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    Tuesday, April 24, 2007
    Public Service Announcement
    Tickets to the Red Sox and Yankees series starting on Friday are not yet sold out.

    Or I guess, more accurately, they WERE sold out, but are no longer. I am assuming they released a chunk of seats recently, because I had tried multiple times to get tickets since they went on sale and no luck. But today on a whim I checked the site and lo and behold? I was soon the holder of four tickets. Two to Friday's game, two to Saturday's. Which at this point brings my projected total of games to 8 for the season.

    I love my life.

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    posted by FINY @ Tuesday, April 24, 2007   3 comments
    Monday, April 23, 2007
    A Great Night For A Great Cause
    For those of you in NYC (or who feel like traveling to NYC) I cordially invite you to the 5th Annual Alzheimer's Association NYC Junior Committee Gala.

    This event, which the Junior Committee spends countless days, weeks, and months planning, is our biggest of the year. Last year 300 people attended the event, which raises funds for the chapters programs and services.

    Between my Uncle Al falling further and further into the later stages of the disease, my recent volunteering at the assisted living facility, and my trip to the Alzheimer's Association National Public Policy Forum, I am more convinced than ever of the importance of the work the association does. So if you happen to be in NYC, and want to be shocked by the sight of me in something other than a baseball hat and jeans, you can buy tickets at


    posted by FINY @ Monday, April 23, 2007   0 comments
    I'll Take It
    After a weekend filled with good friends, great weather, and a Red Sox sweep of the Yankees, I travelled back to my apartment last night with the windows rolled down, looking out over the East River at the illuminated Statue of Liberty and the lower Manhattan skyline and thought - yeah it doesn't get much better than this.

    No, I don't think that the Yankees performance this weekend is an indicator of things to come. They've been decimated by injuries, and I fully expect this coming weekend's series in NY to be very different. But you know what? I'll take it for now.

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    posted by FINY @ Monday, April 23, 2007   0 comments
    Thursday, April 19, 2007
    How To Get Dressed In The Morning While Doped Up On Cold Medicine
    1. Look in the mirror.

    Yup, yup that's it. That's all you've got to do people. But apparently? That was a little too much for me today.

    After having spent the entirety of yesterday in a cold sweat under my down comforter, coughing so much that I gave myself a migraine, and barely being able to get up in order to down the water that was necessary to keep me from completely dehydrating, I awoke this morning thinking "Ok, I can do this I can go to work".

    And I thought I could, I really did. Until my boss told me I looked like hell. And then HER boss told me I looked awful. And then yet another coworker told me I really should go home. This was a real ego boost of a morning let me tell you.

    So I did as I was told and boarded the subway to Brooklyn around 1:30. It was only when I was hanging up my jacket in the closet that is conveniently right next to the full length mirror that I realized, my being sick may have not been the only reason they had all told me to go home. When I had dressed this morning, in my black pleated work pants and my dark teal cashmere sweater, which I had never worn, I thought I was fine. But upon closer inspection, and in different light?

    Yeah the damn this is pretty effing see-through. And I'm not talking, just see the outline of the bra kind of see-through, I'm talking, see the cute little flowers that are embroidered into the bra kind of see through. Like hey-I-can-see-your-belly-button see-through.

    I'm going to go crawl back into bed now.

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    posted by FINY @ Thursday, April 19, 2007   6 comments
    Tuesday, April 17, 2007
    Words Are My Weakness
    It was a good thing I brought my most recent Time magazine with me. Typically, my subscriptions to Time and Sports Illustrated serve as reading material for my breakfast in the morning, occasionally my commute. I'll get an article in here and there. I hardly ever have the time to sit down and read through an entire issue in one sitting. But Saturday was a bit different.

    Two hours, two subways, and a bus ride later, I found myself in the far reaches of the Bronx, having read through the entire issue I had brought with me, and walking towards a Barnes and Noble just blocks from Co-Op City.

