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Hi CFSBK techy folks. I (Corbett M) find myself in need of an expert in web development to do an assessment of a website. The ideal person would firstly be an expert at backend development with good knowledge of WordPress and would ideally be able to assess this website fully from the backend through front end development with an understanding of design aspects, too. This is a somewhat sensitive matter with a tight time frame. If you are that expert, or know someone who is, please email me at corbett(at)variegated(dot)com and I can give you the full details. Thanks.
HERONDALE FARM GRASS-FED MEAT CSA
SIGNUP DEADLINE DEC 15!
Ask any of the 43 people who were members of the meat CSA this year, and they’ll tell you that the value and selection offered in this program is unmatched. You simply cannot buy grass-fed meat at retail at this price and quality anywhere in New York. And with monthly delivery direct to the gym, the convenience is unmatched.
The next share will be four months: Jan-April. If you like, however, you can sign up for 4, 8 or 12 months – all at once.
The Farm is offering two mixed meat (beef, pork and lamb) options:
- 15lbs/month plan: $600 if you pay in full, $650 on monthly payment plan
- 10lbs/month plan: $460 if you pay in full, $500 on monthly payment plan
Full plan details and lots of info about Herondale Farm is here.
Here’s how to sign up:
1. Returning members: You can re-up by emailing to info@herondalefarm dot com. They’ll take it from there.
2. New members: Download this PDF, fill it out, and return it to the farm via email.
QUESTIONS? Email me. WANT TO SPLIT A SHARE WITH SOMEONE? Email me. mignyc at gmail dot com.
The farm is looking for 60 members in 2013 – let’s make it happen!
What’s something we probably don’t know about you? Hidden talents? Unusual interest? Ultimate Claims to nerdom? The weirder the better!
So many awesome/sweet/ridiculous accomplishments from CFSBKers. @DO – I was going to ask if the seltzer tickled delightfully.
@ Jen and Ryan, I too went to dork camp for a summer (aka, yearbook) and was the musical director for my high school and a cappella groups. Nerds unite!
I gave myself a concussion by kneeing myself in the face – specifically, in the eye – doing a reverse dive in ninth grade. I switched back to swimming after that.
I once ate a Frisbee full of ice cream – 7 scoops, 9 toppings, and a whole banana – in 7 minutes and 23 seconds to win a bet. Not Paleo.
I received a personalized rejection letter after I auditioned for The Nutcracker as a kid, telling me that while they’d love to have me, I was too small to fit into the costumes. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t bitter to this day.
I met Bill Murray and watched a high school football game with him while discussing tattoos and the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
Like many others, I am absolutely terrified of clowns. Rationally, I know they’re people, but…still.
This is a lot of fun!
1) I studied theater in school with a concentration in stage management. two years ago started my own sabbath observant theater company called 24//6: A Jewish Theater Company
2) @Dave Fung – I, too, am obsessed with musicals and my wife hates them. Have gone to many a broadway show alone b/c she cant tolerate people randomly breaking out into song. She likes it even less when I do it.
3) Have a huge fear of open water. My biggest fear is driving off a bridge and drowning in a car. When driving over bridges must have the window open and have to do a lot of deep breathing.
4) My mother is a classical pianist so I was forced to take piano lessons as a kid – gave up and took sax lessons instead
5) Hate eating fish that wasn't filleted. If I know it has a bone in it, I won't even try a piece. Just the idea of the bones being there creep me out.
6) Was born in Israel and spoke Hebrew, came here as a child but have completely forgot how to speak it. But I do speak Russian fluently.
7) Though i lived here for 28 years, I am not a citizen.
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in't!
Tom- peanut shells yes, Corbett- shrimp head and tails up until a bad prawn DESTROYED me. If you look back to 2009 on my Facebook you can see me having fun with all kinds of Cambodian goodies such as fried spiders and fetal duck eggs.
I used to professionally wrestle in giant monster costumes.
I break bricks and meditate on nailbeds.
I once, on the spot with no prep recited the entire film Casablanca including visual descriptions of the scenes.
I can wiggle my ears independently of one another.
I have a butt tattoo.
