Blogography Logo



Posted on Friday, July 7th, 2006

Dave!So your train back to New York is delayed. Does this mean Amtrak puts you on the next train into the city so you don't have to hang out at the station for two hours? Sure... if you are willing to pay the $34.00 price difference between your regional train ticket and the express train ticket. That's some terrific customer service right there! I wonder if they would be willing to pay me for the time I wasted because of their delay?

BAD: Things go so terribly wrong at work that everything is cancelled.
GOOD: You now have a free afternoon in New York City.
BAD: Your project is now delayed, which means you're screwed.
GOOD: There is a substance called alcohol that will make you not mind being screwed so much.
BAD: You're still screwed once the alcohol has worn off.
GOOD: There's always more alcohol...

"Hello. My name is Dave, and I'm an alcoholic" is only slightly less cool than "Hello. My name is Indigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

I think I'll go for it.

As an alcoholic I'll have a valid excuse for urinating in the street and bitch-slapping people who bother me. "I'm sorry officer, I was drunk" I will say when the police arrive at the scene. I can only hope that I am not urinating on him as I say it, because that surely wouldn't go over very big with New York's finest...


Wandering back to Times Square for dinner, I was walking past the Hard Rock and saw something I never noticed before... there's a fork flashin' horns above the HRC guitar! So very cool...

HRC Horns!

And look! IT'S MR. PEANUT!!!

Mr. Peanut!

Everybody loves Mr. Peanut!

And I love New York.

Tomorrow I am going to spend the day goofing off in the city.

Categories: Travel 2006Click To It: Permalink


  1. adena says:

    My…that’s one fancy Police Dept!!

    Have fun w/ the pickled liver!

  2. Eve says:

    Fork!!!! m/

  3. Naomi says:

    Your pictures are but a few short blocks–not even–from an uber-cool comic book store. Please don’t go there or I will have uber-more to be uber-jealous of…

  4. There’s always more alcohol. Well said. I just discovered Bacardi Limon. That stuff is amazing, especially with Coke. I would imagine Limon and Coke with Lime would be excellent.

    BTW, that fork is awesome.

  5. James says:

    You quoted The Princess Bride.

    *runs out to buy peanuts*

  6. Anonymous says:

    You quoted The Princess Bride.

    Anybody want a peanut? NO more rhymes, I mean it!

    *runs out to buy peanuts*

  7. Bec says:

    Damn you! Obviously sympathising with the train delays and things but, damn you… It’s Saturday and I had stuff to do but now, obviously, I am going to have to put everything on hold for a couple of hours watching The Princess Bride and then be randomly quoting at people.

    Ah… it’s cool, the things I had to do weren’t that interesting anyway!

  8. Göran says:

    Sorry about the job screw up. That sucks!

  9. Laurence says:

    When I see the photos, I miss the words. I do not know why I have these words of Peter Malick who come me to mind.

    “I can’t remember what I planned tomorrow
    I can’t remember when it’s time to go
    When I look in the mirror
    Tracing lines with a pencil
    I remember what came before

    I wanted to think there was endless love
    Until I saw the light dim in your eyes
    In the dead of night I found out
    Sometimes there’s love that won’t survive

    New York City
    Such a beautiful disease
    New York City
    Such a beautiful, such a beautiful disease”

    Have a beautiful trip, Dave.

  10. Phil says:

    Mr. Peanut is throwing up the horns too!

  11. I saw the fork on the backs of cooks at HRC Montréal. They even seem to have shirts with that cool image… *drool*

  12. RW says:

    You must admit, and we approve, that Mr Peanut is a snappy dresser. I admire a man… er… peanut… in a suit.

  13. Jakwee says:

    Mr Peanut got a nice little write up in this months issue of Mental Floss, ya know?

  14. Chase says:

    I’ve still never been to NYC. I want to go sooooo badly. *sniffle*

  15. ms. sizzle says:

    i love that NYPD sign. ha ha. Enjoy your free day!

    and nothing, nothing is a cool as indigo montoya. period.

  16. ChillyWilly says:

    Enjoy your free day in NYC.

    And from a previous NYC trip post, I can now sympathize on the lack of internet access in a hotel. I’m in Victorville, CA in a hotel with on/off wifi access…. it’s on maybe 10% of the time, so when i get online, I need to be productive, like posting a comment at….. 😉

    Seriously, have a great day in NYC.

  17. Rabbit says:

    I’m pretty sure that Indigo Montoya was an alcoholic as well.

    Now I’m in the mood for a whiskey sour.

  18. Belinda says:

    Yep, you rock. But the Mandy Patinkin character is *Inigo*, no ‘d’. I lurve him.

    Train delay? INCONCEIVABLE!

  19. Kathleen says:

    I’m diggin’ that fork – and the Princess Bride quote

Add a Comment


I love comments! However, all comments are moderated, and won't appear until approved. Are you an abusive troll with nothing to contribute? Don't bother. Selling something? Don't bother. Spam linking? Don't bother.
PLEASE NOTE: My comment-spam protection requires JavaScript... if you have it turned off or are using a mobile device without JavaScript, commenting won't work. Sorry.



Your personal information is optional. Email addresses are never shown, and are only used by me if a public reply would be too personal or inappropriate here. The URL link to your web site or blog will be provided, so only fill this in if you want people to visit!



Blogography is a place to learn and grow by exposing yourself to the mind of David Simmer II, a brilliant commentator on world events and popular culture (or so he claims).
Dave FAQ:
Frequently Asked Questions
Dave Contact:
Blogography Webfeeds:
Atom Entries Feed
Comments Feed
translate me
flags of the world!
lost & found
Search Blogography:
thrice fiction
Thrice Fiction Magazine - March, 2011 - THE END
I'm co-founder of Thrice Fiction magazine. Come check us out!
hard rock moment
Visit DaveCafe for my Hard Rock Cafe travel journal!
travel picto-gram
Visit my travel map to see where I have been in this world!
Blogography Badge
Atom Syndicate Badge
Comments Syndicate Badge
Apple Safari Badge
Pirate's Booty Badge
Macintosh Badge
All content copyright ©2003-2022
by David Simmer II
Creative Commons License
This weblog is licensed under
a Creative Commons License.
ssl security