    I was on my way to meet Dave Copeland, an online friend who, one of his recent posts reminded me, I've "known" for a little over two years. Having just released his first book, Blood and Volume, Dave was doing a reading and after having heard about the project for so long on his blog, I was excited both to finally meet him, and to get my hands on a copy of the book.

    Neither disappointed. Dave's just as friendly in person as I expected him to be, and the book? Let's just say that it's a good thing I had finished my magazine on the way to the event because there was no chance I was reading it on the way home. The two hours flew by as I was completely drawn into the world of the Israeli mafia members that populate the pages of Blood and Volume.

    Now normally, I'd feel a little bad about overly praising the work of someone I consider a friend. It ends up sounding just so incredibly biased. Mainly because it is. But when you think about it, this one makes sense. I mean, I got to know Dave online through his blog, so really - it was his writing that drew me in the first place. What can I say, I'm a sucker for someone who can string a sentence together.

    Of course there were a few awkward moments in the afternoon. Dave not being able to remember my real name when going to sign the book for me (though in truth, I've had that problem with others in the past - if Dave blogged under a pseudonym the way I do I am sure my first inclination would have been to call him by it). And I would have loved to have been able to hang out a bit longer, but with Dave surrounded by actual friends, I ended up feeling like the would-be online stalker girl or something. And nobody wants to be that girl.

    So off I went, having picked up a great book, a new "real" friend (as Dave's inscription in the book so aptly put it), and an interesting start to what turned out to be a very packed Saturday.

    But more on that later ...

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    posted by FINY @ Tuesday, April 17, 2007   2 comments
    Monday, April 16, 2007
    Update to Come
    So yet another week has passed with no update from me. What can I say, it's been busy. But there IS an update to come. The problem I am coming across now is that there are just SO many posts I've got rolling around in my head. One about the Kaiser Chiefs concert I went to last week. One about my Saturday in which I crammed an entire week's worth of cultural events into one day. Yet another about finally meeting Dave Copeland and how I have basically devoured his book, Blood and Volume. In my head at least, the posts are all written. Getting them into the template? Yeah, that's something completely different. But I'm working on it, I swear.


    posted by FINY @ Monday, April 16, 2007   0 comments
    Wednesday, April 04, 2007
    There are a million things I should be doing right now. Not the least of which being that I should be at the bar watching the Sox game instead of listening to it on the internet. Or putting away my laundry. Or, I don't know, eating dinner.

    But thus far, this job has been sucking the life out of me. I'm too tired to do shit. Now don't take that the wrong way, I am still enjoying it, and it's challenging me in all the right ways. But I was thrown into the very end of a project that I had no part in planning, and that I am now heading up. It's taking ten hour days and an assertiveness that I didn't know I had in me. Like I said, challenging, but in a good way.

    It has, however, adversely effected my blogging, as some of my friends have mentioned to me more than once (and I love that I am hearing from my friends ... who see me all the time, and yet are still giving me shit about not updating). I didn't realize how writing for, editing, and revamping a website all day would make me less than enthusiastic about hopping on the internet as soon as I got home. So bear with me folks. Hopefully this weekend home (yay Easter!) will do me some good and I'll get back into the swing of things when I return.

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    posted by FINY @ Wednesday, April 04, 2007   2 comments
    Monday, April 02, 2007
    It Starts Today
    This afternoon, the Red Sox season opens up in Kansas City. For the next six months I'll be spending even more time than I already do at the local Red Sox bar Proffesor Thom's, I'll travel to at least four different cities to see games. I'll read thousands of articles, watch ESPN obsessively, and inevitably lose my fantasy league because I can never seem to pay enough attention to it.

    This weekend, in preparation for the season, 40 of us from Thom's hopped on a bus filled with six cases of beer, and invaded Philly for the last Sox spring training game. With Dice-K on the mound, and a meeting with Matty planned, I had been excited about it for weeks. It lived up to the hype. The Sox won, Ortiz hit a homer, I did, in fact, meet Matty, and the beer flowed continuously. Not a bad way to start off the season.


    Matty and Finy

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    posted by FINY @ Monday, April 02, 2007   2 comments
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