I think that's all for now. I originally came on here to share this article I found on Starting Strength. Very interesting and appropriate given the Josh snatch video post (which I very much enjoyed). Love to hear some coach input on it:
These are so much fun. I forgot my nerd alert one:
For the past three election cycles, Coach Nick and I and a bunch of our college friends have spent the weekend before the NH primary driving around the state trying to see speeches by as many of the presidential candidates as possible. In 2004 we also went up to Dixville Notch where they have the first vote in the nation (Iowa caucuses are not technically vote-casting) just after midnight on the Tuesday of the primary. Twelve people live in the town of Dixville and they each have their own voting booth in a room in a giant hotel there, the Balsams (think "Dirty Dancing" type place.) Wesley Clark won that year, and he was there. That year we also watched John Kerry ice skate with Denis Leary and a bunch of NHL guys, and went to a house party for Dennis Kucinich at which some guy played an original song he'd composed for the candidate, in a room with a white piano and white shag carpet that the hosts called "the white room." This year we saw Newt give a speech in front of a tank but in general it was a much less hilarious/interesting weekend.
Also Asta I have no idea what you are talking about.
Dave Fung says
@Avi – I also love stage managing. I stage managed each production of SING! for four years in highschool.
Oh yeah, I've had my picture on the cover of the New York Times, the front of the The Daily News Metro section and thanks to last year's shoot at the gym, in the NYPost.
I also started in a Bloc Party video (Flux) although you can't see my face.
@dave fung & @avi s how excited (or not) are you for les mis?
open question to any bway lovers and singers good, bad, or terrible (TERRIBLE) have you heard of there being any planned les mis sing-alongs and if so when are we all going to that.
i enjoy singing loudly to showtunes while i clean my apartment. rent, a chorus line, les mis, rodgers & hammerstein's cinderella being some of my favorites. singing is not my strong suit.
also, this: http://www.vulture.com/2012/11/les-miserables-advent-calendar-vulture.html
@ginacatto – i've had les miz on the brain for the past month b/c of the movie. listening to the various soundtracks regularly and recently re-watched the 25th anniversary concert on youtube. very excited about the movie but i will be out of the country when the movie opens in the US and will not be able to see it until i come back, after the new year…
Chris A. says
I used to play the flute.
Nerdom claim: In 11th grade I won summer fellowships with both the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. I had to choose one so I chose the Heart Association and worked in the immunochemistry lab at GW University.
Dumbass claim: I partied way too hard that summer and fell asleep in my chair each day at lunch. The doctor in charge of the lab and the other staff would put shit on me while I was asleep and then laugh at me. Then we'd have beer parties in the lab after work. And then the doctor told me that he was worried that I drank too much.
Almost cool claim: The next summer I tried out to replace Brian Baker on guitar in the band the Meatmen when he departed to play in Dag Nasty (harDCore fans will know the references).
What happened that made it not so cool at all claim: Not only did I not land the gig, but I saw at least one interview in a fanzine later in which the band talked LOTS about the shitty quality of guitar players who had auditioned.
Strongman claim: I can squat 660 pounds.
True claim: I'm a pathological liar.
Dave Fung says
@gina – I do know all the words to Rent so I'm down for a duet of "Light my Candle" at the gym, I'll be Roger and you can be Mimi or vice versa since I take on both roles when I sing to myself.
Kevin M. says
@Dan E – did not know about the LARPing. Thank you.
Best question ever! Hahahahaha
I stopped readiing after Fox said he was in a Joy Division cover band. Can we have a fundraiser so this band can reunite and play the next CFSBK party?
I was vegan for 12 years. As a really impressionable 15 year old I came to NYC with one of my favorite Krishna hardcore bands and chanted a lot. Thankfully I was a minor and couldn't stay or I might still be a virgin. Or married.
I was named after the first Miss Universe winner from Trinidad & Tobago. My parents couldn't come to an agreement on a name for me and the hospital wouldn't let them leave without choosing one. My godfather suggested Janelle because of the above reason and hence my name (ps my dad is from Trinidad).
I won third place in a Math Fair in high school with a riveting look at vector analysis.
I changed my major three times while in college from Biology to Chemical Engineering and finally settling on Statistics.
I was once sued for a million dollars.
Just like Shaye and David O. I am also obsessed with seltzer.
@Asta, jello wrestling in public 3 years in a row!!!!!!!!!! That is crazy. I love it.
@Scott, I have a friend that is a freak about condiments too. I always thought he was making it up and now realize I probably did in fact torture him with mayo on many occasions.
OK. Time to come clean. I played Henry Higgins in my HS production of My Fair Lady.
Nobody I have met since 1998 knows that (except for Crystal).
@gina – I am the exact opposite about the universe. I spend a significant amount of my free time reading/watching/listening to things about astronomy. I'm pretty sure I have watched every video with Neil Degrasse Tyson that exists on YouTube. And I've seen the planetarium exhibit at the Natural History museum a ridiculous number of times, since there's not enough stargazing in the city.
