voice sounds like one of the police dudes who came by the BHouse after the break-in.

Police guy #2: (very loudly) What were you doing back there? There's been a lot of burglaries in this area! (other angry words that I couldn't hear)

They talked to the guy for a while and in the end, I think, gave him a ticket or warning or something. The rumpled dude wandered away from the policeman and then walked up and down the block a few times yelling.

Crazy dude: You guys took it! What did you do with it! Where did it go? (etc.)

Policemen 1 and 2: (general confusion)

Eventually the police dudes left and the crazy guy wandered off down the street. A few minutes later, the rumble of a shopping cart echoes down the street and slowly gets louder. The crazy dude comes sprinting down the middle of the street with his shopping cart and his baggy T-shirt billowing behind him. It was intense.

This is about 2 weeks after an old man knocks on our door asking for the broken water heater in our back yard. Behind him was a young muscular dude with a shopping cart. weird.

Monday, July 14, 2008


David also just started stabbing me with a fire lighter, quoting Moby Dick, which lead to me yelling out 'David, don't light me on fire!'

what would you do...

... if I burrowed under the ground and started ramming the house from underneath?

Marina and David are having a water fight in the kitchen. It's getting intense. Moby Dick is being quoted. oy vey.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Not my thumbs!

Yesterday we watched the English Patient, in which there is a guy with no thumbs. Today, while making her lunch, Marina decided to not use her thumbs at all to see what it was like for that guy. For us who were watching, it was hilarious.

Monday, June 30, 2008


David: [puts my important mass spec papers on Julia's back]

Marina: No! Don't put those there. Those are important

David: Maybe you’re worried about the papers being dissolved by julia’s acidic back fluid.

Marina: [indignant] Julia doesn’t have any back fluid!

David: Why would you be worried about the papers then?

Julia: [loses it]


David: You guys can carry the bats. I’ll have the spunk… I mean balls.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

JJJ is crazy

"You got to get the double orgasms, the doublegasms."

"BHouse, BBlog BOrgasms. you got to get the borgasms."

We had a party here tonight. All the cool people were there

Friday, June 27, 2008

The Bridgeport BLUEfish

Last night Michele and Marina drove to Boston to pick up Marina's sister, who is here to visit.
Also, yesterday evening, JJJ, Kate Kraft, her Hong Kong exchange partner Sammy, and I went to the Bridgeport Bluefish game against the York Revolution. It was pretty sweet. First, JJJ and I walked to the train station and saw a crazy person sitting in front of the station holding a baby doll and a teddy bear, rubbing hair gel into the teddy bear. Gross. Then when we got off of the train in Bridgeport, we got a little lost (aka, JJJ got distracted by the water and ran towards it, so we walked along the water which was not very direct...) but eventually made it to the game. When we bought tickets, the guy accidentally sold us tickets for the game on Saturday night. We didn't notice until the really old guy collecting tickets was like "Wait a second, these aren't tickets for this game..." and then Kate had to run back and get us real tickets. It was also Thirsty Thursday at the stadium, so JJJ had a good time with that. The mascot is a Bluefish (duh), but he was a weird looking mascot with two teeth. There was also the fisherman, who ran around trying to catch the fish for a while. The bluefish ended up losing, but it was still fun, especially explaining to Sammy what baseball was.