@Stella – I need your help with the crossword! I always try, cave, and then read Rex Parker. We're trying to do today's at work right now.
And to all the musical theater nerds, I too am a former singer/actor/dancer. And Dave, I'm right there with you on Rent.
I've seen the movie Clueless so many times that I can recite it from beginning to end.
I study forensic psychology, so I spend a fair amount of my time thinking about murder & sex offenders.
My nickname is Rocky.
Oh my god Todd. I love that.
Holy shit! Todd really loves you guys. That is his deepest, darkest secret. 🙂
Jenna J says
In 2009 I donated my eggs. There could be as many as 20 little JJs running around out there somewhere.
I hate the sound of gum chewing more than anything in the world.
Jenna J says
Also, since everyone else seems to love singing, you should know that I am the lead singer of a cover band with my co-workers. We only play work functions. Our fans love us.
@le miz fans: remember that episode of Dawsons Creek?
I think we REALLY all need to get in a room and play Two Truths and a Lie.
Keith, don't leave me hanging – which card?
holy hell this thread is amazing. dan E, I once shot a piece on LARPing for G4 network! a fascinating and dedicated community.
I was a vegetarian for over 20 years.
I have been crab fishing on the bering sea and I've drilled for oil in west texas.
I was in a 7-11 commercial
A post of mine got eaten up. Boo!
Oh god. Ok. In High School I was the one who would threaten big kids who made fun of or hurt those smaller than they were. I had one kid who was kind of my favourite, he wore safari clothes WITH A PITH HELMET in the summer/and three piece suits while toting a briefcase the rest of the time. He is currently a junior United States Senator and every year I get a holiday card from him.
I know what skill I don't have: pull-ups and tabata sit-ups! First group class since… I have no idea when. I love the strength cycle, but it's fun to mix in a different kind of challenge from time to time.
Know what skill I do have? I know how to perform an exorcism. But only in Arabic. I went to Morocco to research pilgrimage and instead wound up assisting an exorcist. Now I'm researching trance and possession among the Maasai. For fun.
wait a second…. are we considering a CFSBK musical production? If so then allow me to list my previous (high school) credits:
Adelaide (Guys and Dolls)
Ana (King and I)
Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady)
Although I've never "officially" played Elpheba from Wicked, I know all of the words (sung and spoken) that casting should require, should that be an option.
@Jenna – I hate loud gum chewing too!
@ Shaye – I drink oceans of seltzer. I just bought a soda stream to feed my habit. It will change your life.
@JB – I hated the bullies too. Good for you.
Also, I used to work in a bar in college, and the townie owners gave me a nickname. "Poindexter Dickhead." PDH for short. Some people didn't even know my name, or my nickname. They just called me PDH.
….awesome! You guys are hilarious!
I missed setting a Guinness world record for fastest Kazoo rendition of Zippity-doo-dah by less than .2 seconds in 2006 at a Music Festival in Chicago.
I licked the Colosseum in Rome.
I was Prom King in High School.
I own a Restaurant in Ocean City, NJ. (Yes we survived Sandy!)
I won the NJ State Math League competition in 7th Grade.
The first 2 cd's I ever owned were Boys II Men and the Pocahontas Soundtrack. I still have them.
@FOX- Fucken A right for a Joy Division cover band. One of my all time favorites.
This is awesome.
Todd and Crystal, Charlotte wants me to point out that my coxswain in college was Todd Kristol.
I grew up partly in Beirut. While there I was in a theater when it was blown up.
I majored in what was then called "Afro-American Studies" in college. (After one semester I decided it shouldn't be a major because it's a subject, not a discipline. But I enjoyed my classes and professors too much to switch.)
I'm really, really good at finding things. I even have developed truisms about finding things.
Dave and Avi, I knew all of HMS Pinafore as a kid, because my dad was in a production of it when we were in Beirut (it was at the dress rehearsal of Patience that that theater was blown up)
I'm terrified of death. (Charlotte's not.) I'm also terrified of being useless, and want to be sent out of the igloo to be eaten by polar bears when my time comes. My fear of uselessness trumps my fear of death.
I, too, am obsessed with zombie movies. They speak to a lot of things (anxiety about this and that), but there are two elements that fascinate me: I think they represent our fantasies about our individualism, and in zombies we've created people-like monsters that we can shoot willy-nilly and run over with cars. The scene from the remake of Dawn of the Dead, when the characters are on top of the roof of the mall picking off zombies, reminded me of a similar scene in Schindler's List (the camp commandant, played by Ralph Fiennes, shooting camp prisoners for sport). Interestingly, a German zombie I saw fairly recently didn't include the requisite zombie-slaughtering montages – instead, the characters only ran away from the monsters.
I cannot for the life of me follow sports. I can watch a game and get into it, but I just don't have the attention span to follow a team even for a season. And I feel bad about it.
My full first name has two As in it, and my middle name is "Vandement."
I can't pick on all you theater nerds cause you can beat me up.
I was in chorus one year to get out of something else. I got sent to the hallway a lot. I hated singing. I nevered learned the songs and at concerts would lip sync. I'm sure if I had a nice voice I wouldn't have been such an asshole.
@Nick, if Todd and I had a baby would it look like Todd Kristol?
Let's keep this thread up. So much fun 4 hours later.
Nick, heavy post!!!
THESE 4COMMENTS WERE JUST RELEASED FROM BLOG PURGATORY:
They're in the comments section now, but I dont know if they're shuffled in the mix of everything so I've put them together below:
I know a pretty cool test of divisibility for the number 37
I once waited tables on Al Sharpton. Damn good tipper!
I once took a clowning class and loved it
I can multiply just about any 2-digit number by a 2-digit number in my head
Today is my Mom's birthday
Ich kann ein bißchen Deutsch sprechen
I ਸ੍ਪੇਆਕ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ
Once I got lost in an Ecuadorean rainforest for a couple of hours.
Todd, I played a lot of Usurper and Legend of the Red Dragon too. My first email address was some crazy BBS relayed internet gateway thing.
Malcolm, I think we would have been good friends in high school.
I have been in Jeremy Fishers Strength for over a year. When I started I weighed 126lbs and my first Total was 302.5lbs. Last night I weighed 135lbs and my total was 400. I have traps and quads and all sorts of things I never had last year. I will always lift as heavy as I can and I thank everyone at CFSB for making it so much fun.
First time checking out the site and the programming. Lots of good stuff on here and the WOD's look intense. Good stuff, keep it up! Would love to drop in for the day next time im in the area.
Great thread, I must get involved. You guys are f'n weird.
My Dad is a Jehovah's Witness. He used to be a hardcore hippy. He graduated from Yale right between George W Bush and John Kerry.
My Mom is one of 12 siblings. I don't know how many cousins I have on her side but I do know that 2 of them are named Matthew.
I have a real problem with heights. I tried to overcome it by jumping out of a plane. It didn't work. Lately I've been dreaming that my life is passing by very quickly. Though last night I had a dream about cleans.
My Uncle Gus is one of 7 people alive that knows the Colonel's original recipe for KFC.
I once ate a slug as a fraternity pledge along with several goldfish and a cricket. They didn't plan on feeding me the slug but it happened to be on the wall. Bad luck for me.
I recently had my nose repaired from years of rugby. They might've done a little cosmetic work while they were in there.
I will not watch a reality show under any circumstances.
I don't really have an Uncle Gus.
michele ma belle says
I am sure that fantasies about swimming through various liquids is an actual fetish and I am searching the web for proof right now.
since i've been following this thread all day i decided to decode asta's post. because i love putting acronyms in the google machine and seeing what it churns out
"I really, really love MMPORPGs" – massively multiplayer online role-playing games
"I ran a big raiding guild in WoW for about 2.5 years" -world of warcraft raiding guild founders and core members tend to be hardcore players and casual players are rarely allowed. have detailed systems for distributing loot acquired from raids, often some variant of Dragon kill points. sometimes this leads to "loot drama". they often have insensitive attitudes towards members who don't participate in raids frequently enough.
"am currently playing SWTOR in my free time" – Star Wars™: The Old Republic
yo girl tell us about that loot drama!
@jenna i had to reacquaint myself with that dawson's les mis ep, it made me embarrassed for joey potter all over again
which reminds me to tell you I LOVE TELEVISION i devour whole seasons or series runs usually as quickly as possible. shows i really like i'll try to push on people. "i'm a pusher. i push people. i will push my seasons worth of dvds on you for a great show like arrested development or friday night lights or veronica mars"
sometimes i fancy myself a detective, probably from over watching of third series listed above.
i adopted two cats about 4 years ago that i named tim riggins and lyla garrity, (see second series above)
ok i'm done now
@ginacatto. if we're on the topic of tv then i will admit i get obsessed with television as well. my current guilty pleasure is American Horror Story.
I have never been as OBSESSED with a show as i was with LOST. Wrote recaps for episodes starting in its 3rd season and had a finale viewing party for the last episode. Cried during the entire finale and still cry when i watch the episode. also, i'm a sap.
Also, veronic mars = genius
Here's some stuff at random.
1) I used to be a German to English translator and translated a book for an exhibit at RISD about an Austrian architect, from whom no buildings remain. I also translated a book on the history of the chair.
2) I was one of the first people to enter Lithuania as a tourist when the country became independent.
3) I am a certified SCUBA wreck diver.
4) My dream hobbies are to learn card magic, play the harmonium and become a respectable ballroom dancer.
OK, Noah, it's 11 pm. There is only one hour left of this thread before everyone moves on. I don't want to put any pressure on you, but I know your entry could be really funny, maybe even the funniest! Where are you?
Wow-just wonderful! I have been sick all last week and this and this has made me miss the gym all the more.
I lit Perry Farrell's girlfriends cigarette at a Janes Addiction show in Munich in 1990. She was on the stage to the side and I jumped up and ran over to her. She kissed me on the cheek just as a bouncer threw me into the crowd.
I was arrested in Uzbekistan and taken to an interrogation room in the police station basement.
Ok, also…my mom really wanted a girl. I was dressed as a girl for my first Haloween.
@Fox – That's interesting, my Dad wanted me to be a girl. They didn't have a boys name picked out and the hospital also wouldn't let them leave without picking a name so my five year old sister named me.
Speaking of Jane's…
I was wearing a feather boa, fishnet, and blue lipstick.
It was my first (and last) mosh pit.
When I got crushed by the unexpected but undeniable wave of boy, I felt the boa tighten around my neck.
I remember the feeling of oxygen deprivation, and thinking, "I wanna be…. aaaaaassss deeeeeeeeeeep….."
Then I hit the floor, and the sliver of light I could see above me started to constrict.
A boy half my age yelled, "There's a lady down! A lady! Let's help her up!"
I was not yet 30, but my middle age began.
I'm posting for my bf Nick H because it's almost midnight and he won't read this…..but in college he was the lead singer of a hardcore band named "Fuck Missile" and he used to perform wearing combat boots and a singlet.
Thankfully, we met WAY after college. Which may be the reason we are still dating today.
Whit H says
oh my GOSH so many incredible looking comments on here… I'm going to have to carve out an hour with my coffee tmw to read them!
off the top of my head…
-I can fold my tongue in half (horiztonal fold, not like 'rolling' your tongue)
-my left leg is almost 4cm longer than my right (a fair amount of people probably know that)
-my senior year of high school I was Sandy in Grease for the yearly musical. I used to compete in choral competitions with my school.
-I graduated from college with a 3.99 GPA and my name is engraved in a Bronze Tablet at the library at my university. seriously. I was both a dance program nerd and a legit book nerd.
-I pull out my eyelashes when I get stressed out or mentally preoccupied.
as for class… gettin' SWOLE
45×5, 55×5, 75×3, 85x3x5
heavy. doable. form felt great.
5×5 with Jasmine giving some hands-on assistance. played with thumbs around grip, which for me is really awkward, kinda hurts, and feels harder to pull. obviously need to work on this!
10 rounds Tabata situps = 135 TOTAL!
got 14 for the first few rounds so aimed to keep that consistent. dropped in a couple rounds, but ended up staying on top of it for the most part. just closed my eyes and kept moving.
I might not be able to sit up straight tomorrow. my abs feel like they're still flexing.
Thanks to Fox, JBails, McD, and many more for some laughs and kind words after a pretty sh*tty day. much love.
Todd is now calling out new entries and suggesting I respond.
@DMak, I have been named by a sibling also. My brother was 4 when I was born. If it was a girl her wanted to name her Star Wars. If it was a boy he wanted to name him Elvis Presley. My name is Crystal Star. I was born in 1978. In 1994 a Star Wars novel was written titled, The Crystal Star.
I hated my name and at some point asked to have it officially changed for my Birthday, to Ann. It never happened.
As a child under our bunk bed we had a drawer called "the dress up drawer" It was only for costumes, often wrestling costumes. This paid dividends later in life when i was a professional wrestler.
I used to play Sci fi role playing games : Warhammer 40k and Cyberpunk
Ace is my middle name
In high school I would dress up as Ronald McDonald with a giant plastic head I found in the trash and roam the streets on NY. I almost got into a fight in Burger King.
So close to 100 comments.
Let your Freak Flag Fly CFSBK!!!
I'm wearing a camo onsie as I write this. complete with footies.
Okay, here's the proof!